Ready or Not... Here I Come!

What I say to you, I say to everyone: 'Watch!"  - Mark 13:37

 

How can we watch?:

1. Literally work on your attitude!    Listen:

Revelation 22:7- Behold, I am coming soon! Blessed is he who keeps the words of the prophecy in this book.

12- Behold, I am coming soon! My reward is with me, and I will give to everyone according to what he has done.

20- He who testifies to these things says, “Yes, I am coming soon.” Amen, Come, Lord Jesus.

Don’t let your mind wander and drift to thinking patterns like;

Man, my life is rockin’ right now… Lord don’t you dare come today – my life is too cool right now!

2. Let your renewed mind fuel your mouth; i.e.- talk about the return of Christ among your comrades.

Can you see with me; after the angels words of Acts 1:11 these ones must have stated frequently thereafter:

  • Remember what Jesus said?

Especially when one of them was tempted to STRAY.

  • Should I stay or should I go?     Brother or Sister STAY!

  • Jesus is coming back.

3. Lastly, be very careful how you allow temporary things to encroach on your commitment to the Fellowship & Mission of the Church:

Hebrews 10:19- Therefore, brothers, since we have confidence to enter the Most Holy Place by the blood of Jesus, 20- by a new and living way opened for us through the curtain, that is, his body, 21-and since we have a great priest over the house of God, 22- let us draw near to God with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and having our bodies washed with pure water. 23- Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful. 24- And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds. 25- Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another – and all the more as you see the Day approaching.

Here’s some experience for you: 

Some things of this world seem alluring and even prove to be somewhat stimulating… until… until the activity stops…

  • alike a carousel – they are fun, exciting – until they stop.

When they stop – it’s over. 

Spiritual things are different!

Often they don’t look alluring at all… until you step out & engage!

  • And even when the event is over – the peace, contentment, fulfillment lives on – sometimes for YEARS.

Don’t settle for the big fizzle when you can experience the deep settled peace of God that lives on way beyond the anticipated shelf life!

  • Stay true to Jesus call:   WATCH!