Prepared for His return

“But you, brothers and sisters, are not in darkness so that this day should surprise you like a thief.”  1 Thessalonians 5:4.

Verse chosen from today’s Bible reading; 1 Kings 1, 1 Chronicles 28, Psalm 91, and 1 Thessalonians 5.

How do you prepare for His return?

I believe that I need to be in a state of permanent readiness.

I will not get away with making assumptions of when He will come back.  Why? My estimations are certain to be wrong because no one knows when He will return.

I must get straight the urgency of what His return will mean: Those who have denied Him will spend the rest of their lives apart from Him. Not too difficult to think about unless I connect it to my own family/friends/acquaintances.  Many of them are deniers.  Where is my urgency for them?

I must be aggressively interceding for those apart from God.  I must aggressively be ready/willing to speak His Words to them.  They may not have a tomorrow.  When will I show the proper concern for them?

“Lord, tarry I pray so that more and more may believe in You.  May recognize their need for You and believe that You died for their sins.  O Lord help them.  Help me, I beg.  Father, what can I do? Direct my path.  Flood my thoughts with You so that Your Words will flow from me.  I love You, Father.”

Do you have family that would be separated from you in the after-life?

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