Do you have the assurance that you’re ready?
You see, there will be no time to get ready when the trumpets sounds for the church. That whole event, our metamorphosis, this “corruption putting on incorruption, this mortal putting on immortality,” is going to take place in a moment, in a twinkling of an eye. In just a moment, it will be over. There’ll be no opportunity at that time to make up for your lack of preparation. The Bible exhorts us to the now, to the present, to the immediacy. Important that we be ready so that, that day does not catch us, as the scripture said, unaware or unprepared. If you’re not certain about your salvation, your relationship with the Lord, it’s time to get down to business with God.
There is no more time to mess around. How to you start to get ready? Listen to the words of the prophet Malachi, “Return unto me, and I will return unto you, saith the Lord.”
All of the signs are out. The coming of the Lord is soon. Just how soon, nobody knows. But the important thing is to be ready. Because you know not the day or the hour or the moment that the Lord is coming for His church. As Paul said, “Knowing the time, it’s high time that we awake from our sleep. For now, is our salvation nearer than when we first believed.” We know that we’re one day closer to the return of Jesus Christ. We know He’s going to return. Just when, we’re not sure. Just like you can look at a girl who is expecting and you know that she’s going to have a child. The signs are out. You just don’t know exactly when the moment is going to take place. But you can’t deny it. The signs are there.
It’s important to be ready.