Last week I posed the question “Are You Ready?” and we took a look at what it means to be ready. Today I would like to take a look at the second question: “What do we need to be ready for?”. The obvious answer is ready for the Return of Christ, but I believe there are several additional things we need to be ready for as well. Let’s take a look…
Are you ready to defend your home? I think we can all agree that we are in wicked days. We are seeing things that I never thought I would see in my lifetime. It is interesting to note that the Bible actually prophesied these days. 2 Timothy 3:1-7 says:
This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away. For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts, Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.
Sounds like something right out of today’s news…doesn’t it? Are we ready to protect our homes from all of the attacks all around us? Are we ready to defend our homes and families against the spiritual wickedness we see all around us? Are we willing to take action today to defend our own homes…or are we going to sit back and wait to see what happens?
Are you ready to defend your faith? Are you willing to stand up for what you believe? This is a day and age when what is good is called evil and what is evil is called good. Matthew 24:4-14 states:
…take heed that no man deceive you. For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many…
There are false prophets and false teachings everywhere today. It is necessary to take a stand for what we believe in and know to be the truth. Of course, this requires that we actually know what we believe in. How well do you know what you believe in? Are you ready to stand for the truth?
Are you ready to share your faith? As Christians, we often speak of the “Great Commission” found in Matthew 28:18-20, but are we really living it? Are we going into all the world to make disciples of all nations? We need to be ready to teach the truth of God’s word and we need to persuade people to be ready to meet the Lord.
Are you ready to ACT on what HE is telling you to do? If we hear HIS voice and don’t act on it, we are not doing all that we are called to do. Of course this implies that we are listening to the voice of the LORD. Once you know what HE is asking you to do, will you be willing to do it?
Are you ready for the Lord’s coming? Jesus is coming back and HE is coming back soon. Are you ready for HIS return? Will you be found looking forward to the return of Jesus Christ or will you be left behind? Are you ready for HIS return?
Are YOU waiting anxiously for HIM to come back? Have you given your life fully to JESUS CHRIST?
Have you made PREPARATION, WITHOUT HESITION, LIVING IN ANTICIPATION, so that you will experience JUBILATION?
Be Ready because JESUS is coming back soon!!!