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Matthew 24:44- Ready Or Not, Jesus Will Come At An Unexpected Hour

Matthew 24:44 Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh.

READY OR NOT, JESUS WILL COME AT AN UNEXPECTED HOUR!

Jesus is coming again, but the exact time of His coming is unknown to all but the Father. The Father is the only one who knows when that time will be.

We may not know the day nor the hour, but one thing we know for sure, “Ready or not, He is coming! The question becomes, will we be ready? Will our souls be right with God? Will we have prepared to meet Him or will it be too late?

Matthew 25:13 Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh. Mark 13:32-"But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.

Jesus return to earth is described as one coming as a thief in the night. 2 Peter 3:10 But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.

In this  text there is a stern warning for us. We are commanded to therefore keep watch, because at a time when we are not looking for Him, at a time when we are not expecting Him, Jesus will come again. Revelation 1:7 "Look, he is coming with the clouds," and "every eye will see him, even those who pierced him"; and all peoples on earth "will mourn because of him." So shall it be! Amen.

Scripture declares in Matthew 24:43- that If the owner of the house had known at what time of night the thief was coming, he would have kept watch and would not have let his house be broken into. When will Jesus return is not the issue, the promise is that He will! What condition will He find you in when He returns? Will you have accepted Him or will you still be in denial or rejection of Him?

There are many in the world today who are not ready. They are not making any preparation to one day meet Jesus. Many are looking over their shoulders and viewing their lives according to the world standard and justifying it with these sad words:  “oh, I am doing good today, everything is fine, I have everything I need, it’s all good!”  "I have a good job, a beautiful home, a good family, lot of money in the bank, good health and everything that I  need to live the so called blessed life". “God is not coming back no time soon, I have plenty of time to live this life. Let’s just eat, drink and be merry.” I will do that “Jesus” thing later, I am too young, I got my whole future a head of me. I am not sick, nothing is going to happen to me right now, I have time.” " I am gonna take advantage of every opportunity the world throws at me because when you are dead, you are done!

What will happen when all those things and all those pleasures of life are no more? What happens when you transition from earth to eternity without all your possession and your soul is lost because of them? What then?  Mark 8:36 And what do you benefit if you gain the whole world but lose your own soul?

Scripture declares in Hebrews 9:27 -And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:

READY OR NOT, JESUS WILL COME AT AN UNEXPECTED HOUR! At that moment, there will be no escaping. No where to run, no where to hide!

We do not need to be concerned about when or how Christ is coming because that is not important. The important thing here is that He is coming and WE must be ready!!!

John 14:6 declares that Jesus is the only way to God the Father. No man come unto Him except through Christ.

If you are a Christian, What does that mean to you and I? 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17 - For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever.

WILL YOU BE READY? ARE YOU MAKING PREPARATIONS TO ONE DAY MEET HIM?

NOW IS THE DAY OF SALVATION! Life is short, here today and gone tomorrow. Let's listen to what God's words says about our life in James 4:14-You don't even know what tomorrow will bring--what your life will be! For you are like smoke that appears for a little while, then vanishes. 

Look around the world at all the people that you thought would still be here today, but have gone on. The thief came! Some were prepared and some were not.

BELIEVE IT OR NOT, JESUS WILL COME AT AN UNEXPECTED HOUR AND I HOPE AND PRAY THAT YOU WOULD BE READY?

When Christ returns, what will He catch us doing? HUMMMM!!!

God bless and Do tell the Lord thank you have sense enough to know that one day Jesus is coming back and that now is the time for you to prepare to meet Him while the blood is still running warm in your veins.

BELIEVE IT OR NOT, JESUS WILL COME AT AN UNEXPECTED TIME! WILL YOU BE READY???

I love you all with the love of Christ.
Debra