Matthew 24:42 “Watch therefore, for you do not know what hour your Lord will come.
This text is not used as a scare tactic, but as a warning to let you know that you need to prepare to one day meet Christ. Earth is our place of preparation for eternity and not our eternal home.
The bible declares that Jesus will have a second coming to earth. There will be no loud announcements made by news media of the definite day and time because the time is not known.
Scripture declares that Christ second coming WILL happen and it will be unexpected, quickly and without warning.
Therefore, we watchful! God wants to make sure that no one is with excuse or left behind. If you are, you are to blame yourself. God has given everything we need to know about the past, present and future in His bible. What we do with it is up to us. He will not force us to read it, obey it or prepare for it.
All that God is going to do concerning the saving of man's soul has already been fulfilled through Christ over 2k years ago at Calvary. All that is left is your acceptance by faith for what God has done on your behalf for the atonement of your sins. The ball is in your court now so you can either shoot it or hold on to it in hopes of making a last minute shot that may possibly not be given you.
This warning is being sent forth out to the world from heaven.
When will Christ second coming be? No man knows the day nor the hour, but one thing that we know of a surety that we have been warned of His coming so that we may be spiritually ready to go back with Him.
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. 17 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.
We are to be watchful for what? Christ unexpected 2nd coming.
Jesus is coming! Are we looking for Him? Are you making preparations to one day meet Him? If not, you will be left behind.
Just like the people in the days of Noah who were warned over and over again and chose to ignored God's message, many are doing the same today and just like those who were horrified when faced with the reality of their end apart from God, those who choose to reject and not obey today will find themselves with the same reward for rejection of God's truth for their own truth too.
Eat, drink and be merry with no reverence of God? I urge, beg and plea with you on today to give careful thought to your ways. Be not wise in your own eyes.
The bible declares that Jesus will come as a thief in the night. A thief comes quickly and unannounced.
Matthew 24:43 Remember [Know] this: If the owner of the house knew what time of night a thief was coming, the owner would ·watch [have stayed alert; kept watching] and not let the thief break into his house.
How many of you remember the eclipse in 2017? God, in his infinite power turned day into night and night into day right before our eyes.
I witnessed daylight turning into darkness in the middle of the day and then back to day. No one can cause me to doubt that God is not real and that His Word is not true.
None of us could doubt that the eclipse that day was the Lord's doing and that it revealed God's Sovereign power over the universe for man has not this kind of power. nor control. If God did that, what is written in the text concerning the second coming of Christ WILL happen.
If you truly want to be watchful and ready for Christ 2nd coming, I advise you to read Matthew 24 in it's entirety because in it's text Jesus clearly outlined a series of end time events and the depth of the impact that would occur. Specific day or time is not know, but it does give us lots of signs to look for so that we may prepare.
Ready or not, Christ will return! When? Matthew 24:36-“But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.
Christ return will be at a time of life as normal. Matthew 24:37-39 As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man. 38 For in the days before the flood, people were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, up to the day Noah entered the ark; 39 and they knew nothing about what would happen until the flood came and took them all away. That is how it will be at the coming of the Son of Man.
How are we to respond to this warning today? Be alert, be spiritually prepared and be ready to meet Christ at anytime.
How do we prepare for Christ return? We start by searching out God's truth in His bible. We are to love the Lord our God with all our heart, soul and mind and love our neighbors as ourselves is the first and greatest commandments of all. Then we are to daily pray and meditate on God's word so that we may grow in knowledge and understanding of God's Word by faith in it. We are to strive daily in building our relationship with God through Christ Jesus by not only being a hearer of His Word, but also do what it says. This is just a place where you can get started in preparing for Christ second coming.
If you have not been convinced that there is a heaven and a hell, PLEASE READ Luke 16:13-31 for clarity on this topic.
If you have not been preparing to one day meet Christ it is still not too late. No better time than now to make this commitment to a personal relationship with God through Christ Jesus.
Come to Jesus while you still have time. Watch and be prayerful for no man knows the day or the hour when the Shepherd will return to gather His Sheep.
Believe it or not, but everybody talking about heaven is not going there. We wise through the Word of God and not in your own eyes.
Today is the day of preparation for tomorrow. Take advantage of the opportunity to learn about and enter into a personal relationship with God. I promise you that if you do, you WILL enjoy the ride with Jesus.
If not with Christ, where will you spend eternity?