August 29, 2015

MAKE HASTE

Dag Heward-Mills

READ: Matthew 24:33-44

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

Matthew 24:44

The world is truly amused when we say that Christ is coming soon. They think it is a theory cooked up by some deranged people.

On the other hand, some Christians know that Christ's second coming is a reality, but they think that it won't happen very soon. They forget that Christ's coming will be a very unexpected event. "For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh AS A THIEF IN THE NIGHT" (1 Thessalonians 5:2). Jesus compares His coming to that of a thief. No one expects a thief. The whole world will be very surprised when Jesus comes again.

A pregnant woman who is due, might be all right one moment, and the next moment, go into labour. Severe pain will strike her and a baby will be born. So will the coming of the Lord be. Everything will be all right one day and the next, total chaos in the world.

Many of you have taken God's grace period of repentance for granted. The grace period has rather become more time to play the "fool". This is how backsliders think. I have more time! I have much more time!!

You may be planning to have your grand wedding but it may never come on. Perhaps, those who are in school may never complete their courses. The trumpet will suddenly sound, and those of us who are washed in the blood of the Lamb, and ready for the Saviour would be caught up in the clouds to be with Him forever.