As I was about to exit my office because I hadn’t come up with a post. This thought hit me like a shot—if Jesus were to come today are you ready? The scripture that comes to mind is: Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame. (Revelation 16:15 KJV)

Are you watching? Are you keeping your garments? In other words, are you keeping God’s covenants and standing watch for Christ’s return when God pours out His judgments upon the wicked? Or are you going to be exposed and fall into calamity with the wicked too? The word teaches us …Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh. Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his lord hath made ruler over his household, to give them meat in due season? Blessed is that servant, whom his lord when he cometh shall find so doing. (Matthew 24:44-46 KJV)

I am reminded of the time God poured out his judgment upon Egypt because of Phaorah’s prideful stubbornness and the children of Israel, while in Goshen, had received specific instructions to avert the last plague. Before that final plague, God commanded Moses to apply the blood of a lamb, without blemish; on the two side posts and on the upper door post of the houses, so that He would pass over them. (Exodus 12:7 KJV) Had they not heard and taken heed to that instruction they would’ve been destroyed right along with the Egyptians.

Here temptation was a double-edged sword

That lamb’s blood was the foreshadowing of Christ’s sacrifice at Golgatha. Remember what Jesus told them in the garden? “Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.” (Matthew 26:41 KJV) Here temptation was a double-edged sword…It made Peter, but it also led to Judas’ destruction. Are you watching and praying?

For it is written: Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it; That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word, That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish. (Ephesians 5:25-27 KJV) What condition is your garment in? Is it holy and without blemish?

We as believers must stay in a position of readiness. As Robert Baden-Powell so eloquently wrote the motto “Be Prepared” in his 1908 handbook, Scouting for Boys. He wrote that to be prepared meant “You are always in a state of readiness in mind and body to do your duty”. And as children of God, we must never abandon our posts keeping that same mindset. Are you ready?

May the Blessings of the LORD be with you today and always. Thank you for your continued readership and support. Until Sunday…Blessings and Peace!

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