As Jesus was sitting on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to him privately. “Tell us” they said when will this happen, and what will be the sign of your coming and of the end of the ages?” This is what Jesus’ disciples asked him about the signs of the end. Are you ready? I ask myself this question constantly. Every day I walk around claiming to be a Christian and hoping in my heart to go to eternal life with my Lord. But I have to seriously check my life. Many of times we walk around beating our chest, thinking that we are walking perfect. We judge others, but how often do we stop and look into our lives. I dread the day when my Savoir comes and all the while thinking I was ready and then he says to me "depart from me I know you not".
Can we not see that we are in the last days that the Lord spoke about? Some people say whatever He will not come, we have been in the last days for centuries. But can you really afford such ignorance. Can you afford to take that chance with the one life you were given. No one knows the time or hour nor day in which the Lord will make his appearance. When we see him in His Glory in the sky it will be too late.
As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man. 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. And they knew nothing about what would happen until the flood came and took them all away.
Right now this world is in turmoil, Satan is on a rampage. Do we sit and ponder this life? Do you think about your life and what is taking place around you? At times I divert away from the news because I am sickened by the crimes and violence. The destruction that are happening around the world are unbelievable.
Please do not sit with your eyes closed. Open them up and see. Do you think it is end times when an adult man rapes a child? http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/story/2013/04/30/india-rape-victim-dies.html Do you believe it is a wicked time when a parent or parents hurt their own children? http://news.nationalpost.com/2013/04/03/couple-convicted-of-manslaughter-after-plot-to-regain-custody-ends-in-fiery-death-of-six-children/ http://www.mississauga.com/news/article/1618690--trial-underway-for-parents-accused-of-killing-daughter Look around at the earthquakes, famines and natural disasters. I can go on for awhile on all the things that are not right about this world. Look around children (teens) having babies. Fornication and adultery these are normal lifestyle habits of our culture now.
He told his disciples not to let any one mislead you, for many false prophets will come and lead many astray. Jesus told them that wars will breakout near and far. Is this not happening now and has happened? You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come. Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places.
All these are the beginning of birth pains. Jesus taught that the love of many will grow cold- if this was not so right now we would not be killing each other we would be at peace with one another. Jesus said a person outside the house must not go inside to pack. A person in the field must not return even to get a coat. What will happen to you and me in such times?
The texts are taken from Matthew 24, pictures from www.un.org news.nationalgeographic.com
Father we come before you because there is no other Lord but you. We ask you today to enter our hearts and show us how to be prepared to meet you on that blessed day. Help us to be pure in our hearts and mind. Let us not be frightened about the things to come because we have Jesus living within us. Help us to have a Spirit of discernment so we will not be deceived by those the devil will send our way. Make the pathway clear for us. Help us to walk upright and not unseeingly, we ask you of these things in the mighty and precious name of Jesus Christ our soon coming King.