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Jesus Is Coming, Will You Be Ready?

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Jennifer is a highly anointed evangelist, accomplished author and media personality with more than fifteen years in the radio, television and publications arena, and founder of Simply Victorious Ministries, a ministry that is founded on biblical principles and one that aims to be a globally... Read More

Jesus Is Coming, Will You Be Ready?

Thank God for another opportunity to be an instrument used for his glory, I pray that this article blesses every reader, penetrate the hearts and consequently causes someone to surrender their lives to the Lord and choose to follow him.

As I look around me every day, I am constantly aware of the brevity of life. As a child is birthed into this world at any given moment, the same goes for a life that is taken away. We didn’t come on this earth to stay; we are just sojourners on this path of what we call life. Yet, we go about our daily lives as if we have all the time in the world not aware that we could be here today and gone tomorrow. I know we don’t like to talk much about death but dying is inevitable. We can’t bypass it! We can eat healthy, exercise, take various supplements for health and although all of those things are good yet “No one can live forever; all will die. No one can escape the power of the grave (Psalm 89:48, NLT).”

Now, ponder in your mind for a moment, if you know that life is short and we didn’t come on this earth to stay, then what do we have to look forward to? Well, I am glad you asked. If you have relationship with God and have surrendered your life fully to him, you have heaven to look forward to and spending eternity with God but if you reject the Father and seek to live on your own disconnected from him, there is another place that is prepared for those that reject God and that place is hell. Yes, hell, it is real just as heaven is real. Don’t ever let anyone deceive you and make you feel that anything specified in the Bible is false because they are leading you astray. I urge you to read it and study it for yourself and you will find that Hell isn’t a myth it is real! “For God did not spare even the angels who sinned. He threw them into hell, in gloomy pits of darkness, where they are being held until the day of judgment (II Peter 2: 4, NLT).”

Jesus is coming back again and when he returns, he is coming for a prepared people. It is never too late to get it right. Please people don’t put it off because tomorrow isn’t promised. Don’t be like the “foolish virgins that didn’t have oil and when the bridegroom came they weren’t ready (Matthew 25:1-13, NKJV).” God loves you and it isn’t his desire that anyone be destroyed, but wants everyone to repent (II Peter 3: 9, NLT)” but you have to make the choice to follow him! So, my question to you is “will you be ready,” if Jesus came back today? If not, then the time is now and hear is how you can begin, say this prayer with me:

“Heavenly Father, I come before you today asking for your forgiveness of all my sin. I acknowledge you as my Lord and Savior and that you sent Jesus to die for my sin. I can’t live my life without you and I ask you to come into my life, clean me up, transform me and enable me through the power of your Holy Spirit to walk uprightly before you and live a surrendered life to you. Create in me a clean heart and renew a right spirit in me and help me to love you with all my heart, soul and mind and love my neighbors as myself in Jesus name, Amen!”

There are many angels in heaven rejoicing that you made the decision to give your life to the Lord. May I add that it is the best decision that you have ever made. Now ask the Lord through the power of the Holy Spirit to enable you to live a life that is pleasing in his sight and move forward in Jesus name. Again, time is short and no man knows when Jesus is going to return but regardless, it is always helpful to make sure that you are ready. God loves us and gave his only son for us because he doesn’t want anyone to perish but have the opportunity to inherit eternal life (John 3:15-16, NLT).” And life is found only through Jesus for he is the way, the truth and the life, no one come through the Father except through him (John 14: 6, NKJV).”

To add, I want you to be mindful that living a sanctified life and one surrendered to God puts you on the devil’s hit list. Remember he lost his place in glory and it is his desire that no man be able to experience what he has and have relationship with God. So, living as a Christian you must be armored up at all times for the Bible tells us that we should “Put on all of God’s armor so that we will be able to stand firm against all strategies of the devil. For we are not fighting against flesh and blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places (Ephesians 6:11-12, NLT).” So, ways in which you “armor yourself up” is by spending quality time with the Lord in prayer, spending time reading and studying his word and meditation and reflection in his presence. Because time in God’s presence and filling ourselves up with his word enables us to fight competently in the Spirit against every force, power and demon of hell that tries to fight against us as a children of God.

In conclusion, Jesus is coming soon. As we look at our world and everything that is transpiring around us, God is likely to come at any time. For example, the Bible expressively states “But the day of the Lord will come as unexpectedly as a thief (II Peter 3:10, NLT)” so it behooves us to be ready. And, For the Lord himself will come down from Heaven with a commanding shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trumpet call of God. First the Christians who have died will rise from their graves. Then, together with them, we who are still alive and remain on the earth will be caught up in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air (I Thessalonians 4:16-17, NLT).” I implore all of us to make sure that we are ready when Jesus returns!

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