Summary: Signs of CHRIST return are everywhere. What kind of an effect are these signs having on you? Do they concern you? Do they move you to take care of some last minute details?
LAST MINUTE DETAILS
44 Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh.
It is obvious to the earnest believer that the coming of the Lord is very near. Bible predicted signs are all around us. Politically worldwide, unnatural weather patterns, science, and the behavior of mankind.
2 Tim 3:1-5
3 Don’t be naive. There are difficult times ahead. 2 As the end approaches, people are going to be self-absorbed, money-hungry, self-promoting, stuck-up, profane, contemptuous of parents, crude, coarse, 3 dog-eat-dog, unbending, slanderers, impulsively wild, savage, cynical, 4 treacherous, ruthless, bloated windbags, addicted to lust, and allergic to God. 5 They’ll make a show of religion, but behind the scenes they’re animals. Stay clear of these people.
They’ll make a show of religion.
This tells that the signs of Christ coming is just as evident in the church, if not more so, as it is in the world.
One of my concerns that there are so many Christians with motion sickness, just as they were in Jesus’ day.
8 This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me.
9 But in vain they do worship me,
….These people make a big show of saying the right thing,
but their heart isn’t in it.
7 They act like they are worshiping me,
but they don’t mean it.
They just use me as a cover.
23 But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him.
24 God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.
Spirit-Strong loyalty and dedication:
So, the signs of His return are everywhere.
What kind of an effect are these signs having on you?
Do they concern you?
Do they move you to take care of some last minute details?
The world is drunk on pleasure and too many Christians are asleep in the pews.
Are you sober and aware?
26 And as it was in the days of Noe, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man.
27 They did eat, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all.
28 Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded;
29 But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all.
30 Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed.
Let me read some related Scriptures as to why we should get our last minute details taken care of.
For you see there will be no immediate warning.
27 For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
1 Cor 15:52
52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.