It is imperative to be ready since Jesus is returning like a thief in the night. I share my recent experience since it reminded me of Matthew 25:13 Revelation 3:3; 1 Thessalonians 5:2; 2 Peter 3:10; Revelation 16:15; Matthew 24:43-44; and Luke 12:39-40.
Several days ago, I ordered pizzas from one specific location because the pizzas are delicious and for their drivers’ tracking system. I get a text with the driver’s name, one when driver leaves with pizzas for delivery, one when driver enters our subdivision and finally when the driver arrives at the house.
The system is designed to keep a record to protect me and the driver. Even though I was expecting the delivery and knew the approximate time, I was not ready to open the door until the driver called my cell phone informing me that she was standing on our porch.
I have always been ready for their arrival and felt bad because I did not hear the texts, the doorbell, nor the knocks on the door. Why? I was upstairs watching one of my favorite British shows. Distracted!
Many are distracted with life on earth that they will perhaps not be ready on the day God instructs His Son to return.
Our tracking system to salvation is in the Bible where all Scriptures are written by the inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness that the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works. (2 Timothy 2:16-17)
The Book of Life is God recordkeeping system of those who will inherit Heaven citizenship. In 1 Thessalonians 5:4 we read “But you brothers and sisters are not in darkness so that this day should surprise [us] like a thief.”
Do we welcome sin into the temple of the Holy Spirit even though it separates and destroy our relationship with God? If we want to spend eternity with Him, what are we going to do when sin knocks at our door again?
Prayerfully, we will submit [ourselves] to God and resist the devil until he flees from [us]. (James 4:7)