"Hey Kids, please help straighten up the House" "Why?" "because someone is coming
to look at the house"
Up until that time ...everyone was doing their own thing, the boys were playing video games, sis was watching a movie, my wife was cleaning the kitchen and I was boxing things up. But then a call came from our realtor "preparing the way" "Ok to stop by and show the house in about an hour?" In that moment a call was made and in return a unified course of action was taken. My Family ALL heeded the call and made haste to clean the house and get ready to leave so the realtor could show our house in it's best light.
As I type this message I do so with an increasing burden that Our God is on the phone "preparing the way" for His soon Visitation of Calling His Bride to Himself. I believe His imminent arrival is even at the door and He is desiring we be prepared. The Biblical evidence is becoming more and more overwhelming.
Two of the biggest indicators are the re-birth of Israel in 1948 and the fact that the coming 7 year tribulation is all about Israel (Jacob's Trouble) and secondly the global economic crisis that continues to broaden it's grasp as more and more credit is being extended causing the borrowing nations to be enslaved to the lender's ....a world wide web is being cast and soon will no one will be able to buy and sell without buying into a new system that will be sold as salvation to those who are currently crying out for big government assistance via occupy movements all across the nations of this earth.
Yet for the believer's ...our cry is not to be for our best life now, but rather to be looking for a city who's builder and maker is the Lord, realizing this is not our home and therefore due to the Holy Spirit's residing presence in our lives a growing cry should be arising "even so Lord Coming Quickly" Watching and Praying with an intense and passionate longing should propel us to Prepare His way
What does it mean to be prepared? Simply we must have been "born again" by believing or faithing upon Jesus Christ as the Son of God and trusting in no other person or source for our salvation. Basic childlike faith is all that is required to be prepared for Jesus Return. It is that simple.
Upon being born again we have entered into an eternal relationship with Almighty God as Our Loving Father who jealously yearns for our attention, not because He needs it but because of what it allows for IF we have set our hearts affection upon Him. Being His children, His sheep we should be hearing His Voice saying "this is the way walk ye in it" "In all your ways acknowledge Me and I will direct your paths"
In His directing He is even now desiring that we be watchful and praying (talking to Him) in first Love relationship, growing more and more hungry to be where He is and yet as He tarries His commission is that we would be "going into all our world's" telling of this Goodnews that this world that is growing more and more violent and more and more wicked is not forever but rather The Creator has a Master Planned Community that is even now being prepared for those who call upon His Name!
In a nutshell ...the realtor (God) who brokered the greatest purchase of all time is on the phone and He has the buyer, who purchased us with His own blood for all eternity redeeming us unto Himself and He is on His way to collect. A cry is going forth as many watchmen are listening and are shouting from housetops. Can you hear the call? The Body of Christ should in great unity ...making haste and begin to "clean house" because the God who is the Lord is COMING and you don't want to be ashamed "living in a state" of life and time that is not reflective of what You would hope to be doing when He shows up.
I'm 44 years Old, I've heard this message all my life. But never like It's resonating with me now. Israel, this ancient but tiny spot on the map is causing all kinds of issues just because they exist, exactly as the Bible has foretold. Hearts are waxing cold, abortion celebrated and demanded as a right and our own President is presenting a plan to make those of us who hate abortion to have to fund it??? Seriously??? Islam, a religion of hate and intolerance is being treated like a prom queen, cheered and given entrance ..sharia law has taken a foot hold in this country. The Bible says in Psalms 92:7 that when you see the wicked spring up like grass it is that they may be destroyed forever. Child Pornography a Billion Dollar Industry? Are you kidding me?? Sex Trafficking becoming a global concern..are you kidding me? Earthquakes over 6.0 on the richter scale are increasing in quanity and locality (diverse places), UFO sightings at an all time high, gay marriage, gas prices and therefore food prices to sky rocket. We literally are burning food for fuel (ethanol) as hunger plagues greater and greater masses? Are you kidding me? Drive by shootings, car jackings, school shootings, campus shootings, restaurant shootings...are you kidding me?? Iran threatens the world with growing nuclear program, promises to destroy Israel. Syria in total chaos, the Bible states in Isaiah 17 that Damascus WILL be a ruinous heap, that "perilous times will come" "woe to those who call evil good and good evil"
"when you see all these things ..."Look Up"
Can You Hear His voice? What is He saying to You?
"Clean House" The One of which is coming is living inside of You even now, He's wanting to straighten things up ..priortize. If your spending more time with a sitcom or reality show than you have been with His Word and just talking to Him, it's not a time to get all legalistic but it would be a great time to get away from things that are perishing and say "Lord, I'm sorry for wasting time, help me to redeem time ...what is it that You want from me right now?" Email a family member, pray for a friend, urgently reach out to others who are not prepared. Love those who are ..."they will know you are my disciples because of your love for one another!"
Husbands love on your wives, wives be there for your husbands. Father's train your children up, children obey your parents. Talk to Me about everything. Do everything knowing that Your not alone and I'm watching. Be a cheerful giver, trusting that I'm your provider and I own it all, stop worrying about the future...I am Your Future. If your asleep WAKE UP! Jesus said to be watching and praying....watching for what??
Today is the day of salvation, now is the appointed time. Be Prepared... Luke 12: 35 "Be dressed for service and keep your lamps burning, 36 as though you were waiting for your master to return from the wedding feast. Then you will be ready to open the door and let him in the moment he arrives and knocks. 37 The servants who are ready and waiting for his return will be rewarded. I tell you the truth, he himself will seat them, put on an apron, and serve them as they sit and eat! 38 He may come in the middle of the night or just before dawn.[d] But whenever he comes, he will reward the servants who are ready.
Peter wrote that "in the last days scoffers would arise saying where is the promise of His coming?" IF we aren't yearning and watching and hoping for His soon return is it because maybe we are scoffing at heart? That's ok, our carnal man is at enmity with God...His Goodness is leading us to REPENT for the Day of the Lord is at hand. Now is a good time to examine ourselves and make sure we are living in faith. Trusting and clinging and relying upon Him for every single thing. As others are crying out to be bailed out with scraps from evil man, we have a BLESSED HOPE that Soon and Very Soon we are going to see The King and that He has been preparing a meal, The Marriage Supper of the Lamb and of that "no eye has seen and no ear has heard or even entered into the heart of man what God has prepared for those who love Him!!"
Shooting ya straight (preparing His way)....GET READY He's coming at an hour you think not!!