PEOPLE – GET READY
December 26, 2015
People, get ready, for Jesus is coming. We have probably all heard this phrase before. Many of us probably thought, “whatever” or “what is that supposed to mean anyway?” I once had the same thoughts. Hearing this had no real effect on me. It has taken me many, many years to begin to grasp the important significance of this short, but powerful phrase.
We read about some details and some signs in the book of Matthew. Here you read details. “So if anyone tell you, ‘There he is, out in the wilderness,’ do not go out; or, ‘Here he is, in the inner rooms,’ do not believe it. For as lightening that comes from the east is visible even in the west, so will be the coming of the Son of Man. Wherever this is a carcass, there the vultures will gather. (Mt. 24:26-28)
My understanding of that verse is there will be no mistaking the return of Jesus. ALL will know, with great certainty, that the time has come, the signs will be abundantly clear. But here’s the thing, when Jesus returns to rule and reign, those of us who believe in Him will have been taken up. Those who have delayed making the decision to accept Jesus as their Lord and Savior, will experience a sudden separation and severe shock.
Jesus wants that none perish, but all to have life in eternity with Him. As I write this I am thinking of those I know personally that have not made this decision. My heart aches. The decision is not any easy one, but once made, “… the peace, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” (Phil. 4:7). The decision will be worth it, I promise. I pray that anyone who is reading this, that has not yet accepted Jesus, not to delay. Profess with your mouth that Jesus is the Son of God, lived a sinless life and died on the cross for your sins, and you will be saved.
The day of the Lord is soon to come.
All will know; may your heart believe.
Like lightening’s flash and thunder’s drum,
Jesus’ scarlet thread in you be conceived.
The hour, the day, the second’s unknown.
That’s why the decision is so significant.
Take Jesus in your heart, make Him your own,
Be washed white as snow, be innocent.
He’ll give you peace you cannot fathom;
He will guard your heart and mind.
You are a descendant of Eve and Adam,
A precious creation, God carefully designed.
So, my dear, let not another day pass by,
Ask Jesus to be your Lord and Savior.
Then you will shout from up high and testify
That you belong to our God and Creator.
Let the day He returns be for you great joy,
And to those in your life, your circle of influence.
Indeed, Jesus Christ is the real McCoy.
This decision a life changing experience.
People be ready, Jesus is coming,
Here, on earth, to rule and reign.
May angels sing of your homecoming,
For my precious, to die for Him is true gain.
Debra Scowden © 2015