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The world will be dumbfounded. Everything was so secure. Everything so predictable, until it wasn’t! When our Lord returns, it will be a big deal. Nothing could prepare those who failed to believe. It will be as in the time of Noah–After generations of warnings, the body of Christ will be gone and the vestiges of Godliness removed. All peace will be gone. And the opposite of peace, Chaos will be the order of the day.
But we who know him should be prepared. We will not be afraid. We will see the signs and rejoice upon his return–if we are fortunate to be there. In the meanwhile, like Noah, we should live lives that are prepared to leave. We cannot hold tightly to this world or its trappings, but instead we must walk as though we can leave it all behind. When Abraham raised the knife to Sacrifice Isaac, it was the moment that Abraham knew that God was enough. God calls us to lay everything we have on the alter–not so he can deprive us of it, but so he can free us from enslavement to it. do not be surprised or live as though he will never return. Be ready!
God Bless You
Now, brothers and sisters, about times and dates we do not need to write to you, 2 for you know very well that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night. 3 While people are saying, “Peace and safety,” destruction will come on them suddenly, as labor pains on a pregnant woman, and they will not escape.
4 But you, brothers and sisters, are not in darkness so that this day should surprise you like a thief. 5 You are all children of the light and children of the day. We do not belong to the night or to the darkness. 6 So then, let us not be like others, who are asleep, but let us be awake and sober.