Are You Ready? :: by Don Twobears

“Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh” (Matthew 24:44).

Let’s take a moment here and consider this passage of Scripture: “Such an hour.” The Lord is using our time references here, an hour in our day. Again we must look for those little words that seem to say so very much, like the word “in.” “For IN such an hour,” meaning that the time reference is smaller than an hour of our time. And then the Lord drops the proverbial bomb:

“As ye think NOT.” There it is…another small three letter word that speaks volumes to each one of us, proving that we must pay attention to every single word spoken by the Lord God Almighty.

We seem to be a people who are in too big a rush to get things done and when it come to passages of Scripture like the above, we run past all the really good stuff that we need to know. “For in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh.”

There is some prophecy here in the little words, or haven’t you noticed? Something like David and Goliath, where the small (though protected of the Lord) defeats the huge adversary.

Reading this passage of Scripture, gives me the idea that the Lord will allow the people of the world to think “peace and harmony” are so close. The world will be looking at earthly prosperity abounding, “Oh boy…more stuff!” Personal incomes will surge and people will look to being able to acquire more and more, rendering themselves happier and happier (or so they think). Life will seem more stable, more pampered, when the entire time those people don’t realize…we are not here for this purpose at all.

There will be a time when medicines will be more and effective than in past times. No one will see the old time diseases will surge because everyone will think those diseases are for someone else other than they. Or maybe you have forgotten AIDS, once a disease that was fatal and usually the malady of the homosexual.

Or have we forgotten tuberculosis, dengue fever, measles and the like. Oh that’s right, we now use these new names, like the “chikungunya” virus, but these illnesses are for those that are lower on the totem pole, right? We…as in ME…do not get those diseases. My blood is better than that!

So there you are, living the high life, surrounded by all your stuff! Suddenly there is the sound of a trumpet and a blinding light, and suddenly a few million people around the world are gone. Poof! Now the “financial status-quo” fails, your money is worthless. People come and rob you of all your stuff, hurt you and your family and why? No one knows…for sure.

Yet, there is speculation by many, that the Rapture just occurred. And guess what? You are still here, on earth, with your stuff, whilst you were so prosperous and gifted. And now it becomes obvious to you, you are in a world of hurt and there’s no way out, well…except for death that is.

“For IN such an hour, as ye think NOT…the Son of Man [Jesus Christ] cometh!”

There is one more word that needs to be looked at carefully. Look at the Scripture above and see the word “think.” Now what does that mean? It means that you must take a look at your thoughts, to stop and wonder, IF you know what all is going on. Don’t you just hate that little word “IF?”

IF I had known, IF I knew for sure, IF I had all the right information, IF, IF, IF. To “think” then I would know for sure. Apparently, you didn’t think at all, otherwise you wouldn’t still be here on earth. Right?

You did NOT think, when you voted, you did NOT think as you sat in church and heard (hopefully) the Word of God. You did NOT think to read your Bible, otherwise you would have KNOWN what was to come and you would have been ready.

The Word of God uses the word “prudent” as in a prudent man. This is a man who takes into account what HE KNOWS. A man who THINKS, who makes the necessary plans according to certain truths. Are you such a man or woman?

It is abundantly obvious the truth of God’s Holy Word—the Bible, tells you and me how we got here and why we are here, and what we should be doing. Then the Word of God goes on and tells us of the future, that there is indeed a “life after death.” It gives us every reason and answer to every question we could ever think of…the point being, you must read it.

Let me ask you some questions here. Are you able to see the future? Do you KNOW what all is going to take place, very, very, soon? Are you able to sit and think about everything taking place today, all around you in the world, then know what will happen? Do you know why the world is so wicked and full of hate and anger?

Do you know why you deal with so many problems and trials? Do you ever wonder if there is any where a place that has some modicum of peace and harmony? No? Then maybe you need the Word of God!

I know why I experience trials and tribulations. The Lord God wants to make me a better person, not for just you, but more importantly…for HIM! I am in HIS capable hands every moment of every hour of every day. SO…if I die, no big deal. My Lord is right there to carry me home to heaven and that my friends, is more than enough for me. The question then becomes, “Do you feel the exact same way?”

IF (there’s that word again!) you do not feel that way, there must be a reason, right? What are you doing about that question? Are you seeking the answer to it or are you just lollygagging along with the status-quo of everyday life? My friends, you better wake-up and get moving and find the answer to the question, otherwise you will remain right here on earth.

The Lord God Almighty has laid it on my heart to write to you, to tell you the truth according to HIS Holy Word—the Bible. I am NOT going to be sorry for making you uncomfortable, for  feeling offended by what I am saying here. I will NOT back-up and say anything that is NOT the truth!

I have written articles that remind us of the old days, when there were tent revivals and the Word of God was expounded with fire and brimstone, and I am sure some will remember those days. I remember I was just a kid and those preachers scared the living bejabbers out of me. I am sure they scared many people and thankfully so—many were saved to Jesus Christ. I must surmise, I am sort of like they were. I will tell the Word of God the way it needs to be told, simply, because I must be louder than the commotion all around us, every day!

I know there are some people to whom I can simply say, “That’s wrong!” They will look at me and say “I am so sorry.” Still there are others that are listening to themselves talk and you have to yell…”HEY” before they are willing to listen. And still as yet, there are some you must use a baseball bat across the head…just to get their attention.

My friends, it is worse today than that, the world is roaring in its depravity. The wickedness of this world is beyond anything I have ever experienced before in all my life. Go read about Noah and the Flood in Genesis or about Sodom and Gomorrah. Look at how wicked the people were back then. Notice how the Lord God dealt with them.

Do you think for one moment that the Lord God will not deal with this world in a like manner? The depravity is beyond compare…the Tribulation will be the answer to it!

Let’s be prudent for a moment here. Let’s think on these things for just a moment and you tell me. In Noah and the Flood, mankind was so wicked, God chose to Flood the world and destroy all of mankind, except for Noah and His family. In Sodom and Gomorrah mankind was again so wicked and depraved, God burned them up and the sulfur compounds that can still be found there today.

Having stated just those two circumstances, what do you think will happen after the Rapture takes place? The world is worse today, than in the previous two examples. This time, everything available to God will be used against this wicked mankind and NO ONE will escape, because everyone is responsible for all this wickedness and depravity. Is any of this getting across to you? This is WAY SERIOUS.

Revelation 3:20-22: “Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me. To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne. He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.”

My friends, please…make it a point to read this over and over again, until it sinks deep in your heart! You still have a choice that you can make, but you better be quick about it, because time is so very, very, short!