39 And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
40 Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left.
41 Two women shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken, and the other left.
42 Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come.
Matthew 24:39-42 (King James Version)
As I was studying the Bible, I found the above verse the most intriguing of all of Jesus' words.
Those words really say much, with its significance probably not really sinking in people -- just yet.
You are cooking food for your family, then all of a sudden, one, or two of you, disappear -- just like that.
Or, you're driving a vehicle, or piloting a plane, and people -- either driver or passenger -- start disappearing.
Or, you're holding your baby, and suddenly, you or your baby disappears.
Can you imagine the scenario in hospitals, or air traffic control towers?
Or even just on the highways.
There have been books and movies made of this scenario.
It is not just a possible scenario.
It is the scenario Jesus said so Himself:
"the one shall be taken, and the other left"
No one knows the hour of His Coming.
No one knows who will be taken, and who will be left.
So, what makes us think that all the wealth we accumulate now would ever matter?
What makes us think that worldly concerns matter at all?
Where we're all going, only God knows.
It is foolish to hoard, or to be selfish.
It is foolish to be angry, or to be vengeful.
It is foolish to have the world at your feet and have everyone adore you.
It is foolish to keep sinning.
At any given moment -- in the blink of God's eye -- each one of us can be gone.
Somehow, I can't even look farther than that moment of Jesus' prophecy.
The fact that one of us would disappear -- at God's choosing -- is truly an eye-opener for me.
Jesus had many warnings of things to come, but many people are asleep, addicted to the many offerings of the world.
We already know who keeps us asleep at the wheel.
We already know who wants us unprepared, for when Christ comes for us.
These dark forces have been mocking Bible prophecy since time immemorial.
People don't light the lamps of their hearts anymore, and are distracted by things of the world.
But, what if, at that exact moment, someone you love or care for, is taken up to Christ?
Surely, you can imagine the chaos, grief, and disaster that would ensue when people are busy at work or at home, and suddenly, God says, "It's time!"
Never be complacent.
Study God's Words.
Let Jesus be your guide.
Focus not on how the world is progressing, for in truth, it is regressing.
Salvation is a personal matter, between you and God alone.
You must care enough about your soul, wanting to be with God for eternity.
If you care about yourself, and grateful for the life and opportunities God gave you, it is automatic, you'd care about others, too.
If you care about others, you'd want them to be with God, too.
I'm learning much, reading the Bible, and really listening to what Jesus is really trying to tell us.
Oftentimes, it's really very simple.
"From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand."
Matthew 4:17 (King James Version)
How many really believe they are sinful, and only by the Grace of God, can they be saved?
How many acknowledge their sinfulness, and care to truly repent?
Is this finite life more delightful, than eternal life promised by Christ?
"And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand."
John 10:28( King James Version)
Or, perhaps, you could disappear?
Won't you want to think about Jesus' words and share it with your loved ones, making sure you are all ONE in Christ -- embracing Him as true born-again Christians?
Won't you all want to be together in God's Kingdom?
All those who care, please take heed.
And beware of false prophets and antichrists -- there will be many -- and that's when you know the time is at hand.
Remember, we are under God's timetable.
Whatever little, puny power, possessions, or prestige we have, matters not in the Kingdom of God.
All that matters is if we have accepted Christ in our hearts, and acknowledge Him as our One, True Savior.
It also matters that we repent for all the many errors of our heart.
In this season of the end times, stay closest to Jesus.
Commit your life and work to Him.
Nothing matters but Christ now.