Knowing that the Lord could return at any moment is a very sobering thought! Consider these exhortations from the Bible regarding preparation for His return.
1. Know your Bible and maintain close fellowship with the Lord!
Mk 13:33-37 “Take ye heed, watch and pray: for ye know not when the time is.”
2. Stay busy doing the Lord’s work: worshiping, serving, and witnessing.
“For the Son of man is as a man taking a far journey, who left his house, and gave authority to his servants, and to every man his work, and commanded the porter to watch.”
3. Be prepared spiritually because no one knows when Jesus will return.
“Watch ye therefore: for ye know not when the master of the house cometh, at even, or at midnight, or at the cockcrowing, or in the morning:
4. Don’t be lazy spiritually. Teach others what the Lord has taught you. Increase His investment in you.
“Lest coming suddenly he find you sleeping. And what I say unto you I say unto all, Watch.”
LESSON - What feelings arise within you when you think about the Lord’s return? What if it happened today? If you feel ANYTHING other than excitement, there are probably things that need to change!