Devotional Thoughts:

Dig Deeper

As children, we all have played “Hide and Seek.”  The person who was “it” would cover their eyes and count to a predetermined number, let’s say 50, and the other players would hide.  When the person who was “it” got to 50 he would yell, “Ready or not, here I come.”  It was the responsibility of the other players to be in their hiding places and ready when the count of 50 was reached and the warning was yelled.

Well, it is not going to work that way with the second coming of Christ.  There is a predetermined amount of time before His return, but we do not know when that will occur.  Only God the father knows when it will occur.  "Behold, I come like a thief! Blessed is he who stays awake...” (Rev. 16:15)

If we do not know when it will occur, what do we know?  Well, we do know that there are signs to indicate that it will occur, many of them are found in Mark 13.  The Bible tells us the signs so that we will know that the end is near.  It teaches us that it is like a mother giving birth, when labor pains begin, you know that the delivery is eminent.  Blessed is the one who reads the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear it and take to heart what is written in it, because the time is near.(Rev. 1:3)

What do we do while we wait?  “You too, be patient and stand firm, because the Lord's coming is near.”  (James 5:8 )  The question you need to ask is, are you “ready or not?”


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Dave Lyman

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