KEY SCRIPTURE:1 John 3:2-3 ” Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.
And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure”.
According to Acts 17:31 the resurrection of our Lord Jesus from the dead, is an assurance to all men that, one day He would judge ALL MEN in righteousness. You have to be very careful with the way you live
The Lord was asking a question in Matthew 24:43-51, about certain two characters. Of this two, which would you be? These were stewards or servants who were placed over certain people to take care off. The Lord described one as faithful and wise servant who did whatever he was supposed to do. He lived in readiness for the coming back of His master, although he did not know when the master will come. The second was unfaithful and foolish, who acted against his masters instructions, not anticipating his return. He suffered the consequences. His portion would be with the hypocrites, where there would be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
Dear brother or sister let us be the wise and the faithful ones. Our key scripture tells us that our Lord is coming back again. We do not know fully what we shall be, but we do know that, when He appears we would be like Him. He added that if any has this hope in Him, He must purify himself, from the state of filth in this life.
The message is that be prepared to meet your Lord. One can easily be tempted to lose his or her focus and get so engrossed with the things on this earth.
We have to be earthly relevant yet we should be heavenly ready.
This is Apostle Peter’s advice to us 2nd Peter 3:11, “Seeing then that all those things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness”. We must all heed to this advice and purify ourselves from all sins of the spirit and the flesh, perfecting holiness in the fear of God. The truth is that God is not a respecter of persons and each person shall be rewarded according to what he would do in this body.
Be heavenly minded and, prepared for the coming of the Lord.
I am prepared for His appearing, I separate myself from the sins of the flesh and spirit and live in readiness for His coming.
2 Corinthians 7:1 “Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God”.
1 Peter 4:18 “And if the righteous scarcely be saved, where shall the ungodly and the sinner appear?”