KEY SCRIPTURE: Luke 21:36 KJV “Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of MAN”.
The Lord Jesus in the above scripture instructs all children of God to pray always and not to give up, that they may be counted worthy to escape the trouble that would come on the world, and also to stand before Jesus Christ. This statement is quite amazing. Many have taught that, once a person is born again heaven and access to escape the trouble in the world becomes automatic. We learn from our key scripture that, we must pray without ceasing, that we would be counted worthy to escape the trouble that would be coming on the world. I have realized that, this prayer point is not one that most Christians do pray about. Well, the Lord Himself instructs us to pray this way and not to stop.
Why should we be praying to be counted worthy? The Bible said the following about Jesus. Heb 5:7 KJV” Who in the days of his flesh, when he had offered up prayers and supplications with strong crying and tears unto him that was able to save him from death, and was heard in that he feared; ” The Lord knew He would die and be resurrected on the third day. Inspite of what He knew, was an established fact, He had to pray, ceaselessly and passionately so he would be saved from death. The point is God is legally, not permitted to do anything on this earth until men call on Him. (He gave the dominion of the earth to man Gen 1:26-28) Satan would want to hinder every established predicted event. Prayer must ascend to heaven to stop him. In the life of the Christian nothing happens automatically. Everything must be requested or contested for through prayer. It is no wonder the Lord Jesus said, “men ought always to pray and not to faint” (Luke 18:1).
Dear child of God, please take heed to the Lord’s advice. Pray with passion about the need to be counted worthy to escape the tribulation. I can conclusively say, every Christian in addition to living rightly must pray passionately that he or she would be counted worthy to be raptured, when the Lord appears in the clouds. Don’t be discouraged in praying to be counted worthy to escape the tribulations coming on men.
Thank you, heavenly Father, for your great mercies towards all mankind. I pray that you continually show mercy on me and as many who call on you in truth. I pray we would be counted worthy to escape the trouble that would be falling on humanity and also to stand before our Lord Jesus. In Jesus name I have prayed.
Luke 18:1 KJV” And he spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint;”
Romans 12:12 KJV Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer;