Will You Be Ready?

There have been many books written, sermons preached, even movies made about the last days and the return of Christ. Some even claim to have been Christ or knew the day or the time when it would occur. Some have used the endctomes to decieve and manipulate people instilling great guilt and fear.

Jesus spoke to his disciples about many thing’s when the end will be close during the Olivet discourse in Matthew 24-25 about Israel. The use of apocalyptic language, and it includes Jesus’ warning to his followers that they will suffer tribulation and persecution before the ultimate triumph of the Kingdom of God.

Is this suffer and future persecution real? Yes.

At that time many will turn away from the faith and will betray and hate each other… “
Families will be divided, tensions will rise… Like the old adage ‘don’t fight over religion and politics’!

and many false prophets will appear and deceive many people.”
The prosperity gospel along with the extreme self help gospel has led multitudes away from the truth of Christ and his suffering. Salvation is found in Christ not ourselves! He died on the cross for the whole world and mankind’s sin not for just a few select.

Many have turn their back on God. Even as violence and evil increase many still doubt God’s love.

Note what Paul says:
You should know this, Timothy, that in the last days there will be very difficult times. For people will love only themselves and their money. They will be boastful and proud, scoffing at God, disobedient to their parents, and ungrateful. They will consider nothing sacred. They will be unloving and unforgiving; they will slander others and have no self-control. They will be cruel and hate what is good. They will betray their friends, be reckless, be puffed up with pride, and love pleasure rather than God. They will act religious, but they will reject the power that could make them godly. Stay away from people like that”!
2 Timothy 3:1‭-‬5 NLT

We are warned and admonished in Scripture to stand firm. Be strong, trust the Lord in everything the good, the bad, and the ugly times. We are to endure until the end and occupy until He comes. Live life to the fullest, not live live in fear, but face our fears with God’s help. Stand for truth and not get caught up with this world’s thought. But to have the mind of Christ.
Be ready, be prepared, be loving, be holy, and be strong!

“Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold, but the one who stands firm to the end will be saved. And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.
Matthew 24:10‭-‬14 NIV

The second coming of Christ is an exhaustive subject, but a brief devotion to look at to be ready and instant in season and out of season will help us to share God’s love.

Christ return is not a fairy tale or some interesting literature, but truth that he admonishes us to be ready and not listen to the naysayers.

I know this devotion is something to think about and my prayer is that each of us would examine our lives and motives. That our hearts would be filled with God’s love.

Enjoy your day and week my friend.

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Published by Andy

Greetings! My name is Andy Provitola and I live in New England on the south shore between Boston and the beautiful Cape Cod region. The purpose of my blogging and writing is to encourage you in your journey here on planet earth. Life is full of pressing issues and problems and my desire is to discover a place for peace, hope, healing, and contentment. I am a follower of Jesus Christ – God’s one and only Son of God and discovered these truths along my own personal journey. Having discovered a personal relationship with God the Father through Jesus Christ does not mean I have to be religious to attain the rewards of heaven. The fact is God provides grace for us and accepts us as we are in His image. In other words, we cannot attain heaven or life eternal on our own, but by God’s loving grace and no merit of our own. My goal is to continue to find a balance of life from a spiritual and practical perspective with a purpose to please and glorify God in all that I do because of His ‘Gift of Grace’. God is not transcendent and so far away that he is out of reach with humanity. God desires that His presence lives within us and not just in the galaxies and the universe. Experiencing the unconditional love of God has been so rewarding and while discovering the truth and purpose for my life. Moving forward in this life is not a sprint, but a marathon when it comes to this race here on earth. I am blogging because I find it is a good way to connect in a much more effective and efficient way when it comes to communicating and interacting with with people that I do not know. Blogging and writing challenges me and also stretches me specifically in my thoughts, my mind, my emotions, and my spiritual life to live a vertical relation with God and a horizontal relationship with others. There will be a variety of topics and subjects to address including youth, young adults, family, singles, seniors, relationships, etc. Some of the topics will include God’s creation and power, depression, loneliness, suicide, hope, healing, setbacks, financial matters, business, stress, anxiety, care, encouragement, and so much more I would like to connect with all walks of life, ethnicity, culturally, other religions, socio-economics, and more I am currently writing a book and several memoirs about my own life and journey . The journey begins at a young age growing up in Malden, Massachusetts, specifically Maplewood Square to where I am today. I became paralyzed from the waist down as a senior in high school and I share how my life changed for the better! “But I do not consider my life as something of value or dear to me, so that I may [with joy] finish my course and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus. To testify faithfully of the good news of God’s [precious undeserved] grace [which makes us free of guilt of sin and grants us eternal life]. Acts 20:24 Amplified Version

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