43 Blessed is that servant whom his master will find so doing when he comes. 44 Truly, I say to you that he will make him ruler over all that he has. 45 But if that servant says in his heart, ‘My master is delaying his coming,’ and begins to beat the male and female servants, and to eat and drink and be drunk, 46 the master of that servant will come on a day when he is not looking for him, and at an hour when he is not aware, and will cut him in two and appoint him his portion with the unbelievers.
47 And that servant who knew his master’s will, and did not prepare himself or do according to his will, shall be beaten with many stripes. 48 But he who did not know, yet committed things deserving of stripes, shall be beaten with few. For everyone to whom much is given, from him much will be required; and to whom much has been committed, of him, they will ask the more. Luke 12:43-48.
Surely, Jesus’ return is near! This is not a cliche. It is a reality no one can avoid. The church needs to be awakening to this truth that is about to happen shortly. This is the time for God’s people, born of the Spirit and the Word to get ready – for our master is coming back for us. Glory!!
To whom much is given, much is expected. We have been given so much of God. We have His life and nature. So in effect, we shouldn’t be afraid of His return but await His coming with joy in our hearts.
I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. 2 And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God. Romans 12:1-2.
This is not the time to conform or be attracted to what is in the world. There is absolutely nothing in this world that should woo us to eschew what we have. We are custodians of the will of God. We do what pleases and glorifies Him. And we cannot afford to fail Him at this critical juncture.
Let’s Expect Jesus’ Return With Joy And Peace
2 For you yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so comes as a thief in the night. 3 For when they say, “Peace and safety!” then sudden destruction comes upon them, as labor pains upon a pregnant woman. And they shall not escape. 4 But you, brethren, are not in darkness, so that this Day should overtake you as a thief. 5 You are all sons of light and sons of the day. We are not of the night nor of darkness. 6 Therefore, let us not sleep, as others do, but let us watch and be sober.
7 For those who sleep, sleep at night, and those who get drunk are drunk at night. 8 But let us who are of the day be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love, and as a helmet the hope of salvation. 9 For God did not appoint us to wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ, 10 who died for us, that whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with Him.11 Therefore comfort each other and edify one another, just as you also are doing. 1 Thessalonians 5:2-11
This is a clarion call, dear saint. We should receive news about our Lord’s return with so much joy. This world won’t get any better – the very reason God will destroy it in the end for a better one. He is coming back for His own. And not just that, but to also put the devil right where he belongs forever and ever. Amen!
So don’t let your light deem. Continue in fellowship with the saints. Watch and pray – don’t fall into temptations. As long as you’re born again with the life of the Father, you’re marked for departure. However, the master wants to find you in the Father’s will at His return. Daily, rely on the Holy Spirit to remind you that Jesus is coming. And don’t forget that he is coming for those who are ready for Him. Are you ready? Stay blessed.
Further Reading: Luke 17:22-37
Prayer For Today
Holy father, I thank you in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ for bringing me this important reminder of your coming. I stand in peace and joy knowing that by the power of your grace, you will keep me in perfect peace and joy until the day of your coming. Amen.