Updated: Feb 25, 2019
"But the end of all things is at hand: be ye therefore sober, and watch unto prayer" (1 Peter 4:7)
Some people say the world isn't going to end anytime soon. They say,"People have been talking about Jesus coming soon for ages; it's never going to happen!" Well, anyone who talks like that is ignorant. I tell you, Jesus Christ is coming again!
(1 Corinthians 16:22 AMPC)
"If anyone does not love the Lord [does not have a friendly affection for Him and is not kindly disposed toward Him], he shall be accursed! Our Lord will come!"
The things we've seen happening all around the world today are clear indications that the Lord's return is approaching, sooner than many think. We're in the last days. In Luke 21:25-26, Jesus said that in the last days, there will be perplexity of nations, men's hearts failing them because of fear:
"And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; men's hearts failing them for fear..."
There're very few events that need to take place before the King finally shows up. Many aren't prepared for His return, but don't be among such people. Someone might ask, "Isn't He going to take every Christian with Him?" Yes, He's going to take Christians who are expecting Him, but not those who have forgotten about Him and become so carnal that they live as if Jesus isn't coming.
"...To those who eagerly wait for Him He will appear a second time, apart from sin, for salvation."
When the Apostle Paul, in 1 Thessalonians 5:6 admonished us not to sleep, he wasn't talking about physically sleeping-- he was talking about spiritual sleep. Spiritual sleep is when you're so deep into worldly things that you become unaware of, and completely oblivious to spiritual realities around you. Jesus told us to watch and pray.
"Therefore you also be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect."
We must be awake and alert in the spirit. Let yourself be guided by His love, by His Word, and by your expectation of His coming. Let your desire to win more people in Christ flourish, because we've got to win them; otherwise, they'll perish without God. This is the drive. This is what keeps us working to make sure we leave no stone unturned in our quest and pursuit for the souls of men.
I'm fully convinced that the Gospel of Jesus Christ is God's saving power to everyone who believes; therefore, I'm resolute in my commitment to win more people to Christ, snatching many out of the kingdom of darkness and into the glorious liberty of the sons of God. Hallelujah!
Further Study: Matthew 24:14; Romans 13:11-14; Mark 13:32-33