Luke 21:34-36 (AMP)
But take heed to yourselves and be on your guard, lest your hearts be overburdened and depressed (weighed down) with the giddiness and headache and nausea of self-indulgence, drunkenness, and worldly worries and cares pertaining to [the business of] this life, and [lest] that day come upon you suddenly like a trap or a noose; For it will come upon all who live upon the face of the entire earth. Keep awake then and watch at all times [be discreet, attentive, and ready], praying that you may have the full strength and ability and be accounted worthy to escape all these things [taken together] that will take place, and to stand in the presence of the Son of Man.
Jesus is my hero and He is soon to return for His church. Will you be ready to meet the Lord in the air?
Jesus gave specific instructions in the above scriptures to His body. He charged us to take heed to ourselves, meaning be sober and know what and in whom you have believed. He was saying take note and pay attention to what’s going on in your inner and outer life. Take heed; observe the words that are coming out of your mouth. Take heed to the people you hang around and the influences you allow in your heart and mind. Guard and examine your life on regular bases as not to neglect your personal responsibility to fight the good fight of faith and stay unspotted from the world.
He warns us not to be overburdened and depressed with the things of this life. A person can become so wrapped up and involved in the ways and life-styles of this world that it consumes every minute of their day and night. Christians were not left here in the world to fit in or befriend the world; we are here to be ministers of reconciliation, salt and light, to a lost and dying world. The very people you are trying to impress in this world will one day die and go to hell if you don’t rise up and be light and lead them to Christ. Your need to be love, accepted and approved by this world is selfish and of the flesh, it has no foundation in the love of God. Love rescues sinners. Love speaks the truth. Love lays down its life for others.
We must be awake and stay alert to the time we are in and be strong, bold, courage, steadfast, sober, meek, and gentle soldiers of Christ. God so loved the world; people, that He gave His only begotten Son for all. God did not hate or despise sinners He came to rescue us from sin and death. He did not sit in Heaven and rejoice because we were on our way to hell, no, He came and saved us. Praise His Name. He spoke light and life to us not misery and doom. His Love saw our condition and created a solution so that whosoever would call upon His Name would be saved! Praise His Name Forever. He is coming back soon for a church without spot or blemish, be ready, stay ready!
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