SET YOUR HOUSE IN ORDER. “In those days Hezekiah became sick and was at the point of death. And Isaiah the prophet the son of Amoz came to him and said to him, “Thus says the Lord, ‘Set your house in order, for you shall die; you shall not recover.’”” 2 Kings 20:1 The time is short. Christ’s return is imminent.
You are not even promised tomorrow. When He returns, will He find you as a profitable servant or a wicked one? Will He find you as a faithful and loyal servant? Or will He find you have shipwrecked your faith? Will He find you among the obedient sheep or as a goat? Jesus asks a perplexing question about His return, “Will I even find faith?” Will He find you faithful?
The question implies the negative. Narrow and afflicted is the path. Why would He say this? The end times are perilous. These are as the days of Noah, where every man does what is right in his own eyes. These are the days of intense affliction and persecution of God’s people, and many will apostasize. Many follow “another Jesus” and “another gospel”, letting go of God’s holy Word and following the dictates of their own heart. The lukewarm church is prevalent. Man does not recognize his own sinful condition, “wretched, miserable, poor, blind and naked”. Set your house in order.
If you knew today that you would die tomorrow, what would you do? Prepare to meet your God. Repent of your sins you double-minded people. You cannot serve God and live in the world. Come out of Babylon and be separated. Cleanse your hands and purify your hearts. Wash yourself in the precious blood of the Lamb. I have resolved that He will find me wholly faithful and in holy conduct. He will find me loving and obeying my husband and children and my holy brethren. He will find me tending the sheep He put in my care.
He will find me teaching and preaching the Word of God. He will find me separated from all ungodliness and wickedness. He will find me in obedience to His Word. I will not fear what man can do to me. The time is short and the window is closing. “So brace up your minds; be sober (circumspect, morally alert); set your hope wholly and unchangeably on the grace (divine favor) that is coming to you when Jesus Christ (the Messiah) is revealed.
[Live] as children of obedience [to God]; do not conform yourselves to the evil desires [that governed you] in your former ignorance [when you did not know the requirements of the Gospel]. But as the One Who called you is holy, you yourselves also be holy in all your conduct and manner of living. For it is written, You shall be holy, for I am holy. And if you call upon Him as [your] Father Who judges each one impartially according to what he does, [then] you should conduct yourselves with true reverence throughout the time of your temporary residence [on the earth, whether long or short].”1 Peter 1:13-17 AMPC#runyourrace
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