The hour you think not – Part 3
Mt. 24: 43- 44 “But know this, that if the goodman of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to be broken up. Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh. Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh.”
Beloved, every event in the world today points to the fact that the end of all things is at hand. This awareness should spur us into ensuring we are not taken by surprise by this inevitable event, but should be ready at all times, not excluding our youthful hour, in the time of our soundness of health and worldly prosperity. We should not doubt the certainty of this event because it is the program of God Almighty, for He cannot lie and there is no variableness nor shadow of turning in His mind. He never forgets His word and He performs whatever that goes out of His mouth.
Num. 23:19 states, “God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? Or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?”
The point is that God cannot lie for He is not a man, who is prone to lying. Whatever He says, He is bound to do and nothing can oppose it. Whatever He says, He will bring to pass. So, rapture will surely take place as He said and that, very soon.
Isaiah 55:10-11 says, “For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater: So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.”
God has promised us eternal life, He has made us to understand that the rapture of the saints will take place, therefore, there is no point doubting whether it will happen or not, and how long. It will surely happen and at the timing of God. And I want to let you know that time is at hand and it will surely come to pass and that is very shortly. Heb. 10:37 says, “For yet a little while, and he that shall come will come, and will not tarry.”
Many people in the present day are saying, if Jesus could tarry, but the answer is stated above, ‘He will not tarry.’ He will come; He will not delay. It may be anytime, but very shortly. So, if you are among those saying these things will take long, you should repent, for He is coming quickly and will not tarry. As you read this message, what the Lord demands from you is to ensure that you are ready at all times, for there is no more time. Be warned, for when you think not, the hour you think not, He comes.
May be the time you are thinking how to plan your future, marry and have children or build house, He comes. Or you are thinking that you have arrived, that could be when the trumpet shall sound; the hour you think not. Many people are thinking He will come at their timing, by this, they would prepare only for that hour, after which they would backslide, and assume He may not come again.
But you have been told it is going to be that hour you least expected, the hour you think not. It is not going to be when you are prepared, but when you think not. So, you are advised to be ready at all times. And if you are careless and living anyhow, without preparation or readiness to make the rapture, you will miss it. So, you should be ready at all times. You must live your day, always in expectation of the great surprise, for if He does not come now, the probability that you may die suddenly, to meet Him, is high.