I’m old enough to remember the seventies’ cheesy Christian movies called “A thief in the night” and the “Left Behind” movies of the nineties. One of them scared me to death and left me thinking the rapture had come, and I was left behind more times than once. There is a fixation on the end of the world and the rapture. Are you ready for Jesus to return? Nothing is stopping Him from coming back at any moment.
“The end of all things is near; therefore, be of sound judgment and sober spirit for the purpose of prayer.”
It’s the End of the World
It seems like the end of the world is right around the corner with everything that has happened this year. All we need is for the trumpet to sound and Jesus to appear on the clouds, and we are heaven-bound. With that being the case, it is essential that sound judgment and spirit-filled prayer be ever-present in your life. Nothing is holding Jesus back from returning for His Bride, and 1 Corinthians 15 tells us that it will happen in the twinkling of an eye.
Being of sound judgment and a sober spirit result from one’s life being submitted to the Holy Spirit’s leading and in tune with God’s Word. Many “super-Christians” show they are holy at church but show no sound judgment in their personal lives. A believer is to model knowledge of God’s Word and exhibit its wisdom. When this happens, we are sober in spirit and ready for Christ’s return.
Ready for Jesus to Return
We are to be of sound judgment and sober spirit so we can be in constant prayer. Prayer is the lifeblood of every believer. 1 Thessalonians 5 tell us to “pray without ceasing.” Prayer readies your heart for when God wants to move. If we aren’t exercising sound judgment, then we aren’t in communication with God, which means you could miss out on Him working in your life. Get yourself ready for Jesus to return.