Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Are You Ready to Meet Jesus?

A couple of Sundays ago we had a retired preacher speak in our church. He had a good message and I took notes as I listened. I would like to share these notes with you here trusting that you will be blessed as I was.
The text was from Matthew 24.

Are You Ready?

Do you remember May 1948? This is when Israel became a nation state. This is the last prophecy that needed to be fulfilled before the return of Jesus our Saviour.

Are we ready? Jesus Christ is coming back again!
Matthew 24:44  Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh.

He will come back when you least expect Him. You must be ready - none of us knows when we will die.
Many die young, often accidentally.

This is about eternity - heaven or hell

Some will doubt His return and say all things remain as they were and He hasn't come back yet.

We have no idea how much time we have.
He is patient with you, He is patient with you and is waiting for you to be saved!

Choices and Consequences

There are only two choices
*If you do not choose to follow Christ - the consequence is hell.
*If you choose Christ ( believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and be saved ) you will go to heaven.

Christ will return - no one knows the day or hour.

Hell - the eternal fire
It is hard to imagine and impossible to understand that some would choose to spend eternity in hell fire. This is not just a few years or a few thousand years - hell is forever.
People will spend their life here living in pleasure, seeking wealth, and power, some may even have thought that there would be more to life. Suddenly they are gone, a car crash and gone forever. We ask the question - Was that person ready?  Where will he or she spend eternity? 
Prepare now to accept Jesus,
Hell is eternal and no one needs to go there.

1 Corinthians 6: 9-11  Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites, 10 nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God. 11 And such were some of you. But you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus and by the Spirit of our God.

Notice verse 11 - such were some of you but you were washed.... this is very important. Even though you once lived these sinful lifestyles, you can be saved, you can be washed by the blood of the Lord Jesus Christ! Repent today and turn from your sin, Be saved today!!! Life is different with Jesus in your heart - you can be free from your former life of sin! 

You can be assured a place in heaven!

Matthew 24: 37 - 39 But as the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
38 For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark,
39 And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.

His coming will be like Noah's time. People scoffed.
Noah and his family were ready and saved!
The road to hell is so wide.
The road to heaven is so narrow.
So many decided to not follow, they are having a good time while Noah is building the ark and preparing for the flood.

Some will be taken up with Jesus while others will be left. Some will be ready and others will not be ready.
If you know Jesus as your Saviour you will go with Him and you will not be left behind.

Matthew 24:3 And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world?

1) There will be a trumpet call.
We will be changed and we will be gone!
1 Corinthians 15:51-52
Behold, I tell you a mystery: We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed—in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.

2) The Dead in Christ will Rise First - 

3) Eternity will begin - We will be with the Lord

We will worship Jesus with the angels.

* The devil is always a loser unless you give him your life.

* Jesus always wins!! Jesus never loses - the devil should have realized this by now.

* WE who are believers in Jesus are winners together with Jesus!!

Please accept Jesus as your Savior today - read more here Be Saved today!

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