The signs of the end times are all around us. The Lord can come any day to snatch you out before the worst catastrophes overtake the world. Are you ready to receive Him?

God loves you where you’re at and will forgive you instantly, but He does not want you to be conformed to this world. He wants you to know His perfect will for your life and to live your life unto Him. (Rom. 12: 1-3)

Christ died in order to leave you His Holy Spirit. With Him you can indeed do all things (Phil. 4:13) by letting go of your problems and shortcomings and allowing Him to lead you. That means putting all your trust in Him!

The Bible is God’s love letter to you! He promises you blessings to overflowing, points out stumbling blocks to avoid, and warns of the consequences of sin. He provides a way of escape: He has provided you with the power to live a holy life unto Him.

Jesus Christ loves you so much that He will not allow you to be tested beyond your means and walks alongside you through your trials. Furthermore, He will come from heaven with a shout to snatch you out of the worst calamities that are about to happen! (1 Thes. 4: 16-17)

He is the bridegroom ready to receive His bride. (Mat 25: 1-13) If He is your bridegroom, do you know Him intimately, and are you ready, and expectantly awaiting his arrival?

At this time of turmoil, spiritual deception, and moral corruption more than ever before you need to draw close to Him. Don’t despair, but be assured that where sin abounds, grace so much more abounds. (Rom. 5: 20)

Ten virgins were waiting for the bridegroom; five of them were wise and brought along extra oil. The groom took his time and came for them at midnight: the darkest hour when all were asleep. The wise ones who were fuelled by the oil of the Holy Spirit were ready. They had a constant, close relationship with Him, and walked in the fruit of the Spirit: love, joy, peace, long-suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness and temperance. (Gal. 5: 17-25) He recognized them and they knew Him!

The others, on the other hand, had no oil left and begged to get some. You cannot grasp it “in the twinkling of an eye.” (1 Cor. 15: 52) It’s a love walk that needs to be developed on a daily basis. The wise ones were taken up into the marriage feast while the others were forever shut out because the groom did not know them! (Mat. 25: 12)

Are you ready? Will you recognize Him?

“For as the lightning cometh out of the east… so shall also the coming of the Son of man be” (Mat. 24: 27)

“The day of the Lord cometh as a thief in the night… Ye are the children of the day: we are not of the night… Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober.” (1 Thes. 5: 2-6)

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