Wednesday, 4 November 2015

Stay alert - be prepared

Revelation 3:20 (NKJV) “Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me.” This verse followed a tongue and picture of Christ standing at the door, asking for the doors to open – He is ready for His bride and has a banquet prepared for us.

Alison then shared a word, called WAITING ON GOD; “Whilst spending time in God's presence He showed me, that in the waiting for His timing & promises don't be idle. This kind of waiting is not passive, but active. In the waiting, start getting ready & be prepared.

If we were waiting for our date to pick us up, we wouldn't sit & wait for him to arrive & then get ready. No, while he is on his way we would take a shower, wash & dry our hair, cream our skin & put our best perfume on. We'd choose the right outfit, apply make-up & be ready to receive & welcome him in. We would be ready for him to take us on our journey together.

And so it is whilst waiting on God. Get ready! Be prepared for when the groom comes to take His bride. Not just heaven bound, but in whatever it is that God is calling us to right here, right now. We prepare by worship, Word, prayer & serving.” 

Stay alert - The Story of the Virgins (Matthew 25: 1 to 13)

God’s kingdom is like ten young virgins who took oil lamps and went out to greet the bridegroom. Five were silly and five were smart. The silly virgins took lamps, but no extra oil. The smart virgins took jars of oil to feed their lamps. The bridegroom didn’t show up when they expected him, and they all fell asleep.

“In the middle of the night someone yelled out, ‘He’s here! The bride-groom’s here! Go out and greet him!’ “The ten virgins got up and got their lamps ready. The silly virgins said to the smart ones, ‘Our lamps are going out; lend us some of your oil.’

“They answered, ‘There might not be enough to go around; go buy your own.’ “They did, but while they were out buying oil, the bridegroom arrived. When everyone who was there to greet him had gone into the wedding feast, the door was locked.

“Much later, the other virgins, the silly ones, showed up and knocked on the door, saying, ‘Master, we’re here. Let us in.’ “He answered, ‘Do I know you? I don’t think I know you.’

So stay alert. You have no idea when he might arrive.

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