Revelation 16:15 Behold, I am going to come like a thief! Blessed (happy, to be envied) is he who stays awake (alert) and who guards his clothes, so that he may not be naked and [have the shame of being] seen exposed!
One of these days it will be ready or not here I Am. It isn’t that we hadn’t had plenty of warning though. Through out Jesus’ ministry while He was here He warned that this day would come and like a thief in the night. Meaning if we are not ready, on guard — then is when we will be exposed. Were we for real, a true follower of His, alert guarding our clothes? Were we clothed in Him —or not?
If we’re not alert, if we are not watching we are going to be exposed on that day of our —without Him state. We are going to be ashamed that we didn’t take heed to His Word, but instead conformed to the world.
Do you know why many conform? It is because they don’t have a vision for eternity, and they don’t have a vision because they don‘t take God seriously enough to look at the Word (the Word is God) to get that vision.
Many think Christianity is a prayer and that prayer is their ticket to heaven. They think there is nothing they have to do except say that prayer of salvation and they‘re set.
Believing that lie is due to not looking at the Word themselves. Not having their own relationship with Jesus, but letting someone else know Jesus for them.
If you look at the Word yourself you will see what the truth is —and that you have an assignment, a personal assignment from Him.
It is not to just wait for Him, but wait on Him as He waits on us. How? In serving as He serves. Your call is not to have your feet washed — but to wash feet.
If one would be in relationship with Jesus that one would hear Him weep and morn for what is about to happen to His people. Those who won’t take heed to His love appointment, He is crying for. He doesn’t want to come like a thief in the night, but it will only be that way if one personally makes it that way.
Didn’t Jesus say that the Holy Spirit will tell us things to come? He did (John 16:13). Didn’t He say I no longer call you My servants but friends because a servant doesn’t know his masters business? He did (John 15:15). Did He say I will come as a thief in the night, therefore watch? He did, Matthew 24:42-44, Matthew 25:13 and many other times).
The answer is watch, be in communication with Him, know Him, serve, so that you are not in the dark. Paul said that about us who believe, we’re not in the dark, but we know and we are to watch.
1 Thessalonians 5 But as to the suitable times and the precise seasons and dates, brethren, you have no necessity for anything being written to you. 2 For you yourselves know perfectly well that the day of the [return of the] Lord will come [as unexpectedly and suddenly] as a thief in the night. 3 When people are saying, All is well and secure, and, There is peace and safety, then in a moment unforeseen destruction (ruin and death) will come upon them as suddenly as labor pains come upon a woman with child; and they shall by no means escape, for there will be no escape. 4 But you are not in [given up to the power of] darkness, brethren, for that day to overtake you by surprise like a thief. 5 For you are all sons of light and sons of the day; we do not belong either to the night or to darkness. 6 Accordingly then, let us not sleep, as the rest do, but let us keep wide awake (alert, watchful, cautious, and on our guard) and let us be sober (calm, collected, and circumspect). 7 For those who sleep, sleep at night, and those who are drunk, get drunk at night. 8 But we belong to the day; therefore, let us be sober and put on the breastplate (corset) of faith and love and for a helmet the hope of salvation. 9 For God has not appointed us to [incur His] wrath [He did not select us to condemn us], but [that we might] obtain [His] salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ (the Messiah) AMPC
Be ready He is coming, just like in the day of Noah they were unaware of hour. For those unaware of the hour it will be like a thief in the night that He, Jesus will come.
Praise the Lord He is warning us now before it is too late!