“Do not be amazed at this, for a time is coming when all who are in their graves will hear his voice and come out – those who have done good will rise to live, and those who have done evil will rise to be condemned” (John 5:28-29)
What’s it like when you’re unprepared for something? Worried? Anxious? Upset? I’m going to guess that most of us would much rather be prepared than unprepared.
What about the Last Day? Are you prepared for that? Most of the time we don’t know exactly how unprepared we are until the event we’re unprepared for comes upon us. Many in our world won’t know just how unprepared they are for Jesus’ return until He returns. Jesus makes it very clear that He’s coming and He could come at any time. Are you prepared?
Judgment Day can be quite intimidating to think about…standing before the all holy and perfect God! Me??? A miserable sinner… before God!!! I know what He should say to me: “Away from me you who do evil!” If preparations for Judgment Day were up to me, I’d better be scared!
But by God’s grace, they’re not. You see, Jesus already consumed all the fire of God’s wrath for your sins and mine. He did so when He died on the cross. God’s just judgment against you and me has already been dealt with on Jesus. Because of Jesus the only thing God has to give you and me is His love and grace. “Come, take your inheritance in life eternal.”
Are you ready? Jesus has made you perfectly prepared for His return.
Looking forward to Jesus’ return, just like you,