Watch Therefore, For You Don’t Know His Hour.

If there be an issue that is of concern in our century is Security. Weapons of sophisticated form
are being manufactured to assure, if soothing ain’t the best term, of safety. It is of so much
concern to both the poor and the rich, those with plenty and those with limited. Within statehouse
doors are locked, if not hammered to the wall, even if security is termed tight as well as those in
the slums. We are all proactive in safeguarding ourselves; we don’t sleep with our doors
unlocked. The thief is more likely to hit anytime as so preparedness is inevitable.
Our Lord Jesus Christ explaining about the second coming and judgement of the world gave the
illustration of a thief to remind all that we need to always be prepared. Mathew 25:43-44 …But
know this, that if the good man of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he
would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to be broken up. Therefore be ye
also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh. With reference to this,
two things are true. Either Jesus may return or He may call us home. Time in this status is not of
essence unlike the status and the condition of the heart.
Jesus’ call is for us to safeguard our hearts lest the thief, Satan, comes to steal that which is and
has been deposited within our hearts. But the question of what is this that is our heart must arise.
Jesus in this case is talking to His disciples; men who had known Him and accepted Him. The
believer has something to safeguard. Salvation has to be safeguarded lest the devil ensnares us to
fall at his trap and his plan is to steal, kill and destroy (John 10:10) whereas Christ comes to give
life in abundance.
For sure He went but dwells within us for He is Emmanuel. He, Jesus Christ, will physically
return. Whether He tarries to come or call you home, He’ll still do it. That preparedness arises
from first acknowledging the malady and the brokenness in you. That I’m a sinner and separated
from Him, God. Secondly, that Christ has taken upon Himself to reconcile every one of us to
God the Father by being the sin sacrifice to bridge the gap. Thus, going through the bridge
includes accepting that He died for you, resurrected and ascended to heaven. Because He lives, I
live. Once you accept Christ Jesus’ sacrifice, you have something to protect and to safeguard
from the thief – salvation. John 3:17 – 18 … For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn
the world; but that the world through him might be saved. He that believeth on him is not
condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the
name of the only begotten Son of God.
He, Jesus, has made a call to all of us, and He is, to come unto Him because He is waiting for
anyone that comes to call unto Him and He will save them. The good thing is that salvation is not
based on the magnitude of sin one has, colour skin, country or continent, tribe or race, etc. It is
about a heart that soul searches itself and needs a Saviour. What is needed is not a self-pitied
heart and soul but rather a soul that confesses unto Him: oh wretched soul that I am, who will
save me if not you my God, who knows the status and condition of my heart if not you my God,
Heal me, O LORD, and I shall be healed; save me, and I shall be saved: for thou art my praise
Jeremiah 17:14. His arms are open unto all of us who run unto Him for help as He speaks to our
hearts: ‘Watch Therefore, For You Do Not Know My Hour.’

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