As a Church and as a family we were studying about ‘Rapture’. It is a real eye opener to read Matt 24:29-31 “Immediately after the tribulation…..then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in heaven,….” Wow! so the children of God will face great tribulation before the coming of the Lord.
As many of us already know, there is not much time left and we are almost towards the end of times. Things are going to change drastically for God’s children who do not compromise with the world’s laws and views that are against God’s word will have to face persecution or may even lose jobs and may not be able to buy or sell.
I was reminded of the five wise virgins from Matt 25: 4 “But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps.” These five wise virgins, not only kept their lamps burning but took oil with them and were well prepared and ready to join the bridegroom before the door was shut. This is the time for us to prepare ourselves and to study these things and get equipped and be aware of what is to come and encourage and teach others. So let us not only just focus on day to day living and just keep our lamps burning but let us take some extra time and energy to study His word or study more resources and store oil for the future. May be there will be a times in future where we won’t be able to even worship God or study His word openly.
Let us make use of the time wisely and study His word more diligently than ever and prepare for the future like the wise virgins..