“Watch ye therefore: for ye know not when the master of the house cometh, at even, or at midnight, or at the cockcrowing, or in the morning:” Mark 13:35
Happy New Year to you all. Well, another went by and the Lord did not come. One thing that can happen, especially as you get older is that you have seen many new year’s come and go. Then the word “watch” (present tense) loses its urgency. It could happen that in your heart you start saying, “I have been watching, but He still hasn’t come. I am no longer going to concern myself with His return.” So I want to say to you all, “WATCH, FOR YOU DO NOT KNOW WHEN YOUR MASTER COMES. THIS MAY BE THE YEAR.”
“So the king and Haman came to banquet with Esther the queen…. 10So they hanged Haman on the gallows that he had prepared for Mordecai. Then was the king’s wrath pacified….1On that day did the king Ahasuerus give the house of Haman the Jews’ enemy unto Esther the queen…” Esther 7:1,10, 8:1
The final showdown is soon to take place. The king (Jesus), Haman (Satan) and Esther the queen (the bride of Christ), are all in one room. There, Esther pleads for the life of her people. Haman, a man who hated the Jews was a man who was promoted over all the officials, just as Satan who hates God’s people was given this world to rule. There is coming a day when it will all come to a head. God will cast Satan into an eternal hell, and Christ the king will give His bride authority to rule and reign with Him. Be encouraged today oh saints of God.
“And he shall go before him in the spirit and power of Elias, to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just; to make ready a people prepared for the Lord.” Luke 1:17
Believer’s in this generation must fulfill the same call that John the Baptist had, “… to make ready a people prepared for the Lord.” So many of us are convinced we are at the last ticks of the clock till the Lord returns, we must sound the alarm, get right, be ready, the Lord is coming.”
“Again, he sent forth other servants, saying, Tell them which are bidden, Behold, I have prepared my dinner: my oxen and my fatlings are killed, and all things are ready: come unto the marriage. 5But they made light of it, and went their ways, one to his farm, another to his merchandise:” Matthew 22:2-3
Apparently, the Lord prepared for the marriage supper and invited guests many generations ago, but man hindered it from happening. The call was made to come, but those who were invited refused. Why do we always think that it is God who always delays things?
“So that servant came, and shewed his lord these things. Then the master of the house being angry said to his servant, Go out quickly into the streets and lanes of the city, and bring in hither the poor, and the maimed, and the halt, and the blind. 22And the servant said, Lord, it is done as thou hast commanded, and yet there is room.” Lk. 14:21-22
The first century church was anticipating the return of the Lord in their day. Here we are almost 2000 years later and we are still anticipating His return. Why such a delay? “…Yet there is still room.” Any moment now, the last seat could be taken.