This morning I woke up at 4:30. I don’t usually wake up until 5:30. I couldn’t go back to sleep so I prayed and got out of bed at 5:00. Even though it was still so early I started getting ready for work. While I was getting dressed I listened to Jentezen Franklin on YouTube with my tablet. It’s just a cheap tablet that I use strictly for watching videos. I forgot that something strange happens while I’m watching videos on that tablet. The clock slows down. I used the time on the tablet as a gauge for how long I had until I needed to leave. My goal was to get to work early so I could leave early. I looked at the other clock in the living room and panic hit me. It was actually 20 minutes later than I thought. When that happened I heard in my heart, “If you really believe it’s as late as it is, you will prepare differently. You’ll live your life differently” That hit my heart like a ton of bricks. I knew what the Lord was saying to me. My entire life I’ve heard that’s it’s time for Christ’s return. I’ve said it a million times. I’ve had the passion of that revelation in my heart burn like a fire. With everything that’s going on in the world, the time for Christ to return is so very soon. I asked myself some tough questions today as a result of what happened. If I truly believe that Jesus could return at any moment, wouldn’t I prepare differently? Wouldn’t I live in a manner that proves what I believe? What exactly would I change? It’s not like I’m out robbing banks or anything like that. I love Jesus with all my heart. I wouldn’t get so side tracked or distracted. I wouldn’t let certain situations overwhelm me. Why do I live that way now? In the light of eternity, the petty things of this world are nothing. When I see Jesus face to face will I remember the stress at work this week? Will I remember the time that someone at church hurt my feelings? Will I remember that someone stole my parking place at the mall? Will I even care about any of that? The answer is a resounding NO! I thought I had plenty of time this morning but I really didn’t. I was paying attention to the clock that was right in front of me. If I would have just glanced at the clock in my living room I would have known. God knows I’m guilty of looking at my own situations and getting distracted. I don’t want to live like that! I want to live like a person who burns with the revelation that Jesus is coming back soon. I don’t want to forget that time is running out for billions of people all over the earth. When I realized what time it was this morning I kicked it into high gear. I didn’t want the distractions to delay me from my goal. My goal was to get to work early because I wanted to leave early. It was Friday and I was so ready for the weekend to start. We have such an infinitely higher purpose for not getting distracted spiritually. Lives hang in the balance. I’m asking God to burn this revelation in our hearts like we’ve never experienced. Jesus is coming back soon. We have to trust Him more than ever. He’s Faithful and worthy of our trust. No longer can we falter between doubt and faith. It’s time to stand strong in the Lord and the power of His might. This is God’s time, not the enemy’s. Now is the time for the light of Christ to shine through His Body of believers in amazing and miraculous ways. My friend, is your clock broken? Do you know what time it is in the spirit? Maybe you knew at one time and forgot. Maybe like me you’ve been distracted. I believe the Holy Spirit will move within your heart in the coming days. Make the choice to prepare differently and to live differently. We have the choice to be like the wise virgins in Matthew 25 or the foolish ones. Jesus our Bridegroom is coming back sooner than we know.
Matthew 25: 13 Watch therefore [give strict attention and be cautious and active], for you know neither the day nor the hour when the Son of Man will come.