ARE YOU READY?

by Dan Goddard

 

According to our Lord, the vast majority of people are not ready for the Judgment and will be lost forever in eternity.  Only a few are ready to go to Heaven (Matthew 7:13-14). We are told in Amos 4:12 to “...prepare to meet thy God...”  We have two appointments that have already been made for each of us and which we will definitely keep.  Hebrews 9:27 says, “And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment  These appointments cannot be canceled.

We don’t know when that day will come, so we must always be ready.  2 Peter 3:10-11 says “But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up. Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness.”

The Judgment will happen when the Lord comes again.  No one will be exempt. “...for we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ.” (Romans 14:10).  If we are not ready, it will be too late to try to get ready when we are standing before the Lord in Judgment.  Our eternal fate is

sealed either when we draw our last breath or if the Lord comes before we die. And we don’t know when this is going to happen!  2 Thessalonians 1:7-9 says “. the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ: Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power

Sadly the vast majority of people will be horrified when they hear “…Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels” (Matthew 25:41).  Those who are lost in Hell will only have themselves to blame.  Is your name in God’s Book of Life?  If it is not then “...whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire” (Revelation 20:15).  How do we make sure our name is in the Book of Life?  Jesus says “Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven  But then Jesus says that we must “be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life” (Revelation 2:10).  We must do God’s will and continue to do His will if we expect to go to Heaven.  Are you ready for the Judgment?