People prepare for everything in life:
– They prepare for marriage;
– They prepare for their wedding day;
– They prepare for the birth of a child;
– They prepare for a job;
– They prepare for an entrance exam;
– They prepare for a test;
– They prepare to work, study, have fun…
This is, they prepare for everything that has to do with their life, but they do not prepare to face death.
Always, always, man prepares to receive what he expects.
Those who want material possessions prepare themselves for material possessions. Those who want spiritual blessings prepare for spiritual blessings. One way or another, we all prepare for something in the future.
This preparation is a kind of faith because we hope for something we have not seen yet. (Hebrews 11.1)
God promised new Heavens and new Earth only for those who are waiting for the fulfillment of His promises. This intelligent faith is a Divine gift.
This is what happened with Noah. He prepared to wait for the flood;
The same happened with Abraham. He prepared to wait for his heir;
It was no different with Jacob. He prepared to receive the blessing of the birthright;
The Hebrews prepared to leave Egyptian bondage and take possession of the Promised Land;
Gideon prepared to deliver the people of Israel from their enemies;
David prepared to reign in Israel;
John the Baptist prepared the way for the Son of God;
The five prudent virgins prepared to wait for the bridegroom;
The Lord Jesus prepared the disciples for His death, resurrection and ascension to Heaven,
The disciples prepared to receive the Holy Spirit.
TODAY, we all have to prepare for the return of our Lord.
What have you been preparing for?
Only those sealed with the Holy Spirit wait for the new Heavens and new Earth, where justice dwells. (Isaiah 65.17, 66.22 and 2 Peter 3-13)
Therefore thus says the Lord God: “Behold, My servants shall eat, but you shall be hungry; behold, My servants shall drink, but you shall be thirsty; behold, My servants shall rejoice, but you shall be ashamed; behold, My servants shall sing for joy of heart, but you shall cry for sorrow of heart, and wail for grief of spirit. Isaiah 65.13-14