By Omotunde Idowu.
You might wonder what this question is all about. But, sorry, I never woke up from the wrong side of the bed. It’s just that when I woke up today, I came to my consciousness that assuming the world comes to an end today, is the world prepared to meet God, the King of kings? Are we going to be faithful servants or found wanting? This thought persisted and became a serious matter to the extent that I started hearing a tiny voice in my mind which was saying to me, ‘How prepared are my people?”
It was just echoing that I couldn’t ignore the subtle voice that was talking to me so I decided to throw the question back to all we ministers of God. This question goes to all rank and file of ministers of God; be it those manning local churches or international churches, be it the very known to the world and the very unknown to the world ministers of God.
Even if you are just a nominal Christian or just bearer of Christian names; or rather you could be an atheist or a non-believer, the question to all living soul today is, ‘How prepared are you?
How prepared are you for the second coming of Christ Jesus? How prepared are you for the day of reckoning? How prepared are you for the accountability day? I am sure we all are prepared as we wouldn’t want to be among the numbers mentioned in the book of Revelation chapter 2: 1- 7 – when the angel of the Church speaks with churches in Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamos and Thyatira of how they started well, but later derailed. Are you still standing and upright for the Lord Jesus Christ or you have derailed? You need a self-check to appraise yourself if you are still prepared.
Or rather, are you still at alert as the five wise virgins who were ever prepared to meet the King of Glory (Matthew 25: 4, 9). For if you are still right with God, you are sure of salvation (John 16: 33; Rev. 7:14)
The need for our preparedness is now for the Bible makes us to know in the book of Matthew 24: 3-30 – that when day of reckoning is at hand, strange occurrences would start happening; nations will rise against nation, of which we have been witnessing; brothers against brothers, which is not strange to us now. Many will claim for themselves as being God, and of course, they couldn’t be. Tribulations will come from all angles of which the world has started witnessing. Inter-tribal wars abound all over the world. Sickness of strange natures sprout almost every day, and the ultimate of it all, receiving of the mark (identification number) for which without, one would not likely be able to do anything on earth anymore.
For what the book of Revelations said to come to pass, COVID-19 became the link (go-between) in which people are being picked one after the other. Put together, the number of humans that has perished with the advent of COVID-19 has surpassed a million. (Matthew 24:21).
Brothers and sisters in the Vineyard of God, be sure to re-appraise yourselves for our self-righteousness would be enough when the Owner of the universe surfaces unannounced just like a thief in the night. So the Holy Bible asks, ”Are you prepared,” for you are fully aware that the Day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night. While people are saying peace and security, destruction will come upon them suddenly, like the labour pains of a pregnant woman and they will not escape (1Thessalonians 5: 2)…
Please note, this reference is to all recalcitrant souls be they Apostle, Prophet/Prophetess, Pastor, Evangelist, a former worker in the Vineyard, or a present worker in the Vineyard; except you are right with God!
On this note, I back it up with a hymn from my Cherubim and Seraphim Hymn Book which has a stanza that says…
Cherubims of the world, redeem yourselves
Seraphims of the world, redeem yourselves
Whomsoever that his or her work burnt, lost everything;
Whomsoever that his or her work burnt, lost everything.
May we be rapture-able when the trumpet shall sound unannounced, amen. The watchword is BE PREPARED!!!
Where will you be when the trumpet shall sound? FOOD FOR THOUGHT!!!