Be Prepared: The Certainty of God's Visitation

Ezekiel 38:7a, 8a
Be thou prepared…. After many days thou shalt be visited…

Just as the Lord had given Gog fair warning of His visitation to come, so He prepares us for the same in Matthew 24:44, where Jesus said, “Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh.” I have heard it said that there are two things which man must do in a lifetime; pay taxes, and die! As true as that is, I’d like to add a third one; every man, woman, boy, and girl WILL be visited by God their Creator. Have you made your preparations to meet Him?

Oh, surely you haven’t been deceived by the length of time which has already passed, of which there has not yet been a visitation? Surely you have not said in your heart, “My lord delayeth his coming!” Jesus warned against such thinking, specifically stating that “The lord of that servant shall come in a day when he looketh not for him, and in an hour that he is not aware of.” See Matthew 24:50.

You see, although it hasn’t happened yet has no bearing on the fact that it shall happen! Romans 14:12 says, “So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God.” You may not want to be visited by God in your lifetime, but regardless, He will pay you a visit sooner or later. We had best be prepared for the visit, for the simple fact that we do not know when He’s coming; we just know that He is.

It is important for all reading this to understand that no one, and I mean NO ONE, will be able to skip out on this meeting. The only way to be genuinely prepared to meet God is to accept Jesus Christ as your Savior and Lord; trust me when I say, you do not want to stand before God without Christ representing your case. It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God (Hebrews 10:31).

The good news is that God the Father looks at Jesus’ sacrifice He made for you on the cross, and is satisfied! No wrath shall come to those who have believed on the Lord Jesus Christ to save them from their sins. One day, I was minding my own business, when all of a sudden I heard the voice of Jesus beckoning me to come to Him for forgiveness, redemption, and grace. Since that day, I have been prepared to meet God, as I trust solely in the righteousness of Jesus Christ to spare me from the wrath which is to come. I have made my preparations; what about you?

~ Pastor Gary Caudill
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