Four Things To Be Doing Now And When Jesus Comes Again
"Look Up!" (Luke 21:28). As our redemption draws nearer we should be looking up to Jesus for strength, victory and deliverance. "Seek ye first the kingdom of God and His righteousness" (Matthew 6:33). If our interests are God’s, we will engage in prayer and intercession, especially while the spiritual battle for God’s kingdom heightens as the end nears.
"Occupy" till He comes (Luke 19:13). God’s concern is for His kingdom to come on earth as it is in heaven. That should be our concern, too, to welcome His kingdom in our hearts and endeavor to share with all others about it. The believer will overcome and not just escape.
"Comfort one another" (1 Thessalonians 4:18). Believers will comfort one another and forsake not the assembling of ourselves together. The devil is so pouring out his wrath and deceit even as the coming of Christ nears, that the strength of the believer must be in fellowship with one another and in common encouragement. No Christian will stand as an island but must find his place in the Body of Christ.
"Purify" ourselves (1 John 3:3). To not walk forward in the Christian life is to fall backward. The evil force of this world stands against faith, but "greater is He that is in you" (1 John 4:4). This is the believer’s victory.