I have come to look forward to participating in Kate Motaung’s Five Minute Friday writing prompt. I was telling a friend yesterday that I had known about FMF for several years, but had never felt led to participate. Then, about a month ago, the Lord placed the desire in my heart to be part of this wonderful group of bloggers who write like mad for 5 minutes on a common topic with editing. I begin early in the week praying and asking the Lord to give me the words to write. I pray these posts are a blessing to you.
Today’s writing prompt is,………READY
Let us rejoice and be glad and give him glory! For the wedding of the Lamb has come, and his bride has made herself ready. Revelation 19:7 (NIV)
My small group and I have spent the past almost 2 years in the book of The Revelation. I wandered into Revelation by accident, when I began studying the Seven Churches in Revelation 2 and 3. Then, it was a natural thing to study the remainder of the book.
Revelation is one of those books of the Bible that many people just ignore because it is confusing and sometimes frightening. That was me then. Now, after having lived in Revelation for 2 years, I find it fascinating. I also find it challenging, and at the same time, comforting. Why? Because, we win.
Some of my previously learned theology has changed. Some has been strengthened.
I have fallen more deeply in love with Jesus through my time in The Revelation.
I am not frightened about what the future holds…..I do believe the events of Revelation will play out literally. Others in my group do not. That’s okay. We still love each other.
I am more READY than ever to see Jesus face to face.
What about you? If Jesus is your Lord and Savior, YOU are the bride who needs to be READY for the Lamb’s appearing. Have you made yourself READY for His appearing? If you have never made Jesus your Lord and Savior, then you are not READY, and the Scriptures are clear that bad things are in store for those who do not trust in Jesus. Do you understand that nothing happens that is outside the control of our EVER-READY God? There is no reason to fear for those who are READY. Is your hope in Christ? The Revelation was not given to us to frighten us. It was given so that we would be READY.