One Will Be Taken


43 But know this, that if the master of the house had known what hour the thief would come, he would have watched and not allowed his house to be broken into. 44 Therefore you also be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.

Matthew 24:40-42

It’s a horrible feeling having your home broken into. You feel violated and unsafe for a very long time. One thought goes over and over in your head- if I had known that that night someone would be breaking in, I’d be ready and not let it happen.

It is that very thought that Jesus uses to speak about the end of the world. How many people will see Jesus up in the sky and realize that they were caught by surprise? How many will regret so many decisions and choices in their lives? How many will be shocked, terrified or feel like complete fools for not believing?

But in verse 44 it says that we can be ready. We don’t have to be caught unaware. How? By looking for the signs that are mentioned in this chapter and other prophetic books. By reading our bibles and making sure we are spiritually and mentally prepared for His coming. Just because you may belong to a church is not enough. If you don’t have a personal relationship with Jesus yourself, you will not be ready for that glorious day.

This day will be both the greatest and worst day in history. It will be great for all who will be saved but it will be devastating for all who rejected, unbelieved or simply took it for granted. Today is the day that you have to make sure that it will be a great day for you.

God bless,

Pr. Steven Couto