WATCH AND PRAY: Two Great End Times Duties

Watchtower: Watch and Pray

“Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh.”
-–Matthew 25:13

WATCH AND PRAY:

TWO GREAT END TIMES COMMANDMENTS

Along with “take heed,” “watch” and “pray” are the commandments most often given for believers in the end times.

“Take ye heed, watch and pray: for ye know not when the time is.”
–Mark 13:33

“Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.”
–Luke 21:36

“If therefore thou shalt not watch, I will come on thee as a thief, and thou shalt not know what hour I will come upon thee.”
–Revelation 3:3

“But the end of all things is at hand: be ye therefore sober, and watch unto prayer.”
–1 Peter 4:7

“Continue in prayer, and watch in the same with thanksgiving;”
–Colossians 4:2

“Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh.”
–Matthew 25:13

END TIMES SURVIVAL: Take Heed

While the world is physically preparing, believers are to depend on the Lord for their protection and provision.

“Thus saith the LORD; Cursed be the man that trusteth in man”
–Jeremiah 17:5

“He that trusteth in his own heart is a fool: but whoso walketh wisely, he shall be delivered.”
–Proverbs 28:26

While the world will be howling at the return of Jesus, believers will be sheltered in the rock that is the Lord.

“He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.”
–Psalm 91:1-2

In the end times, believers are to remain sober-minded, stay alert and watch and pray so that the day of the LORD does not overtake them as a thief in the night.

Though every eye will see when Jesus is about to return, the world will neither be expecting nor watching for Him.

“Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him.”
–Revelation 1:7

Even though the people of the world will see Him, the world will continue to listen to the lies of Satan: therefore, sudden destruction will come upon the deceived world.

“For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.”
–1 Thessalonians 5:3

Watch” and “Pray” are both important parts of end times spiritual preparation. Indeed, they are both commandments and duties.

Though disappointment is sometimes a temptation and the sheer wickedness and deception of the end times world seems overwhelming at times, obedient believers will NOT be dismayed.

Instead, they will both watch and pray.

“And what I say unto you I say unto all, Watch.”
–Mark 13:37

Is the reader watching and praying?

Time is Running Out: Today is the Day of Salvation

Tender Mercies of the Lord: Will Not Always Be Available

“But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name.”
John 20:31

THE GOSPEL

“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:

And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. ”
1 Corinthians 15:1-8

“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”
-–Romans 1:16

[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: February 24, 2016.]

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