This is the 1st line of a humbling song that I’ve recently found on YouTube: “If Jesus come tomorrow to spend some time with you…would you answer all His questions or lie to hide the truth?” We should know that there’s nothing that we can hide from Jesus, but is it possible that we should ever be so unwise as to think that we could? Adam and Eve tried to hide from God in the Garden of Eden when they’d sinned; their sin brought them loss of righteousness and separation from God, ultimately death 1 Corinthians 15:22 (HCSB) For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ all will be made alive.
The 2nd line of the song: “Would you welcome Him with open arms or even let Him in? If Jesus comes to- morrow, what then?” Are we ready? Have we forgiven our family members, friends or acquaintances of perceived wrongs…have we asked their forgiveness or forgiven ourselves? Will Jesus find us rejoicing in His love and peace or will He find us angry, tired, and in conflict? Will He find us sharing our faith with the weak and the lost? Is there anything in your life that you regret? Is there anything in your life that you have not repented of? Is there anything in your life that could keep you from sitting at the feet of Jesus? Jesus said in John 3:20 (HCSB) “For everyone who practices wicked things hates the light and avoids it, so that his deeds may not be exposed.”
The 3rd’ line of the song: “If Jesus calls your number, could you leave today? Are you ready to lay down your worldly goods and walk away?” No one knows when Jesus will be coming back, but we do know that He is…He has told us to be prepared…He will arrive when we least expect it. Have you allowed your love of the world to get in the way of your walk with God? Are you doing your best with the last moments of your life to serve Him, to share Him, to bring as many people to Him as possible before the end comes? Jesus said in Matthew 24:14 (HCSB) This good news of the kingdom will be proclaimed in all the world as a testimony to all nations. And then the end will come.
The 4th line of the song: “Would it take a month of Sundays, to tell Him of your sin? If Jesus comes tomorrow, what then?” James 1:13 (HCSB) No one undergoing a trial should say, “I am being tempted by God.” For God is not tempted by evil, and He Himself doesn’t tempt anyone. Do we recognize our own sin? Do we blame our sins on others? Are we so wrapped up in “ME” and the world that we don’t see our sin for what it is? The entire Bible from the beginning to the end addresses sin. From the Garden of Eden and through all the words of Jesus in the New Testament, it’s made clear that God, our Father, abhors sin. This is why He sent His Son Jesus to us, to cloak us in His righteousness because He knew that man could not live without sinning,
1 John 1:9 (HCSB) If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. Heavenly Father gave us a way out, but because we have a way out do we continue to sin? God Forbid!
The 5th line of the (chorus) song: If the sky turns black as midnight in the middle of the day Isaiah 34:4 (HCSB) All the heavenly bodies will dissolve. The skies will roll up like a scroll, and their stars will all wither as leaves wither on the vine, and foliage on the fig tree. Revelation 6:14 (HCSB) the sky separated like a scroll being rolled up; and every mountain and island was moved from its place. Both verses tell us that the heavens will be rolled up like a scroll. I remember when Mt. St. Helens blew it’s top…it was an eerie feeling as I watched out the window and the darkness rolled in like a tidal wave…of course, the news had informed us that it was the result of the volcano blowing up and the cloud of ash headed our way…so it wasn’t scary, but it certainly was unexpected.
The 6th line of the (chorus) song: “And somehow you knew that Jesus would soon be on His way” Matthew 24:44 (HCSB) “So you also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him.”
The 7th line of the (chorus) song: “Would you have to beg forgiveness or could you reach out and take His hand” Jesus said in Matthew 7:14 (KJV) “Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.”
If Jesus comes to- morrow, what then?