Be Still . . .
Devotionals for Daily Living ©
Behold, I am coming quickly! Hold fast what you have, that no one may take your crown.
(Revelation 3:11 (NKJV))
Another translation says it in this way.
I am coming soon. Hold on to what you have, so that no one will take your crown.
(Revelation 3:11 (NIV))
We could get very analytical and start looking at the differences in the words quickly and soon. Unless you are able to read the original texts in the original language, we will not be able to understand the subtle nuances of the original words. It is these subtle nuances that made the translators pick the English words that they eventually used. Regardless of which translation you prefer, there is a sense of urgency in these words.
Do you feel the urgency in your heart? Do you feel the urgency in your spirit?
I see things on a daily basis from all across the world that make me wonder how much longer before God sends Jesus to come for His bride. Wars and rumors of wars are rampant. Lies have become truth and truth has become ridiculed and attacked. I know that I don’t need to tell you about all of the things in this world that seem to be unfolding at breakneck speed. What I do need to ask you is a simple question.
Are you ready to face Jesus in the air if He were to come for His church this very day?
Are you praying in the urgency of the situation? Are you watching? Are you prepared? Don’t be like the virgins who did not come to wait for the bridegroom prepared.
But while they were on their way to buy the oil, the bridegroom arrived. The virgins who were ready went in with him to the wedding banquet. And the door was shut.
(Matthew 25:10 (NIV))
They thought that they had more time!
We don’t know how much time we may have. I urge you to be prepared. It is my prayer that you fully understand the urgency of the times.