Are you prepared for what comes after the end of your life?
We plan our lives, careers, work and holidays. We try to prepare for many things throughout our life. But there's one important matter that many people fail to get ready for, and can happen very unexpectedly and suddenly.
Death is something that's certain to come and cannot be avoided, and it is not the ideal time to seek the Father and Messiah.
Are you prepared to die? If you die at this point of time, are you confident that your relationship with the Messiah is appropriate? The questions to ask yourself are
Have you used your time wisely preparing for what comes next?
Have you developed a personal relationship with the Messiah?
Do you have confidence in the relationship you have (or have not) developed?
Do you follow the Messiahs commands?
We can only approach the Father through the Messiah. We need to believe in the Messiah and accept the renewed covenant. The Messiah set this out very clearly in the Gospels.
In John 14:6 Yahusha said to him,
John 14:16 “I am the Way, and the Truth, and the Life. No one comes to the Father except through Me. 7 “If you had known Me, you would have known My Father too. From now on you know Him, and have seen.”
But the Scriptures go a lot deeper than this, we not only approach the Father and pray in the Name of the Messiah, but we must develop a relationship with the Messiah, be prepared and be watchful.
The Messiah spoke of being prepared in the parable of the ten maidens starting in Matthew 28:1
Matthew 28: 1 “Then the reign of the heavens shall be compared to ten maidens who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom. 2 “And five of them were wise, and five foolish. 3 “Those who were foolish, having taken their lamps, took no oil with them, 4 but the wise took oil in their containers with their lamps. 5 “Now while the bridegroom took time, they all slumbered and slept. 6 “And at midnight a cry was heard, ‘See, the bridegroom is coming, go out to meet him!’ 7 “Then all those maidens rose up and trimmed their lamps. 8 “And the foolish said to the wise, ‘Give us of your oil, because our lamps are going out.’ 9 “But the wise answered, saying, ‘No, indeed, there would not be enough for us and you. Instead, go to those who sell, and buy for yourselves.’ 10 “And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came, and those who were ready went in with him to the wedding feast, and the door was shut. 11 “And later the other maidens also came, saying, ‘Master, Master, open up for us!’ 12 “But he answering, said, ‘Truly, I say to you, I do not know you.’ 13 “Watch therefore, because you do not know the day nor the hour in which the Son of Aḏam is coming,
In the Scriptures, Oil is widely understood to be a symbol of the Set Apart Spirit. This parable is about having the Oil to develop a relationship. To receive the Set Apart Spirit it is necessary be baptised, believe in the Messiah and accept the renewed covenant. We need to keep in touch with him, study his Word, and do His Works, and to be ready.
The goal of the maturing and growing believer is to continually strive to be like the Messiah. To live a life that is moving away from sin through repentance, and living a life of worshiping the Father through a commitment to His Word and Commandments, and building a personal relationship with the Messiah.
It takes individual desire and faith it takes to move closer to the Messiah. It is easy to become complacent and satisfied by making what are the smallest of efforts to truly give time the time that we need to develop a relationship. A prayer or opening the Scriptures occasionally is simply not enough! Take a moment to review your standing, do you study, pray and follow the Fathers Laws.
In John 14:15 and 26, the Messiah spoke of keeping his commands
John 14:15 “If you love Me, you shall guard My commands………21 “He who possesses My commands and guards them, it is he who loves Me. And he who loves Me shall be loved by My Father, and I shall love him and manifest Myself to him.”
So, are you prepared? If you die at this point of time, are you confident that you have a relationship with the Messiah? It is a question all believers should ask themselves. If you answer no to thus, feel free to write to me, I would love to chat with you.