The Day and the Hour Not Known
Brothers and sisters, let us keep watch, for no one knows the day or hour our Lord Jesus will come. If we are not prepared, we will be like the foolish of the ten virgins who carried lamps without oil and went to meet the bridegroom. When the bridegroom was coming, the foolish asked oil from the wise, but the wise replied that there may not be enough for both of them. While the foolish were going to buy the oil, the bridegroom arrived and those who were ready (the wise) went in with him to the wedding banquet and the door was shut. When they came back they said, “Sir! Sir! open the door for us, but he replied, ‘I tell you the truth, I don’t know you’”.
That’s how it is going to be when the Son of Man comes. So, brethren and sisters, let us not look back. Whatever we do or say should come from our Lord Jesus Christ. We should keep our lamps burning like saints waiting for their Master, so that when he comes and knocks, we can immediately open the door. Also, let us keep ourselves in God’s love as we wait for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ, for the time of the Lord will come as a thief in the night. Brethren and sisters, let us watch out that you do not lose what we have worked for, but that you may be fully rewarded
Bro Emmanuel Kondowe (Chinhoyi, Zimbabwe)