The signs of unpreparedness


TEXT Lk12:47 – 48

And that servant who knew his master’s will, and did not prepare himself or do according to his will, shall be beaten with many stripes._


JESUS lived, died, rose again and is now seated on the right hand of God. And remember He will come back again to take His holy church. Do you know that many people including some of Jesus’ disciples didn’t believe at the time that He would indeed rise again from the dead? Thomas provided ample proof of that with so much doubt. He even dramatized it in front of all the disciples. Most Pharisees, scribes and high priests neither believed He would resurrect. To them, it was unheard of that someone would predict his own death and rise again. Yet, at least they remembered the claims of Jesus to resurrect and had even made sure it wasn’t going to happen.

The motive for the women’s early journey to the tomb was to anoint His dead body. They were not anticipating His resurrection at all. It appears the Eleven, and all the other disciples had completely forgotten about Jesus rising up again to life according to His word which He had said to them several times.

This same scenario is true today concerning the return of our Lord Jesus Christ. Some unbelievers still think it’s a farfetched tale or imaginative fiction. So there are those who are not ready or prepared for His second coming. Doubt and unbelief have put these in total bondage and “blindness”. These “twin brothers”, doubt and unbelief, will send many to hell. They can rob you of earthly and heavenly blessings. But to the believers, they must know and do their Master’s will as a way of preparing for the Master’s return. When you ask someone, “If Jesus comes today, will you make it to heaven with Him?”and they can’t give you a definite and forthright answer in the affirmative, then that person is not well prepared.

A follower of Christ shouldn’t panic at the mention of His return. That’s also a sign of unpreparedness.

As a true born again child of God, the mention of heaven and Jesus’ return should rather excite you; it shouldn’t put you in a state of fear.

Are you saved, walking in the Master’s will, and prepared for His return? Then relax and rejoice for great is your reward in heaven. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you always.


2 thoughts on “The signs of unpreparedness

  1. Lovely post. Reminds me of the words of Yeshua (Jesus) in Matthew 7:21-23 which starts with ‘Not everyone who says to me, “Lord, Lord,” will enter the kingdom of heaven..’ (ESV). The ‘unprepared’ are those not known by him, and also those called ‘lawless ones’ by him.
    – Yosef

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