“Watch therefore, and pray always that you may be counted worthy to escape all these things that will come to pass, and to stand before the Son of Man.”(Luke 21:36)
The year of 2013 is approaching the end. Many have made plans to bring in the New Year. Churches are holding services. These services are called watch night services. Believers come together for song, prayer, and the Word of God. The goal is to practice watching for the Lord Jesus to return. No one knows the day or hour. One must be ready when Jesus comes.
Jesus gave specific instructions to believer that watching and praying were necessary actions. The reason is to be alert to what is going on in world and how the time is close for His return. Prayer prepares believers by spending time with God. The Holy Spirit will guide righteous practice of these activities and will help the believer to be ready. Readiness is how one will escape the things to come and enable a believer to stand before Christ.
Challenge: Believer, be prepared by watching and praying! Jesus is soon to return!