Matthew 24: 41-44: Two women will be grinding with a hand mill; one will be taken and the other left.“Therefore keep watch, because you do not know on what day your Lord will come. But understand this: If the owner of the house had known at what time of night the thief was coming, he would have kept watch and would not have let his house be broken into. So you also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him.
This is quite a frightening passage of scripture. It describes a day that is coming and no one can stop it. The end of our world, time, human existence. The end of sin, suffering, and death. The beginning of a new age, the age of eternity, where only righteousness reigns, and only the righteous dwell.
At an unsuspecting time, people are just living their lives, when suddenly, something happens- a carastrophic event….The LORD of everything returns to His planet.
Some people will be taken away, and others left. Men and women.
Two women will be working together, maybe even talking together, and one will be taken out of sight, and the other left on the earth.
The one TAKEN is a Christian. She is waiting for the Lord, and has had her life cleaned and made new, through forgiveness. She is a women who belongs to the Lord Jesus, when He returns at the end of all time, she will go to be with Him forever.
The one LEFT is a woman who has never faced the challenge of Christ to repent and turn from evil. She does not think of Him, consider His ways when she makes decisions, has no love for Him. This woman is left on the earth, to face the judgment that all who are left behind will face.
This is a frightening lesson- a view into the future. It is very distressing, and some think the preacher shouldn’t preach it…
But we need to know, and you need to know. When we pass over Jesus, reject his mercy, it will determine where we will spend eternity. Nothing is more important than this.
We do not need to be afraid, as all who are trusting in Him as kept safe from the judgment to come, and He himself has made forgiveness possible.
JESUS RETURN is described as a “thief in the night” If you know when the thief is coming to your house, you will be ready for Him.
If you don’t pay attention, your house will be broken into and ransacked… We all need to be sure we are trusting in the Lord Jesus Christ, and we have right hearts and minds that love Him and are ready for heaven.