Standing before the Son of Man!
Scripture reading for April 8th: Judges 4-6, Luke 21
Key Scriptures: Luke 21:34-36 “But watch yourselves lest your hearts be weighed down with dissipation and drunkenness and cares of this life, and that day come upon you suddenly like a trap. For it will come upon all who dwell on the face of the whole earth. But stay awake at all times, praying that you may have strength to escape all these things that are going to take place, and to stand before the Son of Man.”
Jesus closed out His time of ministry by preparing His disciples for the temptations and trials that would accompany the time just before He would return. Watchfulness was required of each believer because of the temptations and wickedness that would abound before Christ’s return. These temptations would attack all who dwelled on the earth. Prayer and alertness was required to escape the temptations and to stand before “The Son of Man” when He returned to receive His own and judge the wicked. Those not able to stand would be cast out of His presence forever.
Faith Confession and prayer: Lord Jesus, temptations and seduction fill the world in this time that I live. Give me Your strength to stand firm and encourage the brothers and sisters and warn those who are not right with God. May none in my family circle and my friends fail to stand before You when You return.
Judges 5:31 “”So may all Your enemies perish, O Lord! But Your friends be like the sun as he rises in his might.” And the land had rest for forty years.”