How to be ready for the coming of the Lord

The great Derek Prince teaches how to be ready for the coming of the Lord in this video. Here is a summary from myself; but, it is best to listen to his rich message.

  1. RECOGNIZE : The parable of the fig tree tells us to recognize the season by the signs. The fig tree is often compared to Israel; hence, her re-establishment in 1948. Jesus tells us to recognize the time because when prophesied events begin to happen our redemption draws nigh. Are you excited or depressed? Praise God always, because the baby is coming and it is good news.
  2. DO NOT BE SURPRISED : Do not be concerned with the cares of this world. You will be delivered from the things of this present evil age. Stay involved but detached.
  3. WATCH : Pray always that you may counted worthy to escape. We must pray!
  4. ACT RIGHTEOUSLY : The fine linen is the righteous acts of the Saints. Matthew 24:14 : This gospel of the kingdom must be shared. How will you be involved? None of us are exempt. Give food in due season. It is not getting any easier. But our rewards will be great!

The devil will do all he can to get you to procrastinate getting ready because he knows the lateness of the hour. We need to recognize when he is causing delays or disruptions and pray through!

7 comments on “How to be ready for the coming of the Lord

  1. I have ‘thoroughly’ enjoyed this Brother’s teaching? The only comment I would like to make is as follows; At 38 minutes and 10 secs of his teaching he says “to think just about one thing, finance” Being a witness includes EVERY area of our lives. It’s interesting that what our Lord uses to determine “who are His” isn’t “just the one thing, finance” but it’s the “everything, our lives” as Jesus makes clear in Matt 25:34-46. Notice that what Jesus uses to help us understand those accepted into His Kingdom, it is not those concentrating on “the one thing, finance” but the giving of their food, possessions and time for those less fortunate than themselves. Some people are so giving of themselves, that they are not taking time to consider “Am I giving 10% of my finances?” Why, because they see that everything they have not just 10% belongs to God and so give whatever He tells them to. How sad it is for those treading out the grain needing to communicate that they need the empowerment of God’s people via their finances to do the work God has called them to. Oh to preach the heart of Jesus and to allow the Spirit of God to move upon His people to be all He wants them to be! The moment we “have to tell” anyone how to be His, is the moment we’ve removed “spontaneous Love action/ the Holy Spirit to encourage” from the one we’re preaching to. If I have to be told to love my wife, it’s only an action, not my heart. To be “shown” the love in “the Song of Solomon” and to leave the rest with God and the hearers is what is needed to teach marriage partners how to be with each other. To show how Jesus didn’t have financial riches nor a multitude of physical things but freely gave of Himself to the multitudes to heal their illnesses and to feed them is what is needed for God’s Spirit then to move upon the “speaking of His Word” to those listening to ‘transform’ the hearers into being His Children of Light.

  2. Mary Magdalene says:

    I totally agree Kevin. I have always included all forms of giving including our time! Here is what should have been included. He is still a 99% teacher! 1% to gain when he went home. Prince is a renown teacher to Pastors. Always go the Word, inerrant teaching!

    34 Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world:

    35 For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in:

    36 Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me.

    37 Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink?

    38 When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee?

    39 Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee?

    40 And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.

    • Sister Mary, I was very impressed to get a reply from you so quickly. I just wanted to share with you of how impressed I was with your spirit and spiritual insight when you hosted Stephen Steinman just the other day. You must be a first born due to the strength I sensed in your character. I myself am 2nd born but lost my big brother at age 10 so became the big brother to my Sis who is not quite 1 year younger (same age for 9 days each year). Have known Jesus personally since age 9 and was an intercessory prayer warrior for 10 of the last 20 years. Lord Bless you in the ministry in which He has called you! (just turned 59 yesterday Apr 18th)

  3. Mary Magdalene says:

    Humble…but we all need encouragement. Bless you. Happy Anniversary!
    Are in you in Canada or US or far away?
    BTW interviewing Stephen is a challenge; few have his knowledge! If only we could spend all our time studying the word, we’d have the full picture.

  4. This thought of how to be ready for the coming of our Lord just came to my heart today so sharing;

    Knowing About vs Knowing
    Penned by: Kevin K O’Connor
    Date: May 21, 2016
    Thought: To examine the difference between knowing about someone vs knowing them
    Scripture: Matt 25:1-13 The wise vs the foolish virgins

    The greatest prevention to actually ‘knowing’ someone is ‘knowing about’ someone. Knowing about someone involves the head, actually knowing someone involves the heart. So while all of the virgins knew about the bridegroom and that He was coming, only half of them truly knew Him due to their passion in having plenty of oil on hand AND having their lamps trimmed of all of the old useless burned out wick similar to what God’s Word says here; Heb 12:1 Therefore, having so vast a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, and throwing off everything that hinders us and especially the sin that so easily entangles us, let us keep running with endurance the race set before us, Thus the mantra of the foolish virgins when the wise ones would be warning them that the Bridegroom was on the way, their response would be “no one knows the day or hour” since they had all of the head knowledge that the wise ones had but lacked the passion thus all they could do was quote their knowledge but they lacked the passion and so truly wasn’t expecting Him as the wise ones were. No wonder when the foolish ones that ‘knew about’ the Bridegroom when pleading to be let in got the following response; Mat 25:11 Later the other bridesmaids arrived and said, ‘Lord, lord, open up for us!’ Mat 25:12 But he replied, ‘I tell you with certainty, I don’t know you!’ Notice that they too knew Him as Lord BUT as the Bridegroom responded, He ‘didn’t know them’. Notice that is ‘present’ tense. In other words, they may actually have known Him at one time like in the shallow soil noted in Mat 13:5 Other seeds fell on stony ground, where they did not have a lot of soil. They sprouted at once because the soil wasn’t deep. but because they lacked the depth of soil as the wise virgins, they did not “keep doing the will of His Father in heaven” as noted in Mat 7:21 “Not everyone who keeps saying to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will get into the kingdom from heaven, but only the person who keeps doing the will of my Father in heaven. So, while the foolish ones were busy reading all about the Bridegroom and could quote His words quite well, The wise ones were busy spending intimate times on the phone (prayer/communion) with the Bridegroom thus their passion and their actions of being ready with their lamps were what differentiated them from the foolish ones.

    NOTE: Since I did take only certain scriptures and placed them in this thought, I’m also pasting the context in which they were said following for the reader’s benefit.

    Mat 7:21 “Not everyone who keeps saying to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will get into the kingdom from heaven, but only the person who keeps doing the will of my Father in heaven.
    Mat 7:22 Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, we prophesied in your name, drove out demons in your name, and performed many miracles in your name, didn’t we?’
    Mat 7:23 Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you. Get away from me, you who practice evil!'”

    Mat 13:3 Then he began to tell them many things in parables. He said, “Listen! A farmer went out to sow.
    Mat 13:4 As he was sowing, some seeds fell along the path, and birds came and ate them up.
    Mat 13:5 Other seeds fell on stony ground, where they did not have a lot of soil. They sprouted at once because the soil wasn’t deep.
    Mat 13:6 But when the sun came up, they were scorched. Since they did not have any roots, they dried up.
    Mat 13:7 Other seeds fell among thorn bushes, and the thorn bushes grew higher and choked them out.
    Mat 13:8 But other seeds fell on good soil and produced a crop, some 100, some 60, and some 30 times what was sown.
    Mat 13:9 Let the person who has ears listen!”

    Heavenly Father, may we NOT be like the foolish virgins that may be able to look like and act like the wise virgins but NOT KNOW you personally and passionately, but may we DAILY be in a passionate loving relationship with Jesus, our Lord & King so that when it’s time for Him to retrieve His Bride, we’ll be ready from our hearts and not just our heads. In Jesus Name we pray, Amen

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