Watch Therefore

Artist: Congress MusicFactory
Produced By: Congress MusicFactory
Album: Hear Our Prayer – Endurance

We must discern the nearness of the Finish. You have to discern it, the nearness of the Finish. Because something happens to your life when you discern the nearness of the Finish; when it is not remote, when it is something that’s not far away and unreachable. Another way you can say that, is when you begin to discern that time is coming to an end or time is no longer your master, you can see the edges of reality. We must discern the nearness of the Finish. There’s a critical need to be alert, to be aware, and to be prepared.

Matthew 25:1-13 in the New King James Version: “The Kingdom of Heaven shall be likened to ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom. Five of those people were wise, five of the people were foolish. Those who were foolish took their lamps and took no oil with them. But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps,” and we are the wise. “While the bridegroom was delayed, they all slumbered and slept.” At midnight, in the depths of the crisis a cry was heard. This was the announcement of the proximity of the Finish. “Behold the bridegroom is coming. Go out and meet him.” Those virgins arose and trimmed their lamps. But the foolish said to the wise, “Give us some of your oil, for our lamps are going out.” The wise said, “No, lest there should be not enough for us and you. But go to those who sell and buy for yourselves.” And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came and those who were ready, went in with him to the wedding and the door was shut. Afterward, the other virgins came also, saying, “Lord, Lord, open to us!” And He said to them, “Assuredly, I say to you, I don’t know you.” Watch therefore. A nice little story. And the story brings us down to what God really wants to tell us. In the day of proximity, in the day when time is running out, this is the command of God to His Church: “Watch therefore. For you know neither the day nor the hour in which the Son of Man is coming.”

“Watch therefore;” Amen? It’s the word ‘Gregorio’. It means, pay attention to divine revelation. Open up your ears and eyes. It also means be mindful of threatening dangers, holes you could fall into, opportunities to do foolishness. Be mindful of that. ‘Gregorio.’ It also means, have conscious awareness with an alert mind. Open up your eyes! Get alert! That’s what it means. He’s telling us how to be in those times. Watch therefore!

It also means refrain from all drowsiness and slackening of energy in faith and conduct. Don’t back off. And it also means, that word ‘Gregorio’; vigilance to defend against a sudden foe, a surprise attack or change in circumstances. Be aware that as we get to the end of time that things can go suddenly dysfunctional. And be prepared for that. Be alert. Be aware. Don’t let a change of circumstances disrupt your flow. Know what’s happening. Know that there are traps and stay along the course of your stability. Don’t go back and slacken your conduct. Don’t do that at all. Because you will become a statistic in the day when we should be getting strong. That’s what He’s trying to tell us in the story of the virgins. In other words, have some extra oil in your lamps. Don’t be bereft, don’t be empty, don’t leak. Stay awake.