The second coming of Christ is the hope of all believers (1 Thessalonians 2:19). To be ready for the second coming, we need to take the following steps:
First: come to the Lord as you are. Jesus Christ promised, “Him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out” (John 6:37). Jesus is waiting for you to open the door of your heart, “Behold, I stand at the door [this door represents the human mind or heart], and knock: if any man hear My voice, and open the door, I will come in” (Revelation 3:20)
Second: Accept Christ’s sacrifice on your behalf “As many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God” (John 1:12).
Third: Confess your sins and receive forgiveness “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness” (1 John:9). The Lord will erase all your past sins (Romans 3:25).
Fourth: Trust and believe in Him “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house” (Acts 16:31).
Fifth: Obey His law of liberty “I will put my laws into their mind, and write them in their hearts” (Hebrews 8:10). The Lord will give you the power to live a godly life (John 1:12). And He will give you complete victory over sin “Thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ” (1 Corinthians 15:57).
Your part is simply to give your life to Christ and let Him live within you. His part is to work the mighty miracle of transformation that prepares you for His second coming.
How do you maintain this relationship? You maintain this relationship through daily study of the scriptures, prayer and witnessing. As you stay connected to Christ, He is able to bring the righteous fruits into your life “If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you” (John 15:7). Jesus calls you to “Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man” (Luke 21:36).
In His service,
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