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Revelation 16

Revelation 16:15
Behold, I am coming like a thief! Blessed is the one who stays awake, keeping his garments on, that he may not go about naked and be seen exposed!
 
Being prepared for something most people aren’t even thinking about takes courage and resolution.
 
Think about Noah. Here’s a man who builds a boat in the middle of the wilderness. It makes no sense. The sea is miles away and the old codger is talking about rain. Seems ludicrous, enough to raise a hee-haw and send fellow bystanders into a guffaw. Yet Noah labored on.
 
How about you and I? A modern-day example could be seen in the concept of emergency preparedness. Seems a little silly to most. You’re stocking bottled water, non-perishable goods, blankets, and duct tape? And whyyyy? Doesn’t make any sense when there’s no apparent danger in view.
 
But hear the warning in verse 15. If Jesus is coming like a thief, the typical person is not prepared for a thief. So that leaves you and I with a job that most people won’t value. Therefore, be courageous and keep the lights burning.
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