A man went to his friend on his wedding day and told him ” I want to be on your bridal train, please let me be one of your groom’s men”.
The friend, who was the groom was stunned and could only reply the man, “Not now”
The man queried “why” and the friend explained to him, “Today is the d-day and it’s time for the wedding ceremony but you haven’t gotten any of the things to make you look like us. To be among the bridal train is before the d-day and not on the d-day.”
Friends! It been awhile you heard from me, but I believe you have miserable, terrible and terrific things happened and still happening around the world.
Untimely deaths, sicknesses, disasters, rumour of war is taking the lead all round. Jesus told his disciples the signs of his coming and they are manifesting already.
Matthew 24: 3-31 New American Standard Bible (NASB):
3 As He was sitting on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to Him privately, saying, “Tell us, when will these things happen, and what will be the sign of Your coming, and of the [b]end of the age?”
4 And Jesus answered and said to them, “See to it that no one misleads you. 5 For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am the [c]Christ,’ and will mislead many. 6 You will be hearing of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not frightened, for those things must take place, but that is not yet the end. 7 For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and in various places there will be famines and earthquakes. 8 But all these things are merely the beginning of birth pangs.
9 “Then they will deliver you to tribulation, and will kill you, and you will be hated by all nations because of My name. 10 At that time many will [d]fall away and will [e]betray one another and hate one another. 11 Many false prophets will arise and will mislead many. 12 Because lawlessness is increased, [f]most people’s love will grow cold. 13 But the one who endures to the end, he will be saved. 14 This gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in the whole [g]world as a testimony to all the nations, and then the end will come.
15 “Therefore when you see the abomination of desolation which was spoken of through Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place (let the reader understand), 16 then those who are in Judea must flee to the mountains. 17 [h]Whoever is on the housetop must not go down to get the things out that are in his house. 18 [i]Whoever is in the field must not turn back to get his cloak. 19 But woe to those who are pregnant and to those who are nursing babies in those days! 20 But pray that your flight will not be in the winter, or on a Sabbath. 21 For then there will be a great tribulation, such as has not occurred since the beginning of the world until now, nor ever will. 22 Unless those days had been cut short, no [j]life would have been saved; but for the sake of the [k]elect those days will be cut short. 23 Then if anyone says to you, ‘Behold, here is the [l]Christ,’ or ‘[m]There He is,’ do not believe him. 24 For false Christs and false prophets will arise and will [n]show great [o]signs and wonders, so as to mislead, if possible, even the [p]elect. 25 Behold, I have told you in advance. 26 So if they say to you, ‘Behold, He is in the wilderness,’ do not go out, or, ‘Behold, He is in the inner rooms,’ do not believe them. 27 For just as the lightning comes from the east and flashes even to the west, so will the coming of the Son of Man be. 28 Wherever the corpse is, there the [q]vultures will gather.
The Glorious Return
29 “But immediately after the tribulation of those days the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light, and the stars will fall from [r]the sky, and the powers of [s]the heavens will be shaken. 30 And then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in the sky, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of the sky with power and great glory. 31 And He will send forth His angels with a great trumpet and they will gather together His [t]elect from the four winds, from one end of the sky to the other.
Jesus also told a parable of a rich man who made a feast, before the d-day he had given all the invited an invite with a total package of what will qualify them but alas there was still a “regular man”, ” a man who identify Christ but not known by Christ”, “a regular church goer”, “a religious man” who entered the feast on the d-day without the needful. He was disgraced.
Matthew 22: 12 New Living Translation
‘Friend,’ he asked, ‘how is it that you are here without wedding clothes?’ But the man had no reply.
Oh, the “regular man” was speechless.
Are you prepared? Are you ready?
Get your salvation now. Acts 4:12, New Living Translation
“There is salvation in no one else! God has given no other name under heaven by which we must be saved.”
Hebrews 12:14, New American Standard Bible
Pursue peace with all men, and the sanctification without which no one will see the Lord.
New King James Version
Pursue peace with all people, and holiness, without which no one will see the Lord:
The D-day is coming, prepare now!
Pedetin Daniel, Sao is a graduate of Mass Communication from the Polytechnic, Ibadan. He presently works with an online based education news organisation in Ibadan, Oyo State Nigeria. Daniel is a gospel teacher, drama minister, writer and a counsellor passionate about raising youth fit in the hand of God to bring revival.