Watch therefore, for you do not know when the master of the house is coming—in the evening, at midnight, at the crowing of the rooster, or in the morning— lest, coming suddenly, he find you sleeping. And what I say to you, I say to all: Watch!” (Mark 13: 35-37 NKJV)
Do we know how to watch for Jesus’ return? What does this command mean and what are it’s implications? The commands to be observant, to see and to watch occur over thirty times in the three versions of Jesus’ primary teaching about his return, the Olivet Discourse (Luke 21, Mark 13 and Matthew 24 and 25.) It is also mentioned numerous other times throughout the New Testament. I discuss these in detail in Chapter Five of my new book Are We Ready for Jesus? due out in early 2015. This command is so central to preparing for his return however, I’d like to briefly discuss it this week.