Even Jesus had to watch and pray!

PLEASE READ THIS FIRST: Matthew 24:36-44

What do you sense the Lord saying to you in this passage?

“No one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.” (Matthew 24:36)
Jesus shows us there how He was fully human, and that He was like us while on earth.
He didn’t have His heavenly library card, to know everything about everything.
Then how did He know about the coming doom for Jerusalem, or the Son of Man’s return?
Like us, He had access to scripture and prayer, and He learned wisdom like we can too.
He saw the warning signs – the fig tree (v.32) – just like we can see the signs.
He was keeping watch as a human, which was why He was often alone with God.
He didn’t know all the details of His coming death, but He it was coming.
And so He kept watch and prayed (Matthew 26:41), His way of preparing.
I don’t know what is coming in our time, but I do not that crises lie ahead.
Jesus is on the throne, and Satan is bringing mayhem on earth (Revelation 12:7-17).
There’s a place in the wilderness for us (Revelation 12:14), but are we going there?
How are you watching and praying, how are you preparing through prayer and scripture?
If Jesus needed it, what makes you think you don’t?
Lord thank You for the way You are speaking to me in my time alone with You. Thank You for strengthening my spirit, mind and heart during this pandemic crisis. Help me to be prepared for whatever is still coming!


  1. Get to know Jesus. We can do this by spending time in the word and asking God to reveal to us what He wants for our lives. He wants only the best for us because that is His nature.
    It is through these difficult times that He molds us in to who He wants us to become.
    When we get to know Jesus, we know that the spirit of the Lord is within us and it is through the gift of the spirit that we will be made ready for the coming of our Lord.

  2. There are times in my life when I would look up and say Lord – now it would be a good time for you to come – particularly in times of crisis. Yet, I know it is more likely that the Lord will call be home before He returns – I expect that and am ready for that. Yes, around me the activities out there are oblivious – although I would say at this time, more people are thinking about God more – the eating and drinking and partying has been drastically curtailed – and the places where they have not – there are more cases of infection. Death or the threat of death has a way of scaring people – but if they do not know how to connect with Jesus – will they find the way to the living water – to drink and live? This is the message of hope we need to share wherever and however we can!

  3. In times like these I am reminded that man is not in charge. God is. He has told us to be vigilant for His return. He has given His Spirit to lead, to guard, to protect, to strengthen. This place is a temporary home. I need to read the sign of the times that He will come to redeem His own and be be ready and meanwhile serve Him. Prayerfully I live this day and every day in His presence.

    Spirit of the living God,
    Fall afresh on me.
    Melt me, mold me, fill me, use me.
    Spirit of the living God,
    Fall afresh on me.

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