Eschatology is the study of the end time according to Christian belief. Christians are encouraged to prepare by living a life of faith, love, and obedience to God. In Matthew 24:42, Jesus said, “Therefore, keep watch because you do not know on what day your Lord will come.” It is important to stay alert and ready for His return. Let us explore how we can actively engage in this preparation.
One needs to focus on prayer, study the Word, and live a life of righteousness. In 1 Thessalonians 5:6, it says, “So then, let us not be like others, who are asleep, but let us be awake and sober.” This means that being spiritually awake and alert makes a true Christian conscious of Christ’s return.
Staying connected to a community of believers is vital. Hebrews 10:25 encourages us not to give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but to encourage one another—all the more as you see the Day approaching. Always remember that being part of a Christian community helps us to stay strong and encourages us to persevere in our faith in Christ Jesus.
Actively serving others and sharing the good news of Jesus also help Christians stay grounded concerning the second coming of Christ. In Matthew 24:14, Jesus said, “And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.” Fellow Christians, by spreading the message of salvation, we can help others prepare for Christ’s return while staying vigilant ourselves.
Maintaining a fervent prayer life is very essential in preparing for the end time. We always seek God’s guidance, wisdom, and strength through prayer. This is one way we can stay spiritually vigilant, watchful of the signs of the end time, and remain connected to the Holy Spirit.
In conclusion, I encourage Christians to study eschatology, stay active, live a life of faith, love, and obedience, pray, study the Word, be part of a supportive community, and actively share the Gospel. By doing so, we will be prepared for the second coming of Christ and keep others on their journey of faith.
Written by Deacon Silas Aboagye (Okornya District, Agormanya Area)