With your hands lifted up, and your heart filled with praise. Sunday morning worship service is in progress. Instead of you truly worshiping, your mind wonders, what if a gunman comes into the church during worship service? Are you safe? Does your church have armed security? Should security even have guns at church? What if security itself becomes a problem? The ultimate question is, is it well with your soul? Meaning will you be ready when Jesus come back?
No man knows the day or hour as to when his day here on earth, is his last. It is a fact that we are not safe anywhere. The scriptures tells us to be ready at all times, for this particular reason. We should be ready for the coming of the Lord. It has been said that when a person passes; that is the coming of the Lord for that particular person. Now whether this is true or not, it does make sense. Note that I didnt say the Second Coming of the Lord; which will be accompanied with Fire.
The Second Coming Of The Lord 2 Peter 3:9-11
9) The Lord is not slow to fulfill His promise as some understand slowness, but is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance. 10) But the day of the Lord will come like a thief. The heavens will disappear with a roar, the elements will be dissolved in the fire, and the earth and its works will not be found. 11) Since everything will be dissolved in this way, what kind of people shall you to be? You shall to conduct yourselves in holiness and godliness.
The Bible is fulfilling it self in matters such as, men being lovers of themselves, wars and rumors of wars, and earthquakes in divers places. The scriptures are unfolding as we speak. Luke 21:11 says
Then He told them, “Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. 11) There will be great earthquakes, famines, and pestilences in various places, along with fearful sights and great signs from heaven. 12) But before all this, they will seize you and persecute you. On account of My name, they will deliver you to the synagogues and prisons, and they will bring you before kings and governors.
According to 1 Peter 3:14; But even if you should suffer for righteousness’ sake, you will be blessed. Have no fear of them, nor be troubled.
This is the hope and promise of God. The assurance that even in the face of danger, we still have the hope of going to heaven. The circumstances might not be as we would wish; but there might come a time when we might be faced with such evilness. So I will ask again is it well with your soul?
Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery trial when it comes upon you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you. But rejoice insofar as you share Christ’s sufferings, that you may also rejoice and be glad when his glory is revealed. If you are insulted for the name of Christ, you are blessed, because the Spirit of glory and of God rests upon you. (1 Peter 4:12)
Consider him who endured from sinners such hostility against himself, so that you may not grow weary or fainthearted. (Hebrews 12:3)
ENCOURAGE YOURSELF: But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you. When you can earnestly pray for your enemies, you have matured. Pray without ceasing.