ARE YOU READY TO MEET GOD?
by Harold Camping
The return of Jesus Christ could be sooner than you think!
Are You Ready?
God Tells us in Ezekiel 33:3..."When he seeth the sword come upon the land, he blow the trumpet, and warn the people."
Are you ready to meet God? To test this question, let me present this situation:
suppose you went to the doctor for a test, and a few days later, you were told that you had a terrible, incurable illness that would take your life in the next thirty days. After the initial shock, would you begin to be increasingly at peace and in happiness that soon you would be leaving this life with all its tears and sorrows and would soon be in the glorious presence of your Savior?
Or, would you find an increasing bitterness and resentment in your soul that your life is being so quickly cut off. Such a careful examination can help you to know if you are ready to meet God.
Never before in the history of the world have so many people been at risk: More than five billion souls are in danger of meeting God face-to- face with no defense or covering for their sins. Every one of these people, men, women, and children, if he or she is not covered with Christ's robes of righteousness, will be found guilty of breaking God's law, and will be sent to Hell to forever suffer for his or her violations of God's law.
Don't think for a minute that there will be any comfort in the number of unsaved people because the Bible tells us in Luke 23:30: "Then shall they begin to say to the mountains, Fall on us; and to the hills, Cover us."
To plan to wait until the last minute before Christ returns and then repent and turn to Christ for forgiveness is very dangerous. God tells us that... "behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation" (II Corinthians 6:2).
In fact, not one of us can know that we will be alive tomorrow. Not one of us is guaranteed another day. Therefore, the urgency to be ready to meet God is now.
Right now is the time to be ready for eternity. Every day, almost 200,000 people die. You or I could be one of the people who will die tonight, and then our eternal fate is set forevermore. Now is the time to cry to God for mercy and to repent of sins.
Don't believe it for a minute if you read a bumper sticker somewhere or if someone told you, "Oh, it's so wonderful that God has a wonderful plan for your life, and God loves you," unless you know that you have repented of your sins and have a sincere and deep desire to do only what pleases God. If you do not want to obey God's Word, the Bible, then you had better think about your spiritual condition. God tells us in Philippians 2:12:... "work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.
If you, dear reader, are not saved, there is still a little time to cry to God for mercy. If you have any doubts at all about your salvation, cry to God for mercy!
Look in your Bible at the reaction of the Ninevites to the proclamation of Jonah that in forty days Nineveh was to be destroyed (Jonah 3:4-9). Nineveh was a wicked and Godless city, in complete rebellion against the God of the Bible. Yet, they repented, and from information found in the New Testament, we can know that many of them became saved.
Are you ready to meet God? The God of heaven who spared the Ninevites is the same God who will spare you from the impending judgment if you cry to Him for mercy.
This is not a time for theological debate. This is not a time to trust in church doctrine or a pastor or a teacher or me. You must trust the Bible only. My earnest prayer and desire is that you will go to the Bible, know that God's judgment is coming on the unsaved and this world, and in repentance cry to God for Mercy. May He bless you abundantly through the work of His dear Son, the Lord Jesus Christ.