Matthew 24:40–44: Then two men will be in the field: one will be taken and the other left. Two women will be grinding at the mill: one will be taken and the other left. Watch therefore, for you do not know what hour your Lord is coming. But know this, that if the master of the house had known what hour the thief would come, he would have watched and not allowed his house to be broken into. Therefore you also be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.

Watch is the important word, and it has a little different meaning from the watching that the child of God does now in waiting for the Rapture. Today we have a comforting hope. In that future day it will be watching with fear and anxiety. In the night they will say, “Would to God it were morning,” and in the morning they will say, “Would to God it were evening.” Today we are to wait and long for His coming. In that future day they will watch with anxiety for His return. You may think that I am splitting hairs, but I’m not. I looked up the Greek word for watch and found that it had about eight different meanings. 1

Your Word is Truth

“Watch” is a word filled with action and anticipation. It does not mean to stare at the walls or at the TV or at your digital screen. It means you are prepared. You are working. You are in tune with the worldly events and bible prophecy. Are you living on the cutting edge of Christianity? Are you “in the know,” because you know His Word? Is your life making a difference for Christ? Can you say: “I am doing my Fathers business?”

Let us not sleep, as others do, but let us watch and be sober. –1 Thessalonians 5:6

You Alone are God

A watchful Christian is a serving Christian, with a readiness for heaven. – TWEET IT

Your Will be Done

Lord, please keep me prophetically alert, in Your Word, and always watchful.

1. McGee, J. V. (1991). Thru the Bible commentary: The Gospels (Matthew 14-28)

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Tommy Blumberg was ordained as a Calvary Chapel pastor in 1985, where he served as an assistant to Pastor Wayne Taylor of Calvary Fellowship, in Seattle. In 1992, Pastor Tom, his wife Pam, and their three daughters moved to Bellingham and began a Bible study, which led to the founding of Calvary Chapel Northwest. Tom blogs regularly at