True Preparation

"To the end he may stablish your hearts unblameable in holiness before God, even our Father, at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ with all his saints."  (I Thessalonians 3:13)

Here St. Paul is advising these Thessalonians.  This is the first letter to them and he is emphasizing the things most important to those who are new to this life.  St. Paul himself is getting more and more experienced and he says, "To the end He may stablish your hearts unblameable in holiness before God."  As a man does this, the heavenly plan will be revealed to him.

A Christian has to do much of searching into himself.  The greatest hindrance to the work of God is more within one's self than without.  Unless the inside of the barrel of the gun is oiled and thoroughly cleaned, the friction on the sides will stop the force of the shot.  So the inside is kept very clean.  The hindrances are more within than without.

As you are preparing to serve God, there will be a terrible breaking out of power.  It will be a strong force.  Let us prepare ourselves.  The time will come when we ourselves will have to face many difficulties.  As we are reading the Bible, sanctification is taking place.  As we read the Bible with an intense desire to fulfill it, it is itself a prayer in the subconscious mind and the Holy Spirit is being given to us at that time.  We are preparing ourselves for a great battle.  There is so much work to be done.  Let us prepare ourselves.