The Endtime Series - Part Seventeen - Pray That Ye May Be Accounted Worthy

Writer Author  Sylvia Huffnagle
Christian Article : Exhortation  - Fiction  No

Christian Author Writer Lk: 21:5-9: And as some spake of the temple, how it was adorned with goodly stones and gifts, he said, 6: As for these things which ye behold, the days will come, in the which there shall not be left one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down. 7: And they asked him, saying, Master, but when shall these things be? and what sign will there be when these things shall come to pass? 8: And he said, Take heed that ye be not deceived: for many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and the time draweth near: go ye not therefore after them. 9: But when ye shall hear of wars and commotions, be not terrified: for these things must first come to pass; but the end is not by and by.

Jesus prophesied the destruction of the Jewish temple. His disciples asked Him when that would happen and what signs would precede its happening. Jesus cautions His listeners to watch what’s happening so as not to be deceived.

Sign #1:
He says before the time of the end many false prophets would rise to fame and deceive many with their erroneous teachings. Many cults would develop and hurt the truth.

10-11: Then said he unto them, nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: 11: And great earthquakes shall be in divers places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven.

Sign #2:
World wars and national wars and civil wars, increase in earthquakes and famines, as well as scary things happening in the sky.

12-15: But before all these, they shall lay their hands on you, and persecute you, delivering you up to the synagogues, and into prisons, being brought before kings and rulers for my name's sake. 13: And it shall turn to you for a testimony.14: Settle it therefore in your hearts, not to meditate before what ye shall answer: 15: For I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which all your adversaries shall not be able to gainsay nor resist.

After Jesus went to heaven, Christianity developed and was unwelcome by the majority, so it is today. So we can take this passage as instruction for now because there is a world wide war on Christianity in the making. Jesus lets us know that God’s purpose in it is to have the arrested Christians boldly testify for the truth and that He will give His witnesses the words to say when they need them.

16-24: And ye shall be betrayed both by parents, and brethren, and kinsfolks, and friends; and some of you shall they cause to be put to death. 17: And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake. 18: But there shall not an hair of your head perish. 19: In your patience possess ye your souls. 20: And when ye shall see Jerusalem compassed with armies, then know that the desolation thereof is nigh. 21: Then let them which are in Judaea flee to the mountains; and let them which are in the midst of it depart out; and let not them that are in the countries enter thereinto. 22: For these be the days of vengeance, that all things which are written may be fulfilled. 23: But woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck, in those days! for there shall be great distress in the land, and wrath upon this people. 24: And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away captive into all nations: and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled.

Sign 3#:
The early Jewish Christians went through this, but it’s not over. All that Jesus said here is happening to the Jews and the Christians in these last days. This is the grand finale in the war between good and evil. The devil is having a heyday. It will end with God’s wrath which is the inevitable result of habitually disregarding His word.

Christians, even in the United States of America--if it exists at the peak of this thing, will suffer this kind of persecution. Our own families will fight against us and will turn us into the authorities. They will sneer and scream hateful things at us because we are considered the intolerant. Never mind that they are completely intolerant toward true Christianity. They hate Christians because they will not go along with global thinking which they deem necessary to establish a new world order.

25-26: And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; 26: Men's hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.

Sign #4:
There is going to be a number of cataclysmic events that will shake things up. This may be due to bombs or rockets or it may be due to a comet as something or some other natural event, but in any case it will be very frightening and devastating.

27-28: And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. 28: And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.

29-33: And he spake to them a parable; Behold the fig tree, and all the trees; 30: When they now shoot forth, ye see and know of your own selves that summer is now nigh at hand. 31: So likewise ye, when ye see these things come to pass, know ye that the kingdom of God is nigh at hand. 32: Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass away, till all be fulfilled. 33: Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away.

Sign #5:
When we see all these thing happening together or right after each other we are to know that He’s coming soon--in our generation. We are to watch for Him and make sure we are not caught up in what the world is doing.

34-36: And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and so that day come upon you unawares. 35: For as a snare shall it come on all them that dwell on the face of the whole earth. 36: Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.

We need to pray that we will be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass and to stand before the Son of man. Along with praying this we need to be doing our part to see that we are prepared and ready. I want to emphasize this important instruction. This is the day and the hour to be praying that we will be accounted worthy. This could mean worthy of the rapture--that is our vessels are full of oil and we are ready for the bridegroom or it could mean that Christians must be watching and have on the full armor of God to escape from all the snares that are being laid for them by the enemy. In any case I urge you to carefully observe all biblical instruction and be ready because we are not escaping on our looks or on any name-dropping such as “I belong to Jesus.” You will escape if you are accounted worthy.

© Sylvia Huffnagle

Editor's Comment:

About the Writer Author
State: Pennsylvania
Country: United States
Profile:  Click here! has been given permission to use all materials and content found on this website. All contents of this Website are subject to Copyright protection. Please contact the Christian Writer by email for permission to use their work in any manner.

Most Recent From This Writer

Inspired Still - Designs by LaVellaK

Design Challenged? No worries! Among many design services I offer, I'll gladly design hats, t-shirts and more for you or your organized Special Event. Email me at for details!

Photgraphy & Design by LaVella Kraft


Make personalized gifts at Zazzle.

Select Article or Story