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Dennis Vogel:
There are several verses that tell us to "Watch" but I'm having trouble finding verses that tell us to "prepare" except perhaps The Parable of the Ten Virgins and not preparing with having oil.

Can anyone think of other 'prepare' verses?


Rhys 🕊:
Luke 14:28-30

For which of you, desiring to build a tower, does not first sit down and count the cost, whether he has enough to complete it? Otherwise, when he has laid a foundation and is not able to finish, all who see it begin to mock him, saying, ‘This man began to build and was not able to finish.’


I would see counting the cost is preparing as there are many things to consider.

Also this verse

Proverbs 24:27

Prepare your work outside; get everything ready for yourself in the field, and after that build your house.


That’s a good topic. Speaks to me that I still have things to sort out. It seems to me it could be easy to skip some things and let’s just build the house. The end goal may be good but often God pulls me back because I missed something. Perhaps I often think that thing is not too important but it could be more important than you think. An example would be after losing my wife I got very impatient with people and sometimes got a bit nasty so now realise I need to be more patient and calm.


1John2:15~16…….. Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world, if any man love
the world, the love of the Father is not in him…….

John 16:33….These things I have spoken unto you that in me you might have peace.
In the world you will have tribulation .
Be of good cheer. I have overcome the world.

2 Peter 1:5-7 & 10…. For if you do these things you shall never fall.

John 8:31….Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on Him,
“ if you continue in My Word, then are you my disciples indeed.”

Proverbs 23:7… as he thinks in his heart so is he.

Luke 12:30-34… …. For where your treasure is there your heart will be also.

Acts 14:22…..Continue in the faith, that it is with much tribulation we enter
into the Kingdom of God.

How do we prepare for tribulation?
Tribulation in this verse. Strongs 2347
Thlipsis and it means , pressure, affliction, anguish, burdened, persecution
tribulation, trouble.
When God calls one to be a son or daughter in His Kingdom, He puts them in a spiritual pressure
cooker. This is needful; this is necessary, this must be done.
But let me be quick to affirm that these great trials are not without reward, both now and forever.
( Ray)

We have to endure to the end, we have to overcome the world.
Rev. 2:26…. And he who overcomes and keeps My works unto the end……

Phil. 2:13… For it is God which works in you,
both to will and to do of His good pleasure.

Put on the whole armour of God, which is Christ.
Revelation….. he who has an ear let him hear what the Spirit
says to the churches.

Fight the good fight everyone and keep the unity of the Spirit. We are ONE.

As for watching……
I just watched a video on YouTube
Called The Pope Video.
He is calling for the Abolition of Torture.

Well now, what do we make of that
bit of wisdom?

Mat 11:10  This is the one it is written about: Look, I am sending My messenger ahead of You; he will prepare Your way before You.
Eph 2:10  For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.


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