REVELATION 16:15 Lo, I am going to come like a thief! Blessed — is he who stays awake (alert) and who guards his clothes so that he may not be naked and have the shame of being seen exposed! Amp.

Definitions

Watcheth – c) vigilant

Vigilant – d) alert to danger or trouble

Naked – c) without protection or defense

When Adam and Eve sinned in the Garden of Eden, they heard the voice of The Lord God and hid themselves from the presence of the Lord God. Adam told God he was afraid because he was naked and hid himself.

That is what sin does to the relationship with God. It places a separation between God and the sinner. He is holy and will not abide sin. There are consequences to sin. I don’t think they knew the price they would pay for that one apple. This should teach us how important it is to God for us to obey His commandments.

2 Corinthians 5:2 Here indeed, in this (present abode, body), we sigh and groan inwardly, because we yearn to be clothed over — to put on our celestial body like a garment, to be fitted out — with our heavenly dwelling;

3. So that by putting it on we may not be found naked — without a body.

5. Now He who has fashioned us (preparing and making us fit) for this very thing is God, Who has given us the Holy Spirit as a guarantee of the fulfillment of His promise. Amp.

These scriptures are saying the Holy Spirit is the answer that we need. We must be clothed and filled with the Holy Spirit. Then we will have the power to live a life that is not separated from God. Then what is the scripture in Revelation 16:15 about.

When you walk with the Lord, He takes you gradually from one level to the next. It is like school. We have tests that we must pass before we can move up higher. He does expect us to mature and grow.

There are many ways to know if you are stuck in a certain level or grade. I have heard some tell how they have lived in a dry place without joy for years. This should never be the case and is not God’s will for anyone. Joy is like a signal to me. If there is no joy in my life, I know something is wrong and I talk to Him about it right away. That is one way of being vigilant.

Satan cannot mess with me when I am happy, only when I am sad or troubled. If I am at rest knowing He is working all things for my good, I should be happy. But it is not always that easy. We tend to focus on our weaknesses and circumstances instead of the power of God in our life.

He is coming like a thief. No one knows when a thief is coming. He is very quiet not wanting to be detected. He wants us to be ready. That means He wants us to be living with joy and peace. All the warnings are here in front of us. Do we take them seriously or begin to grow sleepy?

If we keep our garments, we are keeping sin out of our life. We must be alert to the danger signals. What are they? This is my Ladder to Fear and to Peace. It has always worked for me.

FEAR RULES – 2 TIMOTHY 1:7

Confusion (Greek Definition for Babylon)

Unbelief/Darkness

Unthankful

Lies of the Enemy

Discouragement

Sadness

Worry

PEACE RULES – Colossians 3:15

Peace/Faith

Rest in His Love and Promise

Praise and Worship

Thankful/Positive Attitude

Truth/Word of God

Eyes on Jesus/Be Still

Focus on the Good

The Lord has spoken to me over and over when I was troubled, to look at the Ladder until it has become part of my nature. I know what He expects of me. He wants me to be ready when He comes. I do not think He would have taught me this that strictly if He were not coming soon.

We must keep our garments so that we will be protected. Naked means without protection or defense. That is where Adam and Eve stood, without God.

We must keep a watch on the garments of our spirit, making sure there is nothing that would hinder the Presence of God in our Lives. I believe one of the best ways to know His Presence is in Worship. The songs I have picked are so wonderfully anointed with the Presence of God. Please give them special attention in a room alone with just you and Him and you will be supremely blessed!

SONG — WE HUMBLY BOW — I SEE THE LORD — JESUS IS ALIVE — I BELIEVE

GOD IS ABLE — RON KENOLY

7 thoughts

  1. Powerful message one thing i love about this revelation is that for those in the light it will not come like a thief and just a confirmation today in our daily reading program we are on this verse
    1 Thessalonians 5:2-5
    2For you yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so comes as a thief in the night.
    3For when they say, “Peace and safety!” then sudden destruction comes upon them, as labor pains upon a pregnant woman. And they shall not escape.
    [4]But you, brethren, are not in darkness, so that this Day should overtake you as a thief.
    [5]You are all sons of light and sons of the day. We are not of the night nor of darkness.

    Good word lets keep watching!!!!

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    1. I very much agree. But I know those who believe they are in the Light when there is no joy or peace in their heart. We must reach out to them and pray they have ears to hear. Read my Oct. 7 Post. I also believe many are expecting to be raptured away and if that does not happen they will become offended and fall away. The Lord told He was coming back very soon and His people are not ready. So that is what I believe.

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  2. We are to be watching at all times. Amen. Hey sis how have you been? Sorry that I have not been active but I have been busy. I am trying to get a least four postings a week. I sure have missed reading your post and so many others.

    Stopping in to say hello and let you know that I am still here. Blessings to you.

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    1. Blessings to you sweet friend. I knew you were busy. I have been very well. Stiffness comes and goes. But I stay very active with my Tambourine. It is so fun! Hope all is well with you. Your post are still right on. Do people even say that anymore? Right on I mean? I am showing my age! Haha!

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