True preparation is keeping the end in mind. Why should we? Because everything we’re to do as Believers should be done from a place of righteousness. That’s God’s requirement of us and, what we do is either approved or rejected by Him. We should also keep our end in mind because our daily decisions have the ability to affect our now as well as our end result which is to be reconciled back to the Father in Heaven. This is why it is important to know the ways of God and what He requires so that we can make daily decisions based on what His will is for us.
As kingdom people, we’re supposed to live by and operate within the confines of God’s agenda and His purpose for us being alive. That being said, when the people of God don’t consider and take seriously their end as a part of how they live their day to day lives, then what are we being taught by our spiritual leaders and do we really have a serious relationship with God for ourselves? There’s more to life than earthly success. Achievements mean nothing when our soul salvation is not in Christ. And if we died this very moment, our soul will be lost for an eternity all because we didn’t live with the end in mind.
When our spiritual leaders fail (and many are currently failing) at keeping the body of Christ consciously aware of our end, they help cultivate a body of people who are unprepared and spiritually crippled about pieces of prophetic times we must enter, because each piece brings us closer to the entire end. The question of the day is this: “For what does it benefit a man to gain the whole world [with all its pleasures], and forfeit his soul?” Mark 8:36 AMP
With this in mind, if spiritual leaders aren’t preparing the body of Christ for the end, then they’re doing us a great injustice. In Christ, our now is not more important than your end result. However, how we use our gifts, talents, and time, along with the decisions we’re making daily should all be done considering the big picture which is hearing God say, “Servant well done!” Remember, only what we do for Christ will last!
What’s for sure is this: Our salvation is EVERYTHING! Why? Because we’re working it out daily; whether to be with God (The Sovereign Creator of this world) or the god of this world (Satan) for eternity. Because salvation is a covenant agreement. Those who keep the covenant, gets the benefits of the agreement. Selah!
P.S. Everyone’s end of life on earth won’t be at the same time. Someone’s life will end today and another tomorrow and so on. That means we're to stay consciously ready! No one can afford to only live for now without keeping our end in mind daily. Selah!
- Michael Moorer
Watch therefore [give strict attention and be cautious and active], for you know neither the day nor the hour when the Son of Man will come. Matthew 25:13 AMPC
When all has been heard, the end of the matter is: fear God [worship Him with awe-filled reverence, knowing that He is almighty God] and keep His commandments, for this applies to every person. For God will bring every act to judgment, every hidden and secret thing, whether it is good or evil. Ecclesiastes 12:13-14 AMP
But understand this: had the householder known in what [part of the night, whether in a night or a morning] watch the thief was coming, he would have watched and would not have allowed his house to be undermined and broken into. Matthew 24:43 AMPC