In heaven we, Christians, are described as having “made ourselves ready.”
The marriage of the Lamb has come and His bride has made herself ready. It was given to her to clothe herself in fine linen, bright and clean; for the fine linen is the righteous acts of the saints. (Revelation 19:7–8)
Now is the time to get ready.
You also must be ready; for the Son of Man is coming at an hour when you do not think He will. (Matthew 24:44)
Prepare to meet your God. (Amos 4:12)
Judgment is coming. Have you received Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior? (See Becoming a Child of God.)
In the world you have tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome the world. (John 16:33)
Do not let your heart be troubled; believe in God, believe also in Me. (John 14:1)
Expect trouble. (1 Peter 4:12)
Prepare! See When Storms Come: Will You Be Ready?
As a Witness
If you are a Christian, you are a witness to Christ with your life and with your words.
You shall be My witnesses. (Acts 1:8)
Sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you, yet with gentleness and reverence. (1 Peter 3:15)
Are you walking in a manner worthy of your calling? (Ephesians 4:1)
Think through, in advance, what you will say about Christ when you have the opportunity. You might prepare a short and longer versions. And think how you might address common objections.
We are created for good works. We are given opportunities.
Be ready for every good deed. (Titus 3:1)
For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them. (Ephesians 2:10)
Therefore, prepare your minds for action, keep sober in spirit, fix your hope completely on the grace to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ. (1 Peter 1:13)
Expect opportunities. Watch for open doors.
Know the word of God.
Be alert to opportunities to speak and act.
Be “prayed up.”
Don’t be surprised at trouble. You are being sanctified, and this may be a powerful moment to witness to Christ with your actions and attitude.
Prepare! Make yourself ready!