"I am coming soon. Hold on to what you have, so that no one will take away your crown." Revelation 3:11 NLT
What is it that so precious to you that you hold on to it for dear life? Is it your mate, your family, your children, your pet? Is it your wallet, your 501K, your prestigious job? Is it your faith, your Bible, your Sunday mornings at church?
We humans put value on everything. Whether it is subconscious or intentional--we have a value system. The more valuable something is to us, the more we want to protect it, cherish it, keep it in a safe place, at times even to guard it with our very life.
The above verse can be taken a couple of ways. How my spirit spoke to me, was this--the reference of crown was my faith, my salvation. The help notes at the bottom of the page said that the "I am coming soon," could also say, "I am coming suddenly, or quickly."
So, Jesus has already came once--almost 2009 years ago. And He is coming again. When--we do not know--but when He does, it will be suddenly, quickly. And we need to be ready. I need to be ready. I need to be guarding my faith and salvation as if is was a crown made of solid gold. It's worth that you know. Your faith and salvation can't be measured by man's estimate of value. It's beyond our comprehension.
Sometimes the things of this world look pretty good--even it they're not. It may make someone look at the crown in their hands and think that it would be fun to trade it in for something exciting, different or new. But is it?
Is it worth losing your heavenly crown for some earthly trinket? Keep the crown--the price that Jesus paid for it so that you could have it wasn't cheap. It was His sacrifice that He graciously made for you that purchased that crown you hold in your hands.
Cherish it always. Cherish Him always. This CHRISTmas season, give Him the gift of value.
"And when the Great Shepherd appears, you will receive a crown of never-ending glory and honor." 1 Peter 5:4 NLT