“And this know, that if the goodman of the house had known what hour the thief would come, he would have watched, and not have suffered his house to be broken through. Be ye therefore ready also: for the Son of man cometh at an hour when ye think not.” (Luke 12:39,40)
What if the thief in the night experience would take place before the second advent? What if it takes place at the coming of the latter rain? How can we avoid the “thief in the night” crisis? Christ spoke of ten virgins, representing those who believed in the second coming. The foolish virgins were unprepared.
There are two comings of the God in the end time: the coming of the latter rain, and the coming of Christ. Just as Christ comes a second time, the coming Pentecost is the second coming of the Holy Spirit. Preparation for the coming of the Holy Spirit is the most important need for us today. We must be ready to be sealed by the Holy Spirit in order to be ready for Christ’s second advent. For us, the most important concern is being sealed in our minds and characters, not the coming of Christ.