ORTHODOX PATRIARCH: Time Is Running Out, Be Ready For the Second Coming

Life is difficult, but we must always remember that the Lord reigns and be vigilant about preparing for His Second Coming, His Holiness Catholicos-Patriarch Ilia II of Georgia preached on Sunday.

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Originally appeared at: Orthodox Christianity

“Time is running out and we must be ready for the Second Coming of the Lord,” the Patriarch of Georgia exhorted his flock during the Sunday Divine Liturgy at Holy Trinity Cathedral in Tbilisi, reports Interpress News.

But, “God is with us!” Pat. Ilia exclaimed.

Our lives are like ladders—some go up, and some go down, and we must ask the Lord to be with us and bless us on our journey up the ladder in these latter times, His Holiness preached.

“As the Savior says: Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you (Mt. 7:7),” the Georgian primate noted.

“We must remember that time is running out and we must be ready for the Second Coming of the Lord. Life is difficult for man, but we must not forget that the Lord reigns, that the Lord gives us strength and wisdom, the Lord does not abandon us.”

He also encouraged the people to think about the up-and-coming generation, which is “surrounded by negative events.” But the clergy are “dedicated to fighting evil, and fighting for spiritual advancement,” His Holiness said.

“Ma peace reign in you and around you. Rejoice! God is with us,” the Patriarch concluded.

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