To those of God's saints in this age who are counted worthy a complete escape is to be granted from the disasters, political, terrestrial and planetary, in which humanity at large is to be involved at the close of this age.  The whole of Advent truth will fall short of practical profit to us unless it stir us to watchfulness and prayer:-


Watch ye, therefore, and pray always that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass and to stand before the Son of Man.


This exhortation, this command, was uttered by our Lord after His own recital of the programme of catastrophes which are to overtake the world’s population during the period immediately antecedent to His public appearance in glory.  Thus escape from the awful period of earth-judgments is possible.  It is possible but conditioned:-


What manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness?”


What indeed?  Can any standard of consecration be too high, any present sacrifice of self too great, any devotion of service or substance too great, if escape from the judgments described is its reward?