IS THIS A DREAM? – BELIEVERS AMALGAMATION

“For as the lightening comes from the east and shines even to the west, so also will be the coming of the Son of Man”. For wherever the carcass is, there will the vultures gathered together. And then will appear the sign of the Son of Man in heaven. And then will all the tribes of the earth mourn. And they will see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. Then will two men be in the field, the one will be taken and the other left. Two women will be grinding at the mill, one will be taken and the other left. Matthew 24:27-28, 30-31, 40-41

It becomes a dream when it was not expected to happen! Who had believed that a season like this we are now would come, when everyone – big and small churches, big and small ministers of the gospel, and world political leaders etc., would be constrained to stay at home for the harms of a disease pandemic! Who had believed that the world power – US would be helpless in a phase like this? And if you and I are witnessing this amazing moment right now; then, there would be a time when all believers will be collated and separated from this world, which those who shall be left behind would stay in front of TVs and radios to hear the alarming event! Many must have got tired of hearing about rapture; probably they don`t know the meaning or they are familiar with the word.

Rapture is the sudden cut off of the saints from this world to be with the Lord in the air for eternity in heaven. Gaze through the following facts and truths:

Daily thoughts on life journey:

THE ISSUE OF DEATH:- Understand that, death is the primary or pre-rapture, because death does not pre-inform anyone before it arrives; and when it comes, whether you are ready or not, it is not an excuse! So, death is a certainty for everyone.

“Behold, we are going up to the chief priests and the Son of man will be betrayed to the chief priests and to the scribes. And they will condemn Him to death”. Matthew 20:18

“Jesus, when He had cried again with a loud voice, gave up His spirit”. Matthew 27:50

”And as it is appointed for men to die once, but after this the judgment”, Hebrews 9:27

“Then the dust will return to the earth as it was, And the spirit will return to God who gave it”. Ecclesiastes 12:7

SPECIAL NOTES FOR THOUGHT:

  • If Jesus, who is the son of God among the Trinity, could live in the flesh and died, you and I will die some day.
  • Once a man dies, he has been rapture to wait for the final rapture.
  • Even if you do not believe in rapture, you can`t deny the reality of death; because there were many people you knew, but are no more today!
  • Death separates your flesh from your spirit; so, your flesh returns to the earth (dust), while your spirit returns to the owner (God).

THE ISSUE OF LIFE AFTER DEATH:- Life is the opposite of death, and death is the opposite of life.

“From that time Jesus began to show His disciples that He must go to Jerusalem and suffer many things from the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised the third day. Matthew 16:21

“And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt. Daniel 12:2

“The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forgot God”. Psalm 9:17

“I am He who lives. And I was dead, and behold I am alive forevermore. And I have the keys of death and of Hades”. Revelation 1:18

FOR SPECIAL NOTES THOUGHT:

  • You are a spirit living in the flesh; so, if your flesh dies, your spirit lives on.
  • Understand that, it is not your spirit that dies; rather, it is your flesh that dies.
  • When you die, your spirit either lives to eternal life (heaven) or to eternal death (hell-fire).

THE ISSUE OF FINAL RAPTURE:- Rapture is the separation of good people from the bad people, in a twinkling of an eye; by Jesus Christ.

“For as the lightening comes from the east and shines even to the west, so also will be the coming of the Son of Man”. For wherever the carcass is, there will the vultures gathered together. And then will appear the sign of the Son of Man in heaven. And then will all the tribes of the earth mourn. And they will see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. Then will two men be in the field, the one will be taken and the other left. Two women will be grinding at the mill, one will be taken and the other left. Matthew 24:27-28, 30-31, 40-41

SPECIAL NOTES FOR THOUGHT:

  • It doesn`t matter the argument against rapture, the signs have been prescribed in the scriptures. Coronavirus and other diseases are amongst the signs of rapture.
  • As rapture takes place, the righteous shall be gathered with Jesus in the air; and the unrighteous shall be left behind.
  • When Jesus came to the earth, He came for the sinners; after he died and rose again; His returning again is for the righteous.
  • If you don`t hears the voice of Jesus now, you won`t hear His voice when rapture takes place; because you cannot hear and recognize the voice of who you are not familiar with.
  • The event of rapture will cause commotions more than Coronavirus on earth i.e: a husband or wife shall be separated from each other; people traveling by land, sea, and air; shall be separated from one another; staff members or bosses shall be separated from one another; church members or pastors shall be separated from one another etc.
  • One day; there will be no need to go to church, you can`t preach nor going for evangelism, no more going to school, market, strolling to wherever you want; no more Aso-Rock nor Whitehouse neither political race! Are we not experiencing the signs already, or you still doubt it?   

THE ISSUE OF THE JUDGEMENT SEAT:- Judgment determines the end race of everyman, because it determines where you will live forever.  

Matthew 25:31-66; Eccl. 12:13-14; RM 14:12

SPECIAL NOTES FOR THOUGHT:

  • Everything a man does in this life, secretly and openly; directly and indirectly etc., must be brought to judgment after this life before God.
  • It is judgment that will reveal the motive behind whatever you are doing right now in this life.
  • The silence of God is not a sign of His weakness; everything we do for God, for man and for ourselves etc., will be judged someday, and that will determine where we will spend eternity! 

THE TORNMENT OF THOSE LEFT BEHIND AFTER RAPTURE: Torment is a torn in the flesh, which cannot be easily resisted, and which those who would be left behind after rapture shall experience from the wicked people on earth! 

“Revelation 9:1-10

SPECIAL NOTES FOR THOUGHT:

  • If you cannot make heaven with the suffering and the blood of Jesus Christ for you on the cross now, get ready to make heaven under probability with your personal severe suffering and blood in the hand of Satan and his agents!
  • On that day, certain men will prefer instant death to thorough torment; yet they won`t see death!
  • On that day, many will bite their finger, and it will be too late!
  • On that day, people will seek for where to hide from tribulations, but there will be no more place or secret places for any man to be safe.
  • On that day; had I know, shall be the common statement in the mouth of many! 
  • On that day; many will seek who will preach to them, but there will be no more preaching because it would lose its value!

THE SIGNS OF RAPTURE:- Everything in life has their signs, in order to prepare the minds of the expectants of those things.

Acts 14:22; Matthew 24:3-14, 37-39

 SPECIAL NOTES FOR THOUGHT:

  • Signs are guidelines to those expecting things to arrive.
  • Nobody can claim ignorance of the signs of rapture.
  • The preaching you hear every day in the church, from individual on evangelism, on radios, televisions, social Medias, magazines, tracts, books etc., are signs of rapture.
  • The news of disasters you hear all over the world everyday is a sign of rapture.
  • The unbelievable disunity among the believers; and the demonic strategies to luring people into perpetual sin is a sign of rapture.    

ARE YOU PREPARED? – Adequate preparation for rapture will make you not to be taken unaware by the event of rapture.

John 3:16-17; 14:1-6; 10:10; Matthew 24:4, 13,36; RM 12:1; Psalm 27:4

SPECIAL NOTES FOR THOUGHT:

  • Your preparation for rapture starts from the very day you sincerely gave your life to Jesus Christ, and living for Him.
  • It is the day you understand that God is not using people to preach to you, in order to condemn you, but to have you return to Him in repentance; then your preparation for rapture has started.
  • When you understand that your salvation only comes through Jesus Christ; then your adequate preparation for rapture is genuine.
  • If you are prepared for rapture, then you should know that Jesus owns your true life.
  • When you are conscious not to be deceived by anything against God, then you have prepared for rapture.
  • Those who fully endure with God are fully prepared for rapture.
  • Giving yourself to God totally as sacrifice to serve Him, is a full preparation for rapture.
  • Your passion to seeking to remain with God and your co-believers for spiritual constant relationship is a path to catching up with rapture.  
  • Understand that living a holy life, is maintaining a righteous life. 

NEVER BE A HOPELESS BELEIVER! Hopelessness is the act of being blind to seeing solution ahead.

Acts 7:55-56,60; RM 8:18-25, 28-39; 2 Timothy 4:6-8

SPECIAL NOTES FOR THOUGHT:

  • What you see ahead of Christianity, determines your hope in life.
  • No matter what you go through as a believer, don`t lose the hope of making heaven.
  • When you preach or teach the gospel, see heaven as your final goal.
  • As a worker in the church, work for God and see heaven as your goal.
  • As you go about your daily activities; respond to people in transaction, and see heaven as your goal.
  • Your constant heavenly view makes you a good expectant of rapture.
  • You may have faith or hope, and had supernatural results for it on earth; but the greatest hope is the hope of making heaven; and believers can miss heaven for not having the hope of making heaven.  

SALVATION CALL – DO IT NOW, BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE

Salvation call is an invitation for you to make it right with God. Now is the right time for you to do it, because a time will come that you may look for it, and never found it!

If you are ready to rededicate or surrender your life to Jesus Christ now; repeat after me as stated below:   

“Lord Jesus, thank you for your word for me today, and thank you once again for dying for my sins at Calvary; I confess that I am a sinner, please forgives me and come into my heart as I make you the Lord of my life today. Please deliver me from every addiction of sin, as I rededicate my life to you as a backslider. Write my name in the book of life. Thank you Lord for saving me and I am now born again. Amen!  Congratulations!