November 1, 2018

Luke 12:39-40…And this know, that if the goodman of the house had known what hour the thief would come, he would have watched , and not 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

Recently there was a drama sketch sent through mass media (whatsapp) by the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) about Rapture and the drama started with people weeping, wailing and making statements of regret of what they should have done but failed to do and now it has cost them to be left behind. Then what led to the weeping was now shown with a sound of trumpet during the service, and some people disappeared immediately and the remaining people in the church knew what had happened and they now started to be sorrowful. Later Pastor Adeboye (the G.O. of the ministry) was shown with a statement saying :”Countdown to the D-day”  Jesus is coming soon. Before this drama about Rapture, he had sent many notes of warning to all Christians that he dreamt that Jesus would soon return and so believers should get themselves ready.

Apart from Daddy G.O, many other believers have dreamt about the sudden return of our Lord Jesus to planet earth. Now with all these information and also with many books that have been written, and other drama about the end of the age, what should you and I be busy doing in order to get ourselves ready? The movie about the chaotic situations that are anticipated if rapture occurs is out there too for us not to be caught unawares. Just as the Bible predicted that Jesus would come suddenly when we least expected Him, the time we are in now is a delicate time that nobody should be careless with his life. The reason is that what is happening today is beyond human reasoning. It is like devil is on a rampage, killing tens and hundreds of people without a cause, causing a lot of grief in many families. We hear of children killing their parents, grandmother roasting her 20 month old granddaughter in an oven, an 80 year old mother killing her 60 year old son because he wanted to take her to Nursing home, the list is endless.

The religious sector are doing their own massacre on a daily basis because of their own belief that every body should be converted to their faith by force. Within the christian society, the aspiration to be in control of the church became a game that heads started rolling in different sectors. You will hear that that young pastor is dead or that the congregation split and scatter because of mismanagement of money, or a pastor or a leader resigned because the secret of his lawlessness was brought to the open. The churches of today are filled with many fake leaders, or false prophets  who are doing the job for their own gain. So many atrocities that are being committed cannot all be recorded, because the news travel through different social media, I am so sure you know much more than what I have written here.

Do we need angelic host to announce to us that the end is near or that we are in the last days?  2 Timothy 3: 1-4 reads “This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy. Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good; Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasure more than lovers of God. Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof”. Truly we are in the last days. Our Lord Jesus warned us in the Scriptures “But as the days of the Noah were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage until the day that Noah entered the ark. And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away, so also the coming of the Son of man shall be. Then shall two be in the field, the one shall be taken, and the other left. Watch therefore , for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come.” (Matthew 24: 37-42).

Therefore since you do not know what hour he would come, and the signs we witness every day is the sign of the end, we should live soberly from now on. Whatever we were doing before and we know it was not pleasing unto the Lord, we should desist from doing them. We should put on a garment of LOVE that is from the bottom of our heart . Love does not have any record of wrong doing. 1 Corinthians 13:4-8 says, “Love suffers long and is kind. Love does not envy, love does not parade itself, is not puffed up, does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil, does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth, bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails.” Even if you do not practice LOVE before, start to do it now, and write out all that we have in these verses of Love and start to confess them so that they will guide you into walking in Love. Remember that God is Love. It is the Love of God that brought our Lord Jesus to this world, and it is the same Love that took Him to the cross that caused Him to die for us all. He who knew no sin was made sin for us so that we can be justified by His righteousness and be translated from the kingdom of darkness into kingdom of light (God).

We can maintain that status (that is, be in the kingdom of God)  if we continue to dwell in Love because love covers multitude of sins  When you are in Love, sin does not have place in you, bitterness, anger, unforgiveness and so on do not have place in you. When you are doing this, you are preparing yourself for the Lord’s return. Do you know that the unconditional love of God will put joy in your heart, and you will be rejoicing as if you won millions of dollars. The Love of God will make you to develop compassion for every body and you will find yourself praying for those that are doing evil for God to save them too. You want your garment to be white and spotless and as you are doing this, more work will be given to you that will keep you busy in the things of God and you will not have time for ungodly things. Put all these into practice while you wait for our Lord’s return and you will be like Anna the prophetess who prayed day and night in the Temple since her husband passed away after 7 years of marriage.or like Simeon who waited day and night for the consolation of Israel. He got revelation that he should not see death before he had seen the Lord’s Christ. He came by the Spirit into the temple, and when the parents brought in the child,  Jesus, to do for him after the custom of the law, then took he him up in his arms, and blessed God, and said, “Lord now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace according to thy word. . For mine eyes have seen thy salvation which thou hast prepared before the face of all people, a light to lighten the Gentiles, and the glory of thy people Israel”.(Luke 2:25-32). BE PREPARED FOR HE IS COMING SOON. God bless.

Prayer…Lord, Let your light shine through us to the unbelievers so as to bring more souls to your kingdom in Jesus Name, Amen.

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