Rhapsody Of Realities 7th September 2020 – The Rapture Is Closer Than Ever by Pastor Chris Oyakhilome
TODAY’S TOPIC: THE RAPTURE IS CLOSER THAN EVER
Key Verse: “Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord”. 1 Thessalonians 4:17
TODAY’S MESSAGE: Rhapsody Of Realities 7th September 2020
By the Spirit, the Apostle Paul got the revelation of the rapture of the Church and said, “Behold, I shew you a mystery…” 1 Corinthians 15:51. This is why many don’t understand the Rapture; it’s a mystery; divine revelation. He said, In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed” – 1 Corinthians 15:51-52
The underlined portion shows how fast the Rapture will happen; it’ll be so fast there’d be no time for those who weren’t prepared, because it’s something for which you should have been prepared all your life.
In our theme verse, we find an expression that’s synonymous with the term, “Rapture”; it’s the phrase, “caught up” which is from the Greek word, “harpazō.” It means to seize, catch (away, up), pluck, pull, take by force.
At the Rapture, it makes no difference where you are, the power of God will snatch you away from this world. Christians who had died will be resurrected, and together with them, we’ll be caught up in the clouds to meet the Lord. What a day that will be!
When is this going to take place? It’s closer than ever; it’s going to be anytime soon.
Your responsibility is to be prepared by living your life for the Lord, every day. Keep walking in love, and your faith activated to be caught up to be with the Lord at His appearing.
The Bible says He’s coming for a Church without spot, wrinkle, blemish or any such thing – Ephesians 5:27. Live every day, every moment of your life in His righteousness, producing works and fruits of righteousness.
CONFESSION: The Lord Jesus is coming for a Church without spot, wrinkle, blemish or any such thing, and I’m ready. My faith is activated to be caught up to be with the Lord forever! And while in expectation of this glorious “catching away,” my life and passions are about His Kingdom and its expansion; through me, many more are being enlisted for the Rapture, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
FURTHER STUDY: Exodus 19:5; Titus 2:14; 1 Peter 2:9 AMPC
1-YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN: 2 Corinthians 5:1-6:1-2; Proverbs 18-19
2-YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN: 1 Thessalonians 5:12-28; Jeremiah 24
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