TOPIC: THE GREAT DAY OF THE LORD IS NEAR
TEXT: Zephaniah 1:14- 18;
Ezekiel 17:13-18, Matthew 24:27,30.
Many things are happening which means that the great day of the Lord is near. I want you to understand that there are so many things happening in this dispensation, killings, kidnappings, fightings, wars e.t.c.All these are signs of the end time. All these that are happening now weren’t happening before, it shows that the day of Christ’s coming is drawing close.
Even though everybody is busy with how to succeed and make it in life, to live comfortably with the pleasures of this world, I want to let you know while all these are going on, if you are not aware of the signs, you might be caught unawares.
N.B: There is no more time.
1 Corinthians 7:29, Revelation 1:3.
Many in the world today have neglected the signs and are doing what pleases them. Luke 17:36; 28:29.
You need to make sure you take heed of this warnings because heaven is not by chance; rapture is not by chance. You can’t make heaven with a wayward Christan life. Remember, we are running a race and you cannot run the race in carnality, you will be disqualified.
Everybody in this world , we must not be deceived by the things we see in this world for many people are not wise, the devil has decieved them. You must take time to know what the Lord expects from you,let’s do the will of God and serve Him because that is the reason why we are created.
POINTS TO CONSIDER
1: THE SIGNS OF THE NEARNESS AND THE COMING.
Many neglect the signs of the coming, the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, Matthew 24:27. We all should not be ignorant like the unbelievers who don’t know about the rapture or Christ coming. Romans 13:11-12; 1st Timothy 4:1; 2 Timothy 3:1-5. These signs abound everywhere. I want you to understand that tribulations, trials, pestilence are going on everywhere now. Matthew 34:33, 1 John 2:18.
While we are satisfying our pleasures, going through trials and persecutions, we should know that all these are part of what it is to be fulfilled in the Bible. They are part of the tribulations we must go through before the rapture. They are signs that Jesus Christ is coming very soon. Acts 14:22; the happenings are also signs of the beginning of sorrows for those who are unbelievers , ignorant of the word of God, they shall have their part in the lake of fire; all the compromisers and backsliders shall not escape it. I pray this shall not be your portion, Matthew 25:11; Zephaniah 1:12-18;. Begin now to take stock of your life style for there’s no more time. Revelation 6:15-17. The question is, when rapture shall take place, where will you be? No believer or child of God shall be carried away by the cares of this life. Romans 13:1
Point 2: OUR EXPECTED RESPONSE ; DANGER OF NEGLECT AND LIMITATION.
We should begin to draw closer to God in evangelism and ensure that there’s nothing standing between us and God . Let us draw near to Him for there is no time to disentangle yourself from God. Don’t be absent in service ( Tuesday, Thursdays, Saturday and Sunday). Also ensure you search your life, draw nearer to God, to do His will. We must not be engrossed with the things of this world,we should take them with a lighthand. 1Corinthians 7:29-30;31-35. Naked we came into this world; naked shall we return. Let’s seek righteousness and holiness, let’s be contented with what we have. Zephaniah 2:1; Matthew 24:44. Let us not isolate ourselves having seen these signs that are prevalent.
Let us seek and serve Him more and more, 1st Corinthians 10:5,; Any body who will neglect this warning and not heed to it shall have their part in the lake that burneth with fire and brimstone. Matthew 25:10; 7:21. I pray that on that day; that every member of this church shall be raptured , no one shall be left behind.
Nothing should hinder us from coming to the crusade “from sorrow to Joy”, not even your work, you should honour God by coming in the first and second day for the Bible says,” they that honour me, I will honour”.Take note, God is here!
INVITATION TO THE GREAT CRUSADE
For you to honour God, come on time for it is God that worketh in us. Give God the first position by coming to the program; “from sorrow to Joy” on the 8th and 9th February 2020; and all your sorrows must be turned into joy. Luke 14:17. In preparation for the program, we should invite people, do evangelism, fast and pray,send text messages, wear aprons ,buy and place banners on strategic position,e.t.c.