Sunday Combined Worship Service 10/10/2021
TOPIC: THE NECESSITY FOR RAPTURABLE SAINTS
Text: Mark 13: 19 – 23, 29 – 37, 12 & 13; 1 Corinthians 15: 51 & 52; 1 Thessalonians 4: 13 – 18
We have heard messages on rapture, concerning the second coming of our Lord Jesus Christ to rapture the Saints.
It is our believe that as many that have heard these messages are making ready their souls for the rapture. Even then, we are eager to learn more on the subject of the rapture in order to be well informed and live our lives in preparation for the rapture.
Mark 13: 3 – 4, Psalm 90: 12
In the above scriptures you will see that the disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ were earnest in their pursuit to learn more about the second coming of the Lord.
Psalm 90: 17
If you must make the rapture, this is the prayer that we must make. As made by the Psalmist in above scripture, “Let the beauty of the Lord be upon me”.
It is important that we put on holiness and righteousness as a garment to enable us qualify for the rapture.
We need to be beautiful for the bridegroom. The bridegroom is our Lord Jesus Christ.
Matthew 25: 1-12
As you are hearing this message today, I want you to take note that rapture is at hand.
When you look around the world and even around our country, you will know that there is crisis and no part of the world is convenient for man. These are signs that something is about to happen.
As we study this message, it will help us prepare so that we do not become like the foolish virgins.
We must ensure holiness which makes for the beauty of the Bride.
If you are not holy, you cannot be with God.
1 Thessalonians 5: 23
Our Spirit, Soul and Body, be preserved holy and blameless.
We shall consider this message under the following sub-headings:
- THE NECESSITY, EXAMPLES AND UNFORTUNATE SITUATION.
We should realise that in life, many things abound which draws away our attention from ensuring right relationship with God. These things hinder many people from seeking and serving God the way we must serve him.
Matthew 6: 31- 33
What shall we eat? What shall we drink? How shall we be clothed? These are the things the people of the world are chasing after. These things do not have eternal value.
The point is that all these things of the flesh will draw away your attention from God.
You are to make sure you are living the kingdom lifestyle.
Mark 8: 36
All the riches and wealth of this world cannot save you. They are vanity.
If somebody must go to Heaven, leave these things alone.
1 Corinthians 7: 29 & 35
We are to handle the things of this world with a light hand.
The glory of this world passeth away.
Be reminded that all the great men and women of this world that have passed away did not carry anything of of this world.
I am not saying these things in order to hinder you from pursuing your individual and corporate visions; rather I am advising you that none of these things should constitute distraction that turns you away from that which matters to God.
Mark 8: 37
The things of this world can make you to become proud.
The devil also uses the things of this world to tempt man. He used it on Jesus Christ and the devil failed.
1 Corinthians 15: 59
If why you believe in Christ is for you to clothe yourself and make money, then you are of all men most miserable.
Our believe in Christ is to make heaven at the end of this life.
1 Timothy 6: 7
We should not give chance to the devil.
The necessity therefore should be that which makes for the beauty of Believers. Things that make for holiness, inside and outside.
Hebrews 12: 14
You want to see the Lord and make rapture; then you must have peace with God and all men.
Mathew 5: 8; 1 Thessalonians 5: 23
Purity is important. As we wait for the coming of the Lord Jesus Christ let us make sure there is no stain, wrinkle or unrighteousness.
1 Peter 1 : 15
In every area of your life, be ye holy.
You cannot claim to be holy while there is no peace in your life.
Do you have peace with men, even your neighbours?
Hebrews 12: 14
You must be very careful not to allow enmity with any man.
You are not of the world.
Holiness and peace with all men is what the Lord expects from you.
You cannot claim to be holy in the absence of peace.
In view that these things are essential and we must possess it to qualify for rapture, then every one should pray to possess peace and holiness.
The unfortunate situation is that many are living in unforgiveness and hatred.
- OUR FOREMOST PRIORITY IN THE PRESENT HOUR AND THE DANGER OF NEGLECT.
We all who are the rapturable Saints must grow in grace. We should not remain in the old experience.
2 Peter 3: 18
We should grow in grace and in the knowledge of the Lord .
You must not remain in limitation. We should not dwell only on the level of salvation.
If you are saved, you must listen to the messages and ensure that you are sanctified and pure.
2 Peter 1: 6 -9
You must grow from glory to glory; from one aspect of God’s divine nature to another.
Get the things of the Spirit that qualifies you for heaven.
Let us ensure all these virtues and ensure growth from grace to grace.
When all these virtues are there, you will find it easy to forgive and show mercy. If you do not have it, you must pray it in.
You must begin to say, “Lord put all these things in me”.
I want to let you know that when you have peace, holiness will be there.
If you have any reason to retain unforgiveness in your heart, you will hardly have peace in your heart and if rapture should happen, you cannot make it.
Colossians 1: 13 & 14
We should remember that Christ has forgiven us so great iniquity and shed his life given blood as a remission for our sins.
In view of the above, forgive that man or woman that has done you evil. Forgive them for Christ’s sake.
Matthew 18: 15-17, 21 & 22
No matter the situation, you still have to maintain peace and forgive.
Jesus Christ said in scripture that you should forgive seventy times seven times (70 × 7). We should therefore realise that there is no limit to forgiveness.
What will hinder many people from going to heaven is unforgiveness.
Make sure you amend before it is too late. You have no excuse why you should not forgive.
God is telling you that if you must make rapture, then you must forgive.
Knowing these things is important.
However practising these things is more important.
I know that you are preparing for Heaven. Make sure you make peace with all men and ensure holiness inside and outside because Jesus Christ is coming.
Matthew 18: 32 – 34
If you refuse to forgive, you can never be holy nor see God at the end of this life.
1 Peter 3: 10 & 11
Seek for peace and ensure peace. If peace is running away, seek for it. Pray for it. Let there be peace.
Do not allow any man draw you into contention and unforgiveness.
As he who has called you is holy, be ye holy in all manner of conversation.
Repent now so that you can make it at last in Jesus name
The Bible tells us that it is a matter of a moment. So do not wait for that moment.
1 Corinthians 15: 52
On that day, there shall be no room for repentance. It is a matter of a moment and the door of grace will be shut. In the twinkling of an eye, it will happen.
If you do not amend, it might be too late for you on that day.
Matthew 25: 10-13; Mark 13: 30-35
Watch and pray for we know not the hour.
Everyone should watch. Is there any man you need to settle with or is there any person you need to forgive? Watch and pray.
As many that will ignore this message, they will not make it on that day. Unforgiveness is a terrible evil and it will hinder you from making the rapture.
Pray and ask God to reveal to you if there is anybody that you need to forgive or areas of your life you need to amend? Pray and ask God to reveal them to you.
If any man will not make heaven, where will the person be?
Mark 9: 43-47
Take note: It is better to have One hand cut-off than to have Two hands and end up in hell fire. Unforgiveness will take you to hell fire. Watch and ensure that you will never be a victim of hellfire in Jesus name.
As you go home today, forgive and make amends where necessary.
In concluding this message today, it is important that you amend your ways and do not return to sin.
Sin will hinder you and deny you of your blessings.
For the sinners and Backsliders, they should repent and surrender all to Jesus Christ.
Confess your sins and accept Jesus Christ today as your Lord and personal Saviour.
A Sinner is not a Christian and a Christian is not a Sinner.
1 John 3: 8 & 9;
Are you asking, what is sin?
1 John 5: 17a;
Unforgiveness is a terrible sin. Forgive all and maintain peace with all men.God will also forgive you.
Unbelief is sin. Selfishness is sin; Covetousness is sin, Insincerity is sin; backbiting, murmuring, speaking evil of others, these are terrible sin.
Going to native doctors, going for divination and palm reading, all that is terrible wickedness. No child of God does that. If you are into stealing, any form of stealing; stealing from Government, stealing from companies and individuals, that is sin. Amend your ways.
If you are there and you are involved into armed robbery, duping people, do not bring such money to this Church.
If you are among those people that are involved in fornication, adultery, homosexuality, lesbianism, abortion, that is terrible wickedness.
Fighting and quarreling, smoking and drunkenness all these are evil. Ask for the mercy of God.
Are you into fighting and quarreling? Are you disobedient to your husband or you are beating your wife, that is sin.
Are you into any kind of killing, poisoning people, hired assassin? Confess that sin and amend your ways. Promise God you will not return to that wickedness.
Are you into divorce? That is sin.
Matthew 19: 4-6.
Are you into polygamous marriage or you have sent away your wife or you moved away from your husband, that is sin. Marriage is between a man and a woman until death separates you.
Are you a woman dressing like a man or a man dressing like a woman, all that is sin. Deuteronomy 22: 5
Are you among those that take snuff, take cigarette and banned substances, that is sin. That is wickedness against your soul and against humanity.
All these people that bleach their body and turn yellow over night, that is sin.
I have not spoken this word to condemn you but to point out what is evil thereby enabling you to amend your ways.
The unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God.
Proverbs 28: 13; John 14: 6; John 1: 29; John 10: 10b; Matthew 11: 28; John 1: 12; 2 Corinthians 5: 17
As you give your life to Jesus Christ and begin to live the life of the kingdom of God, by forgiving all that have offended you, I am assuring you, that eternal life shall be your portion.
Romans 10: 13
Rise up and let us pray.
That person that did you evil, go and make peace with him or her.
Go and make peace with that your neighbour. Forgive all that offended you.