EVERY WORD OF GOD FOR DAILY LIVING BY:
PASTOR PAUL RIKA:
Holiness Revival Movement Worldwide
DATE: THURSDAY APRIL 1st 2021
TEXT: 1 THESSALONIANS 4: 14-18
14 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him.
15 For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep.
16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:
17 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.
18 Wherefore comfort one another with these words.
Key verse: 1 Thessalonians 4: 18 “Wherefore comfort one another with these words.”
Be aware that the world is rounding up its wickedness because the God of all creation is about to take over the world in righteousness. The natural order has been a time to be born and a time to die but the order will change in our time because our generation will not all die. Jesus will meet us alive. This is the last generation. Everything is ending at our time. You may not even grow to old age.
This generation is the last before Rapture for the Lord is coming now to meet us alive. We have been hearing of it from the saints of old that Jesus is coming and some people have been asking, “When is He going to come?” Now in our own generation that mockery will stop because He is coming in our time. No! It is in our time that the matter will be concluded.
Therefore in our time, it is a time to be born, a time to live, a time to die or be raptured. “To die or be raptured”, in case rapture is delayed and some people may die, otherwise majority of present day believers will not die. Jesus will meet us alive. Now the message has changed, because you have been hearing of His second coming in time past, but now it is not like that again. Get ready for His coming because He will meet you alive.
Jesus appeared to a lady in Ghana who had just a child of about four years old then. The lady had been asking the Lord for another child, but when He appeared to her while making her request, the Lord laughed and said, “This one that you have may not graduate from university to get employment before My coming. Therefore get ready for My coming”. Recently in Abuja, a youth that gained admission to the university understood the nearness of the rapture and concluded that she may not finish her studies before Christ comes. The Jesus you have been hearing of shall surely come back.
Thought for the day: This generation will welcome Jesus at the Rapture
Song for the day: Will you be ready when the Lord shall come?
Bible reading for the day: Judges 6-7; Luke 8:1-21
PASTOR PAUL RIKA