BY PASTOR PAUL RIKA
(Int'l Director Of Holiness Revival Movement Worldwide)
SUNDAY JULY 21, 2019.
Acts 1:20 For it is written in the book of Psalms, Let his habitation be desolate, and let no man dwell therein: and his bishoprick let another take.
Being born again is a thing of great joy but the best is yet to come. You can be born again and still miss rapture. Why should this shock you? Unbelievers won't miss rapture because they are not meant to be raptured anyway. It is only the born again that can miss rapture because he is expected to go with Christ.
Therefore, when the Bible is talking about people missing the rapture it is not talking about the unbelievers because you don't miss a flight you didn't book the ticket. If you didn't buy the ticket, you were not supposed to be on the flight because your name is not in the manifest.
Those whose names were in the manifest and either by the reason of delay or frivolity, they didn't come on time, they went out of the city for sightseeing and they could not return in good time before the flight took off, are the ones that will miss the flight.
Christians are the ones that will miss rapture because they are the ones whose names are written in the Book of Life. When rapture takes place, they are the ones heaven will crosscheck its record and say, this one is supposed to be here but for one reason or the other he didn't make it.
I pray that will not be your portion in Jesus name. In Matthew 16:13-23 Peter saw revelation and confessed Jesus as Christ, the Son of the living God. But soon after, Peter had become completely void of biblical prophecies and ignorant of divine agenda.
He that was called “blessed” was now called “Satan.” Jesus had to go into the books of prophecy to reveal divine agenda and fulfilment in Himself. He came to fulfill what was written about Him about 700 years earlier.
Peter knew certain things but not all. Judas was ignorant of the fact that he was about fulfilling prophecy when he agreed to betray Jesus for 30 pieces of silver. He obtained the price of a slave to betray his Lord and Master! What a tragedy!
Many will fall away at this end time in fulfilment of prophecy. Watch your life and be steadfast to the end.
Thought for the day:
Key into divine agenda at this end time for the salvation of your soul.
Song for the day:
Are you ready for the coming of the Lord?....
Bible reading for the day:
Psalm 34-35; Acts 22
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PASTOR PAUL RIKA