RAPTURE OF THE ELECT “SAINT”
Text: Mathew 25: 13
INTRODUCTION: Every human being is filled with different kinds of expectations. But the hope and the Holy hope of the elect which can never go unfulfilled is the taking away of the elect or caught up Romans 8: 19 we called it a glorious hope which is quiet different from any other in this world.
WHAT IS RAPTURE: - The word Rapture is not in the Bible, in the Old Testament we did not come across this word yet but it means an English word that is taken from a Greek language “RAPTURE” meaning to “Taken by force” or “caught up” that is what we happen to the elect one day, when they will be taken, from this world of sin, Suffering, Tribulation 1 Corinthians 15: 51. Before Jesus left this world during his time, He had said something concerning this occurrence John 14: 3 but they did not understand Him.
HOW THE TAKEN AWAY WILL BE
Jesus will come down from Heaven to meet the elect on the cloud 1 Thessalonians 4: 16
Trumpet: Trumpet in the Old Testament always has two important meaning. Firstly To gather army or soldiers for battle, secondly to call for worship of God Number 10: 1-4 so the trumpet of that day will be the one blow from the angels to prepare for battle.
The second trumpet is for the elect, both the dead and the living for a Holy Worship
1 Corinthians 15: 52. These trumpet will be blow all over the world and it will not to be recorded, it is a pity that the dead “In Christ” will hear the trumpet, but a reckoning and popular sinner will not hear.
The dead in Christ will first resurrect 1 Thessalonians 4: 15-16 Jesus make example on the day of His Resurrection Mathew 27: 52-54.
The elect that is alive though may be eating, driving, walking in the airplane, in the land and sea will hear the trumpet and leave everything they are doing Luke 17: 34-36. These Saints will receive the heavenly body, that they will use to meet their Lord in the clouds 1 Thessalonians 4: 17, 1 Corinthians 15: 52 It is the day that will we know importance and greatness of the Holy Spirit 1 Corinthians 15: 50 we will be removed from the power of the wizard, witch, familiar-spirit, and sin.
REASON FOR THE RAPTURE
God will fulfill His promise to the Church as a faithful God. Who will speak and will never change 1 Thessalonians 4: 17, John 14: 1-3, Ephesians 5: 27. The elects will have a better Resurrection Hebrews 11: 35 and to merge both the living and the dead together.
So that the elects will know that their faith is not in vain 11Corinthians 5: 10 to receive all rewards fully. To take the elects from this world before the tribulation period for people rejecting the gospel Isaiah 57: 1, Revelation 3: 10 let us just continue to endure till the end.
The hope and expectation of the elect will came back to Joy. The elect will know that all Scriptures will be fulfilled.
WHO ARE THE PARTAKER IN THIS GLORIOURS HOPE
A person who had been Born Again 11 Corinthians 5: 17, Gal. 6: 15 those watching themselves in the blood of Jesus every time. 1 John 3: 2-3 those having the Holy Spirit and led by Holy Spirit every time Romans 8: 14, Galatians 6: 8, 5: 16, those walking in the light always Colossians 2: 6 those filled with the fruits of the Spirit Galatians 5: 22-23
THOSE THAT WILL MISS THIS GREAT OPPORTUNITY
Those did not have Holy Spirit, those have involved in occultism like witch, wizard, familiar-spirit Exodus 22: 18, Leviticus 20: 27 those that did not believe Jesus John 3: 36 the carnally minded people Romans 8: 5a.
IN CONCLUSIONS: The day will come, today He will come, what type of person will you be and what do you want all your efforts and coming to the world to be and the efforts of Jesus our Saviours that started His ministry with I am “hungry” and end it with I am “ thirsty” “uninteresting”.
Pastor J. O Afolayan.