Left Behind After the Lightening! 

    On Sunday, 31st May 2015, there was a heavy thunderstorm all over the capital, Accra. It rained heavily with lightening and thunders.

It started at a time most Christians were supposed to be in church. Those who went early were already having service but those who delayed couldn’t make it at all as the rains could not give them a favorable journey to church. Some found a perfect excuse to be absent at church service.

Two men will be in the field; one will be taken and the other left. Two women will be grinding with a hand mill; one will be taken and the other left. (Matthew 24:40-41 NIV)”

As the youth service was going on a loud thunder struck across the sky with lightening. It happened with a loud noise within a twinkle of an eye and what it left was fear and shock in the eyes and hearts of the teens. 

Then I received instruction from what just happened that ” what if it was the RAPTURE that just took place and we were left behind”. What if the loud noise was truly the sound of the trumpet and we couldn’t make it? What if we had missed the RAPTURE whiles we were in church?

    So I mused about these things and I asked my teens same questions and there was utter silence and fear in their eyes. 

I could see shock possible shock in their eyes and potential disappoint written on their faces. I could hear the possible murmuring in their hearts that ” have I been truly left behind”, “have I missed the RAPTURE”?   

 Well that may not have been the RAPTURE but certainly it can remind us again that the RAPTURE will soon take place. 

And are you PREPARED? Will you GO? Or you will be LEFT behind when it occurs? 

  

“In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we shall be changed. – 1 Corinthians 15:52”

No matter where you find yourself that day, make sure you are found worthy of the RAPTURE, no matter who you are now, you can miss the RAPTURE if you are not PREPARED!!
  

16 For the Lord himself will descend from heaven with a cry of command, with the voice of an archangel, and with the sound of the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first.

17 Then we who are alive, who are left, will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we will always be with the Lord. – 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17

Beloveds, it’s time to be even more serious with God and his WORK and make SURE of Salvation and Hold unto our faith!! 
We have no time on hand as the Day of RAPTURE is more close than any predicted LIGHTENING! 

  

This is not the time to PROCRASTINATE!

This is not the time to be LAZY!

This is not the time to be ARGUING!

This is not the time to be SKEPTICAL

RAPTURE is REAL!

JUDGEMENT DAY is REAL!

HEAVEN is REAL!

HELL is REAL!

One of these Raining days it may not be the SOUND OF Lightening but the SOUND OF THE TRUMPET!!!!  

Don’t be LEFT BEHIND! 

 

STOP EXCUSES!!! Don’t MISS service!!

STOP EXCUSES!!! 

Don’t MISS service!!


Sometimes we feel comfortable to miss service but that should not be the case. Our work in heaven will be that of being in his presence forever and ever singing and praising our maker!


“One day spent in your Temple is better than a thousand anywhere else; I would rather stand at the gate of the house of my God than live in the homes of the wicked. (‭Psalms‬ ‭84‬:‭10‬ GNB)”


In the above verse we see how David puts great importance on being in the temple of God than anywhere else.( which includes your house, your work place, friends place) 


He added that he would rather be at the door of a church building than to be some where else where the things of God(singing praises, worship, praying, reading, fellowship,) are not exalted or done which he describes as the home of the wicked. If the place where you missed church for doesn’t do the above (praises, worship, prayer, reading and fellowship,) then it’s a home of the wicked. 


“My soul longs, yes, faints for the courts of the LORD; my heart and flesh sing for joy to the living God. 

4 Blessed are those who dwell in your house, ever singing your praise! Selah 

Psalms 84:2,4″


Being in the house of God is one thing a Christian should long for. When it’s time for service you must put a stop to everything and strive to be there. “Where two or more gathered in my name there I am in their Midst says The Lord” 

So where will you be rather than the house of God.


“One thing have I asked of the LORD, that will I seek after: that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the LORD and to inquire in his temple.  Psalms 27:4”


There are so many benefits to be in the house of The Lord but because  the devil wants us to miss them he gives us so many excuses to be absent and then we only go there when we find ourselves in some kind of trouble or we have nothing doing at home, or there’s light out. 


“You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.  Psalms 16:11”


“Blessed is the one you choose and bring near, to dwell in your courts! We shall be satisfied with the goodness of your house, the holiness of your temple!  Psalms 65:4”


Don’t ever get familiar with God and say in your heart that you have always been attending service so God will understand, no he wants to have constant fellowship with you among the brethren. He says “forsake not the assembling of the brethren” 

You may miss a lot when you miss service. As a growing Christian you should rather be seen more in church than when you first believed. Remember your first love and how active you were and turn back to Him. 


“For behold, those who are far from you shall perish; you put an end to everyone who is unfaithful to you.  Psalms 73:2”


Be faithful to him, don’t give excuses, don’t lie for not going, don’t be weary of attending services, no matter the day or time. Evening services are equally important as Sunday services.


Well you may think you have to still work and finish up some chores before coming to work but he said 


“Unless the LORD builds the house, those who build it labor in vain. Unless the LORD watches over the city, the watchman stays awake in vain. 

Psalms 127:1″


So my dear friends it’s now time we continue steadfastly in fellowship and prayers.


“And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers. Acts 2:42”