Blessings Friends and Family,
I want to encourage you today, to love, trust and obey GOD; renew your mind daily, repent daily and love your neighbor daily, so that you may always walk in the power and authority given unto you by our Heavenly Father. For it the Spirit within you that leads and guides you into truth and the fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom…
We hear so much in this hour about the Rapture, or the “catching away,” and much of it is very true. Yet, there comes with much of this talk, a sense of unrest and disturbance, as if somehow things are not certain between ourselves and the LORD, and they may not turn out as we hope for.
I just want to assure each of you that if you have called upon the name of the LORD JESUS for salvation, and have come to know HIM, and I mean truly know HIM, and you are about the Father’s business, then you and I do not need to be concerned with what perhaps has been causing unnecessary anxiety, due to the approach of the person(s) giving the message.
Certain well intending ministers can have a real harsh approach in how they relay this message of the Rapture of the Church. It is a most true and much needed subject to be talked about, but when Paul was talking about it, he said “Therefore comfort one another with these words (1 Thess 5:18).” I do not know that I have seen a lot of comforting going on with these words.
In fact, I have seen quite the opposite with some well known television preachers. My friends, this subject needs to and should always bring comfort to you and I, and not a sense of anxiety, fear, dread or any other thing that is disturbing, that frankly, the enemy uses! This is of course hinging on the reality that we are walking in the Spirit, which is walking in love and power to demonstrate that love, which is the witness that we give unto unbelievers.
JESUS said, “They will know you by your love for one another.” As we walk in love toward each other, the world will see and know who we are. Obviously the other fruits of the Spirit all come into play, in a life yielded to HIM, yet there is none greater than love; Love is the chief goal of the believer, that desires to really live his or her life for GOD completely.
If you are loving GOD with all your heart, soul, mind and strength and loving your neighbor as yourself, you will not be able to keep the power of GOD away from you.
GOD entrusts HIS power to those who love and whose motivation is love. Some begin in great love and then they are given great power, but because some unresolved issues in their lives began to corrupt the purity of their love walk, the power will soon fade away.
So in saying this about love, I want to relay that it the most important thing to focus on while preparing and waiting for the LORD to catch us up with HIM in the clouds. It is going to happen, and as the signs of the times dictate to us, as JESUS prophesied they would, we can tell that the time is very near.
As you go about your daily endeavors, remember to put on love each day and keep it on all day and night. Think about it as much as possible. Meditate upon His love more than anything else and you will continue to walk in His love toward all men and women and it will cause you to say and do the most amazing things.
It really will. Stay full of the Holy Spirit and the word of GOD. Those are the two dynamics that the wise virgins have going for them in the “midnight hour.” They had plenty of the Spirit and word of GOD to last them through the darkness, in order to reach the wedding supper.
If you have not been baptized in the Holy Spirit, please ask HIM to baptize you now. It is of the utmost importance. If you have already been baptized, call upon the Spirit of GOD to fill you up, even now and do not give up until you are full and even overflowing. Certain places in the earth are experiencing unusual outpourings of the Holy Spirit.
It is good to tap into those fountains. Do so. Sure you can be filled right there where you are, but there is also a corporate infilling that can come upon you that has a very great and longer lasting dynamic to it. We can be filled with the Spirit by: singing psalms, spiritual songs and making melody in our hearts unto the LORD.
Singing has a powerful way to get you filled with the Holy Ghost. We can even sing to one another and see each other filled. This is very important right now, at this point in time. For we want to be like the wise virgins and not foolish ones.
Remember that if we are caught in something that has a grip on us spiritually, we can get free. It is usually just a matter of seeking the LORD diligently, and even the counsel of wise men and women that will enable us to get free.
JESUS paid the price for our freedom and He wants us to be in the frame of mind, heart and spirit, that when the subject of the Rapture comes up, we have great joy and peace about it. If that is not the case, please let us deal with it now. Right now, and wait no longer.
There is time, but just not too much. We do not want to take chances with eternity. If we are having problems of any kind, let us run to get help now, instead of when it will be too late. Then we just need to watch and pray. We should have a consciousness that the LORD could come at any point in time, and thus be ready for HIM.
“For the LORD HIMSELF will descend from Heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of GOD. And the dead in CHRIST will rise first. Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the LORD in the air. And thus we shall always be with the LORD.
Therefore comfort one another with these words.”
Trusting HIM and Abiding in HIM in order to bear much fruit.