Thursday, January 6, 2022

Life as it is…..06/01/2022- Dr. Johnson Cherian

If there was a trial run of Rapture, we as believers could have known how many of us are really ready for the coming of the Lord Jesus Christ (in the clouds). Sadly, there is not going to be a dress rehearsal.  

In 2 dreams, spaced 16 years apart, the Lord has shown me, my readiness to be caught up in Rapture and being “not so ready”. In 1994, I dreamt of being caught up in Rapture with a friend of mine. It was a glorious experience. In 2010, I dreamt of the Rapture again, this time however, I was only seeing others being caught up with the Lord, not me. 

So, how ready are we, as of today?

With the pandemic being around for more than 2 years now, has any change come in our lives, pertaining to the imminent return of our Savior? 

Frankly, we are caught up with so many things, that we may miss being “caught up” with our Savior when he returns. That would sound quite harsh, but that is true of many believers. Are we really looking forward to that glorious day? 

The Apostle Peter writes in his epistle regarding the second coming of our Lord…. 

……what manner of persons ought you to be in holy conduct and godliness….

…… looking for and hastening the coming of the day of God…….

…… looking forward to these things, being diligent to be found by Him in peace, without spot and blameless……. 

The day (or night) is not far when what the Apostle Paul wrote to the Church at Thessalonica and Corinth will come true. 

The Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air and so we will be with the Lord forever. (1 Thessalonians 4:16, 17) 

Behold, I tell you a mystery: We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. (1 Corinthians 15:51, 52) 

We need to be ready for Rapture at all times, saying “No” to ungodliness and worldly passions, and living self-controlled, upright and godly lives. “Easier said than done”, one may say. But that’s the only way we can be sure of being caught up with our Savior when he comes back. Praise the Lord.

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