THE LIVING WATER
DAILY DEVOTIONAL GUIDE
Wednesday, October 31, 2018
TOPIC – WHAT IF IT IS NOW?
Read: 1 Corinthians 15:51-53
MEMORISE: For you yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so comes as a thief in the night (1 Thessalonians 5:2).
When the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised,
There’ll be sound of singing, glory be to the lamb,
There’ll be no mourning, there’ll be no shedding of weary tears,
For all these things shall be passed away
Those are the lyrics of the song from a song writer. The rapture, according to Apostle Paul, there would be a worldwide event in which the saints of Christ, both dead and alive, shall be caught up together in the cloud to meet the Lord in the air. The event that follows the rapture of the saints, is a heart-warming one (Jn. 14:1-3), and the saints long for this at all times.
But wait: What if it is now, this very second, minute, hour or day?
As a child of God who still engages in lies and you claim it doesn’t matter, read Rev. 21:8. As a backbiter especially in the church or even about church members, read what the Bible says in Psalm 101:5. A child of God who keeps malice, read what the Bible says in Ephesians 4:30-32. Are you still battling with the sins of fornication, adultery, masturbation, or even worse ones, read what the Bible says in James 4:4. What about those that engage in fraudulent practices, what will be your lot if the rapture happens now?
The irony of the matter is that of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven (Matt. 24:36). This calls for s solemn assembly. Be prepared at all times. After having given your life to Jesus. Nothing should hinder you from being rapturable whenever the trumpet sounds. Be at ALERT!
1. Lord, whatever will cause me not to be rapturable, please open my eyes to it now and help me to overcome it, in Jesus’ name.
2. Father, I receive the strength and grace to finish well and strong at the feet of Christ.
3. Lord, help those who are still wallowing in their sins to come to Your saving Grace that has been made available through and in Jesus Christ.
EXTRA READING FOR TODAY: Jeremiah 19 – 22
Author: CAC WORLDWIDE