Christians Are Charged to Preach Gospel

bible-1108074__180God requires Christians to preach gospel of Jesus Christ without hesitation.

We must inform people about Jesus’ gift of salvation, and punishment that will come on people who refuse to believe Him.

 

 The scripture stated, “Blow the trumpet in Zion; sound the alarm on my holy hill. Let all who live in the land tremble, for the day of the Lord is coming. It is close at hand”— (Joel 2:1 NIV)

 

Lesson for Christians to Preach Gospel

 

preachThis present world will remain a temporal home for all people.

Everyone will migrate from here to a permanent destination. binoculars-1464304-1279x933

However, not all people will end at the same place.

Some people will end up in heaven while others will end up in hell.

People who would be qualified for heaven are those who have believed in Jesus Christ and accepted Him as their Lord and Savior.

 

Unbelievers will end up in hell fire where there shall be everlasting torment (Matthew 25:41).

Hence, anyone who is yet to establish a good relationship with Jesus Christ should not hesitate  before it is too late.

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Since the danger of hell is imminent on the unbelievers, Christians are mandated to go out of their way to share their faith with unbelievers so that they can have chance to gain salvation.

It written,

 

preach gospelI charge you therefore before God and the Lord Jesus Christ, who will judge the living and the dead at His appearing and His kingdom: Preach the word!

Be ready in season and out of season. Convince, rebuke, exhort, with all longsuffering and teaching. For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers; and they will turn their ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to fables.

But you be watchful in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry (2 Timothy 4:1-5 NIV).

 

Prayer for God’s grace to Preach the Gospel

gospelDear God, please let your fire of evangelism burn in me to preach gospel.

Empower me to ceaselessly proclaim your gospel so that unbelievers can come to the knowledge of your Son Jesus Christ. As I preach, let people respond.

Give them the grace to change their mind so that they can escape punishment of hell, but be qualified for blessings of heaven. Please keep your people fit for your kingdom.

For in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen!

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The Best Good News for Christians

good newsThe good news is here! Jesus Christ will return to rapture his followers to heaven.

(Rapture means transportation of believers to heaven at the second coming of Jesus Christ).

The experience will occur to people who believe in Jesus Christ  – whether dead or alive.

The scripture shed light on what the rapture experience be as written,

“Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; nor does corruption inherit incorruption. 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. For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. So when this corruptible has put on incorruption, and this mortal has put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written: “Death is swallowed up in victory” (1 Corinthians 15:50-55).

 

Lesson on God’s Good News for Christians

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It is a welcoming news for us – Christ believers – to hear that this poor earth is not our final destination.

Christ will return to transport us from earth to heaven!

The scripture affirmed,

“In an instant, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed” (1 Corinthians 15:52 BSB)

sadMeanwhile, despite the sweet story that will come with rapture, the event will leave negative impact on unbelievers.

They (unbelievers) will be left behind after the saints have been transported to heaven.

The encounter will cause them pain, and the damage to suffer will be unquantifiable!

 

Important Notice For Everyone

warningSince rapture event will occur without any prior notice, everyone should examine his or her life, and take immediate step to become a child of God.

It is very important for anyone who intends to have rapture experience to accept Jesus Christa as the Son of God, and confess him as his/her Lord and personal Savior.

Salvation of soul through Jesus Christ is relevant to rapture as the scripture declares:

“That if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation” (Romans 10:9-10 NKJV).

 

Prayer of Confession

worship themeDear Jesus Christ, I believe that you are the Son of God who died for sinners.

In deed you are the good news for the world.

You died on the cross for my sins and resurrected on the third day to give me gift of eternal life. Therefore, I believe that you are the savior.

I confess you as my Lord, and I accept you as my personal Savior.

I confess my sins and I forsake them.

I ask for your grace to remain faithful to you, and I will serve you throughout the days of my life.

Please write my name in the book of life. For in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen.

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Jesus Christ Will Soon Rapture Saints

raptureJesus Will Soon Come To Rapture His Saints To Heaven

The second coming of Jesus Christ is also known as Rapture, and it is not a question of “what if,” but a question of “when it will happen.”

The rapture of saints is imminent.

It will surely occur as the scripture foretold.

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“Brothers and sisters, we do not want you to be uninformed about those who sleep in death, so that you do not grieve like the rest of mankind, who have no hope.

For we believe that Jesus died and rose again, and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him. According to the Lord’s word, we tell you that we who are still alive, who are left until the coming of the Lord, will certainly not precede those who have fallen asleep.

For 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. After that, 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. Therefore encourage one another with these words” (1 Thessalonians 4:13-18).

Jesus Christ asked his disciples to diligently tarry for his second coming and said,

“Blessed are those servants whom the master, when he comes, will find watching. Assuredly, I say to you that he will gird himself and have them sit down to eat, and will come and serve them. And if he should come in the second watch, or come in the third watch, and find them also, blessed are those servants.

But know this, that if the master of the house had known what hour the thief would come, he would have watched and not allowed his house to be broken into. Therefore you also be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect” (Luke 12:37-40).

Deeper Focus

What Qualifies A Person For Rapture?

scaleRapture is imminent.

Christ will soon come, and his coming may be sooner than later. People who considered themselves as followers of Jesus Christ – that is, Christians should remain steadfast in their commitments to their Lord because their basis of faith will be evaluated before they can be qualified.

Christians who are courageous to steadfastly serve Christ and wait for the Messiah’s second coming will be ultimately rewarded.

Christ – the Savior – will use the standard of the bible to either accept or reject anyone from his Father’s kingdom.

His main qualifying criteria is a person’s choice of deity.

That is, Jesus will only transport people who have confessed their faith in him to heaven.

Those people who have personally identified themselves with him as their personal Lord and Savior will qualify. As the scripture stated,

“If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.

For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by confessing with your mouth that you are saved” (Romans 10:9-10 NLT).

Not just a confession of faith that saves a person, but the lifestyle that he or she has lived on earth that will determine if he/she will qualify for heaven or not.

Believers who have confessed Jesus Christ as Lord and remain consistent in their faith by keeping his testimony will be regarded as “Just” and be counted worthy to inherit the kingdom of God.

It is stated,

“I declare to you, brothers and sisters, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God, nor does the perishable inherit the imperishable. Listen, I tell you a mystery: We will not all sleep, but we will all be changed— in a flash, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed.

For the perishable must clothe itself with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality. When the perishable has been clothed with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality, then the saying that is written will come true: “Death has been swallowed up in victory” (1 Corinthians 15:50-54 NIV)

 

If Rapture Is Real, Then What Stake Does It Offer Christians?

rewardThe reward of Christian faithfulness is far reaching.

Christ will rapture his saints and call them home from the trouble and trauma of the world.

The Savior will wipe off tears of affliction and persecution from the faces of his saints.

He will also award them his gift of imperishable eternal crown of glory.

Perhaps the best of all gifts the saints will receive in heaven is the of gift of eternal life of peace (tranquility).

Believers will be permanently stationed with God in heaven to rejoice in his loving arms. Sin and pain won’t be mentioned in heaven.

Sickness will be found wanting there also!

All that saints of God will enjoy in heaven is everlasting life of perfect peace and joy.

Not much of some anticipated benefits that should excite anyone about qualifying for rapture, but the actual tasks that are required.

Christians are saved by grace, but they must be fully committed and be serious with their faith and practices to qualify for God’s well advertised kingdom.

To actually qualify for God’s kingdom, believers must daily make conscious efforts to serve God with faithfulness.

They must hold their confession of Jesus Christ firmly, and live holy lives.

Also, each Christian must understand that human power would not be strong enough to help anyone meet

God’s criteria of heaven. Believers must rely on God to adequately meet his standard.

More importantly, believers must express their fear and weaknesses to God through prayers. They must pray that God should grant them grace and strength needed adequately satisfy him.

 

Prayer To Qualify For Christ’s RapturePrayer

Christians must pray for God’s strength. No serious Christian should consider the exercise as a tedious job.

Please pray!

My dear Jesus Christ, please give me grace to keep my testimony as a true Christian.

I know you are Christ the Son of God; no one can go to the Father except through you.

I have confessed you as my personal Lord, and that is why I am a Christian.

All I am asking now is your grace to keep my testimony unto the end. Help me to live holy and acceptable life before you, so that I can qualify for your rapture.

Please give me grace to serve you well and remain consistent with you throughout the days of my life.

Please write my name in the book of life, and let me remain heavenly bound.

For in your precious name “Jesus Christ” my Savior I make my requests.

Amen!

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