Posted on August 23, 2019 in August, Daily Devotionals

CERTAINTY OF CHRIST`S APPEARANCE | KnowingJESUS Daily Devotional

Today August 23, 2019 in our Daily Devotional, we will be looking at CERTAINTY OF CHRIST’S APPEARANCE or the RAPTURE

Col 3:1Col 3:4  If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth. For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God. When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory.

Beloved,  the word of God is infallible lit will surely come to pass.

Isaiah 34:16  Seek ye out of the book of the Lord, and read: no one of these shall fail, none shall want her mate: for my mouth it hath commanded, and his spirit it hath gathered them

Mat 5:18 For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.

The Bible reveals that a time is coming known unto God alone,  when His saints shall be raptured.

Mat 24:36Mat 24:42 But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only. But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left. Two women shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken, and the other left. Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come.

Beloved,  the imminent  rapture of the dead and living believers is so certain.  This was  because there  were records in the Bible of some that have experienced it.  See those in the time  past  that experienced it.
1.  The living saints.
Enoch:

Gen 5:21Gen 5:24  And Enoch lived sixty and five years, and begat Methuselah: And Enoch walked with God after he begat Methuselah three hundred years, and begat sons and daughters: And all the days of Enoch were three hundred sixty and five years: And Enoch walked with God: and he was not; for God took him.

Hebrews 11:5  By faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death; and was not found, because God had translated him: for before his translation he had this testimony, that he pleased God.

Elijah

2Ki 2:92Ki 2:11  And it came to pass, when they were gone over, that Elijah said unto Elisha, Ask what I shall do for thee, before I be taken away from thee. And Elisha said, I pray thee, let a double portion of thy spirit be upon me. And he said, Thou hast asked a hard thing: nevertheless, if thou see me when I am taken from thee, it shall be so unto thee; but if not, it shall not be so. And it came to pass, as they still went on, and talked, that, behold, there appeared a chariot of fire, and horses of fire, and parted them both asunder; and Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven.

2. Dead and resurrected and then raptured. 
Our Lord Jesus Christ. 

Mark 16:19  So then after the Lord had spoken unto them, he was received up into heaven, and sat on the right hand of God.

Acts 1:9  And when he had spoken these things, while they beheld, he was taken up; and a cloud received him out of their sight.

Beloved ,  please keep on preparing daily. It could even happen before the end of today.  May the Lord help you in particular,  to be wise,  like the five wise virgins in Jesus name.

Col 3:1Col 3:4  If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth. For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God. When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory.

Dearly beloved,  Jesus Christ our Lord is the truth personified.  He knew  the entire truth, through and through.

John 14:6  Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

During His earthly ministry,  He told the Bible days believers and by extension,  the believers of all ages and that includes you, that He was coming again to take them in the rapture.

Jn 14:1Jn 14:3  Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.

John 14:28  Ye have heard how I said unto you, I go away, and come again unto you. If ye loved me, ye would rejoice, because I said, I go unto the Father: for my Father is greater than I.

It was this taking believers in the rapture that Jesus promised that the blessed Holy Spirit was impressing upon the believers through the writings of apostle Paul,  that they should be seeking heavenly things which shall culminate with the appearing of the Lord.  See it.

Col 3:1Col 3:4  If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth. For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God. When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory

The scriptures severally reveal that suddenly,  unannounced,  our Lord shall appear in the air and gathered dead and living believers.

1Co 15:511Co 15:52 Behold, I shew 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 trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.

1Th 4:151Th 4:18  For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep. For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. Wherefore comfort one another with these words.

See how the Bible reveals the appearing of the Lord over and over.

2 Timothy 4:8  Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.

1Pe 5:4  And when the chief Shepherd shall appear, ye shall receive a crown of glory that fadeth not away.

1 John 2:28  And now, little children, abide in him; that, when he shall appear, we may have confidence, and not be ashamed before him at his coming.

1Jo 3:11Jo 3:2   Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not. Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is

Dearly  beloved,  since you know that many things that the Bible revealed  would happened in the time past had happened.  This also shall happen  as revealed,  so be prepared. The good Lord shall help you in particular in Jesus  name.
Friend,  but if in deed you are preparing  for this imminent appearing of the Lord,  please be very  careful and avoid negative  promises in the Bible, that it will take multitude unaware.
If you are really expecting the appearing of the Lord,  go extra mile to ensure that everything you needed to do are in place.  Don’t fall a victim of compromising believers, which shall not be fully prepared  even though they claimed to be expecting Him.

Mat 25:1Mat 25:13  Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom. And five of them were wise, and five were foolish. They that were foolish took their lamps, and took no oil with them: But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps. While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept. And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him. Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps. And the foolish said unto the wise, Give us of your oil; for our lamps are gone out. But the wise answered, saying, Not so; lest there be not enough for us and you: but go ye rather to them that sell, and buy for yourselves. And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage: and the door was shut. Afterward came also the other virgins, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us. But he answered and said, Verily I say unto you, I know you not. Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh.

Friend have you bought the required oil? Have you done your restitutions?
Are you sure your name is still in the book of life?
Are you sure you are completely free from inward and outward sins? I hope you are not doing business like the people in the world,  giving and taking bribes?
Are you living with your rightful spouse?
Hope  you have not divorced and remarried when your lawful husband or wife is still alive?
Hope  you are not committing secret sins?
You shall not miss it in Jesus name. So do everything to be ready like a wise virgin and be purified.

1Jo 3:11Jo 3:3  Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not. Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is. And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure.

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