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Heaven is our ultimate goal

By Pastor Lazarus Muoka
08 May 2022   |   4:03 am
The transition of believers into heaven is, indeed, the blessed hope of the church. Our Lord Jesus Christ purposely came to this earth to reconcile human with God. This is to enable them have cordial fellowship with Him and also to spend eternity in heaven.

Pastor Joy Muoka (middle) flanked by pupils of Chosen International Schools during their inter-house sports competition recently

1 Corinthians 15:19, “If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable.”

The transition of believers into heaven is, indeed, the blessed hope of the church. Our Lord Jesus Christ purposely came to this earth to reconcile human with God. This is to enable them have cordial fellowship with Him and also to spend eternity in heaven.

Our Lord Jesus Christ came with the main aim of drawing human closer to God and also to prepare them for heaven. The gospel of Jesus Christ is clear; He enjoined the people to embrace Him so that through Him they will get to His Father, the Creator. He presented Himself as the only Son of God, who has come to bring the people back to God. He made disciples whom He charged to continue with the work of evangelism till He returns to take them to heaven.

Luke 19:13 says: “And he called his ten servants, and delivered them ten pounds, and said unto them, occupy till I come.” The whole earth and the people in it are the field for evangelism. Jesus Christ taught the people love and also showed it to them; He healed all manner of sicknesses and diseases. He delivered people from their satanic bondages and also brought salvation to the world.

Those who have accepted Jesus Christ’s word of reconciliation will be with Him in heaven. It is to make rapture a reality that Jesus Christ has promised to come back to the world for His people.

The Bible in 1Thessalonians 4:13-18 says: “But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope. 14: For if we believe that Jesus died and rose, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him. 15: 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. 16: 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: 17: 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. 18: Wherefore comfort one another with these words.”

Our Lord Jesus Christ is coming back to take the saints to heaven. This is the moment the church is waiting for. The risen and the living saints will be caught up together to meet the Lord in the air. This is the blessed hope of all believers. The core message of this passage are:

• the reassurance that Jesus Christ is coming back.
• the revelation that Jesus Christ is coming back, the rapture of the church, and the reunion of all believers is near.
• all believers are comfortable that Jesus Christ is coming back.

The signs that Jesus Christ is coming back are daily being fulfilled. Man can do nothing to stop it, except to prepare for the day. The only purpose of His return is to take the saints and it is only the people who are prepared for Him that will go with Him. The church is very much aware of this and is seriously preparing for His return.

The world is full of distractions and the temptation to pursue wealth or engage in sinful activities that could derail one from making heaven is very high. We should shun worldly activities and be prepared for Jesus Christ coming. We brought nothing into this world and shall leave with nothing. Our soul, which will leave the world to either heaven or hell fire, is more important to God than all the wealth of this world. This is why Mark 8:36-37 says: “For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? 37: Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?”

The soul does not die and its ultimate destination is either heaven or hell. God’s plan and purpose for every man is that the soul should come back to Him in heaven. Unfortunately, those that deviate from the will and plan of God end up in hell fire.

But as many that have accepted Jesus Christ as their Lord and Saviour, serving Him in holiness and righteousness will enjoy eternity with God in heaven.

Matthew 24:21-24 says: “For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be. 22: And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect’s sake those days shall be shortened. 23: Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not. 24: For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.”

The rapture of the saints will precede the great tribulation. The saints would have been raptured before tribulation takes place. At this period, anti-Christ and his agents will take over the earth. The great tribulation will be characterised by high level of wickedness, where every man will be forced to take the mark 666. Although, the time will be short, Christians should amend their ways to partake in the rapture of the saints and avoid the great tribulation.

John 3:3 says: “Jesus answered and said unto him, verily, verily, I say unto thee, except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.” Whosoever will make heaven his/her ultimate goal must be born again, he/she must accept Jesus Christ as his/her Lord and Saviour. It is by taking this decision and acting on it would one be able to meet God in heaven.

Delivered From Marine Kingdom After 28 Years

Psalm 50:15 “And call upon me in the day of trouble, l will deliver thee and thou shalt glorify me” The Almighty God did a great deliverance in my life. In fact, it is like a dream to me.

My name is Sister Chidinma Etim. I joined The Lord’s Chosen Charismatic Revival Ministries in 2006. I thank God for breaking the yoke of over 28 years of marine dominance in my life. I grew up to understand that my family served the marine god and goddess. My grandmother had a marine altar and when she died, my mother as the first daughter automatically inherited it. This has made my family not to move forward. We have always been working like an elephant and eating like an ant.

However, my mother refused to serve in the marine kingdom and one afternoon, she became mad and died a short while after. It then became my turn to serve the kingdom. As at the time my mother died, there was no The Lord’s Chosen Charismatic Revival Ministries I could run to, so, I began to pray for freedom, but to no avail.

Seeing what that happened to my mother, I also refused to worship the marine spirits. And since then, pythons have been appearing to me both in my dream and in the physical. In fact, the snake spoke to me in the physical to worship them or I will die.

The spirits made me almost useless to myself. However, I thank God that somebody brought me to The Lord’s Chosen Charismatic Revival Ministries, where I fully regained my freedom from the spirits.

The menace of the pythons were so much that one day I was coming to church they met me on the way and ordered me to go back home. I struggled with the spirit until God of Chosen overpowered it and I was able to come to church that day. This spirit has been following me for 28 years; from my youth. It was so stubborn that after prayers it will go away only to return days after; it did not want to leave me alone.

But one day, I saw our General Pastor in the dream and he said I should give him my prayer points, which I did. General Pastor encouraged me in that dream to continue in the faith and that the spirit is gradually leaving me. Waking, I began to double my efforts in evangelism. General Pastor visited me again and said that the marine power is surrendering.

Not quite long after this, an old woman came to bow before me. The woman later said that she has surrendered. Praise the Lord, today, I can sleep coolly like a new born baby. I have got my victory. May the name of the Lord be glorified!

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