The hour has come for true worshippers – Part 1
Mt. 24:7-14, “For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. 8 All these are the beginning of sorrows. 9 Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake. 10 And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another. 11 And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many. 12 And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold. 13 But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved. 14 And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.”
Brethren, the prevailing situation in the world is pointing to the fact that there’s no more time, for the second coming of Jesus Christ is at hand – the time to rapture the saints. There is no more doubt that all prophesies concerning His coming are being fulfilled daily before our very eyes. It is very clear the whole world is filled with iniquity, violence and wickedness. Unfortunately, many who claimed to be children or worshippers of God that are expected to be strictly observing the tenet and precept of the Scripture, having in mind the trumpet is about to be blown, are still wobbling in faith.
Mt. 24:15- 17 says, “When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, 16 Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains: 17 Let him which is on the housetop not come down to take any thing out of his house”
When we notice evil being perpetrated by all and sundry in the work places, homes and even sanctuary, the Bible says we should stand in the holy place, and not compromise with the world. We must not live or do anything like them, because we know who we are and should thus keep to what we are called – the Children of God and not otherwise. We should maintain righteousness within and without to be distinguished among people of the world.
Mt 24: 37-42 says, “But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. 38 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, 39 And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. 40 Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left. 41 Two women shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken, and the other left. 42 Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come.”
I want to let you know that of certainty, just like in the days of Noah, activities will continue, sellers and buyers will be on with their transactions, those getting married will continue, but all these will not scuttle the prophesy of the End Time, for what God has said about it must surely come to pass. It will not tarry until you conclude your deals, education, healing, etc. It will be a gross ineptitude, if you allow yourself to be found in the same situation as Noah’s generation until Noah entered the Ark.
Your repentance should be now because if rapture is to take place, you will not have the opportunity to repent again. Those who knew when Noah entered the Ark came knocking at the door, when it became apparent that the flood was serious. But they couldn’t enter because the door had been shot. And the flood came and took away all of them, including their business, riches, wealth and whatever they had and destroyed them.
The Bible says that is how it will be, when the trumpet shall sound, when Jesus shall come to rapture the saints. So, you need to understand that, as evil increases daily and wickedness being the order of the day, as a Chosen/believer, you should understand that this is the hour that God is looking for true worshippers, that is those who will worship Him in truth and Spirit, as those are the people God would want to worship Him. They are the people He wants to use to bring all to righteousness. So, no matter the situation we find ourselves, we should have understanding of the personality of God that He is holy, righteous and cannot behold iniquity. And if anybody must make heaven or rapture, he/she must endeavour to live according to the perfect will of God.
God does not behold evil. He doesn’t look at iniquity and neither dwells in one that is sinful. So, He is looking for true worshippers, or those who will worship Him in truth and Spirit.
Jn 4:22-24 says, “Ye worship ye know not what: we know what we worship: for salvation is of the Jews. 23 But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him. 24 God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth”.
No wonder God has made a choice for people that would worship Him.
So, if you found yourself among those chosen to worship Him, you must live up to expectation.
1Pet. 2: 9-10 states, “But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light: 10 Which in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God: which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy.”
God has specially chosen you as a royal priesthood, a holy Nation, a Peculiar people to worship Him. I want you to understand that it’s a privilege for anyone to be a Chosen, because God has chosen us specially to worship Him and evidence abound to show that God has chosen us. All the testimonies of restoration, Salvation, healings, all the signs and wonders are signs that the Chosen is the place to be. And if you are in this place, you must live a life that is befitting to this calling God has made in choosing us. This is because the hour has come that true worshippers should be identified.
Marvellous Work Of God
How God’s Mercy Brought Me To Life
“Careless soul, go and sin no more.” This was the order of the angel I encountered in the world of the dead before I came back to live. The incident that led to my coming back to life started on December 28th, when I boarded a luxury bus from Lagos to Aba, Abia State. We left Lagos very late because I attended church service, which I thought would close on time, so that I could get to the interstate bus terminal early afternoon. But when I discovered the pastor was not ready to close at the expected time, I angrily left the service and dashed to the motor park and was only able to secure a seat on the night bus. I was not used to night journey and was not ready to cancel the journey, so I resigned to fate.
We travelled throughout the night and as we got to a place in Imo State at about 3 a.m., our bus developed a mechanical fault and so, everybody was asked to alight. The driver did all he could to get the vehicle back on the road to no avail. Around 5 a.m., he advised the passengers to find alternative means to get to their destination. It was not quite long after he told us to look for another bus that a Toyota Hummer bus appeared and picked about five of us. I thought we were the luckiest among the stranded commuters to have got a bus. As we moved, I observed that the driver was somehow reckless and was driving on high speed. Few minutes later, other passengers joined in advising him to reduce his speed, but all pleas fell on deaf ears. We didn’t know that the devil had planned our death and the driver was an agent of death. While our driver was on top speed and trying to overtake a truck, suddenly there was another incoming bus and as he struggled to negotiate out of a collision, the truck hit our bus, resulting in loss of control. Our bus went into a free fall, tumbling and somersaulting simultaneously and was crushed by an on-coming lorry on the opposite lane. At that juncture, I didn’t know where I was again. Like in a dream, I saw people crying on the road, but didn’t know that those crying were fellow passengers. As we continued wailing on that spot, people gathered but they could not see us. At that time, I didn’t realise that we had died. I was just pondering why the crowd that gathered at the scene was not noticing our cry; neither did those crisscrossing us showed any sign of noticing our presence.
As we were crying, suddenly a book appeared and a little breeze blew and all of us stood up and queued, according to how we sat on the seat. Thereafter, the first person on the line walked to the Book, looked at it and walked out through the left side. The next on the line followed suit and walked out the same way. This went on until it got to my turn. But, while I was still on the line, suddenly the General Pastor appeared and called me careless soul and asked what I did on December 26, 2018. I remembered vividly and told him that the day he was referring to was on a crusade titled: “ONLY GOD CAN DO THIS” and that I left the church angrily before the end of service. He asked why I left the church while the testimony was going on, and also pointed at the head of one of the ladies on the line, who had on her hair a long weavon. Then, as he was shedding tears, he called me a careless soul. Thereafter, he left me on the line and went straight to where the book was and seemed to be conversing with someone. After that, he came back and called me out of the line and said: “Careless soul, you did not want to obey my servant (General Pastor) upon all he is preaching.” As he was saying that, he showed me the time l left the church and also when some other women left. Later, he touched my head where I had injury and prayed for me and said I should go and sin no more. Afterward, I left and walked toward the same way that others followed, but he quickly called me back and ordered that I should follow the opposite way. And as I followed that way, I quickly came back to life and noticed that we were inside an ambulance at the mortuary gate.
While we were on the line in the dead world, a lady was crying and shouting “my head, my head.” But I did not understand why she was shouting her head. But as I returned to life inside that ambulance, I saw on my body the decapitated head of that girl’s head with weave-on. And remembered that the weave-on that girl’s head was exactly the type of weave-on I bought for my sister on December 24, 2018. No wonder the General Pastor was pointing at the girl’s head, when we were on the line.
I was still in the ambulance pondering what happened, when the driver conveying us to the mortuary came and opened the door of the ambulance and saw me alive. Quickly, he ran away in fear because he did not believe that anyone was alive. I was thrown into the ambulance a dead man, with some people having their heads, hands, legs, arms, etc cut off. So, the driver ran and called the mortuary attendants, who came, opened the door of the vehicle, brought me out and took me to the hospital, where a doctor examined me and said there was no injury on my head. Recall that the General Pastor laid hand on my head and prayed for me in the spirit world. So, when the story of what happened was told to the doctor, he referred me to another hospital at Okigwe Road in Aba for more tests. I went there and the doctor checked, but did not see anything. He was marvelled and asked which church I attend and I said The Lord’s Chosen – he said no wonder.
Brethren, you will not believe it, our bus was compressed beyond recognition and people were saying all the passengers on board had died. They did not know that I survived. Out of twenty passengers, I was the only one that survived. The God of Chosen is so wonderful. I thank Him for bringing me back to life. My prayer is that God should help me to live the rest of my life for Him and Him alone, so that I will not be called a careless soul again. Brother Chibuike Nzeadibe, 22, Akapta Street Somolu, Lagos.
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