Open Heaven Daily Devotional October 28 2022
THEME: Behold, He Comes
SCRIPTURE: And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be. Revelation 22:12
So many people are sleeping and making compromises everywhere they turn. It is almost impossible to find people who are really expecting the return of Jesus Christ. We must be careful not to be so carried away with prosperity and abundance that we forget there is a home for us beyond this earth.
If we would not miss that heavenly home, we must trim our lamps and get ourselves ready, because if Jesus says He will return, then He will certainly return. Everyone should seriously give thought to where he or she will be when the rapture happens or when the Lord says it is time to leave the earth.
I remember that during a conference for Pentecostal Pastors in Nigeria long ago, a man of God who was much younger than I came to preach. The young man preached vehemently about the Kingdom of God, hell, the lake of fire, and the second coming of the Lord Jesus Christ.
He dissected the word of God about this matter so much that we were all glued to our seats. You can imagine the absolute silence in the hall that day. By the time he was through with his sermon, we were all sober. As the leader of the meeting, I was supposed to round off and as I mounted the podium I said, ‘Jesus is truly coming soon, but when a man dies before Jesus returns, his own Jesus has come then.” That was all I said.
I travelled and returned two weeks later to learn that the young man of God who had preached that very serious sermon had died. His Jesus had come. My beloved, you should not joke about this matter, because it is an issue of eternal life or death.
The choice a person makes here on earth will determine where the fellow will spend his or her eternity and I can tell you that eternity is such a long time. The Bible says in Hebrews 9:27 “And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment.”
If you don’t believe me, at least believe the Bible. As soon as a fellow dies, he will face judgement before God. If death is inevitable for all of us, then we must be careful how we live our lives. Behold, Jesus is coming for His bride the saints. You must be prepared to meet the Bridegroom so you are not left behind.
Open Heavens 28 October 2022 Prayer Point:
Father, when You come to collect Your people, please do not let me be left behind in Jesus name.