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BEFORE THE RAPTURE OF THE CHURCH!

“Prepare ye the way”

 

Isaiah 40:1-5; 1 Comfort, comfort my people, says your God. 2 Speak tenderly to Jerusalem, and proclaim to her that her hard service has been completed, that her sin has been paid for, that she has received from the Lord’s hand double for all her sins. 3 A voice of one calling In the desert: "prepare the way for the Lord; make straight in the wilderness a highway for our God. 4 Every valley shall be raised up, every mountain and hill made low; the rough ground shall become level, the rugged places a plain. 5 And the glory of the Lord will be revealed, and all mankind together will see it. For the mouth of the Lord has spoken.”

Malachi 3:1; 1 “See, I will send my messenger, who will prepare the way before me. Then suddenly the Lord you are seeking will come to his temple; the messenger of the covenant, whom you desire, will come,” says the LORD Almighty.

Matthew 3:1-3; 1 In those days John the Baptist came, preaching in the desert of Judea 2 and saying, “repent, for the kingdom of heaven is near.” 3 This is he who was spoken of through the prophet Isaiah:  “A voice of one calling in the desert, "prepare the way for the Lord, make straight paths for him.”

Mark 1:2, 3; 2 It is written in Isaiah the prophet: “I will send my messenger ahead of you, who will prepare your way” 3 “a voice of one calling in the desert, "prepare the way for the Lord, make straight paths for him".

Luke 3:4-6; 4 As is written in the book of the words of Isaiah the prophet: “A voice of one calling in the desert, "Prepare the way for the Lord, make straight paths for him. 5 Every valley shall be filled in, every mountain and hill made low. The crooked roads shall become straight, the rough ways smooth. 6 And all mankind will see God’s salvation.”

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As we all know, these words were spoken to the people of God "Israel", and we need to remember that by then it had been about 400 years which God did not speak to His people! At that point, God sent John the Baptist to cry out to the people (whose hearts and souls were as dry as a desert), so that they could get ready for the coming of the Messiah! And why they had to prepare for the coming of the Messiah and make their ways straight? Because their hearts were not according to God’s heart and they were not living according to the will of God.

I am sure that most of you would agree with this statement, and I agree with you that John the Baptist, non only had to cry out to the people and to the leaders of the people, to get ready for the Saviour, but after all of that, in the end he had his head chopped off for speaking the Word of God for their own good!

Now, as I said, probably most of you agree with me and the Word of God, that those people needed a big (the biggest) prophet of God (after Jesus Himself), to proclaim the Word of God, and to prepare their hearts to receive the Messiah, but I strongly believe that today's Church (God's people), is spiritually not in a much better shape than God's people of that time! We are only saved by grace through faith in Christ, but we are just like God's people of that time! Those people were going ahead by rituals, but they had not heard the Word of God for four hundred years!

So, their ways were very distorted and every one was walking according to his own ideas! Now, If those people needed to make their ways straight (prepare their hearts for the "first coming" of the Lord, how much more do we need to prepare the ways of the Lord in our hearts today, considering the fact that while Jesus had been on the earth for three years, so that His people had some time to prepare their ways and believe in the Messiah, the “Rapture of the Church” will be in a swifting time; in a twingling of an eye; and unless we are ready when he appears over the clouds, we will not be taken with Him and will be left on the earth! As the Word says, two will be sleeping in a bed, one will be taken and one will be left! If only one is born again, only one with be taken away with the Lord. This means that only the ones  who got ready before his coming will go to be with the Lord! And the fact that we went to church every day of the week, without changing our heart and mind, it want make any difference, because we don’t become automobiles by sleeping in a garage!

That's why I believe that today God is calling people with great courage, possibly not Pastors, but Prophets, who need to go around from church to church, because in the past few decades the church has lost her zeal and too much sin has been allowed in the Church, for fear of losing some people to another local church. Now, I understand that as Pastors, we would like to keep our people, whether they are saints or not, saved or not, but the problem is that those who do not want to change and forsake their sins will contaminate other people in the church! If we “tolerate” sin in the church, Paul says: "Your glorying is not good. Do you not know that a little leaven leavens the whole lump"? (1Cor. 5:6; Gal. 5:9) If we will tolerate a sinner in the church, every other member of the church will feel authorized to live the same sinful life, or …he will leave the church and go to a better church! Of course, I believe that we need to give people time to change their hearts, because we all need to grow in the ways of the Lord, but if we insist in living in sin, not even God can change us!

That's why I believe that, since Jesus will come back only for those who will be waiting for Him, God knows that if a Pastor or a Prophet will start crying out against sin in the churches, many Pastors and church members who do not like to forsake their sins, who may or may not enjoy living in their sins, but they don't surrender their lives to God to be delivered, they will push the Prophet or the preacher who should hurt their feelings, out of the church and morally chop their heads off like they did to John the Baptist! Yet, as John the Baptist continued to preach in that “spiritual desert”, so today’s Prophets and Ministers must continue to preach the Word of God, whether people like it or not! (Ezechiel chapters 3 and 33).

Of course there are different ministries and I believe Jesus did that for a reason. A Pastor or even an Elder of a church will be in the church most of his life, and he needs to keep them and watch over them, but he has the tendency to become soft and not to strict with the people. But a Prophet or even an Apostle doesn't stay in a church. They will move on from church to church (wherever the Spirit will lead them or where he will be received by the Pastor of the church, so the church members will not have to listen to them all the time. He will speak the Word of God and then move on to other churches.

When the Apostle Paul was going to Rome (Acts 20), From Miletus, he sent to Ephesus for the elders of the church, and when they arrived, he spoke to them, and told them to be careful and keep the "doctrine". Paul did not send for every member of the church but for the Elders. Then it was up to the Elders to teach each church accordingly. And those Elders had to be “submitted” to the Apostle Paul, because he had appointed them to the church he started. So, a Prophet or an Apostle could just speak to the leaders and then it’s up to them to deal with the people, but there are times when the Prophet himself may need to speak to the whole church.

There is no doubt that we need to get closer and closer to God, and although none of us can become perfect in the real sense of the word, yet we can all become perfect according to the standard of the Lord! We will surrender our whole life to Him, and He will cleanse our hearts, minds and souls with his precious blood which He shed for us once and forever, on the cross of Calvary!

The Word tells us that Christ will come back for a blameless and spotless spouse (Church)! But that cannot happen if we don't allow Him to wash and to cleanse us.

God has always a Church on the earth, until He comes to take Her away, and the gates of Hell cannot destroy or overcome Her. The Body of Christ is to be united and kept by His love, but His body can be made up by 200 Million people, or by two billion people! Of course His Church is Holy, but then our question must be: Am I a part of that Body, of that Church? Remember, ...many that day will try to enter, but they will not be able to enter! Yet  these people assume that they are Christian; even Ministers! Yet Jesus tells them that He never knew them!!! I am sure that they will not be lying then they say that they have done so many things for the Lord, but He tells them that He never knew them! This is a …scary thing for those who don’t love the Lord our God with “all their heart, soul and mind”! Whose hearts are not right with God!

This message may not be for you individually, but James says that if we see or know that someone of us has turned away from the truth, and we will bring him back, we will save a soul from death and will cover (avoid) multitudes of sin. This tells us that our ministry as brothers and sisters it's not limited to ourselves and our family (minding our own business to keep our friends), but it reaches to our brothers and sisters in Christ as well. We are not to say like Cain said when God asked him where his brother Abel was, but we are our brother's and sister's keepers! We are to watch over our Brethren’s spiritual and material welfare! Because we are connected to them by the “joints” of love which God shed in our hearts for each other!

May God continue to speak to each one of us through the Holy Spirit.

Blessings and power to overcome, in Christ Jesus.

Brother Abel Aureli

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samueljp

Thanking you brother ABEL I am from INDIA you sent me a some booklet papers to me to TADIPUDI,But I left Tadipudi some one working I am in GUNTUR, AndhraPradesh,INDIA .Please pray for us.


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Thanking you brother ABEL I am from INDIA you sent me a some booklet papers to me to TADIPUDI,But I left Tadipudi some one working I am in GUNTUR, AndhraPradesh,INDIA .Please pray for us.


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Pastor Listowell

Hello Workers of God, May God bless you for the Good work you are doing, I will be very happy to join you in your ministry to help you. If you will like to work with m, I will be waiting for your reply. Hope to hear from you soon. Stay Blessed. Rev. James Aryee.


Shamshad

Dear Brother ; Greetings in the name of Jesus Christ.. We are praying for you and your team all of your expenses. May God give you more strength and Bless you. Amen.


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