Are You Rapture Ready to Be an Immortal in Eternity?

What a thought that is! To be alive forever with no negative influences, forever with the Lord, forever learning coming to the full realization that you are a positive influence for the Lord as he shines his light on you.

     Are You Rapture Ready to Be an Immortal in Eternity? By Joel Joseph Researched by Pastor Gary K. Boyd Conclusion by Pastor Boyd What a thought that is! To be alive forever with no negative influences, forever with the Lord, forever learning coming to the full realization that you are a positive influence for the Lord as he shines his light on you. Few people are ready. Very few know anything about the rapture, few even care. Many will soon be in great regret when they see they have been left behind and the age of grace is over. Jesus Comes With His Glory Our past is the cross and our future is the coming of the Lord. These are the two greatest events for all humans. Everyone will be faced with both and most will be caught on the wrong side and will pay a terrible price! Many Christians don’t overcome the world, they join it and the life of God in them, leaks out! Our eternal, unshakable kingdom is coming soon on the back of the great shaking of everything that can be shaken. God’s word stands securely forever! (Isaiah 40:8, Hebrews 12:27-28) World Descending into Madness We are now at a stage in the devolution of society where the world simply has to cast down the Bible and its values to make way for its millions of godless values. Never the twain shall meet. Satan is the god of this world, but for most people the world and its Satan is their god! Look at the Bohemian Grove in Cali., how Hollywood has sold their soul to worship Satan, and yet he is to gain in power when the Holy Spirit is removed in the rapture, then nothing will hold back the evil one. Tragically, many Christians and churches are also casting down God’s word and ways as they become more and more secular, seeking the approval of man and the world. That is in fact, seeking to do their will! The spiritually sleeping, sick, lukewarm church wants none of the hard sayings of the Bible. The Ten Commandments is only a whisper of the past. They want no cross. They’re happy that Yeshua did all the dying. They do not want to be judged for their sins because they do not believe in hell or the devil. But just because you do not believe it, does not mean it is not so. Christians Working for the Lawless One Many Christians will become Satan’s lumberjack, cutting down the cross of Messiah. Read it in Philippians 3:18-19, “For many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell you even weeping, that they are the enemies of the cross of Christ: whose end is destruction, whose god is their belly, and whose glory is in their shame—who set their mind on earthly things.” In its place they are speedily building a new Tower of Babel – a man-made monstrosity that will cave in the great shaking. Consider This As you prepare for glory, consider these important issues relating to our spiritual state: God created Adam out of the dust of the earth. Then He breathed His breath of life into him. We will soon leave behind our dusty lives, but never our God-breathed life. Genesis 2:7 “The Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life and man became a living being.” The conflict for the Christian is to be drawn down to the world by Mr. Adam Dusty, and to be drawn upwards to the things of God, by Mr. Adam Godly! When we realize that God breathed eternity into our hearts we overcome the world and our entire focus changes. Ecclesiastes 3:11 “...He has put eternity in their hearts.” 1 John 5:4 “Whatever is born of God, overcomes the world.” Earth birth sets us in pursuit of the world. God-birth, the new-birth, sets us in pursuit of heaven. These wonderful things only come by revelation and when it does, it is often dramatic and causes great, glorious change in our lives. Where Does Your Passion Lie? What sets your soul on fire with passion? Is it the things of eternity or the things of dissolving dust? 2 Peter 3:11, “Since all these things (material) will be dissolved, what manner of persons ought you to be in holy conduct and godliness.” Yes, your beautiful face, your car, your home, your boat, your plane will all be dissolved, turned to dust in time. In eternity however, you will live outside of time, never to grow old, never to rust, always moving forward with Jesus as your light, in the new heavens and the new earth. The Radical Life Are you a light in the world? The only light in this ever darkening world is the light of God in you. But is it shining through? Are you reading his word, then spreading it to your friends on Facebook, Twitter and the like? How do we live this Christian life? What a short simple question! Yet it is extremely profound and most don’t know the answer. They just operate like all religions. It is impossible to live the Christian life. You can’t do it. Even Yeshua could not live the Christian life. In John 8:28, Then Jesus said to them, “When you lift up the Son of Man, then you will know that I am He, and that I do nothing of Myself; but as My Father taught Me, I speak these things.” John 5:30 “I can of Myself do nothing, as I hear I judge, and My judgement is righteous because I do not seek My own will, but the will of the Father who sent Me.” Inside the heart of our Lord was someone else. It was God. That is the revelation we need. “The Father abides in Me and He is doing the work.” (John 14:10) The great, needed revelation, which our Lord knew well, was that God the Father is the Christian life! We don’t try to live the Christian life, we die to self and God lives it through us. This is why so many fail. They are trying, putting in their best effort, and that must fail. Many Christians get burnt out because they are trying to do it. You will and must fail. If it were possible to live the Christian life, you would have to know every word of the Bible, know everything there is to know about all spiritual things and get them all right, on time, all the time. Keys to your Spiritual Growth: The spiritual person is known by: ●An all consuming desire to have a life honorable to, and glorifying God. ●He is holy now and becoming more holy in all areas. ●He sees things from God’s viewpoint. ●He desires to see others advance with God. ●He is forgiving and giving. ●The world is dead to him having lost its power and attraction. ●He does not care about the opinions of man and the world. ●His thought life is pure and clean. ●His language is well disciplined. ●His leisure time is spent in holy conduct. ●His friends are a reflection of himself. ●His heroes are the great men of God. ●He sees, recognizes and respects God’s authority structures wherever they are. ●He is on a narrow road with few others. ●Some people love him and some hate him. Do You Hear the Groaning? Good, groaning grief is so good! It’s great if you are groaning loud and long! 2 Corinthians 5:4-5, “For we who are in this tent groan, being burdened, not because we want to be unclothed, but further clothed, that mortality may be swallowed up by life. Now He who has prepared us for this very thing is God, who also has given us the Spirit as a guarantee.” I don’t know about you, but I’m so ready to get out of here. I’ve had a great, fortunate life, but it’s time to go. I’m groaning big time! Even nature itself is groaning in anticipation! Read of it in Romans 8:22-23, “For we know that the whole creation groans and labors with birth pangs together until now. Not only that, but we also who have the first fruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, eagerly waiting for the adoption, the redemption of our body.” If your neighbor catches you in the garden with your ear to the flowers, tell him you’re listening for their groaning! If you are not groaning perhaps it’s because you fit in to this world far too well. Carnality Enmity Romans 8:6, “For to be carnally minded is death, but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. Because the carnal mind (marked by the strong appetites and lustful passions of the body) is enmity against God; for it is not subject to the law of God, nor indeed can be. So then, those who are in the flesh cannot please God.” What is enmity then? Enmity and its synonyms "hostility," animosity, and animus all indicate deep-seated dislike or ill will. Enmity (which derives from an Anglo-French word meaning "enemy") suggests true hatred, either overt or concealed. Hostility implies strong, open enmity that shows itself in attacks or aggression. So love of the flesh, hatred and hostility toward God will not win you a seat in heaven, nor will it ever. John 1:4-5 “In Him was life, and the life was the light of men, and the light shines in the darkness and the darkness did not comprehend it.” John 6:63 “It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing. The words that I speak to you are spirit and life.” Conclusion In this world today we have open hostility toward God, the reprobate mind rules. Satan is at work in the people’s mind causing confusion havoc. Porn on the internet spreads it, lust of the flesh continues it, and the power of Satan will rule unbelievers when they are left behind to their own devices. So then are you rapture ready to be an immortal in eternity? Are you spiritually minded? Do you read of God and his works in your leisure time? Do you put on the full armor of God when evil approaches? Are you a spiritual magnet for others when they ask for advice? The Lord is coming soon to rescue us from God’s wrath to come, are you then rapture ready? Maranantha..