Waiting for the Rapture, Without spots and Wrinkles No father abandons his children just because they mistakenly soil themselves. No father throws away his child because of stained garments. His love for the child is beyond that, so he cleanses the child and carries the child. The father believes that when the child is grown up he will be wise enough to stay away from soiling themselves, and even if they do, they would wash themselves immediately. This is God’s expectation of us. He wants us to keep ourselves clean, without spot or wrinkles because anyone who lives in sin does not have the nature of God. What if the child is already an adult and chooses to live in a septic tank? Will the father keep welcoming such a child and bathe him repeatedly, even though the child deliberately continues to live in the septic tank? What would you do if your adult child doesn’t see anything wrong with living in a septic tank? This is what some Christians are doing, they deliberately choose to live in sin. Now we are waiting for the Rapture or death. None must meet us in sin because those who are not watched pure in the Blood of the Lamb will not be raptured by the Lord. .
It is the will of Jesus Christ that He presents us to Himself without spot and wrinkles.“Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it; That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word, That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish. So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He that loveth his wife loveth himself.”(Ephesians 5:25-28)We are redeemed from the darkness of this world and has translated us into the kingdom of light. After the redemption He commands us to remain faithful and observe everything He commands as we await His return to catch prepared Saints home to be with Him.
Some times God takes us to the wilderness of life, strips us of every help so that we can acknowledge Him and give Him His position in our hearts. The wilderness is a place of temptation but it is also a place we can utilize the opportunity of being alone with God by strengthening our relationship with God.
Below are some of the Bible verse read in this teaching:
“For their mother hath played the harlot: she that conceived them hath done shamefully: for she said, I will go after my lovers, that give me my bread and my water, my wool and my flax, mine oil and my drink. 6 Therefore, behold, I will hedge up thy way with thorns, and make a wall, that she shall not find her paths. 7 And she shall follow after her lovers, but she shall not overtake them; and she shall seek them, but shall not find them: then shall she say, I will go and return to my first husband; for then was it better with me than now.” (Hosea 2:5-7)
“Therefore, behold, I will allure her, and bring her into the wilderness, and speak comfortably unto her. 15 And I will give her her vineyards from thence, and the valley of Achor for a door of hope: and she shall sing there, as in the days of her youth, and as in the day when she came up out of the land of Egypt.” (Hosea 2:14-15)
“So the angel that communed with me said unto me, Cry thou, saying, Thus saith the LORD of hosts; I am jealous for Jerusalem and for Zion with a great jealousy. 15 And I am very sore displeased with the heathen that are at ease: for I was but a little displeased, and they helped forward the affliction.” (Zechariah 1:14-15)
This is a hard truth but it remains the truth. There are times that God closes the Heaven as a means of disciplinary measures. Experiencing a closed Heaven could be in form of God keeping silence, closing Heaven against your prayers, living away from the dew of Heaven, etc. If you are experiencing a closed Heaven diagnose the cause and settle it with God.
The love of God makes God to discipline His Children when they go astray. The purpose of chastising us is to correct us and make us turn to Him. Instead of being discouraged when we face chastisement, let’s reciprocate this act of love by making use of God’s grace and mercy by turning back to Him.