Agree with His Terms
I remember as kids, my father taking us the entire family on a journey. As kids we did not know the way, but he did. He also knew the reason why we needed to go on that journey, and of course, he knew by what means we would get there, faster, safer. He alone planned the journey; even our mother carried out his instruction.
In the same way God has planned every dispensation of the Church; how and where you fit into it and through Jesus, hands it to the Holy Spirit for execution. He is watching His word for us, individually and corporately, to perform.
“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord , thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.” – Jer 29:11 (KJV)
He alone knows the way to eternal life, how we would get there and safer. And to this way and plan, He is committed. He is not executing any other plan or thought, no matter how “holy” looking or beautiful.
Locating His plan and walking by it, is what propels “good success” (Joshua 1:8). Our success as Christians rests on this: discovering His plans for His Church. Not our “spiritual” or “religious” rites. This is the essence of Paul’s prayer in Eph. 1:18 – that our eyes be opened to know God’s plan.
“The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints.” – Eph 1:18 (KJV)
Christianity is not your idea or mine, but His. Until we follow His plan we would fail to rapture.
And this is my fear, that many will fail the rapture because they have formed and fashioned their own way or pattern of Christianity, of worship.
“Son of man, when the house of Israel dwelt in their own land , they defiled it by their way and by their doings : their way was before me as the uncleanness of a woman in her separation.” – Ezek 36:17 (Darby) Emphasis added
Nadab and Abihu fashioned their own way of worshipping God. (Lev. 10:1-3) They tried to improve on the work of God, to “modernize” His work. But with their families and followers, God killed them! You do not update God’s work; not with the methods of man!
Making the rapture is not dependant upon our preaching, prayer or praises, but upon standing on His plan. Remember, that many would come to Him on that day claiming to have done some “great job” in His name, yet He would deny them? Why? It is not the work you do for the Lord that takes you to heaven but how well you did it His way.
Agree with Him for two cannot walk together (do things together) except they agree.
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