Saturday 3rd November 2018 Morning Prayer Devotion
Scripture Reading:- Revelation 20:11-15
Topic:- At Last He Missed It
Text:- Revelation 20:15
It rained the previous night. I slept late on Saturday night and thus, woke up late.
My Church service starts by 8am but when Iopened my eyes, it was exactly 8:12 am. I
sprang up from my matress, removing my blapresses quickly as I can and didn’t even
bother to bathe. Brushing my teeth within ten seconds, I wore my already pressed clothes,
and ran off to church.
My roommate was still sleeping but I didn’t think he planned going to church at all. So with
out saying goodbye or waking him up, I left the room.
When I stepped out, I saw some young students of the fellowship who meet in front of my
hostel. They were just setting up in preparation for their service. I think they start theirs
The way the weather was, with the clouds dark and heavy, everywhere looked gloom and
quiet but in my hurry, I took no time to observe or relish the remarkable atmosphere.
As I walked and ran on the tarred narrow road, just some distance from my hostel, I saw
two girls sitting on a pavement and crying. They were dressed for church but with the way
they sat and clinged to each other, weeping, I doubt if they would still go to Church that
Though many passers-by like me walked and paused to stare at them, they were clearly
unconcerned. They cried uncontrollably that even their shouts of pain made my heart
flutter. I thought about going to them and trying to console them but I was late for service
myself. My conscience tortured me a great deal but when I glanced at my wristwatch, it
was already 8:32a.m. I am late. I have to go. I told myself as I continued on my path.
Well, after few minutes, I made it to Church eventually. Except for a guy I saw who rested
his head against a wall by the road, I didn’t notice any other strange thing till I got to Church.
But when I entered the Church, it was another sight I beheld. The backdrop of the altar
and the designs of the pulpit and walls of the venue were already set up but I didn’t. see
the Pastor. In fact, I didn’t see any of the Church leaders. The Church was scanty. Except
for two ushers and three choristers I saw, most of the workers I knew were not present.
There were some members present though. But every single person in the building was
looking lost. The brother beside me was even shedding tears without crying. I too was
And then all of a sudden, a lady cried out just behind me. It was so sudden and the sound
was so laced with pain and fear that I was afraid the worst had happened.
This is when I dropped my Bible on a chair and had a deliberate look of the whole church.
In the left corner of the front which was designated as choir stand, three sisters placed
their heads on the table in front of them; shaking their heads and body in that manner
some people do when praying silently.
Event just behind them was yet another sister who sat on the bare floor, with one of her
shoes nowhere near her. Even her scarf was hung around her neck.
I recognized the sister. She led choruses in the evening service we had the previous
thursday. But now, the sweet voice I heard turned to a painful mutter of incomprehensible
words. She held on to the corner of a table with her two hands, and wept as she said
things I didn’t understand.
At this point, I knew this could only mean one thing but I didn’t want to believe it. I couldn’t
just bring myself to believing it. I couldn’t. I was still pondering on what all these mean
when an older man sitting two chairs before me stood up suddenly and shouted with a
voice crackled, broken and almost lost. ‘Lord God! Please have mercy!’
1. I command anything in my life that can hinder me of making heaven at the end of my life, die by fire now, in the name of Jesus Christ!
2. I refuse to go to hell! Heavenly kingdom is my portion, in the name of Jesus Christ.
3. I will not missed the rapture, Holy Spirit, help me to make it, in the name of Jesus Christ.
4. Oh Lord God, rain upon me, Your morning rain, in the name of Jesus Christ.
Have A Lovely Saturday!