Sunday 21st July 2019 Prayer Devotion
Scripture Reading:- 1 Thessalonians 5:1-10
Topic:- Never You Missed The Rapture
Text:- 1 Thessalonians 5:2
Exactly five minutes after they left, three helicopters descended on the Church premises and out from one of them came Frank, shinning and smiling in his nicely fitted designers suit.
Nonplussed, the whole Church which was now left with only few people, the faithful virgins was thrown into a dead silence.
“Sorry, Frank. Anita left just now. She was heart broken you didn’t show up,” Maureen wisely divulged as he walked up to them.
“But I knew you were definitely going to come back that’s why I waited. I tried convincing her. But she was too chagrined to listen. I’ll go find her now,” she said backing off to leave.
But Frank grabbed her by the hand, drew her closer to him, looked straight into her eyes and said, “You believed in me. You had no doubt I was going to come back. Though Anita had followed her ex, Steve, for another wedding, you refused to follow her. It’s for you I came.”
At this she opened her mouth and eyes in surprise. “Who told him all this?” She wondered. “Actually it was a trial but she failed.
I chartered these three choppers to take me and her and her family members to Lagos where we would then take a flight to London. For there is the real wedding venue not here. I only wanted it to be kind of a surprise. So go get your people and let’s go” he said. “I can’t do this to my friend” she said. “You’re her husband,” She rejected.
Frank chuckled and said, “Isn’t she now married to Steve? You commit no crime if you marry me”.He said in a relaxed tone. Yes, he had a point. Anita could not be his wife again. Had she not herself told her to marry him when he came? So she agreed.
When she was finally ready with her people and the their helicopter was about taking off, Anita came running with Steve pursuing her barefooted. She had got news of Frank’s return and therefore wasn’t ready to marry Steve again. But before she reached them, they had taken off already. Frank quickly wrote this note on a piece of paper and threw it down for her.
It read: “Anita, I’m sorry. You couldn’t wait for me. Your weren’t patient. You never truly loved me. You were only looking for any one who was available. Though, Maureen advised you to remain calm, you didn’t heed her advice. Now I’ve taken her. She will be my bride. My wife. I wanted this to be a surprise to you that our wedding was to hold in London not here in Jalingo. But you couldn’t wait. I wish you happy married life with Steve. After our honeymoon in Dubai we shall come to see you guys. Bye! London here we come.” Anita’s heart was pierced. It was on fire.
She fell on the ground and started rolling and wailing. And before she fainted, she gasped and said “So I missed the rapture!”
Dear reader, Jesus has a surprise for you. Don’t go back to your old life (Steve) because he is tarrying His return. One day He shall surely return.
Don’t run away like Anita. It’s almost time!
Jesus will surely come back again. Surrender your heart, love, and entire life to JESUS now, tomorrow may be too late.
1. I have decided to follow Jesus throughout the days of my life, no turning back to the world, never again, in the name of Jesus Christ.
2. I refuse to miss rapture, help me oh Lord God, never to miss heaven, in the name of Jesus Christ.
3. Holy God, help me to walk perfectly with You, and to reign with You in the end, in the name of Jesus Christ.
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