Sermon No. 35 - THERE ARE A LOT OF PEOPLE GOING HOME

By Douglas Amobi

This beautiful message, points to all who are in different corners of this earth getting ready and expecting our journey home to glory. Many are young; some are wrinkled through their journey via earth. The storms, trials, temptations, encounters with the works of darkness and the elements on earth have changed the appearance of many. But on our travel home we shall be changed into his likeness. Our present body and life cannot stand our real home. That is why a change is coming, and all who are going on this journey are making themselves ready. To make this journey there must be expectancy on your part. You can be picked up for this journey anywhere and anytime.

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The joy of this journey home is that it will be sudden, fast and powerful. A lot of changes will occur, beyond human comprehension. Read 1st Corinthians 15:51-53 "behold I show you a mystery, we shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the LAST trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible and we shall be changed. For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality."

A MYSTERY
  1. The Lord himself will give the shout and sound the last trump.
  2. The dead in Christ will rise first
  3. Only those in Christ and going for the journey will hear the last trump
  4. These people will be changed from mortal to immortal bodies
  5. Death and gravity will be overcome by these people
  6. All nationalities and colors will be there; social, economic, sexual and racial differences will be over
  7. Angels will be involved and those who are translated are equal to angels
  8. The clouds we show wonders as we are changed into His Glory

SOME ARE ASLEEP IN THE LORD

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There are many who are asleep in the Lord. All who are dead in Christ are in paradise but their bodies are in the graves, waiting for their redemption. These are people who accepted Jesus Christ as their Lord and savior while alive on earth. Many of these people were looking for the coming of the Lord, but were called out of the earth at God's appointed time. But they will rise first for the journey home and that is how God has designed it. How many do you know are asleep waiting for our journey home?

1st Corinthians 15:51-53

SOME ARE AWAKE

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This is where the activity is at this time. There are a lot of people working in the Lord's vineyard, in different parts of the earth. These people are witnessing for the Lord, preaching, fasting, sharing, testifying, groaning in the Holy Ghost, delivering the oppressed, healing and setting the captives free, all in the name of the Lord.

Remember St. Matthew 25:1-10, it is on now, we are waiting for the coming of the bridegroom, the Lord. Many are sleeping, some are awake giving the cry and all who are expecting the Lord are storing the OIL in their lamp. They are staying away from all appearances of evil, confessing their sins, watching, fasting and praying; for the night is far spent. They know who they are expecting, he who died for their sins and redeemed them to himself. They are his sheep. St. John 10:4 says "his sheep follow him, for they know his VOICE." The Lord will give a SHOUT and his SHEEP will hear him because they know his VOICE. Are you his sheep and do you know and hear his voice?

THE LAST TRUMP

First Thessalonians 4:16 describes the last trump of God, "For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air; and so shall we ever be with the Lord."

This is the LAST trump for many reasons.
  1. God calling time, perhaps the end of gentile era and back to Jewish last three and half years
  2. The dead in Christ will rise first
  3. The quick short work includes the rising of the dead in Christ, and powerful revival
  4. Those for the translation are changed, gathered in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air
  5. Is a VICTORY shout, for the Lord, true believers, faithful Jews and angels of God

THE DEAD RISE

Before the journey home, some of the dead in Christ will rise, work and walk among the believers who may be going on the same trip.

If you read Matthew 27: 52-53 "and the graves were opened, and many bodies of the saints which slept arose, and came out of the graves after his resurrection, and went into the holy city, and appeared unto many." That was to show us that before we leave on our journey this will happen to strength those of us travelling home.

St. John 14:2-3

A man of God Neal Frisby in his scroll message #48 described the revelation God gave to him confirming the dead rising around our departure time. Take heed this is part of the "I SHOW YOU A MYSTERY." Keep your eyes open, watch for soon the dead will walk among us. You may see or hear of a person you know who slept in the Lord, appear to you or sited by someone, somewhere. REMEMBER THIS ALWAYS; IT COULD BE A KEY TO OUR JOURNEY.

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IN A MOMENT, IN A TWINKLING OF AN EYE

Jesus said, in St. John 14:2-3 " In my Father's house (a city, New Jerusalem) are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you, I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare, a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also." What a blessing to be a child of God. Jesus Christ is the one talking here; saying I (not my Father) go to prepare, he took it personal. He has gone to prepare a PLACE for YOU. I (not my Father) will come again, and receive you to MYSELF (not my Father); that where I am, there ye may be also. This is not the second coming of the Lord when all eyes shall see him, even those that pierced him. This coming is SECRET, FAST, GLORIOUS AND POWERFUL. It will all take place in the AIR, in rolls of clouds.

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All this will happen in a MOMENT, in the TWINKLING OF AN EYE, AT THE LAST TRUMP. The very serious question is where will you be? Will you participate in this MOMENT, IN THIS TWINKLING OF AN EYE, AT THIS LAST TRUMP? It will be so fast and sudden and unthinkable. There are many coming on this journey. There are many going home. It will be joy unspeakable and full of glory BUT many like the sand of the sea will miss it and it will be too late to go home in this sudden journey. Watch and pray that you may be counted worthy to go on this journey. The choice is yours. What happens if you miss this trip?