Sermon 60 - LISTEN! THE CHOICE IS YOUR OWN

by Douglas Amobi

Listen This sermon is a definition of the end of all the toils of man on earth. Each man will make their own decision. There is a point of no return, and time is in God's hands. Man cannot determine time only God, so hurry while the light is here for darkness will come when no man can do anything. 1st Thessalonians 4:13-18, talks about true believers and God's plan for them:

For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him. For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep. 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 in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.

This is a great comfort to every true seeker of the Lord God Almighty. Whether you are alive or dead, and your body is in the grave, as long as you remain faithful in Christ you will be changed and touched by the power of the RESURRECTION and THE LIFE. St. John 11:25-26 reads, "Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this?" These are the actual words of the Lord to all humanity and he knew that some will believe and some will not, that is why Our Lord Jesus said, "BELIEVEST THOU THIS?"

When we talk and think about meeting the Lord in the air and congregating around the RAINBOW THRONE, Rev. 4, many people come to mind. Adam, Eve, Abel, Enoch, Abraham, Sarah, Isaac, Rebecca, Jacob, Aaron, Caleb, Joshua, David, the prophets and apostles and many more. Remember Hebrews 11. What a day that will be when we all get to heaven, what a day of rejoicing; there will be no more sorrows, tears, sickness or crying. We will never grow old; for all who accept and believe in JESUS CHRIST.

Now we turn to those who accepted Jesus Christ at one time or the other but did not remain faithful; those who procrastinated thinking that they have faith to go through the great tribulation or that God is so merciful that he cannot allow the judgments of the great tribulation. Whatever they say, it is called excuses for missing the TRANSLATION, and there are consequences for missing it.

There are a lot of consequences but only a few will be mentioned here. Rev. 6:15-16, reads:

And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains; and said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb."

Who is he that sitteth on the throne? It s Christ the Lord. The Lamb of God that taketh away the sins of the world, the Lion of the tribe of Judah who took the sealed book and broke open the seven seals has a WRATH, and it will surely come to pass, upon all who do not believe all that the Lamb has done.

Rev.9:13-21 says, "And the four angels loosed from the great river Euphrates prepared for an hour, and a day, and a month and a year, for to slay (kill) the third part of men." If you are here after the rapture you may be one.

Rev 9:17-19, reads, " For their power is in their mouth, and in their tails: for their tails were like unto serpents, and had heads, and with them they do hurt."

People who were welcomed after going through the period of the great tribulation, are found in Rev.7: 9-17. The scripture reads:

After this, I beheld, and lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all people and kindreds, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands. And cried with a loud voice, saying, Salvation to our God which sitteth upon the throne, and unto the lamb.

Also, Rev.7:14 reads, "These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb."

The Lamb always refers to the sacrifice that Jesus Christ made when he took the form of man to shed his own blood for the salvation of whosoever will believe and accept the CROSS OF CHRIST.

Moreover, Rev.15:2-3 says:

And I saw as it were a sea of glass mingled with fire: and them that had gotten the victory over the beast (these missed the rapture but survived the great tribulation), and over his image, and over his mark, and over the number of his name (666), stand on the sea of glass, having the harps of God. And they sing the song of Moses the servant of God, (the Old Testament saint), and the song of the Lamb (New Testament) saying, Great and marvelous are thy works, Lord God Almighty; just and true are thy ways, thou King of saints.

God speaks Old and New, testaments have become ONE in Christ, Amen. These people missed the translation, suffered through the great tribulation but found favor with God to go through the horror of the period. Why would one choose to go through the great tribulation? The choice is yours now, tomorrow may be too late.

Another choice is to reject the CROSS OF CHRIST and the consequences are grave and terminal; total separation from God, the four beasts, the twenty four elders, innumerable company of angels and saints. Read Rev.9:20-21 and see for yourself;

And the rest of the men which were not killed by these plagues yet repented not of the works of their hands, that they should not worship devils, and idols of gold, and silver, and brass, and stone, and of wood: which neither can see, nor hear, nor walk: Neither repented they of their murders, nor of their sorceries, nor of their fornication, nor of their thefts.

Also, read Rev. 19:20 and see for yourself;

And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast ALIVE into a lake of fire burning with brimstone.

Furthermore, this excerpt from Rev. 20 1-15 reads "And the books were opened and the dead both small and great (at this time your earthly power, fame, wealth etc have come to nothing) stand before God and they were judged according to those things which were written in the books according to their works: And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.

Now you have a view of the picture, the choice is yours where you want to end while it is called today. Reason with the word of the Lord, see yourself how helpless you are, look to the Cross of Christ, acknowledge you are a sinner, repent and be converted, get baptized in the name of Jesus Christ (not in the titles of Father, Son and Holy Ghost i.e. trinity); Jesus Christ is Lord. You need to know who Jesus Christ really is. STUDY Rev. 1:8, 11,and 18, and the truth will set you free and put you in the path of power with God; only through knowing who Jesus Christ is in all reality, AMEN, COME LORD JESUS CHRIST.