14TH OCTOBER, 2021
PASTOR OLUBI JOHNSON
HASTENING HIS COMING
2Peter 3:11-12 NIV: Since everything will be destroyed in this way, what kind of people ought you to be? You ought to live holy and godly lives as you look forward to the day of God and SPEED its coming. That day will bring about the destruction of the heavens by fire, and the elements will melt in the heat.
The church is responsible for hastening or delaying the coming of the Lord in us in His perfection and fulness (2 Pet.3:11-12).
This day of His coming will also be a day of vengeance as prophesied in Isaiah 61:1-7. It will also be a time of rebuilding the church, a time of great prosperity and a time of inheriting a double portion as a recompense or reward for those who have been mourning in Zion.
Against whom will God be taking vengeance?
The rebellious church of the house of Saul who are not mourning but are at ease in Zion (Amos 6:1,4-6)!
Wicked politicians called hypocrites in Job.34 20-30; and Strange children (Ps.144:7-15).
It is crucial that we hasten the coming of the Lord now because the days are evil and so all creation is in pain waiting for the manifestation of the sons of God (Rom.8:19-22).
We hasten the coming of the Lord by actively waiting (Gal. 5:5-6) for His coming by; diligently watching and praying (Lk. 21:36) using the blood (Heb. 13:20-21), the Word (1 Jn. 2:5) and the power of the Holy Spirit (Jude. 1:20). Following or imitating the Lord Jesus as Elisha followed Elijah to inherit the double portion (Rev. 14:4).
As we follow the Lord in this way, like Elisha saw Elijah taken up in a chariot of fire (2 Kgs.2:1-15), we will see Him by revelation exalted at God’s right hand on the throne and we seated together with Him (Eph. 2:6). This will cause our sonship to come into physical manifestation (1Jn 3:2).
Hebrews 10:35-37 AMP: Do not, therefore, fling away your fearless confidence, for it carries a great and glorious compensation of reward. For you have need of steadfast patience and endurance, so that you may perform and fully accomplish the will of God, and thus receive and carry away [and enjoy to the full] what is promised. For still a little while (a very little while), and the Coming One will come and He will not delay.
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