ARE WE/THE CHURCH/CHRISTIANS READY FOR THE SECOND COMING OF JESUS CHRIST???????
I was very pleased when I got the request to submit a sermon for this noble site. It is my prayer that God will use this message as an eye opener to many of us. The request was also God send for me and my family for it gives us vast insight on the preparedness of the world today for the second coming of our Lord. Before going into the details of this message let me tell you that I did a research survey and intend to base this message on the answers I got to my inquiries.
“Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come. If the Goodman of the house hath known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to be broken up. Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the son of man cometh”.(Matt.24: 42_44).
I send out the following questions to Christians and non Christians:
IS THE CHURCH PREPARING FOR THE SECOND COMING OF JESUS CHRIST???
WHAT WILL JESUS MEET IF HE RETURNS TO THE EARTH RIGHT NOW????
DO YOU THINK THAT THE GOSPEL HAS REACHED TO THE ENDS OF THE EARTH; IF NO WHY?????
ARE YOU SURE THAT THE MESSAGE THAT JESUS CHRIST LEFT FOR US TO PREACH IS THE SAME AS THE ONE WE PREACH TODAY??????
CAN THE CHURCH EVER BE UNITED BEFORE THE SECOND COMING OF CHRIST???????
We had the following views. I am surly not claiming that any one answer is right or wrong but simply happy that from our conversation we can at least draw a picture of the state of readiness for the Second coming of the King. Please forgive any ugly expressions.
Apostle Paul Makokha Machimbo at 1:01pm July 9
Ofcouse the church is preparing for the comming of jesus 'stand still antill the coming off our lord jesus christ' some can not see us you can see, the day is coming if like or not he will come Hebr 10:35-39
Bishop Liberty at 1:39pm July 10
The question is . Is the Church Prepare? Are we ready for Christ ?
2. Ken Morka at 4:55am July 7
i want to thank God for those question....all you said is through the leading of the Holy Spirit...i also ask the same question....one thing i do believe we should not give up in the great work even if other people can not understand us....i like this ARE YOU SURE THAT THE MESSAGE THAT JESUS CHRIST LEFT FOR US TO PREACH IS THE SAME AS THE ONE WE PREACH TODAY...my prayer to all preacher of the word of God may we preach the true about Jesus without looking the face of members in the church
Bishop Liberty at 4:57pm July 8
AMEN BROTHER KEN. THESE ARE VERY DISTURBING QUESTIONS AND THE TRUE ANSWER IS EVEN MORE DISTURBING. WE STILL HAVE A LOT TO DO.
3.Pastor Moses Afam at 11:03pm July 10
THESE ARE MY OWN COMMENTS TO THE GODLY QUESTIONS
(1) Actually,majority of the churches today are not ready and have not yet be prepared to embrace the second coming of Jesus Christ,for exmaple,some churches do things according to their personal wishes,quiet different from the christ's expectations and plans for the christians.
(2) Jesus may likely meet prosperity preachers,he will meet ministers of God raising money for tithe,offering and he also meet sheeps without sherpard etc... Read More
(3) Contrarily,many churches today preach partly to the owners of mean of production that is richers,the preachers does not circulate the word of God to the poor countries rather they concentrate on the developed and rich countries
(4) Infact,many churches here on earth today,preaches the message which the congregation wants to hear,salvation messages have been sealed and abandoned in many churches today as a result of material fashions,most ministers of God around the world needs private jets,they always preach for how to make quite material things.
(5) No,the ministers of God are fighting against each other,many are always battling for powerful positions and also many gets involve into leadership consciousness.It is when the sherpards are united to achieve one goal,then the sheeps can be united also.
I am privilege to thank you wonderfully for your questions of wide knowledge and free gift of life.May God bless you Sir,Amen.
4. Prophetess Diana Darnley-gibson at 12:44am July 7
Matthew 25:31-46 31When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory: 32And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats: 33And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats... on the left. 34Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world
Bishop Liberty at 4:20pm July 8
I agree with all you have said. From my last count the goats have far out number the sheep ; even in the church, even among those who profess to be vessels of the Kingdom of God. The message in the church Today has change from repentance and forgiveness to Prosperity. The gospel is on sale, The Bible is on sale; the preachers message is on sale and the poor who can not afford it are oppress and disadvantage.
5. Reply by James Bartlett on July 6, 2009 at 5:52pm
IS THE CHURCH PREPARE FOR THE SECOND COMING COMING OF JESUS CHRIST ?
Yes I believe so. The True Church is. There are a lot of Christina out there trying there best to win souls for the cause of Christ everyday, trying to redeem as much time as possible. However the Parable in Matthew 25 of the 10 Virgins is still very much true. Many of our people have been rocked to sleep and are not ready and then we those that are playing the Church game as well, pretending to be something that they are not.
WHAT WILL JESUS MEET IF HE RETURN TO THE EARTH RIGHT NOW ?
Exactly what He said He would find, when would return.
DO YOU THINK THAT THE GOSPEL HAS REACH TO THE ENDS OF THE EARTH ; IF NO WHY ?
No, I do not. I believe that is the last thing that hast to done before His return. There are still some people in some very remote parts ot the Earth that have not heard about Jesus, yet!
ARE YOU SURE THAT THE MESSAGE THAT JESUS CHRIST LEFT FOR US TO PREACH IS THE SAME AS THE ONE WE PREACH TODAY ?
Yes, as long as we Preach What Jesus commanded in the Great Commision that He gave before He Asended up to Heaven. Unforunately there are a lot of Ministers of God (so-called) that Preach what they want to Preach, or they water it down. The True Ministers we Teach and Preach just as straight as the Word of God says it, adn will not ever Water it down for no one.
CAN THE CHURCH EVER BE UNITED BEFORE THE SECOND COMING OF CHRIST ?
I do not know. There is a lot of work to be done, eventually yes, but before The 2nd Coming of Christ, I just do not know. It will only happen if we can get past the traditions of men, and go by what the Bible says.
ply by Bishop Steven M.A.J.K.Liberty Sr on July 8, 2009 at 10:46am
Excellent answer. I am so proud to hear them from vessels of God. Like you I believe the "True church" is indeed ready. Yet I know for a fact that this "True Church " comprise of 1 percent of true believers today. Many are lock up in materialism and are selling the gospel. There is yet a lot of work to do for the wolves have overtaken the sheep.
Reply by Bishop Steven M.A.J.K.Liberty Sr on July 8, 2009 at 10:56am
your andwer to my second question leaves me in suspense. What exactly did he say that you know has been prepare for him. Again in a way I agree with you because He will definately meet enough flocks that He will divide to His left and right hand. However I believe the left hand will have more than the right.
I am in total agreement with the rest of your answers. I must admit Pastor I love your boldness.
6. Reply by Dr. Bernie L. Wade on July 8, 2009 at 10:06pm
If Jesus comes back today most churches will continue right on. Sunday morning they will go right on with their usual service schedule, song service, take up an offering, have someone speak, etc. As a collective group we have gone on so long without Jesus, it would seem little wonder if we would miss Him.
That is the view from my porch...
7. Reply by James Ellis on July 6, 2009 at 5:32pm
This is my opinion and therefore may differ from the opinions of others who are part of this group
1- Yes, some in the church are prepared and some are not. I don't think there will ever be a time when everyone in the church is prepared all at once.
2- Jesus will catch away a Bride who is clean (because of His blood); who is righteous (we have the righteousness of Christ); holy (we have the holiness/sanctification of Christ); and united (we are one/united in God's sight but not so much in the sight of men)
3- The Gospel had reached the whole world by AD 62 according to the Apostle Paul in Colossians 1:6 and 23. The reference in Matthew 24:14 refers to a time (possibly after the rapture) before the Lord's coming to earth to rule from Jerusalem
4-He said that repentance and forgiveness of sins should be preached in His name beginning at Jerusalem. We are still preaching that message.
5- There is only one church. In God's sight we are His precious bride without spot or wrinkle and we are His one church. From a human standpoint we are far from that and I doubt that as humans we ever will be very united. Happenings such as the Charismatic Renewal in the 1960's, the Jesus People, the Third Wave, Promise Keepers, Billy Graham crusades and other moves of the Holy Spirit have brought a lot of God's people together regardless of and in spite of denominational and organizational differences.
Reply by Bishop Steven M.A.J.K.Liberty Sr on July 8, 2009 at 10:29am
I agree with your points Pastor and respect these views highly; however I defer when it comes to the message. The message today in 99 percent of the church is desgn to raise funds. Prosperity gospel. I also know that some churches have refuse to accept the blood of Jesus and their fruits prove it. People who are wash does not intentionally because of the blood continue in their old ways but Paul says "become new". Open your eyes Pastor to reality and not Theology.
8. Reply by Bro. Stone aka RockNaHardplace on July 8, 2009 at 10:55am
If God comes today most of modern Apostolic Christianity will find that most of our crowns have been taken and our works burned up.
Reply by Bishop Steven M.A.J.K.Liberty Sr on July 8, 2009 at 11:39am
Amen Brother. But Why ? Can you explain a little ?
9. Min Sam Karanja at 4:39am July 7
great question.... thank you
Bishop Liberty at 1:45pm July 10
It is a very good point and my prayer as well ; Brother Ezeh.
10. Jessica Hyun at 3:22am July 7
Bishop Liberty at 4:35pm July 8
SATAN I REJECT THE COMMENT THAT CAME OUT OF A VESSEL THAT WAS CREATED FOR GOD PURPOSE ON THE FACE OF THIS EARTH. WHATEVER HAPPENS, I DECLARE YOU A DEFEATED LIAR AND COMMAND YOU OUT OF THIS LIFE IN JESUS NAME.
JESSICA HYUN I LOVE YOU AND I AM SURE THAT JESUS LOVES YOU TOO AND WE WANT YOU ON OUR SIDE. I HAVE MADE IT A PRIORITY THAT AS LONG AS YOU LIVE I WILL PRAY FOR YOU. EVEN IF YOU LEAVE MY FRIEND LIST.
As you can see my fellow brothers and sisters in Christ , the reaction I got prove a lot about how prepare we are for the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. If Christ were to come tonight dress as He did in the days of old; in everyday wear, walking and dusty, many would miss Him. Even if He comes in the glorious form as is written, I know that many are yet unprepared in the Church; among the Ministers not talking about the congregation of today. The message of Jesus Christ have been diverted and converted to our personal message for wealth or other selfish interest. The message of repentance and forgiveness has been change to prosperity. Selling of sermons, tapes, bibles, every possible thing in the church is now the order of the day. The poor can no longer afford the gospel in many places. If they can’t afford a decent daily meal how can they get money to buy the so-called break through sermons etc. Projects to help raise funds for the so-called poor in Africa and other spots in the world; is the strategy used to build multi-million dollars complexes and homes for those claiming to be custodians of the message of God. The church is so divided that it can win a trophy for been the most divided religious group on earth.
But make no mistake about this; the coming of Jesus Christ is a reality and whether you react like Ministers that believe their degrees will win their way to heaven or Jessica who was so shock that her reaction prove her fear of His coming soon, you will face Him. Job said this:” I know that mine redeemer liveth, and that He shall stand at the latter day upon the earth :( take note of this) and though after my skin worms destroy, this body, yet in my flesh shall I see God”. You shall definitely see Him when He comes again and stand before Him; but mine question to you is after that what next? Will your name be written in the book of life? For He is coming not because He love to see your beautiful face but for the purpose of accountability of the free blood, free grace that He released to you. What did you do with it? It was to help you to prepare for that great movement of victory over the power of darkness.
The Apostle Peter charge us with these words “that the trial of your faith….might be found unto praise and honour and Glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ; Wherefore gird up the lions of your mind, be sober and hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ.”(1Pet.1:7, 13).
Finally I want to leave you with these words, because I know some are just talking vain words but do not expect Christ in their generation. Others expect him yes, but they are not prepare for him yet; believing they still have much time. Where ever you stand I do not know but care for where you will be place among the last dividing of the flocks; among the goats or sheep?
I can do no more than warn you. You see if the Late Michael Jackson had some warning about his death; I am sure he would have done many things differently and be more prepare to leave the earth. There would have been no fight over his kids, his final resting place, etc. But as you and I know: “No one knows the hour….” So the best we can do is to heed to the warning signs along the way. As I said before, I do not believe the Church is preparing for the second coming of Jesus Christ. There is so much to be done. But do I believe there is no hope? Certainly not; if we all heed to the warnings and do our little bits to clean up our own backyards, all will be well.
Again I turn to the Apostle Peter for our last words. “Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lust. And saying, where is the promise of His coming? For since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation. But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up. Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons might ye be in all holy conversation and godiness. Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat.” (2Pet 3:3-4, 10-12).
SO YOU CAN DECIDE WHICH IS MORE VALUABLE? SOME SCIENCE MAGAZINE I READ SOME TIMES BACK IN THIS YEAR SPOKE ABOUT A PLANET OR STAR ON COLLISSION COURSE WITH EARTH. I SAID TO MYSELF IS THIS THE TRIGGER??????? I DO NOT KNOW BUT WHAT I KNOW IT GOT ME THINKING ABOUT MY LIFE WHEN THE TRUMPET SOUNDS. WHAT ABOUT YOU ???????
THANKS ONCE MORE FOR THIS UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY TO SHARE WITH YOU MY HUMBLE VIEWS ON THE SECOND COMING OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST.