Hi Brothers and Sisters in Jesus Name
I found this beautiful story on the Rapture in the Air web site,posted by sister Ola Ilori
on Aug. 5th 2010. Hope you enjoy .Gary Wood wrote a book entitled "A place called Heaven"
It was published in 2002.
Gary was involved in a car crash at 18, on the 23rd of December 1966.
He died, went to heaven and came back forever a changed man.
He writes of the importance of being filled with the Holy Spirit, in order to be ready for the rapture.
This is what I've being saying in many of my articles!!!
Read and remain blessed.
I hope to see you all in Glory!!!
"Before I left Heaven, I saw the most beautiful golden trumpet. It was on a stand of gold that glistened with diamonds and jade.
One day soon God is going to call Jesus to Him and say,
"Son, it is time to call the children home."
And the Archangel will blow that golden trumpet with a mighty blast, and in the twinkling of an eye all of us who love Jesus and eagerly await His return will be caught up to meet Him in the clouds.
I believe this catching up (the Rapture) will take place soon.
Infact, I am so sure of this, that if I die again, I'll be surprised!
I must warn you that if you do not prepare your heart in holiness, and let the blood of Jesus wash you clean from all unrighteousness, you will be left behind to face the terrible fury of the tribulation.
The tribulation will begin immediately following the Rapture. It will be a time of terror, fear, and hopelessness such as the world has never known.
You can read of the future event in Revelation 6:1- 19,21.
Many people are deceiving themselves into thinking that they are ready.
They have based their being saved on a feel good encounter with God.
They had an experience with God Years ago.
Because they call Him Lord, they believe that they can live any way they want to without ever having to account for themselves.
They may sound religious enough, some may even seemingly fulfill the roles of the ministry.
"Not everyone that saith unto me, 'Lord, Lord,' shall enter into the kingdom of Heaven, but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in Heaven.
Many will say to me in that day,
'Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? And in Thy name cast out demons?
And in Thy name done many wonderful works?"
And then I will profess unto them, 'I never knew you. Depart from Me, ye that work iniquity." (Matt.7:21-23).
No, a flyby night romance with the Lord, will not keep you full of that supernatural supply of the Holy Spirit.
It is a true love relationship, a daily walk with Jesus that will prepare you for that significant hour.
These are the days of real heart-searching, we must give our hearts and minds completely to Him.
Are you full of the Holy Spirit?
Not, "were you full".
Are you full now?
I know plenty of people who are full of something, and it's sure not God!
God is pouring out His Spirit on His sons and daughters.
Many of God's people have been given dreams and visions on the soon return of the Lord Jesus Christ. These are to be taken seriously, for they are communications from God.
A friend of mine was given this dream:
Before my eyes was a huge tree, like an Oak. The leaves of the tree shimmered and sparkled in the sunlight as they rustled in the breeze. Fruit began to grow.
At first one or two peach-like fruits appeared. Then, there were many, until the limbs were completely covered and I could not see a single leaf.
Then a hand appeared and began to pick the fruit.
As the hand harvested the fruit, each piece was rolled over in the palms being inspected for quality. (Much the same as we do at the market, not wanting to accept any that is not good enough.)
If the fruit was good and without blemish, it was placed in a basket.
I saw fruit that appeared perfect on one side, but as the hand rolled the fruit to the other side it was rotten to the core.
That piece of fruit was disregarded and thrown to the side.
The Lord woke me from my dream saying,
"The Time of My Great Harvest is near. I will hand pick my chosen fruit.
Only those without spot or blemish will be spared."
This sounds severe, you might say; "then who can go?" No one is perfect.
Perfection in the eyes of God comes one way and one way only, by allowing God through the Holy Spirit to correct and perfect youd.