Ola Ilori (24 March 2011)
"THE FIRST AND LAST TRUMPET"


Hi Doves,
 
On the 16th of Nisan 33 AD, the Day of First-fruits, the Lord breathed on the disciples and said,
 
"Receive the Holy Spirit." (John 20:22)
 
This is when the First Trumpet sounded and the voice of the Lord began to flow into the hearts and souls of all those who call on Him.
 
The Words "receive the Holy Spirit" have been in effect for almost 2,000 Years!
 
When we acknowledge Jesus as our Lord and God, we start to receive the Holy Spirit continuously.
 
He moves us to speak the Word [ which is the truth] in order to kindle the flame of love [holy fire] for the Word.
 
For it's only when the holy fire for the truth is burning bright in our hearts do we bring forth the righteousness of God each day.
 
"One mightier than I is coming...He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire." (Luke 3:16)
 
The Lord intended for us to understand exactly how He works in our lives to safe us!
 
For if we understand how He works, we more easily co-operate with Him.
 
We can't even begin to understand His Word, if we don't have a love for it in the first place.
 
The flame of love in our hearts seeks to understand truths of the Word, in order to bring it forth in actions.
 
Acting in line with the truths of the Word is called practising the righteousness of God.
 
"...Let no one deceive you. He who practises righteousness is righteous, just as He [that is, the Lord] is righteous...whoever does not practice righteousness is not of God." (1John 3:7,10)
 
Many have been deceived into believing they do not need to practice righteousness.
 
That's why their day to day lives don't portray the faith they claim to have in Christ.
 
When Christians don't love the truth enough to practice it, a life of unrighteousness is the result!
 
This is why so many Christians will be left behind to be chastised.
 
For we read,
 
"...They did not receive the love [fire] of the truth, that they might be saved [raptured].
 
And for this reason God will send them [before the rapture] strong delusion, that they should believe the lie [that practising righteousness is unnecessary].
 
That they all may be condemned [rejected for the rapture] who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness." (2 Thess.2:10-12)
 
Only those who are responding to the Lord's voice of the First Trumpet by, practicing righteousness, can respond to the Lord's voice of the Last Trumpet!
 
For the First Trumpet is for the saving of our souls, while the Last Trumpet is for the saving of our bodies.
 
The soul can only be saved by being filled with the love of God.
 
This is why the Holy Spirit moves us to practice righteousness daily.
 
The First Trumpet sounded on the 16th of Nisan 33 AD, and the voice of the Lord went forth for the redemption of our souls.
 
I believe on the 20th of May 2011 [16th of Nisan] the Last Trumpet will sound and the voice of the Lord will go forth for the redemption of our bodies!
 
"In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed." (1Cor.15:52)
 
Ola.