Joy – Five minutes before the translation
At the soon coming of our Lord Jesus Christ for his bride, there shall be joy, in the hearts of those who have made themselves ready and are looking for him to appear. Joy is the most infallible proof of the presence of God in one’s life. I am talking of joy by the Holy Spirit, as identified in Gal. 5:22-23. At the translation time the only fruit you want found in you is that of the Spirit. This fruit is made up of love, joy, peace, long-suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. Every believer getting ready for the translation must have those. The fruit of the Spirit is Jesus Christ made manifest in you. So that 1st John 3:2-3 will be your expectation, “Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not appear what we shall be: but we know that when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is. And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure.” Be sure you are manifesting the fruit of the Spirit now, because five minutes to translation will be too late to verify that or work on that in your life.
The Bible bears witness that five minutes before Enoch was translated he made his testimony sure, for it is written that he pleased God, (Heb. 11:5-6). But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him. Enoch pleased, loved and had faith towards God. Elijah had five minutes before he was translated. He knew the Lord was coming for him, like every true believer today knows, that the Lord is surely coming for us. He promised in John 14: 3 saying, “And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself: that where I am there ye may be also.” Heaven and earth shall pass away but not my word saith the Lord. Let all men be liars but let God’s word be true, (Rom. 3:4). Surely the translation or rapture shall take place. The word of God said it, and I believe it.
Elijah in 2nd Kings 2:1-14 knew that his translation was very near. And it came to pass, when the Lord would take up Elijah (the bride also) into heaven by a whirlwind, that Elijah went with Elisha (like tribulation saint) from Gilgal. Today the church is mixed up, but out of it, the bride will be raptured. Elijah saw signs that confirmed to him his translation was near. Likewise today there are many signs confirming that soon the Lord will sweep his own into heaven like Elijah. Elijah had his last five minutes on earth. Our last five minutes on earth are approaching. Elijah knew by the word of God and was ready from the heart to go home. He knew earth was not his home. The bride is looking for a city.
Jesus Christ gave us his word in several parables and direct speeches about his coming back for us; as he did to Elijah. In all of these there was for Elijah and will be for us the last Five minutes, before our translation. 2nd Kings 2:9 is very revealing, Elijah’s Five minutes began to tick away; “Elijah said, unto Elisha, “ask what I shall do for thee, before I be taken away from thee,” and Elisha said, “let a double portion of thy spirit be upon me.” And as they walked on and talked, that a chariot of fire, and horses of fire, parted them both asunder, suddenly; and Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven and Elisha saw him no more. Five minutes to his translation, Elijah knew that his translation was imminent. He knew his was done and not in friendship with the world. He knew people will be left behind. He was set and sensitive to the anointing that was to make it possible. He closed his earthly contact by telling Elisha to make his request before he was taken from him. At the moment of translation there is confidence by the spirit that you are done with this world and are looking up, not down for the Lord to translate you. All these were playing out in the last five minutes before the translation of Elijah; and so shall it be with us. We may not all be prophets like Elijah and Enoch, but sure, the promise of the Lord is upon us for the same experience that translated them to heaven and they are still alive. Our God is the God of the living not the dead.
Five minutes before the translation of the bride, hoping you are one. The will be an unimaginable joy in our hearts about our departure. The world will not have any attraction for us. You will find yourself separating from the world joyfully. The fruit of the Spirit will be made manifest in your life. You will find yourself away from every appearance of evil and sin; and holding fast to holiness and purity. A new found, peace love and joy will grip you as the dead walk among us. A sign that tells you time is up. Those who need car and house keys, ask for them before we are taken up. Last flight out for the bride.
Elijah and Enoch were not confessing their sins in the last five minutes. They were heaven minded and were looking up to heaven for their redemption was near. You will know, if you are sensitive to the Spirit that the moment was near and the fruit of the Spirit has enveloped us. And we will be separated in our heart from the world, and filled will heavenly, hopes, visions and thoughts. The last five minutes on the earth, will comprise an engulfing sense of heaven, Joy, peace and love for Jesus Christ our Lord. The world and its things will have no pull on us, as we focus on the Lord with no distraction; because it could be any moment. Remember Lot’s wife. We cannot look back to the world and its deception five minutes before the translation. For you to partake in the translation, you must be saved, believe the promises of God, away from sin and begin to get ready for the last Five Minutes before the translation. The last Five Minutes must see you full of the fruit of the Spirit and full of joy unspeakable and full of glory. Keep sin, un-forgiveness, and works of the flesh away from you. Let your conversation be in heaven not on the earth, (Phil. 3:20), “For our conversation is in heaven; from whence also we look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ.” The translation is very personal, it is not a group, or family affair of holding hands for the flight. “Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith,” (Heb. 12:2).
Remember the Lord said, “Then shall two be in the field; one shall be taken, and the other left. Two women shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken, and the other left. Watch therefore; for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come (translation); —- Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour (moment) as ye think not the Son of man cometh,” (Matt. 24:40-44). In a moment, in a twinkling of an eye, suddenly, we shall all (saved and ready believers only), be changed. What fraction of Five minutes will a moment be? The door would be shut. Don’t miss the flight. The great tribulation follows.
137A – Joy – Five minutes before the translation