You are at the flight terminal ready for departure and know it not
At the death of Christ on the cross of Calvary, something remarkable happened. He cried with a loud voice, and yielded up the ghost. Then other remarkable things followed the cry, with a loud voice: The veil of the temple was rent in twain from top to the bottom, the earth did quake, the rocks rent, the graves were opened and many bodies of the saints which slept arose; (the voice of our Lord Jesus Christ will be heard again and many will rise from the dead first and be changed with those who are alive and remain, to meet the Lord in the air, 1st Thess. 4:16-17). Then after Christ’s resurrection, these events continued: The saints whose graves were opened came out, and went into the holy city; and appeared unto many people.
Even if you were alive and on the earth then; it would be difficult to imagine the scenario: and to put one in the shoes of those who were on the earth at the time. Those who rose from the dead may have been dead for a few days before or thousands of years before the death of Christ. But here they rose and came out with their bodies; so that they may be recognized, by the people they came across in life. If some brothers and sisters like Branham, Frisby, Osborn, Yage, Idowu; Ifeoma, and many others should appear; we shall know them. They will keep their bodies, now changed into the eternal form, that will be fully manifested at the last trump, (1st Cor. 15:52). Maybe these saints will come from Paradise where they are resting now. For sure, they will not appear to compete with those who are living on earth. The dead in Christ will rise first, for our departure. That is why, wherever a true believer is at the sudden departure will be part of the airport terminal; for the journey home to glory.
Those saints that rose from the dead were not engaged in earthly politics and its correctness. Those risen saints knew that time was short, and may have talked to people about what is important; perhaps how they were allowed to rise from the dead to witness to the people and enjoy their translation to Paradise. They may have talked about the following: Who is this Christ? What happened when Christ came to hell and took the key of hell and death? Also, they may have talked about the partition between hell and Paradise, before it was moved above. They may have testified about other brethren in paradise, and what it was like. They may have answered many questions bothering people of that day. Those saints had no bills, no sickness. They knew they were strangers on this earth, and that definitely there was a better place, heaven. Those saints had no infirmities of the natural mind, had no children, husbands or wives. When they rose from the graves none of them had earthly possessions, nothing to will to anyone, no bank accounts, silver or gold. Jesus had vetted and screened them. They had passed through the word of God. They were found acceptable to the Lord to rise from the dead. Remember people like Simeon and Anna (Luke 2) may have been among those that rose from the dead, and spoke to people who would have identified them.
This reminds one of the days of Noah, when they were to take a ride in God’s chariot (Noah’s ark). The vetting was great. Noah was found faithful so were his household family. Many people did not qualify. Even the creatures were vetted and those accepted by God entered the ark. Our own vetting is on now.
Today, another ark is getting ready to take off. It is an air-bound craft, like the eagle. The vetting is going on, everyone on earth has an idea that something is about to happen. Some think it is a crazy idea, others think it is a phase that will blow over. Some do not give it a thought but, but some believe that the saints are about to be airlifted to meet the Lord in the air. Gravity will bow to the saints.
Among those who believe, some are procrastinating, others think God is so good He will translate everybody. Yet, others are determined and are diligently finding out all the requirements for this eternal journey. First of all, it is important to know that the flight can be any moment, not angels, not man, not even the Son knows the moment, but the Father. This is how crucial the journey is, none of those who rose from the grave when Jesus Christ did, knew the time and if they were to partake. This is secretive. The dead shall rise first, like at the resurrection of Jesus Christ. How many days they ministered to people before leaving for Paradise no one knew. The same will happen again because the dead will arise first, walk among us; and who knows how long before the sudden translation. Do not be surprised when you see or hear of people, who have seen people known to be long or recently dead show up somewhere or in your house or assembly or environment. They will talk to people about Christ and their lives. They will not talk of religion or politics or economic. There everything will be the urgency of now.
Now it is our day and time and we are being vetted now. Are you saved, baptized in water and the Holy Ghost? Are you witnessing and expecting this flight when the Lord calls? Are you living by His word and promises? Right now many of us are at the flight terminal and do not know it. All flights are from the same terminal (earth), and people are traveling to different destinations. All flights go to one particular destination that is downwards (hell has enlarged itself): But only one flight goes to this other destination, upwards (heaven). Many pilots go to destination, hell: but the first destination with only one flight has only one pilot (Jesus Christ) who knows the route. All travelers are getting ready; what about you?
It is not easy to board these flights. It depends on certain logistical and security requirements. These include: Is your name on the flight list (Are you saved and Jesus Christ had washed away all your sins). What kind of inventory are you working with? This involves the number of baggage; you are carrying for the flight. When on earth, natural things get the best of us. We think of cars, houses, certificates, money, silver and gold; but none of these can be taken for this sudden flight. People carry a lot of clothes and personal items when going on a flight. Many of us often forget that this flight is sudden and we must always be ready at the terminal.
At the flight terminal people check in, their names are cross checked and travel documents reviewed. Sorry is what many will hear, because at the terminal no suitcases are checked in, no matter which destination you are travelling to. These flights only allow you a carry on. Not a carry-on of clothes or personal items. At the security scanning point, you are stripped of all natural and worldly items. Not even your clothes will be allowed on this flight. You will have special outfits for each destination.
The most important luggage that is allowed and that anyone can carry; contains person items allowed on the flight. These include all you find in Gal. 5:22-23 , “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.” These are the only items (character) that you can carry on this eternal flight. As you can see, you can only carry things that are eternal to go on this flight. You must be ready and check your inventory of what you are carrying for this journey. Remember 2nd Cor. 13: 5; “Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates.”
Other flights carry people with these kinds of items: Gal. 5:19-21, “the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, envying, murders, drunkenness, revelings, and such like.” Those who do such things are carrying item that cannot go in the flight which Jesus Christ is the pilot; and shall not inherit the kingdom of God.
The question now is what kind of items you have in your inventory for this sudden flight, at the last trump? Bitterness, malice, unforgiveness and the likes can prevent you from going on this flight. No material items of yours can go on this flight. The fruit of the Spirit gives you the character for the flight; that Jesus Christ is the pilot and angels are the crew. But those with the works of the flesh, go on other flights, and all arrive in hell with satan as the pilot and demons the crew, (Luke 16:23).
God’s angels sort out things at the terminal, the security point (for scanning of passports and visas) before boarding. Anything contrary to the Holy Spirit cannot escape these angels, when boarding the eagle’s wings for glory. What a flight this will be, when this mortal must put on immortality. Death will be swallowed up in victory; (1st Cor. 15:51-58), “In a moment we shall be changed, —thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye steadfast, unmovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.”The lord himself (our pilot) shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the arch-angel, and with the trump of god: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord,” 1st Thess. 4:16-17. Every attention will be on Jesus Christ. More importantly, we shall meet our other brethren at the last trump.
Important information for this flight includes the following: The passport for this flight is Jesus Christ. This passport is subject to cancellation, renewal, expiration, and revocation. If you sin your passport expires. It is renewed when you repent of your sins. If you dwell in sin your passport is cancelled or revoked. Your going on this flight depends on the good standing of your passport. (Mental pictures)
Your visa is John 14:1-7; “In my Father’s house are many mansions, — I go to prepare a place for you, — I will come again and receive you unto myself, that where I am there ye may be also, heaven.” You must have the right passport to aspire for this visa. To go for this flight you must have the right baggage, Gal.5:22-23. If you hate this flight let your baggage contain Gal. 5:19-21, you will be turned away at the screeing; and you will go in the flight to the Lake of Fire. The choice is yours, act fast, because the flight is any moment now. It will happen as a thief in the night.
002 – You are at the flight terminal ready for departure and know it not