Preacher: Rev. Dr. Andrew K. Ankamah | THE RAPTURE IS COMING, THERE WILL BE TOTAL BLACKOUT. DON’T BE LEFT BEHIND.
Who has experienced a blackout (lights off) in their life before?
How was it? Did you like it or not?
If you’re not saved get ready and give your life to Jesus today.
THE GREAT TRIBULATION:
“Let him who is on the housetop not go down to take anything out of his house. And let him who is in the field not go back to get his clothes. But woe to those who are pregnant and to those who are nursing babies in those days! And pray that your flight may not be in winter or on the Sabbath. For then there will be great tribulation, such as has not been since the beginning of the world until this time, no, nor ever shall be. And unless those days were shortened, no flesh would be saved; but for the elect’s sake those days will be shortened.” Matthew 24:17-22 (KJV)
Remember the tribulation will happen before the rapture occurs.
That’s why the Bible encourages us to endure to the end.
The severity of the great tribulation coming has never happened before and would not happen in such calamity or tribulation again.
No matter where you are, you’re not going back home.
Some may be in school
Store or supermarket
Woe to those who are pregnant and nursing a baby
Pray that your flight may not be in the winter or on the Sabbath
Unless those days are shortened, no flesh would be saved
For your sake, for our sake, for the elect’s sake, God will shorten the time of tribulation so that we can make it to heaven.
He will shorten it so that we don’t give up
ASKING THE MOUNTAINS AND ROCKS TO FALL ON THEM:
“And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains; And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb: For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?” Revelation 6:15-17 (KJV)
The great day of his wrath is coming and who shall be able to stand?
Rr hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne and from the wrath of the lamb
You can run but you cannot hide.
They will call for the mountains and rocks to fall on them and hide them.
But the rocks and the mountains would refuse to listen to their plight.
We the true believers are not afraid of that day because we’re prepared to be protected.
If you’re not ready, it is not too late, get ready now by accepting Jesus.
TREASURES IN HEAVEN NOT ON EARTH:
“If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth. For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God. When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory.” Colossians 3:1-4 KJV
“But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal:” Matthew 6:20 KJV
Seeking things above and not on earth:
Mind God’s business first and yours second
WHAT ARE SOME OF THE TREASURES IN HEAVEN THAT WE MUST SEEK AFTER:
Then the King will say to those on His right hand, ‘Come, you blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: for I was hungry and you gave Me food; I was thirsty and you gave Me drink; I was a stranger and you took Me in; I was naked and you clothed Me; I was sick and you visited Me; I was in prison and you came to Me.’
“Then the righteous will answer Him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry and feed You, or thirsty and give You drink? When did we see You a stranger and take You in, or naked and clothe You? Or when did we see You sick, or in prison, and come to You?’ And the King will answer and say to them, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me.’
“Then He will also say to those on the left hand, ‘Depart from Me, you cursed, into the everlasting fire prepared for the devil and his angels: for I was hungry and you gave Me no food; I was thirsty and you gave Me no drink; I was a stranger and you did not take Me in, naked and you did not clothe Me, sick and in prison and you did not visit Me.’
“Then they also will answer Him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and did not minister to You?’ Then He will answer them, saying, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to Me.’ MATTHEW 25:34-45 (NKJV)
If we become stingy and stiff in giving, caring for one another, he will also become stiffer to bless us.
God can even hold back in blessing us.
“Then two men will be in the field: one will be taken and the other left. Two women will be grinding at the mill: one will be taken and the other left. Watch therefore, for you do not know what hour your Lord is coming.” Matthew 24:40-42 NKJV
“Two women will be grinding together: the one will be taken and the other left. Two men will be in the field: the one will be taken and the other left.” Luke 17:35-36 NKJV
We don’t know what hour, day, minute, or second Jesus will come.
So we must be prepared and ready anytime
Two men will be in the field, one will be taken and the other left
Two women will be grinding at the mill, one will be taken and the other left.
Two people sleeping together, one will be taken, one will be left behind
Two people in the church or workplace, one will be taken and the other left behind.
Same thing happened in Sodom and Gomorrah when the angels of god rescued lot and his family and immediately god bombed the city with fire.
There was no escape route for the people of Sodom and Gomorrah.
They all burned into ashes.
Preparation for the rapture: we must be ever ready and ever prepared.
DO NOT FORSAKE THE ASSEMBLY OF THE BELIEVERS TOGETHER :
“Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.” Hebrews 10:25 KJV
Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine.” 2 Timothy 4:2 KJV
But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.” Matthew 24:36 KJV
But of that day and that hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels which are in heaven, neither the Son, but the Father.” Mark 13:32 KJV
Watch therefore, be alert
We must be prepared at all times, in season and out of season
For we do not know what hour, our lord is coming, he can come at any time.
*SIGNS AND WONDERS IN THE SKIES AND ON EARTH JUST BEFORE THE APPEARANCE OF JESUS: FIRE POWER
Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken:” Matthew 24:29 KJV
The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and the terrible day of the Lord come.” Joel 2:31 KJV
“The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before that great and notable day of the Lord come:” Acts 2:20 KJV
The sun is 93 million miles away from the earth. Yet still, from that height people die every year in the summer when there is a heat wave.
The elements in the skies will burn with fervent [sustained heat] heat.
Can you imagine when the skies fall down to earth with their accompanying heat.
It would be unbearable.
The will be super fireworks
God will switch off his lights: the sun will turn into darkness and the moon into blood.
“And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood; And the stars of heaven fell unto the earth, even as a fig tree casteth her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind. And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places. Revelation 6:12-14 KJV
Those who asked the mountains and the rocks would have no place to hide.
Earthquake will strike
Sun will turn into total darkness.
Moon will turn into blood
Stars with their fervent heat will fall unto the earth
The skies will scroll together and depart
Every mountain and island will depart from their current location.
Joel2:31; acts 2:20; rev:6:12
Which human can stand this?
Jesus will come as a thief (unannounced), unexpectedly.
People are dying when temp reaches above 90 degrees in certain part of the United States.
The fervent heat of the elements may be billions of degrees hotter.
Everything we see, cars, buildings, beautiful houses, everything in it will burn.
Businesses would all burn
Nations would burn.
There will be no 911, the phone systems worldwide would be down.
No fire service: they will be running for their own lives too if they don’t get ruptured, they won’t have time to attend to anyone.
NEW BODY FOR HEAVEN:
“Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.” 1 Corinthians 15:51-53 KJV
We shall not all sleep in a moment
In the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet
When the trumpet sounds the dead shall rise and we who are living shall be saved.
Our corruptible and mortal bodies would be turned into incorruptible bodies and immortality
“Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption”. 1 Corinthians 15:50 KJV
Flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of god.
He will appear swiftly
THE APPEARANCE OF JESUS: WILL COME AS A THIEF COMES IN THE NIGHT.
But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the 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. 2 Peter 3:10 KJV
HE WILL COME AS A THIEF:
“For as the lightning comes from the east and flashes to the west, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be.” Matthew 24:27 NKJV
“And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.” Matthew 24:30-31 KJV
ALL THE TRIBES OF THE EARTH WILL MOURN, BECAUSE THEY’RE UNPREPARED FOR THE JUDGEMENT DAY.
UNPREPARED FOR THE SECOND COMING OF JESUS
WILL YOU BE AMONG THE ELECT: HEAVEN
“After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands;” Revelation 7:9 KJV
“For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” Romans 3:23 (NKJV)
Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me”, John 14:6 (NKJV)
It is not too late if you don’t know Jesus. Confess your sins, accept Jesus as your Lord and personal savior. Find a good bible based church and attend services regularly, such as House of Faith Ministries (World Missions Church).
God bless you all.
Rev. Dr. Andrew Ankamah
House of Faith Ministries, PA, University City, Philadelphia, PA.