TOPIC: When The Roll Is Called Up Yonder (Mountain of Fire and Miracle Ministries Monday, 25 June 2018)
FIRE SCRIPTURE: 1 Thessalonians 4: 16-17
MEMORY VERSE: “And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.” – Revelation 20:15
In the days of horses and wagons, a certain man visited a local general store with his 4-year-old son. The man packed the horse and wagon outside the store and went inside, leaving the 4-year-old son in the wagon all alone. Suddenly, something startled the horses and they started to move through the main streets of the town with the wagon in tow. Needless to say, the little boy was extremely frightened. A man happened to be walking down the street, and saw the whole event taking place. He quickly cut through an alley and arrived just in time to jump onto the wagon, take the control and stopped the horses. The action of the man saved the life of the young boy. And both the father and the boy were extremely grateful to the man.
About 25 years later, when the 4-year-old boy was expected to be about 29 years of age, he could not attract the same favour he got on a platter of gold in his formative years. For the past 25 years, he had lived a life of crime and wickedness. Finally, one day he was arraigned in the court. As he stood before the judge, he looked up and noticed that the judge was the same man that saved his life 25 years ago. The man asked the judge if he recalled the incident. The judge did remember, and then expressed his regret that the young man had not be more of a model citizen. However, as he peered over his bench to look into the face of the young man, he said, “Young man, 25 years ago I was your saviour. Today I’m your judge.”
One day, at the White Throne Judgment seat, every lost person, from the beginning of time to the end, will stand before God. Today, He could be your saviour, that day, He would be your judge.
One Sunday School teacher in Williamsport, Pennsylvania; James M. Black, who was also a musician, was calling the roll one day for a youth meeting. Young Bassie, daughter of a drunkard, did not show up, and he was disappointed at her failure to appear. Black made a comment to this effect, “Well, I trust when the roll is called up yonder, she will be there.” He tried hard to respond with an appropriate song, but could not find one in his song book. And he declared: “This lack of a fitting song caused me both sorrow and disappointment.” An inner voice seemed to say, “Why don’t you write one and put away the thought.” As I opened the gate on my way home, the same thought came again, so strongly that tears filled my eyes. I entered the house and sat down at the piano. The words came to me effortlessly (the tune came the same way), I dare not change a single note or word. The song was sung in the Academy award winning movie. Sergeant York (1941).
Above all, the good news is that, if you repent of your sins and trust Jesus, you will be made a new creature. The old man of sin in you will be made a slave to righteousness and the spirit in you will transform you into an image of Christ. You will be raptured into heaven alive or raised from the dead, if you die before then, given a glorious body and taken to the place Jesus is preparing for us. “When the roll is called from the Lamb’s Book of Life, you will be there! I will be there!
If the Lord should bring a wicked man to heaven, heaven would be hell for him, for he who does not love upon earth will never love it in heaven.
You shall make heaven.
1. O God my Father, thank You for the salvation of my soul, in the name of Jesus.
2. O God my Father, if my name has been removed from the book of life, please rewrite it, in the name of Jesus.
3. Any power assigned against my salvation, die, in the name of Jesus.
4. Powers of my father’s house contending with my salvation, die, in the name of Jesus.
5. Anything in my life that wants me to go to hell fire, come out and die, in the name of Jesus.
6. Hell fire, I am not your candidate, in the name of Jesus.
7. My Father and my God, my life is before You, I want to reign with You, in Jesus’ name.
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MOUNTAIN TOP LIFE is a daily devotional by Dr. D.K Olukoya (General Overseer, Mountain of Fire and Miracle Ministries, Worldwide)
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