In HIS Presence


1 Corinthians 15:50-58

Meditation verse:

“In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed” (1 Corinthians 15:52).



In the evening of October 4th, 2021, Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp crashed and stopped working. And it happened suddenly; one moment they were on and the next all three platforms froze. Initially, my husband and I did not realize what had happened. We refreshed our browsers, changed our internet providers, and even restarted our devices, believing the source of data was the problem. But then we received a message that all three platforms had stopped working. How could this have happened? It had never occurred. It took us unawares leaving us with unsent messages and contents we had previously scheduled for posting.

The bible speaks of a future event which would occur in a similar manner. Suddenly and in the twinkle of an eye, the trumpets will sound, and Jesus Christ would appear in the sky. The dead in Christ will rise first and then we who are alive will be caught up in the air to meet Him. Just like with the crashing of the platforms, most people would be unaware. As certain people begin to disappear from the earth, their loved ones would wonder where they are and begin searching for them. Then, it would dawn on all that the ‘rapture’ has taken place. And there will be messages not delivered, apologies not said, and mistakes not corrected.

Luke 21:34 says, “but take heed to yourselves, lest your hearts be weighed down with carousing, drunkenness, and cares of this life, and that day come on you unexpectedly”. If you have accepted Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior and you are living your life in accordance with His word, then you are prepared, but if you are still living a life of sin, let the sudden events of October 4th remind you of the need to surrender your life to Him. You can do so right away.


IN HIS PRESENCE is written by Oke Chinye.
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