Be RAPTURE Ready!”
John 3:3, 5-8
3 Jesus replied, “Very truly I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of Most-High God unless they are Born Again.” 5 Jesus answered, “Very truly I tell you, no one can enter the kingdom of Most-High God unless they are born of water and the Spirit. 6 Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spirit gives birth to spirit. 7 You should not be surprised at My saying, “You must be Born Again.” 8 The wind blows wherever it pleases. You hear its sound, but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going. So, it is with everyone born of the Spirit.”
Life Through the Spirit
1 Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ, 2 because through Christ the law of the Spirit who gives life has set you free from the law of sin and death. 3 For what the law was powerless to do because it was weakened by the flesh, Most-High God did by sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh to be a sin offering. And so, He condemned sin in the flesh, 4 in order that the righteous requirement of the law might be fully met in us, who do not live according to the flesh but according to the Spirit. 5 Those who live according to the flesh have their minds set on what the flesh desires; but those who live in accordance with the Spirit have their minds set on what the Spirit desires. 6 The mind governed by the flesh is death, but the mind governed by the Spirit is life and peace. 7 The mind governed by the flesh is hostile to Most-High God; it does not submit to Most-High God’s law, nor can it do so. 8 Those who are in the realm of the flesh cannot please Most-high God. 9 You, however, are not in the realm of the flesh but are in the realm of the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of Most-High God lives in you. And if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, they do not belong to Christ. 10 But if Christ is in you, then even though your body is subject to death because of sin, the Spirit gives life because of righteousness. 11 And if the Spirit of Him who raised Christ from the dead is living in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies because of his Spirit who lives in you. 12 Therefore, brothers and sisters, we have an obligation—but it is not to the flesh, to live according to it. 13 For if you live according to the flesh, you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the misdeeds of the body, you will live. 14 For those who are led by the Spirit of Most-High God are the children of Most-High God. 15 The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship. And by Him we cry, “Abba, Father.” 16 The Spirit Himself testifies with our spirit that we are Most-High God’s children. 17 Now if we are children, then we are heirs—heirs of Most-High God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in His sufferings in order that we may also share in His glory.
Being Born-Again is being born into the Kingdom of Most-High God. He becomes your Abba Father and you become His child. Being Born-Again doesn’t mean that you will be perfect, it means that you are in Christ and in His righteousness and in the Heavenly Family. Matthew 12:48-50 But He answered, and He said unto that told Him, Who is my mother? And who are my brethren? And He stretched forth His hand towards His disciples, and said, Behold my mother and my brethren! For whosoever shall do the will of My Father which is in heaven, the same is My brother, and sister, and mother.
Since you are Born-Again, you must lay aside every weight and sin.
Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,
You see weights are heavy and so is sin. When the RAPTURE occurs and if you are holding on this this world or is in sin then you will be too heavy to lift off. It’s time to do Spring cleaning in the house of your soul. Get rid of everything that doesn’t please the Father and bring Him Glory and Honor.
The Parable of the Ten Virgins
1 “At that time the kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom. 2 Five of them were foolish and five were wise. 3 The foolish ones took their lamps but did not take any oil with them. 4 The wise ones, however, took oil in jars along with their lamps. 5 The bridegroom was a long time in coming, and they all became drowsy and fell asleep. 6 “At midnight the cry rang out: ‘Here’s the bridegroom! Come out to meet him!’ 7 “Then all the virgins woke up and trimmed their lamps. 8 The foolish ones said to the wise, ‘Give us some of your oil; our lamps are going out.’ 9 “ ‘No,’ they replied, ‘there may not be enough for both us and you. Instead, go to those who sell oil and buy some for yourselves.’ 10 “But while they were on their way to buy the oil, the bridegroom arrived. The virgins who were ready went in with him to the wedding banquet. And the door was shut. 11 “Later the others also came. ‘Lord, Lord,’ they said, ‘open the door for us!’ 12 “But he replied, ‘Truly I tell you; I don’t know you.’ 13 “Therefore keep watch, because you do not know the day or the hour.