The voice of one crying in the wilderness: “Prepare the way of the LORD; Make straight in the desert a highway for our God.”
That verse won’t be meaningful to me until that Rapture revelation of November 17, 2019. I saw the whole place empty while people were running helter-skelter outside looking for their loved ones; I saw people flying in the sky but there I was, with the greatest regret that I couldn’t be lifted. It was an experience that gave me an awakening because to miss God’s flight is the greatest tragedy. Sincerely, I cried out of the dream being perturbed until minutes later, I realized the rapture has not taken place.
But that kept an assurance and reminder that, rapture will surely take place; and there’s need to prepare for it.
To prepare means to make ready for a specific future purpose, which involves combining different elements in order to be presentable and fitted for such a purpose.
In a time like this, there’s need for us to make preparation for God’s way in our lives, families, communities, countries and the world at large if indeed we desire God’s presence and long to spend eternity with Him.
God’s ways are of holiness, truth, righteousness, love, peace and faith, which needed to be followed. These are clearly stated in some Biblical verses like:
Hebrews 12:14, [Make every effort to live in peace with everyone and to be holy; without holiness no one will see the Lord.];
Hebrews 11:6. [But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.];
1 Thessalonians 4:7. [For God did not call us to be impure, but to live a holy life.];
Psalms 85:13. [Righteousness shall go before him; and shall set us in the way of his steps.];
Proverbs 8:20. [I walk in the way of righteousness, along the paths of justice];
John 13:34. [ A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.]
Zechariah 8:16. [These are the things which you should do: speak the truth with one another; judge with truth and pronounce the judgment that brings peace in [the courts at] your gates.];
Proverbs 23:23. [Buy the truth and do not sell it— wisdom, instruction and insight as well.]
These are the essential elements God wants us to combine in preparing His way because God will not tread on any path that defaults any of the aforementioned requirements.
It is not enough to prepare the way of the Lord without making it a straightened highway in those lives and places that are like desert, where godliness has deserted. God is urging us to bring ourselves to be revived, wake from our slumber, get repaired the crooked ways and reach out to the uttermost parts of the world for God’s highway of righteousness to be constructed in lives of men.
Today, God is calling us unto a personal revival and evangelism to the world [as in Matthew 28], which can make us truly ready for His second coming.
Be reminded that Jesus comes soon, prepare His way in your life and pursue to straightened His highway in your community.
© Josh’ Oloyede Oluwafemi.