Watching and Waiting at the Final Gates by Bishop Dr. S. I. Okelezoh

Scriptural Reference
Psalm 91:14-16
Daniel 2:48-49
Psalm 84:1-12
Luke 12:34-40
1 Thessalonians 5:3
Luke 21:28
1 Corinthians 11:23


As a believer, we are to wait and watch for the final gate of resurrection and ascension or rapture. We have waited at many gates but the ultimate and final gates are the gate of resurrection from the dead and the gates of ascension unto Heaven. May you ascend to Heaven in Jesus Name. God created His special property called man in the Garden of Eden. God formed man’s spirit, soul and body. He came down with our spirit in Him and planted them into His properties which is our body. As believers we are expected to grow in Christ and multiply with Him.

God is coming back to collect His properties which he has put us; He is coming to take them back to Heaven. The gate of resurrection is opened unto those that slept in the Lord and the gate of rapture are opened unto those who are alive waiting at the gate.

“After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen”
Matthew 6:9-13.

It is only with the key of resurrection and rapture that you can be delivered from the evil world. God has promise to deliver you if you earnestly seek and love Him.

“Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known my name. He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honor him. With long life will I satisfy him, and shew him my salvation”
Psalms 91:14-16.

There is a reward that await everyone that patiently and honestly wait at the final gate of God.

“Then the king made Daniel a great man, and gave him many great gifts, and made him ruler over the whole province of Babylon, and chief of the governors over all the wise men of Babylon. Then Daniel requested of the king, and he set Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego, over the affairs of the province of Babylon: but Daniel sat in the gate of the king”
Daniel 2:48-49.

God is watching and waiting for those who will remain pure in heart when He comes unexpectedly. Beware for the day of judgement is now and not soon.”For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.

“Let your loins be girded about, and your lights burning; And ye yourselves like unto men that wait for their lord, when he will return from the wedding; that when he cometh and knocketh, they may open unto him immediately. Blessed are those servants, whom the lord when he cometh shall find watching: verily I say unto you, that he shall gird himself, and make them to sit down to meat, and will come forth and serve them. And if he shall come in the second watch, or come in the third watch, and find them so, blessed are those servants. And this know, that if the goodman of the house had known what hour the thief would come, he would have watched, and not have suffered his house to be broken through. Be ye therefore ready also: for the Son of man cometh at an hour when ye think not”
Luke 12:34-40.

God is interested in the first, second and third watch which have what they represent

  • The first watch which is the watching of Our Spirit in Christ.
  • The second watch which is the watching of our soul in Christ.
  • The third watch which is the watching of our body in Christ.

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