Idle words are useless and they are very destructive. Lying, jesting, swearing, cursing, gossiping and all evil speaking should be avoided. They come from the unbridled tongue of the unregenerate soul. Endeavour to hide the word of God in your heart; it will cleanse and keep your tongue from uttering corrupt communication. If you keep God's word within you; they shall withal be fitted in your lips - Proverbs 22:18.
The works of the flesh will manifest wherever the flesh is in control. As long as you live in this body of clay, your members (eyes, ears, hands, feet, tongue, etc) will be tempted to lead you into sin. Even Jesus was tempted while in the flesh but glory be to God; He overcame. To overcome like Jesus, you must yield your body to Him with the strong determination to always obey God rather than men.
There are many things calling for your attention in life but only one thing really matters the most. The most important thing is securing the assurance of spending your eternity with God. After your education, what next? After getting married and raising a family, what next? After rising to the peak of your career, what next? Eventually death will come if Jesus delays His coming, but where will you spend eternity?
The mystery about the Rapture, unravelled by the Holy Spirit through Apostle Paul in our text was mentioned by the Lord Jesus Christ in John Chapter eleven, during an important conversation with Martha when He went to raise Lazarus from the dead. When Jesus spoke about the Rapture, neither Martha nor the disciples understood what He was talking about because it was still a mystery.
God fights for those who believe in Jesus, and have Him as their Lord and personal Saviour. Because God was with Joseph, when his brothers tried to kill his dreams, He turned their evil plot around to favour Joseph in the end. Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the Lord delivereth him out of them all. Victory is guaranteed for those who are on the Lord's side. The battle line has been drawn and you must declare your position.