OH my .... These are the last days saints truly, there is not one doubt in my mind... what is concerning me this morning is all the dear young saints who are expecting the "Rapture" to occur any second now and zap them straight into Glory!
Now don't get me wrong here, when Christ returns to this earth, the dead will be raised incorruptible, and those who are alive and remain will be changed in a moment in the twinkling of an eye, at the LAST TRUMP-the last of the 7 trumpets this is when the mystery of God will be finished!-because this corruption must put on incorruption (it is appointed once for all men to die). Hebrews 9:27, 1 Corinthians 15:52-54, Revelation 10:7.
Now it seems to me that most want to be in the alive and remain group, the "changed" (they don't want to die-they don't seem to understand that the "changed" means-killed) in a flash group, while that is a nice thought, it is was not the lot of Christ, it was not the lot of His disciples, it has not been the lot of the faithful saints down through the ages, but the spoiled, self indulgent, covetous, mammon loving, compromising, luke warm, end time Laodicean church believes it to be their lot!
Now explain that to me?
Sorry I know this sounds harsh...but let's reason together shall we?
First of all Jesus said that he would not return- until the Anti-Christ was revealed
He said that when He returned - Every eye will see Him
He speaks no where of some secret return prior to His second coming, no where!
He speaks of being ready and not being caught unawares, like those whose homes are broken into by a thief...but that is speaking of our spiritual preparation, of being constantly repentant before God, and striving to overcome our flesh.
He speaks of how it will be as it was in the days of Noah, where the wicked new not until the flood came and took them away....the wicked are taken first-he speaks of how the angels will bind up the tares (the wicked) first and cast them into the fire, and then gather the wheat (the children of God) into His barn. It is the wicked that are caught unawares, it is the wicked who do not believe in Christ or His return.
The two grinding at the mill, the one taken first is the wicked one, not the good and faithful servant!As it was in the days of Noah the wicked are taken first.
The pre-tribbers will tell you, "Well He doesn't come down to earth at the rapture-He comes in the clouds." If the pre-tribbers would just examine that a tad closer, they would see that yes He comes in the clouds, and every eye shall see him...it is no secret!
There is only one second coming!
Listen dear and precious, pre-trib "rapture" believing saint of God, when you see the evil grow greater, and when you see and know who the anti-Christ is, and your still not gone,-don't loose your faith in Jesus Christ and His Word, just know that you have been led into error. Take the time to read the Word of God and ask Him to reveal the truth to you, I assure you He will!
Yes it is time to repent, not because we are expecting the "rapture" but because today may be the day we breath our last breath, and because we need the Covering of An All HOLY GOD to maintain our FAITH in these days. We need to stay repentant before God and trust in HIM to keep us and preserve us unto THAT Day! The Day of His return and our gathering together unto HIM.
God bless you all!