To the Scoffers, Mockers and Critics: What if the ‘Rapture’ Does Occur?
“For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.” -1 Th 4:16-17 (KJV)
What will it be like after the born-again, real Bible-believing Christians known by the Lord are caught away (raptured) at some point in the, I believe, very near future? Let me first say that in this discussion the legitimacy and validity of the rapture will not be in focus and can be a topic for a future post. Albeit, it is this author’s absolute belief that the rapture will occur as described in OT and NT scripture. In review, prior to Christ’s return to earth, He will return in the clouds and gather His Bride – the ‘called out’ ones – His true followers – and take them back to His home, His Kingdom in heaven. Once this occurs the Seven Year Tribulation will start and it could occur simultaneously. Have you considered where you land in this doctrine of the Rapture taught in God’s Holy Word? What will it be like, that is, after the true Christians are instantly removed from this earth in the twinkling of an eye (1 Cor 15:51-53)? It’s time to think very carefully about these things – now today, not when you feel like it.
World Turmoil Now…
We know that right now the world is rapidly descending into a continuous spiral of wickedness, hate, anxiety, strife, and unrest. The Middle East is on fire and primed for more wars. America, Syria, Russia, China, Iran plus others are like dried-out tinder next to a lit match. Extreme weather events with storms and swings in temperature, rainfall, and snow seem off the charts and growing worse. Earthquakes, with more and more volcanoes becoming active, sinkholes opening, people hating and killing one another, riots all over (especially here in the US), homosexuality and gay-marriage have exceeded Sodom and Gomorrah’s sin against God. America’s abortion abomination industry is continuing, with our tax dollars going to murder the innocense unborn, thanks to a new evil White House Administration. Additionally, the world is teetering on the edge of an unparalleled global economic meltdown. And on and on it goes. Time to face the facts: we are facing unprecedented calamities on a global scale. Now I know some will scoff at this and that is their prerogative but for me and many others, including renowned Bible scholars, this world is rapidly approaching the end of this age and the return of Jesus Christ, God’s only begotten Son in the Rapture of His Bride.
So now here comes the question for all people that call themselves Christians?
What if the “Last Trumpet” is sounded today…?
If the Lord descended today with the voice of an Archangel and the trump of God was heard, would you be ready to go in the twinkling of an eye? No time to say goodbye, no time to pack, no time to tidy up the place, your gone in less than the blink of an eye. Let that sink in for a moment…
Would you be taken as a true, righteous, born-again believer in Christ? Or would you be left behind to face the horrors of the next seven years of intense strife in the Tribulation?
NO church membership, or knowing some kind of religious human figurehead (i.e. the Pope, Mary, a bishop, a priest) or associated with a group of people nor how many times you attend church or anything else will assure you a place in the light-speed vertical movement that takes place at the rapture of His Bride.
“Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.” -Acts 4:12 (KJV)
It must be remembered that salvation and therefore eternal life is found in NO one else except the Lord Jesus Christ. That’s the bottom line, end of the story, no man-dictated, self-righteous position of taking Christ’s place will get you into heaven. Only, and absolutely only, knowing Jesus as your Lord and Savior will get you through the heavenly gates of His kingdom. If you don’t believe that, it doesn’t change the fact and I am sorry for you, but the truth, the authority, the power for this reality is only found in Holy Scripture.
Are you ready?
So, if you know the Lord (have proclaimed His name, confessed and repented of your sins and believe that Almighty God raised Him from the dead) and are known by Him, you will be taken. If you don’t and are just playing Christianity, playing church, pretending you’re all pious and Christian-like, you will not make it. Not me saying this – God’s Holy Writ is the source, power, authority, and final conclusion of the matter.
Friends, above all else this is the most serious reality we all face in this life! As many are dying all over the globe due to increased calamities, disasters, evil men and policies, extreme nature, death for any of us could come at any time. Back to the big question …. are you ready to meet the Lord and be escorted into His Kingdom either in the Rapture of His Bride or your own personal death? This is not a subject that’s often discussed but nevertheless needed at length in this day and age. You ready?
“Behold! I tell you a mystery. We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, 52- in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we shall be changed. 53- For this perishable body must put on the imperishable, and this mortal body must put on immortality.” -1 Cor 15:51-53 (ESV)
-BPWatcher, Internet Preacher and Bible Prophecy Watchman
GLORY TO GOD!