For the Lord himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trumpet of God; and the dead in Christ shall rise first. Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and thus shall we be always be with the Lord. Therefore comfort one another with these words. 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18.
These scripture tells me that the rapture is real and one day soon this will happen. There are many that scoff at it, say no such thing, and laugh at us who believe in it. When it does occur then who will be laughing or scoffing or just claiming no such thing? Not those who are left behind.
Besides, life is too short and we are not guaranteed our very next breath. We can be here one second and gone the next. I am sure that that poor teenager who was killed in a crash last Sunday did not leave home driving, and say or think, today I will die in a vehicle crash.
Even though he caused the crash I was assured that he was saved and for that I praise the Lord. But what about those who did not die in the other vehicle? Are they saved? Are they ready to go? What happens if suddenly the Lord appears and they are not ready?
I do not know if they are saved and ready to meet the Lord either by death or his return. I certainly hope so. We all know that we all will die some day and no one escapes that fact.
So it is imperative or urgent that was all ask Jesus for forgiveness and ask him into our hearts. It is urgent that we call upon the name of the Lord to be saved. Time my friend is running out rapidly and will stop some day and all will either spend eternity in hell or heaven.
When the rapture occurs if before I die, and it will I assure you, just a matter of when. I am not going to act foolishly and tell my readers that on this day or that day, this hour or that hour Jesus will return.
I do not know when he will return but we who are his must be ready and we must go about our fathers business by sharing the Love of Jesus for God is not willing that any should perish but that all come to repentance.
We can walk out the door and drive off for the last time and die. My little sister died in a tragic single car accident. She did not know she was going to die that day. But Praise the Lord she is with Jesus. Or we can go to bed one night and wake up on the other side. Either in heaven or hell. There are so many different ways a person can die.
We need to be ready to stand before the Lord any moment any time. Those of you who have not I implore you to ask Jesus into your heart to stay.
Finally Jesus is coming soon. Laugh all you want. Scoff all day long. Make fun of those of us who believe in this truth. I am not a bible scholar nor very smart, but when God’s word says something I believe it. I may not understand it. But my faith is strong enough to believe the inerrant Word of God.
Jesus is coming back very soon. The signs are everywhere. Are you ready? Even so come Lord Jesus. Amen.