The rapture of all true Christians is drawing close!
It could be any day, and we need to be expecting Jesus at any time. We need to be ready for him, through repentance, prayer, and doing what he’s called us to do, whilst eagerly awaiting him.
Things have gone quiet concerning the rapture, (on YouTube and social media). This time last year, people were really expecting Jesus to return on 23rd September (Rosh Hashana and the Revelation 12 sign). When this didn’t happen, there’s been a feeling (certainly this year, 2018) of “getting on with life”, and of “nothing much happening.”
One person saw this time as corresponding with the parable of the 10 virgins, where the bridegroom delayed, and the virgins all slept. (Mat 25:1-13)
We’re being lulled into a sense of false security.
There is actually a great deal happening. Evil is increasing. There are numerous natural disasters: volcanoes, earthquakes, hurricanes and tornadoes, flooding and droughts. The political climate is changing, especially regarding Israel. There is an onslaught of attack on Christians: for many, in the form of physical persecution, and for many others, in the spiritual realm.
As evil in the world increases, so the day is our Lord’s return draws closer.
The rapid increase of natural disasters is a sure sign that the tribulation is near.
We need to pray to be counted worthy to escape all these things that will come upon the earth (Luke 21:36). We need to pray that we’re ready. We need to acknowledge our need for Jesus, and to trust him. We need to repent.
The love of many has grown cold.
There are many Christians today who don’t believe in the rapture, or think it’s a long way in the future. Many refuse to see the signs, and think that everything is going to keep going on as it is. Many others believe that the church is in the process of making the world ready for Jesus’ return – making it “right” for him, which of course we can’t do.
Come out of her!
The church is heading quickly down the path of destruction, towards the one world religion. It’s time to get out, as the deception is rapidly increasing, and the brainwashing is subtle but affective.
Leave: before you are swallowed into the deception.
God will be with you. He will look after you and give you everything you need.
When I left church over a year ago, I left a worship ministry that I loved. I wondered if I would ever lead worship again. So far I haven’t, but God has opened new doors for me: this blog; and art: decoupage, painting, and flower arranging.
I thank God so much for these new areas of creativity and worship!
When you leave your church, you will be leaving your ministry, your friends, and your feeling of belonging. You will also leave behind the uncertainty, questions and struggles; the deception and error; and possibly, abusive situations.
It won’t be easy, but God will provide whatever you need, and he will heal you.
If you have suffered abuse in church, this post may be helpful.
God will give you something new.
Time is short!
The most important thing we can do is to be close to Jesus, surrendered and obedient to him.
Look forward, earnestly, for his coming! We will be with him soon!
See this post about the rapture, and what it is.
Do you know Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour?
Do you have a personal relationship with him?
If not, do you realise your need for him?
Have you become lukewarm in your walk, and realise your need to recommit your life to Jesus?
Here is a prayer you can say.
Dear Jesus, I am a sinner, and I need you. I thank you for going to the cross to die for me, and for rising again.
I am sorry for everything I have ever done wrong, and I ask you to please wash me clean. I ask you to come into my life to be my Lord and saviour, and I surrender to You.
Please fill me with your Holy Spirit and make me whole. Help me to trust you; help me to love you; help me to live for you. Thank you Lord Jesus, Amen
Whenever we do wrong after this, we need to say we’re sorry and ask for his forgiveness. We need to ask Jesus to help us to change.
Talk to him every day, and listen to him, as he wants to talk to you!
Get a bible: I suggest you begin by reading the Gospels and the Psalms. This will help you to get to know God.
Ask the Holy Spirit to fill you.
Jesus doesn’t promise to make life perfect, in fact there may be more hardship and suffering in following him, but he does promise to give us a purpose and a future: a reason to live!
For more, see this post.
Please let me know, in the comments below, if you have given your life to Jesus, so I can pray for you.