Let me start off by Saying I’m excited for the Rapture, as you believers should too! The Rapture is when Jesus snatches away His Church, a.k.a. Believers & the Body of Christ to the clouds before the 7 year Tribulation time period. The rapture is a blessing and our rescue from the judgments that will take place during the tribulation. God’s word gives me such peace even though the world seems so chaotic and bad. We believers will not have to go thru the tribulation due to the rapture. We ought to owe thanks & praise to the Lord for His wonderful plan.
In 1 Thessalonians 4:15-18 it shows us how it will happen: 15 “For this we say to you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive and remain until the coming of the Lord will by no means precede those who are asleep. 16 For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. 17 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 we shall always be with the Lord. 18 Therefore comfort one another with these words.” God wants us to be comforted by the Rapture. The rapture will happen before the 7 year tribulation that’s why they call it Pre-tribulation rapture. Just a note for you, God’s timeline in Chronological order is the Rapture, 7yr Tribulation, Jesus’ 2nd Coming, the Millennium, and then the Eternal State.
In 1 Corinthians 15:51-52 it says the Rapture will be so fast, we will be here one moment and then gone in another with the Lord! It amazes me how God has designed His plan. Scripture says: 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 incorruptible, and we shall be changed.
We will be raptured faster than we can blink! So we must be ready at all times in this earthly life, as Jesus could come at any second. When I say “be ready” I’m saying, are you saved? Have you been saved by the Lord? Have you repented from an unbelieving mind and heart to a believing mind and heart? Do you receive Him in faith? What is Faith you ask? Faith is believing without seeing.
Hebrews 11:1 says that faith is “being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.”
Romans 10:9-10 says If you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.
For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. This is how you can “be ready” for the Lords imminent return at the rapture! Praise the Lord it is not by our works! What comfort we have that the Lord will come back for us! That He will not leave us behind during the judgments on the earth.
In the Book of John 14: 1-3 it says “Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me. 2 In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. 3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also.
When the Rapture happens this is what it will be like. 1 John 3-2 say 2 Beloved, now we are children of God; and it has not yet been revealed what we shall be, but we know that when He is revealed, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is.
We will be with the Lord God and what better place is there than that? None! To be in His presence in Heaven, Looking at the Lord, Holding His hand, walking with Him, oh my, how beautiful it will be! It will be like nothing we have experienced yet in our entire life! The church ought to be excited this will happen.
Be amazed by this bible verse in 1 Corinthians 2:9, But as it is written: “Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, Nor have entered into the heart of man The things which God has prepared for those who love Him.” We can’t even imagine all the wonderful things God has created and planned for us! How amazing is that? That tells us we have such an incredible future with the Lord! There’s nothing better than that!
Here is a timeline so you can see where we are along Gods prophetic timeline.
God’s word is very clear concerning that the return of the Lord Jesus Christ is Imminent. Imminent means: “likely to happen at any moment”. The body of Christ is told to look for His return at any given moment. For the past 2,000 years, generations have come & gone with that very expectation and still Jesus has not returned. Some mock the rapture which is sad. While imminence is absolutely taught in scripture, our current generation has been given the awesome understanding that there are certain factors that had to happen in order to set the stage for the coming of Jesus Christ. These signs were not known to the previous generations & the doctrine of imminence still held true to the minds of Christians throughout the past. One of the greatest signs of the imminent return is the nation of Israel being reborn in May 1948! Also the Jews being gathered back to their God-given homeland, this very generation has been revealed, with the very signs the bible said would accompany the return of Christ. Matthew 24:33-35 An interesting fact, the Angel Gabriel told Daniel 2,500 years ago to seal up the prophecy at that time because no one would understand it, but at the time of the end, the people of God would be able to see these things clearly as they unfold. Well, that's us! We are in that time! The prophecies are clear and the imminence puts more emphasis on NOW than never before. In Luke 21:28 Jesus said, when you shall see all these things BEGIN to come to pass, the moment of His return is upon us Let me give you an example. A play in a theater cannot happen until the stage has been set and the actors are ready to take their place. When talking about the imminent return of Jesus in the past, the stage was practically empty for around 1,980 years. However, in May 1948 that all changed! The prep phase is winding down day by day and the CHURCH is about to go up in the Rapture!!
My voice will be used By God to make people aware of our Savior's return. I’ve come to realize that most churches (building, not a people) are NOT teaching about the rapture! I went through 30 years of my life without ever knowing this event even existed. Yet I had been going to churches for the last 15 years of my life and not once had I heard of the rapture or end times. Part of this is my fault for not reading and studying the Bible like I should have years ago. I left it up to a church building to tell me about it, but they never taught me. So you see, it’s important to study Gods word for yourselves. Read and study Gods Word for yourself. It has been life changing for me and I love it. I thank the Lord for opening my eyes to His word. The Holy Spirit has led me and directed my way as will He do for you too. Believers have a responsibility to tell others about the gospel and the end times we are in. Thanks to the Lord Jesus Christ, we who have been saved and are in Christ, shall not see the 7 year tribulation and be raptured.
Luke 21:28 says 28 Now when these things begin to happen, look up and lift up your heads, because your redemption draws near.”
1 Thessalonians 1:10 and to wait for His Son from heaven, whom He raised from the dead, even Jesus who delivers us from the wrath to come.
In Titus 2:13 it says: “looking for the blessed hope and glorious appearing of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ,”
God is Good! See you soon in the Air at the Rapture my brothers & sisters! Maranatha!