Saturday, June 11, 2011
The Rapture of the Church - Will You Be Left Behind?
Matthew 24:42 " Watch therefore, for you do not know what hour your Lord is coming." The prophetic End Time signs are rapidly being fulfilled. Jesus warned us that when we see these signs coming to pass that our "redemption draws nigh."
Tragically, many professing Christians are asleep, involved in sin, or engrossed in the things of this world. Many excuse their lukewarmness, apathy and outright sin! They have deceived themselves. We have returned to the "Days of Noah," where sin is the norm and righteousness the abnormal. It permeates the world and the church! Jesus warned, "As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man. For in the days before the flood, people were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, up to the day Noah entered the ark; and they knew nothing about what would happen until the flood came and took them all away. That is how it will be at the coming of the Son of Man." (Matthew 24:37-39)
Is this happening? Drinking, drunkenness, wild parties, adultery, rampant divorce, premarital sex, homosexuality, drugs, and living the "good life" are prevalent in the world and in the church! There is no fear of God and no shame! Yes, the "Days of Noah" have returned with a vengeance.
Jesus said that He is coming will be like a thief in the night. No one knows when a thief is coming. In Matthew 24: 42-44, He warned, "Therefore keep watch, because you do not know on what day your Lord will come. But understand this: If the owner of the house had known at what time of night the thief was coming, he would have kept watch and would not have let his house be broken into. So you also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him."
Soon, He will rapture His faithful, prepared and watching believers home to Heaven. Many will be left behind as Matthew 24:40-41 records, "Two men will be in the field; one will be taken and the other left. Two women will be grinding with a hand mill; one will be taken and the other left." The churches and altars will then be full of weeping and sorrowful people but it will be TOO LATE!!!!
ARE YOU READY?? IF NOT, GET READY!! THE TIME IS NEAR!!