I have a question for those of you who are continuously praying for the rapture, that are commenting on social media about how you hope the Lord comes back soon for us, to those of you who are consumed with the idea of that day. If this is the main central focus of your thoughts and prayers at this time, let me ask you this, instead of being consumed with the rapture in every conceivable way, why instead are you not asking the Lord to just kill you, to allow you to die? Kind of brings it home, doesn’t it, in fact, I’m going to guess that some of you just said, “I am not going to read anymore of that man’s letters!”
So then, for those of you who have continued to scan this letter to you, what is your answer. Afraid to die? Don’t want to have to face the possibility of anymore pain and suffering, of an old body growing weak, of the possible trials and temptations that may happen to us in these final days? Death is the door that the Lord has chosen for us to meet Him, faith is the life we are to live fully in until that time, my point here is this, far too many are praying for the rapture are only doing so out of selfish ambitions, they have no real desire to fill their lives with Christ, only to escape the days that are ahead.
Each new day before that glorious moment is going to be filled with sights of wonder and awe, with unspeakable horrors, with the lost falling deeper and faster into the deceptions of our adversary, in other words, it is going to become a very different world in a very short amount of time. We are to “Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.” (Heb. 10:25) When? As we see the day approaching. What day? These days, so then, how are you fulfilling your obligation to this commandment, still doing the once-a-week ritual on Sunday morning, spending the rest of the week attempting to traverse the mine field this planet has become. Those who are our brothers and sisters in Christ, are you staying in contact with them on a regular basis, and discussing more than the rapture, are you encouraging them in the Lord, are you using the Scriptures to convict them, helping them in whatever way you can to stay on the path.
My beautiful wife meets the lost on nearly a daily basis, and she is amazed just how, well, lost they are. They have become more than blinded, if that is possible, it is almost as if their brains have simply shut off. The Scripture verses she gives them seem to just bounce off of them, as if their ears have been stopped, and at times she admits that it can be quite discouraging.
We are told to occupy, (Luke 19:13) this means to stay on guard, to always in every occurrence and incident to remain alert to every possibility to lift up and encourage the brethren, and to do all that is possible to reach those that are still lost. This is what those who are consumed with the rapture are missing, the opportunities to serve Christ in some of the harshest conditions this world has ever seen, they are missing the opportunities to shine like the stars of heaven, (Dan. 12:3) and those opportunities are not only fading fast, but will never again throughout all of eternity ever be available to us again.
“(For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.)” (2 Cor. 6:2) is what the lost need to hear, “Wherefore comfort one another with these words,” (1 Thess. 4:18) is about as far as we need to go in relation to the rapture.
The servant of Christ is to be looking up in these days, for our redemption draws nigh, (Luke 21:28) but if you have always got your eyes in the clouds, you are going to miss perhaps some of the best opportunities to serve that you have had in a long time, and that my friends, would be a shame. Do not stop working when total submission to the Holy Spirit is of the utmost importance today.