“Wherefore comfort one another with these words.” (1st Thess. 4:18)
I replied on a YouTube video today to a woman who wanted to know how she could properly approach being a “Rapture watcher,” as she termed it. The video was from a false prophet who has determined through much research and diligent studying of Hebrew dates a particular date that the rapture will occur. I left a comment for him informing him that I will be visiting his channel the day after the date he gave, offering him some verses with which I would hope you are familiar with about dates and times, and the penalty of prophesying when the Lord has not sent the message.
This is not the first time I have performed what I hope is a wake-up call for those who are foolish enough to attempt to predict that which, “But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.” (Matt. 24:36) And few have decided to respond after the so-called prescribed date. Save for this, they put certain words in their opening remarks, such as “possible,” “could be,” “is more than likely,” “all the known data points to.”
In other words, most of the time they leave themselves a way out of being held accountable for their predictions, and as I look around while I pen this short poorly written letter to you, I can see from my surroundings that every single one of them has been wrong so far.
There are usually several in the comment section that will, even after the one professing to know that day and hour that the Lord only knows, and has been proven incorrect, will stand with that individual. “When a prophet speaketh in the name of the LORD, if the thing follow not, nor come to pass, that is the thing which the LORD hath not spoken, but the prophet hath spoken it presumptuously: thou shalt not be afraid of him.” (Deut. 18:22)
Even when this verse is offered to them, they will not hear the truths of the Word of God.
This is really nothing new my friends, study just the Book of Jeremiah only and you will see that false prophets are nearly always accepted, while men of God sent by God are not. “Woe unto you! for ye build the sepulchres of the prophets, and your fathers killed them.” (Luke 11:47)
I will go back to this person’s channel the day after his prediction, in love I will attempt to help him see the error of his ways, and hopefully he will repent and start to truly walk the path for the glory of the Living God. If not, I will reprove him, continually for the sake of those who are still being deceived by him until he blocks me from his channel. It would not be the first time.
I offered the woman mentioned earlier in this letter to you the verse from Matthew 24:36 along with the knowledge that we are not to be “Rapture watchers,” we are not to be consumed by a singular moment in time yet to occur, but instead are to be found working for the glory of God.
“Blessed is that servant, whom his lord when he cometh shall find so doing.” (Matt. 24:46)
Searching for the lost amongst the wicked, encouraging the brethren as much as possible, bearing their burdens, studying to show ourselves approved, living as righteously as we can while we submit to the Holy Spirit in our sanctification. I pray she hears.
I find these false prophets, these foretellers of future events interesting, for I wonder, if indeed they are saved, yet led so far astray as to believe themselves in regard to the Rapture, if they perchance happen to be right, will they march around in heaven with pride filled hearts, filled with vainglory professing to all they meet that they were right?
Most of them though remind me of people that play the lottery.