These days are here for a specific purpose, they are meant to call the faithful to serve with vigor and intent, and they are to warn those who have denied the Lordship of Jesus Christ. He will call many to Himself in the days to come, after we have left, but I fear that many who call Him Lord today will find, as the days grow more evil, that they will not only begin to doubt, but to deny Him.
I have contemplated lately Matthew 13:30, “Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn.” The wheat and the tares are going to be removed from the field at almost the same time, some to eternal glory, and others to eternal damnation. This verse is for the end of the age, but I would like to make a comparison of the moment of the rapture, if you will. I am beginning to wonder if the world, those that are left in it at the time of the rapture, will even notice that we are gone.
This theory requires billions of people dying, and being raptured, all across the globe at the same time, and while it may seem farfetched, it is plausible. Not all will be left in the dark, so to speak, some will see some of us visibly disappear, right in front of their eyes. Nuclear war would not do it, nuclear devices cannot be tossed onto every continent at once, and we will be leaving in a twinkling of an eye. (1 Cor. 15:52) A massive solar flare could possibly be the explanation, but no matter what the flat earthers claim, we live on a sphere, a globe, and so only half of the planet would be affected. A terrible flu, a real plague? Too slow. This is all conjecture of course, but when the harvest happens, it will come quickly. “For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.” (1 Thess. 5:3)
It should, by all rights, matter very little to us, we are here to glorify God, not spend an inordinate amount of time wondering how and when we will disappear, but it must, to a degree be a part of our contemplation. A large part of our focus has been modified to warn, something we should have always been doing, but because of the current circumstances across the planet, the lost souls out there are looking for answers, and we are the only ones who know the truth. We are not only to warn them of the approaching days and what is coming, but of the only One that can offer them the hope of escaping these great days of wrath. “Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.” (Luke 21:36)
Along with this, we must tell them of what to expect after we are gone, for some will indeed see us leave, we will disappear right in front of their eyes, and for many of them, all the explanations in the world will not suffice, they will know what happened, and they will know that they have been left behind.
Some of these people are our brothers and sisters in Christ, they just don’t know it yet, they may speak rudely to you, for they may call you names and besmirch your reputation if they can, but that is not to phase us, we have an obligation to perform, we are accountable to them for an explanation of truth, but we are much more accountable to the Lord for our actions and words, and He will indeed require an account from us. (Romans 14:12)
It’s time to stop being students, and time to become soldiers, its time to leave the classroom, and enter the battlefield. These people are not waiting for you to arrive to tell them the truth, we have to go to them, whether they accept these truths or not is immaterial, soon they will know our words to be truth, and we are to reach out to them while they still draw breath. For some, we are striving for their tomorrows.