“I warned them about all the signs.”
“Yes, but what did you tell them about me?”
Where is this conversation happening, on your day of accounting before you are glorified and walk into the eternal Kingdom of the Most High, or at the Great White Throne of Judgment?
“Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?” (Matt. 7:22)
It’s that time again my friends, the sabers are rattling in the Middle East, and so social media sites are awash with those who follow the signs, even to the loss of all else. Viewership goes through the roof, comments abound with “Oh Jesus, come back soon!” from those who fear. Coffee cup and t-shirt sales grow exponentially.
We had a little break after the supposed plandemic wound down, but now the fires of fear are being stoked again. Luke 21:28 is almost always the rebuttal offered,
“And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.”
The problem is those who spend all their time looking up usually trip over something, and what they are tripping over are the lost.
For everyone you do not speak to, that’s an opportunity for one to be left behind, for each sign you continue to fixate on, there are signs of hopelessness in others that you are missing. Did you not think that our adversary would use these days to his greatest advantage? Drawing their thoughts to the imminent return of Christ in the clouds for His saints, while keeping their minds fixated on a singular moment of time, forsaking all other commandments.
Can there be a better example of 2nd Timothy 3:2a, “For men shall be lovers of their own selves,”
Forgetting the lost in the hope of escape, wanting to leave in the middle of the battle, fearing when we are to have no fear of. Where will many of them say those words in the opening statement of this letter? I cannot say, I am not their judge, the Lord knows. I question only this, why are they in such a hurry?
Do they not abide in Christ? Are they not content with their lot, with the place on the path He has set them upon, if indeed they are saved? Can they not rest in the Lord here, does fear rule their lives. What is the reason they have left off on what all who have been born-again have been commanded to do, to put on the whole armor of God and stand?
I ask this question of you, who desires the Rapture more, those who watch from the comfort of their homes and sleep in their comfortable beds, or those who are being persecuted in mind as well as in the flesh? The one in that prison cell wants one more chance to speak to her captive, to tell him about the love that is offered to all, before he hurts her again.
Many, if not most of the others watch from afar, fear from afar, and pray for the Rapture to happen before the evil reaches their doorstep.
“Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.” (Eph. 6:13)
“The LORD is on my side; I will not fear: what can man do unto me?” (Psalm 118:6)
I hate evil and I do not like pain, one is of my mind that serves Christ, the other is my flesh, which soon enough I will be free of, and that for all eternity.
I ask you, I beg of you, stop spending so much time concerning yourself with the next sign, stop spending your time looking up, you will not find those in need of our Savior there. I know when the Lord Jesus Christ is coming to take us home, when He gets here. Until that time, we have work to do, work that we will not do in His Kingdom.
Learn to die to self, then the Rapture will be the last thing on your mind.