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Unwarranted Fear

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Unwarranted Fear

“Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown.” (Rev. 3:11)

If you were alive when those words were read in one of the very first assemblies you have now been in heaven for over two thousand years. Every generation of mankind has waited with great anticipation for the Rapture, and every single one of them died without it being realized in their time.

I have asked this question of you before and it bears repeating here, would you rather be raptured tomorrow or die tomorrow? “Wherefore comfort one another with these words.” (1st Thess. 4:18)

As far as I can recall there is nowhere in the Scriptures that says we are to pray for the Rapture to happen, in fact the opposite is true. “Woe unto you that desire the day of the LORD! to what end is it for you? the day of the LORD is darkness, and not light.” (Amos 5:18) If you are constantly asking for the Lord to return and meet you in the clouds than what you are saying is that the trials and tribulations placed upon you are too much for you to bear, that the danger of this evil world is causing you great fear, and you have no faith left to stand in the evil day.

By praying for that day what you are doing is asking the Lord to start the great Tribulation period, for billions to suffer beyond imagination, for most of the life on this earth to die. “And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect’s sake those days shall be shortened.” (Matt. 24:22)

But above all I believe what you are saying is that you are frightened, that the adversaries advances on this planet have placed you in a state of fear, and that would mean that Proverbs 24:10 applies to you, “If thou faint in the day of adversity, thy strength is small.”

Those who have been blessed with a faith similar to Paul’s, do you believe they are praying for the Rapture, or are they content with whatever state they are in, do they fear to see the evil growing exponentially, or are they singing songs at midnight?

One of Satan’s greatest abilities is to cause fear when no fear should be present, just like the Israelites whose back was up against the Red Sea, the least amount of hope visible always works to his best advantage. F

Forgive me if you are not included in this next statement, but I believe that most who profess Christ are living in unrealized fear, only that which they see on their cell phones and televisions, not what is waiting right outside their door. And I would add this about those people, they do not realize the truth of 1st John 4:18, “There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.”

Not our love for the Savior but His love for us.

Yes, He may allow you to suffer, but not above what you are able to bear, He may allow pain to come into your life in many different forms, and yes, there may be moments of great fear, followed by a peace beyond all understanding. But as for those people who keep saying, “Oh Lord, come back soon!” who are only witnessing the unfolding of evil from their television screen, well, that kind of fear says only one thing, “I do not trust the Lord Jesus Christ in the path that He has set before me.”

Unwarranted fear has no place in the life of the born-again believer, it shows little if any faith in the promises to us. We are to find comfort in those words, we are to rest in the assurance that He knows what is best for us, and fear will take those truths away from you every time.

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