Preparing for the Rapture

Posted on July 28, 2016 by


r  The very next thing on God’s time line is the removal of the true church from earth. There is not one prophecy which needs to be fulfilled before the second greatest event on earth occurs. Only our Heavenly Father knows the date and time when Jesus Christ will meet us in the air and snatch us away. We could be waiting on you to surrender your life to Christ. We may be just a few decisions away. We just don’t know for sure so I urge you to study the directions listed below. We don’t have to wonder what is required to qualify us for the greatest journey in the history of the universe.

There is a list of things that will be happening prior that prepares us  for this up and coming event. It is  important to know that this list is in general terms and these events have been singled out through history as an occurrence that points to the rapture, but up until this time the rapture has not occurred. It is very important that we do not take these signs out of context bending them and shaping them to conform to our time. Regardless of God’s timeline the things He ask of us to do is the least we could do in  response to the  sacrifice He paid for our salvation.

In Mathew 24 we are given, “The Signs of the Times and the End of the Age.” Regardless of what scientists tell us today about how many hundreds of thousands of years man has walked this earth, we, r1as spirit beings, enabled in a vessel of flesh, have only been here for six thousand years. There is no doubt that we overcame the other humanoids that were here prior to us  by our  intelligence.  It took six days for God to set this planet in order and on the seventh day He rested. But, beloved, do not forget this one thing, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.” 2 Peter 3:8 NKJV We are coming to the seventh day or to the end of the six thousand-year period. The last thousand years in God’s timeline will bring about the Millennial kingdom. During this time Satan and sin will have been defeated and Jesus Christ will reign over the kingdoms of the earth.  Peace will rule throughout and the knowledge of the Lord will be known among all the people.

We need to be aware, alert, so that no man can deceive us. Many liars will be claiming to be Christ. Brothers will betray brothers, and parents will betray their own children, and likewise, children will betray their parents. People will stop going to church, and the love of many will wax cold. If you are a surrendered Christian many people will hate you because of the example you set. Many of our brothers and sisters in Christ will die at the hands of evil doers. There will be wars and rumors of wars. Nation will fight against nation and the people of many kingdoms will rise up against their government. The whole world will be in anarchy and chaos. Many people will die of starvation and disease. Earthquakes will multiply in size and volume. Please read“Every Ending comes with a New Beginning.”

In Thessalonians 4  we are instructed to :

  We are to grow in numbers of believers –  We do this by our own personal growth in faith through Bible study and prayer. This is the killer of the church today. Believers failing to study and listen to God’s direction.  So, How then shall they call on Him in whom they have not believed? And how shall they believe in Him of whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without a preacher?  And how shall they preach unless they are sent?” Romans 10:14-15 NKJV Every person we come in contact with and fail to share the gospel of Jesus Christ with, we are sending into the worst period of time on earth without the knowledge of Christ. We very well could be sending them to their death.

r3  We are to abide by the commandments Jesus gave us – We are to love our God with all our heart, all our soul, and all our mind. We are to love our enemies and we are to love others as we love ourselves. We have far too many church goers practicing Christianity on Sunday, then the rest of the week blending in with the secular world acting no differently than non believers. How are we possibly going to be able to stand when the persecution comes? How are we going to be able to withstand the coming pressure of the anti-Christ when we will not be able to buy or sell goods. We will cower in our homes because of our lack of faith. We will end up bending to the pressure and spending an eternity in hell.

  We are to abstain from sexual immorality – Homosexual promiscuity, adultery, and sex out of marriage is forbidden. We should know how to control our body with our mind and not let our body control us like so many people today. When we live in sexually promiscuous behavior we are sinning against ourselves. We are a triune being and when we practice sexual immorality with another person our spirits become attached to their spirit. When we live a lifetime of marriage this is good, but when we are going from one sexual partner to the next we become damaged goods. “Our spirit is the part of us that knows.  For what man knows the things of a man except the spirit of the man who is in him?”  1 Corinthians 2 NKJV  Love and hate come from a person’s soul. It is the base of our emotions and affections. It is the spirit that makes us different from all other humanoids that came before us. It makes us conscious, aware of God. It is how we communicate with our Creator.  Our body is the vessel or home where the soul and the spirit live. It is a temporary place of residence while we are here on earth. When we accept Jesus Christ as our Savior the Holy Spirit resides in our heart which collectively is our being. “Flee sexual immorality. Every sin that a man does is outside the body, but he who commits sexual immorality sins against his own body.  Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own?  For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s.” 1 Corinthians 6:18-20 NKJV We are to be separated from the world. As Christians, God sets us apart (sanctified) from the behavior of the rest of the world. “I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service.  And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.” Romans 12:1-2 NKJV

We are to be honest with other people – We are to conduct ourselves in a manner that is r4becoming to Jesus. Honesty, dependability, truthful, and punctual are some of the character traits we should try to possess. Integrity is an extremely rare quality these days. The Bible tells us the Lord is our avenger. Those who defraud us will answer to Him. We are to forgive those that sin against us so God can forgive our sins. We are instructed to study quietly, doing our own business, and to work with our hands. We are to walk honestly towards those who are less fortunate, earning enough to support our family and hopefully, supporting others who are in need.

All of us who have come to the point that we are reading an article in The Millennial Christian have been exposed to the gospel of Jesus Christ. All of us who refuse to obey the guidelines that are set forth here in this article and surrender our hearts to God would be better off if we were born in the deepest, darkest jungle on earth, never hearing the gospel, because those of us who hear and refuse to submit to His will are condemned already. God is a righteous judge, and we will be judged by the light we have received and the opportunities we have had.  “He who believes in Him is not condemned; but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.  And this is the condemnation, that the light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.”  John 3:18-19 NKJV  When we hear and refuse to obey we are rejecting God and calling Him a liar.  He who rejects Me, and does not receive My words, has that which judges him – the word that I have spoken will judge him in the last day.”

John 12:48 NKJV

The Word of God is what brings the good news of salvation. It is what the Holy Spirit uses to convict us of our sins. The Bible and the power within it produces the new birth. Through God’s Holy Word we develop our service and ministry to others. Through daily Bible study and prayer we grow in faith and we agree to the terms of our forgiveness. We boldly walk with confidence that we are servants of Jesus Christ and sons of God. Won’t you stop this moment and reflect on your life and see what you are missing without a personal relationship with God.

He abides in a position of power and glory where all things are His to do as He pleases. With all the angels in heaven at His mercy and infinite luxuries at His disposal. He stepped off of His throne and took r5on the form of a lowly human being and took on the misery that all of us deal with on a daily basis. He suffered like no other human being has on this earth. He was beaten, humiliated and nailed to a cross. He virtually separated Himself from His own being and gave Himself up to death. We will never know what it was like for Him on that cross. We will never know the punishment He bore for our sins. He did all these things so that we may have life, and that we may have life more abundantly. There is no greater love than when someone gives up his life for another.  He did all these things for you. He is not asking you to pay a price for entrance into the Kingdom of Heaven. He has already paid the price for you. He doesn’t ask you to do anything but to believe. Won’t you come. You don’t need to change anything now because that will come later through Bible study and prayer. He asks you to come just as you are, because God’s blood was shed for you. He bids you to come.  Won’t you say this little prayer with me?

Lord Jesus, I ask You to forgive my sins and save me from eternal separation from God. By faith, I accept Your work and death on the cross as sufficient payment for my sins. Thank You for providing the way for me to know You and to have a relationship with my heavenly Father. Through faith in You, I have eternal life. Thank You also for hearing my prayers and loving me unconditionally. Please give me the strength, wisdom, and determination to walk in the center of Your will. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.