Saturday, September 3, 2016
Rapture woes and disappointments
Many churches and ministries are built and sustained around rapture teachings and theories. They make predictions about
the rapture, the second coming of Jesus Christ and the taking away of the faithful believers to escape the wrath of God that will come on the world. Their predictions about the rapture fail and then many people are disillusioned and severely disappointed that they were not taken away, they were not raptured. Their
expectation was for and escape from it all, from this world, from coming tribulation.
The sad truth is that these people do not know Jesus Christ and they do not understand the gospel of Jesus Christ. The gospel of Jesus Christ is about to the kingdom of God right here and now, serving Jesus Christ in spirit and in truth and enduring with Him until the very end. He did not promise us an escape. He commands us to be faithful to Him and to endure with Him through
tribulation until the very end. He commands us to flee worldly lusts, to be righteous and holy and to be led by the Holy Spirit in order to do His will, to bear fruit and serve His purpose; to build the kingdom of God here on earth, to bring others to
repentance and to knowledge of Jesus Christ, to bring them into relationship, into communion with Him so that they can know Him and serve Him. Many people are extremely disillusioned and disappointed because they were hoping for an escape and most of these are living like the rest of the world, they are in sin, in fornication, they are conformed to the world that are part of the world, but they believe that they will be raptured, taken away from the calamity that is coming, just because they believe in Jesus Christ and they confess His Name. Jesus Christ will say to most of those people, "go away I never knew you, you workers of wickedness."
It is time to wake up to seek the truth, to seek Jesus Christ, to obey Him, repent be baptized in water and seek the baptism in the Holy Spirit, the Spirit of Christ dwelling in you so that you can be led by the Holy Spirit and know Jesus Christ by revelation, to become part of His kingdom. Jesus is not promising us a sudden escape. He has put us here for a purpose,
for His purpose for His kingdom to do the work that He has prepared for us to do, to serve Him in His kingdom right
here and now.
Do you know Jesus Christ, the King of kings and the Lord of lords? ave you received the Holy Spirit and are you led by the Holy Spirit? Do you know the Shepherd's voice, do you follow and
obey Him, are you one of His sheep? Or have you also been deceived and disillusion by wicked operators that promise you an escape from tribulation? There is only one way and that is to know follow and obey Jesus Christ and to serve Him until the very end. Only those who endure with Him until the very end, His faithful disciples, they will enter into His rest.
May Jesus bless you.