Peace, safety and security. These are words of the end times. This is a sign that we are living at the end of an age. The Church Age. The beginning of the “Tribulation Period” is close at hand. Then a “New Age” begins. The “Age of Christ’s Reign on Earth”.
We are now witnessing the signs of the times that Jesus himself told us to watch for in Matthew 24. Many people confuse the verses in chapter 24. These passages speak of both the “Rapture of the Church” and the “Second Coming of Christ”. These are two different events.
The rapture of the church is before the “Tribulation Period” (I believe). The “Second Coming of Christ” is at Armageddon, when Christ shall come back to earth with His saints (believers) and angels all riding on white horses.
I am not here to argue about a Pre, Mid or Post tribulation rapture. You can study the scripture and decide for yourselves. However, I do believe in a Pre-Tribulation rapture of the church. It has the most evidence for it in the bible. If this is not the case, then you may not be ready. Many people (they) say that this view leads people astray and deceives them. I say, Hogwash! Nothing could be further from the truth.
For a person to not believe in a Pre-Tribulation rapture of the church is to “NOT” be prepared. If you believe in a Mid or Post Tribulation rapture of the church then people may not be ready if Christ does come Pre-Trib. They will say that they have plenty of time. However, they would have many more signs to watch for which Jesus did not tell us to look for before this event: the “Seven Year Peace Treaty”, the “Rebuilding of the Jewish Temple”, the “Abomination of Desolation, Armageddon, the “Mark of the Beast”, etc, etc.
Christ told us that we would not know the day nor the hour of his return. But he did give us the signs to watch for. The signs are here now. If I am wrong, then what harm does it do to be ready for Christ to rapture the church? None! In fact it would be a blessing for you to be walking closely with God daily. On the other hand, if you believe in a Mid or Post Tribulation rapture, you may not be prepared. What harm would that do? Plenty! So isn’t it wise and prudent to be ready at all times? Why would belief in a Pre-Trib rapture be deceiving? I just don’t get it. Is it because they think we need to be prepared for the “Tribulation Period”? Well, I say that if you are a believer in Jesus Christ and you are already prepared for a Pre-Tribulation rapture, you are prepared for the “Tribulation Period”. So what is their other argument? How is this deceiving?
So I find it so very hard to believe why so many people put me down for believing as I do. Are they worried because they are not ready? Do they love this world so much that they don’t want to leave? Is their life in this world so good that they cannot give it up?
Believing in a pre-tribulation rapture of the church is a good thing, not a bad thing. What is wrong with being prepared?
I say this, it is wise to be prepared to meet the Lord. If I am a deceiver for believing this, then so be it. I don’t know when the Lord is coming for the church. No one does. But, for other so-called Christians to denigrate other believers in their view-point on this matter is foolish and hateful towards Christians and God.
God is love. The bible tells us this. Christians are to love one another as God has loved us. This is a commandment from God. He did not say to be hateful to one another. He did not tell us: when you see these signs start arguing and condemning each other. What kind of message do Christians send to unbelievers when we act this way?
Many Christians seem to be so caught up in their ideology of what they should believe and not believe that it is very misleading and misguided. The bible tells us what to believe and how to treat others. It is our handbook on this life. The gospel of Jesus Christ is what is important. Arguing and hating other believers for their viewpoints contradictory to their own is foolish. Being a Christian is a learning experience. We must study God’s word in fellowship and worship.
Walk close to the Lord, humble yourselves, ask Him for guidance, insight and wisdom. The Holy Spirit will open your eyes and show you the truth. Let us love one another like we were commanded to do. If a brother or sister is wrong in their views, then we can teach them out of love and kindness, not hatred and condemnation. This is not the fruit that we are to bear. Remember, the fruit of the Spirit is: love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.
Believe what I say or not! Jesus is returning soon.
Earthquakes are increasing in numbers and swarms, volcanoes are erupting, storms are increasing in numbers and intensity, evil is increasing in number and intensity. Pestilence, plagues and starvation is increasing throughout the world. Global economic worry and disaster is increasing in every nation on earth. Civil unrest is increasing around the globe. People are becoming desensitized to evil, violence and natural disasters. World deception is becoming common place and people are being led astray. Good is being replaced by evil. The persecution of Christians is on the rise. Christians are thought of as terrorists. Islam is thought of as peaceful. Intolerance to worldly ideals is quickly being outlawed. Morals and values are changing to meet the pleasures of immoral people. Governments and police forces are becoming more militarized. Wars, rumors of wars, riots and protests are increasing day by day.
Strange and unusual signs in the sky are unrelenting. The sun continues to emit enormous solar flares. Comet Ison will be coming very close to the sun and the earth in November. The earth is predicted to pass through the tail of the comet, which is full of asteroids, meteors and other debris.
The US government has set a deadline for an Arab / Israeli peace treaty to be signed by April 2014. The next “Blood-Moon Tetrad” is coming beginning in April 2014. Mass animal deaths and unusual animal deaths continue to occur.
Isaiah 17:1, The burden against Damascus, seems to be close to being fulfilled; Isaiah 19, The burden against Egypt appears as if it is being fulfilled as I write this. The nations mentioned in Ezekiel 38 and Psalm 83 are aligned perfectly for both of these prophecies to be fulfilled.
These are all signs of the soon return of Jesus Christ for His bride. What more do we need to make us believe?