Why Every Christian Should Look Forward to the Rapture.

The Rapture. A highly known event for most Christians, and yet is highly misunderstood. Most who are “spiritually awake” can’t wait for it to happen.

And why not?

For every believer and follower of Jesus Christ, who followed His teachings and is ready and waiting will be taken up with Him.

Taken up with Him?

Yes. Though several doctrines from different Churches has diverged from what the Rapture is, and even to the point of denying that it will ever happen. Putting in theological, symbolical and metaphysical explanations to justify their reasons why it’s not going to happen.  The Rapture simply means that Jesus Christ is coming back for all of us – His followers – His Bride.  And He made it clear that Christians should be ready and waiting for Him.

Matthew 24:44

“Therefore you also be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.”

Mark 13:32-37
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But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. Take heed, watch and pray; for you do not know when the time is.  It is like a man going to a far country, who left his house and gave authority to his servants, and to each his work, and commanded the doorkeeper to watch. Watch therefore, for you do not know when the master of the house is coming—in the evening, at midnight, at the crowing of the rooster, or in the morning— lest, coming suddenly, he find you sleeping. And what I say to you, I say to all: Watch!”

Luke 21:36

“Watch therefore, and pray always that you may be counted worthy to escape all these things that will come to pass, and to stand before the Son of Man.”

John 14:3

“And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also.”

In short, Jesus is coming back for His followers, those who truly abide in His words and teachings.  We Christians, will be going to our true home which is in Heaven.  No death, no pain, no sufferings. no killings and no evil. Truly a perfect place filled with Love, Joy and Everlasting Peace.

Always remember that our existence in this world is only temporary, and we all belong to our Lord Jesus Christ in Heaven.

As Christians, we should look to the Bible as a reference for the teachings of Jesus. The way we live our lives should be according to the teachings of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, and not by the opinions or standards set by man.

But just as our Lord Jesus said, ” that we should watch and therefore be ready, for He will return at a time most people do not expect.”

Just because an event has not yet happened yet, does not mean it won’t happen. It’s just a matter of time.

The Lord has fulfilled everything He said in the Bible. He is faithful and true. So watch and therefore be ready!!

Luke 12:37-38

“Blessed are those servants whom the master, when he comes, will find watching. Assuredly, I say to you that he will gird himself and have them sit down to eat, and will come and serve them. And if he should come in the second watch, or come in the third watch, and find them so, blessed are those servants.”

Please stay Rapture Ready.

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JESUS IS COMING BACK!

When Jesus Christ was with his disciples, He told them that He was coming back. Though He did not mention the time nor the date, all He said was “Be Ready”.

In the 4 Gospels of the Bible, Jesus emphasized that his followers should be ready and expect his return.

Matthew 24:44
“Therefore you also be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.”

Mark 13:32-37
“But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. Take heed, watch and pray; for you do not know when the time is.  It is like a man going to a far country, who left his house and gave authority to his servants, and to each his work, and commanded the doorkeeper to watch. Watch therefore, for you do not know when the master of the house is coming—in the evening, at midnight, at the crowing of the rooster, or in the morning— lest, coming suddenly, he find you sleeping. And what I say to you, I say to all: Watch!”

Luke 21:36
“Watch therefore, and pray always that you may be counted worthy to escape all these things that will come to pass, and to stand before the Son of Man.”

John 14:3
“And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also.”

Even Paul’s 1st letter to the Thessalonians talked about Jesus’ return.

1 Thessalonians 4:16; 5:6

“For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first.” “Therefore let us not sleep, as others do, but let us watch and be sober.”

Jesus said in Luke 12:35-40 that faithful servants (Christians) should await the return of their Master (Jesus Christ).

35 “Let your waist be girded and your lamps burning;
36 “and you yourselves be like men who wait for their master, when he will return from the wedding, that when he comes and knocks they may open to him immediately.

37 “Blessed are those servants whom the master, when he comes, will find watching. Assuredly, I say unto you that he will gird himself and have them sit down to eat, and will come and serve them.

38 “And if he should come in the second watch, or come in the third watch, and find them so, blessed are those servants.

Church leaders should incorporate more teachings about Jesus’ second coming for His church than about prosperity and wealth. Though there is nothing wrong with that, but if pastors and ministers emphasize too much about gaining material happiness and achieving success in this world, then they are not fulfilling their true calling as pastors. They are no different from motivational speakers and authors that places to much importance and focus in this world.

As Christians, we should look to the Bible as a reference for the teachings of Jesus. The way we live our lives should be according to the teachings of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, and not by the opinions or standards set by man.

Luke 12:37-38

“Blessed are those servants whom the master, when he comes, will find watching. Assuredly, I say to you that he will gird himself and have them sit down to eat, and will come and serve them. And if he should come in the second watch, or come in the third watch, and find them so, blessed are those servants.”


WATCH THEREFORE AND BE READY FOR HIS RETURN! MARANATHA!

THE EVENTS OF THE SECOND COMING OF JESUS CHRIST (POST TRIBULATION)

The second coming of Christ will be preceded by The Rapture, where all His believers will be taken up with Him and the 7 year Tribulation where the “great hour of testing will come on Earth”. Unlike the Rapture, where He comes for His Church ( Christians), the Second Coming will be seen by everyone. (those that were left behind after the  Rapture of the Church)

When Christ returns, Satan will be cast off and chained into the bottomless pit for one thousand years. When this happens, Jesus will establish his Millennial Kingdom on Earth.

1. His coming will be immediately after the 7 year Tribulation.

“Immediately after the tribulation of those days the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light; the stars will fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken. ( Matthew 24:29)

2.  A cosmic phenomena will happen – the sun, the moon and the stars.  ( Matthew 24:29)

3.  The Heavens open and Jesus Christ will appear on a white horse. ( Revelation 19:11)

“Now I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse. And He who sat on him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He judges and makes war. ( Revelation 19:11)

4. Followed by the armies of heaven (Revelation 19:14)

And the armies in heaven, clothed in fine linen, white and clean, followed Him on white horses. (Revelation 19:14)

5.  Sign of Son of Man in Heaven, Jesus will be seen by everyone (Matthew 24:30)

“Then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in heaven, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.”

6. Jesus will be coming in power and great glory (Matthew 24:30)

7. Unbelievers will mourn, for they are not ready (Matthew 24:3o)

8. The Beast (Antichrist) and his armies confront Jesus Christ (Revelation 19:19)

“And I saw the beast, the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against Him who sat on the horse and against His army.”

9.  Jesus Christ casts the beast and false prophets into the Lake of Fire (Revelation 19:20)

“Then the beast was captured, and with him the false prophet who worked signs in his presence, by which he deceived those who received the mark of the beast and those who worshiped his image. These two were cast alive into the lake of fire burning with brimstone.”

10. Christs rejectors killed (Revelation 19:21)

“And the rest were killed with the sword which proceeded from the mouth of Him who sat on the horse. And all the birds were filled with their flesh.”

11. Satan is cast to the bottomless pit for one thousand years (Revelation 20:1-3)

“Then I saw an angel coming down from heaven, having the key to the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand. 2 He laid hold of the dragon, that serpent of old, who is the Devil and Satan, and bound him for a thousand years; 3 and he cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal on him, so that he should deceive the nations no more till the thousand years were finished. But after these things he must be released for a little while.”

12. Resurrection of Old Testament and Tribulation saints (Matthew 24:31; Revelation 20:4)

“And He will send His angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they will gather together His elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.” Matthew 24:31

“And I saw thrones, and they sat on them, and judgment was committed to them. Then I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for their witness to Jesus and for the word of God, who had not worshiped the beast or his image, and had not received his mark on their foreheads or on their hands. And they lived and reigned with Christ for a thousand years. (Revelation 20:4)

13. Christ judges nations and establishes His kingdom (Matthew 25:31-44)

“When the Son of Man comes in His glory, and all the holy angels with Him, then He will sit on the throne of His glory. 32 All the nations will be gathered before Him, and He will separate them one from another, as a shepherd divides his sheep from the goats. 33 And He will set the sheep on His right hand, but the goats on the left. 34 Then the King will say to those on His right hand, ‘Come, you blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: 35 for I was hungry and you gave Me food; I was thirsty and you gave Me drink; I was a stranger and you took Me in; 36 I was naked and you clothed Me; I was sick and you visited Me; I was in prison and you came to Me.’
37 “Then the righteous will answer Him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry and feed You, or thirsty and give You drink? 38 When did we see You a stranger and take You in, or naked and clothe You? 39 Or when did we see You sick, or in prison, and come to You?’ 40 And the King will answer and say to them, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me.’
41 “Then He will also say to those on the left hand, ‘Depart from Me, you cursed, into the everlasting fire prepared for the devil and his angels: 42 for I was hungry and you gave Me no food; I was thirsty and you gave Me no drink;43 I was a stranger and you did not take Me in, naked and you did not clothe Me, sick and in prison and you did not visit Me.’
44 “Then they also will answer Him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and did not minister to You?’ 45 Then He will answer them, saying, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to Me.’ 46 And these will go away into everlasting punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.”

In order for these mentioned events to take place, the Rapture and the 7 year Tribulation should occur first. Please, do not be left behind. It is better for you to be ready now and be raptured than to wait and go through 7 years of tribulation and unimaginable suffering on Earth.

BE RAPTURE READY!

The Events of the Rapture

The Events of the Rapture


1. The Lord Himself will descend from His Father’s house, where He is preparing a place for us (John 14:1-3 and 1 Thessalonians 4:16)

2. He will come again to receive us to Himself (John 14:-3)

3. He resurrects those who have fallen asleep in Him (deceased believers whom we will not precede; 1 Thessalonians 4:14-15).

4. The Lord shouts as He descends (“loud command,” 1 Thessalonians 4:16) “All this takes place in a twinkling of an eye” (1 Corinthians 15:52)

5. We will hear the voice of the archangel (perhaps to lead Israel during the seven years of tribulation as he did in the Old Testament; 1 Thessalonians 4:16).

6. We will also hear the trumpet call of God ( 1 Thessalonians 4:16), His last trumpet for the church. (Don’t confuse this with the seventh trumpet of judgement on the world during the Tribulation in Revelation 11:15).

7.  The dead in Christ will rise first. (The corruptible ashes of their dead bodies are made incorruptible and joined together with their spirit, which Jesus brings with Him; 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17).

8. Then we who are alive and remain shall be changed (made incorruptible bu having the bodies made “immortal”; 1 Corinthians 15:51, 53).

9.  Then we shall be caught up [raptured] together ( 1 Thessalonians 4:17)

10. With them in the clouds (where dead and living believers will have a  monumental reunion: Thessalonians 4:17)

11. To meet the Lord in the air ( 1 Thessalonians 4:17)

12. To “receive you to Myself.” Jesus takes us to the Father’s house “that where I am, there you may be also” (John 14:3)

13. “And thus we shall always be with the Lord” (1 Thessalonians 4:17)

14. The judgement seat of Christ (2 Corinthians 5:10). At the call of Christ for believers, He will judge all things. Christians will stand before the judgement seat of  Christ ( Romans 14:10; 2 Corinthians 3:11-15, This judgement prepares Christians for…

15. The marriage supper for the Lamb, just prior to His coming to earth in power and great glory, Christ will meet His Bride, the church, and the marriage supper will take place. In the meantime, after the church is raptured the world will suffer the unprecedented wrath of our God which our Lord called the Great Tribulation (Matthew 24:21)

We are now living in the last days…

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