Why Are Some People Afraid And Not Eager For The Glorious Rapture?
As genuine Christians, it is necessary to be perpetually ready for the glorious Rapture. There should be a strong yearning in us to the point where we can no longer endure without Jesus Christ. It is this fervent yearning for the Lord that will cause us to be perpetually ready for Jesus Christ and the Rapture. We should focus our attention on Jesus Christ and heaven henceforth. One blessed day, we will arrive in heavenly New Jerusalem by God’s grace. The Rapture is upon us! Jesus Christ is our blessed Redeemer.
We should keep looking unto Jesus Christ. He is worthy of our faith. Our redemption is drawing near. “Behold, I tell you a mystery: We shall not all sleep (die), but we shall all be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed (1 Corinthians 15: 51-52)”. “For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord.” (1 Thessalonians 4: 16-17).
On Rapture day, the “dead in Christ” would rise first before the living believers in Jesus Christ. This indicates that all people who trusted in Jesus Christ from the Day of Pentecost (over 2000 years ago) until the moment of “Rapture,” both the living and the dead, would join Jesus Christ in the air on Rapture day. This is an event solely for those who have genuinely accepted the great salvation offer of Jesus Christ and perpetually ready for His glorious appearance. Some people will be left behind by Jesus Christ on Rapture day if they are Muslims, unbelievers, idol or satanic worshipers, occultists, unrepentant sinners or lukewarm/cold Christians. Accept the salvation offer of Jesus Christ today! It is free! Tomorrow may be too late! The people left behind on Rapture day will suffer terribly during the great tribulation period. If you are not raptured, you must be ready to die as a martyr during the great tribulation period if you want to come to heaven (Revelation 6:9-11).
Ideally, we may think that all Christians are eager for the return of Jesus Christ. Although many professing Christians would most likely not admit it. However, there are some Christians who are not eager for Jesus Christ to return anytime soon. Some did not want Jesus Christ to return in their life time while some want Him to delay His coming for the next 30 years or more. Why? The major reason is because some people are very comfortable in this earthly life. Therefore, they assume that the return of Jesus Christ will affect their earthly programs and daily activities. They are so much in love with the world. They want to enjoy continuously and actualize all their earthly aspirations until grand old age.
According to Apostle Paul, “while we are at home in the body, we are absent from the Lord.” (2 Corinthians 5:6). Therefore, if we are too comfortable in this sinful world, if our heart and homes are not in heaven, we will not be very eager for the glorious rapture. On the other hand, when few things start going wrong in a particular Christian’s life, suddenly he/she will be fervently yearning for Jesus to come quickly! Is this the love and devotion that Jesus deserves?
As genuinely born-again Christians, we should love the Lord Jesus and his glorious coming. We should think always about the glorious Rapture. The yearning of the Rapture ready Christian should be above other earthly things. We should not fear end time events or be afraid of the imminent Rapture. As a Rapture ready Christian, you should be without blemish, spot or wrinkle due to your great love for Jesus Christ (Ephesians 5: 25-27). You should always want to be perfect for Jesus. Therefore, pray always for divine mercy to be rapturable. Being afraid of the Rapture is not ideal. It is satanic. You should repent always from any known sin and seek help from Jesus Christ when temptations are becoming too overwhelming.
Listen to Apostle John: “And everyone who has this hope fixed on Him purifies himself, just as He is pure.” (1 John 3:3). The fervent yearning for the glorious rapture will enable you to be perpetually ready. This will banish the demonic spirit of fear.
What are the conditions by which we will be considered ready for the Rapture? We cannot make ourselves into what we should be without Jesus Christ. Therefore, Jesus will not change us without our desiring it. We must want the things of God fervently and pursue them. “Ask, and it shall be given to you; seek, and you shall find; knock, and it shall be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it shall be opened.” (Matthew 7:7-8). Experiencing the affection of Jesus Christ is the greatest joy and fulfillment that we can know. Divine intervention from Jesus has the drawing power to lift our spirits into realms of glory and beauty that are far beyond the earthly realm. We are now preparing for the glorious Rapture.
As we get closer to this glorious event, we should be maturing in our faith and yearn fervently for our blessed Savior (Jesus Christ). When we remain perpetually ready, that will be the greatest sign that we are ready to commence our glorious trip into heavenly New Jerusalem with our Lord Jesus Christ on Rapture day.
Scoffers have been scoffing for over 2,000 years. However, Jesus Christ can be trusted to keep His promise to return for His true followers (John 14:2-3). As redeemed believers, we should maintain an attitude and condition of perpetual readiness for the Rapture. It will be suddenly and unexpectedly when Jesus Christ will descend toward earth one day. As He does, the mighty sound of a heavenly trumpet and a cry of triumph will pierce the air. Then the resurrection and the “glorious Rapture” will occur (1 Thessalonians 4:15-18; 1 Corinthians 15:51-53). We should maintain constant readiness. “Rapture” can occur at any moment. Whether people believe it or not, Rapture will take place very soon! The glorious Rapture is inevitable! We should be perpetually ready! MARANATHA!
Vital Soul Winning Admonition Of “MARANATHA TRUMPETER”
Satan, the deceiver and his fallen angels/demons will be thrown and confined totally into the lake of fire and sulfur eventually by God. They will be tormented forever. That will be the end of Satan’s evil activities on earth forever. “The devil, who deceived them, was cast into the lake of fire and sulfur…and they will be tormented day and night forever and ever” (Revelation 20:10). You will be eternally separated from God in the lake of fire and sulfur. Your soul will never die but it will be eternally tormented in the horrible burning lake. “But the cowardly, unbelieving, abominable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and sulfur, which is the second death.” (Revelation 21:8).
Jesus Christ is the only way to make Heaven and escape from going to hell when you die (John 14:6). The lake of fire and sulfur will be a place of eternal torment. It will be very terrible for Satan, demons and the lost souls in that eternal burning lake. Do not end up in it! The second death is eternal separation from God in the lake of fire and sulfur (Revelation 21:8). Listen to what Jesus Christ is saying to you now: “Do not be afraid! I am the First and the Last. I am the One who lives. I was dead, but look: I am alive forever and ever! And I hold the keys of death and hell.” (Revelation 1:17-18). God does not send someone to hell. You choose hell when you refuse to accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and personal Saviour.
When you refuse God’s love gift of eternal life in Jesus, you willingly choose hell. Your soul will be tormented for eternity in hell when you die. When you say “No” to Jesus and His payment for your sins, you are saying that you are looking forward to dying and being cast into hell. You are telling God that you do not need Jesus Christ. You will pay for your sins in hell. Hell is for eternity! If you die without accepting the salvation of Jesus Christ, you will be tormented in hell forever! You will despair of ever having any deliverance! You will beg for death to come and take you away! However, you can only die once (Hebrews 9:27). Purgatory is a false doctrine. Reincarnation is a great satanic deception. Do not let Satan deceive you with false doctrines again.
It will be a great disaster if you die without Jesus Christ (Mark 8:36). Hell is a place of eternal torment! “The smoke from their burning pain will rise forever and ever. There will be no rest, day or night.” (Revelation 14:11). God has a perfect place for you in heaven: “No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no person has imagined what God has prepared for those people that love Him.” (1 Corinthians 2:9). Avoid hell. Jesus is your only way of making heaven. It will not cost you anything to accept Jesus as your personal Saviour. Accept Jesus while you are still alive. It will be too late if you die and end up in hell. Take the right decision now. “The salvation that was given to us is very great. So surely we also will be punished if we live like this salvation is not important.” (Hebrews 2:3).
“Then I saw a great white throne and Him who sat upon it, from whose presence earth and heaven fled away, and no place was found for them. And I saw the dead, the great and the small, standing before the throne, and books were opened; and another book was opened, which is the book of life; and the dead were judged from the things which were written in the books, according to their deeds. And the sea gave up the dead which were in it, and death and Hades gave up the dead which were in them; and they were judged, every one of them according to their deeds. Then death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. This is the second death, the lake of fire. And if anyone’s name was not found written in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire.” (Revelation 20:11-15).
If you have never received Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Saviour, ask Him to save you now! Confess all your sins and ask God to forgive you in Jesus name. Do not put it off another second! This may be your last chance before you die! Take the chance now! The salvation of Jesus is very important. Remain steadfast. Heaven will be your eternal home in Jesus name. It is very easy to accept the salvation of Jesus Christ. To accept Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Saviour, pray the salvation prayer below and mean it with all your heart.
Salvation Steps & Prayer
Are you still an unbeliever or unrepentant sinner? You must accept the great salvation of Jesus Christ now! If you remain in your rebellion against Jesus Christ, you will be left behind on Rapture day by Jesus Christ. Also, if you die without accepting the great salvation offer of Jesus Christ, you will end up in eternal burning hell! How can you be saved? It is very simple. Take the steps below.
The following prayer, “The Sinner’s Prayer” (also known as the Prayer of Salvation) is by no means meant to be an “official prayer”, but rather a sample prayer to follow when asking Jesus Christ into your heart. You may certainly pray to God in your own words.
Regarding the location of the Sinner’s Prayer in the Bible? Well, there isn’t one mentioned; it is only implied. The basis of the Sinner’s Prayer comes from Romans 10:9-10. “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.”
If you say the following prayer and mean it with all your heart; along with repenting of your sins (asking for forgiveness), we believe that you will be saved and be born again. You may be wondering, “What happens next?” First, you will need to get into a bible-based church and study God’s Word. Once you find a church home, you will want to become water-baptized. By accepting Christ you are baptized in the spirit, but it is through water-baptism that you show your obedience to the Lord. Water baptism is a symbol of your salvation from the dead. You were dead but now you live; for the Lord Jesus Christ has redeemed you for a price! The price was His death on the cross. May God Bless You!
Dear God in heaven, I come to you in the name of Jesus. I acknowledge to You that I am a sinner, and I am sorry for my sins and the life that I have lived; I need your forgiveness. I believe that your only begotten Son, Jesus Christ shed His precious blood on the cross at Calvary and died for my sins, and I am now willing to turn from my sin.
You said in Your Holy Word, Romans 10:9 that if we confess the Lord our God and believe in our hearts that God raised Jesus from the dead, we shall be saved. Right now I confess Jesus as the Lord of my soul. With my heart, I believe that God raised Jesus from the dead. This very moment I accept Jesus Christ as my own personal Savior and according to His Word, right now I am saved. Thank you Jesus for your unlimited grace which has saved me from my sins. I thank you Jesus that your grace never leads to license, but rather it always leads to repentance. Therefore Lord Jesus transform my life so that I may bring glory and honor to you alone and not to myself. Thank you Jesus for dying for me and giving me eternal life.
If you just said this prayer and you meant it with all your heart, we believe that there is a great possibility that you just got saved and are born again. You may ask, “Now that I am saved, what is next?” First of all, you need to get into a bible-based church, and study God’s Word. Once you have found a church home, you will want to become water-baptized. By accepting Christ you are baptized in the spirit, but it is through water-baptism that you show your obedience to the Lord. Water baptism is a symbol of your salvation from the dead. You were dead but now you live, for the Lord Jesus Christ has redeemed you for a price! The price was His death on the cross. May God Bless You!
Take these easy steps to be saved: Realize you are a sinner. “There is no person without sin. None!” (Romans 3:10). “All people have sinned and are not good enough for God’s glory.” (Romans 3:23). Realize you cannot save yourself. “We are all dirty with sin. Even our good works are not pure. They are like blood-stained rags.” (Isaiah 64:6). “He saved us because of His mercy (love), not because of any good things we did.” (Titus 3:5). Realize that Jesus Christ died on the cross to pay for your sins. “Christ carried our sins in his body on the cross. He did this so that we would stop living for sin and live for what is right.” (1 Peter 2:24). “Jesus is the one who loves us. And Jesus is the One who made us free from our sins with his blood (death).” (Revelation 1:5). Simply by faith receive Jesus Christ as your personal Saviour. “Some people did accept Him. They believed in Him. He gave something to those people who believed. He gave them the right to become children of God.” (John 1:12). “…Sirs, what must I do to be saved? And they said, Believe in the Lord Jesus and you will be saved, you and all these people from your house.” (Acts 16:30-31). “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believe in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” (John 3:16).