The time is NOW!
No, not to pack your bags. Rather, unpack your burdens! No, not to buy a ticket. Rather, choose how you will “spend” your time.
When I was growing up, I believed the rapture would happen at any time. I believed the rapture would happen first, and then all troubles of the world would be unleashed. My interest in the End of Times was mainly focused on entertainment (in a sense) and a curiousness. But as time went on, I continued to notice more and more pieces of scripture that stood out to me.
Pieces of scripture those around me weren’t talking about. In fact, and to this day, a lot of people struggle to talk about the End of Times. When I was a teen I was constantly told, “Be ready,” and the subject was dropped. The issue is, WE MUST LOOK AT THE SCRIPTURES and be willing to listen and discuss. This is a large part of how we become ready, to be aware of the truth. We cannot be swayed by the darkness of the world, and if you think what is happening now is scary most of us truly don’t know what scary is, especially those of us in America. We get comfortable in our lives. We have a roof over our heads.
So what happens if the rapture…doesn’t happen the way we think?
What if many believers die and only a handful remain for the rapture?
I’ve waited about two years before talking about this topic on my blog. It’s controversial. It makes people uncomfortable. I don’t want anything to be a stumbling block. But it IS a big deal. With everything going on in the world, I feel like it’s time to talk about it, and I’m going to break this up into a series so the posts won’t be as long.
I’ve noticed either people are focused way too much on the Rapture, End of Time scriptures, signs etc, or people don’t know at all. Lacking in Biblical knowledge of scriptures and not necessarily aware of what is happening in the world. Signs we could use as reminders that, “I am coming quickly.”
We need a balance. We need an understanding.
I caution you if you are a follower of Christ DO NOT TAKE THESE SCRIPTURES LIGHTLY!
Do not look at them with a curiousness. Do not read them for being entertained.
God has been urging my heart to understand the seriousness of what they mean. People will die. Believers will be persecuted. Many souls will never know the grace of Christ because of wickedness.
- This knowledge should tear at our hearts. It should urge us to work on praying daily to God. To lifting up His body, and to lifting up anyone who does not know Him.
Do not get comfortable because when we are comfortable we can be deceived.
When we are comfortable that is when destruction hits.
(NIV) 1 Thessalonians 5:02-03, “For you know very well that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night. While people are saying, “Peace and safety,” destruction will come on them suddenly, as labor pains on a pregnant woman, and they will not escape.”
Be ready. Be prepared. I’m going to try to discuss what exactly that means, and why it is necessary in relation to the End of Times.
Note: There are varying opinions on the timeline of when prophecies have been fulfilled or when the rapture takes place. This series is not about making any specific claim (aside from looking at what scripture says) rather this is to urge everyone to know Christ, reflect His light, give up the world, and how we can “be ready”.
What are your thoughts on the End of Times?
Monthly Scripture- (NLT) 2 Corinthians 5:17, “This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!”
*** Community Prayers | January ’19 –Join Me In Praying For Each Other And If You Have A Request To Add Let Me Know.
Help For Christian Bloggers- Christian Blogging 101/Help
General Help For Blogging- Blogging 101
Second Blog: Peeking Beneath
Social- Twitter: T. R. Noble Instagram: Noblewriter77 Facebook Page: T. R. Noble Pinterest: TRNoble77 YouTube: T. R. Noble