Before becoming a Christian I read the Left Behind series. It was a little unnerving because I knew that if the LORD came back then I would be "left behind". But...I wanted to know what would happen and what people on earth would be going through. Basically, I wanted to know what "I" would have to do to become one of the people that made it through the Tribulation. My thought was that I would only make it to Heaven in that way. Thankfully I don't need to worry about that anymore. My whole purpose of this blog today is this...
Now I have been reading the prequel to the Left Behind series. There are three books and they tell about the characters lives from when they were young and how they were before they were left behind. The last of the three is titled, "The Rapture". I don't wnat to ruin it for anyone that hasn't read it and will but...the Rapture takes place in this book. What I thought was so great was how the author let the Christians know it "was time"...they were going up!! HE called out their name...LOUDLY!!! Then they heard the trumpet!! Everyone heard their name called and then they were going up and seeing all the other Christians!! I don't know how it's really going to happen but if it were to happen this way how exciting that would be. All Christians everywhere hearing their own names called out at the same time.
We know that GOD is everywhere and can speak to everyone at the same time. Church's all over have services on the same times and days. People everywhere talk and pray to GOD at the same time. HE hears us all and answers us all!! It's amazing!!!!
Whatever way it happens when JESUS comes back to get us it will be sooo exciting! I don't want to miss it and neither should you. It doesn't matter what you've done or how bad you have been...You can be forgiven. You "will" be forgiven if you just call on the name of JESUS and ask HIM to forgive you and come into your heart. Don't wait...do it today. Then when HE comes back to take us home you will be going up too!!!
Matthew 24:30-44 (The Message)30-31"Then, the Arrival of the Son of Man! It will fill the skies—no one will miss it. Unready people all over the world, outsiders to the splendor and power, will raise a huge lament as they watch the Son of Man blazing out of heaven. At that same moment, he'll dispatch his angels with a trumpet-blast summons, pulling in God's chosen from the four winds, from pole to pole.
32-35"Take a lesson from the fig tree. From the moment you notice its buds form, the merest hint of green, you know summer's just around the corner. So it is with you: When you see all these things, you'll know he's at the door. Don't take this lightly. I'm not just saying this for some future generation, but for all of you. This age continues until all these things take place. Sky and earth will wear out; my words won't wear out.
36"But the exact day and hour? No one knows that, not even heaven's angels, not even the Son. Only the Father knows.
37-39"The Arrival of the Son of Man will take place in times like Noah's. Before the great flood everyone was carrying on as usual, having a good time right up to the day Noah boarded the ark. They knew nothing—until the flood hit and swept everything away.
39-44"The Son of Man's Arrival will be like that: Two men will be working in the field—one will be taken, one left behind; two women will be grinding at the mill—one will be taken, one left behind. So stay awake, alert. You have no idea what day your Master will show up. But you do know this: You know that if the homeowner had known what time of night the burglar would arrive, he would have been there with his dogs to prevent the break-in. Be vigilant just like that. You have no idea when the Son of Man is going to show up.
HE died for you so you can live for HIM!! Make the step today. You won't regret it!!