Thursday, 7 January 2016
THE RAPTURE: BE READY TO BE CAUGHT UP WITH THE LORD
JESUS! The rapture can happen today, in a flash, in a blink of an eye.
Then what is the rapture, in the first place? Several people said that the word “rapture” is not found in the Bible. Now, let me tell you this: “The rapture is a term that comes from a Latin verb “rapere”, (“rapid; swift”), which was used to translate the Greek verb “harpazo” (“caught up”)”. For this reason, the rapture can also be called “the caught up”. The truth is, caught up is found in the Bible. 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17 says, “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” together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord” (NKJV).
Further, “harpazo” also means to seize upon by force, to snatch up, to snatch away, to take by force, to pull, to pluck and carry away by force, usually from danger, and unto oneself, as from an enemy with haste. JESUS clearly said in John 14:3 that, “I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also” (NKJV). So, the rapture is a sudden snatching away of the saints (the consecrated and faithful ones). It will take place in the air. It is a great day of trumpet blast. It is a means of escape into the eternity of GOD.
The rapture is an unexpected, imminent, surprising, complete and sudden separation. In that day, JESUS will carry away His consecrated and faithful ones out of the Earth into Heaven, to peace and safety. Whereas the sinful and faithless ones will be left behind to face the great tribulation; the great judgment and wrath of GOD (see Amos 8:9-10; Zephaniah 1:15-18; Revelation 6:12-17). Whoever is left behind after the rapture will experience hell on Earth (see Revelation 9:3-10; Revelation 12:7-12). In other words, the whole Earth will be like hell fire immediately after the rapture (see Malachi 4:1; 2 Thessalonians 1:5-10; Revelation 16:8).
Listen! Far be it from GOD that He should accomodate the wicked, ungodly, unholy, unrighteous, sinners and unbelievers into His Kingdom for all eternity (see Matthew 5:20; Hebrews 12:14; Job 34:10-12). Repent! Repent now, before it is too late for you! Do not misuse this opportunity! Nevertheless, are you rapturable? The truth is, any one who does not have the HOLY SPIRIT is therefore not rapturable, and does not belong to JESUS CHRIST. You must be a born-again, SPIRIT-filled Christian to be part of the rapture. Thus, be born again (regenerated to a new creature) in CHRIST, so that you can freely receive the HOLY SPIRIT into your heart. “But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you” (Romans 8:11 NKJV).
In conclusion, if you know that you are not a born-again, SPIRIT-filled Christian, and therefore you do not feel the daily Presence of GOD within and around you everyday. Then say this prayer now with faith and with a complete deep repentant and humble heart, so that you can enjoy a personal and intimate relationship and fellowship in full with the FATHER, SON and HOLY SPIRIT>>>>>>:
I accept You, Jesus Christ as my Lord and personal Saviour. I confess You as the Son of God. Come into my heart. I believe in You that You died for my sins and resurrected on the third day. I surrender my life to You. Forgive me of all my sins and iniquities. Have mercy on me. Wash me in Your precious Blood. Regenerate and transform me. Write my name in the Book of Life. I humbly ask You to fill me with Your Holy Spirit, to stay with me always, to help and guide me. In Jesus’ name. Amen!
Revelation 20:15 says, “And anyone not found written in the Book of Life was cast into the lake of fire” (NKJV).