The closer we get to the Rapture, the more corrupt this world is going to become. The closer we get to the Rapture of the church, the more the world is going to hate Christians and hate Christ, and hate the Bible, and hate the truth of righteousness.
If there was ever a time for you to investigate your life, to pray up, pack up, and look up, we're going in the twinkling of an eye, the King of Glory is coming in the Clouds of Heaven. Get ready! The Rapture of the Saints will be the most glorious event that will ever take place in the history of the human race, but at the same time, it will be the most horrifying occurrence for those who have willfully chosen to refuse God's offer of a free pardon.
Jesus gave us the parable of the ten virgins to bring home to us the parting of the ways of the human race between the forgiven and the unforgiven.
At that time, the kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom. Five of them were foolish, and five were wise. The foolish ones took their lamps but did not take any oil with them. The wise ones, however, took oil in jars along with their lamps. The bridegroom was a long time in coming, and they all became drowsy and fell asleep. At midnight, the cry rang out, 'Here's the bridegroom! Come out to meet him!' Then all the virgins woke up and trimmed their lamps. The foolish ones said to the wise, 'Give us some of your oil; our lamps are going out.' 'No,' they replied, 'there may not be enough for both us and you. Instead, go to those who sell oil and buy some for yourselves.' But while they were on their way to buy the oil, the bridegroom arrived. The virgins who were ready went in with him to the wedding banquet, and the door was shut. Later, the others also came. 'Lord, Lord,' they said, 'open the door for us!' But he replied, 'Truly, I tell you, I don't know you. Therefore keep watch, because you do not know the day or the hour' (Matthew 25:1-13).
Jesus will come back soon, however, no one knows the exact time when Jesus is coming again. Mark 13:32 says, 'But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.'
Interestingly, the disciples asked Jesus the same question just before he returned to heaven. At that time, Jesus told them it was not for them to know the times or seasons, which are in the Father's authority. Therefore, Jesus may come back tomorrow, next month, next year, or 100 years from now.
So, what does this mean for you and me? Always be ready for the second coming of Jesus Christ. Watch and focus on Jesus because the devil is seeking to distract mankind from understanding the signs and closeness of Jesus's coming. Jesus is patiently waiting to come back because he is giving humanity as much time as possible to choose and follow him. Second Peter 3:8-9 says, 'But, beloved, do not forget this one thing, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some count slackness, but is long-suffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.'
There are many confusing non-biblical theories about the second coming of Christ which distract many people. Will he appear spiritually to only a selected few? Will Jesus's Second Coming only be in certain physical locations? Will Jesus appear in the desert? Jesus warned about deceptions in the last days. In fact, in Matthew 24:4-5, Jesus cautions believers not to be deceived by people coming in the name of Jesus claiming to be Christ. Therefore, our only safeguard is to turn to the Bible alone for answers.
Many people ask how many people will see Jesus when he returns. Christ's Second Coming will be bright, loud, and glorious. This event cannot be hidden: every human on planet Earth will see Jesus. He will come back personally and literally. Revelation 1:7 says, 'Behold, he is coming with clouds, and every eye will see him. There will not be a person on Earth who is unaware of Jesus's return.' Jesus himself describes the manner of his coming. Matthew 24:27 states that the return of Christ will be like the brightness of lightning illuminating the entire sky from the East to the West. Verses 30 and 31 of the same chapter describe Jesus coming with power and great glory, and with the sound of a great trumpet that awakens the righteous dead who are then gathered from the ends of the Earth.
Christians should be on guard, watching, and praying until the day of the Lord. The Bible says in Luke 21:34-36, 'But take heed to yourselves, lest your hearts be weighed down with carousing, drunkenness, and cares of this life, and that day come on you unexpectedly. For it will come as a snare on all those who dwell on the face of the whole Earth. 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.'
We know Jesus's Second Coming will be a literal event and will be just like he went to heaven the first time. Acts 1:9-11 says, 'Now when he had spoken these things, while they watched, he was taken up, and a cloud received him out of their sight. And while they looked steadfastly toward Heaven as he went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel, who also said, 'Men of Galilee, why do you stand gazing up into heaven? This same Jesus, who was taken up from you into heaven, will so come in like manner as you saw him go into heaven.'
The Bible says that the angels will return with Jesus and they will come with a loud sound of the trumpet to gather from the whole earth those who have died in Christ (Matt 16:27). At Jesus's Second Coming, the righteous dead will be raised to life and taken up to heaven along with the righteous who are still alive on the Earth. 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.'
When Jesus returns to Earth, the wicked who are left alive will call for the rocks and hills to fall on them because they cannot look upon the face of Christ (Revelation 6:15-17). The wicked will be destroyed with everlasting destruction because they did not know God or obey the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ (2 Thessalonians 1:7-10).
At the moment of Jesus's second coming, at the last trumpet, the mortal bodies of the saved will be transformed, and they will receive immortal bodies. 1 Corinthians 15:52-53 says, '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. For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.'
The Bible says that Jesus is coming back to reward the inhabitants of the earth and bring many back to heaven with him (Revelation 22:12). The Bible also says in Matthew 25:34, '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.'
Jesus more than anything wants to spend time with you. He invites you to return to heaven with him to enjoy an eternity with no more tears, pain, or suffering. What would keep you from accepting the invitation of Christ? What would keep you from putting him first in your life? What would be more important than saying, 'I want to pattern my life after Jesus and soon live with him forever'?
While we do not know the exact time of his return, we are called to eagerly anticipate and prepare for this glorious event. As we live in anticipation of Christ's coming, let us grow in faith, share the gospel, and live lives that honor God, knowing that our eternal destiny is secure in the hands of our Savior Jesus Christ.
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