Is Jesus Coming Soon?
Revelation chapter 22 – 12 “And behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to give to every one according to his work. 13 I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End, the First and the Last.” 14 Blessed are those who do His commandments, that they may have the right to the tree of life, and may enter through the gates into the city. 15 But outside are dogs and sorcerers and sexually immoral and murderers and idolaters, and whoever loves and practices a lie. 16 “I, Jesus, have sent My angel to testify to you these things in the churches. I am the Root and the Offspring of David, the Bright and Morning Star.”
John 14:21 He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.
What should we be doing until Jesus comes? Watching, preparing and serving!
Matthew 24:42 Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come.
Matthew 24:44 Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh.
Jesus wants us watching and ready so that His coming does not slip up on us unaware. Watching and ready means that Jesus wants us to be prepared by living for Him with all our heart and not halfway. Make sure that you are ready at all times and be sure to tell others about the saving power of Jesus so that you can take some people with you.
Jesus gave these great instructions to the Church,
Matthew 28:18-20 – 18 And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. 19 Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen.
When Jesus rose from dead He appeared to His disciples and He spoke this command to them as He was taken to Heaven on a cloud. These instructions are for us all. From Jesus’ Resurrection from the dead until now, over 2000+ years, billions have come to accept Jesus as Lord and Savior. He wants us all to occupy ourselves until He comes and serve Him by making disciples of all Nations.
What day and hour is Jesus coming?
No man Knows! Jesus said that the Angels don’t know, nor does the Son but the Father only. Let the scriptures below sink deep into your hearts so that when you hear of people giving dates of Jesus’ return you don’t get swept into these false dates and times. Mark 13:32 But of that day and that hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels which are in heaven, neither the Son, but the Father. Matthew 24:36 But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only. Our Precious Lord and Savior is meek, humble and full of Truth. He would never lie or misuse His Power. Sadly many people presumptuously want to give dates for Jesus’ return but this is unscriptural and a grave error. When you see people fixated on dates don’t join them but correct them because God wants us ready every moment of each day. NIV Acts 1:7 He said to them: “It is not for you to know the times or dates the Father has set by his own authority”. God wants us ready at all times and He wants us to live for Him as if each day was the day of Jesus’ Return so that no day is squandered.
How will the Rapture take place?
NLT 1 Corinthians 15: 51 But let me reveal to you a wonderful secret. We will not all die, but we will all be transformed! 52 It will happen in a moment, in the blink of an eye, when the last trumpet is blown. For when the trumpet sounds, those who have died will be raised to live forever. And we who are living will also be transformed.
1 Thessalonians 4: 14 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him 15 For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep. 16 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. 17 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. 18 Wherefore comfort one another with these words.
The Lord Jesus will descend from Heaven with a shout from the Archangel and with trumpet blast and all the dead bodies of the Saints will raise from their grave, then The Saints who are alive shall be caught up or Raptured to meet the Lord in the Air.
The Raptures is a reward not something to be afraid of. That is why verse 18 in Thessalonians says that we should “comfort one another with these words”. The Rapture is Jesus coming to get His faithful Bride the Church before the greatest suffering ever comes upon the Earth. For the Church these are words of comfort not words of panic. A lot of people don’t want to hear or teach about the Rapture because they know that they’re not ready for the Lord to come, but that should not stop the Church from teaching and preaching about Coming of Jesus for the Saints. God doesn’t mind us having nice things but don’t bond to the material World so much that we neglect the will of the Lord. The will of Lord is that His Church be ready and looking for His coming.
The Rapture shall happen before the Great Tribulation and the hellish reign of the Antichrist on Earth. The Church is the Bride of Christ and Jesus will not let his faithful people suffer with the wicked. Some Christians will be left behind but all those who are filled with the oil of Spirit will be taken out of this World.
Jesus gave us this parable to explain the rapture: In this parable the Bridegroom represents Jesus, the 10 Virgins represent the Church and the midnight cry represents the Rapture.
Matthew 25: 1 Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom. 2 And five of them were wise, and five were foolish. 3 They that were foolish took their lamps, and took no oil with them: 4 But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps. 5 While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept. 6 And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him. 7 Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps. 8 And the foolish said unto the wise, Give us of your oil; for our lamps are gone out. 9 But the wise answered, saying, Not so; lest there be not enough for us and you: but go ye rather to them that sell, and buy for yourselves. 10 And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage: and the door was shut. 11 Afterward came also the other virgins, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us. 12 But he answered and said, Verily I say unto you, I know you not. 13 Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh.
Keep in mind that half of the 10 Virgins were not ready when the Bridegroom came. Saints that is 1 out of every 2. What if the Rapture where to take place today? How many Christians would be ready to meet the Lord? We hope that there will be a greater percentage of Christians that are ready when Jesus comes than 1 out of every 2 and that is why we need more Preachers and Teachers letting the body of Christ know that they must be ready at all times.
Jesus gives the Church these words of instruction and comfort letting us know that He will come back to Rapture those who remain faithful before The Great Tribulation;
NKJV Luke 21:36 Watch you therefore, and pray always, that you may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.
Revelation 3:10 Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.
In Genesis Abraham plead in prayer for the righteous in Sodom asking that if God found just 10 righteous in the city would He spare that city. God agreed but there weren’t 10, there were only 4 but God still would not destroy the whole city until He had taken Lot and his family out.
Genesis 18:25 That be far from thee to do after this manner, to slay the righteous with the wicked: and that the righteous should be as the wicked, that be far from thee: Shall not the Judge of all the earth do right? 32 And he said, Oh let not the Lord be angry, and I will speak yet but this once: Peradventure ten shall be found there. And he said, I will not destroy it for ten’s sake.
The Angels that were sent to destroy Sodom even said to Lot for him and his family to hurry up and leave because they could not destroy the city as long as they were there. NIV Genesis 19:22 But flee there quickly, because I cannot do anything until you reach it.”
Jesus used the even history lesson of Lot when speaking of the how the last of the Last Days would be. Luke 17:29 But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all. 30 It will be just like this on the day the Son of Man is revealed. More about Noah and Lot in reference to the last days is taught later.
This is how it will be for the purified Church, as soon we leave by Rapture that is when the Great Tribulation and God’s wrath will come upon the Earth to try them. These scriptures plainly teach us that Jesus will keep us, The Church, from the greatest time of suffering the World has ever known, the Great Tribulation. In our book of Revelation page we will go deeper into the events that will take place during the Great Tribulation.
The Signs of the Times
It is almost Midnight!
People we are now in the 11th hour and the minute hand is almost at the 12th hour! Very soon it will be midnight but don’t worry just be sure of your salvation then watch and pray. For the Church midnight means the coming of Jesus to Rapture us but for the World it will be the start of the worst suffering in World history that will climax with the Battle of Armageddon and the Second Coming of Jesus to set up His Kingdom on the Earth.
The Battle of Armageddon will not be “the end of the World” but it does come at the very end of the Great Tribulation period and it will end the World as we know it. Why? Because Jesus will return with the Raptured Saints and shall defeat the Antichrist and rule Earth for 1000 years for the capital city of Jerusalem.
Before all that will come the Rapture and we will now go in the Signs of the Time that show us that the coming of the Lord for His Bride the Church is soon approaching.
Matthew 24:3 And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world?
Here are some signs of the time that point to the soon Coming of the Lord:
The Gospel is being preached to the entire World;
Jesus said in Matthew 24:14 And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.
Before the Lord returns He wants the World to have a chance to receive Him. Once the World has the Gospel of the Kingdom preached to them Jesus said the end will come. The Gospel is spreading the globe as we speak, so don’t think that it will be long before Jesus comes. There are not very many places, if any, that has not had a Gospel message brought to them. God is not going to wait until people make up their mind to choose Him but He is going to send Jesus to first get the Church once the world has been witnessed to, then comes the great tribulation. The signs in our world today are a warning to the Church and the world to get our lives in order for the time of the end is at the door.
Frequent earthquakes, pestilences and extremely bad whether events;
Matthew 24: 7 The nations and kingdoms will proclaim war against each other, and there will be famines and earthquakes in many parts of the world. 8 But all this will be only the beginning of the horrors to come.
What we call global warming is more so a global warning! Jesus said that all these things would be the beginning of sorrows also referred to also as the birth pains. This crazy weather such as frequent and more powerful hurricanes, tornadoes, strong winds earthquakes and extremely hotter and colder days are only the beginning. Friends there is nothing wrong with prosperity teaching but money alone can’t save you.
We need a just balance in the Word of God. We hear many series on prosperity teaching but we need to see more end time preparedness teaching. Preachers and teachers, when was the last time you taught a series on the end times and the coming of the Lord? After all what does it profit a man to gain the whole-world and lose his soul? When Hurricane Katrina and so many other hurricanes hit America like we’ve never seen, the word from the Ministers and Saints of God should have been to warn the people to put their houses in order, because these are signs of the time and the coming of Lord is approaching.
The tsunami in Asia where over 150,000 were killed should have signaled a call to get our lives right for the birth pains have begun. The devastating Earthquake in Haiti, other countries and Seismologist say that over a million earthquakes happen each year Worldwide, all these frequent earthquakes are signs of the time. Remember people, birth pains don’t go away they intensify until the baby comes. In fact things are going to grow so intense that many will fall away from serving God but those who are wise will get much closer to God as they see the coming of Jesus for the Church is very near.
The Moral decline and increased violence;
Matthew 24:12 Sin will be rampant everywhere, and the love of many will grow cold. 13 But those who endure to the end will be saved.
You may be asking yourself; why are people so mean to each other these days even road rage and hasty-violent tempers? Why are there so many senseless crimes? Why do masses of people want abortion on demand? Why are people so perverted and morals are declining at such a rapid pace? Jesus already told us in His Word that sin will increase and the love of many will grow cold. Sin is running rampant and it leads to moral decay. There is a rise in lewd acts, even in public, just as it was in times of Sodom and Gomorrah. You cannot have a sinful society and think it will not affect the children and people in that environment. Whenever sin abounds it leads to the hearts and minds of many becoming depraved.
This moral decline is affecting our youth in many ways. The law makers took prayer out of schools and begin to teach evolution, yet they wonder why violence and shootings begin to increase in the schools. You can’t teach children that they evolved from monkeys and expect them to respect human life. The lie of evolution is being taught right now in public schools and Universities throughout the World. Christians must not surrender our school systems to Satan but we must fight, by prayer, to take them back.
Because of this moral decline we also see more bullying among the youth. Bullying is tough but there have always been bullies since the beginning of time, yet at one time when the children were grounded Spiritually, they could cope because they had an outlet in Christ Jesus to give their problems to. Children need the Lord too, that is why little kids and our youth often come up for prayer in Churches because they are dealing with the issues of life. Don’t forbid them from coming but encourage them to reach out to the Lord because Jesus wants them to have a relationship with Him. Jesus said in Mark 10:13 And they brought young children to him, that he should touch them: and his disciples rebuked those that brought them 14 But when Jesus saw it, he was much displeased, and said unto them, Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God. If you take that Spiritual support away from our young children they have nowhere to turn for true support during the hard times of life. This is also why we see the increase of suicides among the youth because they don’t know where to turn and Jesus is their answer. Let us rise up in the prayer of faith and take back the hearts and minds of our youth.
The moral decline is behind people wanting to change the laws defining marriage and hinder free speech. Some of our political leaders want to inhibit free speech and create censorship laws that would make it illegal for people teach or speak against certain kinds of sin, such as homosexuality. In some Countries people are put in jail for stating what the Bible says against homosexuality. Thank God that in America the constitution states that Congress shall make no law prohibiting free speech or freedom of the press. Sadly, some people are still trying to change those laws to stop people from preaching or speaking against sin, this is the spirit of antichrist trying to emerge. All of this is a part of last days, signs of the time. 1 John 4:3..and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world. This spirit if antichrist is already at work in the World but it is being held back from dominance by the Holy Spirit until it is time for the Antichrist to come to power. During the Antichrist’s reign preaching or teaching the Bible and against sin will be illegal with penalties of imprisonment and death. While the Church still in this World, we must wake up and began to pray so that God will give us a time of refreshing to win more souls for Jesus, before the Rapture takes place. When the people of God begin cry out against this moral decline God will hear from Heaven and heal our Land.
This is the character of many people in these Last Days,
NLT 2 Timothy 3:1-5 – 1 You should know this, Timothy, that in the last days there will be very difficult times. 2 For people will love only themselves and their money. They will be boastful and proud, scoffing at God, disobedient to their parents, and ungrateful. They will consider nothing sacred. 3 They will be unloving and unforgiving; they will slander others and have no self-control. They will be cruel and hate what is good. 4 They will betray their friends, be reckless, be puffed up with pride, and love pleasure rather than God. 5 They will act religious, but they will reject the power that could make them godly. Stay away from people like that,
False doctrines, religious cults, wrong teaching and the great falling away:
1 Timothy 4:1-2 – 1 Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; 2 Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron;
The time is now here when we see people departing from the true Faith and getting swept away by seducing spirits and teaching of devils. If any religion teaches that there is not a Hell don’t entertain their lies. If they show up at the door of your home to teach you, be sure to tell them firmly that the Bible is the only Gospel that you believe in. Don’t listen to those lies because these people are teaching a false doctrine and one that is not form God. Be firm in what you believe and don’t think you can stay under that kind of false teaching and not be affected. These are the doctrines of devils and these deceiving spirits will begin to influence you and your children if you stay under them. You cannot play or be willing to listen to these lies because whatever you are willing to listen to can affect you in subtle ways at first, just as the serpent led Eve astray. All the devil needs is a little room and someone gullible enough to listen to his lies, so he can weave his web of deceit. You must be firm and rebuke them sharply so that they may be sound in the faith, Titus 1:13 Wherefore rebuke them sharply, that they may be sound in the faith; 1 Corinthians 15:33 Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners.
2 Timothy 4:3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; 4 And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.
In these last days we see so many people running after a politically correct gospel that will not challenge them to change their lives by living Holy and giving God their whole heart. They are asleep at the wheel and refuse to be awakened up but that is dangerous. Many would rather have a gospel that strokes, pacifies and scratches their itching ears. We cannot be hearers of the Word only and not do what the Bible says. How can we get rid of what is wrong unless someone teaches and preaches what is sin and what is honorable to God? Encourage the preachers and teachers when they speak against sin, don’t discourage them, after all they are just trying to help you be free, be blessed and inherit God’s Kingdom. We should all want men and women who are called and anointed of God to preach and not hired hands that will tell us whatever we want to hear just as long as they get a pay check. Sound doctrine is not dogmatic or judgmental but it is centered on saying what is pleasing to God above all others. God used Paul to teach Pastor Timothy how to Preach the Word, NLT 2 Timothy 4:2 Preach the word of God. Be prepared, whether the time is favorable or not. Patiently correct, rebuke, and encourage your people with good teaching. True preaching and teaching is not all of one thing but it is a balanced diet of the Word of God.
People who are robbing God hate to hear about tithing and those in sexual sin hate to hear about abstaining from fleshly lusts, etc. Rather than hear a message that teaches them the right way, too many would rather seek someone that will not teach against sin. That is dangerous and deadly. Matthew 15:14 Let them alone: they be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch. Most people love desserts but what if all we ate was desserts? All the cookies, cakes, pies, candy and soda that we can handle. Our taste buds would be so happy but our bodies would be sick, tired and rapidly declining. That is also the state of a person’s Spiritual man if all we have is a feel-good doctrine but no call to live Godly and to lay aside every sin. Most people are not too thrilled to eat their vegetables but the foods and drinks that don’t tickle the taste buds too much can go a long way toward keeping us healthy and vibrant. Likewise the preaching that doesn’t always tickle your ears can go a long way toward delivering your soul and setting you free from bondage.
2 Thessalonians 2:3 – Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;
I agree that Jesus is coming back for a glorious Church but sadly not all of the Church will be ready when the Rapture takes place. Some of the Church will not be prepared for His Coming. Remember the parable of the 10 Virgins? The last three epistles in this section all point to many falling away or departing from the faith in the last days. To fall away or to depart you must have once been enlightened. Hebrews 6:4 For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Ghost, 5 And have tasted the good word of God, and the powers of the world to come, 6 If they shall fall away, to renew them again unto repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put him to an open shame. That is why we must take our calling and appointment with God more seriously and serve Him with fear and trembling. Too many people take their salvation too lightly and they don’t take the Word of God seriously. That is why so many people will be left behind to go through the Great Tribulation but we pray that you are among those that will live for God all the way and be ready when Jesus comes. Those who get the chance to be Raptured will receive a great blessing for they will stand before the Lord and escape the worst suffering mankind has ever seen upon the Earth.
Now the verses above in 2 Thessalonians 2:3 lets us know that the falling way will begin before the man of sin is revealed who is the Antichrist. This evil man cannot come to power as long as the Church of Christ is here in power and might but when the Church is taken by Rapture, the Holy Spirit will be taken along with us to allow the Antichrist to come power. Read these verse 2 Thessalonians 2:6 And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time. 7 For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way. The precious Holy Spirit and faithful Church is holding back the workings of The Antichrist. When Jesus takes the Church by Rapture and the Holy Spirit is taken out of way, the Earth will be a barbaric place. That is why you don’t want to be left behind because before Jesus first came to Earth, the World was a much darker and ruthless place. When Jesus came, was crucified and rose from the dead and after He was risen, He sent the Holy Spirit to provide the Church with gifts for doing the Work of Ministry, to Comfort, to help and to convict men of sin.
John 16:7 Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you 8 And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment.
The conviction of the Spirit is what causes men to seek peace, do good, repent and want to be saved but the Holy Spirit will be taken out of the way for seven years. Then that old World barbarism will be on Earth like never before and even worse than in days of Noah when violence and wickedness covered the Earth. This is why our precious Jesus said, Luke 23:31 For if they do these things in a green tree, what shall be done in the dry? Saints don’t say that you’ll get right with God in the Great Tribulation and keep on living the way you want to now. Because if you think it is hard to live for Jesus now, these times will pale in comparison to the time when the Antichrist will rule Earth. The other reason not to wait to get your life right with God is because you don’t know when your time is up here on Earth. Isaiah 55:6 Seek ye the LORD while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near:
The great awakening and outpouring of the Holy Spirit;
Daniel 12:9 But he said, “Go now, Daniel, for what I have said is for the time of the end. 10 Many will be purified, cleansed, and refined by these trials. But the wicked will continue in their wickedness, and none of them will understand. Only those who are wise will know what it means.
Read the Word of God in Daniel 12, it states in last days that “Many will be purified, cleansed, and refined by these trials”. If God wants to wake up those who are sleep and not where they need to be in Christ, He knows how to do it. In order to wake someone up out of sleep sometimes you have to shake them. The wicked will not understand the call of God but the wise will know what these trials means. 1 Peter 5:10 But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you. God is waking us up Saints an urging us to get back to our first Love. He wants all ready and looking for the coming of our Savior.
The world is getting more and more wicked but the wicked don’t understand what times we are living in. Jesus died for His precious Bride the Church and He is awakening His Bride to prepare to meet Him. He loves us, and He wants us to be ready when He comes. Many within the body of Christ have had great personal pains and sorrows in their lives but we still have the victory in Jesus Name. If we are not where we need to be in Christ, consider these trials as a wakeup call to live Godly and to put aside the ways of this dying World. We should all examine ourselves because we want to be counted worthy to escape all the suffering that will come upon Earth and be ready to meet the Lord.
Joel 2:28 And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions: In these last days God is pouring out His Spirit on all people and many will come to know Jesus as Lord and Savior. Nations and Tribes in many different regions of the World will be saved as Jesus prepares the Church for the His coming. This is the great end time harvest of souls for Jesus. Praise the Lord!
Mass transportation/Inventions, Technology and Information greatly increase;
Daniel 12: 4 But you, Daniel, keep this prophecy a secret; seal up the book until the time of the end. Many will rush here and there, and knowledge will increase.
God showed Daniel our modern mass transportation and our technology explosion! God knows the evil that resides in this world and He in His great wisdom would not release this kind of knowledge if this was not the time of the end. He knew that Satan would use this knowledge and technology for evil but God is using it to spread His Gospel to the Nations as a witness to them. God is great and his mercy endures forever! He has already told us what would happen and those of us who will listen and obey will be saved!
You should know that these days are like no other since man was first put on this Earth. From the time of Adam and Eve until the late 1800′s mankind: traveled by boat/ship or horse/animal, used candle light, wood/coal burning stoves, and wrote letters to communicate over long distances. Since 1900 God has given man the knowledge to invent: the telephone, electric-light, cars, airplane, radio, television, nuclear weapons, space shuttle, space station, computers/internet/email, cell phone, microwave oven, and the list goes on. God clearly told Daniel how things would be during the Time of The End.
Why doesn’t God tell us the Day or Hour of Jesus’ Return?
God wants love! He created us to love Him and to be His Children. Jesus purchased us with His Blood and we are His Bride. Would you want a bride or mate that was unfaithful up until the time they knew you were returning? No, of course not! You would want them to be faithful though you were far away. Faithful right up until you returned, even though they didn’t know the day or the hour.
Matthew 24:44 You also must be ready all the time. For the Son of Man will come when least expected.
Jesus teaches us Concerning His Coming for His church:
Matthew 24 – “37 But as the days of Noah were, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be. 38 For as in the days before the flood, they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, 39 and did not know until the flood came and took them all away, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be. 40 Then two men will be in the field: one will be taken and the other left. 41 Two women will be grinding at the mill: one will be taken and the other left. 42 Watch therefore, for you do not know what hour your Lord is coming. 43 But know this, that if the master of the house had known what hour the thief would come, he would have watched and not allowed his house to be broken into. 44 Therefore you also be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect. 45 “Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his master made ruler over his household, to give them food in due season? 46 Blessed is that servant whom his master, when he comes, will find so doing. 47 Assuredly, I say to you that he will make him ruler over all his goods. 48 But if that evil servant says in his heart, ‘My master is delaying his coming,’ 49 and begins to beat his fellow servants, and to eat and drink with the drunkards, 50 the master of that servant will come on a day when he is not looking for him and at an hour that he is not aware of, 51 and will cut him in two and appoint him his portion with the hypocrites. There shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.”
Watch my friends for Jesus is coming back at an hour you think not. The bible teaches us many great Truths concerning Jesus’ return for His Saints, in the Rapture. We will list many throughout this section. There will come a time when Jesus will come back and the dead in Christ shall rise first then, those who are alive and remain shall be caught up to meet the Lord in the Air and We shall forever be with the Lord. Now this in not the end of the World, this is the Rapture. Remember just before the Flood came, God gathered Noah and his family safely in the Ark, then all Hell broke-loose on the Earth. The Rapture signifies the beginning of God’s Judgment of the Earth followed by a seven year period of God’s Wrath like the World has never known, foretold in the bible as” The Great Tribulation”. Hear what Jesus said about His Coming. Jesus said in;
Matt. 24: “37 But as the days of Noah were, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be. 38 For as in the days before the flood, they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, 39 and did not know until the flood came and took them all away, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be”.
Luke 17:28-29 & 32-36 – 28 Likewise as it was also in the days of Lot: They ate, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they built; 29 but on the day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven and destroyed them all. 32 Remember Lot’s wife. 33 Whoever seeks to save his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life will preserve it. 34 I tell you, in that night there will be two men in one bed: the one will be taken and the other will be left. 35 Two women will be grinding together: the one will be taken and the other left. 36 Two men will be in the field: the one will be taken and the other left.”
God uses the examples of Noah’s Ark and Lot in Sodom and Gomorrah to show us that God will always take the Righteous out of harm’s way before He allows Judgment to Fall on the Earth. Read the Story of Sodom and Gomorrah in the Book of Genesis, Chapter’s 18 & 19, and see how the Patriarch Abraham pled in Prayer for the Cities of Sodom and Gomorrah. God heard Abraham and said that if He found just 10 Righteous people in Sodom and Gomorrah, God would Spare the Cities from Judgment. The very thing that is now keeping God’s Great Wrath from falling on this World is His Righteous Children who are made clean by the Blood of Jesus.
As Scripture teaches that we, the Righteous, are the Salt of the Earth. Look on your canned goods and you will see on the content label salt (sodium). Without the salt the product will not last or be preserved, but with salt many canned-foods are able last many years. (Matthew 5:13 “You are the salt of the earth”). As long as the Children of God are in the World, our Heavenly Father will Hold Back the workings of the Anti-Christ who will be a much worse Demonized Leader than even Hitler was. God will one day take His Saints out of the World, then all Hell will breakout. He will allow Satan, through the Anti-Christ, to rule and reign for 7 years, this will be the Great Tribulation. At the End of the Seven years the battle of Armageddon will take place as The Saints will return with Jesus Christ and Defeat the Anti-Christ and his army. Jesus will lead the Armies of God to victory and Jesus shall rule and reign from Capital City of Jerusalem for a thousand years. This World will become the Kingdom of our Lord and the Meek shall inherit the Earth.
The last of The Last Days
Jesus uses the stories of Noah’s Ark and Lot in Sodom and Gomorrah to show us several important truths. One of those truths is that when the people of Earth become very wicked and sinful God’s Judgment will soon follow. Notice also that each time the Judgments occurred the people we caught off guard because they did not heed the warnings they were given. They where marrying and giving in marriage before all TORMENT destroyed them. Life was normal nothing seemed different and then all of a sudden God’s Wrath FELL.
We all felt very sadden by the devastation on 09-11-01 and many questioned the way the where living their lives. We saw how quickly our lives could end, even on a mass scale. Close to, or over 3,000 people left their lives on Earth and now are at Their Eternal Destination. We can only hope many made the choice to serve Jesus whole-hearted in this life. Would you have been ready to meet the Lord? For some the End of The World will come today because everyday thousands die. Jesus doesn’t have to return for your World to End. Considering that the Great Tribulation shall be the worst suffering Humanity has ever experienced, we should all strive to live Godly through Jesus Christ. Then we shall escape the Judgment that will come upon all the Earth. Now’s The Time to live for God and follow Jesus with all your heart. Sin may be pleasurable now but only what we do for God will last forever.
Mt 24:21 – For then there will be great tribulation, such as has not been since the beginning of the world until this time, no, nor ever shall be.
Noah and Lot both were men that represented righteousness in a sinful and dark world. They warned others but were looked at as fools. NKJ/Genesis 19: 14 So Lot went out and spoke to his sons-in-law, who had married his daughters, and said, “Get up, get out of this place; for the Lord will destroy this city!” But to his sons-in-law he seemed to be joking. Are you ready to heed God’s warning and warn others? I pray that you do not think this is a joke. The people did not believe Lot until sudden destruction came upon them. People have not changed much since Noah’s and Lot’s day. In the Days of Noah the Bible teaches how the sins of men had grown very widespread and man’s heart was on evil continually. Most people are betting their souls on tomorrow but God says choose Today!
Genesis 6: 5-7 – 5 And GOD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. 6 And it repented the LORD that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart. 7 And the LORD said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air; for it repenteth me that I have made them.
The Cities of Sodom and Gomorrah were full of sin and rebellion against God. Sodom was a prosperous City made rich through their natural resources. Sodom was full of fornication, adultery, lesbianism, homosexuality, Idolatry, orgies, drunkenness, all manner of filthiness, and every manner of evil. They were Out of Control. Here is some of what the Bible teaches about Sodom.
Genesis 13:13 – 13 But the men of Sodom were wicked and sinners before the LORD exceedingly.
Genesis 18:20 – 20 And the Lord said, Because the outcry against Sodom and Gomorrah is great, and because their sin is very grave.
Genesis 19:4-6 – 4 Now before they lay down, the men of the city, the men of Sodom, both old and young, all the people from every quarter, surrounded the house. 5 And they called to Lot and said to him, “Where are the men who came to you tonight? Bring them out to us that we may know them carnally.” 6 So Lot went out to them through the doorway, shut the door behind him, 7 and said, “Please, my brethren, do not do so wickedly!
The men of the city of Sodom wanted to have Homosexual relations with the two other men that were strangers. The two men were also Angels, who were sent by God to destroy the city. Before the Angels destroyed the city Lot pled with them to come into his home and eat something. Afterward, they Lead Lot, his wife, and their two daughters out of the City and warned them “Not to Look Back”. Lots wife did and she was turned into a pillar of salt. She was damned because after she was brought out of Sin and Damnation she looked back on her old life. Jesus gives us chance after chance to be free but don’t waste yours being too relaxed and looking back. The more you look back the harder it gets to turn whole-hearted toward God. You must just give up on Sin and Evil cold turkey (totally). Don’t worry about past mistakes Today is The Day. God will forgive you of all your sins if you truly Repent. You may never have a better chance than now.
This is a message to believers and non-believers that God means Business and He wants us to obey His Commands and not Look Back on the Life of Sin He brought us out from. We must remember that Lots wife heard God’s Warning and she did not believe 100 percent His Word, “Not to Look Back”. Some say, Jesus done away with the old law, friend God’s Word is His Word. Jesus used this History lesson to warn us of His Coming. Jesus is telling us in His Word that many will be damned like those in Sodom, many will be like Lot’s wife and turn back to their life of sin after knowing the Truth. Some will be like Lot and escape the Great Tribulation which is the beginning of God’s Judgment on the Earth. Some will also escape the Final Judgment of Hell and the Lake of Fire. Will you escape by heeding God’s Warning to this Generation?
Genesis 19:15-26 – 15 When the morning dawned, the angels urged Lot to hurry, saying, “Arise, take your wife and your two daughters who are here, lest you be consumed in the punishment of the city.” 17 So it came to pass, when they had brought them outside, that he said, “Escape for your life! Do not look behind you nor stay anywhere in the plain. Escape to the mountains, lest you be destroyed.” 24 Then the Lord rained brimstone and fire on Sodom and Gomorrah, from the Lord out of the heavens. 25 So He overthrew those cities, all the plain, all the inhabitants of the cities, and what grew on the ground. 26 But his wife looked back behind him, and she became a pillar of salt.
Today’s society is a lot like Sodom and Gomorrah and the people in Noah’s Day.
Sin has a snowball effect. Once we make little allowances for sin it will grow, believe that. If you let the devil ride in the back seat sooner or later he will move to the front seat and before too long he will be driving. Then you will be on your way to his home in Hell. Sin is like cancer if it is not stopped, it will spread until death is eminent. The Word of God teaches that it is the little foxes that destroy the vine. You can do all things through Jesus Christ. Little victories add up to gigantic victories. Pay close attention to what you feed your mind and heart! The little things you think don’t matter, really matter most. God is patient and longsuffering but He will not hold back His Wrath forever. Because of His patience and longsuffering many think He will continue to delay His coming but God will surprise the World. Those who are Watching, will Be Ready when Jesus Comes.
We hope and pray that today you’ve made up in your mind to be ready when Jesus comes!
Below we have a link to our book of Revelation Page.
There is no greater book for learning about End time events like:
- The Rapture, The Great Tribulation, The Antichrist, The Mark of the Beast,
- The New World order, The Second Coming of Jesus, Judgment Day and
- The New Heaven and The New Earth than the book of Revelation.
Our book of Revelation page features charts, outlines, summaries and illustrations for easier understanding of the book of Revelation.