The Essence of Rapture
Introduction: Nowadays, the end times are the center of topic wherever we are. Well, the Rapture is real but my question is, what we are doing while we are waiting upon the Lord Jesus Christ?
The Bible Says:
Luke 12:40 "Be you therefore ready also: for the Son of man comes at an hour when you think not"
Revelation 16:15 "I come as a thief"
Revelation 2–3 "He that has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches"
Rev. 18:4 Then I heard another voice from heaven say: “Come out of her, my people, so that you will not share in her sins, so that you will not receive any of her plagues;
Rev 3:20 The Lord clearly prophesied: "Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me"
Matthew 25:1-13 " The Parable of the Wise and Foolish Virgins"
1 “Then the kingdom of heaven shall be likened to ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom. 2 Now five of them were wise, and five were foolish. 3 Those who were foolish took their lamps and took no oil with them, 4 but the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps. 5 But while the bridegroom was delayed, they all slumbered and slept. 6 “And at midnight a cry was heard: ‘Behold, the bridegroom [a]is coming; go out to meet him!’ 7 Then all those virgins arose and trimmed their lamps. 8 And the foolish said to the wise, ‘Give us some of your oil, for our lamps are going out.’9 But the wise answered, saying, ‘No, lest there should not be enough for us and you; but go rather to those who sell, and buy for yourselves.’ 10 And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came, and those who were ready went in with him to the wedding; and the door was shut. 11 “Afterward the other virgins came also, saying, ‘Lord, Lord, open to us!’ 12 But he answered and said, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, I do not know you.’ 13 “Watch therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour [b]in which the Son of Man is coming.
We as Church, are we ready to meet the Bride groom?
Do we have enough oil for the lamp?
Are we living in Holiness? Romans 14:17 17 for the kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.
Does our Soulish area (Mind, Will & Emotions) well feed by the Word of God?
Can we visualize ourselves where we are on these 3 kinds of water: Are we Hot, Cold or Lukewarm to our Lord Jesus Christ? If Hot & Cold are genuinely in good conditions and both are useful.
But what about The Lukewarm – Revelation 3:15–16 15 “‘I know your works: you are neither cold nor hot. sWould that you were either cold or hot! 16 So, because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, will I spit you out of my mouth.
Conclusion: Remember the 7 Years Tribulation is not for the “Church or Believers of Jesus Christ” if our goal is to be like the 5 Wise Virgins that mentioned on the parable.