Pastor Mac Hammond | January 30, 2022
The rapture of the church off this earth is one of the mysteries of God’s kingdom, but it doesn’t have to be a mystery to you! You can understand the how, when, and who of the rapture. You can expect to see God’s goodness manifest in this miraculous way. This past weekend, Pastor Mac talked about who goes in the rapture and what to do if you miss the rapture.
As children of our Heavenly Father, we have a great hope and expectation that we will one day be with our Lord. After a trump and a shout, we will meet Him in the air before He brings us to heaven.
Let your heart be stirred knowing that Jesus is bringing all who believe that they will be taken up in the rapture to be with him in heaven prior to the next dispensation of time: the Tribulation.
For those left behind, they should get away from the cities. They should band together with like-minded people and get away from any metroplex. There will be a need to be self-sufficient throughout the tribulation.
One reason this is true is that people will be martyred for their faith during the Tribulation. Living self-sufficiently will put you farther away from their notice and able to minister to those who need Jesus!
1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 KJV
But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him. 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. For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. Wherefore comfort one another with these words.
Revelation 7:9 KJV
After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands;
Revelation 7:13-14 KJV
And one of the elders answered, saying unto me, What are these which are arrayed in white robes? and whence came they? And I said unto him, Sir, thou knowest. And he said to me, These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.
Proberbs 22:3 KJV
A prudent man foreseeth the evil, and hideth himself: but the simple pass on, and are punished.
1. What can you do today to prepare for the rapture?
2. Why does it matter what we believe?
3. Are you getting excited about being taken up to heaven after a trump and a shout? Praise God!