Are you looking for Jesus? Or..are you caught up in the things of this world? Many are sleeping and not watching for The Master’s return. When Jesus catches His Bride away in the air, it will be like in the days of Noah and Lot. Life is carrying on as normal before The Tribulation. People are eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, buying & selling, planting and building. People are busy in their plans concerning this life on earth, forgetting that at any moment now the sky will part as the Trumpet of God sounds and the dead in Christ rise first. Do not be caught up in this world. It could occur any moment & the “left behind” multitude realizes that the Bride of Christ is gone with the Bridegroom.
The Book of Revelation is a literal book and nothing is clearer than the company of Tribulation saints in Revelation 7. No picture in the Book of Revelation is more graphic than this multitude of dying or dead saints, martyred for their faith in Jesus Christ. This vast number is clearly the multitudes that missed the Rapture but repented and became willing sacrifices for Christ.
The cost of discipleship today does not touch the cost of discipleship after the Rapture. The devil will have lost the prize of the “Bride of Christ” he had so determined to destroy. Being left behind, then in order to follow Christ and make it to Heaven, the only way will be dying for Him, as a martyr. The Mark of the Beast that enables people to buy or sell in their right hand or forehead is a guarantee for Hell once you take it. It’s easy to say you wouldn’t take the Mark of The Beast for Jesus in the Tribulation…but think about starving to death for instance. Read Revelation Chapter 13.
Matthew 25:6-10 King James Version
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.
Are you shining bright for Christ, or are you lukewarm? Are you living with one foot in the world and one with Jesus? This is so serious!
Mark 13:32-37 King James Version (KJV)
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.
33 Take ye heed, watch and pray: for ye know not when the time is.
34 For the Son of Man is as a man taking a far journey, who left his house, and gave authority to his servants, and to every man his work, and commanded the porter to watch.
35 Watch ye therefore: for ye know not when the master of the house cometh, at even, or at midnight, or at the cockcrowing, or in the morning:
36 Lest coming suddenly he find you sleeping.
37 And what I say unto you I say unto all, Watch.
Luke 21:34-36 King James Version
34 And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and so that day come upon you unawares.
35 For as a snare shall it come on all them that dwell on the face of the whole earth.
36 Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.