If we are not ready for Jesus when He comes soon in the Rapture we will find ourselves catapulted into the unspeakably horrendous seven year Tribulation period. It is my aim in this series to give warnings of the many insidious traps that must be avoided in order to survive if we find ourselves plunged into the Tribulation. Many people will be in a state of panic and denial the day after the Rapture… and then the horror of what has happened to them will begin to dawn upon them: their loved ones, whom they had scorned and made fun of, have been taken to Heaven and they have been left behind to make a choice for Christ… or antiChrist. They will be heartbroken by their own stubborn refusal to trust Jesus as their Saviour.
In previous months I have written a series of posts on the subject of the Rapture and who will be caught up to meet Jesus in the clouds when He comes to take His Bride to Heaven to be forever with Him there. In addition I have published a number of guidelines on how to make sure we are ready for the soon coming of our Lord Jesus. There is absolutely no need for any Christians to be left behind, unless they have abandoned their first love, left the Narrow Way, and are no longer head over heels in love with Jesus, living for Him alone, and worshipping Him as Lord of their lives.
We must now turn our attention to the sobering subject of the Tribulation. This will begin right after Jesus has taken His Bride up to Heaven. In recent years Jesus has been speaking frequently about the end times through certain of His chosen prophets. In these prophecies Jesus explains end time Scriptures. Teachings such as these are badly needed because few church leaders are preparing their flock nowadays for what is shortly to break out on the Earth. The average believer has little or no idea what the Rapture is about, or the severity of the sufferings that will be unleashed worldwide immediately after the Bride of Christ is snatched away out of danger by her Heavenly Bridegroom.
There is a disturbingly widespread lack of awareness of how unspeakably horrendous the Tribulation will be, and what every Christian must be doing right now in order to be ready for Jesus’ return and so avoid it. Few Christians know about the intense sufferings that will unavoidably come upon them if they are left behind in the Rapture. They will be forced to live through indescribable nonstop torments. This horrific purifying process of Tribulation will last seven years according to Scripture, but those who have remained faithful to Jesus throughout the severe trials and testing will then be in a state to receive their eternal reward in Heaven.
Every Christian can, and must, now do everything possible in order to be ready for Jesus’ return, and so avoid the Tribulation. Few Christians know about the intensity of the sufferings that will come upon those who are left behind. They are unaware that they will soon be facing unforeseen dangers, ensnaring traps and unimaginable torments. Their lives will continually be in jeopardy. At the end of this severely refining process, those who have remained faithful to Jesus will have been purified and made ready to go to their eternal reward in Heaven. Common sense urges a serious commitment, or recommitment, to Jesus Christ without delay.
Jesus said to His chosen vessel: “There will be many left behind. I don’t want to leave anyone, but those who have continually rejected Me and spurned My counsel cannot be taken. There are those who are in seasoned ministry, and have decades of experience serving Me. They hear My voice, they arrange their messages for others – but do not themselves heed My counsel.
“I cannot pour new wine into an old wineskin. I cannot build My new Church on corruption. There must be a complete letting go of all bitterness, rancour and pre-conceived ideas, as well as false value systems and a religious spirit. My Church is corrupt – she must be purified. And what is soon to befall her is My provision for her purification.
“Shall I not have a voice in the wilderness crying out and preparing the way? I tell you the truth – those who have spurned the wise counsel of My faithful ministers shall at last open their ears and hear their voice. But it will be too late for them to avoid the trials that are coming upon the Earth to try all souls. The world has caught them up into a lifestyle and theology that did not exist in My early church. Their very sense of being will be critically threatened and called into question until they realise Who I AM and who they are in Me, and what it truly means to bear My Name, My Cross. To live in Me and I in them. Then they will discover their worth and reject completely all the world has offered and held for them. This must be done through a process, it doesn’t come overnight. That is why I am leaving them behind.”
The worldly church cannot be raptured
Christians know it is the will of God for us to be holy, and some quote the first part of 1Thessalonians 4:3, but how many know what this verse really says? Sex outside of marriage, and each one of the many currently popular sexual deviations, not only will send those who indulge in them straight into the Tribulation, but their eternal destination will inevitably be Hell. See Galatians 5:19-21 and 1 Corinthians 6:9-10 et al.
People boast of their lifestyle being ‘freedom’ but in fact it is the very opposite! Sin does not make us free, it enslaves us. Read Romans chapter 6 prayerfully. When we are entrapped by sin, we actually crucify Jesus over and over again as we love the very sins He suffered unutterable agony on the Cross to save us from.
Jesus added, “My dear, dear children, I am trying so hard to prepare you for what is coming… Those of you who have been living for others have nothing to fear – I will take you in the Rapture. Those of you who have not been able to make a decision to live a pure life for Me, most likely will stay to work out those details [i.e. in the Tribulation].
“I grieve for you, My children who are hardhearted, that you cannot accept the Kingdom of God like a little child. I am weary of contending with you… It is time to prepare, and your best preparation is to live by faith and be intimately connected to Me, not allowing yourself to compromise for any creature, not husband nor children, but be true to Me.
“I want to leave no one behind, but some of you have hardened your hearts to the innocent and the blind. LOVE is My standard: patience, long-suffering, kindness, mercy, meekness, the Beatitudes. This is the description of My Bride. If you are still countering the Beatitudes you still do not have My heart. You still don’t resemble Me. My Bride MUST resemble Me.”
A beautiful hymn written by a friend who is now with Jesus
1. Thou dost seek a bride all pure and holy,
Those who now belong to Thee alone,
Those who give Thee all their hearts’ affections,
Of Thyself a part, bone of Thy bone.
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Lord, we answer to Thy heart’s deep longing
“Even so, come quickly Lord” we say.
In our hearts we have the blessed answer,
“Rise My love, My fair one, come away.”
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2. Drawn from every kindred, tribe and nation
By Thy Holy Spirit’s mighty power,
Finding rest in Thee, God’s great salvation,
Waits Thy Bride for Thine appointed hour.
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3. Sharing with Thee in this world’s rejection,
Putting on Thy death to wear a crown,
By Thy blood and word we’re overcomers,
With Thee in Thy throne we shall sit down!
Are you a worldly Christian?
Worldly Christians have not made Jesus Lord of their lives and therefore are not walking the Narrow Way. They feel that they have a ‘right’ to be entertained by the world and watch TV and films produced by ungodly men and women, although the Word of God clearly states “I will be careful to lead a blameless life… I will walk in my house with a blameless heart. I will set before my eyes no vile thing. The deeds of faithless men I hate; they shall not cling to me… I will have nothing to do with evil.” Psalm 101:2-4
Christians who are living for themselves, doing what they want to do and ignoring what the Word of God says, are running headlong towards the Tribulation. However, at the end of the seven years, worldly Christians, and those who will turn to Jesus during those years, will all receive their reward in Heaven after passing through the purifying Tribulation process.
In forthcoming posts you will find a measure of encouragement for those who have to endure the Tribulation, and extremely serious warnings and important guidelines on how to avoid being captured by the New World Order after the Bride has been snatched away to safety (raptured) by Jesus. This information is literally life-saving and should be shared as soon as possible with family and friends who are unaware of the dangers to come.
To help you to prepare for the Rapture, and thus avoid the horrors of the Tribulation, I strongly advise you to read the previously published Get Ready For Your Journey’. Jesus teaches point by point who the Bride is. Here, Jesus explains, among many other things, the words of Apostle Paul in his letter to the church at Ephesus, where he describes the church as “not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.” It is an eye opener to learn the spiritual significance of these words. These are Christians with the oil of the Holy Spirit in their lamps, the ones whom the Bridegroom will take into the Marriage Supper (as Jesus taught in His parable in Matthew 25:1-13).
In Revelation 19 we read that the Lamb’s wife has “made herself ready.” It is high time we all made ourselves ready. This is, of course, something that we alone can do. Please don’t leave it too late.
In ‘Get Ready For Your Journey’ Jesus expounds Scripture giving clear guidelines on how to live our lives for Him and so be ready for the Rapture. If you are unsure whether you measure up to Jesus’ expectations of His Bride ‘Get Ready for Your Journey’ will be a great help to you. Jesus does not expect perfection; He looks upon our hearts. He sees our yearning to be more like Him and imputes righteousness to us. Jesus explains the immense importance of holiness of life. We tend to overlook that Apostle Paul wrote these words to the Corinthian church:
The church is engaged to Jesus: she is His Holy Bride-to-be, engaged to her Holy Lord. Our Lord Jesus will soon return for a pure Bride, one who resembles her Heavenly Bridegroom, not one who does her own thing, following the lifestyles of the world.
Note from So Greatly Loved
Please take this post very seriously. Study it as though your very life depended on it – because, in a very real sense, it does.