Stay Alert For The Rapture Is Near

42 Therefore be alert, since you don’t know what day your Lord is coming…44 This is why you also must be ready, because the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.

Matthew 24:42, 44 HCSB

If the rapture takes place right after the seven years of the Great Tribulation, then we would know the return of Jesus Christ. And we understand that the Scripture says no one can know. Why would a believer stay alert if we knew when He was coming? But, the passages make it clear that since we don’t know, all believers must be in constant readiness for the rapture. That means that Christians have to be busy doing His will and living a life of righteousness and not in sin.

But be alert at all times, praying that you may have strength to escape all these things that are going to take place and to stand before the Son of Man. -Luke 21:36

The word “alert” here suggests that the followers of Jesus Christ must be in a state of holiness, walking in the Holy Spirit—obeying the Word of God in a daily fashion. When Jesus returns, He wants to see us on our knees seeking His face. And the way we seek the Lord is by putting our faith in action (Luke 18:1-8).

The phrase “praying that you may have strength to escape all these things” means to be spiritually ready to meet the Lord in the air The word “escape” means two things. The first one is to make sure that you have eternal life through faith in Jesus Christ (Hebrews 2:1-3). The second meaning of the word is to be prepared so that you would avoid the wrath of God (1 Thessalonians 5:3), which God will pour out in the second half of the Great Tribulation (Revelation 6).

Friend, do you intimately know Jesus? Does Jesus dwell in your heart? If not, don’t wait any longer because He can come at any moment, and you will be left behind.

A Worldwide Collapse Will Introduce The Mark Of The Beast

16 And he requires everyone—small and great, rich and poor, free and slave—to be given a mark on his right hand or on his forehead, 17 so that no one can buy or sell unless he has the mark: the beast’s name or the number of his name. 18 Here is wisdom: The one who has understanding must calculate the number of the beast, because it is the number of a man. His number is 666. -Revelation 13:16-18

The mark of the beast is connected to a currency that will be new for the world. For that to happen, there must be a worldwide economic collapse. Satan always used money to get people to worship him. He tried that with Jesus in the Book of Matthew 4:8-9 where he offered Jesus riches for worship. Jesus replied “Then Jesus told him, “Go away, Satan! For it is written: Worship the Lord your God, and serve only Him.” -Matthew 4:10

Undoubtedly, he will do it again, but this time it will be for the whole world and it will come with a clause. The clause will be that if you do not worship the Antichrist through his system that he will set in place, like worshiping his image and receiving his mark on your body, you will be put to death. Read Revelation 13:7-10.

If you don’t get the mark of the beast, you won’t eat. Are you willing to starve than to take it? Is food much more important than going to heaven. In Revelation 14:9-12, it states that if you do receive his mark, you will forfeit your chance to go to heaven permanently.

A worldwide reset is coming. Are you ready?

The End Time Plagues

There will be violent earthquakes, and famines and [plagues] in various places, and there will be terrifying sights and great signs from heaven.

Luke 21:11

[Plagues]

The word “plagues” in Greek means: The disease. The word is in a plural form as pestilence, which means that it will spread all over the world or that it might develop different strains, making it hard to control through a vaccine.

The plague that came to the world in 2019 is nothing compared to what is yet to come. The plague, which will be accompanied with war, famine, and dangerous wild animals, will kill 2 billion people (Revelation 6:7-8).

What would it take for you to wake up—if you haven’t yet given your life to Jesus Christ? Do you want to go through a time like no other, where many and I mean many people will perish?

The earthquakes, famines, plagues, deadly wild animals, as mentioned in Revelation 6, and heavenly disturbance—witnessing big asteroids hitting the earth—these things intensifying, hitting its climax in the Great Tribulation. For those who are left behind, they will see these scary events taking place. This world will get darker and darker but there is hope and that hope is Jesus Christ.

30 Then he escorted them out and said, “Sirs, what must I do to be saved?” 31 So they said, “Believe on the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved—you and your household.” -Acts 16:30-31

Jesus is coming soon with His angels to take with Him those who have given their lives to Him and have done His will here on earth.

15 For we say this to you by a revelation from the Lord: We who are still alive at the Lord’s coming will certainly have no advantage over those who have fallen asleep. 16 For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the archangel’s voice, and with the trumpet of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. 17 Then we who are still alive will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air and so we will always be with the Lord. 18 Therefore encourage one another with these words. -1 Thessalonians 4:15-18

Don’t let yourself be caught off-guard. Get right with the Lord, today. Believe in what Jesus did for you on the cross—He suffered on your behalf and paid for your sins. On the third day, Jesus rose from the grave, showing that death has no power over Him and that if we follow Jesus, when we die, our bodies will one day resurrect into a spiritual body that will never die like Jesus’ body.

Friend, ask Jesus to forgive you of all your sins and commit your life to Him. Also, ask Jesus to give you the Holy Spirit, who will clean your heart and make it new. The moment you get saved, you will be ready to do God’s will and live in such a way that will please the Lord. And remember, the message of Christ that you received cannot be hidden. You must share it with others, so that what happened to you, can happen to someone else.

All Scripture quotations was from the HCSB