Recently I’ve noticed that a lot of Christians are looking at all that is going on in the world, and they are looking to be ‘raptured’ out. And we should long our Messiah’s return, so that we can be in His glorious presence.
But most Christians seem to be saying it because they want to get away from the tribulation ahead. And that grieves my heart to the core.
Friends, when tribulation comes to this earth, people will become desperate for hope and answers. Many who are not open to the Gospel now, will be open then. They will need our Messiah. They will be ripe for the harvest.
Do you think that your Messiah is honored by you wishing to be removed from tribulation, instead of being here to help redeem souls?
The Gospel spread miraculously around the Roman Empire in the first few centuries. Even though the Church was severely persecuted, it continued to grow.
10 million saints were killed by the Roman Empire. And every death brought honor to the Father.
Then the Roman Catholic Church tried to eliminate the Word of God and the Church of Christ. Over 50 million saints were killed by the Roman Catholic Church during the Dark Ages and the Inquisition.
But the Church of Christ prevailed and millions came out of the Catholic Church to be saved and Bibles and the Gospel were spread around the world.
In the midst of persecution, our brothers and sisters in Christ continued to shine the light of the Gospel, and millions were saved.
Messiah foretold this time when He addressed our Church era of Laodicea, which He called lukewarm, wretched, miserable, poor, blind and naked. He said that He would vomit those type of Christians out of His mouth!
But to those who overcome, Messiah said, “To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne.”
Wishing an escape from tribulation is not being an overcomer.
We overcome by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of our testimony; and when we love not our lives unto the death.
We overcome by shining the light of our Messiah in a dark world, during times of tribulation.
I pray that you put away thoughts of a rapture and an escape, but rather resolve to fight for every soul until death or Messiah’s return.
I pray that you take a different perspective about these end times. I pray that your end game will be to fight against the enemy, and to set the captives free, in the powerful mighty name of our Messiah, to bring glory to the Father.
I pray that when Messiah returns, He finds you bloody, sweaty and exhausted, for having fought so hard against the enemy.
Messiah is looking for warriors, not lukewarm wimps.
You better decide which one you are right now before the battle rages.
In a battle you need to know who your enemy is, and All Roads Lead To Rome.