Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.’
So much talk about a Pre-Tribulation rapture and how Christians will be saved from the times of trouble coming. ESCAPISM…..that’s what this theory is. But I’m here to explain to you that if you are born again, faithful to Him above all else, why you shouldn’t fear going through a time of tribulation.
Let’s ponder the story of Moses.
The Pharoah wouldn’t let the Israelites go. The Lord sent plague after plague to the land of Egypt and those who were against our God suffered from these plagues, but the Israelites did not. Remember the lamb’s blood on the doors and how the death of all the first born swept through Egypt, but the Lord instructed the Israelites how to avoid this plague, thus none of them were harmed. Do we NOT believe the Lord will do the same for us in the last days?
The Lord has told us that just as he provides for the ravens, he provides for us.
Luke 12:22 Then He said to His disciples, “Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat; nor about the body, what you will put on. 23 Life is more than food, and the body is more than clothing. 24 Consider the ravens, for they neither sow nor reap, which have neither storehouse nor barn; and God feeds them. Of how much more value are you than the birds?
One must consider how God carried Noah THROUGH the flood. We must consider how God comforted the Israelites THROUGH the plagues in Egypt, and how God upheld Job THROUGH his time of affliction that Satan had cast upon him.
HE WHO ENDURES TO THE END WILL BE SAVED:
Mark 13: 9 “But watch out for yourselves, for they will deliver you up to councils, and you will be beaten in the synagogues. You will be brought before rulers and kings for My sake, for a testimony to them. 10 And the gospel must first be preached to all the nations. 11 But when they arrest you and deliver you up, do not worry beforehand, or premeditate what you will speak. But whatever is given you in that hour, speak that; for it is not you who speak, but the Holy Spirit. 12 Now brother will betray brother to death, and a father his child; and children will rise up against parents and cause them to be put to death. 13 And you will be hated by all for My name’s sake. But he who endures to the end shall be saved.
There IS a prize waiting for us at the end of our endurance, just as Job had received, just as the Israelites had received, just as Jesus received, just as many other countless stories in the Bible.
We MUST trust in the Lord to care for us, not blindly believe He is going to take us out of the world and escape the things that are coming outside of His wrath.
We can be ASSURED, we will not have to endure God’s wrath, but we will more than likely have to endure things on this earth that aren’t so pleasant, as millions before us have done. We should be training ourselves NOW to lean on Him, to seek Him, and to trust Him in comforting us and to provide for us instead of looking to things of this world or even ourselves to provide our comfort. All eyes on HIM.
If we can learn to do this, there’s NO FEAR…..no fear. He’s got our backs fellow Christians…I hear you speaking the words, but not trusting them because you are seeking things that just aren’t going to happen. The stories of Job, the Israelites, Noah and his family, and countless others SHOULD be giving us comfort, but the pre-tribulationists don’t even consider these. They don’t look at end times prophecy because they simply believe they won’t be here for any of it. Is this dangerous? And if they don’t have to know end times prophecy and watch for the signs and season, why did the Lord give the Words to us at all?
The time of Tribulation is right around the corner. Will you stand and have courage, or will you fall and be angry that you have to endure what is coming because you were unable to “escape”?
SIDE NOTE: the Pre-tribulation rapture theory has only been accepted and taught by most of the church for the last 80 years. The strongest Christian teachers of the past even denied this theory because it simply does NOT match any part of scripture. There WILL be a catching up, just not when many think it is. Could this be one of Satan’s last days deceptions? Don’t be caught unaware seeking something that wasn’t promised to us, and miss all the rest.
DO NOT FEAR, HE IS WITH US.
If you haven’t called on Jesus for your salvation, or just simply have forgotten how to lean on Him, go to Him today. Call to Him, He will answer. He will provide what you need if you just seek Him. He knows the desires of your hearts, He knows your afflictions and HE’S GOT YOU. Trust Him.
Peace to you all today and every day.