One of the most interesting things I find about the Bible is the books about prophecy and the end times.
There is this one video that is on Youtube and Godtube. It has this pastor doing a sermon about the end times and how Christ could come at anytime. Every now and then I see the video coming across the feeds on Facebook. I will post the link that video at the end of this blog post. Those familiar with the pre-trib point of view knows that Christ will take those who are believers and the rest will be left behind. For me, that freaks me out big time. To think that I’m talking to someone or at church and all the sudden everyone is gone. Or worst yet, I’m left sitting there and maybe a few others. As a Christian, I would have known what happened. And that would be a horrible thing to happen.
There are a number of different theories out there. A few are the pre-trib, mid trib and post trib. No matter what or when it happens, I want to be sure I’m ready and prepared so I don’t have to be left standing there.
Then I think about some of the “what if’ kind of thoughts. What if I was doing something I know I shouldn’t be doing? I thought about this not so long ago when my husband and I were in Mesquite Nv. We weren’t gambling. But we were at the casino eating dinner since I had to pick up some wine for a party. OK! So now here is my thought. First I go over the border to a liqueur store and then go to the casino to eat dinner. As a Christian, I know that we need to be careful who and what we associate with. I don’t believe it is a sin to drink a drink as long as it isn’t overly done. But we need to be careful and not indulge to the point of drunkenness. Which I don’t do. I’m not big on drinking.
As I was sitting at the dinner table at the Virgin River Casino, I couldn’t help but wonder if this would be the moment when Christ would come again. Would the believers be taken at that time and would I want to be at the casino when that happened? I do feel that Christ would go to where the sinners are and we are all sinners. But still that voice in my head told me that I’m where I shouldn’t be since it was weighing on my heart. It bothered me for some time and obviously it does now.
I am very excited for the second coming of Christ. I don’t want to be left unaware or sleeping. I know many times I make bad choices and I need to keep myself in check. One of the biggest compliments anyone can give me is that they can see that I am a believer in Christ and a Christian. As a Christian, I strive to be like Christ, but I sure fall short a lot. Everyday I have those thoughts or things that come up that makes me fall short. There are moments I have to make sure what my motivation is. Is what I’m doing, saying or taking part in for my own good or is it for God?
One of the main things I do worry about when Christ comes again is the unsaved. The only ones who will be saved and live eternally are those who have accepted Jesus Christ as their personal Savior and repent of your sins.
Romans 10:9 : If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.
There are many that I know that don’t believe, and if they do it is in the sense that they know who Jesus is and that He was a great teacher. Jesus isn’t real to them and there is no personal relationship with Him. Which breaks my heart because I know that they may be one of those left behind. And if they die before Christ comes, they are still going to be standing before God and be judged. In Hebrews 9:27 is says “Just as people are destined to die once, and after that to face judgment,”.
We don’t know the day nor the hour of Christs return or when we die. It could happen at any moment, and for any reason. So whether Christ comes today or we die today, we will face our judgment one way or another. Don’t be caught off guard. because it is a matter of life or death. I can’t even wrap my brain around how horrible it would be for those who were left behind or those who never accepted Christ as their Savior.
For me, I would like to say that I want to be sure I know who I believe in and that is Christ! I want to be sure to know where I will be going if Christ came today! I want to know for sure where I would be if I died today! For me nothing is more important than sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ. I do believe we are living in the end times. It is up to the person if they decide to listen or not. But I don’t want to be caught not going about Gods work. Even when I have one of my days when I’m not in the best moods and thoughts that aren’t very Christian like. Thankfully God has a way of putting me in check during those times. 🙂
Video Mentioned Above- Will You be Left Behind?