Be Still . . .
Devotionals for Daily Living
in a flash, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed.
(1 Corinthians 15:52 (NIV))
Do you believe in the Rapture in which the true believers are suddenly caught up and taken away from this world and are instantly with the Lord?
I honestly don’t want to get into a debate about whether this concept is true or not. I simply want to pose a few questions to you.
Do you find this world to be a place of ever increasing evil where sin is considered good and anything godly and righteous is considered evil?
Do you long for the Lord to return and initiate a complete reset?
Do you long to be with the Lord?
Would you be upset if you were removed from this sinful, evil world and caught up to be with the Lord in heaven?
For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever.
(1 Thessalonians 4:16-17 (NIV))
Think about your answers and then think about this statement. The Lord is only going to come for those who long, who believe that they will see Him. I saw something from Maurice Sklar that really drives this point home. In it, he said of the Lord, “Those that do believe I am coming for them and those who do not are both correct.”
If you aren’t waiting, believing and expecting His return, can you honestly say that you truly belong to Jesus? Think about that from an earthly perspective. If you are separated from someone you truly love, what are your days like? Do you long to see them with all of your heart? Do you pray for their soon return? Do you hope and expect to see them at any minute? Are you disappointed when you don’t see them? This is how we should be with our love of the Lord Jesus! We should long to be with Him and, based on His promises, we should expect to see Him in the twinkling of an eye!
If we truly love the Lord, we should be expecting His return. We should be living for this event! Are you someone who believes that He is coming? Are you ready?
Do you believe it could happen at any moment?
Copyright 1998 – 2019 Dennis J. Smock
Daily Living Ministries, Inc.
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