another presentation and warning of the rapture
Another presentation on the rapture and warning
Here are some more things on the very soon to come rapture as I was given them April 2, 2014 just before going to church. I present these in love, caring, not wanting any to miss this coming rapture. Here is what the Holy Spirit impressed on me: First- there are many who will think they are good to make the rapture but will actually miss it unless they repent beforehand and get on fire for the Lord, these have lost their first love, are worldly and backslidden, and especially are lukewarm. Please repent NOW of these conditions so you do NOT miss the rapture if this message speaks to your spirit and you feel convicted. Second- many people who thought they had a done a lot of good works before being taken at the rapture will be shocked and dismayed to find out that most if not all of their works are wood, hay, and stubble, and as such will be burned up and consumed at the judgment seat, leading this group of people to shed many tears of remorse and regret for a largely if not wholly wasted walk. Of course the Lord will dry up every tear but don’t you want to have at least ONE crown to throw at the Lord’s feet when you see Him and not just tears of regret for failing to serve Him much better after having all that wood hay and stubble being burned up at the judgment seat? Again, I know I want to present the Lord with crowns, gold, precious stones, and silver, and not wood, hay and stubble which will be burned up and destroyed. Also these will lose rewards authority and more and not have what they might otherwise have had with better works. I also encourage this group of people to repent and do better quality (motive) works that will stand the trial of fire which will test them all at the judgment seat NOW while you have time. There is a third group who will be pleasantly surprised with what happens at the judgment seat. These people are very humble and think their works on earth are nothing or very little value- this is especially true of those who work in the background serving and donors to missionaries and such. I sense there will be these who will be surprised with several crowns, authority and various other awards and rewards for their work will have pleased the Lord. These will be surprised but the Lord will congratulate them and show appreciation for what they did and show them where and how their deeds pleased Him and furthered the Kingdom of God. This is best group to be in. I am, mainly writing this to the first two groups to encourage and correct them to repent and change there direction in the small remaining time that they make the rapture and not find themselves left behind to face the tribulation, and to find themselves having at least a few good works to be rewarded for. I care deeply about people and it IS my desire to have as many people as possible hear from the Lord at the judgment seat “well done thou good and faithful servant thou has been faithful in a little so enter into the joy of thy Lord”
First up is some relevant scripture warnings to the first group above. Here is the passage of scripture relating to losing the first love in Revelation chapter 2, this written to the Ephesian church, a church who has left its first love and Jesus urges them to repent or they will lose their candlestick
(Revelation 2:1) Unto the angel of the church of Ephesus write; These things saith he that holdeth the seven stars in his right hand, who walketh in the midst of the seven golden candlesticks;
(Revelation 2:2) I know thy works, and thy labour, and thy patience, and how thou canst not bear them which are evil: and thou hast tried them which say they are apostles, and are not, and hast found them liars:
(Revelation 2:3) And hast borne, and hast patience, and for my name's sake hast laboured, and hast not fainted.
(Revelation 2:4) Nevertheless I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love.
(Revelation 2:5) Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent.
(Revelation 2:6) But this thou hast, that thou hatest the deeds of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate.
(Revelation 2:7) He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God.
Next up, now in Revelation chapter 3, is the church of Sardis, who are soundly rebuked for being a dead church and are encouraged to pick up the parts that remain alive and repent, and those who overcome are promised to walk with Jesus with white robes
(Revelation 3:1) And unto the angel of the church in Sardis write; These things saith he that hath the seven Spirits of God, and the seven stars; I know thy works, that thou hast a name that thou livest, and art dead.
(Revelation 3:2) Be watchful, and strengthen the things which remain, that are ready to die: for I have not found thy works perfect before God.
(Revelation 3:3) Remember therefore how thou hast received and heard, and hold fast, and repent. If therefore thou shalt not watch, I will come on thee as a thief, and thou shalt not know what hour I will come upon thee.
(Revelation 3:4) Thou hast a few names even in Sardis which have not defiled their garments; and they shall walk with me in white: for they are worthy.
(Revelation 3:5) He that overcometh, the same shall be clothed in white raiment; and I will not blot out his name out of the book of life, but I will confess his name before my Father, and before his angels.
(Revelation 3:6) He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.
The final church presented here is the church of Laodicea, whom are lukewarm, and Jesus hates that, and encourages them to repent of this lukewarm nature or be spit out of His mouth but He does give the promise that any overcomers will be able to set with Jesus on His throne, too
(Revelation 3:14) And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God;
(Revelation 3:15) I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot.
(Revelation 3:16) So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.
(Revelation 3:17) Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked:
(Revelation 3:18) I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see.
(Revelation 3:19) As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.
(Revelation 3:20) Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.
(Revelation 3:21) 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.
(Revelation 3:22) He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.
Now here is more information, presentations and scripture coming on the imminent rapture so you can be informed and read as I have no wish for any to miss this rapture
The first thing I will do is show the rapture in the bible by three sets of scripture starting with John 14:
In the first seven verses of John chapter 14 Jesus promises that if Jesus goes to prepare a place for us- as there are mansions in the Father’s place- He will receive us too for them and that He Jesus is the only way to the Father and Heaven.
(John 14:1) Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.
(John 14:2) In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.
(John 14:3) And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.
(John 14:4) And whither I go ye know, and the way ye know.
(John 14:5) Thomas saith unto him, Lord, we know not whither thou goest; and how can we know the way?
(John 14:6) Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
(John 14:7) If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also: and from henceforth ye know him, and have seen him.
The other two scriptures are from 1 Corinthians chapter 15 and 1 Thessalonians chapter 4 stating things:
First up in this is 1 Corinthians chapter 15 speaking of the rapture and how we must all be changed and made incorruptible and how death is then swallowed up in victory
(1 Corinthians 15:50) Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption.
(1 Corinthians 15:51) Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,
(1 Corinthians 15:52) In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.
(1 Corinthians 15:53) For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.
(1 Corinthians 15:54) So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.
(1 Corinthians 15:55) O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?
(1 Corinthians 15:56) The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law.
(1 Corinthians 15:57) But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
(1 Corinthians 15:58) Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.
Here are the six verses in 1 Thessalonians chapter 4 that deal with the rapture and how it will work and the dead rise first and how that we which are alive will be caught up(raptured) to meet them in the air.
(1 Thessalonians 4:13) But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope.
(1 Thessalonians 4:14) For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him.
(1 Thessalonians 4:15) For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep.
(1 Thessalonians 4:16) For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:
(1 Thessalonians 4:17) Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.
(1 Thessalonians 4:18) Wherefore comfort one another with these words.
The next thing, the three people involved in this example are caught up in the rapture, hearing the Lord’s shout, the voice of the archangel and the trump of God as they happen and then they go up, alive to face the Lord. What happens to them then? Matthew 16 and Revelation tell how Jesus will reward according to their works and all:
(Matthew 16:27) For the Son of man shall come in the glory of his Father with his angels; and then he shall reward every man according to his works.
(Revelation 22:12) And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be.
(Revelation 22:13) I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.
The process of this is known as the judgment seat of Christ which I believe will be almost immediately done after the rapture and the people will fare differently as they all go up one at a time to face Jesus:
Here is more information and scriptures on the judgment seat of Christ which will be soon after the rapture I believe, that it is for everyone, how our works will be tried by fire to see what kind they are and as a result some will be well rewarded but others will suffer loss, regret and even some tears of regret as their works, most or all of them, are then judged as wood, hay and/or stubble and thus are burned up and consumed by God’s trying fire at this judgment and as a result that believer will then receive few to no rewards for their efforts on the earth while they see others whose works are deemed as gold, solver and precious stones will receive many rewards for their good works done in a good motive- to serve and bring glory to God. I put this in to encourage ALL to more good works of service/ministry of helps, giving, teaching, exhortation, mercy, prayer in the right motive of love so as to receive better rewards, having more gold, silver and precious stones which will survive the trying fire and not be consumed, and to be more fulfilled while in heaven, so I exhort you to do all for God for His glory while you still have any time left at all before the coming rapture!
The next judgments speak of the judgment seat of Christ and what happens there which is first spoken of in Romans chapter 14 where it also warns people NOT to judge one another (not hard to do, repent if so, I repent too as needed) and that we will all stand at the judgment seat of Christ to give account of ourselves for all what is done in our bodies.
(Romans 14:9) For to this end Christ both died, and rose, and revived, that he might be Lord both of the dead and living.
(Romans 14:10) But why dost thou judge thy brother? or why dost thou set at nought thy brother? for we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ.
(Romans 14:11) For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God.
(Romans 14:12) So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God.
(Romans 14:13) Let us not therefore judge one another any more: but judge this rather, that no man put a stumblingblock or an occasion to fall in his brother's way.
This message of needing to give account for ourselves is again repeated here in 2 Corinthians chapter 5, where the fear of the Lord is also stated
(2 Corinthians 5:9) Wherefore we labour, that, whether present or absent, we may be accepted of him.
(2 Corinthians 5:10) For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad.
(2 Corinthians 5:11) Knowing therefore the terror of the Lord, we persuade men; but we are made manifest unto God; and I trust also are made manifest in your consciences.
We must be mindful of what we do and what motives we do for all of our works will be tested by fire as stated in 1 Corinthians chapter 3, at the judgment seat of Christ to see what type of works they are, be they good works done in a good motive which leave precious jewels, gold and silver, or wood, hay and stubble (the ones which surviving the test will receive rewards) and I will discuss what happens there below.
(1 Corinthians 3:11) For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ.
(1 Corinthians 3:12) Now if any man build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble;
(1 Corinthians 3:13) Every man's work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man's work of what sort it is.
(1 Corinthians 3:14) If any man's work abide which he hath built thereupon, he shall receive a reward.
(1 Corinthians 3:15) If any man's work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire.
The believers works are the tested in the fire and those that survive(gold, silver, precious stones) as stated are given are rewards, which are often crowns. Here is more information on the crowns available to the believer after they die or are raptured to encourage Christians to do even more for the Lord. The crowns will be thrown at Jesus’ feet after being received for we know we could never have earned them without Him. There will be other rewards and more, however.
- The incorruptible crown: 1 Corinthians 9:24,25.
(1 Corinthians 9:24) Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may obtain.
(1 Corinthians 9:25) And every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a corruptible crown; but we an incorruptible.
This is also called the imperishable crown. This crown is given to believers who faithfully run the race, who crucify every selfish desire in the flesh and point men to Jesus. God calls some people to do things that will require some sacrifice in the way they will live and conduct their lives. Some people may be called to be a missionary in a far off and poor country. They will literally be working for almost nothing in earthly terms. They will have to sacrifice the money, possessions and life style they could have had, if they stayed home in their own country. This verse also implies that these people will also receive this crown for the sacrifices they were willing to make for God in order to successfully complete the call and mission God had called them to do.
Basically run whatever race that God has set out for you and be the best you can be for God. Be willing to make whatever sacrifices there may be to successfully complete the mission that God has set out for you.
- The crown of rejoicing: 1 Thessalonians. 2:19, 20. & Daniel 12:3
(1 Thessalonians 2:19) For what is our hope, or joy, or crown of rejoicing? Are not even ye in the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ at his coming?
(1 Thessalonians 2:20) For ye are our glory and joy.
(Daniel 12:3) And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever.
To those who faithfully are witnesses to the saving grace of God and leads souls to Jesus. This crown has also been named the soul winner's crown. It seems to indicate here that God will be giving a crown to those who have been witnessing to others and leading people to Christ.
Telling others about the grace of God, telling others about Jesus, is the greatest thing that you can do for someone while here on this earth. When you help someone to be led to the Lord, you have just been used as a vessel of God.
God will judge you by your willingness and desire to be used by Him to witness to others, not necessarily on how many actually get saved, because we are to water and He gives the increase. There are many Christians who are simply too busy to be willing to be used by God to try to lead others to the Lord. God can fit opportunities for you in your life to witness and work for Him if you allow Him to. Some could be your unsaved friends, family members or co-workers, etc.
- The crown of life: James 1:12.
(James 1:12) Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him.
For those believers who endure trials, tribulations, and severe suffering, even unto death Rev. 2:8-11. This crown is also referred to as the martyr's crown.
Jesus says that He will give this crown to those who undergo severe hardship, testing, tribulation and/or physical death on His behalf. Probably being willing to die for your faith in God would be the ultimate sacrifice. It is the greatest act of courage and love that you can show God. Christians who have been martyred for their faith throughout history will not only be given this crown of life, but other rewards once they enter into heaven.
God the Father will honour each ones trials and tribulations and thus will be rewarding them accordingly. Also consider this verse from Rev. 2:10.
"Do not fear any of those things which you are about to suffer. Indeed, the devil is about to throw some of you into prison, that you may be tested, and you will have tribulation ten days. Be faithful until death, and I will give you the crown of life."
- The crown of righteousness: 2 Timothy 4:8.
(2 Timothy 4:8) Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.
To those who love the appearing of Christ, who anxiously wait and look forward to the day when He will return for His saints. This crown is given to those who have lived a good and righteous life for God while living down here on earth.
First, if you are a believer you have been made righteous before God the Father as a result of Jesus dying on the cross for all of our sins. This means that the righteousness of Jesus has now been imputed to you.
Second is that it refers to us living a good and righteous life for God the Father with what time we have left down here. There are Christians who are righteous before God the Father as a result of being saved, called Justification, through the blood of Jesus Christ; but they are not living righteous lives in their actions, words and behaviours, called Sanctification. There are some people may be saved in God’s eyes, but who continue to do are still do evil works that the unsaved would do. We all have our flaws, weaknesses, and certain temptations that we may struggle with. It is not perfection but direction that God is looking for. The Bible says that, we all have sinned and have fallen way short of the glory of our God. We all know right from wrong! God just wants each one of us to choose to do the right thing when faced with certain temptations or choices to do something bad. When it is all said and done, these Christians will probably be receiving some of the greatest rewards that God can hand out once they enter into heaven. To live a righteous life for God will really be worth your while as you will definitely be given this crown by God Himself once you enter into heaven.
- The crown of glory: 1 Peter 5:1~4.
(1 Peter 5:1) The elders which are among you I exhort, who am also an elder, and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, and also a partaker of the glory that shall be revealed:
(1 Peter 5:2) Feed the flock of God which is among you, taking the oversight thereof, not by constraint, but willingly; not for filthy lucre, but of a ready mind;
(1 Peter 5:3) Neither as being lords over God's heritage, but being ensamples to the flock.
(1 Peter 5:4) And when the chief Shepherd shall appear, ye shall receive a crown of glory that fadeth not away.
This is the pastor’s crown and will be given to the ministers who faithfully feed the flock of God. . This probably could also include preachers, teachers, Sunday School teachers, missionaries and all those who teach the Word of God in their respective ministries. This crown may signify the importance and sacrifices of bringing up others into the ways of God. God wants those who are saved to grow and learn as much as they can about Him, His Son and His Holy Spirit and to do that he uses mature believers who are willing to teach others.
God can use you to teach and shepherd others. God shows you the extreme importance that He is placing on those who teach and preach the word. Being willing to teach and educate others after they are saved is one of the greatest things you can do for them this side of heaven.
These crowns are awarded to believers when they appear at the judgment seat of Christ either after dying or after the rapture has taken place during the seven year tribulation period so I am including presentations and prophecies concerning the rapture too so you are not ignorant and are not left behind to face the tribulation. It is not my desire to see any be left behind
Other rewards will reflect what is inside or outside your place and what you wear and so on. I do want to stress that even the small efficiencies in heaven would cost billions in the earth, and the biggest mansions in heaven are far bigger than anything on the earth similar, and some go as big an entire shopping mall. God does not hold ANYTHING back in heaven for His saints who love Him and whom He loves and wants to lavish His love on Him in so many wonderful ways. . The Lord wants me to post this on the categories of places and how many rooms the may have, stating this is still valid, though with the caveat- do not literally hold to the number of rooms in the categories for one vast room could be the same as thirty smaller rooms, for these places and mansions are given by the grace of God alone but reflective also of works done on earth by the person to whom God is giving these places to live and what is inside of them:
Category 1. Single to three room efficiency/apartment/condo:
These are those who did little for God, gave little in the way of tithes or offerings, did not win many to God and or what they works they did were of a wrongful, fleshy and or a selfish motivation and done by their own personal strength rather than God’s . These people all got saved by the grace of God but will have little to nothing to show for their Christian walk here on this earth for the above reasons, or also the rapture happened (or they died) just after they came to the saving knowledge of Christ and as such did not have any time to do good works. They will at first before God wipes away their tears and gives them happiness, bemoan the fact that they could have done much, much more for the kingdom of God. I share this to encourage people to do more for the kingdom and as such increase your rewards with God. However, of course, the greatest reward of all from God will just be in the presence of Jesus for all eternity and His perfect love, which applies to all five categories. I share these categories to encourage people to do good deeds with pure motives while there still is time before the rapture with the goal of advancing one or more categories, repenting of all fleshly and wrong deeds as the Holy Spirit gives conviction for them, and committing to do things with the motive of love. I want people to be of category 3 and up, higher is better
Category 2. four to eight room house, condo or apartment. These have done more than the first category perhaps with a bit purer motives so God will give them this housing and maybe they will win a crown or so (which will be thrown at Jesus feet, of course). They will also however also regret that they too could have done more with their walk if they had made better decisions in their life. Again, God also will wipe their tears away and they will be happy but still they also will have fallen short of their full potential of rewards for service and works. They too will though enjoy being with Jesus which as stated is the greatest reward for being raptured. Still I encourage as before to do more works with love and a pure motive and not with fleshly selfish motivations (or they would be higher than this category) to try to get a better category- I do this in love wanting the best for people and that they get really blessed by God. Some may be in this category too because they did not have enough time to mature to do good works in a pure motivation so as to increase their category further. I am thinking most martyrs will get category 3 (as God loves the ultimate sacrifice) as well as those who are the most successful at mortifying the deeds of the flesh and living Holy, the will be category 3 plus and win the crown of righteousness, for as God is Holy He loves Holiness in His people and a lack of fleshly deeds. Many in category 1 and 2 will be there due to too many fleshly works so ask God for help in dying to the flesh while there is time.
Category 3. nine to sixteen room house or large apartment These people will have done more for God still, and God will reward them nicely for their wonderful service with a nice place, in the form of a large house to spend the rapture, millennial kingdom. They could have done more still but this will be nice, and have some small grounds and gardens for the person with trees and other nice things. They likely will win a crown or two and will have some supportive role in helping Jesus rule in the millennial kingdom. These will have done deeds with a largely pure motive but some too will still have been done with fleshly selfish motives or they may have gotten a category 4 or even 5 for what they did. Some may not have had the time and this may be the best. It is still a good category or level to be in, but I challenge readers to go for the best and do things in love (give, teach, missions, serving and so on, as their calling and the Spirit dictate).
Category 4. seventeen to thirty room large house small mansion These large homes are for people who have done wonderful service for God. Many also will have larger grounds too with all sorts of nice trees, gardens and more, to bless the person to which it has been given to by grace. These will have likely two or three crowns which will again be thrown to the feet of Jesus in adoration and worship, knowing that they could not have been won without Him. Most of their deeds will have been done with a pure heart but there may be a few good deeds done with fleshly motives but that will decrease as the rewards increase as God will not reward or bless good deeds done with fleshly selfish motives, but likely will rebuke that, as he did with Howard Pittman. Again here I stress the point that the motive of the deed is more important than the deed itself, and it may be better to do nothing than to do something with a selfish motivation. The people in this group will have an increased role in the millennial kingdom too.
Now that as the above words and scriptures indicate there are indeed different rewards and situations at hand and I will discuss them one at a time- I am going to try to avoid genders because whether these three are men or women or both- these are examples of what can happen and the intent is to encourage people to do good.
The first type of person in these examples is the one who will face the most grief as a result of his/her going to the judgment seat. She/he finds out then at the judgment seat that his/her works done on the earth are mainly wood, hay and stubble possibly with a few precious stones and gold and silver mixed in but not overly much. Their edifice is largely a chicken coop or a pig’s farm built of wood, hay and stubble without much precious things. Sadly this person’s lot I am led to believe may be the majority of Christians making the rapture’s may well be in this group with not enough works and those that are they(good works are mostly done with poor motivation(man’s approval versus pleasing the Lord mainly). I hope and want to be wrong about this, but I have my doubts. I DO want people to see this warning, be convicted, repent as needed and then try harder to do works that please the Lord and are the precious stones while there is still time. This person will find when their works/building is tried by the fire of God at the judgment seat it is mostly or all consumed and as a result, they get few or no rewards from Jesus, sure they are saved by grace and go into heaven, but there will be remorse and regret and doubtless tears shed because they will then know how they wasted their life doing poor works (or none) that are judged to be such. Jesus have pity and will dry all their tears and be reassuring and their regret will eventually go away but they will know without a doubt they could have done more. Unfortunately they won’t have the nicest housing (but it will be far nicer than anything here on earth doubtless) but they will know it could have been so much more had they fulfilled their potential. It is not impossible that they might win a crown or two but many won’t as stated above. I encourage these people who read this to do more, give, serve/ministry of helps, say and do kind things for other people with a motive of love- even holding the door and saying “God bless” help so you do NOT find yourself here but can get more precious jewels and such for good. I also encourage this person to look into volunteering with a love motive in soup kitchens, orphanages, and other services areas as well as giving and more(all three types of people would profit doing this, actually). God never overlooks good works done in the right motive. Use the time wisely before the rapture to serve the Lord.
Now onto the second type of person- this person has an equal mixture of all six building materials on their foundation: gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, and stubble. This is the second kind of person and the second most numerous in the rapture. This person will have works of various sorts: serving/helps, teaching, evangelism, prayer and all of them, and some not so good works but some of the good works might have been done with impure/selfish motives which helped add some wood, hay and stubble to their foundation. When this person’s spiritual edifice is then tried by God’s fire to determine what the quality is- there will be some of it burned up and consumed but some of it will survive the test and receive rewards. Almost certainly this person will have AT LEAST one crown-maybe even two or three- coming to him/her for her efforts (which will be thrown at Jesus’ feet at the right time) and doubtless many other rewards for their good service on the earth. Many of this group will hear the words that ALL would love to hear “well done thou good and faithful servant” but they will know they could have done more and also shed some tears of regret and remorse, though not nearly as many as the first type of person. These also will be given more chances to help Jesus rule and reign in the millennium. I also encourage this group to do greater works of kindness, serving, teaching, giving, obeying God, for again, God does not overlook any good work done in His name with a loving motivation to bring Him glory.
The last of the three types of person is the one whose works are mostly gold, silver and precious stones and relatively little wood hay and stubble. This is the least numerous type of person after the rapture without a doubt. This person will be well rewarded for their good efforts here on the earth before the rapture/they died. They will most certainly win multiple crowns which will be cast at the feet of Jesus, but also they will have the best places to live and the best serving and ruling opportunities of the three and this type of person will have the least amount of regret to suffer with, but there will be a little bit because even this good person knows he/she would have missed the mark a few times- all people do at times but this person will have the least amount of regret and remorse of the three and also the most amount of joy of the three people at the judgment seat and afterwards in their future in heaven, during the millennial kingdom and eternity. Probably everyone in the group will hear the words “well done, though good and faithful servant enter into the joy of the Lord, and a good many will indeed be used as a viceroy having authority over cities in the millennium, too. I want to encourage this group to keep it up and continue doing as they are or even step the pace up to finish strongly in the remaining time before the rapture.
I am backing this presentation above up by the two parables of accountability in Luke chapter 19 and then Matthew 25, although the first person I have here represents the last person of the parable (the one would failed with his talent/mina as they found their works burned but I don’t think any will be cast into outer darkness as suggested in Matthew 25 for burying their talent(I could be wrong, though) but there WILL be weeping and gnashing teeth due to regret. The last person I have is representative of the one who got the most rewards and is listed first in both parables. The middle one is the same. I just put the last first and the first last in my example
First come two closely related parables of accountability and the first of these is the parable of the pounds where servants are given pounds and then will have to account for them. There is a lazy one too in this parable as well as two diligent ones. The diligent servants are rewarded and the lazy one is punished for his sloth.
(Luke 19:12) He said therefore, A certain nobleman went into a far country to receive for himself a kingdom, and to return.
(Luke 19:13) And he called his ten servants, and delivered them ten pounds, and said unto them, Occupy till I come.
(Luke 19:14) But his citizens hated him, and sent a message after him, saying, We will not have this man to reign over us.
(Luke 19:15) And it came to pass, that when he was returned, having received the kingdom, then he commanded these servants to be called unto him, to whom he had given the money, that he might know how much every man had gained by trading.
(Luke 19:16) Then came the first, saying, Lord, thy pound hath gained ten pounds.
(Luke 19:17) And he said unto him, Well, thou good servant: because thou hast been faithful in a very little, have thou authority over ten cities.
(Luke 19:18) And the second came, saying, Lord, thy pound hath gained five pounds.
(Luke 19:19) And he said likewise to him, Be thou also over five cities.
(Luke 19:20) And another came, saying, Lord, behold, here is thy pound, which I have kept laid up in a napkin:
(Luke 19:21) For I feared thee, because thou art an austere man: thou takest up that thou layedst not down, and reapest that thou didst not sow.
(Luke 19:22) And he saith unto him, Out of thine own mouth will I judge thee, thou wicked servant. Thou knewest that I was an austere man, taking up that I laid not down, and reaping that I did not sow:
(Luke 19:23) Wherefore then gavest not thou my money into the bank, that at my coming I might have required mine own with usury?
(Luke 19:24) And he said unto them that stood by, Take from him the pound, and give it to him that hath ten pounds.
(Luke 19:25) (And they said unto him, Lord, he hath ten pounds.)
(Luke 19:26) For I say unto you, That unto every one which hath shall be given; and from him that hath not, even that he hath shall be taken away from him.
(Luke 19:27) But those mine enemies, which would not that I should reign over them, bring hither, and slay them before me.
In Matthew 25 is a very similar parable to the first one but this time the servants are given varying amounts of talents according to their ability- and do varying things to them. Again the diligent ones are rewarded handsomely, but the lazy one who buries his, not only loses it but also is thrown into outer darkness for his laziness
(Matthew 25:14) For the kingdom of heaven is as a man travelling into a far country, who called his own servants, and delivered unto them his goods.
(Matthew 25:15) And unto one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one; to every man according to his several ability; and straightway took his journey.
(Matthew 25:16) Then he that had received the five talents went and traded with the same, and made them other five talents.
(Matthew 25:17) And likewise he that had received two, he also gained other two.
(Matthew 25:18) But he that had received one went and digged in the earth, and hid his lord's money.
(Matthew 25:19) After a long time the lord of those servants cometh, and reckoneth with them.
(Matthew 25:20) And so he that had received five talents came and brought other five talents, saying, Lord, thou deliveredst unto me five talents: behold, I have gained beside them five talents more.
(Matthew 25:21) His lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.
(Matthew 25:22) He also that had received two talents came and said, Lord, thou deliveredst unto me two talents: behold, I have gained two other talents beside them.
(Matthew 25:23) His lord said unto him, Well done, good and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.
(Matthew 25:24) Then he which had received the one talent came and said, Lord, I knew thee that thou art an hard man, reaping where thou hast not sown, and gathering where thou hast not strawed:
(Matthew 25:25) And I was afraid, and went and hid thy talent in the earth: lo, there thou hast that is thine.
(Matthew 25:26) His lord answered and said unto him, Thou wicked and slothful servant, thou knewest that I reap where I sowed not, and gather where I have not strawed:
(Matthew 25:27) Thou oughtest therefore to have put my money to the exchangers, and then at my coming I should have received mine own with usury.
(Matthew 25:28) Take therefore the talent from him, and give it unto him which hath ten talents.
(Matthew 25:29) For unto every one that hath shall be given, and he shall have abundance: but from him that hath not shall be taken away even that which he hath.
(Matthew 25:30) And cast ye the unprofitable servant into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth
Next is the marriage supper of the lamb for all of them, all regret gone though they may have different situations during this wonderful situation. I am sharing my vision of this here now:
Early this morning I saw a dream/vision of the room of the marriage supper of the lamb. It was a vast and huge room where there were tables literally as far as the eye could see in all directions, and I saw another vision of this at the church service on the 11 th of December . The lighting was subdued and subtle like a very fine dining restaurant but there was an area that was significantly brighter, presumably where the Groom (Jesus) will be. After I awoke from sleep I was told to convey the message that this dining area IS READY NOW for the bride to appear, and the vision further reinforced this message of the fact all is ready, as several other prophets have seen, as well. The messages means unmistakably the rapture will be sooner than later so be ready for it. I am now going to present scriptures which will show the marriage supper of the lamb in the bible. First are three parables in the gospels which allude to the wedding supper, and then is the actual supper in Revelation 19.
The first of these parables that Jesus spoke on this and that I am sharing here is in Luke chapter 14 where that the people were initially invited all made excuses to be released from the supper and then the Lord had them go out and get guests for it (the gentiles) and stated that none of those initially bidden were worthy to taste His supper- wake up people!
(Luke 14:15) And when one of them that sat at meat with him heard these things, he said unto him, Blessed is he that shall eat bread in the kingdom of God.
(Luke 14:16) Then said he unto him, A certain man made a great supper, and bade many:
(Luke 14:17) And sent his servant at supper time to say to them that were bidden, Come; for all things are now ready.
(Luke 14:18) And they all with one consent began to make excuse. The first said unto him, I have bought a piece of ground, and I must needs go and see it: I pray thee have me excused.
(Luke 14:19) And another said, I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I go to prove them: I pray thee have me excused.
(Luke 14:20) And another said, I have married a wife, and therefore I cannot come.
(Luke 14:21) So that servant came, and shewed his lord these things. Then the master of the house being angry said to his servant, Go out quickly into the streets and lanes of the city, and bring in hither the poor, and the maimed, and the halt, and the blind.
(Luke 14:22) And the servant said, Lord, it is done as thou hast commanded, and yet there is room.
(Luke 14:23) And the lord said unto the servant, Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled.
(Luke 14:24) For I say unto you, That none of those men which were bidden shall taste of my supper.
Here is a very similar parable which is in Matthew chapter 22, with a very similar warning message to us, except there is one man who came to the wedding supper without a proper garment who is then as a result of not having the proper dress cast into outer darkness so beware of that too, and be thankful to be ready for this supper, the marriage supper of the lamb
(Matthew 22:1) And Jesus answered and spake unto them again by parables, and said,
(Matthew 22:2) The kingdom of heaven is like unto a certain king, which made a marriage for his son,
(Matthew 22:3) And sent forth his servants to call them that were bidden to the wedding: and they would not come.
(Matthew 22:4) Again, he sent forth other servants, saying, Tell them which are bidden, Behold, I have prepared my dinner: my oxen and my fatlings are killed, and all things are ready: come unto the marriage.
(Matthew 22:5) But they made light of it, and went their ways, one to his farm, another to his merchandise:
(Matthew 22:6) And the remnant took his servants, and entreated them spitefully, and slew them.
(Matthew 22:7) But when the king heard thereof, he was wroth: and he sent forth his armies, and destroyed those murderers, and burned up their city.
(Matthew 22:8) Then saith he to his servants, The wedding is ready, but they which were bidden were not worthy.
(Matthew 22:9) Go ye therefore into the highways, and as many as ye shall find, bid to the marriage.
(Matthew 22:10) So those servants went out into the highways, and gathered together all as many as they found, both bad and good: and the wedding was furnished with guests.
(Matthew 22:11) And when the king came in to see the guests, he saw there a man which had not on a wedding garment:
(Matthew 22:12) And he saith unto him, Friend, how camest thou in hither not having a wedding garment? And he was speechless.
(Matthew 22:13) Then said the king to the servants, Bind him hand and foot, and take him away, and cast him into outer darkness; there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
(Matthew 22:14) For many are called, but few are chosen.
Here is the parable of the ten virgins in Matthew chapter 25 which also alludes to the marriage supper of the Lamb and is given as a warning to the bride to be ready for it and the rapture as five of the virgins were not ready- these five foolish virgins no extra oil with them unlike the wise ones, had to get more oil and as such were left out, not making it back in time for when Jesus came back for the supper. PLEASE do not be one of those five foolish virgins, but be one of the five wise virgins who had the spare oil and were ready to meet the bridegroom when He came.
(Matthew 25:1) Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom.
(Matthew 25:2) And five of them were wise, and five were foolish.
(Matthew 25:3) They that were foolish took their lamps, and took no oil with them:
(Matthew 25:4) But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps.
(Matthew 25:5) While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept.
(Matthew 25:6) And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him.
(Matthew 25:7) Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps.
(Matthew 25:8) And the foolish said unto the wise, Give us of your oil; for our lamps are gone out.
(Matthew 25:9) But the wise answered, saying, Not so; lest there be not enough for us and you: but go ye rather to them that sell, and buy for yourselves.
(Matthew 25:10) And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage: and the door was shut.
(Matthew 25:11) Afterward came also the other virgins, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us.
(Matthew 25:12) But he answered and said, Verily I say unto you, I know you not.
(Matthew 25:13) Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh.
Here is the actual marriage supper of the lamb and worship seemingly before or during it, as related in the book of Revelation chapter 19 verses 5 through 9
(Revelation 19:5) And a voice came out of the throne, saying, Praise our God, all ye his servants, and ye that fear him, both small and great.
(Revelation 19:6) And I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude, and as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of mighty thunderings, saying, Alleluia: for the Lord God omnipotent reigneth.
(Revelation 19:7) Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready.
(Revelation 19:8) And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints.
(Revelation 19:9) And he saith unto me, Write, Blessed are they which are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb. And he saith unto me, These are the true sayings of God.
Here now are more prophecies and information concerning the coming rapture:
I honestly believe God has been showing me recently that the rapture is coming sooner and not later as some believe, but we cannot predict the day or the hour but we are to keep doing our part, keeping a good relationship with Him and winning souls until God the Father tells the angels to blow the trumpet and sends Jesus to gather up His children to Him, and so I am adding a presentation with more information on the rapture and end times, for the day of the Lord’s coming will be as a thief in the night and it is necessary for all to be prepared for this always.
Now is a good time to draw near to the Lord and be reading His word, forgiving ALL offenses done against you, asking for God and or others help if need be for I sense Satan is holding many in the bonds of unforgiveness, and more, for I have gotten together a number of prophetic messages both of my own- by dreams and more and from other sources. I do not want anyone to miss this coming rapture for earth will be hell during the tribulation period so now I present information on the rapture and events related below:
ARE ALL CHRISTIANS GOING IN THE RAPTURE???
ARE YOU SURE YOU ARE READY???
This seems to be one of the hot topics on 5 Doves recently, so I feel it is time that I forward one of my tracts that I wrote about 12 years ago, with several hundred thousand in circulation. For those of you who believe that ALL Christians will be taken in the Rapture, I hope and pray that you are right. On the other hand, if one believes that way, and feels no need to change his backslidden, lukewarm, compromising, unwatchful, worldly, or fence-straddling ways, WOE BE UNTO HIM, if he suddenly finds the Rapture happened and he was left behind.
Isn't it much safer to get as close to the Lord as we can in these VERY LAST DAYS? Is there any negative in doing that??? It is much safer and wiser to believe that all Christians are NOT going in the Rapture. Not only safer and wiser, but I believe MORE SCRIPTURAL, also. Following is the tract that I wrote:
Are All Christians going in the Rapture? If, at some point in your life, you have asked Jesus Christ into your life to become your personal Lord and Saviour, does this GUARANTEE that you are going in the Rapture? All signs point to the END OF THE AGE VERY SOON, SO THE MOST IMPORTANT QUESTION YOU COULD ASK YOURSELF IS, "AM I READY FOR THE RAPTURE?"
Before we go any further, let's clarify what the RAPTURE is. I Thessalonians 4:16-17 says, "For the Lord Himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: then we which are alive and remain will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air; and so shall we ever be with the Lord."
The Rapture is the GREAT ESCAPE from the horrendous Tribulation period that is SOON to come on ALL THE WORLD! It is for a body of born-again believers in Jesus Christ. The question is IS THE RAPTURE FOR ALL CHRISTIANS?
It is probably safe to say that a majority of Chlristians reading this tract would say "YES". We are NOT addressing the issue of salvation, or "once saved, always saved," or "eternal security". For those of you who answered "Yes", CAN YOU FIND EVEN ONE SCRIPTURE THAT GUARANTEES THAT ALL CHRISTIANS ARE GOING IN THE RAPTURE? Scripture points to the fact that all will NOT be making it to the rapture.
Just because you have always believed something, or your Pastor believes it, or your church teaches it, DOES NOT MAKE IT TRUE! IT MUST BE BASED ON THE WORD OF GOD! It is our fervent desire that ALL CHRISTIANS are going in the Rapture. If ALL CHRISTIANS are going in the Rapture, we have lost nothing by drawing closer to the Lord to prepare for His Soon Return. If, on the other hand, we have a false sense of security regarding our readiness for the Rapture, and we ignore the Lord's warnings to GET OUR HEARTS RIGHT WITH HIM BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE, we have a TREMENDOUS amount to lose. Just read the Book of Revelation!
"Lord, your Word is awesome. Lord, your Word is powerful. Lord, your Word is sharper than any two-edged sword. Lord, use the convicting power of the word of the Living God and the convicting power of your mighty Holy Spirit to reveal to every one of us the Truth from your Word. If the message of this tract is not true, then cause it to have no effect on the hearts of those reading it. If, however, the message from your Word IS true, we ask you to release an outpouring of your Holy Spirit on Christians everywhere. For those who are not spiritually ready, cut to the very bottom of their heart and REMOVE THAT FALSE SENSE OF SECUITTY IN THE NAME OF JESUS! AMEN."
Your opinion, and my opinion, do not matter. What you have been taught does not matter. WHAT DOES THE WORD OF GOD SAY? This is ALL that really matters. The remainder of this tract will be WARNINGS DIRECTLY FROM THE WORD OF GOD CONCERNING YOUR READINESS FOR THE RAPTURE! (If YOU are ready, that's wonderful, but how about your family, your friends, and those who sit in the church pews around you?)
In Luke 21, the whole chapter is discussing the End of the Age and the Second Coming of Christ. In verses 34-36, JESUS GIVES AN OMINOUS WARNING TO ALL CHRISTIANS, "and TAKE HEED TO YOURSELVES, lest at any time YOUR HEARTS be over-charged with surfeiting (partying), and drunkenness, AND CARES OF THIS LIFE, and so THAT DAY COME UPON YOU UNAWARES. For as a snare (trap) shall it come on all them that dwell on the face of the whole earth. WATCH YE, therefore, AND PRAY ALWAYS, THAT YE MAY BE ACCOUNTED WORTHY TO ESCAPE ALL these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the son of man (Jesus)."
If ALL Christians were going to take part in this GREAT ESCAPE, WHY WOULD JESUS GIVE SUCH A STERN AND OMINOUS WARNING TO THE END-TIME CHRISTIAN??? This is DEFINITELY a very PERSONAL WARNING for each of us. The subject matter can be nothing but the Tribulation hour and the Rapture. Jesus says to pray always. Surely, Jesus knows that a non-Christian cannot be in an attitude of constant prayer. Surely, non-Christians are not expected to be LOOKING FOR THAT DAY and WATCHING for signs of His Soon Return.
Jesus is continuously talking to HIS FOLLOWERS throughout this chapter. Jesus says to TAKE HEED TO YOURSELF, He is addressing YOUR HEART and He is constantly personalizing this message to YOU, to YE, THE CHRISTIAN! ARE YOU LISTENING? ARE YOU READY???
What can we do, as Christians, to be found WORTHY of the Lord's GREAT ESCAPE, THE RAPTURE? Jesus tells us to be in a constant attitude of prayer. Become so close to the Lord that you can talk with Him about anything. Pray that the Lord would reveal to YOU anything in your life that might keep you from being ready for the Rapture. Then you need to act upon that which the Lord shows you to do.
In this passage, the Lord strongly encourages us to be WATCHING for the SIGNS of His Soon Return, so that we would not be UNAWARE of the approximate time of His Return. Jesus said we could KNOW when His Return was NEAR, EVEN AT THE DOORS! ALL SIGNS NOW CONFIRM TO US THAT HIS COMING IS AT THE DOOR!!!
If you do not have this firm conviction in your heart that our Lord's Return is AT THE DOOR, it is probably because you have not been WATCHING for signs as He continuously admonishes us to do over and over again in the New Testament (Read Mark 13 and 14). Are the CARES OF THIS LIFE your priority, or do you so much look forward to His Return that YOU LOVE HIS APPEARING (II Timothy 4:8) more than the things of this life?
(2 Timothy 4:8) Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.
The CARES OF THIS LIFE (Luke 21:34) are what cause us to become "worldly" Christians, or "backslidden" Christians, or "lukewarm" Christians. Luke 21:34-36 (Go back and read it again) strongly implies that these types of Christians ARE NOT READY FOR THE RAPTURE!!!
(Luke 21:34) And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and so that day come upon you unawares.
(Luke 21:35) For as a snare shall it come on all them that dwell on the face of the whole earth.
(Luke 21:36) Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.
In Revelation, starting with Chapter 6, the horrible judgments of the Tribulation are poured out on an unsuspecting world. In Chapters 1-3, there are several WARNINGS TO THE CHRISTIANS IN THE LAST DAYS, WARNINGS BEFORE THE RAPTURE AND THE TRIBULATION IN CHAPTERS 6-19.
The constant theme of Revelation, Chapter 2, is the NEED OF THE END-TIME CHRISTIAN TO REPENT! Rev. 2: 4-5 says, "I have somewhat against thee, because THOU HAS LEFT THY FIRST LOVE. Remember, therefore, from whence thou are fallen, AND REPENT, and do the first works; or else I WILL COME UNTO THEE QUICKLY, AND WILL REMOVE THY CANDLESTICK OUT OF HIS PLACE, EXCEPT THOU REPENT."
If you HAVE LEFT YOUR FIRST LOVE you are a "backslidden" Christian. You need to REPENT and restore your relationship with Christ back to what it should be. Is the Lord speaking to YOUR HEART RIGHT NOW?
Rev. 3:10 says, "Because thou has kept the word of my patience, I ALSO WILL KEEP THEE FROM THE HOUR OF TEMPTATION, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth." The implication of this verse is obvious: If the end-time Christian does NOT stay close to the Lord and endure to the end, HE WILL NOT BE KEPT FROM THE TRIBULATION HOUR!
Rev. 3: 15-16 is ANOTHER OMINOUS WARNING TO ALL CHRISTIANS, "I know thy works, that thou are neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot. So then BECAUSE THOU ART LUKEWARM, AND NEITHER COLD NOT HOT, I WILL SPUE THEE OUT OF MY MOUTH."
Can you honestly give another explanation for this verse, other than the LORD CASTING LUKEWARM CHRISTIANS OUT INTO THE TRIBULATION? What are YOU doing that would show the Lord that you are ON FIRE for Him? These verses say emphatically that their WORKS WERE LUKEWARM.
What happens to the unwatchful SERVANT who believes his LORD is not coming back for a while and is not that concerned about the way he is living his life? Matthew 24: 50-51 says, "the LORD of that SERVANT...shall cut him asunder, and appoint him his portion with the hypocrites: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth (The Tribulation Hour?)." In Matthew 25:30, we see the exact same result for the unprofitable SERVANT. In both cases, there is A LORD--SERVANT RELATIONSHIP ALREADY ESTABLISHED. ARE ALL CHRISTIANS GOING IN THE RAPTURE? WHAT DOES THE WORD SAY???
This world is full of LUKEWARM, BACKSLIDDEN, UNWATCHFUL, AND WORLDLY Christians. In Rev. 7:9, we see a GREAT MULTITUDE, that no man could number, standing before the Lamb of God in Heaven. Verse 14 describes them, "These are they which came OUT OF GREAT TRIBULATION, AND HAVE WASHED THEIR ROBES, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb." In Chapter 20, it says they were beheaded for not taking the Mark of the Beast.
This great multitude of people already had robes. Your Robe of righteousness is given to you at the time of your salvation. They were already saved but their ROBES WERE DIRTY. These COMPROMISING Christians were caught up in the CARES OF THE WORLD when the Rapture happened and they were cast into the Tribulation hour like the Scriptures had warned them about so many times. They WASHED THEIR DIRTY ROBES in the Great Tribulation because there is no compromise then---IT'S EITHER JESUS CHRIST (and lose your head) OR ANTICHRIST (and lose your soul FOREVER)!!!
Do you really want to have to face that choice? It is clear from God's Word what you must do to be assured of a place in the Rapture. YOU MUST ACT QUICKLY BECAUSE THE TIME FOR THE RAPTURE IS ALMOST HERE!
1. Make sure that you have received Jesus Christ into your life as your PERSONAL Lord and Saviour. If you do find you need Him to be your personal Lord and Saviour please pray the following prayer with me. There is nothing that can compare with a relationship with God or even come remotely close
Heavenly Father I come to You in the Name of Jesus. I confess to You that I am a sinner and cannot save myself. I confess and repent of all of my sins and unrighteousness. Right now I confess with my mouth Jesus as the Lord of my life and believe in my heart that You, God did indeed raise Him from the dead. I thank You for cleansing and forgiving me of all of my sins and unrighteousness and for saving me. I thank You for sending Your Son to die in my place for my sins, and for the inexpressible gift of eternal life that I now claim through the death of Jesus on the cross. Thank You, Lord, again for saving me. In the Name of Jesus I pray Amen
2. Examine your own heart for any signs of backsliding, worldliness, unwatchfulness, compromising, and lukewarmness.
3. REPENT (Turn COMPLETELY away from sin and turn COMPLETELY around towards Jesus). Sin separates you from God, even as a Christian. Feel free to use the following prayer, praying it with me
Heavenly Father I confess these sins(list them) to You and say I am sorry I did these things, doing so by faith thanking You for Your promise in Your word that when we confess our sins You are faithful and just to forgive them and cleanse us from all unrighteousness. Thank You for forgiving all my sins and breaking all demonic oppressions, bondages, and strongholds behind them and deliverance from temptation. In Jesus Name I pray Amen
4. Study end-time Biblical prophecy until you become completely convinced that His Coming is, indeed, AT THE DOOR. This will help keep you from temptation and sin. JESUS IS COMING VERY SOON!!! The book of Revelation, Matthew 24, 25, Mark 13, Luke 12, 17, 21 are good places to start.
5. Do something for the Lord. (Passing out tracts would be a good start.)
6. Examine your priorities, lest the CARES OF THIS LIFE cause YOU to MISS THE RAPTURE, as we are so adamantly WARNED about in Luke 21, and so many other Scriptures.
7. Draw closer to God by praying, reading His Word, attending a fundamental church as often as possible, and surround yourself with a Christian atmosphere (Christian friends, books, music, radio, TV, etc.)
8. PRAY DILIGENTLY. ASK THE LORD TO REVEAL TO YOU ANYTHING IN YOUR LIFE THAT EVEN MIGHT KEEP YOU FROM THE RAPTURE. PRAY THAT THE LORD WOULD GIVE YOU A PEACE, IF YOU ARE READY, AND AN UNREST AND UNEASINESS IN YOUR HEART, IF YOU ARE NOT READY.
9. Listen for His voice and then STAY OPEN TO THE LEADING OF THE HOLY SPIRIT.
10. Act upon that which the Lord is calling you to do. DO IT NOW BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE!
If the Lord has planted the least bit of doubt or uneasiness in your heart, will you swallow your pride and pray this prayer with me:
"Dear Lord, Thank you for preparing a WAY OF ESCAPE from the horrible Tribulation to come. It is my sincere desire to be ready for your Soon Return, so that I can participate in the Rapture. Give me a COMPLETE PEACE IN MY HEART FROM YOU if I am, indeed, ready.
Let there be no false sense of security in my heart concerning my readiness for Your Return. Begin to reveal to me things in my life and in my heart that might keep me from the Rapture. Show me what I need to do to BE READY and then give me the power to act upon that which you show me to do. Draw me away from the world and closer to you every day. Use me in whatever way you can to help others who may not be ready for your Return. Fill me with your peace when I am ready and fill me with YOUR POWER, for victory over sin and temptation, and for effective service for your kingdom. In Jesus' mighty name, Amen."
The words of the Lord that He would leave with you in these last days before His Return, "REMEMBER THEREFORE, HOW THOU HAST RECEIVED AND HEARD, AND HOLD FAST, AND REPENT. IF THEREFORE, THOW SHALT NOT WATCH, I WILL COME ON THEE AS A THIEF, AND THOU SHALT NOT KNOW WHAT HOUR I WILL COME UPON THEE." (Revelation 3:3)
Feel free to make copies of this tract or forward it to your backslidden, lukewarm, compromising, unwatchful, and worldly family members and friends. Do not delay. Time is short. What we do, we must do quickly now.
God bless you and yours