Once a week I watch a Mid-East Prophecy Update put out by a minister named JD Farag. Brother Farag and I often agree on key issues and I find his Youtube channel both informative and encouraging. Anyway, last week he began his program by presenting a question (both to his congregation and to those watching via internet). He asked something along the lines of: If you knew for certain, without a doubt, what day the rapture was…What would you be doing differently?
This question was especially meaningful to me because I too have had a tugging of the Spirit, asking myself that very same question. This isn’t the first time God has placed something in my mind or on my heart, only to have it confirmed by someone else shortly after. So I present the question to YOU: If you knew for certain the day of the rapture, would your life change at all? Let’s be more specific: If we knew for certain that Jesus was going to call His bride home on September 23 2015…would your life change? I certainly hope so. The petty every day anxiety, annoyances and frustrations wouldn’t seem like such a big deal would they?
We do not know for certain when the rapture will happen. We DO know it could happen at any moment-and the headlines make that more obvious every day-and we also know our lives could go by way of death. We are not promised the next breath.
Yet we fret, complain, huff and puff over the silliest of things. We take people for granted. We take GRACE for granted.
While there is still breath in us; while we wait for our Blessed Hope, we need to be diligent in our service, deliberate in our words and actions. Jesus IS coming back, very soon I suspect, so what are we going to do in the meantime? Answer that for yourself.
For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men, 12 teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly in the present age, 13 looking for the blessed hope and glorious appearing of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ, 14 who gave Himself for us, that He might redeem us from every lawless deed and purify for Himself His own special people, zealous for good works. Titus 2: 11-14