The narrator of this video mentions that while some believers think we’re going to be raptured out and escape God’s wrath, we will suffer and be persecuted. This is the point where some people amen what he said, and others are offended. Let’s not let the timing of an event (that we’re told nobody knows) divide us. I personally believe the bible leaves that ambiguity for a reason. We’re told Jesus is coming back at a time that no one knows, and that the world will be caught off guard but those that are ready won’t be caught in that same state of surprise. We’re also plainly told that because the world hated Jesus, it will hate us also. We will have persecution and tribulation in this life. That being said, I also believe the time of Jacob’s trouble is for Jacob (Israel). Jesus’s church, which is His bride, His wise virgins, His sons and daughters, will be caught up suddenly to meet Him in the air.
I look for Jesus to come every day, but I also pray daily for the strength and courage to stand against evil and lay down my life for Christ’s sake. I take the same approach when it comes to preparing physically to survive. I always tell people that I have to trust God for my provision. Ultimately, I can never have enough beans and bullets, but don’t think I’m not going to try to secure all the beans and bullets I possibly can. It’s pretty simple: I make sure I’m yielding the Sword of the Spirit, but I also make sure I’ve got my physical sword at my side as well.
Either way, the signs of the times are coming at us faster and stronger, just like labor pains. Jesus is most surely coming soon!
Colossians 1:9-18 (KJV)
9 For this cause we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to desire that ye might be filled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding;
10 That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God;
11 Strengthened with all might, according to his glorious power, unto all patience and longsuffering with joyfulness;
12 Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light:
13 Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son:
14 In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins:
15 Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature:
16 For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:
17 And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.
18 And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence.