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Week in Review
Welcome to the continuation of the Prepare Your Heart Series. Below is a link to my current RaptureReady.com article titled, Rapture: Why Do Many Dread?. Feel free to share.
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Pastor JD Farag made a point back in 2020 that I’ll never forget. While I can’t remember the exact quote, the essence of it stays with me: The Lord has sure given us a world that’s easier to let go of. I know that can be said of me, that this world holds no draw anymore, and for most who do see the nearness of the rapture and tribulation. Some of us long to be gone from here even if we’re still feeling a little frightened of the unknown. The concepts of being excited and afraid were covered in previous articles. Many, however, have a sense of dread over the rapture because they’re still hanging onto this world, yet we’re told in 2 Timothy 4:8 there will be a crown of righteousness awarded for all those who long for His appearing.
There are plenty of reasons why believers are still holding on. In this writing, we’ll cover three points: heart breaking, heart taking, and heart faking.
What could break the heart of a spouse, parent, grandparent, or friend more than the thought of the rapture coming before the ones they love come to Jesus? In the past few days, I’ve had two encounters with believers who fear for the unsaved people in their lives. We know, if we’ve read the Book of Revelation, what will befall our lost friends and family. I have the same fear for someone I dearly love, someone I’m not positive is trusting in Jesus for salvation. That’s the understandable basis of fear and dread that can and does steal sleep from us.
Soon after Covid began, when it was evident to many mature believers that Jesus could soon come, I had a tough conversation with a mom who knows her adult daughter is unsaved. I can truly say it wasn’t me who interjected hope into the discussion. The Spirit reminded me so that I could tell that fearful, dread-filled mom: You have raised your daughter to know what the rapture is, so when it happens, you have every reason to hope she will immediately call upon the name of Jesus for salvation. Not only that, but because of her daughter’s strong and determined personality, I challenged that mom to imagine what a mighty voice her daughter will be in telling others what had happened and Whom to call upon. Continue reading…