“For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way. And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming” (2 Thessalonians 2:7-8, emphasis added).
The emboldened area in the verse above, is talking about the Holy Spirit. Think on this for a moment, pay attention for a moment, what would happen if the Holy Spirit was suddenly NOT here?
The vast majority has no idea what the Holy Spirit is about. Therefore they have no idea of what would be lost, if HE left us. IF GOD SUDDENLY WITHDREW HIS HOLY SPIRIT FROM THIS WORLD WE WOULD HAVE NO LOVE, OR JOY, PEACE, PATIENCE, GENTLENESS, KINDNESS, GOODNESS, FAITH or FAITHFULNESS, MEEKNESS, OR TEMPERANCE, FOR THESE ARE ALL OF THE HOLY SPIRIT!
And these are only some examples of what I can think of off the top of my head. Just remember this, which is a pretty good start, right? Simply take each one of them and consider what the opposite would be, then…consider the world for one hour…without the benefit of the Holy Spirit. IF you are able to catch on to what I’m talking about, you will be able to see the benefit of the Holy Spirit to EVERYONE on the face of this earth.
No one is going to care about helping anyone out for any reason because there is no love any more! And the idea of entering a hospital for emergency help will be non-existent. I have written before about this saying now days, “It’s all about ME!” Well guess what? When the Holy Spirit is gone and you are still here, that particular statement will be an ultimate TRUTH!
No one is going to care about anyone else, for any reason! No one is going to care about being lawful or courteous to you or anyone else! You think you have witnessed “road rage” before? “You ain’t seen anything yet!” How about a man holding the door for a lady or maybe you accidentally bump someone in the store, do you think anyone is going to say “Excuse me?” How about needing to go to the church for some quiet time, what church?? What quiet time and with who?
Remember the last time you went “window shopping” and you saw something you would like to have?? It won’t be there! Someone else has seen it and broke the window and stole it!! Go ahead and call 911 when someone decides to “invade” your home. Do you really think the police will respond, or even EMS for that matter! Let’s say your having a heart attack!! Now what?
No one cares anymore remember?? All of these things are going to take place…because the Holy Spirit will NO longer be here! The Rapture of the church of Jesus Christ has taken place…YOU are still here…YOU were left behind…the Holy Spirit is GONE!!
Here is one problem that I always see happening, “Well, I’m too busy for that right now! I’ll get around to it a little later, alright?” And we’re talking about developing a relationship with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ! There is NO ONE on the face of this earth that KNOWS when the Rapture of the church will take place! It could be in five years or five months, five weeks or it could be this evening …NO ONE KNOWS except the Lord God Almighty!
The thing is…are YOU going in the Rapture or are YOU going to be left behind? There are too few people anymore that plan for the future! Check out how many people have any REAL savings in the bank. They either KNOW something every one else doesn’t…or their CRAZY! Let’s see here, what was the saying? Oh Yeah…“I’ve got more time than money!” Today…most do not have either but for most, “Left Behind” is going to spell out the worst of situations…death…will be common, because the human life will have no value any more!
Any crime you can imagine will be perpetrated over and over again and no one is going to care! Everyone will be more concerned with the atrocities that are taking place in their lives, in their homes, to themselves and their families! They will not take the time to consider what is happening to you! YOU, my friend…will be on YOUR OWN! Anarchy and chaos will be the headlines across the world, the very instant, the Rapture takes place and millions and millions of people will have vanished …disappeared…gone!
The governments of this world will be worried beyond anything that has ever taken place before! With n days they will come up with a plausible idea of what they think has happened. My best guess would be, aliens abducted all those people! It’s okay, go ahead and laugh, disregard what the Word of God says…Then after a month or so, let me know what you think then! Oops…sorry! I won’t be here!! Never mind…just go ahead and think whatever you wish to think!
Here’s a scary one for you! With the Rapture already over with and everyone is beginning to settle back down, the Holy Spirit is gone…what about Satan and his evil horde of demons?? TAPS: “The Atlantic Paranormal Society” just popped into my head, from the TV shows. Imagine for me, if you will, what this group is going to deal with, when it comes to investigating a haunted spot?
They are going to have their hands full, dealing with demons, instead of a ghost! They will immediately be far more satisfied, if they were to see a real ghost, than a real demon! So, how many demons does Satan have anyway? Yeah, I don’t know either! You can bet your bottom dollar, there will be enough to go around. That’s for sure! So tell me now, how exempt will you be from being attacked by a demon or two…or three, maybe more!
1 Thessalonians 5.9, emphasis added: “For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ.”
The word “us” in the previous verse means those who belong to Jesus Christ! And then it says, “to wrath.” In other words, if you belong to Jesus Christ, you are NOT meant to be here on earth during the Tribulation (wrath). One must remember, if the Bible says something like “not appointed us to wrath” then that means there must be those who will be appointed: to experience God’s wrath! Why do you think this has been written?
God Almighty…NEVER…does anything without telling everyone, ahead of time! That means if the Rapture and the Tribulation are in the Bible…YOU can be assured…it will take place!! So the question is, which side do you want to be found on, the side with Jesus Christ or the side with Satan? As with the rest of the Bible, everything is an either/or situation, it is simply a “black and white” situation. There has never been any sort of in-between or middle ground.
Here is another thing. It does not matter how you feel about this! The Lord God never asked for YOUR opinion about what HE does or doesn’t do! Last I heard it was God that created YOU, NOT the other way around! Besides that, I think HE has done a good job of creating the universe all by himself, don’t you??
The most important point here is this…NO Jesus…NO heaven! That’s the name of that tune brother!!