Wisdom to Hang on Till the Rapture :: By Arthur Joachim Rodricks

The title of this article might sound strange to many who are being saved. During the past few weeks, I’ve felt a burden, which compels me to write on this subject. So here I am, all smiling and happy in front of my laptop, getting it out to you all, with joy in my heart because I know: His burden is light and easy.

Focus on the words of Jesus for inspiration:

“Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light” (Matthew 11:29-30).

Those who are saved, go through levels of ever-growing spiritual maturity to finally conform to the spiritual maturity (perfection of character) of God our Father, and our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Some who are just saved recently, might find it difficult coping with the wisdom I’m about to talk of in this article, but I’m sure you’ll get it when you start using it. Those who are nearing perfection get the point.

Focus on the words of Jesus, about perfection:

“Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect” (Matthew 5:48).

True, we’re in the end-times. For a moment, let’s look at the world through the sight of Jesus Christ. Do you see that there should be a clear division right now, between those who will be “whisked off” in the Rapture and those who will be left behind (non-Christians).

Focus on the words of Jesus, about division:

“Two men shall be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left” (Luke 17:36).

Many of you will see this division everywhere nowadays. Why?

The answer is simple. Jesus needs to make a decision on who is hot and on fire for the Father and His Kingdom, to whisk them off to heaven.

Focus on the words of Jesus, about His decision:

“I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot. So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth” (Revelation 3:15-16).

Satan has a strong grip on the unsaved people by keeping them bonded to the pleasures of the flesh, and blinded, from the saving grace of God through Jesus. We need to understand that we can only pray for such people, we can’t do anything more than that to save them. Unless such a person understands his human weakness and wants to overcome them, sorrowfully repents and prays to God, and asks for prayer by others then he can’t be saved by the grace of God.

Focus on the words of Jesus, about His saving grace:

“My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness” (2 Corinthians 12:9).

You all will find many non-Christians and cold/lukewarm Christians around you. Take it easy, don’t be surprised at why they’re not like you. When we cook rice, a pinch of salt is added for taste. Understand that you’re the salt, they are the grains of rice, and you know the ratio of salt to rice. The wisdom I’m talking about is, don’t push the Christian walk and talk onto them, unless they’re asking for direction. If you push, you’d face persecution. Yes, persecution, from whom? You’ll know.

Focus on the divine knowledge given through Paul: “For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places” (Ephesians 6:12).

Were on the cusp of the end of the Church Age. We leave in the Rapture. Then Satan takes charge of those who are left behind. He can’t begin setting up his stage after we’re gone because it will take him a couple of centuries. So, to stand up and rule, obviously Satan needs his ways widespread all over the world to take control instantly through the Antichrist, that’s why you see worldwide antichristian: homosexuality, abortions, abuse, a one world everything platform, and the USA being stripped off its glory and power to give the UN worldwide dominion.

Take it easy and don’t be surprised at what’s happening. Instead be patient, rejoice and be glad because we will see the close of the Church Age and take-off in a fantastic flight to heaven. Focus on the words of Jesus about what we need to look forward to:

“And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh” (Luke 21:28).

May God bless you all.

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