“For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. Wherefore comfort one another with these words” (1 Thessalonians 4:16-18).
Jesus could come for His bride at any time. That means that if you are a born again Christian, you will be gone. Many of us will be leaving behind loved ones, friends and neighbors who have never trusted Jesus for the forgiveness of their sins.
In our neighborhood, we are surrounded by Catholic families. I have shared the Gospel with most of these people, but the false doctrines are engrained in these peoples’ brains. Catholicism is a works based religion. We know that nothing we do is good enough to get us into heaven. Catholicism is a cult. I believe that Satan is the head of the Vatican. I’m sorry if I shocked anyone with that statement.
Rapture Ready has a section below the articles, where you can find various left behind letters. I went through them until I found one which worked for me. I put it into Word and modified it, so that it would be customized for my family and friends who were left behind.
I also bought a book, which was highly recommended by Pastor JD Farag, during one of his prophecy updates. The name of the book is Surviving the Tribulation – Are You Equipped for the End Times? by Pat Benedetto.
I bought a DVD from Pastor Amir Tsarfati called The Deception of the Nations, in which he explains how the nations of the earth have been so deceived by Satan.
I have given the reader some ideas, but of course it is a personal preference what you decide to leave. The “letter” is most important. It explains where we went. Can you imagine how perplexed people will be when we are instantly gone?
I have been praying for an extra amount of boldness in my witness. I have asked the Lord to help me to sound the alarm, no matter what the reaction. If someone was running toward the edge of a cliff, would you not yell STOP? These people, unless they die first, will go through the Tribulation. I cannot even imagine it. If they die before the Rapture, and have not been born again, they will spend eternity in hell.
“For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be” (Matthew 24:21).
Quotes from Charles Spurgeon on soul winning:
“Do you want arguments for soul winning? Look up to Heaven, and ask yourself how sinners can ever reach those harps of gold and learn their everlasting song, unless they have someone to tell them of Jesus, who is mighty to save. But the best argument of all is to be found in the wounds of Jesus. You want to honor Him, you desire to put many crowns upon His head, and this you can best do by winning souls for Him. These are the spoils that He covets, these are the trophies for which He fights; these are the jewels that shall be His best adornment.”
“I would sooner bring one sinner to Jesus Christ than unravel all the mysteries of the divine Word, for salvation is the one thing we are to live for.”
“When preaching and private talk are not available, you need to have a tract ready….Get good striking tracts, or none at all. But a touching gospel tract may be the seed of eternal life. Therefore, do not go out without your tracts.”
“If sinners will be damned, at least let them leap to Hell over our bodies. And if they will perish, let them perish with our arms about their knees, imploring them to stay. If Hell must be filled, at least let it be filled in the teeth of our exertions, and let not one go there unwarned and unprayed for.”
“We are not called to proclaim philosophy and metaphysics, but the simple gospel. Man’s fall, his need of a new birth, forgiveness through atonement, and salvation as the result of faith, these are our battle-ax and weapons of war.”
“Reckon then that to acquire soul-winning power, you will have to go through mental torment and soul distress. You must go into the fire if you are going to pull others out of it, and you will have to dive into the floods if you are going to draw others out of the water. You cannot work a fire escape without feeling the scorch of the conflagration, nor man a lifeboat without being covered with the waves.”
God’s Ways are Higher than Ours:
Please don’t ever dismiss a person in your life, thinking that there is no way that they would be receptive to the Gospel. I thank the Lord every day that the Christian couple who shared Christ with me did not hesitate because I was a Jew. They obeyed God and trusted Him for the outcome. They had been praying for me for many days before they shared Christ. It was my appointed time to understand that Jesus is the Messiah of the world, and that included my Jewish people.
My father had been prepared for years by watching Billy Graham Crusades. Little did I know that the Lord would have me lead him to the Throne of God for Salvation on the very night he died!
“Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose trust is the Lord. He is like a tree planted by water, that sends out its roots by the stream, and does not fear when heat comes, for its leaves remain green, and is not anxious in the year of drought, for it does not cease to bear fruit” (Jeremiah 17:7-8)
If you feel insecure about sharing the Gospel – welcome to the club! We have to step out in faith, knowing that God will bring in the harvest. We are His vessels.
When you look at an unsaved family member or co-worker or neighbor — picture them in eternal torment in hell. The thought of being rejected will pale in comparison to the hopes that the person will be drawn by the Holy Spirit and will repent and trust the Lord Jesus Christ for Salvation. Just think; the very time you are with this person may be the appointed time!
The Gospel was shared with me while I was attending college. I said no twice. I told them that I was Jewish and that Jesus wasn’t for me. But seeds were planted by these groups. Little did I know that some twelve years later I would be born again, and on fire for Jesus!
I believe that Jesus is coming soon. No man knows when, but it seems to me that the world events are lining up according to the Word of God, all pointing to the Rapture.
It is terrifying to know that the lost have no idea what is coming.
“But as the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark, And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be” (Matthew 24:37-39).