Last days’ events happen quickly. Even suddenly. The word “quickly” (Greek word: tachos) is used eight times in Revelation. Think of an automobile tachometer which measures the working speed of an engine typically in revolutions per minute. And it revs up.
We often see sudden destruction falling upon the wicked in the Bible. The unrepentant living during Noah’s time, experienced a sudden and catastrophic flood (Gen. 6-9). They had 120 years to repent as Noah preached to them, but they chose to ignore him and judgment suddenly fell (Gen. 6:3-7).
Have you noticed that in 2020, everything has happened suddenly?
- Our fairly ordinary world suddenly vanished.
- Stores sold out suddenly.
- Fear gripped America—and the world—suddenly
- People were ordered to suddenly totally change their lifestyles.
- People lost businesses of a lifetime suddenly.
- A U.S. President went from popular to “the cause of it all” suddenly.
- Reality became surreal suddenly.
- Cities turned into ghost towns suddenly.
- Mankind became lovers of self, treacherous, and without self-control suddenly.
- Cries for global government transpired suddenly, as only a one-world system could slow down the wreckage.
- Virtual became the new way of doing all things suddenly.
- The U.S. economy went from best ever to horrible suddenly.
- Church went from essential to irrelevant in the eyes of the world suddenly.
- Hollywood suddenly stopped making sick movies as theaters suddenly closed.
- Order turned to chaos suddenly with racial tension.
- That tension suddenly turned to lawlessness.
- Lawlessness turned to anarchy suddenly.
- The cry for police protection suddenly turned to “abolish the police.”
- Common sense simply turned suddenly to strong delusion.
Is there a message in all of this? Something else will happen suddenly—the Rapture of the Church. It will take place in the twinkling of an eye. That is so fast it can hardly even be measured.
When God begins to move, He doesn’t waste a moment. But He does take time to warn before He judges. And He seems to be telling us that things are going to change for Eternity suddenly via the Rapture of the Church.