Where Will You Be When It Happens? :: By Zachary Everett

A nudge from the Lord on something very important. As I write this, war is expanding throughout the Middle East slowly but steadily. China’s economy is surging towards collapse. North Korea & Russia are preparing their own fields for greater conflict. The economy is teetering with job layoffs expanding. Violence is at every corner of society. Can we say the word normalcy is becoming rarer each day for a society desperately holding on to a vain hope that everything will return to normal?

The signs are here, and what is to come will change everything we know forever. But let me ask you this, for the Lord Jesus Christ has put it in my heart for me to share this with you. Where will you be when it happens? When the church’s rapture takes place? And what will you be thinking?

How interesting that my mind, as of late, has been focused on this. I’ve always wondered, when the Rapture happens, where will I be? Such thoughts have been great, even as my daily routines continue without end. Have you ever imagined where you will be when it happens? For me, I have wondered, will it be:

  • When I am doing my weekend walks in the parks.
  • Maybe when I am working my cashier job selling tickets 8 hours a day.
  • Maybe when I am at a bookstore reading books or graphics.
  • Or when I am at home looking at the internet, keeping up to date on world news.
  • Or in the bathroom (God have mercy, I hope not!)
  • Or when I am in bed, ready to sleep and praying for a peaceful sleep.
  • Or maybe in the morning when I wake up.

We cannot say when it will happen, for as it is written, “But concerning that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father only” (Matthew 24:36). But we know it will happen. Yet, as I thought of this, something much more pressing came to mind; as I imagined myself in a place when the Rapture happens, I was also pressed on what I would be thinking in that moment when everything changed in the blink of an eye.

Have you ever had a bad thought? A wicked imagination? The Lord Jesus Christ makes it clear about our minds. “For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies” (Matthew 15:19).

We all have days where our minds and desires race to and fro, seeking after things against God. It never stops. Imagine a day like any other when your mind is deep in an evil thought or imagining something wrong because something happened to you. Then, in that moment, you’re changed in a “twinkling of an eye,” and you stand before the Lord Jesus Christ. I cannot even begin to imagine how I would feel if such an event happened. Can you?

A day is coming when everything will change forever. A day, an hour, a second unlike any other. Where you will be when it happens, you can only imagine. But what you will be thinking at that moment is something you can imagine and change.

“For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh: (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;) Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ” (2 Corinthians 10:3-5)

Let the Lord Jesus Christ take those thoughts and cast them away so you will be ready to meet him in Heaven with a joyful heart.

I believe our time on this planet is nearly at the end. Trust in the Lord Jesus Christ with all your heart and what he did on the cross for your sins, and you will see him welcome you with everlasting joy into his kingdom.

God bless.