“Therefore I shall make the heavens tremble, and the earth will be shaken from its place at the fury of the Lord of hosts in the day of His burning anger.” (Isaiah 13:13)
After I received Christ, I accepted many things I heard from others without questioning them. Then, as I matured in the Lord, I began to study for myself and developed my own conclusions.
Probably the most predominant in my mind is the position that I held on the Rapture. It was the opinion of many of the people I met that Christians would be raptured before the Tribulation. After studying the Scriptures for myself, I concluded that Christians may not be raptured before the Great Tribulation.
When people ask my position, I say, “I’m praying that I won’t have to go through it and planning as if I will.”
I do believe God will rapture Christians before He pours out His wrath upon Earth, but it’s hard to imagine that God would equip this great army and then remove us from the earth just before the great battle occurs.
I don’t look forward to going through the tribulation battle, but I surely would hate to miss it. I believe we’re going to see miracles such as have not been seen since the Lord Jesus Christ and His apostles departed.
Instead of worrying about the Tribulation, we should be concerned with being prepared for eternity. The future is in God’s hands.
“We have obtained our introduction by faith into this grace. . . and we exult in hope of the glory of God” (Romans 5:2).
Daily Scripture Reading: Genesis 43 - 45
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