The Lord Jesus said, “Our Father which are in heaven, Hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come, Your will be done in earth, as it is in heaven” (Mat 6:9-10). “The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever” (Rev 11:15). It can be seen that the will of God will be done on earth and God will be the King on earth. It shows that the kingdom of God will be established on earth, not in heaven. It is evident that being raptured into heaven as we imagine doesn’t conform to God’s words. That is undoubted.
However, some people may feel confused: Then what exactly is being raptured? To figure out this question, let’s first read God’s words. God says, “Being caught up’ is not being taken from a low place to a high place as people imagine. This is a huge mistake. Being caught up is referring to My predestining and selecting. It is targeted at all those I have predestined and chosen. Those who have gained the status of firstborn son, the status of sons, or people, are all those who have been caught up. This is most incompatible with people’s notions. Those who have a share in My house in the future are all people who have been caught up before Me. This is absolutely true, never-changing, and cannot be refuted by anybody. This is the counterattack against Satan. Anyone I predestined shall be caught up before Me.”
From God’s words, we see that being raptured is not to be taken up to the sky to meet with the Lord as we imagine, but it means that when God comes on earth to do the work, we hear the voice of God and accept and obey God’s new work and closely follow the footprints of the Lamb and come before God. Only this is the true rapture. Just as the Lord Jesus came to do the redemption work, Peter, the Samaritan woman, James, etc. heard the Lord’s words and recognized the Lord’s voice and confirmed that the Lord was the coming Messiah, so they accepted the Lord’s salvation. They are the people raptured before the Lord in the Age of Grace. In the last days, all those who can welcome the Lord’s return, accept God’s current work, and have sins cleansed before the great disaster comes, are the people who follow the footprints of the Lamb and are raptured before the disaster.
From the above fellowship, you may all understand what the rapture before the disaster is. If you have any enlightenment or confusion, you are welcome to leave comments below! We can seek and discuss it together!
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