For I know the thoughts that I think
towards you, saith the Lord, thoughts of
peace, and not of evil, to
give you an expected end.
Many well-meaning, faithful-believers say GOD is going to return to rescue his people from the evil to come in a day and in an hour that they will not be able to predetermine - Translation: GOD IS COMING FOR US AS A THIEF IN THE NIGHT. They’ll say and believe these things because they’ve been taught this theory from man-made traditional-doctrine; ideas that hold zero merit.
FACT: Nowhere in scripture is it written that God would return for EVERYONE as a thief in the night! A merciful father always warns before He sends judgments and punishes only the ones who reject his ways and rewards the righteous. How much more merciful is our Father in heaven than a mere mortal father?
The perfect Will of Father God for His Children is to first warn, then correct the error of our ways and reward the faithful while punishing the wicked. This tract will bless those who have the spiritual eyes, ears and hearts to see, to hear and to understand the biblical ways of our Heavenly Father GOD. What we need to personally determine is - are we in the spiritual light of Jesus and with our Father GOD or are we of the world and spiritual outsiders when it comes to knowing the truth of the Holy Spirit?
Is God coming for ALL as a thief in the night or is He coming as a thief in the night for those who aren't in tune with Him and could care less to watch for His Return?
GOD IS COMING AS A THIEF IN THE NIGHT
BUT FOR WHO IS HE COMING UNAWARE?
A thief comes to take a prey without forewarning the householders but had the diligent watchman known the day and the hour the thief would come, he would have watched and not had his home a prey. Those who love the Lord today are no different than Old Testament watchmen; they’re still found watching.
IF THEREFORE THOU SHALT NOT WATCH,
I WILL COME ON THEE AS A THIEF, AND
THOU SHALT NOT KNOW WHAT HOUR
I WILL COME UPON THEE.
God’s watchful servants will know the time of his coming but the careless fearful servant will not know the time of His Coming. In context and harmony with Jesus’ Words, Paul lets us know this same revelation, speaking of who would know the time and who would not know the time.
FOR YOURSELVES KNOW PERFECTLY
THAT THE DAY OF THE LORD SO COMETH
AS A THIEF IN THE NIGHT. FOR WHEN
THEY SHALL SAY, PEACE AND SAFETY,
THEN SUDDEN DESTRUCTION COMETH
UPON THEM, AS TRAVAIL UPON A WOMAN
WITH CHILD; AND THEY SHALL NOT
ESCAPE. BUT YE, BRETHREN, ARE NOT IN
DARKNESS, THAT THAT DAY SHOULD
OVERTAKE YOU AS A THIEF.
1 THESSALONIANS 5:2-4
In the Revelation the Apostle John, in exile and in the spirit on the Lord’s day, was given a message that’s still a blessing to all who will read it. John was visited by The glorified Jesus and told of things to come in the future and was told to write them down (Revelation 1:11,19). God gave His warnings to the seven churches of Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamos, Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia and Laodicea.
These seven churches are a literal-type of present modern-day churches; many of which still practice the evil doctrines the Lord warns against. Philadelphia’s church were the only ones wherein love abounded and God found no fault in that kind of doctrine.
Throughout God’s warnings, He advised the seven angels of the churches to have their people spiritually-alive and watchful for evil doctrine and deeds; to be awake and not asleep to God’s Will in His Word. Philadelphia was the only church promised an escape from the evil to come.
Because thou hast kept the word of my
patience i also will keep thee from the
hour of temptation, which shall come
upon all the world to try them
that dwell upon the earth.
There is an escape from the evil to come to those who are of God and not of the world. God’s people are the light of the world and they have never been in darkness. There is a repentant people who’ve accepted Christ as their Savior and rely on His Word, to walk by faith and not by sight. The just shall walk by their faith (Romans 1:17).
There IS a people who will never know physical-death and will escape all judgments coming upon the world in an instant. The Bible foretells of an escape for the righteous souls before the evil to come and that it will occur in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye (1 Corinthians 15:51,52).
The righteous perisheth, and no man layeth it to heart; and
merciful men are TAKEN AWAY, none considering that the
righteous is TAKEN AWAY FROM THE EVIL TO COME.
He shall enter into peace; they shall rest in their beds,
each one walking in his uprightness.
Righteous Israel and all Christians will be hated by the world without cause, distress of nations, watching the rise of evil, radical Islam, especially the Muslim Brotherhood taking control of once-friendly to the U.S. countries and in the U.S. Islam now has their White House ally in Barak Hussein Obama. A mystery Rapture will soon occur that will open the final seven years called Jacob’s trouble; A sudden escape to glory will precede the worst period of human strife the world will ever know (Luke 21:17-26). Believers worldwide are cautioned in this gospel to prepare themselves for this divine event with prayer “for as a snare shall it come on all them that dwell on the face of the whole earth.”
Watch ye therefore, and pray always,
that ye may be accounted worthy of
escaping all these things that shall
come to pass, and to stand
before the Son of man.
Jesus said there is an escape from all the trials that lie ahead but this escape is reserved for the Children of God and not for the heathens. It will take the worldly unaware because the average earthling isn't walking by faith; they walk by sight. Their faith is what they can see and their hopes are in tangible things; they have no hope or faith.
Jesus made it clear He would return when the evil servant thinks not and in an hour unaware to him. He never told the faithful anywhere that they’d not be given the time of his coming in the Rapture prior to that event; the most misinterpreted scripture in God’s Word is Matthew 24:36, which seems to say there’s a future time no man could foreknow, not even the Son, but the Father only. And there is a time no man can possibly know, but...
NO MAN CAN KNOW WHAT TIME?
In that scripture Jesus wasn’t speaking about the Rapture but about a time when the heavens and the earth pass away and these literal events are separated by at least a thousand and seven years. If we’ll read Matthew 24:35 first, we can know that the time Jesus said no man could know was a period in the future when time would be no longer.
In Revelation 21:1 we can see that the Great White Throne has been fulfilled and thereafter is a new heaven and a new earth seen; for the first heaven and earth were passed away and there was no more sea. No man could possibly know of a time when time no longer existed (Revelation 10:6). Throughout scripture God forewarned His faithful servants of the exact time before judgments fell upon their generation.
“FOR YET SEVEN DAYS (NOAH)
AND I WILL CAUSE IT TO RAIN
UPON THE EARTH FORTY DAYS
AND FORTY NIGHTS...”
Noah was faithful to God’s call and, when time was short, was told the exact day and hour of the Flood. In Genesis (19:1-22), the angels of the Lord visited Lot in Sodom and foretold of the time of judgment and that while righteousness remained in Sodom or Gomorrah, judgment could not fall upon the wicked.
“HASTE THEE (LOT), ESCAPE THITHER,
FOR I CANNOT DO ANY THING TILL
THOU BECOME THITHER...”
The only watchful righteous man in Sodom was Lot and because of that faithfulness, he and his wife and daughters were spared the judgment and told of the time for their deliverance. But his wife defied God’s warnings, looked back and was made into a pillar of salt (19:26). Christians are called of God not to look back when we put our hands to the plow; but to keep our eyes totally on the Lord Jesus alone.
Pertaining to these two monumental biblical events, Jesus forewarns in His Word that His Coming would be likened to these days of Noah and Lot and that means if they knew the exact time of their rescue, so would all New Testament believers know our time before our Rapture to glory (Luke 17:26-30). Their generation did eat, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage until Noah entered safely into the Ark, then the flood came and destroyed the heathen. Also in Lot’s day they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted.
The many signs and wonders we see daily warn of the nearness of Christ’s silent return in the Rapture and only a foolish servant can deny them now. The world of Noah and Lot’s time was very similar to our world today. Evil was abundant, homosexuality was rampant; greedy people thought not to retain God’s laws and true faith was non-existent. Jesus Coming will be when faith is almost gone (Luke 18:8).
IS THE WORLD DIFFERENT TODAY?
Today’s world is more vile than Sodom and Gomorrah and the Lord would have to apologize to Sodom and Gomorrah if He withholds judgment from the Earth of this evil generation. Watch diligently as heathen religions dominate the world and when we see Jerusalem surrounded, know that it’s near, even at the doors. God’s time for the Rapture is nigh at hand so don’t let yourselves be LEFT BEHIND. The Rapture is God’s Promise of a merciful escape and that's very close as you read this tract!
If you’ve never accepted Jesus Christ as your Lord, God and Savior, do it now and be part of this wonderful catching away to glory in the Rapture. Make that all-saving commitment to GOD today and prepare yourself for a blessing the likes of which we could not possibly perceive in our heart (1 Corinthians 2:9).
DEAR GOD IN HEAVEN,
I AM A SINNER BUT I BELIEVE, BY FAITH,
THAT JESUS DIED FOR SINNERS LIKE ME.
I ASK YOU TO FORGIVE ALL MY SINS, TO
CLEAN UP MY LIFE AND TO PROTECT ME FROM
THE EVIL TO COME! I ASK THIS IN THE
PRECIOUS NAME OF JESUS. AMEN.
ROMANS 10:9,10 - REVELATION 3:10