Last year, about this time, my wife and I felt that it was highly likely that Jesus would fulfil His promise to come back and catch away (rapture) those who trust Him for their eternal salvation. The fact is that He hasn’t told us when He will come, only that He will.
We wrote a letter that we distributed to our friends, business contacts and social contacts. We asked them to receive Jesus as Lord, so that they might be raptured and thus avoid that terrifying period called by the Bible, the Great Tribulation, the Big Trouble. Some folks replied saying that we were crazy. As far as I know, none turned to Christ. But their blood is not on our hands. We did what we could.
Now, we’re at a point almost a year later. The conditions that made us think He might come last year are even more pronounced this year, namely the fact that Israel stands alone, with no friends among the nations, but with many enemies who have every intention of destroying God’s people, if they are able.
We think that there’s a good argument to be made that the time of Jesus appearance will be at this time of year, but that’s not what I want to discuss now, for arguments are, in the final analysis, useless. We should all be ready now. We should be ready, not in order to escape the terrible time to come, but because we love our Lord and Savior!
One of the things that many believers are doing is to put references on the Internet so that those who are shocked into reality by the disappearance of their loved ones will have some idea of what they might do. Here is a video that addresses itself to people left behind.