Thousands, perhaps millions of Christians are hanging on to every word uttered by those in the prophecy community who insist on setting a “date” for the Rapture. I have read many articles in which the author expresses concern for those who are counting on the latest “date” for Jesus to come. Some are even worried that many of the brethren will be so depressed – they might even consider taking their own lives.
I have never been one to follow date setters. Their arguments for knowing the time our Lord Jesus will Rapture us is based upon “blood moons” and “Feasts.” Why are they so adamant about knowing the day of the Rapture? I believe that this is deeply rooted in pride
Obviously, all date setters up to this point have been wrong. But this does not sway others from jumping on the bandwagon; telling the people what they want to hear.
Please do not get me wrong here. I ache for that day. I pray for His coming to gather us up every day. But I would never attempt to say that Jesus is coming for us on this day or that day. All the calculations made to support a person setting a date are suspicious to me. God’s ways are not our ways. And why would Jesus tell us that not He, nor the angels of heaven, know the date; only the Father knows?
I tell people that the time of the Rapture is “Imminent.” And this is truth. He could come at any time. And we are to watch the signs of the times – many of them are happening right now. Speaking of the imminency of the Rapture is the best way to encourage the brethren about this long awaited event – and to be ready at all times.
I can only believe that date setters want to be able to say “I told you!” That is prideful.
Why not just pray each day that He will come; why not make sure that we yearn for His coming. Why not love His appearing more than anything on this earth, and NEVER look back?
We who love the Lord Jesus Christ are in the palm of the Father’s hand. That is glorious.
If we put as much energy into sharing the Gospel with the Lost, as we do trying to pinpoint the day of his coming – can you imagine how many people might be added to the Kingdom of God?