As Peter was overwhelmed when beckoned by Jesus to come out on the water: We must keep our eyes on Him in these perilous times.
“Now in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went to them, walking on the sea. And when the disciples saw Him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, “It is a ghost!” And they cried out for fear.
But immediately Jesus spoke to them, saying, “Be of good cheer! It is I; do not be afraid.”
And Peter answered Him and said, “Lord, if it is You, command me to come to You on the water.”
So He said, “Come.” And when Peter had come down out of the boat, he walked on the water to go to Jesus. 30 But when he saw that the wind was boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink he cried out, saying, “Lord, save me!” (emphasis mine)
And immediately Jesus stretched out His hand and caught him, and said to him, “O you of little faith, why did you doubt?” And when they got into the boat, the wind ceased.
Then those who were in the boat came and worshiped Him, saying, “Truly You are the Son of God” (Matthew 14: 25-33).
Times are frightening when we view them with our flesh
When the Rapture happens, the dead in Christ will rise first and then we who are alive will be caught up after them to be with our Lord forever. This is our Blessed Hope. Without this Hope – this promise from our Lord, we would most likely lose our minds.
Interview by Jan Markell with Amir Tsarfati and Pastor JD Farag:
Did you notice that Pastor JD reminded us that the celebration of the Communion Table was a way for Jesus to keep us encouraged that He IS coming back to rapture us!? He does not want us to grow weary and be disheartened. He wants us to keep our eyes on Him, even during the most horrific events here on earth, we must keep our focus on Him.
He is Lord. He is in control. We belong to Him.
The Date Setters
I believe that more harm is done to the body of Christ when those who feel that they have calculated our Lord’s return, and many follow these people and put their faith in men instead of our Lord Jesus.
Many become depressed and disheartened. Many find themselves in despair. Our Lord Jesus would never want His people to be cast down in this way.
As we place our faith in Jesus and read the Word of God, we will be encouraged and filled with joy. We should live our lives as Christians as if He could come for us at any moment – and He might! The Rapture is imminent and that means that nothing has to happen (Biblically) before our Blessed Hope takes place.
But we do not know the exact date, and I am hoping and praying that these past couple of years would clearly show those who follow date setters, that our eyes must be on Jesus and Him alone.
Comfort one another
“For this we say to you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive and remain until the coming of the Lord will by no means precede those who are asleep. For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord. Therefore comfort one another with these words” (1 Thessalonians 4: 15-18).
Brethren – walk on the water with Jesus and do not look down at the circumstances. Keep your eyes on Him!