The Rapture or UFO Abduction

The fake media will probably call it a worldwide UFO abduction. Don’t believe it.

When this remarkable event takes place it won’t be aliens, but a part of God’s glorious plan in redeeming all of creation. What am I talking about? The event we call “the rapture” is when God will remove his people (born-again followers of Jesus Christ) from the earth in preparation for a terrible time of judgment prepared for those who have rejected His Gift of Salvation through Jesus Christ.

No doubt frightening for the rest of the world, Christians should be ready and comforted by this event.

This event is verifiably scriptural, although the word “rapture” is not found in the Bible. The Greek word used to describe rapture is harpazo, it means “to be caught up, to snatch away”, as seen in 1 Thessalonians 4:17 (NASB):

“Then we who are alive and remain will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we shall always be with the Lord.”

There’s an upcoming event on God’s calendar called Yom Teruah, or Feast of Trumpets. This will be fulfilled when the Trump of God blows and all followers of Christ, dead and alive, are changed, physically, from mortal to immortal, in the twinkling of an eye, to meet their Lord in the air.

1 Corinthians 15:51-52 (NASB) – Behold, I tell you a mystery; we will not all sleep, but we will all be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet; for the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed.

Each year this appointed time is celebrated in the fall, this year it will be September 21-22, and our church will be celebrating it. God has already fulfilled the first four dates and there are three more appointed times on God’s calendar yet to be fulfilled. The Feast of Trumpets is the fifth and next prophetic event to take place. We don’t know which year but it sure looks like it will be very soon.

Are you ready for His return? If not, simply acknowledge you are a sinner in need of a savior (asking Christ to forgive you), repent (turn from what you know is sin and begin to follow Him) and then simply trust Him to save you. And he will!

The rapture is real and so is the wrath of God which follows. Choose life in Christ!