Though the Bible does not directly use the word âRaptureâÂ it uses many terms and phrases like âGathersâ, âTaken upâ, âCaught Upâ, âRescuesâ, âRedeemsâ, âDeliverâ or âEscapeâ in different portions of the Bible when talking about the Rapture. The Lord Jesus referred to this event (when He Returns with the clouds of Heaven) as âTwo will be in the Field or Grinding or in the Bed, one will be taken up to Him and the other one will be left behindâÂ (Matthew 24:39-41 Luke 17:34-36).
Many parts of the Bible indicate (from the Old to the New Testament),Â the Lordâs wrath would start soon after the Rapture. That is, Rapture precedes the wrath of God as in Colossians 3:1-6; 2Thessalonians 2:7-12; Revelation 3:10.
If you are saying,Â I am a Believer, I am Born Again, I believe in the Holy Trinity, I have the Holy Spirit, I have witnessed for Christ and in fact I am looking forward to the Coming of the Lord Jesus too,Â therefore I will be surely caught up in the Rapture of the Saints. Then let me remind and warn you from the very âWord of Godâ â (The Lord Jesus very own Parable in Matthew 25:1-12), that the 5 Foolish Virgins had the same qualities that you and I may be having but still missed the RAPTURE. Why?Â Because they were complacent and perhaps arrogant of their Salvation (in taking their Salvation for granted)Â and their Complacency was expressed in their evidence of them taking less oil in their lamps. They were not wholly and fully committed to the Lord and in continuing in His Word (Matthew 22:37; Luke 9:23; John 8:31; Revelation 2:2-5; 3:2-6).
The âWise Virginsâ on the other hand were alert, watchful, prepared and ready (showing no overconfidence on their flesh and giving their best inÂ working out their salvation with fear and trembling)Â not walking in the arrogance of the assurance of salvation like many Christians do today,Â (in walking on the âBroad Wayâ which the Lord Jesus prophesied many would in Matthew 7:13-23 and in Luke 13:23-30).
Bible Truths Unlocked brings to the reader;Â how every âTrue Believerâ can prepare to escape the soon coming wrath of GodÂ and to be rapture ready/gathered up, at the Trumpet call – at the Lord Jesusâ coming in the clouds of heaven!