End Times Church

Excited About the Grace-Based, Complete (as opposed to partial) Rapture of the Church

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“For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God,” (Ephesians 2:8).

Soon and very soon, our Husband Jesus Christ will rescue His bride, the church, from the terrible time that is coming upon the earth. That being said, it isn’t the time to hunker down or become apathetic about co-laboring with Jesus Christ for souls, the assignments He’s called us to, etc.

And praise God, since by GRACE we have been saved through FAITH, and NOT of ourselves, it is a gift of God, lest anyone should boast, no one who is truly born again will be left behind.

The partial rapture is a false doctrine based on works. For how can anyone IN Christ be more righteous than the VERY righteousness of God? A righteousness incapable of dimming despite ourselves. “For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him,” (2 Corinthians 5:21).

How would one be able to measure their own worthiness whether they are taken up with our Lord or left behind? It’s an unquantifiable thing. For even a teeny tiny infraction against the Lord is a great evil compared to His Holiness, but fear not, we are fully justified by Jesus Christ, and rapture ready in Him alone.

“God is not the author of confusion, but of peace,” (1 Corinthians 14:33):

“Oops, I’m going. Oops, I messed up today, I might get left behind.” As if we have the power to keep ourselves in righteous standing any way!

We must guard our hearts and take care not to become self-righteous and compare ourselves to others in Christ, wrongly rendering some unworthy of being rescued by our Husband.

It shouldn’t trouble our hearts that those in Christ who barely did anything to serve the Lord while they were saved still get to come to the Marriage Supper of the Lamb.

We are not measuring ourselves against each other but as we are IN Christ – fully and utterly the righteous of God from the moment we were born again.

We should rejoice with and for everyone seated at the wedding feast even if their earthly walk with the Lord was a total dud.

***This song reminds me of the rapture.***

Matthew 20:1-16The Parable of the Workers in the Vineyard

1 “For the kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out early in the morning to hire laborers for his vineyard. 2 Now when he had agreed with the laborers for a denarius a day, he sent them into his vineyard. 3 And he went out about the third hour and saw others standing idle in the marketplace, 4 and said to them, ‘You also go into the vineyard, and whatever is right I will give you.’ So they went. 5 Again he went out about the sixth and the ninth hour, and did likewise. 6 And about the eleventh hour he went out and found others standing idle, and said to them, ‘Why have you been standing here idle all day?’ 7 They said to him, ‘Because no one hired us.’ He said to them, ‘You also go into the vineyard, and whatever is right you will receive.’

8 “So when evening had come, the owner of the vineyard said to his steward, ‘Call the laborers and give them their wages, beginning with the last to the first.’ 9 And when those came who were hired about the eleventh hour, they each received a denarius. 10 But when the first came, they supposed that they would receive more; and they likewise received each a denarius. 11 And when they had received it, they complained against the landowner, 12 saying, ‘These last men have worked only one hour, and you made them equal to us who have borne the burden and the heat of the day.’ 13 But he answered one of them and said, ‘Friend, I am doing you no wrong. Did you not agree with me for a denarius? 14 Take what is yours and go your way. I wish to give to this last man the same as to you. 15 Is it not lawful for me to do what I wish with my own things? Or is your eye evil because I am good?’ 16 So the last will be first, and the first last. For many are called, but few chosen.”

Luke 15:11-31 – The Parable of the Lost Son

11 Then He said: “A certain man had two sons. 12 And the younger of them said to his father, ‘Father, give me the portion of goods that falls to me.’ So he divided to them his livelihood. 13 And not many days after, the younger son gathered all together, journeyed to a far country, and there wasted his possessions with prodigal living. 14 But when he had spent all, there arose a severe famine in that land, and he began to be in want. 15 Then he went and joined himself to a citizen of that country, and he sent him into his fields to feed swine. 16 And he would gladly have filled his stomach with the pods that the swine ate, and no one gave him anything.

17 “But when he came to himself, he said, ‘How many of my father’s hired servants have bread enough and to spare, and I perish with hunger! 18 I will arise and go to my father, and will say to him, “Father, I have sinned against heaven and before you, 19 and I am no longer worthy to be called your son. Make me like one of your hired servants.” ’

20 “And he arose and came to his father. But when he was still a great way off, his father saw him and had compassion, and ran and fell on his neck and kissed him. 21 And the son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and in your sight, and am no longer worthy to be called your son.’

22 “But the father said to his servants, ‘Bring out the best robe and put it on him, and put a ring on his hand and sandals on his feet. 23 And bring the fatted calf here and kill it, and let us eat and be merry; 24 for this my son was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.’ And they began to be merry.

25 “Now his older son was in the field. And as he came and drew near to the house, he heard music and dancing. 26 So he called one of the servants and asked what these things meant. 27 And he said to him, ‘Your brother has come, and because he has received him safe and sound, your father has killed the fatted calf.’

28 “But he was angry and would not go in. Therefore his father came out and pleaded with him. 29 So he answered and said to his father, ‘Lo, these many years I have been serving you; I never transgressed your commandment at any time; and yet you never gave me a young goat, that I might make merry with my friends. 30 But as soon as this son of yours came, who has devoured your livelihood with harlots, you killed the fatted calf for him.’

31 “And he said to him, ‘Son, you are always with me, and all that I have is yours.

End Times Church, Faith, Rapture

I’m going up fighting, Lord

For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.

EPHESIANS 6:12

Recently, I’ve seen a sad, unbiblical trend coming from some (not all) prophetic, end-times teacher types. Words which wrongly convey defeat and giving up on those currently suffering because “it’ll all be over soon because Jesus is coming anyway.”

No. No. No. No. No. Do not receive these “resigning things over to evil” words from them.

I love my brothers in Christ, but I strongly disagree with their stance on this.

As followers of Christ, it is our responsibility to point people to the Word (who is Jesus, John 1:1), not our own opinions about things.

What does Jesus tell us to do?

Occupy till I come,” (Luke 19:13. KJV).

“Do business till I come,” (Luke 19:13, NKJV).

Jesus tells us, the church, to be about His Father’s business, the business of His Kingdom, until He returns. I’m unapologetically listening to Jesus. I will not be moved.

I’m going up fighting, Lord

In light of the great opposition to today’s church, I’ve said in recent months, “I’m not going down without a fight.” But then it hit me yesterday (probably via the much wiser Holy Spirit):

Wait a second. The only way I’m going is up with Jesus. And I’ll be going up fighting, Lord.

My Lord and Savior who ransomed me from sin and its punishment and purchased eternal security for me with His blood made the way for me to live forever with Him in eternity.

The words of Jesus, “My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me. And I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; neither shall anyone snatch them out of My hand. My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all; and no one is able to snatch them out of My Father’s hand,” (John 10:27-29).

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Lord, You gave it all for Me. I’m going up fighting giving my all to You.

Getting back to the church being led astray by some teachers to give up on the suffering (and yes, this was the exact context of the messages I heard. People suffering vs. Jesus is coming back soon anyway). This is so unbiblical, I wanted to scream. (My son calls me dramatic. I call it expressive because of my creative bent. LOL!)

So what does God’s business look like? The business we are to be doing as the church, occupying ALL THE WAY UP UNTIL He returns?

“And as you go, preach, saying, ‘The kingdom of heaven is at hand.’ Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out demons. Freely you have received, freely give,” (Matthew 10:7-8).

“And heal the sick there, and say to them, ‘The kingdom of God has come near to you,'” (Luke 10:9).

“Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,” (Matthew 28:19).

On the contrary, if the church bears the heart attitude for the world to see that we’ve given up on others, the suffering, and are just holding on until Jesus comes, then we convey…

  • that we are disobedient to His Word (Luke 19:13) and don’t truly take Him for it.
  • that our hearts have become hardened, and we are lacking the love, mercy, and compassion of Jesus Christ.

To the suffering a few years, a decade more or two, could feel like an eternity. How is this loving God and our neighbors as we love ourselves?

Would it not glorify God more to obey the Lord, preach His Kingdom, pray prayers of faith, and see people set free in every way? Saved, healed and delivered.

Why? Because it not only testifies that the Kingdom of God has come near to others in hopes they will accept Christ as Savior, it demonstrates the love of God whose Son’s body was broken, striped, and bled, so the suffering could be set free, including those of course who’ve already been born again.

It is written in Matthew 8:16-17, “When evening had come, they brought to Him many who were demon-possessed. And He cast out the spirits with a word, and healed all who were sick, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Isaiah the prophet, saying: “He Himself took our infirmities
And bore our sicknesses
.”
[see Isaiah 53:4; 1 Peter 2:24]

When I hear teachings like theirs that lack the mercy and compassion of Jesus Christ, I’m offended FOR Him, because they are sorely misrepresenting Him and His love and character.

“Then Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people. But when He saw the multitudes, He was moved with compassion for them,” (Matthew 9:35-36).

The full capacity of God dwells in every believer. Thus, we too must operate in likewise mercy and compassion towards those suffering from physical and spiritual infirmities until the moment we either pass from these mortal bodies through physical death or are taken up with Jesus Christ.

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This is also why I am passionate about women being free to minister and teach in the church. Our hearts and viewpoints are so needed by the Lord to balance out the men’s who tend to be more black and white. It’s outright foolishness to leave all the teaching and counsel solely to men who are incapable of seeing things the way a woman in Christ can.

There’s no doubt God made male AND female in His image each with a different kind of “heart perspective.”

Men incapable of having the heart perspective/mother heart of a woman. And women incapable of having the heart perspective/father heart of a man. 

The Lord would NOT have us trivializing the suffering of others simply because the time is short before His return. We are called to demonstrate His love, mercy, and compassion to others as well as a testimony to His character and nature until the very end.

When the world sees us being cities on a hill for Him, it will win souls. Hardness of heart towards the suffering will not.

Knowing it is written, “And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffers violence, and the violent take it by force,” (Matthew 11:12),

Knowing it is written, “For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand…And take the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God,” (Ephesians 6:12-13; 17).

…….Lord, when I go up with You, know I’ll be taking my last breath in this body fighting for You (from a place of Your rest of course) with the the sword of the Spirit which is the Word of God mixed with love and believing faith as my weapons of choice.

I promise You, I will not be trivializing the suffering of others. I am willing, Lord, to be an imperfect vessel, yet righteous IN You, who relieves the suffering of others in Your name that You are not only glorified, but so that people know You love them oh so much and care deeply about every little thing that concerns them.

Here I am…in Jesus’ name, amen.

Rapture

“Meet Me Half Way” by Kenny Loggins made me think of the rapture and being with Jesus *ugly cried*

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This is a secular song. One of my favorites because it reminds me of the rapture and being with Jesus. I only capitalized Me and Love to reflect Jesus to show how it inspired me.

“Meet Me Half Way” sung by Kenny Loggins, from the Soundtrack, “Over the Top.”

In a lifetime
Made of memories
I believe
In destiny

Every moment returns again in time
When I’ve got the future on my mind
Know that you’ll be the only one

Meet Me halfway
Across the sky
Out where the world belongs
To only you and I

Meet Me halfway
Across the sky
Make this a new beginning of another life.

In a lifetime
There is only Love
Reaching for the lonely one

We are stronger when we are given Love
When we put emotions on the line
Know that we are the timeless ones

Meet Me halfway
Across the sky
Out where the world belongs
To only you and I

Meet Me halfway
Across the sky
Make this a new beginning of another life.

[Instrumental interlude]

Meet Me halfway
Across the sky
Out where the world belongs
To only you and I

Meet Me halfway
Across the sky
Make this a new beginning of another life.

Writer(s): Tom Whitlock, Giorgio Moroder

Jesus: “Meet Me halfway across the sky out where the world belongs to you and I. Meet Me halfway across the sky. Make this a new beginning of another life.”

His children: We “know that we are the timeless ones.”

John 6:47 – Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me has everlasting life.

Philippians 3:20-21 – For our citizenship is in heaven, from which we also eagerly wait for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, who will transform our lowly body that it may be conformed to His glorious body, according to the working by which He is able even to subdue all things to Himself.

1 Thessalonians 4:17 – 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.

You can listen to it here on Bitchute: https://www.bitchute.com/video/ZPoC18EHe6Ub/

Outside of Worship music, my favorite music is from the 80s, then 70s, then 90s.

God bless.