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When Jesus Comes For You, Will You Be Ready?

And He told them a parable, saying, “The land of a rich man was very productive. And he began reasoning to himself, saying, ‘What shall I do, since I have no place to store my crops?’ Then he said, ‘This is what I will do: I will tear down my barns and build larger ones, and there I will store all my grain and my goods. And I will say to my soul, “Soul, you have many goods laid up for many years to come; take your ease, eat, drink and be merry.”’ But God said to him, ‘You fool! This very night your soul is required of you; and now who will own what you have prepared?’ So is the man who stores up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God.” (Lk. 12:16-21)

Based on the above title, you may be wondering why instead of quoting one of the many Scriptures referring to the Rapture, I instead cited a parable whose main theme is a warning about greed and trusting in the possessions of this life to the exclusion of what matters the most for the next. But within this parable is an example of the way in which Jesus is most likely to “come” for you and I, statistically speaking, which is when we die. It is not that I don’t believe in the nearness of Jesus’ Return and the blessed hope of the Harpazo which will supernaturally remove a generation of believers collectively, but in the remainder of the time until that takes place, Jesus will continue to come for everyone in the exact, same manner since the beginning of history—on an individual basis. The question is not whether we are ready just for the Rapture, but prepared to meet Him should this be the day when our time in this life comes to an end. We need to be just as ready should He return for us today individually as when He returns for the Church corporately.


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