Word at Work July 22, 2016

Scripture: Matthew 24:40

Verse 40 says, “Then two men will be in the field: one will be taken and the other left. Two women will be grinding at the mill: one will be taken and the other left.” This is not about the rapture. Context tells us the flood took away the sinners. The judgment took away the evil and left the righteous. So it seems the flood was the opposite of the rapture. The sinners were taken and the righteous remained. If this is true, why did God say there would be a rapture? There will be a rapture! But the question many cannot agree on is when. So when we acknowledge there is a rapture coming, it would be wisdom to prepare for the possibility that it comes during or after the tribulations. That way we have the faith necessary to walk through. If it comes prior to the tribulations, it will be a wonderful bonus. But sowing the Word in our hearts and having the faith and relationship with Christ necessary to walk in the toughest of times is the safest and wisest choice. Developing our faith for the end-times is the most judicious course. When two men will be in the field: one will be taken and the other left, the one taken is taken in judgment. The one left will be left to finish their race. We are only taken as believers when we have finished our race.

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