If you have arrived at this website before the rapture has actually occurred, it’s important you read this page and learn what you need to do in order to get in on it. You don’t want to be left behind! It’s going to be tough here. Yes, there will be tribulation period saints and an untold multitude will still be saved after the rapture. But, like my pastor likes to say, there’s an easy way to go and a hard way to go. Get on board now and take the easy way while there is still time.
Why we think it is coming soon: There are two main reasons, the first being that Israel is a nation again back in their original Biblical homeland. That happened in 1948, and in the 1967 war they gained back almost all the original land. It is incredible to understand that prior to 1948 they had been gone from the land for more than 1800 years, having been scattered in 70 AD by Roman Emperor Titus. No other nation in history has pulled this off and kept their identity as a people. Most importantly, much of the end time prophecy in the Bible just didn’t make a lot of literal sense when Israel did not exist as a nation. Now it does all make literal sense again.
The second reason is, just read the headlines. That is, if you know your Bible well. Events are happening every week now that are further setting the stage for end-time prophecies to take place, including an unfulfilled battle in Ezekiel 38 and Ezekiel 39 where Russia, Iran, and Turkey join forces in an attack against Israel. With Iran getting close to having nuclear weapons and sexual immorality running rampant in western society, things just cannot go on like this much longer. The Lord is getting ready to pull his people out.
Why we think it is coming at all: It’s in the Bible. Other articles on this website go into greater detail on scriptural support for the doctrine of a pre-tribulation rapture. But in a nutshell, there are two distinctly separate events in the Bible that describe the second coming of Christ. One must occur before the other. The first second coming, what we call the rapture of the church, occurs on an unknown date and in fact is imminent. The final second-coming occurs on a known date that is given by the prophet Daniel (the date is only known after a certain tribulation event occurs) and after an exact sequence of events occurs.
And from what we know of God’s nature from the entirety of scripture, he won’t leave his beloved church here to suffer the terrible things that are coming. We are not appointed to wrath. In the past, He always pulled His people out before unleashing great judgments upon the earth, and there is plenty of supporting scripture that tells us he won’t be changing that pattern now. We know Christ is coming down to the cloud level to gather his church at some point, so we logically conclude it will be before the really bad stuff starts here. We will be with him in Heaven attending several important events that can only really take place before he comes back to earth to set up his kingdom. But we, the saved believers, all have to be there for those events. So, he must be coming to get us first.
What you need to do to be included in the rapture: Not complicated. You have to ask. That’s really it. There is one caveat; you have to mean it from your heart. Ask Jesus for forgiveness and mean it from your heart, to the best of your ability. The Bible says every time a single sinner repents there is great joy in Heaven. Imagine that – you, right now, can cause great joy in Heaven and secure your ticket to the rapture with a three word prayer: Jesus forgive me.
Now, if you rattle off that prayer and then give it no other thought and run right back out to be a part of the world and disregard God, then I would say it probably didn’t take. Some seed fell on rocky soil, and as soon as it grew up, it withered away, because it had no moisture. There should be a change in you as a result of saying that prayer from your heart. The Lord will give you his spirit. You will start to think a little differently about some things. You need to cultivate that spirit and not let it die within you, in case the rapture is still a few years away. I highly recommend reading the New Testament from beginning to end, in an easy translation like the New Living or New International version. Also, start listening to a Christian radio station and/or find a local Bible teaching church and start attending services.
There are those who will tell you saying a prayer is not enough to save you, but that is an unbiblical stance. Jesus didn’t say to the thief on the cross, “If only you could get down from there, dunk your head in water, eat a little round styrofoam-tasting wafer, and chase it back with some grape juice, you would be saved.” No. The thief simply turned to Jesus, repented of his sin, and asked to be remembered. And Jesus assured him that he was saved. I recommend you follow the thief’s example. Right this very second.