What if Jesus described the timing of the rapture of the church in great detail as He did His second coming? Would I stay fervently faithful? Would I still have a sense of urgency in my faith? Would I put my desire for “life events” ahead of my desire to be with Christ? Personally speaking, if I knew the rapture was going to happen after certain events then I would most definitely be a little more “relaxed” with my relationship with Him. I’d have the time. I’m not saying I do enough now…I definitely don’t, but I would be more relaxed that’s for sure. In conjunction, I know I would be more paranoid and fearful of the “impending doom” to come. I’d be making preparations and “security” upgrades to my home just in case the tribulation begins. I’d be watching for the mark of the beast with a passion. Every new technology that came out that had anything to do with the human body I’d be shouting… “It’s the mark of the beast…it’s the mark of the beast!” I’d begin stockpiling goods because I’d be afraid that sometime soon I wouldn’t be able to buy or sell anything. I’d…be…afraid.
I would also be more “prideful” in my salvation knowing “God chose me to endure His wrath.” I’d hold my head high and puff out my chest and say… “Look at me I’m a Christian and you’re not! Just you wait, you’ll see. I’ll survive and you won’t.” I would say and feel this self reverence instead of trying to protect as many as I can from the tribulation. I’d have a “well… you made your choice” kind of attitude towards the unbelieving world. Is that the right attitude to have? Certainly not.
How many people can I communicate with to spread the good news? I postulate that digitally I can cast a wider net. What if only but one person gleans something off my blog? Then I achieved my goal, and I look forward to embracing that person in Heaven someday. Just as I hope to embrace those who have given me truth during my pilgrimage. I want some crowns when it’s my turn for that beautiful and glorious Bema Seat.