Many believers have been sold on the false rapture gospel. They believe that before the great tribulation comes on the earth, Jesus will take them to heaven so that they can escape tribulation and have a good time in heaven. Further these people believe that they only need to believe in Jesus for salvation and for this privilege of the rapture.
They are deceived.
Jesus never promised to snatch us away before trouble comes. He said He will be with us in trouble. He said that those who endure and stay with Him until the end, through tribulation, they will be saved.
These believers are cowards. They are losers. Most of them can not stop sinning. They don’t want to. They want to live their lives for their own pleasure, escape tribulation and enter heaven because they believe in Jesus. That is a false belief, a false gospel.
Jesus does not call us to defeat and escapism. He calls us to action and to victory. He sets us free from the bondage of sin and He calls us to follow Him, to conquer our own flesh, to conquer sin, to conquer satan. He calls us to stand for righteousness and be His witnesses, to work for His kingdom and bring many souls to repentance and obedience to Him, so that they can overcome and be saved from hell.
Heaven is a place for overcomers, not for losers. We read repeatedly in Revelation about the rewards of those who overcove: “To him who overcomes, I will grant to eat of the tree of life which is in the Paradise of God.’Rev. 2:7
“He who overcomes will not be hurt by the second death.”Rev.2:11
” To him who overcomes, to him I will give some of the hidden manna, and I will give him a white stone, and a new name written on the stone which no one knows but he who receives it.”Rev.2:17
“He who overcomes, and he who keeps My deeds until the end, TO HIM I WILL GIVE AUTHORITY OVER THE NATIONS; 27AND HE SHALL RULE THEM WITH A ROD OF IRON, AS THE VESSELS OF THE POTTER ARE BROKEN TO PIECES, as I also have received authority from My Father; 28and I will give him the morning star.”Rev2:26-28.
‘He who overcomes will thus be clothed in white garments; and I will not erase his name from the book of life, and I will confess his name before My Father and before His angels.”Rev.3:5
“He who overcomes, I will make him a pillar in the temple of My God, and he will not go out from it anymore; and I will write on him the name of My God, and the name of the city of My God, the new Jerusalem, which comes down out of heaven from My God, and My new name.” Rev.3:12.
21‘He who overcomes, I will grant to him to sit down with Me on My throne, as I also overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne. 22‘He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.’”Reve.3:21.
Those who do not follow and endure with Jesus until the end, will not enter His kingdom. Cowards, losers, sinners and escapists will not enter heaven.
The only way to overcome is to follow Jesus closely and stay with Him until the end. Are we following Jesus, conquering and overcoming? Will we endure with Him until the end?
May Jesus bless you.