Tag: Rapture

A Believing Remnant

A.W. Tozerby A.W. Tozer

Even so then at this present time also there is a remnant according to the election of grace. Romans 11:5

What is God trying to do with His believing people? The Bible calls us a remnant according to grace, believers taken out of the great, teeming swarm of so-called religious people in today’s world. I am inclined to join others in wondering if the Lord is postponing His coming because He is trying to get His Bride ready? For years it has been the popular idea in evangelical Christianity that the whole Body of believers in Christ would rise like a flock of frightened birds when the Lord comes. But A.B. Simpson and William MacArthur and others in the past generation said, “Oh no! The Lord will take with Him those who are prepared and ready for His coming!” I do not presume to give an answer satisfying to everyone in our churches. But I know that many Christians are too smug about this, saying in effect, “I am converted to Christ through grace, so I can live as I please!” Of some things we cannot be dogmatic; but we know this for sure: God has no halfway house between heaven and hell, where He takes us to fumigate us!

by A.W. Tozer

Waiting For The Bride

Jonathan Cahnby Jonathan Cahn

For he says, In the time of my favor I heard you, and in the day of salvation I helped you.I tell you, now is the time of God’s favor, now is the day of salvation. 2 Corinthians 6:2

When I got married, there was a malfunction with the preparation of the bridesmaids. Something went wrong and they ended up looking like something out of the bride of Frankenstein. Because of the malfunction, the wedding was held up by two hours! Fortunately there were a lot of performers present, so everyone was kept busy. So while they performed, the bridesmaids and bride frantically did everything they could to prepare themselves to look beautiful or presentable.

In the same way, the Scripture tells us that Messiah is the Bridegroom and He’s looking for a bride who is prepared and ready for the wedding. That’s you. Your wedding’s coming. And the only time you have to prepare for it is now… your days on earth. Use your time wisely. Make the most of every moment. Use it to become more spiritually beautiful, more loving, more pure, more righteous, more filled with the Holy Spirit and grace – for this is the only time you have. And you don’t want to be late for your own wedding.

Today’s Mission – Devote as much time as you can each day making preparations for your upcoming wedding to Messiah, your Bridegroom. Start with finding a way to be more loving to others.

by Jonathan Cahn