Suppose Jesus Returned Today? – Sunday Thought For The Day
Suppose Jesus were to return today? There will be one of two outcomes. Those who have confessed their sin, repented, and have believed Jesus Christ is the Son of God, thus accepting Him as their personal Savior, will be gathered together with Him into glory. Those who are left behind will begin a chapter of suffering and satanic subjugation such as has never been seen.
Some reading this will say: “Thank God I’ve accepted Christ as my Savior; because I won’t go through what the world goes through if I do not die before the Lord’s return to rapture His Church, i.e., the born-again believers.
Those whose sin is not forgiven, i.e., those who have rejected Christ – will dismiss my question. Their reasons for rejecting Christ are many and varied, including placing their hope for eternity in a false religion.
But the most shocked, disappointed, dismayed, and regretful will, I believe, be those who thought they were saved because they were good and/or because they were moral. They will be the ones who based their eternity on their own idea(s) of righteousness.
The bottom line is that the Lord is going to return to rapture His Church and no one but God knows the day and the hour. Your believing or not believing that immutable truth will determine whether or not you go through the great tribulation, not whether or not the great tribulation takes place.
Matthew 24:36-51 (KJV)
36 But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.
37 But as the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
38 For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark,
39 And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
40 Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left.
41 Two women shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken, and the other left.
42 Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come.
43 But know this, that if the goodman of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to be broken up.
44 Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh.
45 Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his lord hath made ruler over his household, to give them meat in due season?
46 Blessed is that servant, whom his lord when he cometh shall find so doing.
47 Verily I say unto you, That he shall make him ruler over all his goods.
48 But and if that evil servant shall say in his heart, My lord delayeth his coming;
49 And shall begin to smite his fellowservants, and to eat and drink with the drunken;
50 The lord of that servant shall come in a day when he looketh not for him, and in an hour that he is not aware of,
51 And shall cut him asunder, and appoint him his portion with the hypocrites: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
About the Author
Mychal S. Massie is an ordained minister who spent 13 years in full-time Christian Ministry. Today he serves as founder and Chairman of the Racial Policy Center (RPC), a think tank he officially founded in September 2015. RPC advocates for a colorblind society. He was founder and president of the non-profit “In His Name Ministries.” He is the former National Chairman of a conservative Capitol Hill think tank; and a former member of the think tank National Center for Public Policy Research. Read entire bio here