All things are pointing to an event that will tear apart families all across the world. Though it was predicted thousands of years ago, to occur at a time when certain things were to go on, those things are indeed happening now.
When this happens, babies and small children will disappear. A spouse will disappear, leaving the other one to wonder what happened. Parents will be missing, leaving their teens behind. Never before has this happened, yet when it does, it will be done quickly, with no warning... except the warnings spoken in the Bible, and by some clergy and those who know end time prophecies.
What is this event?
The Rapture. Jesus spoke of it. Paul wrote about it. It is an event that no one knows when will happen, except God Himself.
But of that day and hour no one knows,
not even the angels of heaven, but My Father only.
Two men will be in the field:
one will be taken and the other left.
Two women will be grinding at the mill:
one will be taken and the other left.
Watch, therefore, for you do not know
what hour your Lord is coming. (Jesus - Matthew 24:36,40-42)
Now this I say, brethren (those who have placed their trust in Christ),
that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God...
Behold, I tell you a mystery. We shall not all sleep (die),
but we shall all be changed - in a moment,
in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet.
For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised incorruptible,
and we shall be changed. - (Paul - 1 Corinthians 15:50-52)
Only those individuals who have placed their trust in Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior will be raptured, and taken to heaven. This will be done before God places His wrath on the evil that will remain on this earth. Ever since Satan has entered the scene, sin has affected every single person, and Satan has lured people away from God.
Your adversary the devil walks about like
a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. (1 Peter 5:8)
When people ask Jesus to be their Savior, the Holy Spirit lives in them. This is God's way of having Himself live in His followers to guide them and help them to live holy lives. God is more powerful than Satan and with the Holy Spirit in Christians, evil is restrained. At the moment the rapture occurs, the Restrainer is removed, taking all true believers with Him to heaven.
The mystery of lawlessness (evil) is already at work;
only He (the Holy Spirit) who now restrains will do so
until He is take out of the way. And then the lawless one will be revealed,
whom the Lord will consume with the breath of His mouth
and destroy with the brightness of His coming.
The coming of the lawless one is
according to the working of Satan,
with all power, signs, and lying wonders,
and with all unrighteous deception
among those who perish,
because they did not receive the love of the truth,
that they might be saved. (2 Thessalonians 2:7-10)
Satan knows he doesn't have long on this earth, and is working overtime luring people to not believe that Jesus is the Son of God, who gave His life on the cross to pay for our sins. It is only through faith in Jesus that one can be saved.
If you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus,
and believe in your heart
that God raised Jesus from the dead,
you will be saved.
For with the heart one believes unto righteousness,
and with the mouth confession
is made unto salvation. (Romans 10:9-10)
Sin is the ultimate family breaker. God doesn't desire this to be, but because of sin, His Holiness will judge every person. If a person places his trust in Jesus as his personal Savior, he will inherit eternal life and spend eternity with God. Everyone else who refuses God's free gift of salvation will perish in the fiery flames of hell with Satan... forever.
Children who are too young to be accountable for their faith will go to be with the Lord.
When they become older and can make their own decisions, then they will be responsible for their own faith. They don't inherit their parents' faith. They need to know Jesus on their own.
Jesus said, "Let the little children come to Me." (Matthew 19:14)
Who will you choose? Jesus? Or not. Your decision will affect your family. If you are a parent, and know Christ as your Lord and Savior, then you will spend eternity with your young children. If you and your spouse know Jesus, both of you will spend eternity together. It is so important to take this seriously, as we do not know the day or hour when Jesus will return for His Bride, the true believers.
Don't be left behind. Be sure now.