Are you ready

for the Rapture?

Are you truly saved and ready for the Rapture?


The Rapture is coming. The material on this website notes why we believe the Rapture teaching is biblical, and why we believe the event will happen soon. The Rapture will take most of the world by surprise. The Bible notes that in a moment millions across the globe will suddenly be taken up to be with Christ in the heavens. The Rapture is God’s plan to rescue His people from the terrible trials that are coming to this world—trials so awful they will exceed the devastation at Hiroshima and the horror of the Nazi holocaust. Being taken in the Rapture is the only way to escape the violence, pain, and death associated with the Antichrist and Tribulation period—both of which are coming and coming soon. Dark days are coming. The only escape is by being in relationship with Jesus Christ. Tribulations are coming, but so is Jesus. He can return at any moment. Are you ready?

Before answering consider this: In Matthew 7 Jesus spoke about the Judgment and how many will be surprised at their fate. Many will believe they were good, righteous and saved, but will not be able to enter the Kingdom of heaven.

21 “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. 22 Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name and in your name drive out demons and in your name perform many miracles?’ 23 Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!’”  (Matthew 7:21-23)

These who are prohibited from entering the kingdom of heaven prophesied in His name, drove out demons, and performed many miracles. That sounds pretty impressive, but it is not enough to be commended at the judgment, and it is not enough to ensure one is taken in the Rapture.

A darkness is falling on the world and soon the seven-year Tribulation period will begin.  It will be an unprecedented time of sorrow for the entire world. There will be wars, economic upheaval, and unparalleled religious persecution. Governments will fall, wars and death will be common—billions will die. There will be plagues, poison waters, scorching heat, unexplained darkness, painful maladies, great earthquakes, celestial anomalies, animal die-offs and much, much more. However, God in His mercy has provided a vehicle by which one can escape Tribulation period terrors—His name is Jesus Christ.

The means of escape and rescue from all that is to come is a relationship with Jesus Christ. And as the Rapture event will happen suddenly, there will not be even a split-second opportunity to seek forgiveness and make things right with God when the Rapture event begins. The only way to be prepared to be rescued by Christ in the Rapture is to already be in relationship with Jesus before the Rapture takes place.

The information on this website is designed to help individuals understand what God has done, what is happening now, and how to be prepared for what is about to happen.

The next section of this writing presents a glimpse of what a life prepared for the return of Christ looks like.

What is the evidence of a changed life?

Many ask: How can I be sure that I’m saved?”  Remember, your decision is spiritual—not physical. The proofs that you are saved have nothing to do with a change in appearance—you will not be taller, thinner, or free from sickness. Yes, miracles still happen, but miracles in the physical realm are not given as proof of our salvation.  So then, how will you know that you are saved? Scripture notes that “the Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God…” (Romans 8:16).

The proof is that when we are saved, God extends to new believers a part of Himself—the Holy Spirit. The Spirit then lives in the heart of every believer. This abiding presence of God which comforts, directs, guides, and empowers individuals for service. The Spirit will help you understand Scripture, have a heart to serve, forgive and give, guide you in the path God has chosen for you, lead you to interact with those whom God would have you witness to, and help you to do what God wants you to do.  

The proof of your salvation is internal—it is God touching your heart and mind and changing your priorities and desires. Believers still have a will, and can “resist the Spirit” (Acts 7:51b). There will likely be a learning curve and though maturing in Christ will take time, a true believer should immediately strive to grow in spiritual knowledge and strive to surrender to the precepts and leading of God. The Apostle John said it well: “This is how we know who the children of God are and who the children of the devil are: Anyone who does not do what is right is not God’s child…” (1 John 3:10).

True believers are to “do what is right.” This too is an evidence of true faith. Doing what is right includes:

  • Forgiving
  • Loving
  • Helping
  • Serving
  • Giving
  • A desire to learn spiritual things
  • A desire to study the Word
  • A desire to share your faith
  • A desire to seek and follow the Lord’s leading

God does not expect His children to be perfect, but he does expect His children to try, to seek forgiveness, and to “bear fruit” (John 5). There will be a time of accounting before God—our every word and deed will be examined. Good works will be rewarded. You will not want to be found wanting as you stand before the Judge as He examines your life. Strive to live well—as a truly committed believer and follower of Jesus Christ.

It may be that in the past you made a decision to believe in and live for Christ, but have not lived-up to your commitment to God. Some may wonder if it is possible to renew a backslidden faith. The answer is YES. The next section presents information on how to rededicate and renew your faith. Subsequent sections address how to be saved and enter into a relationship with Jesus Christ. Remember, being in right relationship with God is a requisite to receiving eternal life and being caught up in the coming Rapture.

How do I rededicate my life to God?

The previous section noted how to be saved, and that our salvation in Christ is sure. In Christ, we are born again (John 3:3; 2 Cor. 5:17) and ‘sealed’ in God’s overwhelming and eternal love (Ephesians 1:13-14). Romans 8 affirms that beautiful promise:

“Who will bring any charge against those whom God has chosen? It is God who justifies. Who then is the one who condemns? No one. Christ Jesus who died—more than that, who was raised to life—is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us. Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword?…No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.  For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 8:33-39)

However, there are times when Christians slip back into sin and allow their faith in Christ to grow cold. When this happens, there are two things to remember:  1) God’s love is sure. Yes, a lack of faith saddens Him, but our God is a God of mercy, and reconciliation and 2) do NOT delay in asking for forgiveness. God wants you to return to Him—He is waiting for you to return to Him. A few stories and verses that support this truth are noted below:

  • The story of the prodigal son (Luke 15:11-32) affirms God’s love for sinners and desire for restoration.
  • The restoration of Peter in John 21 notes Jesus’ desire and ability to forgive and restore.
  • The wayward Hebrews in the days of Nehemiah were able to rededicate themselves to the Lord in Nehemiah 9.
  • The wayward Hebrews in the days of Joshua were able to rededicate (consecrate) themselves to the Lord in Joshua 3.
  • The story of Hosea and the redemption of his unfaithful wife illustrates God’s desire to redeem and restore those whom He loves.
  • 1 John 1:9 notes that our sins can be forgiven.
  • Romans 8:1 notes that there is “no condemnation” for those who are in relationship with Christ Jesus.

A wise pastor once said, “God is always only a prayer away.” Tell Him you’re sorry. Confess your sins. Receive His forgiveness. Rejoice in His grace and love.

“You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.” (Jer. 29:13)

The Brilliant Lie

Satan knows he can not defeat the Creator and assume His throne. Though Satan would like to “set his throne above the throne of God,” I do not believe that is his primary goal. Since his fall from heaven proved he could not defeat God, he now moves to destroy all that God loves. Scripture notes that he is known as Apollyon, which translated is, the destroyer.

Satan is wise, cunning and ruthless. He is patient, lays traps, studies our behavior and identifies our vulnerabilities, and in many ways seeks to keep individuals from recognizing God’s truth and entering into a relationship with His Son, Jesus. Many underestimate his wisdom or ruthlessness. He discards his better servants (Hitler, Saddam, Napoleon) without regret, has no sense of loyalty and plays by no rules. By any means possible he seeks to destroy all that God loves—and that includes you.

Most humans do not succumb to the temptation to murder, or believe the lie that God and heaven do not exist. Humans are born with a moral compass and intrinsically drawn toward God. Satan therefore, brilliantly, generally does not try to advance the notion that being good is not important, but rather, that you are good enough.  His goal is that you miss the mark. He wants you to be complacent. He wants you to be left behind when the Rapture takes place.

And that’s where most of the world is today—confident in their goodness and complacent in their spirituality. The vast majority believe in God—and the vast majority believe their lives are good enough to be pleasing to God. However, and this is critically important, we can only be considered good enough if they are in right relationship with God, through His Son Jesus. It is only when we are in relationship with Jesus, and confess our sins to Jesus, that we can be considered pure and holy before the Father.  This is a simple but profound truth that Satan does not want the world to grasp. He wants the world to believe that good deeds, church membership, generosity, or kindness to animals automatically grants one access to heaven. It does not.

The answer to the fundamental question, Are you ready for the Rapture?, centers on affirmative answers to these two questions: Have you be saved by Jesus Christ and are you currently in right relationship with Jesus Christ? The next sections profile what God expects of His people, what God is about to do, and how to enter into a relationship with His Son, Jesus.