Motto 1: ”The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. ” (Psalms 111:10)
Motto 2: ”... let him that glorieth glory in this that he understandeth and knoweth me ...”; ”he that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord.”
(Jer 9:24, 2Cor 10:17)
Motto 3: ”If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves ... If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us ... and to cleanse us ”
Those who live their everyday lives as Christians must be thinking whether the Rapture will really occur before the period of the Great Tribulation. Does not the Church - the only invisible universal Church of Christ which implies the true believers of any Christian congregation – need to somehow undergo a kind of tribulation in the last times?
For the church of the Laodiceans, as the last revival of the Church trial is the message. It seems to be in a state today like Israel was during Jesus’s staying on the Earth. Their leaders speak the truth, but do not act accordingly. They are conceited, materialistic, they omit ”the weightier matters of the law, judgement of the mercy and faith” (Matthew 23:23). They mislead believers. Even in relation to the negotiation of the previous chapter (Babylon) I say, let us not deny the power of godliness! God is looking for such people today who listen to the calling word, He is able to raise up children of anything!
Book of Revelation 3:18-19: ”I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothes, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see. As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.”
Hebrews 12:6, ”For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth.”
James 1:12 ”Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him.”
It is not likely that the Rapture will occur before the last 7 year period or that it will take place in the first half of the 7 year period (first 3.5 years) since believers will see the rise of Antichrist (Matthew 24:15; 2Thess 2:3-4). Consequently, this unprecedented event in human history is expected sometime in the second half of the 7 year term (3.5 years) when Jesus will take believers in large numbers. And directly before this the dead in Christ will be raised.
Those who are not Christians yet will also be able to follow the forthcoming events and I hope they can understand God's plan for the future. It is often asked if God is good why He lets so much evil in the world to happen. He is waiting, but only for a while, He awaits those who ”return home”. And when his time comes, He will correct every evil, defeat the enemy and take his rightful place. Let’s avoid his wrath. Those who find the existence and reality of God incomprehensible and idealistic just allow themselves as much scientific thinking - being a modern man - that there is a principal intelligence. Let’s not try to get in touch with aliens and supernatural creatures, but with the person of principal intelligence called God, and whose name has been commonplace by religion. And we can get in touch with Him only by the crucifixion and resurrection, the adoption of self-sacrifice of Jesus Christ, by the Holy Ghost. Jesus, the Son of God, who had been a real person in heaven even before he came to the earth to carry out his mission, as a supernatural being, humbled himself, took on this weak human body, which we have so that God could identify with our weaknesses, mortality in such a way and give us the opportunity to share His perfection. Thus, we people have been redeemed and God identified with our weaknesses. The idea according to which human character and thus man is originally good is a lie and self-deception. Human-centred thinking and behaviour - which is not equivalent to humanity for me – seems to show resemblance to biblical faith, but motivation is different: it attempts to eliminate the person, the reality, the existence of God, to conceal, to annul the reality of redemption and to avoid judgement between good and bad, which is not in the power of man. Man-to-man relation is determined from the 5th Commandment by the Bible. (Exodus 20: 1-17, Matthew 22:37-40)
In my belief, man is incapable of changing on its own strength and if we recognize and acknowledge it, we get into an easier situation at the same time. Not only because the fact that, if we bring it to the surface, we can be relieved - truth will set you free - but also because we understand the solution is so simple: we have to admit our own weaknesses and we must accept the reality of redemption. The Word of God invites people not to love this world because God will judge it and it will be demolished. Now, however, the period of grace is still going on. With our own words let’s pray, call the Creator, Jesus Christ, the Holy Ghost and seek God's will.
The sense, the main mission of human existence is summarized by Solomon in the book of Ecclesiastes as follows: ”… the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.” (Ecclesiastes 12:13)