2020-07-23 - Where is He?
Matthew 24:20-22 But pray that your flight will not be in the winter, or on a Sabbath. 21 For then there will be a great tribulation, such as has not occurred since the beginning of the world until now, nor ever will. 22 Unless those days had been cut short, no life would have been saved; but for the sake of the elect those days will be cut short.
There will be a day when the patience of God will be spent. Mankind will be in great danger at every turn. All of their wisdom, riches and resources will be for naught. Even the ones who look for Him (Jesus) in desperation will not find him. Only God's children who are part of the elect, the chosen, will be spared the coming struggle.
Matthew 24:26-28 So if they say to you, ’Behold, He is in the wilderness,‘ do not go out, or, ‘Behold, He is in the inner rooms,‘ do not believe them. 27 For just as the lightning comes from the east and flashes even to the west, so will the coming of the Son of Man be. 28 Wherever the corpse is, there the vultures will gather.
The ones who do not know the Lord Jesus as their Savior will look for him with desperate hope. They will ask over and over again. No matter how hard they try they will not find Him. He will have gathered His children. They will have been taken home to Heaven.
More about this later from the book of Revelation.
Lord Jesus, Many thanks for this look ahead. This is only a small alert as the very early trials for the ones who will not accept You as the One who cares for them will begin to be shaken. Give us open eyes and hearts that want to follow You every step of the way. Amen.
All verses are from the New American Standard Bible (NASB) unless otherwise noted.