Should I be surprised if the rapture doesn’t occur in September of 2015?

Should I be surprised if the rapture doesn’t occur in September of 2015?

In a word – no, but please let me explain.

First, the return of Jesus Christ is imminent; it can happen at any time. As no doubt you have heard or read there is a lot of speculation as to when this may occur. (Date / time period setters as it were).

Blood Moon fever, the Shemittah (Shmita) and economic doom, Jewish feast dates and a whole host of other reasons as to why we should expect it to happen this very September 2015.

2 Timothy 1:7

For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.

Fear mongers try their best to scare the people into believing the world is coming into a catastrophic and imitate end. “Buy this book or DVD series, watch me daily on YouTube to see why I think this is about to happen”; all with little or no biblical basis for any of the fear.

Jesus said in Matthew 24:6 “And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.”

Matthew 7:15

Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.

One thing that is really troubling for me personally is some end times preachers who are based in the United States of America seem to think everything that happens within the USA is somehow related to the final end time events. Earthquakes, sink holes, dead wildlife, stock market meltdown, Jade Helm, etc.

As you may have noticed the USA is not mentioned anywhere in the bible and some even try to allude to its existence using various scriptures. This is a whole other story that we can explore at another time.

The bottom line is you really need to focus on what the bible says and not what people try to imply it says.

So what do I think is going to happen? I believe based on some things I have read* that we have at the very least another seven years to live through before the rapture and the great tribulation.

Those years are going to be increasingly hard for any Christian living anywhere on the planet to live through. It will be tougher and tougher to think we aren’t in the tribulation and we will see more persecution of believers.

Psalm 56:3-5

3 What time I am afraid, I will trust in thee. 4 In God I will praise his word, in God I have put my trust; I will not fear what flesh can do unto me. 5 Every day they wrest my words: all their thoughts are against me for evil.

Psalm 118:5-7

5 I called upon the LORD in distress: the LORD answered me, and set me in a large place. 6 The LORD is on my side; I will not fear: what can man do unto me? 7 The LORD taketh my part with them that help me: therefore shall I see my desire upon them that hate me.

Hebrews 13:5-7

5 Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. 6 So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me.

I believe we will see increasing degrees of persecution, and the developing Psalm 83 wars before the rapture. Please don’t be fooled or discouraged when you see these things come to pass in the world. It’s going to be a wild ride and just when you think things can’t get any worse…. They will!

John 15:18

If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you.

Mark 13:13 And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake: but he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.

Don’t lose hope…..

Titus 2:11

For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, 12 Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world; 13 Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;

So if the rapture doesn’t occur during September 2015, stay solid in the faith and pray with me “Come quickly Lord Jesus”