Bruce Baber (19 Apr 2011)


If you are like me, your head is spinning with all the information about the coming rapture.  Some say we are already in the seven year tribulation; some say the rapture is this week; some say next month, or even next year.  Some point to one preacher... some to another.  Some use mathematics and calendars to prove one date... and some use other computations.  Some say they have had a special confirmation of a date... and others say another date with equal certitude, conviction and revelation.  We can't all be right. 


I fear that we may be guilty of trying to rely too heavily on our own abilities, or on teachers who rely too heavily on their own.  Yet, we can perhaps agree that the rapture is near.  Maybe now is the right time for all of us to lay aside our own preconceived ideas and pray for God to give us insight.  Maybe we should all pray that God will reveal the year, month, week and day that we will be called home.


I think we need to be humble enough to admit we don't know everything for sure.  Amos 3:7 says, "Surely the Sovereign LORD does nothing without revealing his plan to his servants the prophets." I am not a prophet and I don't personally know a prophet.  But the Lord may yet reveal the time of our departure so as to wipe away the confusion... and the dissent.


Pride may prevent some brothers and sisters from this surrender.  But, I hope not.  Please join with me in surrendered will and surrendered pride.  Please ask God to reveal the truth to all of us and not just to yourself personally.  May we all look for the one true answer.  May the scales drop from our eyes.  May God bless this prayer of humility.  In Jesus' name, please let our very unity and agreement be a powerful testimony to the world.



Bruce Baber