Kevin Drake (26 Jan 2011)
"Left Behind after the Rapture"


For those who are left behind after the disappearances in late January,


Many truly saved believers in Christ have been anticipating the return of the Lord Jesus Christ in the Biblical event known as the “Rapture”. Thousands of saved (“born again”) believers in Christ have simply vanished off the face of the earth in an event which the apostle Paul wrote about in First Thessalonians 4:14-17 and First Corinthians 4:51-52.


Jesus Christ has called out of this world all of the “saved” believers who had been “born again” by faith in His blood atonement for their sins. If you find yourself still on this earth after these disappearances occur, then know for certain that you were never truly saved, no matter what you professed to believe. There will be MILLIONS of professing “Christians” and morally “good” people of all nationalities left behind after the Rapture occurs. Why? Because they had never truly believed on the Lord Jesus Christ. They never completely (from the heart) placed their faith and trust in the atoning work of Christ on their behalf for the forgiveness of their sins.


Don't be confused or deceived when you see and hear that certain “Christian” leaders, priests, and pastors are still here. They were left behind for the same reason you were – not truly trusting in Jesus Christ alone as the only way to be saved. Many so-called “Christian” religions believe in “a” Jesus, but the "Jesus" they believe in is not the Jesus of the Holy Bible.


We knew when the Rapture would happen (late January 2011), for God revealed the timing of it and His Second Coming in Scripture (King James Bible). You could have been saved before the Rapture took place, but you either did not truly understand salvation in Christ or you thought that you were a “good” person and that God would judge you based upon your “good” life. But the scriptures state otherwise.


Many of you thought you were saved just because you went to church or believed in the existence God. Some of you thought that being a “Christian” meant living a “good life”, being “baptized”, or belonging to a particular “church”.


Listen, God is right now willing to save you. You have been given yet another chance. Understand that Jesus Christ paid for your sins with His own blood. You, along with everyone else, are a sinner. God hates sin, for He is holy. Because He is holy and just, He cannot simply just forgive you of your sins without someone paying the penalty for your sins against Him. That is WHY He became a man (Jesus) and came down here to be beaten and crucified on your behalf! He lived a perfect life (never once sinning) as a man and then offered His perfect life as a sacrificial payment for your lost soul. Because of what Jesus did on your behalf, God can now (if you are willing) exchange the filthy record of your life of sinning for the unblemished, perfect record of His sinless Son! That is how one becomes “born again”, forgiven, and accepted by God.


Again, God accepted Jesus’ payment and will now exchange your rotten record of sins for Christ’s perfect record of righteousness. When Jesus died in your place, He did everything necessary to make you “right” with God again. Now He offers His salvation to you as a FREE gift, only asking you to simply believe (by faith) that what He accomplished on the cross was sufficient. Simply believe the good news (the “gospel” of salvation) that Christ paid it all! You must stop trying to earn or work your way to heaven by your “good” deeds and believe the “gospel” from your heart!


God equates hatred with murder. Jesus equates looking with lust as adultery. If you are honest, you will admit that you are a liar, a thief, an adulterer, and a blasphemer at heart. If you were to stand before God today, you would be found guilty of violating His laws and justly condemned to an eternity in hell. No matter how “religious” you think you are, you could never do enough good deeds to earn salvation. That’s why Jesus died for you. You can come to God through His Son with a simple, childlike faith, believing that Jesus took your place and paid the wages (that which you earned) for your sin (“For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord”-Romans 6:23).


When Jesus died for you, He legally undid the death sentence that you had earned by sinning against Him. If you now for the first time have really understood and realized your true condition before God, you can come to God for salvation through His Son (Jesus), simply believing by faith that Jesus took your place. This is what saves a man and it is a FREE GIFT! You must receive the Lord Jesus Christ by an act of faith, believing (from the heart) that He took your place of punishment and paid for your sins.


Romans 3:10-“As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one: [11] There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God. [12] They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one”.


Only God Himself can be called “good”! And that was the point Jesus was trying to make in the following passage...


Mark 10:17-“And when he was gone forth into the way, there came one running, and kneeled to him, and asked him, Good Master, what shall I do that I may inherit eternal life? [18] And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God”.


You see, Jesus was and IS God Himself in the flesh! And as such (sinless) the only sacrifice for your sin that would be acceptable to God the Father!


Jesus said I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me” (John 14:6).


God is the only One Who can discern and know hearts. He knew that you were not truly saved because you did not truly KNOW Him as your personal Lord and Savior. Now you must understand and accept that you were left behind because of this unbelief. God has just demonstrated to you (via the Rapture and you being left behind) that He does not know you as one of His children. If you want to be saved and become one of His children, you must repent toward God and believe the gospel of salvation in Jesus Christ from your heart. Only then will you become a child of God and be eternally saved from the wrath of God (hell).


Don’t waste your time searching for those who disappeared. We will return with Christ in 3 years when He comes to destroy the antichrist and the kingdoms of this world at His Second Coming, which will occur on September 25, 2014 (Rosh Hashanah).


If you would like to learn more about these topics, please visit www.godstimeline.net to view videos, charts, and articles that explain these events and what is coming up in the future from a scriptural viewpoint.