Some people may say: "Look at all I do for God! Look at all the good things I do! Of course, I will be taken in the rapture!". There will be a lot of people who think they will be taken in the rapture because of all the "good" and/or "religious" things that they do, but when the rapture takes place, they will be sorely disappointed. Why?
Look at Luke 13:24-28 (God's Word):
Look at Matthew 7:21-23 (God's Word):
21 “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord!’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the person who does what my Father in heaven wants. 22 Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, didn’t we prophesy in your name? Didn’t we force out demons and do many miracles by the power and authority of your name?’ 23 Then I will tell them publicly, ‘I’ve never known you. Get away from me, you evil people.’
What these passages are saying is that many people will try to enter Heaven by their good works, but won't succeed! Why? Because they neglected to do the most important thing: know Christ as personal Lord and Savior by having a relationship with Him. Instead of confessing, repenting and asking Christ to be their Lord and Savior and getting to know Him on a one-on-one personal relationship, they have decided to try to earn their salvation by the good works and religious things they do!
When the rapture happens, and they miss out, they will try to argue with God about it. They'll say to paraphrase: "We ate and drank with you. We prophesied in your name. We kicked out demons and performed miracles by the power of your name." But Jesus will reply: "I never knew you." When you first read that reply, it might be surprising! And you m ay have to ask yourself, what about these people that would cause Jesus to say "I never knew you." What are your ideas? It is because these people again never accepted and knew Christ as Lord and Savior. They never made that free transaction for eternal life! If only they had confess and repented to Christ and asked Him sincerely to be their Savior, these people would have been taken in the rapture! Jesus would have known them!
So to all of you who do great "works" for God, especially those of you in the work-based religions, such as Catholicism, have you repented and asked Christ to be your Lord and Savior? Have you made the free transaction for salvation? If so, Praise Jesus for you! I look forward to seeing you in Heaven one day after the rapture or after death whichever comes first! If you haven't, PLEASE consider falling on your knees right now and asking Jesus to be your Lord and Savior. It's easy. Here is a sample prayer (feel free to put it in your own words):
"Jesus, I realize and confess to You that I am a sinner. I confess that even though I have done a lot of good works, I have never taken the time to get to know You as my Lord and Savior. Jesus, I cannot earn my way to Heaven. It's only through You that I can make it to Heaven. Jesus I believe You were born of the virgin, that You bled and died for my sins and on the 3rd day rose from the dead. Jesus please forgive me of all my sins: past, present, and future. Please come into my heart and save me. Please fill my heart with Your Holy Spirit and enpower me to live for you each day. From this day forward, by Your grace, I will live for You and strive to know You more and more each day! Thank You Jesus for saving me! In Jesus' name I pray Amen!"
If you have made that decision, please let me know so I can pray for you! You can e-mail me at: