“For you yourselves know that the day of the Lord will come just like a thief in the night. While they are saying, ‘Peace and safety!’, then sudden destruction will come upon them like labor pains upon a women with child, and they will not escape.” I Thessalonians 5:2-3
Last days’ events happen quickly. Even suddenly. The word “quickly” (Greek word: tachos) is used eight times in Revelation. Think of an automobile tachometer which measures the working speed of an engine typically in revolutions per minute. And it revs up.
We often see sudden destruction falling upon the wicked in the Bible. The unrepentant living during Noah’s time, experienced a sudden and catastrophic flood (Gen. 6-9). They had 120 years to repent as Noah preached to them, but they chose to ignore him and judgment suddenly fell (Gen. 6:3-7).
Have you noticed that in 2020, everything has happened suddenly?
- Our fairly ordinary world suddenly vanished.
- Stores sold out
- Fear gripped America—and the world—suddenly
- People were ordered tosuddenly totally change their lifestyles.
- People lost businesses of a lifetime
- A U.S. President went from popular to “the cause of it all”
- Reality became surreal suddenly.
- Cities turned into ghost towns
- Mankind became lovers of self, treacherous, and without self-control
- Cries for global government transpired suddenly,as only a one-world system could slow down the wreckage.
- Virtual became the new way of doing all things
- The U.S. economy went from best ever to horrible suddenly.
- Church went from essential to irrelevant in the eyes of the world
- Hollywood suddenlystopped making sick movies as theaters suddenly
- Order turned to chaos suddenlywith racial tension.
- That tension suddenly turnedto lawlessness.
- Lawlessness turned to anarchy
- The cry for police protection suddenly turnedto “abolish the police.”
- Common sense simply turned suddenly to strong delusion.
Is there a message in all of this? Something else will happen suddenly—the Rapture of the Church. It will take place in the twinkling of an eye . That is so fast it can hardly even be measured.
When God begins to move, He doesn’t waste a moment. But He does take time to warn before He judges. And He seems to be telling us that things are going to change for Eternity suddenly via the Rapture of the Church.