Jesus Christ :”I tell you, in that night there shall be two men in one bed; the one shall be taken, and the other shall be left.
Two women shall be grinding together; the one shall be taken, and the other left.
Two men shall be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left.” Luke – 17:34-36
No one predict who will be caught up in second coming of Our Lord Jesus Christ. But above verses give clue about Rapture(Second coming of Jesus Christ).
two men in one bed: who can be on bed – brothers, sisters, husband & wife, children and a parents. Mostly closely related persons sleep together. Among them one will taken and other will be left behind.
Two women grinding together- house : this can be compared to house of God . in the church only one part of believers will be taken and others will be left behind.
Two men in the field: This can be viewed in two perspective way.
a) Our work place: we physically work. There one will be caught up and other will be left behind.
b) Field : spiritually where saved and unsaved people live together. Only those saved people who preserve the salvation, love , holiness and faith until coming of Christ will be caught up in Rapture.
In above all verses we read one thing common, one will be taken and other will be left behind. This shows only 50% will caught up, and the remaining 50% will be left behind group. By the Grace of God let us be in caught up group.
Let us pray and receive Grace of Jesus to be seen in His Coming.
“Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life.” Jude 1:21
“when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth? ” -Luke 18:8
Jesus Christ said above verses when He was telling the parable of unjust judge and widow. That unjust judge heard and avenged to the widow, similarly God will answer all our prayers, He may delay but but will surely answer our request.
One thing we learn here is, when the Lord is near, God expects we must have faith in Him. Because since we are in a world of full of sin , in this sinful world to live a Holy life, Righteous life, forgiving and loving our adversaries is difficult, even though we try to make it with our own ability is only a small thing in the sight of God. Hence God expects aleast we must grow in faith life day to day, we may be Holy for a day but next day we may commit sin, but in aspect of faith we must grow from faith to faith. Our holiness is nothing compared to God’s Holiness, our righteousness is nothing compared to God’s righteousness. Hence only by faith we believe , we will be caught up in His coming. Let us pray to God and receive His Grace to be seen with.
“But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost,Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life. – Jude 1:20-21
“It is through the Lord’S mercies that we are not consumed, because His compassions fail not.
Theyare new every morning; great is Thy faithfulness”-Lam 3:22,23
Daily god gives us his grace and mercy. Who ever seeks His mercy , will receive it. Jacob wrestled with God till morning. In the early morning God blessed him and gave new name “Israel”. From then onwards his life was blessed . wrestling of Jacob in morning can be compared to our “Morning praise & prayer”. When we seek God early He will bless us, deliver us from captivity more than all we receive Grace and Mercy required for that day, Hence we must seek God daily. Let God give us Grace to seek Him early morning..
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” And many charged him that he should hold his peace: but he cried the more a great deal, Thou Son of David, have mercy on me” –Mark 10:48
So Jesus stood still and commanded him to be called.
Then they called the blind man, saying to him, “Be of good cheer. Rise, He is calling you.”
And throwing aside his garment, he rose and came to Jesus.
So Jesus answered and said to him, “What do you want Me to do for you?”
The blind man said to Him, “Rabboni, that I may receive my sight.”
Then Jesus said to him, “Go your way; your faith has made you well.” And immediately he received his sight and followed Jesus on the road.
Praise the lord, the blind man Bartimaeus called Jesus Christ as the son of David. Our Lord have given victory to Israelites many times because of David’s sake. Isa 37:35 “For I will defend this city to save it for mine own sake, and for my servant David’s sake”. Lord had special compassion, sure mercies for His servant King David. God testifies regarding this –Act 13:22 – ” he raised up unto them David to be their king; to whom also he gave testimony, and said, I have found David the son:of Jesse, a man after mine own heart, which shall fulfil all my will.”
The blind man Bartimaeus knew that if he refers Jesus as Son of David, , Jesus will heal him. Our lord Jesus didn’t disappoint him, He healed him.
When we pray , we can also stress upon “son of David “Jesus Christ heal me and bless me. surely He will heal us and bless us.
By His Grace we are saved
By His Grace we are anointed
By His Grace we are baptized
By His Grace we are forgiven
By His Grace we are perfected
By His Grace we are Caught up in His coming….
Praise the Lord for His GRACE.