Rapture alert is readiness for end-time birth pains as Christ described in Matthew 24 in Bible. This means for believers the most important thing to do is stay strong in God. Pray for family, colleagues, loved ones, nations, to accept Christ as Lord. Live empowered by Holy Spirit to endure to the end. Be alert, self-controlled putting on faith, love as a breastplate, and hope of salvation as helmet. Since nobody knows exact time or day of Christ coming for rapture. it is better to be safe than sorry. A believer waiting for Christ’s return can seem like life in dilemma of a catch 22 situation balancing act, due to debates and doctrines. On the one hand Christ reassures believers not to worry, be anxious, troubled, panic disturbed by wars, rumours of wars, earthquakes, tragedies, tsunamis, volcanoes etc. for the end is not near.
On the other hand, the waiting believer resting assured in Christ, relaxed, needs to watch out not to take things for granted since nobody knows exact time or day. It is necessary not to drift so lured into false sense of hope living in peace, safety. Suddenly destruction comes as labour pains on pregnant woman some will not escape. Birth pang God’s wrath unleashed as punishment suffering in tribulation. God and Christ yearn for all unsaved to repent, change, be saved. God’s grace and mercy for believers in 1 Thessalonians 5:9 help to escape period of suffering to mansions in heaven by Jesus name.
Christ indicates a future series of sequence of metaphoric birth pangs unparalleled events of intensity over short period of time with no precedence in history. Despite great distress, unequaled from beginning of world, birth pains do not begin until shortly before delivery, occurring with increasing frequency until baby is born. So, events connected with Christ’s return begin just before His Return. Some occur rapidly building explosion of catastrophic events. Rate of world tragedies point to preceding events described by Christ but no one knows exact day or time.
So endure until end when Christ one day appears on Christ returns. Before and after tribulation all will see Christ coming on the clouds of sky, with trumpet sounding by angels, with power and great glory. In Luke 17:22 -24 Jesus said, as lightning lights one part under heaven, and shines to parts under heaven; so shall the Son of man be in his day. But first suffered many things, was rejected. As it was in the days of Noah, so shall it be in the days as they buy and sell, eat, drink, get married, be given in marriage, until the day Noah entered the ark, the flood came, and destroyed them all. So accept Christ to deliver your soul in Jesus Name.
The tribulation will be so intense as never seen or heard before, nor ever so will happen again so this means God must be taken extremely seriously. God is still yearning, pleading, cajoling, patiently expressing mercy and forgiveness. He does not want anyone destroyed so tribulation is beginning of final warning of God’s wrath and impeding doom and gloom. Yet people want to live happily forever in peace, joy and love so do not want to hear or talk about tribulation. It is necessary to seek God before it is too late. God’s Loving arms widely opened welcomes all who repent for He cares. Christ is waiting to accept all who love Him.