Are you ready for May 21, 2011 when the world ends?

If you are a Christian I would not expect you to be too concerned about this particular day.  However, if you are not a believer I would imagine you may be checking out different blogs to see what might actually happen.

January 6th, 2011 I wrote a blog regarding the prediction that the rapture of Christians would occur.  It started as follows: “By God’s grace and tremendous mercy, He is giving us advanced warning as to what He is about to do.  On Judgment Day, May 21st, 2011, this 5-month period of horrible torment will begin for all the inhabitants of the earth.  It will be on May 21st that God will raise up all the dead that have ever died from their graves.  Earthquakes will ravage the whole world as the earth will no longer conceal its dead (Isaiah 26:21). People who died as saved individuals will experience the resurrection of their bodies and immediately leave this world to forever be with the Lord. Those who died unsaved will be raised up as well, but only to have their lifeless bodies scattered about the face of all the earth. Death will be everywhere.”  The above is the belief of Harold Camping of Family Stations radio and TV ministry who has guaranteed that the end of God’s grace will be over.  The days ahead will be the great Tribulation.   So you should consider making plans and being prepared.

What are the signs of the time telling us?  II Timothy 3:1 – 5 – “But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. People will be lovers of themselves,  lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God—having a form of godliness but denying its power. Have nothing to do with them.”

It sure sounds like we are living in the end times according to the above Scripture. Yet what are we to believe when we read the following Scriptures?  II  Thessalonians 2:3 – 5 – “Don’t let anyone deceive you in any way, for that day will not come until the rebellion occurs and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the  man doomed to destruction.  He will oppose and will exalt himself over everything that is called God or is worshiped, so that he sets himself up in God’s temple, proclaiming himself to be God.”

I Thessalonians 5:1 – 3 – “Now, brothers and sisters, about times and dates we do not need to write to you,  for you know very well that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night.  While people are saying, ‘Peace and safety,’ destruction will come on them suddenly, as labor pains on a pregnant woman, and they will not escape.”  Paul taught that believers know all that they need to know.  Christians have nothing to fear in Christ’s second coming but we must stay alert and ready.

Scripture is very clear the Day of the Lord will not come until the rebellion occurs and the man of lawlessness is revealed.   In the early church some believed Christ’s second coming had already happened.  In chapter two Paul tells the church not to be unsettled or alarmed by some prophecy from false teachers.  I have read where some predicted the second coming in the 1940s, 1988 and 1994.  Who are you going to believe—the Apostle Paul or today’s false teachers?  When anyone tells you the world is going to end on a certain date, refer them to II Thessalonians 2:3 – 5.  Ask them if the man of lawlessness has been revealed and has the rebellion occurred?  If so, who is he?  What temple is he in proclaiming himself to be God?  When that happens I believe CNN and Fox News will let us know!  I believe the rapture will occur prior to that but at least we will be here long enough to witness its coming.

So what should we be doing if nothing unusual occurs after Saturday the 21st of May?  God has a plan for everyone.  The problem is most will not accept it.  Many just reject God and ignore Him.  Some are not aware that God has a plan for them.  Others understand that God has a plan but, they choose their own purpose and direction and continue to live as a sinner.  God tells us His plan is that everyone would accept Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior and become a member of His family.  It guarantees eternal life with Him.

Prior to every birth God has laid out a plan. We have been given a choice to accept His plan or do our own thing.  When Moses faced the Pharaoh in the Old Testament this is what the Bible says: Romans 9:17 – “For Scripture says to Pharaoh: ‘I raised you up for this very purpose, that I might display my power in you and that my name might be proclaimed in all the earth.’”  There are a number of Scriptures that tells us God has a purpose for everyone, both believer and non-believer.

What if you are concerned about what happens this Saturday and you are not a believer.  Do you realize there will be a day when what has been predicted will occur?  Will you be left behind to go through the worse times the earth has ever endured?  Wouldn’t it be better to accept what God has planned for every one of us rather than doing our own thing and taking a chance?

My wish is that everyone would accept the plan God has prepared for them.  God’s eventual plan was that millions and millions of seekers would accept Christ as their Savior.  To see all that has happened from beginning to end of those who became believers and see how their lives have been changed is an experience that is gratifying.  God promises to those who are committed and follow His plan, that He will bring them joy, peace and meet their needs.  True to His promise this does happen.

When you awake Sunday May 22, 2011; thank God that you have been given another chance to accept Christ as your Lord if you haven’t already.  When Christ comes for the believers, if you have not already accepted, you will be missed.  Think about the consequences!

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4 Comments

  1. Evan Boyd

     /  May 19, 2011

    This is such an awesome post. Everyone at my school is going crazy, it’s starting to bug me. Thanks for giving me some useful info to give them.

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  2. Steve

     /  May 20, 2011

    Firstly, thanks for your blogs and I agree with your comments. However :), I don’t believe your reference to II Thessalonians 2:3–5 is correct in this context. These verses are talking about the Second Coming, but the Rapture and Second Coming of Christ are different. Now, I’m not saying that we will be raptured on the 21st, but it could happen at anytime whenever the Lord is ready. It is imminent so there are no prophecies outstanding before the rapture will happen.

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  3. Wow, awesome blog layout! How long have you been blogging for? you made blogging look easy. The overall look of your site is fantastic, as well as the content!

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  4. I have a problem with the overall premise of this post but I still think its really informative. I really like your other posts. Keep up the good work.

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