Do you want to be the one taken? Most of us have been taught in church that we want to be the one taken, or “raptured” out of here, and we idly listened to our preachers without getting into the word ourselves to find out what Matthew 24:40 was really talking about. If you don’t read the verses prior to this, then you won’t understand it.
Matthew 24:37-39, “But as the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.”
Notice who was taken…it wasn’t Noah. Noah was prepared, and was ready for the flood, while the others were caught up in the world, and did not heed the warning. In the last days there will be another flood coming, but this time it will be a flood of lies from the false preachers who are teaching people that they don’t need to understand and know God’s word about the end time because they are going to fly out of here in the rapture. The rapture doctrine is a false doctrine created by man, and is one of Satan’s greatest deceptions. Luke 17 explains it even more.
Luke 17: 34-37, ” 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. And they answered and said unto him, Where, Lord? And he said unto them, Wheresoever the body is, thither will the eagles be gathered together.”
You need to know that the proper translation of eagles here is actually vultures just like in Matthew 24:28. What do vultures do? They are scavengers and they prey on dead flesh. In this case it will be speaking of flesh that is spiritually dead. Satan and his vultures, or false teachers who have been misleading people with this rapture doctrine prey on people who are spiritually dead. Matthew 24, Mark 13, and Luke 21 clearly tell you who will be coming first, and what the signs are. Satan comes first, and will deceive many that he is the true Christ. That is why it says Christ is coming like a thief in the night several times. No one will be watching because they will think Christ is already here. It is Christ who spells this out in these chapters exactly what to be watching for when He comes. It won’t be a secret, all will know when Christ truly appears, and He calls His children to be watchmen. He gave us these signs so we know what to look for. There would be no need for these signs if He just planned to secretly rapture us out of here.
Matthew 24:45-46, “Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his lord hath made ruler over his household, to give them meat in due season? Blessed is that servant, whom his lord when he cometh shall find so doing.”
So the blessed servant is the one who STAYED in the field, the one who was faithful and continued working. Who preached the MEAT of God’s word, not the milk. We are to be doing His work by spreading the TRUE gospel, not looking for a way out. God didn’t rapture Noah out, or Moses, but provided them with a way to get through the tribulations of their time, as He will do for us as well.