When The Roll Is Called Up Yonder
Before this pandemic, my husband and I were talking about how history was starting to repeat itself. In the past, we didn't have freedoms and had to fight to have the freedoms younger generations have enjoyed. Now it seems the younger generation would rather not have freedom so we're headed back towards government rule with no personal freedoms. (or very little freedoms). There was the Great Depression my parents lived through and it seems we are on the verge of another economic depression.
It used to concern me greatly that we are letting history repeat itself, even with the Nazis, but this time instead of the Jews being persecuted it will be the Christians.
This may not seem like a very encouraging blog/devotional today but just hold on a minute. Think about this. Since history is repeating itself and Christ came to the Earth in the past, then for the logical and reasoning minds it stands to reason that Christ will return again as this is the past repeating itself! Not only does God promise that Jesus will return in His Word (the Bible), but history supports that Jesus will return.
One of my pastors encourages me to still believe in the rapture not just because of Bible verses that support it but because of the Bible stories. God always pulled His children out of dire situations. Below are a few examples:
The children of Israel were pulled out of Egypt (Exodus)
Lot and his family were pulled out of Sodom and Gomorrah before it was destroyed (Genesis)
Jesus walked with those thrown into the fire and brought them out without any harm to them (Daniel)
God pulled Noah and his family out of the wrath He bestowed upon Earth with the flood (Genesis)
These are true stories that give us hope that no doubt, Christ's returning to protect and pull his children out of harm's way is upon us.
I have seen the old Hymn 'When the Roll is Called Up Yonder' used in jokes about toilet paper but today I'm sharing this song as inspiration and encouragement that when the roll is actually called, His children will be there and that day is closer now than ever before.