Have you ever wondered what criteria God uses to determine who will be deemed worthy to escape?
Luk_21:36 Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.
It is obvious that He would prefer that we escape what is coming. He even tells us to watch and pray always that we might be accounted worthy tho escape.
So what should we be watching for. And what things in our life is God likely looking at to determine who will be apart of that end time part of the body of Christ that will be taken to a place of safety while others will have to endure horrors of the great tribulation.
Rev 12:14 And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent.
Rev 12:17 And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.
We know that He says that he is going to spew out of His mouth those in the Laodicean ERA that last end time grouping of His people into that time of Jacob’s trouble called the Great Tribualtion.
Rev 3:15 I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot.
Rev 3:16 So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.
So lets look at some of the scriptures that God uses to describe those whom He deems worthy.
Mat 10:38 And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth after me, is not worthy of me.
We must be following Christ and living the life that He lived. that is what it means to take up His cross.
Mat 22:11 And when the king came in to see the guests, he saw there a man which had not on a wedding garment:
Mat 22:12 And he saith unto him, Friend, how camest thou in hither not having a wedding garment? And he was speechless.
Mat 22:13 Then said the king to the servants, Bind him hand and foot, and take him away, and cast him into outer darkness; there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
Mat 22:14 For many are called, but few are chosen.
The Wedding Garment is always shown in the bible as representing the righteousness of the saints. We must be living righteously before God.
Luk 3:8 Bring forth therefore fruits worthy of repentance, and begin not to say within yourselves, We have Abraham to our father: for I say unto you, That God is able of these stones to raise up children unto Abraham.
Repentance is one of the things that Christ is telling the Laodicean ERA that they must do. But to be truly repentant you will show fruits that reflect that repentance. Fruits of God’s Spirit if you will. Are you displaying the fruits of His Spirit shown in Galatians 5:22-23
Gal 5:22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,
Gal 5:23 Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.
We must be developing our talents that God has given us so we are showing fruits in our lives these are the things that we must be showing the Father so that he can determine whether we can be accounted worthy or not.
These are also the things that will have opened the door wide for Christ to step through and feed us.
Rev 3:19 As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.
Rev 3:20 Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.