If you have read much of what is on the site, you will understand that there is a sense of Urgency to “the Knock” message. Christ is trying to reach His people in order to get the ready for the next Prophesied event “the Gathering at the 1335“.
The urgency is that there is very little time for us to get ready. We have to truly repent and really change our ways. We have to pull fully out of the world to prepare for this event.
Yet some have said that if we try to save our lives we will surely lose them according to scripture. And they think there is something wrong or selfish even to want to or try to be saved out of it. Are they correct? Lets review some scriptures that throw a little more light on the subject.
There are four verses referring to the phrase “save his life” Notice the first three say the same thing and are spoken about the same event;
Mat_16:25 For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it.
Mar_8:35 For whosoever will save his life shall lose it; but whosoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel’s, the same shall save it.
Luk_9:24 For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: but whosoever will lose his life for my sake, the same shall save it.
Lets look at the context in Matthew. Christ is talking about taking up your cross and following Him as stated in Matthew 16:24. This isn’t speaking of saving your physical life as it is about giving your life to Christ is His service.
So what about the fourth one;
(Luk 17:30) Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed.
(Luk 17:31) In that day, he which shall be upon the housetop, and his stuff in the house, let him not come down to take it away: and he that is in the field, let him likewise not return back.
(Luk 17:32) Remember Lot’s wife.
(Luk 17:33) Whosoever shall seek to save his life shall lose it; and whosoever shall lose his life shall preserve it.
(Luk 17:34) 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.
Reading it in context you see that it is indeed talking about the time when Christ is gathering His people at the 1335. But is it saying that they should not want to save their lives? He just told them to remember Lot’s wife. She lost out because she was looking back on her old life. Before that they had been told to leave everything they had and flee. So obviously the life they are trying to preserve here is their goods their possessions not their lives.
So is it wrong to want to escape the times ahead? Is it wrong to want desperately even to escape the terrible times just ahead?
Well look at what Christ told us to do;
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.
Of course He wants you to want to escape and it would be rather foolish not to. Those scriptures above that make it seem when heard out of context that it is wrong to want to save our lives are not talking about the same thing at all.
In fact Christ is saving His Church from the Great Tribulation. He is the one who said that the “Gates of Hell” would not prevail against His church. That means there must be some alive when He returns physically at the Resurrection.
The whole purpose of the Knock of Jesus Christ to the Laodiceans is in fact save as many of His people as possible from the great tribulation.
So yes it is ok to want to escape the Tribulation, pray for it always, Repent and turn back to God is a real turnaround in your life and begin to watch for the signs that will bring Christ to His church to gather them to a place of safety, at least those who have been deemed worthy of such.
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