How many of you are going to be finding some pastor’s notes, with a hastily scrawled note “If you find this, consider yourself the next pastor…”
A year ago, I’d have laughed at that. Now, as I get closer and closer to the Rapture, it seems more and more like a reality that a number of you will find exactly that.
16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: 17 Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17 (KJV)
There must be essentially a slight delay between verse 16 and 17. Why? Scripture makes a distinction between the two events. I cannot guarantee how long, but even if it’s more than 30 seconds, it;s enough to scrawl a quick note, and a true pastor’s concern will always be for the flock – who will care for them? I know if I had a church at the time of the Rapture, I’d have PLENTY written down for those that come after.
If you’re a pastor of a church and you find yourself at this web page, my advice would be – first, consider – do you really think you found this page by mistake? If I were you I’d be writing up a complete set of instructions for the next pastor.
Things are going to be a little different in the Tribulation. I believe Scripture teaches there is only one way to be saved – salvation by grace, so no, I’m not referring to the “Return to law” teachings some are teaching erroneously about the end times,
No, what I mean is – Christianity will be real. There will be no modernists, no evangelicals quick to unite with everyone up to and including the Antichrist – no, they’ll all be fundamentalists, each taking the bible seriously, each taking Scripture seriously, each taking the Gospel seriously.
Why don’t you take it seriously? There’s going to be a flock, guaranteed. Overshepherds will be appointed by God because, well, there’s going to be NO time for seminary education. There’s not going to be trained pastors left behind (and if there were, I’d be avoiding them like the plague, because the odds are, they’re wolves in sheeps clothing).
Here’s some ideas to choose from:
- A binder of printed notes for the appointed leaders. This is a great idea, because they’re going to be running some place where there probably won’t be electricity. So start typing out your training notes for the appointed pastors, and print them out. Leave them on a shelf behind your desk.
- A separate laptop complete with a solar powered pack for working the laptop. I found some on http://www.goalzero.com for $500. It was literally the first link I found on Google for “solar powered laptop charger”. You can copy all your sermon notes and illustrations onto it. You may not think much of it, but this would be a treasure trove for the first confused guy who wanders into your office looking for answers an hour after the Rapture.
Load the bible software of your choice on the laptop for the next pastor to use. If you work for a Bible software company, stop a minute before you tell me it’s wrong – you’re not going to be there if you’re saved. Everyone working for your company should be in heaven. If not, well, then, they’re going to need someone with that software as well.
Do this for me… please don’t load any e-books on the laptop that are doctrinally questionable.
The goal to this is – you’re the one training up your replacement. I could be COMPLETELY wrong about all this – but tell me, who’s going to train up the spiritual leaders, if not you? Anyone left behind will be VERY doctrinally questionable.
More coming on this page soon.