I Thessalonians 5:2 "For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night."
God tells us that the Lord is coming in the rapture as a thief in the night.
Think about this for a minute. Just as a thief does not send out fliers to announce to us when to expect him to come and rob us...the Lord has also not given us a date or time that He's coming for His church. He gives us things to look for leading up to it but He does not give us a specific time that He's coming. So just as a thief comes unexpectedly...so will the Lord. Will He find you doing His will when he comes? Or will He find you living in sin? Since we don't know when He's coming we should be always doing as He would have us to. I for one don't want to be ashamed when He comes.
A thief also comes for something of value. He does not go for things that are unimportant to him or has no value. Jesus is coming for His Bride. We are precious and of extreme value to Him. Think about this...I may not be much to you or anyone else...but I'm valuable to the Lord...and so are you!!!
Thirdly...a thief leaves quickly before being discovered. At the rapture there will be chaos like this world has never known before. People will have loved ones to be gone. Mother's will have babies taken and not know where they went. Children at the age of accountability that are not saved will find their parents that were saved gone. Some will know what has happened. Those who were warned yet didn't heed the warning...it will be too late for. Others will have no clue what happened. Jesus will come and take His Bride without people seeing Him come and go. Only the church will hear the trumpet and the shout to "come up hither" and will then see the Lord face to face. I can't wait!!!
The question is...are you ready? If you are...then you are looking forward to that day. If you are not ready then you better get ready. He's coming back SOON!!! We don't know when but it very well could be today!!!
"...Even so, come, Lord Jesus." Revelation 22:20