The Bible speaks of the signs of the times as it relates to the end time events of world history. The study of world events as it relates to the end of human history is called the study of eschatology. If there is anyone who should have knowledge or focus on the last things it should be the body of Christ. In this season, instead we have a propensity to focus on health, wealth and prosperity. To borrow a phrase from the holy writ, “think it not strange,” anyone who has a modicum of knowledge as it relates to dispensationalism understands that we are living in the last days of Laodicea. In the Gospel of Saint Matthew chapter 24 versus 37 to 42 it reads: “but as the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of the Son of Man be. For as in the days that were before the flood, they were eating and drinking, marrying and given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark. And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left. Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord shall come”.
Dear friend, so I pose the question again “do you have an escape plan?” The epistle of Hebrews chapter 2:3 says: “how shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation; which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed unto us by them that heard him”. There is a very important reason why the Scriptures tells us “that we ought to study to show ourselves approved…”! I believe emphatically that the purpose of Scripture is to show us how we got into sin and then ultimately show us how to get out of the consequences of sin. The Lord always gives us a way out! The study of eschatology is a systematic guide to prepare us to escape in the rapture.
In the words of Pastor Robert Jeffrey: “I would like people to live in the present with eternity in mind. If there is in fact, going to be a rapture one day, in which we leave everything behind, shouldn’t that loosen our grip from material possessions right now?”
Unconditional Eternal Security is the heavenly eternal perspective, which begs the question “Do you have faith in Jesus Christ?” The gift of eternal life is freely received by all who choose to trust in Jesus Christ and are already the predestined chosen of God. The unpardonable sin is to refuse this free gift. 1 John 5:13. The writer Peter states that if a person has “escaped the pollutions of this world through the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ but becomes entangled in it again….he is worse off than he was before he knew Christ as Lord and Savior”! –2 Peter 2: 20-22. Your salvation is conditional!
The writer Paul did not want anyone left in the dark about your salvation through Jesus Christ, when he wrote the books of Corinthians, Galatians, Colossians, 1st Thessalonians, 1st Timothy and Hebrews. He pretty much gave us a floor plan, a diagram, a map for us to see our way to the truth which is Jesus Christ!
Hence, herein lies your Escape Plan.