WARNING AGAINST BEING LEFT BEHIND WITH UNBELIEVERS.
Text: Luke 12:45-46
45.But suppose the servant says to himself, My master is taking a long time
in coming, and he then begins to beat the menservants and maidservants and to eat and drink and get drunk.
46.The master of that servant will come on a day when he is does not expect him and at an hour he is not aware of.He will cut him to pieces and assign him a place with the unbelievers.
Did you hear it? I know some doubt there is such a scripture in the Bible. For they don’t believe it is possible for a person who is a professing believer to be left behind with unbelievers at the rapture.
But this seems to be what this verse is saying. For here pictured is one who is a servant looking for his lord’s coming. But he is living carelessly, eating and drinking as in Noah’s day, enjoying the pleasures of life without regard to the soon-approaching rapture.
He is also found mistreating his fellowman. What happens?
The Bible says of this servant that he is cut in sunder, or cut off. This man does not lose his salvation for that is a gift to all who truly believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, but he loses his reward.
For this Scripture would indicate again that “Rapture is the reward of readiness”.
So, concerning this servant – the privilege that is rightfully his is denied him. For we read his portion is with the unbelievers. Instead of escaping the tribulation the indication is that he must go through it and prove his loyalty to Christ amidst the purifying and chastening fires of judgment.
“DON’T BE LEFT BEHIND”