"Dad, Dad, what's happening? It's just mass confusion out there. It's just awful. Cars wrecking for lack of a driver, and airplanes and trains wrecking for the same reason. Besides that, people all over the world are just coming up missing. They say they can't even find our National Leader to get any kind of explanation."
"I understand how you feel, Joey, but what worries me the most is that I can't find your mother and your twin sisters. Your mother left, taking them to the store for ice cream and they have just disappeared. The store clerk said he also had a problem as, James, the delivery boy is missing. And I heard that his bike wrecked down on Main Street with a basket full of groceries."
"Maybe they all are down at the Christian Center, Dad, listening to that new preacher they all like so well. Let me ride down and see."
Well, it so happened that no one was at the Christian Center. It was as if the pastor and staff had suddenly left, leaving all their personal effects behind. As a matter-of fact, the refrigerator door was left open in the kitchen, leaving all the food to spoil. However, the TV in the recreation room just happened to be giving a news bulletin, stating the country's "National Leader" was having a press conference to explain what was happening. “Stay tuned for an address by the National Leader,” the reporter said. ( 2 Thess 2:3-4)
"My fellow countryman, I come to you today with whole-hearted concern with what has happened to our country. The minute these events started breaking on the World News Network, I gathered my closest advisers in a brain-storming session. And, as a result of this session, we have a number of options that may have happened, but I am not privileged to discuss them at this time. However, the one suggestion that seems to have gotten the most worldwide attention is a conspiracy theory which my opposition may have devised.( 2 Peter 2:1-2) I cannot give you the details at this time but it all centers around a possible flesh eating virus, which has caused humans to suddenly disappear.( 2 Thess 2:11) That's' all I have for now. However, I have set up a toll-free international " hot Line" that may be used with all the major languages. So, please keep in touch with us by simply dialing, 1-666-6666. Before I go, I would like for our Director of Religious Affairs to close this press conference on a positive note. Brother, please come forward."
"Good morning world," The Director said. "Let me just close with this one thought taken from a famous nursery rhyme. Sticks and stones may hurt but untrue words will not. In other words, you will hear a number of people, including the news media, blame this mysterious disappearances on religion.( 1 Cor 15:52) But religion has nothing to do with it. As you know, we outlawed religion two years ago. ( 1 Timothy 4:1-2) So, don't you worry, our ruler will get to the bottom of this as soon as he gets back from the world conference on "Humanity". By the way, if you have not received your new ID microchip, ( Revelation 13:16) please do so immediately, for without it, you will not be able to "buy or sell" anything.( Revelation 13:17) You must have it for your existence. The chips are free through your local office of the "World Humanitarian Culture”. Just ask for the code word "666". ( Revelation 13:18) Good night and sweet dreams". Don't forget to recite the "pledge of alliance" to our National Leader, before falling off to sleep. And if your young ones are not old enough to read, recite it to them, as well. ( 1 Timothy 4:1)
"Well, Joey, what do you think now? As your Dad, we must realize our leader has spoken ( Matthew 24:24) and is doing all he can to get to the bottom of this. I feel we should all relax. If your mother and twin sisters do not come home, there is nothing we can do but just cherish their memories."
"But, Dad, something tells me this whole explanation, from our leaders is just not right. We've really not been loyal to Mom by not going to church with her. And besides, I remember what the preacher said at grandfather’s funeral. He said there will come a time when all Christians will be caught up to meet Jesus in the air. That all people living and dead, who loved Jesus, would be with Jesus forever in Heaven.( 1 Thess 4:15-18) Are Mom and the twins now in Heaven, Dad? ( Philippians 1:21) Please tell me the truth."
"Yes, I too remember the preacher saying that. I surely hope Mom and the twins are now with Jesus.( Revelation 21:4) I intend on searching this out in the Bible. So, why don't we search together?" "In the meantime, son, let's not get that new microchip implant until we get to the bottom of this." "Thanks, Dad,” Joey replied.
Dad and Joel did just that. And by a shear miracle they both found the answer, as the answer had been marked in red in Mom's Bible, ( John 3:16) with a note giving certain instructions to those who were left behind. So by "Divine Guidance", both Dad and Joey prayed the "Sinners Prayer" and were gloriously saved.
In fact, when they gave the explanation for not accepting the microchip implant, they were both carted off to the national prison, never to be heard of again. But we know where they went, don't we? To meet their loved ones in heaven. ( Revelation 6:9) ( Revelation 6:11)
What about you? Are you ready to meet Jesus in the air? It could happen at any time, you know. Yes, it could actually occur while you are reading this short fiction story. One need only have faith in God's free grace and confess that they are a sinner in need of saving. You see you can never work your way to heaven. Be good enough for heaven on your own. Or, rely on the goodness of your family or friend to get you there. ( Ephesians 2:8-9).
So, how does one prepare for Heaven ?
Admit – that you are a sinner and in need of a Savior (Rom 6:23).
Abandon – self-effort and realize that you cannot be saved by your works or your own efforts (Acts 16:31).
Accept- freely Christ’s payment for your sins, required of the Father (John 3:16).
Acknowledge-Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savior (Acts 4:12).
AND ONCE YOU BECOME A BELIEVER !
Start reading your Bible ( 2 Timothy 3:16-17), starting with the book of John.
Start attending a good church ( Hebrews 10:24-25). A church that preaches and teaches the "full gospel" ( 1 Cor 15:1-4)
Start tell others about Jesus and what He did for you ( Jeremiah 1:7-8).
If you died today, are you absolutely certain that you would go to heaven? You can be! TRUST JESUS NOW
Read more articles by Charles Robey or search for articles on the same topic or others.
Like reading Christian Articles? Check out some more options. Read articles in Free Reprints, Main Site Articles, Most Read Articles or our highly acclaimed Challenge Articles.
JOIN US at FaithWriters for Free. Grow as a Writer and Spread the Gospel.
The opinions expressed by authors do not necessarily reflect the opinion of FaithWriters.com.