Posts Tagged ‘Second Coming’

One reason why I would have no incentive to prepare for Christ’s coming is if I believe the Rapture of the church includes all members of the church, without exception. For other believers, the promise of a Rapture from a loving Savior prompts them to lay down their lives for Him in gratitude. This is a wonderful response to the Rapture promise, but it is not shared by those whose love for the Savior is absent.

To those of you who are lukewarm in your affections for the Lord, and are depending on a universal Rapture, what if I could show you that the Rapture is conditional? We’ll find in Revelation chapters two and three that Jesus makes a difference among believers regarding who will be rewarded and who will not. One of the conditional rewards offered is the Rapture. (more…)


People who are against any form of KE (and various forms do exist) usually insist on challenging the idea that KE is temporary. This means that they believe either KE is eternal or non-existent in the first place. (For the record, I believe it is temporary. I lay out that argument here.) Let’s assume for the sake of argument that KE is not temporary. What are the ramifications of that position for the following passage? (more…)

I had a great time at the Kingdom Conference in Mansfield, Texas in early 2008. The pastor, Joey Faust, author of The Rod: Will God Spare It? had invited me to share a word in his church gathering.

My message, called “Preparing for Christ’s Return: Myths and Misconceptions,” is available for free audio listening at the church’s website, under their Audio Sermons button. Click on “Audio” then on the Preacher drop-down box for my name, Steve Husting.

The message covers the various reasons that hindered me from getting ready for Christ’s return. Chances are, you’ll identify with a few. I use examples from Scripture and daily life to make my teachings clear and practical.