Q. I read and hear everywhere from all different sites that we all need to be ready when the Lord comes to Rapture us. I don’t understand this. What is it we need to do to be ready? My understanding is that we need to be saved to be ready, and that’s it! Am I missing something here?
A. The only qualification the Bible gives us for going in the rapture is to be born again. This makes us a new creation in the Lord’s sight (2 Cor. 5:17), as righteous as God Himself (2 Cor. 5:21) and when it happens we’ll be changed in an instant from mortal to immortal, from imperfect to perfect (1 Cor. 15:51-53) and from being like Adam to being like Jesus (1 Cor. 15:49). What more could we do to prepare?
That said, it behooves us to live in a manner pleasing to the Lord while we wait, as an expression of our gratitude for having received the free gift of salvation and all that comes with it.