Q. There is so much evil and corruption in this world in every place you look; business, school, police, government. We try to stand our spiritual ground but it’s becoming harder and harder to do, in the face of all the evil. Is it alright for Christians to pray for Jesus to Rapture His Church? I admit I have really been praying hard for it recently. I pray He comes for us soon.
A. When we say “Maranatha” we are saying, “Come, O Lord” in Aramaic. It has been a popular greeting among Christians under persecution since the first century. Not only is praying for the Lord to come a good thing for us to do, but there is a crown waiting for those who do it. It’s called the crown of righteousness and it will be awarded to all those who long for His appearing.
2 Timothy 4:8 says, “Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day–and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for his appearing.”
We get our crowns at the Bema seat judgment right after the Rapture. When you get yours, look around for me because I’ll be right there with you.