Lost or Found
This was a glorious event as the scripture says: "then the Lord God formed the man of dust from the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living creature" (Genesis 2:7 ESV). As Adam opened his eyes and beholds the majesty of Jehovah-Elyon (The Lord God Most High). Surely this event was spectacular and therefore, a speechless moment for all creation. So it was by sovereign design: a garden of magnificent splendour on a planet known today as earth. And God formed mankind as a living soul and walked in the garden with Adam/Eve on a one-to-one fellowship. Surely the angels were wonderstruck at the magnificence of El-Shaddai (The Almighty Sufficient One) and that of His creation.
In the passage of time, Enoch dared to see beyond the dimension of space-time and gazed into eternity. He was living in a world that offered many metaphysical realities with endless possibilities, which could have easily occupied his activities. It was an eerie, dangerous and murderous world that honoured wizards, magicians, enchanter and surely the children of fallen angels. The stargazers would form the science of astrology and the soothsayers of eternity lost would project a diverse reality. This strange world of giants, dragons and other chimeras was astronomical in forming physical and spiritual allegiances for ones' safety and survival. And yet, Enoch dared to believe the ancient reports and looked towards heaven: Jehovah-Shamah (The Lord IS There). The early splendour at the Garden of Eden had become amoral since the fallout, which would haunt mankind during Enoch's day and afterwards: in the days of Noah.
It has been 2,000 years since the powers of darkness were disarmed of supernatural weapons. The vision of Zeus hurling a lightening bolt is considered folklore today. It is evident, by examining the solar system and searching for the origins of humanity, that many cultures have misrepresented and associated with a lesser deity as the creator. Then again, another group of people have been disillusioned enough to hold to a pantheist viewpoint or have abandoned themselves to an atheist illogic. The identity of a sovereign God is muddled and misrepresented by a deceptive voice that has plagued mankind throughout the centuries.
As it is, Jehovah-Elohim (The Lord IS God) is looking for a people who would enjoy eternity and honestly choose the way of Jehovah-Tsidqenu (The Lord IS Our Righteousness). Surely the angels marvelled in the beginning and also today by the lack of decisions for Yeshua (the Christ). There is a new teaching today "once saved always saved." Let's say that the final selection is according to God's sovereign grace and not by our definition of salvation. It is my thought that people with an active heavenly communication will be known by the angels and therefore be lifted into heaven at the time of the rapture. Those who remain and keep the testimony through the tribulation would be saved at a personal cost.
Jehovah-Tsebaoth (The Lord Of Hosts) doesn't need to prove himself with a big demonstration of might for the benefit of the power seekers and may assign the next revival of signs and hysteria to the false teachers. The startling event of the rapture, in my opinion, is linked to the intensity of the gospel light and could happen any day or slip into darker days by a lack of prayer. This should be the last days before the Apocalypse and then, a never-ending reality of eternity lost or found without exception.