Context: Matthew 24: 40-44
summary – reflection – prayer
“Then two men will be in the field; one will be taken and one left. 41 Two women will be grinding at the mill; one will be taken and one left.” Matthew 24:40-41
In the time of Christ’s Return, two men will be working together in the field, one will be taken the other left. Two women will be grinding flour at the mill. One will be taken the other left.
I have always stumbled over this passage not knowing if the redeemed are the ones referred here as “left” or “taken”. So as the Lord has instructed me to do, I prayed and sought the Holy Spirit’s interpretation. I then left the text and waited for Him to reveal the meaning of the two words to me. The following day, I was guided by the Holy spirit to look up the original Greek word for “taken” (3880) – peralambanetal and was amazed. This word means: to take one’s betrothed to His home, or to take one in order to carry away, to take and bring one into a place. ( 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17)
I then looked at the original Greek word for “left” ( 863) – aphiemi and discovered it means to leave alone, abandoned, a husband putting away His wife or to send away.
I then realized it is the Bride of Christ – the chosen who will be taken home and carried away during the rapture – which will be at a time no one will be expecting, while those who reject Him will be “left”. abandoned, put away.
How sad and horrible it will be for those who refuse to accept Jesus as Lord and Savior. So as in all things we need to pray for those who don’t know Him, so they may be part of His Bride and be in His Father’s house, one day.
Lord, thank you for opening your Word to me, while I wait to hear what you have to say.
“His Abide” has taught me to abide in your Word in this way:
Approaching the Word hungry for Jesus.”
CR- Luke 17:36, Matthew 1:20, John 14:3, 1 Corinthians 15:52, Acts 8:39,
2 Corinthians 12:2
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