“…because I [Jesus] live, ye shall live also” (John 14:19)
Without the force of gravity, we would be floating around in
the air above the ground instead of having our feet firmly
planted on terra firma. And that’s a good thing! It would
difficult to control where we go, how far and how fast without
the aid of gravity. God planned it so that we could determine
where our feet took us; He made it so we could choose our way.
There is another “gravity” that is not good. It is the
gravity of sin. When Jesus comes back in the clouds for the
blood-bought, born-again church, those who have made
preparations will have shed their gravity; they will leave this
earth and meet the Lord in the air. Those who are not
prepared will be held to the earth by the gravity of sin. The
force is so strong that they will have no choice but to stay
on the earth to face the tribulations that are coming on those
Even those in the graves who died after they had made Jesus
Christ their Lord and Savior will not be held by gravity.
They will arise from their various burial places in their
resurrected bodies and be joined by those who are alive, and
together we will meet the Lord in the air.
“For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so
them also which sleep [are dead] in Jesus will God bring with
him. For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that
we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord
shall not prevent them which are asleep. For the Lord himself
shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the
archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ
shall rise first. Then we which are alive and remain shall be
caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord
in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord” (1
What a joyous time that will be! No longer will we be subject
to earth’s gravity as we rise to meet the Lord in the clouds.
It will not hold us when Jesus calls us for that meeting.
When we made the most important decision of our lives,
repented of our sins and made Jesus our Lord, we lost the
gravity of sin and were no longer subject to its penalty of
eternal separation from our Lord; the world’s gravity lost its
hold on us.
But what a sad day for those who are held fast to this earth
by the gravity of un-repented sin!
Gravity = Weight, heaviness (Webster)
Sin is a heavy burden to carry by even the strongest man on
the planet. He can’t lay it down and walk away from it on his
own. He can’t lay it down and pick it up at will. He can’t
give it to his best friend to carry for him. He carries
it—alone—because it is his choice. There is only one way to
rid himself of it—give it to Jesus! He has to decide that it
is too heavy for him and just bring it to the cross on which
Jesus hung and died for that very purpose, to lift the heavy
gravity of sin from his life. Jesus will exchange burdens
“For my yoke is easy and my burden is light” (Matthew 11:30).
The force of the gravity of sin by which man is bound will drop
away the moment he hands his life over to Jesus who has
already defied the source of power of sin’s gravity; He paid
the penalty and broke the force, freeing from its power those
of us who have accepted the release acquired by Jesus Christ.
The ‘source’ is Satan and he holds the gravity against the
sinner until he breaks free from its power by allowing Jesus
Christ to come into his life, breaking the hold and bringing
the freedom of salvation. There is no other way! None!
“Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none
other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be
saved” (Acts 4:12).
I, if I [Jesus] be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men
The "drawing power" of Jesus is mightier than the strongest
magnet of sin's gravity. Jesus has broken the
hold of Satan from all those who "lift Him up" and
have been set free by His Precious Saving Blood!
Just any day now,
the dead in Christ will hear the trumpet sound and the voice
of the archangel calling them from the grave, the gravity of
sin having lost its power before their death. At their
resurrection, we who are alive will join them in a glorious
break from earth’s gravity and join the Lord in the
air—forever to be in His presence, free from all effects of
the gravity of sin and this earth.
Are you ready? If the gravity of sin has you bound, allow Him
who created gravity to set you free from the effects of sin
and be prepared to leave this earth’s gravity-pull when the
Lord returns for His church. Don’t be earth-bound by the
sin’s magnet and be left behind.
What a meeting that will be! Don’t miss it!
See You in the 'Rapture' ”