I felt like I needed to give you a quick overview and not bore you. So let’s jump in.
I, and many others like me, will be gone soon. This event I speak of is called the rapture of the church. And, it is the time when Jesus comes to collect those who are His, back to Himself. The rapture is not a secret, but it will seem like it, as many calling themselves Christians, are NOT looking for Jesus to come.
Obvious signs that the rapture has happened will be things like graves ripping open, as the dead in Christ are pulled from their burial places; massive numbers of people will plainly be missing, and in many cases leaving moving vehicles to crash. And the strangest aspect of all will be the disappearance of children. I will say that there is very little in scriptures to substantiate this as it is a Jewish tradition associated with the age of accountability.
The idea behind accountability is that the child, at the age of 12 or 13, is now held responsible for their “adult” actions. It is a good and sound tradition, and since Jesus was a Jew, and was held to such practice, then I see no reason for God not to keep to it now; besides that, there are the millions of innocent babies that have been slaughtered to the gods of abortion.
All of this activity will be associated with the long-drawn-out sound of a shofar blast. If you have not heard what that sounds like, you should, as it is quite unique. Yes, I am aware that the government will tell you that they have been creating these sounds through the Haarp Antennae Arrays for some time now. The government will also point to things like Blue Beam projections, UFOs, and alien interventions, all things that the government has been progressively showing you. These things are part of the great deception that Paul speaks of in his letters to the church in Thessalonica.
For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work; only he who now restrains will do so until he is taken out of the way. (2 Thessalonians 2:7 NASB)
If the church is gone and you are still here, what happens next?
Contrary to my father’s opinion, you are not completely lost. You can still come to a knowledge of Jesus Christ as the Lord of your life. Sadly though, we live in what is called dispensations of time; that means that the age of grace is gone. As I write this, the church is living in that grace. Since the grace is gone with the church’s catching away, you will now have to prove your allegiance to Jesus Christ, most likely at the edge of a sword or a guillotine. We will get back to that in a moment.
The Apostle Paul, in 2 Thessalonians 2:3, wrote,
“Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come except there come a departing (Geneva Bible) first, and then the man of sin will be disclosed. He is the son of perdition.”
Most of you never read your bible, but if you did, you read from a version similar to what I read from; therefore, you read 2 Thessalonians 2:3 as a falling away. If you noticed above, I used the term departing. I did that because, since the COVID 19 lockdowns, we learned that the Geneva bible, one of the first English versions, translated the term apostasia correctly when defining it as a departing. Because of the significant defection from the Catholic church to Protestantism, the Catholic Church ordered a new translation to reflect their disgust and anger, and the term was changed to a falling away or apostasy. This term apostasy probably makes sense to many of you as you have watched those that hold to a moral standard melt into the distance. So, it was not a falling away we were looking for; it was the church being gathered back to Jesus.
As I pointed out, with the church being gone, the person we call the Antichrist should be rising onto the scene rather quickly. One of the prime reasons you will know him is that he will be calling for peace.
If you have been paying attention, many Islamic nations have been aligning themselves with Israel by signing peace treaties. I never thought we would see that happen, and yes, God used the American President to make it happen.
If you know anything about the Muslims, then you know that NO ONE in the Middle East signs on to peace treaties with Israel unless there is an ulterior motive; that means that something drastic will happen.
If you are reading this, and the church is still here, then know that ten nations will attack Israel from every side soon. This is where Ezekiel 38, 39 comes into play, because as these nations attack, (There is every reason to believe that Russia, Turkey, and Iran will be significant players.) God will send a firestorm down upon these nations, and the one called Gog will die on the hills of Israel. For me, this will be a rather unmistakable reason for someone to scream out, peace.
If you think it is terrible now with the rioting, it will get worse. Matthew 24:7-12.
- For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom,
- And in various places, there will be famines and earthquakes.
- But all these things are merely the beginning of birth pangs.
- Then they will deliver you to tribulation and will kill you.
- You will be hated by all nations because of My name.
- At that time, many will fall away and will betray one another and hate one another.
- Many false prophets will arise and will mislead many.
- “Because lawlessness is increased, most people’s love will grow cold.
Seeing as you will be experiencing the wrath of humanity and God, it seems odd to say that something good will be coming out of this mess.
God will send two witnesses, and these will proclaim God’s message in the streets of Jerusalem.
I would say to you that if you wanted an example of how to act, it would be these two. Unfortunately, they will only do this for 1240 days, at which point they will be killed. However, they will rise again after three days and go up to God.
The Prophet Joel spoke about these days, and you can read about it in the second chapter of his book by the same name. The exciting aspect is that God is talking about you if you trust Him and act like the two witnesses.
And lastly, it may encourage you to know that the number of people who will come to a knowledge of Jesus Christ, and give their lives to prove it, will be an uncountable number. How do I know these things? This is where Matthew 24:15-22, comes into play. Jesus, in response to His Jewish disciples, said,
“When you see the ABOMINATION OF DESOLATION which was spoken of through Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place (let the reader understand), then those who are in Judea must flee to the mountains. “Whoever is on the housetop must not go down to get the things out that are in his house. “Whoever is in the field must not turn back to get his cloak. “But woe to those who are pregnant and to those who are nursing babies in those days! “But pray that your flight will not be in the winter, or on a Sabbath. “For then there will be a great tribulation, such as has not occurred since the beginning of the world until now, nor ever will.”
All this happens right after the two witnesses return to heaven.
I am sorry that you must endure the pains that are to come, but then, you chose to pass up the opportunity for grace. Know this; the Father will be awaiting you with arms wide open.