Rapture

I pray with all my heart that if you are reading this article before the Rapture has taken place, that you will give your life to Jesus, so you too may be caught up with the saints and avoid the horrors of what is to follow in the time of the Great Tribulation.

Jesus is still calling you…as the hour drawers nearer.

“Behold, I stand at the door and knock…” Revelation 3:20  (KJV)

The time is at hand!

Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein: for the time is at hand. Revelation 1:3

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Do you know the difference between the Rapture (the catching away of the saints and meeting Christ in the clouds) vs. the Revelation (the actual, physical return of Jesus Christ to the earth – specifically the land of Israel – with his saints to fight the Battle of Armageddon)?  For a great teaching on these two separate and distinct events, head over HERE and another new article over HERE.

NOTE: I take a firm position in a PRE-Tribulation Rapture, which I believe the King James Bible undeniably proves.

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The Rapture of the Church takes place first in which God will take the Church (His Bride) out of the world before He pours out His judgement.  The Rapture is then followed by the 7-year Tribulation.

It’s extremely important that you know that the Tribulation or what the Bible calls the Day of the Lord is when God’s focus returns to the apple of his eye: ISRAEL. For, it is also called the Time of JACOB’s (Israel’s) Trouble:

Alas! for that day is great, so that none is like it: it is even the time of Jacob’s trouble, but he shall be saved out of it. Jeremiah 30:7 (KJV)

“Jacob” = Israel

And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people : and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book. Daniel 12:1 (KJV)  

“thy people” = Israel

For thus saith the Lord of hosts; After the glory hath he sent me unto the nations which spoiled you: for he that toucheth you toucheth the apple of his eye. Zechariah 2:8 (KJV)

“You” in this passage = Israel

At the end of the Tribulation, the Revelation or Second Advent, which is the second coming of Jesus Christ, takes place in which Christ physically comes back to earth to the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem, bringing with him His saints (us, the Church) to fight the battle of Armageddon.

And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon. Revelation 16:16 (KJV)

And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war. His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself. And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God.

And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean. And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God. And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, King Of Kings, And Lord Of Lords. Revelation 19:11-16 (KJV)

Now, let’s go back to the Rapture because it takes place first…

THE RAPTURE OF THE SAINTS

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. Wherefore comfort one another with these words. 1 Thessalonians 4:15-18 (KJV)

Why are these words so comforting?  Because we, the true believers in Jesus Christ, will be caught up and taken out of this world and up into heaven before the judgement of God falls on this wicked world.  If you haven’t given your life to Christ yet, I urge you to do so today!

Note: “For the record, the word “rapture” comes from the Latin word rapturo, which is a translation of the Greek verb “caught up” that’s found in 1 Thessalonians 4:17.” (Source)

Rapture of the Church

A Left Behind Letter via Rapture Ready (updated with my added notes below) – if you have been left behind, this is the most important advice you will ever receive…

Accept Jesus Christ as your Savior, and go find yourself a King James Bible and start with the Book of Revelation and the Book of Daniel.  You are about to go through the most horrific 7 years that this earth has ever seen, and you will need to be prepared for what comes next.

For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be. Matthew 24:21 (KJV)

If we have suddenly gone missing without warning along with many, many other people all over the world, then please read this ENTIRE letter carefully, even if it sounds like complete hogwash. If we are the ONLY ones missing, please look for us.

You may notice that some ‘good’ people, even those who attend church regularly are still around, including those who are or were known as religious leaders.  However, attending church, being a good person, reading from the bible to others, preaching, or being known as religious is not what was required.  The one thing ALL the missing people had in common was a total and complete FAITH in the saving blood of Jesus Christ, the resurrected and only begotten Son of Almighty God.

Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.  Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity. Matthew 7:21-23 (KJV)

PLEASE UNDERSTAND: We were not abducted by aliens, we have not wandered off, we have not disintegrated from a horrible disease, and we have not been taken hostage.  We have been Raptured.  Any other scenario presented to you about our disappearance is a lie.

We wrote this letter in advance because we wanted you to know some very, VERY important things regarding what is about to come upon the world.

The most dangerous part of your life right now is that you will be uncertain whom you can trust.  There will be a lot of deception, uncertainty and chaos.  The people who are left in the world right now are going to be full of panic and fear.  They will be looking frantically for loved ones that have gone missing.

Immediately after the Rapture there will be accidents involving all kinds of vehicles, including cars, trains, airplanes, boats… you name it.  People will begin to sound crazy.  They might even say they were talking to someone who just seemed to vanish.  They might say things like “one minute they were there and the next minute they weren’t”. They might say they were asleep and when they woke up, their loved ones were just gone. There may be piles of clothes and personal belongings lying around everywhere, all over the planet.

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You are in for extremely difficult times.

Incredible supernatural events will take place during this time.

There will soon be a 7-year period in which the things outlined in the paragraphs below will take place.  The 7 years might begin the very day we disappear, or there may be a gap in time before it begins. We believe that the order of the events will be similar to what is described below.  Since we are writing this ahead of time and are not perfect, the exact order of the events may be different.  But regardless of the order, the things described below WILL happen.

Two men will appear in Israel.  They are called “The Two Witnesses”. These two witnesses will be Elijah and Moses returned to earth.  You will know they are the two witnesses because they will stand in an open area, they will tell everyone about God’s truth, and they will not be harmed in any way, although many may try.  Those that attempt to harm them will meet with very unfortunate circumstances!  They have supernatural powers that allow them to immediately destroy whomever comes against them. The two witnesses will be there for a period of 3 1/2 years.

And I will give power unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days, clothed in sackcloth.  These are the two olive trees, and the two candlesticks standing before the God of the earth.  And if any man will hurt them, fire proceedeth out of their mouth, and devoureth their enemies: and if any man will hurt them, he must in this manner be killed.  These have power to shut heaven, that it rain not in the days of their prophecy: and have power over waters to turn them to blood, and to smite the earth with all plagues, as often as they will.  And when they shall have finished their testimony, the beast that ascendeth out of the bottomless pit shall make war against them, and shall overcome them, and kill them. Revelation 11:3-7 (KJV)

At the end of this time, they will be killed.  Their bodies will not be buried.  Their bodies will lie in the streets in Jerusalem for 3 days, and everyone will celebrate over their deaths.  After three days, they will come to life right in front of everyone and ascend into the sky. (Revelation 11:3-13 KJV)

And they that dwell upon the earth shall rejoice over them, and make merry, and shall send gifts one to another; because these two prophets tormented them that dwelt on the earth.  And after three days and an half the spirit of life from God entered into them, and they stood upon their feet; and great fear fell upon them which saw them.  And they heard a great voice from heaven saying unto them, Come up hither. And they ascended up to heaven in a cloud; and their enemies beheld them. Revelation 11:10-12 (KJV)

There will be a man who sits in the Jewish Temple, and he will say he is god.  He is NOT!  This is Antichrist.  There will be an image of him put up and he will demand that everyone worship him and his image.  Antichrist is called the “Abomination of Desolation” by the prophet Daniel.

When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:) Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains: Let him which is on the housetop not come down to take any thing out of his house: Neither let him which is in the field return back to take his clothes. And woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days!

But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the sabbath day: For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be. And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect’s sake those days shall be shortened. Matthew 24:15-17 (KJV)

There will be false Christs and false teachers all over the world who will set out to deceive you.  The deception will be intense, so you must be prepared.  You must cling to God’s truth in His Word.

Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not. For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect. Behold, I have told you before. Matthew 24:23-25 (KJV)

When Antichrist (the beast) appears, the world will become an even more terrifying place, and life will become more difficult than you could ever have imagined. He will institute new laws, demanding that all people worship his image.  How will this be possible?

Antichrist will set up a great image in his likeness an demand that all people all over the world worship it.  [Click HERE for an outstanding look at what the image of the beast technology may look like and how it would be possible to put an “image” up for worship in places all over the world.]

And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed. Revelation 13:15 (KJV)

You want to know the worst part?  Satan himself will incarnate Antichrist 3 1/2 years into the Tribulation.  I cannot even fathom (nor do I want to) the kind of evil that will engulf the world at that time.

Antichrist will force all people to get a special mark on their right hand or forehead. This is the manifestation of the mark of the beast: 666.  At the time of this writing we do not know exactly what form this mark will take, but from all indications in the technology we are seeing today, we believe it will be some sort of RFID chip implanted under the skin under the guise of safety and commerce.  As I write this letter to you today, the world is already being prepped into accepting this form of identification for commerce.

And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number [is] Six hundred threescore [and] six. Revelation 13:16-18 (KJV)

You will not be able to buy or sell ANYTHING without the mark of the beast; not food, water, clothes, shelter; nothing.  To reject this mark, is to be killed by beheading under Antichrist.

You say, “Beheading is a thing of ancient days,” and yet, here we are in 2015, and it has come right back into fashion in the Middle East, has it not?  Bible prophecy continues to unfold in our lifetime at a break-neck speed.  Are you paying attention?

And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years. Revelation 20:4 (KJV)

Take courage, beloved and reject this mark, and, though you will lose your life, you will gain eternal life with Jesus Christ our Lord.

AGAIN, DO NOT, UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES, AGREE TO TAKE THIS MARK!!

TAKING THIS MARK WILL SIGNIFY THAT YOU BELONG TO SATAN, YOUR SOUL WILL BE LOST, AND YOU WILL BE TORMENTED IN HELL FOREVER.

Okay, then. Back to the two witnesses…once the two witnesses in Jerusalem are killed, resurrected, ascend to Heaven, and the Antichrist appears, the next 3 1/2 years will be EXTREME. You’ve heard the phrase “All Hell Broke Loose”… this is when it will happen. We mean literally. Satan will be in complete control over the entire world for this period of time and the most horrible acts of evil will take place because he knows that his time is getting short before he is thrown into the bottomless pit.

Moreso, this is the time of God’s wrath on an unrepentant, wicked world.

If you accept Christ during this time, I realize that you will be cut off from society after this, but you must resist Satan and his mark. People will be against you. They may try to harm you. They may try to ‘turn you in’.  You will lose your life by beheading if you refuse this mark, but you must refuse it.  Your eternal destiny weighs in the balance of this decision.

Throughout the 7 years, people might tell you that they have seen Jesus Christ somewhere.  DO NOT BELIEVE THEM.  Jesus Christ will not be walking around on the Earth at this time. He will not appear until the 7-year period has finished.  There may even be reports of more than one ‘jesus christ’.  These false christs will be able to perform miracles, may recite from the bible, and may be charming and tolerant.  None of this matters.  NONE OF THESE ARE THE TRUE JESUS CHRIST.  However, the false christs will unfortunately deceive many, many people.  Please do not be one of them!

After the 7 years, JESUS CHRIST HIMSELF will return to Jerusalem with his saints, standing for the entire world to see on the Mount of Olives, and causing the entire mountain to split right in half! His purpose at this time is to take with Him to Heaven all of the people who have turned to God and resisted Satan since the Rapture.

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If you surrender to Satan, Jesus will not take you, and you will lose your soul and suffer the most horrible suffering, forever.

We know that even though we have left you this letter, you might still try to ‘find’ us. We know you will be hurting, maybe even angry! Please, let this letter sink in.  The things we have described in this letter are true, and they WILL HAPPEN. The most important thing to remember right at this moment is that it is not too late! God still wants you!

Your most treasured resource is your King James Bible.  Guard it with all diligence and write God’s words in your heart.  Please keep all of these things hidden at all times so that no one can take them from you.  They will be your most important possessions for the rest of the time you are on this planet.

But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved. Matthew 24:13 (KJV)

Please, understand that God is REAL.  Believe it.  Tell Him you believe!  Say it out loud to Him.  Ask Him to forgive you for not believing before. Tell Him you believe that Jesus Christ is His only Son, that you believe He sent Jesus to earth, that you believe Jesus was crucified on the cross to save us, and was resurrected.  Tell Him you are sorry for your sin. Tell Him that you realize you need Him, and ask Him to be with you and guide you through the next period of time on Earth.

HE WILL do it, loved ones!  Do all these things, and believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and when Jesus Christ returns at the end of the 7 years, or if you should lose your life before then, you will be taken with Him, and the rest of eternity will be the most incredible time you will have ever known, and it will be more amazing than anything you have ever imagined.

Please take care of yourselves, be frugal with your supplies, help others who resist Satan, and love each other.  Tell those who resist Satan about this letter.  Tell EVERYONE about the truth of God.  Read to each other from the Bible for encouragement.

We so desperately want to see you again, and we want you to live forever with us in absolute perfection, with our Lord Jesus Christ, and with God the Almighty Himself!

In His service we humbly submit this letter to anyone who finds it after the Rapture.

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