DESPITE MILLENNIALS BELIEVING THE PRE-TRIBULATION RAPTURE IS A LIE, IT WILL STILL OCCUR
Pre-Tribulation opponents should have thought this one through, because whenever they vainly gainsay citing that 'Nowhere in the Scriptures does it mention the word 'Rapture,' one could easily also say, 'Nowhere in the Bible does it say the Bride of Christ must meet Antichrist in the Tribulation." Insomuch as Christ told us that His coming would be marked by normalcy, and through that normalcy will the world and worldly have entered into a dangerous sense of complacency, comparing it to the days of Noah, alone should tell us how dangerous the Anti-Rapture doctrine truly is. Such a belief makes for complacency of itself, subliminally telling the believer that His Master "tarries," of which Christ already explicitly warned us about. Jesus said, "But if that evil servant shall say in his heart, 'My lord tarries and delays His coming, and begins to debate with his fellow servants, then eat and drink with the drunken; The Lord of that servant shall come in a day when he looks not for Him, and in an hour that he least expects.
Christ will judge that wicked servant as a hypocrite, casting him down to outer darkness, "where there is weeping and gnashing of teeth. For as in the days of Noah were, so shall the coming of the Son of Man be, when they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark and the many were washed away. Then shall two be in the field, the one shall be taken, and the other left behind. Therefore be ready for an hour when you think not the Son of man cometh." The only timeframe when Christian believers would not be expecting Jesus to return would have to be before the Tribulation, simply because everyone will be expecting Christ to return seven years into the Antichrist's global reign, as prophesied. This means Christ Himself predicted this great schism we see today in the Christian Church, over the Rapture. However, when the Lord unexpectedly does come for His Church, notice the world of the time will be as in Noah's time, when the majority will carry on as usual, never expecting a planet-wide 'earth change,' or of the Rapture that occurs a second before it strikes.
Notice also that many will obviously die in this coming event, as Christ said those "wicked servants" who should have been ready for His arrival, but were not, will be given their place among the unsaved in the bowels of the earth - "where there is weeping and gnashing of teeth." Therefore, the psychological mindset brought about by those who vehemently deny the Rapture today, is already leading to their smiting us, their fellow-servants, and their taking on ever more worldly attributes, because they've vainly told themselves that Christ will wait for seven years of their own absolute Hell on earth under the reign of the Antichrist, that ends up in their deaths anyway. Such thinking leads to a defeatist, sin now and repent later in the Tribulation attitude, a skewed, angry, even "wicked" mindset that overshadows that otherwise Christian "servant." At its core, the Anti-Rapture debate also serves as the worst Christian recruitment tool ever for these last days, purposefully so.
This world's elites have increasingly warned us, their worker-bees, of a large-scale de-population event so that their 'Masonic Kingdom' can finally lead into the final phases of their ancient plan. So when they begin to speak of this vague albeit impending disaster coming to affect the entire planet from that day forward, we should be listening. Are we? Prince Phillip, Prince Charles, and now, Prince William are seemingly reading off the same script when they are telling us that a 'culling' of global society must come, and is coming, so that they are allowed to continue in a world of peace and prosperity. While Prince William and his grandfather connect the earth's wildlife with the depopulation of humans, Prince Charles is off making grand speeches applauding the positive effects abortion is having in "developing nations." The apple never falls far from the Cainite tree, as it were. Prince Phillip is reputed as wanting a "deadly virus, in order to contribute something to solve overpopulation." He also said, "I don't claim to have any special interest in natural history, but as a boy I was made aware of the annual fluctuations in the number of game animals and the need to adjust the ``cull'' to the size of the surplus population." So, that's where his formal [Nazi] education, that's now turned entirely into eugenic-thinking, abortion, and population control via plague started out, as a boy. Speaking during the Tusk gala Thursday, the Duke of Cambridge, Prince William said the growing human population is damaging the environment, and more must be done reverse the trend. He went on, “In my lifetime, we have seen global wildlife populations decline by over half,” Prince William said. “We are going to have to work much harder and think much deeper, if we are to ensure that human beings and the other species of animal with which we share this planet can continue to co-exist. Africa’s rapidly growing human population is predicted to more than double by 2050, a staggering increase of three and a half million people per month. “There is no question that this increase puts wildlife and habitat under enormous pressure. Urbanization, infrastructure development, cultivation—all good things in themselves, but they will have a terrible impact unless we begin to plan and to take measures now.” Despite his blatant call for population reduction for blacks in Africa, and despite his father Prince Charles loudly behind abortion as a method of population control in "developing nations," Prince William and his wife, are adding yet another of their shared Bloodline to our ignorantly swooning world today. As I write, Prince William and his wife are in hospital having their third, and Prince Charles couldn't be happier "about their future." However, Prince Charles has just returned from another speaking engagement, where he says he fears we are “perilously close to an environmental calamity that will ultimately result in the end of humanity unless we act now.” He then added, “Our survival as a species is dependent on us living in harmony with our environment. Failure to do so will prove catastrophic.”
This is clear evidence of mass mind control. One conspiracy blogger has summed it up perfectly. "The Rockefeller Foundation and Carnegie Institution helped in funding the German eugenics program and even funded the program that Josef Mengele worked in before he went to Auschwitz. They were all in league with some of America’s most respected scientists hailing from such prestigious universities as Stanford, Yale, Harvard, and Princeton. These academicians espoused race theory and race science, and then faked and twisted data to serve eugenics’ racist aims. Ever since the United Nations assumed primary control and responsibility over the Global Depopulation Policy in the early 1960s, it has been looking for more [destructive] ways to achieve the intended demographic objectives and has concentrated much of its effort and resources on finding psychosocial ways to change the dynamic of family life. Destroying families is a fundamental way of killing off or trimming that fat of a world whose population needs to decrease." And as we recently seen in Norway, destroying Christians families is their version of killing two birds with one stone. This agenda by the UN goes even further, rising above the original Agenda 21 Program, that's now updated to having its sinister goals met by 2030, instead of the original 2050. At the recent "2030 Summit on Global Sustainability," new rules were pushed to enforce 17 sustainable development goals and 169 sustainable development targets designed to radically transform our world by 2030. The plan implemented worldwide is there to inventory and control all land, all water, all minerals, all plants, all animals, all construction, all means of production, all energy, all education, all information, and all human beings in the world. "And he will divide the land for gain." (Daniel 11:39). Understand, the elites know that a large-scale global change is coming, but aside from its lesser gains through abortion, disease, plague, and subtle eugenic programs, that perhaps kills off almost as many as are being born, they are right now in an intensified preparation for the Rapture, which is to reduce the entire world's population of Christians - upwards of 2-billion people - in less than the twinkling of an eye. This is why they await the moment when the "inevitable destruction" occurs that causes approximately "two billion people worldwide" to suddenly, "turn to dust" in subsequent cataclysmic events that occur during and after the Collapse, so they say. When that moment occurs, however, they readily admit they've no clue, exactly as the Scripture states in Matthew 24, "no man will know the day nor the hour..." but they more than anyone of us can see all of the impending signs proving it could occur any day now. The Rapture is directly connected to Israel (and I believe, of all things, its looming war with Iran, which interestingly of itself, no one knows the day nor the hour of). In other words, when Israel makes its inevitable strike in Iran, Russia is prophesied to counter (Ezekiel 38-39), which then leads to major fulfillments of multiple prophecies after that including the Rapture.
So a proper understanding of this 'catching away' by God is vital in our own correct understanding of coming events. Satan, apparently planning both his and even our own moves far in advance, has not been idle in his 'Great Work,' if his Anti-Christ and Anti-Rapture conspiracy is any indicator of his discouraging Christians toward a sense of apathy today. Anti-Rapture serves Anti-Christ, for it denies both the power and the intent of the Father and the Son, and their Word that has been made clear before. There was a time when, within the realm of Protestant Christianity, both in America and Europe, that the Pre-Tribulation Rapture was always taken as factual event that gave space for Satan to bring in his Beast onto the world stage, and thus, was interpreted as such for as long as I remember. But, as we approach the day that the Antichrist is revealed, physically, the world is already being taunted by Satan spiritually, to receive him. As such, the increasing spirit of Antichrist is today increasingly foreshadowing his rising already, taking this new generation called Millennials and telling them everything that would make them ready for his arrival. Shockingly, Satan's modern deception attacking the Christian Church today is attempting to not only cause division among believers, regarding such end-time doctrine as the Rapture, but more sinisterly, Satan is also attempting to wrest Protestants away from their inherent love of Israel that God has instilled in the collective heart of all His true believers. I recently watched a video on YouTube by a self-titled "christian" who was trying his best to promote a hatred of Israel and the Jewish people, because he himself was deceived by the internet's collective conspiracy theory that pits Jews as the world's ultimate enemy, using murderous words that Adolf Hitler, Satan's former antichrist, used in his own attempt to persuade the German people that ultimately brought about a near extinction of the Jewish race in Europe from 1939-1945. Understand, Satan's has two main goals regarding the human race, which is 1) To literally bring about a total and complete genocide of every Jewish man, woman, and child, and 2) To cause those who are not Jews to be their exterminators. Because Satan is wickedly intelligent enough to discern that there is a Godly blessing on those who provide aid to the Jews in any way, is why he needs to ensure people are entirely deceived and thus, hate the Jews enough to kill them all, thereby bringing an eternal curse on those who believe and engage in such Anti-Semitic beliefs, as well as erasing all Jewish presence in the earth by which God has been working through since Adam. So that is what is happening today, Satan is not only deceiving the lost who care nothing for Christ, he is also bringing the Christian Church down to the point whereby they too will fall in line under the coming Antichrist's rule, who, disturbingly enough, will be saying the exact same things that certain (anti-Christ) "Christians" are saying today regarding Israel.
The same are also fulfilling the prophecy of calling all that is good, as evil, and their own evil as good. Returning to the Rapture debate of today, that they've created while under Satan's influence, for to say there can be no Rapture is the same as saying that Christ lied, the Scriptures lie, and His coming to receive His Church unto Himself is a lie, which is precisely what Antichrist will tell the world after the Rapture occurs, when we will be falsely counted among the missing and dead of that coming global disaster that brings him later to power in the first place. As stated above, Rapture deniers should have thought this one through better, because immediately after they spout that "No where in the Bible is the word 'Rapture' used!" in their best slack-jawed way, they leave out a vast many Scriptures that prove a Rapture and removal of the Holy Spirit itself from the world would have to occur, if only to allow Satan and his Antichrist to arise in that world then devoid of ANY truth whatsoever in it. For it's only the Holy Spirit of Truth among us on this planet that has prevented Satan from unleashing Antichrist on this world already. Regarding His coming again to gather His Church, which as the Scriptures themselves prove, is very different than His actual return at Armageddon, at least seven years later, Jesus did say, 'For as in the days of Noah were, when they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark, and knew not until the flood came and took them all away - so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left behind. Therefore be ready for an hour when you think not the Son of man cometh.' As we can see already, it wouldn't have to take some woman named Margaret MacDonald in the 1800's to supposedly have to manufacture the "Rapture theory" as Christ's coming for His Church is plainly stated by Christ Himself, even as you just read it yourself! As such, the only timeframe when Christian believers would NOT be expecting Jesus to return would have to be before the Tribulation period, not during, when the number of days are given in Scripture for the Tribulation period to be 2,550 days long until the day Christ returns, thus, leaving everyone watching, to expect it. Therefore, the Anti-Rapture doctrine that is gripping Churches today, and infecting those who aren't even Scripturally literate, is certainly in error.
More than that, this Anti-Rapture deception is of Satan, who, since Eden, has always worked in those who spiritually falter to deny the actual truth of God's Word and the power of His Christ. Please understand this one thing, Satan is known for mixing lies with the truth, by taking a kernel of truth, in this case the Tribulation, and attempting to discourage Christians all the more today, by making it appear that every single Christian must enter into, and survive the Antichrist's worst days on earth to come. In this way, does Satan make it appear that God requires our deaths, so that we can enter Heaven, and that only OUR DEATHS are required over and above Christ's more perfect sacrifice and Crucifixion by which we are saved, is something seemingly no longer holding any power, according to their ignorant preaching. Child of God, understand, Christ is not only our Savior but our Deliverer, from evil, from Antichrist, and from Satan's Tribulation wrath to come. This is precisely why you are hearing today's false and heretical preachers speaking of this insane doctrine of demons and teachings of devils that there will be no Rapture, when the Rapture is not only true, and fast coming, as Jesus will come quickly for His Church, even unexpectedly, it is entirely Scriptural as I will also prove. First, when asked by His Disciples of signs that would mark His coming and His return, Christ immediately warned of false teachers who would arrive to discourage and lead people away from the true Faith, even to the point of they calling themselves Christ. This is happening already, and you see it in the Churches themselves. Whenever a preacher tells his flock he knows more than Christ does, in effect, making Christ of no effect, as the Anti-Rapture theorists are, then you know Christ's Word is being fulfilled already. Next, Christ made known that His coming would be marked by the days when there was eating, drinking, and giving in marriage. I believe this of itself proves that His coming must be BEFORE the Tribulation, not after, because those things we enjoy daily, such as marriage, and even supper meats, we still have. Understand, this won't be the case when Antichrist arrives, when I Timothy 4:1-3 proves that marriage, as we know it today, will no longer exist, nor will the simple eating of meats, because the doctrines of devils and seducing spirits will have completely taken over within the Tribulation, under Antichrist, under his new "times and laws" that he and his False Prophet then establish. So we see a difference already, with Chris's "coming" (The Rapture) and "His Return" (at Armageddon).
Again, the Rapture is not only Scripturally sound, evident, and serves an important purpose back on earth, it has also been determined that while the Rapture will come, at a time when the vast majority in the world of today aren't expecting it, that the other events mentioned in Scripture that people cite to be a Mid-Tribulation Rapture, or even Post-Tribulation Rapture, are no less important, despite they not being The Rapture, or resemble it in any way - and thus shouldn't have the term Rapture associated with them at all. The Mid- and Post- events serve purposes all their own, but cannot serve in the same capacity as that one event that instantly carries away the greatest numbers of believers away to meet the Lord in the air, as Christ's "coming" certainly will be. The first hard-hitting evidence for this fact is found in the Gospels, specifically Matthew 24 and Luke 21, where Christ is explicitly asked about the end of the age. In this most important and unique insight into our current generation, Jesus proves the pre-Tribulation Rapture will occur as the climax of several other events that lead up to it. As you already know, many dire global events surround the time Christ called "The Beginning of Sorrows" that culminates in "His coming" - which as I'll prove, is remarkably different than His Return, at Armageddon). I will also prove that "His coming" is Biblical language for the pre-Tribulation Rapture itself, and within that, allow the Scriptures to prove themselves as context for what some still refuse to see, let alone believe, as Christians. Our Lord Jesus Christ outlines many of the signs we are now witnessing daily, i.e., earthquakes, wars, war rumors, terror, hatred, murder, false teachers, false christs, strange signs in the heavens, such as solar storms, blood moons, comets, the presence of Israel once again as a nation, etc. Within the backdrop of all that occurring at the same time, Jesus nonetheless commanded us to be sober and watch, for a time when even some believers among us will think 'My Lord is delaying His coming' and in turn, become worldly and complacent enough to smite his neighbors and drink with the drunken. To that same audience, Christ explains that His coming is also marked by a time when life will seemingly go on as usual, with the giving and taking in marriage, despite all that rages around us -- when suddenly, is Christ's "coming" without warning, even as He Himself likened it unto, the coming of a "thief in the night." In this, already I can make the strong distinction between "His coming" and His return, that is to say, between the Rapture and the Return of Christ, which are clearly two distinctly separate events.
When rightly divided, the Scriptures tell us that while the institution of marriage will exist in that Pre-Tribulation time that leads up to the Rapture (which is our time now) that there's coming a time within the Tribulation timeframe when not only is marriage discontinued, but there will also be an abstaining from meats. This is why the New Age Movement, and all its channels and promoters that exist, have been so heavily involved with vegetarianism and the entire "Vegan" agenda, attempting to bring in more converts, so that when the Antichrist arises, it will be easier for the planet to adopt such a strange doctrine that the New Age (one world global religion of that time) will propagate. Now, if you're sitting thinking that all I have to show you, in regard to the Rapture being a viable belief, you're mistaken, but already, do we see that when Christ's coming, is marked with people carrying on exactly like they do now, with "giving and taking in marriage," as the Scripture in Matthew 24 states, but by the time the Antichrist arrives, things have radically changed, whereby there no longer is the given or taking in marriage. Instead, Antichrist's time is marked by people only have relationships, coupled by the fact of there being no meat for public consumption. This of itself is interesting, because vegetarianism is a hallmark of cults themselves, like those that became popular in the 1960's. For example, former cultists admitted that having their group not partaking of any meat was the fastest way to "reprogram" their thinking minds to whatever the cult wanted. It appears that Satan is just doing this on a larger scale. However, an Occult book I read years ago admitted that for one to become easily possessed (by demons) one must not partake of alcohol, nor smoke, nor have sex or eat meats, in the time leading up to the magical working whereby a fallen angel could take over your body. Knowing this, therefore, it would seem Satan wants his global followers, even every last one of them, to become possessed by demons. This would make sense, from Satan's perspective, because all he cares about is damning as many people to Hell forever as he can, and he certainly wants full control over the world's population to that same end. Since his global audience would have completely renounced God by that point anyway (and vice versa, as God will curse them) for taking the Mark of the Beast, it would become in Satan's interest to enforce new rules that control people toward taking the Mark of his Antichrist en masse, knowing that once a person wears the Mark, they can no longer be saved by God.
The following video showcases a perfect example of today's Anti-Rapture deceivers, who are too young to grasp that God does not operate under duress not lies, meaning, the manner in the way Anderson berates the viewers with his false doctrine, is almost shocking at times, but it does fulfill the prophecies about this end-time deception in the Church, and that ill-fated reward these men are yet to receive for taking God's Word, and causing a great schism in the Church for these last days leading up to the Rapture. For the rest of this page, I will not only reveal the several prophecies that curse these same deceivers you are about to hear, but the Scriptures go even further to tell us why Christ must come for us in the first place. Now, when watching the following video, understand first and foremost that these men are "willing ignorant," as the Scriptures cite, even as they attempt to back themselves up with a serious mistranslation of what our Lord was actually warning us about, ironically, about His Coming weighed against His actual Return, but specifically, of His Coming, when He shall find many denying His Coming, such as these men have built an entire doctrine around. This becomes paramount when you discover that Christ will take men like these, and cast them into Hell for the same reasons He already provided in regard to His Coming to meet us in the air, which should trump whatever these same deceivers could ever come up with to try and counter NOT us, per se, but Christ Himself. The following paragraphs I have written will reveal much to your heart about this exact subject, and along the way, you'll also pick up on some key aspects of how the Antichrist and his Tribulation system shall operate against those who are condemned to have to endure Satan's Tribulation that comes upon the world. As far as what these deceivers are attempting to confuse you with, understand one thing upfront, the Rapture certainly DOES NOT come from the Scofield Bible, no matter how many times they say it. The Rapture and its promise, as well as its warnings, comes from the Lord directly. The 1611 King James Bible, which is actually where the modern British and American Churches first learned of the stark differences between Christ's Coming and Christ's Return, is where we in the West first picked up on "Christ's Coming" being that event in which Christ arrives to take His faithful Church, who were looking up and waiting for Him in the first place, just as the [true] Church is actively doing today. Despite the so-called Pastor Anderson here loudly and angrily attempting to make a case that the Scofield Bible's own notes sparked the origins of the big, bad, Rapture 'Deception,' more clear-thinking people can see that Scofield's notes were just that, notes whereas the Rapture and its own doctrine was originally spoken about by our Lord 2,000 years ago, and as a result, has naturally been placed in the Scriptures by which we read today. To really simplify this, I will use an extreme hypothetical to prove a point. If James Scofield were never born, and his version of the Bible never published, let alone its notes, Christ's Rapture would occur anyway because the Rapture has nothing to do with Scofield or his Bible, but everything to do with Christ and His own words regarding the modern Church. Keeping that near of mind, here are a few of the men behind the Anti-Rapture deception in its full effect...
ALEX JONES PROMOTES THE ANTI-RAPTURE FALSE TEACHERS
But as the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of the Son of Man [Christ] be. For as in the days just before the flood, they were eating and drinking, MARRYING and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, so shall the coming of the Son of Man be.
Matthew 24:37-39; The Holy Bible
Let no man deceive you by any means, for that day shall not come except there come a FALLING AWAY first, and that Man of Sin [Antichrist] be revealed, the Son of Perdition, who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he, as "God" sitteth in the Temple of God, showing himself that he is "God." And then shall that Wicked [Antichrist] be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the Spirit of His mouth, whose coming is the working of Satan, with all power and false signs and miracles. And for this cause God shall send them [that] strong delusion ... that they all might be damned who believed not the truth.
2 Thessalonians 2:3-4, 9, 11-12; The Holy Bible
Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times, some shall FALL AWAY from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; Speaking lies in hypocrisy FORBIDDING TO MARRY, and commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth.
I Timothy 4:1-3; The Holy Bible
And he [Antichrist] shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High [the Two Witnesses] and think to change times and laws and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time [3.5 Jewish years].
Daniel 7:25; The Holy Bible
And he [Antichrist] shall confirm the covenant with many for שְׁבֻעַ [seven years] and in the middle of the שְׁבֻעַ [seven years] he shall cause the [animal] sacrifices and the [Jewish Temple] oblation to cease, and by his abominations he shall make [the Temple] desolate, even until the time of his consummation [by Christ].
Daniel 9:27; The Holy Bible
In the Anti-Rapture video seen atop the quotes above, beginning around one hour and twenty minutes, you'll hear this Pastor Anderson go on and on and on in his fast-talking and angry-sounding tirade against traditional Christianity, and its seeming fools and simpletons who won't ever question their traditional understanding of what the Rapture is, and why God deems it necessary going into that time just before the Tribulation begins. I'll let their own hubris speak for itself, as you watch both videos above. Judge for yourself. In my opinion, the young Pastor Anderson and his even younger associate pastors are clear deceivers, making mistake after mistake through the miscalculating of Biblical chronology, as well as misinterpreting key Scriptures themselves that thereby leads them into their Anti-Rapture conclusion. For example, 2 Thessalonians 2:1-3 states: Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto Him that ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the Day of Christ is at hand [His Return at Armageddon]. Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day [Armageddon] shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that Man of Sin [Antichrist] be revealed, who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that, he as God, sitteth in the Temple of God, shewing himself that he is God." In this second epistle, Paul is informing the Thessalonians, who for whatever reason believed Christ's return and Armageddon was already at hand. As such, Paul is merely telling them that Christ's return at the last Day cannot come until four things occur first: 1) Christians losing their faith on a global scale (shortly before and even greater after the Rapture) at the beginning of the Tribulation. 2) The Antichrist revealing and subsequent appearance as the (false) Messiah. 3) Antichrist takes over the Jewish Temple. 4) Antichrist is revealed as Satan. The question then becomes, when is the Antichrist revealed to be the Antichrist? Certainly, since he hides his true identity under the cover of a being a descendant of King David, and thus, is taken by Jews to be a latter day Messiah, it would only make sense that the same Jews, under his deception, could be the only ones who finally reveal him to not be their Messiah at all, but quite the opposite. What a shocking revelation that will be, but in that, is how God will teach the Jews a great lesson, 2,000+ years in the waiting, that the former Messiah they've rejected, is the only one who will come again to save them from Satan's wrath.
The above Scriptures themselves refute their false Anti-Rapture doctrine, for clearly only after such a time as Christ gathers His Church, could all of those left behind then fall away completely from the true Faith, for theirs was the kind of liberal, even New Age "faith" that prevented them to enter into the Rapture in the first place. In that, Christ was explicitly stating this 'His coming' will occur at a time when they least expect it "in an hour they are not aware of" and at a time when "they prepared not," proving that "His coming," as used in Matthew 24, could only be interpreted as the Rapture. There's yet another no less important reason why this must be the case. Because the future Tribulation Christians will know EXACTLY THE DAY THAT CHRIST RETURNS to earth, even as we are informed in Revelation that the power of the Antichrist only lasts for his 1,260 initial days plus an added 1,290 days (see Daniel 9:27, 12:11, Revelation 13:5) for a grand total of 2,550 days, from the day Antichrist confirms a false peace with Israel, until the day he is cast alive into the Lake of Fire at Christ's return. Therefore, if Christ ends the reign of Antichrist precisely 42 months (1,260 or 1,290 days) after Antichrist breaks the peace covenant as stated in Daniel 9:27, 12:11, backed up by Revelation 12:11 - this must also mean that the Matthew 24 Scripture citing that NO ONE KNOWS THE DAY OF CHRIST'S COMING that is further marked by one person being taken and another person is left behind, cannot be referring to Christ's literal return to earth at Armageddon, but a much less noticeable return (in the air) that only Christians see! Of course, today, as prophesied for these last days, we have all of the nay-sayers, false teachers, false christs and unwitting Christian deceivers, as well as those being deceived, with their strange Biblical interpretations that go out of their way to make it seem that because the Scriptures make mention that there will be some Christian believers who live during the Tribulation, that this automatically means that *all* Christians must endure the Tribulation, and that's simply not true. It's a simpleton's false narrative on its face, and one that is splintering the Body of Christ even further today (which proves the true source of where this false teaching is actually coming from, even as Satan would enjoy nothing better than to split the Body of Christ further, then dismantle it completely before the Rapture).
The Antichrist King is revealed on the day he sits in the Jewish Temple of God, vainly showing the Jews that he is God. For this solitary moment, Antichrist reveals himself and the Jews will finally see he's actually Satan in the flesh, even as the entire purpose of the coming Tribulation itself was geared solely for the Jew to finally recognize Jesus Christ as the Son of God, against any other, period. For your interest, I did leave a comment directed at those behind the deceptive video above, as follows: To everyone in this comment section: Does not the Scriptures tell us (in both Jude and Revelation) that when Christ returns, He does so with tens of thousands of His saints? Because of your dimmed understanding of the Scriptures, sadly, none of you are even able to correctly discern the important difference between today's (Holy Spirit-led) Christians deemed worthy of not having God's great Cup of Wrath poured upon them, and yourselves, who vainly think you must be killed for your faith, to earn your own salvation, which not only discredits Christ's own sacrifice, you are setting yourselves up for many more Biblical deceptions to come, by Satan. You are also greatly confusing those of us today whom God will reward with protection from His wrath, with those Christians who only turn to Christ, after they have to see with their own eyes, and hear with their own hears, that, indeed, Christ exists and so does Satan. In other words, only upon seeing the Antichrist, and God's Wrath upon the world, will most Tribulation Christians finally become saved. Is that fair to us, who already believe without seeing, and believe all the more without hearing? I thought there was supposed to be a great blessing by God, as stated in the Scriptures, for those who believed in Him without ever having to see the supernatural playing out for the whole world to see, within the Tribulation timeframe? Are we no better than today's mockers of God then? The same mockers of today, who when they see the things of God in front of their own eyes, only then finally believe? What you are in effect saying with all of this, is that the current Body of Christ must be forced to wait, and go through a terrible Tribulation, only to then link up with today's mockers who become future believers, before we are all, only then, are accounted to be collectively worthy to face even more years of even greater suffering at God's own hand, before being taken up to meet the Lord on the very last day, which is where you place the Rapture. Again, makes no sense even on its face, but this is what you so desperately want to believe by so eagerly placing yourselves in the audience of false teachers, who like Darby, misunderstood the Scriptures to arrive at a false conclusion turned false doctrine. Teach or believe in this false doctrine, that Christians will have to endure the Tribulation, and you'll be right there with them, guaranteed, stands as the greatest irony.
These same people then go on to vehemently deny there could ever be anything even remotely resembling a Rapture, despite the same chapter of Matthew 24 explaining that Christ's coming coincides with some people taken and others left behind. Of course, like any false narrative, they want to radically interpret that to mean something else entirely, and once systematically misinterpreted, they then mock the rest of us for not believing it (again, showing the true sinister source at work behind the anti-Rapture crowd). They also want to erode any of the other traditional interpretations of corresponding Scriptures that back up the Pre-Tribulation, into also being completely pointless diatribe yielding little importance. So, all of the tell-tale signs of a classic false teaching by Satan are there, yet because we live in an age where such false teachings can be easily mimicked and spread across the internet, and because we are heading into an age of rampant deception, the Anti-Rapture is flourishing now. I first came across the anti-Rapture theory a few decades ago, in 1993, when hearing Pastor Arnold Murray laugh off the traditional Rapture and claim that it's Satanic, because, using his very sarcastic words here, "it teaches that we're all going to simply fly away when Antichrist comes." His point being that Christians will "fall away" from the Faith once they learn that they're not going to "fly away" and escape Tribulation, thereby attempting to make traditional Christians and Christianity into some weak, modern day cult comprised of people who would rather bow to Satan than to endure hardship. Speaking for myself, knowing every other traditional Christian feels the same, I would just as easily endure the entire Tribulation, as "fly away" into the Lord's unexpected coming, but as I will show on this page, it's because the Lord loves us that we will become as His spiritual first fruits at that unknown moment when the Holy Spirit leaves this planet to rejoin with Christ in the air, thus completing His mission from the day of Pentecost up to the moment of Rapture.
As mentioned, one can determine the spirit of a teaching by its teachers, and as you'll see, the Anti-Rapture theorists take their sickening mockery of the Holy Spirit even further, by denouncing us as neither of God, or His Christ, meaning, we shouldn't even be called Christians, according to them. In this, Satan has deceived them all the more. As even more evidence that it is actually Satan behind their views, they also confuse the Scriptures further to cite that there can be no Rapture, because the only time it mentions a "meeting of the Lord in the air" it's when the Tribulation has ended and last trump has sounded, and "the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed." (See 1 Corinthians 15:52). With this, they assume the "we" used there must therefore mean ALL Christians that are alive at that point during the Tribulation, of which we actually agree, but where they think that must mean the entire current Body of Christ, we know it could only pertain to a small core of believers who get saved within the Tribulation timeframe itself, which the Scriptures prove is only a small remnant of Jewish-Christian survivors that manage to survive the Antichrist's murderous genocide of most remaining gentile Christians mentioned in Daniel 11:32-36. Revelation 12 proves that this relatively small remnant of survivors to be none other than those Israeli Jews who have called upon the name of the Lord, are saved, and then, are protected by Michael the Archangel himself, with him taking them deep into the wilderness, where the new Christian Jews are protected for the remaining duration of the Tribulation period (that is mentioned to be "time, times and half a time" or 1,290 days). As you will see in the Scriptures below, while it takes Michael the Archangel to protect the Tribulation Jewish believers in Christ from being killed by the Antichrist, we as the Body of Christ who are already believers, even now, have one better in the Lord Jesus Christ who comes to gather us unto Him, thereby protecting us as well from face of the Antichrist. With that, knowing how Jewish converts to Christ will be divinely protected by Michael the Archangel for the second half of the Tribulation, does it make any sense that non-Jewish Christian believers, are to be imprisoned, tortured, or even slaughtered within the same Tribulation? Clearly, buying into the anti-Rapture debate also means you have to suspend all common sense, let alone that God-given wisdom and applied reasoning which comes from the Scriptures themselves.
Who shall call upon the name of the Lord [Jesus Christ] shall be saved.
Romans 10:13; The Holy Bible
And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake [as Christians] but he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved. But when ye shall see the Abomination of Desolation [Antichrist], spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing where it ought not, then let them that be in Judaea flee to the mountains.
Mark 13:13-14; The Holy Bible
And the Woman [Israel] fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place prepared of God, that they should feed her there 1,260 days. And to the Woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time (3.5 years) from the face of the Serpent [Antichrist]. And the Serpent cast out of his mouth water as a flood after the Woman, that he might cause her to be carried away of the flood. And the earth helped the Woman, and the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed up the flood which the Dragon cast out of his mouth. And the Dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God [Jews], but have the testimony of Jesus Christ [Messianic Christian-Jews].
Revelation 12:6, 14-17; The Holy Bible
And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy [Jewish] people: and there shall be a time of trouble [Tribulation], such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time and at that time, thy people [the Jews] shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the Book [of Life]. But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased. And I heard, but I understood not: then said I, O my Lord, what shall be the end of these things? And He said, Go thy way, Daniel: for the words are closed up and sealed till the time of the end. Many shall be purified, and made white, and tried; but the wicked shall do wickedly: and none of the wicked shall understand; but the wise shall understand. And from the time that the daily sacrifice shall be taken away [from the Jewish Temple] and the Abomination that maketh Desolate [Antichrist] set up, there shall be 1,290 days.
Daniel 12:1, 4, 8-11; The Holy Bible
How blind the Anti-Rapture deceivers are to have not seen any of these things!. For what they have so narcissistically interpreted in placing themselves, as Non-Jewish Gentiles, into the prophecy as having to endure all of the Tribulation, they have seemingly never understood that the actual object of Satan's murderous intent and hateful desire, is not against their own vain selves, but has since far more ancient times always been the JEWISH PEOPLE, since Eden. For they are Satan's oldest enemy, and are still the only race whom God has chosen as His people, not the Gentiles. But, given the way today's Gentile deceivers are mishandling God's Scripture, as to falsely teach others a lie, especially given their own epic vanity to think themselves as somehow replacing God's Chosen, should of itself stand as the only testament needed that they are in complete error over a most basic point. That is to say, the Tribulation period is not directed toward Christ's Gentile Church, but toward modern Israel and God's actual ancient Chosen people. This cannot be stressed enough. So when we read in Bible prophecy things such as the following that takes place in a time Jesus called "The Days of Vengeance" (Luke 21:22), we are to know and understand that this is pointing toward the time when Antichrist, after masquerading as Israel's Messiah for 1,260 days prior, is suddenly attacked by the ships of Chittim, and as a result, suddenly turns and goes after the Jewish people for the duration of the next 1,290 days. This begins The Great Tribulation. As written, but not readily taught today, it is *only* the Jews of that day that will be captured, in and around Jerusalem, and then brought up before the Synagogues and Jewish magistrates who employ their trade near the rebuilt Third Temple. However, even while the Rabbi's and judges of that time see their own people being rounded up in great numbers, and brought before them to give an account as to why these new believers in Christ have broken the new Jewish laws that Antichrist and the False Prophet have already established, shall they believe that a great evil has overtaken Israel, and I have no doubt Antichrist will tell the Jewish Pharisees of that day that the new Christian Jewish believers are possessed by demons, even as Christ was also similarly accused, by the Pharisees of His day.
So shall the judgment of death come down upon those new believers, and yet, Christ told us that not a hair on their heads shall be harmed, praise His Holy name! After these things, when the noose around Antichrist's neck begins to tighten, and after the ships of Chittim come against him, shall Antichrist send in release his Gentile armies to conquer Israel, as he personally kills the Two Witnesses that were preaching to Israel that first half of the Tribulation period. Immediately after this, shall Antichrist enter into the Jewish Temple in Jerusalem, and crowns himself as King of Israel and as God simultaneously, which is a complete counterfeit of Jesus Christ Himself, who shall yet be seated in the Holy of Holies, as the King of Israel, and rightfully be called God. Even though I will answer this much more in full in the following paragraphs below, I want to ask of you now, why does God seemingly place much more importance on the Jewish Christians then the Gentile Christians of those days? Perhaps because God has determined that the new Gentile believers in the Tribulation had every opportunity to enter into the Rapture to escape those things they have to endure, as God planned, but were found lacking in some regard, whilst new Jewish converts are the very purpose of the Tribulation itself, to change Israel's heart over to Christ. Again, I will flesh all of this out in the following paragraphs. I think you will be shocked at what you find herein. Let us begin to examine more carefully what is said between Matthew and Luke regarding these important events yet to come.
For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in various places. All these are the Beginning of Sorrows. Then shall they [Antichrist's forces] deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name's sake [as Christians]. And then shall many [non-Christian Jews] be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another. And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many [non-Christian Jews]. And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold. But he [those Jews] that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved. When ye therefore see the Abomination of Desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the Holy place [Temple], (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.
Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, believe it not. For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets who shall show great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they would deceive the very elect [into thinking Christ has arrived among them, thus setting a trap for Jewish converts]. Wherefore if they shall say unto you, Behold, he is in the desert, don't go, or behold, he is in the secret chambers, believe it not. For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west, so shall also the return of the Son of man be. Immediately after the [Great] Tribulation of those days shall the Sun be darkened, and the Moon shall not give her light, and the Stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken: And then shall appear the Sign of the Son of Man in Heaven, and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man returning in the clouds of Heaven with power and great glory. And He [Christ] shall send His Angels with a great sound of a trumpet [the Last Trumpet], and they shall gather together His elect from the four winds, from one end of the sky to the other.
Matthew 24:7-31; The Holy Bible
Then said he unto them, Nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and great earthquakes shall be in different places, and famines, and pestilences, and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven. But before all these, they shall lay their hands on you, and persecute you, delivering you up to the Synagogues, and into prisons, being brought before kings and rulers for my name's sake [as Jewish believers in Yeshua]. And it shall turn to you for a testimony. Settle it therefore in your hearts, not to meditate before what ye shall answer for I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which all your adversaries shall not be able to gainsay nor resist [they won't be able to question or debate it]. And ye shall be betrayed both by [Jewish] parents, and [Jewish] brethren, and [Jewish] kinsfolks, and [Jewish] friends; and some of you shall they cause to be put to death. And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake [as Jewish Christians] but there shall not a hair of your head perish, for in your patience you'll possess your souls. So when ye shall see Jerusalem surrounded with [Antichrist's Gentile] armies, then know that the desolation [of the Jewish Temple] thereof is nigh.
Then let them which are in Judaea flee to the mountains, and let them which are in the midst of it depart out, and let not them [Jews and Gentiles] that are in other countries enter there into [Jerusalem]. For these be the days of vengeance, that all things which are written may be fulfilled. But woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck, in those days! for there shall be great distress in the land, and wrath upon this people [the Jews]. And they [Jewish non-believers] shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away captive into all [Gentile] nations: and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled. And there shall be signs in the Sun, and in the Moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring. Men's hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.
Luke 21;11-28; The Holy Bible
[For the Pre-Rapture Christians] And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and so that day come upon you unawares. For as a snare shall it come on all them that dwell on the face of the whole earth. Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things yet to come, and to stand before the Son of Man.
Luke 21;34-36; The Holy Bible
Let's first examine what we read last, as first. "And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and so that day come upon you unawares. For as a snare shall it come on all them that dwell on the face of the whole earth. Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things yet to come, and to stand before the Son of Man." What else could that even be referring to except the Rapture, as plainly stated as that is above? What would come as a snare upon the whole world? Certainly not the Tribulation or Antichrist, or even Christ's Return at Armageddon, because all of those event have very distinct numbering of days attached to them, for that is where the 42 months, which is to say, 1,260 days, and also the period of 1,290 days, and "times, time, and half a time" factor in. So, I ask again, what could this "snare" that comes upon the world, that catches people in their sins, but also catches other people doing the Lord's work, be? As usual, the Scriptures answer themselves, for we see that we need to pray to be "accounted worthy" to "stand before the Son of Man" at "His coming." The above is shocking, detailed, and says much for what the Jewish Christians within the Tribulation will endure, weighed against the Gentile armies of the Antichrist that attack them, causing a second Diaspora among the nations. But before all of that, Antichrist first arrives to Israel with a deceptive peace platform, which in itself starts the process of deception toward Israel believing this Gentile King could also be their Messiah. For three and a half years, evidence seems to mount that only proves Antichrist's flatteries and claims made of himself and those made of him, not to mention, the false miracles of the False Prophet work to ensure that the religious nation of Israel, at that time, is entirely deceived by Satan's agent of impending destruction. For God's side, will descend the Two Witnesses, who manage to turn away some Jews from Satan's false Messiah while the majority still cling to the deception (as mentioned in Daniel 11:34). It is these same deceived "parents, brethren, kinsfolks and friends" as Luke outlines, that will expose their own children, family, and friends to be Christians, and then deliver them up to the Synagogue's for judgment. I have no doubt that the Antichrist and his False Prophet will make that a rule, even a law in those days, within Israel. In fact, during that Tribulation's seven years, to be exposed as a Messianic Christian, is a death sentence, even as Christians are hated by all nations at that time, No where will Christians be hated more than in Israel itself, because it will be Satan himself who controls it. Next time you wonder where all of this Anti-Biblical, Anti-Christ, pro-Occult and New Age infusion placed onto our global society is going, know that "all nations shall hate you (as Christians) for my name sake." Daniel 11:32-36 picks up the drama from there, telling us the fates of those same Christian Gentiles that manage to get saved within the Tribulation, they are hunted down and systematically wiped out, obviously by the same Gentile forces that later conquer and trodden upon Jerusalem, for Antichrist [because "arms stand on his part," meaning armies stand with the Antichrist; he is their military leader].
Going back to the specific words Christ used in His prophecy stating that "all nations shall hate you because of my name sake" proves a most interesting one indeed. Again, it needs to be understood who Jesus is specifically talking to and moreover, who He is specifically referencing when He says the word "you." Does He mean us, as Gentile "Christ-ians" who by default carry Christ's own name, or might He be (in addition) alluding to the nation of Israel, who as I prove will one day house a great many Jewish believers in Yeshua as we approach the time of the Great Tribulation? In other words, understand, the name of the nation Israel was obtained when Jacob wrestled with the "Angel of the Lord" who, if you have a good grasp on the Old Testament, you already know this "Angel of the Lord" was none other than the Lord Jesus Christ Himself in one of His many pre-incarnate appearances BEFORE He was ever born of a mortal woman. I'll let that fact sink in for a moment. If Christ was referring to the nation of Israel, whose name literally means "He who struggles with God," to mean that all nations shall hate Israel in the last days, we are already there, for the most part. Every nation on earth is increasingly casting a sideways glance at Israel for its supposed ill-treatment of the Palestinians, despite the Palestinians being able to leave the Israeli territories at any time and be absorbed into one of the many surrounding Islamic nations. I believe that Christ means both, that Israel shall be hated of all nations, primarily because Satan has deceived the world against God's chosen people, and that out of Israel shall many Jews turn to Christ, which is EXACTLY WHAT SATAN DOESN'T WANT, and is aggressively attempting to prevent at all cost. There's also another Scripture above that quickly catches my eye, even as its directed at both Christians today, as well as Jewish Christians tomorrow. As mentioned earlier, there is a definite time division between when people are living care free lives, eating and drinking and giving and taking in marriage, which occurs before Antichrist's Tribulation period, and when Satan locks down mankind to becoming "spiritual" in stricter accordance to his Global Church, based on Witchcraft, the Occult, New Age, and Judaism. So there's a definitive contrast of when people are to take care to not be caught surfeiting, or engaging in drunkenness, and having cares of this life, lest "that day come upon you unawares" and those people who are like the generation of Noah, and engage in all manner of sin right up until the time of the Collapse. As mentioned, believers will *know* the very day the Lord returns at Armageddon (1,290 days countdown) but no one knows the day or hour of Christ's Return. "For as a snare shall it come on all them that dwell on the face of the whole earth," exactly as the Scripture cites. Christ told us that even when we BEGIN TO SEE all these things occurring, that we should pray, then look up, because OUR [directed to a Christian audience] Redemption draws near, which is referencing that same event that no man knows the day or hour of [the Rapture]. Now, I understand where a bit of confusion enters all of this, and it arrives from a pair of Scriptures which is found in Luke 21:27-28, as well as in 2 Peter 3:9-10, where there is a shift in time. In other words, from plainly reading it, for example the Luke scripture, the reader might too easily assume that the events in verse 28 immediately follows verse 27, thus providing a chronology of events, and this is absolutely not the case. The signs there being explicitly mentioned are from the last days of the Great Tribulation, when Christ's Return is imminent leading up to the Antichrist assembling armies at Armageddon, when we have already established, and will continue to in this page, the actual Rapture must occur before the Tribulation ever begins. Following in a similar way, is 2 Peter 3:9-10 (also seen below).
25 And there shall be signs in the Sun, and in the Moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring;
26 Men's hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.
27 And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory.
28 And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.
36 Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of Man.
Luke 21:27-28, 36; The Holy Bible
9 The Lord is not slack concerning His promise [of Returning], as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.
10 But the Day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night [only the Rapture comes unexpectedly, like a "thief in the night"]; in which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.
2 Peter 3:9-10; The Holy Bible
Understand, that verse 27 is referencing Christ's Return at Armageddon, while the very next verse, 28, is clearly referencing 'Christ's coming' at the Rapture. Similarly, in 2 Peter 3:9-10, we see there how it seems to be saying that the "thief in the night" event, which is the Rapture, comes just before the "heavens passing away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up." This cannot be, because many will know and expect Christ's Return at Armageddon. So, while every word is true, people are assuming one event must come right after the next, merely because it seems to be written that way, but notice no where are we being told that Event X must follow Event Y, just because in the text, one is written before the other. In fact, the entire account Luke gives (seen in his Chapter 21) is chronologically mixed up even when compared to Matthew 24 and Mark 13, who give more of a proper chronological timeline in regard to the order of events. Look below, Luke clearly switches between the events in the Great Tribulation period, such as the distress of nations seeing the earth and heavens shaken so, with people having heart attacks as a result for what else they see coming upon the earth in those days, and suddenly, Luke goes back to where Christ's coming for His Church. Now, where Peter and Luke places the Rapture event deep within the Great Tribulation period, Peter and Luke's two fellow disciples (in Matthew and Mark) much more clearly placed Christ's coming, aka the Rapture, BEFORE the Tribulation, in their own writings. So there is a clear, albeit interesting, misunderstanding here among even the New Testament writers, leaving it up to us to correct it in our hearts and minds. Thus, while it seems to be a discrepancy to the untrained eye, we should better understand that while every word in Peter and Luke is ultimately truth, the chronology was misunderstood and placed out of order by Luke and Peter. This makes it doubly important that we do not get this most important part of Scripture for our time, wrong. Souls are at risk. Remember, only the Father in Heaven knows that moment when He shall send His Son (who comes "like a snare" and "thief in the night") to gather up the Church in the air, to escape ALL those things yet to come, as cited above. Remember also the exact numbering of days to when Christ shall return, when these epic disasters will occur, will be anything but unexpected, but is predicted to occur upon an exact day known to all who count down 1,290 days from when Antichrist takes over the Temple. So, something is amiss here. Also, the earth being burnt up is something that happens AFTER Christ's 1,000 year Millennium of peace on earth. Might these Scriptures be referring to that time, just after Christ's Millennium, thus causing so many this obvious confusion?
With this, I believe God is allowing these Scriptures to appear, as they are, to weed out those who actually study His Word, against those who vainly think they do, for just as the world is tested, so shall we be all the more. So while the deceivers claim Pre-Tribulation Rapture Christians are weak, among their other less polite names they ascribe us, saying we want to "escape" the Tribulation, they should immediately take pause to become cautious to how they've acting toward us, because it sure sounds like Satan, who is himself called the Accuser of the Brethren. Look again and notice the word used in Luke 21:36 is "escape," and it is God's own word regarding the coming "Wrath to come." It would make no sense for Christians to endure the entire Tribulation, just to then "escape" it, as it would be finished anyway at Christ's Return, so once again we see the deceiver's own mistakes at attempting to force an interpretation which is simply not there to begin with. And so, like a baker who has added too much of one ingredient that corrupts his entire creation, are the deceivers taking what they think they see in the Scriptures, to then force their own interpretation. Again, I believe God allowed this to expose some within the Faith, and so, here they are today, fully exposing themselves, quite loudly, I might add. Because the deceivers do err in regards to the Tribulation in one way, is their entire message corrupted in regard to being able to effectively report the rest of how these events will play out, as seen in their unsound interpretations of 1 Corinthians 15:52, 15:50-52, as well as 2 Thessalonians 2:1-3, where it speaks of the Day of the Lord, being the day Christ returns at Armageddon to battle Antichrist, after which, according to them, is when a type of Rapture will occur, at the Last Trumpet when those Jews who survive are all changed, in the twinkling of an eye, and meet the Lord in the air. However, they have completely missed the actual audience that those specific Scriptures are intended for, which are the newly converted Messianic Jews that become saved during the Great Tribulation, after witnessing their chosen "messiah" turn out to be Satan himself.
Despite that, they believe that these Scriptures mean that the entire body of Christian gentile believers are the ones who arrive at the Last Trump, and this couldn't be more wrong. All that is needed then to disprove their entire Anti-Rapture theory is to compare Daniel 11:32-36 with Revelation 12:14-17. In Daniel, we see that the gentile believers globally, are being hunted down by the Antichrist's forces, and imprisoned or killed wherever they're found, while Revelation paints an entirely different, even opposite situation for Israel's Jewish Believers in Christ, who are each one rounded up and protected by the hand of God for the entire duration of the Great Tribulation! If that isn't enough to dissuade their assault on mainline Christianity and traditional Biblical beliefs, than Satan truly has them under complete derision. Something also interesting appears in Matthew 24, where Christ makes the comparison of the pre-Tribulation Rapture with the Flood of Noah, saying "For as in the days that were before (PRE) the flood (TRIBULATION) they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark, and they knew not until the flood came and took them all away; so shall also THE COMING of the Son of Man be." Again, there we have it. Read past the black and white print in your Bible's and see what Christ is actually saying in regards to the Pre-Tribulation Rapture. Just above, you've read that Christ's coming (which is different than His Return) shall occur without any of earth's unsaved being ready for it. Moreover, Jesus is comparing Noah's flood destruction to the coming of Christ, which occurs like the sudden snapping of a set trap, even a snare. Can you see it now? There's a stark difference between Christ's coming for His Church, to meet the Saints in the air, and Christ's Return at Armageddon when the Bride Saints RETURN WITH CHRIST, as both Jude and Revelation tell us. So, this ignorant theory that makes it seem that Christ's Return is the Rapture, and that they occur in the same moment on the Day of the Lord, once again makes zero sense on its face. So, this ignorant theory that makes it seem that Christ's Return is the Rapture, and that they occur in the same moment, holds no water. For how could the Saints return with Christ, at Armageddon, if Christ needs to Rapture them simultaneously first?
Without question, therefore, Matthew Chapter 24 is making certain to give us clear warning of what will be the single most important event in our lives, known as the Rapture, even going as far as telling us that this same event will come upon us unexpectedly, which again, is completely the opposite situation with Christ's return, as that day will be known, even to the exact day it occurs, and is moreover, counted down by the protected Messianic believers in Yeshua until the very moment they look up and see their true Messiah, the Lord Jesus Christ returning to save all of Israel from the Antichrist, exactly as prophesied in Zechariah. That alone speaks volumes if you contemplate the fuller meaning. It means, that life on earth will go on as normal during that day, and that right up to the very second of the Rapture, there will be people eating, drinking, going about their daily lives right up until millions, perhaps even more than one-billion Christians worldwide, including a majority of America's Christian population suddenly vanish in an instant, and in the next second comes a complete global disaster that afterward makes way for the rising of Europe, a New World Order, and the Antichrist to lead it. So, this would then mean that all of these signs we see all around now, the earthquakes, wars, famines, and new diseases which Christ gave a as warning that the Rapture/"His coming" means this event could literally happen any day now. Are we ready? This is an important question, since Christ in His very thorough way, even makes known to us that there are sins we could commit as Christians that would keep us from partaking in the Rapture, and keep us ultimately from entering Heaven, as a result. Interestingly enough, they are all morality-based. The world will go on as normal, and if the Christian, no matter how strong of a Christian he is, if he begins to grow lax in his heart, thinking that His Lord will for some reason wait, Jesus warns that He will not wait, yet come quickly upon the world and remove His own, as a literal rescue mission. Therefore, if this man is caught committing his sins in that moment of the Holy Spirit's gathering of the global Church unto Himself, and delivering these unto Christ, then that same man will be left behind, and likely die in his sins in that moment seconds after the Rapture. In other words, and this can't be stressed enough, that the impending destructive event will kill millions worldwide, of which the Rapture occurs a split second before, leave no time for anyone, even a Christian, to repent of any as yet lingering sin.
Knowing this, Jesus makes clear instruction in Matthew Chapter 24 for us to be sober, mindful of these things, watch for the impending signs, and most importantly, to be ready. This event then, the global removal of the world's Christian population, followed by the great global destruction (or purification, as it is called by New Agers) is what then prepares the world ready then for Antichrist to quickly rise to take almost uncontested control of the planet. Verily, one should from this point forward always look at Matthew Chapter 24 then as the one-stop shop for clear evidence regarding the Rapture, most of which has likely escaped your understanding before, yet look again. Inform others of this Blessed Event coming any day now, even on a day or night when you aren't expecting it. The fact that Jesus said He will come to gather us up like a "thief in the night" is definitive clear proof of the pre-Tribulation Rapture in itself, and an unexpected event at that. This only then makes clear that the rapture could not occur at any point within the Tribulation, be it midway through or at its end, because the Tribulation would be the exact time Christians the world over would be fully expecting Christ to return, as they will NOT be deceived by Antichrist as Christ Himself stated in Matthew 24:24. Christ removes us Christians for many reasons, the first being that we are as first fruits unto Him, a tradition that time and again proves its importance not only within Jewish culture, yet also to God Himself. Second, two-billion or so Christians being left behind would mean Antichrist couldn't rise to power, as we would major global protest on his hands right out of the gate, so to speak! That many Christians would protest so loudly, that Antichrist would never be able to rise to full prominence or power because Christians would be there guiding others in the Word and getting others saved, just from the very fact that everyone, saved and unsaved can literally SEE this supernatural man rising in power, even as he speaks great ill against the Creator. In other words, could you imagine how many souls would be saved in the world even now, if the unsaved could see Satan in the flesh? This is yet another strong reason why there must be a Rapture, just for this reason and purpose alone. The Rapture allows Satan's Antichrist to carry out his work (that ultimately falls within the Will of God, as stated in Revelation 17:17) unimpeded. (Assuming the following was spoken for His raptured Church audience and not His Tribulation Israel audience) Jesus also spoke in hypothetical in regard to the coming Rapture, using not a parable, but an example. Matthew 24:24 depicts Christ telling His disciples that even the "very elect" would be deceived by Satan and all his false miracles in those days, but quickly added "IF it were possible." This is interesting, because if that's the kind of deceptive power that the many false christs will have in those days, how much easier could a person be overtaken by the Devil and his most powerful false Christ (Antichrist) who will show even greater miracles than they? However, again, Christ is using a hypothethical here, expressly saying that it wouldn't even be possible for the very elect to be deceived. Why not? Why won't it be possible? What happens that makes Christians not be able to be deceived by Satanic miracles, when Christ said that even the very elect could have easily fallen under their sway?
Answer: The Rapture. And, it is this same Rapture that Christ oft makes reference to throughout Matthew 24, Luke 21, and Mark 13. Therefore, in the lead up to that time, Christ said, even if we hear that Christ is here, or there in the desert, we aren't to believe it. This is because we, as Christians are looking so hard for Christ to return to earth, some of us who aren't strong could get confused and believe someone's ill-gained report. Of that, Christ doesn't want us falling into end-time cults, for the same reason he gave the hypothetical about the coming false christ's who shall show miracles in the future that *will* deceive the unsaved and lost. We are right now at a point when all of the scenario which Christ described surrounding the Rapture, is already upon us. So what did Christ say of that time, when we even "begin to see" all these things happening? We are to LOOK UP, for OUR REDEMPTION DRAWS NEAR. For those Anti-Rapture Deceivers to have us then, look down instead, for Christ shall never arrive in the air above to greet us, is just Satanic on every side. But, Satan is a deceiver, and clearly, he is destroying Christ's Church already with such deceptions. Think of it, discouraging the Church right now, is the same as telling every Christian that Christ won't come for him or her, despite the world going thru the Tribulation, which will be the greatest of hardships since the world began! What youthful Christian would want to go thru that, or better asked, what Christian would want to have to endure seeing their own child killed in front of them, because they are Christians in an Antichrist world? The way these false deceivers are greatly discouraging Christians and potential Christians in great numbers, with their false teachings that amounts to saying that Christians will have to suffer more than anyone else, subtly implying, that it would just be easier to take the Mark of the Beast and be done with it. This is why the Anti-Rapture is Satanic, in nature, for not only isn't it Biblically-sound, it will ultimately create more converts toward Satan than Christ! At this time, we are commanded by our Lord to look up, for His coming. We know from the example of September 11th, and the apocalyptic earthquake in Haiti, that epic disasters can occur in an instant, and that a great many people are never found again, when they are just assumed dead and get "counted among the dead and missing." Being that's the way mankind deals already with its missing, understand that the same will be true when with the sudden disappearance with millions if not billions of Christians in the instant just before the destructions of a great Global Collapse.
In its aftermath, having no other explanation for our absence in untold numbers, the world will just assume we've died and/or cannot be found. Of course, what all those left behind won't see, is our glorious meeting with our Lord and Savior in the air, when He shall take us back home to our Father, and where we shall remain until we return with Him at Armageddon. Now, understand this, even though the unsaved world is largely ignorant to what the Scriptures say, most have at least read Revelation at some point in their lives, or have at the very least, seen a film or heard rumors about the most important events of the end days, such as the Rapture, Christ's Return, and Armageddon. That being the case, the old saying "A little knowledge is dangerous" couldn't apply more here, in regard to those people who while knowing something of the events to come, do not know enough to have Christ save themselves from it. I say this, because when people begin to pick themselves up after the Collapse, and begin to spread rumors amongst each other that they must have just witnessed the Apocalypse, but also begin saying, "Where was the promise of Christ's coming?" confusing His coming with His Return. Many in the world will assume, in the great confusion, that Christ had not arrived after "the Apocalypse," because Christ was a hoax and lie of the Christian Church to begin with. In fact, some of lost in this world believe this already! As such, not only with they wrongly assume that the coming global Collapse, was the Biblical Armageddon. They will debase Christ and begin their global hatred of Christianity, because, in their limited minds, "Christ never showed up." Naturally, during his rise to world prominence, the Antichrist shall pick up on the sentiments of those left behind, and exploit their false assumptions and Biblical ignorance to great ends. The Scriptures tells us that he will begin to "speak great things against God," and in God's place, will he place "a god whom his father's knew not" from which he shall initiate a new world religion. Remember also, Satan has stacked the deck for millennia, as he shifted people's minds away from their Creator and subtly toward atheism and/or paganism and his Beast's coming system. This is why so much Anti-Christian doctrine has gone forth long before we were born, and continues in much greater ways today. It is all leading up to something. This is why you are seeing the Millennial generation act as they do, and believe as they should not.
Satan has been "working the crowd" globally, for centuries leading up to the time when his False Messiah will appear, to a world perfectly primed for him. One way Satan is working today, is in this discouragement campaign called the "Anti-Rapture" theology. Recognize it for what it is. Indeed, the Rapture event, as reported to the masses, will later become whatever the Antichrist will spin it to be. God makes it known to us through His Word, however, that while the world will have to endure such Tribulation suffering, not even a hair on the heads of those brought up before the Synagogue's in the Tribulation shall perish, as they will have been spared also from their Wrath to come. Interesting that, as well. But, we do know some die in the Tribulation, as Revelation 7:14 clearly points out, even as they are seen in Heaven already by John's account. These are obviously they of who Daniel 11:32-36 points out, who have refused the Mark of the Beast, and as such, being outcasts of Antichrist's global society from the start, shall they be targeted, tracked, and killed. These are God's Gentile Christians from all over the world, who become hunted and killed for their new Faith in Christ. Why, or how can I say they are non-Jewish Gentile believers from both halves of the Tribulation? Because in the first half of the Tribulation, while Antichrist is playing his Jewish Messiah role, newly converted Jewish believers in Christ (that didn't enter the Rapture when it occurred because they weren't believers then, that once again proves a Pre-Tribulation Rapture) will be gathered up by fellow Jews and dragged in front of the Synagogue's for an account of their Christian belief in those days, and while they will be threatened with a sure death, Revelation tells us that not a single hair on their head shall be harmed, which of itself goes to also prove a Mid-Tribulation "rapture," of the newly converted Jews. This would make sense, and keeps in following with the Pre-Tribulation Rapture for Christians, albeit in the Jews' case, it would be a Pre-Great Tribulation for them, once they are rounded up and placed in Jewish prisons for their faith in Yeshua HaMashiach (Jesus the Messiah). And yet, this same Pre-Great Tribulation Rapture must occur before the Great Tribulation, because that's the time when ALL JEWS, including those who worked for the Antichrist and brought up their fellow Jews before the magistrates, will finally see that "Abomination of Desolation" spoken of by Daniel and Christ, seating himself in the Temple's Holy of Holies, as Satan himself claiming to be God. [While the link below explains seven Raptures, I would liken every example before the Pre-Tribulation Rapture to be God's signs and foreshadowing types, even archetypes, of the yet coming three Raptures. But the link proves amazing nonetheless...]
It is only after this, that Michael the Archangel shall stand up (Daniel 12:1, Matthew 24:15-21, Revelation 12:14), and rescue many remaining Jews, who did not partake in that initial Jewish Pre-Great Tribulation Rapture, some days, weeks, or months before, but have finally come to believe upon seeing Satan in their Third Temple. Michael shall take them and whisk them away into the wilderness, where they shall be fed for 1,290 days. Thus, shall these former Jewish religious leaders and their families be protected by Michael directly from the human "face of the Serpent," meaning the Antichrist, for the entire remainder of the Great Tribulation itself. So there it is. We can already glean that there are at least two Raptures coming, one for all believers in Christ, that could happen at any moment, and one much later, when Antichrist is already ruling the planet and has secured Israel under his worship. This also explains why the Two Witnesses (Enoch and Elijah?) arrive at the first half of the Tribulation, to witness to Jews specifically, out of which shall come the many (the sealed 144,000?) who will be saved, that are then brought up before the Jewish religious magistrates, of whom are then Raptured out from their captivity. But as Revelation 11 also explains of the Two Witnesses themselves, "at the end of their testimony," the Beast shall overcome them and kill them. Obviously, therefore, the entire point of the Two Witnesses was to bring about all of those who become new converts to Christ, who then witness and show signs to their fellow Jews still under the deception of Antichrist, but as stated, even they are later to become believers themselves. Apparently, these newly converted Jews in Israel shall cause great anger in the Antichrist, and as he comes to put an end to their work, he finds them mysteriously gone. This positions him to want to engage the Two Witnesses directly, and kill them. Next, Antichrist enters the rebuilt Temple, to the great shock of all Jews remaining in those days, especially those who believed he was their Messiah right up until that moment! In that same moment when the Beast enters the Temple, Michael the Archangel suddenly arrives, to position any Jew who would follow him, far from the wrath of the Beast, for as Christ said in Matthew 24:21, "then shall come [the] Great Tribulation..." And, even in that example of God's epic grace, with Jews being removed from not only God's coming wrath, but Satan's own wrath, are we shown yet another archetype of the Rapture itself, with God sparing the Christian's of today, first, then the Messianic Jews next, and finally, those who finally believe in Christ upon seeing the Satanic possessed Antichrist claiming to be God. So, while there's a stark difference between Christ's coming and His Return, as aforementioned, there's also a stark difference of audiences by which the Tribulation's "Mid-Tribulation Rapture," followed by the Great Tribulation's protection by Michael himself, serves. And, might there will a kind of third Rapture, after all, fulfilling those Scriptures by which those who believe in a Post-Tribulation Rapture have placed all their faith in? After seeing how the grace of our God works in those who finally believe Him, it is certainly a strong possibility.
Therefore be ye also ready for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of Man cometh. Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his Lord hath made ruler over his household, to give them meat in due season? Blessed is that servant, whom his LORD WHEN HE COMETH shall find so doing. Verily I say unto you, That He shall make him ruler over all his goods. But if any evil servant shall say in his heart, 'My lord delayeth His Coming,' And shall begin to smite his fellowservants, and to eat and drink with the drunken; The Lord of that servant shall come in a day when he won't be looking [up] for Him, and in an hour that he is not aware of, and [the Lord] shall cut him asunder, and appoint him his portion with the hypocrites, where there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
Matthew 24:44-51; The Holy Bible
And after eight days again His disciples were within, and Thomas with them. Then appeared Jesus, even with the doors being shut, and Jesus stood in the midst of the room, and said, Peace be unto you. Then saith He to Thomas, Reach out your finger, and place it into my hands. Reach out your hand, and thrust it into my side, and believe. And Thomas answered and said unto Him, 'My Lord and my God.' Jesus saith unto him, Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed, blessed are they that have not seen me, and yet have believed in me.
John 20:26-29; The Holy Bible
And such as do wickedly against the Covenant [made with Israel] shall he [Antichrist] corrupt by flatteries, but the people that do know their God shall be strong, and do exploits. And they that understand among the people shall instruct many [of Christ's Salvation], yet they shall fall by the sword, and by flame, by captivity, and by spoil, many days. Now when they shall fall, they shall be helped with a little help but [despite this help] many shall cleave to them with flatteries [the evil Jews who worship Antichrist]. And some of them of understanding shall fall, to try them, and to purge, and to make them white, even to the time of the end, because it is yet for a time appointed. And the Willful King shall exalt himself [see Lucifer's "5 I WILLS], and magnify himself above every god, and shall speak marvellous things against the God of gods, and shall prosper till the indignation [of Lucifer] be accomplished, for that what has been already determined shall be done.
Daniel 11:32-36; The Holy Bible
And one of the  Elders answered, saying unto me, What are these which are arrayed in white robes, and whence came they? And I said unto him, Sir, thou knowest. And he said to me, These are they which came out of Great Tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. Therefore are they before the Throne of God and serve Him day and night in His Temple. He that sitteth on the Throne shall dwell among them. They shall hunger no more, neither thirst any more, neither shall the Sun light on them, nor any heat. For the Lamb which is in the midst of the Throne shall feed them, and shall lead them unto living fountains of waters, and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes.
Revelation 7:13-17; The Holy Bible
Notice above, how the Scripture states regarding Tribulation Christians that "they shall be helped a little." An inquiring mind would ask themselves, here it is that Christians of those Tribulation days will be literally dying for their new Christian Faith, and all God will provide them is a "little help"? Why? How could that be when God has literally moved the entire Red Sea when Moses and the children of Israel were given safe passage to the other side? How could that be, when Lot and his family where greatly helped when God sent two Angels to help save Lot's family from God's Wrath upon Sodom? Did not God also help King David at what easily could have been his time of death standing in front of Goliath? In fact, how many has God directly helped in the entirety of the Bible itself, and yet, the Tribulation Christians will only get a little help, only to be killed anyway. Something is not right there. Read again - they are killed so they "are made white," and deemed to be sinless. The really intelligent question to ask here, is why isn't God's normal working Salvation plan, that has been in operation since Christ's Crucifixion, apparently not in normal working order for the Tribulation Christians? In other words, why can't they get the full help they need as Christians while Satan exists in the flesh on earth, and why isn't a simple belief in Christ's resurrection, that was enough for all time before the Tribulation, suddenly require much MORE within the Tribulation, for a soul to be accounted as worthy and saved? Deep questions here, but as usual, the answer is simple, and makes my entire point. Because they were NOT praying to be accounted worthy for 'Christ's coming' for them, as mentioned we as Christians on this side of the Rapture need to be doing, neither did they care. Instead, they began to smite us (as Rapture-believing Christians), their fellow-servants, but moreover, because they won't believe in Christ's any-moment Rapture, they enter into a phase of lewdness and becoming worldly, thinking that Christ will delay His coming all the way at the tail-end of the Tribulation, at the Battle of Armageddon! THIS IS PRECISELY WHY THE ANTI-RAPTURE DOCTRINE IS OF SATAN AND DANGEROUS BECAUSE IT FORCES PEOPLE TO BE LEFT BEHIND, AND THEN HAVE TO DIE FOR THEIR QUESTIONABLE FAITH! What did Christ explicitly say would happen to those people, who while Christ is coming at the Rapture, they were instead caught unawares, and as such, got entangled with the affairs of the world? Christ said He would cut them their portion with the same wicked people they were associating with.
There we have it, again. Because those same people who were found wicked enough to be left behind (and then have to spend the entire Tribulation with Satan) were deemed to be "evil servants" at the time of Christ's coming, so will they all have to pay the heaviest price to enter into their eventual Salvation during the Tribulation by Antichrist. This is also why they have to pay with their very lives, and die in horrendous ways, to finally prove to God they are Salvation worthy, because, clearly, they weren't before! Again, read the Scriptures above as many times as needed for all of that to finally sink in. These Scriptures also prove that immediately following the Rapture, many will believe - but it will be too late for their own sudden ingathering to Heaven by Christ, because they had to first see to believe it and now have to die to achieve it. In other words, they first had to see their Rapture-ready friends and loved ones disappear, perhaps right in front of their very eyes, to begin believing, or at the very least, they will arrive at the conclusion that since there no longer exists ANY Christians upon the face of the earth anymore, following in the wake of the Collapse, that Christ must have taken them all to be with Him. Then, and only then, will they suddenly remember what the Scriptures themselves actually stated of Christ's Coming during the Rapture versus Christ's Return at Armageddon. What a defeating moment that will be for them. Only then, will everything they have read before, suddenly fall into line and make sense. The Rapture was real, and they have missed it. Insomuch as there shall be a relative few number of new Christians immediately after the Rapture, shall they work to witness and spread the Gospel as much as they can even before the rise of the Beast. However, in so doing, shall they also be met with Satan's immediate hatred and strong need to eradicate them all throughout the tenure of his global reign, which brings me to my next point. The Antichrist shall have more years than just 7 to work his evil trade, because, in fact, he's alive right now and "the Mystery of Iniquity already doth work." In other words, most believe that Antichrist will only become Antichrist as soon as he signs the false peace treaty with Israel, God is telling me now that this is not the case. Antichrist, while perhaps not possessed by Satan as yet, continues to work in his increasing role as Satan's greatest minion even now, and certainly in the years leading up to his signing of that false Peace Covenant.
While he may not have knowledge of every single Christian alive in the world, in those years after the Rapture, which is the same years that he and others build his final Empire, he will have both supernatural and advanced human TECHNOLOGY already made for him, certainly by the time he deceives Israel with peace, to help him and his global organization to target and track down Christians from anywhere in his United World Kingdom, for slaughter. That technology is likely in its early stages now, and we must also not discount the fact that Satan's Angels themselves will have a hand in reporting back to Satan, wherever non-Beast marked Christians can be found. The time of Tribulation which comes upon the whole world is to test THE WORLD, not Christians, per se, even though as we see above, many will convert to Christianity in those days, but ONLY AFTER SEEING SATAN ARRIVE IN THE FLESH. "Blessed are they who believe and have not seen!" For this cause, that while becoming Christians, they must endure many horrific challenges to prove to God that they are worthy of Christ's redemptive Blood and subsequent Salvation. As stated, Satan even understands that he cannot put his Man of Sin, the Antichrist, into effect until after the Holy Spirit and the world's Christian population are removed, is made clear, Scripturally, even as he desperately tries to reduce that vast number of worldwide Christians who shall instantly be taken into the presence of the Lord, by attacking the Churches with the discouraging Anti-Rapture "theology." And, that is the purpose of just such a false doctrine, to REDUCE THE NUMBERS OF THOSE WHO WOULD ENTER THE RAPTURE. Certainly America is under a great attack by Satan and his entire evil host today, knowing the American people have been steadfast for Christ, and most American Christians, especially those of a certain age, completely believe in God's Word and can therefore see the Rapture event in Christ's own words about it. Likewise shall God make His own Word true and save His people, swiftly, bringing them out of this increasingly evil place as God initially judges it, like unto when God saved Lot from the city of Sodom's own instant destruction, so there's even an Old Testament comparison to be made. Second Thessalonians 2 itself proves again, that the Rapture *must* occur so that the Antichrist *can* rise to power and fulfill his role in prophecy, for it is ONLY the Holy Spirit which has resided on the planet since Pentecost and has literally indwelt every true Christian since, that is the only factor that has restrained Satan from achieving all his epic plans of immediate world conquest.
The Holy Spirit is by far the most powerful element of God's Triune existence (evidence for that is easily found by correctly interpreting the fullest meaning behind what is called 'the Unforgivable Sin'; see Mark 3:22-30 and Matthew 12:31), so naturally something this powerful in the world would absolutely act as a restraint, in effect, binding Satan, and Antichrist, by default. In other words, these two powerful forces in the Universe, the ultimate Good and its nemesis in the ultimate Evil cannot exist and carry out their own work in the same place at the same time. One must be removed for the other to prosper. Knowing that, since all true Christians are literally possessed by the Holy Spirit (meaning indwelt by both Christ and the Father, even as the Holy Spirit is the very Core of the Trinity, that is to say the uniquely shared Spirit/Soul of both the Father and the Son), it is then becomes easily interpreted that once the Spirit of God removes itself from the earth, taking the true Church with him back to Heaven, only then can that Wicked One (literally possessed by Satan) be revealed here on earth - this event is what is called the Pre-Tribulation Rapture. Now, this initial Rapture must occur for yet another reason, for it will deter the rest of the world from knowing exactly what happened to all of the millions of Christians of the world once they are removed, in that the timing of Pre-Tribulation Rapture will coincide with an extremely destructive world war, nuclear conflagration, and quite possibly even a comet strike, which in turn release other global disasters as a result through which many will die and the population of the world is significantly reduced, yet in the blinking of an eye, as the Scripture makes known, those who believe in Christ will be taken to Heaven, while in the very next instant, the earth immediately collapses under the mighty weight of its own sins. Moreover, since Satan has been in this 'restrained' state of being since the time of Christ's Crucifixion and specifically since Christ's Resurrection and the global release of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost starting in Jerusalem, one might tend to wonder where has Satan been in the two millennia since.
Revelation 12:10, correctly interpreted, tells us Satan is (or his presence is at least seen and heard, while not actually being) in Heaven and he is accusing Christians day and night while presented in some form, before Christ. This scenario is even spelled out in some detail in Job 1, as well as Zechariah 3:1-11, when Joshua was present before the Angel of the Lord [the pre-incarnate Christ] as Satan accused him, while Christ found favor and forgiveness unto Joshua thru His grace, giving Joshua clean raiment and a crown, to Satan's dismay. The verse in Revelation puts it thusly: "he (Satan) accuses them (Christians) day and night before our God." Since "Christians" themselves only came about as a result of Christ being Crucified and Resurrected, clearly Satan has been restrained in this, his lesser role as a prosecuting attorney in the Heavenly Court and Throne-room of Christ for the last 2,000 years, however, that role is soon to change once he is no longer restrained in the Heavens (see Revelation 12:9-12) and is once again cast to the earth, knowing his time is short. 2 Thessalonians speaks to only after that which has restrained Satan, 'has let,' only then will the Antichrist be revealed on the world stage. Since Satan is currently tasked with his position as the Accuser of man in the Court of Heaven before Christ's Throne, this would seem to indicate that much of what we have seen on this earth thus far, with all its wars, hatred, genocide, plagues, and murders of the last 2,000 years, were only as the result of man being influenced by Satan's Fallen Angels, and not Satan himself, meaning that the soon release of Satan unleashed fully upon this world strongly indicates this last generation of mankind is in store for a destruction never seen before since the beginning of this Age, when Mankind began to walk the earth. Those angry "Christians" today who get so wrapped up in naysaying against even the idea of a pre-Tribulation Rapture, citing that the idea is not a Biblical one, ever, and was merely a recent invention by a Scottish woman belonging to the Pentecostal movement of the early 1800's by the name of Margaret Macdonald, also need to be reminded that God waited until every last worthy soul was removed from Sodom and Gemmorah, a clear type of physical "rapture" all its own, before He cast judgment against the twin cities. God even went as far as to send two Angels to gather Lot and his family up, safely getting them far out of harm's way, before destroying a portion of the sinful and cursed world, just as God is about to do again.
And so it will be, because there are so many Christians in the world today, instead of sending two Angels to save us out of the Sodom-like destructions coming, God will send His Son to render the Holy Sprit back unto Himself, and in so doing, gather us up unto Himself, as well. For the Holy Spirit and the Church of Christ have been spiritually connected, unified, intrinsically linked and fused together since the miracle of Pentecost, unto forever, and this is what the false teachers who call themselves 'christians' today cannot tell you - that the Holy Spirit and the Church cannot be separated, just as the Holy Spirit and the Father/Son cannot be separated. What was the miracle of Pentecost? It was the pivotal moment in time that the Church Age was born, and more than that, when God's Holy Spirit became infused with the earthly Church of Christ, forever. Understand also, that the miracle of the burning tongues, at Pentecost, where every man heard the Gospel in his/her own language and dialect, was itself a Godly sign and prophecy of what the Church and Church Age will have ultimately accomplished, which is the preaching of the everlasting Gospel of Jesus Christ unto all races, kindreds, kingdoms, and tongues, out of which, shall a great number be saved, exactly as written. Just as the Church Age had a miraculous moment in its birth in this world, so shall there be an equally miraculous event at its removal from this world, when the Church Age has completed its work. From the day of Pentecost to the day of Rapture, did God have a means and way for His Son and His Word to be preached in this world, unto the salvation of all those many He has called from the foundation of this world, for His Son is the Word of God, and a God who will not forsake His own. It is true that many will come to the Lord, during the Antichrist's Tribulation period, however, as clearly written in Daniel 11:32-36, these same, despite their being hunted down and killed in terrible ways, shall only be helped with a "little help," and that little help is as the result of their being left behind, even as they utterly rejected the Holy Spirit in the lead up to Satan's unveiling. Even so, the time is coming when Satan's own son must be unleashed in this world, and the only thing that restrains that even now, is the presence of the Holy Spirit, and His Church in this world.
Thus, the Rapture must occur, at the time it will occur, for it is yet for a time pre-determined by God, when Antichrist must be revealed, and so while the world will endure God's Wrath and Great Tribulation from that moment forward, unto Christ's return, His beloved Church shall enter into the presence of God in the twinkling of an eye (much in the same way that later souls at the Resurrection, undergo their own change from bodily corruption in to their eternal spirit bodies) and so shall they forever be with the Lord. In perhaps Christ's strongest reference to the Rapture itself, Jesus made a strong point that when He meets His Church in the air, that He will do so as a "thief in the night," when Christians least expect it. As a result, look for a long, drawn-out, and extended Russian and Iranian campaign in Syria, to the point of quagmire, enough to lull the world, even Christians, toward a sense of dangerous complacency, spiritually speaking. Christ warned of exactly that, saying some will believe that since their Lord is "tarrying" (waiting), that they will feel its safe again to go right back into their sinful lifestyle, to their own undoing. For Christ openly admitted that He will come for them when they "expect it not," "like a thief in the night." Christ told us that when we see all these things begin to happen, wars, rumors of war, earthquakes, famine, pestilence, false Christs arising, strange signs in the heavens (obviously referencing the recent Blood Moon tetrad) to "look up, for our redemption (Christ/Rapture) draweth near. So, even now, here in 2018, and beyond, Christ is explicitly telling us to be expecting it. Whereas Christ doesn't even know the exact day He is coming for us, a knowledge reserved and known only to God the Father, the fact that Christ peered 2,000 years into the future and spelled out several key current events happening right now in our current world, speaks volumes. We have been warned. Be vigilant, therefore. Be prepared, and ready your neighbors and loved ones, Jesus is coming for you at the appointed time, in His Father's timing, when God will send His Son to rescue His Church from this evil world, thus, saving us from the destructions and wrath to come, moreover, from that global disaster coming soon that ushers into a new and darker world, from which the Antichrist arises out of. Luke 21 goes as far to paint a picture of the world left behind, the world after the Rapture, in which there will arise Pre-Tribulation and Tribulation Christians who shall be greatly persecuted for their belief in Christ, to the point of being rounded up, en masse, and jailed, but that no harm shall ever come to them, possibly meaning a Rapture comes for Pre-Trib Christians, as well.
For Tribulation Christians however, meaning, those becoming Christians within the reign of the Antichrist, Daniel 11:32-35 depicts they being hunted down by agents loyal to the Beast, and those who are not jailed, are exterminated. Again, so no one is confused, Christ is very careful to warn us that just as He is Rapturing up to Heaven His profitable servants (His Church) to stand forever by His side, in Heaven, He is also in that very same crucially important moment in time, in the 'twinkling of an eye,' leaving behind those Christians who were found to be living as hypocrites. These are then subject to death, for death shall come immediately to many left behind in this world, at the very next instant after the Rapture. This is that great global destruction that propels the Antichrist to eventual world power. Those same Christians, or more accurately, those same hypocrites who believed themselves to be Christians, and are left behind to endure death, and/or the Antichrist, shall, at their end, be cast into Outer Darkness, where the heathen dead suffer in a cold, blackness, and wait in the bowels of the earth for their final judgment, when they are finally cast into the Lake of Fire. This truly leaves no rest for the wicked, since they go from the unimaginable void of cold and dark, to an unimaginable fiery light of great heat. Thus, at the Rapture, there is an immediate separation of Christians by Christ, of those both saved and still not saved. This event was referenced by Christ in Revelation 3:16 (obviously made to be juxtaposed against John 3:16) where Christ explicitly states that He will be forced to leave behind all those "Christian" (in-name only) believers who are luke-warm, and neither hot nor cold, while those who have the Holy Spirit are quickly removed from the planet and taken into Heaven. Understand, this separation of Christians at the Rapture, is itself a judgment by Christ according to whether or not that same person (who believes Jesus is Lord) has allowed or not allowed the Holy Spirit to work from within their lives, and works. Those raptured then go thru a judgment process all their own, called the Bema Seat Judgment, where Christ rewards Believers according to their works, which is very different than that judgment that occurs after that, after the Tribulation, where Christ assembles everyone that ever lived, entire nations, and judges them according to their works, with the righteous sheep on His right, and the accursed goats on His left, including all unsaved as well as Christian hypocrites, who are then damned to the Lake of Fire prepared for the Devil and his Angels.
To these, despite their calling Jesus "Lord," recognizing Him, He, in turn, tells them He doesn't recognize them, saying "Depart from me, ye worker of iniquity, for I never knew you." Why? Because Christ, who is God's Love personified, can only enter the heart of a man or woman that has a Godly love for others. Despite some today believing themselves to be Christians, having their simple knowledge and belief that Christ is Lord, many will die at some point in either the Pre/Mid/Great Tribulation period, and thus be cast into Outer Darkness and reserved unto Hell. This is because they understood not the Scriptures, even John 3:16, of which they based their entire "salvation" on. In other words, you are saved by a simple belief in Christ as God's Son, yes, but in God's eyes, you only are a true believer in Christ, accounted as worthy and subsequently judged as such, *IF* you are being like Christ, and doing the works of Christ, out of a purer love, just as Christ Himself commanded of those who would follow Him, just as God, His Father, has shown Him. And so, what are the works of Christ? True Fasting. What is that? In Isaiah 58, God tells his people that He is tired of their sacrifices and of their vainly thinking that dressing in sackcloth and wearing ashes somehow gains them favor with Him. He then tells them that a more appropriate fast that He would take delight in, would be for them to relieve their neighbors plight, or bondage, in every form that takes. From helping those oppressed with wicked and demonic bonds to relieving the hunger and pain of a widow, or homeless people in their community. From visiting the prisoner, to visiting those who have imprisoned themselves with sins. From casting out demons, to healing the sick, and being a delight to the special needs children and adults, of whom perhaps not being able to speak in this world, shall speak great things on your behalf in the next world. This was Christ's mission on earth, and our example. Christ said: Follow me. Christ also said: If you love me, you will do as I command. What did He command? He said the two greatest commandments were: To love God with all your heart, and to love thy neighbor as you love yourself. In so doing, you will fulfill all the commandments of the Father. For we will only be "known" by Christ, at His judgment of us, if we have the Holy Spirit of Truth and Love within us. Verily, in that time, the simple knowledge that Christ is Lord, will not suffice, for all, even the most wretched, will clearly see Christ is Lord, on that day.
If I speak in the tongues of men or of Angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing.
1 Corinthians 13:1-3
They profess to know God, but they deny Him by their works. They are detestable, disobedient, unfit for any good work.
Titus 1:16; The Holy Bible
Then came the [unbelieving] Jews and said unto Him, If thou be the Christ, tell us plainly. Jesus answered them, I told you, and ye believed not ... because ye are not of my sheep, as I said unto you. My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: And I give unto them eternal life and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand. My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father's hand. I and my Father are One [I AM that I AM]. Then the Jews took up stones again.
John 10:24-31; The Holy Bible
And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself, that where I AM, there ye will be also. Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also, and greater works than these shall he do, because I go unto my Father. If ye love me, keep my commandments. And I will pray the Father, and He shall give you another Comforter, that He may abide with you forever. Even the Spirit of Truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him, but ye know Him; for He dwelleth with you, and shall be within you. But the Comforter, which is the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, He shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance of whatsoever I have said unto you. Hereafter I will not talk much with you: for the prince of this world cometh, and hath nothing in me. But that the world may know that I love the Father; and as the Father gave me commandment, even so I do.
John 14; The Holy Bible
Thus, if a Christian boldly acts on Christ's behalf to relieve the oppressed, in some way, then he is doing God's work, and is saved, not because of his works, mind you, lest a man could boast of his works, but because he has put God first in his life, and placed that faith in God, into motion. A true Christian, then, naturally commits himself to good works on God's behalf, because he loves God the Father, and all of God's children, realizing that God is then able to work thru him, and further bring His Salvation into the world, to save others. Just as God makes us an active partner in Creation, for example, when creating life in children, God wants to make us an active partner, with Him, in bringing Salvation into the world. This is what is meant by the Scripture "That which we loose into the world is also loosed in Heaven, that which we bind in the world, is likewise bound in Heaven." Do not bind any of God's power or His Holy Spirit from being loosed into the darkest areas of this world. Let God work thru you. For not to do so, is likened to the Unforgivable Sin. This is also what is meant by the Scripture "if anyone believe on Christ, he is saved," (John 3:16) for if you believe in Christ, and the power of His shed Blood, truly, then you are doing His works, by default, and are thus, saved from your sins. While the shed Blood of Christ of itself is able to save a man, the same man has to do his part to be like Christ, including crucifying his older sinful self, and be born again, baptized of spirit by Spirit. Forgiving others, being an example of clean living, helping those in need, and love are the key to Christ's salvation being unleashed in your life, now, and eternally. For we are judged by this, at the end, all of us, on how we put our faith in Christ into motion in a viable way, in the real world, and not from some self-made ivory tower built by our own vanity, sin, and self-deceit. Is there an area in your life where you could apply Christ? Then do so, quickly. Those among you who today rightly compare Isaiah 58 with Matthew 25 and then Luke 7, will have their eyes opened to a truer salvation that only Christ brings, as opposed to one we have made ourselves. Therefore, and I cannot this stress enough, how we, as Christians, not fall into a sense of spiritual complacency, especially now, just because all things seem to be as they were, and the Lord *seems* to be tarrying. Look up, observe the signs, even now, your Redemption [Christ] draweth nigh. Christ is near to rescuing His Church, and then some years after that, Israel itself. While Christ's current Church is taken into Heaven for its protection against the Beast, the future Jewish Believers in Yeshua must endure the entire Tribulation, albeit also protected, by Michael the Archangel on behest of God Himself.
And the third Angel said with a loud voice, If any man worship the Beast and his Image, and receive his Mark in his forehead, or in his hand, the same shall drink of the wine of the WRATH OF GOD, which is poured out without mixture into the Cup of His indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the Holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb: And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the Beast and his Image, and whosoever receiveth the Mark of his name.
Revelation 14:9-11; The Holy Bible
Serve the living and True God, and to wait for His Son whom He raised from the dead, Jesus, who shall also rescue us from the WRATH to come.
1 Thessalonians 1:10; The Holy Bible
[JESUS SPEAKING] Because thou hast kept the word of My patience, I also will keep thee from the Hour of Temptation [Tribulation period] which shall come upon all the world, to judge them that dwell upon the earth.
Revelation 3:10; The Holy Bible
I heard a great voice out of the Temple saying to the seven Angels, Go your ways, and pour out the vials of the WRATH OF GOD, upon the earth. And the first went, and poured out his vial upon the earth; and there fell a noisome and grievous sore upon the men which had the Mark of the Beast, and upon them which worshipped his image. And the second Angel poured out his vial upon the sea; and it became as the blood of a dead man: and every living soul died in the sea. And the third Angel poured out his vial upon the rivers and fountains of waters; and they became blood. And the fourth Angel poured out his vial upon the Sun; and power was given unto him to scorch men with fire. And the fifth Angel poured out his vial upon the Throne of the Beast; and his [Antichrist] Kingdom was full of darkness....
Revelation 16; The Holy Bible
For God chose to rescue us through our Lord Jesus Christ, not to pour out HIS WRATH, on us.
1 Thessalonians 5:9; The Holy Bible
[JESUS SPEAKING] And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and I will receive you unto Myself; that where I AM, there you will be also.
John 14:3; The Holy Bible
As Revelation also states, we shall stand before God, even every race, kindred, and tongue, shall stand before Him, in Heaven, even a great number that John could not count (reminiscent of that equally high number that Jude was simply left to call 'tens of thousands' of those who later return with Jesus). Meanwhile, back on earth, are the races, kindreds, and tongues forced to endure both God's Cup of Great Wrath, on the one hand, and the Antichrist's own proverbial cup of wrath, on the other. Does that sound like what God would want for his beloved Church, born in a miracle of Pentecost only to be later tortured and finally snuffed out at the hands of Satan? While true, Satan eventually caught up to Peter, Paul, Stephan, and was responsible for the horrendous deaths of many of the rest of Christ's first examples for the early Church, but does that also mean that there can be no Rapture? This is precisely what some want us to now believe. As if to counter those notions, the Bible makes some very interesting statements to the contrary, not least of which seem to refute the entire anti-Rapture theory directly. As it is written, while all Hell is breaking loose on earth, and the Antichrist is in full power, there will be increasingly impatient [fresh?] souls in Heaven, who begin to wonder amongst themselves when all of these things will finally cease, so that they can finally enjoy more of the Heavenly splendor they can see, but haven't as yet, been allowed to fully enjoy. They are then gently reminded that they must wait a little while longer, until their "fellow brethren" (who are those who become Christians within the Tribulation period) are first beheaded and killed for their testimony and also come up. And so, while most know the Book of Revelation for only what they've heard occurs on the earth, there are clear examples where Revelation also depicts, at times in livid detail, what is going on in the space of Heaven, even as Heaven seems to have just received an incredible number of new souls who are not entirely familiar with how things in Heaven work, leading to their wondering as to why they have to wait. Equally amazing, is Revelation's way of providing such details that many continue to overlook. For another example, Revelation 12 describes the aftermath of when Antichrist has already taken over the Third Temple, and seeks to then destroy every last Jew still residing in Jerusalem and Israel. There, we see that newly-converted Messianic Jewish Christians shall have protection in the wilderness, right up until the 7th Trump and Day of the Lord, at Christ's return, when Antichrist is thrown into Hell. So, when the Bible speaks to us about "those who endure to the end, the same shall be saved," it is directly referring to those converted Jews who finally believe, and later see Christ returning unto them, to save them from Antichrist's bloody dominion.
Furthermore, the Scripture that cites the 7th Trump Resurrection then provides information that all those who were dead in Christ, shall rise, first, and then those who have lived during the entire Tribulation period (or were born into it, if they are children) shall be "changed" and in the "twinkling of an eye" enter into their spirit bodies and into the presence of the Lord. It is right here, that those who profess against a Pre-Tribulation Rapture make one of their greatest mistakes, as they take the many Scripture that are set aside to be interpreted as the Church Age Rapture, and infuse them into the two main Scriptures that are to be set aside for the Resurrection. While true, that many shall be saved within the Tribulation, many of them will be killed, as written. It is ONLY the Jewish believers that are supernaturally protected for three and one-half years from the human face of the Serpent. Therefore, those saved at some point within the seven-year Tribulation period, as newly converted Christians, are the ones spoken of who must endure some, most, or all of that "wrath to come" by which Christians who existed BEFORE the Tribulation, by Christ's own words, are spared from living through it. Moreover, it is only the Tribulation Christians that are, once captured, as Daniel 11:32-36 makes known, will remain silent to let the Holy Spirit speak thru them, as they give allegiance to our God and an account of His word, as Matthew 10:19-20 make known. As much as Satan is filled with hate and violence, shall they fall. When the last Believer killed enters Heaven, when God dispatches Angels to preach the Gospel of Christ to every last tribe, when Antichrist causes all the world's armies to meet him at Megiddo, and retreats to his conquered kingdom of Jerusalem to await Christ at the Temple, when Christ is then dispatched to fight against the hordes gathered at Megiddo, destroying them completely, then will the end come, as Jesus sets His feet upon the Mount of Olives and looks toward the Third Temple, where the Antichrist awaits (much like Adolph Hitler being forced back into his bunker in Berlin) to await his certain defeat. What some falsely believe to be the mid-Tribulation Rapture as The (only) Rapture, taking their proof to be a rather limited verse in Revelation (7:14-16), clearly isn't. The so-called mid-Tribulation Rapture supposedly occurs, as the name tells, during the time when Antichrist has already been in power for three and a half years and has suddenly become openly evil, killing all those who have newly converted to Christianity on his way to conquering Jerusalem.
Their idea is flawed for one clear reason, that being this group of people newly seen in Heaven are seemingly of those not included in the first (actual) Rapture, as they were not indwelt by the Holy Spirit at that time, theirs is a much more different experience, which only culminates in their deaths at the hands of the Antichrist (Revelation 6:9-11, 7:13-17, 15:1-4 and 20:4) when they are beheaded, because of their Christian testimony. Interestingly, Daniel Chapter 11:32-36 details these new Christian believers will not all go so quietly like lambs to a slaughter, in fact, some will band together to form an Antichrist Resistance Movement that makes for a sharp thorn in Antichrist's side. In so doing, even though they were unrepentant sinners before, so by their own belief in Christ, as well as their humbling yet great actions for the cause of Christ, shall they be determined as sinless and likewise, enter the Kingdom of God upon their eventual deaths. This is no Rapture however. Clearly, those who believe on the Lord Jesus Christ now, currently, and are repentant constantly in their sins, shall not partake of these epic deaths coming upon this planet, as they are/will be considered The Virgin (blameless/sinless) Bride of Christ, and this is only because of Christ's own sacrifice and certainly not of anything we have done in our lives other than humbly accept the Lord Jesus Christ into our hearts. There is only ONE RAPTURE, even as it is clearly defined by Christ in Matthew 24 as that day which no one knows the day of, not Christ or the Angels, only the Father Himself, when in an instant He shall send His Son to gather up His Church, before the coming global destructions, before Antichrist is given power to rise. Understand, since we are clearly given the exact numbering of days in Daniel and Revelation regarding the timing of the starting of the Tribulation (when Antichrist signs a global peace treaty), as well as the midway point (when Antichrist conquers Jerusalem) and end of the Tribulation (when Antichrist is defeated by Christ at Armageddon), clearly those days will be known quite well by many newly-saved Christians who become so within the Tribulation. Therefore, those events which some have interpreted as "Raptures" simply cannot be so by the Bible's own definition.
As such, those who exist currently and live right up until the moment of the Rapture shall never see death, yet be instantly translated into their spirit bodies and enter Heaven with Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit, who will for the first time since Pentecost be united with the Father to become the united Holy Trinity once more. God is One. However, those caught in their own unrepentant sins that day/night, as well as those the Lord considers "lukewarm" Christians, shall all be left behind and have to endure Satan, his Antichrist, and the Tribulation period, in which case they will more than likely be killed at some point by Tribulation's end at Armageddon. This is why the Scriptures declare Blessed are those who believe (in Christ) without seeing. For those who have to actually witness the prophetic things come into being before they can believe, shall not partake of the Blessed Hope of the Rapture and instead have to endure death, at its worst to gain their life eternal in that time coming, in order so that they are deemed Holy and acceptable unto the Lord. This final "Rapture," as it is also falsely called, is again not the Rapture, yet occurs during the last seconds of the Tribulation, at the last (the Seventh) Trump, as depicted in 1 Corinthians 15:51-53 and Revelation 11:15, Acts 2:21, Romans 10:13, and Romans 5:9-10. It will comprise of those (many of whom shall be repentant Jews, in fact) who those who in their great affliction of body and spirit shall at last correctly cry out to the Lord their God, calling upon His name, the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ, also proving their Faith by utterance. Just as the above video describes, these will largely be of the Jews who finally see the great error of their ways, as well as those of their ancestors in their rejecting of their Messiah, the Son of the Living God, the Lord Jesus Christ (see Psalm 2), and in turn cry out in their great need for their only Messiah to come and save them. Then, the Mystery and Love of God is made complete. Jesus returns. The Scriptures of 1 Corinthians 15:51-52 and 1 Thessalonians 4:16 perfectly describe that at the Seventh and Last Trumpet, (see Revelation 10:7) there is to be a kind of shared Resurrection with the dead in Christ, and those Jews, etc., still living who become Christians within the very last moments of the Great Tribulation. Zechariah Chapter 12 and 14, along with its parallels in Isaiah 63:1-6, Jude 14, and Revelation 19, detail just how Christ returns with a host of Angels yet it is He alone that executes God's fiery Judgment upon all those who come against Jerusalem, effectively ending the reign of Antichrist and his False Prophet.
For years it has been my strong belief that the Rapture will occur at the height of a global destruction, as to perfectly mask/hide it from the eyes and minds of those who are to be deceived, i.e., all those who are left behind. However, through increased study into the prophetic Word of God, I can now easily see what would certainly be that destructive earthly event that would literally proceed the need of a Rapture. From Ezekiel 38 and 39, we see how during the soon-to-come Battle of Gog and Magog (the war that begins when Russia and Iran unite to attack Israel) out of which God then sends "a fire upon Magog" as well as "all those who dwell carelessly in the isles" that this may in fact be pertaining to the Comet which could arrive between 2018-2020, or thereafter, that acts as the destructive catalyst to bring about the felling of nations and their current socio-economic, spiritual, and political systems. Of course included with these nations who deal carelessly, would have to be the increasingly Godless socio-liberalized nation of America itself. Ironically, does not America still hold a major majority of the world's true and protestant Christians within? It does, which is why America itself, as a power, must certainly be removed (for Europe to ascend) its Christian inhabitants Raptured (for Antichrist to rise), leaving behind a mere shell of what the once Blessed country was, while those who remain in it shall almost certainly be annihilated (like Lot and his family being removed from Sodom just before its destruction) for no more of a nation since Israel itself, had such a time and opportunity to refrain form wickedness and sin, as America has had in its nearly 300 years of existence. "For those to who much is given, much is required." This would mean even though America is fast destroying its own blessing of God, and its own Christian numbers, it still will have enough being the greatest in overall number from any other nation Raptured, in effect, still leading the way. Meanwhile, back on earth, the focus of everything important in the world will shift to a newly revived Israel, it having just witnessed a sure miracle of God, its own protection against all odds, yet also toward Europe, with ten of its former nations being largely spared from the global destruction as well. Thus, as the Holy Scriptures say, Woe unto the world after that, "for the Devil has come unto you knowing he has only a short time."
As we approach this time of Christ's return, you must also understand we are also entering into a time where no one will believe Christ could or will ever return, and mock Christians for their Biblical knowledge and Faith. As with most everything else, this downward spiral of ignorance will occur in stages, leading to an ultimate event. Recently, an American preacher by the name of Harold Camping has now proven to be a false prophet, again, much to the dismay of many who thought his Biblical mathematics regarding Christ's Return would occur on May 21, 2011. Apparently, Harold Camping has made a life out of making false predictions about Christ's Return and the end of the world, only to reset all his dates after each failed attempt. His entire theory rests on the dubious fact that Christ must return exactly 7,000 years after Noah's flood, which is absolutely ridiculous on both its face value, as entire segments of end-time prophecy are thrown out the window, i.e, the entire epic Tribulation of the Antichrist, yet more than that, no where in Scripture does it state that Christ comes after a set time relating to Noah's flood, and yet Camping is rolling two separate events, the Rapture of Christ's Church with that of Christ's Return, and fusing them into one singular event, which is undoubtedly his greatest mistake. If anything, Christ returns precisely 7,000 years from the moment Adam was created, perfectly fitting the Millennial Day theory. The Scriptures go at great length, with Jesus Himself stating the fact that NO ONE, no man, no Angel (Holy or fallen), not even He as Christ Himself, knows the exact day when the great Collapse happens on the earth which precedes the Rapture moment, and that only the Father knows of that precise moment. Therefore Camping interjecting himself and his faulty math into this is the height of not only his great error, but even a greater hubris on his part. That said, while we may not know when Christ returns for us, His Church, we as Christians (saved and those yet to be saved) will know the time of Christ's Return to this earth, as the Bible clearly goes at great length to tell us that, there will be a time of 1,260 days + 1,290 days after the time the Antichrist signs a Peace Covenant with Israel [7 years in the Hebrew calendar], Christ is to return to defeat Antichrist at Armageddon, which is the same day of "His Return" to the earth, and that what the Old Testament referenced to as "The Day of the Lord." Thus, the Scriptures are very clear when Christ is to return to the earth, but not when He gathers us up to meet Him in the air. Why is the Rapture date hidden from us? Because to know that would be to show the entire world that God and His Son exist, and thus, foil the test that each man born into this world must take part in, to decide their own final fate. As such, the date of the Rapture and its day is known to God the Father only, but as we know from Christ's own prophecy regarding the signs to look for, we do know that this day of our Redemption is even now, at the doors. Even so, come quickly Lord Jesus!
In effect, these same false teachers of today who profess such a false doctrine, do so by willingly by completely misinterpreting the many Scriptures that speak of a pivotal event in time that Christ feels is important enough to also say that no man will know its day (proving this event occurs on a single moment in time, upon a single day, is critical to our collective life in this world, and more explicitly, has to do with one being taken up and another being left behind) with Christ's returning with tens of thousands of His (raptured) Heavenly saints, to the earth, to destroy the Antichrist at the "last trump." Now, to dispel any further rumors they have created against us, let it be known that while we certainly believe in the Post-Tribulation Rapture, as it is called, where, at the Last Trumpet, Christ returns to earth, to defeat Antichrist, that comes on a day that also sees a great Resurrection of (mostly gentile) dead in Christ, and an gathering up/"Rapture" of those (mostly Jewish) Tribulation Christians who (were protected for 1,260 days in the wilderness from the Antichrist) and survived to the end, we ALSO believe in the equally Scripturally-based Pre-Tribulation Rapture, because there are many more Scriptures that reference it, than that Last Day Resurrection. I will explain that in greater detail in a moment. First, it should go without saying here that God is not limited, neither in His Power, nor in His own Word, (despite their placing limits on both) that He cannot save both His believers of today, even as we are the Body of Christ and haven been ever since the Church Age began, and also later save those who finally become Christians, but only after seeing these very evil and supernatural events first, that come within the Tribulation. Basic Question: Would not God want to reward those who believe even now, against those who only after seeing evil right in front of their face, only then choose to believe, in God? Does not Christ tell us in the Scriptures "Blessed is he who believes without seeing"? We see and know Christ is there, right now, today, by faith, already. Why would we have to have God's entire Cup of Wrath poured on us, as our reward for such a faith in Him? We believe in not only their Post-Tribulation Resurrection/"Rapture," as written in Corinthians, but also, as the Scriptures also refer to, we believe in a gathering up of Church Age Christians, *before* God's Cup of Wrath is poured upon the whole earth.
Another vain attempt to supposedly further their own legitimacy and cornered monopoly on the truth, the same anti-Pre-Trib Rapture teachers of today will cite such early first century Christians, as Ireneaus and Hippolytus, of whom they use to back up their Post-Tribulation belief about a resurrection. This, despite both Ireneaus and Hippolytus merely repeating what is already in New Testament Scripture in regards to a Last Trump Resurrection. In other words, early Church teachers repeating what is already clearly written in Scripture about the Post-Trib Resurrection/Rapture, does nothing to take away from the Pre-Tribulation Rapture one way or the other, simply because those two never mentioned it. It was Christ Himself who directly pointed out that an hour and day is coming, that will see one taken and another left behind, which, by the way, is an event so critcially important, that only God the Father Himself knows the exact moment of. I would say, then, both God and Christ obviously trump Ireneaus and Hippolytus, both the false teachers want you to believe otherwise. Yet another trumped up piece of information that they want people to be completely persuaded by, is their notion that, we, who actually believe the whole of Scripture, against their not being able to even see the Pre-Tribulation proofs in their own Bibles, have been somehow tainted and deceived by a woman from the 1830's named Margaret MacDonald, who according to them, created the Pre-Tribulation Rapture account, and that she received this "Rapture vision" because she was possessed by demons! Wow. According to their rhetoric, MacDonald's vision was then given to and taught by a preacher named John Darby, who wasted no time in teaching his flock that Jesus was coming not only in their lifetime, but on a specific year and day in 1843, and that this is precisely where we today, have arrived at the Pre-Trib Rapture "theory." Understand, not a single one of us, as true Believers in Christ and God's Word, NOT ONE, believe in anything that MacDonald or Darby has ever taught, and this even despite their word "Rapture" having been stuck in the overall Christian lexicon, ever since. Why don't modern Christians believe in people from the 1830's who taught that Christ was coming in a specific day, long since past? Because we believe in the Lord Jesus Christ over any mere man. It was Christ Himself who not only taught His own disciples about a coming Pre-Tribulation Rapture, the same disciples made sure to include all His references about that same Rapture of the Church, within their own Gospels. In other words, the proofs of Christ and His Rapture were long a part of the Holy Bible before MacDonald or Darby's ancestors even walked this earth.
Moreover, as Christians, who actually believe in the Scriptures and Christ's words in them, we also know that anyone who attempts to date set the day Christ comes to remove His Church, has Christ Himself to answer to, even as Jesus told us explicitly that no man, nor Angel, not even Christ Himself knows the hour it occurs. This alone proves it is a very important event, even the most important event to the Body of Christ today, because that Godly prophetic day and hour has to do with us, as a whole. Furthermore, the Bible is of no private interpretation, and Christ clearly explains that this one event in time occurs just as unexpectedly, as it will in the speed of its occurrence, and just as it also centers around the mass removal of certain people from the planet, before God unleashes every manner of Hell upon the earth. So, despite so many of their haughty and vain attempts, the true teacher of this Rapture account is none other than Jesus Christ Himself. We also know the truth regarding the coming Pre-Tribulation Rapture from the entirety of the Word of God itself, even as there are many Scriptures throughout both Testaments that prove the Pre-Tribulation Rapture as a Godly concept, even in ancient times. For example, Revelation clearly teaches us that God will put a halt to the ever-increasing Tribulation destructions upon the earth, in order so that His 144,000 are protected (by way of separation from those who wear the Mark of the Beast on their foreheads) by marking them with a Godly Seal in their foreheads. Staying with the Tribulation, another clear example of God removing His beloved people from an assured destruction is seen in both Daniel and Revelation where it is revealed that God will send Michael the Archangel to carry away the newly saved Jewish believers in Christ, where they shall be protected for 1,260 days in the wilderness during the Great Tribulation period, and far away from the human face of the Serpent (the Antichrist). This notion of God protecting or taking His own up to be with Him is also no strange thing in the Old Testament either. Both Enoch and Elijah, who were greatly beloved and favored by God, were clearly "Raptured" suddenly and removed from an ever-increasing evil world of their day. And there are several other examples like these with God separating and protecting His own people from His own wrath all through the Scriptures, and this despite these false teachers of today trying so hard to make it seem otherwise. Did not God wait until Noah finished building his ark, before He destroyed the world that then was? Was not God's love for Abraham so strong that He even saved Abraham's nephew Lot, as well as Lot's family, from His Godly Cup of Wrath that was poured upon Sodom and Gomorrah? Has not the world today become a global Sodom? Moreover, are not the Scriptures by which the Anti-Rapture adherents use to condemn Christ's Rapture of us in these last days, the very same Scriptures that actually prophesy of and condemn them?
I will therefore put you in remembrance, though ye once knew this, how that the Lord, having saved the people out of the land of Egypt, afterward destroyed them that believed not. And the Angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day. Even as Sodom and Gomorrah, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire. Likewise also these [false teachers, as] filthy dreamers [who] defile the flesh, despise dominion, and speak evil of dignities. Even Michael the Archangel, when disputing with the Devil over the body of Moses, did not bring a railing accusation against Satan, but rather said, 'The Lord rebuke thee.' But these [false teachers] speak evil of those things which they know not but what they know naturally, as brute beasts, in those things they corrupt themselves.
Woe unto them! for they have gone in the way of Cain, and ran greedily after the error of Balaam for reward, and perished in the gainsaying of Core. They are like spots in your feasts of charity, when they feast with you, feeding themselves without shame: trees whose fruit withereth, without fruit, twice dead, plucked up by the roots; Raging waves of the sea, foaming out their own shame; wandering stars, to whom is reserved the blackness of darkness forever and ever. Enoch also prophesied of them, saying, Behold, the Lord shall return with ten thousands of His saints, to execute judgment upon all, and to convince all that are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have ungodly committed, and of all their hard speeches which ungodly sinners have spoken against Him. These [false teachers] are murmurers, complainers, walking after their own lusts; and their mouth speaketh great swelling words, having men's persons in admiration because of advantage. But, beloved, remember ye the words which were spoken before of the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ; How that they told you there would be [Rapture] mockers in the last time? But ye, beloved, you keep building up yourselves on your most Holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit. Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking [up] for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life.
Jude 5-21; The Holy Bible
These same Anti-Rapture deceivers, who have confused the Pre-Tribulation Rapture with the Last Day Resurrection, even Christ's Coming with His Return, would now have you believe that during the Tribulation, when the Cup of God's Wrath is poured out upon the world, that God has suddenly had a change of heart and will leave His beloved Church to endure not only His own wrath, but Satan's great wrath, as well. Clearly, the false teachers make zero sense with their Anti-Rapture diatribe and confusion, while the list of prime examples and archetypes within the pages of the Old Testament for the Pre-Tribulation Rapture go on and on. Did not Moses deliver God's beloved chosen people out of Egypt, and did not God wait until the Israelites were safely across the divinely parted Red Sea, before He then destroyed the Egyptians? Was not Christ, the greatest example of them all, our King, Lord, and Deliverer also taken up by God, and removed from this evil world who rejected Him? Was it not Christ who died, who afterward went to Sheol (Hell) for three days to preach to the dead there, and afterward, delivered them up into Heaven? Certainly, as proven in Scripture time and time again, shall God remove His people first, and only then, ultimately destroy the world that rejected both He and them! The precedent has been set, and set by God Himself. Neither John Darby nor the supposedly demon possessed Margaret MacDonald has taught the Church of today anything, but how not to date set the hour and day that cannot be date set. The Pre-Tribulation Rapture is not only Scriptural, using the same exact Scriptures that these false teachers use to debase God's promise to us, the Pre-Tribulation Rapture has been played out before again and again all throughout God's Word. They, of course, wouldn't want you to look at any of the prior examples of a "rapture" that have occurred so many before with those whom God/Christ loved. It also stands as one of the greatest of their own ironies, that while they attempt to deceive Christians today that the Rapture belief never existed before the 1830's, that it is only they who are the ones who are of the true Church of Christ, which is a future Church that must suffer even greater than their own Lord and Savior has done on His way to the Cross! How completely vain, on their part, and is not such vanity the very kind we see time and again in everything of Satan? Never trust anyone who tries this hard to steer you away from what is clearly there, in God's own Word OR attempts to put something there that is not by attempting to pit one mistranslated use of Scripture, against their other! Christ Himself explicitly commanded that no one knows the very day or hour when He arrives for His Church, for even He Himself doesn't know the exact date, but only the Father knows. God forbid anyone under the spell of the Anti-Rapture rhetoric today, dare tell their God that they never knew the Rapture was of His mercy, when He judges them for casting it aside! The last line in the Scripture above is the very last line in the New Testament itself, just before the final Book of Revelation. Even it, is referencing this Rapture vs. Anti-Rapture schism in our end times Church. We are indeed looking for the Lord, even now, and will always until that mercy of the Holy Spirit carries us away to meet the Lord. Understand, reader, once the Church and its Holy Spirit are removed from this world, to be forever in the presence of the Father and Son, only then can the Antichrist rise. 2 Thessalonians Chapter 2 has *clearly* made this known to us as well.
Also be advised, there is a huge difference between the unexpected, any-moment Rapture of the Church that occurs before the Tribulation, and Christ's Return to the earth, with tens of thousands of His [already Raptured] saints, 2,520 days (1,260 + 1,290) into the Tribulation! Now, Christ was very careful to outline the events that would be happening during the same season, or timeframe, if you will, in which He removes His Church from the world, where a picture is portrayed of an ever-increasing series of destructions that lead up to a great global destruction that later ushers in the Tribulation and its Antichrist King. So, while this "Rapture" is unexpected, we are nonetheless warned of it, and its vast spiritual importance for us, even as it directly relates to us meeting our Lord, long before He later arrives to the earth, with us, as saints, in tow. Of this same Rapture event, we are further told by Christ, to "Watch" and also to "Look Up," for "our Redemption" is drawing ever near and is "nigh at hand," even "at the doors." Christ even went on to explain that this pivotal event will occur shortly after a time that He called "The Beginning of Sorrows," the timeframe we have just entered into now. Clearly, as Jesus Himself is explaining, there is a difference between His coming as a "thief in the night," and His coming precisely 2,520 days after the Antichrist confirms a peace covenant with Israel, and on a day when the Antichrist was about to destroy everything, including all remaining flesh, from the face of the earth! In essence, true, like Darby has done, Christians today can be accused of calling that Biblical event clearly mentioned, as "The Rapture," but what these same false teachers in the above video are also saying is that it matters not if you believe in Christ today, your current faith is meaningless, because we all have to wait until Satan appears in the flesh, and go thru every single day of the Tribulation period, in order to meet our Lord on the other side of it and be saved. Despite their very earnest attempts, however, none of their rhetoric even makes sense on its face, let alone when weighed against what the entirety of those same Scriptures cited are actually saying, many Scriptures of which, they conveniently leave out because it won't ever fit into their intended result. Now, I notice that these false teachers love to say that the Bible proves and interprets itself, but at the same time, they are actively and purposefully leaving out the myriad of examples where God gathers up His beloved, BEFORE destruction comes to those left in its wake.
In effect, they are making themselves no better than John Darby himself (the very same man and false teacher that they assign to us) in what they're getting you *not* to believe, than Darby was in getting equally daft people to believe in a date setting mindset! Perhaps the greatest of ironies here is that these false preachers have placed themselves within the context of prophetic fulfillment, but not as they had hoped, even as they are counted among those false teachers who arise in the last days, in order to help steer people far from God's Word, toward something closer that Satan would have them believe, as "mockers at the promise of His (Christ's) coming." They say the harm that a belief in the Rapture will bring, is that in creates a false sense of security among Christians of today, and that we will be of those who fall away, as prophesied in Second Thessalonians, because like believer in John Darby, will have counted so much on the Rapture, that its supposed failing would leave us spiritually inept to its never arriving. All well and good, if that were true, however, their teaching the false narrative that Christ won't come for His own also sets up the dangerous precedent that people can live any way they want to, currently, because it won't be until the Antichrist appears on the world scene, and institutes the global Mark of the Beast, and enters a Jewish Temple that is not even built yet, that people should only then concern themselves with any of these important matters of one spirituality! They do not want you to read what is actually written, but want you to see with tainted eyes, another twist on all of this, a twist that is simply not there to begin with. A such, these false teachers do a lot of talking, diligently attempting to cross one Scripture, of which they have systematically attributed to their own false interpretation before, then, matching that twisted Scripture with yet another Scripture that they also need to taint its true meaning, in order to, step by step, finally arrive at their larger agenda, but what does Christ and His disciples actually say in stark reference to these things?
In the last days there will be scoffers who will follow their own ungodly doctrines. These are the people who divide you, who follow mere natural instincts and do not have the Holy Spirit. But you, dear friends, by building yourselves up in your most holy faith and praying in the Holy Spirit, keep yourselves in God's love as you wait for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ to bring you to eternal life.
Jude 1:18-21; The Holy Bible
Above all, you must understand that in the last days scoffers will come, scoffing and following their own evil desires. They will say, "Where is this 'coming' that He promised? Ever since our ancestors died, everything goes on as it has since the beginning of creation." For this they willingly ignorant that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water [in other words, nothing is impossible, with God, and they forget the many examples that God saved people before, from destruction]. Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, was destroyed: By the same Word, are the present heavens and earth reserved for fire, being kept for the day of judgment and destruction of the ungodly [within the Tribulation].
2 Peter 3:3-7; The Holy Bible
[JESUS SPEAKING] But and if that evil servant shall say in his heart, My Lord delayeth His [Rapture] coming and shall begin to smite his fellowservants, and to eat and drink with the drunken, the Lord of that servant shall come in a day when he doesn't expect Him, and in an hour that he is not aware of, and the Lord shall cut him asunder, and appoint him his portion with the hypocrites, where there is weeping and gnashing of teeth.
Matthew 24; The Holy Bible
These things of which Christ has outlined above in Matthew Chapter 24 have a clear and common understanding among true Christians, and can only be read one way. Furthermore, they have been read and understood in that same way for over two thousand years now. Christians understand there is a clear difference between Christ's coming for them, before the Antichrist appears, versus Christ's later coming for Israel, during the reign of Antichrist. In fact, it takes a lot of work, all of which is seen in the video above, to undo what was naturally written therein, but that is their entire agenda, to undo what is clearly written there, and assign an entirely different meaning to each Scripture. What you're left with is confusion, and God is certainly not the author of their subtly intended confusion. Again, read the words of Christ, for yourself, just as He spoke them...
And she brought forth a Man-child [Jesus Christ], who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron and her child was CAUGHT UP UNTO GOD, and to His Throne.
Revelation 12:5; The Holy Bible
[JESUS SPEAKING] And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto Myself; that where I AM, there ye may be also.
John 14:3; The Holy Bible
[JESUS SPEAKING] When ye see these things begin to happen, look up, for your Redemption [Rapture] draweth near. So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that IT is near, even at the doors. Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled. But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the Angels of heaven, but my Father only. But as the days of Noah were, so shall the coming of the Son of man be. For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark and knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left. Two women shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken, and the other left. Watch therefore, for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come.
Matthew 24; The Holy Bible
The Lord so cometh as a thief in the night.
1 Thessalonians 5:2; The Holy Bible
[JESUS SPEAKING] Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth.
Revelation 16:15; The Holy Bible
God removes the Christian Church from the world, just before the Antichrist arises, for several reasons, chief of which, is because a great global disaster will befall the entire planet immediately following the Rapture, one in which millions will die as a result, and this same global destruction, what brings the Antichrist to power, will be such a deadly event, that it would leave God to then have to pick and choose who is deemed worthy to live, through it, and who dies. In effect, of those who were for whatever reason deemed worthy do survive it, are then placed in a darkened world with Satan in full control of the world, and with his Antichrist at the helm. It makes no sense for God to do that, even on its face. Moreover, the Scriptures themselves prove that God will "spare us from the wrath to come," not because we are too weak to undergo testing within the Tribulation period, as they would have you believe, but literally because God knows that His allowance for a Tribulation period is not intended for Christians, primarily, but for both Israel and the unbelieving world! Yes, Christians will arise within the Tribulation period as a direct result of seeing all of these many things happening all around them, but that is only as a consequence of them not being saved beforehand. The Tribulation is for Israel, primarily, and their coming to the knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ. Christians were already well aware of Christ as their personal savior, and as such, God has rewarded them in kind. While these false teachers mock us, and in essence, are mocking the very Bible they are attempting to glean their larger agenda from, in their attempt to paint the picture that it is ridiculous for us to believe that Christians will suddenly disappear, with planes falling out of the sky, and cars crashing because Christians were removed, what they are still willingly ignorant of, is that Christ removes His servants suddenly, in "the twinkling of an eye" (as one Scripture describes how fast God can change the body into a raptured spirit body) because in that next second, a sudden destruction comes upon the world. In other words, the sudden disappearance of people will not be widely known, or reported, because the world will believe that all of those who are missing, are just part of the missing dead, globally. How many times, even years after natural disasters, have you heard of hundreds of people are simply, never seen again? They are always counted among the dead, as missing dead. After that global disaster, shall the world be forced to survive in a world not unlike what we are being programmed with in so many of these "post-apocalyptic" television shows and films today.
Only in that environment, with Christians largely removed from the planet, and more importantly, the Holy Spirit removing itself from the planet, and taking the Church with Him to Christ in Heaven, can Satan finally move forward into his Antichrist appearing in the world, largely unchallenged. This will also be helped in one of his first global deceptions, with the supposed finding of Christ's bones, somewhere in either Israel, or in western Europe, in order to debase the divinity of Christ, while at the same time, help in the European Antichrist's own claims that he is Israel's only Messianic-like King. The diminished number of those Christians who, only after seeing all these things, then become saved, are the ones who must endure Satan and His Beast. Here's another irony in all this, Satan himself is desperately waiting for the Rapture to occur, because it is that *Holy Spirit* that is spiritually today within the Body of Christ, meaning His Christian Church, that is restraining Satan from having his Antichrist rise to power even now. This same Holy Spirit is so powerful, so Holy in its Divine Presence, that Satan cannot undergo his final plan of global control, and a complete take over of the planet, while the Holy Spirit is still here with us. It takes something as pivotal as the Holy Spirit's removal from this world to allow Satan to have his power at his full, which will occur at the very moment that the Tribulation period begins! Study your Scriptures false teachers, for I ask you, when did the Holy Spirit arrive into this world? And, who was that Holy Spirit of God sent to? THE CHURCH. You will be damned for teaching otherwise! You will be judged harshly for teaching the false rumor that, somehow, The Holy Spirit will leave the Church, to save itself, while those He came for in the first place will be left behind to suffer like a mere pagan! Moreover, you, false teachers, and those who actually believe your twisting of God's Word, will be accounted no more worthy than mere pagans on that pivotal moment in which He comes for us as a 'Thief in the night', His words, not yours! Your greatest error of all, among all the rest of them, is not even understanding that The Tribulation period was never meant for Christians, and the believing world, of which theirs was The Church Age, which ends at The Rapture, while the Tribulation Age, begins with Antichrist arising to make a false peace covenant with Israel and her former Gog and Magog enemies.
And in the latter time of their kingdom, when the transgressors are come to the full, a King of fierce countenance, and understanding dark sentences, shall stand up. And his power shall be mighty, but not by his own power: and he shall destroy supernaturally, and shall prosper, and practise, and shall destroy the Holy people of God. And through his [false peace] covenant also he shall cause craft to prosper in his hand; and he shall magnify himself in his heart, and by peace shall he destroy many. He shall also stand up against the Prince of princes [Jesus Christ] but he shall be broken without [human] hand.
And such as do wickedly against the Covenant [made with Israel] shall he [Antichrist] corrupt by flatteries, but the people that do know their God shall be strong, and do exploits. And they that understand among the people shall instruct many [of Christ's Salvation], yet they shall fall by the sword, and by flame, by captivity, and by spoil, many days. Now when they shall fall, they shall be helped with a little help but [despite this help] many shall cleave to them with flatteries [AC speaks flatteries to the Jews]. And some of them of understanding shall fall, to try them, and to purge, and to make them white, even to the time of the end, because it is yet for a time appointed. And the Willful King shall exalt himself [see Lucifer's "5 I WILLS], and magnify himself above every god, and shall speak marvellous things against the God of gods, and shall prosper till the indignation [of Lucifer] be accomplished, for that what has been already determined shall be done.
Daniel 11:32-36; The Holy Bible
Understand, the Tribulation period is that short frame of time allowed for the UNBELIEVING world to finally decide their own fate, and not for those who already believe, and shall "escape all these things" because, as believers in Christ, they are "accounted worthy to stand before the Christ." Specifically, the Tribulation period, as well as the existence of the False Prophet and False Messiah, the Antichrist are themselves given to Israel (ironically enough) so that they may finally realize their own great spiritual errors regarding the Scriptures that have placed themselves under since the death of Moses, in regard to their coming Prophet and King, Jesus Christ, who fulfilled the Torah, the Law, the Psalms, and the Prophets (in other words, Christ became the fulfillment of the entire Jewish Bible). You not even being able to naturally see or effectively determine this, that the Tribulation is for Israel to come to final repentance and salvation, is final proof that you have no idea what you're talking about, but nonetheless, are, actively using the same Scriptures to deceive the Gentile world into believing Satan is somehow greater than the Holy Spirit, which is precisely what Satan would have you believe. Once the Holy Spirit removes Himself from this world, that same Church that He was sent here to foster, protect, and spiritually nourish, will of course, naturally, go wherever He goes, and thus, shall the Christian Church be removed from this world. Second Thessalonians Chapter 2 sets the stage in what a world looks like without any restraining Holy Spirit or Christian influence in it. It will become a world whereby people wait upon the Antichrist for literally everything, and will become dazzled at even the slightest display of his Satanic power. Despite the many vulgar displays of his supernatural power, as Daniel has prophesied, many will remember the Scriptures and in so doing, finally come to the Lord, but to their own great mortal peril. What the false teachers will not teach, interestingly enough, is what is actually written in Daniel 11:32-36, where all Tribulation Christians are hunted down, and after being found are then killed by the Antichrist forces, to which, only then, are they made "WHITE," as Scripture tells us, implying, that they were unclean in God's eyes at every moment prior to them finally dying within the Tribulation, as Christian martyrs.
What does that mean? Simply put, and hear me well on this. This means that before the Tribulation, these same people were accounted as *unworthy* in God's eyes, and were clearly not under the redemptive power, saving Blood, nor the Salvation protection of Jesus Christ. These same future true believers had to see these things literally happening all around them, first, in order to believe! "Blessed are those who believe [on Christ] without seeing." Now, the very fact that all of these same souls that have to die themselves, within Tribulation, to be made white, and sinless, as opposed to what should have been *only* Christ's own Salvation, Blood, and resulting death having fully paid the way for them, to be accounted as worthy, proves there was something that only the Tribulation period, and their dying within it, as martyrs for Christ, could ever make them deemed as worthy of Christ, to enter Heaven. In other words, something is very wrong with these new believers, that have to be placed within the Tribulation period, to believe, and in that belief, then die for it, in order so that their loyalty is proven. Question: Wouldn't God much rather have, and upon having them, then effectively reward, all of those who believed on Him before seeing the Tribulation or its Antichrist standing right in front of their face, in order to finally believe? The very fact that the Holy Spirit had to pass over all these people, and in so doing, left them all behind in a darkened world completely controlled by Satan, where they must die to prove their loyalty to God, shows without a doubt, that the people who believe already, right now, today, in Christ and His Holy Blood as their only redemptive force that saves them, shall naturally arrive in Heaven, with God's Spirit, so that the Father and Son may reward them for their unwavering faith. Meanwhile, back on earth, unbelievers will still have to make their choice on who to finally follow, Christ or Satan. Do not allow Satan to ever make you believe that you have to wait for him to arrive to get saved, or you WILL have to wait for him to arrive to become saved!
In summary, the entire key to breaking this great delusion among the Churches today between those who are causing mass confusion between the Pre-Tribulation Rapture and the 7th/Last Trump Resurrection is found in 2 Corinthians Chapters 1-2, where both events are clearly referenced. Between those two chapters we are told many things, including that the newly saved Churches of those ancient days, Corinth included, must persevere through the tribulations of their day, because a greater hope of Jesus Christ is yet coming, at the end, meaning their end when they will be "gathered" up, but only at a time when the "Lord is revealed with His Angels, in the air." What Paul was referring to there, is that they will all die, every one of them, but the greater promise is what is also revealed in 1 Thessalonians 4:16: "For the Lord himself shall descend from Heaven with a shout, with the voice of the Archangel, and with the [Seventh] 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." Thus, with that, these false teachers will have you believe that their could only be one gathering up of believers, and that's either through their own demise, or, if they endure every single tribulation that both the Antichrist and God will inflict upon the unbelieving world, which, again, on its face, makes no sense. These same false teachers, in their great desire to warp God's Word, also want you to believe that when Christ returns with tens of thousands of his saints, as mentioned in both Jude and Revelation 19, that He those same saints could not have come to Him via a previous "gathering up" or Rapture unto Him, when clearly, Christ has received these tens of thousands of true believers unto Him, at some point and somehow before the 7th Trump Resurrection gathering! Think about that for a moment, and know this, this phrase "tens of thousands" as Jude referenced, was the highest known number that an ancient like Jude could comprehend, in their day. In other words, Jude had no word or concept to more accurately call that great number that returns with Christ, which could easily be in the millions, or even, billions.
Moreover, the very word 'saints' proves that these were one time people who lived on the earth, but have, somehow, arrived by the Lord's side via some important event that pre-dates the Post-Tribulation timeframe. And so, where have all these saints who arrive with Christ at the last trump, come from? The false teachers will never tell you. As I mentioned before, when Christ was crucified, He first descended into Sheol/Hell, to deliver all the captives there who would believe on Him. These included the dead patriarchs from both ancient Israel, and of every gentile nation alike, going back to the beginning of the world. With this, Christ was already displaying what would later become the foundation for the Pre-Tribulation Rapture, and it shows where and who many of those same "saints" that descend with Him, at Armageddon, were, have come from, and now are. Recall now how many examples I have provided above where God is always gathering up His own, and protecting them from the greater destructions to come, from Lot's family, to Moses' children of Israel, right up to the day no one will know of, when Christ snatches up His Church BEFORE the Tribulation period and its Antichrist is revealed. These many examples, stretching across several thousands of years prove one thing, it proves that God is never limited to only a single "Rapture" at only the last day, or last trump, as they would vainly have you believe. God has several points in time and across several stages, when He will bring both Israel and the Church into their final completion, in Him. God has done this with ancient Israel. He will do this with the present Church, and He will do this with future Israel, until all of His saved are finally brought together, at the Marriage Supper of the Lamb, when all are joined together. After which, shall Zion return to the earth, and all will be made as one, again. Perhaps it is these same false teachers greatest error that they consistently refuse to factor in the truer interpretation of 2 Thessalonians 2:7 into all their short-sighted rhetoric. For if they were to just properly interpret that single Scripture, having the Holy Spirit interpreting it for them, they would see just how far they've removed themselves from the Gospel Truth, and of its Godly prophecy.
For the Mystery of Iniquity [Satan's agenda that brings Antichrist] doth already work. Only He [The Holy Spirit] who now restrains it is preventing it, until He [Holy Spirit] is removed out of the way. And only then shall that Wicked [Antichrist] be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of His mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of His coming [at Armageddon]. Even him [Antichrist], whose coming is after the working of Satan, with all [Satanic] power and signs and lying wonders, and with all deception in them that perish; because they received not the love of the Truth [Jesus Christ; the Way, the Truth, and the Life] that they might be saved. And for this cause [because they refused to believe in Jesus Christ] God shall send them a strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: That they all might be damned who believed not the Truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.
2 Thessalonians 2:7; The Holy Bible
Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the [Christian] faith, and give heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils.
1 Timothy 4:1; The Holy Bible
For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but after their own vanity shall they heap to themselves [false] teachers, and they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto legends.
2 Timothy 4:3-4; The Holy Bible
Neither give heed to legends and endless genealogies, which minister questions, rather than godly edifying which is in faith.
1 Timothy 1:4; The Holy Bible
What so many Christians, as well as the many false teachers among them, still fail to see or understand is that the entire purpose of the Church Age, and of the Holy Spirit being sent from the presence of God to the earth, was to foster and guide the young Church through these last 2,000 years. It should then also stand to reason, that just as fast as God gave His Holy Spirit to and for us, at Pentecost, He will likewise and just as fast remove His Holy Spirit from the earth, to go back to be with Him in Heaven. However, the Holy Spirit won't be alone. Because the Holy Spirit was given to us, it shall always remain with us, or better said, we shall always remain as one with the Holy Spirit, for that is the very nature of having become a Christian. Jesus said, if we would open our hearts to Him, that not just He, but He and His Father would enter us, and sup with us, and thus take root in our lives so that we may bear the fruits of the Spirit. Well, if anything we've learned from the Scriptures this last 2,000 years, is certainly that the Father and the Son are in perfect unison BECAUSE of the shared Holy Spirit that empowers the both of them. This is why it is also said, that man can curse the Son, and even curse the Father, but no man may curse the combined Holy Spirit, even as the Holy Spirit contains the very root essence of both the Father and the Son, and that these three equate to God in is His most high form, as a Holy Trinity. So the Holy Trinity, being God, is the most powerful manifestation of God. In the very same way, when God has given us to partake of, and even be possessed by, the Holy Spirit, that same manifestation of God won't ever leave us, nor could it ever forsake us. Because Satan cannot effectively enter the world and carry out his ultimate Antichrist plan, until the Holy Spirit is removed, as mentioned in 2 Thessalonians, is precisely why the Holy Spirit must be removed from this world, and with Him, so shall we also be taken up, and first meet the Son, in the air, and then He shall take us back to our Father, in Heaven. The Trinity is restored, and Christ's Church will forever be with the Lord. In other words, this same Holy Spirit cannot and will not leave the Church that He has just spent the last 2,000 years with, alone in a world that Satan completely controls. But it's this very false teaching that the Anti-Rapture deceivers desperately want you to believe, because the actual seducing spirit behind it will later have these same deceived "Christians" to be left behind and believe every manner of "doctrine of demons and teaching of devils" as mentioned in 1 Timothy 4:1.
Moreover, the Scriptures have even made us to be keenly aware of what form those later demonic doctrines will take, endless genealogies and legends, of which the Antichrist's False Prophet will certainly be teaching the Jews in Israel, even as it is by those same legends and resulting endless genealogies that make them vainly believe that a Gentile King could ever also become their Messiah. Thus, what these false teachers of today cannot tell you, because they have not the Spirit of Truth in them, is that The Holy Spirit and its Church have spiritually become one, for this was the very purpose that God sent His Spirit to the Christ's Church to begin with, that wherever the Holy Spirit is, there shall also the Church also be. This pivotal event, moment, and day coming, that no one knows save the Father, is the same event that Christ felt it very important that His disciples would be made well aware of, not that they would participate in that same future event, but that so they would write it down, and in so doing, that this vital information would be passed unto us today. For it is for us, today. Christ explained that this same all-important event, that is unexpected by Christians, yet completely pertains to Christians, occurs at an age known as "the Beginning of Sorrows," a time that is clearly defined of itself, and separate from the Tribulation period, which would be far worse and in need of escape, because "there will be Tribulation as such that has never occurred before in this world." He further explained that this time, in which we as true Holy Spirit-led Christians need to "look up" for our "redemption" that "draweth near," that involves our removal (where one is taken, and another is left behind) occurs during a time of wars, rumors of war, earthquakes in various places, in a day of false teachers, false christs, strange signs in the sun, moon, and stars, and of great evil befalling the world, even one that seeks to destroy Christianity itself. We know we are living in those days now, for like no other has the world of today been described so accurately, despite so many scoffing that these same prophetic events of today are merely like those that have always been in the world since time began.
Since Satan's attempted hijacking of the Christian Church in 300 AD, is when he pushed Rome into adopting the new religion for itself, whereby he could be more effective in trying to destroy Christianity by subtly controlling its narrative, from within, has the "Mystery of Iniquity (Antichrist plan) already been at work." Thus, for nearly those same two thousand years since, has mankind feared the power of the Roman Catholic church, for much of that entire time, when it falsely and brutally ruled in the name of our Christ. But now, we live in an age in which the Roman church has waned to the point of powerlessness, scandal, homosexuality, Satanism, and ridicule, at a time when man increasingly believes himself to be a god, and likewise seeks to destroy anything that was formerly called a "church of Christ," (which was part of Satan's clever plan all along). This is how we know that this age we live in now, is truly like no other, and is precisely fulfilling the hallmarks of that time Christ warned us about. Christ warned that His coming would be like a thief in the night, and a day which no one knows of, which is clearly speaking to us about the Rapture, and not about His return to earth at The Resurrection, when everyone will know the exact day of (the 1,290th day from the day Antichrist enters the Temple and claims to be God). This is why we focus on that unknowable day that Christ explicitly commanded us to expect, when God the Father commands His Holy Spirit to return unto Him, and with Him, us, to be far removed from a world about to be destroyed just as Sodom was, just as Noah's world was, just as Egypt was, just as Babylon was, just as Greece was, just as Rome was, just as Hitler's Germany was destroyed. The very fact that Christ even further details these days we live in now, as being like the days of Noah, of whom, like Lot, like Moses, like Elijah, and so many others, God spiritually and literally protected from "the wrath was to come," in their day, should show how far God will go to in removing His beloved people from the ever-increasing power of Satan's people in this world. Only the hubris of man places limits on his own Creator, to his own undoing.
Church Age Christians will enter God's Rapture before Satan is unleashed in this world, and only then, after seeing Satan's power, shall some who are left behind turn towards Christ and become Christians within the Tribulation period, and not until then. But this is the heart of prophecy, and His promise to us, that He loves and blesses those who believe already, today, not having to see anything of Satan's great supernatural deceptions or of God's greater supernatural wrath. Despite this new and strange false teaching that limits God's Word and power, let it be forever known among you that God is not limited to gathering up His own before the Tribulation, neither is His power limited to only gathering up them, and not take up those He deems finally fit, after the Tribulation, as well as to resurrect the dead in Christ. For God shall do all these things and more, precisely as He said He would. From the day of Creation, to the day Christ was born, from the moment of His crucifixion, to the moment He ascended back into Heaven, from the day of Pentecost to the culmination of the Rapture, has our loving Creator most intimately involved Himself directly into our lives, and has been there, with us, every day since, just as He already has, and will again, directly involve Himself into Israel's own later return unto Him. Let's not forget, the entire purpose of the Antichrist and the Tribulation is to finally awaken Israel to see the error of its ways, and finally correct them in regards to who their own God and Royal Messiah was and still is, precisely as Zechariah makes known. Thus, the fusing of both Christ's Church, and His people, Israel, has and will continue to undergo many stages, both in Heaven, and in this world, both in great rapture and joy, as well as great destruction and sorrow.
Regardless, at the end of both, there He will be on the other side of it all, the Father with His Son, and between them, their shared, unifying, Holy Spirit that has beckoned us all to return with Him. For this is the Mystery of our Creator and His created, that He loves and blesses all who love Him, even from the foundation of this old world unto the moment we each enter His Kingdom, and witness the creation of a New Heaven and New Earth, and everything within them, made as new. As we travel into what will become the most prophetic years of 2019-2022, Christ explicitly commanded that we not only "watch" for all of these things, but that we also "pray." Therefore, watch, but as you read this right now, make time to pray unto Him. Give your Lord everything, letting him know you, personally, that you have prepared, prayed, have repented in full, gave to your fellow man, even your neighbor, and are thus truly ready to meet Him in the air, for He is coming again to gather us up unto Himself, and spare us from the wrath to come. Now, as my last point, perhaps the greatest reason as to why God will spare Christians of that wrath coming, is primarily based upon what kind of world is coming after the Collapse, where the law of the jungle will initially prevail and the survival of the fittest will rule. This is the exact kind of world where, once it begins, the Antichrist who arises in its wake will appear as an Angel of Light, in stark comparison. Thus, after the Collapse but before the Antichrist arises, will the unsaved world find itself suddenly having to make life and death decisions for themselves and their families literally every second of every day, for an unknown period of time that Christ named "the Beginning of Sorrows" until the time which, of all people, the Beast arises to take the reigns of global power and "establish new times and laws." Again, in comparison, you must understand that Satan's counterfeit Utopia will appear like Heaven on earth, compared to the dog-eat-dog world that this latter generation will experience. That Beginning of Sorrows and coming Dark Age will be easily remembered by those effectively deceived of it, who will proudly wear the Mark of the Beast once its established so that they remain "free" from that former world they would never want to revisit. This is the level of deception that Satan will thrust the world in once the Holy Spirit is taken from the earth, and along with Him, Christ's entire Body of believers. Those left behind are comprised of all those who actively reject Christ this very moment, and as such, they must endure wrath, and this is the kind of wrath they must endure...