THE RAPTURE HAPPENED - I WAS LEFT BEHIND
Salvation is ABC simple
The Seven Seals
The Seven Trumpets
Setting the Stage for Armageddon
Woe 3 - The Seven Bowls
“The Whore of Babylon”
All Creation Praises God
Resources for truth:
Resources for those left behind:
We must all face the facts and realize that all of us have friends and family members that are going to miss the rapture. In this video, "The Rapture and the Thief in the Night," we give a step by step explanation of what has happened, why it happened, what to expect next, and what they must do and what they must not do!
Prayerfully our friends and family members will watch this video before the Rapture and not miss it, but some will certainly be Left Behind! Every believer needs to watch this video and share it with their unsaved friends, and family members. This video explains why the Rapture is the Blessed Hope of every believer and how this event is different from the Second Coming. It also explains what a person is to do if they miss the Rapture, and the events of the Tribulation, the Antichrist and the Mark of the Beast. It is an excellent witnessing tool that will prayerfully keep many from missing the Rapture, at the same time it's also, a valuable guide for those Left Behind.
Jesus Came. What’s Next?
If you are reading this because millions of people have suddenly and mysteriously disappeared, then you are looking for answers to what has happened, why it has happened, and what will be happening next.
What Has Happened
First, as to what has happened — Jesus Christ, the Son of God, has returned.
For 2000 years the Bible has been proclaiming to the world that Jesus would be coming back. Jesus stated in John 14:3, “I will come back.”
Because Jesus has returned, millions of people who have put their faith and trust in Jesus as Savior, accepting His free gift of salvation, have disappeared in an event called the Rapture.
You might be thinking that there was something mysterious in the sudden disappearance of millions of people, but the Bible has already explained this so-called mystery. Jesus said that when He came again, He would come for those who are saved. He said, “I will receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also” (John 14:1-4). The Apostle Paul put it this way: “Behold, I tell you a mystery; we shall not all sleep, but we shall be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet” (1 Corinthians 15:51-52).
The Rapture happened to those of us who accepted Jesus as Savior, both those alive and those who had died since Jesus was resurrected. Both groups — living and resurrected believers — were caught up to be with Him in the air (1 Thessalonians 4:13-18).
This all happened very quickly, like a flash of lightning. Jesus left as suddenly as He came, taking those who have accepted Him and His salvation, and leaving behind those who have rejected Him. And you, sadly, have been left behind.
Well, maybe you know a loved one who has disappeared — a wife, a husband, a child, a friend — and are wondering what has become of them. In that flash, as those who had accepted Jesus as their Savior were caught up to meet Jesus in the air, they traded their earthly bodies for bodies that are perfect, imperishable and immortal (1 Corinthians 15:42-44, 50-55).
They sit with Jesus now in Heaven at a great banquet called the “Marriage Supper of the Lamb” (Revelation 19). They will live in great joy and know no sorrow. They will be with their King and live in love forever. They are well taken care of, and you don’t have to worry about them.
Why It Has Happened
But, it is the why of the disappearances that is your cause to worry. For believers in Jesus were taken out of this world to spare them from the great wrath that has just begun to befall the planet (Romans 5:9; 1 Thessalonians 1:10; 5:9).
Jesus’ return for all His true believers was just a prelude to His final Second Coming. The second phase of Jesus’ return is to set up His Kingdom on earth. Jesus’ Kingdom is why this whole thing is happening.
You see, we have come to the end of one age and will soon be beginning the age of Jesus’ glorious reign right here on earth. But first, God has to deal with rebellion — sin — before setting up His Kingdom. God’s going to use this intermediate time period you now live in to pour out His wrath on mankind for its continued refusal to accept His Lordship. The time you live in is called the Tribulation.
What It’s About
What is the Tribulation all about? The unparalleled horror of the Tribulation is spelled out in detail in both the Hebrew Scriptures and the New Testament. Isaiah wrote that it will be a day of “the terror of the Lord” when “the pride of men will be abased” (Isaiah 2:10,17,19). Zephaniah proclaimed that it will be a “day of wrath,” “a day of trouble and distress,” and “a day of destruction and desolation.” Men will stumble around like they are blind and “their blood will be poured out like dust” (Zephaniah 1:15,17).
This dreary picture is echoed in the New Testament. Jesus said it will be a time of tribulation “such as has not occurred since the beginning of the world until now, nor ever shall.” In fact, Jesus said it will be so terrible that if it were not stopped at the end of seven years, it would result in the destruction of all life (Matthew 24:21-22).
The Apostle John states that the chaos will be so great that the leaders of the world will crawl into caves and cry out for the rocks of the mountains to fall upon them (Revelation 6:15-16).
Why is there going to be such carnage? How could a God of grace, mercy and love allow such an outbreak of unbridled terror and bloodshed?
One reason is to satisfy the justice of God. Yes, God is characterized by grace, mercy and love. God is a God of love. Jesus says so in John 3:16, “For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whosoever believes in Him should not perish, but have eternal life.”
But, God is also a God of justice. The Bible also says in John 3:36, “He who believes in the Son has eternal life; but he who does not obey the Son will not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him.” It is God’s very nature to love, but also in love to see justice done for evil.
What Comes Next
So, what comes next? For starters, people are going to try to explain away the Rapture with all sorts of wild theories, like possibly Global Warming or UFOs. So-called “Christian” leaders are going to come out and say the Church is still around because they didn’t disappear.
Jesus said in Matthew 24:24 that they cannot be believed, for the times will be filled with false religious teachers. The greatest of these false teachers the Bible calls the False Prophet, and he will seemingly be able to do many miracles and will promote a one-world religion and leader (Revelation 13:11).
Amid all the chaos from the Rapture, the Bible teaches that the world will turn to a dynamic leader to bring order and peace (Revelation 6:1-2). He will succeed where no other person has been able in establishing a peace treaty for Israel (Daniel 9:27). That treaty marks the official beginning of the 7 years that the Tribulation will last.
But, the world leader, known to believers in Jesus as the Antichrist, is anything but peaceful. He will plunge the planet into nuclear world war, resulting in terrible famines, pestilence and mass death. Violence, disease and starvation will be a way of life. A quarter of the world population — almost 2 billion people — will die from this war (Revelation 6).
In Jerusalem, 2 men will appear and preach there for 3 1/2 years that Jesus is the Messiah the Jews have been looking for (Revelation 11:3). 144,000 Jews will call Jesus their Messiah and also preach about Him throughout the whole world. Millions will accept Jesus as their Savior — hopefully you will be one of them. But, many of those millions of believers will be killed by the Antichrist for not pledging their loyalty to him by receiving his mark on either their right hand or forehead. The persecution of believers in Jesus will be awful in the Tribulation (Daniel 7:21; Revelation 7).
Next, the greatest earthquake the world has yet experienced will devastate the planet (Revelation 6:12-14). Something falling from space will then burn up a third of all the world’s vegetation. A second item from space, probably a meteor, will crash into the ocean and annihilate a third of the world’s marine life and ships. A third object from space will taint the world’s water supply, poisoning millions (Revelation 8:7-11).
The devastation to the atmosphere will block out most of the sun and moonlight so that the days appear shorter (Revelation 8:12).
Next, some supernatural “woes” will befall mankind. First, the holding place for a demonic hoard is opened and millions of locust-looking demons pour out and sting people like scorpions. The pain will last 5 whole months. Second, 200 million riders on horse-creatures will burn and impale, wiping out a remaining third of the people (Revelation 9:1-19).
Three and a half years into the Tribulation will see the 2 men witnessing in Jerusalem killed, but 3 1/2 days later come back to life (Revelation 11:7-12). It will also see the Antichrist supposedly killed and appear to come back to life as well (Revelation 13:3).
And that’s just the first half of the Tribulation. As bad as the first half of the seven years is, the next half is even worse (Revelation 16).
Those who take the Antichrist’s loyalty mark on their hand or forehead will suffer from painful boils. Those who don’t take the mark will be cut off from commerce and hunted down, but the Bible assures (Revelation 20:4-6) that those who take the mark have made a decision that will last forever — eternal damnation — so don’t take it!
The oceans and everything in them are totally destroyed, as well as all the fresh water. The heat from the sun will become scorching. The Antichrist’s kingdom will fall into pitch darkness.
An even greater earthquake than the one 7 years earlier will flatten the earth and 100 pound hailstones will crush the inhabitants.
The Euphrates River in Iraq will dry up and a massive army from the East will cross and enter the Valley of Armageddon in Israel to fight the Antichrist’s army. This is what the Book of Revelation calls the battle of Armageddon.
It is the moment that Jesus will gloriously return with all those who disappeared in the Rapture. Jesus Himself by just speaking will destroy the armies at Armageddon. Jesus will throw the Antichrist and the False Prophet into Hell, and Satan into a deep pit. Jesus will be victorious and all who continued to rebel will be put to death — all of them (Revelation 19:11-21; 20:1-3). This is the Tribulation — the wrath of God.
What You Can Do
Now, you may be asking “God, why didn’t you tell us all this before the Rapture so we could get ready.” Well, He did. The Bible clearly teaches that God never pours out His wrath without warning for He is a just and loving God who does not wish that any should perish. That is why God provided the Bible, the Good News about Jesus spreading across the planet, and the many signs alerting us to the fact that we were living on the threshold of the Tribulation and soon return of Jesus Christ. God gave the world every possible chance for 2000 years to repent of its rebellion and return to Him.
But, it’s not too late for you to be with Jesus unless you’ve taken the mark. You see, this story has a happy ending. Jesus’ return at the end of the Tribulation means great joy to those who love him. Jesus will cleanse the world of evil and the damages from His wrath and restore the planet to pristine condition. Jesus will rule from Jerusalem over those who throughout human history have put their faith and trust in Him (Revelation 20:4-6,9).
You can be one of those people. Whether you die in the Tribulation or not, it is where you end up eternally that truly matters. Everybody who does not accept Jesus as Savior during the Tribulation will go to Hell for their rebellion. Anyone who accepts Jesus as Savior, though their earthly bodies may die during the Tribulation, will then live forever in glorified bodies with Jesus in His love and glory.
Remember Jesus’ promise in John 3:16, “For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whosoever believes in Him should not perish, but have eternal life.” Pray now for forgiveness for your sins and ask Jesus to be the Savior and Lord of your life. Don’t delay!
In what little time you have in this life, get a Bible or download one from Bible.org, so you know God’s will for your life. Download this and everything you can from our website at christinprophecy.org or others like raptureready.com so you can know more about Jesus and what is in store for you in the Tribulation and the glorious return of Jesus. Gather quickly with others who have accepted Jesus as Savior for support and to worship together.
If you have accepted Jesus as your Savior, we will be waiting for you on the other side of this. May God bless you and keep you. Maranatha!
“The LORD is good, a refuge in times of trouble. He cares for those who trust in him.” (Nahum 1:7 NIV)
If millions of people from around the world have disappeared, the rapture has happened...not alien abductions!
Jesus has raptured His church, and you were not included. What does that mean???
Well, basically that means that, unless you accept the saving work of Christ on the cross now, you will spend eternity in hell. You are now in one of the most unique positions of all time - you know, without question, where you stand with God while there's still time to fix it. But unless you devote your entire lives to Christ now, hell as an eternal home won't change. Unfortunately, you will be entering a time when that will be tremendously hard to do, and you may well have to suffer beheading if you want to go to heaven and not hell forever. But if you don't make a real stand for Christ now, know with certainty, that the option you are choosing is eternity in hell . . . and I guarantee that it is the wrong choice.
But the Pope is still here, it couldn't have been the rapture (you're thinking) . . . The Bible tells us in the parable of the 10 Virgins that only 1/2 of the professing Christians are true Christians and will be taken. The other 1/2 are (for lack of a better phrase) 'fake Christians' or Christians in name only. They have no real relationship with their Lord who has paid for their eternal salvation. There are a LOT of fake Christians that will be left here after the rapture. But it's not too late for you or them . . .
But I do believe in Christ (you're thinking) . . . Believing in Christ as your savior involves much more than 'yep, I believe'. It means giving all of yourself to Him, including your time and your money. Most of you - if you went to church at all - would give more money to the waitress as a tip the night before at dinner than you would put towards furthering God's kingdom on Sunday mornings. Or you would go to church for 1 hour every week, then live the rest of your 167 hours doing anything you please, including many things that dishonor God. You are now called to be LIKE CHRIST in thought, word and action. He has called you out of the world (which has been handed over to Satan).
The Greek word that is translated as “church” in the Bible is ekklesia. This word is made up of a prefix and a root. The prefix is ek or ex, which means “out of ” or “from.” The root word is a form of the verb kaleo, which means “to call.” Thus, ekklesia means “those who are the called-out ones.” Simply put, the invisible church, the true church, is composed of those who are called by God not only outwardly but inwardly by the Holy Spirit. When Jesus calls someone to discipleship, He is calling that person to Himself, to belong to Him, to follow Him, and to learn from Him and of Him. (RC Sproul)
Every word of the Bible is the accurate, true Word of God - it's His guidebook for us. Most churches do not teach that. Homosexuality is immoral. Transgender is immoral. God wants a personal relationship with you. He wants someone whose whole life glorifies Him. If you truly belong to God, then your life - and your checkbook and calendars - will reflect that. Find a church that was mostly raptured, and find someone left there - they will most likely be able to help you the most.
Repent and be saved
You need to acknowledge that, without the finished work of Christ on your behalf, you have no place in the family of a Holy God (heaven)! No matter how good you are, none of us can stand before a perfect and just and holy God. Only through the willing sacrifice of Jesus - to be tortured and crucified on the cross and suffer our punishment in hell - only because of His love for you - are you now able to come before God Almighty as righteous.
You need understand that you are sinner, separated from God, and that without Jesus, you will forever be separated from God (hell). Jesus is the ONLY way to heaven.
God made it easy to be saved. That doesn't mean that it's not a supernatural transaction or that we can pick and choose the good parts. But if we see the truth and act on it, God won't withhold salvation from us. First, we must see ourselves as God sees us. The Bible says that we all have sinned. There is no one righteous, not even one (Romans 3:10). It also says we can't save ourselves. Lots of people thought they could earn their way to God or to Heaven by doing good things, but that's probably the biggest misconception ever. Ask anyone on the street what they think the Bible or the Church says about getting to heaven and 9 out of 10 would say it has something to do with doing good and living right. We’re to do that, of course, but not so we can earn our salvation. We’re to do that in response to our salvation. The Bible says that it's not by works of righteousness that we have done, but by his mercy God saved us. It also says that we are saved by grace through Christ - not of ourselves - so we can’t brag about our goodness. Jesus took our sins and paid the penalty for them so we wouldn't have to. The payment is death, and he died in our place because he loved us. When we tell Christ that we acknowledge ourselves as sinners and lost – and receive His gift of salvation – he saves us. A transaction takes place – we go from darkness to light, from lost to found – we’re saved. The Bible says that to those who receive Him, He gives the power to become sons of God. That's what Jesus is – the son of God. When we become sons of God, we have what Jesus has – a relationship with God, eternal life. And because Jesus paid our penalty, we also have forgiveness for our sins. (from Left Behind, Tim LaHaye)
Salvation is ABC simple
A Admit that you are a sinner
Romans 3:10 There is no one righteous, not even one
Romans 3:23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God
Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
B Believe in your heart that Jesus Christ is Lord
Romans 10:9 if you confess with your mouth, "Jesus is Lord," and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved.
C Confess your sins and call on the name of the Lord
Romans 10:9 if you confess with your mouth, "Jesus is Lord ," and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.
Romans 10:13 Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.
Pray this sinner’s prayer (with sincerity): Dear God, I admit that I'm a sinner. I am sorry for my sins. Please forgive me and save me. I ask this in the name of Jesus, who died for me. I trust in him right now. I believe that the sinless blood of Jesus is sufficient to pay the price for my salvation. Thank you for hearing me and receiving me. Thank you for saving my soul.
Once you have received His salvation, you need to live a life that portrays that. You need to tell others that there is still hope! You need to make a stand for Christ - and I can almost guarantee that it will be extremely difficult to do - quite probably to the point of death by beheading. Do not give into the one world religion that will be pushed - there is only one way and that is through belief in the finished work of Jesus.
John's Book of Revelation is here!
The Biblical book of Revelation is here! And it's terrifying! I will try to summarize what will be happening, so that when it happens, you will know that God said that it would happen over 2000 years ago. Isaiah 46:10 I make known the end from the beginning, from ancient times, what is still to come.I say: My purpose will stand,and I will do all that I please. Please understand that these are my understandings from my studies. That does not necessarily mean that my understandings are correct - they may not be. Read the book of Revelation and pray for God to help you understand. This stuff is very confusing - my interpretation should only be used as a loose guide. That being said, my interpretations are based on studies of people who are much smarter than me, so they shouldn't be too far off base . . .
This does not necessarily happen sequentially . . . In fact, I believe that it does not. But I will present it sequentially so you can follow along in your Bibles.
1 - What was
2-3 - What is - Warnings to the churches
4-22 - What will be (this is what I'm going to focus on)
The Seven Seals - warnings - beginning of birth pains
These are literally seals that seal up the scroll that Daniel saw - all seals need to be opened for the scroll to be opened. Inside the scroll are the things that were so horrific that they made Daniel catatonic for 3 weeks when he saw it - the apocalypse.
4 Horsemen of the Apocalypse
Seal 1. White Horse - The unleashing of the Antichrist - once the true church (those possessing the Holy Spirit) are gone (raptured), the Antichrist will take center stage
Also believed to be the false teachers (6:1-2) - Started at the ascension of Jesus (Rev 5:3)
Note that the thing that Jesus warned about more than any other in the end times is deception - false teachers
Even many churches that teach that Jesus is the only way to salvation are falsely teaching that Christians have replaced the Jews are God's chosen people. God has NOT rejected the Jews (read Romans) - this is a false teaching. The deception is immense. Be careful!!! Read the Bible!!!
Seal 2. Red Horse - World War (6:3-4) - See Daniel 11 for a description of WW3
Seal 3. Black Horse - Famine (6:5-6) - Result of war
Seal 4. Pale Horse - Sword, famine, plague and wild beasts (6:7-8) - Result of war
Matthew 24:4 Jesus answered: "Watch out that no one deceives you. 5 For many will come in my name, claiming, 'I am the Christ' [also could be translated as 'I come in the name of Christ'], and will deceive many. 6 You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come. 7 Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places. 8 All these are the beginning of birth pains.
Seal 5. Souls of the Slain (6:9-11) - Those that have been martyred for the name of Jesus
Seal 6. Great earthquake, black sun, red moon, falling stars (6:12-17) - Every mountain and island removed from its place
- caused by Nibiru/Planet X?
144,000 Sealed (7:1-8) - 144,000 represents totality.
Jewish people that will be protected?
or people that became Christians after the rapture?
or literally 144,000 Jewish people proclaiming the truth
Great multitude in white robes from the great tribulation praising God (7:9-17) - Christians in heaven that were raptured?
Seal 7. Silence (8:1-5) - Calm before the storm
Mt 24:29 "Immediately after the distress of those days " 'the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light; the stars will fall from the sky, and the heavenly bodies will be shaken.' 30 "At that time the sign of the Son of Man will appear in the sky, and all the nations of the earth will mourn. They will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of the sky, with power and great glory.
Distress of those days - WW3? or total loss of power from sun flare?
the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light; the stars will fall from the sky, and the heavenly bodies will be shaken - from Nibiru? Seal 6?
At that time the sign of the Son of Man will appear in the sky - Rev 12 sign - Sept 23, 2017
The Seven Trumpets - Judgement
Trumpets 1-4 are natural disasters that may happen all together - one in response to the last. Ring of fire = ~1/3 of earth.
Trumpet 1. Hail and fire, mixed with blood (8:6-7) - Volcanic eruptions?
- 1/3 of the earth was burned up, 1/3 of the trees were burned up, and all the green grass was burned up
- Not sure about ALL the green grass - may be a different mechanism - UVC and the Earth's weak shields?
Trumpet 2. Huge mountain, all ablaze, thrown into sea (8:8-9) - Volcanoes collapsing?
- 1/3 of sea turned into blood, 1/3 of living creatures in sea died, and 1/3 of ships destroyed
Trumpet 3. Blazing star (Wormwood) fell from the sky (8:10-11) - Massive asteroid?
- 1/3 of the rivers and springs of water
- Waters turned bitter, and many people died from the waters that had become bitter
Trumpet 4. Sun, moon and stars turned dark (8:12-13) - Nibiru
- 1/3 of the sun was struck, 1/3 of the moon, and 1/3 of the stars, so that 1/3 of them turned dark
- 1/3 of the day was without light, and also 1/3 of the night.
Three woes - supernatural
Trumpet 5. Woe 1 - Star (angel) fallen to the earth (9:1-12)
Opened the Abyss and the sun and sky were darkened by the smoke from the Abyss -
Out of the smoke, locusts came down upon the earth and were given power like that of scorpions
They could only harm people who did not have the seal of God on their foreheads (from Rev 7)
Rev 9:5 They were not given power to kill them, but only to torture them for five months. And the agony they suffered was like that of the sting of a scorpion when it strikes a man. 6 During those days men will seek death, but will not find it; they will long to die, but death will elude them.
Trumpet 6. Woe 2 - Four fallen angels released 200,000,000 mounted demonic troops to kill 1/3 of mankind (Rev 13-21)
They kill by three plagues of fire, smoke and sulfur that came out of their mouths
The power of the horses was in their mouths and in their tails; for their tails were like snakes, having heads with which they inflict injury
Little scroll (10)
- Seven thunders - we are not told what these are, but possibly represents the seven divine judgments
associated with Christ's return
1. Babylon destroyed: "she will be consumed by fire" (Rev.18:8).
2. The Armies of Armageddon destroyed: "the Lord is coming with fire" (Is.66:15).
3. The Beast and the False Prophet: "they were thrown alive into the lake of fire" (Rev.19:20).
4. The Incarceration of Satan and his Demons (Rev.20:1-3)
Compare "lightning and hail, snow and clouds, stormy winds that do his bidding" (Ps.148:8), with "Who makes his angels spirits; His ministers a flaming fire" (Ps.104:4); in the Abyss, the fallen angels will have nothing to do but to anticipate their own imminent end in the lake of fire.
5. Magog and the Coastlands: "I will send fire" (Ezek.39:6).
6. The Regathering and Purging of Israel: "He will cleanse [them] . . . with a spirit of judgment and a spirit of fire" (Is.4:4).
7. The Judgment and Reward of the Church
"if anyone's work is burnt up, he will suffer the loss, but he himself will be saved – but in this way as through fire" (1Cor.3:15).
Two witnesses (11) - Possibly Moses and Elijah
- They can prevent rain, turn water to blood, and strike the earth with every kind of plague as often as they want
- Will be killed by the Antichrist, and after 3.5 days of people's mocking, breath will re-enters them and they ascend to heaven
in a cloud
Trumpet 7. Temple in heaven opened (11:15-19)
Rev 11:15 "The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of his Christ, and he will reign for ever and ever."
Rev 11:18 The time has come for judging the dead, and for rewarding your servants the prophets and your saints and those who reverence your name, both small and great— and for destroying those who destroy the earth."
Celestial Signs (Rev 12)
Woman clothed with the sun (12:1-6) - Signs in the stars
This sign appeared on Sept 23, 2017. In the parable of the 10 Virgins, the announcement (sign) was made, but the Bridegroom tarried . . .
War in heaven (12:7-17) - Satan thrown to the earth - beginning of tribulation
Rev 12:12 Therefore rejoice, you heavens and you who dwell in them! But woe to the earth and the sea, because the devil has gone down to you! He is filled with fury, because he knows that his time is short."
Setting the Stage for Armageddon (Rev 13-14)
o The Enemy (13) - Satan’s grotesque parody of the Trinity
· Dragon (Satan/God the Father) (13:1a)
· Beast 1 (Antichrist/God the Son) (13:1b-10)
· Beast 2 (False Prophet/God the Holy Spirit) (13:11-18)
o The Heroes (14)
· The Lamb and the 144,000 (14:1-5)
· The Three Angels (14:6-13)
· The Son of Man (14:14-20)
Woe 3 - The Seven Bowls
The third woe is revealed after the seventh trumpet judgment. This woe is parallel to the trumpet that sounds in Joel 2 and signals the consummation of God’s plan for the entire world. This third woe marks the finishing of God’s judgment on sin; it occupies the book of Revelation through the 19th chapter, when Christ’s Kingdom is established on earth. Incorporated within this third and final woe are the seven “bowls” of God’s wrath, described in Revelation 16:1-21. This series of judgments is the greatest horror the citizens of earth have ever seen.
Bowl 1. Ugly and painful sores break out on the people who had the mark of the beast and worshiped his image (16:2)
Bowl 2. Sea is turned into blood like that of a dead man, and every living thing in the sea dies (16:3)
Bowl 3. Rivers and springs of water turned to blood to drink
- Justified because of the shedding of the blood of saints & prophets (16:4-7)
Bowl 4. Sun is given power to scorch people with fire (16:8-9)
Bowl 5. Satan’s kingdom plunged into darkness (16:10-11)
Bowl 6. Euphrates River dries up and miracles performed by demons (16:12-16)
Bowl 7. Massive earthquake - great city split into three parts - “It is done!” (16:17-21)
“The Whore of Babylon” (17-18) - Roman Catholic church
All Creation Praises God (19:1-10)
o The Millennial Kingdom (20:1-10) - Satan is bound and Christ reigns for 1000 years
o The Last Judgment (20:11-15) - Each person is judged according to what they had done. Anyone not found in the book of life (true Christ follower) is thrown into the lake of fire.
o The New Jerusalem (21-22) - New heaven and a new earth
Just some clarifications:
MARK OF THE BEAST
Rev 13:16 He also forced everyone, small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on his right hand or on his forehead, 17 so that no one could buy or sell unless he had the mark, which is the name of the beast or the number of his name. ... Rev 14:9 A third angel followed them and said in a loud voice: "If anyone worships the beast and his image and receives his mark on the forehead or on the hand, 10 he, too, will drink of the wine of God's fury, which has been poured full strength into the cup of his wrath. He will be tormented with burning sulfur in the presence of the holy angels and of the Lamb. 11 And the smoke of their torment rises for ever and ever. There is no rest day or night for those who worship the beast and his image, or for anyone who receives the mark of his name."
There is already a company in Wisconsin - Three Square Market - that has implanted a microchip into the hands of their employees. They use it to enter the building, log into their computers, and buy from the vending machines. This technology is here is being used now.
Another theory about the mark of the beast is that it will be a change in your DNA. This change may prevent you from dying. This change will make you no longer created in the image of God and absolutely ineligible for heaven. - The COVID 19 VACCINE will almost certainly become the Mark of the Beast
Is 28:15 You boast, "We have entered into a covenant with death, with the grave we have made an agreement. When an overwhelming scourge sweeps by, it cannot touch us, for we have made a lie our refuge and falsehood our hiding place."
Rev 9:6 During those days men will seek death, but will not find it; they will long to die, but death will elude them.
Is 28:18 (At the end of the 7-year tribulation) Your covenant with death will be annulled; your agreement with the grave will not stand. When the overwhelming scourge sweeps by, you will be beaten down by it. 19 As often as it comes it will carry you away; morning after morning, by day and by night, it will sweep through." The understanding of this message will bring sheer terror.
Another theory is biometric identification via Graphene Electronic Tattoos - and implementation of that is already part of the United Nations 2030 agenda. http://www.prophecynewswatch.com/article.cfm?recent_news_id=1470
No doubt that, whatever it is, it will come through as a voluntary thing first - DON'T DO IT, YOU CAN'T UNDO IT! Unfortunately, once it becomes mandatory, the cost will be beheading for not doing it. If you are left after the rapture, this is going to be a real problem for you.
When the Lion Roars has a great explanation of all of this. Read:
When the Lion Roars: Understanding the Implications of Ancient Prophecies for Our Time by Carl Gallups. https://smile.amazon.com/When-Lion-Roars-Understanding-Implications-ebook/dp/B01LR08POY/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1500132471&sr=8-1&keywords=when+the+lion+roars
THE UN PLANS TO IMPLEMENT UNIVERSAL BIOMETRIC IDENTIFICATION FOR ALL OF HUMANITY BY 2030 https://www.infowars.com/the-un-plans-to-implement-universal-biometric-identification-for-all-of-humanity-by-2030/
Transforming our World: The UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
This was written a long time ago, though it's still not inaccurate. See Mark of the Beast for more current information.
There is a powerful delusion coming. There is a lot of evidence suggesting aliens. NASA has stated that several of the Trappist I planets are capable of sustaining life. Also, there has been a lot of talk about aliens in Antarctica. People disappearing WAS NOT FROM ALIENS!! It was the rapture!
The miracles of the Antichrist are also very powerful delusions. Do not be deceived! This is NOT GOD, though you may think that he is!
2 Thessalonians 2:3 Don't let anyone deceive you in any way, for (that day will not come) until the rebellion occurs and the man of lawlessness [Antichrist] is revealed, the man doomed to destruction. 4 He will oppose and will exalt himself over everything that is called God or is worshiped, so that he sets himself up in God's temple, proclaiming himself to be God. 5 Don't you remember that when I was with you I used to tell you these things? 6 And now you know what is holding him back [Holy Spirit], so that he may be revealed at the proper time [after the rapture]. 7 For the secret power of lawlessness is already at work [spirit of the Antichrist]; but the one who now holds it back will continue to do so till he is taken out of the way [rapture]. 8 And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord Jesus will overthrow with the breath of his mouth and destroy by the splendor of his coming. 9 The coming of the lawless one will be in accordance with the work of Satan displayed in all kinds of counterfeit miracles, signs and wonders, 10 and in every sort of evil that deceives those who are perishing. They perish because they refused to love the truth and so be saved. 11 For this reason God sends them a powerful delusion so that they will believe the lie 12 and so that all will be condemned who have not believed the truth but have delighted in wickedness.
See Deception - In Our World (Lies that the Unsaved World Believes)
This person probably just showed up. He is the person that strongly confirms a covenant with Israel. Not necessarily the initiator of the peace treaty, but rather someone that enforces the covenant that is already in place. He may be the person that ends the war and brings peace. He will be someone that you will really like and couldn't possibly imagine could be evil in any way. He may even be very very closely associated with the true God already (in your eyes). When he is 'raised from the dead', you will want to believe that he is the god that he is declaring himself to be. This is the point that Satan indwells the body of this person.
The Bible gives many details regarding the person we call the Antichrist, but the general picture is that of a European who rises to power over the Western world. Whether he is Jewish or Gentile is not entirely clear. What is clear, however, is that he will control the last great bastion of Gentile world power. From his base in the west, he will extend his control over the entire world. He will administrate the world government and the global economy, assisted by the leader of the one-world religion (Rev 13:11-18). The Bible gives us at least 10 keys to identify the Antichrist when he comes to power:
He will rise to power in the last days
Dan 8:19 He said: "I am going to tell you what will happen later in the time of wrath, because the vision concerns the appointed time of the end. ...23 "In the latter part of their reign, when rebels have become completely wicked, a stern-faced king, a master of intrigue, will arise.
He will rule the whole world
Rev 13:7 He was given power to make war against the saints and to conquer them. And he was given authority over every tribe, people, language and nation.
His headquarters will be in Rome
Both of books of Daniel and Revelation associate the Antichrist with a confederation of 10 European nations that correspond in some way to the old Roman Empire. We see this confederation symbolized by the ten toes of the great statue in Nebuchadnezzar's dream in Daniel 2:31-45. This confederation is also symbolize in Daniel 7:19-28 and Revelation 13:1-9 by the 10 horns of the beast.
In Daniels prophecies, the Antichrist is always associated with the final phase of the Roman Empire (the 4th Kingdom)
In Revelation 17:9 the Antichrist is identified with the city that sits on seven hills - that is Rome
Daniel 9:25-27 states he will come from among the people who will destroy the second temple - that is the Romans
He is intelligent and persuasive
Intellectual - Dan 7:20
Oracle - Dan 7:20
Political - Dan 11:21
Commercial - Dan 8:25
Military - Dan 8:24
Administrative - Rev 13:1-2
Religious - 2Th 2:4
He will rule by International consent
Rev 17:12 "The ten horns you saw are ten kings who have not yet received a kingdom, but who for one hour will receive authority as kings along with the beast. 13 They have one purpose and will give their power and authority to the beast.
He will rule by deception
Dan 8:24 He will become very strong, but not by his own power. He will cause astounding devastation and will succeed in whatever he does. He will destroy the mighty men and the holy people. 25 He will cause deceit to prosper, and he will consider himself superior. When they feel secure, he will destroy many and take his stand against the Prince of princes. Yet he will be destroyed, but not by human power.
He will control the global economy
Rev 13:16 He also forced everyone, small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on his right hand or on his forehead, 17 so that no one could buy or sell unless he had the mark, which is the name of the beast or the number of his name.
He will make a peace treaty with Israel
Dan 9:27 He will confirm a covenant with many for one 'seven.' In the middle of the 'seven' he will put an end to sacrifice and offering. And on a wing of the temple he will set up an abomination that causes desolation, until the end that is decreed is poured out on him.
He will break the treaty and invade Israel
Dan 9:26 The people of the ruler who will come will destroy the city and the sanctuary. The end will come like a flood: War will continue until the end, and desolations have been decreed.
He will claim to be God
2 Thessalonians 2:4 He will oppose and will exalt himself over everything that is called God or is worshiped, so that he sets himself up in God's temple, proclaiming himself to be God.
Bible - Read it!!! Especially the books of Revelation and Daniel, which will detail what may happen over the next 7 years
The Watchmen (End Time News & Bible Prophecy Pointing To Jesus Return)
BP Earthwatch (Info on astronomical and earthly phenomenon) https://bpearthwatch.com/
MrMBB333 (Info on astronomical and earthly phenomenon) https://www.mrmbb333.com/
Skywatch Media videos (Info on astronomical and earthly phenomenon) https://www.youtube.com/user/skymednews/playlists
When the Lion Roars: Understanding the Implications of Ancient Prophecies for Our Time by Carl Gallups. https://smile.amazon.com/When-Lion-Roars-Understanding-Implications-ebook/dp/B01LR08POY/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1500132471&sr=8-1&keywords=when+the+lion+roars
Spiritual Prepper: Tapping into Overlooked Prophecies to Prepare You for Doomsday by Jake McCandless https://smile.amazon.com/Spiritual-Prepper-Overlooked-Prophecies-Doomsday-ebook/dp/B06W2HT1NM/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1500291173&sr=8-1&keywords=spiritual+prepper+by+jake+mccandless
I have a lot of files that you're welcome to use https://1drv.ms/f/s!ArSx2kfFOlCXhb09XyX2F_Peo_apXw
Bill Creasy's detailed commentaries https://1drv.ms/f/s!ArSx2kfFOlCXhb4WoUHDJyGjIq4OfA
Sorry, but I have now made you a watchman! Ez 33:6 But if the watchman sees the sword coming and does not blow the trumpet to warn the people and the sword comes and takes the life of one of them, that man will be taken away because of his sin, but I will hold the watchman accountable for his blood.' Please share this with everyone - people can't consider it if they don't know about it!
All of this is explained in the books of the Bible. Start with Revelation. Here are some audio files to start your journey: https://1drv.ms/f/s!ArSx2kfFOlCXhb4Wbp_ycBOwaMRFLQ
May God be with you!
In God's love
Rapture Vision of 1996
https://fliphtml5.com/whqo/ytrn/basic (book format)
http://blog.daum.net/jesus.loves.u/1649 (copy/paste format)
January 1, 2009
Hello My Friend John Tng:
The first part of this letter is a little testimonial of where I am coming from. In 1994, while in my worldly ways, the Lord Jesus and the Holy Spirit finally got tired of my way of life and took me to the wood shed and whipped me severely. I thought they would kill me. I felt they had torn my heart out. I'm talking about mental suffering and pain. I cried and grieved so bad my heart felt like it stopped beating several times. He took one of the dearest things from me, my beloved dog. 1 loved that dog with a passion. She was my constant companion. Every step I took she was with me. She even slept with me. The problem was, I worshipped my dog and she worshipped me (like the Bible says, no other gods before me).
After several months went by, I was still crying daily over her mysterious death. She was very healthy according to the vet. No reason for her death. For several months before her I had a strong feeling that someone or something was controlling my life. Weird things would happen, not normal, like things fall down not up. Whoever heard of 3 or 4 flat tires on your car for 4 days in a row. It just doesn't happen. 1 could reach into a barrel of golden bb's and pull out the only lead one, three times in a row. I am serious. I decided that this was of a supernatural control. Then a friend of mine said, you know, it sounds like God is trying to get your attention. I said, OK, I'll get me a Bible and read it and see if this is my supernatural controller because I can't keep living like this, it's killing me. So I read my King James, and the more I read the more I craved. About 4 books into the bible, I cried and begged the Lord for forgiveness, and he did. God's Holy Spirit came into my body in May of 1994 and cleansed my heart and soul. As long as I live, I will never forget that feeling, it lasted right at 8 hours. I felt like I had swallowed a dozen tranquilizers. I did cry sorrowfully, and ashamed of my past. I know everyone has their own story.
Two years went by, reading my Bible day and night, and listening to sermons on the radio. I read where Daniel prayed three times a day. I can pray six and I did. I lived and breathed God's word. My family thought I had lost my mind, I was so obsessed. Every minute I was alone, I talked to Him, like He was standing there invisible, of course. I believed He was anyway, even though He said not a word aloud. I probably would have croaked if He actually spoke to me like He did Moses. But I knew I was just a lowly servant, not worth much, surely did not deserve any special treatment.
Well anyway, two years went by, praying day and night. At the end of each prayer, I'd lay in bed and think about Jesus and ask Him the same question every night before sleep. Lord Jesus, will I live to see the rapture? And what did you really look like? Then one night while on my knees praying, I just started, when out of nowhere, like someone flipped the TV on, a picture appeared before my eyes. Flames of fire, dancing all around me moving just like real fire. Well, I knew I hadn't done anything wrong, so this had to be Satan trying to interrupt my prayers. I said, go away Satan, you're not making me stop praying, but they did not leave, so I got scared and jumped into my bed. My wife said, my that was a short one. I said, if you had seen what I had just seen you would have made it a short one too. Well, I decided that would never happen again - wrong! The very next night, the same thing happened again, but this time I was not going to quit, and I didn't budge. Then something happened right in the middle of those flames, they opened up and revealed a road, a long road, it was like I could not go but one way, and if I got off this road, I'd get burned, or my life's road would be through flames of fire. And believe me, the last 13 years has not been a picnic.
There were a total of 15 visions, most were at night as I began to pray by my bed. I had no control. They started and stopped when they wanted. Each and every night I thought it would be the last one. There was not a sound or word spoken in these visions, just silent pictures. Well, after three visions ended, I thought maybe I had pleased the Lord for Him to give me these visions, maybe a little special. Wrong!
Within 6 months. I had to file bankruptcy, one year later, a massive heart attack, and another year later another heart attack. I don't want to receive any credit for anything. I can't handle any more mental or physical suffering. I don't want God to think I'm getting puffed up. I must get on to the rapture vision.
The Rapture Vision of 1996
The coming events or warnings to happen just before the rapture takes place.
Dearly beloved doves, and brothers and sisters in Jesus name. This is the vision given in 1996 concerning world wide events to happen from one to three weeks before the actual Rapture. This I told to many friends, and was often hurt at the disbelief, and cold shoulders of many Christian friends that I finally just put it on the back shelf, and let it sit for the last 13 years. I now feel that the Rapture is so close that it needs to be told, urgently. I agree with our Christian brother John Tng that there has been so many dreams and visions of the Rapture that probably no one will believe this one either, but that is okay. All I pray for is everyone to remember. Like our Bible says, the vision will prove itself with time and testing. By remembering these visions, it will or can save you much needless suffering. The Lord does not want to hurt his bride.
There is going to appear above the earth (in the sky) a strange object, it will be large and sphere shaped, like a ball. It will look like it's been built in sections, like a football with huge rivets at the seams. Many will call this a UFO, I don't know. It will have the color of copper or bronze. It will be on every TV around the world. People will be shocked like the World Trade Center. People will be glued to their TV's but you don't. The minute you see this, run to the closest food store and get enough canned food and bottled water for about three weeks, because between one and 24 hours after this object is seen world wide there is going to be a massive impact or collision on our sun's surface. It is going to happen on our blind side, we can't see it coming. It's going to be a super size twin asteroid hitting the sun in a vital spot, releasing a major solar storm, knocking out all of earth's electricity, all over the world. Those of you who read this will save yourself and your family much misery.
Now, this is what's going to happen in the next 2 or 3 weeks, while the electricity is off. Within a few days the whole world will start to go crazy with hunger. The banks and ATM's can't work without electricity. No gas pumps for food transportation, no refrigeration, total darkness. The robbers, rapists, and murderers will see right away that no one can call the police for help, because the solar storm has burned up all communication satellites, cell phones and telephones. The law can't even call each other. It's going to be total breakdown in large cities. There will be gun shots and screams all night long. Millions will be behind locked doors, praying and begging for God's mercy, for help and protection. He will answer millions of prayers. Millions will ask for forgiveness, and the Lord and his saints will perform millions of miracles during these three weeks.
Then after about 3 weeks of this, the Rapture will happen. Although there are different time zones around the world, the Lord showed it will be night here in Florida, USA. In this vision, I was taken in the spirit out in the woods behind my house in Florida. During the spring or early summer, it started at night. I didn't hear any trumpets or words (come up hither) but I know there's going to be, because the Bible says so. As I was standing there in the spirit of course, in the middle of some trees, a huge blue beam of light came down like a big flashlight, about a thirty foot circle around me. The blue light was identical in color to a welder's arc light at night. It was so blinding I put my hands over my eyes to see if I could see where or what this light was coming from. Then I noticed in the distant night sky, north, south, east, and west of me, blue colored stars jetting off the ground spiraling upwards traveling fast, they were heading for the bright blue object that was shining that beam of light down on me. It could have been the Lord or an open door to heaven. I really could not tell, it was so bright and blinding. Anyway, these little blue stars were going up in clusters. Different numbers depending on the size of town around me. Then all of a sudden when they reached about 9:00 high they burst into 10 times their size. Then I realized it was those alive in Christ joining those dead in Christ. I was too far away to see any new regenerated bodies or white gowns, but I'm sure they were. Then suddenly I was again taken out of my body off to the side to look at myself standing in the light. That's when I saw my own flesh glossing white as lightning, all my flesh, head and arms, my clothes remained the same. Then instantly, I vanished and my clothes fell to the ground. From what I saw in this vision, I was the last to go because all the alive in Christ had joined the risen dead.
The next afternoon, I had been reading my Bible for about an hour and then stood up in my living room to take a break, when suddenly at arm's length from my face appeared a blue cloud, the same color as the beam in the Rapture vision. In the shape of something like a football on its side, about 3 ft long and 2 ft high - white, a brilliant white 21 in the middle of it. I never did understand the meaning of the 21, maybe it was the day of the Rapture. I base no idea, your guess is as good as mine. Well, that startled me, so I sat down, shocked again because this was in the middle of the day and I wasn't even praying. Well, my son was in the kitchen making some tea and he said we were out of sugar. I said OK, I'll go down the road and get some. I began to sit up when this small newborn baby appeared before my eyes. I'm starting to come unglued now, because it hadn't been 5 minutes since the blue cloud, when this happened. I told myself, O my Lord, am I losing my mind? What, O God, does this baby have to do with the Bible? I must be losing my mind. I really started crying, it was blowing my mind. Then I noticed this newborn baby had this horrible growth on the side of it s head, almost as big as the baby's head. It was scary ugly, that's how bad. After about 20 seconds, the vision disappeared, the baby was gone. I told myself I've got to get out of here or I'm going to start crying again. Well, I left and went after the sugar, about 2 miles away. I walked into the store, the owner and myself were the only ones there. He was on the telephone talking to some friend of his. I was at the counter waiting to him to get off the phone, when suddenly a young woman came into the store. She walked right up beside me and spoke to my friend on the phone. She said, you haven't seen my brand new baby have you and he said no ma'am. I happened to look down at the baby and nearly fainted. There was the same baby I'd seen 10 minutes earlier. My legs went like rubber and I had to lean on the counter to keep myself from falling. This action made this young woman mad, I mean angry, my reaction insulted her greatly. She yelled at me and said, the doctor says it's just a birth mark, and it will shrink and go away. She then stormed out of the store. My friend said, did you see that thing on the baby's head? I said yes, I saw it 10 minutes before I came here. That was the last one, never again in 13 years. The only thing I can figure out is, He was showing me that every vision he had shown me was going to happen. My friends, all I ask you is to remember what you read here. It's not important to believe this, but I beg you to remember.
Your brother in Christ