If suddenly, in the blink of an eye, you find that a large number of people all over the earth have vanished into thin air, the following are important facts about what has happened.
The Bible Predicted This Would Happen
Some 2,000 years ago, God prophesied in the Bible that a time would come when He would remove true Christians from the earth.
Behold, I tell you a mystery; we will not all sleep, but we will all be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet; for the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed. For this perishable must put on the imperishable, and this mortal must put on immortality. 1Corinthians 15:51-53
For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive and remain will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we shall always be with the Lord. 1Thessalonians 4:16-17
By predicting the future, it's proof the Bible is the only thing you can truly trust.
God's Purpose For This Mass Removal
God promised in the Bible that those who believed His Messiah's shed blood paid for their sins wouldn't have to endure the seven years of terrible events that were also prophesied in the Bible and now coming on the people on earth.
Therefore only true Believers have been removed (sometimes called the Rapture). You are left behind because you didn't truly believe Jesus came from heaven to die as a sacrifice for your personal sins and was resurrected, defeating death.
Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from the wrath of God through Him. Romans 5:9
. . . Jesus, who rescues us from the wrath to come. 1Thessalonians 1:10
Thankfully God gave the world access to heaven through what the Jewish Messiah had provided VIA the cross. If you wish to also be rescued from the wrath that is coming on the earth, believe that Jesus is the Messiah who died to pay for your sins and rose from the grave defeating death.
Truly, truly, I say to you, he who hears My word, and believes Him who sent Me, has eternal life, and does not come into judgment, but has passed out of death into life. John 5:24
Truly, truly, I say to you, he who believes has eternal life. John 6:47
Jesus said to her, 'I am the resurrection and the life; he who believes in Me will live even if he dies,' John 11:25
If you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved; for with the heart a person believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth he confesses, resulting in salvation. Romans 10:9-10
And it shall be that everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved. Acts 2:21
These things I have written to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, so that you may know that you have eternal life. 1John 5:13
So if you believe the good news that Jesus saved you from eternal damnation, find a Bible if you can and begin reading God's love story to mankind. Read Luke, Acts and Ephesians to get started.
What Happens Next?
Even though you missed the "removal," if you now believe the good news of the gospel of Jesus by faith, you will escape the unquenchable and eternal fires of hell and immediately go to heaven when you die.
But the world is now under judgment and you very well may be killed for your faith. So the following is a guide for what's coming.
There are probably others who, like you, realize what has happened and now know the truth about God's Word. You should seek out these people as well as share this information with as many as you can. During these perilous times, you can really only trust the words in the Bible.
Below is a timeline of where we've been, where we are and what's dead ahead--7 years of horrific tribulation.
. . . behold, a pale horse; . . . Death; and Hades . . . to kill one fourth of the earth with sword, famine, pestilence and by the wild beasts of the earth. Revelation 6:8
. . .there will be a great tribulation, such as has not occurred since the beginning of the world until now, nor ever will. Matthew 24:21
By following the red line above, you can see that after Jesus died on the cross, God's Holy Spirit came to earth to indwell those who believed that Jesus' sinless blood paid the price for their past, present and future sins.
But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father
will send in My name, He will teach you all things,
Now we have received, not the spirit of the world,
but the Spirit who is from God, so that we may
know the things freely given to us by God,
The Holy Spirit also restrains wholesale evil on the earth.
. . . the mystery of lawlessness is already at work;
only He (the Holy Spirit) who now restrains will do
so until he is taken out of the way. 2Thessalonians 2:7
But God's Spirit was removed from the earth prior to the
7 Years of Tribulation, a time of God's judgment on earth. That's why millions just disappeared--all who had the Spirit of God living in them, who were alive at the time of His departure, were simultaneously removed from the earth with Him.
When the Holy Spirit left, they left with Him!
For He Himself has said, 'I WILL NEVER
DESERT YOU, NOR WILL I EVER FORSAKE
YOU,' Hebrews 13:5
God's Purpose For The 7 Year Tribulation
The next 7 Years of Tribulation is also known as "the time of Jacob's distress" (Jeremiah 30:7) because Israel will come back into God's focus for the world to see. It will be obvious that Israel is God's chosen nation on earth.
My holy name I will make known in the midst of My people Israel; and I will not let My holy name be profaned anymore. And the nations will know that I am the LORD, the Holy One in Israel. Ezekiel 39:7
The LORD has made known His salvation; He has revealed His righteousness in the sight of the nations. He has remembered His lovingkindness and His faithfulness to the house of Israel; Psalms 98:2-3
Some 2000 years ago Israel rejected their Messiah and therefore God blinded them during the Church Age period that followed Jesus' crucifixion.
. . . a partial hardening has happened to Israel until the fullness of the Gentiles has come in; Romans 11:25
The recent disappearance of the true Christians is proof that God is now again making Israel His primary focus on the earth.
God has not rejected His people whom He foreknew.
People On Earth Now Have A Choice
After the removal of the Believers, people who are alive and remain have a clear-cut decision to make--you can choose God or Satan. People will either choose to believe the false signs and wonders by Satan--or eternal salvation offered via Jesus Christ.
The one whose coming is in accord with the activity of Satan, with all power and signs and false wonders, and with all the deception of wickedness for those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth so as to be saved.
2 Thessalonians 2:9-10
Those who do not trust God's Word will fall for Satan's lie and be doomed to hell forever.
For this reason God will send upon them a deluding influence so that they will believe what is false, in order that they all may be judged who did not believe the truth, but took pleasure in wickedness.2 Thessalonians 2:12
So it will be at the end of the age; the angels will come forth and take out the wicked from among the righteous, and will throw them into the furnace of fire; in that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. Matthew 13:49-50
These will pay the penalty of eternal destruction, 2Thessalonians 2:12
The following is a list of major events predicted in the Bible that will happen in the near future, in their probable order:
* Many Nations Attack Israel
Soon, if it hasn't happened already, many nations will
come against Israel to gain her riches.
You will go up, you will come like a storm; you will be like a cloud covering the land, you and all your troops, and many peoples with you.Ezekiel 38:9
". . . Have you come to capture spoil? Have you assembled your company to seize plunder, to carry away silver and gold, to take away cattle and goods, to capture great spoil?" Ezekiel 38:13
The countries attacking Israel are:
Ezekiel 38:3: Gog, prince of Rosh, Meshech and Tubal.
Ezekiel 38:5: Persia, Ethiopia and Put
Ezekiel 38:6: Gomer, Beth-togarmah
It's hard to predict with absolute certainty who these attacking nations will be, but Russia (Gog) and Iran (Persia) are likely to be two of them.
* Israel Is Victorious
Israel will have a huge victory over the invading nations and the world will see that God Himself is protecting Israel.
'It will come about on that day, when Gog comes against the land of Israel,' declares the Lord GOD, 'that My fury will mount up in My anger.'
'I will strike your bow from your left hand and dash down your arrows from your right hand. You will fall on the mountains of Israel, you and all your troops and the peoples who are with you; I will give you as food to every kind of predatory bird and beast of the field. You will fall on the open field; for it is I who have spoken,' declares the Lord GOD. Ezekiel 39:3-5
I will magnify Myself, sanctify Myself, and make Myself known in the sight of many nations; and they will know that I am the LORD. Ezekiel38:23
* World War, Death, Famine & Cataclysmic Events
With God's Holy Spirit having been removed, Who is called
"the Restrainer" of unrelenting evil, the world is aflame.
For then there will be a great tribulation, such as has not occurred since the beginning of the world until now, nor ever will. Matthew 24:21
And there will be a time of distress such as never occurred since there was a nation until that time; Daniel 12:1
The first sounded, and there came hail and fire, mixed with blood, and they were thrown to the earth; and a third of the earth was burned up, and a third of the trees were burned up, and all the green grass was burned up. Revelation 8:7
* Emergence Of A World Leader
Seemingly out of nowhere, a man steps forward who sounds like he can save the world.
I looked, and behold, a white horse, and he who sat on it had a bow; and a crown was given to him, and he went out conquering and to conquer. Revelation 6:2
. . . the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son of destruction, who opposes and exalts himself above every so-called god or object of worship, 2Thessalonians 2:3-4
He will speak out against the Most High and wear down the saints of the Highest One, and he will intend to make alterations in times and in law;
* New World Leader Calls For Peace
This world leader orchestrates a seven-year peace treaty between 10 nations and Israel. This begins the seven years of prophesied tribulation.
And he will make a firm covenant with the many for one week [seven years], but in the middle of the week he will put a stop to sacrifice and grain offering; Daniel 9:27
There was given to him a mouth speaking arrogant words and blasphemies, and authority to act for forty-two months was given to him. Revelation 13:5
They have healed the brokenness of My people superficially, saying, 'Peace, peace,' but there is no peace. Jeremiah 6:14
* A New Worldwide Economic Order Is Instituted
The New World Leader will gain more and more power as he institutes a global economic system. The Bible gives specific warnings about this system that have eternal ramifications.
*** Refuse the Mark! ***
Those alive today will soon be told that they can stay alive only by joining the world system and voluntarily receiving an identifying mark on their body.
And he [the leader of the new world] causes all, the small and the great, and the rich and the poor, and the free men and the slaves, to be given a mark on their right hand or on their forehead, and he provides that no one will be able to buy or to sell, except the one who has the mark, either the name of the beast or the number of his name. Revelation 13:16-17
God warns not to take this mark because if you choose to join the world system in order to live longer on earth, you will receive horrific plagues from angels in the sky.
So the first angel went and poured out his bowl on the earth; and it became a loathsome and malignant sore on the people who had the mark of the beast and who worshiped his image. Revelation 16:2
And worst of all, if you take that mark, when you die you'll be cast into a punishing hell for eternity.
. . . If anyone . . . receives a mark on his forehead or on his hand, he also will drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is mixed in full strength in the cup of His anger; and he will 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 goes up forever and ever; they have no rest day and night, those who worship the beast and his image, and whoever receives the mark of his name. Revelation 14:-11
NOTE: More information about this time period is laid out on the bookmarks below. If you're reading this before the removal has taken place, and the Internet is still working, you can view an overview of the entire Bible in 30 minutes at: compass.org/30
Bottom Line: Don't Believe The Lies
Those who are now in power are going to lie to you about many things. Watch for these three big lies:
About what happened to all those people who vanished.
They're fine, God removed them, they're in heaven.
About why you need to take the "Mark of the Beast."
Don't, because if you do, you'll go to hell FOREVER!
About the people of Israel being your enemy.
They're not, they're God's chosen people whom He loves.
This is a difficult time to live
Standing against the earth-shaking evil powers will be difficult. And life as a Believer in Jesus during this time won't be easy. Quite frankly, you may very well be killed. But God promises that even though you may die on earth standing on your faith, you'll go straight to heaven for eternity.
Then one of the elders answered, saying to me, 'These who are clothed in the white robes, who are they, and where have they come from?' I said to him, 'My lord, you know.' And he said to me, 'These are the ones who come out of the great tribulation, and they have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. For this reason, they are before the throne of God; and they serve Him day and night in His temple; and He who sits on the throne will spread His tabernacle over them. They will hunger no longer, nor thirst anymore; nor will the sun beat down on them, nor any heat; for the Lamb in the center of the throne will be their shepherd, and will guide them to springs of the water of life; and God will wipe every tear from their eyes.' Revelation 7:13-17
. . . I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded because of their testimony of Jesus and because of the word of God, and those who had not worshiped the beast or his image, and had not received the mark on their forehead and on their hand; and they came to life and reigned with Christ for a thousand years. Revelation 20:4
So there's incredible hope for you and anyone else who believes the good news that Jesus offers salvation from eternal damnation. If you believe the good news that Jesus died for your sins, He will save you from the eternal fires of hell.
It is a trustworthy statement, deserving full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, 1 Timothy 1:15
7 Scriptural Truths That
Affect Your Eternity
1) It is a fact that God loves you.
For God so loved the world, that He gave His only fathered Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life. For God did not send the Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world might be saved through Him. John 3:16-17
2) It is a fact that you're a sinner.
for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God
If we say that we have no sin, we are deceiving
ourselves and the truth is not in us. 1 John 1:8
3) It is a fact that sin separates you from God
the result of sin is death, Romans 6:23
4) It is a fact that Jesus paid the price to redeem you from sin.
God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from the wrath
of God through Him. Romans 5:8-9
. . . the blood of Jesus His Son cleanses us from all sin.
1 John 1:7
5) It is a fact that you can be saved from eternity in hell.
If you believe the good news of what God has done for you--that God sent His Son from heaven to shed His blood in death to pay the price for your personal sins, and that He rose from the dead, defeating death, you will be saved by faith.
If you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved; Romans 10:9
Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved.
6) It is a fact that if you're now a Believer, you're saved by what He did, not what you do or don't do.
For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, so that no one may boast. Ephesians 2:8-9
7) If you are now a Believer, Satan hates you. You're not up against bad people, but rather the evil that is behind them.
Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of His might. Put on the full armor of God, so that you will be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places. Therefore, take up the full armor of God, so that you will be able to resist in the evil day, and having done everything, to stand firm. Ephesians 6:10-13
Although you may be tremendously confused about the events currently surrounding you, try to find a Bible because it has God's truth that you can trust. Be wise, refuse the mark and live for Him! Because eternity is a LONG LONG time!