WHY YOU WILL WANT TO BE RAPTURED BY CHRIST

On September 28th will be the forth blood moon that falls on a Jewish religious holiday. In the past, when this happened something spectacular occurred. Joel 2:31 – “The sun will be turned to darkness and the moon to blood before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord. Acts 2:20 – “The sun will be turned to darkness and the moon to blood before the coming of the great and glorious day of the Lord.” Every generation believed the rapture would happen since 35 A.D. during their lifetime. Jesus said a sign would be given. What if the four blood moons are the sign that the rapture is to occur?

What the Bible says happens, after Christians have met Christ in the air, will be so devastating and evil that no one will want to live through it. However, there will be a chance to accept Christ and be saved during the Tribulation, but it will require possible beheading or immediate death of some kind. Therefore, if you want to live with God throughout eternity, now is a better time to be ready to meet the Lord.

Hopefully, the following will explain what the Bible tells will happen.

In Daniel chapter 9, we are told the Antichrist makes a peace covenant with Israel for seven years. At the end of the first 3½ years of that covenant, he will put an end to their sacrificing and ritual offerings in the Temple. He will take over the Temple and exalt himself over God and any other gods. The Antichrist will desecrate the Temple and cause all kinds of disasters on those who will not bow down and worship him.

During the first 3½, God will provide two witnesses in Jerusalem that will perform miracles and teach the gospel message of salvation in Christ. They will have the power to stop anyone who tries to interfere with their message. They will have power to stop it from raining or even cause plagues anytime they want.

Finally, they will be killed and lay dead, in the streets, for three and a half days. Then God brings them back to life and fear will strike the people.

Revelation 7:4 – 8 tell us, prior to these two, God has 144,000 Jews witness and give the message of the gospel so that everyone who was not raptured have a chance for salvation. But once the two have been seen ascending into heaven, there will be no further chances of anyone being saved.

In Revelation chapter 13, John tells us that the Antichrist will have tremendous control and power that will run an evil world system. His power will be total; he can do whatever he desires. Since Pentecost, God has limited Satan’s power and it will be restrained until the church is raptured. After that, he will focus much of his power against Christians. He will become too powerful that opposing him will be futile. All nations on earth will serve him. Only those who have his mark on their bodies will be able to buy and sell in the world’s economy. There are some theologians who believe the Antichrist can be a Jew or a gentile.

Everyone will live under the same laws. He will not only be the head of government, he will be the government, speak for it, think for it and decide for it. His followers will establish a world religion with the Antichrist the one worshipped. This religion will not believe in our God or the Holy Spirit. Everyone will be required to worship him and those who will not, face death. John, the author of Revelation, tells us that Satan will copy God in order to deceive people. John says, unless a person is well grounded in faith and is knowledgeable of Revelation, they could be easily deceived. The temptation to believe in this leader will be great.

Great secrets of nature will be revealed to men. Seducing spirits will inspire the arts, philosophies and sciences. People will think the Antichrist is the greatest benefactor the world has ever known. As he sets himself up in the Temple, claiming that he is god according to Mark 13:14. In Matthew 24:15 we are told there will be an Abomination of Desolation, which means anything involving the worship of false gods in a sacred place. The old Temple has been used as a brothel by an invading army previously.

The Bible says there will be Christians during this time and the Antichrist will be out to kill everyone. (Revelation 13:15 – “The second beast was given power to give breath to the image of the first beast, so that the image could speak and cause all who refused to worship the image to be killed.) These are possibly people who accepted Christ but never received the sealing of the Holy Spirit and became a true Christian. They were a Christian in name only and remained on earth after the church was raptured. Some believe this could be millions.

In addition to the Antichrist will be the False Prophet. The false prophet becomes the organizer and establishes a new religion centered on the Antichrist. The Antichrist gives him unlimited authority. The real purpose is to worship Satan through the Antichrist. The new religion will be made acceptable for everyone to believe and to practice. His speeches will be hypnotic for he will be able to move everyone to tears or motivate them to do most anything. He will make fire come down from heaven as Elijah did in I Kings 18. With his miraculous powers he will be able to distort the truth and shape world opinion into accepting the Antichrist and himself.

Mankind will be blinded to this universal religion and will easily accept the requirement of worshiping an idol. There will be no forgiveness from God for worshiping this image and not to worship the image as we said will cause one’s death. `If one refuses and continues to serve our Lord Jesus Christ, by doing so will mean martyrdom and death. There will be no middle ground. But everyone who does not take the mark of the beast will be given one final opportunity to repent and accept Christ as their Savior. (Revelation 14:9 – 11 – “A third angel followed them and said in a loud voice: “If anyone worships the beast and its image and receives its mark on their forehead or on their hand, they, too, will drink the wine of God’s fury, which has been poured full strength into the cup of his wrath. They will be tormented with burning sulfur in the presence of the holy angels and of the Lamb. And the smoke of their torment will rise forever and ever. There will be no rest day or night for those who worship the beast and its image, or for anyone who receives the mark of its name.”

Scripture tells us that there has never been a time before or a time after as bad as when the Antichrist rules. Why would anyone not be willing to prepare spiritually, so that they will be raptured when Christ returns to meet us in the sky? Why would you want to live through devastating earthquakes, volcanoes erupting, food being scare and plagues will be prevalent, causing all kinds of sickness? In addition, there will be a war where 1/3 of the world’s population will be killed? ARE YOU PREPARED AND READY to meet God if the rapture were to occur after September 28, 2015?

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