AFTER THE RAPTURE.

The Bible warns that after the “True Christians” have been removed from the earth, the present chaos and destruction will continue, and in fact, things will get much, much worse in the days ahead, so we need to be very clear on a few things here.

There will be many millions of people who will deny that the rapture was God taking the Christians from the earth.   They will point to themselves and say, “I’m still here, and I’m a Christian, therefore it wasn’t God who took these people”    Many of these people will hold high offices in many of the churches, Popes, Priests, Bishops,  Pastors, etc. God calls these leaders, false prophets and false teachers in 2 Peter 2:1  But there were also false prophets among the people, even as there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Lord who bought them, and bring on themselves swift destruction.

And  the following verse  tells us in 2 Pet 2:2  And many will follow their destructive ways, because of whom the way of truth will be blasphemed.

The Bible warns us that many people will follow these false leaders, in fact Jesus  calls these people “tares planted among the wheat,” and ” foolish virgins whose lamps had no oil (i.e. Holy Spirit) in them, thus they were not ready watching or expecting the Lord’s coming.”       Many of these people will admit that they were never “Born Again” or Holy Spirit filled.  (Read John’s gospel chapter three and see what God had to say about it).   They were satisfied with what they were taught by their religious leaders, that it was not necessary, and that it was only radicals and fundamentalists who believe that nonsense.   Many of those left behind will have rarely gone to church, rarely have read their Bible and studied what is in the Bible, and many will rarely have prayed, these are called “Nominal Christians” or Christians in name only, but not practicing what the Bible teaches in their daily life; and they will come from every church, and from every denomination, and from every country around the world.

All sorts of garbage about what has happened will be circulated by the media, and by unbelieving church leaders, and they will believe a lie, as God foretold in  2 Thess 2:9  The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders,  (verse 10) and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved.  (verse 11)
And for this reason God will send them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie, (verse 12)  that they all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness.

The media and Hollywood have already set people up, brainwashing them to believe in “Aliens” and “Space ships” etc, and I have no doubt the world leaders, and especially the man who would be God a.k.a. “Antichrist” will produce some amazing and miraculous signs, and will offer some sort of amazing “proof” (so called) that it was not God who took “The True Christians” out of every church, and out of every denomination, and out of every country around the world, but rather it was something like Aliens etc., and people will believe the lies because they want to.     They won’t want to believe that it was God.

For those who do decide to  repent of their sins and of their unrighteous ways,  and turn to God, and follow His ways, after the church has been taken , they face a difficult and dangerous time called “The Great Tribulation”, a seven year period of time during which God allows the unrestrained evil and wickedness of mankind, combined with the forces of nature and of the heavens, and even demon spirits to bring punishment on the unrepentant and evil people of the world.    During this time, many of those who do turn to God in repentance  will be murdered because of their faith in Jesus Christ, as is foretold in  “Revelation 7:9  After these things I looked, and behold, a great multitude which no one could number, of all nations, tribes, peoples, and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, with palm branches in their hands,”  and we are told who these are in “Rev 7:13  Then one of the elders answered, saying to me, “Who are these arrayed in white robes, and where did they come from?”
Rev 7:14  And I said to him, “Sir, you know.” So he said to me, “These are the ones who come out of the great tribulation, and washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.”

If you are not a True Christian yet, as at this time September 27th 2016, you may have only a few days or less, we don’t know exactly, but I believe there is only a short time left to repent and turn to God for forgiveness and cleansing, and to ask God to come into you life and fill your life with His Holy Spirit.    As I said, it may only be days, no one knows, but it will be very soon.   Put your faith in Jesus Christ, God’s only begotten Son, who died to take your punishment and cleanse away your sin, and give you salvation.    Jesus is the only one who can save you from your sins. 

Don’t waste what precious time you have, do it now!     Ezra’s Year of Jubilee is about to end in a few day from now, and we do know that God will set the True Christians free from this world during a Jubilee year, most likely Ezra’s year of Jubilee; otherwise He will do it in the original Year of Jubilee, which will be starting in a few days time.   We have come to the end of this age of God’s grace, and will soon enter the time of God’s punishment for sin.

The second important thing to note is this, we do not know how long it will be between the time the True Christians are taken from the earth, until the time of the Great Tribulation commences.   The following articles are taken from men of God whom I hold in high respect, so I leave their comments for you to read.

AFTER THE RAPTURE  by Dr Chuck Missler.

We are confident that the Rapture precedes the Tribulation of the 70th Week.   It does not need to trigger the 70th Week – it could precede it by some time – but the Church’s removal is important for that week to start.  It ends the Church Age, the time of the Gentiles, and it opens the door for Israel to take centre stage again, continuing where the 69th week left off. As Paul notes in the book of Romans:

That the Church is removed is clear. The distance in time between the Rapture and the start of the 70th Week certainly is an interval. It could be conceivably one day or it could be 30 years.   But it is during this interval between the Rapture and the beginning of the 70th Week that a world leader emerges publicly.   Daniel 9: 27 tells us it is the covenant of this coming world leader that sets everything up for the Great Tribulation. He will define the start of the 70th week by making a covenant with Israel, but who this leader is cannot be revealed until after the Rapture.”   

In 2 Thessalonians 2:7-8, Paul makes a key statement. “For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work; only He who now restrains will do so until He is taken out of the way, and then the lawless one will be revealed. . .” (NKJV).   Who is the Restrainer in verse 7? Who is the one who restrains this event until the time is right? From the Greek, we’re going to argue that it is the Holy Spirit. The only entity who has ever restrained sin is God through the Holy Spirit, sent by Jesus.

Now this becomes fascinating! The Restrainer Paul spoke of is not an angel, it’s not the Church in the usual sense, and it’s certainly not the Roman government. When the Restrainer is removed, then and only then will the Man of Sin be revealed, because he is no longer held back in his lies and lawlessness. These verses clearly indicate, both connotatively and denotatively, that the Holy Spirit is removed with the Church at the Rapture, leaving no one standing in the way of the Man of Sin.

Dr Chuck Missler. The Rapture: Christianity’s Most Preposterous Belief (Kindle Locations 1035-1038). Koinonia House. Kindle Edition.

AFTER THE RAPTURE  by Dr. E.W. Bullinger.

“There is every reason to believe that “the day of the Lord” will be a prolonged period. It must not be confined to “seven years,” as is so often done. The time between the coming forth of the Lord into the air to meet His Church, and the time of His coming unto the Earth with His Church, in power and great glory, may correspond to the thirty-three years between His coming forth at Bethlehem (Micah 5:2) cf  Matt 2:1     and His coming unto Jerusalem (Zech. 9:9)  cf  Mathew 21:10

But we, today, with our knowledge, know that there was an interval of more than thirty years between the two events. Both refer to one and the same Coming, but to two different stages in it; and that all the events between them go to make up what we speak of as the “first Coming.” We believe that it will be exactly the same with regard to what we call the “second Coming.” There will be the same two stages, with a similar interval (or longer it may be) between them, and all the events (which are recorded in the Apocalypse and elsewhere) will go to make up what we speak of as “the second Coming.”      

Dr. E.W. Bullinger.  Commentary on Revelation (Kindle Locations 622-628).   Kindle Edition. 

Regardless of whether the Great Tribulation commences on the day the church is taken, from the earth, or whether it does not commence for some period of time after the church has been taken, it is imperative that you waste no time getting right with God, time is not on your side, time is your enemy, because this world is going to become a very, very dangerous place, if you die as a non-Christian in an accident, or however it might be, you do not have another chance to get in to heaven.

God Bless.

Lex Cullen

 

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