For those left behind after the TRUE Christians have been taken in the Rapture, which I believe may be very soon, I hope this will be of help .
John 14:2-3 – I Corinthians 15:51-52 – I Thessalonians 4:16-17 are some of the Bible verses that talk about the “Rapture”. The word rapture is a Latin word, it is not in our English translation of the Bible, but it simply means, or describes, God taking His children from the earth into heaven in an atom of time.
This is a brief survival guide to try and help you understand what lies ahead.
Many non Christians blame God for everything that is wrong in the world, and for everything that is wrong in their own lives. They are not prepared to accept responsibility for their own sinful actions, so they blame God. These people have believed the same lie that Satan fooled Adam and Eve with, “You won’t die, you will become like God” Unbelief is the cardinal sin that God cannot forgive. We have all been given a free will to do as WE please, OR to believe God, and do what pleases God. You can’t blame God for wars that kill innocent children, which were caused by the will of evil PEOPLE. You can’t blame God if some pervert raped you. You can’t blame God for your own foolish actions, you can’t blame God for the starving people in the world, when there is food enough to feed everyone if it was not for man’s greed, but many people do try to blame God for everything evil.
Until we stop laying the blame for every evil deed and action done by wicked people on God, and start to acknowledge that God is just and holy and kind and loving toward us, we can never have salvation, because we continue to do what Adam and Eve did, and believe the lies of Satan and of evil men and women in the world rather that believe God. God did not make you or anyone else sin, that was your choice, and their choice, acknowledge it and accept responsibility for your own sins. When you are prepared to do that, then you can seek God for forgiveness of your sin, and you can seek Him for salvation. The choice is simple, believe God and follow Him on a path that leads to heaven, or believe Satan’s lies and the lies of evil men and follow them into an eternal hell.
Salvation is very simple to obtain. BELIEVE GOD and REPENT. It is simple, because Jesus has already done all the work for you. But this also makes it very complex because it is based on what we cannot see; it is based on faith. Now it is all up to you, if you want to be saved and have eternal life, you have to believe that the Lord Jesus died on the cross in your place, and paid the price of your sins, because as a sinner you could not. Act 16:31 So they said, “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved, you and your household.”
Rom 10:9 If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. Rom 10:10 For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by confessing with your mouth that you are saved.
THE VERY FIRST THING you must do is GET SAVED. Get on your knees NOW and confess to the Lord that you are a sinner, and that you do need to be cleansed from your sin, and that you do now believe that Jesus died in your place on the cross so you could be saved and have eternal life, and ask God to forgive you and give you His free gift of salvation and eternal life, because if you die in an accident, or in a freak of nature occurrence like a massive earthquake, flood, falling tree etc before you have repented and asked God’s forgiveness, you don’t get another chance. A sample prayer would be something like this.
“Dear God, I know that I am a sinner, and I believe that Jesus is your son who came down from heaven, died in my place, and rose again from the dead. I ask you to forgive me of my sins and prepare for me a new heart, and I surrender my whole life to you from now on.” Daily prayer will help sustain you spiritually. Talk to God normally, when you become a Christian, God becomes your Father in Heaven, so talk to Him often and ask for His help. It’s not going to be easy, so you will have to take comfort in the knowledge of an eternity in Heaven rather than in hell if it does come to the worst.
Let me be really frank, you probably are not going to physically survive; you most likely will die sometime in the next few years. This article is about the survival of your soul. You may well go through terrible suffering. The only question that remains is whether you want to go to heaven, or to hell when you do die.
Satan seeks to change everything that God has created and established, thus he has used his power and influence in the world to make subtle deviations to God’s original plan. Satan’s goal is to establish a world order headed by his protégé, the antichrist. (Against Christ.) He will be a counterfeit of Jesus trying to emulate the miracles and performing amazing signs in his attempts to convince the world he is God.
Antichrist will have all the power of Satan and the ungodly scientists, financiers, electronic and print media of all types, and entertainers at his disposal in doing this. Do not be fooled by the things he does or says, just remember that for the moment Satan is still the god of this world, but not for much longer, It won’t be very long until Jesus puts him in his place. As I said before, it is highly unlikely, but not impossible that you will survive until Jesus “Second Coming”. Some things which will help you in either scenario are as follows.
ONE. Realise that “The Rapture” is NOT the trigger for the start of the Tribulation. The confirming, or the enforcing of a treaty made with “The Many” for a seven year period will trigger the beginning of the seven years of Great Tribulation when God tries to get men to turn to Him for salvation. Daniel chapter 9.
“The Many” are presumed to be Israel, and all their Muslim enemies, we don’t know for sure. Also we do not know for sure if the treaty being confirmed is a “New Treaty” or an existing treaty being enforced for a further seven years.
Note Carefully! There could be a number of years pass after the “Rapture” takes place before this treaty is signed, or enforced, or it could be immediate, but it is more likely to be at least two or even more years, do not discount the fact that it could even be up to 20 years or more, although that long is fairly improbable in light of the nations animosity and hatred toward each other.
Civil war has been a constant theme of this age and unrest and war will continue to the end. Men vs. women, blacks vs. whites, Muslims vs. Jews, Catholics vs. Protestants, Muslims vs. Christians, one Muslim faction vs. another Muslim faction, one black African tribe vs. another black African tribe, nation vs. nation, people vs. people. Whatever divides people into different groups, Satan uses to inspire hate, strife and violence.
TWO. Millions of people will deny the “Rapture”, claiming that they are Christians, and therefore what happened could not be the “Rapture”. Among these who have been left behind will be Popes, Priests, Pastors, Prophets, Bishops and Arch Bishops etc. – plus all those who believed them and followed their ungodly teachings and perverse and perverted ways. They will range from regular church goers, to those who only went to church once or twice a year. The Bible warns us about these people, Jesus calls them “Tares” in Matthew 13:24-30 and v 36-40 among the wheat, sown there by God’s enemy to destroy the church. He also calls these ministers “Blind leaders of the blind.”
These are people who go along with the world, and hold to all the world’s value systems which God hates, such as murder of the unborn or newly born babies, homosexuality, liars and deceivers who call good evil, and evil good, all in the name of peoples “Rights”. Women’s rights, homosexual’s rights, prisoner’s rights, the government’s rights to pass oppressive laws against their people etc.. So called “Christian” priests, pastors and teachers etc. rape and assault children in their care, because they have the right to forgiveness from God, even if they ruin peoples’ lives. There is no true repentance in their life, these people are tares in the churches.
“True Christians” still have a few rights in much of the world now, but will have no rights in this world some time after the “Rapture” takes place.
In the parable of the Ten Virgins, Jesus also calls five wise and five foolish. The five foolish virgins” were the ones who were not ready when the bridegroom came, because they had no oil in their lamps. Matthew chapter 25 The meaning of this parable is that the foolish virgins did not have the “Oil” which is the Biblical symbol of God’s Holy Spirit living in their lives to help them live as “TRUE” Christians. Do not be fooled by these peoples’ claims. They were never “Born Again” of the Spirit of God, they were never God’s children, and they never obeyed God’s commands in their lives. They were always TARES among the wheat.
THREE. On the economic scene, the trend is toward poverty for the masses with wealth concentrated into the hands of very few people. These controllers of the wealth will be the kings of commerce and banking and also be the power behind world politics. Small businesses are merged into larger companies and the larger companies merge with themselves to increase profits. The result is huge multi-national companies that have no allegiance to any community, state, nation or people, whose only allegiance is to increased profits for many will die of starvation.
The result will be workers who are little better than peasants, and presidents of companies who are more and more like kings. It will be these “kings” who usher in the “world dictator” to protect their wealth and power. Expect all commerce, buying and selling, to be controlled by a mark, a chip, a tattoo or some other form of identification, placed on the right hand or forehead of every person who wants to participate in the “World’s” economy. Only those people with the mark will be able to buy and sell, but the consequences of taking the mark is eternal damnation (Rev 14:9-11). The consequences of not taking the mark will be terrible difficulty getting food, clothes and any of the other necessities of life. Hard currency will become obsolete. This is no surprise, as banks and governments have been working to eliminate currency, coin money and paper transactions for decades.
Therefore if you don’t want to finish up in hell, don’t take that mark. You will have a very difficult time surviving, and probably won’t, but you will save your soul. Don’t take the mark on your right hand or forehead. Do not bow down to or worship the Antichrist.
FOUR. In Matthew chapter 24 Jesus warns us that at the end of this age there will be wars, earthquakes, storms, droughts, floods etc., “Climate Change”, if you like. It does seem that as we have seen an increase in the violence that men inflict on one another– e.g. wars, civil wars, rape, brutality, murder, abortion, and other indiscriminate, random acts of violence, that the earth itself is also venting its rage and violence. We see increasingly more violent earthquakes, volcanoes, hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, droughts, tsunamis, storms lightning strikes causing terrible fires everywhere, and other unusual atmospheric phenomena. A thermonuclear war could very well see a destabilising of the earth, resulting in massive seismological upheaval.
While all of these have existed in the past, over the last 50 years, the number and intensity of these conditions and the property damage associated with these natural catastrophes has sky rocketed. Expect these occurrences to increase dramatically as time goes on, with meteorites etc crashing into the earth causing massive devastation. Revelation 6:13 ff
Antichrist may have control over the financial systems of the world, and power over many nations, but the Bible does say that there will be nations who will oppose him and even come against him in battle, we don’t know which nations those will be, but it seems that it may be easier to survive in some countries than in others, I don’t know, so don’t bet on it.
It is highly likely that after a short period of time the internet will be either closed down or highly censored of any Christian articles, bibles, blog sites etc. It is also highly likely that if you get caught in possession of a Bible after they have been banned, you will be executed.
Anything you do to prepare, do it quickly, don’t wait until after the trouble has started, even although that could be an extended period of time.
FIVE. – Get a Bible and keep it well hidden. Read the New Testament, specifically the Book of The Revelation, remember it is what John saw and heard before there were any such things as nuclear weapons, biological weapons, aeroplanes, tanks, rockets etc. so try and think how you would have described these things if you were living 2000 years before they existed. Remember that most of the Bible is literal, but some sections of Revelation, and some parts of other books also, do need to be interpreted symbolically if it doesn’t make any sense to interpret it literally.
SIX. – Find like minded people, preferably family or close friends who have also become TRUE Christians, and work together for survival. It is not going to be easy, if you get caught be prepared to die for the Lord now, so you can live with the Lord for eternity, because if you are being hunted and you do get caught, you will almost certainly be executed or enslaved. Remember there will still be “Tares” out there spying for their masters to find any Christians they can, and report them.
If the worst comes to the worst, it may be that you will have to “GO BUSH”. Find out what is safe to eat in the bush from the “Bushtucker guide” ASAP. Don’t carry mobile phones, or any other electronic equipment, they can track all that stuff nowadays, even if it is switched off. Guns make a racket that can be heard for miles, and anything shiny that catches the sun, might give away your hiding place to those searching for you. A cross bow with arrows would be handy if you can get them. If possible, stock up food that will keep, and find a place with clean running water nearby. Remember that fires give off smoke, and smoke tells the hunters where you are. Get a really good butchering knife, and small LED battery torches, but be careful because they can be seen from a long way away. Think about what you will need, I can’t list everything here. You have no idea how bad things are going to get, but the war in Syria will be child’s play compared to what is coming. It could come very soon, or it could take a few years, nobody knows. Above all, trust in the Lord no matter what happens, your eternal life depends on it. Don’t worry about your physical life, it will end after 70 or 80 years, but your spiritual life lasts for eternity, either in heaven with God, or else in hell with Satan and the demons and evil people of this world.
There is not a lot else I can share with you. There will be survivors, probably from countries that were Christian, who will go into the millennial period, but there will also be millions who die as martyrs for Jesus Christ and go straight to heaven. There will also be millions who will die clinging to their unbelief, and putting their trust in fool scientists and other deceivers, these will go straight to hell.
Remember, starving or thirsty people will kill for food, gold or jewels so they can buy food & water, even people you think are friends, may turn on you when things get really tough.
AGAIN – Whatever you have to do, prepare quickly, as you don’t know just how quickly things will change, but change they certainly will.
Finally. – Do not believe lying excuses they may concoct about it was aliens that took us, or any other excuses they may offer no matter how plausible they may sound, because they will make them sound plausible. TV and Films can do anything these days and make it look real. Hollywood has set the world up to believe these things with their films.
It was God who took us, no one else.
God Bless and help you. Lex Cullen