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Left Behind, after The Rapture*Don't Be Left Behind*
Jesus Christ Is Coming, and The Rapture is the next BIG event on the Prophecy Calendar! Don't Be Left Behind*
The people would make fun of Noah, and mock him saying" Why do you say a Flood is coming"? Its never rained before! Guess what it rained water beyond human Comprehension!
Noah gave them lots of Warnings, and I am now warning the people the Rapture is Coming! Many refuse to believe as they did Noah! The Rapture will happen,and many will be Left Behind as they were in the Flood!
Almighty God does Warn people many times in the Holy Bible,and the Book of Jonah is a good example!
This human cycle(Generation) also has an Ark to Rescue us, The name of our Divine Ark is JESUS CHRIST.
Now Is The Time to be Looking,Watching, and Ready for our Blessed Hope, Jesus Christ!
The Rapture is an Incredible, Miraculous Experience, and the Rapture will change everything in the Twinkling of an Eye!
When the Lord Jesus Christ, and His host of heavenly Angels usher the Rapture in our atmosphere to receive the Raptured Saints, New Creatures(Born Again)
The Rapture is going to make an incredible Impact throughout the world. Those Left Behind will remember what people like us Warned them about!
Now in our days we share the Rapture with you. Jesus Christ is coming in the Rapture! Dont Be Left Behind.
As Noah was with his hammer in his hand, building a huge Ark, and it never rained before! The people refused to listen.
Just as they do about the Rapture! Now we stand with a Holy Bible in our hand, and hearts telling the people the Rapture is coming.
Many ask,Where does it say Rapture in the Bible? It's everywhere in the Holy Bible, and one must use Supernatural Spiritual Eyes too See! Notice It Does not say Bible in the Bible, but Guess what the Bible is called,BIBLE.
English Bible use the words caught up for the Rapture, as shared in 1 Thessalonians 4:17 The word Rapture, From the Latin word Rapturo, The root of the English term Rapture, Ready!
At the Rapture, The Born Again New Creatures will be caught up in the air, Translated into the clouds, In a moment in time(Twinkling of an Eye) To join the Lord Jesus Christ in the air. Harpazo (har-pad-zo) is the Greek word that the New Testament shares as caught up(Rapture)
1 Thessalonians 4:16-18
For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: 17Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. 18Wherefore comfort one another with these words.
a Great Multitude "Left Behind" after The Rapture*
"The saddest words of tongue or pen are the gripping words, it could have been." (Unknown). The multitude that suddenly realizes that Jesus Christ has raptured the Bride and that they are "left behind" will experience an utter feeling of hopelessness. Despair and gloom will be so shattering that great numbers of men and women will commit suicide. Millions of knowledgeable people that knew the Bible well, but rejected "the love of the truth" (II Thessalonians 2:10) Many of the lost, Left Behind will immediately experience the complete withdrawal of Holy Ghost conviction. Instantly, they will know that they are damned to spend eternity in the Lake of Fire. Millions of others that rejected Truth will be so deluded that they will actually worship the new false Christ.
Evil of the darkest form is presently held behind the omnipresent wall of the Holy Ghost. The devil and his cohorts are working; they are deceiving, creating havoc, and spreading diseases of every description with the deceived. The level of their activities is great but they are still limited. Just as soon as the Rapture occurs, this wall of restraint will be gone. If you are sickened by the vulgarity that pervades the world now, please know that the present is mild compared to the future. Laws against anyone with moral outrage will soon protect sodomy in public. There will be no restraints against sin.
Multitudes will be heard screaming in fear and dismay, "I could have gone in the Rapture if I would have listened to the call." The last echoes of those confused about the Rapture and the coming baptism of filth will have faded. The days for debate will be over. The whole world will be divided between the lovers of the new false"christ" and the great company of those left behind who are now ready to be martyred for Jesus Christ. The countdown to Armageddon will begin. Preachers that were deceived by the One World Religion will lead the armies that are determined to establish the kingdom of their god (the false god) on earth. The crusades of the past, which were led by Jesuit priests, will pale compared to this brutal onslaught for the "New Inclusive Religion."
Preachers and leaders that would not hear the truth about the Pre-tribulation Rapture, but hated those of us that preached and taught that truth, will now know how wrong they were. Jesus will only Rapture those saints of God and Bride-ready believers looking for Him. The Word of God is plain, "So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation." (Hebrews 9:28) If you are not looking for Him and longing for Him with great passion, do not expect Him to come for you. Apostle Paul wrote to Titus and encouraged him by declaring, "Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Savior Jesus Christ; Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works." (Titus 2:13-14)
Can you imagine the anger of careless souls that were taken in by the vicious haters of the Biblical Rapture before the great Seven Years of Wrath? The Rapture haters that I deal with on the radio, the internet, and in person are not even kind about this debate. The spirit that motivates them to fight against this hope is extremely loud and dark. In almost every case, they are also anti-Semitic and have an equal desire to trash everything and everyone that is Jewish. A great company of previous lovers of the Pre-tribulation Rapture has been affected by these confused souls. I believe there will be such anger against these deceivers that it will be like war between many of those "left behind."
Multitudes "Left Behind"
I do not believe that most ministers and Bible teachers have any conception of the millions that are within "Christian" ranks who are going to be "left behind." The cheap grace that is presently being preached is scary to consider. Sin has been so coddled by this generation that "Raptured Saints" in most minds are nothing but a conglomerate of a mixed multitude. Why don’t we consider what the Lord Jesus and the Holy Ghost-filled writers of the Holy Bible said? Grace never covers sin; grace cleanses sin, and this one statement is the answer. Every soul that has been cleansed from sin, preserved by His sanctification, and kept by the Holy Ghost will be gone in a single moment.
Jesus told beautiful parables about the Bride and the coming of the Bridegroom. He stated, "And when the king came in to see the guests, he saw there a man which had not on a wedding garment: And he saith unto him, Friend, how camest thou in hither not having a wedding garment? And he was speechless. Then said the king to the servants, Bind him hand and foot, and take him away, and cast him into outer darkness; there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. For many are called, but few are chosen." (Matthew 22:11-14)
How can we doubt the clear requirement for a pure Bride dressed in the white garments of holiness? This Bride is made up of the unspotted company of totally dedicated saints that have forsaken all to follow Jesus. He goes even further in a latter parable in Matthew’s Gospel. His words are shattering. "Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom. And five of them were wise, and five were foolish. They that were foolish took their lamps, and took no oil with them: But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps. While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept. And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him. Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps. And the foolish said unto the wise, Give us of your oil; for our lamps are gone out. But the wise answered, saying Not so; lest there be not enough for us and you: but go ye rather to them that sell, and buy for yourselves. And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage: and the door was shut. Afterward came also the other virgins, saying, ‘Lord, Lord, open to us.’ But he answered and said, ‘Verily I say unto you, I know you not.’ Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh." (Matthew 25:1-13) There will be no place in this great Rapture for those that are lukewarm and without the oil and fire of the Spirit.
There are not two Bridegrooms, two Brides, or two Kingdoms in the Kingdom of God. Those that try to remove these great parables from the study of the Rapture are sadly confused. While I am a Biblical dispensationalist, I am not a hyper-dispensationalist. The Bible is written as a simple book. We do not need to be a Greek or Hebrew scholar to know and interpret this great Book. Just take the Bible literally and let each truth interpret itself. If He says Bride or Bridegroom, He is talking about the Bride and the Bridegroom. Dispute that at your own peril and confusion.
The Book of Revelation
The last Book in the Bible is a perfect chronological picture of the prophetic end and the final word on the future. The Rapture occurs at the beginning of Chapter Four and the saints are never called the "Church" again. They are called "Elders" from Revelation Four until they become His "Army" when they return with Him to set up the Millennial Kingdom on earth. The only two chapters that deal with the church are Chapters Two and Three. The subject of the church in those two chapters has a very narrow focus. The espoused Bride of Jesus Christ and the promises relating to the Rapture and their connection is the primary thought. All seven letters are a competed whole as it concerns our holiness and faithfulness to Him. He clearly shows us what He expects of us and what He requires if we are to be His espoused Bride. He does not tolerate unfaithfulness.
Just like you and I would not allow our bride to play the harlot, He does not allow His Bride to play the harlot. Playing the harlot against our human bride or bridegroom is extremely evil but nothing close to the evil of playing the harlot against Jesus Christ, our Eternal Bridegroom. Men in today’s world may champion the cheapness of grace that has flooded the church world. That is close to blasphemy to the Holy God and His Holy Son and it will not stand the fire of the Judgment Seat of Jesus Christ.
These two chapters of Revelation are all you need to study to prove that His Bride will be holy or she will never be at the nuptial event in the Paradise of God. The standard for that wedding is spotless purity. It would be impossible to enter the Heavenly Jerusalem, where Holiness is the transcending culture, in the dress of vulgarity and the lifestyle of compromise dominating the church world. Imagine transporting an entire "religious rock" church congregation and performers en-mass right onto the streets of New Jerusalem. The Holiness of God permeating that golden city would be a devouring fire and all that would be left would be the smell of Shekinah smoke.
These seven letters are the last words of Jesus Christ to His church. They are intimate letters of the glorified Christ, and they are perfect in declaring the truth about the church. The Lord Himself by His Spirit is walking in the midst of His church. Remember what He said, "For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them." (Matthew 18:20) These are not the words of an absent landlord. He is the Head and we are the body, and He knows every nerve of this body and every thought of our minds. "For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart." (Hebrews 4:12)
This judgment of His church as is written in these seven letters is as current as tomorrow. He talks about our "faithfulness" three (3) times; our "works" twelve (12) times; our "tribulation" three (3) times; our "labor, patience, and poverty" one (1) time each. He commands that we "hold fast" four (4) times, "repent" seven (7) times, and promises every promise only to the "overcomers" seven (7) times. These are not idle letters. It’s serious business and He is willing to eliminate anyone that fails His test after He gives them space to repent.
Three times He promises to remove those that refuse His final warnings. In the letter to Ephesus He said, "Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent." (Revelation 2:5) In the Thyatira letter He warned, "And I gave her space to repent of her fornication; and she repented not. Behold, I will cast her into a bed, and them that commit adultery with her into great tribulation, except they repent of their deeds." (Revelation 2:21-22) To the Laodiceans He declared, "I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor not: I would thou wast cold or hot. So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spew thee out of my mouth." (Revelation 3:15-16)
Preachers may preach that sin is covered for the believers without repentance and forsaking of these sins all they please, but they are false prophets and all that believe them will be judged with them. These kinds of ministers are spiritual dogs lapping up their own vomit. "But it is happened unto them according to the true proverb, The dog is turned to his own vomit again; and the sow that was washed to her wallowing in the mire." (2 Pet. 2:22) All seven of these letters are talking about nothing but the saints of God, His church body, and His requirements for the Rapture and Brideship. He is preparing His Bride and she will be holy. For two thousand years, the great saints have sacrificed themselves on the altar of an exceeding hope for this honor of being His Bride. This is the first generation among those that claim to believe the entire Word of God to live like the Bible is a fantasy book. It will all end in insane despair when the "left behind" are numbered.
The last words in each letter clarify the Rapture and Bridal promises as well as warn of the limited numbers of the triumphant ones. He almost begs His espoused Bride "Hear what the Spirit is saying to the church." In each case, He warns that the promises are reserved only for "those that overcome". "To him that overcometh…" (Revelation 2:7); "He that overcometh…" (Revelation 2:11); "To him that overcometh…" (Revelation 2:17); "And he that overcometh…" (Revelation 2:26-29); "He that overcometh…" (Revelation 3:5-6); "Him that overcometh…" (Revelation 3:12-13); and "To him that overcometh…" (Revelation 3:22). How could anyone doubt the weightiness of these words? We would have to call the Bible untrustworthy to deny that the Rapture is a very limited event. Many writers and teachers make you think that the exodus from the church will be massive and almost everyone. The church world will be out of business but not out of people.
A majority of churches will be dangerous as this new Christ is worshipped en-mass. That crowd will be glad we are gone. The churches that accept the truth that they have missed the Rapture will be outlawed shortly after the saints are gone. They will be out of business as this new "Christ" marshals his army of Secret Service agents to require the "Mark" and sets forth his New World Religion. Millions of Tribulation saints will be martyred and they will cry forth from beneath the altars of death for the vengeance of God on the cruel and bloodthirsty mobs that roam the earth. "And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held: And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth?" (Revelation 6:9-10)
The Promises To The Raptured Saints
These seven letters give us the perfect picture of all that awaits the Bride of Christ. Jesus plainly promised this incredible future to us by His Spirit, speaking through Apostle Paul. The Spirit said, "But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him. But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God." (I Corinthians 2:9-10) There is no doubt that this is referring to the seven letters and promises given in Revelation Two and Three. Our future is heavenly if we are willing to forsake all and follow Him. Remember what Jesus with His own lips said, "And Jesus answered and said, Verily I say unto you, There is no man that hath left house, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my sake, and the gospel’s, But he shall receive a hundredfold now in this time, houses, and brethren, and sisters, and mothers, and children, and lands, with persecutions; and in the world to come eternal life." (Mark 10:29-30)
Let me show you that all seven promises are a part of the Bride’s future. The Bride of Christ is the highest of all eternal rewards. The city of New Jerusalem is prepared for the Bride so that her adornment may be for her Bridegroom. "And I John saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband." (Revelation 21:2) Those that are saved but not part of the Bride shall enjoy the city, even glory in the city, and bring their honor to the city; but it is not their eternal home.
John said, "And the nations of them which are saved shall walk in the light of it: and the kings of the earth do bring their glory and honor into it. And the gates of it shall not be shut at all by day: for there shall be no night there. And they shall bring the glory and honor of the nations into it." (Revelation 21:24-26)
Now, look at these seven promises to His overcoming Bride:
"He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; to him that overcomes will I give to eat of the tree of life which is in the midst of the paradise of God.
"Fear none of those things which thou salt suffer: behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten days; be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life.
"He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the hidden manna, and will give him a white stone, and in the stone a new name written, which no man knoweth saving he that received it.
"And he that overcometh, and kept my works unto the end, to him will I give power over the nations: And he shall rule them with a rod of iron; as the vessels of a potter shall they be broken to shivers: even as I received of my Father.
"He that overcometh, the same shall be clothed in white raiment; and I will not blot out his name out of the book of life, but I will confess his name before my Father, and before his angels.
"Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, which is new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my God: and I will write upon him my new name.
"To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne." (Revelation 2:7,10,17,26-28; 3:5,12,21)
There can be no question but that these seven closing statements are the heritage of His Bride forever.
It’s up to you. "Irresistible Grace" is a doctrine of the Calvinist, but it certainly flies to the wind in these seven letters from the Lord to His church. There is no less than forty-four words in these short letters that cry out for you to "be faithful," have "patience," "repent," "hold fast," "faint not," and to be an "overcomer." You cannot have rewards for your faithfulness unless that faithfulness is out of your heart. God is not a robot and He did not create us to be robots. You can be fully committed and He is fully faithful to crown your commitment with grace.
Jesus uttered some of His most powerful words as recorded by Luke. The Lord said, "And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and so that day come upon you unawares. For as a snare shall it come on all them that dwell on the face of the whole earth. Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man." (Luke 21:34-36) Jesus was concerned that you would miss this Hope. If you are "left behind," it will be the greatest loss of your existence. Give up this world. Sell all that you have to purchase the "Pearl of Great Price." The Son of God was speaking not only of Himself, but also of the eternal promise of being His Bride when He spoke of this "Pearl of Great Price." He has called, but only a few will be the chosen. What is your decision? His Bride is without spot or blemish and she will soon be caught away. Malachi recorded words from the Bridegroom when he said, "And they shall be mine, saith the Lord of hosts, in that day when I make up my jewels…" (Malachi 3:17a)
Left Behind: A Multitude That Cannot Repent:
The impossibility to repent and to make your voice heard with God is awesome to consider. Add to this sad condition the fact that Jesus has come, the Rapture of the Bride is finished, and you are left behind for the judgment to occur. The strange emptiness toward God and spiritual matters will be penetrating. Suddenly, you remember the way you rejected God’s will for your life and chose the way of self and sin. You remember the Godly, holy life you once knew and lived. You may have even been a holiness minister yourself, but the way was tough and many rejected your message so you decide to soften it and become accommodating. But, now, your strange emptiness turns swiftly to utter despair as your soul bears witness to the complete certainty that there is no hope for you. It’s over, you have rejected Him so completely in the past, and, now, He has rejected you. Now, you know you cannot repent.
God’s infallible Word gives us a clear picture of this future fact. Apostle Paul is warning the church at Thessalonica of the Rapture and the appearing of the Antichrist after the Rapture. His words are perfectly clear. "For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way. And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming: Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: that they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness." (II Thessalonians 2:7-12)
This text explains how the Antichrist is restrained from appearing until after the Restrainer (He that letteth) is removed with the Bride of Jesus Christ. Then, his appearing (the Antichrist) will be dramatic and even demonic. He will be the master deceiver, fully empowered by the devil with paranormal powers to impress and deceive. His deceiving power will be especially directed by God’s decree against those that had rejected or forsaken the truth of the Holy Scripture. The darkest time of this deception is after the Rapture, but a lesser level is already at work. The first verse above says, "the mystery of iniquity doth already work." The spirit of deception has preceded the person of evil himself. Present deception is terrible, but only light compared to after the Restrainer, the Holy Ghost, is gone.
This very hour and this generation is the most dangerous period in church history. Jesus warned of this stressful and dangerous period when evil and sin would become so dominating of the world that living holy would seem impossible. His words were, "And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold." (Matthew 24:12)
The world is almost as if hell has taken over and righteousness and holiness seem so outdated and even strange. Family members and friends will compromise their lifestyle and then pressure you with unrelenting fury to do the same. Just remember, it’s your wedding garment, and you are responsible to keep it clean by your total surrender to the cleaning Blood and keeping power of His Spirit.
"My Spirit Shall Not Always Strive With Men …"
For over four thousands years the Heavenly Father has warned the world that His Spirit has a limit. "And the LORD said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years." (Genesis 6:3) He was speaking to Noah’s generation, the same generation that Jesus named in Matthew chapter twenty-four. He compared that generation with the generation when the Rapture would occur. There is a multitude in this very hour that the Spirit is withdrawing His plea. This is going to escalate until the Rapture and then a multitude of religious apostates are going to be left to their schemes and false ideas of Christianity.
The church world has created an endless list of religious ideas that give them an excuse to sin. The doctrine of "once saved, always saved" is one of the worst false schemes of them all. It would not be so bad if men were told that there is no license to live in sin and those that go back to their evil ways were never saved. Yet, to teach that even fornication and sodomy, along with a long list of other vile sins, cannot negate your redeemed stature before God is utterly false. There is a multitude right out of this idea that is being deluded beyond hope. They live like sin is a joke and that God has already forgiven whatever sin in which they choose to indulge.
No one can deny that conviction of sin is rare today. Most sinners have no conscience and treat any idea of right and wrong with disdain. Ministers have retreated in their pulpits to pretty platitudes and psychobabble. To rail against adulterers, cheating, defiling the Sabbath, or any major sin is to be profoundly scorned. Religious television is more dangerous than MTV. There is an all-seeing Eye watching and He will shortly act to change the worldview of sin. Isaiah by the Holy Spirit settled this subject. "… When thy judgments are in the earth, the inhabitants of the world will learn righteousness." (Isaiah 26:9) One of his most breathtaking words from God were, "Judgment also will I lay to the line, and righteousness to the plummet: and the hail shall sweep away the refuge of lies." (Isaiah 28:17a)
Man shall not live by bread alone,
A radical acceptance of the Word of God is the only view of Scripture that does not leave man vulnerable to judgment. Jesus made it clear that His Word is perfect and must be held in total faith. He said, "Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God." (Matthew 4:4) This was also made plain in II Thessalonians. The indictment declared that, "… they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved." (II Thessalonians 2:10) No person can come to Jesus and say; "I believe part of Your Word so I want to be saved." Even if you believe the sacrifice of His Blood and claim faith in that Blood, but reject the rest of the Word, your faith is unacceptable. These religious trends are the purest evidence of apostasy and preparations to believe the lie. Multitudes of these apostate people will be outside of grace after the Rapture. They chose new religious ideas over the infallible Word of God. It was their choice and now the result is delusion and judgment.
Matthew 24 and 25
This is the very warning that Jesus Christ was prophesying about in these two chapters of Matthew. Many teachers of prophecy have tried to exclude these words recorded by this apostle from the church world and assign it only to the Jewish nation. It does not fit at all. Please note His words about false prophets and damnable doctrines that hardly apply to the Jews. "And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many. And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold. But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved. And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come." (Matthew 24:11-14) The Gospel being preached in the entire world cannot be a Jewish matter rather than a church concern. Again, He said, "Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not. For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect." (Matthew 24:23-24)
After these incredible warnings of apostasy and departure from truth, He proceeds to proclaim the Rapture where some would be taken and others would be left. Sure it applies to the whole world but more specifically to the great crowds that were being deceived by the false doctrines and apostasy trends in the church. "But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left. Two women shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken, and the other left." (Matthew 24:37-41)
These words hardly seem relevant to the heathen world that knows nothing of Christ’s coming. The multitudes around the world that have never heard the daily broadcast of Christian ministers will hear the Gospel by the angels, the two prophets, and the tribulation converts; and millions will be washed in His Blood. It’s the church world, where multitudes cannot repent. The people that cannot repent are people that did not "love the truth" that was so available but rejected. The Western World has had enough Bible to know every principle of the Blessed Book, but is still woefully ignorant of its demands on the soul.
The words of Jesus, spoken after He spoke about the "taking and leaving," confirm that this crowd knew the truth. They were not heathens that had never heard, but souls that were warned to be watchful. His words were, "Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come. But know this, that if the goodman of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to be broken up. Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh." (Matthew 24:42-44) His entire language is written to people that know but are careless and unwatchful. He could not describe this generation of the religious world more perfectly. These are the multitudes that love pleasure and riches more than they love the wonderful words of life that have been preached over and over, time after time.
The twenty-fifth chapter of Matthew is no different. The ten virgins that go to meet the bridegroom are not the unheard millions of heathendom. All ten of them have at one time had oil and fire, but five of them were undisciplined and careless. They all fully expect to go into the wedding and rise at once when the cry is made. Again, Jesus uses language that cannot be applied to any event but the Rapture and Marriage of the Bridegroom. This Gospel does not speak some hidden message to the Jewish nation. The Jewish Nation will still be in unbelief at this time.
The Master warns, "And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him. Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps. And the foolish said unto the wise, Give us of your oil; for our lamps are gone out. But the wise answered, saying, Not so; lest there be not enough for us and you: but go ye rather to them that sell, and buy for yourselves. And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage: and the door was shut. Afterward came also the other virgins, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us. But he answered and said, Verily I say unto you, I know you not. Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh." (Matthew 25:6-13) This is incredible language that leaves no room for misunderstanding. The door is shut on these foolish virgins and they miss the welcome into the wedding chamber. The warning would suggest that these foolish virgins are just like much of our church world. They once lived in the wonderful joy of being ready and watching, but turned back to accept the careless lifestyle of worldly living and conduct.
The Scorning of Truth
Much of the church does not just ignore this kind of truth but they scorn it. To preach anything but cheap grace that covers sin is to be attacked with fury. How did our generation become so hard against the necessity of righteousness and godliness? Of course, the only answer is apostasy. Everything the Son of God taught and everything that the New Testament teaches is opposite to the present "easy believism." Listen to the Son of God warn the disciples and converts of His ministry. "And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and so that day come upon you unawares. For as a snare shall it come on all them that dwell on the face of the whole earth. Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man." (Luke 21:34-36)
He was teaching His disciples that they and we might teach others. Notice His words, "that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things." These things were the Great Tribulation that is coming on this world. The saints of God will be raptured and there is no possibility of those living in sin or living careless lives being supernaturally caught up to meet Him in the air.
Who Can Be Saved After the Rapture?
This is the most awesome question I could ever ask anyone. There will be a multitude saved and there will be a multitude that cannot be saved. This fact is already true in our day. When someone crosses the line and the Holy Spirit withdraws His conviction, that soul is forever lost. After the Rapture, those that had refused to love the truth and hold to His supernatural words of Holy Scripture will find themselves either deluded by the lie of the Antichrist or totally unable to repent. Anyone that knows the truth and carelessly proceeds to live disobediently is progressing to the point of being forever lost in this present life.
The multitude that is saved after the Rapture will be people that had little or no opportunity before the Rapture. Every moment a person is rejecting the will of God by Christ in their life, they are living dangerously. Anyone that knows enough about the Rapture and the Tribulation to say, "I’m going to get saved after the Rapture," has probably already passed the point of no return. That attitude is the very spirit of delusion and deception from which there is no return.
Do not forget the wise words of Solomon, "How long, ye simple ones, will ye love simplicity? and the scorners delight in their scorning, and fools hate knowledge? Turn you at my reproof: behold, I will pour out my spirit unto you, I will make known my words unto you. Because I have called, and ye refused; I have stretched out my hand, and no man regarded; But ye have set at nought all my counsel, and would none of my reproof: I also will laugh at your calamity; I will mock when your fear cometh; When your fear cometh as desolation, and your destruction cometh as a whirlwind; when distress and anguish cometh upon you. Then shall they call upon me, but I will not answer; they shall seek me early, but they shall not find me: For that they hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear of the LORD: They would none of my counsel: they despised all my reproof. Therefore shall they eat of the fruit of their own way, and be filled with their own devices." (Proverbs 1:22-31) Many have already passed the point of no return. When the Rapture occurs, a multitude more will pass that point.
Left Behind: Can You Still Be Saved?
One of the saddest days in human history will be the day following the Rapture of the Saints of God. Once it sinks into the minds of a multiplied number of "Left Behind" individuals that Jesus has literally come to get the readied saints and gone back to Heaven, it will be a traumatic moment of heartbreak and regrets. Some will commit suicide; some will go and kill preachers that did not preach the truth, while many will fall on their faces in sad and soul-searching repentance.
The idea of an Antichrist and the number 666 is understood by millions of people. Most of these do not live a surrendered life to Jesus Christ. Many people are religious, but show no evidence of being truly "born again." Even among the religious of our day, the "fear of the God" is almost totally absent. There is a kind of religious facade that has come to characterize this present generation. Preaching the words of God is utterly rejected by the church world. Many people literally hate old-fashioned ministers.
Suddenly, without warning, the Lord will descend into the clouds and the harvest of the earth will occur in a split second. The dead will rise and the saints that are still alive will be caught up with the resurrected and ascend to meet Him in the air. It will be over in less time than the benediction on Sunday morning. As the truth sinks in, the empty open graves are reported, and the missing ones are identified; an unexplainable fear will grip the hearts of millions. It will not be ordinary fear, but a kind of paralyzing fear that leaves the mind frozen in regrets. Many people who knew all about this event, but made no preparation, will be overtaken with insanity.
Preachers that bought into the liberal versions of Scripture or that did not preach the straightforward Gospel of the transformed life and holiness will be some of the saddest lost souls. Not only are they left, but also, many others are now left because of their compromise. The responsibility of misleading souls will drive some of these ministers to total despair. Liberal professors in church-related colleges and universities will be at the top of the hate list.
"But No Escape"
The most overwhelming of emotions that will slowly come to grip the "Left Behind" will be the hopelessness of their state. It is impossible to fully explain the kind of world that the "Left Behind" will suddenly discover. We can usually find a light at the end of our tunnels, but the world of that day will offer no such hope. No one who has any understanding of Bible prophecy will have any doubt that it is going to be "Hell on Earth." It will never get any better from the moment the Rapture occurs until the Antichrist is defeated at the end of this future period. Satan will make his best effort to turn God's creation into a wilderness beyond recovery. Only mercy can save the world from total destruction.
The "Left Behind" crowd will find themselves in a world totally different from anything they ever dreamed possible. Let's try to imagine some of the possible effects of the Rapture of the Saints.
* The Church Will Be Gone! Nothing will be so overwhelming as the fact that the church will be gone. Whatever is left of church related activities or ministries will be out of business. Just like the Jewish Temple was "out of business" when the veil was rent and Jesus died on the cross, so the New Testament church will be "out of business" when the church age ends at the Rapture. Whatever activity left in churches will be the false church that will promote the new false messiah or Antichrist. There will be no church revival or anointed evangelist. Religious television will be even more deceiving than at this present time because all restraints will be lifted and utter deception will have a free reign.
* The Tribulation Church will be a "One World Church" that is already developing between the Catholics, hyper-Charismatics, liberal Protestants, and the pagans of the world. They will produce a religious excitement and fanfare so overwhelming that the whole earth will worship Satan actually believing that he is God. The Antichrist and the false anointing will be so spectacular that miracles, signs, and wonders will flood mankind. It will be paranormal activity that looks so real that only Bible lovers can discern the difference. Anyone who experiences the Blood-cleansing of Jesus Christ and becomes a testimony for Biblical truth will immediately be subject to being martyred for his/her faith.
Those that refuse the One Word Church will be an enemy of the government and every principle the New World Order loves. The hatred for the multitude that will be converted after they realize they have been "Left Behind" will cause the false church and the unholy trinity to go mad with anger. Nebuchadnezzar's fiery furnace will be light stuff compared to the evil designs used to martyr the young saints almost as quick as they are converted. The Bible gives a breathtaking picture of those quickly killed following the very beginning of the "Great Tribulation."
Listen to the results of the fifth seal of Revelation six, "And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held: And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth? And white robes were given unto every one of them; and it was said unto them, that they should rest yet for a little season, until their fellowservants also and their brethren, that should be killed as they were, should be fulfilled." (Revelation 6:9-11). Remember, every true saint of God was raptured at the beginning of chapter four. Those saints are around the throne of God in Heaven; therefore, all of these new saints have been washed in the blood during the early days after the Rapture. They "were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held." There will be no wimpy believers in the hotbed of evil during this period. It is all or nothing. Their deaths will be so vicious and evil that even "saints" will call on God to satisfy the injustice manifest against them.
These saints do not yet have their glorified bodies, but are awaiting their special resurrection and their crowns of martyrdom. The Lord's word is "until their fellowservants also and their brethren, that should be killed as they were, should be fulfilled." In other words it had just begun, it was still at the early days of the seven years and many more martyrs were to follow. Anybody who misses the Rapture and decides to surrender to Christ must be prepared to die the kind of horrendous death reserved for the darkest period of wrath and tribulation ever experienced.
* The Restrainer(Holy Ghost). The Spirit-filled life will not exist during the seven years of Great Tribulation. The Holy Ghost, as the "Believer's Baptism," will have ended that office and period of church history. This office of the Holy Ghost was to birth the church and prepare a Bride for the Bridegroom. While the Holy Spirit is omnipresent and in that sense is present in the world, His central focus during this seven years is to present the Bride to Christ at the Wedding Supper in Heaven. His life giving presence will still be universal and at least open the hearts of repentant sinners to be washed in the Blood.
The absence of the Holy Ghost as the Restrainer will unleash evil to a level never known by mankind. From creation to this dark period, the Holy Ghost has always restrained the devil and his legion of spirits. Satan's ability to act unchecked and to exert his dark will on the earth will make for an environment so vile that no man can save another, even those of his own household. Listen as the Holy Ghost actually warned of this day in plain words to Ezekiel the prophet. "The word of the LORD came again to me, saying, Son of man, when the land sinneth against me by trespassing grievously, then will I stretch out mine hand upon it, and will break the staff of the bread thereof, and will send famine upon it, and will cut off man and beast from it: Though these three men, Noah, Daniel, and Job, were in it, they should deliver but their own souls by their righteousness, saith the Lord GOD." (Ezekiel 14:12-14). Hell is now almost ready to visit planet earth in its darkest acts of vileness known to humankind.
* Those to be saved must be fully prepared to give their life. While much of the world will be under Satan's delusion, any person that understands his lies will know the truth of what is happening. There will be a multitude that know they have missed the world's greatest hope, to be part of Christ's Bride, and they will see the devil for who he is: a liar, a deceiver, and an imposter of the true God. This multitude will also quickly understand that to own Jesus Christ as Lord is to incur the absolute vengeance of Lucifer. There will be no middle ground. The gray areas will have totally vanished. It is Jesus Christ or Antichrist. It is God the Father or god the imposter.
Suddenly, the will to die for Him (Jesus Christ) will become the only hope of the honest hearts that have escaped the deceiver. The ones "Left Behind" now begin to wash themselves in the Blood of Jesus Christ. John describes the love of God that will be manifest in the very jaws of Satan's fury. "And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death." (Revelation 12:11). Three things are clearly described. They are washed in the Blood of the Lamb, they are bold before the fury of the devil, and they love not their life even unto death. Nothing is so bold as a faith that is manifest when men see the devil for what he really represents. Our present society has lost the Biblical vision of how sadistic and sinister Satan and all of his horde can be. When the "Left Behind" sees the true picture, somehow the best of human action will be on display.
* This "Left Behind" multitude will fall in love with the Word of God. John indeed calls it a "multitude." "After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands." (Revelation 7:9). When John saw this crowd, he was perplexed and one of the elders asked him, "What are these . . . whence came they?" (Revelation 7:13). Apostle John was wise and said to the elder saint, "Sir, thou knowest." The elder answered his own question, "And I said unto him, Sir, thou knowest. And he said to me, These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. Therefore are they before the throne of God, and serve him day and night in his temple: and he that sitteth on the throne shall dwell among them. They shall hunger no more, neither thirst any more; neither shall the sun light on them, nor any heat. For the Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall feed them, and shall lead them unto living fountains of waters: and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes." (Revelation 7:14-17).
Their love for truth, developed in the heat of the Great Tribulation, will earn them a place "in His temple" and the Lamb Himself will dwell in the midst of them to provide them Heavenly fulfillment. They are not called Elders as the saints that are His Bride; they have no thrones or crowns of the bridal position. These will probably be guests of the Bride at the Marriage Supper. Surely, they will wear crowns of martyrdom. It appears that they are the third order of the "First Resurrection," which is raptured near the middle of the Seven Year Tribulation.
* The Blood of the Lamb: The one factor that unites every victory over Satan and the wickedness on the earth is the "Blood of the Lamb." Jesus Christ is identified from Revelation chapter four to the very end of this prophetic period (chapter 22) as the "Lamb of God." Twenty-six times in that period He is called the "Lamb of God." Every victory He wins, every act of redemption that occurs, every triumph over Satan is by the Blood of the Lamb. These Tribulation Saints are never called elders; they are not a part of the church for there is no longer a true church. They are not identified in any action they suggest a church. No baptism in water, no opportunity to serve the Lord's Supper, or any other great acts of His church before the Rapture. Individually, they have surrendered to the Word of God and washed themselves in the Blood of the Lamb.
There will be a fresh understanding of the power of the Blood that these Tribulation Saints will discover. The Bible emphasizes this because our generation has mostly forgotten the incredible power of faith in His shed blood. It's faith in faith today or some strange kind of impartation that the false prophets have promoted. In the heat of the Great Tribulation, faith will return to its pure form and men will seek for simplicity of truth, not some titillation of flesh. These saints are certainly a robust multitude and must be reasoned in our understanding of redemption.
"Left Behind: Can You Be Saved?"
Nobody in his/her right mind will dare take this booklet as an encouragement to wait for salvation after the Rapture. In fact, if you are unsaved or unprepared for His glorious appearing to Rapture the Saints and you ignore this warning, that in itself is very dangerous. There is a class of disobedient people that have rejected the truth or loved the world more than the Word of God that the Bible warned of a false delusion and damnation without hope. Apostle Paul warned us of this, "And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness." (II Thessalonians 2:10-12). Please do not take this warning lightly. Only God knows when a man/woman passes this point of "no return."
There will be a multitude of religious people in the Seven Years of Great Tribulation that are worshippers of the Antichrist, deceived to believe that he is the true christ. They will be damned forever.
There is a "lawlessness" that pervades the very atmosphere. Never has it been easier to put off serving the Lord or to reject Him outright. Jesus said, "And because iniquity (lawlessness) shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold." (Matthew 24:12). There appears to be such a resistance in the world against anything that is narrow or straight-laced. Everything is broad and most people now believe that even Christianity has no sharp standards of right and wrong.
All of this is an evil delusion that Satan is masterminding. It is the last days and the way seems so broad and wide. It is hard to find people that will admit they are lost. Do not be fooled. Jesus gave a breathtaking warning as recorded in the Book of Luke. The Son of God stated, "And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting (gluttoning on the world), and drunkenness (not just alcohol, but any state of undisciplined living), and cares of this life, and so that day come upon you unawares. For as a snare shall it come on all them that dwell on the face of the whole earth. Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man." (Luke 21:34-36). a special thanks to paw creek, and everyone for helping prepare the Bride of King Jesus Christ.