The Rapture

Okay… What’s the Rapture?

The Rapture is the moment when The Lord Jesus Christ came back for The Church.  It precedes the Tribulation. We don’t know by how long. You should know that by now. If you get saved, you can tell me when we meet face to face after the Lord’s Return.

13 But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope. 14 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him. 15 For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep. 16 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: 17 Then 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. 18 Wherefore comfort one another with these words.1 Thess 4:13-18 (KJV)

The word Rapture means to fly in Latin, Rapturo. It comes from Latin translations of the Bible where the words “caught Up” in 1 Thess. 4:17 were written as Rapturo. The same word is used for some species of birds (Raptor).

Originally in Greek, it was Harpadzo, ἁρπάζω.

Conventional thinking had millions upon millions disappearing and missing. That is true, to a certain extent. But in the 20th century, the concept of “saved” had gotten so watered down, that by the 1990’s any person  coming to church who’d walked down an aisle once at an altar call was considered saved – even if there was no change in their outward life.

The Bible makes it clear you’d want to change, would try to change, and would have a different life if you’re saved.

The Bible also makes it clear if you believe that you are saved by faith and works, you’re not saved. Astoundingly, that’s exactly the doctrine of the Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox Churches, and the vast majority of mainline Protestant churches, as well as the Mormons, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Seventh Day Adventists, Moonies, and just about every other cult. If you’re trying to figure out why you got left behind despite active church attendance – that’s why. You need to get saved immediately!

The Ecumenical movement which ended up consuming so many Christians and their churches wanted to believe so many people who weren’t saved actually were, so that’s why people ended up with pie in the sky numbers like 2 Billion people (2,000,000,000) would be missing.

So instead of the 30% worldwide that so many Christians imagined, the real number is somewhere around 1.5%1.

So, even though 105 Million people worldwide (105,000,000) statistically should be saved, you’re talking in an average sized US city maybe 500 people. In some countries such as the UK, where most churches no longer teach about being Born Again (despite being a major doctrine in the New Testament)… the average town may see dramatically smaller numbers, such as 35 to 50 people! Of course, there may be also places where the numbers will be higher as well.

That means the Rapture may actually go mostly unnoticed. The most likely explanation that the media will come up with is either mass suicide pacts, or something as crazy as UFO abductions.

Bottom line – The world may or may not have noticed that 100 million people worldwide disappeared. If you did,this is the real story, not Bigfoot, UFO’s, Hale-Bopp comets or suicide pacts, and not genetic collapse or harmonic convergence. Some professions will be severely impacted. The number of Christians among the military and law enforcement in the US is much higher statistically than the normal population statistic, for some reason. Some police departments and Sheriff’s offices may see as many as 25% to 30% of their officers and Deputies missing.

Where are all the missing Christians? In heaven, with the Lord Jesus Christ. What you may or may not have noticed, is all the deceased Christians who also disappeared first. Numbers won’t be forthcoming, unless someone goes exhuming every grave on earth to see who’s missing or not.

What’s next? The Seven Seals.


1 This number came from the 2006 Operations World Missionary manual. I simply added up all the numbers of Christian groups who believe in Salvation by Faith alone, and the number ended up at 1.5%. I checked myself by taking their numbers of Christians by denominations, subtracted all those who believe in Salvation by Faith plus works… and ended up with the same figure.

The Seventh Vial

And the seventh angel poured out his vial into the air; and there came a great voice out of the temple of heaven, from the throne, saying, It is done. 18 And there were voices, and thunders, and lightnings; and there was a great earthquake, such as was not since men were upon the earth, so mighty an earthquake, and so great. 19 And the great city was divided into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell: and great Babylon came in remembrance before God, to give unto her the cup of the wine of the fierceness of his wrath. 20 And every island fled away, and the mountains were not found. 21 And there fell upon men a great hail out of heaven, every stone about the weight of a talent: and men blasphemed God because of the plague of the hail; for the plague thereof was exceeding great. Rev 16:17-21 (KJV)

It may not sound bad reading it – but remember this is going to be the LAST JUDGMENT. It’s going to be devastating. Try to imagine earthquakes so intense they devastate mountain chains, and islands are broken apart. There’s been massive earthquakes in this century alone that have moved Islands – this is talking about OBLITERATING them.

Mountains have faced devastating earthquakes before that have done minor damage – we’re talking destruction. This will be without a doubt the greatest earthquake in the history of the earth. The Richter scale cannot even begin to measure it.

Hailstones sixty to eighty pounds will generate massive damage – when objects that big fall from several thousand feet, it generates a release of energy when it hits the ground. If you hit a rock with a hammer, it makes a spark. Imagine an 80 pound ball of ice falling from cloud level. It should hit terminal velocity quickly, and troops on the ground trying to invade Jerusalem are going to be caught out in the open. Loss of life will be huge. And the Return of the Lord is nigh at this point – if you have not taken the mark at this point, and you see the armies surround Jerusalem, get saved – you’re about to run out of time permanently. At that time, failing to choose will be tantamount to choosing.

If you have taken the mark before this… your reckoning is about due. I’m sorry. Eternity is about to become very horrible for you.

The Sixth Vial

And the sixth angel poured out his vial upon the great river Euphrates; and the water thereof was dried up, that the way of the kings of the east might be prepared. 13 And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet. 14 For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty. 15 Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame. 16 And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon. Rev 16:12-16 (KJV)

This is the preparation for Armageddon.

At some point after this judgment, the capitol of the Antichrist is destroyed. Some say it is Rome, others say it is Babylon. Any way you slice it, it is destroyed.

And.. any way you slice it… the Antichrist stops pretending right about now that he is anything but Satan in possession of a human being.

The Fifth Vial

And the fifth angel poured out his vial upon the seat of the beast; and his kingdom was full of darkness; and they gnawed their tongues for pain, 11 And blasphemed the God of heaven because of their pains and their sores, and repented not of their deeds. Rev 16:10-11 (KJV)

The darkness only seems to occur on the kingdom of the Antichrist. This will be Rome or Babylon. I’m believing that it’s literally Babylon, which is where the Antichrist will have built his kingdom capitol. The darkness somehow causes physical pain.

In many ways, this is a taste of Hell, a place of literal unending fire and torment, in complete darkness.

The Fourth Vial

And the fourth angel poured out his vial upon the sun; and power was given unto him to scorch men with fire. 9 And men were scorched with great heat, and blasphemed the name of God, which hath power over these plagues: and they repented not to give him glory. Rev 16:8-9 (KJV)

Remember the water you should have harvested? Yup. You need it now also! Don’t let anyone know you’ve got it except other Christians – people will kill you to get it.

Get underground. I can’t think of too many other ways to survive this. If you’re paying attention, by now you’re at Petra. If you couldn’t make it by now, that dig out shelter I recommended… you need it now.

Getting underground gets you cooler. Dwelling in a cave is even better, but hey… it’s just not something you find in every town and city is a nice, cool cave.

You should not go outside at all during this.

 

The Third Vial

And the third angel poured out his vial upon the rivers and fountains of waters; and they became blood. 5 And I heard the angel of the waters say, Thou art righteous, O Lord, which art, and wast, and shalt be, because thou hast judged thus. 6 For they have shed the blood of saints and prophets, and thou hast given them blood to drink; for they are worthy. 7 And I heard another out of the altar say, Even so, Lord God Almighty, true and righteous are thy judgments. Rev 16:4-7 (KJV)

This is going to be brutal. If it doesn’t sound like it, trust me – it’s bad.

Humans can only last three days without water. If you have health issues, two days.

Many, many people will die from this. I’m going to make an assumption that this will take the lives of half a million people world wide. How long can you last without water? Three days. How long will this last? Possibly three months. If you have not stockpiled water, and if you haven’t looked up how to harvest water naturally, then you won’t survive.

Hopefully you read the WATER pages. There’s a lot there about how to harvest water, how to find it and purify. Your hint should be ancient Egypt… they digged in the banks around the Nile River.

If you dig a trench and leave a thin barrier of earth between the trench and the water, it will filter out any water content. Heed the water pages and survive. You’ll need possibly a six month supply of water per person, which means you should have started harvesting water just after the demonic horsemen.

3,514,119,000 left. Half of the world’s population has died.

The Second Vial

And the second angel poured out his vial upon the sea; and it became as the blood of a dead man: and every living soul died in the sea. Rev 16:3 (KJV)

I hope you’re not reading these after something weird happens – forewarned is forearmed.

The time to quit the merchant marine would be immediately after everyone starts getting the sores. DO NOT travel on the oceans until the blood disappears. If the oceans become literal blood, it will clog engines, and burn them out quickly.

It’s possible this may also be a worldwide spread of Red Tide, a nasty form of foul seaweed filled with bugs. It smells badly, too. Some claim physteria as well.

But several times prior to the Rapture, rivers and lakes have mysteriously turned blood red, with little possible explanation.

It doesn’t so much right now matter what it is. I’d just stay off the oceans until this has passed

WAYS TO PREPARE:

  • stockpile meat.
  • stockpile fish, if fish are still available in your area. Once the fish have died…. that’s it.
  • Make sure you’re drying and smoking all the fish you have. Eat it while you still can. After this plague – there will be no more fish. No more shellfish. no more crabs, clams, lobsters, etc.

You should have already made the move to Petra. If not, immediately after this plague lifts – GET THERE. You probably don’t stand a chance outside of Petra – Israel. And soon, not even Israel.

The First Vial

And I heard a great voice out of the temple saying to the seven angels, Go your ways, and pour out the vials of the wrath of God upon the earth. 2 And the first went, and poured out his vial upon the earth; and there fell a noisome and grievous sore upon the men which had the mark of the beast, and upon them which worshipped his image. Rev 16:1-2 (KJV)

I read an article recently where someone theorized this was radiation burns. If that’s so, then we can safely assume

  1. there was an exchange of nuclear weapons
  2. Christians are miraculously protected from it, as it specifically was against those who had taken the mark and worshiped the image of the Beast.

If we’re going to assume that, we might as well assume there’s specifically a plague that bypasses all the Christians.

either way you slice it, there’s going to be festering sores and boils on those who have taken the mark. I don’t know if it will be infectious, weepy, etc.

The worst part about it is, it’s going to probably be blamed on Christians, simply because “We’re all suffering, and you aren’t, so you guys did it somehow!” The persecution against Christians won’t really increase any, as Christianity will be a death sentence long before now anyway.

I pray most of you who found this blog have made it this far. You’ve only got 3 years left until the Lord returns. Stay strong!!!

The Seven Vials

These are the Final Judgments of God against mankind.

Judgment Estimated Time since Peace Treaty Effect
First Vial 3 years 6 months Sores
Second Vial 4 years 2 months Seas become blood – all life in seas die.
Third Vial 4 years 10 months all fresh water becomes blood
Fourth Vial 5 years 4 months solar flare – heat wave
Fifth Vial 6 years blackness around the Antichrist’s capital city
Sixth Vial 6 years 8 months drying up of the Euphrates River
prior to seventh vial… 7th year Battle of Armageddon
Seventh Vial 7th year Massive earthquake, giant hail 60-100 lbs each
Glorious Appearing 7th year (all three events happen rapidly, in close succession) Jesus Christ and all the saved return with the Angels in glory. All Antichrist’s soldiers killed. Satan locked away for 1000 years, antichrist cast into Hell

In the chart, I’ve given estimated times since the peace treaty signing. These are estimates only. Don’t rely on these – they could get you killed! These are merely to give you ballpark estimates. These estimates probably are useless. War could break out the day after the signing of the peace treaty… or it could be a year later. Here’s a VERY HANDY RULE to go by:

RELY ON SCRIPTURE – NOT MAN’S OPINIONS! If you’d like the math formula, it’s below:

Bible > Man.