The second woe is past; and, behold, the third woe cometh quickly. 15 And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever. 16 And the four and twenty elders, which sat before God on their seats, fell upon their faces, and worshipped God, 17 Saying, We give thee thanks, O Lord God Almighty, which art, and wast, and art to come; because thou hast taken to thee thy great power, and hast reigned. 18 And the nations were angry, and thy wrath is come, and the time of the dead, that they should be judged, and that thou shouldest give reward unto thy servants the prophets, and to the saints, and them that fear thy name, small and great; and shouldest destroy them which destroy the earth. 19 And the temple of God was opened in heaven, and there was seen in his temple the ark of his testament: and there were lightnings, and voices, and thunderings, and an earthquake, and great hail. Rev 11:14-19 (KJV)
- Lightnings. Voices. Thunders. Earthquakes.
- The death and bodily raising into heaven of Moses the lawgiver and Elijah the Prophet.
The death and “resurrection” of the Antichrist, who in reality is actually Lucifer, in possession of a human body. Yes, Satan himself, the father of lies, prince of the air. That guy. I dare you to approach him face to face and ask him about Adam and Eve. Well, no. Don’t. He’ll have you killed, or kill you himself.
All this happens at this time.
Classically, a lot of Bible teachers speak of people being openly possessed by devils starting at this point as well. I’d have to say, they were WAY wrong. That actually began to happen prior to the Rapture, but so many Christians were sleepwalking… nobody said anything.
But open attacks by devils happened during the last half of the seven trumpets. Now the Antichrist will cease pretending, and probably will openly admit who he is. And the world won’t care. Indeed, the world will still worship him, with no hesitations.
If you’ve made it this far, you’ve done good. The only place for you to hide now is Petra. If you’re living in New Zealand, build a raft, start swimming, something! If you live in South Africa, start walking or ride a bike. Head northeast. Bring water, it’s going to be a long trip. It’s possible to walk from Brazil, but the Arctic ocean and the ice floes and glaciers get mighty cold. Plus the “Take one step, come up for air” thing.
Like the Left Behind series depicts, the Antichrist is probably well aware that the Christians will be at Petra, but it is a place “prepared” for us. It will probably be supernaturally protected. Get there. You’ve got 3 years.