“After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever.” 1Thessalonians 4:17
The End Times
End Times Prophecy is a very controversial topic in both the Christian realm, and the secular world. It seems that very few people can totally agree with one another on End Times Theories. Because there is so much speculation out there about the Rapture and the Tribulation, be rest assured that your Father in Heaven is very much in control of the situation. It is only HE who knows the day and the hour in which Jesus will return. God loves each and every one of us and regardless of what we have done wrong in our lives, nothing or no one can take that love away from us. Do you have Jesus in your life? If you don’t, would you like to have a personal relationship with Him?
Here is what scripture says in Matthew 24:36-39 (New International Version):
“No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man. For in the days before the flood, people were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, up to the day Noah entered the ark; and they knew nothing about what would happen until the flood came and took them all away. That is how it will be at the coming of the Son of Man.
Many believe that a person can choose his or her own destiny; but if God has chosen you, then how can you choose anyone or anything but God? Satan is running rampant on this earth and causing even the elect to be distracted from God’s will for their lives. The real battlefield actually starts in your own mind. This is not to say that you are losing your mind, it simply means that it is in your mind where Satan attacks you and tries to take you down. It is the battle between good and evil, and it is also in your mind where the struggle begins. Evangelist Joyce Meyer couldn’t have said it better, “Are you a POW in the region of your mind? The mind is a battlefield where our war with Satan is either won or lost”.
It says in Ephesians 6:12 (New Living Translation):
“For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places”.
With so much evil and disasters happening widespread in the world today, we now know that the End Times are already upon us and the Lord’s coming is at hand. Even for those of you in denial, you really need to wake up because your final destination is not all that far off. It is entirely up to you, but it really is time for you make the decision to accept Jesus into your life and live a life that is pleasing to God. Your eternal destiny rides on the decisions you make while on this earth.
The event referred to as ‘The Rapture‘ is mentioned a few times throughout the bible. Although the actual word “rapture” is not mentioned in the bible, it is however, implied. One of these implications is located in the following scripture:
Matthew 24:39-42 (New International Version):
And they knew nothing about what would happen until the flood came and took them all away. That is how it will be at the coming of the Son of Man. Two men will be in the field; one will be taken and the other left. Two women will be grinding with a hand mill; one will be taken and the other left. “Therefore keep watch, because you do not know on what day your Lord will come.”
It States in 1 Corinthians 15:51-57 (New International Version):
Listen, I tell you a mystery: We will not all sleep, but we will all be changed- in a flash, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed. For the perishable must clothe itself with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality. When the perishable has been clothed with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality, then the saying that is written will come true: “Death has been swallowed up in victory.” “Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death is your sting?” The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
Revelation 3:10-11 (New International Version) Says:
10 Since you have kept my command to endure patiently, I will also keep you from the hour of trial that is going to come on the whole world to test the inhabitants of the earth.
11 I am coming soon. Hold on to what you have, so that no one will take your crown.
We pray that you will find the answers you are searching for.
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PLEASE NOTE: This site provides a Pre-Tribulation/Tribulation view of The Rapture. If you are wondering, “Could it possibly be wrong?” The answer is “Absolutely!” It is not for us to understand the Infinite mind of God with our small finite minds. There isn’t anybody on this earth who has God completely figured out – not even close! Since your curiosity has brought you this far, you must be searching for answers. There are various opinions and theories about the Rapture and the End Times; and there is nothing wrong with that because we are all entitled to our own opinion. You must weigh all the possibilities and decide for yourself what the scriptures teach. First and foremost, always let the Holy Spirit be your guide when reading and trying to understand scripture.
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