I’m glad you’re here. Chances are you are scared and don’t know what to do. You were sleeping and heard a lot of commotion outside, a loud clap of thunder coming from your window. You woke up and turned on the light to discover your roommate has disappeared but his clothes are still in the bed. His dogs are gone. You call your mom and she doesn’t answer the phone. You turn on the news to find out that something catastrophic happened while you were sleeping. Planes have fallen out of the sky because the pilot disappeared. Cars are stuck on the highways with no drivers inside. The news is also reporting that the graves in all of the cemeteries across the world have opened up and there are missing bodies. The newscasters are at a loss as to what happened. Just then a pastor comes on, you know that one popular pastor down the street that has alot of members and was always talking about uniting all faiths. You see him weeping bitterly. He tells the audience, “The rapture has happened and we’ve all been left behind!”.
51 Behold, I show you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, 52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. – I Corinthians 15:51-52
You then remember what your mother told you about the rapture. You grew up in church but you were too busy living your life the way you wanted to, on your terms. When your mom told you to go to church you did a few times thinking you’d appease her. She talked a lot about Jesus and the rapture but you thought she just sounded old fashioned. You didn’t read your bible or pray and you had sex with your girlfriend thinking hey, everyone else is doing it.
Luke 21:34 – But take heed to yourselves, lest your hearts be weighed down with carousing, drunkenness, and cares of this life, and that Day come on you unexpectedly.
Or maybe you just never gave your heart to Jesus. You remember your wife telling you about Jesus and asking you to go with her. She took the kids to church every Sunday, but church just wasn’t your thing. Your wife and kids have all disappeared. You see your sons stuffed animal on his bed and his favorite bracelet. The cat has disappeared as well, the house feels deafening empty.
You’re home and in shock, you can’t believe this has really happened. You think to yourself, I thought the rapture was years away, certainly not in my generation!
Luke 17:34 – I tell you, in that night there will be two in one bed. One will be taken and the other left.
Matthew 24:42 – Therefore, stay awake, for you do not know on what day your Lord is coming.
Well friend, it has happened, whatever circumstances that have led up to this terrible situation the bottom line is that you were not taken. The rapture happened while you were sleeping last night.
So let’s review a little about what the bible says about the rapture:
The rapture of the church is taught in 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18, where the apostle Paul writes:
13 But we do not want you to be uninformed, brethren, about those who are asleep, so that you will not grieve as do the rest who have no hope.
14 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will bring with Him those who have fallen asleep in Jesus.
15 For this we say to you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive and remain until the coming of the Lord, will not precede those who have fallen asleep.
16 For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first.
17 we who are alive and remain will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we shall always be with the Lord.
18 Therefore comfort one another with these words.
Now what should you do? Is there any hope for me? Yes, there is!
1 . STAY CALM AND DO NOT PANIC
Your natural reaction once you realize what has just occurred is to panic. But to do so is absolutely useless now. If you had wanted to get right with father God before the rapture, you could have, but you didn’t. Now your only chance is to stay on this earth and to endure to the end of the Tribulation. “But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.” – Matthew 24:13
2. REALIZE YOU ARE NOW LIVING DURING THE GREAT TRIBULATION
The Great Tribulation is a seven year period starting from the time of the rapture until Jesus’ second coming. Also know as “the time of Jacob’s (Israel’s) trouble” (Jeremiah 30:7) and “Daniel’s Seventieth Week” (Daniel 9), this period will be unparalleled in trouble and horror.
3. GATHER AS MANY BIBLES AS YOU CAN AND HIDE THEM
Soon after the Antichrist becomes the leader of the European Community (the revived Roman Empire [i.e. the Jews]), Bibles will be confiscated and owning a Bible will be tantamount to treason. The Bible, however, will be your most valuable possession during the Tribulation.
4. READ THE BIBLE LIKE YOU HAVE NEVER READ IT BEFORE IN YOUR LIFE
Since all of your Bibles may be confiscated, even if you are careful, it is imperative that you read the word until you memorize whole passages and can quote them. It is especially important to read Daniel, Luke 21, Matthew 24, Revelation, and Amos, for these books describe the events you can expect to unfold before you.
5. PRAY LIKE YOU HAVE NEVER PRAYED BEFORE IN YOUR LIFE
Pray until the power of god comes strongly upon you – pray and pray and pray. Only by reading the word and praying will you gain the spiritual strength to be able to withstand the torture you may have to endure for the sake of Jesus.
6. DO NOT TAKE THE MARK AT ANY COST – EVEN IN FIT MEANS YOU AND YOUR LOVED ONES DIE AS MARTYRS
After the Antichrist becomes the leader of the European Community, he will institute a world economic system, designed so that you cannot buy, sell, or eat unless you take his mark or the number of his name. Money will be useless. “And he causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hand or on their foreheads, and that no one may buy or sell except one who has the mark or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. Here is wisdom. Let him who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man: His number is 666” – Revelation 13:16-18.
The Antichrist will implement the greatest slaughter in all of humanity. Think of the various ways people have been tortured and killed in the past, such as the Holocaust.
You cannot even imagine the horror that will take place under the Antichrist’s rule; it will be much worse than anything in history (Matthew 24:21) “…I saw under the altar the souls of those who had been slain for the word of god and for the testimony which they held. And a white robe was given to each of them: and it was said to them that they should rest a little while longer, until both the number of the fellow servants and their brethren, who would be killed as they were, was completed.” Revelation 6:9, 11.
His targets will be Jews and Christians who do not worship his image or take the mark on their forehead or right hand/ “…And I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for their witness to Jesus and for the word of god, who had not worshiped the beast or his image, and had not received his mark on their foreheads or on the hands.” – Revelation 20:4. He will use every form of torture and humiliation in order to force you to renounce Jesus. Nor will he hesitate to use your loved ones against you, even your children, torturing and killing them in front of you so that you will be tempted to take the mark.
If you take the mark or worship the Antichrist or his image, however, you will be consigned to the second death, which is the Lake of Fire.
You cannot be redeemed. It is better to endure torture for a short while and gain eternal life then to endure eternal torment in the Lake of Fire. “…If anyone worships the Beast and his image, and receives his mark on his forehead or on his hand, he himself shall also drink the wine of the wrath of god, which is poured out full strength into the cup of his indignation. An [sic] he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb.” -Revelation 14:9-10.
Also, this ‘mark’ of the beast can be something like an RFID chip implanted on your hand or forehead or it can be a ‘tattoo’ that has a chip implanted or imbedded in it. Somehow this mark has the name or image of the beast, the Anti-Christ. Whatever you do, under no circumstances should you take this mark because doing so will change you physically and spiritually and taking that mark may be the last thing you are able to do with your free will because if you do take it you are now controlled by Satan and the New World Order that’s under his authority.
- SET A PLAN IN MOTION FOR SURVIVAL
Although you may not be able to hide from the Antichrist’s government until the end of the Tribulation, all of the time you gain in hiding is important for your spiritual growth and strengthening, since only those who are extremely strong in Jesus can suffer and die for his sake.
The first thing to do is move out of the city and into a rural or mountainous area, for the Antichrist’s control will come last to the least populated areas. Take a good radio or TV with you so that you can stay attuned to events and discern the time schedule of the Tribulation.
Store water and food, because you will not be able to purchase anything without the mark. Water in lakes and streams will be polluted by radioactive waste from nuclear warfare and will eventually turn into blood.
Bring different types of clothing for all seasons, as well as flashlights, batteries, generators, and First Aid supplies. In short, learn how to survive and live off the land as the pioneers did.
- BE CAREFUL WHO YOU TRUST AND BEFRIEND
There will be secret agents everywhere, spying for the Antichrist’s government. Be on the lookout. However, it is a good idea to try and band together with like minded people whom also have not taken the mark of the beast. These may be your close friend from church or a family member. To seek out someone like minded you should go back to the church you were attending and find out who was left behind. If anything you can share information and encourage one another and even swap and trade supplies. But, you have to pray a lot and use discernment because there may be some New World operatives, i.e. those that are spies. So you have to be extra careful who you trust or get close to.
- WATCH FOR THE ANTICHRIST and FALSE PROPHET
It is important to realize who the Antichrist is and what he is up to, for he will deceive many into thinking that he is a great world leader who will bring peace and prosperity to a world hungry for it. We can infer from Daniel 11 certain characteristics of this man. Popular during the first three and a half years of the Tribulation, he will dominate the airwaves. He will be highly intelligent, with christ-like charisma and personality. An international politician, military tactician and economic expert, his word will be peace; he will make a treaty with the Jews, which he will break after three and a half years. He will have such supernatural power that a mortal wound to his head will be healed. Even the very elect will be deceived. If you do not pray and read the Bible, you too will be deceived.
The antichrist will have a companion, the False Prohphet, who will make an image in the likeness of the Antichrist and cause it to speak. All who refuse to worship the image will be killed. The final three and a half years will be absolutely insane, with demonized spirits everywhere.
The False Prophet promotes the Anti Christ and may also perform some fake miracles to deceive people and point them to the Anti Christ. The False Prophet is someone in the religious world. I personally believe it is the Pope. You may see UFO’s manifest and show themselves in the sky. Yes what you are seeing is real, but it is something in the spiritual that is now manifesting in the natural world. The UFO”s and aliens are a deception, they are fallen angels, also known as demons. Do not listen to anything they say, stay away from them and plead the blood of Jesus over yourself.
- STAY AWAY FROM FEMA CAMPS
The government may set up some FEMA camps, just like they did for the Katrina Hurricane. These camps will be set up as a guise to help people displaced by disasters such as meteors, wars, earthquakes, tsunami’s, etc. Whatever you do you must not go into these camps. They will promise you a warm cot, hot meal, fresh water and clothes on your back. These camps are death camps where they will track you and try to mark you with the mark of the beast. They may not mark you at the beginning, but in order to continue to receive support from them they can mark you later. Also, these camps will become torture chambers for those that do not want to go along with their New World Order. So whatever you do you must toughen it out and live outside and away from the FEMA camps because once you go into that camp you may never come out.
- HORRORS YOU MAY SEE
You will have to stay emotionally strong and plead the blood of Jesus over your mind so that you do not become fearful and give in to the Anti-Christ’s false promises. You will see cannibalism as people become hungry and starvation kicks in and they start to eat one another. There will be looting, murders and complete anarchy and a break down of society. You need to stay holy, do not partake in any of these sins. Even if you are hungry, you need to pray and ask Jesus to send you food. Do not become a cannibal and eat other humans. It’s ok to eat squirrels, rabbits, birds, and those things of the land, but not humans. Also, you may see real demonic entities manifest, little demons or aliens running around. Memorize the bible, this will be your protection, your sword is the word of God.
- DO NOT GIVE UP HOPE!
The seven years of Tribulation will end with the triumphant return of Jesus. The Antichrist will be defeated at the battle of Armageddon. Be steadfast and endure, and you will be rewarded greatly in Heaven.
Also remember, young children who have been raptured, husbands, wives, sisters, your mom, etc., if they were raptured they are in heaven now cheering you on to endure. So hang in there until the end, even if it means you die a martyr’s death for Jesus and are killed. Your body will be killed but your Spirit will go to heaven and you will be reunited with your loved ones as well as your pets. Knowing that you will see your family that were raptured once you make it to heaven should give you hope to endure as well as being at peace with the Lord Jesus Christ whom loves you so much! So after crying and being upset that you didn’t listen to your mom, grandma or that aunt you thought was crazy then start praying, repent and ask God to help you to endure. Do not let fear grip you, stay strong! Remember, you were and always are an eternal spirit living in a temporary body, you just got too comfortable on earth thinking this is your forever home. It is not !!! Earth is a temporary place you were passing through. You need to be reunited with your loved ones in heaven and in order to do so you need to be strong and endure!
Lastly, start reading the bible and praying fervently now. The salvation of your soul depends upon it. Determine that, come what may, you will not take the mark or worship the Antichrist. You still have a chance to be saved or remain saved, but this time you will have to be “faithful unto death.”
- BUT I DON’T KNOW JESUS CAN I STILL BE SAVED AND GO TO HEAVEN?
To get to heaven you need to accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, there is no other god under heaven that can save you, only Jesus Christ. If you do not know Jesus you have to repent and ask Jesus to come into your heart. Say this prayer out loud:
Heavenly Father, In Jesus name, I repent of my sins and living my life my way. I repent of my sins and surrender my life to you. I ask you to forgive me of my sins. I ask you to wash me clean of all sin.
Jesus, I believe you died for my sins and you were raised from the dead. Fill me with your Holy Spirit. Jesus please be my Savior and my Lord, I want to live my life for Christ. Thank you for saving me! Amen
Romans 10:13 – Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.
May the Lord Jesus Christ find you ready in the hour of His glorious return so that you do not have to go through these things. Pray fervently to be counted worthy to escape all of these things coming upon the earth! If the rapture hasn’t happened yet continue to live a holy life, praying everyday. The King is coming soon, stay ready!!
O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is they victory? – 1 Corinthians 15:55