- Where Did People Disappear To?
- What Happened?
- What Does This Mean for Me?
Included below is my understanding of the time you are now going through. The Bible is your best source to understand what is happening. The book of Revelation gives an overview of the time you are in. Read the book of John next to understand who Jesus is. Read the entire New Testament and then the Old Testament so you can draw strength and hope for this time.
People who have believed in Jesus (that He is the Son of God and that He came to earth about 2,000 years ago and died on the cross to pay for our sins and then arose from the dead and went back to Heaven to prepare a place for us) have been taken to Heaven to be with God. This is what we Christians have been waiting for. Dead Christians that have died over history have also been resurrected and taken to Heaven. It is called the Rapture. We are now with God and being protected from the terrible events that are coming upon the earth.
If you are reading this before the Rapture takes place then you are truly blessed. You still have time to get yourself right with God and be raptured before what seems like Hell breaks out on Earth. Eternal Hell (The Lake of Fire) will be far worse, but the Bible says this time on Earth will be the worst time that the Earth has ever seen or ever will see. You must accept what God (Jesus) did for you approximately 2,000 years ago and put your full faith in Him.
The Bible tells us that we are separated from God because of the Sin that we are born into. It also tells us that there will be eternal consequences because of sin. We are all sinners and, without Jesus, we will be judged and sent to The Lake of Fire for eternity. But, God loves us so much that He sent His Son, Jesus, to Earth to become a man so He could live a sinless life and could die in our place taking the consequences of our sins. He did this so that we could be declared innocent and could one day spend eternity with Him. The Bible tells us that Jesus is the only way to Salvation and that we must accept His gift by believing and putting our complete faith in Him. The following includes my best understanding of the events happening and soon to take place.
If you are reading this after the Rapture, there is still an opportunity to be saved for eternity and be with God. The future with the Lord will be the most glorious time you can even imagine. However, the present time will be horrible for you. There is no way to sugar coat it. Satan himself and approximately 1/3 of the fallen sinful Angles will be spreading a terrible lie across the Earth and most people will believe the lie and eventually will actually worship the Man of Sin. There will be a false religion that spreads across the world. You must be on watch and avoid these things. God will also be pouring His wrath out upon the sinful world during this time. This is a terrible thought, but God gave us the Bible and told us thousands of years ago that this day was coming and how to avoid it. The time is now here and it’s now too late to avoid.
There will be a lie spread about where the people who disappeared went (that’s us, the Christians that were taken to safety by the one true God). There may and probably will be an Alien lie spread. Satan and his demonic angles will most likely be trying to convince the world that he is God and the creator of life on Earth. They will likely be able to display advance technology. He/they may try to convince the world that they are aliens or that they are Angels sent by God. He and the fallen angles will be able to perform signs and do things that normal people can’t do. Satan will likely say he loves humanity, but the truth is he hates both God and God’s Creation (You). Even though he doesn’t say it, His goal is to corrupt all of God’s creation. He will fairly quickly set up a world monetary system (the one world government is his goal).
This Man of Sin otherwise known as the Anti-Christ will probably seem likeable. He will for sure appear to have the answers to help the world through this terrible time. He will make a covenant with many nations one of which will likely be Israel. Once this covenant is made there is only 7 years remaining before Jesus returns to judge the evil ones and put an end to the suffering of the righteous. Whether the covenant that the Anti-Christ confirms is a 7 year covenant or an open ended covenant I’m not completely clear, but it seems pretty sure to be a 7 year covenant. The Bible is very clear that the covenant will be broken in 3.5 years (halfway through remaining 7 years). When you see that the covenant is made or confirmed that’s when the final 7 years countdown begins.
Sometime within the 7 years Satan himself will enter and empower the world leader that made/confirmed the covenant. He is the Anti-Christ. Sometime within the 7 years the Anti-Christ will require all people to take a mark. The Bible says the mark will be in the right hand or forehead. It’s unclear what this “mark” is. It could be a chip or barcode, or it could even be something as far-fetched as a change to your DNA. There could be a promise of longer life or eternal life or protection from sickness, but that is speculation on my part. The Anti-Christ will require all people to have this “mark” to be able to buy or sell. This mark will be a sign of complete loyalty or devotion to the Anti-Christ. The Bible says anyone who takes this mark will be condemned to the Lake of Fire for eternity. DO NOT TAKE THE MARK if you care about your eternal home.
The Anti-Christ (Man of Sin) hates Jews and anyone who proclaims Jesus. He will eventually try to kill all people in those groups. His preferred method will likely be beheading. The Man of Sin will at one point receive a head wound and appear to have died and came back to life. This will be his attempt to imitate what Jesus did when He died on the cross and arose again after 3 days. There will be a leader of the world religion that will eventually try to get all people to worship Anti-Christ (Beast, Man of Sin). Most people will likely accept the “mark” and worship him at the cost of eternal fire.
There will be famine, asteroids, fire, wars, earthquakes, volcanos, storms, sickness, drought, plagues and disease. There will be signs in the Sun, Moon and Stars. The Sun will become hotter, or the earth’s shields will not block as many of the harmful rays. People will be burned by the sun. At one point there will be demonic creatures that sting producing great pain to those who have the mark. The Man of Sin will blaspheme God and most people will too. From my understanding, it appears that about 2/3rd of the Earth’s population will have died by the end of the 7 years. That means most people will be killed either by the Anti-Christ for their faith or by the plagues and disasters. The Bible says that if God didn’t shorten the days that no one would survive.
My prayers are with you. Hold strong to the promise of God. There will be two witnesses in Israel during the first 3.5 years. They are from God and will declare His truth. God will allow the Man of Sin to kill them after 3.5 years. Most of the world will rejoice at their death because they will have been sending judgements across the world for sin. They will rise from the dead 3 days later and ascend to heaven. At that time the Man of Sin will declare himself God. My understanding is that there will also be 144,000 Jewish men sealed by God proclaiming truth within the 7 year timeframe. Holy Angels will also warn people against taking the “mark”. Stand firm on God’s word, and we will soon rejoice together.
John 3:16-17 “16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.17 For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.”
Romans 10:9-10 “9 If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved.”