Have you heard people talking about the rapture? Have you missed the rapture?! If millions of people have suddenly disappeared in an instant, without any trace, you will want answers! Mainstream media will no doubt have an explanation for this event which most people will buy into. Depending when you read this article, the world will either appear fairly calm and under control or there could be complete chaos and carnage – this is hard to predict, but if this mysterious event has taken place, PLEASE read further!
The Bible clearly predicts a moment where every follower of Jesus Christ will be “snatched” away to meet with the Lord in the air. For them, this will be a fantastic event and the hope of every true Christian. However, the reason believers have been removed is to make way for some terrible judgments on Earth and this is something you need to recognize and be ready for.
We hope you now accept there is a supernatural dimension to our universe, this event has demonstrated there is clearly spiritual element to our existence. We also hope this proves the Bible to be true as this is exactly what Scripture says would happen. Despite this, there will be many ‘theories’ being circulated to explain this phenomenon with the intention of directing people away from the truth.
The important thing now is to focus on discerning truth from deception. Now is not the time for reflecting what you should have done but to focus on the current situation, understand the implications for you, and be prepared for what is coming.
Video – What to do if you miss the Rapture
To start with, we encourage you to watch this video that we feel details the salvation message clearly for those who missed the rapture and also covers what to expect. As it is a YouTube video and we don’t know how long this will be online so we have put a MP4 version on our server in case it is no longer available – click here to download (right click link and Save As).
Wait, I thought I was a Christian!
If you believe you are a Christian, it is likely you were deceived and believed a false gospel – the Bible clearly predicts that the church will deceive many and take them AWAY from the true path of salvation. The only way to avoid deception is to read the gospel accounts and to accept the offer of salvation as Jesus Christ describes it – read the many warnings that Jesus made about apostasy, deception and the need to endure to the end. Take these warnings at face-value and do NOT believe the church above the Word of God!
If you have not taken the Mark of the Beast, it is essential you get saved right now! Look at our How to be Saved page. The age of Grace has now passed but you still need to confess Jesus Christ is Lord, repent, and surrender your will to Him.
That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. (Romans 10:9-10)
Jesus died on the cross for your sins, His blood was shed so that by believing in Jesus as Lord we can be forgiven of our sins.
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. (John 3:16)
The future period is not going to be easy, you will be challenged to make some very hard decisions that will dramatically affect your life. It is important to accept this as you will need to be prepared. Christians will be targeted and persecuted – expect to lose everything you have for the name of Jesus Christ. Believing in Jesus Christ as your Savior has got to be your strength and hope no matter what the world throws at you.
The Bible describes many people who were saved during the tribulation period so you certainly will not be alone:
After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands; (Revelation 7:9)
And I said unto him, Sir, thou knowest. And he said to me, These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. (Revelation 9:14)
The tribulation period will be a tough road and it will take courage to stay on the path to Christ. Unfortunately the path to life is one that few will take – the majority will take the path to destruction:
Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it. (Matthew 7:13-14)
Your main goal is to endure to the end. You will have expect to die at some point during the tribulation period, we do not expect many Christians to survive all the way through, the important part is to keep your faith until the end.
And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake: but he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved. (Mark 13:13)
But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved. (Matthew 24:13)
Many people (including friends and family) will turn against you as they are taken in by the deception. Jesus Christ will be your only salvation, your only refuge, your only hope! Keep hold of that truth and never let it go!
What is happening – the Tribulation period
Look at the world around you – following the disappearance of these people, has the world quickly descended into deeper moral depravity than before? Are some of the clear prophecies of the book of Revelation starting to unfold? Are the Jews completely isolated in the land of Israel and the world converging on them in order to exterminate them? Has a world leader established himself and is he demanding complete allegiance that includes the acceptance of a mark on either the right hand or forehand of every human being? This is a time when it is difficult to know who to trust.
This period has been set aside by God for two purposes: the redemption of Israel and God’s judgment of an unbelieving world. The Bible states this period will last exactly 7 years that commences when a peace agreement has been made with Israel. The 7 years is split into two equal halves, the first is relatively peaceful as this leader rises in power. The final 3.5 years are known as the Great Tribulation, or the time of ‘Jacob’s Trouble’, this is when God pours out His wrath on the world. This period climaxes with Jesus’ Second Coming.
Here are some elements of this period of time that need to be understood:
A new world leader will come on the scene very quickly who the Bible describes as the Antichrist. This man will be possessed by Satan himself. He will appear peaceful, compassionate and appear to have the solutions to the world’s problems – this will result in obedience from the majority of the world. He will be a global political and religious leader who appears able to unite the whole world. A one world government will be formed to create a single global economy, this has a major impact on every person. We cover the Mark of the Beast below.
With Satan in control expect to see incredible supernatural signs and wonders performed by the Antichrist, this is make him more credible to humanity but this will all be a facade. This peaceful persona will not last as he will plunge the world into war causing global suffering.
You will need to watch closely all the events and changes happening around the world and always have in mind who this person really is! Don’t get taken in by any of the miracles!
The Mark of the Beast
The Antichrist will set up a world-wide trading system via some form of currency – when in place, purchases will only be able to be made via a ‘mark’ which each individual has to accept – this will give him total control over what is bought and sold. This ‘mark’ (probably some form of microchip implant) will be located on either a person’s right hand or forehead, this is known as the Mark of the Beast. We cannot state this any clearer – DO NOT TAKE THIS MARK!
And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six. (Revelation 13:16-18)
By receiving this mark you are surrendering any possibility for you to be saved! The acceptance of this ‘mark’ is a pledge of allegiance to the Antichrist – with this mark, there is no turning back, it is a one way path to lake of fire!
Those who do not take the mark will have a very tough time as they will not be able to buy food, drink or any goods through the normal channels. It is vital to reassure yourself with the end game – a glorious everlasting future in heaven.
Many will be deceived
The Bible clearly states that God will send a “strong delusion” on those that rejected the truth:
Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness. (2 Thessalonians 2:9-12, emphasis added)
It is hard to predict the precise form of the deception that will be publicised by the Antichrist via the world’s media to explain the disappearance of millions of people. We suspect it will go along the lines that some form of alien intelligence cleansing the world by taking those who would impede the evolution of mankind. It may be suggested that the “bad people” have been taken – however, the truth is that the saved people will have been taken!
‘Church leaders’ should be approached with extreme caution as any who were not raptured were obviously not true believers, so unless they have repented and corrected their beliefs they cannot be trusted. The Antichrist will usher in a global religion that will appear to bring peace to the world – this deception will fool many. The mainstream churches will believe and promote this deluded message and we expect churches to be packed with followers hungry for this satanic doctrine with the premise of some form of global religion.
It will be a time of confusion, with miraculous events happening around the world, as Satan goes all out to prevent everyone from gaining true salvation. Be on the alert, this deception will be strong and very enticing, with even the “very elect” falling for it:
For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect. (Matthew 24:24)
True believers will need to worship out of public sight as any form of praising Christ will result in persecution that will get more hostile further into the tribulation period.
We have to be honest about what Scripture describes – the reality is that you will be killed (most likely beheaded) if you stay loyal to Jesus Christ. This will be the only path to heaven – the choice will be to die for Jesus Christ or surrender loyalty to the Antichrist.
And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years. (Revelation 20:4, emphasis added)
This is obviously daunting but it is important to know what to expect. Again, holding to the unconditional desire to be with the King of Kings will be your strength to endure to the end.
As the Tribulation period is for Israel’s redemption there will be large scale aggression toward Israel and the Jewish people during this time. The nations of the world, lead by Satan, will come against Israel as prophecy states. Remember Israel and the Jews are still God’s chosen nation and people so what is important is how you treat them!
As the Middle East becomes a war zone, we expect the majority of local communities to witness Jews being persecuted. It is essential you help and protect God’s people as you can. God will bless you for this.
When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory: And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats: And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left. Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in: Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me. Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink? When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee? Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee? And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me. Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels: For I was an hungred, and ye gave me no meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me no drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me not in: naked, and ye clothed me not: sick, and in prison, and ye visited me not. Then shall they also answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, or athirst, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister unto thee? Then shall he answer them, saying, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to me. And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal. (Matthew 25:31-46)
Some suggestions that may help
These are only suggestions that may help depending on when you read this:
- if possible, find fellow believers – then stick together, pray together, study God’s Word together, reassure each other
- ONLY trust the Word of God – read the Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John) and particularly Revelation chapters 6-19
- find somewhere secure to stay, preferably with people you trust
stock up on water, perishable foods, and clothes
- the use of cash may not last long but it is important while it lasts, be careful with how much you have on show
- it may help to have some skill/resource that can be bartered
Jesus is coming back really soon!
And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. (Matthew 24:30)
It is now guaranteed that the Second Coming of Jesus Christ will be very soon! This is more than a hope, it is a promise from God. The Tribulation period climaxes with Jesus Christ appearing in the clouds!
Jesus is coming back as conquering King to fulfill the remaining prophecies.
And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war. His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself. And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God. And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean. And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God. And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, King Of Kings, And Lord Of Lords. (Revelation 19:11-16)
Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ; (Titus 2:13)