Can you imagine?
“And tombs opened… The bodies of many godly men and women who had died were raised from the dead. They left the cemetery after Jesus’s resurrection, went into the holy city of Jerusalem, and appeared to many people…”
(Matthew 27:52-53 NLT)
Imagine if this were to happen again today, the reactions of the local people…
Well, it IS going to happen again, and soon!
The trumpet will sound, loud!
“What I am saying, dear brothers and sisters, is that our physical bodies cannot inherit the Kingdom of God. These dying bodies cannot inherit what will last forever. But let me reveal to you a wonderful secret. We will not all die, but we will all be transformed! It will happen in a moment, in the blink of an eye, when the last trumpet is blown. For when the trumpet sounds, those who have died will be raised to live forever. And we who are living will also be transformed. For our dying bodies must be transformed into bodies that will never die; our mortal bodies must be transformed into immortal bodies.”
— 1 Corinthians 15:50-53
Jesus is returning soon- and the dead in Christ will rise first- they will be resurrected, raised from the grave- even those who were cremated, supernaturally their ashes will somehow assemble back to life, just as God assembled the life of Adam from dust, dust God created by the way;- and all will rise up in the sky to meet Jesus in the parted clouds!
“For since we believe that Jesus died and was raised to life again, we also believe that when Jesus returns, God will bring back with him the believers who have died. We tell you this directly from the Lord: We who are still living when the Lord returns will not meet him ahead of those who have died. For the Lord himself will come down from heaven with a commanding shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trumpet call of God. First, the believers who have died will rise from their graves. Then, together with them, we who are still alive and remain on the earth will be caught up in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. Then we will be with the Lord forever.”
— 1 Thessalonians 4:14-17
Yes- it WILL happen. And all the living, born again believers will also be caught up into the clouds to be with Jesus, before the horrible days, 7 years of tribulation, begins.
Those who will be raised who are driving cars, flying planes, sailing ships- all will in an instant, disappear!
Utter chaos will erupt! Accidents, loss of life, fatalities, crashes all over the world will occur…
Thousands of people, maybe even millions, of god-filled people representing everything GOOD in humanity, instantly disappears- leaving behind who? You? Some of your loved ones? Who?
It will instantly become a very dark, sinister world.
Certainly many who THINK they are ‘Christians’ will be surprised when they realize they too were left behind…
And all the infants, toddlers, and small children will disappear- some instantly removed from the womb and the arms of nursing mothers- could be in the midst of the night or in the broad day, no one know the hour-
Leaving behind everywhere whatever clothing they all were wearing to fall onto the ground or bed or wherever they were moments before.
When all of Gods goodness within His children disappears- what’s left? Who’s left?
You can be absolutely sure the evil one who disguises himself as an angel of light, who, under pretense, will lie and give some sort of excuse casting blame on some sort of nuclear explosion or other far fetched story… and the Antichrist will step into his reign…
But for the first 3.5 years, subtly he will persuade those remaining to trust him, and follow his ‘plan’ for ‘peace and security’… and quickly will issue in a ‘one world order’, a ‘one world government’ and a ‘one world’ economy system.
If you’re one who put off receiving Jesus Christ as YOUR Lord and Savior- who chose to reject Jesus as your redeemer, if you’ve never been born again- or, if you left your faith and entered into a lifestyle of living in sin and ungodly living- mark my words-
YOU WILL BE LEFT BEHIND.
And the pressure to take the ‘mark of the beast’ will so tempting!
Revelation 13:15-18 is the main passage in Scripture that mentions the mark of the beast. The passage says, “And it was allowed to give breath to the image of the beast, so that the image of the beast might even speak and might cause those who would not worship the image of the beast to be slain. Also it causes all, both small and great, both rich and poor, both free and slave, to be marked on the right hand or the forehead, so that no one can buy or sell unless he has the mark, that is, the name of the beast or the number of its name. This calls for wisdom: let the one who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man, and his number is 666.”
See, once this happens, the Bible says no one will be able to buy or sell without having the Mark of the beast. NO ONE.
Revelation 14:9-10 warn, “If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand…”
You’ll be hunted down. They will know who you are and where you are.
Revelation 20:4 describes John seeing in a vision all those who have been killed for Christ. He wrote: “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 ….”
Modern technology has led to a massive intrusion into people’s personal lives. Governments are increasingly dictating where people go, where they live, and how they worship. Neighbors are being encouraged to snitch on neighbors. The kind of phone tracking and surveillance systems being discussed and even rolled out are exactly what would be needed to enforce the mark of the beast.
Neighbors, friends, even family- will betray you. They’ll take the mark, and will turn you in.
Think about it – you are hungry and you have no food. And the money that you used to have in your bank- it is no longer good.
Your debit card? Your credit card? It’s useless.
All the stocks and investments that you own? They also are useless.
The only sign of power that you will have and it’s a false one as well, will be the sign on your arm or your forehead – the mark of the beast-it could be in form of a ‘chip’ that is implanted in you. Perhaps concealed or disguised within a ‘vaccination’- that remains to be seen.
But what we know for a biblical fact, is it will happen.
And when you accept the ‘mark of the beast’ (Satan’s mark) you are denying Christ eternally and you will never ever have an opportunity to turn back.
No matter what, no matter how hungry, do not sell your soul to the devil.
Quickly repent, ask Jesus to forgive you of your sins, and receive Gods free gift of salvation, and be born again.
Even during the tribulation times, there will be opportunities for repentance and salvation.
It’s just going to be more difficult because the one world order will make it a crime to worship Christ, and if you’re caught without the Mark of the beast or worshiping Jesus Christ, you will be killed.
Are you strong enough to resist?
And what would happen if YOU’RE one of those left behind, killed by an abandoned vehicle left out of control by a raptured believer? It would be too late. You’d never be able to repent after you’re dead.
But the Bible says to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord- for those who are born again. There is no fear of death for those who know Jesus Christ.
Our confidence and hope is knowing that the moment we end our life here, we start our life in heaven, in eternity.
It would be so much better for all who don’t know Christ to be clothed with Him NOW-to be ‘hidden with Him NOW’ & born again NOW-and to receive His peace and Holy Spirit NOW, so that when that day comes, and it is coming soon – you also will be ‘caught up’ to meet Him in the air raptured away from these dark times about to take place.
The day is coming. We are closer to it than ever before.
Just as was foreshadowed when Jesus was crucified, and Gods amazing resurrection power was demonstrated, and those in the grave came back to life and walked among those who knew them- Gods mighty power WILL be demonstrated again, only on a scale never before known to mankind.
Are you ready? Will you be taken, or left behind?
It’s. Your. Choice.
Death or life- blessings or cursings.
Choose life. Choose Christ.