Rapture, Sudden Destruction & Second Chances

How likely is it that all of these Awesome Signs and Wonders of God, converging in 2015, all point to some other year or a distant and future time?...or have no meaning for us at all?  The Bible clearly teaches, life just does not keep going on and on – at some point, Jesus Christ will return “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 by no means precede those who are asleep. For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord. Therefore comfort one another with these words.”  I Thessalonians 4: 15-18 …be assured, Christ is coming soon, just like He said, and He has given us these signs and wonders to know when that may be…  “Then God said, “Let there be lights in the firmament of the heavens to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs and seasons, and for days and years”  Genesis 1:14 … “The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they display knowledge. There is no speech or language where their voice is not heard.  Their voice goes out into all the earth, their words to the ends of the world.”  Psalm 19:1–4 …His signs and wonders appear to be screaming out to those who are listening!

This Post Script is for those who think their will be a second chance for Salvation AFTER the Rapture of the Church…IF those who have heard and rejected Christ in the Church Age do have a 2nd chance (and I am not necessarily saying this is even true), IF that were the case, would you take that chance of being lucky enough to live through the coming SUDDEN DESTRUCTION as indicated below, or making the first cut, in what is absolute, the fact the world will lose 1/4th of its total population (1.75 billion) to war, famine and pestilence, just in the first part of the Tribulation period – see a very good explanation of Almighty God’s version of Tribulation Shock & Awe here:   www.theignorantfishermen.com/2013/03/what-events-will-lead-up-to-anti.html ...also see 7 Seals, 7 Trumpets, 7 Bowls

“If we read I Thessalonians 4:16 through 5:9, we learn all about the RAPTURE and some of the details, and we also find the words SUDDEN DESTRUCTION. These verses are all talking about the same subject - the Rapture and Sudden Destruction. Men made the Chapter separations. God did not. It is all one topic discussed here. After Paul gives us the details of the Rapture in I Thess. 4:16-18, he continues on in Chapter 5 on the same subject matter.

We can know this because the very first word in Chapter 5 is “BUT”, a conjunction, or a CONNECTING WORD, which connects the last portion of Chapter 4 with Chapter 5. So, the last three very familiar verses of Chapter 4 and the 1st 2 verses of Chapter 5 are talking about the Rapture. The first word of the very next verse, verse 3, starts with the word FOR, another connecting word, connecting verse 3 with verse 2, so it is easy to conclude that verse 3 is also referring to the Rapture. Verse 3 says, “…then SUDDEN DESTRUCTION cometh upon THEM…and THEY SHALL NOT ESCAPE.” The next few verses go on to tell us that the children of light, those who are not spiritually asleep (the unsaved), those who are WATCHING, will ESCAPE THE SUDDEN DESTRUCTION. These verses tell us emphatically that THE RAPTURE IS AN ESCAPE FROM THE SUDDEN DESTRUCTION!!! And Tribulation period to come. The two main themes of these verses, THE RAPTURE AND SUDDEN DESTRUCTION ARE INSEPARABLE. They are woven together. They are one and the same event.

Luke 21: 34-35 says, “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. For it will come AS A SNARE on all those who dwell on the face of THE WHOLE EARTH” A SNARE is a TRAP. There is no ESCAPING (outside of the Rapture), the TRAP that is being set for the WHOLE EARTH.  Likely nuclear warfare, and the aftermath, will have devastating effects on the WHOLE EARTH. Most of the judgments in the Book of Revelation can be directly attributed to the effects of nuclear war, and the aftermath.

But the GREAT NEWS is that there IS A WAY OF ESCAPE!!! THE RAPTURE IS OUR ESCAPE!!! The very next verse in Luke 21:36 says, “WATCH therefore, and pray always that you may be COUNTED WORTHY TO ESCAPE ALL these things that will come to pass, and to stand before the Son of Man.”  Do not let anyone rob you of your blessed hope.  This verse says [we are Pre-Trib] TO ESCAPE ALL, not some.

In Luke 17:26-27 and Matthew 24:37-39, in the days of Noah, it was business as usual until, “the day that Noah entered into the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all.” “And as it was in the days of Noah, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man (Jesus).” Noah is being referenced in these verses as a type of the Rapture, our ESCAPE FROM THE SUDDEN DESTRUCTION.

The next 3 verses, in Luke 17:28-30, it says, “Likewise as it was also in the days of Lot: They ate, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they built; but ON THE DAY that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven and DESTROYED them all. Even so will it be in THE DAY when the Son of Man is revealed.”  How much clearer can our Lord make it for us? THE RAPTURE AND SUDDEN DESTRUCTION WILL BE THE SAME DAY!!!”

Revelation 3:10,11 says “Because you have kept My command to persevere, I also will keep you from the hour of trial which shall come upon the whole world, to test those who dwell on the earth. Behold, I am coming quickly! Hold fast what you have, that no one may take your crown.” “But you, brethren, are not in darkness, so that this Day should overtake you as a thief” I Thessalonians 5:4

Source for (black print) above: http://raptureintheairnow.com

It is more than interesting to note an article April 1, 2015 “RUSSIAN STRATEGIST SUGGESTS NUKING YELLOWSTONE - Rest of world would see catastrophe, but 'U.S. will cease to exist'” http://www.wnd.com/2015/03/russian-strategist-suggests-nuking-yellowstone/ …if you live in the U.S., its possible your second chance opportunity (if any) could be very short indeed!

My dear friends, please try to comprehend that ALL current global events in our nation and in our world are heading to SUDDEN DESTRUCTION, Tribulation Judgments and EXPONENTIALLY beyond (Rev. 19:11-21)!  There is absolutely NO hope for mankind apart from their Creator and Savior (John 3:16-17, Gal.1:4). Do you have a personal relationship to Jesus Christ? All your ETERNAL future depends on this...Don’t wait! “behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation” 2 Corinthians 6:2b …even if God allows a 2nd chance at salvation for those who have heard and rejected the truth in the current age, will you live long enough to take advantage of the opportunity?  Don’t get left behind!! Accept Christ NOW!  http://www.gotquestions.org/Romans-road-salvation.html

For those of you who profess to know Christ, whatever the case with all of the information presented in this 12-part series of 2015 Awesome Signs, Wonders & Insights, one thing is for certain, the time is getting very very short, and the Church needs to WAKE-UP! (Ephesians 5:14) Look-Up! (Luke 21:28, Buckle-Up! (Ephesians 6:13), because we are Going-Up! (I Thessalonians 4:16-17) SOON! (Revelation 22:12) MARANATHA (Revelations 22:20)

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