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Simulated Rapture Video The Great Tribulation

  Heaven Awaits 2011


*** Be sure to read the solar/lunar eclipse section at the bottom of the page ***

*** Many thousands (maybe millions) of people are reporting having dreams and visions of the Rapture.  You probably know someone who has had one.  Click here to search YouTube for Rapture dream postings or see our YouTube page for links to get you started. ***

"I set watchmen over you, [saying], Listen to the sound of the trumpet; but they said, We will not listen." Jer 6:17

"As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man. 38 For in the days before the flood, people were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, up to the day Noah entered the ark; 39 and they knew nothing about what would happen until the flood came and took them all away."  Matt 24

  Jesus is Coming Very Soon! Vision of Blood Moon and Rapture

What is the Great Tribulation?

The last 7 year period before the return of Jesus Christ is known as the “the Great Tribulation” period is (aka “end times” - tribulation means trouble),  it will be the most difficult time ever seen on the Earth. The fifth and final earthly kingdom of Daniel's prophecy will arise and be led by the man known as the Antichrist (false messiah), and he will be assisted by the False Prophet (false witness) and they will cause people to worship a False Deity (false god) which is a statue called the "image of the beast". It will also be the time of conversion of the nation of Israel to the Gospel of Christ (Romans 11:25-29).  It will be a time of great trouble which God will bring upon the whole earth - of devastating wars, persecutions, the Anti-Christ and natural disasters, all for the purpose of bringing God's unrepentant people to repentance, and separating the good people from the wicked and corrupt of the world.  Here's a link to a PDF book explaining the whole 7 year Tribulation period.  While we may not agree about all of the details of what will happen during this period, its gives us a good idea.

Why the 7 year Great Tribulation period could begin very soon

Events seem to be converging for the Great Tribulation to begin very soon.  The first relates to 2017/18 being 70 years after Israel became a nation in 1947/48 and also 50 years (Jubilee) after Jerusalem was retaken by the Jewish people in 1967.  And now we see that the UN may soon declare a Palestinian state!  This would certainly set end-time events in motion.  Israel is truly God's time clock (see Daniel's 70 "7's" for why).

The Jewish "Feasts of the Lord" are extremely important regarding God's plan of salvation and timing.  Jesus fulfilled all of the spring Feasts during his first coming and He will fulfill all of the fall Feasts on his second coming.

1) Feast of the Passover (Lev.23:4-5) 
    FULFILLED BY HIS DEATH


2) Feast of Unleavened Bread (Lev.23:6-8) 
    FULFILLED BY HIS BURIAL


3) Feast of First Fruits (Lev.23:9-14) 
    FULFILLED BY HIS RESURRECTION

4) Feast of Pentecost (Lev.23:15-22)
    FULFILLED BY OUTPOURING OF THE HOLY SPIRIT

5) Feast of Trumpets /
Rosh Hashanah (Lev.23:23-25)
    WILL BE FULFILLED

6) Feast of the Great Day of Atonement / Yom Kippur (Lev.23:26-32)
    WILL BE FULFILLED

7) Feast of Tabernacles / Sukkot (Lev.23:33-44)
    
WILL BE FULFILLED
         

  Learn about the Feasts of Israel

So we see the next Feast on the list to fulfill is the Feast of Trumpets (Rosh Hashanah).

As you will see below, there are 4 full lunar eclipses in 2014/15 which fall on the Jewish Feast days.  This has only happened a few times in 6,000 years, and only on significant events in Jewish history.


The Rapture

For many years there has been a division in the Church regarding “The Rapture” of believers. If you don't know, the Rapture is the term we use for “the catching up” of the saints into the sky to meet Jesus in the air at return.  It is described in a few places in the New Testament. We see in 1 Corinthians 15:50-53:

50 I declare to you, brothers, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God, nor does the perishable inherit the imperishable. 51 Listen, I tell you a mystery: We will not all sleep, but we will all be changed— 52 in a flash, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed. 53 For the perishable must clothe itself with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality.”

And we read in Matthew 24:29-31,

29 Immediately after the distress of those days
'the sun will be darkened,
and the moon will not give its light;
the stars will fall from the sky,
and the heavenly bodies will be shaken.'

30 At that time the sign of the Son of Man will appear in the sky, and all the nations of the earth will mourn. They will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of the sky, with power and great glory. 31 And he will send his angels with a loud trumpet call, and they will gather his elect from the four winds, from one end of the heavens to the other.”

There are other scriptures as well, but this makes the point. Christ will gather his saints. But when will this happen?  The disagreement comes in because some scriptures indicate that Christ will keep some Christians from the Tribulation, while others clearly indicate Christians will go through it.  So some say it will be before the Tribulation starts, some say at or near the end, others say in the middle.  Matthew 24:29 above makes it clear that the rapture will happen directly after the tribulation period.  But there are other scriptures which indicate that at least some Christians will be kept from the tribulation.  Let's take a look at two key scriptures.

Revelation 3:10

“I will also keep you from the hour of trial that is going to come upon the whole world to test those who live on the earth.”

Luke 21:36

"But be alert at all times, praying that you may be counted worthy to escape all these things that are going to take place, and to stand before the Son of Man."

So these scriptures muddy the waters, because they seem to indicate that God will somehow keep at least some of his saints from going through the tribulation.  Furthermore Jesus said things which indicate a pre-tribulation rapture.  But first, let's take a look at what it will be like during the Tribulation from Matthew 24:

19 How dreadful it will be in those days for pregnant women and nursing mothers! 20 Pray that your flight will not take place in winter or on the Sabbath. 21 For then there will be great distress, unequalled from the beginning of the world until now—and never to be equalled again. 22 If those days had not been cut short, no one would survive, but for the sake of the elect those days will be shortened.”

This and other scriptures indicate that things will be really bad during the tribulation. But then Jesus says:

36 No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. 37 As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man. 38 For in the days before the flood, people were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, up to the day Noah entered the ark; 39 and they knew nothing about what would happen until the flood came and took them all away. That is how it will be at the coming of the Son of Man. 40 Two men will be in the field; one will be taken and the other left. 41 Two women will be grinding with a hand mill; one will be taken and the other left.  42 Therefore keep watch, because you do not know on what day your Lord will come. 43 But understand this: If the owner of the house had known at what time of night the thief was coming, he would have kept watch and would not have let his house be broken into. 44 So you also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him.”

Well eating, drinking and marrying sounds like normal times – even like right now, doesn't it? Conversely, if there were wars, huge natural disasters and the Anti-Christ raging against Christians, I would surely be expecting Jesus at any time.

Are both positions correct?  What is Jesus really saying? Could it be that there will be two second-comings of Christ?  Many Christians have been led to this conclusion, and even claim to have been told this by Jesus himself (google Ray Aguilera).  Two Raptures seems to be the logical conclusion.  The first rapture being "the Rapture of the Worthy" or "the Thief in the Night Rapture".  And the second being "the Power and Glory Rapture" and actually the visible to all Second Coming of Christ. 

Those who believe in the "pre-Tribulation rapture" have been taught that ALL Christians will be taken up to heaven and only the ungodly/other religions will be left.  They will be left to find Christ (somehow) during the Tribulation years (many teach that the Holy Spirit of God will be removed from the Earth during this time, but if that is true then how could anyone come to Christ? - its simply not possible because no person can come to Christ without the Holy Spirit's drawing and conviction).  Ray Aguilera's message seems like the true and correct scenario: that only about 1% those who consider themselves Christians will be taken in this rapture - those who are truly walking with Jesus. Everyone else will have to go through the refining fire.  All of the lukewarm and cold Christians will have to wake up and "smell the coffee" as it were.  It will be these Christians, who have all of the years of teaching and knowledge who will help bring in the great harvest of souls.  So DO NOT DESPAIR if you are left behind - it is for a purpose and GOD NEEDS YOU to fulfill your mission.

A careful study of what God says in Revelation (chapters 2 and 3) to the seven early churches gives us some major clues as to how God views all populations of Christians.

Notice that only the Philadelphia Church (and a number of believers at the churches in Sardis and Smyrna) is without fault and has no need to "repent". They are the only church guaranteed to be spared the “hour of trial” (Revelation 3:10). These are the “worthy” ones Jesus referred to in Luke 21:36.

The remaining churches (which would mean the majority of Christians) have the need to be tested and overcome in order to be considered worthy. If they do not repent and embrace full love and faith in God (as warned specifically in these letters) they MUST go through the Tribulation, a time of severe testing and persecution, "such has never been seen before or will ever be seen again".

If you believe that Chapters 2 and 3 of Revelation only apply to the churches two thousand years ago, please note that each letter ends with: "Anyone who has an ear should listen to what the Spirit says to the churches."

Jesus will come “like a thief”

Revelation 3:3 - "Remember therefore what you have received and heard; keep it, and repent. But if you are not alert, I will come like a thief, and you have no idea at what hour I will come against you."

Enoch walked with God

Enoch was Noah's great grandfather.  Not much is said of him, other than "he walked with God" and was translated (or raptured) up to heaven.  He must have been very close to God, and very beloved of Him.  I would venture to say that there are only a small percentage of Christians who are walking with God as Enoch did.  With Enoch, God has given us a picture of the future Rapture of the Worthy.  And who is to be raptured?  Those who have been "walking with God".

What happens to people who don't escape and are stuck on Earth for the Tribulation period?  Who wake up one morning and discover that millions of people are missing?  Imagine all of the "missing persons" calls to the local police departments.  And for Christians left behind, most will be totally bewildered as to why they would be left behind.  There will be no denying that the "great disappearance" has happened, as everyone will know someone who was taken.  So what will be the explanation?
 

UFOs and Alien Abduction

Have you ever wondered about all of the UFO sightings?  Most Christians know that it is Satan who is behind these to deceive the people of the World.  But these satanic apparitions have not been done without a purpose.  This has been a carefully executed plan.  But what plan?  To explain the Rapture!  "They were abducted by aliens" will be the excuse the media latches onto.  It is my opinion that most people will readily believe alien abduction over a "God abduction".

Have you noticed all of the alien movies - from E.T. to Independence Day, they all seem to be conditioning us for something.  Make no mistake about it, these movies aren't just for our entertainment.  Its possible we're being conditioned to accept UFO contact for a big purpose - to provide a lie to explain the Rapture of millions of people from the Earth.

But most Christians would quickly understand what has happened.  They will know that they are now "in the Tribulation" and must go through it. These are all unbelievers and tepid (luke-warm) and worldly Christians (let's face it - the majority) who must then repent and turn whole-heartedly to the Lord and profess full love and faith in Christ during the time of Tribulation.  This group must cope with the rule of the infamous Antichrist and refuse to worship him or his image, and above all to refuse 'the Mark' that enables people to buy and sell under the Antichrist's temporary new world order.

Many of these Christians are reported by the Bible to be executed (beheaded) for refusing the Mark of the Antichrist – these Christians choose execution, because the alternative is eternal torment in Hell, which is the punishment promised by God to anyone who takes the Mark (so if you are left behind, whatever happens do not take the Mark).

What is the Mark going to be?  It could be a Barcode or an RFID chip implanted under the skin, we don't know.  We do know that it will be put on the right hand or forehead. That is enough to identify it.  Barcode scanning in grocery stores is now used in every country of the world, so I tend to think it will be a barcode, maybe just tattooed on the skin (remember the Jews being tattooed by the Nazis?).  Remember, its better to starve to death or be executed than to be damned for eternity!  Hold on to Jesus' words:

"I tell you, my friends, don't be afraid of those who kill the body, and after that have no more that they can do. 5 But I will warn you whom you should fear. Fear him, who after he has killed, has power to cast into hell." Luke 12:4-5

On top of that, "natural" disasters will be occurring all across the world, with great frequency and with terrifying effect. Earthquakes, hurricanes, volcanos, tsunamis, heat waves, famine, plagues – in many places these disasters will be so widespread that the Antichrist may be the least of peoples' concerns.

The things that are going to take place are the disastrous and terrifying events of the Tribulation, which as stated above, the Philadelphia Church in Revelation 3:10 is told it will be spared from.

If you're paying attention, Luke 21:36 and Revelation 3:10 appear to state the same thing – that at least some believers will be counted worthy to escape 'these things that are going to take place' (Luke 21:36) and be spared from the 'hour of trial' (Revelation 3:10).  These are the Christians who have been fully walking with God and have born much fruit in their lives.
 

What if I'm Left Behind?

If you should find yourself left behind – do not despair.  It may be that you are left behind because God needs you here.  Or it may be that you are not yet ready to go to heaven because you don't have any real fruit yet.  You're intentions may be good, but you actions haven't been right.  Maybe you've been living for yourself and haven't done much at all for others.  I think there will be a great many of these.  Others who are "Christian" may be in sin or just tepid, or like the 5 virgins who didn't keep enough oil.  Others may indeed be watching for Him but know in their spirits that they aren't ready to be taken.  Maybe because even though they may be regular church-goers and pray and tithe and actually have a relationship with the Lord, they may have had some sins in their past which have messed up their Christian life such that they were unfruitful for the Lord.  I think anyone who has been a Christian very long has seen how the Enemy has been going about devastating families, doing anything and everything to keep people from bearing any fruit.  Therefore if they were raptured, they would go to heaven with little or no fruit.  I personally believe that God's desire is for all of us to have much fruit.  Imagine a crown with no jewels on it?  So the tribulation provides a time to be used by the Lord - he needs these people to help gather in the great harvest of souls.

God also promises to pour out His Spirit in the last days. Imagine all of the non-Christian, but good people all around you who will be in a panic when the Tribulation is under way.  They will respond to God's Spirit and there will be great revivals around the World.  This is the time to work for God in earnest, to help bring in the great harvest.

If you are left behind and have been in sin or tepid, repent and get yourself right with God ASAP so that He can use you to help others resist the Antichrist. Remember that it is those Christians who are martyred for Christ who will be privileged to be the only ones to take part in the “first resurrection”:

Revelation 20

4 I saw thrones on which were seated those who had been given authority to judge. And I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded because of their testimony for Jesus and because of the word of God. They had not worshipped the beast or his image and had not received his mark on their foreheads or their hands. They came to life and reigned with Christ a thousand years. 5 (The rest of the dead did not come to life until the thousand years were ended.) This is the first resurrection. 6 Blessed and holy are those who have part in the first resurrection. The second death has no power over them, but they will be priests of God and of Christ and will reign with him for a thousand years.

*** Watch this important Ray Brubaker Video about the Rapture of the Worthy ***

When will these things be?

Revelation 6 tells us about the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse”. The first horseman is a Conqueror and the second horseman is War. So war seems to mark the beginning of the Tribulation. Some Christians are saying that a Middle East war could trigger a conflict between Israel and Iran (nuclear production facilities?), and that it will quickly spread to the rest of the world.  Others say a financial collapse will trigger panic and lead to chaos and wars.

Furthermore, some Christians have been postulating the return of Jesus in 2017/2018 based on the reestablishment of Israel in 1947/1948 and 70 years being a very signficant number in the Bible (e.g. the span of a man's life (Psalm 90:10)) and the generation that sees the restoration of Israel would see Jesus' return, and also the retaking of Jerusalem in 1967 and the 50 year Jubilee cycle.  Speculation aside, a great many saints are reporting being told by the Lord that he is coming very, very soon.  The section below about Tetrad eclipses coming in 2014-2015 is quite interesting, and I believe tie in to the end-time scenario somehow, probably the mid-point of the Tribulation.

Bottom line? Be ready! Begin repenting like you have never done before, for repentance is the way to restoration with God (Isaiah 30:15: "In repentance and rest is your salvation,
in quietness and trust is your strength"
). Read and memorize the Bible to get the Word of God in your heart. And PRAY!

Of note, years ending in 7 have been significant in the re-establishment of Israel. Consider this:

  • 1897: First Zionist held in Basel, Switzerland (Jewish flag created).
  • 1917: General Allenby conquers Jerusalem from Turks ending 400 years Islamic rule over Israel.  Balfour Declaration – British policy statement toward creating a homeland for the Jewish people.
  • 1947 (Nov 29): United Nations votes to partition Palestine which led to the official State of Israel being declared the next year.
  • 1967: 6 Day War restored Jerusalem to Jewish control - Jubilee year?
  • 2017: ???

 


 

Jesus said to WATCH and PRAY.  Lord Jesus, may we all do so with all diligence.

May God bless you as you look for HIS RETURN.

  The Rapture and the media distractions
 

 Do the Eclipses tell us the timing of the Rapture and return of Jesus?

          Here are some very interesting videos to watch.  These talk about the Sun and Moon eclipses as signs which are falling on significant dates from the Bible on the Jewish calendar.  God says in Genesis the first reason given for the the Sun and Moon is for signs.  Lunar eclipses are portents for Israel.  Solar eclipses are portents for the nations.

    Mark Biltz Q&A with Ray Bentley

    Mark Biltz on Prophecy in the News part 1

    Blood Moons Mark Biltz part 1

    Mark Biltz Feasts of the Lord with Sid Roth

    Visions Of The Rapture

 

Pastor Mark Biltz has discovered that in each of the 3 times since Jesus that this has happened, something significant has happened regarding Israel or the Jewish people.

  • 1492-93 - Spain evicts all Jews from the country
  • 1948-49 - The nation of Israel is reborn
  • 1967 - Israel regains Jerusalem and the Temple Mount in the 6 day "miracle war".

2015 is a Sabbatical year.  There will be 2 solar eclipses and 4 lunar eclipses in that year which will fall on Passover and other significant Feast days on the Jewish calendar.  There will be no more eclipses like these which fall on Jewish Feast days this century.  How does 2015 tie in with the year 2017?  Only God knows.  Whatever the case, I'm convinced that these back to back eclipses on the Jewish Feasts are extremely significant in regards to the end-times and Christ's return.  What could the "significant event" be?  In my opinion it will most likely it will be the declaration of a Palestinian state within Israel.  If this happens, watch out because God is very clear that He will judge the nations that divide his land!
 

   
 

Finally, about “date setting”. Please understand, I am not saying Jesus will return on any of these eclipses.  But I do believe that they could be tied to or signal the Tribulation.  Matthew 24:36 says that, “No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father”. But just after that Jesus went on to say that we would know when his return is near:  "Even so you also, when you see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors."  We'll know soon enough.

 

 

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