By Elizabeth Prata
Below is a Youtube video figuratively showing the Rapture and Tribulation. The end is nigh. Get right with Jesus if you have not already. Ask Him to forgive your sins. What you see in the video WILL occur, and soon. Why “soon”? The rapture has always been imminent. Also, we are one day closer to the Tribulation than we were yesterday, and 2000 years ago.
These events aren’t solely predicted in the ‘weird’ book of Revelation. The word of God relates the fact of these predicted events in many different books of the Bible. Daniel, Zechariah, Isaiah, Matthew, 2 Peter, and more. They occur because Jesus will close the Age of Grace and finally punish the world in His wrath for its sin. (The rapture removes believers first, because we are not appointed to wrath- 1 Thessalonians 5:9, Revelation 3:10.)
There are two destinies. Grace and bliss for believers in heaven upon death or just prior to the coming Tribulation, or for those remaining on earth when these things happen, punishment in wrath; and eternal punishment afterward in death. A person can be one of the traveling lights streaming off-earth seen at the beginning of the video, or a person can be among the people seen in the rest of the video…enduring horror after horror in God’s wrath.
Confession, repentance for sin, and belief in the resurrected Jesus makes the difference. Do the former and you will be lifted to heaven if you’re alive or resurrected and lifted if you are dead. (1 Thessalonians 4:15). Fail to deal with your sin prior to these things coming upon the earth, means you will be punished for your sin during the Tribulation.
Special note: people WILL come to faith after the rapture, many of them. Revelation 6:9 and 20:4 speaks to their existence in heaven. But since they had not repented during the Age of Grace, they were not taken up in the rapture (removal of the believing faithful) and thus are on earth when God’s wrath for sin is poured out.
But do not wait. The LORD will send a great delusion upon the earth so that many will NOT believe. )2 Thessalonians 2:11). You could be one of these who waited too long. And, of course, death occurs every day. No one is promised a tomorrow.