The Rapture and the World Left Behind

Rapture lightning

Let’s fly away to Jesus!

We know what the Bible says that the Rapture is going to look like for Christians:

Listen, I tell you a mystery: We will not all sleep, but we will all be changed—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, (1 Corinthians 15:51-52, emphasis mine).

And

For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever. Therefore encourage one another with these words, (1 Thessalonians 4:16-18, emphasis mine).

Now, consider this passage:

“Now my soul is troubled, and what shall I say? ‘Father, save Me from this hour’? No, it was for this very reason I came to this hour. Father, glorify Your Name!” Then a voice came from Heaven, “I have glorified it, and will glorify it again.” The crowd that was there and heard it said it had thundered; others said an angel had spoken to him. Jesus said, “This voice was for your benefit, not Mine,” (John 12:27-30, emphasis mine).

This passage gives an interesting insight.  Just as there are three courts to the Temple, humanity can be separated into three categories:

  1. The Outer Court, also known as the Court of the Gentiles – This court represents the world that has not accepted Jesus as Savior. These people would be those who heard Father God’s voice as thunder—and that is likely what the archangel’s shout and the trumpet call will sound like to them at the Rapture.
  2. The Inner Court, also known as the Holy Place, where only Jews can enter – This court represents people who believe in Jesus, but are not bearing fruit for the Kingdom. These people would be those who heard Father God’s voice, but thought it was an angel that spoke.  Because they are not spiritually tuned-in, they probably will not understand the significance of that shout, and it will be too late for them to go in the Rapture.
  3. The Holy of Holies, also known as the Most Holy Place, where only the High Priest can enter – This court represents Christians who are filled with the Holy Spirit and bearing fruit for the Kingdom. These would be the disciples, those closest to Jesus, who knew it to be Father God’s voice.  Those going in the Rapture will hear the shout and the trumpet, and will know and be ready for what is happening, and they will go in the Rapture.

Another interesting insight has to do with the veil between Heaven and earth.  Revelation 6:14 and Isaiah 34:4, which both speak of the same phenomenon at the End Times:

All the stars in the sky will be dissolved and the heavens rolled up like a scroll; all the starry host will fall like withered leaves from the vine, like shriveled figs from the fig tree, (emphasis mine).

How is it possible for the heavens or sky to be rolled up like a scroll?  Douglas Hamp believes that Heaven and earth once coexisted side-by-side.  Then after the fall of man, God placed a veil between the two.  The occult practicers of alchemy believe that it is possible to pierce the veil.  To do that, they use the help of so-called ascended masters or spirit guides (note that it doesn’t matter what you call them, what they actually are is demons).  There is another tantalizing reference to the veil:

On this mountain He will destroy the shroud that enfolds all peoples, the sheet that covers all nations; He will swallow up death forever,” (Isaiah 25:7, emphasis mine).

That shroud or sheet would be the veil between heaven and earth.  So if it gets rolled up like a scroll, then that means that everybody will be able to see into heaven (also known as the spirit world, which exists in dimensions beyond our three plus time).  The heaven I mean (using the small h) is not the Third Heaven where God’s throne is, but the second heaven, where Satan and his demons fell when they were expelled from the Third Heaven.  Notice what happens when the heavens roll up: “all the starry host will fall.”  In the Bible the word host comes from the Latin word hostis, meaning a multitude of people or angels, or an army.  The starry host are angels—some of them fallen:

Out of one of them came another horn, which started small but grew in power to the south and to the east and toward the Beautiful Land. It grew until it reached the host of the heavens, and it threw some of the starry host down to the earth and trampled on them. It set itself up to be as great as the commander of the army of the Lord; it took away the daily sacrifice from the Lord, and his sanctuary was thrown down, (Daniel 8:9-11, emphasis mine).

In Ephesians 2:2 the devil is called the prince of the power of the air (in the King James Version of the Bible).  My personal theory is that he and his minions cannot currently stay long on the earth because of the presence of the Holy Spirit in the bodies of believers because the Bible says:

The secret power of lawlessness is already at work; but the One who now holds it back will continue to do so till He is taken out of the way, (2 Thessalonians 2:7, emphasis mine).

Given that up in the air is where Jesus will appear at the Rapture (1 Thessalonians 4:16-18), and given that we will fly up there to meet Him in the air, and given that the devil is the prince of the air, I believe that the Rapture will cause the veil between heaven and earth to roll up, and also cause (or allow) the devil and all the rest of the fallen angels (demons) to fall to the earth, where they will immediately begin to manifest.

I also believe that Jesus’ appearance and the fall of the demonic forces to earth is going to be like lightning (Matthew 24:27), and as such will have the effect of an electromagnetic pulse (EMP).  Jesus’ appearance, the Rapture, and the fall of the demonic beings will likely knock out all electronics, all the computers (including those in cars), all telecommunications, and probably even all the satellites—some satellites may even fall back to earth then.  In other words, in an instant the whole world will be back in the 18th century: no electricity, no phones, and no computers.  Older cars may run for a time, but where are they going to get fuel from?  So news of the worldwide disappearance of Christians is going to be very slow in spreading.  At first, people will really only become aware of the disappearance of the Christians they know and live near.  Far more noticeable will be the disappearance of children and babies.  Parents and grandparents are going to be frantic because their children are suddenly missing.  So the disappearance of Christians is not going to register as quickly or profoundly on people as the personal losses of their children and their electronic gadgets.

But far worse than merely suffering the lack of all our modern conveniences or even the disappearance of the children is that those demonic manifestations I mentioned earlier are going to be worse than you can imagine.  The isolated incidents of mass murder that we’ve seen so far in schools, workplaces, and theaters are going to suddenly and dramatically increase, perpetrated by both demons and demonized humans.  Quiet people, people you would never suspect of behaving violently, will suddenly become ruthless killing machines, heartlessly killing everyone around them until they are stopped one way or another.  And these people will be young and old, men and women, people from all walks of life, and they will all display supernatural strength.  It will be chaos and anarchy on an unimaginable scale.  The demons will likely manifest in various forms: cat people, reptilian people, octopus people, giant bugs, mythological creatures, monsters, robots, and/or extraterrestrial aliens.  This murderous rampage will look like the Holocaust in our streets in only a matter of days or maybe even hours.

This sudden murderous violence will eclipse the news of the disappearance of Christians worldwide from the earth.  In the midst of all this chaos and anarchy, there will arise a man who will save the day.  He will stop the violence supernaturally—possibly by causing the sudden death of the demonized humans.  He will organize a return to life as usual by getting the fallen systems up and running again.  Because of all this, people will think of him as the savior of mankind, when he is anything but that.  This man will be the antichrist.  But he will be so charming, capable, and persuasive, so rational in a world so recently chaotic, that people will flock to him.  They will want him to lead their countries, and he will.  Probably one of the first things he will do is collect all the weaponry.  And this will make sense for people having so recently witnessed the killing rampage with their own eyes.  This man will promise Utopia—and people will believe it because that’s what they want to believe.

When the news of our disappearance does eventually become noticed, this man (or perhaps a new age prophet) will explain the Rapture this way: he will say that our “alien fathers” came and took us back to the mother planet for re-education.  He may even blame all the recent anarchy and violence on the Christians.  He will likely explain that the alien fathers had a prime directive (as in Star Trek) not to interfere with a planet until they show themselves ready for first contact.  (Gene Roddenberry, the creator of Star Trek, will be hailed as a prophet.)  So aliens will walk among humanity (cat people, reptilian people, octopus people, giant bugs, mythological creatures, robots, and of course the big-headed, big-eyed extraterrestrial aliens known from so-called close encounters and from movies).  Whatever form they take, if you’re still on earth when this happens, know this: they are not aliens!  There are no aliens!  They are demons, and they have a hidden agenda: to take worship away from God, and to wipe out humanity.

Christians and Biblical Christianity will be blamed for all the wars and evils that have plagued earth since the time of Jesus.  For example, he will point to Hitler and claim that he was a Christian, when in fact, he was anything but.  He will most likely call for Bibles to be gathered and burned.

Then in his most cunning lie, he will offer people the opportunity to “evolve” by having their DNA enhanced, promising them the same supernatural powers that he possesses, including healing and life everlasting.  Transhumanism will be hailed as the greatest scientific advance of all time.  People will be given the opportunity to “genetically enhance” their own bodies as well as their unborn children.  What will look to people as their salvation is really the biggest scam of all time—and many people will fall for it.  This “evolution” is going to change people’s DNA so much that they will cease to be human.  When they cease to be human, those people will be beyond all possibility of redemption.

I am aware of how much this all sounds like science fiction.  It sounds crazy now, but when it happens, remember that I wrote all this beforehand.  In my next post, I will give some insights into how to survive the Tribulation.  But the best thing of all is to make a commitment to Jesus Christ now, and go with us in the Rapture.  It’s very simple: believe in your heart that Jesus is Lord, and that God has raised Him from the dead.  And then tell others about Jesus.  I promise you, you’ll never regret it!  God is good!

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