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The World is Now Ready For the Antichrist

"Behold, I tell you a mystery: we shall not all sleep (die), but we shall all be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality." 1 Corinthians 15:51-53 There is a generation in which not all will die. When the Lord comes for those who are his, those who previously died in Christ will rise first, and then those who are in Christ on the earth - will all be taken together to be with the Lord. This is called "the Rapture." Some say that word is not found in the Bible, but it is. It was written in Greek as "harpazo," and in the Latin translation it's "rapturo," from where we get "the rapture" in English. All three mean the same thing: to be caught up by force. "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." 1 Thessalonians 4:16-18 It may happen very soon, because all the signs of the seven-year Tribulation are on the scene now, and Scripture tells us the Lord will come for his own BEFORE the Tribulation begins. Scripture tells us that a man, the Antichrist, will rise up on the scene for the final seven years of this age which begin when he confirms a seven-year covenant with "many." This covenant or agenda will be worldwide. We are told that there will be a global reign under this man, and a global religion which the Pope is working right now to bring about in his bid for "ecumenism." Many believe the pope is the "false prophet" in the Book of Revelation. We are told there will be an identifying mark that each person will be required to have on his arm or his forehead and that no one will be able to buy or sell without it. "He (the Antichrist) causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hand or on their foreheads, and that no one may buy or sell except one who has the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. Here is wisdom. Let him who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man: his number is 666." Revelation 13:16-18 One may ask what's wrong with an identifying mark? What's wrong is that to get the mark one must pledge allegiance to this Antichrist. They are forever damned, whoever takes that mark. "And the smoke of their torment ascends forever and ever; and they have no rest day or night, who worship the beast and his image, AND WHOEVER RECEIVES THE MARK OF HIS NAME.” Revelation 14:11 In Matthew chapter 24, Jesus told his followers the signs that would be on the earth before his coming. He said there will be wars, rumors of war, great earthquakes, famine, and pestilence (disease) characterizing the days leading up to this period. Every one of those has been in the news recently. The key to recognizing them is in their concurrence. Every generation has had its great war, or its great earthquake, etc, but in our generation we see every one of those concurrently. Folks, the stage is set. The Tribulation could begin anytime. All it needs is a catastrophe which will so shock people that they'll be ready to take the mark to survive. It's possible that terrorism could bring this about. It could be a nuclear event. And yes, it could be the demand for a vaccine enforced worldwide. Something will happen that will bring the world into the "strong delusion" that will come upon them making them willing to take the mark: "The coming of the lawless one (the Antichrist) is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders, and with all unrighteous DECEPTION among those who perish because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this reason God will send them STRONG DELUSION, that they should believe the lie, that they all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness." 2 Thessalonians 2:9-12 That's not hard to imagine - it's already obvious. All that God calls good, they call evil. And all that God calls evil, they call good. The murder of children in the womb. The prevalence of sexual immorality. Violence. The pride of men. Although evil is the name of the game rampant now, still there is a "restrainer" keeping it down, not allowing it to go full-force (2nd Thessalonians 2:6-8). But before the Great Tribulation, that restrainer will be removed. Is the restrainer the Holy Spirit as some claim? No, because no one can be saved without the Holy Spirit and we know there will be many becoming believers during the Tribulation, so the Holy Spirit will be here. The restrainer is those who belong to Christ now, empowered by the Holy Spirit, opposing evil and holding back its full manifestation. Once they are gone evil will have no restraint and will go full force. Seeing and understanding that world events are portraying a world now ripe for the total all-encompassing evil of the reign of the Antichrist, then surely our departure is soon. Jesus Christ said "PRAY TO BE ACCOUNTED WORTHY TO ESCAPE all those things." “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. 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.” Luke 21:34-36 Jesus said to pray it. Pray it therefore. More about the Rapture


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