I’m glad and thankful that you have taken the time to read this. I love you all and pray this letter will be of some help to all of you. I hope you will receive it in the spirit in which it is given.
The purpose of this letter is for you to have a small frame of reference and a reminder. I’ve done my best to support my thoughts and suggestions herein with scripture to show that I’m not just making things up. If you don’t already have a Bible, then please make it the utmost priority to acquire one. There are troubled and deceptive times ahead and the Bible will be your only trustworthy guide. If for some reason you cannot get one then pray for guidance from God and consider my words here which are based on scripture. I pray this letter to be inspired by the Holy Spirit for your edification.
I’ve sent this letter to you because at the time I am writing this I do believe the event commonly known as the “Rapture” is soon to take place. “The Rapture”, as it is commonly known, is an event whereby God redeems from the Earth those that are His and that love Him. (Revelation. 3:7-13; 1 Corinthians 15:51-52; Matthew 24:36-44) Soon after this event is the beginning of the time of Tribulation (Matthew 24:15-28) spoken about in the Book of Revelation (Revelation 4-19) and the Book of Daniel (Daniel 7-12). This time of Tribulation is also known in scripture as The Day of the Lord, and if you look it up you’ll find it spoken of often by the prophets of the Old Testament (i.e. Isaiah 13, Joel 2, etc.) as well as referenced in a couple of letters in the New Testament (1 Thessalonians 5, 2 Peter 3).
Deception is high in preparation for the rapture, even as I write this. Talk abounds as various religions and movements have been prepared to excuse away the rapture. New Age individuals talk about a coming “enlightenment shift” and those who are “unenlightened” and “holding the world back” will be taken away. Some who follow UFOs and aliens will claim that aliens took us, for various reasons (some will say good, some will say bad). There may even be a disaster or global upheaval to try and explain our disappearance. There’s lots of chatter right now, but one thing is consistent: things are changing. Many people are very concerned with trying to find an excuse for the Rapture and make it look bad. Do not follow after any of these, there is only deception there.
There’s little reason to study the rapture at this point. I bring it up so that you will be prepared to hear these kinds of excuses and will recognize them for the lies they are.
Let’s focus on something more immediately useful to you:
It’s not too late! (Revelation 7:14-17, 20:4)
There is hope! (Psalm 31:24, 33:18, 22, 78:7, 147:11; Isaiah 8:17; Jeremiah 17:7; Romans 15:13)
God DOES love you! (John 3:16-17)
Jesus Christ is STILL the answer and the way back home to God! (John 6:68-69)
The first thing you must do, if you have not already done so, is believe in Jesus Christ. You must trust that He is who He claims to be in the scripture. Jesus is the Son of God, He is God in the flesh. (John 1:1-5, 14) He became a man and died as a substitutionary sacrifice to atone for the sins of humanity. (Romans 5:18-19) He was resurrected from the dead (1 Corinthians 15:17) and now sits at the right hand of God. (Mark 16:19)
You may have heard that the wages of sin is death. (Proverbs 10:16; Romans 6:23) Sin, which is disobedience to God, produces death. God is the source of all life. (Genesis 1) To rebel against Him naturally leads to death. God, who is perfectly just (Psalm 50:6), must eradicate sin.
Everyone has sinned. All of us. All fall short of God’s standard (Romans 3:23.). We all deserve death and eternal separation from God, in hell, for our crimes (John 3:18-21). This is why we need Jesus. We needed God to step in and take the punishment for us (2 Corinthians 5:21). And so He became a man, a perfect and sinless man, who willingly gave Himself up in our stead. (1 John 4:19)
That’s the crux of it. We don’t earn entry to Heaven. We can’t. What we can do is accept the free gift God is offering. He is offering everyone a full pardon. (Romans 5:15-17) We accept that offer by believing in Him and what He has done for us. We accept that we’re wrong and He’s right and that we want to stop rebelling and be with Him again. That is the way home. That is the way out. That is the story of the prodigal son, who is all of us. (Luke 15:11-32) Jesus is the bridge home.
First we believe. Then, love follows. How can we help but love Him who was humbled, who was humiliated, who suffered, tortured and died for OUR sake, so we don’t have to be? (1 John 4:9-10) It is out of this wellspring of love that we seek Him, knowing now that He is real, and wanting to obey Him. (1 John 5:3) I think the essence of obedience can be best summed up with these verses, from Matthew 22:37-40: Jesus said to him, ‚”’You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets.”
First we believe, then we love, and through love we obey. This is good, but for you, during this time of greatest deception at the end of the age, there is something else you must do. Scripture tells us to resist the Devil. (James 4:7) Daniel and his friends refused to worship the image of the King of Babylon (Daniel 3), and so must you.
You MUST NOT worship the new leader/ruler/king or whatever form he appears in nor his image! The Bible calls this man the Beast and he is assuredly evil, no matter how appealing, convincing & powerful he appears; no matter what kinds of miracles he seems to perform. (Revelation 13) He is unrepentant evil the likes of which the world has not known. There is NO HOPE to be found in him. Accompanying him is the False Prophet; he lends credence to the Beast with all manner of lying signs and wonders. These mark the deception of the Devil. (2 Thessalonians 2:9-12)
You MUST NOT accept any kind of mark or implant in your right hand or your forehead! You must resist this at all costs.
“He 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)
Many people believe it will take the form of a sub-dermal microchip, possibly with medical and financial information, so be mindful that it could come in many forms. You will need this mark in order to engage in commerce, in order to be a part of the new society, new world order, new age, by whatever name they are calling it. You must reject the mark, the leader and his new world order. You must reject it even unto death.
“Then a third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, “If anyone worships the beast and his image, and receives his mark on his forehead or on his hand, he himself shall also drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out full strength into the cup of His indignation. He shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb.” (Revelation 14:9-10)
Revelation 20:4 shows the destiny of those who choose God over the Devil. There will be trials and hardship, but God promises that if you reject the Beast you will live and reign with Christ.
The Tribulation period lasts for seven years. (Daniel 9:27) More information regarding the specific hardships and judgments can be found in Revelation. I recommend you study it extensively. Along with Revelation you can start reading the gospels starting with Matthew and followed by John. I find Matthew to be the most down to earth and accessible, while John is more spiritual.
I’ve tried to include all the information you and anyone might need to deal with the deception and reunite with God unto salvation. Trust God, He will see you through this (Psalm 23). Have faith (Hebrews 11:1). Trust the original scriptures, not any new bibles, new scriptures or new religions (Revelation 22:18-19). If you see two people in Jerusalem preaching about Jesus, they’re messengers from God to the world (Revelation 11).
I need you to hold on. I need you to resist the Devil and submit to God. I can’t bear to see you miss out on God’s goodness, nor on your birthright.
You CAN do this, because He makes it possible and gives you the strength. (Philippians 4:13) Remember, if God is for you, who can be against you? (Romans 8:31)
If you believe any of this, then please, tell others. They need to hear it just as much as you.
God bless you on your journey.
I’ll be waiting for you.
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