Most christians have seen the movies or read the books by Tim LaHaye. While the storyline is entertaining, it is most definitely not biblical. Sadly, many believe this is how it will actually happen. Like any other Hollywood movie, it’s a money making scheme. A remake is coming out in 2014 starring Nicolas Cage, who is one of my favorite actors, btw. 🙂 Even that won’t sucker me into believing this idea. This remake is a way to bring in the new generation to this idea about a pre-tribulation rapture. Satan works behind the scenes and motivates humans to do his will. He doesn’t want you to be “left behind”. He wants you to be “taken”.
Let’s look at the scriptures that mentions those who are taken and those “left behind”.
Matthew 24:40-42 Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left. Two women shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken, and the other left. Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come.
Biblical predictions of the end of the world and the return of Jesus. We are living in these times.
Matthew 24:3 And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world?
Mark 13:4 Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign when all these things shall be fulfilled?
Luke 21:7 And they asked him, saying, Master, but when shall these things be? and what sign will there be when these things shall come to pass?
The disciples asked Jesus this question because He told them that there shall not be one stone left upon another that shall not be thrown down in the temple. As of today the only stones remaining upon one another at the temple is the Wailing Wall.
There have been many predictions since Jesus’s time about when the world will end. There have been many that have actually set dates. We hear of these people all the time. Every generation has heard of at least one end time prophecy and seen it not come to pass during their lifetime. These people are not people of God so why do others still follow them? It is because they themselves do not learn about the truths in their bible. They take another man’s word and follow it. If they would stop following man and let God lead them, they would know truth and see why those times predicted were false. They would know why the next prediction is false. These false predictions have led others, believers and non-believers, to think that the end predicted by Christ will not happen. At least not in their lifetime. Continue reading
Day of the Lord
The day of the Lord is the day Jesus returns to gain victory over evil/sin/Satan forever. This is the day He will gather His elect (separate His sheep from the goats; divide the spoils) and the heavens and earth as we know it will be destroyed by His wrath. This is not the tribulation. It is the last day. The last trumpet.
Isaiah 2:12 For the day of the LORD of hosts shall be upon every one that is proud and lofty, and upon every one that is lifted up; and he shall be brought low:
Isaiah 13:6 Howl ye; for the day of the LORD is at hand; it shall come as a destruction from the Almighty.
Isaiah 13:9 Behold, the day of the LORD cometh, cruel both with wrath and fierce anger, to lay the land desolate: and he shall destroy the sinners thereof out of it.
Isaiah 34:8 For it is the day of the LORD’s vengeance, and the year of recompences for the controversy of Zion.
Ezekiel 13:5 Ye have not gone up into the gaps, neither made up the hedge for the house of Israel to stand in the battle in the day of the LORD. Continue reading
There are some awesome events about to begin next year. Before I get into that I want to take some time to explain a few things that might help you understand why these events are so awesome. Bare with me on this. I will do my best to make it understandable. 🙂
In order to understand the significance of these events we must go to the beginning.
Genesis 1:1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. It took God 6 days to create our world and everything in it. On the 7th day He rested.
Genesis 2:2-3 And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made. And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made.
He passed this resting day onto us.
Exodus 20:8-11 Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work: But the seventh day is the sabbath of the Lord thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates: For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the Lord blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it. Continue reading
The marriage supper is often taught to take place in heaven. The bible plainly says it will take place on earth.
Isaiah 25:6-8 And in this mountain shall the LORD of hosts make unto all people a feast of fat things, a feast of wines on the lees, of fat things full of marrow, of wines on the lees well refined. And he will destroy in this mountain the face of the covering cast over all people, and the vail that is spread over all nations. He will swallow up death in victory; and the Lord GOD will wipe away tears from off all faces; and the rebuke of his people shall he take away from off all the earth: for the LORD hath spoken it. Continue reading