When the trumpet of the Lord shall sound,
and time shall be no more
And the morning breaks, eternal, bright and fair,
When the saved on earth shall gather over on the other shore,
And the roll is called up yonder, I’ll be there.
James Milton Black (1856-1938)
“The dooms day clock is ticking”. “The end of the world is near”. For years men have speculated about the end and when it would happen. They have tried to scare us into thinking that on a certain day and time the world will be no more.
The thought of WWIII flashes across the news as people speculate once again that with nukes and bio-chemical warfare looming across the world that we will be blown into oblivion, just to send shivers down our spines and fill us with fear, only to be saved by someone who will control everything and instruct us how to live.
Now “Armageddon”, that too is mentioned from time to time. But did you know it is a place for war, rather than ‘the war’ itself. Armageddon in Hebrew means ‘Mount of Megiddo’ a mountain in the plain of Esdraelon. It was a well known battlefield in Old Testament times, and may possibly be the site, once again, of the final battle of God’s judgment on mankind. The earth will be shaken to the point that every religious, political, and educational institution that humanity has built apart from God, will be destroyed. And much more. Revelation 16:16 “And they gathered them together to the place called in Hebrew, Armageddon.”
All these things are scary. The Tribulation or Hour of Trial, that will last 7 years, is the scariest.
Someone, we don’t know who, will come into the picture all nicy-nice, telling of all the wonderful things he will do for you and all the things you want to hear [the Antichrist, along with his buddy the False Prophet who are disciples of Satan]. Someone people will think will save them, but really he only wants to control them into submission and to serving him. Lies and deceit come from their lips.
Those who do not wear this number will not have access to life’s necessities, many of these people will die. This Tribulation will be an unprecedented time of trouble and distress on the earth for those who are not removed in the Rapture. Revelation 13:16-17 “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.” and Revelation 14:11 “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.” This puts the options of those dwelling on earth, after the Rapture, in concise form: worship the beast and be damned by God, or worship God and be damned by the beast. There is no middle ground.
Commercials that want you to buy their product have a saying “Act Now” meaning buy it now or you may lose your opportunity for such a great deal. That is exactly what I am telling you. Take this opportunity to accept Jesus as your Saviour, now, today, it’s free. Your ticket on the flight to heaven, has been paid for already. Jesus did that when He died on the cross and rose again the third day.
The Rapture you say, oh yes you can be removed from all this in “the twinkling of an eye”, 1 Corinthians 15:51-52 “Behold I tell you a mystery: We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed – in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet.“ Although “Rapture” is not a word that is in the Bible, it is used by Christians to express Paul’s phrase in 1 Thessalonians 4:17 “caught up together…to meet the Lord in the air”. The Rapture is when Christ comes to gather both deceased and living Christians to Himself in the clouds, (1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 get your Bible and read the whole passage to fully understand. This is your homework!).
It is imminent, which means it could happen at any time, which means we should be ready to go every waking moment. No need to pack your bags, as nothing of this world will be needed. Watch upward for the Lord to appear in the clouds and listen for the sound of the trumpet for that will be your “all aboard”.
Those of us who have obtained our salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ, He removes from the world before the judgment of the 7-year Great Tribulation. He removes us before the reign of the Antichrist embarks his terror. We are safely in heaven with Christ until we accompany Him back to set up His kingdom on earth. It will be a great time of joy!
If you are reading this now, today, that means there is still time for you to escape all this nastiness and be whisked off into the arms of the Lord Jesus, who will provide sanctuary and peace that surpasses all understanding.
Accept Jesus Christ as your Saviour today. You say how? Pray the Prayer of Salvation (on the front page of the website). Let everything go, trust and rely on Him for all your needs. Jesus said in Revelation 3:10-11, “Because you have kept My command to persevere, I also will keep you from the hour of trial which shall come upon the whole world to test those who dwell on the earth. Behold I am coming quickly!”
DON’T BE LEFT BEHIND!
BE IN THE GREAT ESCAPE!