This guide has been written under the inspiration of the true and living God.
Its purpose is to explain what has occurred, why it has occurred, and the events that will follow.
All scriptures listed in this guide are from the King James Version of The Bible. The Bible will be your most precious item in the years ahead, I urge you to study it as often as you can. The best places to start with are the Four Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John; where you will learn about the ministry of Jesus, and the sacrifice He made on our behalf. Most of the prophetic scriptures are found in either the Book of Daniel or in Revelation.
WHAT HAS HAPPENED?:
Myself and millions of other people have vanished from this world. , in an event known as The Rapture. We are all born again believers in the Lord Jesus Christ, and now He has taken us to Heaven to spare us from the horrible events this world is about to face.
All children, who had not reached the age of accountability” , which means they weren’t old and/or mature enough to understand the plan of salvation; are covered by God’s grace, and have also been taken to Heaven.
1 Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.
2 In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.
3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.
1 Corinthians 1551-53:
51 Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,
52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.
53 For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.
1 Thessalonians 4:16-17
16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:
17 Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.
THE BATTLE FOR MANKIND’S SOUL:
The first two chapters of Genesis explain how God formed the universe, our planet Earth, and then formed mankind in his own image. We learn that God gave Adam dominion over the planet, and placed him in the Garden of Eden. Adam was given permission to eat the fruit of any tree, except the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. God’s love for mankind is so great that He will never force us to do anything, but instead God wants us to freely choose to love Him and be obedient to His instructions. The Bible then goes on to explain that God desired that Adam have a helper, and so Eve was created from one of Adam’s ribs. At this point, Adam and Eve still had their free will, but only knew of Good.
Isaiah 14:12-14, Ezekiel 28,& Revelation 12 explains that Lucifer was once an angel in Heaven, however he became prideful, and with the assistance of 1/3 of the angels attempted to exalt himself above God. Another angel, named Michael, and the remaining angels defeated Lucifer and his forces then cast them out of Heaven. Lucifer then became known as Satan/The Devil, with his angels becoming demons.
Genesis 3 explains how Satan entered into the serpent, and took advantage of Adam and Eve’s free will, by tempting them into disobeying God, and eating from the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. It was at this moment that they became aware of Evil, and the sin nature entered into mankind, as an inheritance from Adam and Eve.
As we read further in Genesis, we learn that mankind became so wicked that, God sent a great flood to cover the Earth, and only Noah and his family were spared.
Exodus 20:2-23 reveals the Ten Commandments by which God desires that mankind live by, in order to have a peaceful society. This ushered in what some call the Age of the Law. Though many great and faithful men and women came along, none of them were able to keep from breaking at least one of the ten Commandments.
God required that mankind offer the shed blood of an animal sacrifice, such as doves or lambs, to Him to have their sins forgiven.
Finally, the four Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John explain that the virgin Mary was impregnated by the Holy Spirit, and she gave birth to Jesus Christ. Because Jesus was both human and divine, He was able to identify with the daily struggles mankind faces, but also live a sinless life. Luke 4 explains, that Satan attempted to tempt Jesus to sin, however Jesus overcame the evil One by quoting scripture back to him. The Four Gospels record the many teachings and miracles of Jesus, as he led a perfect example for mankind to follow after.
The four gospels explain that false charges were levied against Jesus, and he was crucified. Jesus took on the sins of all mankind. Jesus became the sacrificial Lamb for all of humanity, by the shedding of his blood and death on the cross. On the Third Day, Christ rose from the grave, and ministered to His disciples for a short time. Before ascending to Heaven, Christ commissioned His disciples to preach the message of salvation to all nations. Christ’s resurrection ushered in what is call the Age of Grace.
Because of Jesus’ death on the cross, and resurrection, all of humanity can be saved by sincerely repenting of their sins, and sincerely asking Jesus to come into their heart and forgive them. God then sends His Holy Spirit to live within that person, and enable that person to live a life that is pleasing in the sight of God. As a result of their acceptance of Jesus dying for their sins, when a born again Christian dies they go to Heaven to be in the presence of God forever.
Satan can never re-enter Heaven again, and is destined to spend all of eternity in the lake of fire. Because he can never defeat God, the Devil tries to spite God by preventing as many people as he can from accepting Christ as their Saviour. It was pride that got Satan exiled from Heaven, and sinful pride is his favorite tactic to use to deceive men and women into not accepting Christ, and therefore going to Hell. Hell was originally intended to house Satan and his demons, but it has enlarged itself to accommodate any person who chooses to live a life of sin.
God loves mankind so much that He made us in His own likeness. He does not want anyone to go to Hell, nor does He send them to Hell. If a person rejects the Lord their entire life and dies, He will not steal them away and force them to live in His kingdom. God’s will is that everyone would reciprocate His love, and honour Him by accepting Jesus and turning away from the desire to sin.
So CAN I STILL GET SAVED AND GO TO HEAVEN?:
Yes, though you have missed the Rapture, you do have a chance to be saved from your sins, and receive eternal life. I would encourage anyone reading this to make Christ your Savior as soon as possible. It is God’s will that no one die and go to Hell, but that everyone would receive His Son into their heart and accept the gift of eternal life. I must warn you though, there will come a time during the next seven years where all Christians will be persecuted, and many killed for their belief in Jesus, but if you stand firm until the end in your belief in Christ, The Word of God assures that you will receive eternal life.
Prayer of Salvation:
Jesus, I acknowledge that I am a sinner, in need of your forgiveness. I ask you now to come into my life, and cleanse me from all unrighteousness. I ask you to guide my life, and give me the strength to endure all future tests and trials. Now, I confess you as the Lord of my life, and thank you for saving me.
16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.
9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
2 Peter 3:9
9 The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.
WHAT IS NEXT?:
As a result of The Rapture there will be mass chaos as the world searches for answers to the disappearances of so many people. I am sure many experts will get radio and TV time, as they offer their own opinions on what has happened. Some may suggest that this is a result of human evolution, or that aliens have beamed us away ala Star Trek.
In any event, in the midst of this chaos, a very charismatic world leader will rise to power. This man will offer many solutions to many issues which have plagued the world. He will oversee a seven year peace Treaty, which will somehow involve Israel being protected from persecution. The very moment this Peace treaty is signed, will begin a seven year era known as The Tribulation.
Though this charismatic world leader will initially speak of peace, and accomplish peace for the first 3.5 years of the Tribulation. He is not to be trusted, as this leader will be revealed as the Antichrist(also called the Beast), whom I will speak more about further in this guide.
2 Thessalonians 2:3-10
3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;
4 Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.
5 Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things?
6 And now ye know what with holdeth that he might be revealed in his time.
7 For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way.
8 And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming:
9 Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,
10 And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.
The Bible does not indicate how much time will pass between The Rapture and the beginning of The Tribulation. It could be a few days, a few weeks, or even months, however what we do know is that The Tribulation begins as soon as Israel signs the peace Treaty established by the Antichrist.
The Tribulation will be seven years of the greatest evil the world has ever known. The Bible tells us that the Antichrist will spend the first 3.5 years setting up his one world government. Revelations 17, reveals that he will make his home in a city that the Bible refers to as Babylon the Great. This city could possibly be somewhere in Iraq, or perhaps somewhere in Europe like Rome. It could even be somewhere in the U.S. In any event, this will become the most sinful place on Earth. Revelation 18 reveals that this city will be destroyed towards the end of the Tribulation, because of the sin committed within its borders.
Revelation 17:12-14 states that the Antichrist will divide the world into ten regions, assigning a representative of his choosing to reign over each region.
He will charm and deceive the entire world. Demonic forces will assist the Antichrist in influencing world leaders to go along with his agenda. Unless, you accept Christ as your Saviour, you will be taking a risk of falling under his deceptive influence.
An individual The Bible calls The False Prophet will aid the Antichrist in setting up a one world religion. Satan and his demonic forces will empower the Antichrist and false Prophet to be able to perform amazing supernatural feats such as being able to call down fire from the sky.
Revelation 13 tells us that towards the beginning of the second half of the Tribulation, the Antichrist will sustain an apparent fatal blow to his head, and then be resurrected and possessed by Satan, as an attempt to copy the resurrection of Jesus. This chapter goes on to reveal that the False Prophet will have a statue of the Antichrist built, and through demonic powers, give the statue the ability to speak. They will demand that people worship this statue, and anyone who refuses will be killed.
Revelations 13:16-18 speaks of “The Mark of the Beast”. This will be some sort of loyalty marker, possibly a tattoo or implanted chip, that everyone will be ordered to receive in either their right hand or on their forehead. Anyone who does not take this mark will not be able to legally buy and/or sell anything.
Revelation 14:9-11 states that, worshipping the Antichrist’s statue and taking the “Mark of the Beast will signify your allegiance to Satan and the Antichrist, and you WILL NOT be able to get saved, and will therefore condemn yourself to Hell. You will also suffer some of the later judgments I will list further in this guide.
If you do refuse the Mark, you won’t be able to legally buy/sell, and will be killed if captured, however if you are a born again Christian you will receive eternal life, and reign with Jesus.
Pay close attention to these two verses:
36 And the king shall do according to his will; and he shall exalt himself, and magnify himself above every god, and shall speak marvellous things against the God of gods, and shall prosper till the indignation be accomplished: for that that is determined shall be done.
37 Neither shall he regard the God of his fathers, nor the desire of women, nor regard any god: for he shall magnify himself above all.
AN OVERVIEW OF WHAT TO EXPECT:
The Book of Daniel and Revelation gives great insight into what you can expect over the next few years. As the Antichrist and False Prophet gain more control over the world, people will begin to become more and more rebellious against the will of God. Revelations tells us that God will allow 3 series of judgments, with each series containing 7 judgments, to be unleashed upon the Earth. God’s purpose for these judgments is to remind the unsaved that He is their Creator and cause them to consider their wicked ways, repent of their sins, and become born again Christians. Unfortunately, many people will refuse God, and swear their allegiance to the Antichrist.
Below is a breakdown of the 21 judgments, along with the scripture references you can refer to. I will also denote which ones Christians, who are still alive will be protected from.
THE SEVEN SEAL JUDGMENTS: (Revelations 6:1-17, 8:1-5)
- The White Horsemen (the Antichrist)
- Forms an alliance with ten European nations, and together they will bring a one world government.
- Signs a treaty with Israel, allowing an occasion for them to rebuild the temple (Some believe this is the official beginning of the Tribulation)
- The Red Horsemen (War)
- Russia and her Muslim allies attack Israel, but God will intervene and defeat the Russian army, Himself. (This is mentioned in Ezekiel 38 & 39)
- The Black Horsemen (Famine)
- The majority of the world’s population will face starvation.
- Gold, silver, and paper currency will become useless, and soon a new Beast controlled monetary system will come into being.
- The Pale Horsemen (Death)
- 25% of the world’s unsaved population will perish at the hands of war, famine, plague, and wild beast
- The Martyred Saints
- Christians, who have died during the first 3 ½ years of the Tribulation, are given white robes, symbolizing the righteousness of God.
- Their souls cry out for vengeance, but they are told they must be patient and wait for others, who will be killed during the remainder of the Tribulation
- World-Wide Earthquake
- This event will usher in the last half of the Tribulation
- The sun, moon, and stars will be affected.
- Revealing the Trumpet and Vial Judgments
- There is a half-hour of silence in heaven as the seventh seal is opened, and the Trumpet and Vial Judgments are revealed.
(NOTE: Revelation 11:1-13 makes mention of two witnesses, who will preach the Gospel of Salvation in Jerusalem, for 1,260 days. These two witnesses will have the power to supernaturally protect themselves against all attackers. The Antichrist will then personally kill both witnesses, and their bodies will lay in the street for 3.5 days, while followers of the Antichrist celebrate their deaths. After 3.5 days, the two witnesses will be resurrected, and ascend to Heaven.)
(NOTE: Revelations 7:1-17 explains that between the 6th and 7th Judgments, 144,000 Jewish evangelists will begin preaching the Gospel of Jesus to the whole world. Matthew 24:14 explains that god will divinely protect these 144,000 during the Tribulation.)
THE SEVEN TRUMPET JUDGMENTS: (Revelations 8:6-13, 9:1-19, 11:15-19)
- World’s Greatest Fire
- 1/3 Earth’s trees and all of the grass will be destroyed by hail mixed with blood
- World’s Greatest Oceanic Pollution
- 1/3 of all sea creatures will be destroyed when a meteor falls in the Mediterranean Sea.
- World’s Greatest Contamination of Rivers and Springs
- Another meteor, known as Wormwood, will fall from the sky
- This will contaminate the rivers and springs, making the water bitter, and killing many people
- World’s Greatest Darkness
- The Sun, Moon, and Stars will be affected, causing 1/3 of the world’s light to be removed
- World’s Greatest Pestilence invasion
- The Abyss is opened, and locusts will plague the earth for five months, having the power to sting like scorpions, however the sting is not fatal.
- Those who have chosen to serve God will be protected from this plague
- World’s Greatest Army
- Four demons will be released from the Euphrates, and will be given permission to kill 1/3 of mankind
- World’s Greatest Storm
- The opening of the Seven Bowl Judgments
(NOTE: Revelation 9:4 makes mention that God will place a seal on the foreheads of Christians, who get saved prior to the 5th Trumpet Judgment, which will prevent the locusts and four demonic warriors from attacking true followers of Jesus.)
THE SEVEN BOWL/VIAL JUDGMENTS: (Revelation 16:1-21)
- World’s Greatest Epidemic
- Ugly and painful sores will break out on the bodies of those who have taken the mark of the beast or worshiped his image.
- All Life in the Oceans Killed
- The oceans will turn to blood, and all inhabitants killed
- All Life in the Rivers and Springs Killed
- The springs and rivers will turn to blood and all sea-life killed
- World’s Greatest Scorching
- The sun will be given the power to scorch people with fire
- World’s Greatest Plague
- The antichrist’s throne and city of residence, will be plunged into complete darkness
- World’s Greatest Invasion
- The Euphrates will dry up, making way for Invaders from the Orient to come
- This will set the stage of the Battle of Armageddon
- World’s Greatest Earthquake
- This will be unlike any earthquake ever known.
- Islands and mountains will pass away, and Hailstones will fall upon men
THE BATTLE OF ARMAGEDDON BEGINS
The Antichrist will gather the armies of the world in the Middle East to destroy Israel.
THE GLORIOUS Appearing:
Revelation 19:11-21 explains that Jesus will return with the armies of Heaven, and saints, and will defeat the Antichrist and his forces. Many Bible scholars have interpreted these verses to indicate that Jesus will quote various scriptures from the bible, as he did when confronted by Satan in the wilderness. The power of the true and living God will slay the Antichrist’s forces. This passage of scripture indicates that the Antichrist and False Prophet will be cast into the lake of fire and brimstone for all eternity.
Revelation 20:1-3 explains that Satan will be captured and then imprisoned for 1,000 years.
Jesus will then judge the remaining living humans, who have survived the Tribulation:
–All surviving unsaved adults will be cast into Hell, at this time.
–All young children, who have not reached the age of accountability, and surviving born again Christian adults will be welcomed into Jesus’ Millennium Kingdom.
13 Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;
14 Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.
THE MILLENNIUM KINGDOM:
Jesus will restructure the landscape of the planet, to repair the damage inflicted by the 21 judgments.
Christ will then physically reign over the Earth, from Jerusalem.
Revelation 20:4-6 explains that all born again Christians, who were killed during the Tribulation, will be resurrected to join the surviving Christian adults, children, Bible Days saints(such as Abraham, Noah, Moses, Ruth, King David, etc…), and Raptured Christians in reigning with Jesus on Earth for 1,000 years.
Christ will then establish a government system, and assign roles and responsibilities to His saints, based upon their faithfulness during their mortal lives.
Even in this peaceful kingdom, as they grow up children, who were born during the Tribulation, and anyone born during the Millennium Kingdom will be given the free will to reject or accept Christ as their Saviour. Believe it or not, with Jesus physically on Earth, and with no devil to tempt them, some will still choose not to accept Christ. This will be because of the sinful pride that dwells within mankind, as a result of Adam and Eve eating from the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil.
Revelation 20:7-10 explains that towards the end of the Millennium Kingdom, Satan will be released for a short while to tempt those who have not accepted Jesus as their Saviour. The Evil One will amass a large army and launch an attack against Jesus. This will be the final confrontation between Jesus and Satan. Satan and his forces will be defeated, and the devil will finally be cast into the lake of fire and
Brimstone for all eternity.
Revelations 20:11-15 Speaks of the White Throne Judgment. It will be at this time that each human being who rejected Jesus will receive their day in court. Jesus will speak with each person regarding what they did in life, and how much better their life would have been had they accepted Him as their Saviour. Sadly, it will be at this time that those who chose to reject Christ, will be cast into the lake of fire and brimstone.
This will be the end of all that is evil.
4 And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years. 5 But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection. 6 Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years.
7 And when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison, 8 and shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to battle: the number of whom is as the sand of the sea. 9 And they went up on the breadth of the earth, and compassed the camp of the saints about, and the beloved city: and fire came down from God out of heaven, and devoured them. 10 And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.
11 And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them. 12 And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works. 13 And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works. 14 And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. 15 And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.
Revelation 21 & 22, speaks of the glorious happy ending that all born again believers in the Lord Jesus Christ have dreamed of and anxiously awaited over the centuries.
God will transport everyone who has trusted and been faithful to Him, to the city of New Jerusalem.
It is here that we will live in peace and joy. We will worship and praise God for all of eternity.
1 And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea. 2 And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. 3 And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God. 4 And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.
22 And I saw no temple therein: for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are the temple of it. 23 And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof. 24 And the nations of them which are saved shall walk in the light of it: and the kings of the earth do bring their glory and honour into it. 25 And the gates of it shall not be shut at all by day: for there shall be no night there. 26 And they shall bring the glory and honour of the nations into it. 27 And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie: but they which are written in the Lamb’s book of life.
12 And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be. 13 I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last. 14 Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.
It is my prayer that anyone reading this guide, would take a heartfelt look at the scriptures provided. This battle is not about material things such as money and houses. Jesus and Satan battle daily for your eternal soul.
Remember being a Christian during the tribulation may cost you your mortal life, but if you remain faithful to Christ till the end, He will give you life eternal.
If you are reading this prior to The Rapture, I urge you to take heed to the information provided. We see our world changing daily, There have been many natural disasters in recent years, civil unrest is increasing in the Middle East, and our society is gradually casting aside the good moral values that once existed, and chasing after greed and power. The Bible says, What does it profit a person to achieve great riches in their mortal life, then die and spend an eternity in Hell and the lake of fire.
If you choose Jesus; He’ll give you peace in your heart, supply you with wisdom and strength in this mortal life, and then you’ll enter God’s kingdom where you will have peace and joy forever.
16 I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star.
17 And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely