After the Rapture – Part 20
The “Pick & Choose Christians” And Their Fate
I’m a KJV Bible guy, even though I have several other translations on hand to cross check my writings, plus a good Concordance and my J. Vernon McGee reference set. But I follow the KJV literally and for my own personal choice for private study.
But I run into other KJV followers who have different interpretations of various verses than I do, even though we are reading the same Holy Spirit inspired words? And it helps answer the question as to why there are so many different Bible interpretations available today. Add to that the false teachings in book form such as The Book of Mormons, the Catholic Catechism, the Islamic Koran, and the list
All scripture is inspired by the Holy Spirit through Godly men and isn’t, or can’t be, of any private interpretations (2 Peter 1:20-21). But the private interpretations of the Bible have gone hog wild
I tag some of these misguided folks as “pick & choose Christians” who pick out and delete from memory the verses they don’t like or disagree with and choose what verses of God they agree with. They need to “choose” the final verses and commands
Bear in mind that our Blessed Holy Trinity is 100% correct in its construction of God’s Law, and you can’t improve on
People who believe abortion is a good thing can come up with many ways to reinterpret “Thy Shalt Not Kill” to fit their preferred lifestyle – everything from climate control to population control to being cruel for bringing unwanted children into an uncaring world.
But I have had people argue with me that the Book of Revelation is the “book” those verses are referring to. They are basically saying you can change anything in the other of the 65 books except Revelation. Then it is pointed out to them what Moses in Old Testament times wrote in Deuteronomy 4:2, after Exodus 20 where he revealed God’s Ten Commandments. And look at what a shambles mankind has made of the Ten Commandments since then?
And Satan and his imps have led way too many people into disregarding Deuteronomy 4:2 and Revelation 22:18-19.
It is good for all of us to revisit Deuteronomy 4 and Revelation 22:18-19 from time to time to make sure we are still on track with the Lord. Satan has a way of slipping it to you quietly and unnoticed. Remember who he is and what he’s trying to do.
And this message needs to be passed on to those who will likely be left behind.
The Dummy, Satan, Is a Fool
Continuing on with the works of Satan to pull Christians away from the true and complete Word of God, let’s look at what he is doing now, as he is regularly at the Throne of God accusing God’s creation of every sin imaginable. Of course, Satan is the father of lies, yet the dummy believes the all-knowing God would actually believe anything that he says.
God created Lucifer as the brightest and most handsome of all the angels. That sure is a bad reflection on the remaining two thirds of the angels who were smart enough not to follow Lucifer. They are in heaven for all of eternity while the bright & beautiful dummy, Satan, and his one-third, renegade, fallen-
If Satan is so smart and bright, why is he
He does take many forms in order to trick and deceive God’s children. He can appear as an “angel of light” (2 Corinthians 11:14) when he is really the demon of darkness. He is also the father of ALL lies (John 8:44), but he keeps doing it and getting away with much of it. He is also a roaring lion (1 Peter 5:8) roaming around, seeking whom he can devour. But he has an army of one third of the fallen angels that appear as light, continue the lies and deceptions, and roam about seeking whom they might catch unawares and deceive.
This is just three of Satan’s bag of deceiving tricks to lure God’s creation into a painful, torturous eternity in hell.
We have to keep all of this in mind for our own good, but most importantly, it needs to be passed on to those who might be left behind. They don’t know about these tricks yet. And we don’t want them to find out the hard way.
From The Tribulation to The Millennium
The 7-year tribulation period will be much, much harder to deal with for the left behind than the 1,000-year millennial reign of Christ. Not all of those left behind will survive the entire 7 years. Many will be martyred by antichrist for refusing to reject God, instead of taking the 666 mark of the beast that is a pact guaranteeing their worship of Satan and an eternity in hell.
Decapitation by guillotine will be
As the individuals draw nearer to the blade, the guards will offer them one last chance to “repent” and take the 666 mark. And I don’t think the antichrist allows them to run through the lines quickly. The slower they go, the more
So why won’t antichrist just line them up by a wall with a firing squad and shoot them? Because that’s too quick and too humane.
The lucky ones will be those who die in the wilderness of natural causes or from exposure to the elements. Even being killed by a mountain lion or a grizzly bear or falling out of a tall tree and breaking one’s neck is better for them, since they won’t be tempted into taking the 666 mark.
I believe a few will survive the 7 years of hell on earth. Revelation 6:9-17 tells us about the frustrated and impatient martyrs
Jesus Christ will return to earth on a magnificent white stallion with all of us raptured saints, also on white horses (Revelation 19:11-14). Angels will lock up and seal the antichrist and the false prophet in the bottomless pit for 1,000 years (Revelation 20:3). Those left behind that didn’t take the 666 mark and
It appears that those left behind who became born again during the tribulation period will get a breather during the millennium, as the Bible tells us it will be quite peaceful and danger-free. Isaiah 11 gives us several examples of how God will have changed things during that time.
The teeth and fangs of animals that were once vicious on earth will be changed, and their inherited instincts
Isaiah 11 also says that the lion will “eat straw” (hay) and that the wolf will lie down with the lamb, the leopard with the kid (young goat), the cow with the bear, the calf with the lion. The suckling child (infant) will play
The mention of young children in this chapter makes me wonder if they might be our young who died before the age of reason, and the millions of slaughtered unborn from the abortion mills throughout the years?
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JACK KING writes with two questions regarding #18.
Will we see Nephilim again before the rapture?
During the millennium era, will careers of today’s world such as lawyers, accountants, dentists, plumbers, etc., become non-existent? What career will we take in that era?
(Dick’s comments): I don’t see anywhere in scripture where Nephilim would appear before Christ’s Church is removed before the rapture. After the rapture might be a different case with Satan, the antichrist and the false prophet (the evil trinity) in charge. They will be able to spread all forms of intense evil everywhere against those left behind. Antichrist will be all-powerful during those times, and he would have power and complete control over everyone; so if he has Nephilim at his disposal, they could become a major force within his gestapo. So the possibility does exist.
As far as trades and occupations are concerned, there again is no mention, but we can learn something from existing scriptures. The millennium is a peaceful place with no presence of the evil trinity. Mankind will still have a sin nature, but the angels and the raptured saints will be the only sin-free occupants.
So what would they need with lawyers, police and jails?
There is no need for accountants, banks and financial institutions in the millennium, as God is quite clear in His feelings in choosing between God and mammon. It is written that the love of money is the root of all evil and that it is harder for a rich man to enter heaven than for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle. Read about Lazarus and the rich man. There would be no need for bookkeepers. Everything is provided.
No need for doctors and dentists. If He can raise people from the dead, He can cure a sore throat. The leaves on the tree of life are for healing, plus our Lord is the Great Physician.
As far as plumbers are concerned, again no need. The river of life runs through the kingdom, starting at King David’s throne. It will be the best water you ever drank, and there is plenty for everyone. So God’s plumbing is in perfect working order.
Thanks for the fine selection of thoughtful questions.
Prayer requests are welcome. Lengthy prayers may be edited down for space considerations. Unchristian prayers go to file 13. Email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
RHONDA WILLIAMS continues to request prayer for the salvation of her two grown sons (Charles, age 39; and Daniel, age 43).
A “PRAYER KIT” for those who might get left behind and the crazy uncles trying to shine some light in their lives is included in “After the Rapture #14.”
PAULA (United Kingdom) requests prayer for her entire family. Her 25-year-old daughter Rachel is into the new age movement, but recent prayers have evidently caused her to start considering Jesus Christ as her Savior. Also, Paula’s parents (Tony & Georgina) don’t believe in anything, but recent prayers have caused Tony to start considering the Lord. They both need prayer – Tony for encouragement from the Holy Spirit to lead him onward, and Georgina to crack through and see the light and relieve her of her satanic nightmares.
Her remaining family members are her brother, his wife and their son (Vince, Val & James) that believe it is all rubbish. Paula also has a good friend near death with cancer. He has a gay daughter, and they both need prayer.
Paula wants to thank everyone and let them know their prayers are making a difference.
SISTER DEEVENA KUMARI KOYYA (India) wants to express her church’s sincere thanks to all the loving, Christian people who have offered up prayers in their time of need after the brutal, Hindu terrorist attacks and beatings, and the devastating church burning.
In spite of the major setbacks, the Light of the World church continues to function with regular baptisms, along with youth and adult Bible study classes and church services, which are held in a grove of nearby trees or in tents. They still do a full schedule of street ministry and continue to travel to the poor, remote areas to evangelize, establish new churches, plus aid and care for the widows and orphans.
If you can offer any further assistance, contact Sister Deevena at email@example.com
Prayer is needed for Dick’s entire family (USA), none of whom are saved. They are wife Vitz and three grown children (Jet, Mira, Hope) and five grandkids (Taylor, Brette, Carter, Garrett, Tatum), plus in-laws (Chris, Scott, Beth, Colton).
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