Somewhere along the way many people have gotten the wrong idea of how horrible the Tribulation will actually be. In many ways the articles written are falling on “closed ears.” Sadly the folks that think the world will continue as it has in the past are evidencing that they are not following the Scriptures.
2 Thessalonians 2:6-8: “And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time. For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let be taken out of the way, until he. 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.”
I and other writers have spoken of this before and it should be to the point of exhaustion. Why is it that so few are catching on to this passage of Scripture? It must be understood; they are “asleep” and unaware of the issues at hand. There are sirens and alarm bells going off every- where and yet so many do not hear them. Why is that? It falls back to another passage of Scripture:
2 Peter 3:3-6: “Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts, And saying, ‘Where is the promise of his coming?’ For since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation. For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water: Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished.”
It is then, incumbent upon you and me to spread the knowledge of what is taking place right now and what will happen in the very next expanse of time: the Rapture and the Tribulation. In reality, people are being called (warned) and are not willing to listen. They roll over saying “Yeah…yeah…no big deal! Everything is just fine.” And back to sleep they go. Obviously, the “great delusion” has already begun.
Revelation 6:8: “And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth.”
Don’t ya just hate it when there is an “oops?” Now just for grins, does this passage of Scripture say “which” of the beasts of the earth? Nope, not a single one is mentioned in particular. Therefore, it would be my opinion that ALL of them would be involved.
The Scriptures have spoken of the pestilence that will be faced by all left behind from the Rapture, yet few ever look close enough to understand everything that will be against them. We understand that there will be widespread diseases, many of which will be transmitted by insects. But of, let’s say by: Man’s best friend, the family dog?
Up and to today, we have been protected from such evils by the Holy Spirit, so what about the time after the Holy Spirit is removed? “He that letteth.” Dang it, there’s that “oops” again. And what of other such evils as: ants, scorpions, bees, wasps and the like? And we haven’t even gotten to snakes, coyotes, bears, deer, elk, and so many others, they’re almost too many to name, suffice to say, every other kind of animal. And that is on top of diseases from foul water, droughts, famines and the like. Yes I know, “Dang I ain’t never thought about that!” Right?
My Sweet mom once told me, “I don’t care if you get scared into heaven, just as long as you get there!” I was fortunate though; the Lord humbled me a number of times until I finally understood that HE was trying to get my attention, and had something important to say to me. So now I say these things to you and anyone willing to listen.
As a matter of fact, I have been screaming at the top of my lungs:
“The Lord is coming and He is going to sweep away those who love and follow Him! IF you are not among them, it will be almost hell on this earth for you! Wake-up, look around and listen to the Word of God, wake-up!”
Of course there are way too many that simply roll over and go back to sleep!
Has it ever occurred to anyone why vacations are nice, but too short, too much of a hassle, flying is horrible, people are depressing in every way? It just isn’t one-hundred percent of what you hoped it would be, but then that seems to be the daily grind, doesn’t it? Have you ever wondered why that is? The beautiful waterfall is great, but then after about an hour, you’re looking for something else. I don’t care what it is; nothing in this life is ever enduring over time!
Somehow, somewhere, it lost its initial appeal, its novelty! It was wonderful the first time around; then it sort of headed down becoming just another “usual.” What is so odd is, that statement applies to everything in this world, absolutely everything! Except for the Word of God! Strange, right? (Stop and take another look at that car you bought a couple of years ago.)
So, what of this, “He that letteth, will let, until He be taken out of the way”? If you are careful when considering that passage of Scripture, you may find there are deeper things to ponder than you first considered. And I hear now and then, people saying the first 3.5 years of the Tribulation won’t be bad. I beg to differ!
Narcolepsy aside, have you ever wondered why excessive sleeping is the great indicator of depression? Has the novelty of life, the wonderful feeling of the anticipations in life worn off to the point where you ask yourself, “What’s the use anymore?” You feel you’ve seen it all, been there done that. And so now you wonder why life continues on the way it has and your feeling dull and useless? So off to sleep you go at every chance? I must assume these Scripture passages above are talking to you!
When you find no other purpose for living, then you have missed the Word of God and Jesus Christ! When was the last time you ever felt real joy and contentment? Maybe when you were 6 and mom and dad worried about the tough stuff, right? And you look back at all that you ever tried; drugs, drinking, sex and rock and roll and now you feel like there isn’t anything left to experience? Then the Word of God is for you!
Go ahead and think of everything else to do or read and know that one day, you will find yourself fighting for your very life. And the attacks will come from every angle possible and it will be relentless without end…until your dead! Then it all starts all over again in the lake of fire and you’re going to wish you had paid just a little more attention, while you were alive here on earth! By then, it will be too late and you will have made your decision, for your own eternity.
Ask yourself one little question right now. Do you really know what “hope” is? If you don’t, you might want to read the Scriptures above, once again. Make sure you clearly understand what “hope” really means. In the lake of fire…there will be NO HOPE…EVER!!