Revelation chapter 19
We have now come to the end of this series of letters addressed to those who will be left behind after the Great Vanishing – the rapture of the true Remnant Church of Jesus Christ. This letter will be the last and final epistle in this series of chronicles relating to those things that will very shortly come to pass.
AFTER the Great Vanishing (rapture of the Church) occurs, if you are still here, I hope by now you will be able to recognize it for what it was: the removal of all true believers who made up the Remnant Church of Jesus Christ. The signs of the times in which the world finds itself all point to the extreme closeness of this ever-imminent event.
My purpose in writing these chronicles has been twofold: first, to try to wake up as many unbelievers as I can to come to salvation in Christ BEFORE the rapture occurs, so that you too may be “among the missing.”
I want more than anything for YOU to be counted among us, the glorified Church, in Heaven seated around the throne of Almighty God, sharing with us the joys of Heaven in the presence of our Lord while this sin-blighted world is destroyed. I want you to commit to salvation now, BEFORE the rapture occurs, so that you may be able to escape the coming time of the wrath, justice, and vengeance of our holy God that will shortly be poured out upon a wicked, utterly debauched, and depraved world system.
My second purpose in writing this series has been intended to be a written record – an explanation and a warning chronicling what is shortly to come to pass for those of you who have chosen to be left behind – those of you who could have escaped the coming judgments, but who, for whatever reason, chose not to believe upon Christ for salvation so as to have escaped these coming horrors.
As scripture teaches us, God has “not appointed” His body/bride, the Church, to suffer this time of coming judgment – this time of His wrath. Read 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11, paying particular attention to verses 8-9. The context of this entire letter and chapter in particular is addressed to the CHURCH and is speaking of the salvation of our spirits from eternal death and the redemption of our mortal bodies from “corruptible to incorruptible” bodies at the time of the rapture. The Church is NOT APPOINTED to endure the wrath of God, which is the entire focus of the 7-year Tribulation.
It has been to you, the left-behind ones, that I began this series of missives – these messages from the missing ones.
I wish to end this series with a brief recounting of the triumphant return of King Jesus. I will not go into it at length here, for I wish you to read of this event for yourself. You will find the details recounted in the last few chapters of Revelation (chapters 19–22).
In these last few pages of God’s inerrant and infallible Word, you will find the breathtaking descriptions of the utter defeat, ruin, and annihilation of the Antichrist and his evil False Prophet. You will read of King Jesus coming to earth and going to Bozrah to rescue the remnant of His People Israel; of the last battle at Armageddon which, as it turns out, will really be no battle at all, because the Conquering King will merely SPEAK, and ALL rebellion will be instantly crushed and silenced.
You will read of the vast myriad of the armies of Heaven comprised of:
- the already raptured and redeemed Church in our resurrected, immortal bodies
- the entirety of the angelic host
- all of the souls of the righteous dead from the Old Testament time right on through to those souls who died for the cause of Christ during the time of the Tribulation who will, upon returning to earth, receive THEIR resurrected, immortal bodies.
All of us (the resurrected and raptured Church) will be returning WITH the Lord. We will be following along behind our Conquering King as He returns to earth to set His foot once again upon the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem, Israel, at the end of these last seven years of human history. We will be returning to a world that has been destroyed under the rulership of the Usurper of the Ages – the fallen Cherubim Lucifer, also known as Satan (Revelation 19).
You will read of King Jesus, subsequent to His bodily return to earth, separating out all of saved humanity from all those who are lost and doomed to Hell (the “sheep” from the “goats,” as the living Gentile survivors of the final Holocaust are called by our Lord in Matthew chapters 24—25) from all over the world, those who are left living at the time of His return.
You will read of the beginning of the reign of the Lord Jesus Christ, and of the nature of His LITERAL Millennial (1,000-year) Kingdom that He will establish here upon a newly renovated and restored earth, an earth very changed in topography and purged from all sin and its calamitous effects (Revelation chapters 20–22).
All of this and much, much more you need to read for yourself in the Lord’s own words, for I cannot do them justice.
I want to leave you with a listing of references from both the Old and New Testaments that will help guide you as to WHERE in God’s Word to find pertinent passages on these soon-coming events. And as always, I want to leave you with the passages that tell of God’s great salvation and how you – ANYONE who is willing to do so – can come to Christ for the salvation of your souls.
Listed below are passages for you to read. Study them; memorize as many of them as you can. Hide them in your hearts because even these days before the rapture happens are growing increasingly darker. You will need the Word of God more than ever as we await our Lord’s soon return. However, AFTER the Great Vanishing (the rapture of the true Church) occurs, for those of you left behind, God’s Word will become much more scarce and far more valuable. It will be much more precious to you than all the wealth of the world combined, even more precious than the very breath in your own body.
Mark and learn these passages, for they will become to you as nourishing meat and bread are to a starving man, or living water to a soul dying from thirst.
Passages that tell of:
(also known as the “Blessed Hope” of every Church-Age Believer)
1 Corinthians 15:51-53
1 Thessalonians 4:16-17
2 Thessalonians 2:1-13
THE TIME OF JACOB’S TROUBLE
(aka The Tribulation also referred to in scripture as The 70th Week of Daniel, and in many places referred to as “the Day of the Lord.” ALL of these titles are referencing this same seven-year time period AFTER the departure of the Church, when God once again turns His full focus onto national Israel and the Jewish people).
Daniel chapter 9
Matthew 24 & 25
Both of the New Testament passages in Matthew 24 & 25 are relating the same events that are told of in Daniel 9.
The New Testament gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke that are addressing Jesus’ Olivet Discourse pertain specifically to the JEWS who will be alive during these seven years. Further passages that reference this 7-year time period:
Isaiah 13: 9-11
Revelation chapters 6 – 22
These are but a PARTIAL listing of passages contained in BOTH Testaments that reference this same seven-year time period known popularly as the Tribulation, but more accurately should be called The Time of Jacob’s (Israel’s) Trouble or Daniel’s 70th Week.
Ephesians 2: -9
1 Corinthians 15:1-4
Dear Reader, let me implore you one last time to come to Christ for salvation NOW. Please, I urge you; do this now BEFORE the Great Vanishing of the Church happens. This vanishing, when it occurs, will be the rapture (the catching away to Heaven) of all genuine believers from this earth to Glory. The Bible says that “today is the day of salvation….” Please don’t put off the salvation of your immortal soul—not for one second longer, for we do not know when our final breath may come.
I want to leave you now with some of the very last words recorded in the Bible. These words are the longing and heart’s-cry of every believer. If you will but come to Christ, they will become the longing of your heart as well.
“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.“
Even so, COME, Lord Jesus!