Skip to comments.Jesus' Return (for the Rapture of all who belong to Him) is Very Near
Posted on 02/27/2010 8:02:16 PM PST by Freedom'sWorthIt
Disasters - earthquake, Tsunami, others - happening rapidly now.
Read Matthew 24. There will be earthquakes.....etc.
When we see these events occurring in increasing frequency it is because these are the "birth pangs" that we have been told by Jesus Christ Himself - would happen closer together in time as do the birth pangs of a woman in labor. The closer she gets to giving birth, the worse the birth pangs become and the closer together they come.
“There will be earthquakes.....etc. “
There have always been a bunch of earthquakes.
The events have not increased in intensity but the new coverage sure has...
I got $20 that says he don’t come this year. Anybody?
So, what is a driver place?
Yes they are increasing in frequency. I really didn’t think that was happening either - until today.
Again Read Matthew 24.
Here is the sequence which comes from all of the Bible but especially the book of Revelation:
After Jesus ascended to heaven we have been in “the times of the Gentiles” and in “the church age”.
Jesus told us that as we get closer to the time of His return (of which we are not to know the day or the hour but we ARE TO KNOW THE SEASON which is what we are in right now.
so the Rapture is going to come in a moment - and its purpose is for Jesus to come for His Bride - the church - in which all believers in Christ, all those who belong to Him and who are alive when He comes in the Rapture event (again see I Thessalonians chapter 4) - will be caught up to meet Him in the sky. (He will return on the clouds just as the angel told His desciples when they kept staring up into heaven after the resurrected Jesus ascended unto heaven.
Then after the rapture happens, the Great Tribulation will begin = during which the antichrist will have power to rule this earth. Much of Revelation is about this time - but you can also read about it in most of the OT Prophets - like Zephaniah, and Malchi, and Isaiah, and Daniel, and in the Psalms even.
That Great Tribulation period will last exactly 7 years at the end of which Jesus will come with his raptured saints coming with Him and He will be coming then not just for His own but for ALL those on the earth! He is coming to put an end to evil in this world and to cast defeated Satan into the abyss and to rule this earth for 1000 years (along with His saints).
At the end of that 1000 year reign, there will be one more release of Satan from the abyss who will lead a rebellion at that time on the earth because people will be born during the Tribulation and some will rebel against God - just proving that sin rears its head even in an ideal environment such as we will have during the millenium Kingdom. Then Jesus will pesonally put satan into the lake of fire (or have one of his chief lieutenant angels do it)
Then there will be the Great White Throne Judgement - which will only be for unbelievers - for all those who do not belong to Him throughout all history. Sadly all those at the GWT Judgement will be going to an eternal hell apart from God forever. I can hardly type that because it is a future so horrble - I do not wish it on anybody and we know that Jesus came then and is speaking in so many ways NOW in order to reap a huge harvest of souls BEFORE that terrible Tribulation period begins!
He does NOT take delight in the destruction of the wicked - much as many of us do....
He yearns for every lost sinner to turn to Him and be saved! NOW! While there is still time to become HIS - before the Tribulation actually begins.
(these are just the birth pangs - not the real Tribulation yet).
And yet the occurrence of pestilences is at an all-time low.
Frequency and intensity of major earthquakes is increasing.
Haiti a few weeks ago - 7.0 or higher
Chile today - 8.8
Expect there will be more major quakes in the days ahead.
LOL - well - he may be or at least one of his lieutenants - that is what I think he is.
Nice knowing y'all.
I will part with this gem, "He who laughs last, didn't get the joke"
For all that is posted...it matters truly not if Jesus comes tonight or 1000 tonights from now....
for today is all we have.
Today...to count our blessings.
Today...to count our fears.
Today...to be counted as His.
Jesus comes now, not tomorrow or next year or a decade from now...for those who believe Jesus comes for us now. In the moment.
Not in the intensification and frequency of what we have seen lately...and likely will be seeing n the days to come!
Catastrophic earthquakes happened just as often in the past as they do today. Earthquakes shattered stonewalled cities in the ancient world, sometimes hastening the demise of civilizations. Knossos, Chattusas, and Mycenae, ancient capitals of countries located in tectonically active mountain ranges, fell to pieces and were eventually deserted. Scribes have documented earthquakes in the chronicles of ancient realms. An earthquake is recorded in the Book of Zachariah, and the Apostle Paul wrote that he got out of jail when the building fell apart around him in an earthquake. In the years before international news services, few people heard about distant earthquakes. Only a few handwritten accounts have survived, giving us limited knowledge of earthquakes in antiquity. Because of limited and lost data, earthquakes seem to have been less common in ancient times. In China, home of the first seismometer, the Imperial government has recorded earthquakes for over a thousand years. Their frequency has not changed through the ages.
See also Continental drift; Mass wasting; Plate tectonics.
Either way don't sweat it since there is nothing we can do about it. I just don't understand this morbid fascination about the end.
I'll double down.
Talk to you next week when the rapture stuff is old news.
How soon do you think? I’ve a $200 cable bill due by the 10th that I’d much rather spend on other things. Let me know, K?
Well yes true!
If we die before the Rapture, we will either go immediately to heaven to be with Jesus or we will go to Hades where we will wait for the Great White Throne judgement after which we would go to an eternal hell....
(Cant even imagine that horror - I am begging, pleading with any who read this to not wait another moment - but to turn to Jesus now.
Read the Gospel of John tonight.
Read Matthew 24.
Read Revelation 20.
Go to colonial.org and click on media and click on listen to message of 2/14/2010 or 2/21/2010 and/or download the trascripts from those two Sundays which have clear charts explainig the timing of what is happening!
God bless all who are seeking the Truth! If you seek Him you shall find Him and He will in no wise cast you off if you turn to Him to save you! And He will bring you to heaven either at your death or in the Rapture that is rapidly approaching!
You see it as evil aimed at us. I see it as God allowing the effects of sin in the world. I don’t think God generates these events, they are the result of sin entering His perfect creation. He just warns us what will happen and uses it to point the way to His coming and our Salvation.
The point is we all die. It doesn’t matter if it is in an earthquake today, or a heart attack in a nice suburban hospital tomorrow. Death is a fact. How we respond to the offer of free Salvation is our choice.
mockes will come saying “Where is His coming”.
You are fulfilling Bible prophecy as you type...how about that!
I love B movies,i would watch it..
Make that MOCKERS not MOKED or whatever I typed...LOL
Going sort of fast here...
As if there haven't been any in the past.
The time for each...is now.
Whether or not I experience the rapture while I am alive or have passed on I ask that HE forgive me for my sins. I do not think it is close...IMO we have a long way to go..Iran has not nuked Israel yet.
Crossing the galactic equater does it every now and then.../sarc.
Amen and thank you!
Yes there is this “mystery of iniquity” that we don’t fully understand.
But we do know that sin is in the world - and in all human beings - which is why Jesus had to die as our subtitutionary sacrifice on that cruel cross - because only the Shed Blood (of a worthy substitute) can deliver us from the wrath of God that is DUE US because of our sin.
Jesus did that - shed HIS blood for all who come to Him to be saved, delivered from evil and from sin’s shackles. And that leads us to the discussion of satan who is alive and well on planet earth - and we are seeing his efforts to kill as many as he can kill (for all eternity) before the word gets out and before Jesus comes in the rapture to take all who belong to Him UP and OUT before the real disasters start to happen!
If you have asked Jesus to save you - which includes forgiveness of all your sins but it also includes giving you a NEW LIFE IN HIM - then He has done it and you now belong to Jesus.
Ask Him to show you if there is anything else you need to do - not to earn your salvation because you can’t do that - but to follow whatever instructions He has for you!
And, then read the Bible often and ask Him to speak to your heart and mind in whatever passage of the Bible you “land on.”
And He will!
Dog Chapman was just on Fox talking about the events of today and how his Pastor talked to him and told him Hawaii would not have a disaster....many many Christians were praying for Hawaii and California and we need to pray for all this earth and all its peoples...
Jesus’ Return (for the Rapture of all who belong to Him) is Very Near
Well, you're certainly down pat on Catholic teaching regarding confession and Mary. /sarc
For the record, although there will be great tribulation in the end times, I certainly don't subscribe to the vision put forth in the Left Behind series about the Rapture, wherein people are 'lifted away' by Christ and leaving others behind to suffer through the events described in the Apocalypse of St. John; what evidence is there to support that Christ has this 'first' second coming?
Thank you, yes.
Can you point out some facts showing where earthquakes are increasing in frequency? There are always earthquakes, everyday, around the world, how is it any different from 200 years ago, or 400 years ago? Just because more are being recorded, doesn’t mean that there are more earthquakes than there were 400 years ago. There are no signs in the heavens, there are no pestilences. I’m not sure that we can say for a fact, that we arein the birth pang period. I for one am not convinced, so show me some convincing evidence. I am convinced that Jesus died for my sins, and I am a believer. But to say that we are in the season of his return is a different matter entirely.
am praying you will be saved to the uttermost!
Human nature. Too many people believe irrational things and follow through with those beliefs. Witness communism and blind faith in Imams. Interpret this how you want but my meaning is clear.
Then they jump back and lose 3 seconds for a week...
I get my catholic views from my wife, she was raised catholic heh. The bible is pretty clear that the believers will be taken in the rapture and that people will be left behind in some pretty horrible circumstances.
I’m not familiar with the left behind series other than having heard of it, I just know I don’t want to be unprepared.
I find it interesting that events repeat themselves over and over, yet few if any of the lead in events have occurred for Christ return that would point to the otherwise routine events being special...
Yes I understand and very glad you are a believer in Jesus Christ! Praise God.
Just go to youtube.com and do a search on “Mysterious Clouds” and see what you find.
Or go to google.com and do search on Jesus clouds or Jesus in the sky.
and, no, we are not talking about seeing Jesus on a piece of toast.
We are talking about Jesus Christ communicating in many ways to all the world - to reach all those who apart from His intervention are heading straight for the disasters of the Great Tribulation (where millions who are left behind WILL turn to Him during those seven horrible years) and then to an eternal hell (which will happen at the end of the 1000 year reign of Jesus Christ who will rule this earth as the King of Kings.
Then will come the Great White Throne judgement and Jesus Himself will be the JUDGE on that day.
All those who stand before Him on that day will be those whose names are not written in the book of Life.
If you do know Jesus, if you have accepted Him as your SAVIOR, ackowledging that you cannot save yourself - b8t that you understand that when Jesus died on that cruel cross He did so to save multitudes from hell - including me and I hope for sure inclulding you!
Praise the Name of Jesus - Hallelujah forevermore!
LOL, and it ain’t gonna be pretty.
He told us there would be “birth pangs” BEFORE the great and terrible “day of the Lord” - before the GREAT TRIBULATION which is what that refers to -
Go read Zephaniah.
Go read Daniel chapter 7.
Go read Revelation Chapter 14.
Just for starters.
Morbid fascination....you dear FR, have it wrong. Very very wrong.
My father went Home to be with his Lord...one month ago tomorrow. I've cried perhaps 2 times...Why? Because he led HIS life with, as you phrased it, with a morbid fascination of the afterlife... :) ..... he led his life for Christ. He knew his time would come someday, as will each of us reading this thread.
I've not cried because I am SO VERY VERY VERY happy that he's HOME WITH HIS LORD!!! He lived for that moment.
How many of us can say that we're doing that, day by day by day? Or will we mock Him? Will we mock the poster of this thread and the message presented?
If you've made your peace with Jesus, REJOICE! If you've not....why?