We predicted this years ago- the closer we get to the Rapture- the more UFO hype! People are going to be thinking of a logical reason why so many millions of others disappeared. They are going to need a reason to explain the Rapture when it happens.
As I wrote years ago, the UFO hype will escalate right before the Rapture of the Church. Very- very soon- Jesus Christ is going to call up the Church- all Christians,
to safety in Heaven. It could literally be any moment.
He is going to rescue us from this world that is on a collision-course with bible
prophecy written 2000+ years ago.
Israel will be a nation and the generation of that nation will not pass:
32 Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh:
33 So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors.
34 Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled.
10 The days of our years are threescore years and ten; and if by reason of strength they be fourscore years, yet is their strength labour and sorrow; for it is soon cut off, and we fly away.
And we fly away!
It even says it clearly in that verse so there is no mistaking that this is referring to the Rapture of the Church.
16 For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. 17 Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord. 18 Therefore comfort one another with these words.
52 in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. 53 For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. 54 So when this corruptible has put on incorruption, and this mortal has put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written: “Death is swallowed up in victory.”
Those who died, but received Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior and believed He died for us as a sacrifice for our sin, shed His blood for our sin, and was risen 3 days after His death by God into Heaven will be caught up first in the Rapture.
Those who are alive and have received Jesus Christ as their Lord and savior, believe He died for us as a sacrifice for our sin and was risen 3 days after His death, will be caught up after the dead in Christ.
The 7 year Tribulation
Israel became a nation in 1948.
Add 80 years maximum for a generation and you get: 2028
The Rapture takes place before the tribulation- before the Antichrist confirms the 7 year peace agreement between Israel and other countries.
Daniel 9:27 King James Version
27 And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.
A week in this context is 7 years.
3 1/2 years after he confirms this 7 year false peace covenant, the Antichrist is going to seat himself at the 3rd temple in Jerusalem and claim himself as God. He will stop the animal sacrifices.
2 Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him,
2 That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand.
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.
"That day" from verse 3 is referring to the return of Jesus Christ at the end of the 7 year Tribulation. This is telling you that there will be a falling away first. The falling away is a falling away of people from Christianity and then the Rapture.
After the Rapture, the man of sin, the son of perdition- the Antichrist- will comfirm the 7 year false peace covenant between the Jews and other countries, and 3 1/2 years later will exalt himself as God at the 3rd Temple in Jerusalem. He is the false Messiah. He arrives first.
Jesus Christ, the true Messiah, will return 3 1/2 years after the false messiah seats himself at the 3rd temple claiming to be God. Once the Antichrist claims himself as God at the 3rd Temple and stops the animal sacrifices, (the Abomination of Desolation,) the Jews will realize he is indeed the false Messiah, and that Jesus Christ, their true Messiah, will return 3 1/2 years later.
God warns the Jews to flee to the mountains-most likely Petra-when they see this happen-(they will realize the Antichrist was the false God, and receive Jesus Christ as their true Messiah.)
Matthew 24:16-18 King James Version
16 Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains: 17 Let him which is on the housetop not come down to take any thing out of his house: 18 Neither let him which is in the field return back to take his clothes.
All of these events are about to happen!
The Rapture- Christians are rescued up to Heaven.
The Antichrist confirms the 7 year false peace covenant.
3 1/2 years after he confirms that false peace covenant, he will claim himself as God in the 3rd Temple in Jerusalem and stop the animal sacrifices.
3 1/2 years after that, Jesus Christ returns with the Church to the Mt. of Olives and destroys all the armies lined up against Israel- "The Battle of Armageddon."
Jesus Christ begins His 1000 year reign on the throne here on earth from the Temple in Jerusalem.
Get saved in this very moment and skip the Tribulation:
Romans 10:9-10 King James Version
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.
1 Corinthians 15:1-4 King James Version
15 Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; 2 By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. 3 For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; 4 And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:
After the Rapture...
Two things you need to do if you are left behind after the Rapture:
Receive Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior- Romans 10:9-10, 1 Corinthians 15:1-4
Do not take the mark of the beast from the Antichrist.
Revelation 13:16-18 King James Version
16 And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: 17 And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. 18 Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.
What happens if you take the mark of the beast?
Revelation 14:9-11 King James Version
9 And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand, 10 The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb: 11 And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name.
Revelation 19:20 KJV
“And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone.”
The Antichrist, false prophet, and everyone who takes that mark of the beast will be cast into a lake of burning fire forever. The only way to escape this lake of fire forever is through Jesus Christ:
John 3:16 King James Version
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.