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BY GRACE THROUGH FAITH IN THE GOSPEL
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JESUS CHRIST!

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THE RAPTURE WATCH

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1 Corinthians 15:52 (KJV)
 
52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.

1 Thessalonians 4:16-18 KJV


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.
 
Is it really just a coincidence- that our recent President's name was "Trump"?! 
Here we are watching current events looking exactly as the Bible prophesied they would in the end times before Jesus Christ's return!
 
The Rapture of the Church - when Jesus Christ calls up the Christians into Heaven, will happen in the "twinkling of an eye!"  This happens right before the 7 Year Tribulation.
 
What is the 7 Year Tribulation?
 
It is known as the time of Jacob's Trouble; also known as Daniel's 70th week.
Jacob's Trouble, referring to a time of great trouble for Israel.  
 
Jeremiah 30:7 KJV
 
7 Alas! for that day is great, so that none is like it: it is even the time of Jacob's trouble, but he shall be saved out of it.

Jacob's name became Israel in the Bible when He wrestled with the Angel for a blessing:
 
Genesis 32:28 KJV

28 And he said, Thy name shall be called no more Jacob, but Israel: for as a prince hast thou power with God and with men, and hast prevailed.
 
Jeremiah 30:7 is referring to the 7 Year Tribulation over the whole earth.  The Rapture will have already happened, and the Antichrist will confirm a peace covenant. When the Antichrist confirms the  7 year peace covenant, this officially begins the 7 Year Tribulation before the return of Jesus Christ.

Daniel 9:27 KJV


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.
 
What about Daniel's 70th week? What does that mean?
 
Daniel 9:24 KJV
 
24 Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people and upon thy holy city, to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most Holy.

Daniel 9:24 gives you the timing of the return of Jesus Christ, also known as the Day of the Lord.  The Lord judged Israel for their transgressions for a time of  70 weeks, where one week is 7 years; in other words, 490 years.   483 of those years of judgment have already taken place, with that final 7 years still remaining  "to make reconciliation for the iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most Holy."
 
The 7 Year Tribulation is that final 7 years of reconciliation for the iniquity before Jesus Christ returns as the anointed, everlasting King, over Israel and the world. 

The Antichrist will confirm the peace covenant after the Rapture of the Church, then he will seat himself at the Temple 3 1/2 years later claiming to be God at the Temple.

2 Thessalonians 2:3-4 KJV

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" in verse 3 is referring to the Day of the Lord.  Jesus Christ will not return until after the Antichrist- the man of sin, the son of perdition is known.  
 
The Antichrist will sit at the 3rd Temple  3 1/2 years after confirming the peace covenant and claim to be God; he will stop the animal sacrifices, desolating the Temple. (Also See Daniel 9:27 KJV)

Jesus Christ will return 3 1/2 years after the Antichrist desolates the 3rd Temple.

The Antichrist will not confirm the peace covenant until after the Rapture of the Church.
 
Hell on Earth and the Antichrist

Unfortunately 2/3 of the population will perish during the coming 7 year Tribulation period due to persecution, wars, famine and plagues, pestilence, disease, and natural disasters. 
 
Zechariah 13:8 KJV

8 And it shall come to pass, that in all the land, saith the Lord, two parts therein shall be cut off and die; but the third shall be left therein.

When does the 7 Year Tribulation officially begin? 

After the Rapture, when the Antichrist confirms a peace covenant between Israel and other nations. 

Daniel 9:27 KJV

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" is 7 years in this context.  The Antichrist will confirm a peace covenant and 3 1/2 years into that covenant, he will claim himself to be God at the 3rd Temple and stop the Jewish animal sacrifices, desecrating the Temple.

All of those in Judaea are instructed to flee to the mountains as soon as they see the Antichrist desecrate the 3rd Temple! God, Jesus Christ, will make a way for them to escape and provide for them until He returns 3 1/2 years later to the Mt. of Olives.

(See Zechariah 14:5 KJV, Mark 13:14-18 KJV) (Matthew 24:16-21) 
Revelation 12:14-17 KJV)

The Mark of the Beast
Revelation 13:16-18 KJV


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.

Anyone alive during the 7 year tribulation who is lucky enough to survive until Jesus Christ returns at the end of that 7 year tribulation, will still be faced with the decision to take or reject the Mark of the Beast.  The Mark of the Beast will be a mark in your hand or forehead required in order to buy or sell.
 
You won't be able to buy or sell anything without that mark.  This mark in your hand or forehead will also symbolize worship of the beast, the Antichrist.  It will be the number of his name- 666. Anyone who takes this mark will automatically be condemned to the lake of fire for eternity.

Revelation 14:9-11 KJV

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.
 
Salvation in The Tribulation

If you choose now to reject faith in the blood of Jesus Christ for forgiveness of your sins; you choose to reject His gift of eternal salvation, you miss the Rapture of the Church, and you end up in the 7-year Tribulation before His return:
Revelation 12:11 KJV
11 And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.

Revelation 20:4 KJV

4 And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.
This is referring to everyone left who gets saved in the Tribulation.  They overcome the Antichrist by believing in the blood  of Jesus Christ for forgiveness of their sins, the word of their testimony- they declare Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior; and they are willing to die for their testimony of Jesus Christ.   They reject the Mark of the Beast.
Most of those who reject the Mark of the Beast and claim their faith in Jesus Christ during the Tribulation will be martyred for their faith, but  they will be eternally saved through faith in the blood of Jesus Christ.


The Great Tribulation
 
The final 3 1/2 years of the Tribulation period begins when the Antichrist declares himself as God at the 3rd Temple, desecrating the temple and stopping the animal sacrifices.

Mark 13:14 KJV

14 But when ye shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing where it ought not, (let him that readeth understand,) then let them that be in Judaea flee to the mountains:

(Most likely Petra)

 
The Great Tribulation and Armageddon
 
The real God- the Heavenly Warrior- Jesus Christ, will pour out his wrath- the Great Tribulation-the final 3 1/2 years, before His return to the Mt. of Olives for the battle of Armageddon where He wipes out an entire 200 million man army in a split second.
 
Revelation 8 KJV
Revelation 19
Revelation 9:16

Zechariah 14

The Rapture
 
Will happen before the 7 Year Tribulation. Right now- is a window of opportunity- to escape the coming Tribulation.  Right now- the Jews and unbelievers- still have a chance to get saved and get Raptured up before the Tribulation!

 
1 Thessalonians 4:16-18 KJV
1 Corinthians 15:52 KJV
Matthew 24:40-42 KJV
Matthew 24:27 KJV

 
The Rapture is imminent- we know the season- that season is now- the generation when Israel becomes a nation. Israel became a nation in 1948.   This generation will not pass before these events take place.


Matthew 24:32-34 KJV

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.

Psalm 90:10 gives us the timespan of a generation as 70-80 years before we "fly away." Whether or not Psalm 90:10 is specifically defining the generation timespan before the Rapture or a generation in general is debatable.  A current generation does easily match this timespan of 70-80 years, and current events certainly look exactly like the Bible prophesied for the end times before Jesus Christ returns.  It is worth thinking about, but is not a guarantee of any specified timespan for the Rapture.

2018 marked 70 years of Israel becoming a nation.  
 
Psalm 90:10 KJV
 
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.

Nobody knows-not even the Angels in Heaven of the exact date and time of the Rapture-but we do know the season, it is the season of the Fig Tree Generation, when Israel becomes a nation; we are in that season right now, it could happen at any moment.
 
Once the Rapture happens- anyone still alive who has not believed in Jesus Christ, not believed in His blood atonement for forgiveness of their sins, rejected the Gospel of Salvation 1 Corinthians 15:1-4 KJV, will find themselves left behind in the Tribulation.  
 
Remember, if you are thinking of simply waiting to see if the Rapture happens before receiving Jesus Christ's gift of salvation while you can, you are gambling where you will spend eternity each moment you delay!  
 
If you die having rejected the gift of salvation of Jesus Christ, you spend eternity in the lake of fire.  This isn't an opinion, it's God's Holy Word in the Bible.  
 
Everyone is going to a judgment the moment they die.  
 
Those who believe in Jesus Christ, His blood atonement for the forgiveness of their sins, that He died as a blood atonement for forgiveness of our sins, was buried, and rose again on the third day into Heaven, will be forgiven and will live in Heaven, Paradise forever.  
 
Those who die having rejected Jesus Christ, rejected His blood atonement for their sins, will go to judgment to everlasting condemnation.

Hebrews 9:27 KJV

27 And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:
 
John 3:16
 
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.

 John 14:6 KJV 

6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

Read about the Great White Throne Judgment in Revelation 20:11-15

Anyone who rejects faith in Jesus Christ, rejects the blood of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of their sins, and anyone who takes the Mark of the Beast in the Tribulation will go to that Judgment!
 
God has not appointed anyone to wrath, but to receive their salvation through Jesus Christ!

1 Thessalonians 5:9 KJV

9 For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ,

Romans 10:9-10 KJV
 
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 KJV

 
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:



By Grace through Faith Alone You are Saved
Ephesians 2:8-9 KJV

8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.


Sealed with the Holy Spirit Until You Go to Heaven
Ephesians 1:13-14 KJV

13 In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise,
14 Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory.