There are a lot of traps that were designed to keep you and your loved ones from the truth!!! Read this article and you will find out what some of these traps are and warn others off!
Why should we watch out for the secret Rapture?
Because disinformation about they Rapture will cost you and your loved ones dearly, and why are there so many disinformation about the Rapture? I will answer that at the end of this post.
The secret Rapture is a purifying hope. (1 John 3:3) Our Lord Jesus Christ will come in a sudden and conduct the Rapture when we lest expect Him. The godly fear of His sudden coming for the Rapture motivates us to prepare and watch:
42“Therefore keep watch, because you do not know on what day your Lord will come. 43But understand this: If the owner of the house had known at what time of night the thief was coming, he would have kept watch and would not have let his house be broken into. 44So you also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him.
45“Who then is the faithful and wise servant, whom the master has put in charge of the servants in his household to give them their food at the proper time? 46It will be good for that servant whose master finds him doing so when he returns. 47I tell you the truth, he will put him in charge of all his possessions. 48But suppose that servant is wicked and says to himself, ‘My master is staying away a long time,’ 49and he then begins to beat his fellow servants and to eat and drink with drunkards. 50The master of that servant will come on a day when he does not expect him and at an hour he is not aware of. 51He will cut him to pieces and assign him a place with the hypocrites, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
If the Rapture is for every Christian, then there is no purification about it. We can just go on our merry way, being certain that every sin we commit after we became a Christian will only get us a verbal reprimand in heaven, but hey, since God is only going to rebuke us in heaven, so it has to be tearless and painless! (Heaven has no tear nor pain!) And nothing bad will happen in the meantime while we are on earth, right?
The longer we delay the judgment for our sins, the more severe the consequences are going to be on earth and in the Day of reckoning.
The only way to avoid any reprimand from God and minimize consequences of sin is to repent immediately if we ever sin. (1 John 1:9)
Okay, if you click into the links above, you will find articles on what the Rapture is about and why it is conditional and secretive. If you want to make sure you are qualified for the Rapture, click into those links and you will find information on how to prepare for it.
Now, let’s think about our loved one. Don’t you want to meet with them during the Rapture and escape the Great Tribulation together?
Traps that were designed by Satan to keep you and your loved ones from the secret Rapture!!!
I am really concerned that the number of Christians who are going to be left behind after the Rapture is going to be huge. The problem is that there are so many schools of thought about the Rapture, and every interpretation has different implications that could lead to disqualification of the Rapture.
A wrong belief about the Rapture could be disastrous to those who believe in it.
Some believe there is no Rapture and the Millennium has already begun. Some believe every Christian is going to be raptured before the Tribulation. Some believe the Rapture takes place at the end of the Tribulation.
Without listing other schools of thoughts, let me point out some serious problems that the above theories have already created for the churches.
In the first theory, the implication is that Christians have to dominate the earth and convert everyone into a Christian in order for the prophesied New earth and New heaven to manifest in this world. Since Christ is not going to physically and literally bring about the millennium of peace that the Bible says will come, the “Church” has to do it for Him.
They tend to be very optimistic about the end time. They think they will become mighty, super man and woman for God, and conquer and dominate the earth for Him.
In the second theory, the implication is that Christians will take things too easy and just go on their merry way, since Christ is a Mr Nice Guy He is going to rapture everyone who has ever called His name and prayed the sinner’s prayer, or made a decision to accept Him as savor no matter how he or she walked astray and became unrepentant afterward.
They probably also believe the “once saved, always saved” theory as well, so many people in this camp actually act like independent, free-spirited, and spoiled children who will never grow up to be mature Christians simply because they think they don’t have to. They think it is an option, but could do without.
In the third theory, it is kind of like the first theory, but is much more pessimistic. People in this camp seek to amass weaponry and ammunition, store up food, and build secret shelter, because they believe they will have to resist evil people and the Antichrist for the entire Great Tribulation and survive until Christ’s second coming.
How can a wrong belief leads to disqualification of the Rapture?
Satan deceives for a reason. A wrong belief on the Rapture, I afraid, has a much more sinister root than what appears to be just a theological mistake.
For those who don’t believe in the pre-Tribulation Rapture, they tend to believe they have to be conquerors, survivors, or martyrs.
Being a martyr is nothing wrong, but fighting for the right to be martyred while martyrdom is not necessary isn’t God’s perfect will. God’s perfect will is probably for us to preach the true Rapture, and avoid heroism and egotism, don’t you think?
This is a case when you get what you ask for. They preach there is no secret Rapture, so there is no Rapture for them. It takes a lot of elaborate efforts and intellectual pride to explain a pre-trib, secret Rapture away.
I believe there are honest, humble Christians for every Rapture theory, but I highly doubt that they can remain believers in a wrong one for long if they actually study the Bible.
For the die-hard believers who actively preach against the pre-Trib secret Rapture and go so far as to ignore credible arguments that prove otherwise because they just want to be right, I am afraid most of them will be left behind for being unwilling to accept the truth.
As for their followers, since they believe in a different Rapture theory, some of them will spend their time amassing food, building shelters, and storing weaponry, some of them will make merry and prepare nothing, some of them will imagine they will convert the entire earth and preach against the Book of Revelation and other biblical prophesies in their false optimism, instead of preparing for the Rapture spiritually.
What’s wrong with the opponents to the secret Rapture and those who want to physically fight the Antichrist and his thugs?
For those who are physically preparing for the Great Tribulation instead of the Rapture, they can’t really do it with part-time effort. A large chunk of their time and energy will have to be invested into it, for Jesus said:
21For then there will be great distress, unequaled from the beginning of the world until now—and never to be equaled again. 22If those days had not been cut short, no one would survive, but for the sake of the elect those days will be shortened. Matthew 24:21-22
Jesus said that the end time will be a period of great distress. I wonder if one can really prepare for that at all if God doesn’t provide supernatural protection for His children during that period. My guess is that, all their food, shelter, and weapon will fail them very quickly once the distress starts.
By the way, God does provide supernatural protection for His children who are left behind. (Revelation 12: 13-17)
If they spend most of their time preparing what they need to survive the Great Tribulation, how can they focus on seeking God’s will everyday and preach the Gospel to unbelievers? There is not a single Bible verse that instruct us to physically prepare for the Great Tribulation, but the scripture actually admonishes us to store up treasures in heaven and give what we have to the poor. (Matthew 6:19; Luke 12:33)
And what about the children, the elderly, and the sick? They can’t physically prepare for the Great Tribulation, can they? Mind you, in the end time the One World Government of the Beast is going to be filled with pedophiles, because the entire New World Order is occult and satanic in nature. Is it fair to the children that they have to somehow find weapons and build a bunker for themselves?
If the believers of post-Trib Rapture and other secret Rapture opponents are not following God’s instruction to watch out for the Rapture (Matthew 24:42-51), but are instead doing their own stuff (Weaponry, storage, and bunkers) and teaching other to do the same, what is the odd that the Rapture would include them?
Since they think the Lord is coming late, and that they are preparing for the Antichrist to manifest, instead of the Lord, chances are they are much more likely to fall into temptations than those who are watchful for the secret Rapture.
It makes so much sense to me that God designed the Rapture to be a divine escape for the believers, whereas other theories that call for physical preparation for the Great Tribulation makes no sense at all.
Here I am warning against Christians who own weaponry and who actually imagined they would use their guns against the enemies someday:
“Put your sword back in its place,” Jesus said to him, “for all who draw the sword will die by the sword. Matthew 26:52
If you rather die than to be captured alive, you might actually get what you wish for, but are you sure you are going to heaven after you cross over? None of the apostles had used a sword against their persecutors, except Peter, who were rebuked by Jesus immediately with the above words after he cut an enemy’s ear. At the end of Peter’s life, he willingly gave up his life to his persecutors and they nailed him on the cross.
How can we protect our family if we don’t hurt our enemy physically?
The most powerful weapon against the enemies, humans or demons, is prayer. Guns can never accomplish what prayers can do, see testimonials and stories on deliverance and healing.
God has impressed upon me to write a prayer of blessings with abundant scriptures that target the evils and dangers we have to face in this present age, get your blessing from my prayer! After you receive the blessings you will need weapons no more.
What’s wrong with the belief of “No Rapture, we are in the Millennium already, so let’s conquer the earth”?
Those who hold this view are mostly the postmillennialists and the amillennialists, such as the Catholic, the Dominionist, and the folks of Kingdom Now Movement. They generally don’t believe in Christ’s literal reign for a 1000 years on earth after the Great Tribulation. They think the Millennium is figurative, not literal, and that a 1000 years just means a very long time.
The Amillennialists believe the Millennium has already started after Jesus’s ascension and will end at His second coming. They believe that the church will have to fight evil and hold up in the meantime.
The Postmillennialists, however, believe that the church will triumph over the kingdom of darkness one day, and convert the entire earth, which usher a glorious church age for a very long time (Millennium) before Christ’s second coming.
One problem with both camps is that they severely abused the scripture. The Bible clearly says that the earth will only become more and more hostile to Christians, and evil people will go from bad to worst, not the other way around:
12In fact, everyone who wants to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted, 13while evil men and impostors will go from bad to worse, deceiving and being deceived. 2 Timothy 3:12-13
They put too much confidences on their own institutional churches. The fruits of their theories are egotism, crusader-ism, empire-builderism, and heroism. But the Bible clearly says that in the end time, the remaining Christians on earth will fight a losing battle against Satan and the Antichrist:
17Then the dragon was enraged at the woman and went off to make war against the rest of her offspring—those who obey God’s commandments and hold to the testimony of Jesus. Revelation 12:17
5The beast was given a mouth to utter proud words and blasphemies and to exercise his authority for forty-two months. 6He opened his mouth to blaspheme God, and to slander his name and his dwelling place and those who live in heaven. 7He was given power to make war against the saints and to conquer them. And he was given authority over every tribe, people, language and nation. Revelation 13:5-7
The Bible also clearly says that the Millennium happens AFTER the Great Tribulation, which comes in the near future. I will explain this point in my next post: 7 Year Tribulation Timeline: How Will The World End?
Amillennialism and postmillennialism are very dangerous theories, because they ignore and twist large portions of Bible prophesies that are obvious and plain, and create entire theories that deny almost every major event that the Bible says will happen in the near future. They also claim that a lot of the prophesies had already been fulfilled. But the Bible says these theories are deceptive:
Concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our being gathered to him, we ask you, brothers, not to become easily unsettled or alarmed by some prophecy, report or letter supposed to have come from us, saying that the day of the Lord has already come. Don’t let anyone deceive you in any way, for (that day will not come) until the rebellion occurs and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the man doomed to destruction. He will oppose and will exalt himself over everything that is called God or is worshiped, so that he sets himself up in God’s temple, proclaiming himself to be God. 2 Thess 2:1-4
The theories have effectively denied every trap and enemy that the Bible warns us of and explain the obvious warnings away as symbolic of something else!
That’s why I am concerned that the believers of these theories will have a hard time figuring out important elements during the Great Tribulation: that the end time One World Government and its ruler– the Antichrist– are Satanic, that the false prophet and his “Global Church” is the demonic system of Babylon, and that the mark of the beast will doom those who takes it into the Lake of Fire forever.
Will the followers of these theories be left behind? I think the theories certainly generate complacency among their believers because they nullified the warnings of our Lord Jesus Christ to watch out for His secret Rapture.
To add salt to the wound, they also keep the believers in the dark about what is in store for them in the Great Tribulation, and thus deprive them of the crucial knowledge they need to resist evil in the last days.
Conclusion: Why are there so many disinformation?
Whenever I participate in forums or read Christians websites, I often see a correlation between disinformation and pride. Usually, the more condemning and prideful a person become, the more he or she is deceived and the more Satan is able to use that person to deceive others.
This is very tragic, such persons usually begin with hurling accusations and ridicules into their opponent, instead of giving a fair and objective analysis based on the scriptures. They can’t help but talking down to the person they disagree with.
This attitude alone, if not repented, will lead to disqualification from the Rapture. See the list of things that can disqualify a Christian from the Rapture.
Christian must be very careful with pride, because “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.”. (James 4:6)
To be prideful is to resist God’s grace, and without God’s grace one cannot grasp the truth. And I think without God’s grace it is impossible to make it to the Rapture!!!
However, today I see a lot of egotism, heroism, and Crusader-ism in many branches of Christianity (Are they really Christians?). There are entire Christian forums that are filled with an air of pride, accusations, judgments, and rudeness. I can’t help but think that maybe a lot of Christians don’t really understand the utmost importance of humility and the cost of pride.
I am afraid that Christians who fall under this category are going to be left behind. On the other hand, Christians in this category usually don’t believe in the secret Rapture anyway.
It goes both way: their pride causes spiritual blindness, and being too spiritual blinded to see the truth causes them to be unrepentant of their pride. The more they are deceived the more they are deceived!
If there is no secret Rapture, or that the Rapture is for every believer, then even I would allow myself to sin a little bit here and there and be a “stand tall” Christian, and repent later, since I think I can take things for granted.
What you and I need to do is to warn other of the dangers and traps that can disqualify them from the Rapture. The Great Tribulation is not going to be a piece of angel’s cake.