You’ve seen them. I’ve seen them. Bumper stickers and internet banners, indicating that in case of rapture, this car/profile/website will be abandoned. Part of it is a witnessing tool; the other part though is a warning. Either way, those who post or put them on their vehicles and websites, sincerely want those left behind to know why. This, coincidently, brings to mind something Vice President Harris recently said on her East Asian “please dear God hide me from Joe Biden’s Afghanistan disaster” official visit. In Singapore she said -
"The stories that we are now hearing about the caution that if you want to have Christmas toys for your children it might be the time to start buying them because the delay may be many, many months," the Vice President of the United States advised. (Source)
It is interesting to me how she, an “elected” official, has come to acquire this economic insight by giving us her own cryptic prophetic warning. Even more interesting to me is how she fails to share with the rest of us what she knows, and how exactly this will play out for us commoners.
This got me thinking.
We’ve all heard rumors that another lockdown was coming for the United States this fall. Granted, I understand certain socialist states (California, Washington, etc.), cities, counties, and countries around the world are currently experiencing, to varying degrees, Orwellian-styled lockdowns. But why are the city, state, and world leaders pushing these draconian lockdowns as a solution? At present, we have three vaccines (technically these are mRNA modifications, not vaccines).
Nevertheless, in addition to those three, we have effectively tested numerous preventative prophylactics such as hydroxychloroquine, Regeneron, and Ivermectin. We have our own immune systems. We have increased our collective safety measures such as handwashing, social distancing, and mask-wearing. We know these last three are effective because the "experts" have told us flu numbers have plummeted this past season.
So again…why another global lockdown?
Oh, wait, the Delta-variant. You can bet that if the Delta doesn't scare people, the subsequent follow-on strains will be. As of 25 August, we are still waiting with bated breath to hear the results of a Top Secret briefing to Pres. Biden on the “origins of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2,” which the rest of us have known all along as the China Virus.
But why are the current governments so eager to do something so suicidal to their economies, to the global economy, to their societies, and to the mental and physical welfare of their citizens by imposing another completely unnecessary lockdown?
Satan knows the rapture is soon. Granted, he’s known it was coming for nearly two thousand years, he just never knew when. However, after the supernatural rebirth of Israel, the explosion (pun intended) of nuclear weapons, the opening of the digital Pandora’s Box called the Internet, and the governmental embracement of she-men like Caitlyn Jenner, Satan’s gotta know it’s all coming to a head.
The blood of a billion aborted babies soaks the ground. The cry of the martyrs has filled God's ears now for two thousand years. The prayers of millions of saints crying out now for healing, justice, and freedom stream forth to Him by the second. Yes, Satan knows something is about to change because he knows a just God is not going to continue to tolerate the blasphemous lunacy of this world for much longer.
As the world continues to unravel faster and faster, it seems like Kamala Harris’s ominous projection seems to make sense then (from a strategic perspective). If Satan knows everything is about to come crashing down, it would be in his best interest to thwart that fallout as best as he can. The little bit of extra leash Satan does have, he uses to selfishly steer the nations to align to his dream of a single, global, empire.
My theory is that old Lucifer is attempting to minimize the fallout from the Rapture by getting his minions to push these lockdowns. In a way, he can kill two birds with one stone. First, he can minimize the public fallout from millions of missing persons. Second, he can crash the economies of the world forcing everyone to go under one currency. He knows that once the Rapture occurs, he will have very little time to get his agenda online. Thus, the manmade COVID19 virus, the total global lockdowns, and the mandatory pharmaceutical conditionings are outcroppings of his desperation. These are the "break in case of Rapture" options he has left, and this is why, despite the options, the world is locking down again and again.
For those who think this is a little too conspiratorial, we can see even now how this world system is effectively shutting down access to the truth, the Gospel, and Bible prophecy. While the governments are increasingly labeling anything conservative or Christian, as “hate speech” or “extremist,” they are using private and public corporations to enforce their mandates. This new fascism (i.e., the merging of private corporations into government service) is at the beginning stages of limiting who can work, who can travel, who can buy and sell based on who takes the covid shots, claiming it’s all for public health. The new beast system is likely the merger of powerful corporations (ex. Twitter, Google, Facebook, Coca-Cola, Apple, Amazon, etc.), and totalitarian governments.
The Rapture will be the world’s greatest calamity (to date). The Rapture will decimate what little remains (after covid lockdowns) the world’s greatest economy (the United States), but our collapse will trigger a global economic collapse, unlike the world, has ever seen. The ramifications will be felt throughout every logistic, financial, and business market throughout the world.
This economic collapse will trigger great political, societal, and military unrest around the world. If you think the collapse of Afghanistan was bad, imagine every nation and major city in the world undergoing the same thing. With the collapse of the US and the global stability she brings (or used to bring), the vacuum we leave will attempt to be filled by every tinpot despot, criminal and terrorist organization, and totalitarian power in the world.
The last and most devastating effect of the Rapture will be that all children under the age of accountability will be raptured. So while there might be varying Christian opinions on the subject, they do so because Scripture is largely silent on the subject. However, we must take into consideration where the Bible does speak regarding the status of children from God’s perspective:
1. Christ stated that children were worthy of the Kingdom of heaven (Matt. 18:3, 19:13-14, 21:15-16, Luke 18:15-17)
2. God told Moses those under the age of 20, need not pay the Ransom Money to atone for their sins (Exodus 30:11-16)
3. Only those under the age of 20 were allowed to enter into the Promised Land (Num. 32:11)
While these are not “silver bullet” passages that absolutely say all children must go up in the Rapture, it at least shows a consistent perspective from God that children under a certain age, are not fully competent to make eternal decisions. This makes sense, given that we (mere mortals) recognize e children are not even competent to make earthly decisions since they lack both the mental acuity (brain development) and experiential knowledge to do so.
If we (mere humans) can legislate what age children can vote, drive, enter military service, and drink alcohol, etc., then how much more just is a God that fully understands the young lack understanding? After all, He created us to physically and mentally mature at the rate that we do; He fully understands at what point people should be competent to answer for their own sins. Therefore, if we had to assign an age of accountability, the only Biblical reference we have to point to is found in Exodus and Numbers. It would seem that those under the age of 20 are kept in a state of innocence until they pass the age of 20. If that is true, then innocence, whether one was a baby or a 19-year-old, is still under the same category of innocence.
The two future prophetic events that Satan fears and hates the most- the Rapture, and the Second Coming. At the Rapture, Satan understands he will be condemned to executing his plan under an extremely compressed window of time. At the Second Coming, Satan understands he will be chained and cast into the abyss for 1,000 years.
This is why Satan has worked so hard, for so long, to discredit the Pre-Tribulation Rapture. The Apostle Paul taught a Pre-Tribulation Rapture. This was given to him by God. The early disciples of the Apostles believed that in a Pre-Tribulation Rapture. The early church fathers largely believed this, and this view did not begin to change until Augustine’s amillennialism began to move men’s focus off of the “Kingdom Come” to the “Kingdom Now.” Satan began to successfully exploit this divergence in orthodoxy so that for the next thousand years, men were blinded to where they were on God’s prophetic calendar. So extensive was this blinding that the Roman Catholic Church, as well as certain mainline Protestants, condemned and imprisoned those who believed otherwise. For example:
There is the interesting case of John Asgill (1659–1738), who wrote a book in 1700 about the possibility of translation (i.e. rapture) without seeing death. As a result of writing this book, Asgill was removed from the Irish parliament in 1703 and then from the English parliament in 1707. “His book had been examined and pronounced blasphemous, and had been burnt by order of the House without his having been heard in its defense.” Asgill spent the last thirty years of his life in prison because of his book on the rapture. This would tend to throw cold water on anyone desiring to make known their thoughts on the rapture. (Source)
Although there has always been a remnant who has believed and hoped in the Pre-Tribulation Rapture, the corrupted Roman Catholic Church (RCC) has been on suppression-control trying to silence the truth of the Pre-Trib Rapture. For the better part of a thousand years, the RCC has attempted to suppress the distribution and language of the available bibles, which were largely kept in short supply and exclusively in Latin. By the time of the Reformation, the Bibles were beginning to be written and distributed in other languages (German, English) and people were starting to see for themselves that the Second Coming was a very different event than the one Paul taught about. [See here for the Pre-Tribulation Rapture before Darby]
Make no mistake, the world is a mess today. If we try and make sense of all this chaos by our own reasoning, we will not be able to understand it. This chaos is not happenstance; it is by design.
The chaos is sporadic and intentionally fragmented to keep one from putting the whole picture together. Satan wants things so convoluted and so complicated that it inspires growing hopelessness and anxiety in the general population. These are designed to promote desperation. In that desperation, Satan wants mankind to turn to anyone, or anything to help solve these problems.
However, if we consider the world events today in light of where the Bible says the world will end up, things begin to make sense. This is why we say this is by design. As Jan Markell is fond of saying, things are not falling apart, they are falling into place. Satan, the current de facto ruler of this earth (Luke 4:5-6, 1 John 5:19), is attempting to drive the nations to come under the authority of his man, the Antichrist.
However, Satan has a couple of roadblocks that are preventing him from fully implementing his agenda. First, he cannot get the nations to fall under one system until he gets the United States out of the way. Our constitution was designed to prevent us from subordinating ourselves under another nation or entity. Who knew the US would end up becoming the primary stalwart against a rising global government? (Acts 17:26)
Lastly, although Satan presently has a large degree of control over the kingdoms of this earth, he has no control over the insurgent kingdom growing in its midst. This Kingdom is “not of this earth” and thus, not under his control. We (the Church) are the insurgents here, and we will continue to be a thorn in Satan’s side until we are removed by our own High Commander based on His own strategic judgment. We will be safely removed prior to God executing His own campaign of judgment and wrath upon a belligerent, enemy state (Jer. 30:7,11). Be of good cheer though,
For our citizenship is in heaven, from which we also eagerly wait for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, who will transform our lowly body that it may be conformed to His glorious body, according to the working by which He is able even to subdue all things to Himself. Philippians 3:20-21