December 21, 2012? The end of the World?

What does the Bible say?

They tell us that this year the planets will be moving in such a way as to provoke a magnetic force on the earth. This will affect the earth with tsunamis, earthquakes, and volcanic eruptions. There will be cuts in electricity and communication. There will be an excessive and irregular solar activity. Some even speak of the appearance of a new planet which would cause climatic irregularities on the earth, that this planet could be followed by meteorites and that there could even be a change in the earth’s polar system, etc.

What does the Bible say? Will it be the end of the world?

It’s true that the Bible speaks of the last days, especially in the book of Revelation. The Bible speaks of “the end of the times of the Gentiles” which is the end of the time of nations such as we know them today.

Here is what Jesus Christ (God made man) himself had to say about this subject
when he was on earth. Only he knows exactly what will be happening, better than any “oracle”. We know that we can absolutely believe Jesus’ words, for they are the living words of God himself, they are truth and actuality for us today.
I will often be giving references to Bible passages in this article, which indicate the book, chapter, and verse where the reference can be found in the Bible.

John 1:1-3
says “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was with God in the beginning. All things were created by him; and apart from him nothing was created that was created (The Word).”

John 1:14
says: “And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.”

If Jesus Christ is God made man, the Living Word of God dwelling among men, let’s listen to what Jesus Christ, the Living Word, who rose from the dead, and who is lifted up to glory and sitting at God’s right hand in the heavenly places has to say about this.
We will be looking at Jesus’ conversation with his disciples which is found in Matthew 24. This is the answer that Jesus gave his disciples when they asked him the question:

“What will be the sign of your coming, and of the end of the world?”

v. 36 Jesus says «No one knows the day and hour, no, not even the angels of heaven, but my Father only.”
So no one can really confirm that the end of the world will take place on December 21st 2012.
At the same time, Jesus says in v.32,33 “Now learn a lesson from the fig tree; When its branch is still tender, and puts forth leaves, you know that summer is near: So likewise, when you see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors.”
He also says in Matthew 16:2, 3 “When it is evening, you say, It will be fair weather: for the sky is red. And in the morning, It will be foul weather today: for the sky is red and overcast. O hypocrites, you can understand the appearance of the sky; can’t you understand the signs of the times?”

What will be the signs that announce the end of the world as we know it?

Mt. 24: v.4, 5, 11 “Be careful that no one deceives you. For many will come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and will deceive many… And many false prophets will rise up, and deceive many.”
There will be a multiplication of sects seducing people with their lies. Gurus and false prophets will present themselves as the Christ, or the only way of salvation, they will take advantage of the world circumstances, and people’s fear to seduce them and lead them away from the truth through all kinds of lies.
But Christ will not return like that. Here is what Jesus says about his return:

v.23-27, 30
Then if any man says to you, Look, Christ is here, or he is there; do not believe it. For false Christs, and false prophets will arise, and will show great signs and wonders; so as to deceive, if possible, the very elect. Behold, I am warning you beforehand. Therefore if they say to you, Look, he is in the desert; do not go out: look, he is in the inner chamber; do not believe it. For as the lightning comes out of the east, and shines even to the west; so will the coming of the Son of man be… And then the sign of the Son of man will appear in heaven: and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.”
The whole world will see Jesus Christ when he returns since he will come in great glory, on heavenly clouds!

“And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars: see that you are not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there will be famines, and epidemics, and earthquakes, in various places. All these are the beginning of sorrows.”
v.7 “and there will be famines, and epidemics, and earthquakes, in various places.”
v.9 Then they will hand you over to persecution, and kill you: and you will be hated by all nations for my name’s sake.”
There will be more and more persecution against those who love Jesus Christ.
Why? Not only because men love their sin, but also because men will rebel against God, seeing the supernatural cataclysms that will be destroying our earth. They will hate the believers, God’s friends, and they will make them their enemies.

v. 10 “And then many will be turn away from the faith, and will betray each other, and will hate each other.”
In view of these persecutions, many will deny their faith; they will hate each other and betray each other.

“Immediately after the tribulation of those days the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light, and the stars will fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken.”

Here are some other Bible passages that talk about irregularity solar:

Isaiah 13 :9,10
”Behold, the day of the Lord cometh, cruel both with wrath and fierce anger, to lay the land desolate ; and he shall destroy the sinners out of it. For the stars of heaven and the constellations thereof shall not give their light; the sun shall be darkened in its going forth, and the moon shall not cause its light to shine.”

Joel 2:31
“The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and the terrible day of the Lord come.”

Revelation 8 :12
” …And a third of the sun, and a third of the moon, and a third of the stars was smitten; so that a third of them was darkened, and a third of the day was without light, and the night likewise.”
The Bible also says that the sun will become too hot!

Rev. 16:8,9
“the sun; and it was given the power to scorch men with fire. And men were scorched with fierce heat, and cursed the name of God, who has power over these plagues: but refused to repent and glorify him.”
Here are a few other Bible passages from the book of Revelation which speak about that time:

Rev. 6:8
“And I looked, and saw a pale horse: and the name of its rider was Death, and Hell followed close behind. And they were given power over a fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with pestilence, and with the beasts of the earth.”
A quarter of the earth’s population will die, either by war, or by famine, or by savage beasts, or just by death.

Rev. 6 :12-14
”And there was a great earthquake; and the sun grew black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became like blood; And the stars of heaven fell to the earth, even as a fig tree drops its winter figs, when it is shaken by a strong wind. And the sky departed like a scroll when it is rolled up; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places.”

Rev. 8 :7
There followed hail and fire mixed with blood, and it was hurled to the earth: and a third of the trees were burnt up, and all the green grass was burnt up.”
Then a third of the earth will be burned, a third of the trees will be burned, and all the green grass will be burned.

Rev. 8 :8
“Something like a great mountain burning with fire was cast into the sea: and a third of the sea became blood; And a third of the creatures that were in the sea, and had life, died; and a third of the ships were destroyed.”
This resembles an asteroid or a meteor doesn’t it? This “mountain” will fall into the ocean. It’s a good thing that it will be falling into water! This will certainly cause tsunamis! A third of the living creatures in the ocean will die, and a third of the ships will be destroyed.

Rev. 8 :10,11
“And a great star, flaming like a torch, fell from heaven and it fell upon a third of the rivers, and upon the fountains of water; And the name of the star is Wormwood: and a third of the waters became wormwood; and many men died from the waters, because they were made bitter.”

A third of the drinking water on earth will no longer be potable! AND

Daniel 2 :44, 45
“The God of heaven (shall) set up a kingdom, which shall never be destroyed ; and the kingdom shall not be left to other people, but it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand forever. Forasmuch as thou sawest that the stone was cut out of the mountain without hands, and that it broke in pieces the iron, the bronze, the clay, the silver, and the gold, the great God hath made known to the king what shall come to pass hereafter ; and the dream is certain, and the interpretation of it is sure.”

These Bible passages talk about a kind of mountain that will throw itself against the earth. Look at this page on Internet:

Rev. 9:1-3, 6 “Then the fifth angel sounded, and I saw a star fall from heaven to earth: and the key of the bottomless pit was given to him. And he opened the bottomless pit; and smoke arose out of the pit, like the smoke of a great furnace; and the sun and the air were darkened by the smoke from the pit… And out of the smoke locusts came down upon the earth: and power was given to them, like that of the scorpions of the earth. And in those days men will seek death, and will not find it; and will desire to die, but death will elude them.”
Another “star” will then fall on the earth, piercing to the earth’s heart. People will be tormented by the stings of underground creatures that will come up to the earth’s surface.

Rev. 9 :18
“By these three plagues, by the fire, and the smoke, and the sulfur, that came out of their mouths, a third of mankind was killed.”
Again a third of the earth’s population will die because of fire, smoke, and sulfur coming from these underground creatures coming to the earth’s surface.

2 Peter3 :8
But do not forget this one thing, beloved, with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.”
Science says “There can’t be another asteroid until 100 years from now!” But, according to the experts, in the afternoon of Friday, January 27th, an asteroid the size of a bus came close to the earth by 60,000 kilometers. After the experts of the Minor Planet Center, the collision was scarcely avoided.
“The asteroid, which had been unknown before it popped into view from a telescope in Arizona on Wednesday, came within about 60,000 kilometers (37,000 miles) of Earth on Friday at about 1500 GMT, It’s a near miss. It makes the top 20 list of closest approaches ever observed.” (Space Daily)

At the end of time many of these phenomena’s will even surprise the scientists.

Jesus said that during that time people will be rebellious to God:

Matthew 24:12
“And because iniquity will abound, the love of many will grow cold.”
In 2 Timothy 3:1-5 we read:
“But be aware that, in the last days there will be dangerous times. For people will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, haughty, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy, Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, unrestrained, fierce, despisers of those who are good, Traitors, headstrong, egotistical, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God; Having a form of godliness, but denying its power: avoid such people.”

Daniel says in Daniel 12:10 “Many shall be purified, and made white, and tested, but the wicked shall do wickedly; and none of the wicked shall understand, but the wise shall understand.”

And in Revelation 9:20, 21 it is written: “And the rest of mankind who were not killed by these plagues still did not repent or turn from the work of their hands, so as not to worship devils, and idols of gold, silver, brass, stone, and wood: that cannot see, hear, or walk: Nor did they repent of their murders, their sorceries, their fornication, or their thefts.”

People will not repent of their sins, because they will be too attached to their way of thinking and blinded by their unbelief.
Even though people are rebellious today, they will become more and more so, wanting to live their own life, and not wanting to submit to God. Sadly, these people will not be able to live on the new earth where Christ will reign as King.
Men and women are rebellious to God and Satan is the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now works in the children of disobedience as it is written in

Ephesians 2:1-3:

“And he has given you life, who were dead in trespasses and sins; In which you formerly walked according to the way of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now works in the children of disobedience: Among whom we all likewise formerly lived in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others. …” Those who follow this prince must change kings if they want to live in Christ’s kingdom!
All those who will be a part of this new world will kneel down before God and before Jesus-Christ.

Philippians 2 :9-11
“Therefore God has also highly exalted him, and given him a name that is above every name: That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven, and on earth, and under the earth; And every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.”

The prophet Daniel also had a vision of the day when Jesus-Christ would rule over the earth (Daniel 7:13, 14)
“I saw in the night visions, and, behold, one like the Son of man came with the clouds of heaven, and came to the Ancient of days, and they brought him near before him. And there was given him dominion, and glory, and a kingdom, that all people, nations, and languages should serve him; his domination is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and his kingdom that which shall not be destroyed.”

When we think of all these things, how does God see our earth?

Why would God allow such catastrophic events to occur on the earth? Isn’t He a God of love?
God is Love, but He is also Holy and Just. Imagine how you would react if you were in His place. I’d like to invite you to think about the new information that we are receiving from the satellite « Hubble ». Because of this satellite, we have been able to notice nebulas in the universe which give birth to stars, and then to planets, and solar systems, each one preciously protected in its own sphere.
What? A big bang? No, not at all! There is a marvelous Creator with infinite wisdom who delicately created each one of these solar systems. It’s not there by mistake!

This God is our Creator, and knows each one of us personally. He sees our actions, even our thoughts. He knows who we are. He knows what we try to hide in our lives.
This God is three times holy, adored by the angels. He is pure and just. He hates sin.
He hates sin, but he loves the sinner. Because of his love for us, he became a human being, he who was perfect and without sin, came to earth as Jesus-Christ in order to take our judgment on himself and die on a cross to be punished for our sins. Jesus-Christ was our substitute. He let God’s hate and anger for sin fall on him so it wouldn’t fall on us.

Now, let’s get back to the question of how God sees our world:
Satan was an angel at God’s service. He let pride take control of him, and he wanted to take God’s place in heaven. There was then war between the angels who wanted to follow Satan, and the angels who wanted to stay will God. That was the first war. Satan and his angels were then sent to the earth which became their territory. Satan then made our ancestors fall into sin by an act of disobedience to God. By doing that, he was able to dominate human beings and rule over them. Ever since that moment, Satan dominates man with the exception of those who put their faith in God through Jesus-Christ, because Jesus-Christ is victorious over Satan through his death on the cross. Those who belong to Jesus-Christ have victory with him over the devil and his crafty tricks.

Col. 2 :9,13-15
“For all the fullness of God dwells in Christ bodily…And he has made you, who were dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, alive together with him, having forgiven all of your sins; Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross; And having stripped rulers and authorities of dominion, he made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them by the cross.”

Satan enjoys a great liberty to dominate over people’s lives, and over our society.
God is sad in his heart when he looks at the earth. It’s the only thing that makes him suffer. Of all of his perfect creation, the earth has been for the last few thousand years, a black spot in his perfect universe!
God sees that men, women, and children are running more and more after sin and evil, living a life of sin and evil, of wild living, lies, laziness, and all kinds of dependencies such as drugs, alcohol, sex, watching things that are abominable in God’s eyes on the TV and internet.
God has been very patient concerning this situation for hundreds of years, at the same time giving people the opportunity to escape the devil’s traps by faith in Jesus-Christ. But He will not be able to keep his silence forever. His desire is to reestablish the situation, to destroy this rebellion and the rule of evil among men on the earth once and for all.
Jesus will then come back one day to establish his rule on the earth with all those who love him. They will rule together with him on the earth, and he will rule, bringing peace and security to humanity. Isn’t that what we’re all longing for? Men will be able to live 1000 years with good health! During that period, no animal will frighten, but all the animals will live in peace with humanity and the other animals. Food on the earth will be abundant, and there will be enough for everyone. No one will die of hunger.
God desires that men and nations live in peace on this earth and in harmony with Him. But he has to take certain measures to get to that situation.
Unhappily at the present time, the earth is supporting the consequences of our acts upon this planet. God will also need to change the earth.

God wants to be at peace with each individual by his or her faith in Jesus-Christ.

Didn’t Peter, Jesus’ disciple say:
2 Peter 3:7 “But the heavens and the earth, that now exist, have by the same word been reserved for fire, being kept for the Day of Judgment and destruction of ungodly men. But do not forget this one thing, beloved, with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is patient with us, not wanting anyone to perish, but all to come to repentance. But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in which the heavens will pass away with a great noise, and the elements will melt with intense heat, and the earth and everything in it will be burned up. Since all these things will be destroyed, what kind of people ought you to be in holy conduct and godliness, Eagerly looking for the coming of the day of God, in which the heavens being on fire will be dissolved, and the elements will melt with fervent heat? Nevertheless, in keeping with his promise, we look for a new heavens and a new earth, in which righteousness dwells.”
Jesus promised to save his followers from this time of judgment on the earth. We believers call that The Rapture.

Matthew 24:30, 31
“And then the sign of the Son of man will appear in heaven: and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. And he will send his angels with the sound of a great trumpet, and they will gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.”

Matthew 24:39-42
“So also will the coming of the Son of man be. Then two men will be in the field; one will be taken, and the other left. Two women will be grinding at the mill; one will be taken, and the other left. Watch therefore: because you do not know when your Lord will come.”

2 Peter 2:9
“The Lord knows how to deliver the godly from temptation, while keeping the wicked under punishment for the Day of Judgment:”
Peter speaks about this while giving the example of Lot whom God ordered to leave Sodom before he sent the fire of judgment on the town.

1 Thessalonians 4 :13-18
“Now, brethren, I do not want you to be ignorant concerning those who are asleep, that you may not grieve, as do those who have no hope. For as we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will bring those who have fallen asleep in Jesus with him. For we are telling you only what the Lord has told us, that we who are alive and remain at the coming of the Lord will not precede those who are asleep. For the Lord himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ will rise first: Then we which are alive and remain will be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. Therefore comfort one another with these words.”

1 Thessalonians 5:9
“For God has not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ.”
And again in Rev. 7:3, 4 we see that God gives the order to do no harm to the earth until the 144,000 Jewish witnesses are sealed (protected). Now God will only begin to work through these Jews once the church of Jesus Christ is taken out of the world. Here is then another proof that the believers will not pass through the time of judgment on the earth and on humanity.
“Saying, Do not hurt the earth, or the sea, or the trees, until we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads. And I heard the number of those who were sealed: and there were a hundred and forty and four thousand sealed out of all the tribes of the children of Israel.”
This has been the hope of believers in Jesus Christ for the last 2000 years!
That’s why the Bible says that this day will come like a thief, for Jesus-Christ will take his believers with him at a moment when no one is expecting it! He will come to take us with him before the earth is struck with these cataclysms. We will rise into the sky where Jesus-Christ will be waiting for us on clouds. He will then take us somewhere else during the time of judgment on the earth that is reserved for those who have not believed in Jesus-Christ.
During this time, people will think, « the danger is over! They will trust the governments to find a solution to the problems on our planet:

1 Thessalonians 5:2, 3
“For you know perfectly well that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night. For when they are saying, Peace and safety; destruction will come upon them suddenly, as travail comes upon a woman with child; and they will not escape.”
This is the first resurrection. All those who rise towards Christ will be changed. They will have resurrected bodies that will not become sick or die. In heaven with Christ the church will celebrate the wedding between Jesus and his bride (the Church), and from then on we will always be with Jesus Christ.

Rev. 20:5,6
“But the rest of the dead did not live again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection. Blessed and holy are those who have part in the first resurrection: the second death has no power over them, but they will be priests of God and of Christ, and will reign with him for a thousand years.”

Jesus said that this time will be like it was in the time of Noah.

Matthew 24:37-39
“For as it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the Son of man. For just as in the days before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, And did not know until the flood came, and took them all away; so also will the coming of the Son of man be.”

Here are Videos of Noah’s ark that was found on the Mt. Ararat.

Just as the Lord found a way to save Noah and his family from the universal flood, even so, he will find a way to save his believers from the Day of Judgment and destruction.

Luc 17:26-30
“And just as it was in the days of Noah, so will it also be in the days of the Son of man. They ate, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all. It was the same in the days of Lot; they ate, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they built; But the day that Lot left Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all. It will be just the same on the day when the Son of man is revealed.”

I am not an astronomer, and I don’t understand everything that’s happening in our universe. Some people say that there is a planet that goes around our sun once every several thousand years, and that it has returned. This planet may have passed by the earth at the time of the flood. Why not? There may have been an asteroid at that time that pierced through the heavy cloud of water that covered the sky at that time, piercing through to the bottom of the ocean, which would explain why the cloud of water fell, and why the underground water sources were opened. The ancient writings of the Sumerians, Noah’s descendants, spoke of a planet Nibiru (X) (Elenin) that would have been the reason for this catastrophe.

Is Nibiru back?

Or not?

The planet Venus will pass between us and the sun this year, on June 5th.

Will we hear the trumpet sound?

Here are some other prophecies concerning this period of the earth’s time:
Matthew 24 : 15 “Therefore when you see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (let he who reads understand:)!”

2 Thessalonians 2:3, 4
“Let no one deceive you by any means: for that day will not come unless it is preceded by a great apostasy, and that man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition; Who opposes and exalts himself over everything that is called God, or is worshipped; so that he sits as God in the temple of God, and says that he is God.”

Daniel 12:11
“And from the time that the daily sacrifice shall be taken away, and the abomination that maketh desolate set up, there shall be a thousand two hundred and ninety days.”

These bible passages speak about the Jewish Temple that will be rebuilt in Jerusalem, there where the Mosque of Omar stands today.
After its construction, the Antichrist will come to declare that he is God and Christ, and ask the Jewish people to offer him a sacrifice in the temple such as Daniel prophesied in the Old Testament, and Jesus-Christ in the New Testament. This prophecy was already accomplished a first time by Antiochus Epiphane who ordered that a pig be sacrificed to him in the Jerusalem Temple. The profanity of the Antichrist will be similar.

Who is the Antichrist?

The Antichrist will declare himself as the king of the earth after the believers in Jesus-Christ are gone. He will establish his kingdom on earth, and everyone will be somewhat hypnotized to believe in him and follow him.
The Antichrist can very well begin his rule before the crisis arrives, but the world crisis will encourage his dictatorship. He will oblige everyone to wear his mark, the mark of the beast, in order to be able to identify each person. It will be obligatory to wear his mark in order to buy or sell. The person who refuses to wear his mark will not be able to buy or sell.
Problems of hunger and famine will be multiplied since the earth and plants will have been burned by asteroids fallen to the earth, and because there will be less drinking water.

Revelation 13 :16-18
“And he required everyone, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark on their right hand, or on their forehead: Specifying that no one could buy or sell, unless he had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. Here is wisdom. Let him who has understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred and sixty-six.”
It seems that you will need to use your intelligence in order to calculate the number of the mark of the Antichrist.

Rev.13 :15
“And he (the false prophet) had power to give life to the image of the first beast, so that it could both speak, and cause all who would not worship the image of the beast to be killed.”
Everyone will thus be obliged to take this mark.
But, is it so terrible to take a mark on your hand or forehead in order to buy or sell? The Bible says:

Rev.14 :-9-12
“If anyone worships the beast and his image, and receives his mark on his forehead, or on his hand, He will also drink of the wine of God’s anger, that is served undiluted in the cup of his wrath; and he will be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb: And the smoke of their torment ascends for ever and ever: and there is no rest day or night, for those who worship the beast and his image, or for anyone who receives the mark of his name. Here is where the saints persevere: those who keep the commandments of God, and trust in Jesus.”
So then, if someone takes this mark on his person, and accepts to adore the image of the Antichrist, he will be lost and will spend eternity separated by God in hell!
But for those who refuse to take the mark of the Antichrist, they will have to persevere and trust in Jesus, obeying God’s Word until Jesus-Christ returns to save these people who will have persevered in their faith in Christ during this time of the earth’s judgment.

Rev.15 :2-4
“And I saw what appeared to be a sea of glass mingled with fire: and those who had gotten the victory over the beast, and over his image, and over his mark, and over the number of his name, standing on the sea of glass, having the harps of God. And they sang the song of Moses the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying, Great and marvelous are your works, Lord God Almighty; just and true are your ways, King of the ages. Who will not fear you, O Lord, and glorify your name? For you alone are holy. All nations will come and worship before you, for your righteous verdicts are known.”

Those who refuse to accept the mark of the beast (the Antichrist), will also participate in the first resurrection (like the church), and they will be warmly welcomed by God. They will be happy for eternity.

Here are some other signs to help identify the Antichrist:
1. This person will die and come back to life.
2. He will be followed by a false prophet, who will make everyone adore the Antichrist. He will give the outward appearance of someone who is gentle, maybe a Christian, but his heart will be diabolic. He will have a great power of seduction, and many people will follow him. He will do great miracles, even making fire come down from heaven before men’s eyes. He will have an animated image, and those who refuse to adore it will be killed.

Revelation 14:11-18
“And I saw another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, but he spoke like a dragon. And he exercised all the authority of the first beast on his behalf, and caused the earth and those dwelling in it to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed. And he produces great signs, even making fire come down from heaven to the earth in the presence of men, And through those signs that he had power to do on behalf of the first beast, he deceives those dwelling on the earth; telling them to make an image of the beast, that was wounded by a sword, and yet lived. And he had power to give life to the image of the first beast, so that it could both speak, and cause all who would not worship the image of the beast to be killed. And he required everyone, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark on their right hand, or on their forehead: Specifying that no one could buy or sell, unless he had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. Here is wisdom. Let him who has understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred and sixty-six.”

The Jewish Nation

After Jesus comes to take his believers out of the world, God will start working on the earth through the Jewish people.
The first prophecy concerning the Jewish people at the end of time is their return to the country of Israel. This prophecy has already been fulfilled, and is still being fulfilled in our day with the flow of Jewish people who are returning to the country of Israel.

Joel 3:4-7
“Yea, and what have ye to do with me, O Tyre, and Sidon, and all the coasts of Palestine ? Will ye render me recompense? And if ye recompense me, swiftly and speedily will I return your recompense upon your own head, Because ye have taken my silver and my gold, and have carried into your temples my precious things. The children also of Judah, and the children of Jerusalem, have ye sold unto the Grecians, that ye might remove them far from their border. Behold, I will raise them out of the place to which ye have sold them, and will return your recompense upon your own head.”

There will be a war between the Arab countries and Israel, then between Russia and Israel, and finally the Antichrist will come to fight Israel in order to destroy it.

Zechariah 12 :3
“And in that day I will make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all peoples ; all hat burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, though all the nations of the earth be gathered together against it.”
At that time, the Antichrist will come to proclaim himself King in the new Temple that will have been constructed in Jerusalem, and he will want to be offered a sacrifice. When that happens, those who are in Israel should flee to the mountains, as Jesus said. Go to hide in Petra.

Matthew 24:15-22
“Therefore when you see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (let he who reads understand:) Then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains: Let him who is on the housetop not come down to take anything out of his house: Nor let him who is in the field go back to get his cloak. But woe to those who are with child, and to those who nurse babies in those days! Pray that your flight will not be in the winter, or on the sabbath day: For then there will be great tribulation, such as has not been from the beginning of the world to this time, and never will be again. And if those days had not been cut short, no flesh would saved: but for the elect’s sake those days will be shortened.”
But God Himself will fight for his people.

Zechariah 12 :8,9
“In that day shall the Lord defend the inhabitants of Jerusalem ; and he that is feeble among the mat that day shall be like David ; and the house of David shall be like God, like the angel of the Lord before them. And it shall come to pass, in that day, that I will seek to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem.”

Joel 2 :26,27
“And ye shall eat in plenty, and be satisfied, and praise the name of the Lord, your God, who hath dealt wondrously with you ; and my people shall never be ashamed. And ye shall know that I am in the midst of Israel, and that I am the Lord, your God, and none else; and my people shall never be ashamed.”

A Temple in Jerusalem? Look:
Many Jewish people will believe in Jesus-Christ during this time of history. Jesus-Christ (the Lamb of God who takes way the sins of the world) will put his seal on 144,000 people, 12,000 chosen from each tribe of Israel.

Revelation 7:2-8
“And I saw another angel ascending from the east, having the seal of the living God: and he called out with a loud voice to the four angels, who had been given power to hurt the earth and the sea, Saying, Do not hurt the earth, or the sea, or the trees, until we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads. And I heard the number of those who were sealed: and there were a hundred and forty and four thousand sealed out of all the tribes of the children of Israel. Twelve thousand from the tribe of Judah were sealed. Twelve thousand from the tribe of Reuben were sealed. Twelve thousand from the tribe of Gad were sealed. Twelve thousand from the tribe of Asher were sealed. Twelve thousand from the tribe of Naphthali were sealed. Twelve thousand from the tribe of Manasseh were sealed. Twelve thousand from the tribe of Simeon were sealed. Twelve thousand from the tribe of Levi were sealed. Twelve thousand from the tribe of Issachar were sealed. Twelve thousand from the tribe of Zebulun were sealed. Twelve thousand from the tribe of Joseph were sealed. Twelve thousand from the tribe of Benjamin were sealed.”

And again :

Zechariah 12 :10, 13 :6
“And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the Spirit of grace and of supplications ; and they shall look upon me whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for him, as one mourneth for his only son, and shall be in bitterness for him, as one that is in bitterness for his first-born.» « And one shall say unto him, What are these wounds in thine hands ? Then he shall answer, Those with which I was wounded in the house of my friends.”
It’s Jesus-Christ the Messiah whose hands were pierced at the cross. He is the one who bore the mark of the nails in his hands which were transpierced by his own people whom he loved. This Jesus is no longer dead, he is resurrected, and he is the King and the Messiah who is coming back to rule his people of Israel, and the world.
Watch :
Of course, there could be many more Jews who believe in Jesus-Christ than only those who have been sealed.

Joel 2 :28-32
“And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my Spirit upon all flesh ; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions ; And, also, upon the servants and upon the handmaids in those days will I pour out my Spirit. And I will show wonders in the heavens and in the earth: blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke. The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and the terrible day of the Lord come. And it shall come to pass that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be delivered ; for in Mount Zion and in Jerusalem shall be deliverance, as the Lord hath said, and in the remnant whom the Lord shall call.”

Will people from other nations than the Jewish nation be able to be saved during the tribulation period?

Yes, for the Bible also says:
Rev. 7:9-17 “After this I looked, and a great multitude, that no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, with palms in their hands; And cried with a loud voice, saying, Salvation to our God who sits upon the throne, and to the Lamb. And all the angels stood around the throne, and around the elders and the four living creatures, and they fell on their faces before the throne, and worshipped God, Saying, Amen: Blessing, and glory, and wisdom, and thanksgiving, and honor, and power, and might, to our God for ever and ever. Amen. Then one of the elders asked me, Who are these that are arrayed in white robes? and where did they come from? And I said to him, Sir, you know. And he said to me, These are those who have come out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. For that reason they are before the throne of God, and serve him day and night in his temple: and the one who sits on the throne will dwell among them. They will never again hunger, nor will they thirst; nor will the sun beat down on them, nor any heat. Because the Lamb who is in the midst of the throne will feed them, and will lead them to fountains of living water: and God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.”
In order that every person on this entire earth knows that he must put his faith in Jesus-Christ to be saved, God will also send an angel to preach salvation to all the people of the earth, to give them all one last chance!

Rev. 14:6-7
“And I saw another angel flying in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach to those who dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and language, and people, Saying with a loud voice, Fear God, and give him glory; for the hour of his judgment has come: and worship him who made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the springs of water.”
We also see that Jesus-Christ announces that in the end, the whole world will have heard the message of salvation:

Matthew 24:14
“And the gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a testimony to all nations; and then the end will come.”
Who will evangelize the world? Will it be the angel? Will it be the 144,000 sealed Jews? Or will the believers do it from every language and nation?
This job is a commandment that Jesus-Christ gave to his disciples, and to his church when he said :

Matthew. 28:18-20
“All power is given to me in heaven and in earth. Therefore go, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe everything I have commanded you: and, remember, I will always be with you, even to the end of the world. Amen.”
This is a commandment to evangelize the world! What are you doing about that? What will you answer the Lord when he asks you if you obeyed this order? If you are a disciple of Jesus Christ, are you being faithful to His commandment to make disciples?

The War of Armageddon

Joel 3 :2,9-17
“I will also gather all nations, and will bring them down into the Valley of Jehoshaphat, and will judge them there for my people and for my heritage, Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations, and parted my land…Proclaim this among the nations, Prepare war, wake up the mighty men, let all the men of war draw near; let them come up; Beat your plowshares into swords, and your pruning hooks into spears; let the weak say, I am strong. Assemble yourselves, and come, all ye nations, and gather yourselves together round about; there cause thy mighty ones to come down, O Lord. Let the nations be wakened, and come up to the Valley of Jehoshaphat; for there will I sit to judge all the nations round about. Put in the sickle; for the harvest is ripe; come, get down; for the press is full, the vats overflow; for their wickedness is great. Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision; for the day of the Lord is near in the valley of decision. The sun and the moon shall be darkened, and the stars shall withdraw their shining. The Lord also shall roar out of Zion, and utter his voice from Jerusalem, and the heavens and the earth shall shake; but the Lord will be the hope of his people, and the strength of the children of Israel. So shall ye know that I am the Lord, your god, dwelling in Zion, my holy mountain; then shall Jerusalem be holy, and there shall no strangers pass through her anymore.”
Jesus-Christ will come with his church to fight the armies of the earth who will have united together to fight with him.

Rev. 19 :11-16
“And I saw heaven opened, and before me a white horse; and the one who sat on the horse was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he judges and wages war. His eyes were like a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no one knew, but he himself. And he was clothed with a garment dipped in blood: and his name is The Word of God. And the armies that were in heaven followed him on white horses, clothed in fine linen, clean and white. And a sharp sword went out of his mouth, that he might strike the nations with it: and he will rule them with a rod of iron: and he treads the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God. And he has on his garment and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.”

Revelation 17:14
“These shall wage war with the Lamb, but the Lamb will conquer them: because he is Lord of lords, and King of kings: and those who are with him are called, and chosen, and faithful.”
Jesus Christ will win the battle over the Antichrist and all the earthly armies assembled to fight him. Only a word from his mouth will kill all those who gathered to war against Jesus-Christ, and he will cast the Antichrist and his false prophet into hell.
Satan will then be chained in the bottomless pit for 1000 years, without being able to escape.

Rev. 19 :19-21
“And I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against the one who sat on the horse, and against his army. And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet who had done miracles on his behalf, by which he deceived those who had received the mark of the beast, and those who worshipped his image. They were both cast alive into a lake of fire burning with sulfur. And the rest were killed by the sword that proceeded out of the mouth of the one on the horse: and all the birds were filled with their flesh.”

So, that’s the end of the time of the nations! What comes next?

After that Jesus-Christ will be King on the earth for a thousand years.
He will rule with justice on the earth along with his church, and with those who will have believed in him in spite of the persecutions during the great tribulation.

Rev. 20:4, 6 “And I saw thrones, and those who sat on them were given authority to judge: and I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for their testimony of Jesus, and for the word of God, and those who had not worshipped the beast, or his image, and had not received his mark on their foreheads, or on their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ for a thousand years… Blessed and holy are those who have part in the first resurrection: the second death has no power over them, but they will be priests of God and of Christ, and will reign with him for a thousand years.”
He will establish a new equilibrium on the earth. There will be an abundance of food, and the animals will live in peace with humans, and with other animals. People will be able to live 1000 years in good health during this period of our history.

Isaiah 65:20 “There shall be no more in it an infant of days, nor an old man that hath not filled his days ; for the child shall die an hundred years old, but the sinner, being an hundred years old, shall be accursed.”

Isaiah 11 :2-9 “And the Spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him (Jesus-Christ), the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the Lord. And shall make him of quick understanding in the fear of the Lord; and he shall not judge after the sight of his eyes, neither reprove after the hearing of his ears, But wit righteousness shall he judge the poor, and reprove with equity for the meek of the earth ; and he shall smite the earth with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of hi slips shall he slay the wicked. And righteousness shall be the girdle of his loins, and faithfulness the girdle of his waist. The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together, and a little child shall lead them. And the cow and the bear shall feed; their young ones shall lie down together. And the lion shall eat straw like the ox. And the nursing child shall play on the hole of the asp, and the weaned child shall put his hand on the adder’s den. They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain; for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord, as the waters cover the sea. “

After the 1000 years…

Satan will be released from his prison in the bottomless pit.
Go will give one last opportunity to Satan to seduce the inhabitants of the earth who will have lived under the thousand year rule of Jesus-Christ. All those who were secretly rebellious in their heart against Jesus will follow Satan, hoping to get Jesus-Christ off of the throne once and for all. They will penetrate into the town of Jerusalem where Jesus will be ruling, in order to start a war against Jesus-Christ and those who follow him. But God will send fire down on them from heaven, and they will all be destroyed. In this way rebellion will be wiped out from the face of the earth.

Rev. 20 :7-9 “And when the thousand years are over, Satan will be released from his prison, And will go out to deceive the nations that are in the four quarters of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together for battle: the number of whom is like the sand of the sea.
And they went up on the breadth of the earth, and surrounded the camp of the saints, and the beloved city: and fire came down from God out of heaven, and devoured them.”

After that, Satan will be thrown into the lake of fire and sulfur forever with the Antichrist and the false prophet.

Rev. 20 :10 “And the devil who deceived them was thrown into the lake of fire and sulfur, where the beast and the false prophet are, and they will be tormented day and night forever and ever.”
That will be the end of our planet earth.
Rev. 20:11 “The heavens and earth fled; and there was no place for them.”

The Last Judgment

Then will come the time when each person who has lived on the will be judged. All the dead will rise and stand before the throne of God, in order to be judged according to their works.
If the name of the person is not written in the book of life of the lamb (of those who have put their faith in Jesus-Christ), he will be thrown into hell, a place of eternal suffering where he will suffer in proportion to the acts he did during his life on earth.

Rev. 20:11-15
“Then I saw a great white throne, and him who sat upon it, from whose presence the heavens and earth fled; and there was no place for them. And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged according to what they had done, as it was written in the books. And the sea gave up the dead that were in it; and death and hell gave up the dead that were in them: and everyone was judged according to their works. And death and hell were thrown into the lake of fire. This is the second death. And whoever was not found written in the book of life was thrown into the lake of fire.”

Rev. 21:27
“ Nothing that is unclean or defiled will ever enter it (heaven), nor those who do what is abominable, or deceitful: but only those who are written in the Lamb’s book of life.”
But those who enter into paradise will not go there because of their good works, but only because they believed that Jesus-Christ died for their sins personally. It’s because of their faith in Jesus-Christ as their substitute that they will be admitted into heaven.

Apo. 21 :8
“Mais pour les lâches, les incrédules, les abominables, les meurtriers, les impudiques, les enchanteurs, les idolâtres, et tous les menteurs, leur part sera dans l’étang ardent de feu et de soufre, ce qui est la seconde mort. ”
When you think of that, where do you expect you will go after God’s great judgment?

Acts 4:12
“Nor is there salvation in any other: for there is no other name under heaven given among men, by which we must be saved.”

Ephesians 2:8,9
“For you are saved by grace through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.”

New Heavens, New Earth

After that, all those whose names are written in the book of life of the lamb (Jesus-Christ) will live eternally in “The New Jerusalem” which is a heavenly city. All those who belong to the church of Jesus-Christ, the saints of the Old Testament, and the believers who will have gone through the great tribulation will live there. Father God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit will live with them forever. There will also be a new earth. On the new earth will be all those who believed in Jesus-Christ during his thousand year rule on the earth. This new earth will be for them forever. There will be no more sin, no more death, no more sorrow, no more suffering, no more tears, no more abominations, no more lies. These things will no longer exist. There will be joy and happiness, and those who love Jesus-Christ will rule with him over the inhabitants of the new earth for eternity.

Rev. 21:1-7
“Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away; and there was no longer any sea. And I John saw the holy city, the new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a loud voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the dwelling place of God is with men, and he will live with them, and they will be his people, and God himself will be with them, and be their God. And God will wipe every tear from their eyes; and there will be no more death, or sorrow, or crying, neither will there be any more pain: for the former things have passed away. And he who sat upon the throne said, Behold, I am making everything new. And he said to me, Write this down: for these words are true and you can rely on them. And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give water from the fountain of life to anyone who is thirsty, without charge. He who overcomes will inherit all this; and I will be his God, and he will be my son.”
The end of all these things will thus be a new earth and another universe where the human race will live in perfect harmony with God in an eternal happiness.
There would be many other things to say about this subject, I only touched on the subject. If you want more details, read the entire book of Revelation for yourself.

Dear reader, if today you are not sure that Jesus-Christ will take you with Him when he returns to get his believers, don’t wait to be sure that you are his child, that you are really born of the Spirit of God. It won’t be long until the Lord returns.

Peter said
(2 Peter 3:9-14)
“ The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is patient with us, not wanting anyone to perish, but all to come to repentance. But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in which the heavens will pass away with a great noise, and the elements will melt with intense heat, and the earth and everything in it will be burned up. Since all these things will be destroyed, what kind of people ought you to be in holy conduct and godliness, Eagerly looking for the coming of the day of God, in which the heavens being on fire will be dissolved, and the elements will melt with fervent heat? Nevertheless, in keeping with his promise, we look for a new heavens and a new earth, in which righteousness dwells. Therefore, beloved, since you look for these things, make every effort to be found by him in peace, without spot, or blemish.”

If you’re not sure in your heart today that you really know Jesus-Christ as your personal Savior:

How can you be sure that your name is written in the lamb’s book of life?

And why do they call Jesus-Christ a lamb?
During the first Passover, when the Jewish people were still in Egypt, God ordered that the two side posts and the upper door post of each house should be sprinkled with blood from a lamb that had been killed for each household. The judgment of God was that, in the night, the angel of death passed by the land of Egypt, and in every house where the blood of a lamb had not been applied to the two side posts and the upper door post of the house, the first-born in that house would be killed. All the first-born who were found in a house where the blood had been applied had their lives saved.

Jesus-Christ is like that lamb, and if by faith we apply the blood that he shed on the cross to our sins, God turns his anger away from us, and grants us his grace because we believe that the blood of Christ purifies us. Thus, the anger of a holy God doesn’t stay on us, because we have been bought by God by His son’s blood.
John the Baptist said of Jesus: “Behold the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world.” (John 1:29)
In the Old Testament Jewish Temple the sacrifice was practiced in this way: He who had sinned, brought a perfect lamb to the priest, who put it on the altar. Then the sinner put his hands on this lamb, believing that his sins were transferred onto the animal. After that, the lamb was killed as a substitute for the sinner, and God’s anger was appeased.
Jesus-Christ also died at the Jewish Passover. He took on Himself the sins of each one of us. But only those who believe personally that Jesus-Christ forgave their sins really take advantage of what Jesus-Christ did for them.

1 Tim. 4 :10
“Yea, it is for that that we both labor and suffer reproach, because we trust in the living God, who is the Savior of all men, especially of those who believe.”
We’ve already said that salvation is “Not of works, lest any man should boast.”
That means that you cannot earn your salvation, because even if you always tried to do what is good and righteous, your deeds would still be insufficient. Only the perfect work of Christ can purify the sinner. God’s anger stays on the sinner as long as he hasn’t received the forgiveness of his sins by faith, according to John 3:36. “He who believes on the Son has everlasting life: and he who does not believe the Son will not see life; but God’s wrath remains on him.”

Rom. 3:23
says “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;” and

Rom. 6:23
“For the wages of sin is death;” Every human being has sinned. Everyone is worthy to go to hell. No human being can present himself by his own merits before God in paradise, for God cannot allow anything to enter the paradise that is unclean or sinful.
That is why Jesus-Christ came to the earth to be our substitute, to pay the debt for our sins, in order to satisfy God’s justice, and to forgive sinful man. That’s how we can be bought by God through Jesus-Christ’s blood, by putting our faith in what Christ has done for us. When Jesus-Christ becomes our substitute by faith, he gives us peace with God, and he puts God’s peace in our hearts. Jesus-Christ satisfied all of God’s requirements for us. Jesus hides us in Himself, and sends his Holy Spirit to live in our hearts, allowing us to be “born again” by his Spirit and His Word.
His Spirit in our hearts transforms us. This new life coming from God allows us to overcome our fleshly desires and to please God.
Jesus-Christ not only died, but He rose again from the dead, and He is living today. That’s why he can work in our lives, we can pray to him, for he listens, and answers.

Heb 7:24-25
. “But because Jesus lives forever, he has a permanent priesthood. Therefore he is able to completely save those who come to God through him, because he always lives to make intercession for them.”

Jesus said in
Rev. 3:20
“Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hears my voice, and opens the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.”
Jesus is standing at the door of your heart. He’s knocking. He says: “Do you want to open the door? I will forgive you, I will purify you, and I will enter into your life.”
If you want to receive Jesus-Christ as your Savior, you first need to understand that you have sinned. Write out a list of all the things that you have done that are displeasing to God. Think of how a very holy God would feel about the things you’ve done or said. Repent yourself, ask Him to forgive you:
“Lord God Almighty, I recognize that I’ve sinned against you. I’ve…(read the list that you wrote out). I believe that when Jesus-Christ died on the cross, that he paid the debt for my sins as my substitute. I place all these sins on Jesus-Christ, all the actions and words that brought God’s anger on me; I put them now on Jesus-Christ. I believe by faith that Jesus-Christ received the judgment in my place. I pray that you will forgive me. Please adopt me as your precious child. I pray that you send your Holy-Spirit to live in my heart. I give you all my faults, all my sins. By faith I take on me the righteousness and holiness of Jesus-Christ to cover me, please hide me in Christ. Thank you for protecting me and keeping me. Please make me a new person by your Holy Spirit in me. Help me to follow you, to obey you, to be faithful and honest until the end. I pray in the marvelous name of my Savior Jesus-Christ, Amen.”

Heb. 9 :14
“How much more will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without blemish to God, cleanse your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?”
This same blood of Christ that was spilled two thousand years ago is still just as efficient today as it was the day that Jesus died for us, since it is continues to be offered before God by the Eternal Spirit of God. Today it is still just as sufficient to purify and to forgive us. This is true for the time of grace and of the church of Jesus, as in the time of the great tribulation, for the blood of Christ is sufficient to cleans the believer for eternity.
If you’ve repented of your sins and faults, and if you’ve sincerely believed in Jesus-Christ, you have eternal life, and your name is written in the Lamb’s book of life.

1 John 5:12, 13
“He who has the Son has life; and he who does not have the Son of God does not have life. I have written these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God; that you may know that you have eternal life, and that you may believe in the name of the Son of God.”
You have now become a new creature in Christ.
2 Corinthians 5:17 “For if any man is in Christ, he is a new creation: the old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.”

In order to stay faithful to the Lord, you should join a good church that teaches the Bible faithfully, you should be baptized, and take time to read the Bible and pray. Obey the Lord, He will lead you and will help you to understand what you should do. He promised:
Matt. 28:20 “Remember, I will always be with you, even to the end of the world.”

A born again believer doesn’t lose his salvation or eternal life. But he can lose his fellowship with God. If you sin, God is ready to forgive you again and to restore your fellowship with Him.
It is possible for someone who has put his faith in Christ for salvation to sin, to do something that displeases God. Don’t despair! What you need to do is to return towards Jesus-Christ and ask him to forgive what you’ve done, to reject that sin in your life, and you will find your fellowship and harmony with the Lord will be restored. The blood of Jesus-Christ is still efficient to forgive your sin. Repent of your sin sincerely, and ask the Lord to forgive you and to purify you by the blood of Christ.

1 John 1:9-2:2
“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us. My little children, I am writing these things to you, that you may not sin. And if anyone sins, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous: He is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world.”

How to accept the Lord if the Rapture of the Church has occurred already?

You’ve missed the Rapture! When Jesus-Christ came to get his church, you were not saved; you were not ready for His return. It is still possible to be saved, although the trial that you will be facing will be very difficult.
I encourage you then to put your faith in Jesus-Christ. By faith repent of your sins, believing that Jesus-Christ died to forgive you, to purify you. But you’ll have to persevere in this decision until the end no matter what happens, and especially never take the mark of the Antichrist. Even though you may feel very alone sometimes, remember that there are others in your situation. The Bible says there is “a great multitude that no man can number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues.”
Jesus said that “He who endures to the end, will be saved.” Matt. 24:13
Today, before closing this document, I invite you to put your faith in Jesus-Christ as your personal Savior, and to persevere in your faith in Christ. You can take the same steps of faith as I just mentioned for the person that wants to believe in Jesus-Christ and to have his name written in the Lamb’s book of life. **(As described just above)**

For us, the Christians, what should we be doing about this?

1. Talk to your friends about salvation by faith in Jesus-Christ! If you don’t talk to them, they will die or go through the tribulation, and if they take the mark of Antichrist, they are lost!
2. If you know the language of a tribe of people that has not yet been evangelized, look for a way to bring them the message of salvation.
Jesus said in Matthew 24:14 “The gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a testimony to all nations; and then the end will come.”
If you want this day of Christ’s return to come quicker, bring this message to those people who have never heard it!
3. Get closer to the Lord! Work on your sanctification! The Lord is close, and He will reward you according to what you have or haven’t done for His glory.

2 Peter 3:11-14 “Since all these things will be destroyed, what kind of people ought you to be in holy conduct and godliness, Eagerly looking for the coming of the day of God, in which the heavens being on fire will be dissolved, and the elements will melt with fervent heat? Nevertheless, in keeping with his promise, we look for a new heavens and a new earth, in which righteousness dwells. Therefore, beloved, since you look for these things, make every effort to be found by him in peace, without spot, or blemish.”

Following his discourse on Matthew 24 about the end of the world, Jesus put the accent on the fact that we Christians should work faithfully for the Lord until He comes. If you’re not found faithful at that time, it may be because you’ve never really been born of the Spirit of God. Does the fruit of your life prove that you know and love our Lord Jesus-Christ?

Matt. 24:42-51 “Watch therefore: because you do not know when your Lord will come. But realize this, if the owner of a house knew when a thief would come, he would watch, and would not allow his house to be broken into. Therefore you should be ready also: for the Son of man will come at a time when you do not expect him. Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his lord has put in charge of his household, to give them food at the right time? Blessed is the servant, whom his lord finds doing just that when he comes. I tell you truly, That he will make him ruler over all his goods. But if that servant is wicked and says to himself, My lord delays his coming; And begins to beat his fellow servants, and to eat and drink with the drunken; The lord of that servant will come in a day when he is not looking for him, and at a time he is not aware of, And will cut him to pieces, and assign him a place with the hypocrites: where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.”

Don’t forget that even though we are not saved by our works, but by faith in what Jesus-Christ has done for us, God is still expecting us to live for Him now. One day the works that we have done as Christians will also be judged.

1 Corinthians 3:11-15 “For no man can lay any foundation other than the one that is already laid, which is Jesus Christ. Now if anyone builds on this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble; His work will be shown for what it is: for the day will bring it to light, because it will be tested by fire; and the fire will reveal the quality of each man’s work of what sort it is. If what anyone has built survives, he will receive his reward. If any man’s work is burned up, he will suffer loss: though he himself will be saved; but only as one escaping through the flames.”

One day then, the Christian’s works will be put through the fire of God’s divine judgment. If what the believer did for Christ was done with love for Him and for the glory of God, he will have a reward for that in heaven. But if he did those things so that others would pay attention to him, or by pride, or another wrong motive, if his works are not acceptable in God’s eyes, he will lose his reward. He will go to paradise because of his faith in his Savior Jesus-Christ, but he won’t have a reward. How sad!

We don’t know the day or the hour of Christ’s return. The end of the world as we know it could be this year, in 2012, or in another generation. But we need to watch, and to be ready when we see these events taking place. May the Lord find us to be faithful servants when He comes to get us!

**If you’ve taken to heart the teachings you’ve found in this document, I’ve made it possible for you to copy it, to make your own document on Word, in order to print it out. That way you can have it with you the day that you may need it, because at that time it will probably disappear from internet!

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