Is the Rapture of the Church and the end of the world nearby?
Is the Rapture nearby and is the end of the world nearby?
Scientists are talking about the global warming, the depletion of the ozone layer, the melting of the ice caps. So is the end of the world near?
The fact is that in 2017 and 2018 there were more earthquakes and they were more powerful on the Richter scale. Also the volcano eruptions are more frequent and more violent. The tectonic plates are violently moving resulting in earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and tsunamis. Also large meteorites are approaching the earth.
Therefore do we need to expect an end of the world, earth will be destroyed and humanity will disappear?
Scientists are in the right? What do the stars tell us?
The God Who lives in Heaven, does not left mankind in dubious. In His word, the Bible, you can found various places which tell what will happen to the earth and humanity. A 6000 years ago, God began with an earth, which was fierce (destroyed) and void. God created man and gave man control over the earth with all living animals and fishes, plants and trees. However, God asked the man to be obedient and not to eat the fruit of one specified tree. Despite man wished to be similar to God, was disobedient and ate of the forbidden fruit. With the result that sin came into the world and death. As well as disease and misery. Present misery and wars are due to the bad governance of man, their selfish behaviour, their lust for power and abuse of the environment.
But God clearly tells in the Bible what future lies ahead.
Since man has eternal life, where will this life be after death? The first man was disobedient to God and EVERY PERSON stands for the choice whether to be obedient to God or be disobedient. Disobedient is a life by thinking that one can live without God, one does not need God, one does not recognize the laws of God. And the need of salvation by the Son of God, Jesus Christ. As a result, an eternal separation from God after death and a life eternal under the wrath of God.
Or obedience to God, recognizing the need for the salvation of sin through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Obeying the laws of God through the power of the spirit of God (the Holy Spirit). As a result, an eternal life with God in Heaven.
But what is the future of the earth?
The Bible says the following in Matthew 24:6-8:
>And you will hear of wars and rumours of wars; see that you are not alarmed; for this must take place, but the end is not yet. For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and there will be famines and earthquakes in various places: all this is but the beginning of the birth-pangs.
2017 and 2018 are years of large and violent earthquakes (more in a year than ever before) and the famine is great. The Bible warns in Matthew 24:33-34 man to regard for these signs:
So also, when you see all these things, you know that he is near, at the very gates. Truly, I say to you, this generation will not pass away till all these things take place.
This generation refers to the Jewish people. Which has already returned 70 years (a generation) in Israel. We cannot ignore the signs given by God in the Bible.
But now the end is nearby?
No, first there is the Rapture for those who obey God, those who have accepted Jesus Christ as their Saviour and live a life under the control of the Holy Spirit. Matthew 24:40-42:
Then two men will be in the field; one is taken and one is left. Two women will be grinding at the mill; one is taken and one is left. Watch therefore, for you do not know on what day your Lord is coming.
No one knows when this rapture is, but the signs point to a close proximity. A Jew named Amir gives clear explanation about this rapture in his various videos on his youtube site.
But not all Christians go up in this rapture: one is taken and one will be left behind. This is clearly explained in Matthew 25. See the Bible studies Matthew 24 and Matthew 25 .
This is followed by 7 years of Great Tribulation for those who are left behind on earth. They have to make a clear choice or for God or against God (and for the Anti-Christ) during this heavy 7 years of misery and great natural disasters.
At the end of this 7 years, comes the great war at Megiddo in Israel (Armageddon Revelation 16:16) and the Anti-Christ with his armies will be defeated by Jesus Christ, Who comes back from Heaven with those taken up at the Rapture of the Church.
Those who choose against God and for the Anti-Christ together with satan will be forever in the Lake of Fire (Revelation 20:7-10). Those who choose for God in spite of all the misery and tortures, they will receive eternal life on the New Earth (Revelation 21).
With this extremely short explanation, we know what will happen on and with earth and humanity. There will be a destruction, but also a New Earth. God does not let man not in dubious, but the condition is to study the Bible.
Revelation tells exactly what is going to happen in the near future.
It is your personal choice for or against Jesus Christ. A middle way does not exist. Not I have led a good life, I have not harmed anyone. Everyone is a sinner. Everyone is subject to the punishment by God for sin.
The Jew Amir gives a clear explanation of this proximity through the various videos on his site.