Rapture and the United States in the End times Explained

Written by Michael Bradley

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3. One last point to mention on all ofrepparttar above. Why would God allow such bloodshed and persecution to come onto His own chosen people -repparttar 140556 Jewish people? First they go through horrible persecution after they are dispersed out of Rome in 70 AD. Then they go throughrepparttar 140557 German holocaust where 6 million of their own are killed by Hitler. And now they are going to have two thirds of their own killed inrepparttar 140558 coming holocaust withrepparttar 140559 Antichrist.

Here isrepparttar 140560 verse that specifically tells us why God has allowed so much persecution to fall upon these people throughoutrepparttar 140561 ages:

"The Gentiles shall know thatrepparttar 140562 House of Israel went into captivity for their iniquity; because they were unfaithful to Me; therefore I hid My face from them. I give them intorepparttar 140563 hand of their enemies and they all fell byrepparttar 140564 sword. According to their uncleanness and according to their transgressions I have dealt with them, and hidden My face from them." (Ezekiel 39:23-24)
The Bible also says thatrepparttar 140565 Jewish people will go into extreme mourning when they see Jesus come back forrepparttar 140566 2nd time. They will seerepparttar 140567 nail scars in his hands and feet and will realize that Jesus was their true Messiah and they wererepparttar 140568 ones that killed Himrepparttar 140569 first time around. However, God, in His incredible mercy, will take them back and re-establish His pact with them and they will continue to be His "chosen people."

God said inrepparttar 140570 Old Testament that He would not forsakerepparttar 140571 Covenant that He made with their earlier forefathers Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, and that He would bring them back to their homeland inrepparttar 140572 latter days. And oncerepparttar 140573 Great Tribulation has fully ended, they would never ever be uprooted again, nor would they ever suffer any more persecution.

The sad thing about all of this is that God will never force Himself on you to choose Him and His ways. He will make sure thatrepparttar 140574 knowledge is given to each and every person - but it is up to each person to make their own individual choice onrepparttar 140575 matter. There will only be maximum life or maximum death for each individual when it is all finally said and done.
The above commentary on end time events literally tells us that everyone is either going to end up inrepparttar 140576 New Heaven and New Earth or inrepparttar 140577 Lake of Fire and Brimstone withrepparttar 140578 Devil, all of his demons,repparttar 140579 Antichrist and False Prophet - where everyone will be tormented in this horrible place forever and ever!
There is no middle or neutral ground! It's all or nothing. Jesus Himself says inrepparttar 140580 New Testament that those that are not with Him are against Him. There is no middle ground for people to go into if they donít want God or hell. If you donít want God and accept what He has to offer to you throughrepparttar 140581 death of His Son, then you will eventually end up inrepparttar 140582 Lake of Fire and Brimstone.

That isrepparttar 140583 cold hard reality of whatrepparttar 140584 Big Picture is really all about. The sad thing about all of this, is that an awful lot of people are going to end up makingrepparttar 140585 wrong choice onrepparttar 140586 most important decision of their entire lives, and not even God Himself will interfere with each personís own personal choice on this matter.

For those of you who donít know much about end time events, you may want to print this article out and keep it onrepparttar 140587 shelf inrepparttar 140588 event that all of this occurs in our lifetime. The first 8 parts of this series is a broad overview of allrepparttar 140589 major events andrepparttar 140590 order in which they will occur. I just wanted to stay withrepparttar 140591 big main events. There is a lot more to all of this, which will come in our remaining 14 articles.

Article written by Michael Bradley of Bible Knowledge Ministries. Their website is a resource of Bible commentary and teaching. If you do not want to wait for the next article, you can go to our end times section. Copyright © 2005 by Michael Bradley. All Rights Reserved.

WARNING - Do Not Take The Mark Of The Beast

Written by Michael Bradley

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Here isrepparttar patience ofrepparttar 140555 saints; here are those who keeprepparttar 140556 commandments of God andrepparttar 140557 faith of Jesus." (Revelations 14:9-11) Noticerepparttar 140558 very graphic warning that God gives in reference to ending up inrepparttar 140559 Lake of Fire and Brimstone. You will end up in this place andrepparttar 140560 smoke of your torment will ascend forever and ever with no relief ever. This horrible torment will last day and night forever and ever!

Bottom line, all Christians who get caught up in this predicament will have to be willing to lay down their lives for God and Jesus. In other words, you will be martyred for your faith. This will berepparttar 140561 ultimate test for any Christian to pass. I really believe that God put this warning in writing in His Word because he knows a lot of His people may get weak and scared if they are approached with this choice byrepparttar 140562 Antichrist.

But each Christian will simply have to override any fears or doubts that they may have, believe whatrepparttar 140563 Word of God has to say aboutrepparttar 140564 matter, and be willing to die for their faith in Jesus. If they do not, their eventual end will be too horrible for any human words to describe. I have already done an article onrepparttar 140565 possibility of a Rapture.

Hopefully, there is going to be a Rapture of God's saints beforerepparttar 140566 Tribulation starts, and we will not have to go through any of these horrible events. If there is a Rapture, thenrepparttar 140567 saints thatrepparttar 140568 Bible mentions that will be persecuted will berepparttar 140569 people that get saved afterrepparttar 140570 Rapture occurs.

It's almost as if God may be saying torepparttar 140571 ones that get saved afterrepparttar 140572 Rapture - "You all had your chance to accept My salvation beforerepparttar 140573 Rapture and turned it down. Now thatrepparttar 140574 Rapture has taken place, you now know that My people were telling yourepparttar 140575 truth about My message of salvation. Now I will accept any and all who willing to come to Me, but you will have to prove yourself to Me by being willing to die for your faith in Me by refusing to worship or receiverepparttar 140576 mark ofrepparttar 140577 beast."

If all of these events occur in our lifetime, I believe God will use all of us to getrepparttar 140578 message out to as many people as possible in order to save as many people as He possibly can from all of these horrible events. If their is going to be a Rapture, then it obviously is going to berepparttar 140579 "first train out," and God will try and get as many people warned, saved and on that first train as He possibly can.

Butrepparttar 140580 sad reality is that there are a lot of stubborn people out there who will not accept God's free gift of salvationrepparttar 140581 first time around, and they are going to have to sufferrepparttar 140582 consequences for not doing so.

Hopefully, they will accept God's gift of salvation through His Sonrepparttar 140583 "second time around" after all ofrepparttar 140584 saints have been Raptured - but then it will cost them their physical lives by being martyred for refusing to acceptrepparttar 140585 mark ofrepparttar 140586 Antichrist.Pray that none of your loved ones missrepparttar 140587 "first train out," if there is going to be a Rapture.

If by chance they missrepparttar 140588 rapture, let them know they are NOT to takerepparttar 140589 mark ofrepparttar 140590 beast if they are faced with this choice.

Article written by Michael Bradley of Bible Knowledge Ministries. Their website is a resource of Bible commentary and teaching. If you do not want to wait for the next article, you can go to our end times section. Copyright © 2005 by Michael Bradley. All Rights Reserved.

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