Rapture and the United States in the End times Explained

Written by Michael Bradley

1. Where isrepparttar Rapture in all of this? There is a big debate inrepparttar 140556 Body as to whether or not there is going to be a rapture. That will be another whole article. However, if there is going to be a rapture, it will probably occur at one of three possible points:
a. Right beforerepparttar 140557 beginning ofrepparttar 140558 7 year Tribulation.

b. Right beforerepparttar 140559 midpoint ofrepparttar 140560 Tribulation atrepparttar 140561 three and half year mark whererepparttar 140562 Antichrist seats himself inrepparttar 140563 Temple and proclaims himself to be God and startsrepparttar 140564 persecution of Jew and Christians.

c. Or right beforerepparttar 140565 battle of Armageddon.

I will be doing a separate article specifically onrepparttar 140566 possibility of a Rapture. I personally believe that there will be a rapture of God’s saints - and that it will occur sometime BEFORErepparttar 140567 start ofrepparttar 140568 7 year Great Tribulation.

2. Where isrepparttar 140569 United States in all of this? People who study Bible Prophecy are having a hard time finding where we fit into allrepparttar 140570 above events. There is one very interesting verse that might give us a clue.

This verse says that oncerepparttar 140571 last part ofrepparttar 140572 Tribulation starts withrepparttar 140573 persecution ofrepparttar 140574 Jews, that Israel was given "two wings of a great eagle" to fly into where nourishment and protection was given to her. Some people think that it might be referring torepparttar 140575 United States since our national symbol is that of an eagle. Others feel thatrepparttar 140576 eagle refers directly to God Himself, and God will arrange for some type of protection forrepparttar 140577 one-third ofrepparttar 140578 Jews who will not be killed byrepparttar 140579 Antichrist.

I cannot find any other verses at this time that would answerrepparttar 140580 above question. I feel it could almost go either way. I think there is a good chance it might be referring to America since we do have a good relationship with Israel at this time. If it is us, then that would mean we do not become part ofrepparttar 140581 10 nation confederacy thatrepparttar 140582 Antichrist will rule from. We would continue to hold our "superpower" status and would stay "isolated" out of all these events.

However,repparttar 140583 other possibility is that once God raptures all ofrepparttar 140584 Christians out of America - that we will lose our superpower status and will cease to have any bearing or influence on future world events. Once America’s power has been completely taken off ofrepparttar 140585 world scene - this will then freerepparttar 140586 Antichrist to be able take center stage as ruler over a 10 nation European confederacy.

Of these 2 possibilities - I would sayrepparttar 140587 second scenario may berepparttar 140588 most plausible and logical. And that may explain why America does not seem to be mentioned anywhere inrepparttar 140589 Bible in reference to end time events.

Our country has been truly founded on God and Jesus. Once allrepparttar 140590 real Christians have been taken up to heaven in this rapture - our country could literally fall apart overnight, since God’s hand operating through all of His people will no longer be in control of things. Our country may end up going down as a history lesson on what will happen to a country that has been founded on God and true Christian principles and then those Christians are taken out ofrepparttar 140591 equation.

The only reason we arerepparttar 140592 world’s only superpower at this time is due torepparttar 140593 anointing that God Himself has placed on this country as a result of our initial Christian foundations that were established with Him. It only has beenrepparttar 140594 power of God operating on this country that has made usrepparttar 140595 superpower we are today. Once God’s people are taken out of this big picture - I believe this country will literally "fall apart" overnight, andrepparttar 140596 Antichrist and his 10 nation European confederacy will move in very quickly to take our place asrepparttar 140597 world’s only true superpower.

This also may explain howrepparttar 140598 Antichrist will literally be able to take control ofrepparttar 140599 entire world in such a short period of time. With America being left completely powerless withrepparttar 140600 loss of so many Christians and no other countries big enough or powerful enough to take our place -repparttar 140601 Antichrist, with his 10 nation European confederacy, will berepparttar 140602 next in line to haverepparttar 140603 muscle, technology and ability to replace us asrepparttar 140604 next world superpower.

Now here isrepparttar 140605 verse about Israel being given protection underrepparttar 140606 two wings of a great eagle:
"Butrepparttar 140607 woman was given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly intorepparttar 140608 wilderness to her place, where she is nourished for a time and times and half a time, fromrepparttar 140609 presence ofrepparttar 140610 serpent." (Revelations 12:14)
You definitely know that verse is talking aboutrepparttar 140611 last half ofrepparttar 140612 Tribulation because it usesrepparttar 140613 words "time and times and half a time." That isrepparttar 140614 same phrase used by Daniel in his prophecy and it has already been determined that it equals three and half years!!!

WARNING - Do Not Take The Mark Of The Beast

Written by Michael Bradley

This article, onrepparttar mark ofrepparttar 140555 beast, will be short, sweet and straight torepparttar 140556 point. This will be an extension off ofrepparttar 140557 articles that I just did on all ofrepparttar 140558 events that will be occurring leading up torepparttar 140559 return of Jesus back to our earth to set up His Millennium Kingdom.

Inrepparttar 140560 first article I did titled "Basic Overview of Main End Time Events", I gave yourepparttar 140561 verse on howrepparttar 140562 False Prophet will set up a system on how he andrepparttar 140563 Antichrist will try to get everyone to receiverepparttar 140564 mark ofrepparttar 140565 beast on either their foreheads or their right hands. The verse goes on to say how no one will be able to buy or sell anything without this mark. The verse also says that anyone who will not worshiprepparttar 140566 Beast will be killed.

Due torepparttar 140567 importance on this one issue, I'm going to go ahead and restate this verse. I will then give yourepparttar 140568 verse on God's warning regarding this event. This verse is talking aboutrepparttar 140569 False Prophet and what he is going to do.

"He was granted power to give breath torepparttar 140570 image ofrepparttar 140571 beast, thatrepparttar 140572 image ofrepparttar 140573 beast should both speak and cause as many as would not worshiprepparttar 140574 image ofrepparttar 140575 beast to be killed. And he causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hand or on their foreheads, and that no one may buy or sell except one who hasrepparttar 140576 mark orrepparttar 140577 name ofrepparttar 140578 beast, orrepparttar 140579 number of his name. Here is wisdom. Let him who has understanding calculaterepparttar 140580 number ofrepparttar 140581 beast, for it isrepparttar 140582 number of a man. His number is 666." (Revelations 13:15-18)
Now here isrepparttar 140583 real scary part. God Himself says in Revelations that none of His people are to receive this mark ofrepparttar 140584 beast. If they do, they will end up coming under His wrath that will be released uponrepparttar 140585 earth duringrepparttar 140586 latter part ofrepparttar 140587 Tribulation.

God then pronounces what isrepparttar 140588 most dire warning imaginable if any of His people receive this mark. He flat out says that in addition to suffering His wrath that will be poured out during these last days - that they will also end up inrepparttar 140589 Lake of Fire and Brimstone whererepparttar 140590 Antichrist,repparttar 140591 False Prophet and Satan will eventually go.

In other words, you will go straight to hell when you die - no if, ands or buts about it!
Let these words sink in to your memory banks and don't ever forget them inrepparttar 140592 event that there is no Rapture andrepparttar 140593 Tribulation takes place in our lifetime. Here isrepparttar 140594 verse giving all of us this dire warning:
Then a third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, "If anyone worshipsrepparttar 140595 beast and his image, and receives his mark on his forehead or on his hand, he himself shall also drink ofrepparttar 140596 wine ofrepparttar 140597 wrath of God, which is poured out full strength intorepparttar 140598 cup of His indignation. And he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone inrepparttar 140599 presence ofrepparttar 140600 holy angels and inrepparttar 140601 presence ofrepparttar 140602 Lamb. Andrepparttar 140603 smoke of their torment ascends forever and ever; and they have no rest day or night, who worshiprepparttar 140604 beast and his image, and whoever receivesrepparttar 140605 mark of his name."

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