First of all let me say that I am really sorry you got left
behind. In fact I feel guilty about it. We should have done
more. No. Stop. That's not right. Not "we should have done
more" but I should have done more. I've always been a bit
of a coward - to concerned about what other people might
think of me rather than doing what I knew should be done.
Let me tell you a little bit about what has happened and
what will happen. The Second Coming of Christ will occur
in two stages. The first stage was the Rapture, which of
course just recently occurred. The second stage will be
the Revelation. The time between the two Stages is not less
than seven years, and is occupied in the heavens by the
Judgment of Believers for Works and on the earth by The
Great Tribulation. At the Rapture he came for his Saints
and at the Revelation He will come back with his Saints.
Weren't those headlines something else when we all disappeared?
What happened at the Rapture is best described in I Thess.
4:15-17. "For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord,
that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the
Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep. For the Lord
Himself shall descend from heaven with a shout with the
voice of the Archangel and with the trump of God; and the
dead in Christ shall rise first; then we which are alive
and remain shall 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."
We definitely heard the shout, the voice of the Archangel
and the trump of God. I'm not sure if you heard them or
not; you may have mistook them for thunder, but we heard
them and we are gone. It was glorious. First the dead in
Christ were caught up in the air and then those of us in
Christ who were still alive were caught up next. I saw my
mother who had passed on and my sister who had died when
she was four. Some of my friends are here; some are not.
What is really sad is that the same goes for my family.
We are of all different religious faiths. There are Baptists,
Methodists, Lutherans, Jews, Jehovah Witnesses, Catholics
and even a couple of Presbyterians. (That was a joke, since
I am of the Presbyterian faith). We are the true Christians.
We are the body of Christ. We are the Church of which Christ
is the Head. We are the Bride. Christ is the Bridegroom.
There have been many royal weddings of international interest
where the invited guests and spectators witnessed a spectacle
magnificent in its appointments, and rejoiced in a union
that bound together different nations. But the wedding of
the Lamb and His Bride the Church will surpass them all,
for it shall unite Heaven and Earth in a bond that shall
never be broken, for what God (the Father) shall join together
no man shall ever put asunder, and that union no divorce
shall ever break. We are going to have the greatest, grandest
wedding feast that has ever been seen anywhere. I can hardly
wait. But first we are going to the Judgment of Believers.
It's not a judgment to see if we belong here. We know we
belong here because we have accepted Christ as our Savior.
It is not a Judgment for sin, but for "works." It's going
to be more like a 4H Fair. You remember the 4H Fairs where
the kids were given blue ribbons for the great projects
and things they did during the year? It's going to be something
like that. The New Testament mentions five Crowns to be
given as rewards.
You know, one of the best things about being here - in
fact it's fantastic - there is no hate here, only love.
It's a little bit like when I was on earth and would watch
my small children and later my grandchildren. They didn't
know what hate was. They were so full of beauty, innocence
and love it would bring tears to my eyes. That was probably
the greatest joy I had on earth. Of course we were all like
that at one time before the world messed us up.
I'm sorry. I'm running off at the "computer" again. I'm
so excited about being here that I'm getting carried away.
I need to tell you what's going to happen on earth and what
you need to do to get ready. Some people think the Second
Coming of Christ means the end of the world. It's really
just the opposite. It's just the beginning. Once the Tribulation
Period is over Satan will be bound for 1000 years and people
will be able to live on earth as God meant them to. You
may have a little time to prepare for the Tribulation. It
may be a few months or a few years before the peace covenant
with Israel is signed but once that covenant is signed you
will have seven years of hell on earth. None of this time,
now that the Church is caught out, will be pleasant. You
may have already noticed that all the really good people
are gone. Lawlessness will be rampant.
I can't get too deep here since I'm not a theologian -
heck - I can't even explain the Trinity. After all the books
I read I found the best explanation of the Trinity to me
was a little poem I came across entitled:
Three in One
And One in Three
And the One in the middle
He died for me.
The One in the middle, Jesus Christ, is the One you need
to concerned with right now. If you don't remember any other
bible verse remember John 3:16. "For God so loved the world,
that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth
in him should not perish, but have everlasting life." It's
really so simple. Jesus Christ died on the cross for your
sins and if you will accept him as your Savior you will
be saved. The world has tried to add or take away from this.
It was just too simple for them to understand. A man was
trying to explain salvation to a carpenter friend of his
who has just finished making a beautiful cabinet, but his
friend just didn't understand. The man picked up a carpenter
plane and started to plane the just finished cabinet. His
carpenter friend screamed at him, "Don't touch it, you'll
ruin it. It's finished." "That's what I've been trying to
tell you," the man said. "It was finished on the Cross when
Jesus died for your sins. You can't add to it or take away
If you don't have one you need to get hold of a bible.
They won't be around too much longer. I prefer the King
James Version but use what your comfortable with. Go to
the New Testament and start with John. After you read John
go back and start with Matthew and read the whole New Testament.
You're already at one of the best sites on the web. Download
it all; print it out, whatever you have to do. It won't
be here much longer. Becoming a Christian during this time
is not going to be easy. You think Hitler's persecution
of the Jews was bad? The antichrist's persecution of people
who become Christians during this period will be much worse.
I've read so many books on the Second Coming of Christ
but the best was a 72-page book entitled "The Second Coming
of Christ" by Clarence Larkin. This book was written in
1917. Think about it. Israel didn't become a nation again
until 1948, yet in this book he tells you everything that
will happen. How did he know - because his only source was
the bible. He also wrote a book on Daniel called "The Book
of Daniel" and on Revelation called "The Book of Revelation"
and another one called "Dispensational Truth" - all great
books. Try to get them if you can, at least "The Second
Coming of Christ".
Remember, when this seven year peace covenant is signed
with Israel this will begin the start of Daniel's Seventieth
Week or as some call it The Reign of Antichrist. I cannot
begin to explain the horrors you will experience. Even in
the beginning of the "week" with the opening of the Seals
there is trouble. The first seal a White Horsed appears.
The rider is Antichrist, as he becomes the Chief Ruler of
the revived Roman Empire. Some countries won't want him
there and the Second Seal, A Red Horse that signifies blood
and the sword of war, will follow this. There will be a
war like you have never seen. The Third Seal, A Black Horse,
Famine and then the Fourth Seal, A Pale Horse, Death, will
follow this. And this is just what man will do to man. You
haven't even got to the rest of the Seals, like The Plague
of Locusts, the size of which you've never seen. And you
still have The Seven Trumpets and The Seven Vials to go.
In the First Trumpet a third part of the trees and all green
grass will be burnt up. In the Second Trumpet a third part
of the creatures of the sea will be destroyed. I could go
on and on but I think you get the idea.
I need to mention the "Mark". I'm sure you have heard
about it. Everyone has heard about the Mark of The Beast
- you know 666. You won't be able to buy or sell without
it. So what! Don't get it. Please, please, please, DON'T
GET IT. If you do it's all over. You're doomed. Let me tell
you about the very first Vial. "When the First Vial is poured
out a noisome and grievous sore will fall upon the men who
have the Mark of the Beast and who worship his image. This
is a repetition of the Sixth Egyptian Plague.
There is one more piece of bad news that I need to tell
you and I'm not sure how. I have a tendency to "sugar-coat"
bad news but this can't be sugar-coated. The only way I
can see for you to get from where you are now to where we
are now is that not only will you have to pass through great
tribulation, but also you will probably have to suffer a
martyr's death for refusing to worship the "Image of the
Beast." It's a shame. It really is. But you had your chance,
just like the rest of us. It would have been so much easier
back when the Church and the Holy Spirit were on earth for
you to accept Jesus Christ as your Savior. It's going to
be hard now, really hard, but you can do it. YOU HAVE TO
DO IT. Look at it like I used to look at my life on earth.
Even if I lived to be 100 years old, that compared to eternity
would be like one tiny drop of water compared to all the
oceans. It's the same with you. Even if you have to suffer
7 years of hell and even if you have to die a martyr's death;
compared to eternity it is like a tiny drop of water compared
to all the oceans.
Hope to see you soon.
Yours in Christ,