December 4, 2010
Dear John Tng and faithful doves,
Subject: Will all Christians be taken in the Rapture—a Sobering Question?
I recently became aware that there are some people who believe that
Revelation 7:9-17, which describes a great multitude, who have come out of the great tribulation, and this multitude of people is so vast that no man could number them, is referring to the Bride of Christ. The Bible states that this innumerable multitude have come out of the great tribulation and have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. This sounds like a very strange description indeed, of Bride of Christ which is without spot or wrinkle.
Please read the following article by Susan Davis and also please read my Emmaus Road Ministries Newsletter titled: Beheading, God’s Final Safety Net After the Rapture. Please click on URL LINKS below.
August 23rd, 2010 | Author: SD-Admin
Devastating volcanoes; earthquakes; droughts; floods; fires; oil spills—worst ever in decades, in centuries, or ever; wars and rumors of wars; eye-opening political changes—what is it going to take to believe the rapture is at hand—and not decades away? What does GOD have to do to get our attention? According to a recent WORD I received from the LORD—nothing will get the “masses” attention before the rapture.
Here is what the LORD revealed to me:
Now you can imagine that I am getting my share of “scoffing and nay-saying” because I am trying to warn people about being ready for the rapture (even with all the Biblical signs coming to pass). Well one day, I was in my car and pleading my case to the LORD about all the people who think the LORD isn’t coming soon or even not at all and I asked HIM pointblank am I missing something? Immediately, the LORD gave me this answer:
“Very few people have been around for the big moves of God: very few were saved from Sodom & Gomorrah; very few were saved during Noah’s time; very few believed Jesus was God when HE walked the earth; and very few will be raptured.”
God provided me with a confirmation of His words when soon after I ran across this verse:
Luke 17:26-30says: “Just as it was in the days of Noah, so also will it be in the days of the Son of Man. 27People were eating, drinking, marrying and being given in marriage up to the day Noah entered the ark. Then the flood came and destroyed them all. 28“It was the same in the days of Lot. People were eating and drinking, buying and selling, planting and building. 29But the day Lot left Sodom, fire and sulfur rained down from heaven and destroyed them all. 30“It will be just like this on the day the Son of Man is revealed.
Then you come to this section from Revelations 7:9-14:
The Great Multitude in White Robes
9After this I looked and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne and in front of the Lamb. They were wearing white robes and were holding palm branches in their hands. 10And they cried out in a loud voice:
“Salvation belongs to our God,
who sits on the throne,
and to the Lamb.” 11All the angels were standing around the throne and around the elders and the four living creatures. They fell down on their faces before the throne and worshiped God, 12saying:
Praise and glory
and wisdom and thanks and honor
and power and strength
be to our God for ever and ever.
13Then one of the elders asked me, “These in white robes—who are they, and where did they come from?”
14I answered, “Sir, you know.”
And he said, “These are they who have come out of the great tribulation; they have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.
So let’s see these two sections from the LORD:
Luke 17:26-30and these words from the LORD for me: and very few will be raptured.
And from John in Revelations: 7:9-14
9After this I looked and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne and in front of the Lamb. 14… And he said, “These are they who have come out of the great tribulation;
So the clear message here is that before the rapture—the masses will be unresponsive to the many messages the LORD is giving through HIS people and other signs. That is clear. It will however be the rapture/great tribulation that will wake the sleeping church and lukewarm Christians.
Even though GOD is warning people with turbulent weather/turbulent politics—the people are non-responsive and they will be right up until it is TOO LATE FOR THEM. All the signs are here including the three most significant ones: the 1948 crowd will be pretty old seven years from now—the world is unified in turning against Israel: God’s covenant nation—and the RFID chip/mark of the beast is being talked about and even promoted now on TV—so the reality is the LORD is even at the door.
Now think about this: 9/11 created a bit of panic and sent people into a revival mode like never in recent times—but because the majority of people won’t repent before the rapture takes place and very few will be taken out then it is very plausible to me that an Israel/Iran strike or Mid. E. war or mega earthquake will not happen before the rapture OR if they did happen even that will not be enough to shake the people up before the actual rapture event itself. It will only be the rapture that will cause people to wake up to the reality of what has hit them. God makes it clear that this revival won’t happen before the rapture. So as we see things happening—the rapture must be at hand because nothing is big enough yet to keep people from marrying and doing business as usual. And remember 9/11?—not many were in the marrying mood right after that event. Because the Mid. E. dam might break in the coming months—the rapture could possibly be the next catastrophic worldwide event.
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Harvey Troyer (YBIC)
Emmaus Road Ministries