Patti C (5 Jan 2012)
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Dear John and Doves.....Bless you and thank you for the wonderful encouragement and incredible insights into His Holy Word.

The Spirit placed it on my heart to send this e-mail today....

Rapture IS the sudden destruction!!!!
The Rapture itself will cause the sudden destruction….the force of millions of people either rising from their graves, of being changed into eternal beings will produce first earthquakes and then the EMPs of the sudden destruction.  Earthquakes all over the world at the same time, when the dead in Christ are resurrected; and then EMPs as those alive are transformed and arise in the atmosphere above the earth. Think of the laser like impression made on the Shroud of Turin, then multiply that by the millions as rapture happens.
Then, because the world is on the brink of war, every nation will think that they have been attacked by the other, and will attack back, and thus…
Ezekiel 38--39, which many scholars refer to as World War 3.  Verse 22 reads, "And I will overthrow the throne of kingdoms, and I will destroy the strength of the kingdoms of the heathen, and I will overthrow the chariots, and those that ride in them; and the horse and their riders shall come down, every one by the sword of his brother."
The Bride of Christ goes up and the fallen angels and  Lucifer are kicked out of heaven at the same time and he and his angels fall to earth….the stars fall from the sky…a day of darkness as evil physically descends upon this earth. Rapture took all the light out of the world, both physically with EMPs and spiritually with taking the light of the Holy Spirit.
It will not be up to the NWO to decide when rapture happens….it is God’s timeline.  He calls the shots, and controls the opening bell….and the rapture will be the cause of sudden destruction….that the NWO will take advantage of.  In fact, before this time they can, in no way, implement their plans….it is ALL in God’s hands!!!!
That being said, I totally agree with the timeline that Ron Reese is conveying, and that as the time draws nearer we are given such awesome signs in the heavens, and in dreams and visions and especially in rightly dividing the Lord God’s Holy Word!!  It is amazing what He is showing us watchers, both individually and collectively.  Yet, it is mainly the JOY that we are all feeling at the nearness of His approach!!!  Certainly there is nothing in this world that is giving us this joy… is the heart knowledge that we all share, as we know we will be with Him very shortly!!!!!
Praise the Lord!!!
Patti C.