Someday in the not too distant future there will be no one here to update these messages. Where will we be? We will let God answer that question as we quote from His Word as was delivered by the Apostle Paul in I Thess. 4:15-17 we quote, "For this we say to you by the word of the Lord; that we who are alive and remain until the coming of the Lord will by no means precede those who are asleep. For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord."
When one investigates the Bible Book of Revelation a fascinating disclosure is found woven into its prophetic narrative. Starting in Ch. 1 and continuing on through Ch. 3 one will find the Church is spoken of no less than 19 times.
The next event brought dramatically to our attention with the introduction of Ch. 4 is that the Apostle John is transported to heaven after being called up by a voice like a trumpet.
Ch. 5 resumes our view of this scene is in heaven and in verses 9 & 10 we find that the redeemed of the earth who have been called up from every nation, tribe and tongue are there worshipping God at this celestial gathering. The passage reveals that not just some of this redeemed company of the earth are seen in heaven, but that all of them are there. This great assembly can only be the Church.
In Ch. 6 the tribulation period begins with Christ opening the scroll which unleashes ever greater judgments upon the earth. The fascinating revelation of these Scriptures is uncovered when one realizes that the Church is never mentioned again throughout the Book of Revelation as being on the earth during the entire 7 year tribulation period and is only seen again when returning with Jesus Christ from heaven at the close of the Great Tribulation in Rev. 19:11-14.
"Then I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse. And He who sat on him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He judges and makes war. His eyes were like a flame of fire, and on His head were many crowns. He had a name written that no one knew except Himself. He was clothed with a robe dipped in blood, and His name is called The Word of God. And the armies in heaven, clothed in fine linen, white and clean, followed Him on white horses."
After the glorious event known as the "Rapture," when the Church of Jesus Christ is removed from the earth, Bible passages such as II Thess. 2:7-8 & Rev. 6:2 tell us that the next thing to happen will be the appearance of the endtime world dictator, commonly referred to as the Anti-Christ.
His tasks will seem insurmountable as he endeavors to put forth explanations and solutions for the worlds problems. Foremost on his agenda will be his devotion to the strengthening of a covenant with Israel which will be intended to last for 7 years, it wont (See Dan. 9:27). He will then have to deal with world wars, pestilences, a global financial crisis and mass starvation in every quarter of the earth (see Rev. 6:3-8).
The mind can only speculate as to how this man, who is called the "son of perdition" in the Scriptures, will explain away the sudden disappearance of the true believing Church from the earth.
The groundwork is already in place for the lies which he may offer up as fodder. New Age devotees have been teaching that those who lack the necessary acceptance by their movement are going to be removed to another plane of existence where the inferior individuals can grow in spiritual knowledge at a slower rate. Many expect what is called a quantum leap in evolution.
Another deception being prepared for the world is coming from those who claim to be in touch with alien beings from other galaxies. For years they have been announcing that a day is soon coming when extraterrestrials will evacuate a select group of the earths population from off of the earth.
From a vast array of proposals which may be presented to explain away the Christians sudden disappearance, the extraterrestrial equation presents the most intriguing possibilities.
For many years science fiction writers have toyed with the idea of teleportation. The Star Trek series popularized the idea with the phrase, Beam me up Scotty." A whimsical bumper sticker once seen on some Christian vehicles read, "Beam me up Jesus."
Prophecy students have pondered the possibility that this science fiction dalliance might someday be used to provide a possible explanation for the Rapture to the earths masses. In the past it was recognized there would be serious reservations by the scientific community as to the plausibility of such a fanciful idea.
When the notion of "quantum teleportation" was presented to Albert Einstein he rejected it and referred to the concept as "spooky." Science has now proved Albert Einsteins rejection was premature and the spooky is taking place.
Back in Dec. 11, 1997 a Colorado Springs Gazette article which headlined, "Boldly going where no photon has " reported, "In an Austrian laboratory, scientists destroyed bits of light in one place and made perfect replicas appear about three feet away. They did that by transferring information about a crucial physical characteristic of the original light bits, called photons. The information was picked up by other photons, which took on that characteristic and so became replicas of the originals In addition to raising the rather fantastic notion of a new means of transportation, the trick could lead to the ultra-fast computers. The experiment is reported in todays issue of the journal Nature by Anton Zelinger and colleagues at the University of Innsbruck in Austria. Another research team, Based in Rome, has done similar work and submitted its report to another journal. The work is the first to demonstrate "quantum teleportation," a bizarre shifting of physical characteristics between natures tiniest particles, no matter how far apart they are. Scientists might be able to achieve teleportation between atoms within a few years and molecules within a decade or so, Zelinger said. The underlying principle is fundamentally different from the "Star Trek" process of beaming people around, but could teleportation be used on people? Could scientists extract information from every tiny particle in a person, transfer it to a bunch of particles elsewhere, and assemble those particles into an exact replica of the person? Theres no theoretical problem with that, several experts said. But get real approximating teleportation of complex living beings, even bacteria, is so far away technologically that its not really worth thinking about it," said IBM physicist Charles Bennett. He and other physicists proposed quantum teleportation in 1993."
In Genesis 11:6 the Lord expressed His dismay to the fact that when evil men are united in purpose and mind their abilities, if left unrestrained, are boundless. How far will mankind be allowed to develop the power of teleportation God only knows.
It is intriguing to contemplate on the assertion that top secret developments are 50 years in advance of what is generally known to the public when pondering this "spooky" area of science.
When considering what lies in store for the future in light of Bible prophecy we realize that further advancement in this area is not really necessary in order for Satan to make use of it in his endtime arsenal. The feasibility that such a discovery can be advanced already makes it a powerful tool for deception.
At the start of this new millenium we find that this astounding scientific leap is not being left to languish hidden away from the public eye.
A June 11, 02 Colorado Springs Gazette article which headlined, "Researchers teleport laser beam Technique may be used someday to move matter," reported that, "Australian scientists said Monday they successfully "teleported" a laser beam encoded with data, breaking it up and reconstructing an exact replica a yard away. Their work replicates an experiment at the California Institute of Technology in 1998, but the Australian team thinks its technique is more reliable and consistent At this state, the process perfected by Australian physicist Ping Koy Lam and his 12-member team only can teleport light by destroying the light beam and creating a copy at the receiving end from light particles known as photons. "We have taken a beam of laser light and completely destroyed it and then made measurements of the destroyed laser beam and then took the measured results to the other side of the lab and reconstructed an exact replica of what we have destroyed," Lam said. Teleporting a laser beam involves destroying and replicating billions of photons. Lam said he thinks the process, called "quantum teleportation," which takes a nanosecond - one billionth of one second - soon will be used for teleporting matter. Teleporting a living person likely would be virtually impossible, scientists said. "In theory, there is nothing stopping us, but the complexity of the problem is so huge no one is thinking seriously about it at the moment," Lam said."
So now at the dawn of the 21st century scientists have proven to their satisfaction that in theory there is nothing stopping the teleportation of human beings - the only problem is that it would take greatly advanced technology to achieve it.
To a world soon to be overwhelmed with satanic deception, the idea that a super advanced alien race of beings is using its vast knowledge to make people disappear may well be the answer they cling to.
These are the last days and the Rapture is going to really happen. The believable lie that technologically advanced aliens are able to perpetrate such an incredible feat of quantum teleportation is now soundly placed within the realm of accepted science.
It is recorded for us in Rev. 19:11,14 & 19 that when Jesus Christ returns from heaven with the Church and His mighty angels the armies of the world will gather together to make war against this awesome celestial armada.
The question before us is, "Who is it that the worlds armies believe they are preparing to go to war with?" Perhaps they realize they are going into battle against the armies of God, or is it more likely that they have been deceived into believing they are being challenged by mortal extraterrestrials? What a strange and frightening future awaits the unforgiven.
We quote, "Then I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse. And He who sat on him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He judges and makes war And the armies in heaven, clothed in fine linen, white and clean, followed Him on white horses And I saw the beast, the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against Him who sat on the horse and against His army."
The question remains, Are you ready to meet the Lord in the air at His coming or will you be left behind? If you should die this day would you be welcomed into His kingdom or rejected as one who rejected him?
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