Victory at last! Victory at last! The end time saints have come off victoriously from not worshiping the beast, his image, and taking his mark. What a glorious day that will be when the rapture finally arrives. “But in those … days, following that distress, ‘the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light; the stars will fall from the sky, and the heavenly bodies will be shaken.’ At that time men will see the Son of Man coming in clouds with great power and glory. And he will send his angels and gather his elect from the four winds, from the ends of the earth to the ends of the heavens” (Mk. 13:24-27). This rapture will be anything but secret, “For as lightening that comes from the east is visible even in the west, so will be the coming of the Son of Man” (Mt.24:27).
For those who stood the test and weathered the storm this will be a happy day indeed to see their Lord coming in great power and glory. “Look, he is coming with the clouds, and every eye will see him, even those who pierced him; and all the peoples of the earth will mourn because of him. So it shall be! Amen! (Rev. 1:7, italics are mine). The persecution will stop. The pain and suffering will stop. The prison doors will fly open, the shackles will fall from their feet, and there will be freedom. Freedom at last! Those who caused you all the pain and torment will now suffer for their misdeeds. They will stand shaking before the King of Kings and Lord of Lords. Each of them will bow in submission before receiving their final sentence of eternal punishment.
But for you dear saint things will be gloriously different. You will be caught up in the clouds to meet your Savior! “For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever” (I Thess. 4:16-17). Your filthy rags and prison clothes will be exchanged for the white robes of glory. “He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away” (Rev. 21:4).
“Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth…” (Rev. 21:1a). The Evil One Satan and the beast had destroyed God’s original creation by raping it of its natural resources, destroying its beautiful forests, polluting its lakes, its rivers, and the air. But now there are a new heavens and a new earth re-created in all of its original beauty, free of smog and pollution. The forests will look greener, the skies bluer, and the rivers crystal clear. To look at the heavens and see the other planets, moons, and stars will look as though you could reach out and touch them. The freshness of the air will be like nothing you’ve ever experienced. Everything will be made new! It will be like being in the Garden of Eden all over again, but this time there will be no Evil One coming along to tempt humanity. This time God will make His dwelling among His people.
This entire blog is quoted from my book: Final Warning.
Blair, Daniel, Final Warning (Tate Publishing & Enterprises 2006) pp. 209-211 – Copyright © 2006
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