Prophecies to be Fulfilled
The RaptureBecause it's a future event and because the Bible can be interpreted in different ways by different people, when the rapture will occur is controversial. I found four beliefs:
- Pre-tribulation: Many Christian and biblical scholars believe it will occur before
the tribulation begins.
- Partial rapture: Some believe that only Christians who are faithful will be raptured before the tribulation, but that unfaithful Christians will remain on earth to live through it.
- Mid-tribulation: Some believe that Christians will be raptured half-way through the tribulation.
- Post-tribulation: Others believe that Christians are raptured when the tribulation period ends, when Christ returns to judge us.
12"At that time Michael shall stand up, The great prince who stands watch over the sons of your people; And there shall be a time of trouble, Such as never was since there was a nation, Even to that time. And at that time your people shall be delivered, Every one who is found written in the book. 2And many of those who sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, Some to everlasting life, Some to shame and everlasting contempt.
30Then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in heaven, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. 31 And He will send His angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they will gather together His elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.
14"Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me. 2In My Father's house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. 3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also. 4 And where I go you know, and the way you know."
34 I tell you, in that night there will be two men in one bed: the one will be taken and the other will be left. 35Two women will be grinding together: the one will be taken and the other left. 36Two men will be in the field: the one will be taken and the other left."37And they answered and said to Him, "Where, Lord?" So He said to them, "Wherever the body is, there the eagles will be gathered
1 Corinthians 15:51-53
51Behold, I tell you a mystery: We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed- 52in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. 53For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality
1 Thessalonians 4:13-17
13 But I do not want you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning those who have fallen asleep, lest you sorrow as others who have no hope. 14For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will bring with Him those who sleep in Jesus. 15For 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. 16For 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. 17Then 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.
1 Thessalonians 5:9-10
9For God did not appoint us to wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ, 10 who died for us, that whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with Him.
10Because you have kept My command to persevere, I also will keep you from the hour of trial which shall come upon the whole world, to test those who dwell on the earth.
One world government
The attempt at establishing a one world government began in 2100 BC with King Nimrod He wanted to build a tower where people could live and survive a flood, primarily to spite God and His powers. Josephus, an ancient historian who was born in Jerusalem between 37 and 18 AD wrote:
"Now it was Nimrod who excited them to such an affront and contempt of God. He was the grandson of Ham the son of Noah. He was a bold man, and of great strength of hand. He persuaded them not to ascribe it to God, as if it was through his means they were happy, but to believe that it was their own courage, which procured that happiness. He also gradually changed the government into tyranny, seeing no other way of turning men from the fear of God, but to bring them into a constant dependence on his power.(Josephus, Flavius Translated by William Whiston, The Works of Josephus, Hendrickson PublishersPeabody, MA 01916-3473, 1987, Pg. 35 Antiquities of the Jews Chapter 4:2)"
Basically, the Tower of Bable was an attempt for humans to establish and live according to their own laws and rules, apart from God.
God blessed humans and told them in Genesis 1:28 to "Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it;..." The Tower of Babel was in direct disobedience, as it was a human attempt to settle everyone in one location and to establish human rule over divine rule.1 Chronicles 1:10
10Cush begot Nimrod; he began to be a mighty one on the earth.
2The kings of the earth set themselves,
And the rulers take counsel together,
Against the Lord and against His Anointed, saying,
3 "Let us break Their bonds in pieces
And cast away Their cords from us."
The attempt to establish a New World Order (one world government) began to accelerate in the 1900's. Below is a list, in date order, of significant creations of organizations working in conjunction with the attempt to establish a New World Order.
- 1935: A NWO symbol appears on the back of the US dollar bill
- 1940: H. G. Wells publishes a book entitled 'The New World Order'
- 1945: UN is founded
- 1948: World Council of Churches (WCC) is formed
- 1954: Bilderberg Group is formed by Joseph Rettinger and Prince
of the Netherlands, and funded by the Rockefellers.
- 1957: EEC is formed under 'The Treaties of Rome'
- 1968: Club of Rome is formed
- 1973: Trilateral Commission is formed
- 1974: Universal Product Code (UPC) introduced in retail stores
- 1990: George H.W.Bush spoke on 'Toward a New World Order'
- 1995: World Trade Organization (WTO) is formed
- American FDA approved the 'VeriChip' (human implanted microchip for electronic ID)
- The body responsible for managing the Internet, Icann, takes over from the U.S. to become more global
- Creation of a European Army receives strong backing from Germany
36"Then the king shall do according to his own will: he shall exalt and magnify himself above every god, shall speak blasphemies against the God of gods, and shall prosper till the wrath has been accomplished; for what has been determined shall be done. 37 He shall regard neither the God of his fathers nor the desire of women, nor regard any god; for he shall exalt himself above them all. 38But in their place he shall honor a god of fortresses; and a god which his fathers did not know he shall honor with gold and silver, with precious stones and pleasant things. 39Thus he shall act against the strongest fortresses with a foreign god, which he shall acknowledge, and advance its glory; and he shall cause them to rule over many, and divide the land for gain.