SOON, THE CHURCH WILL BE RAPTURED OUT OF HERE AND THE WORLD WE LEAVE BEHIND WILL BE GIVEN THE MODERN-DAY NAME OF ANTICHRIST
“Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time.” 1 John 2:18
The “last time” that John mentions has been going on for nearly 2,000 years now, and amazingly, it is getting ready to come to it’s final, prophetic conclusion. The Church Age, or the Age of Grace, is about to be done, and it will see it’s climax in an event called the Pretribulation Rapture of the Church. This event will usher in what the prophet Jeremiah saw and called to be the Time of Jacob’s Trouble. The Rapture of the Church is not the same event as the Second Coming of Jesus Christ for reasons previously mentioned here. The Apostle Paul, in 2 Thessalonians, gives us two very important clues on the timing of the Rapture, and, about the identity of the Antichrist.
THE TWO THINGS THAT MUST PRECEDE THE PRETRIB RAPTURE OF THE CHURCH
“Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him, That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand. Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.” 2 Thessalonians 2:1-4 – FULL REPORT