I have long wondered, exactly what was SUDDEN DESTRUCTION that we find in the Bible either directly stated or implied strongly? You get many different answers, from world war to the Destroyer. While I have been asking this question for some time, The Lord pointed out to me that it was right under my nose the whole time, and is found in 1 Thessalonians:
1 Thessalonians 5
5 But of the times and the seasons, brethren, ye have no need that I write unto you.
2 For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night.
3 For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.
4 But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief.
5 Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness.
6 Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober.
7 For they that sleep sleep in the night; and they that be drunken are drunken in the night.
8 But let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love; and for an helmet, the hope of salvation.
9 For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ,
10 Who died for us, that, whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with him.
Now we tie that to this:
35 For as a snare shall it come on all them that dwell on the face of the whole earth.
36 Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.
37 And in the day time he was teaching in the temple; and at night he went out, and abode in the mount that is called the mount of Olives.
The above verse tells us that whatever this SUDDEN DESTRUCTION is, it is worded here as the SNARE. A snare strikes with no warning. It is SUDDEN, and it is a TRAP, and the ones caught in this snare are CAUGHT, not KILLED. In Strong’s, it is 3803 and it means a TRAP, AS FASTENED BY A NOOSE OR NOTCH, A TRICK OR A STRATAGEM, A TEMPTATION. What is the “temptation?” As it was in Genesis, “YE SHALL BE AS GODS.” The APEX of the strong delusion, the next GIANT LEAP UP THE EVOLUTION LADDER, TO BE GODS. In short “ILLUMINATION.” We will find this in the Book of Enoch as well.
Secondly, notice that this is stated in no uncertain terms to be a GLOBAL EVENT, not localized. This SNARE catches the ENTIRE WORLD, or “THE WHOLE EARTH” BY SURPRISE and the WHOLE EARTH is now CAUGHT IN THIS SNARE and THEY cannot escape. Thus the THEY and the THEM as opposed to YE BRETHREN, and YOU, are referred to as “THEM THAT DWELL ON THE FACE OF THE WHOLE EARTH.” This is an important clue as we search out the SUDDEN DESTRUCTION and what it really is!
OK, so we have a GLOBAL EVENT, it is SUDDEN, it comes with NO WARNING and it catches all those that DWELL upon the whole earth. The word “dwell” is a very interesting word, for it means those that are PERMANENT RESIDENTS. Those that are totally of THIS WORLD, of THIS PLANET, of THIS AGE. It goes back to ANTICHRIST, and how all of his programs are of THIS WORLD, that is, a NEW WORLD RELIGION, ECONOMIC SYSTEM AND POLITICAL SYSTEM. It is like the promise that Obama made when he said “I will change America and the world.” That’s a clue as to who he really is, by the way…
The word dwell is number 2521 in Strong’s and it means TO SIT DOWN, TO REMAIN, RESIDE, DWELL. In other words that LIFE ON EARTH IS ALL THERE IS, that is where all their attention is, they are OF THE WORLD, or WORLDLY. They are mad upon all their idols of this world. They give little though to eternal things.
Jesus on the other hand, said to Pilate that He was NOT OF THIS WORLD, that is, He was a SOJOURNER, a STRANGER, one who had COME INTO THIS WORLD ON A RESCUE MISSION TO SAVE FALLEN HUMANITY. His followers were not to be of this world, but rather to LEAVE THIS WORLD BEHIND, and seek after CHRIST and HIS LOVE. And this:
Hear my prayer, O Lord, and give ear unto my cry; hold not thy peace at my tears: for I am a stranger with thee, and a sojourner, as all my fathers were.
OK, so now we know who the THEY and the THEM ARE, those of the world, the Christ rejecters, the ones that refused the message of salvation, those that refused to believe that Jesus Christ was their redeemer or the Messiah. He was just a good man if He existed at all. So who are “they”, biblically?
2 Thessalonians 2:10-12
10 And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.
11 And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:
12 That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.
This is one of the most deadly verses of Scripture given to humanity: “THEY RECEIVED NOT THE LOVE OF THE TRUTH THAT THEY MIGHT BE SAVED.” Notice it does not say LOVE FOR THE TRUTH, but rather the LOVE OF THE TRUTH. Who was the TRUTH? Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ brought with Him a demonstration of what TRUE LOVE IS, and the Greeks had no word for it because it was so different, so strange, and so they coined a new name, the name AGAPE. DIVINE AGAPE. DIVINE LOVE. A LOVE TYPE EXCHANGE. The sin issue was all settled at the Cross. God, through the Cross forgave the sins of humanity. This was His reconciliation towards us. The only issue now between man and God is the LOVE ISSUE. That is all there is, there is only ONE CONDEMNATION NOW, and that is that LIGHT (DIVINE LOVE) HAS COME INTO THE WORLD, AND HUMANITY HATED THE LIGHT, AND WOULD NOT COME TO THE LIGHT TO HAVE THEIR DEEDS REPROVED:
18 He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.
19 And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.
20 For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.
I have been warning for over 30 years that TRUE SALVATION is a LOVE TYPE ISSUE, way beyond faith and belief. There is NOW only ONE CONDEMNATION, and that is WE MUST ALL STAND BEFORE THE DIVINE LOVE OF GOD AND BE JUDGED BY IT. There is no other condemnation whatsoever. The only issue between humanity and God is a LOVE TYPE ISSUE. It is the ONLY CONDEMNATION. Either that issue gets settled or it does not. This is why John says what he says here:
1 John 3:1-3
3 Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not.
2 Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.
3 And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure.
Being born again is to REPENT OF YOUR LOVE TYPE, that is all your human love types, and admit they do not at all come to the height or breadth of His Love, and then EXCHANGE YOUR LOVE TYPES FOR HIS, that is to have HIS LOVE TYPE bestowed upon the believer. It is given when one COMES TO THE LIGHT. It does not say BELIEVES IN THE LIGHT, or has FAITH IN THE LIGHT, but rather COMES TO THE LIGHT.
Why? Because no human mind can KNOW what the LOVE OF GOD IS, it is an UNKNOWN, a HIDDEN MYSTERY, an enigma of all enigmas. That is why you are commanded to SEARCH IT OUT WITH ALL DUE DILIGENCE. You MUST FIND IT, AND WHEN YOU DO, YOU WILL KNOW WHY YOU ARE A HELL BOUND SINNER even if you were or are now the most saintly person on Earth. Salvation is not based upon your GOOD WORKS, or HELL on your BAD WORKS. Salvation is based upon FINDING SOMETHING, and that something is FINDING DIVINE AGAPE, so you KNOW EXPERIENTIALLY WHAT IT IS, HOW IT WORKS! This is so because “unless two be agreed, they cannot walk together…”
There are two types of believers we call Christians. The OVER-COMERS and the NON-OVERCOMERS. These appear to be the WHEAT (REAL AUTHENTIC CHRISTIANS or WHEAT) and NON-OVERCOMERS (FAKE CHRISTIANS or TARES).
The key to this thing is that all are called Christians, be they wheat or tares, and they are separated at the JUDGMENT. The Church is called the “assembly of the CALLED OUT ONES” and are different than the people of the world. It is a corporate entity, so to speak, and it is REMOVED AS A WHOLE UNIT.
As I said previously, the TRIBULATION SAINTS are never called Christians nor are they ever stated to be part of the Church. This is because the AGE OF GRACE IS OVER, THE DOOR IS SHUT, and now God is dealing with humanity, and out of His mercy, he does allow BEHEADING to be the same as being BORN AGAIN during the age of GRACE. In other words, we move from GRACE over to WORKS.
Out of this group we call the Church, we find another division: OVERCOMERS that are truly born of God, and the non-overcomers, who are NOT born again but are referred to as TARES and also as BASTARD SONS AND DAUGHTERS. These are they who call themselves Christians but refuse the Lord’s commands to ENTER YE IN or undergo the chastisement of the Lord!
The CHOSEN are called the OVERCOMERS, and they are the real WHEAT. The TARES are called the non-overcomers. In point of fact Jesus warns them repeatedly to REPENT IN TRUTH, and get themselves BORN AGAIN.
The phrase OVERCOMERS is used in all SEVEN LETTERS TO THE SEVEN CHURCHES. It is a verily, verily, verily WARNING that is falling upon totally deaf ears.
The WHEAT are taken to the BARN, the TARES are burned in the fire. Remember that judgment BEGINS at the House of the Lord. The Lord also said that those rejected should not have overlooked JUDGMENT AND LOVE, a direct reference to the STRAIT GATE, NARROW WAY and STANDING BEFORE THE SON OF MAN (WHO IS THE LIGHT OF DIVINE AGAPE), AND BEING JUDGED BY THAT LIGHT OF DIVINE AGAPE.
OK, so now we also know from the Book of Revelation that the Church is NOT MENTIONED AGAIN after Chapter Three and it includes the SEVEN CHURCHES, and their history as well. Why? The odds are great that the CHURCH has been removed, the AGE OF GRACE, THE CHURCH AGE is concluded and over, done, finished. The tribulation saints are never called Christians, and are not part of the Church Age. A new system is brought in. Grace is done in one sense, and now GRACE allows one to be beheaded.
THE AGE OF GRACE is closed. You get into heaven via REBIRTH during the age of Grace. “Verily, verily, I say unto you, you MUST BE BORN AGAIN,” but the Tribulation saints get into heaven by BEHEADING. One is by GRACE, the other is by WORKS, a major change in how God deals with humanity. Thus I conclude the CORPORATE CHURCH HAS BEEN REMOVED, THE AGE OF GRACE IS OVER, THE DOOR IS SHUT, and this is where the JUDGMENT BEGINS AT THE HOUSE OF THE LORD, and this appears to be THE DIVISION OF THE WHEAT AND TARES. You find this in Matthew Seven:
22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?
23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.
24 Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock:
It appears that this judgment is immediately after the removal of the Church, and the tares are those the Lord says to them HE NEVER KNEW THEM. That is also a very scary verse of Scripture, because few Christians can actually say the LORD KNOWS THEM. They can all say they “know the Lord” or “believe in the Lord” or have “faith in the Lord”, but that is not the issue when it comes to true salvation – it is IF the Lord KNOWS THEM, another story for another time. It is an issue of the MANY and the FEW. Look up the word “know” or “knew” for it means to know experientially via meeting them one or one, or we could say an encounter. We could also say that the world is “out of adjustment” and one needs to come into “alignment” with DIVINE LOVE.
Do you see? Humanity in its fallen state was CUT OFF from God and HIS NATURE, which is a LOVE TYPE humanity knows NOTHING ABOUT. It is hidden from him, beyond the ability of the human mind the grasp, actually, to even comprehend, and it is a total UNKNOWN.
Rebirth brings the BELIEVER INTO ALIGNMENT TO GOD’S LOVE, to COVER HIM and remove him from judgment and condemnation. You are to be “adjusted” back to God’s standard of LOVE. That is what REBIRTH IS ALL ABOUT. It is to bring you into ALIGNMENT.
Many mistake dreams and visions, and hearing from the Lord as proof of their salvation. The only proof ever shown in Scripture of true salvation is the REVELATION OF DIVINE LOVE, which is the revelation of Jesus Christ to the believer, that is, coming to the LIGHT OF CHRIST, having your deeds reproved in a literal albeit SPIRITUAL encounter that is fully experiential. It has nothing to do with belief or faith or anything like that. It is your belief and faith that are to PROPEL YOU TO SEEK OUT GOD WITH A WHOLE HEART. According to John and Christ, we are to actually MEET JESUS CHRIST ONE ON ONE, even if it is totally denied by modern day Christian thought. So beware, for this is found in Revelation 3:20-22, and many other places.
20 Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.
21 To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne.
22 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.
Look it up for yourself, do not take my word for it. Your eternal destiny depends upon these VERY VERSES, for how could Christ come into a person and sup with that person, and that person not KNOW Jesus Christ, and further, how could Jesus Christ say to them in the Matthew Seven judgment that He did not KNOW THEM?
Salvation is based upon A LOVE TYPE EXCHANGE, because that is the ONLY ISSUE THERE IS. There is only ONE CONDEMNATION. Mankind MUST come to the LIGHT. The LIGHT is DIVINE AGAPE. This is the only issue there is. Mankind was given the way of reconciliation BACK TO GOD, called the STRAIT GATE and NARROW WAY. There is no other way, either enter in or perish.
There is a vast difference between FAITH and KNOWING. We are to have FAITH and BELIEF IN CHRIST, DO AS COMMANDED, COME TO THE LIGHT TO HAVE OUR DEEDS REPrOVED, and then WE WILL EXPERIENTIALLY KNOW WHO JESUS CHRIST IS, and HE WILL KNOW US!! Yet all of this denied and called Satanic, which is why the vast majority are SENT AWAY, called the MANY, called THE TARES.
These verses are the SUM TOTAL of true salvation, and that is why ALL THE WARNINGS are placed in the Bible.
Now back to SUDDEN DESTRUCTION. It is GLOBAL. It is a SNARE, it comes out of NOWHERE. IT CATCHES THE WORLD OF EARTH DWELLERS by total surprise, and because this is a GLOBAL EVENT it cannot be a war, even a world war, but rather, it must be a COSMIC EVENT. This is not to say that THE DESROYER, WORLD WAR THREE OR THE GRAVITY WAVE do not all come at the same time, that is, a CONVERGENCE OF EVENTS.
There is only ONE EVENT that fulfills all of this: THE SUDDEN REMOVAL OF THE ENTIRE CHURCH IN THE TWINKLING OF AN EYE. If it was the removal of only the FEW, or the BRIDE OF CHRIST, the REAL AUTHENTIC BORN AGAIN IN TRUTH BELIEVERS, the world would hardly take notice. But if THE ENTIRE CHURCH was to be removed, the world would INDEED TAKE NOTICE, for this would be a change of all changes. Millions of people would vanish into thin air, or in the alternative, millions would simply die, a huge DIE OFF EVENT. That part we do not actually know. Who knows? The Lord could use the Illuminati to cause this huge die off. They would say “Gee, we have no idea where this virus came from, but we are working on a vaccine..” But then again, why give them any ideas?
While many argue that the apostate church is not included, there are no verses of Scripture to support that concept. There is only ONE CHURCH in the SEVEN that the Lord THREATENS to put into the GREAT TRIBULATION. Besides that, we can prove we move from GRACE to WORKS, and the DOOR IS SHUT. There is no such thing as PARTIAL GRACE. Either we are under the AGE OF GRACE, THE AGE OF REBIRTH, or we ARE NOT. There must be, has to be, a CUT-OFF EVENT.
The NEW AGE MOVEMENT is full of references to the REMOVAL OF THOSE “UNFIT” TO ENTER THE NEW AGE. They are considered a CANCER UPON HUMANITY, and as they often say and have recently stated, it is THE CHRISTIANS that are holding humanity back and they need to be removed so we can enter in the NEXT EVOLUTIONARY PHASE OF HUMANITY, that is, the ILLUMINATED ONES, the final phase of our evolutionary move into GODHOOD STATUS. The Christians are the ones holding humanity back from this quantum leap to a PHASE TWO CIVILIZATION. They need to be removed, by FORCE if necessary. Hence FEMA CAMPS, JADE HELM, ETC.
Illumination or Elimination. That is the question. The rise of ANTICHRIST and his spirit are all around us, from the United Nations, the nations of the world down to American townships – the name of Jesus Christ is not be spoken about. The Christians are a CANCER upon humanity and cannot EVOLVE, and cannot be a partaker in the NEW AGE of illumination.
1 Thessalonians tells us that the RAPTURE is in fact the SUDDEN DESTRUCTION. Why so? Read it carefully. The subject is the DAY OF THE LORD, another name for the coming of the Lord to fetch His Church. We know this because it comes upon the world of Earth dwellers as a surprise, but not to YE BRETHREN or YOU because we are not the children of darkness, but the children of the DAY. There is a clear and total division as to who is what and why.
Further, this Scripture tells us that we will ESCAPE because it does not include the YE BRETHREN and YOU. The world of Earth dwellers DO NOT ESCAPE, they go into THE SNARE AND ARE CAUGHT and must go through the GREAT TRIBULATION. This is why Jesus tells us to pray always that we be counted worthy to stand before the Son of Man and ESCAPE all these things that are to come upon the Earth.
When a person in truth comes to the LIGHT, he stands before the Son of Man and is judged. If he/she accepts the PARDON OF THE LORD, and is given the WHITE ROBE OF DIVINE AGAPE, the “WHITE STONE OF ACQUITTAL” he/she becomes a son/daughter of the Lord and is found WORTHY, not because they are worthy, but because the Lord has COVERED THEM in His worthiness.
Hence it is that we come full circle. Another aspect of this concept is found in the cry of Israel and basically the whole world:
19 Behold the voice of the cry of the daughter of my people because of them that dwell in a far country: Is not the Lord in Zion? is not her king in her? Why have they provoked me to anger with their graven images, and with strange vanities?
20 The harvest is past, the summer is ended, and we are not saved.
21 For the hurt of the daughter of my people am I hurt; I am black; astonishment hath taken hold on me.
How would Israel or the world KNOW if they were not saved? This would occur only if a GLOBAL EVENT OCCURRED that was directly related to SALVATION, and it must be tied to the Lord’s FINAL CALL by his STATEMENT that the Gospel of Salvation must go out to the ENTIRE WORLD and then the END SHALL COME. It does not say the world ACCEPTS THE MESSAGE OF SALVATION; only that the GOSPEL IS PREACHED TO THE ENTIRE WORLD.
A corporate rapture is also the only way that multitudes of Christians are condemned in complete surprise. When they stand before the Lord totally rejected, that are in total shock. Revelation Chapter 3 makes it very clear that these Christians are totally UNAWARE of their STANDING before the Lord. They “knowest not” that they are NOT SAVED, NOT GOING TO HEAVEN, and are REJECTED OUT OF HAND WITH NO COMPASSION AND NO MERCY AT ALL.
There is a vast difference between the REAL BRIDE OF CHRIST and the unborn MANY Christians who refused the commands of the Lord to enter in. This has to do with building your house of salvation on the sand or on the rock. Those that heard the Lord’s commands and DID THEM (enter in at the STRAIT GATE and walk the NARROW WAY UNTO LIFE) built their salvation as the Lord commanded. They based their salvation upon the foundation of THE ROCK, while the others refused those commands, claimed their salvation on simple belief and built their foundation on THE SAND, and when the storm of judgment came, their house fell, while the others did not.
This is why the Lord told us not to OVERLOOK JUDGMENT AND LOVE, for those two items are directly related to the STRAIT GATE and NARROW WAY, coming to the LIGHT to have our deeds REPROVED (JUDGMENT). They have been bestowed with AGAPE LOVE, or the LOVE TYPE EXCHANGE, which is true BIBLICAL REPENTANCE and it is built upon UNION WITH CHRIST IN TRUE REBIRTH, thus that believer is COVERED BY THE WHITE ROBES OF CHRIST.
But woe unto you, Pharisees! for ye tithe mint and rue and all manner of herbs, and pass over judgment and the love of God: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone.
This is the difference between the WHEAT and the TARES, but both UNDERGO JUDGMENT. The WHEAT underwent the Judgment of the STRAIT GATE and NARROW WAY, and met the Lord ONE ON ONE during the age of GRACE and they made a SPIRITUAL JOURNEY unto true Biblical repentance, while the TARES did not enter into judgment at all, and so must be sent away, for Jesus would have MET THEM in JUDGMENT had they COME TO THE LIGHT. This they refused, so their judgment is just after the RAPTURE, where they are simply SENT AWAY INTO RUIN.
So then, what about those who are ON THE WAY, or who have just now realized that they must enter in? What is their plight, their destiny? When one sees the promises of the Bible, such as “He that has begun a good work in you will finish it”, or that Christ is “ABLE TO SAVE to the UTTERMOST”, and that “If God be for us, who can be against us?” or that “IF YOU CONTINUE IN MY DOCTRINE”, and if you SEEK, ASK, or KNOCK you WILL FIND ME, all say to me that IF YOU ARE ATTEMPTING TO COMPLY WITH HIS COMMANDS HE WILL NOT EVER FORSAKE YOU OR LEAVE YOU BEHIND. With every warning there is a promise. He will never ask of you more than you are able, no matter your age, health or whatever.
When we read all the warnings, we have a tendency to forget the promises. We tend to focus on the warnings, which is good, but must be tempered with the promises. Like Paul who said “run this race as though you have already won it” and not look at any chance of failure.
So I believe that the CORPORATE CHURCH IS REMOVED AT THE END OF THE AGE OF GRACE, when the TIMES OF THE GENTILES IS FULFILLED, that the TARES ARE JUDGED IMMEDIATELY, and the WHEAT undergoes to BEMA SEAT JUDGMENT. 1 Thessalonians connects the RAPTURE directly with SUDDEN DESTRUCTION. I hope this is totally wrong, and I pray it is, but the evidence is overwhelming that it is NOT WRONG. If it is NOT WRONG, millions of Christians will have NO CHANCE to make amends, to have a SECOND CHANCE, as it were. It will be fixed for all eternity, TO BE OR NOT TO BE. ENTER IN NOW IF YOU HAVE NOT.
Thus it is that judgment comes upon all, the BRIDE via the BEMA SEAT, THE APOSTATES via total rejection, THE WORLD to be destroyed, and so, SUDDEN DESTRUCTION COMETH. The SUDDEN DESTRUCTION starts an entire sequence of the SEAL, TRUMPET and BOWL JUDGEMENTS, so then, EITHER BE ILLUMINATED or you will eliminated! To be or not to be, THAT IS THE QUESTION. IT IS, IN FACT, THE ONLY QUESTION THERE EVER WAS FOR HUMANITY. It just depends upon your point of view. Humanities, or the Lord’s.
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