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By Christopher Baker on Tue Sep 13 12:54:32 1994
From: David Rice
Date: 12 Sep 94 10:17:41
Subj: Miss The Rapture 1 of 4
"In Case Of Rapture: 1) Break Glass 2) Scream 3) Roast in Hell"
Note: This was reposted by Mike Cluff. Notes in backets [-- MC]
are his unless my name is in them. [-- drice] Author is listed
at the end.
RAPTURE - OCTOBER 28, 1992
WHAT TO DO IN CASE YOU MISS THE RAPTURE
I. STAY CALM AND DO NOT PANIC
Your natural reaction once you realize what has just occurred is to
panic. But to do so is absolutely useless now. If you had wanted to
get right with god before the rapture, you could have, but you chose
to wait. Now your only chance is to stay on this earth and to endure
to the end of the Tribulation. "But he that shall endure unto the
end, the same shall be saved." - Matthew 24:13
II. REALIZE YOU ARE NOW LIVING DURING THE GREAT TRIBULATION
The Great Tribulation is a seven year period starting from the time
of the rapture until Christ's second coming. Also know as "the time
of Jacob's (Israel's) trouble" (Jere 30:7) and "Daniel's Seventieth
Week" (Dan 9), this period will be unparalleled in trouble and
III. GATHER AS MANY BIBLES AS YOU CAN AND HIDE THEM
Soon after the Antichrist becomes the leader of the European
Community (the revived Roman Empire), Bibles will be confiscated and
owning a Bible will be tantamount to treason. The Bible, however,
will be your most valuable possession during the Tribulation.
IV. READ THE BIBLE LIKE YOU HAVE NEVER READ IT BEFORE IN YOUR LIFE
Since all of your Bibles may be confiscated, even if you are
careful, it is imperative that you read the word until you memorize
whole passages and can quote them. It is especially important to
read Daniel, Luke 21, Matthew 24, Revelation, and Amos, for these
books describe the events you can expect to unfold before you.
V. PRAY LIKE YOU HAVE NEVER PRAYED BEFORE IN YOUR LIFE
Pray until the power of god comes strongly upon you - pray and pray
and pray. Only by reading the word and praying will you gain the
spiritual strength to be able to withstand the torture you may have
to endure for the sake of Christ.
VI. DO NOT TAKE THE MARK AT ANY COST - EVEN IN FIT MEANS YOU AND
YOUR LOVED ONES DIE AS MARTYRS
After the Antichrist becomes the leader of the European Community,
he will institute a world economic system, designed so that you
cannot buy, sell, or eat unless you take his mark or the number of
his name. Money will be useless. "And he causes all, both small and
great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their
right hand or on their foreheads, and that no one may buy or sell
except one who has the mark or the name of the beast, or the number
of his name. Here is wisdom. Let him who has understanding calculate
the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man: His number
is 666" - Revelation 13:16-18.
The Antichrist will implement the greatest slaughter in all of
humanity. Think of the various ways people have been tortured and
killed in the past, such as the Holocaust. [What about the Crusades
and the Inquisitions? -- drice]
You cannot even imagine the horror that will take place under the
Antichrist's rule; it will be much worse than anything in history
(Matt 24:21) "...I saw under the altar the souls of those who had
been slain for the word of god and for the testimony which they
held. And a white robe was given to each of them: and it was said to
them that they should rest a little while longer, until both the
number of the fellow servants and their brethren, who would be
killed as they were, was completed." Revelation 6:9, 11.
His targets will be Jews and Christians who do not worship his image
or take the mark on their forehead or right hand. "...And I saw the
souls of those who had been beheaded for their witness to Jesus and
for the word of god, who had not worshiped the beast or his image,
and had not received his mark on their foreheads or on the hands." -
Revelation 20:4. He will use every form of torture and humiliation
in order to force you to renounce Christ. Nor will he hesitate to
use your loved ones against you, even your children, torturing and
killing them in front of you so that you will be tempted to take the
If you take the mark or worship the Antichrist or his image,
however, you will be consigned to the second death, which is the
Lake of Fire.
You cannot be redeemed. It is better to endure torture for a short
while and gain eternal life then [sic] to endure eternal torment in
the Lake of Fire. "...If anyone worships the Beast and his image,
and receives his mark on his forehead or on his hand, he himself
shall also drink the wine of the wrath of god, which is poured out
full strength into the cup of his indignation. An he shall be
tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels
and in the presence of the Lamb." -Revelation 14:9-10
VII. SET A PLAN IN MOTION FOR SURVIVAL
Although you may not be able to hide from the Antichrist's
government until the end of the Tribulation, all of the time you
gain in hiding is important for your spiritual growth and
strengthening, since only those who are extremely strong in Christ
can suffer and die for his sake.
The first thing to do is move out of the city and into a rural or
mountainous area, for the Antichrist's control will come last to the
least populated areas. Take a good radio or TV with you so that you
can stay attuned to events and discern the time schedule of the
Tribulation. ["As you can see on the weather map, heavy currents of
Tribulation will sweep into our area by daybreak. Expect delays on
I-95 outbound, and perhaps school closings" -- MC]
Store water and food, because you will not be able to purchase
anything without the mark. Water in lakes and streams will be
polluted by radioactive waste from nuclear warfare and will
eventually turn into blood. [Get a good water filter. -- MC]
Bring different types of clothing for all seasons, as well as
flashlights, batteries, generators, and First Aid supplies. In
short, learn how to survive and live off the land as the pioneers
VIII. TRUST NO ONE
There will be secret agents everywhere, spying for the Antichrist's
government. Be on the lookout. [Perot supporters take note. -- MC]
IX. WATCH FOR THE ANTICHRIST
It is important to realize who the Antichrist is and what he is up
to, for he will deceive many into thinking that he is a great world
leader who will bring peace and prosperity to a world hungry for it.
We can infer from Daniel 11 certain characteristics of this man.
Popular during the first three and a half years of the Tribulation,
he will dominate the airwaves. He will be physically appealing,
highly intelligent, with Christ-like charisma and personality. [Did
someone mutter Marion "Pat" Robertson's name out there? -- drice] An
international politician, military tactician and economic expert,
his word will be peace; he will make a treaty with the Jews, which
he will break after three and a half years. He will have such
supernatural power that a mortal wound to his head will be healed.
[John Prewett, are you listening? -- drice] Even the very elect will
be deceived. If you do not pray and read the Bible, you too will be
deceived. [Dominate the airwaves? Perhaps Howard Stern or Rush
Limbaugh. -- MC]
The antichrist will have a companion, the False Prohphet [sic], who
will make an image in the likeness of the Antichrist and cause it to
speak. All who refuse to worhsip [sic] the image will be killed. The
final three and a half years will be absolutely insane, with
demonized spirits everywhere.
X. DO NOT GIVE UP HOPE!
The seven years of Tribulation will end with the triumphant return
of Christ. The Antichrist will be defeated. Be steadfast and endure,
and you will be rewarded greatly in Heaven.
Start reading the Bible and praying fervently now. The salvation of
your sould [sic] depends upon it. Determine that, come what may, you
will not take the mark or worship the Antichrist. You still have a
chance to be saved or remain saved, but this time you will have to
be "faithful unto death."
May god find you ready in the hour of his glorious return!
Author: Bob Beauchaine bobbe@vice.ICO.TEK.COM
bobbe@vice (Robert Beauchaine;6086;59-323;LP=A;YAyG)
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