First of all let me say that I am really sorry you got left behind. In fact I feel guilty about it. We should have done more. No. Stop. That's not right. Not "we should have done more" but I should have done more. I've always been a bit of a coward - to concerned about what other people might think of me rather than doing what I knew should be done.
Let me tell you a little bit about what has happened and what will happen. The Second Coming of Christ will occur in two stages. The first stage was the Rapture, which of course just recently occurred. The second stage will be the Revelation. The time between the two Stages is not less than seven years, and is occupied in the heavens by the Judgment of Believers for Works and on the earth by The Great Tribulation. At the Rapture he came for his Saints and at the Revelation He will come back with his Saints.
Weren't those headlines something else when we all disappeared? What happened at the Rapture is best described in I Thess. 4:15-17. "For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep. For the Lord Himself shall descend from heaven with a shout with the voice of the Archangel and with the trump of God; and the dead in Christ shall rise first; then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air, and so shall we ever be with the Lord."
We definitely heard the shout, the voice of the Archangel and the trump of God. I'm not sure if you heard them or not; you may have mistook them for thunder, but we heard them and we are gone. It was glorious. First the dead in Christ were caught up in the air and then those of us in Christ who were still alive were caught up next. I saw my mother who had passed on and my sister who had died when she was four. Some of my friends are here; some are not. What is really sad is that the same goes for my family. We are of all different religious faiths. There are Baptists, Methodists, Lutherans, Jews, Jehovah Witnesses, Catholics and even a couple of Presbyterians. (That was a joke, since I am of the Presbyterian faith). We are the true Christians. We are the body of Christ. We are the Church of which Christ is the Head. We are the Bride. Christ is the Bridegroom.
There have been many royal weddings of international interest where the invited guests and spectators witnessed a spectacle magnificent in its appointments, and rejoiced in a union that bound together different nations. But the wedding of the Lamb and His Bride the Church will surpass them all, for it shall unite Heaven and Earth in a bond that shall never be broken, for what God (the Father) shall join together no man shall ever put asunder, and that union no divorce shall ever break. We are going to have the greatest, grandest wedding feast that has ever been seen anywhere. I can hardly wait. But first we are going to the Judgment of Believers. It's not a judgment to see if we belong here. We know we belong here because we have accepted Christ as our Savior. It is not a Judgment for sin, but for "works." It's going to be more like a 4H Fair. You remember the 4H Fairs where the kids were given blue ribbons for the great projects and things they did during the year? It's going to be something like that. The New Testament mentions five Crowns to be given as rewards.
You know, one of the best things about being here - in fact it's fantastic - there is no hate here, only love. It's a little bit like when I was on earth and would watch my small children and later my grandchildren. They didn't know what hate was. They were so full of beauty, innocence and love it would bring tears to my eyes. That was probably the greatest joy I had on earth. Of course we were all like that at one time before the world messed us up.
I'm sorry. I'm running off at the "computer" again. I'm so excited about being here that I'm getting carried away. I need to tell you what's going to happen on earth and what you need to do to get ready. Some people think the Second Coming of Christ means the end of the world. It's really just the opposite. It's just the beginning. Once the Tribulation Period is over Satan will be bound for 1000 years and people will be able to live on earth as God meant them to. You may have a little time to prepare for the Tribulation. It may be a few months or a few years before the peace covenant with Israel is signed but once that covenant is signed you will have seven years of hell on earth. None of this time, now that the Church is caught out, will be pleasant. You may have already noticed that all the really good people are gone. Lawlessness will be rampant.
I can't get too deep here since I'm not a theologian - heck - I can't even explain the Trinity. After all the books I read I found the best explanation of the Trinity to me was a little poem I came across entitled:
Three in One
And One in Three
And the One in the middle
He died for me.
The One in the middle, Jesus Christ, is the One you need to concerned with right now. If you don't remember any other bible verse remember John 3:16. "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life." It's really so simple. Jesus Christ died on the cross for your sins and if you will accept him as your Savior you will be saved. The world has tried to add or take away from this. It was just too simple for them to understand. A man was trying to explain salvation to a carpenter friend of his who has just finished making a beautiful cabinet, but his friend just didn't understand. The man picked up a carpenter plane and started to plane the just finished cabinet. His carpenter friend screamed at him, "Don't touch it, you'll ruin it. It's finished."
"That's what I've been trying to tell you," the man said. "It was finished on the Cross when Jesus died for your sins. You can't add to it or take away from it."
If you don't have one you need to get hold of a bible. They won't be around too much longer. I prefer the King James Version but use what your comfortable with. Go to the New Testament and start with John. After you read John go back and start with Matthew and read the whole New Testament.
You're already at one of the best sites on the web. Download it all; print it out, whatever you have to do. It won't be here much longer. Becoming a Christian during this time is not going to be easy. You think Hitler's persecution of the Jews was bad? The antichrist's persecution of people who become Christians during this period will be much worse.
I've read so many books on the Second Coming of Christ but the best was a 72-page book entitled "The Second Coming of Christ" by Clarence Larkin. This book was written in 1917. Think about it. Israel didn't become a nation again until 1948, yet in this book he tells you everything that will happen. How did he know - because his only source was the bible. He also wrote a book on Daniel called "The Book of Daniel" and on Revelation called "The Book of Revelation" and another one called "Dispensational Truth" - all great books. Try to get them if you can, at least "The Second Coming of Christ".
Remember, when this seven year peace covenant is signed with Israel this will begin the start of Daniel's Seventieth Week or as some call it The Reign of Antichrist. I cannot begin to explain the horrors you will experience. Even in the beginning of the "week" with the opening of the Seals there is trouble. The first seal a White Horsed appears. The rider is Antichrist, as he becomes the Chief Ruler of the revived Roman Empire. Some countries won't want him there and the Second Seal, A Red Horse that signifies blood and the sword of war, will follow this. There will be a war like you have never seen. The Third Seal, A Black Horse, Famine and then the Fourth Seal, A Pale Horse, Death, will follow this. And this is just what man will do to man. You haven't even got to the rest of the Seals, like The Plague of Locusts, the size of which you've never seen. And you still have The Seven Trumpets and The Seven Vials to go.
In the First Trumpet a third part of the trees and all green grass will be burnt up. In the Second Trumpet a third part of the creatures of the sea will be destroyed. I could go on and on but I think you get the idea.
I need to mention the "Mark". I'm sure you have heard about it. Everyone has heard about the Mark of The Beast - you know 666. You won't be able to buy or sell without it. So what! Don't get it. Please, please, please, DON'T GET IT. If you do it's all over. You're doomed. Let me tell you about the very first Vial. "When the First Vial is poured out a noisome and grievous sore will fall upon the men who have the Mark of the Beast and who worship his image. This is a repetition of the Sixth Egyptian Plague.
There is one more piece of bad news that I need to tell you and I'm not sure how. I have a tendency to "sugar-coat" bad news but this can't be sugar-coated. The only way I can see for you to get from where you are now to where we are now is that not only will you have to pass through great tribulation, but also you will probably have to suffer a martyr's death for refusing to worship the "Image of the Beast." It's a shame. It really is. But you had your chance, just like the rest of us. It would have been so much easier back when the Church and the Holy Spirit were on earth for you to accept Jesus Christ as your Savior. It's going to be hard now, really hard, but you can do it. YOU HAVE TO DO IT. Look at it like I used to look at my life on earth. Even if I lived to be 100 years old, that compared to eternity would be like one tiny drop of water compared to all the oceans. It's the same with you. Even if you have to suffer 7 years of hell and even if you have to die a martyr's death; compared to eternity it is like a tiny drop of water compared to all the oceans.
Hope to see you soon.
Yours in Christ,