What is the next major event in Biblical prophecy? If I posed that question to the average Christian most would say the rapture. There was a group of Christians that thought the same thing—that the rapture was about ready to occur—and God told them through the apostle Paul that the rapture could not occur until certain things happened.
1 Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him,
2 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.
3 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;
4 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.
5 Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things? 2 Thes 2.
In this passage the Thessalonians thought that the rapture—the day of Christ—was at hand or about ready to happen. Paul admonished them to not be deceived for that day—the rapture—cannot come until after the falling away and the man of sin—the antichrist—is revealed and he sits in the Temple and claims to be God—the abomination of desolation.
Has the great falling away occurred? Has the antichrist been revealed, and performed the abomination of desolation? NO! Therefore let no man deceive you by any means—the rapture cannot be the next event.
Do you think the rapture is the next event? Again most Christians I have talked to believe that the rapture is the next event. They seem to think that God will rescue them before anything bad will happen—inferring that they are somehow above having to suffer various tribulations. Think about this; in the past have Christians suffered through world wars, financial collapses, pandemics, and persecutions? YES! So why does the average Christian of today feel that they are above having to suffer through a world war (Seal 2), a financial collapse (Seal 3), a pandemic (Seal 4), and persecution (Seal 5).
Do not be deceived, He will not rapture you from these things because the scriptures above tell us that the rapture will not occur until after the antichrist claims to be God and performs the abomination of desolation in the Temple. The sad fact of the matter is that most Christians choose to ignore these scriptures and cling to a rapture theory that makes them “feel good.” I wonder how they will feel when they see the Seals opened and find themselves totally unprepared.
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; 2 Thes 2:3
I want you to be prepared—that is one of the main reasons I wrote The Coming Epiphany—so you can be prepared. I also wrote it to explain and prove to you why the rapture will not occur until after Seal 6 is opened. The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and notable day of the Lord come: Acts 2:20 You can read The Coming Epiphany today for FREE.
How would I answer the question; what is the next major event in Biblical prophecy? Economic difficulties, wars and rumors of wars, terrorist attacks, rampant diseases, and dramatic earth changes. These will be followed by the real fireworks—the opening of the Seals, then comes the rapture after Seal 6.