Whilst maintaining our University education illustration, we should very much understand the things that will be, as prophesied in the Scripture of truth. Now we all know that celebration is so certain after the graduation, even before being launched into a business world. So also a special celebration awaits us that will be faithful to the end in following Jesus. We are going to have a dinner with the Lord. He Himself will come and take us for a dinner, which is called, THE MARRIAGE SUPPER OF THE LAMB, according to the Scriptures. Revelation 19:5-9. Note that this will only be for those that are taken up during the rapture and those that died in Christ before rapture. Luke 12:35-38, 1 Thessalonians 4:13-17.
According to the scripture, those that died in Christ are not really dead but are asleep and at the sound of the rapture trump they will arise. To illustrate, they are in a kind of lobby in a heavenly hotel, resting and waiting for the rapture day. (Just as hell is a waiting room/lobby for the lake of fire.Revelation 20:14 says, ‘And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.’)
This means that, it is at the rapture moment we will all be caught up together to meet with the Lord in the clouds and be with Him forever, according to 1 Thessalonians 4:15-17. Then the Lord will take us for the said dinner. And while this celebration is on, many that are left behind on earth will be undergoing the great tribulation time. Jesus said in Matthew 24:20-21, “But pray ye that your flight (the rapture moment) be not in the winter, neither on the sabbath day (when you are cold spiritually): For then (after the rapture) shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.” The truth is, so many will still make it to heaven at last through great tribulation. (Because by the time rapture takes place, many more people will eventually believe in the Holy Bible, and follow it.) But they will not partake of the supper. And also they will have to pay with their own lives, because the grace will not really be there again. Revelation 7:9-14. This shall not be our portion in Jesus’ Name. Amen. Going to heaven should not just be your prayer and earnest desire, but going to heaven with the flight (rapture).
Also just before this test, timed world will be finally over, every knee shall bow to the Lordship of Jesus Christ. This will be after the great tribulation, when the Lord Jesus Christ and all His saints, those with the rapture and those through the great tribulation will come back into the earth and reign over everyone that succumbed to the deception of the devil and rejected Jesus Christ’ testimony. This will be for a period of a thousand years, at the which time the devil will be bound in prison throughout those years. Then these scriptures will be fulfilled, Isaiah 45:22-23, Revelation 2:25-27 and 20:1-6.
And just before the millennia reign commences, the Lamb and His armies on their arrival in the earth will first battle with the beast, the Antichrist, and his armies. This is the battle of Armageddon. The beast shall lose and be thrown into the lake of fire alongside his false prophet, being the first to enter there. His remaining armies shall be slain by the Lamb, because He is the King of kings and the Lord of lords. Then the procession into the millennia reign comes in. Revelation 16:12-14 & 16, 17:14, 19:11-21.
Note this, the devil’s present most useful tool against us the followers of Jesus Christ is that of distraction, so that we may go off track and eventually miss our flight (rapture). The devil uses all the many activities of this world, including church activities sometimes to steal away the most important thing, which is our “personal” relationship with the Word (Jesus) and the Holy Spirit. Luke 21:33-36, 12:35-40. Know this also that once saved is not saved forever; if you do not use your salvation rightly it can be taken away from you. Luke 19:20-26, Matthew 25:24-30, Philippians 2:13.
After the 1000 years of rule are expired, there shall be the final battle. When the devil shall be loosed from the prison, and shall deceive his followers one more time and lastly to come and fight with the Lamb and His armies (Gog and Magog Battle). The devil loses again and finally of course and he is cast into the lake of fire. Following this, all of God’s enemies are sentenced to judgement in the lake of fire. Then will come the end of this test world. All the world will be brought before the judgement throne. And though we will all be judged according to our works in this test world, what will decide if we make it into the better side of the next, untimed world, is if one’s name is found written in the BOOK OF LIFE. It is these ones that will constitute the family of God in the world to come. Revelation 20:7-15, 21:1-7. John 5:28-29
These truths may sound strange, but the Bible provides proofs to their authenticity and anyone can understand them, if we can practice maintaining a quiet spirit in the place of prayer to the One and only true living God, the God of the Bible. Such that God Himself brings us into His presence, where we study, maximizing the use of His words and ultimately just loving God for His Person.
God created a time-zone world in between eternity, why? To get who will genuinely be of His family members and those who will not be, by reason of their choices, will be condemned into eternal damnation.
Revelations 1:8 perfectly sums this up:
“I am Alpha and Omega, The Beginning and The Ending, saith the Lord, which is (eternity), and which was (test timed-world), and which is to come (eternity), the Almighty.”