Sylvia Colville

Rapture Ready Series – Part 8

There is a Kingdom coming...

We have spent much time talking about the restoration of Gen. 1:26, the plan of salvation to rescue us from the darkness and death we found ourselves in and the great sacrifice by Jesus who paid the ransom price for our lives to make salvation possible.

We have discussed that whatever God has determined and has spoken will not come back to Him void but will accomplish that which He sent it to do. So if God has declared, “Let Us make man in Our image and in Our likeness,’ then that is what is going to happen. The entire plan of salvation was to restore exactly that.

Will every person ever created be a part of that? No. Many will reject His plan for their lives. They will reject His Presence in their lives and they will refuse Him as their Lord. So be it. They will have what they chose.

Everyone who has believed in what Jesus accomplished on the cross to restore them to a relationship with God the Father and who have surrendered their lives to Him, walked through the Cross and found themselves in the Kingdom of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Here in the Kingdom, as heirs of the Lord Jesus Christ, they are on a journey of transformation under the instruction and the guidance of the mighty Holy Spirit. Their quest? To be ready when Jesus comes to catch away the bride of Christ.

The point of it all?

There is a Kingdom coming – the Eternal Kingdom of God and in the Eternal Kingdom of God, only those who represent Gen. 1:26 will be there.

You can be sure that there will be NO evil there whatsoever.

As it nears the end of this age, God the Father, the Lord Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit have one goal in mind…to eradicate all evil and usher in the eternal Kingdom of God.

It is God’s intention that the Kingdom of God will consist only of those who represent this truth. He has no intention of allowing any evil into the eternal Kingdom of God.

Everything, absolutely everything, is leading us to this moment. This bubble we call time will come to an end. Eternity is around the corner. Let us not sit here in an anaesthetized state, agreeing with our heads but not examining our lives. We should be praying, ‘Please Father God, show me to me, wake me up, make me aware if I am not ready.’

Imagine with me for a moment…

The Rapture had happened…millions of people suddenly disappeared. And I was still on the earth. I went to church all my life. I had heard about the coming Rapture but never really took it seriously enough. Just didn’t think it would take place in my lifetime…you know? Honestly, as a Christian, I was really a bystander. I heard it all and knew it all but I did nothing to change the course of my life. I took the path of least resistance. My Christianity was nothing but a label. I know that now.

My parents and siblings and their families on the other hand were passionate believers (quite frankly, they irritated me). They all were part of those who disappeared.

Together with a great many ‘believers’ I rushed to the churches, scared, frightened…what now? What do we do now?

As we sat discussing the situation, we came to the decision to go through all the material we could find about the Rapture and the Tribulation.

Fortunately, there was a lot available in the first short while. We started to share what we found out with others and more and more people started coming to church. There was a surge of new believers. But then the powers that be started to clamp down on all of it. Why? Well let me tell you.

After the disappearance, countless terrible wars erupted and it seemed as if there was no peace to be found on earth.

Out of a need to bring calm into the chaos, a ‘one faith’ religion arose. Declaring that Jesus Christ is the only way to the Father, makes you an enemy because what you are saying is inflammatory and divisive.

So, everything to do with the Rapture, started to disappear from the Internet, Facebook, all of the social media. Books and Bibles became the only thing that couldn’t be taken from you if you were smart and you hid them well. Gathering together as believers in the Lord Jesus Christ became more and more difficult as time went by and we all had to be very inventive to stay undetected.

The last 3 1⁄2 years have been terrible. Extremely confusing, unsettling and even dangerous.

There is a ‘confederation’ of nations, formed by a number of European nations as well as some of the Middle East nations that have a great influence over the remaining countries in the world.

Many nations were not initially part of this ‘Globalist Empire’ but the ‘Globalist Empire’s’ influence over trade and the world markets have dictated much of what happened in all countries.

The wars have bankrupted many countries. The absolute destruction of these countries has been terrible. People are so much more aggressive now than ever before, it’s horrible.

The ensuing global famine that followed the wars has been debilitating. Available food has been sold at such high prices that countries have been dragged deeper and deeper into debt by the International financiers.

This has given the International financiers the power to meddle in the affairs of these countries making them into ‘Vassal states’ simply because of the debt that they could not repay. Of course, much of this goes on behind the scenes for now. But really, the truth is whoever you’re in debt to owns a part of you. Right?

A quarter of the earth has died either because of the wars or because of hunger, sickness, weakness or disease and many have died because they have been hunted down and killed by the starving beasts of the earth. Can you imagine that? 1⁄4 of the earth.

Many, many Believers who have been captured, have been martyred for the word of God and the testimony which they held because they were deemed enemies of the ‘one faith’ religion and of the new ‘Empire’. Gratefully, a great number of us remain undetected.

And then there were these terrible cosmic disturbances.

There was a dreadful earthquake and the sun became darkened, the moon turned red in colour and stars fell to the earth. It was so bad that the sky just turned black.

Terrible hail and fire destroyed 1/3 of the trees and all the green grass in those areas.

A giant asteroid burning with fire fell into the sea and 1/3 of the sea became like blood and 1/3 of the living creatures in the sea where it fell died and it destroyed 1/3 of the ships in that area.

It was followed by a great star called Wormwood that fell to the earth, also burning and where it fell to the earth, it poisoned the rivers and the springs so that many died who drank from the water.
It’s been one disaster after another…we thought Covid in the early 2020’s was a disaster. It was a picnic compared to what followed.

Recently, 1/3 of the sun, 1/3 of the moon and 1/3 of the stars were darkened. So, we spend 16 hours of every 24 in darkness, of which 8 are completely pitch dark. No moon, no stars. We only have 8 hours of daylight.

Terrible locusts descended upon the earth. They never destroyed any plant life or grass or any green thing but they attacked mankind. All of mankind who were stung by them suffered so much that they wished they could die but they couldn’t. Terrible tormenting pain. It lasted for five months.

Around the Euphrates River in Turkey, Syria and Iraq, there appeared 200 million horsemen and the horses breathed out fire, smoke and sulphur and no one could extinguish the fires or the fumes and it killed 1/3 of mankind.

Now, a new leader has arisen in the midst of the new ‘Empire’. He had been in a war with three of states of the confederation and had defeated them but he has brought peace in those areas and has been elected as the head over all of the ‘confederation’ states.

The whole world is singing his praises. But I must say, we the believers, have a suspicion that this may be the Anti-Christ. We are keeping a close watch on what he is doing. Time will tell.

Oh, my goodness. This must be the Anti-Christ! He has just broken the 7 year Covenant with Israel and has stopped all sacrifices and worship in the Temple. Of course, the Jews are in an uproar about this, which resulted in a wide spread persecution of the Jews. They are fleeing for their lives!

The anti-Christ is accompanied these days, by another man, one who performs miracles when he is with the Anti-Christ. Even made fire come down from heaven. This man has made them build an image, a statue of the Anti-Christ and then he made the statue breathe and talk. We definitely know who these two are now. Without a doubt, the Anti-Christ and the false prophet.

Problem is, the whole world is starting to believe the lie that the Anti-Christ is a god and they are happy to worship him because of the miracles.

The Anti-Christ has gone into the Temple and Jerusalem and has set himself up himself as God.

The false prophet has demanded that all worship the Anti- Christ.
We all have to take his mark either on our right hand or on our forehead.
So glad for the angel who declared a warning from the heavens about not taking the mark.

We’re not able to buy or sell anything now without the mark. Cash is not a thing anymore, everything is digital. But you need the mark to access your money. We have some food stored up for now, but…who knows how long we can last.

We only go out at night now to look for food. It is far too dangerous to go out on the streets in the day. Many of our friends have been captured. Our prayer is that God will strengthen them in this time and fill them with His peace.

Oh no! We are trapped…we must have been betrayed. Oh Lord, help us, please help us.

Well, it’s happened now, we were caught. Each one of us was given an ultimatum, take the mark or die. But we know…we know the consequences of worshiping the Anti-Christ and choosing to take his mark. The Angel told us. We had read it. We knew what was coming.

The hardest thing is to stand waiting for your turn you know…some are praying, some are singing softly…some are crying…… at least once it’s your turn, it’ll be over quickly.

Yea though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, my Lord…for You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me… Lord make me an Ambassador for You even in this…

For the Christians who have been martyred for refusing to take the mark it is over. They are standing on the sea of glass before the throne worshiping.

But for all those who are still on the earth, the wrath of God is truly going to be unleashed now. The fullness of His wrath.

The Seven Bowls of the wrath of God are poured out one after the other

The First Bowl

Rev. 16:2 – So the first angel went and poured out his bowl upon the earth, and a foul and loathsome sore came upon men who had the mark of the beast and those who worshiped his image.

Take note that he is making a distinction here – the loathsome and foul sore is coming on those who have taken the mark of the beast and those who worship him. Therefore, it is safe to conclude that there will be people on earth who have not taken the mark. Some are believers who have not been martyred and are still alive. There are some who are not born again yet but they will not take the mark. Israel for instance and those that fled with them are kept safe by God in a place that He prepared for them. The Jews will only understand and recognize their Messiah when they see Jesus coming.

Matt. 24:30-31 – THEN the sign of the Son of Man will appear in the heaven and ALL the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. And He will send His angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they will gather together His elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.

The Second Bowl

V3 The second angel poured out his bowl on the sea, and it became blood as of a dead man; and every living creature in the sea died.

The Third Bowl

V4 The third angel poured out his bowl on the rivers and springs, and they became blood.

The Fourth Bowl

V8 The fourth angel poured out his bowl on the sun, and power was given to him to scorch men with fire.
V9 And men were scorched with great heat, and they blasphemed the name of God who has power over these plagues; ad they did not repent and give Him glory.

The Fifth Bowl

V10 The fifth angel poured out his bowl on the throne of the beast, and his kingdom became full of darkness; and they gnawed their tongues because of the pain. (Because of their loathsome and foul sore) They blasphemed the God of heaven because of their pains and their sores, and did not repent of their deeds.

The Sixth Bowl

V12 The sixth angel poured out his bowl on the River Euphrates, and its water was dried up, so that the way of the kings from the east might be prepared.
V13 And I saw three unclean frogs coming out of the mouth of the dragon, out of the mouth of the beast and out of the mouth of the false prophet.
V14 For they are spirits of demons, performing signs, which go out to the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty.

These spirit breathed demonic spirits are acting as Ambassadors for the Anti-Christ and are going out across the world to try and convince the kings of the world to join the Anti-Christ in battle against the Lord Jesus Christ. If the Anti-Christ ruled over them all, he would not have to try and coerce them to join him in battle. He would command them to join him.

V15 Behold, I am coming as a thief. Blessed is he who watches, and keeps his garments, lest he walk naked and they see his shame. (Again, God sends out a warning to those who have not worshiped the beast, the Anti-Christ – (proof that there are still believers alive on the earth at this time).
V16 And they gathered them (the nations who have agreed to stand with the Anti-Christ – the Allied armies of the nations who stand with the Ant-Christ) together to the place called in Hebrew, Armageddon.

The Seventh Bowl

V17 The seventh angel poured out his bowl into the air, and a loud voice came out of the temple of heaven, from the throne, saying, ‘It is done!’
V18 And there were noises and thunderings and lightnings; and there was a great earthquake, such a mighty and great earthquake as had not yet occurred since men were on the earth
V19 Now the great city was divided into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell. And great Babylon was remembered before God, to give her the cup of the wine of the fierceness of His wrath. (Babylon the great city is a great commercial centre and a great religious centre. She is destroyed by the earthquake and with fire from heaven.)
V20 And great hail from heaven fell upon men, each hailstone about the weight of a talent. Men blasphemed because of the plague of the hail. Since the plague was exceedingly great.

The Second Coming and the battle of Armageddon

The King of kings, the Lord of lords, the Captain of the Hosts – the Lord Jesus Christ is coming to earth at the end of the Great Tribulation, Why?

  • He is coming to take vengeance on those who have rejected God and on those who do not obey God. He is coming to kill them.
  • He is coming to liberate Israel and those who fled with them into the wilderness and any other believer still on the earth.
  • He is coming to set up His kingdom on the earth and to rule over all the earth for a thousand years – the Millennium.

Rev. 1:7 – Behold, He is coming with clouds, and every eye will see Him, even those who pierced Him. And all of the tribes of the earth will mourn because of Him. Even so. Amen.

Mark 13:24-37 – But in those days, after that tribulation, (V19-20) the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light; the stars of heaven will fall, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken. Then they will see the Son of Man coming in the clouds (How?) with great power and glory. And then He will send His angels, and gather together His elect from the four winds, from the farthest part of the earth to the farthest part of heaven.

From this scripture you can see that there are many across the whole earth who do not worship the beast and have not taken his mark, including Israel who are protected and safe in Jordan. These will be the living nations going into the millennium. They will have their natural bodies still.

The Vengeance of God and the winepress of the wrath of God.

750 years before Jesus was born, Isaiah prophesied His Second Coming.

Isa. 13:6-13 – Wail, for the day of the Lord is at hand! It will come as destruction from the Almighty. Therefore all hands will be limp, every man’s heart will melt, and they will be afraid. Pangs and sorrows will take hold of them; they will be in pain as a woman at childbirth; they will be amazed at one another; their faces will be like flames.
Behold, the day of the Lord comes, cruel, with both wrath and fierce anger, to lay the land desolate; and He will destroy sinners from it
For the stars of heaven and their constellations will not give their light, the sun will be darkened in its going forth, and the moon will not shine.
I will punish the world for its evil, and the wicked for their iniquity; I will halt the arrogance of the proud, and lay low the haughtiness of the terrible. I will make a mortal more rare that fine gold, a man more than the golden wedge of Ophir. Therefore I will shake the heavens, and the earth will move out of her place, in the wrath of the Lord of hosts and in the day of His fierce anger.

Joel 2:1-11 – Please Read

We understand that Jesus is coming to take His vengeance on those who rejected God and that He is coming to liberate Israel, after years and years of being sidelined for us. Years and years of being persecuted and despised will melt away as He Himself liberates them.

Is. 63:1-5 – Who is this who comes from Edom (where the Israel is protected), with dyed garments from Bozrah, this One who is glorious in His apparel, travelling in the greatness of His strength?

And the answer comes…

‘I who speak in righteousness, mighty to save.’
V2 Why is Your apparel red, and Your garments like one who treads in the winepress?

And the answer comes…

V3 I have trodden the winepress alone, and from the peoples no one was with Me. For I have trodden them in My anger, and trampled them in My fury; Their blood is sprinkled upon My garments, and I have stained all My robes.
V4 For the day of vengeance is in MY heart, and the year of My redeemed (Israel) has come.
V5 I looked, but there was no one to help, and I wondered that there was no one to uphold; therefore My own arm brought salvation for Me; and in My fury, it sustained Me.
V6 I have trodden the peoples in My anger, made them drunk in My fury, and brought down their strength to the earth.

Rev. 14:19-20 – So the angel thrust in his sickle into the earth and gathered the vine of the earth, and threw it into the winepress of the wrath of God. And the winepress was trampled outside the city, and blood came out of the winepress, up to the horses’ bridles, for 1600 furlongs.

Rev. 19:13He was clothed with a robe dipped in blood, and His name is called The Word of God