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Can the Rapture be  

Counterfeited?


 

'The Leftovers' - An HBO Dramatization of The 'Fake Rapture'
Which The Elite Has The Technological Capability To Produce

 

God promised that He was going to shake everything that could be shaken, so that only that which is genuine and true would remain.  Is God going to allow Satan to "shake" true believers like He allowed Job to be shaken, so that only genuine believers would be proven when the true Rapture does occur?

The HBO TV series “The Leftovers” is major conditioning to prepare unsaved people for the global disappearance of tens of millions of people in nearly instantaneous timing -- the Rapture!


"The Leftovers",
Dish's Hopper Magazine, June, 2014

"Imagine It: You're in the midst of an ordinary day -- at your job, at the mall, in your home, your car, a plane -- when 2 percent of the world's population vanishes in an instant. No natural disaster. No terrorist attacks. No carnage. Just random empty spaces where people used to be -- celebrities, political and religious leaders, your neighbor, your spouse, your child.    And no one can explain it."


Two percent of 7.045 billion people is slightly over 140 million people. That is a lot of people to just suddenly and mysteriously disappear in a split second.


Essentially, this TV series plot depicts the Rapture of the Church! The Rapture is the snatching away of tens of millions of believers in the "twinkling of an eye"! And that is the plot of this TV series, except that the people snatched are not limited to believers. Even the author of the book on which this series is based acknowledges that he views this plot as a basic fulfillment of the Rapture prophecies in the Bible. Listen to him explain.


"One of the things that appealed to me about this rapture scenario wasn't so much to explore a Biblical prophecy coming true, but to explore what the world feels like ... It looks superficially like the rapture, but it doesn't make any theological sense ... says Perotta."


An Episcopalian pastor in town adamantly states that this disappearance cannot be the Biblical Rapture, because many who were snatched were not saved and were not good people! This pastor believes that this snatching away was a "test" for the real Rapture.


I discovered the bottom line to this new series in the 30-Minute Dish TV report. Basically, the most important theme sounded by "The Leftovers" is that humans have mysteriously disappeared in the past, and are likely to disappear again. Actors and actresses presented the following events as proof of their claim.


  • "Bermuda Triangle -- Covers over 500,000 square miles of ocean. The Triangle is responsible for a high number of mysterious disappearances.
  •  In 1585, English settlers set camp at Roanoke. Their leader, John White, had to return to England to arrange for supplies to be sent. After being gone for three years, he returned, only to discover that all settlers were gone and their village was nearly destroyed.
  •  1872 -- An unmanned merchant ship, the Mary Celeste, was found at sea, her crew gone, the captain and his entire family gone. The cargo and the ship were intact.

Another major theme was that "there is no belief system that can answer all questions". Therefore, people all over the globe are abandoning their previously held religious doctrines. People all over the world are being seized with melancholy despair.


At this point, I wish to remind you that the leaders of the Illuminati know that the Rapture is coming!


Please take a moment to review this playing card from the Illuminati Card Game, which was introduced to the retail gaming market in 1995. This card most definitely depicts the Biblical Rapture as the writing underneath proves.


The card clearly says, "When the Rapture comes ... (Tape runs out.)"


The bottom line understanding is that the Illuminati knows that the Rapture is really going to happen. Their Guiding Spirits have told them, in no uncertain terms, that these natural enemies of the coming Christ (Antichrist) are going to be supernaturally transported out of this Earthly dimension.


This means that the Illuminati is not going to have to spend enormous amounts of money, time, and material arresting, imprisoning, murdering hundreds of millions of people. The Illuminati learned through Hitler's experience that murdering and disposing of 6 million Jews and 12 million other "devalued people" is a gigantic undertaking. And, they are planning to murder up to one billion!


They must be so glad that they will be getting supernatural assistance in this monumental task about the time when the Biblical Antichrist arises.


"Global Mind Control And The Rapture of the Church"


"... since 1989, the demonic Guiding Spirits have been telling New Age leaders to prepare their adherents for the simultaneous snatching away of all people in the world whose religious belief systems can never, ever be compatible with the New Age Christ!"


The only obstacle the Global Elite face is how to logically explain the snatching away of believers. This task forms the core of this HBO series. I watched a 30-minute "back scenes report" offered by Dish Network on this series. The bottom line seemed to be that "this kind of disappearance" has happened in mankind's history before -- Bermuda Triangle, for example. Therefore, people should not be too surprised that it will happen again in the future. The only difference is the sheer magnitude of the numbers of people who will disappear.


Since the enemy of our souls is preparing the scenario as to how his people are going to accept a false scenario for the Rapture of believers, what should our response be?


"Wherefore comfort yourselves together with these words"

–  1 Thessalonians 5:11


We must also spiritually examine ourselves, to see if we have any unconfessed sin in our lives. Listen to the Apostle Peter describe living pure lives now that we know the end is very close.


"Wherefore, beloved, seeing that ye look for such things, be diligent that ye may be found of him in peace, without spot, and blameless."
(2 Peter 3:14)


Slightly Different Scenario

What IF? And this is a big "what if"!

What if this scenario in "The Leftovers" is not only conditioning for the Rapture of the Church, but is an exact scenario of the "fake rapture" that the Illuminati is capable of producing? Is this possible? Is this probable? Let’s focus on the Episcopalian pastor who was upset for two very important reasons:


1) That he was not raptured since he was a genuine believer;

2) That his research on many of those raptured revealed that they were not believers in Jesus Christ, but they were rascals and some were dishonorable.


What if "The Leftovers" depicts what the Illuminati is planning to do? They would love the opportunity to really shake the faith of many millions of Christians and damage the witness of many genuine Christians who were "left behind". The Illuminati loves to "telegraph its punches" prior to an event actually occurring. 


Holographic Images From The Sky

The Illuminati now claims to have the technical capability to stage the Rapture. They might just carry it out in order to throw extreme panic, confusion, and despair into the hearts of genuine Christians just before their beloved Antichrist arises. God just may allow it as a final test of His saints. Would you be Biblically knowledgeable enough to spot the deception and stand firmly in your faith?


New World Order planners can possibly "take over the world by projecting holographic images into the sky while beaming thoughts directly into our heads, telling us to accept the new 'god' of their design." ["HAARP: The Ultimate Weapon Of The Conspiracy", by Jerry E. Smith, p. 15; New Age adherent]


"I have learned that the [New Age] Movement has devoted a great deal of research and attention to the use of holographic images. These are three-dimensional images created in space by use of laser beams. David Spangler said in a meeting in Southfield, Michigan, February 1, 1982, that laser beam projectors had been installed for use on top of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, Episcopal, in New York City.


"I talked to lighting experts to see what laser beam projectors are capable of and I was told they can be beamed onto telecommunications satellites. The New Agers have several of these at their disposal. When the lasers bounce from the satellite back to earth, the light rays can be bent in such a manner as to appear that flames are coming from the sky. These satellites can also be used to project a three-dimensional holographic image viewable by up to one-third of the earth's population. There is even technology to make the image speak in the language of the areas to which it is beamed." ["Hidden Dangers of the Rainbow", pg. 24, published in 1983]


Scriptural Prophecy: "And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world..." (Rev 12:9)


We believe the Illuminati may be planning history's greatest hoax: a fake Christian Rapture.

Elite world leaders know that the desire for a Rapture out of this sin-cursed world is the most important desire in many Christian hearts. Therefore, knowing this, and possessing the technological ability to simulate such a rapture, the Illuminati just may pull it off -- just to try to deceive and destroy the faith of limitless numbers of Christians. As the Illuminati Game card indicates, the Illuminati fully understands the Christian doctrine of the Rapture and they intend to stage their own Messiah.


The question of this late hour is simple: does this card also indicate that the Illuminati intends to fake a Rapture prior to their appearance of their Antichrist?


Let us now examine that possibility.

When I read these two quotes from Jerry Smith and Constance Cumbey (with whom I participated with in many Bible conferences throughout the US), I was immediately reminded of Jesus' prophetic words in Matthew 24:24, that the deception at the End of the Age would be so very, very good that it would involve "... great signs and wonders ; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect."


When most people read this passage, their focus is on the extreme deception foretold, not on the fact that our Lord is warning us that this deception will take the form of "great signs and wonders ". Not only has New Age author, Jerry Smith, warned us in the quote, above, that HAARP technology has given New World Order planners the technological capability to carry out such a global grand scheme, but another New Age leader, Peter Lemesurier, has similarly warned us.

"Belief sometimes needs a physical crutch. Various commentators have suggested that, even during the Exodus itself, the semi-legendary Cloud of the Presence may, like the equally-legendary pillar of fire and smoke which accompanied the long march, have been some kind of technological phenomenon. Certainly, therefore, the use of such special effects should not be ruled out on this occasion [appearance of Antichrist]." [Lemesurier, "The Armageddon Script" , p. 236]


Note the use of the words, "special effects" in the quote above; you can read "great [lying] signs and wonders". The Illuminati are putting us on notice that they are going to target the entire world with their "special effects". Christians should understand that we are the ones with the largest bulls eye painted on our backs. We are the #1 enemy of the Illuminati and are targeted for special destruction, and elimination.


I find it highly significant that, as political, religious, and economic signs increasingly point toward the End of the Age prophecies of the globalist Kingdom of Antichrist, Hollywood has gained ever increasing capabilities to produce movies that are so very, very realistic. New Age writings are plain in their belief that the "signs and wonders" attending the appearance of their Christ will be very technological in nature, much like a huge Hollywood script.  Speaking of scripts, listen to the last words of Peter Lemesurier, as he finishes his concluding section as to how the Christ [Antichrist] will be able to deceive the peoples of the world into worshipping him as God:

"Their script is now written, subject only to last-minute editing and stage-directions. The stage itself, albeit as yet in darkness, is almost ready. Down in the pit, the subterranean orchestra is already tuning up. The last-minute, walk-on parts are even now being filled. Most of the main actors ... have already taken up their roles. Soon it will be time for them to come on stage, ready for the curtain to rise. The time for action will have come." [Lemesurier, "The Armageddon Script",  p. 252]


New Age writings have always claimed that their Christ will be acting on a world-wide stage, according to a pre-written script, just as Lemesurier writes, above. This deliberate and careful scripting has been carried out by the most brilliant men imaginable, writing with demonic supernatural assistance. No major event by a major actor or actress [political or key business leader] is spontaneous; all such major events are carefully scripted. For example, when President Bush or Clinton or Obama speaks, he is simply following a carefully planned script.


TIME FOR A FAKE RAPTURE?

However, these same "lying signs and wonders" could possibly be used against the Christian Church at the most dynamic time in the history of the Times of the Gentiles, i.e., before and during the appearance of Antichrist. What might be the purpose of the Illuminati to stage just such a fake rapture?


1. To thoroughly throw panic, confusion, and despair into the ranks of their most mortal enemy, Fundamental Born-Again Christians. Many genuinely saved Christians will be tremendously puzzled when the Rapture for which they have been expectantly and patiently awaiting has occurred, and they were NOT taken. One of my friends reported he once had a dream that Jesus returned for His Church, and he was not taken; he was thoroughly awakened from his sleep over this nightmare and was badly shaken! At least for a short time, Christians will be thoroughly shaken by the fact that they were still firmly planted on earth, after a rapture occurred which they thought was genuine. Their faith will be tested like never before.


2. To sow extreme discord into the ranks of genuine, born-again believers. When genuinely saved Christians discover that their pastor is still on earth also, many will become very angry. After all, they had followed his teaching, his leading, and his counsel, with the apparent net result being that Jesus Christ rejected both their pastor and them! On the Sunday morning following the Rapture, a lot of genuinely saved pastors will face a very hostile following. I believe the initial response will be one of a tremendous fissure opening up among the true brethren.


3. To validate the ministries and apostate teachings of liberal ministers and their churches. If this fake Rapture includes the "disappearance" of many Liberal pastors and teachers -- including the Pope -- who have rejected the Deity of Jesus Christ, His uniqueness, and many other cardinal doctrines, then the vast majority of people not religious might think that their teachings were correct, after all. This lie will then encourage the rest of the population of the Western world to embrace their Ecumenical doctrine. Since the end result aimed for by these Apostate religious leaders is the establishment of a global religion that embraces ALL religions, this faked Rapture would encourage the unsaved to go in this direction at precisely the time when Antichrist will be preparing to make his staged appearance. Of course, these Apostate religious leaders would not have really disappeared but will have just gone into hiding until no one cares anymore about the faked rapture. As you consider this possibility, remember that the vast majority of the unsaved do not critically think anymore; they will be easily led by the nose by the liberal media, and will likely believe any lie, no matter how transparent to the thinking individual.


4. To try to cause as many Christians as possible to lose their faith; this is likely to occur because many Christians have been led to accept false teaching concerning some Bible prophecies, or because they are weak on understanding key doctrine. The Illuminati is also weak on Biblical doctrine, and so do not realize that no one genuinely saved can ever lose their salvation. Their goal would be to cause as many as possible to lose what faith they had, even to the point of many committing suicide. Truly, a fake rapture would shake people's faith like no other event in world history. It would require every genuinely born-again believer to take a firm stand upon the Bible doctrine that states unequivocally that all those "who trust in the Lord Jesus Christ shall be saved". [Acts 16:31; John 3:16-18 in Jesus' own Words; Rom. 10:9]

Satan loves to attack a Christian's faith; it is his favorite tactic, and the one most commonly used against true Christians.


Certainly, genuinely born-again believers are going to be shaken by the thought that they  missed the Rapture of the Church, that Jesus Christ did not consider them "worthy to escape the trials coming upon the whole world to try the whole world" [Luke 21:36]. These Christians will have to return to the basic facts of their salvation, undergirded by the promises of salvation in the Word of God. Such people will survive this heart-wrenching experience, but those whose faith is not genuine, and who do not know their Biblical doctrine, may lose their faith at this point.

I find it highly instructive to realize that, when Job was under the false attack from his "friends", he fell back to his fail-safe defensive position of his faith. Time and time again, Job fell back to his faith, from which he refused to be shaken [Job 1:20-21; 9:20-22; 10:7-8; 13:15; 19:25] Likewise, if a fake rapture occurs, truly born-again believers will be forced to retreat back into their impenetrable bunker of faith, just as did Job; but those people who do not possess genuine faith will be shaken so severely in their mind and heart they will lose whatever faith in Jesus Christ they did posses.


Certainly, a fake Rapture would cause the greatest spiritual weeding out of all time, separating the genuine Christian from the genuinely counterfeit. The biggest question concerning this possible severe shaking of a Christian's belief, is whether God would allow such a severe shaking. Is there ever any indication that God deliberately allows Satan to REALLY shake a person's faith, to test that faith, and to prove it genuine? Of course, there is just such an example and his name is Job.


[Job 1:6-12, 21; 2:1-7; 3:1; 10:1-8; 13:15; 17:1; 23:10; after Job's faith remained unshaken, in spite of the erroneous "counsel" of his "friends", God restores all to Job, plus much more -- 42:12-17; God allowed Satan to bring these three worthless friends to counsel Job, causing even more grief with their false counsel.]


In James 1:2-12, we see that we are promised that God will allow our faith to be shaken; verse 12 tells us that when these trials and temptations are finished, and we have stayed the course, we shall be given the Crown of Life, which God has promised.

If God allows Satan to severely shake the faith of tens of millions of Christians with a fake rapture just before the appearance of Antichrist, He will be acting in full accord with His Nature, His promises, and His Scripture.


5. To give the Illuminati the excuse to seize some of their Christian enemy, causing many Christians to think a "partial rapture" had occurred. The Illuminati has many Christian leaders on their Hit List, and would love to have an opportunity to seize and possibly martyr them, so their testimony as to the truth of what is occurring during the appearance of Antichrist would be silenced. Just prior to the fake rapture, agents could secretly seize many such Christian leaders, causing the illusion they had been raptured, thus spawning a false perception that a "partial rapture" had occurred. This tactic would further sow confusion, panic, and discord among the brethren, while eliminating the most effective witness against the appearance of Antichrist.

As you consider the Illuminati, consider who they are; they are the most prominent, and powerful, Black Magick Satanists in world history. They are supported, possessed, and guided by the most evil spirits of all time. Therefore, please allow the Apostle Paul to inform us as to the true nature of the Illuminati.


"Put on the whole armor of God ... that you may be able successfully to stand up against all the strategies and the deceits of the devil. For we do not wrestle with flesh and blood [contending only with physical opponents] but against the despotism, against the powers, against the master spirits who are the world rulers of this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly [supernatural] sphere. Therefore put on God's complete armor, that you may be able to resist and stand your ground on the evil day ... and having done all the crisis demands, to stand firmly in the your place. Stand therefore ..." [Ephesians 6:11-14a, Parallel Bible, KJV/Amplified Bible Commentary; Emphasis added]


Christians are up against a most formidable spiritual array of wickedness, straight out of the Pit of Hell. Notice that Paul lists only one offensive weapon at our disposal -- the sword -- which is the Word of God. If we are forced by this fake rapture to retreat back to our bastion of faith, our only offensive weapon will be to quote "Thus saith the Lord" to ourselves and to Satan. But, if a person is woefully weak on Bible Scripture and doctrine, they will not have the offensive weapons with which to preserve their faith. Doctrine can only be learned from studying Scripture; doctrine IS THE anchor of the soul.  Read it; learn it; apply it!


So the question is:  Would you be spiritually ready for a fake rapture? Would your faith be mature enough? Is your soul anchored to the Rock of Jesus Christ? Can you can say, "I know in Whom I have believed?" Would your understanding of Bible prophecy be mature enough to realize you have been misled? Or would you throw your faith and the entire Bible, into the trash heap, and abandon Jesus Christ?


I believe it would take only a couple of elements to deceive the unsaved world and the undiscerning Christian.


1. If all the major networks suddenly simultaneously broke through to announce that tens of millions of people are suddenly missing.


2. If these networks showed a film prepared beforehand, where people will be shown to be here on earth one second and mysteriously gone the next.


3. If "experts" were suddenly interviewed saying that this may be the foretold Rapture of the Church


4. Maybe, just maybe, 3-dimensional holographic images might project people on sparsely occupied streets, seemingly walking down the street, and then having them disappear right in front of real people's eyes. This would produce the eye-witness accounts so needed to give this event weighty credibility. I know the technical problem exists of having the 3-dimensional holographic images superimposing themselves upon real people, a problem that would blow the cover of the operation; however, I have learned not to underestimate the technological capabilities of Hollywood.


The vast majority of mankind would believe it; too many Christians would also be convinced they had missed the real Rapture of the Church. Millions of genuine Christians the world over, would feel the pain of not being taken. Most of these genuine Christians will feel the pain of not being taken and begin to doubt their salvation. How many of them will realize that the facts of this "fake rapture" do not fit the Biblical account? How many of these Christians will realize that God is literally carrying out His prophecy:


"Whose voice then shook the earth: but now he hath promised, saying, Yet once more I shake not the earth only, but also heaven. And this word, Yet once more, signifieth the removing of those things that are shaken, as of things that are made, that those things which cannot be shaken may remain." (Hebrews 12:26-27; Emphasis added)


In my opinion, this makes a fake rapture possible, perhaps even probable. I am not predicting one, but it is possible. The question of the hour is whether this HBO series, "The Leftovers" paints an accurate picture of a world turned upside down by the simultaneous disappearance of 140 million people, vanishing into thin air in the "twinkling of an eye".    n




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