II Thessalonians 2:7 (NASB) “For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work; only he who now restrains will do so until he is taken out of the way.”
Today we are listening for that great trumpet sound when the Lord will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, with the trump of God. The dead in Christ will rise first. Then those who are alive and remain will be “caught up” to meet Him in the air. What a glorious day for those who love and follow the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!
What a shock it will be for the living to see graves flying open throughout every cemetery! The “Rapture” will cause chaos throughout the earth. Imagine when millions are taken away from jobs, moving vehicles, stores, and homes. Loans will default, taxes will go unpaid, carnage will be everywhere from crashing planes to looting, killing, and yes, probably, many will commit suicide in their anguish.
From all that chaos the “Rider on the White Horse” (Revelation 6:2) the “antichrist” will appear on the scene (after the Rapture) and will deceive the world and appear to be a peacemaker and a miracle worker. Yet he will be a conquering evil dictator that brings judgment, death, and destruction. For seven long years the world will be under the oppression of the antichrist and the judgement of God.
Are you really listening for that trumpet and for your name to be called?