Revelation Chapter 13 18 Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.
They will “drink of the wine of the wrath of God” and “be tormented with fire and brimstone” — FOR EVER AND EVER! Revelation 14:9-11 reads:
And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand,
The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb:
And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name.
And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone.
And make no mistake — the world is zooming toward 666! To think for one second, the rapid increase in technology preparing the way for 666 is just coincident is impossible. There is too much evidence. There is just too many coincidents. There is an unseen “hand” zooming the world toward a global “digital world” of electronic-commerce, electronic-identification! 16 And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:
17 And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.
18 Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.
Revelation 13:16-18 2,000 years ago, the Bible foretold of these events, and they’re being fulfilled to the smallest detail — before your very eyes! The Bible prophesies of an event before the Mark of the Beast called the Rapture. When the Lord Jesus Christ will call out or “rapture” all the truly saved people. For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:
Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.
1 Thessalonians 4:16-17 Behold, I show you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,
In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.
1 Corinthians 15:51-52
One day, one night, very soon, millions around the globe will suddenly disappear. Loved ones, friends, children, spouses, neighbors will suddenly vanish. Chaos and fear will plague the streets. And as much as you’d like to disbelieve and ignore it IT WILL HAPPEN! AND IT WILL HAPPEN SOON! To realize how near we are to the rapture, 666 – the Mark of the Beast is not even initiated UNTIL THE MIDDLE OF THE TRIBULATION. AND YET WE’RE NEARLY THERE!
Are you ready for the rapture? The hour is very late! Friend, you do not want to miss the Rapture! The time of the tribulation will be beyond anything imaginable! Think of the horror when EVIL WILL COMPLETELY TAKEOVER! The whole world will be controlled by SATAN HIMSELF! Billy Graham, in his book, Storm Warning, makes this warning: “There is something ominous in the air, and I am intrigued by both THE HORROR AND HOPE of what lies just ahead.” (Storm Warning, Billy Graham, p.66) You might be thinking. . . well, when the rapture happens, I’ll KNOW the Bible was telling the truth — and then I’ll get saved. That’s not what the Bible says. . . I’ve had people say, “How will the anti-Christ explain away the sudden disappearance of several million people?. The Bible says in 2 Thessalonians 2, “God shall send them STRONG DELUSION, that they should believe a LIE.” Not just “delusion” but “STRONG delusion”. 9 Even him [anti-Christ], whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,
10 And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.
11 And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:
12 That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness. 2 Thessalonians 2:9-12 Did you see what you just read in 2 Thessalonians? “. . .because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. . .” Friend, that’s YOU — If you’ve never received Jesus Christ. FRIEND — THIS COULD BE YOUR LAST WARNING!
Please don’t miss the rapture! Revelation 9:6 describes the horror: “And in those days shall men seek death, and shall not find it; and shall desire to die, and death shall flee from them.” Revelation 9:6 Have you ever been saved? It’s simple to be saved In fact, it’s so simple, it’s hard to believe! It’s so simple people are deceived in thinking it can’t be that simple. BUT IT IS! The apostle Paul warns, in 2 Corinthians 11:3 of Satan deceiving you by the simplicity in Jesus Christ.
“But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtlety, so your minds should be corrupted from the SIMPLICITY THAT IS IN CHRIST.” 2 Corinthians 11:3 You know what? You can be saved right now. You can be saved right where you are! This very minute!
How to be Saved? Realize you are a sinner. “As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:” Romans 3:10
“… for there is no difference. For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;” Romans 3:23 Realize you will face JUDGEMENT because of your sin (Sin = Unbelief). “And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this THE JUDGEMENT:” Hebrews 9:27 “So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God.” Romans 14:12 12 And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.
13 And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works.
14 And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.
15 And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire. Revelation 20:12-15
Realize you CAN NOT save yourself. “But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; …” Isaiah 64:6 “Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, …” Titus 3:5
Realize that Jesus Christ died on the cross to pay for your sin. “Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, …” 1 Peter 2:24
“… Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood,” Revelation 1:5 Simply receive Jesus Christ by faith as your personal Savior
“But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:” John 1:12 “…Sirs, what must I do to be saved? And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.” Acts 16:30,31
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” John 3:16
Salvation is trusting and receiving Jesus Christ as your Savior. It’s trusting in the fact that Jesus Christ died on the cross of Calvary to pay for your sins! It’s realizing there is absolutely nothing whatsoever you can do to save yourself and completely trusting in Jesus Christ to save you! It’s not any church that saves. It’s not baptism, not good works, not sacraments, not repenting, not praying through, not enduring to the end, not living a good life — IT’S NOT ANYTHING YOU CAN DO!
8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that NOT OF YOURSELVES: it is the gift of God:
9 NOT OF WORKS, lest any man should boast.Ephesians 2:8-9 Now isn’t that plain? NOT OF YOURSELVES. . . NOT OF WORKS. . .
HOW TO BE SAVED?
Pray this prayer, and mean it with all your heart.
Lord Jesus, I know that I am a sinner, and unless you save me I am lost forever. I thank you for dying for me at Calvary and paying for my sins. I come to you now, Lord, just as You said in Your Word, the best way I know how, and ask you to save me. I now receive you as my Savior. In Jesus Christ Name, Amen.
If you just prayed that prayer — according to the Word of God — YOU ARE SAVED! HALLELUJAH!
You say, but I don’t feel any different. Guess what? Your salvation does not depend on your feeling. It ALL depends on doing what God SAID!
God said if you receive and trust in Jesus Christ you are saved. Notice it does NOT say you “might” or “could” be saved — but “shall be saved”. YOU ARE SAVED!
For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord SHALL BE SAVED. Romans 10:13 Didn’t you just believe on the Lord Jesus Christ? Look at what John 3:36 says! It says you HATH EVERLASTING LIFE! Not “maybe” or “hope so” — BUT HATH — YOU ARE SAVED!
He that believeth on the Son HATH EVERLASTING LIFE: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him. John 3:36Friend, if you prayed the prayer and received Jesus Christ — YOU ARE SAVED! You did what God said — AND GOD CANNOT LIE! In hope of eternal life, which God, THAT CANNOT LIE, promised before the world began; Titus 1:2 What to do next?
1. Start reading the Bible. Read the gospel of John. Then read the New Testament. Read your Bible everyday. As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby: 1 Peter 2:2 And Jesus answered him, saying, It is written, That man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God. Luke 4:4
2. Start a prayer life. You say, I don’t know how to pray. Just talk to God like you do anybody else. There’s no use tp get pious and pomp before the Lord, He knows all about you anyway. Get a notebook and start a prayer list. Put down your friends and loved ones that need to be saved. Pray for the president, the country. If you have needs, health, financial, marriage problems — ask God to help you. Pray about EVERYTHING. Open the door of the day (morning) with prayer and lock the night with prayer. You can not pray too much. In your day by day activities – pray. At work – pray. Driving in the car – pray. Wherever and whenever – pray. Decide that prayer is going to be your life-long friend. Evening, and morning, and at noon, will I pray, and cry aloud: and he shall hear my voice. Psalm 55:17 7 Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: 8 For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened. Matthew 7:7-8
3. Tell somebody about Jesus. Go tell someone when you get through reading this that you just got saved. Tell your family. Tell your friends. Tell the world! Try to find someone everyday you can tell about Jesus. And daily in the temple, and in every house, they ceased not to teach and preach Jesus Christ. Acts 5:424. Fellowship with other Christians. Find yourself a local Bible-Belieiving church. If you can’t find one, email us and we’ll try to locate one in your area. You need the fellowship of a local church. You need the leadership of a pastor. You need the teaching and preaching you can only get in the local church. Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching. Hebrews 10:25