I’m in a car, driving into a tunnel, that suddenly stoops down in almost free fall. It feels like forever before the curve flattens and the tunnel continues in a horizontal line. Inside the tunnel there is fire and smoke and dead bodies all over and it looks like a scene out of the Norwegian movie “The Tunnel” (Tunnelen). The journey through the tunnel continues and there seems like there is no ending in sight. After a long, long time, the tunnel makes an almost 90 degrees turn upwards, and suddenly I am going straight upwards as fast as I can, and eventually there’s light at the end of the tunnel. But the closer I get to the end of the tunnel, the slower I am going towards the end. And just as I am stopping, and are ready to fall back down the black hole, a hand with white sleeves stretches down and grabs a hold of me, and is snatching me out of the dark, dark tunnel. He takes me under His arm, and up, up, up we go, into the clearest blue sky, and the journey continues for a long, long time. Behind me, I could see the earth explode, and blown to pieces. The shockwaves was so strong, that pieces of the earth were thrown towards us and almost hit us when they were passing by. Finally we are entering the edge of something that looks like a shore, with the greenest grass I’ve ever seen, and we sit down on the edge of shoreline, with our feet hanging free over the edge. While we sit there the man, who I presume to be Jesus, takes a small piece of earth 🌍 or soil, and starts to form a round piece of something, and then he puts wings on it, gently grabs my hand, and together we send it off into space. The round object flies away, slowly but steadily, until it can’t be seen anymore.
Then I remembered these words:
“But the one who endures and bears up [under suffering] to the end will be saved.” – Matthew 24:13 AMP
I would also like to share this truth from the Bible:
Some verses about the RAPTURE. Yes, I believe in the RAPTURE, but I believe we will be “snatched” out of this wretched earth, just before He comes back. To speak as clear as I possibly can; I believe the RAPTURE will take place sometime after The Great Tribulation, but before God pours out His wrath upon the Earth, and also before Jesus returns on Mount Olive.
“Then we who are alive and remain [on the earth] will simultaneously be caught up (raptured) together with them [the resurrected ones] in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we will always be with the Lord!“
1 Tessalonians 4:17 AMP
[ Those Who Died in Christ ] Now we do not want you to be uninformed, believers, about those who are asleep [in death], so that you will not grieve [for them] as the others do who have no hope [beyond this present life]. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again [as in fact He did], even so God [in this same way—by raising them from the dead] will bring with Him those [believers] who have fallen asleep in Jesus. For we say this to you by the Lord’s [own] word, that we who are still alive and remain until the coming of the Lord, will in no way precede [into His presence] those [believers] who have fallen asleep [in death]. … 1. Tessalonians 4:13-17 AMP
War against the Saints
He was also [e]permitted to wage war against the saints (God’s people) and to overcome them, and authority and power over every tribe and people and language and nation. 8 All the inhabitants of the earth will fall down and worship him, everyone whose name has not been written since the foundation of the world in the Book of Life of the Lamb who has been slain [as a willing sacrifice]. 9 If anyone has an ear, let him hear. 10 If anyone is destined for captivity, he will go into captivity; if anyone kills with a sword, he must be killed with a sword. Here is [the call for] the patient endurance and the faithfulness of the saints [which is seen in the response of God’s people to difficult times]. Revelations 13:7-9 AMP
Then I heard [the distinct words of] a voice from heaven, saying, “Write, ‘[c]Blessed (happy, prosperous, to be admired) are the dead who die in the Lord from now on!’” “Yes, [blessed indeed],” says the Spirit, “so that they may rest and have relief from their labors, for their deeds do follow them.” Revelations 14:13
A Multitude from the Tribulation
9 After these things I looked, and this is what I saw: a vast multitude which no one could count, [gathered] from every nation and from all the tribes and peoples and languages [of the earth], standing before the throne and before the Lamb (Christ), dressed in white robes, with [a]palm branches in their hands; 10 and in a loud voice they cried out, saying,
“Salvation [belongs] to our God who is seated on the throne, and to the Lamb [our salvation is the Trinity’s to give, and to God the Trinity we owe our deliverance].” 11 And all the angels were standing around the throne and around the [twenty-four] elders and the four living creatures; and they fell to their faces before the throne and worshiped God, 12 saying,
“Amen! Blessing and glory and majesty and wisdom and thanksgiving and honor and power and might belong to our God forever and ever. Amen.”
13 Then one of the elders responded, saying to me, “These who are dressed in the long white robes—who are they, and from where did they come?” 14 I said to him, “My lord, you know [the answer].” And he said to me, “These are the people who come out of the great tribulation (persecution), and they have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb [because of His atoning sacrifice]. Revelations 7:9-14