What Will the Rapture be Like? An Awesome Vision

What Will the Rapture be Like? An Awesome Vision

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Of course, no one knows exactly what the rapture will look like, but…
Popular books and films depict the rapture as a more or less stealthy event—a mysterious vanishing of Christians, evidenced mainly by piles of empty clothes, crashed driverless vehicles, and a lot of bewildered non-believers asking, “Where have the missing gone?”
We believe this is a major mischaracterization of the rapture event. When the Lord says He is coming like a “thief in the night” it does not mean He will come to gather what is His and leave, undetected, like the tooth fairy. Think of it this way: When a thief breaks into a home that is occupied, the owner is typically jarred awake by the noise. He is, at first, startled and disoriented but then quickly understands what is happening (a break in) and is terrified. This is how it will be for those not prepared when the Lord suddenly enters our “home,” the earth (more specifically the clouds above), at the rapture.
Additionally, a broad survey of Scripture seems to indicate that the rapture will be accompanied by more than just by a massive earthquake—specifically a global cataclysm that may literally turn the world upside down, i.e., an “axial pole shift.” Unlike a mere inexplicable vanishing of true Christians (a small minority in some nations), or a huge earthquake, a pole shift would instantly plunge the whole world into chaos, thus setting the stage for the rise of