11 And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him
was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war.
12 His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself.
13 And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God.
14 And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean.
15 And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.
16 And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, King Of Kings, And Lord Of Lords.
17 And I saw an angel standing in the sun; and he cried with a loud voice, saying to all the fowls that fly in the midst of heaven, Come and gather yourselves together unto the supper of the great God;
18 That ye may eat the flesh of kings, and the flesh of captains, and the flesh of mighty men, and the flesh of horses, and of them that sit on them, and the flesh of all men, both free and bond, both small and great.
19 And I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against him that sat on the horse, and against his army.
Not long ago my wife and I were watching a 2008 remake of the movie The Day the Earth Stood Still. It originally came out in 1951. If you haven’t seen the movie, it’s the typical plot. Aliens come to earth. It isn’t known if they are friendly or want to take over, so they are assumed to be the enemy, which is usually a good call, but not always. I’ll not reveal any more of the movie in case you haven’t seen it and would like to, but what I have relayed to you shouldn’t be a surprise.
I visited an Internet site that had a listing of supposedly all the movies made concerning aliens. They went back as far as 1951 and totaled 331 including remakes. I actually counted them. Yeah I know. I must have a lot of time on my hands.
I haven’t bothered to count these, but let’s just say that the History channel has “oodles” of specials on UFO sightings and abductions and even aliens from the past to the present. In addition, paranormal programs are becoming very popular and numerous.
Because of this, it is my belief that the world’s system has unknowingly trained itself to accept alien abduction as a plausible justification to explain the Rapture when it occurs. But I digress.
As we were watching the movie, certain Scripture passages started coming to mind. I have always asked myself, “Why would not people fall on their knees and worship God when seeing Him in all His glory at the Second Coming?”
Revelation 19:19 (shown above) comes to mind. Why proclaim war against God? Why not cower in fear and plead for mercy? Perhaps there are at least two reasons:
1. When Jesus returns at the Second Coming, the remainder of mankind left on earth during the Tribulation who chose not to follow Christ instead of the Antichrist will have become so hardened, they will be consumed with hate, greed, lust and every other sin imaginable. They will hate God for what they have experienced during this time. They will fear Him, but despise Him even more.
2. I think it is also possible that they “may” attribute Jesus’ return at the Second Coming as an “alien invasion,” just as they “may” attribute the same to the Rapture. Nearly any movie you watch concerning alien invasions will depict earthlings shooting first and asking questions later. This very scenario “could” apply to Christ’s Second coming.
It could even be possible that both of these reasons “may” be applicable. One thing is sure, the Tribulation era may seem like judgment from hell, but when the Lord returns, it will be recognized as judgment from Heaven for rebellion against God.
It is hard for a true Christian to comprehend a heart so cold and hard that the possibility of repentance does not exist in a man or woman. However, once the mark of the Antichrist is taken, there is no hope. Notice the following verses taken from Revelation.
“And the rest of the men which were not killed by these plagues yet repented not of the works of their hands, that they should not worship devils, and idols of gold, and silver, and brass, and stone, and of wood: which neither can see, nor hear, nor walk: Neither repented they of their murders, nor of their sorceries, nor of their fornication, nor of their thefts.” (Revelation 9:20-21 emphasis mine)
“And men were scorched with great heat, and blasphemed the name of God, which hath power over these plagues: and they repented not to give him glory.” (Revelation 16:9 emphasis mine)
“And the fifth angel poured out his vial upon the seat of the beast; and his kingdom was full of darkness; and they gnawed their tongues for pain, And blasphemed the God of heaven because of their pains and their sores, and repented not of their deeds.” (Revelation 16:10-11 emphasis mine)
Notice in Revelation 9:20-21 they will cling to their own good deeds and continue to hold their works higher than God’s. They will continue worshipping the “things” in their lives, placing them above God. They will continue to murder and use illicit drugs. They will continue their fornication (sex outside marriage between a man and a woman), and they will continue being thieves.
Notice in Revelation 16:9-11 that regardless of God’s effort to get their attention, they will blaspheme His name and refuse to repent.
In 1938 Orson Wells presented a broadcast of War of the Worlds on CBS radio. Since he did not clearly identify the presentation as fiction, many people actually believed they were being invaded that night from Mars.
There is going to be an invasion on earth alright, and from outer space, but not from aliens. The possible UFO and paranormal experiences happening today are simply demonic activity. Satan is increasing his presence because his time is running out. The invasion to earth from outer space will come, and it will come from God. However, God is not an alien. He made this world, earth included of course, and it is His.
There is a real alien invasion taking place though every day. Satan and his followers are invading the hearts of mankind, and the activity is definitely increasing in these last days before the return of our Lord. In all my time on earth, I have never seen such wickedness. There is not one area in society that has not been corrupted by gross wickedness, and it is on an unprecedented scale.
Almighty God has done everything Heavenly possible to bridge the gap between mankind and Himself. To bridge that gap, His only option was to literally sacrifice Himself to pay our sin debt against Him and satisfy His own justice. In the person of Jesus this was accomplished. There is now a bridge to God, Jesus. He is the only bridge. There is no other. We must come to God via Jesus.
Understand that God will not invade your heart. He will change your heart if you come to Him through His Son, Jesus Christ, but He will not invade it. God is a gentleman and will respect your boundary. Satan will spiritually rape and murder you. Sounds like a “no-brainer” to me.
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