As one who has at times dallied a bit in fiction writing from the biblically prophetic perspective–some accuse that everything I write with regard to Pre-Trib ponderings is fiction—my novelistic interest was piqued this past week. A self-designated regular RR visitor sent his speculations–but speculations that have the bite of prophetic truth.
The writer struck a chord. Redistribution of wealth is the thing that his sobering scenario conjured in my mind. Rarely, if ever, and certainly not in great depth, has thinking of the catastrophic ramifications the Rapture will entail with regard to redistribution of wealth been forthcoming. Redistribution of wealth, of course, is a major pillar that supports the framework the devilish brains of the liberal ilk have constructed in foisting on all of us their thus far very successfully destructive social/cultural model.
Those who demand the American taxpayer fund a leisurely lifestyle for those who are capable of working, but won’t, according to the scenario offered by our Rapture Ready friend, would, on the surface, seem to have the perfect answer to their long-pursued dream of taking from the haves and giving to the have-nots. –The Rapture!
Here’s what Matthew wrote.
“I have been following Rapture Ready for years and have read hundreds of articles, but I don’t think I have heard this theory yet:
Immediately after the Rapture, the world descends into a financial meltdown due to the current financial crisis coupled with the shock of the missing believers. A healthy portion of the missing people leave behind large sums of physical and liquid assets including bank accounts and property such as real estate, vehicles, weapons… you name it. With the Holy Spirit removed, neighbors will be pillaging neighbors to hoard as much property from the missing people as possible. After the easy stuff is gone, identity thieves go wild and begin attacking bank accounts and stocks via computer. Governments will do what they always do—eager to seize the assets of the missing people, they are faced with a problem… knowing whose assets are available to seize. It won’t be as easy as searching the church directory, because many so-called Christians and church members will be left behind. Additionally many will be killed in the chaos, and others will use the Rapture as a smoke screen to flee from their financial and legal obligations.
In order to stop the losses brought about by identity thieves, the world will need to conduct a modern census of sorts. First, all electronic commerce will be frozen, then everyone is required to 'register' in order to buy and sell once again. During the registry process, some type of biometric or RFID device is applied to each person. Only those who register will be able to participate in commerce once again. After a reasonable period of registration, Governments worldwide will immediately seize the assets of all those who failed to register.
The pretext of the ‘Mark of the Beast’ being the need to stop the theft and looting. Only a ‘criminal’ would refuse to register. In actuality, the government achieves the vehicle for a single currency and becomes the biggest looter of all.”
Such a scenario isn’t beyond the pale. At the very least, immediately following that great, imminent event, there will be confusion and fear that will cause the thin veneer of civility, law, and order to quickly shred.
Considering the rioting and other acts of ugly displays of discontent among the masses in current times, such a maddening thing as millions suddenly disappearing will be catalyst for creating mob rule of almost inconceivable proportion. The aftermath will make Hurricane Katrina’s effects on New Orleans’ ne’er-do-well looters seem tame by comparison.
The Holy Spirit’s influence as restrainer will be missing, according to 2 Thessalonians 2. The truly beastly nature of lost mankind will emerge when the consciences of people left behind are no longer governed by the Creator of all things. Especially because of the material wealth left behind in this nation, America will be set up for incendiary ignition in much the way decades of decaying underbrush in a great forest acts as kindling for a great forest fire.
We have for some time written that we believe the Rapture will be the event that will pop the surreal bubble of economic insanity that we have watched grow for months. It is a bubble that has been built, in large part, by the very liberal social engineers mentioned earlier.
It is more than ironic that those same destructive would-be builders of a humanist Utopia might finally have their crisis that is too good to waste. They will even be able to continue to build their political base by redistributing the wealth left behind. At least, that’s the quite plausible conclusion implied by Matthew’s post-Rapture scenario.
But the real result of such a scenario would be the new-world-order builders achieving the power, the control after which they have always lusted. And, the masses, frightened out of their wits, will, when such a scenario eventuates, willingly give that power and authority to any regime, to any dictator, who offers hope.
There is only one True Hope –the Blessed Hope of Titus 2: 13. His Name is Jesus. If you haven’t yet done so, receive Him now as your Savior. Don’t be left behind.