The Day That Will Come As a Snare… Rapture pt 3

And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and so that day come upon you unawares.  For as a snare shall it come on all them that dwell on the face of the whole earth. Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man. ( Luke 21:34-36)

The subject of the Rapture is really about escape.

The Scripture polarizes humanity into two different groups, “Those who dwell on the face of the earth”, and “Those who escape…. .

The “earth dwellers” is a technical designation, especially in the book of Revelation, (3:10; 6:10; 8:13; 11:10 2xs; 13:8, 12, 14 2xs; 14:6; 17:8), describing the unsaved, all of those who persistently reject God, and whose entire hope is fixed on the advancements and developments among the “Kings of the earth”, of this world, (i.e. Making the World a better place).

Those who dwell on the face of the earth, refer to those whose entire horizon, is this life. They do not have a vision that goes beyond this world, the wisdom they operate in is the conventional wisdom of the world, they live for the here and the now, and seek their joy, and happiness in this life only.

By contrast, the Redeemed are a pilgrim people. We know this world is not our home. We look for another country, a city whose builder and maker is God. We are constantly being detached from this world, and look for the Savior to rescue us out of it.

Jesus tells us that those who “dwell on the face of the earth” are being lured into a snare . A snare is a trap, usually set for birds or rabbits, which involves a hidden cord or wire on the ground, camouflaged, but set to be pulled and to trap the prey when it steps into the noose, and usually suspends the prey on a branch by the feet.

The Immorality which this world has been given over to, especially over my lifetime, in which pornography has been legalized, Abortion becomes commonplace , and marriage has been badly damaged and marred as an institution, is one aspect of the snare that is being set. So many men and women have been trapped and snared by pornography of various kinds.

It is very hard for a Government to control self governed people, who have the power to say “no” to their passions and lusts. This is one reason why all of the old societal restraints which once reflected Biblical morality, have been dismantled. Liberalized divorce and obscenity laws have a political aspect, they make people much more passive and mallable, especially men.

As the unacceptable becomes acceptable, and more and more ‘tolerance’ is demanded of us, it seems obvious to those who read the Bible seriously that our society is being herded into a snare which has been set.

Financially also, as credit has become incredibly easy to obtain, and personal debt normalized in ever increasing amounts, a financial component to the snare is being prepared. We are on the verge of a financial collapse, and the great reset is almost upon us, in which the malaise which the whole world has fallen into, will set the table for the introduction of the new digitalized currency, also known as “the Mark of the Beast”.

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: 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. 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)

It has only been recently that humanity has even had the power and technology to do what John is describing here. China’s ‘social credit system” was the dry run for this insidious trap for humanity.

Western Technological giants such as Google, Facebook, Twitter, have lined up to help the World’s largest Communist country utterly imprison more than a billion people. They haven’t hesitated in the slightest to help install a system on a people which utterly controls every aspect of an individual’s life under the brutal totalitarian State. They gave them the technology to cut off people who displease the State out of every financial transaction!

The lure is efficiency. People will clamor for the order and “normalcy” which will seem to be restored by the New Beast System.

The people will crave security also, for which they will be willing to surrender privacy, by totally accounting themselves to the State in all transaction. It will all seemingly be worth it, for it would cut off at the knees Identity theft, Cartels, and much other criminal activity.

Immigration of unruly, and even uncivilized peoples in the millions into orderly and civilized societies is part of the plan. People are afraid, they want order an ‘normalcy’ , since they feel like strangers in their own homelands. They will clamor for a solution.

The trap is a lure to participate in such a system, which will cause us to commit the final and irreversible act of apostasy, and in God’s sight it will amount to worship of a beastly system which has set itself up as the rival to the God of the Bible.

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. ( Revelation 14:9-11)

We have all seen the massive spectacle of the complete and voluntary shutting down of all entertainment, Sports, restaurants and virtually 95 percent of all public events here in America, and the rest of the World. It is all voluntary! Carefully crafted and heightened fear campaigns have done this to us.

As our leaders drive the bus, (which was our vibrant economy) over the cliff, incredibly there are virtually no protests and little or no public debate.

This would have been unthinkable even ten years ago. So also would Transgender Story Hour, and the host of other bizarre new forms of public expression we see almost daily.

Behold the power of skillful social engineering! Orwellian terms such as “social distancing” enter into the public discourse as if they had been in use for decades. The skillful use of fear, and of social conditioning have been deployed in a way that would have made Goebbels blush. Manipulation and control of millions and millions of unwitting people has almost been achieved!

The Snare is set.

On one level, the Kings of the earth and their rulers, are setting a snare for the earth, humanly speaking. These ‘ruling elites’ despise the Freedoms and the elevation of a middle class that came about as a result of the influence of the Bible on society. They are ‘herding’ people in the direction of their Brave New World, a godless Utopia, a Technocracy, which will seek to control even the number of people on the earth, in defiance of God who said “be Fruitful and Multiply”.

On a deeper level, Satan is preparing a Snare for humanity. He would herd the masses of people into the Mark of the Beast, something which will amount to the final act of Apostasy, and will be far more than an Act of economic efficiency. God sees it as an Act of worship. The New Economic system coming is a trap to get the people of the World to worship Satan. It will all seem so reasonable and useful, but it is a snare.

Finally God himself has set this snare. He is going to give the multitudes of people who “dwell on this earth” what they think they want, seeing they reject Him. “I will choose their delusions, saith the LORD”. His Agent, (AntiChrist) is already in the wings, waiting to come out of the Shadows and take his brief place on the World Stage, and to the Worldly minded, He will be an irresistible figure.

But there is another group of people, that will be delivered from the Judgment coming upon “those who dwell on the face of the Earth”. The true church are not “earth dwellers”, we used to be, but are not anymore. We have been captured by a heavenly vision, and have a different destiny, i.e. the Rapture.

Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth. ( Revelation 3:10)

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.( I Thessalonians 4:16-17)

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18 Responses to The Day That Will Come As a Snare… Rapture pt 3

  1. Philip Snow says:

    Fine …. but this ignores the rest of Revelation that regularly has us believers killed for NOT ‘taking the Mark’, as we are later still here, as told to ‘Come out of Babylon, MY People’!……. Then there are the ‘perseverance of the Saints’ encouragements throughout these parts of Revelation, or the ‘Beast’ ‘making war on the saints & overcoming them’ routine, just as in Daniel 12, where Jesus only returns ‘when the Power of the Holy Ones is completely broken’, at the end of what looks like a final ‘Time, Ts & 1/2 a Time’, or 1260 literal days….also as in Revelation! …..Or, howsabout, ‘Write, ‘Here is the perseverance of the Saints’…….Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from Now on’!………And that’s mainly only Revelation…… ……Matt 13 & 25 both have Jesus only separating out the ‘Sheep/Wheat’ from the ‘Goats/Tares for Judgement; when He returns…… Why does Jesus also tell us to ‘Endure to the End to be Saved’ but ‘unless He cuts things short, NO flesh would be saved’?!……. Believers will not be ready, ‘Just as in the Days of Noah…..ONE will be taken, ONE left’…. Don’t be so sure of this get-out, because, if you are wrong, you are setting many up not to stand…. And why is it that non-one will debate these things?……

    • billrandles says:

      Phlilp you are making assumptions about what I am saying about the Rapture. I haven’t mentioned the timing of it at all, nor have I denied any
      Of the horrors of the tribulation, or to what extent believers will or are suffering. Please don’t jump to any conclusions , merely have reported that there is an escape promised at some time,and that is the Rapture. I write in small portions ,a thousand words at a time usually, and cannot cover every aspect in each article

      • Philip Snow says:

        OK, thanks, Bill, sorry if I have made assumptions – I await the next bit! I suppose I was expecting the usual, ’70th Week’ ‘Pre-Trib’ ‘Futurist’ stance….. I too believe in the ‘rapture’, of course, just ‘last minute’! God bless, Philip.

      • billrandles says:

        No problem brother

  2. Patricia white says:

    Will true believers be able to be deceived, or worn down enough to take the mark of the beast?

    • Deemar says:

      “Take heed if you think you stand, lest you should fall.”
      Maybe I am wrong, but I do believe this will be a temptation for ANYONE who is alive on this Earth at that time… including believers. It will the ultimate test of TRUST… (Can’t buy/sell anything??? How will I ever provide for my family?) But we know the LORD says, “He who seeks to save his own life will lose it.” “But My righteous one will walk by faith, and if he shrinks back I will not be pleased with Him.” If God cares for the sparrows, how much more does He care for us.

      “Seek FIRST His Kingdom and His righteousness, and (then) all these things (needs) will be added to you.” IF we do this – we can trust His provision.

      Both The LORD’s promises AND warnings need to be enough for us to make our decisions – enduring in this trust/faith “until the end” so that we may be saved.

      If we think we can’t be deceived, we already are…. cling to Jesus/Truth!
      Lord, help us

  3. robb Parker says:

    Thank you, Pastor, for this timely warning. Keep fighting the good fight.

  4. bopperman says:

    I hope the pre-trib folk are right but my studies lead me otherwise . Looks like mid-trib to me . What purifies the bride ? Tribulation or escape ? I don’t see Bill taking a side but that is a matter of perspective .

    • RuthL says:

      Lot was described as a righteous man in II Peter. Yet we know he had many character deficits. His righteousness was by faith. Was Lot purified before he was rescued from God’s wrath? I don’t think so. Neither was Noah without sin. The remnant of Jews that will hide in the wilderness, protected by God, during the Tribulation are not rescued in the end because they deserve it.

    • FrankL says:

      The Bride is purified by the blood of Christ. Rom 5:9

  5. Jill Hanes says:

    Read this out loud

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  6. hanakid@hawaii.rr.com says:

    Aloha Pastor Bill Mahalo for all the wonderful encouraging words. May the Lord continue blessing you and your family. Hopefully and prayerfully we will meet in the clouds with Messiah Jesus resurrection Sunday, or in the very near future; glory alleluia.! In ChristJeff Churchill

    —————————————–From: “Pastor Bill Randles Blog” To: hanakid@hawaii.rr.com Cc: Sent: Saturday April 4 2020 5:00:38AM Subject: [New post] The Day That Will Come As a Snare… Rapture pt 3

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    billrandles posted: ” And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and so that day come upon you unawares. For as a snare shall it come on all them that dwell on the face of the whol”

    • billrandles says:

      Aloha dear brother. My wife is half Haaiian, her family name as Titcomb, and she still has family there. What a beautiful Island! God bless you for the encouragement. Pas Bill

  7. Noel Wood says:

    Wholeheartedly agree with all your blog. Blessings from the UK.
    Bill do you know anything about Celeste Solum? Would be grateful if you could let me know your thoughts. Much love to you and all your family. Keep going on ever upward moving on.
    Noel

    • billrandles says:

      For the first time I had her speak just a week ago. I agree with much of what she said in that one talk, Very interesting but am still not to sure what to mak of her. Thanks for asking, Pas Bill

  8. dusty says:

    Warn others about Bill Gates and ID2020. It even has it’s own website.

    Do NOT take ANY mark, be it tattoo, chip, etc.

    Avoid at ALL COSTS!

    God will protect His own! We have nothing to fear.

    And should a man or beast decide to destroy my body, they can never destroy my soul. Bring it on. I’m ready to die peacefully for The Lord.

  9. RuthL says:

    This is a quote from Bill Gates regarding the virus and vaccines in a video:
    Bill Gates said:
    “Eventually you’ll have to have certificates (digital) indicating who is recovered and who’s vaccinated. You don’t want people moving around the world from countries that don’t have it under control (the virus). You don’t want to completely block travel.”

    In other words, you will have to have a digital vaccination certificate indicating what your status is. That could be in the form of a quantum dot tattoo. Or a chip. You won’t be allowed to travel without it.
    Celeste Solum said the same thing…she heard that before we are allowed to go back to normal 3 things will be required: 1) be tested 2) be vaccinated 3) have a sensor indicating your status and also that communicates to health authorities that you are sick, even before you know you are sick.

  10. RuthL says:

    Hydrogels that are responsive to specific molecules, such as glucose or ANTIGENS, can be used as biosensors, as well as in DDS. (From Wikipedia)
    Celeste’s video on hydrogels as biosensors as a precursor to the mark of the beast: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KrclQ0SlFi4

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