There is obviously another possibility: The weed might be taken away by the angels.
So it is a kind of a rapture, taking away the wicked ones and let the chosen ones/remnants, poor ones, as well as people from the ancient times inherit this Earth?
It seems as if we are living in the sign of Jona (and the whale ) time?
How everything will turn depends on people, how many choose to do what? How many are ready to give up the damned black magics who are fooling all people? The entire world is fooled and even the magicians are cheated!
Read the story about Adam the Eve who are warning people for satan, because he has fooled Cain to kill. Sataniel masqueraded himself to a human being several times to fool people.
2 Esdras 13 Common English Bible (CEB) 13:15 Now show me also the interpretation of this dream. 16 As I turn it over in my mind, I think: How terrible it will be for those who will be left in those days, and how much worse for those who aren’t left! 17 Those who aren’t left will be full of sorrow, 18 since they now know what lies in store for the last days, but they won’t live to see them.
(Because those who aren’t here from the ancient times or have been/will be raptured, will miss some kind of a spectacle, astounded people or Micah 5:12 will occur?)
13:18 But how terrible it will be also for those who are left, (Maybe some of the left ones are supposed to preach, but the tribulation is also for people who are into black magics, who like to put demons and mind-control people?) 19 for that very reason! They will see great dangers, and there will be many kinds of distress, as these dreams show. 20 Yet it is better to encounter (meet) these things, even incurring (experiencing) danger, than to pass from the world like a cloud and not see what happens at the end.” 21 He (The Angel) answered me, “I will tell you the interpretation of the dream as well, and I will explain to you the things you spoke about. 22 As to what you said about those who are left, this is the interpretation: 23 He who brings the danger at that time will Himself guard (watch, protect) those who fall into danger, who have works (preaching?) and faith in the Most Mighty One. 24 Know, therefore, that those who are left enjoy greater privilege, than those who have died.
13:25 The interpretations of the vision are as follows: “In that you saw a man going up from the heart of the sea, 26 that is the one whom the Most High has been keeping for many ages. He (YESHUA) will liberate God’s creation all by himself, and he will put in order those who are left. (For example the mind-controlled would need to be put in order?)
1 Corinthians 15.50 This is what I’m saying, brothers and sisters: Flesh and blood can’t inherit God’s kingdom. Something that rots can’t inherit something that doesn’t decay.
AMP, 1 Corinthians 15.52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at [the sound of] the last trumpet call. For a trumpet will sound, and the dead [who believed in Christ] will be raised imperishable, and we will be [completely] changed [wondrously transformed].
BUT EVEN BEFORE THE TRANSFORMATION:
MSG, 1 Thessalonians 5.23 May God himself, the God who makes everything holy and whole, make you holy and whole, put you together—spirit, soul, and body—and keep you fit for the coming of our Master, Jesus Christ. The One who called you is completely dependable. If He said it, He will do it!
The most known raptures are Yeshua’s, Elijah’s, Ezekiel’s and Enoch’s.
I will return about this subject. The rapture might mean something more. There might be different types of raptures, for example there are some examples of teleportations in the Scriptures. Yeshua and the apostles teleported by the help of the Good Holy Spirit, when there were long distances.
Paul’s story, 2 Corinthians 12:1-5 about a Christian person who was kind of raptured, it is in fact astral projection.
2 Corinthians 12:1-5 The Message (MSG) You’ve forced me to talk this way, and I do it against my better judgment. But now that we’re at it, I may as well bring up the matter of visions and revelations that God gave me. For instance, I know a man who, fourteen years ago, was seized by Christ and swept in ecstasy to the heights of heaven. I really don’t know if this took place in the body or out of it; only God knows. I also know that this man was hijacked into paradise—again, whether in or out of the body, I don’t know; God knows. There he heard the unspeakable spoken, but was forbidden to tell what he heard. This is the man I want to talk about. But about myself, I’m not saying another word apart from the humiliations.
Now, can somebody have both demons and the Good Holy Spirit? It seems as the answer is yes. Seems as Paul was attacked by demon(s). Let us continue read the rest of Paul’s story:
2 Corinthians 12:6-10 The Message (MSG) If I had a mind to brag a little, I could probably do it without looking ridiculous, and I’d still be speaking plain truth all the way. But I’ll spare you. I don’t want anyone imagining me as anything other than the fool you’d encounter if you saw me on the street or heard me talk.
7-10 Because of the extravagance of those revelations, and so I wouldn’t get a big head, I was given the gift of a handicap to keep me in constant touch with my limitations. Satan’s angel did his best to get me down; what he in fact did was push me to my knees. No danger then of walking around high and mighty! At first I didn’t think of it as a gift, and begged God to remove it. Three times I did that, and then he told me,
My grace is enough; it’s all you need.
My strength comes into its own in your weakness.
Once I heard that, I was glad to let it happen. I quit focusing on the handicap and began appreciating the gift. It was a case of Christ’s strength moving in on my weakness. Now I take limitations in stride, and with good cheer, these limitations that cut me down to size—abuse, accidents, opposition, bad breaks. I just let Christ take over! And so the weaker I get, the stronger I become.
Now, this story does NOT give people the right to cast demons on their fellows and making fun out of them thinking that “the juicier story/testimony one’s fellows have the better”, because the testimony might be turned against you instead, you who cast the demons, because you should be ashamed. So do not misinterpret the verses and think the Scriptures give you the right to do wicked stuff, please!
Let’s hope there are no people thinking, look at Paul, it seemed as if he had a demon inside himself, and he seems to feel good about the horrible situation. Now let us cast spells on people with demons!
The rule of the Scriptures is: do not misinterpret the verses into something that makes you imagine that it is your obligation to perform wicked actions towards your fellowmen/-women/-kids.
Contemporary English Version (CEV) John 16:2 You will be chased out of the Jewish meeting places. And the time will come when people will kill you and think they are doing God a favor. 3 They will do these things because they don’t know either the Father or me. 4 I am saying this to you now, so that when the time comes, you will remember what I have said.
Or how about misusing people, by the help of the black magic technological mindcontrolling computerized internet system combined with real demons, to make your fellows committing aggressive wickedness? For example it is possible to make people becoming rapists by forcing the kundalini/snake demon into them, especially when they are unaware of what is going on. Why do some feel aggressive or become easily angry when people are provoking? And it seems as if it is possible to have this snake demon even in the chips and as a chakra system.
Another typical misusing of the verses is the one about forgiveness, the one about love and forgive your enemies. Suppose some are thinking: “Now let me cheat on him/her several times,, because it is said that you must forgive!” But it is also mentioned somewhere in the Scriptures that you are free to leave your loved one if he/she is unfaithful to you. In these times many are unfaithful, stay away from dating sites, because many exclusive rascals/tricksters are out there!
Also compare the silver cord, which is mentioned within Astral Projection, now do not try it, because it is demonic.
Said by king Solomon:
Ecclesiastes 12:6 “before the silver cord is removed, and the golden bowl is crushed, and the jar at the spring is broken, and the waterwheel for the cistern is crushed. 7 Then the dust returns to the earth, just as it was, and the spirit returns to the true God who gave it.”
King Solomon was into black magics because his wives introduced him into it, which was distasteful to the Great Good God YAH.
By the way king Solomon must have had a hell with those witch wives. He felt forced to tell one of them how beautiful she was, “eyes like a dove” (probably red eyes?) and “cut white teeth” (maybe she was a vampire?) Sounds like a nightmare. Paul was Saul before, so even he might have been into magics.
So try to stay awake, be ready, read the Scriptures everyday. If you have problems with sleeping and you wake up many times during the night, maybe one can try to see it from the positive side, even if it might be difficult – because it might be an evil circle some people are in, and you must figure out how to cope with it. Do not stop praying. Because we need to sleep – do we not? If we do not sleep we will be tired and the ones who are more tired than others are most likely the mind-controlled ones, so for that group it is better to not fast, even if they are Christians, because they will only become weaker and try to eat some kind of meat, at least fish, but other meat too if it is possible.
Some people are even encouraged to try to ascend, if they have the Good Holy Spirit in them, but how can one know that? This means the recommendation might be: try to stay on the ground. Stay away from hokus pokus = black magics – this recommendation is for EVERYONE.
The warnings about not to trying to rapture somehow on your own might be in these verses.
Luke 12:35, 12:38
Keep yourself on the ground till Yeshua comes with his good angels.
I believe so far, that the good ones (or somehow good) might be taken before the horrible tribulation/wrath, but also maybe during the tribulation some of the good ones might stay, depends on how much they are able to endure. But some good maybe must stay for a reason, although they might have secure places somewhere, to fulfill a mission. I do not have the all answers. I must read more in the Scriptures to find out. “The Truth will set you Free”.
Ruth 2:12 May Jehovah reward you for what you have done, and may there be a perfect wage for you from Jehovah the God of Israel, under whose wings you have come to seek refuge.”
Psalm 36:7 How precious your loyal love is, O God! In the shadow of your wings, The sons of men take refuge.
Psalm 57:1 Show me favor, O God, show me favor, For I take refuge in you, And in the shadow of your wings I take refuge until the troubles pass.
Mark 13:33-37 Be on guard, keep awake. For you do not know when the time will come. It is like a man going on a journey, when he leaves home and puts his servants in charge, each with his work, and commands the doorkeeper to stay awake. Therefore stay awake—for you do not know when the master of the house will come, in the evening, or at midnight, or when the rooster crows, or in the morning— lest he come suddenly and find you asleep. And what I say to you I say to all: Stay awake.”
Mark 13:34-36 King James Version (KJV) For the Son of Man is as a man taking a far journey, who left his house, and gave authority to his servants, and to every man his work, and commanded the porter to watch.
35 Watch ye therefore: for ye know not when the master of the house cometh, at even, or at midnight, or at the cockcrowing, or in the morning:
36 Lest coming suddenly he find you sleeping. 37 And what I say unto you I say unto all, Watch.
Mark 13:34-37 New Century Version (NCV) It is like a man who goes on a trip. He leaves his house and lets his servants take care of it, giving each one a special job to do. The man tells the servant guarding the door always to be watchful. 35 So always be ready, because you don’t know when the owner of the house will come back. It might be in the evening, or at midnight, or in the morning while it is still dark, or when the sun rises. 36 Always be ready. Otherwise he might come back suddenly and find you sleeping. 37 I tell you this, and I say this to everyone: ‘Be ready!’”
It seems as you are the servant and are supposed to watch your door, in these verses.
But what can the door refer to? Suppose the door refers to the gate/door of your soul? Suppose someone wants to steel your soul while you are asleep? I do not know if it is possible to do that, but on youtube there are circulating movies about how to remove ones soul.
Or suppose it is easier during a certain time to cast spells and demons on you during special hours? What hours might have the most demonic activity? How come there is only one Bible out of so many that has mentioned afternoon:
Mark 13:34-36 Easy-to-Read Version (ERV)
34 “It’s like a man who goes on a trip and leaves his house in the care of his servants. He gives each one a special job to do. He tells the servant guarding the door to always be ready. And this is what I am telling you now. 35 You must always be ready. You don’t know when the owner of the house will come back. He might come in the afternoon, or at midnight, or in the early morning, or when the sun rises. 36 If you are always ready, he will not find you sleeping, even if he comes back earlier than expected.
Mark 13:33-37The Message (MSG)
32-37 “But the exact day and hour? No one knows that, not even heaven’s angels, not even the Son. Only the Father. So keep a sharp lookout, for you don’t know the timetable. It’s like a man who takes a trip, leaving home and putting his servants in charge, each assigned a task, and commanding the gatekeeper to stand watch. So, stay at your post, watching. You have no idea when the homeowner is returning, whether evening, midnight, cockcrow, or morning. You don’t want him showing up unannounced, with you asleep on the job. I say it to you, and I’m saying it to all: Stay at your post. Keep watch.”
After all, we do need to sleep, in order to become stronger and not weaker, don’t we? Maybe other times during the day? Maybe a siesta/power nap?
Matthew 24:42-44 Therefore, stay awake, for you do not know on what day your Lord is coming. But know this, that if the master of the house had known in what part of the night the thief was coming, he would have stayed awake and would not have let his house be broken into. Therefore you also must be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.
1 Thessalonians 5:6 So then let us not sleep, as others do, but let us keep awake and be sober.
Matthew 25:13 Watch therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour.
Luke 21:36 But stay awake at all times, praying that you may have strength to escape all these things that are going to take place, and to stand before the Son of Man.”
Luke 12:35-40 “Stay dressed for action and keep your lamps burning, and be like men who are waiting for their master to come home from the wedding feast, so that they may open the door to him at once when he comes and knocks. Blessed are those servants whom the master finds awake when he comes. Truly, I say to you, he will dress himself for service and have them recline at table, and he will come and serve them. If he comes in the second watch, or in the third, and finds them awake, blessed are those servants! But know this, that if the master of the house had known at what hour the thief was coming, he would not have left his house to be broken into.
Colossians 4:2 Continue steadfastly in prayer, being watchful in it with thanksgiving.
1 Peter 4:7 The end of all things is at hand; therefore be self-controlled and sober-minded for the sake of your prayers.
Isaiah 35:4 Say to those who have an anxious heart, “Be strong; fear not! Behold, your God will come with vengeance, with the recompense of God. He will come and save you.”
1 Thessalonians 5:9 Expanded Bible (EXB)
9 God did not ·choose [appoint; destine] us ·to suffer his anger [L for wrath] but to ·have [receive; gain; possess] salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ.
1 Thessalonians 5:9 VOICE For God has not destined us, His chosen, to face His wrath but to be the heirs of salvation through our Lord Jesus the Anointed, the Liberating King,
1 Thessalonians 5:8-11 J.B. Phillips New Testament (PHILLIPS)
4-11 But because you, my brothers, are not living in darkness the day cannot take you completely by surprise. After all, burglary only takes place at night! You are all sons of light, sons of the day, and none of us belongs to darkness or the night. Let us then never fall into the sleep that stupefies the rest of the world: let us keep awake, with our wits about us. Night is the time for sleep and the time when men get drunk, but we men of the daylight should be alert, with faith and love as our breastplate and the hope of our salvation as our helmet. For God did not choose us to condemn us, but that we might secure his salvation through Jesus Christ our Lord. He died for us, so that whether we are “awake” or “asleep” we share his life. So go on cheering and strengthening each other with thoughts like these, as I have no doubt you have been doing.
CEB God didn’t intend for us to suffer his wrath but rather to possess salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ.
CJB For God has not intended that we should experience his fury, but that we should gain deliverance through our Lord Yeshua the Messiah,
CEV God doesn’t intend to punish us, but wants us to be saved by our Lord Jesus Christ.
DARBY because God has not set us for wrath, but for obtaining salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ
If you feel as if you are ascending, then it might be possible that you actually are having demons, which may be on the way out from your body.
It seems to be logical that one will be warned somehow, if one would be raptured. The scenario would most likely not be sitting in the sofa eating chips/popcorn and just out of sudden be beamed up to the heaven without any warning.