Christians all over the world are looking forward to that day when they will be lifted up to meet Jesus in the clouds as spoken of in 1 Thessalonians 4:17 – “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.”
We are also expecting the appearance of the beast of Revelation, also identified as the Anti-Christ. And, he will indeed claim to be God as stated in 2 Thessalonians 2:4 – “Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God.” Someone who is so bold as to claim he is God, and from scriptures, we find that most will believe it, surely has a plan on how to convince people of the truth of his claim.
Now, there have been reports, both official and unofficial, for nearly 20 years that there are lists that identify potential enemies of a global government, often categorized as Red, Yellow and Green lists. The Red lists typically consist of conservative, religious, constitution loving people, who would most oppose efforts to implement the type of government that will be instituted underneath the direction of the Anti-Christ. Those on the Red list are said to be eliminated immediately.
The wickedly bold plan to be employed to transfer power to this vile man, who claims to be God, will be the pretended rapture of thousands, or perhaps tens of thousands of good people around the world. They will disappear, and cause quite a fright and disturbance amongst the population, with the media doing their part to increase the trauma. But, this won’t be the Rapture, it will be a hoax perpetrated to get rid of some of the people who will most oppose the new kingdom. We learn in Revelation 20 what really happens to these people. They are offered their freedom, if they accept the mark of the beast, otherwise they will be beheaded. Those few who do accept the mark, will not tell what has happened to them, because of threats of death and the shame.
Now we begin to understand why it is so important to the NSA to know everything about what we are doing every moment of the day. They will identify people, and then the times when those people will be alone, in order that they may be taken without any witnesses. What few witnesses there may be, will be ignored and covered up through various efforts, which may include shutting down cell phone services or internet.
One expected result of this mysterious disappearance, will be people clamoring for an explanation and someone to sooth their fears. So, the Anti-Christ appears at just the right time, and explains what has happened to all those who are gone. This leads to a great deal of doubt and confusion amongst those who are righteous, which leaves them very much subject to cunning manipulation by those who are practicing deceit upon the masses.
We need to be on guard for these occurrences so that we are not among “the very elect who [may] be deceived.”