Thursday, March 6, 2014
I've written articles about this several times in the past, and I have posted this article by Doug Hamp once in the past, but it needs to be posted again. This article is Chapter Four in Douglas Hamp's incredible book, Corrupting The Image.
REMEMBER THIS HINT: God's REAL rapture will be nothing you can possibly be invited to participate in - or choose to do. It is at His instigation, a complete surprise with no advance warning, and happens as fast as 'the twinkling of an eye.' So only a very foolish person - not a true Christian - could possibly be deceived into a counterfeit by invitation. Still, it is good to think on these things and help build up the faith of the weaker brethren. CMR
THE COUNTERFEIT RAPTURE
by Douglas Hamp
Not only are demons (sons of ) manifesting in the heavenlies, but they are also sending messages to many on earth, which reveals their true character. In general the entities are communicating that the earth will soon go through a period of cataclysmic changes. The descriptions they give are what the Bible refers to as the Great Tribulation. However, these so called “ ” are nothing more than demons pretending to be from some other galaxy. Their messages, as we will see, consist of some basic ideas that are the diabolical mirror to the Bible.
§ Cataclysmic events will come upon the earth
§ They will help us overcome those events
§ They will take those that can’t or won’t evolve to the next level
§ Those that remain get to evolve to the next level now
§ A man from among us will be raised up with special powers and knowledge
In historical studies, the strongest type of witness we can have is what is referred to as a hostile witness. A hostile witness is when someone’s enemies (or perhaps competition) are forced to admit certain things about that person that are not in their best interest to say. [i]
Satan, in a sense, has proven the event by the messages that his horde have been giving over the years. Clearly, their messages, as they are given, are full of lies. Nevertheless, they do include some elements of truth, which is always the point of a deception. That there will be an “evacuation” of the earth is certain as we learn from Scripture: “Then we who are alive remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air,” (1 Thessalonians 4:17). The truth of that verse is proven by the lies that are being told by the “aliens”. In effect, they are getting the world ready for what is coming so that when it does happen people will not likely consider the biblical rapture as an option.
The enemy undoubtedly will have a counter explanation ready for when that happens; after all, he has read the Bible too. “Missiologist Ralph Winter estimated in early 2001 that there are 680 million ‘’ Christians in the world, and that they are growing at about 7% a year. This represents about 11% of the world’s population and 33% of the total number of Christians (based on the UN projected world population of 6.301 billion for mid-2003.)” [ii] In 2010 the population was 6.856 Billion and assuming (conservatively) that the percentages had stayed the same, then 754 million people were born again followers of Jesus. These followers will be taken from the earth in a flash.
While born again followers of the Lord will not be here to see what follows, we can safely conclude that some time shortly after the rapture, the demons will most likely appear to the world as the saviors of the world and will provide an answer for the disappearance of over 700 million people worldwide. Many believe that the aliens/demons will say that they were the ones that seeded the planet (were the creators of man) and have returned to help in our hour of greatest need. The reason that most of the world will not immediately turn to the God of heaven and earth following the rapture is because the enemy has been conditioning people for just such an event. The rapture is certain in that God has clearly said it would come to pass; therefore, Satan (as the father of lies, cf. John 8:44), must have some type of event in place to deceive the world when the event actually occurs. Sometimes the message is that the people evacuated will be resettled to another planet. Sometimes the “aliens” tell us not worry about where the ones taken will go. And sometimes we see it is the bad aliens that have come to catch people up into their space ships and those brave enough to resist will survive as portrayed in the 2010 movie Skyline whose motto is “do not look up” because those that look at the light will be taken. Jesus told us to “look up” (Luke 21:28) when we see all these things beginning to come to pass.
Could it be that Satan has found a clever way to encourage people to do just the opposite?
The various messages were first compiled by researcher Brad Myers who did much of the research for the bestselling book [iii] by Drs. Chuck Missler and Mark Eastman. The research in their book is impressive; however, rather than simply quote their book, I searched out the sources for myself and scrutinized the authenticity of each statement. In some cases I found other supporting evidence from the stated authors or from others not mentioned in their book.
Ruth Montgomery in her book writes of how the “aliens” have communicated: “We are coming in great numbers, not with any intention of harm, but to ,”(emphasis mine). [iv] Some like Barbara Marciniak, a popular New Age author and channeller, in her book writes of which she claims she received from extraterrestrials from the star system Pleiades. She discusses the disappearance that is coming upon the world
It should be clear that Satan and his legions are making great preparations to have a counter explanation once the rapture occurs. She also shares another “message” from the ETs regarding the rationale for why millions of people will be taken.
If human beings do not change – if they do not make the shift in values and realize that without Earth they could not be here – then Earth, in its love for its own initiation and its reaching for a higher frequency, will bring about a cleansing that will balance it once again. Maybe then everyone else will begin to wake up to what is going on. [v]
After the explanation for the disappearance of millions, which the Bible truthfully calls the rapture, she goes on to speak of apocalyptic events that are extremely reminiscent of the words of Jesus some two thousand years ago when he spoke of wars and rumors of wars and nation rising against nation.
As we see it, as the probable worlds begin to form, there will be great shiftings within humanity on this planet. It will seem as if everything is falling apart and cannot be put back together. Just as you sometimes have rumblings and quakings in your lives as you change your old patterns and move into new energies, Earth is shaking itself free, and a certain realignment or adjustment period is to be expected. Those animals are now moving over to the new world as it is being formed. They are not ending their existence, they are merely slipping into the new world to await your joining them. [vi]
Warnings from Ashtar
New Age writer Thelma Terrell claims to have received messages from Ashtar, the leader of an “alien confederation” concerning the evacuation of millions around the globe. Those familiar with the Bible immediately see that Ashtar is nothing more than the same demon from Bible times (Asherah/Ashtoreth) but with a message that modern man wants to hear. In former days Ashtar was considered a god, but now such talk is, for the most part, out of style. Therefore, Ashtar has come back as an “alien” to warn the citizens of earth of the impending rapture. However, the true reason for the evacuation of the planet is never given. When the rapture does occur, the demonic realm will be ready because they have been warning people of just such an event. Ashtar has communicated that [vii] because of the impending events coming upon the earth, the “alien” ships will come in close enough to lift people off the earth “in the twinkling of an eye,” – even the terminology is borrowed from the Bible concerning the rapture.
The Counterfeit Rapture
andfate of earth’s inhabitants” [xiii]
Ashtar has been leaving messages with other channellers as well in order to make sure that his message is heard and spread. Johanna Michaelson is a former New Ager who is now a Christian. In her book she writes about the well-known New Age guru John Randolph Price who also receives messages from Asher (a variation of Ashtar). Michaelson relays that ,according to John Randolph Price, as many as two billion people could be wiped off the planet. This seemingly refers to the trials coming upon the earth versus the evacuation, nevertheless, the impact will be ‘we told you so’ once the events begin to occur.
Summary and Conclusion
The messages from the “aliens” and the New Age is clear: major earth changes and cataclysms are coming upon the earth. As a result many will be removed from the earth in the twinkling of an eye by the “aliens” or will remain in the third dimension while everyone else moves into the fourth dimension. The rapture is certain and Satan has prepared for the event through the movies and through channellers receiving messages from “aliens” of the impending event. Unfortunately, for many the rapture will not be an event that makes them look up to God but to the “aliens” posing as man’s savior.
[i]For example, some people have asserted that the Lord Jesus did not even exist as a historical person. However, regardless of what concludes about him being God, the fact that he lived and walked on this earth is incontrovertible. The Talmud, which was written and compiled by Jews that did not receive Jesus as their messiah, confirmed that Jesus existed. Furthermore, they stated that he was crucified on the eve of Passover and that he was a doer of magic. Thus, they admit three crucial things about a man that they in fact wanted to forget: 1) he existed, 2) he was crucified and 3) he performed supernatural acts. Thus, the very ones that tried to ignore Him gave us three foundational facts concerning Him. Considering that they didn’t have any vested interest in Him, then we can rest assured that their testimony is certain.
[ii] Retrieved July 16, 2010 from: http://www.religioustolerance.org/worldrel.htm
[iii] Chuck , Mark Eastman, , Koinonia House (1997).
[v] Barbara Marciniak, Bear and Co., 1992.
[vii] Tuella, Inner Light Publications, 1993 edition.
[xiv] Johanna Michaelson, Harvest House, Eugene, OR, 1989.
[xv] Retrieved December 2, 2010 from http://www.his-forever.com/the_rapture_according_to_new_age.htmhttp://www.douglashamp.com/counterfeit-rapture