I am posting chapters from my sister's book, "The End is near. End Time Bible Prophecy Anyone Can Understand." Available at lulu.com
Continued from previous post..
After the sixth trumpet probation is closed. Those who have chosen to be on God’s side are sealed and those who have chosen to side with the beast are also sealed.
Revelation 18:4 says that God’s people will not participate in the seven last plagues about to fall, so why will we still be on this planet? The Hebrews were in Egypt throughout all the plagues that fell, and the faithful followers of God were in Jerusalem when the Babylonians destroyed the city. So, too, those belonging to God will be on the earth during the plagues. And again, just as the Hebrews were protected from the final plague to fall on the Egyptians by placing marks on the doorposts of their homes and staying safely inside, and the faithful in Jerusalem were marked by a messenger of God so they would be protected from the Babylonian slaughter, so those who receive the seal of God will be safe from the final plagues because they are hidden in Jesus. (See Ex. 12 and Ez. 9)
But there is a drawback to being on the earth after probation closes. The persecutions against those of us who refuse to worship the image of the beast and to receive the mark of the beast will be awful. Some will be in jail, some will be in hiding, and some will be killed.
But do not fear because Jesus said, …I am with you always, even to the end of the age. Matt. 28:16 Jesus also said, Do not fear those who kill the body but are unable to kill the soul; but rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell. Matt. 10:28 And, Blessed are you when people insult you and persecute you, and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of Me. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward in heaven is great… Matt. 5:11, 12 It may not seem like it at the time we are going through the persecutions, but Jesus will be with us and in the end it will be well worth it.