“The fool has said in his heart, ‘There is no God.’ They are corrupt, and have done abominable iniquity; there is none who does good. God looks down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there are any who understand, who seek God. Every one of them has turned aside; they have together become corrupt; there is none who does good, no, not one.” Psalm 53:1-3.
After examining the part the Holy Spirit plays in the Christian and the world in “After the Rapture, Part 1” posted on 9-17-18. Let us now consider briefly the consequences of a flesh that is not held in check by the Holy Spirit, and running riot.
“For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord. Therefore comfort one another with these words.” 1 Thessalonians 4:16-18.
There are three theories as to when the rapture will occur, before the tribulation (seven years when God allows man to rule by violence and oppression), in the middle of the tribulation, and after the tribulation.