Monday, Feb 06, 2023

How Close Are We to the Rapture?

by Dr. MaryAnn Diorio


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Hello and Happy Day! This is Dr. MaryAnn Diorio, novelist and life coach, welcoming you to another episode of Winning with the Word. Today is Monday, February 6, 2023, and this is Episode #6 of Series 2023. This episode is titled “How Close Are We to the Rapture?”

This past week, a new version of the movie Left Behind was released, under the directorship of Kevin Sorbo. This movie recounts the events that will soon transpire on earth as we move closer and closer to the Great Tribulation.

Unlike the two earlier versions of the Left Behind movie, Sorbo’s version is like watching the morning news. The movie takes place against a backdrop of events that are currently happening in the world around us. What he portrays on the screen is what we are currently reading in the morning headlines or watching on the evening news.

Usually, apocalyptic-type movies present a scenario of a future yet to be unfolded. But Left Behind presents a scenario that is currently happening before our very eyes and that predicts the future yet to be unfolded. 

So, what does this mean for us? It means several things:

1) The Bible is absolutely true. All of the events happening in our world today—from the Covid crisis to the rise of trans-humanism, digital currency, the mark of the beast, and the AntiChrist—are all predicted in the Bible. Everything in the world is happening just as God said it would. All of these events are either taking place now or are being set up for the near future.

2) Current events mean that the Rapture of the Church is just around the corner. Bible prophecy will be fulfilled, whether we believe it will or not. We have no say in the matter because God alone is God. We are not. You see, my friend, God will have the final say, whether you believe it or not. So, doesn’t it make sense to get ourselves on God’s side? 

One of the greatest signs of the coming Tribulation is that man will declare himself as god. This is what the World Economic Forum is doing, especially through its spokesman Yuval Noah Harari, right-hand man to Klaus Schwab. If you haven’t heard of Harari or his dangerous false teachings, check him out. 

3. You do not want to be left behind when the Rapture occurs. If you think the world is crazy now, it will be unrecognizable after the Rapture. When Christ-followers are taken home to Heaven, chaos will reign supreme. Imagine airplanes in flight suddenly without their pilots. Imagine cars suddenly without their drivers. Imagine mothers suddenly without their infants and children. All this is what will happen at the time of the Rapture when Christ-followers are removed from this earth.

So, how close are we to the Rapture? Very, very close. World events indicate that the Rapture could occur any day now. As my husband often says, the world is not falling apart. It is falling into place. World events are falling into place for the Rapture and the Tribulation to occur just as the Bible predicted they would. 

If you want to get a good picture of what the world will look like after all Christ-Followers are removed from the earth, watch one of the Left Behind movies. You will find them sobering and, if you do not know Jesus, you will find them terrifying.

But, you don’t have to be terrified. You can be saved instead and full of joy and peace and be among those who will be rescued before the Tribulation breaks loose. Simply place your trust in Jesus as the One Who alone can save you, and you will be saved. Do that now by praying this simple prayer with me: 

Lord Jesus, I don’t want to be left behind when the Rapture occurs. I want You to take me in the Rapture so that I can live with you forever. I acknowledge and admit that I have sinned against You. I ask You to forgive me as I turn away from my sin. I receive You now as my Savior and my Lord. Thank You for saving me and for loving me. In Your Name I pray. Amen.

If you have acknowledged that you are a sinner, if you have repented of sinning against the Most High God, and if you have received Jesus as your Savior and Lord, you are now a born-again child of God. Write to me at and request my free e-booklet titled After You’re Born Again. It will help you get started in your exciting love journey with Jesus.

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