James J Dougherty


I am 46 years old single male living now in Tennessee,going to school, but I am willing to go wherever God may call me. I am servant hearted and always wanting and willing to serve the Lord in all ways. All is for His glory and purposes, and hopefully to brind people to Him before He comes for His bride. I am praying for missions trips too someday



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After the Rapture

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                                    After the Rapture- A Holy Spirit led discussion

The Holy Spirit has led me to write this to give some idea of some of the events likely to happen immediately after the rapture on the earth, especially, so people see the chaos, lawlessness, and mayhem that will take place. I want to encourage people to live godly lives and above all to seek Jesus with all their heart, mind and soul, repenting daily, so the Holy Spirit can cleanse you to ensure being taken in the rapture, by His grace and mercy. God is gracious and merciful too to give the rapture for a way out and escape for His people to escape the seven year tribulation period. The things that I write about below are revelations from the Holy Spirit, the bible, and various videos and movies I have watched and things I have read. I pray that God will use this document to open your eyes. I have no wish that ANY should miss the rapture at all, and neither does God!! I am no prophet at all but always want to seek and do the Father’s will, as Jesus commands us all to do, and to always draw nearer to Him.

            The rapture, when it happens, will be a very sudden, instant thing. When the Father tells the Son (Jesus) to get His bride, the angels will blow the Trumpet and Jesus will shout a command, “COME UP HITHER!! ” or something identical in meaning. Then, all of the sudden, the dead in Christ will rise first, then all of those who are ready at that time will suddenly rise up to meet them in the air, vanishing, along with all children. It will lead to unbridled and unimaginable Chaos on ALL the earth as many of the ones taken in the rapture will be driving cars, busses, trains, flying trains, doing surgery, repairs, construction and many other vital and important tasks on this earth. One second they will be on earth, doing their things then the next, not. The chaos will be due the fact that there will be innumerable numbers of suddenly driverless cars, trains, busses, and pilotless planes, which will all no doubt crash into other vehicles, run off the road, derail and so on. As a result of these crashes many, many other people will be killed and there will be A LOT of damage done in these crashes, and any fires that will no doubt result from them. The injured in such incidents will largely be left to fend for themselves as the remaining emergency services will NO DOUBT be completely overwhelmed by the flood of calls of accidents and the like, and  also about missing persons that will result from the rapture. Also they will  be very short staffed as no doubt many emergency staff, police, firemen, ambulances, doctors and such will be taken in the rapture, or killed, or themselves injured in the post rapture mayhem and cannot get to their work places  or otherwise find themselves unable to work their jobs!! Also, due to the crashes, and abandoned vehicles the roads will no doubt be impassable for quite some time. Of course, there will be mass panic among the remaining people in cars who, even if they did not get hurt or killed in the many accidents they will find it very hard to get about, seeing how the roads will likely by blocked by abandoned, driverless vehicles and finding them also will be unnerving to say the least, as most will not have a clue as to why there is no driver there. There also will be dazed, crazed people searching for their missing friends/relatives milling about further adding to the confusion.

            Due to all the massive damage, casualties, and mayhem there will be mass panic and lawlessness without doubt. There also will be bands or gangs of looters and robbers and other evil people and son on who will take full advantage of the massive chaos to rob others of their possessions, be it the raptured or even those who miss the rapture, and are left behind. There will be a massive increase in the numbers of robberies, murders, rape and all other crime for that matter. The people will also be taking advantage of the police inability to respond to all this, as well. After all a lot of the police will be looking after their own, having to deal with the same issues, and no doubt some of the police will have gone up in the rapture. The damage worldwide from rapture related crashes and such will no doubt be in the trillions (maybe even quadrillions) of dollars(American), from ruined cars, trucks even destroyed houses and such. Another big thing that will happen is that loved ones who miss the rapture will be bewailing and wondering what happened to their husband, wife, mother, father, son, daughter who were taken in the rapture. They will bewail their loss and mourn them as though they had died suddenly and  without any warning. It will be in a sense they did, they will be just as missing to them. If you had someone die unexpectedly for whatever reason you know that feeling, except many will have several suddenly missing, and this will apply to everyone remaining on the planet after the rapture.

            The governments of the world, when  faced with all the devastation that the rapture caused, and the mass lawlessness and  that come as a result of  the rapture, will no doubt institute national martial law- in fact I figure  most if not all governments worldwide will institute martial law to help restore order, and to clean up all the mess left behind after the rapture and all the related looting, pillaging, wars as well as deal with the panicked people who do not understand why all the disappearances happened, and more. This they will  all these do but this of course is the perfect lead up and leads in to the one world government and one world order headed by the beast/antichrist and the false prophet and so on. The Antichrist will doubtless say that only he can provide the leadership to restore things back to normal after all the chaos and lawlessness. The martial law and new world order coming after the rapture will be very dictatorial, as it will need to be to restore law and order, to stop the roving gangs from looting, pillaging and all. Of course any dissidents to this government will be rounded up and put in the prison camps, or even killed.

            Meanwhile there will be wars, even more so than before and eventually a false peace, even the Antichrist signing a peace treaty with Israel, which according to God’s word leads to sudden destruction that leads into the seven year tribulation period, with all of its horrendous judgments against the ungodly in three sets of seven: the seals, the trumpets, and the vial/bowls. Also, immediately after the rapture, people will become much  selfish, too, they are slowly now, but this will very much more so after the rapture, and the tribulation period, due to the fact that food will be so hard to get, and expensive, and other reasons, not the least of which the removal of much of the Holy Spirit, which itself will remove much of the restraint holding back the evil, rage, and selfishness that would otherwise take place now  if He was not there to provide restraint (increase in rage, greed, violence, and so on, even families will tear each other apart as survival instinct self preservation and selfishness take over) .

            If, for some reason (I cannot understand you would even want to be here after the rapture ) you plan on being here after the rapture, even now I suggest isolating yourself away from ANY and ALL population centers, such as the cities, get a LOT(several years worth, if at all possible) of non perishable food and  bottled water, get things like outdoor survival gear, water purification equipment, clothes for all weather ,buy(if needed) and read up any and all survival skill books. This will give you the best chance of survival afterwards, being away from civilization alone, or perhaps with a few other survivalists. You would know what the edible and poisonous plants are in the wild, about animals, building shelter and so on. Do NOT believe or trust the government and the news media about what they say about all the sudden disappearances, as no doubt they will blame it on a massive terror attack or massive alien abduction, or some other equally preposterous story which they will push forcefully on the then likely very gullible(and panicked and distressed) people who WILL NOT UNDERSTAND why their loved ones, be it their children, parents, spouses, friends) have simply and very suddenly gone missing out of thin air for seemingly to them no reason. When you see reports on the news and other sources of mass disappearances of people, crashes, and other mayhem, know that the rapture has happened and NOT believe any other story that the media and government may create  to placate the  no doubt panicked masses left behind!! Stay save and away from people and civilization if at ALL possible and whatever else you do, absolutely DO NOT EVER TAKE THE MARK OF THE BEAST, either (or you will go to hell, then the lake of fire for all eternity). I cannot strongly suggest getting right with Jesus to make the rapture- you want NO PART of the post rapture chaos, believe me,  but the choice is yours. Both God and I respect a person’s free will to choose what they think is best for them.

            In total contrast to those who miss the rapture and are left behind, the people who DO indeed make the rapture will be taken up to heaven immediately after the call, will be shown around heaven, and spend the time of the tribulation and up to when Jesus takes the bride back down to the battle of Armageddon. During this time you will go to the bema judgment seat to see what rewards you may/may not have reaped while on the earth by His grace/mercy(see 1 Corinthians 3). Also you will take part in the wedding supper of the Lamb (Revelation 19). It will be the perfect pleasant time, full of happiness and joy beyond description while people here suffer and struggle. You will be able to do all that you enjoy, work at things you enjoy, be around happy people, and most of all spend time with the Lord Jesus. God will wipe away any and all tears we might have, too(regret, especially). For more on life on heaven, I suggest looking up testimonies of heaven on YouTube.com from people who had near death experiences or visions from which they came back and provided testimony of their experiences. I have watched them and can say from them heaven is an amazing experience like nothing this earth has to offer!!!

            To sum up I want to be clear that I am sharing this so that people see the stark contrast between making the rapture and being left behind. The only way to make it is to know Jesus as your savior as He is the ONLY way to heaven. If you don’t know Him and want to know Him to make the rapture please pray this prayer with me: Dear God in heaven, I come to you in the name of Jesus. I acknowledge to You that I am a sinner, and I am sorry for my sins and the life that I have lived; I need your forgiveness. I believe that your only begotten Son Jesus Christ shed His precious blood on the cross at Calvary and died for my sins, and I am now willing to turn from my sin. You said in Your Holy Word, Romans 10:9 that if we confess Jesus as our Lord and believe in our hearts that God raised Jesus from the dead, we will be saved. Right now I confess Jesus as the Lord of my soul. With my heart, I believe that God raised Jesus from the dead. This very moment I accept Jesus Christ as my own personal Savior and according to His Word, right now I am saved. Thank you Jesus for your unlimited grace which has saved me from my sins. I thank you Jesus that your grace never leads to license, but rather it always leads to repentance. Therefore Lord Jesus transform my life so that I may bring glory and honor to you alone and not to myself. Thank you Jesus for dying for me and giving me eternal life.

Now, that you have prayed this prayer I cannot strongly enough suggest praying to Him each day, to get to know Him and for Him to know you, too. I also strongly advise reading and doing the following too, to be that much surer of making the rapture: 1. Make sure that you have received Jesus Christ into your life as your PERSONAL Lord and Savior(see the salvation prayer above and use it if need be).


2. Examine your own heart for any signs of backsliding, worldliness, unwatchfulness, compromising, and lukewarmness.


3. REPENT (Turn COMPLETELY away from sin and turn COMPLETELY around towards Jesus).  Sin separates you from God, even as a Christian.


4. Study end-time Biblical prophecy(Daniel 7-12, Matthew 24, Mark 13, Luke 17, 21, 1 Corinthians 15, 1 Thessolonians 4 and 5, other placesd but the  book of Revelation in particular)  until you become completely convinced that His Coming is, indeed, AT THE DOOR.  This will help keep you from temptation and sin.  JESUS IS COMING VERY SOON!!! Lord help me be absolutely convinced YOU ARE at the door!!!!!


5. Do something for the Lord.  (Passing out tracts would be a good start.)


6. Examine your priorities, lest the CARES OF THIS LIFE cause YOU to MISS THE RAPTURE, as we are so adamantly WARNED about in Luke 21, and so many other Scriptures.


7. Draw closer to God by praying, reading His Word, attending a fundamental church as often as possible, and surround yourself with a Christian atmosphere (Christian friends, books, music, radio, TV, etc.)




9. Listen for His voice and then STAY OPEN TO THE LEADING OF THE HOLY SPIRIT.


10. Act upon that which the Lord is calling you to do. DO IT NOW BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE!

Please also pray and ask the Lord Jesus to see if you are indeed ready, and to give you peace if you and If the Lord has planted even the least bit of doubt or uneasiness in your heart, will you swallow your pride and pray this prayer with me:


"Dear Lord, Thank you for preparing a WAY OF ESCAPE from the horrible Tribulation to come.  It is my sincere desire to be ready for your Soon Return, so that I can participate in the Rapture. Give me a COMPLETE PEACE IN MY HEART FROM YOU if I am, indeed, ready. Let there be no false sense of security in my heart concerning my readiness for Your Return.  Begin to reveal to me things in my life and in my heart that might keep me from the Rapture.  Show me what I need to do to BE READY and then give me the power to act upon that which you show me to do.  Draw me away from the world and closer to you every day.  Use me in whatever way you can to help others

who may not be ready for your Return.  Fill me with your peace when I am ready and fill me with YOUR POWER, for victory over sin and temptation, and for effective service for your kingdom.  In Jesus' mighty name, Amen


If, by some chance, you are reading this after the rapture has taken place,  all is not lost, just pray immediately to accept Jesus as savior and /or recommit your life to  to Him, if backsliding was the cause of missing the rapture, repenting of any and all sin and backslidings and lukewarmness that caused you to miss the rapture and whatever else you do NEVER, EVER TAKE THE MARK OF THE BEAST OR YOU WILL SPEND ETERNITY IN THE LAKE OF FIRE!!!!!(taking the mark of the beat means you are married to Satan, the antichrist, the beast and false prophet ALL OF WHOM ARE DESTINED FOR THE LAKE OF FIRE, AS ARE ALL WHO TAKE THEIR MARK ON THEIR FORHEAD OR HAND). IT IS NOT AT ALL FORGIVABLE TO TAKE THIS MARK- and this is something God DOES NOT forgive for- so again do all you can to survive even though you won’t be able to buy, sell, work, and so on, have to hide from civilization, face jail, torture, and be executed. If you do die that way, for refusing the mark of the beast and if you are Jesus’ you will go to heaven immediately as a tribulation saint. I cannot Stress enough to NEVER, EVER accept the mark of the beast, no matter what the cost!!!!



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