John wrote the book of Revelation and the gospel of John. He also wrote letters or books of 1st, 2nd, and 3rd, John, where the Anti-Christ is written about and who he is. John was the only remaining original disciple that died of old age. Jesus chooses John to follow Him, who was in Peter’s fishing boat.
For three years, John followed Jesus and listen to Him preach, saw Him heal, and Jesus even ask John to take care of His mother, Mary. Jesus loved and trusted John so much; He told him to take Mary home and call her mother and Mary to call John, her son.
John 19:26 So when Jesus saw His mother, and the disciple whom He loved standing nearby, He said to His mother, “Woman, behold your son!” 27 Then He said to the disciple, “Behold, your mother!” And from that hour the disciple took her into his own household.
Everything the Lord does, He has planned long before it happens, all of the disciples had died a cruel death, but John, Jesus told Peter, John would die of old age, but Peter will die violently. Like God’s words, Peter was confused by this. Like many who are putting physical literal meaning to spiritual words, they are puzzled or believing famous rumors, (false prophecy).
John 21:18 18 Truly, truly I tell you, when you were younger, you used to put on your belt and walk wherever you wanted; but when you grow old, you will stretch out your hands and someone else will put your belt on you, and bring you where you do not want to go.” 19 Now He said this, indicating by what kind of death he would glorify God. And when He had said this, He said to him, “Follow Me!”20 Peter turned around and saw the disciple whom Jesus loved following them—the one who also had leaned back on His chest at the supper and said, “Lord, who is the one who is betraying You?” 21 So Peter, upon seeing him, said to Jesus, “Lord, and what about this man?” 22 Jesus said to him, “If I want him to remain until I come, what is that to you? You follow Me!”
Now, no one wants to die violently; dying peacefully at old ages is much better. Indeed Peter would have liked it better than nailed to the cross and upside down. The rapture teaches the Lord will spare His people from torment and tribulations, but is the rapture Biblical teaching or hope of not suffering like so many Christians have, during all over earth’s history. Will God will rescue His saint so that they won’t be put in prison, locked up, or be executed, cause they refuse the mark of the beast. The real fear for lukewarm Christians is that they will be 100% dependent on God for their provision. worshiping the beast will be easy because buying and selling with earthly money they would have earned will be impossible. Revelation 15:1 says seven angels have seven plagues that will finish God’s wrath. Similar to what God did to the Egyptian Pharaoh. To force the King to the God is more powerful and release power; that could only be an act of God. Long before the Hebrew nation were slaves in Egypt, God told Abraham this would happen, but in the end, God would rescue His people and that they would be way wealthier.
Genesis 15:12 As the sun was going down, Abram fell into a deep sleep, and a terrifying darkness came down over him. 13 Then the Lord said to Abram, “You can be sure that your descendants will be strangers in a foreign land, where they will be oppressed as slaves for 400 years. 14 But I will punish the nation that enslaves them, and in the end they will come away with great wealth.
Many similarities, from the beginning of God’s word in Genesis to Revelation, the Lord, allow His people to go through trials and tribulations, which many are oppressed. Then later, even way, like Abraham’s descendants spent 400 years and even have to take them to a mountain, to remain His people, He is still the Great I Am, God Almighty. Only though who live by His word and follow it when times are good or bad will He give the actual land of milk and honey, the promised land of heaven. Not those who were afraid to suffer for God’s glory, anyone who is worried to suffer isn’t worthy, cause that is how we receive God’s glory, His Son, Jesus died and suffered a horrible death, so that we could have the riches and wealth of God’s kingdom. God bless you all, the Passover Lamb loves you, and so do I, Samuel H.
Deuteronomy 28:58 “If you are not careful to follow all the words of this Law that are written in this book, to fear this honored and awesome name, the Lord your God, 59 then the Lord will bring extraordinary plagues on you and our descendants, severe and lasting plagues, and miserable and chronic sicknesses. 60 And He will bring back on you every disease of Egypt of which you were afraid, and they will cling to you. 61 Also every sickness and every plague, which are not written in the book of this Law, the Lord will bring on you until you are destroyed. 62 Then you will be left few in number, whereas you were as numerous as the stars of heaven because you did not obey the Lord your God. 63 And it will come about that, just as the Lord rejoiced over you to be good to you, and make you numerous, so will the Lord rejoice over you to wipe you out and destroy you; and you will be torn away from the land which you are entering to possess.