“Wait on the Lord, and keep His way, and He shall exalt you to inherit the land (in Christ’s Millennial Kingdom).” (Psalm 37:34)
After the Rapture—when millions suddenly realize they’ve been "LEFT BEHIND"—many will seek a NEW path to Salvation through Jesus Christ. Thus, it's vitally important to understand that, even after the Rapture—as hopeless as things may seem—all is not lost.
Yes, even AFTER the Rapture, there is still ANOTHER pathway to eternal life—albeit a much less desirable way—not through Faith in the Cross, but by placing one’s Faith in the earthly return of Jesus, and the soon passage from this world into Christ's earthly Kingdom. In the Gospel of John, Jesus mentions this “other” group of Believers (aka "Tribulation saints"):
"And OTHER SHEEP (Tribulation saints) I have which are NOT of this fold (the Raptured Church, the Bride of Christ), them ALSO I must bring (AFTER the Rapture) and they will hear My voice; and (then, finally, at the conclusion of 1,000 years) there will be one flock and one shepherd.” (John 10:16)
If this is you—if the Rapture has already occurred and you've been Left Behind, and now you believe you've been ELECTED by God as one of Christ’s “other sheep"—then, here are a few recommendations (on how, over the next 7 years, you can SURVIVE PHYSICALLY, and THRIVE SPIRITUALLY), in the form of a short and sweet, handy-dandy, post-Rapture TO-DO list:
REPENT. After repentance, your goal for the next 7 years is to maintain a faith-driven, holy life, until Jesus returns. Do that and Christ will judge you worthy to continue on in His 1,000-year Millennial Kingdom. (Matthew 25:1-13, Revelation 7:13-17)
LEARN THE TRUTH. If you think “fake news” is bad now, wait until after the Rapture, when the confusion will only get worse. 2 Thessalonians 2:11 says most of the world will be deceived by the misinformation, artificial intelligence and demonism of a post-Rapture world, with as much as 2/3 of the world worshipping what Satan offers. (Zechariah 13:8) Thus, after repentance, if you are to successfully proceed in TRUTH—and be able to cogently communicate the TRUTH of what is actually happening, to others—you will need to first erase all your preconceived (and incorrect) ideas of the Biblical End Times; then, begin to reinforce your new faith with Biblical truth. So, pick up a Bible and start reading. (Matthew 24 & 25, Luke 21, Mark 13)
EMBRACE COMMUNITY. Amongst those who place their faith in Jesus, some will live through the final 7 years, while others will be martyred, most of them dying of starvation because they refused the MARK OF THE BEAST. (Revelation 13:16-18) Knowing this, to survive, Christ-followers will need to think in terms of safety/strength in numbers. Revelation 7:9 says your new group of Left Behind believers is a massive group, so large "no one could number"... so you won’t be alone. Thus, seek out others—left behind family, friends, acquaintances—anyone you can find who’ve also placed their faith in Jesus. Then, band together.
FIND THE 144,000. With the Raptured Church (and Christ’s indwelling Holy Spirit) long gone, spiritual leadership in the final 7 years will be nonexistent; that is, with the exception of 144,000 young specially-sealed Jewish men, specifically chosen to preach Christ and His upcoming Millennial Kingdom to Jews and gentiles alike. In addition, this group may also provide SAFETY for Believers. Thus, and I cannot stress this enough...ASAP, seek out and find one of these young men. HINT: Check the nearest synagogue. (Revelation 7 & 14)
PREACH. Tell others. Assist others. Help the disenfranchised find Jesus. One thing for sure, you cannot run into the hills and hide. Get involved. Now that you've found the Way, help others do the same. (2 Timothy 4:2, Matthew 25:31-46)
PREPARE. To physically survive the hardship of the final Great Tribulation, Tribulation Believers will need to prepare for the judgment soon to follow. War, pestilence, drought, starvation, the invasion of demonic entities…oh, my, the pressure to acquiesce to Satan and the Beast will be tremendous. Remember...Once you refuse to take the Mark of the Beast, you’ll no longer be able to buy food or conduct business. So, start stockpiling ASAP. (Revelation 13:16-18)
ACCEPT MARTYRDOM. If, before the Rapture, you vehemently refused the FREE Salvation offered by Jesus thru His Cross, but now, later, find yourself trusting in Jesus to Save you into the Kingdom, you may need to show your loyalty to Him by being martyred for your Faith. If so, accept it. During the Tribulation, a Believer’s witness (to saving faith in Jesus) is 100% proof of your Salvation. So, be prepared to die for Jesus...but also be prepared to be resurrected into His Kingdom. (Revelation 6:9-11, 7:13-17)
In summary—even AFTER the (horror of missing the) Rapture—a seeking “Left Behind” person can still repent and be Saved (into Christ's earthly Kingdom) by placing their faith in Jesus Christ.🕊