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How Can You know that there WILL BE any RAPTURE? Look at Real Facts!
by Eugene Lopatynsky
2/27/2016 / Bible Studies
There are conflicting opinions about the Rapture, the "snatching away" of every true Christian out of this world. To our enemies, apparently, this is no problem at all: the Luciferians will simply murder us all at the same time. No?
Others explain that rapture will come after the Apocalypse and the Church will be left to endure the greatest suffering ever in all past and future history. Still others truly believe that our loving Lord would never let His Bride, His Church, enter the Apocalypse. How do we know that there WILL BE any RAPTURE? What do you say?
The prophets of the Old Testament spoke about our Savior as King of Kings and as Sacrificial Lamb, practically in the same breath. Obviously there were enormous differences implicit in the same prophecy.
The Jewish priesthood could not distinguish, or would not distinguish, that there must be two different comings, two different events. The consequences were utterly disastrous to the Jewish nation.
Today, as the second coming is clearly approaching, again there are strong differences implicit within the same prophecy. Two different events, if you please. One is the calling of the church out of this world (rapture, snatching away); the other is the pending uttermost destruction of Satan's rule and Satan's people, globally.
Did God Himself describe, in 1 Thessalonians 4:14-18, the 'calling out' of the church?
14 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him.
15 For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep.
16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:
17 Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.
18 Wherefore comfort one another with these words.
Mark 13:32 32: But of that day and that hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels which are in heaven, neither the Son, but the Father.
THE REMAINING QUESTION IS WHEN. WE ARE TOLD THAT ONLY FATHER GOD KNOWS WHEN.
For what it's worth, in Israel, by custom, a betrothed (Bride) abode with her family, while the father of the groom prepared everything. Only when the father said it is time, then the son went to bring the bride.
ARE THERE CONFLICTING PREDICTIONS PROPHESIED FOR CHRIST'S APPROACHING RETURN? Take a look.
(1) THERE IS A SOLEMN PROMISE OF GOD IN REVELATIONS 3:10
"BECAUSE THOU HAST KEPT THE WORD OF MY PATIENCE, I ALSO WILL KEEP THEE FROM THE HOUR OF TEMPTATION, WHICH SHALL COME UPON ALL THE WORLD, TO TRY THEM THAT DWELL UPON THE EARTH".
What does it mean "to keep Gods Word"? It means to study, know and obey the BIBLE. It means to clean up our life with the Bible. Then teach it to your whole family. Then teach it to everybody you can reach (public: "on your gates")
"The hour of temptation shall come upon the entire world, upon all" is a FUTURE, GLOBAL EVENT. God promises to keep his own out of it. This could not possibly occur if "His Own" had to live right through the apocalypse.
How to keep Gods word is OUTLINED in Deuteronomy 6:6-9. How do YOU keep the Word? The WORD is the Bible, The Word of God. How do you keep it? How did God command us to keep it? If you do not keep the "Word of My Patience", what's going to happen to YOU?
6. And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart:
7. And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.
8. And thou shalt bind them for a sign upon thine hand, and they shall be as frontlets between thine eyes.
9. And thou shalt write them upon the posts of thy house, and on thy gates. .
At that time "THESE WORDS" of God were up to Deuteronomy. Today (THIS DAY) it is the entire Bible. Make no mistake the word of MAN, taught as gospel, is ACCURSED. The man presenting it is ACCURSED. Every effort to take away or to add to the Bible is ACCURSED, Gal. 1:8-9. You think God is just beating His gums?
Compare Deut. 17:18-20; John 8:31-32, 15:3; Matt 4:4 (Use Textus Receptus or King James, not any "Modern Bibles" which corrupt this passage); Josh.1: 8-9; Psa. 1:1-4. Verify "Bible Mutilation", in www.christianarticles.net
God means HIS Word. Mark it well, not anything about the Bible, or the "Catechism" or any alleged addition or "new religion" will do. See "Signature of God" God marked every verse in the BIBLE with HIS SIGNATURE- with a mathematical base in every verse, with codes and chains of info, with prophecy. Nothing else has this. No other "religious" or any other writing, or Sect or Vatican's ex-cathedra pronouncements have this signature of God.
To study, obey and teach the Bible is a commandment of God. How do you keep it? DOES GOD'S PROMISE (Rev. 3:10) REALLY APPLY TO YOU?
(2) ONE FUTURE COMING OF CHRIST JESUS IS TO BE SUDDEN (QUICKLY), like a thief in the night, totally unexpected. I believe the unexpected, sudden coming is only for His church, for Rapture.
Another, different, future coming is to be announced with a veritable countdown of 7 years. The 7 year countdown for the events of the apocalypse is in no way sudden. The latter is an exact countdown, very organized and detailed, of 7 years, once it starts, before the coming of Christ, as the King of Kings and Lord of Lords.
The sudden coming is only for his church.
(3) THERE IS A PRECEDENT OF SAVING THE JUST. Out of every major/total destruction God saved his remnant. He saved Lot out of Sodom; He saved His only remnant, Noah and their families, out of the flood.
(4) AFTER THE THIRD CHAPTER OF REVELATIONS THERE IS NO MORE "CHURCH" IN THE BIBLE. After the third chapter NO Christian church is left in the entire remaining Book of Revelation. Only the Bride is mentioned in due time.
All of the New Testament centers around the church of Christ, right up until the end of the third chapter of Revelations. The absence of the Church during the entire apocalypse can ONLY be interpreted as a real, physical absence. The pardoned don't go into judgment, where judgment is carried out. The apocalypse will be judgment of truly unimaginable proportions.
GOD SAYS THE SUFFERING WILL BE GREATER THAN IT EVER WAS OR EVER SHALL BE AGAIN.
(5) IN RAPTURE WE MEET OUR SAVIOR IN THE AIR. Jesus, coming at the end of the tribulation, is on the ground. This doesn't look like the same event.
(6) JESUS SAID IT WOULD BE AS IN THE DAYS OF NOAH AND LOT when He shall come again. Life would be "normal" for its time, marrying and giving in marriage, no warnings. There was no warning when the flood came and carried them away. This event without warning can only refer to the rapture, a time unexpected, like a thief at night.
When Jesus comes to destroy all the works of Satan, life WILL NOT be as usual, the world would have come through the entire apocalypse, a time of unimaginable disaster, and facing universal, global, death. Evil will destroy itself. "If these times were not shortened, no life would have remained" "But for the sake of the elite, these times will be shortened". (Elite means Israel and all survivors coming to Christ during apocalypse). The rich and powerful will hope the mountains to fall upon them, to hide them from the wrath of the lamb (Rev. 6: 15-16). THESE EVENTS WILL IN NO WAY BE UNEXPECTED. Read it in Revelations.
The above is not an unexpected coming, like "a thief in the night". "Unexpected" can only be for rapture.
WE are saved by faith in Jesus, not by faith in the rupture. Thus rupture would seem not very important? Not so, especially if it involves your presence, dear reader, inside the coming holocaust. We shall have tribulation; Jesus said, "In this world you shall have tribulation. But be not afraid, I have overcome the world." Nevertheless, we hope, not to experience the ultimate tribulation. This event is prophesied and will happen, the question is WHEN.
(7) THE BIBLE DECLARES THAT THE ANTICHRIST CANNOT COME, BECAUSE "HERE IS ONE WHO HINDERS, UNTIL HE IS TAKEN OUT OF THE WAY".
May I say, it is the HOLY SPIRIT, residing in the corporate body of believers today, who hinders, until the church itself is taken out of the way.
May I say, if you please, the apocalypse itself cannot begin, the Antichrist cannot appear until the church is taken out of the way. At least, it is this man's opinion. But it is not only one man's opinion. The entire thrust of scriptural opinion favors a time BEFORE the beginning of horrors.
How ready are YOU?
SOMETHING ELSE - ABOUT THE WONDERFUL WAYS OF GOD? Examine Genesis 18:20-32:
And the LORD said, Because the cry of Sodom and Gomorrah is great, and because their sin is very grievous;
21 I will go down now, and see whether they have done altogether according to the cry of it, which is come unto me; and if not, I will know.
22 And the men turned their faces from thence, and went toward Sodom: but Abraham stood yet before the LORD.
23 AND ABRAHAM DREW NEAR, AND SAID, WILT THOU ALSO DESTROY THE RIGHTEOUS WITH THE WICKED?
24 Peradventure there be fifty righteous within the city: wilt thou also destroy and not spare the place for the fifty righteous that are therein?
25 That be far from thee to do after this manner, to slay the righteous with the wicked: and that the righteous should be as the wicked, that be far from thee: Shall not the Judge of all the earth do right?
26 And the LORD said, If I find in Sodom FIFTY RIGHTEOUS within the city, then I will spare all the place for their sakes.
27 And Abraham answered and said, Behold now, I have taken upon me to speak unto the LORD, which am but dust and ashes:
28 Peradventure there shall LACK FIVE OF THE FIFTY RIGHTEOUS: wilt thou destroy all the city for lack of five? And he said, If I find there forty and five, I will not destroy it.
29 And he spake unto him yet again, and said, Peradventure there shall be forty found there. And he said, I will not do it for forty's sake.
30 And he said unto him, Oh let not the LORD be angry, and I will speak: Peradventure there shall thirty be found there. And he said, I will not do it, if I find thirty there.
31 And he said, Behold now, I have taken upon me to speak unto the LORD: Peradventure there shall be twenty found there. And he said, I will not destroy it for twenty's sake.
32 AND HE SAID, OH LET NOT THE LORD BE ANGRY, AND I WILL SPEAK YET BUT THIS ONCE: PERADVENTURE TEN SHALL BE FOUND THERE. AND HE SAID, I WILL NOT DESTROY IT FOR TEN'S SAKE.
Will those who love God go into the holocaust?
You make up your own mind.
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