Most Christians and most preachers believe in the rapture. Some do not. Who is right?
We have TWO DOUBLE-PROPHESIES, EACH WITH TWO DIFFERENT PREDICTIONS:
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 contained 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 contained 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 a coming of Christ Jesus as King of Kings for the complete and uttermost destruction of Satan’s rule, globally.
Compare 1 Thessalonians 4:14-18 on the subject of calling out the church (RAPTURE):
16 For the LORD HIMSELF shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God (The voice of Christ will be like a TRUMPET SOUND – the rapture occurs at the end of Christs pronouncements, at the last trumpet sound of Christ; this is not be confused with the SEVENTH TRUMP, later in Revelations where an ANGEL- not Christ Jesus - sounds a trumpet): 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. But of that day and that hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels which are in heaven, neither the Son, but the Father. (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).
(1)THERE IS A PROMISE BY 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”.
The “Word of My Patience” is the Word of God, what we call the Bible. This wording and this definition has been removed by disguised Luciferians in nearly all “Modern Language Bibles”. Use only the Old King James Bible, if you are seeking the Truth.
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 this to your whole family. Then teach it to everybody you can reach (go public: write it on “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?
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” 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?
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 COMING OF JESUS IS TO BE SUDDEN (QUICKLY), like a thief in the night, totally unexpected. A different coming involves the 7 year countdown of the events of the apocalypse and is in no way sudden. The “second” is an exact countdown, very organized and detailed, of 7 years, once it starts, before the coming of Christ, as King of Kings and Lord of Lords. The sudden coming is only for his church.
(3)THERE IS A PRECEDENT OF SAVING GOD’S PEOPLE. 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. No Christian church is left in the entire Tribulation. Only the Bride is mentioned in due time.
All of the New Testament centers about 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 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 will came again. Life would be SINFULLY “normal” for its time, marrying and giving in marriage. There was no warning when the flood came and carried them away. There will be no warning for rapture, a time unexpected, like a thief at night.
When Jesus comes as King of Kings, to destroy all the works of Satan, life WILL NOT be as usual, or normal, 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 – Israel and all survivors coming to Christ during the Apocalypse). The rich and powerful will hope the mountains to fall upon them, to hide them from the wrath of the lamb. COMING AS KING WILL IN NO WAY BE UNEXPECTED. Read it in Revelations.
That is not an unexpected coming, like “a thief in the night”. “Unexpected” can only be for rapture.
(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 is taken away. God would not destroy Sodom until Lot was taken away.
May I say, the apocalypse cannot begin, the Antichrist cannot appear until the church is taken out of the way, if you please. 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 the disasters. How ready are YOU?
SOMETHING ELSE ABOUT THE WAYS OF GOD? Read Genesis 18:20-32:
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.
How infinitely most wonderful is our Lord!