In case you missed the rapture, the rapture being the time when Jesus removed His bride (the church) from the earth before the Great Tribulation, there are things you may want cleared up in reference to the world before the rapture happened. I’ve written this because scripture says that in the time that your currently in there will be strong delusion that will not allow many of you to receive the truth (2 Thessalonians 2:11). This is my attempt to provide some assistance in accessing the truth and breaking that strong delusion.
In specific reference about Christians and the church before the rapture there are some things you need to know. First off, not everyone that called themselves “Christians” were actually believers in repentance & salvation only through Jesus Christ. Not all of them had a relationship with Jesus Christ. Not all of them lived by His Word and made Him the priority & center point of their life.
Now please understand there were many that claimed their belief in Jesus. There were many that went to church regularly. Many that you may have been sure that they were on their way to heaven because of their dedication to their religion. But the unfortunate fact is that many of those same people are still here with you and were not raptured up with the Lord. I’d imagine that many pastors of the most prominent churches are still here as well.
The simple truth is that most of the Christians, particularly in the United States were following religion more than they followed Jesus. They made the church an actual organization with structure & hierarchy, rather than the church being a group of people with all the same values, belief, and doctrine all being guided by the Holy Spirit. Many looked for titles and leadership roles in their churches. They wanted to be looked at as a figure of authority when it came to things of God. It was all about their church,organization, and pastor. They didn’t know that they made their church and/or pastor an idol.
The majority of churches in the U.S. were not biblically based, but traditionally based. They were built around traditions that were passed down over time. A lot of the traditions coming straight from the Roman Catholic Church in the 4th Century when Rome made Christianity their main religion. They tied Christianity up with their pagan beliefs. Traditions and practices like Sunday worship, church organizational structure, tithing, Christmas, Easter, and many other traditions. Even though Mark 7:13 tells us that our tradition passed down makes the Word of God have no effect in our lives, it did not matter to most. They still continued on with their man-made traditions. Colossians 2:8 told us not to conform to the principles and philosophies of man, but again many ignored that instruction as well. The main reason being that most Christians did not even know the Bible said these things because sadly most Christians did not read their Bibles. Most just trusted that their pastor was telling them what God wanted them to know.
Most Christians woke every Sunday morning, put their best clothes on, and made sure they gave God His 4 hours of attention for the week at church service. They felt guilty if they missed a church service. They looked down on others that didn’t dress up. They looked down upon those that didn’t go to church or have a church home. They never understood that they didn’t need to get up anywhere to be in church because they WERE the church. As long as they lived through the Word of God and let the Holy Spirit lead their lives they were bringing the church to the world more than any building or organization could do.
Many felt like they went to church to hear from God. They felt their pastor was anointed by God, so every Sunday they were hearing a word from the Lord through their pastor. They never knew that because they were born again they now had access to the Holy Spirit. God was living inside of them. As long as they yielded to the Holy Spirit they could hear from God as much as they wanted.
Many of them actually put their pastor and their churches in priority of their one on one relationship with the Lord. There was an intermediary between their relationship. This intermediary actually becoming an idol. They were warned constantly about idols and keeping from them. They were told all the history of what happened to the children of Israel because of idols, but it did not matter.
Many Christians lived exactly like the world lived. The only difference (in their opinion) with them and the rest of the world was that they believed in Jesus and everyone else didn’t. That’s why they were saved. But they loved the world and all the things in it. You could not really see the difference between them and people who did not believe in Jesus. For many Christians, their main goal in life was to obtain all the things of the world. God was just the source for them obtaining it. They never knew that because they were believers they were supposed to be different from everyone else. They were not to love the world and things of the world (1 John 2:15). They were called to not be of this world (Romans 12:2).
You may have encountered some of the true believer’s that were raptured up. If you interacted with them you may have felt they were very different, even extreme in some ways. They never took part in the changing world tradition’s and values. In fact they might have very distinct words speaking against the things that were common practices and even entertainment for everyone else. Sometimes they were a sort of rain on your parade. They did not do the same things others did. They did not believe in politicians and false leaders. They may have had words of rebuke about President Obama & the direction he’s taking the world and it may have bothered you. They might have always spoke about having discernment. Most of the time you may have thought of them as being negative because they never enjoyed most of the things that everyone else was enjoying. You might have thought of them as a conspiracy theorist scared of the world, because they kept warning about it changing and God’s judgement being near.
Try to remember the things that they were telling you. Most importantly please get a Bible and read it for yourself. This site was made to give you the truth about subjects that most people did not touch during our time so please use it as a reference point, but back everything up according to the Word. Read the Bible for yourself and ask the Lord to guide you through it. The New Testament is the most important part in the beginning because it provides you understanding on the importance of Jesus and the Lord’s gift of Grace. After having a good grasp on Him, go back to the Old Testament to understand the history of man, Israel, and their interactions with the One True God. It’s a history book with Word’s of prophecy from God in reference to the future. Many have now happened, some are yet to come. Revelations is specifically about the end. You will read this book a lot. If you have not done so, please read the repentance prayer. Pray it and mean it. Unfortunately you may be persecuted and you certainly face trials ahead, but the good news is you have this last chance to get it right. Many were not afforded that luxury. Accept Jesus Christ as your messiah and redemption of your sins! Walk in the power of the Lord. I look forward in meeting you soon. Amen! God Bless!
If this is before the rapture, please read the Bible for yourself. Rebuke the religious practices that have been passed down over time and reject the world and the things of it. Do not be conformed by the principles and traditions of this world, but be renewed by the Word of God. Repent daily and break away from all bondage and unclean spirit, demon, and/or principality.
Thanks to everyone for sharing. I enjoyed reading the comments! I don’t believe in the “rapture”, however I do believe that Yahshua Hamashiach will protect me during the coming tribulation. How?; I don’t know, but I pray for the faith and strength to be able to endure until the end. If I taste death, I have faith He will resurrect me in the last day.
I know I didn’t miss the rapture, because I can say Jesus is the Lord.
1 Corinthians 12:3
“Wherefore I give you to understand, that no man speaking by the Spirit of God calleth Jesus accursed: and that no man can say that Jesus is the Lord, but by the Holy Ghost.”
King James Version (KJV)
I know I didn’t miss the rapture, because I can say Jesus is Lord.
1 Corinthians 12:3
“Wherefore I give you to understand, that no man speaking by the Spirit of God calleth Jesus accursed: and that no man can say that Jesus is the Lord, but by the Holy Ghost.”
King James Version (KJV)
I have a theory about the new world that will come after the rapture and such: it is said that God will establish a new kingdom and there will be peace, no war, love etc.
And I have a theory that this has all happened before. I have a theory that there was a civilization/group of people that came before us and went through the exact same things we went through (or similar things). I have a theory that this civilization also went through a rapture, end times etc. and the ones that remained (those deemed “good”) became Angels. I have a theory that the angels were once people just like you and me, and that they became angels after ascending to Heaven with God after they went through their own version of the end times.
So what would my theory mean? Well, I’m basically saying that after the rapture and everything else has happened, history will restart all over again. God will make yet another race/species of people to go through exactly what we went through, whilst we become angels and assist God in completing the new cycle. And I have a theory that after that civilization has run its course, another will be created to restart the cycle. It will continue over and over for eternity. God makes a race, that race sins and lives on earth and finally that race finds redemption and joins him in Heaven whilst a new race is made to replace them. The same cycle repeated with no end.
This will all happen again and again, new cycles being made over and over. And why would God be making these endless repetitive cycles? Maybe He is like a toy-maker, experimenting with His newest toys and improving them with better models.
Of course this all sounds like nonsense, but hear me out. I have taken time to ask some tough questions that every person may feel at least once in their lives. Why are we here? Is there a higher purpose? Is there a God? Why does God allow evil? Why should evil exist?
All very good questions.
And so I’m leaving you with this question: has this all happened before?
Well, I think it has.
“What has been is what will be, and what has been done is what will be done, and there is nothing new under the sun.”
Yes, trials, tribulations and warfare have happened before, but ANCIENT ISRAEL is our template for what will happen in the future.
In spite of having the Holy Temple (God’s earthly dwelling place)in their midst, eventually many of the Hebrew people and their priests began modelling the behaviors and committing the same sins of the pagan nations that surrounded Israel.
Before we’re consumed by pride and say that we are “saved”, we are doing the exact same thing that destroyed ancient Israel.
We sacrifice our unborn children to Molech, Ba’al, Milcom, etc. every single day through abortion; we are euthanizing the sick, the mentally ill, and the elderly; we worship pagan gods (idolatry), whether it be through New Age religions and/or practices, by Wicca, Theosophy, satanism, occultism, etc., or through our insane glorification of Hollywood actors/actresses, rock/rap stars, sports figures, glitz, glamour, bling and money.
We are normalizing and glorifying perversion, homosexuality, pedophilia, cross dressing, bestiality, zoophilia, fetishism, and mind altering drugs.
As a whole, our nation has turned their collective back on God, although there are remnants of believers.
But most of all, believers are being massively deceived by “Christian Nightclubs”, that is lukewarm churches that put on wonderful “worship” services complete with great bands, rockin’ music, and special effects, churches that are allegedly teaching about Our Messiah Yeshua (Jesus), but only preaching a message of acceptance, “inclusivity”, and positivity.
Read Deuteronomy 28:1-68, The Blessings and the Curses.
Deuteronomy 28 mirrors the destructions that occur in the Book of Revelation.
Most of us have been taught one theory or another when it comes to the Lord’s second coming, or rapture, as some prefer to call it. Is it Pre-tribulation? Is it Mid-tribulation? Or is it Post-tribulation? Does the Bible even use the term “rapture?” Many have even been taught of a secret rapture that will occur without the rest of the wicked world knowing where the Christians have gone. They are preaching a day will come when suddenly millions of Christians will be mysteriously missing. They teach the Christians will actually vanish into thin air. Truth is, if you do some checking you will find this happens to be the most common belief in the churches today.
We must also consider the seven year tribulation period that all three beliefs claim as still to come upon the world. Some believe the seven years will be an opportunity for the lost to have their last chance to see the errors of their evil ways and finally convert to Christianity. A major feat no less seeing how according to their own theories, all the “real” Christian preachers and teachers were supposedly raptured up beforehand. I ask, how does God spread His Truth now? By using Christians to share their faith and the Scriptures they already studied, right? Romans 10:14 says, “How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher?” If all those preachers are raptured up already, who is preaching?
2 Thessalonians 2:3-6 “Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God. Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things? And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time. ”
2 Thessalonians 2:8 “And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming:”
Here we see the wicked one is revealed, and THEN the Lord destroys him “with the brightness of His coming.” Again, many declare Jesus comes first, and then the wicked one is revealed to all. This verse alone proves they are deceived. The way this entire passage is penned proves only believers understand who the wicked one is, and did you notice, it does not mention 7 years, and it doesn’t mention anything about it being a “secret” when Jesus returns to destroy the wicked. A little later on I will be sharing Bible verses that prove it can in no way be a “secret” rapture. They are quite blunt in fact. So blunt you will never hear of them on pulpits that declare a 7 year tribulation or secret rapture because in so doing it would expose them as false teachers.
The word rapture is not in the bible. Period. Caught up yes Rapture no.
There is no rapture.
Yes that is true. Thank you
Yah Bless! Appreciate your extensive work. I have shared videos to my mother in law and my wife. They were astounded by the King Cyrus parallel.
The Scriptures are abundantly clear that the rapture occurs immediately after the Tribulation. Jesus Himself said this, any contradicting doctrines are a lie. The doctrine that believers are taken before the tribulation is a lie based on the twisting of scripture and it holds no scriptural backing aside from in itself being part the great delusion. We are kept from the wrath of God…but believers will die in the tribulation before the return of the Lord.
Study to shew thyself approved.
Anyone who actually reads the Bible knows this to be true…
The troubles soon come…and those who are not prepared will suffer.
I find your comment in a very condescending tone. I do know the scriptures and read them as well. Your response leaves no room for Revelations 3:10. And the fact that we don’t know the day or hour. Based upon your view we know exactly when the rapture will be which is the day after 7 years of peace made by the AntiChrist. I would advise caution on speaking in the manner you speak when speaking on things of the Lord. If you are right or wrong, your tone doesn’t display the love that anyone would receive your point in the first place
Sometimes I wonder about a great many of teachings. The Holy Spirit is what leads to all truth. It does not lie. The first person we lie to every day is ourselves if we think we have it all figured out. The best thing to do is not get distracted from doing the work of Ya in the name of Yashua. Arguing is not commanded anywhere in scripture, yet that seems to be what we spend a great deal of time doing. How do we know if we are His disciples? If we love one anotner (while keeping His commandments of course). Question. I was baptized 20 years ago, but only started repenting seriously and born again 2ish years ago. Should I get baptized again?
Shalom! I was born again at 11, never baptized. At 32 I decided to give my life to Christ. I’ve now been baptized as well. I think it’s wonderful if you want to be baptized again. There are many that were baptized as babies and children, but did they know what it meant? Same for you. Now you recognize the meaning and importance of baptism. Renew your public declaration for being a follower of Christ. It’s a beautiful thing 🙂
Hi brother, I know I’m 5 years late, but I hope you see this. “Immediately after the tribulation” Matthew 24:29. You are right in saying “no one knows the DAY or the HOUR”, “but you, brothers and sisters, are not in darkness so that this day should surprise you like a thief”.
The problem is that we have been lied to throughout our Christian walk ( you mention this countless times in your series – which I enjoy btw. Ask yourself, could this be yet another lie that we’ve been passed down by “churchianity?).
Lie #1 is that the tribulation is 7 years, yet no where in the bible does it say that it will be 7 years. Daniel 7:25,Daniel 12:7,Revelation 12:14 KJV states that it will be “a time times a half a time (3 1/2 years); 42 months (3 1/2 years). If it was longer, “no flesh (no one person would survive), but for the sake of THE ELECT-all believers -jews & gentiles -not Jacobs trouble (The ELECT: Romans 9:11; Romans 11:7; Romans 11:28; Romans 8:33; 2Peter1:10), those days were cut short. Matthew 24:22In other words, because THE ELECT are living in the time of the great tribulation, got had to intervene to save, otherwise “no flesh would survive” (God cut it short to 3/12).
Lie #2 The day being called, “Rapture”. The day should correctly be called “THE RESURRECTION (of the righteous). 1 Thessalonians 4:13-17 is talking about believers who have died and not to worry, because of the resurrection. 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 (Matthew 24:30)shall not prevent (not go 1st) 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: (compare to Matthew 24:30 Then will appear the sign of the Son of Man in heaven. And then all the peoples of the earth will mourn when they see the SON OF MAN COMING on the clouds of HEAVEN, with power and great glory. 31 And he will send his angels with a LOUD TRUMPET CALL, and they will gather HIS ELECT from the four winds, from one end of the heavens to the other)
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.
This is the resurrection of believers and it states that it happens when Christ returns. “So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and UNTO THEM THAT LOOK FOR HIM shall he APPEAR the SECOND TIME without sin unto salvation” Hebrews 9:28
1 Corinthians 15 (the entire chapter speaks on THE RESURRECTION)
1 Corinthians 15:22-23 For as in Adam all die, so in Christ all will be made alive. But EACH IN TURN: Christ, the firstfruits (144,000 Romans 11:15-16; Revelation 7-sealed; Revelation 14:1-5 -with God after 7th TRUMPET sounded) THEN,,,, WHEN HE COMES, those who belong to him (1 Thessalonians 4:15′ Revelation 7:9-14 – came from the great tribulation).
1Corinthians 15:51 51 Listen, I tell you a MYSTERY: We will not all sleep, but we will all be changed— in a flash, in the twinkling of an eye, AT THE LAST TRUMPET. For the trumpet will sound, the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed (the RESURRECTION).
This RESURRECTION occurs in Revelation 20:4-6. So if the RESURRECTION of the ELECT happen at this time, then where is the “rapture”? For the dead in Christ must rise first, “then those who are alive and remain until the COMING of the LORD”…
Revelation 10:6-7 “There will be no more delay! 7 But in the days when the SEVENTH ANGEL is about to SOUND HIS TRUMPET, THE MYSTERY OF GOD (1 Corinthians 15:51; Ephesians 3:1–10; Galatians 1:15–16) WILL BE ACCOMPLISHED, just as he announced to his servants the prophets.”
Another issue is reading the Book of Revelation in chronological order. The Book is an entire vision. Think of your Godly dreams. Sometimes you have multiple dreams that are different but the message is similar (God revealing in different angles). Think of Daniels visions of the statue, the kings of the north & south, and the goat, leopards and beasts (same message, different dreams). Think also of the Books of Moses, or 1Chronicles/1Kings & 2Chronicles/2Kings, or the 4 gospels. In the same way 1-7 seals, 1-7 trumpets, 1-7 bowls are all the same message. yet different visions, but if you pay close attention to 6-7 seals, 6-7 trumpets, and 6-7 bowls you see that salvation (the RESURRECTION) has occurred for the righteous and judgment against the wicked.
Revelation 6:12-17 (6th SEAL) GIANT EARTHQUAKE; SUN BECAME BLACK; MOON became as blood; And the stars of the heavens fell unto the earth, even as a fig tree casteth her untimely figs (SAME EVENTS as Matthew 24:29-32) Jesus returned – FOR THE GREAT DAY OF HIS WRATH IS COME so that should be the end of the story Revelation but that is one angle
Revelation 11:12-18 (7th TRUMPET) GIANT EARTHQUAKE; The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of his Messiah – YOUR WRATH HAS COME (v18) Also note: And there came FLASHES of LIGTNING, RUMBLINGS, PEALS of THUNDER, an EARTHQUAKE and a SEVERE HAILSTORM.
Revelations 16:15 (6th BOWL) “BEHOLD, I COME LIKE A THIEF! (cannot be a pretrib rapture) Blessed is the one who stays awake and remains clothed, so as not to go naked and be shamefully exposed.
Revelations 16:17 (7th BOWL) The seventh angel poured out his bowl into the air, and out of the temple came a loud voice from the throne, saying, “IT IS DONE!” 18 Then there came FLASHES of LIGHTNING, RUMBLINGS, PEALS of THUNDER and a SEVERE EARTHQUAKE. No earthquake like it has ever occurred since mankind has been on earth, SO TREMENDOUS WAS THE QUAKE. v21 From the sky HUGE HAILSTONES, each weighing about a hundred pounds fell on people
This is what the threefold fall of Babylon is all about and the threefold Hallelujahs! The story is told in three angles.
Remember Matthew 24 started with the disciples asking Jesus, “Tell us, when will this happen, and what will be the sign of your coming and of the end of the age?” Jesus didn’t stop explaining until Matthew 26:1 And it came to pass, when Jesus had finished all these sayings, he said unto his disciples,… So he compares it to the 10 virgins, the sheep and goat, days of noah
Luke 17:20-24 And when he was demanded of the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God should come, he answered them and said, The kingdom of God cometh not with observation:
21 Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you.
22 And he said unto the disciples, The days will come, when ye shall desire to see one of the days of the Son of man, and ye shall not see it.
23 And they shall say to you, See here; or, see there: go not after them, nor follow them.
24 FOR AS THE LIGHTNING, THAT lighteneth out of the one part under heaven, shineth unto the other part under heaven; SO SHALL ALSO the SON OF MAN BE IN HIS DAY.
Luke 17:36-37 Two men shall be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left.
And they answered and said unto him, Where, Lord? And he said unto them, Wheresoever the body is, thither will the eagles be gathered together. (this means that those taken go to destruction and the eagles or vultures gather around to eat their flesh – Revelation 19:17)
Regarding Revelation 3 I will keep you from the hour. As I hope you see that the hour is not the great tribulation, but the hour of the wrath (7th trumpet, 7th bowl ) God knows how to protect His children while at the same time displaying His wrath on the wicked (10 Plagues of Egypt, protecting Daniel in the lions den, his three friends in the fire, before that Noah- who is left behind to inherit the earth, while the wicked are taken away. Lot in Sodom remains, the wicked destroyed). 2 Peter 2:9 “The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptations, and to reserve the unjust unto the day of judgment to be punished.”
Please forgive any typos, misspellings and the use of CAPS (as the CAPS are only used for emphasis, not meant to be rude).
I recently heard a radio program discussing some of the same things.
The delusion is the fact that the rapture is immediately after the tribulation not before.When people realize that they are not more special than their brothers and sisters in other parts of the world and that all saints will go through those dark days hopefully they won’t fall away.Antichrist makes war with the saints Daniel 7:21 I beheld, and the same horn made war with the saints, and prevailed against them; Jesus said He that endureth to the end shall be saved
Well the church is different than all others around the world because we are all born again. We do not believe God’s wrath is towards us. But if we are here for the tribulation, for those that are true believers it won’t mean much either way, because we rest on His promise, grace, mercy, & protection on earth. But we also rest on His Word to the church of Philadelphia which we all should want to be in (Revelation 3:10-12). If I’m still here it gives me more time to preach to the world that they may be saved. Believers are ready for life here on earth and life after our time here is done
Amen, Jose! It’s good to see more and more Christians recognizing that the Day of the Lord (Matthew 24, Mark 13, Luke 21, Revelation, and all the OT prophets, especially Daniel) will be after the Tribulation… not before it.
A little bit of history:
Not one early Church father ever wrote about a pre-tribulation rapture, including the disciples of Paul the Apostle and John the beloved Disciple. In all of their writings, they wrote that the Church would face the Anti-Christ. These men were mentored/taught by Paul and John. This included men such as Polycarp and Iraneus.
The first time in history pre-trib was ever mentioned in any writing was in the 1830’s. It had never been heard of prior to that time. And the men in the 1800’s that first presented the pre-trib theories have very dubious backgrounds to say the least. Scoffield (of the Scoffield Bible was an embezzler that did time in jail for stealing from and bankrupting his mother-in-law and this was after his “Christian conversion. He was called a scalawag, shyster, fraudster, etc by the newspapers in his day. JN Darby wasn’t much better. And these are the men that introduced the pre-trib theory to the public for the first time in history.
The wonderful pastor, Charles Spurgeon, actually took out full page advertisements in the papers of the day warning the European public about the false doctrine they had created. The beloved George Mueller, the great evangelist and Director of the Ashley Down Orphanage in England, called them heretics.
Jesus warns all through Matthew 24, Mark 13 and Luke 21 of spiritual deception. I believe there are at least 4 or 5 warnings (“Do not be deceived…”) in Matthew 24.
Just a few verses on the subject.
He (the Anti-Christ) shall speak pompous words against the Most High,
Shall persecute the saints of the Most High,
And shall intend to change times and law.
Then the saints shall be given into his hand
For a time and times and half a time.
“Immediately AFTER the tribulation of those days the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light; the stars will fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken. Then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in heaven, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. And He will send His angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they will GATHER TOGETHER (the rapture) His elect (all believers in Jesus Christ) from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.
~Jesus Christ – Matthew 24:29-31
Now, brethren (Christians), concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our gathering together to Him (the Rapture), we ask you, not to be soon shaken in mind or troubled, either by spirit or by word or by letter, as if from us, as though the day of Christ had come. Let no one deceive you by any means; for that Day (the Day of the Lord) will not come unless the falling away comes first, and the man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition, who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God or that is worshiped, so that he sits as God in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God. (The Saints will face the Anti-Christ! He will be revealed before the Day of the Lord).
~Paul the Apostle ~2 Thessalonians 2:1-4
In Titus 2:11-14, we are encouraged by the blessed hope and glorious appearing of Jesus Christ. The BLESSED HOPE is that he is coming back for us and we will rule and reign with Him as saints in His Millennial Kingdom and Tabernacle with God in eternity. That is the blessed hope. Nowhere in scripture does Jesus ever tell us He is coming back early for some saints in a secret rapture.
Blessings and Peace to all!
What you fail to realize my brother is that many of the Saints will not be raptured but would be those who are killed because they did not receive the mark of the beast. Rev 3:10, because the Rapture had already taken place there was a question asked about the large number of people that came later Rev 7:13-14 support that the Lord will get his bride before the Great Tribulation. Yashua is coming for a church without spot or wrinkle. This is referring to induce individuals because we are the church. So only those five wise virgins who kept oil in their lamps will be raptured. That looks like about half of those who are born again, figuratively speaking…
Excellent description of the way thing are today. I hope that more people other than “choir members” will read this. God bless!
Thank you Larry! God bless!
Amen! Everyone should pay attention to this before the rapture as well!