Thursday, May 7, 2020

What Is The Biblical Evidence For The Rapture Of The Church?

Is Rapture True Or False? If True, Will The Christians Be Able To Identify The Antichrist Before The Rapture?

Question: Brother, is “Rapture“ true or false? If true, will the Christians be able to identify the Antichrist before the Rapture?

Answer: Greetings in Jesus wonderful name!

According to me, the doctrine of Rapture is the most important one in the entire New Testament.

One dear Brother told me, 'Don’t be deceived. There must be Tribulation then the Rapture.'

To the above question, I replied saying, You do not need to escape if Tribulation comes before Rapture
(Luke 21:36).

The word escape means that it is 'an act of breaking free from confinement or control.' Whose control? The Antichrist control over the whole earth which will happen in the second half of the Daniel 70th Week, (i.e.) after the abomination of desolation (Rev 13:5; 12:16-17).

Some people believe that the Church will go through Great Tribulation by taking the following verse of
Rev 7:13-17 as their proof text, but what they miss is, the following Scripture in which a elder explain to John the writer of the Book of Revelation what crowd he is seeing, "13 Then one of the elders answered, saying to me, “Who are these arrayed in white robes, and where did they come from?” 14 And I said to him, “Sir, you know.” So he said to me, “These are the ones who come out of the great tribulation, and washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. 15 Therefore they are before the throne of God, and serve Him day and night in His temple. And He who sits on the throne will dwell among them. 16 They shall neither hunger anymore nor thirst anymore; the sun shall not strike them, nor any heat; 17 for the Lamb who is in the midst of the throne will shepherd them and lead them to living fountains of waters. And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.”" (Rev 7:13-17).

We know that these martyrs who have come out of the Great Tribulation are not the Church saints, but the Tribulation saints who have been left behind during the Rapture because of not taking seriously the admonition and warning of Jesus to
"Watch and Pray" (Luke 21:36).

As a result of it, they will wake up our of their spiritual sleep and get saved eternally from hell fire through the Tribulation by standing in patience and faith against the Great Persecution of Antichrist against saints, as they will be seeing all the signs spoken before by the Church happen before their very eyes, even as they will hear the angelic call from heaven which saves them and then warns them not to receive the mark of the beast
(Rev 13:6-10; 14:6-13). During that time because of the grace of God which will strengthen supernaturally the lives of the Tribulation saints, they will let themselves go in to captivity and let themselves be killed by the sword because of choosing not to take the mark of the beast on their forehead or right hand (Rev 13:10, 16; 14:9-10, 11, 13).

These saints are seen standing before the throne of God, but usually we mistake them to be in heaven at this point of time, but in reality they will be serving in the temple in Jerusalem on earth for a thousand years time in their supernatural body which will
"neither hunger anymore nor thirst anymore; the sun shall not strike them, nor any heat" (Rev 20:4-6). Because these Tribulation saints have missed the Rapture, this is the first ressurrection for them and there will be no second death as they have been rewarded to become priests of God and Christ on earth and therefore will reign for a thousand years with Jesus Christ right here on this present earth (Rev 7:17).

So I don't think there is any doubt in who will go through the Tribulation and who will not because of the fulfilled promise from Jesus to rescue the Church and make it escape from the Great Tribulation
(Luke 21:36).

What Then Will Be The Last Trumpet?

Still certain other believers wrongly believe that the Last Trumpet will be the Rapture Trumpet that apostle Paul spoke about in the Book of
1 Thess 4:16, but actually the Last Trumpet blown before the reign of Jesus Christ will be the 7th trumpet in the order of succession at time of His Second Coming to the earth (Rev 11:15-19). I believe that the seventh trumpet is the last Second Coming Trumpet that Paul described in 1 Cor 15:50-58, and not the Rapture Trumpet described by him in 1 Thess 4:16. These are two different Trumpets blown for two different purposes. One for taking up the saints from on earth, the other for making the saints to reign on earth.

Once the Seventh Trumpet has been started by the prophets, the trumpet’s sound will culminate only when Jesus comes back again during His Second Coming to the earth. This is the reason the Bible describes the seventh trumpet as
“the days of the sounding [i.e. present continuous period of time, which will culminate at the second coming of Jesus to the earth] of the seventh angel…..”(Rev 10:7). Just when he [the seventh angel] is about to sound, the mystery of God would be finished as Jesus and his Church Body will be already out of the doors of heaven on their way to establish a thousand year reign on earth, as He declared to His servants the Prophets (Rev 10:7).

You need not worry how such a trumpet sound which makes the
"temple of God" opened in heaven and the ark of His covenant which was seen in the temple can suddenly make Jesus appear on earth (Rev 11:19)? The ark was not something made of hands like in the Old Testament (John 2:19-22), but rather it will be the very person of Jesus who will get ready in heaven to come to the earth to rule it for a thousand years in which the Tribulation Saints will be the first one's resurrected in the first resurrection (Rev 20:4-6). The saints of the Church will come along with Jesus and the saints from the earth will rise up and then join with them in the Millenium Kingdom of God on earth (Rev 19:14-16). The already resurrected and Raptured Church saints will rule the present earth from the New Heaven and New Earth (2 Peter 3:13). But the Tribulation Saints will rule from the present earth, from this earthly Jerusalem temple with Jesus. Hallelujah!

The resurrected Tribulation saints will be judged before the unrighteous wicked of all the nations of the earth, and will be gifted the kingdom of God to inherit it with Him on earth to rule and reign as He had already promised them, but then the goats of the earth who were unsaved people of all nations who never helped these people to protect them from imminent death of Antichrist during the time of Great Tribulation in which they were martyred will be sent to eternal punishment to spend their eternity with the devil and his angels
(Matt 25:31-46; Rev 3:21). Glory to God!

Importance Of Watching And Praying Inorder To Be Part Of The Rapture!

If we do not watch and pray to keep ourself sensitive to the voice of the Holy Spirit within, we as believers will not have the strength to stay away from all
"dissipation, drunkenness, and the cares of this life". Even though the signs of the end will happen before our very eyes in these times of the end of the end, we will not be able to keep ourselves in a awakened state to know whether we are really saved or not.

But if we choose to hear the voice of Jesus and walk according to it, we know from within that our one and only good shepherd is Jesus the Christ who is our Master who has saved us from death and hell fire
(John 10:27-29).

To keep ourselves in the way of salvation is to know whether we are able to keep our hope in the blood of Jesus through confession of our sins to God inorder that we might be able to keep ourselves purified at all times
(1 John 3:2-3; 1:9; Heb 10:23) or if we are not really saved we will become lawless to keep sinning without confessing our sins to God by losing hope and therefore our conscience will become numb to the sensitive voice of God that comes to us through the Spirit. Those who are born of God, does not choose to sin naturally and also cannot sin without restraint because God's seed of the Word of God which remains in them that will convict and make them repent through confession of sins to Jesus Christ (1 John 3:8-9; 2:1-2, 12-14). This will be the real test for Rapture, those who keep watching and praying will be those who will continue to keep themselves purified through confessing their sins.

Praise the Lord!

Rapture Truth Cannot Be Denied If Understood Rightly

Most of those who deny the truth of the Rapture, deny it because of man-made doctrines they have been taught by others or else wrongly understanding the Scripture because of lack of learning from the conviction of the Holy Spirit who teaches us all things regarding Jesus Christ and all his truth from the Bible.

First of all Christians in every generation have gone through some kind of tribulation in their lives because without it no one can enter the Kingdom of God
(Acts 14:33), as God has appointed these things for the believers to stand for Him faithfully and be rewarded eternally in His Kingdom reign that is coming permanently soon (1 Peter 2:18-25).

But then one third of the teaching of Jesus and his apostles, many of whom were inspired to write the Scriptures clearly spoke about the salvation of believers through Rapture which will happen at the end time generation.

Lord Jesus spoke about a terminal generation to be watchful and prayerful because he clearly predicted this Rapture of the Church will happen in this specific particular generation for the Glory of God
(Matt 24:34). This generation was explained by Jesus Himself through a parable of the fig tree in which He pointed it to the nation of Israel (Hos 9:10), and sounded the alarm to the believers saying when you see the nation of Israel come again in to existence, this Rapture of the Church will be at the doors of heaven ready to be opened to come and take all the living and the dead believer to their new home in the new heaven and new earth (2 Peter 3:13). On May 14, 1948, David Ben-Gurion, the head of the Jewish Agency, proclaimed the establishment of the State of Israel. U.S. President Harry S. Truman recognized the new nation on the same day. We know that we are that generation that is awaiting for the Rapture of the Church. A generation is 70 or max by extreme strength 80 years timeline which brings 1948+70 years to 2018 May, after which we can at max count from 2018 + plus 10 years, which might go upto 2028 (Psa 90:10). Hallelujah!

But when we see what has been happening after 2018 May, somewhere after 2019 May towards the end of the year we know what Corona COVID-19 has done to the world, the whole world has come to a standstill and the question of a one world goverment, economy and religion is on the rise like never before or ever again. We see this as the very sign that whatever Jesus has told about this generation to identify it as the terminal generation is being fulfilled day by day like never before. We are almost stepping in to the very end which is the Daniel's 70th week
(Dan 9:27). The sign that Daniel's 70th week has begun will be seen through the covenant that the Antichrist will make on behalf of all nations towards Israel that will set the pulse of the clock racing towards the Second Coming revelation of Jesus Christ the King of Kings to the whole world. Glory To God!

Will Rapture Be An Escape Strategy For The Church?

First of all we know that the Church is not immune from any Tribulation, that is why Jesus himself said, "In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33). The main thing that Jesus has pointed in the midst of trials and tribulation to cheer about is, that the world system of governance have been overcome by Jesus Himself on the Cross and that it does not have power over Him. When the world does not have power over Jesus, we as the Church who are His Body on earth also have overcome the world along with Him in our identification with His death, resurrection and ascension for the Glory of God! The world does not have power over us the Church now (Eph 1:18-23; 2:8-9), but the truth of the matter is, all the believers in all the ages have been fighting against the thinking of the world system which has been working in us through our flesh, by the renewal of our mind by the Word of God and His Spirit we become transformed to be more like Jesus Himself to make ourself be ready for the colonisation of the new heaven and new earth (Rom 12:1-2). The fullness of this fight against the world will be seen by all the world only in the Rapture of the Church first and at the time of the Second Coming of the Lord Jesus Christ next who will come with the Church to raise up the Tribulation saints for a thousand year reign with Him on earth (Eph 1:13-14; 1 Cor 15:50-58).

We as the Church cheer ourselves and rejoice in the Lord always until the time Jesus will prove His genius idea in the will of God through making us escape from the flood of filth of the world through Rapture, where the world will face the wrath of God for its sin and all evil that Satan and his demons have been promoting to fullfill its agenda of the one world government, economy and religion which will become a snare to al humankind
(John 17:11,13-14, 15, 16-19; Php 4:4). God has faithfully kept the believers in the world through His Word until our generation and have sanctified them all by His truth, so that now that the time has come to near fruition, the time has come to present the Church to Himself in marriage through Rapture (Eph 5:26-27). Hallelujah!

Satan and his demons doesn't like the institution of marriage because he knows that marriage institution is a sign of prelude on earth of what is going to happen in heaven after the Rapture of the Church in which the marriage of the Lamb of God will take place
(Rev 19:7), that is why, he has become mad enough to promote LGBT rights and same sex marriage even through the Church itself inorder to destroy the one and only holy institution of God which is marriage. And further teach even children's the slavish habit of masturbation and all things like information about sex [i.e.] pronography as per the guidelines of WHO to expose innocent children's even less that the age of four to its perverse effect inorder to contaminate their mind as its recent agenda papers revealed and encourages such disgraceful things. What a abomination when the WHO which has been actually formed to promote the holistic health of humankind has been on the course to destroy the humankind through such acts of such disgrace to destroy the very fabric of the societies culture.

As Satan and his demons are hell bent to increase lawlessness on earth to try to destroy the Church through the filth of it, God has another plan of victory to overcome the world through His genius idea that has been conceived before the very foundation of the world
(Eph 1:4). The idea was when Satan spewed the flood of filth to destroy the Church and take control of it completely, suddenly we see the earth opening up its mouth and swallowing it to help the Church which was symbolized as a woman (Rev 12:15-16).

We see in the Bible, the nation of Israel is the only nation that has been described by Jesus as earth in the New Testament. As the rendering of 'erets’ in the New Testament, "the earth" denotes the land of Judea
(Matt 23:35); also things carnal in contrast with things heavenly (John 3:31; Col 3:1, 2). The earth denoting the nation of Israel will accept the filth of Antichrist, but in doing so, the Church will be released from the fleshly carnal things to be taken up by Rapture of the fulfillment of the heavenly things that are ahead for it with in the second half of the Daniel's 70th week (Rev 12:14). The wings of the great eagle is none other than God Himself who will rescue them before the Great Tribulation that will happen on earth through the release of His Wrath (Exo 19:3-6). The wilderness where the Church will be raptured is a place of rest, a home prepared by Jesus for them for the last two thousand years (John 14:1-4), where they will be kept until the Second Coming along with Jesus Christ to the earth (Mark 6:31; Hos 2:14; 1 Thess 4:14-18; Rev 21:1-8, 9-11, 22-27).

When the Antichrist along with Satan and the False Prophet will take the earth with iron grip for the last half of the Daniel's 70th week
(Dan 9:26-27), the Lord's escape idea out of the tyranny of it will be through Rapture of the Church "to her place" (Rev 12:14; John 14:1-4) which will only make Satan more agitated to spread the seal of 666 in all the earth (Rev 12:14-17; 13:5, 14-18).

Thus Jesus says to all believing Church saints,
"Watch therefore, and pray always that you may be counted worthy to escape all these things that will come to pass, and to stand before the Son of Man.” (Luke 21:36). Therefore the escape strategy of Jesus is perfectly enough and fool proof for all the believers to escape the Great Tribulation of the wrath of God that is coming upon the whole earth (Rev 3:10). But we as believers should learn to be obedient to the words and clear inctructions of Jesus to "Watch.. and pray always" in these last of the last days and end of the end times so that we may be counted worthy to escape all these things of the wrath of God that will come to pass (1 Thess 1:10; 2 Thess 1:6-7, 8; Rom 2:7; 5:9).

So Rapture is not any figment of imagination of anybody, but is the red crimson thread that runs as the redemptive climax of the whole of the New Testament. You take that out of the doctrine of the saints, the whole super structure collapses to lose it magnificence of the truth revealed by Jesus. We are nearly stepping in to a time, where Rapture in itself may happen anytime after the abomination of desolation for the Glory of God
(Matt 24:15-22)! Those who are looking to find the revelation of Jesus Christ from the Scripture will be able to identify not only the covenant that the Antichrist will make with Israel as a nation, but also will be watchful and prayerful for the first three and half years of Daniel's 70th week so that, when the abomination of desolation takes place, they will not move towards Jerusalem or the cities but away from it so that they might not be caught up in the deception of the mark of the beast in 666, but will rather lift up their heads and look for the Rapture to take place and will get raptured away from the world for the Glory of God forever and ever. Amen. Hallelujah!

Much Blessings...


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