What does the Bible teach?
What do you believe?
The RAPTURE OF THE CHURCH.
For centuries there have been prophetic voices proclaiming the return of Christ. There has been so much ‘stuff’ written and proclaimed that after a lot of wrong predictions etc and a lot of mis-information about the second coming and people becoming disillusioned and even dying after deception and power building by self-focussed people.
Because I did not have any teaching about the Rapture growing up and a lot of folk in my traditional church could give only limited answers. The whole concept of a Holy Bride for Christ was brushed off as fable.
The parable of the 10 virgins that Jesus taught is well worth contemplating in a 2020 world. What section of the modern-day church could be not ‘ready’ because the oil (Spirit of God) has run out? Matthew: 25 1-13.
In our modern day world when whole sections of the Church appears more secular that intrinsically HOLY, the idea of a remnant HOLY PEOPLE (recognised because they are saved, born-again and covered by the Blood of the Lamb) being drawn out of the World to join the Saviour, before the apocalypse so they will be joined with Him when He returns as King of Kings and Lord of Lords to judge the nations and the entire world, makes sense.
What do you believe?
1 Thess 4 verses 13-18 certainly comes to life in our modern day.
I do not want you to be ignorant brothers, concerning those who have fallen asleep, lest you sorrow as others who have no hope.
For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will bring with Him those who sleep in Jesus. For this we say to you by the word of the Lord, we who are alive and remain will by no means precede those who are asleep.
The Lord Himself will descend from heaven, with a SHOUT and the voice of an archangel and with the trumpet of God. The dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the lord.
Who are the dead in Christ? Who are the thousands and thousands who died before the Cross yet lived and died by THE LAW. ? These are not the born-again in His Kingdom ones, who went straight home to God, in the past 2,000 years.
This is the glorious thought that RESURRECTION first of the saved purified beloved, who have not compromised on the WORD, and all the saved ‘waiting ones of God ie perhaps in the bosom of Abraham but not yet resurrected …………..all are waiting for the fulfillment of this Rapture (resurrection) event FIRST.
Then the King of Glory riding on a white horse accompanied by this great army of His People …. ( Read in Revelations.)
JUDGMENT on the Nations and the world. Israel (the ones who were not born-again into the Kingdom).Scales of blindness will fall from Israel’s eyes.
Then all the ‘left behind; will have time to ‘shake off the unnecessary’ and proclaim unflinchingly JESUS CHRIST IS LORD
AND THE GREAT
I AM OF HISTORY.
will without compromise. be
KING OF KING AND LORD OF LORDS.
Contemplate and find your answers. What do you think?
Blessings! and Love.
(Don’t get caught up with concepts like pre Trib rapture and post- trib rapture.) Lets’ all find our own answers.