Pre – Tribulation Rapture

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The Rapture

First and foremost Jesus himself said that the Saints will escape the “Things that shall come to pass” in other words the Great Tribulation.

Luke 21:34-36

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The Importance of Watching

34 “But take heed to yourselves, lest your hearts be weighed down with carousing, drunkenness, and cares of this life, and that Day come on you unexpectedly. 35 For it will come as a snare on all those who dwell on the face of the whole earth.36 Watch therefore, and pray always that you may be counted worthyto escape all these things that will come to pass, and to stand before the Son of Man.

In Matthew Chapter 24; Luke Chapter 21; & Revelation Chapter 6 – 19 we find the “Things” that we are suppose to escape and they are:

 

War, Famine, Death, Religious Persecution, Earthquakes, Signs & Wonders in the Heavens, Hail, Fire, & Blood, Sea & Rivers Turned to Blood, Falling Stars, Sun Moon & Stars Darkened, Demons Loosed Upon Earth, Scorching Sun, Dense Darkness, Demons Working Miracles & Satanic Deception.

 

Second we are fully assured that all Saints will escape the Wrath of God.

1 Thessalonians 4:16-18

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16 For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. 17 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. 18 Therefore comfort one another with these words.

From this we learn that we are to have comfort from these words and are to comfort others with them as well. But we cannot do that by telling them that they are going to have to go through all of this terrible and horrible wrath first. By telling others anything different we are in essence saying that the Death of Jesus Christ was not sufficient enough for us to stand before God.

 

How can a person have Salvation that is assuring and vibrant if he/she is not assured that he will spend Eternity in Heaven as a Child of God? And how can you or anyone for that matter have “Blessed Hope” if he knows that he will have to go through Great Tribulation to get there or attain it???…

 

Third – in 2nd Thessalonians 2:6 – 8 we are fully assured that the body of Believers, (The Church,) will escape the Wrath of God:

 

2 Thessalonians 2:6-8

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6 And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time.

7 For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way.

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:

 

So what hinders the powers of darkness from having full control today? And what really prevents the powers of darkness from revealing the Antichrist at this time?

 

There are 3 forces that are stopping the Antichrist from being revealed and they are: 1 – Governments, 2 – the Holy Spirit, & 3 – The Church. Lets look at all three of these.

 

We know that the governments are not going to be removed from this earth, right? They are going to become more prominent as time goes on and especially during the Great Tribulation Period… So truth be told, governments are not going to hinder the Antichrist and will in fact aid and abet him and his program.

 

We can also say with certainty that the Holy Spirit will not be taken out of this world during the Great Tribulation because in the book of Revelation Chapter 7 Verses 9 – 17 it clearly tells us that there will be multitudes of people saved during this period. How do we know this? Because in John 3:5-8; Eph. 2:18; & Rom. 8:9 we learn that no man is Saved except through the Ministry of the Holy Spirit.

 

We also know that in Acts 2:17-21 we are clearly told that the Holy Spirit will be present during the Great Tribulation. I am well aware that some teach that the Holy Spirit will be removed during this time but I am praying for all that read this will pray and ask God to reveal the truth in these scriptures to all who seek the truth.

 

So with 2 out of the 3 hindering causes here and fully in tact during the Great Tribulation we should come to the conclusion that the 3rd restraint is the one that is removed from this earth just before the Tribulation. So the only real cause that is stopping the Antichrist from being revealed at this time is the Church. Once the Church is taken out of the way, or Raptured….

 

Then shall the Wicked be revealed.” who is the Antichrist.

 

Fourth – From Revelation Chapters 4 – 19 we see a total change in God’s Attitude toward mankind. God’s Attitude changes from Mercy, which by the way has been there and taught for thousands of years, to Judgment. The Body of Christ is not seen on earth while God’s Judgment is being poured out upon sin & iniquity.

 

Absolutely nothing is said about the Church on Earth after Revelation 4:1. We do see the Church mentioned one time and that is in Heaven.

 

The Wrath of God in not to bring the Church in submission, but the unsaved world.

 

Next we will learn about the Purpose of the Rapture. Until then God Bless and may all of your studies be under the Guidance of the Holy Spirit….

 

 

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Comments
  1. marte says:

    I just want to share this video.

    pls comment on what you think

    • I am going to write this comment as I watch this video so as to keep up with everything in this video without forgetting something that I thought should have been said.

      So far I have seen that everything is OK up to the point were the facts of 1 Thess. 4:13. When it says to “sorrow not, even as others which have no hope.” This concerns those who do not know the Lord who will have no part in the First Resurrection of Life and, therefore, no hope for Heaven.

      1 Thess. 4:14 “even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with Him.” This does refer to the rapture of the Church, or the Resurrection of all believers, with both phrases meaning the same thing, even as Paul describes in 1 Cor. Chapt. 15. At death the soul and spirit of the Child of God instantly go to be with Jesus [Phil. 1:23] while the physical body goes back to dust. At the Rapture, God will replace what was the physical body with a Glorified Body, united with the soul and the spirit. In fact the soul and the spirit of each individual will accompany the Lord down close to this Earth to be united with a Glorified Body, which will then make the Believer whole.

      1 Thess. 4:15 “which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord.” This refers to all believers that are alive at the Rapture. “shall not prevent them which are asleep” This part of the scripture refers to the fact that the living Saints will not go before the dead Saints.

      So, when you are talking about the dead in Christ you are actually saying that all of those that have died in Christ since the Death of Christ all the way up to the Rapture. This being that when Christ died and went to Paradise he took all of the dead that were from the beginning of time until His (Christ’s) death.

      So, I have just finished with you video and I disagree with how you have come up with what you are saying. Here is a Chart of how I see the things in the Bible coming to pass.

      https://testimonyandprayer.wordpress.com/2013/06/24/danial_revelation_compared/

      But, to all of those who believe in the Rapture, no matter when they believe the Rapture will take place we will all find out. But those who believe that the Rapture will take place some time after the Rapture I have Written about, If I am right then you all will go when I go. If you are right then I am caught unready for what will transpire. But we should always try to dig deep into the Word of God and Find the Truth.

  2. SHARAT BABU says:

    Thank you so much for this spiritfilled messages to study and to meditate and to reach for others in India, i am Teaching to our Congregations and outreaches here, please share more regularly. Have you been to India to preach? please pray for us, we have much idolatry here and we want to win more souls. Please greet all the saints with you and ask them to pray for India. in Jesus Love, Evangelist Babu.

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