🙌🔥Do we, as Christians, know when the rapture is going to happen? Are we close to the rapture? When is the rapture going to take place? If these are some of the questions that you have been asking, then you have come to the right place. In today’s teaching I will be addressing these questions from a Biblical point of view. Remember that we must always be ready to meet God!🔥🙌
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You references 1 thes 5:19 at 5:37(ish), but its actually 1 thes 5:9.
I’m personalty of the belief in an interpretation that there is no “rapture” so to speak, but that AFTER the tribulation, after, or “during” second coming in a way, He gathers his own “from the uttermost part of the EARTH” (this means some are on earth when/after he comes.) “to the uttermost part of heaven” . I believe it is then, after he comes to earth, that we are changed in the twinkling of an eye and gathered to him by his angels.
Mark 13 24-27 (KJV, with my all caps emphasis added)
“24But in those days, AFTER THE TRIBULATION, the sun shall be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light,
25And the stars of heaven shall fall, and the powers that are in heaven shall be shaken.
26AND THEN shall they see the Son of man coming in the clouds with great power and glory. 27AND THEN shall he send his angels, and shall gather together HIS ELECT from the four winds, FROM the uttermost part OF THE EARTH to the uttermost part of heaven.”.
Matt 24: 22 “And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect’s sake those days shall be shortened.”
Meaning that the elect are enduring tribulation (in the flesh even) when the days are shortened by God.
Matt 24 “29 Immediately AFTER THE TRIBULATION of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken:” (similar reference as mark 13:24)
“30 And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.
31 And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.”
matt 24 “36 But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.
37 But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
38 For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark,
39 And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.”
It will come like a flood, it will be too late to correct course. The wicked should have been building their symbolic boat/ark many years before Christ’s coming. His coming is to avenge, it is his wrath poured out. it is as the parable of the wheat and tares.
” Matt 13:30 Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together FIRST THE TARES, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn.”
The wicked will see their error and want to hide in their dens. (rev 6: 9-17)
During the tribulation ” rev 6:10 And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and AVENGE our blood on them that dwell on the earth?”
“11 And white robes were given unto every one of them; and it was said unto them, that they should REST YET FOR A LITTLE SEASON, UNTIL their fellowservants also and their brethren, THAT SHOULD BE KILLED AS THEY WERE, should be fulfilled.”
“40 Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left.
41 Two women shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken, and the other left.
42 Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come.
43 But know this, that if the goodman of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to be broken up.
44 Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh.
45 Who then is a faithful and wise servant, WHOM THE GOOD LORD HATH MADE RULER OVER HIS HOUSEHOLD, to give them meat in due season?”
aka God’s Kingdom is here on earth. New Jerusalem is to be here on earth where Christ will reign. As the parable of the wicked husbandman shows, (Matthew 21:33-46), God will “miserably destroy those wicked men, and will let out his vineyard unto other husbandmen, which shall render him the fruits in their seasons.” (matt 21:41)
….continuing matt 24:46 Blessed is that servant, whom his lord when he cometh shall find so doing.
47 Verily I say unto you, That he shall make him ruler over all his goods.
48 But and if that evil servant shall say in his heart, My lord delayeth his coming;
49 And shall begin to smite his fellowservants, and to eat and drink with the drunken;
50 The lord of that servant shall come in a day when he looketh not for him, and in an hour that he is not aware of,
51 And shall cut him asunder, and appoint him his portion with the hypocrites: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.”
So there it is. God comes to reap. He comes to harvest. In the wheat and the tares, the wicked are bound first and then burned. Then the wheat are gathered in the Lord’s barn.
It’s a little roundabout the way I layed this out so I apologize, but if you were able to follow. Scripture indicates that the tribulation of those days happens first.
“And there was given me a reed like unto a rod: and the angel stood, saying, Rise, and measure the temple of God, and the altar, and them that worship therein.
2 But the court which is without the temple leave out, and measure it not; for it is given unto the Gentiles: and the holy city shall they tread under foot forty and two months.
Rev 11 states further
3 And I will give power unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days, clothed in sackcloth.
4 These are the two olive trees, and the two candlesticks standing before the God of the earth.
5 And if any man will hurt them, fire proceedeth out of their mouth, and devoureth their enemies: and if any man will hurt them, he must in this manner be killed.
6 These have power to shut heaven, that it rain not in the days of their prophecy: and have power over waters to turn them to blood, and to smite the earth with all plagues, as often as they will.
7 And when they shall have finished their testimony, the beast that ascendeth out of the bottomless pit shall make war against them, and shall overcome them, and kill them.
8 And their dead bodies shall lie in the street of the great city, which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, where also our Lord was crucified.
9 And they of the people and kindreds and tongues and nations shall see their dead bodies three days and an half, and shall not suffer their dead bodies to be put in graves.
10 And they that dwell upon the earth shall rejoice over them, and make merry, and shall send gifts one to another; because these two prophets tormented them that dwelt on the earth.
11 And after three days and an half the Spirit of life from God entered into them, and they stood upon their feet; and great fear fell upon them which saw them.
12 And they heard a great voice from heaven saying unto them, Come up hither. And they ascended up to heaven in a cloud; and their enemies beheld them.
13 And the same hour was there a great earthquake, and the tenth part of the city fell, and in the earthquake were slain of men seven thousand: and the remnant were affrighted, and gave glory to the God of heaven.
14 The second woe is past; and, behold, the third woe cometh quickly.
15 AND THE SEVENTH ANGEL SOUNDED; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever.
insert this here “1 Corinthians 15:52
“In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, AT THE LAST TRUMP: for the trumpet shall SOUND, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.” ”
(rev 11 continued) “16 And the four and twenty elders, which sat before God on their seats, fell upon their faces, and worshipped God,
17 Saying, We give thee thanks, O Lord God Almighty, which art, and wast, and art to come; because thou hast taken to thee thy great power, and hast reigned.
18 And the nations were angry, and thy wrath is come, and the time of the dead, that they should be judged, and that thou shouldest give reward unto thy servants the prophets, and to the saints, and them that fear thy name, small and great; and shouldest destroy them which destroy the earth.
19 AND THE TEMPLE OF GOD WAS OPENED IN HEAVEN, and there was seen in his temple the ark of his testament: and there were lightnings, and voices, and thunderings, and an earthquake, and great hail.”
Insert reference to revelations “Revelation 15:8
“And the temple was filled with smoke from the glory of God, and from his power; and no man was able to enter into the temple, till the seven plagues of the seven angels were fulfilled.”
Another reference and evidence for no rapture doctrine comes out of from Revelation 7:9-17. It is clear in verse 13, one of the elders asks john, “What are these which are arrayed in white robes? and whence came they?”. Then John tells the elder that he asked a question he already knew “Sir, thou knowest. And he said to me, These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. ”
the scripture in context (after the 144000 sealed)
“9After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands; 10And cried with a loud voice, saying, Salvation to our God which sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb. 11And all the angels stood round about the throne, and about the elders and the four beasts, and fell before the throne on their faces, and worshipped God, 12Saying, Amen: Blessing, and glory, and wisdom, and thanksgiving, and honour, and power, and might, be unto our God for ever and ever. Amen.
13And one of the elders answered, saying unto me, What are these which are arrayed in white robes? and whence came they? 14And I said unto him, Sir, thou knowest. And he said to me, These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. 15Therefore are they before the throne of God, and serve him day and night in his temple: and he that sitteth on the throne shall dwell among them. 16They shall hunger no more, neither thirst any more; neither shall the sun light on them, nor any heat. 17For the Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall feed them, and shall lead them unto living fountains of waters: and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes.