THE RAPTURE/FACT CHECK

Rom 11:25 for I do not want you, brethren, to be uninformed of this mystery, lest you be wise in your own estimation, that a partial hardening has happened to Israel until the fulness of the gentiles has come in; 26 and thus all Israel will be saved; just as it is written, “the deliverer will come from Zion, he will remove ungodliness from Jacob.” 27 “and this is my covenant with them, when I take away their sins.”

 

GOD IS NOT THROUGH WITH THE JEWISH NATION.

THE FIRST STEP OF THE RESTORATION IS PHYSICAL.  THEY COME BACK INTO THE LAND AND OCUPY.

THE LAST THING THAT HAPPENS IS THAT THERE IS A SPIRITUAL TURNING TO CHRIST.

ANOTHER MYSTERY PAUL TALKS ABOUT EPHESIANS 5

 

Eph 5:31 For this cause a man shall leave his father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife; and the two shall become one flesh. 32 This mystery is great; but I am speaking with reference to Christ and the church.

 

1 Cor 15:51 “BEHOLD, I TELL YOU A MYSTERY”

 

IF YOU GET THE DETAILS OF THE RAPTURE, MIXED IN WITH THE 2ND COMING OF JESUS, THERE’S GOING TO BE SOME CONFUSION

 (GAL 1:1 THE RAPTURE OF THE CHURCH IS SOMETHING THAT PAUL GOT BY REVELATION 2, 2:2)

 

1 Cor 15:51 Behold, I tell you a mystery; we shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, 52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet; for the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we shall be changed.

 

53 For this perishable must put on the imperishable, and this mortal must put on immortality. 54 But when this perishable will have put on the imperishable, and this mortal will have put on immortality, then will come about the saying that is written, “death is swallowed up in victory. 55 “O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting?” 56 The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law; 57But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. 58 Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your toil is not in vain in the lord.

 

THERE ARE PICTURES OF IT HAPPENING IN THE OLD TESTAMENT

A MAN BY THE NAME OF ENOCH – HE WALKED WITH GOD BY FAITH AND GOD TOOK HIM

ELIJAH THE PROPHET… HE WENT TO HEAVEN IN A CHARIOT

 

1 Thess 4:13 But we do not want you to be uninformed, brethren, about those who are asleep (dead in Christ), that you may not grieve, as do the rest who have no hope. 14 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so god will bring with him those who have fallen asleep in Jesus. 15 For this we say to you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive, and remain until the coming of the Lord, shall not precede those who have fallen asleep. 16 for the Lord himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trumpet of God; and the dead in Christ shall 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.

 

1 Thess 5:1 Now as to the times and the epochs, brethren, you have no need of anything to be written to you. 2 For you yourselves know full well that the day of the Lord will come just like a thief in the night.

 

2 For you yourselves know full well that the day of the Lord will come just like a thief in the night. 3 while they are saying, “peace and safety!” Then destruction will come upon them suddenly like birth pangs upon a woman with child; And they shall not escape.

 

4 but you, brethren, are not in darkness, that the day should overtake you like a thief; 5 For you are all sons of light and sons of day. We are not of night nor of darkness; 6 So then let us not sleep as others do, but let us be alert and sober. 7 For those who sleep do their sleeping at night, and those who get drunk get drunk at night. 8 But since we are of the day, let us be sober, having put on the breastplate of faith and love, and as a helmet, the hope of salvation. 9 for God has not destined us for wrath, but for obtaining salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ

 

WHEN THE DAY OF THE LORD COMES ON PLANET EARTH IT IS A DAY OF WRATH ON HIS ENEMIES

 

Ex. WHEN JESUS TALKED ABOUT HIS COMING HE COMPARED IT TO THE FLOOD AND OF THE DESTRUCTION OF SODOM AND GOMORAH

 

IN BOTH INSTANCES THERE WERE RIGHTEOUS PEOPLE WHO DID NOT HAVE TO GO THROUGH THAT JUDGMENT.  THEY HAD A WAY OF ESCAPE

2 Thess 2:1 Now we request you, brethren, with regard to the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and our gathering together to him,

2 that you may not be quickly shaken from your composure or be disturbed either by a spirit or a message or a letter as if from us, to the effect that the day of the Lord has come. 3 let no one in any way deceive you, for it will not come unless the apostasy comes first, And the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son of destruction,

 

4 who opposes and exalts himself above every so-called god or object of worship, so that he takes his seat in the temple of God, displaying himself as being God. 5 Do you not remember that while I was still with you, I was telling you these things? 6 And you know what restrains him now, so that in his time he may be revealed.

 

7 For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work; Only he who now restrains will do so until he is taken out of the way. 8 And then that lawless one will be revealed whom the Lord will slay with the breath of his mouth and bring to an end by the appearance of his coming; 9 that is, the one whose coming is in accord with the activity of satan, with all power and signs and false wonders, 10 and with all the deception of wickedness for those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth so as to be saved.

 

11 and for this reason God will send upon them a deluding influence so that they might believe what is false, 12 in order that they all may be judged who did not believe the truth, but took pleasure in wickedness.

13 But we should always give thanks to God for you, brethren beloved by the Lord, because God has chosen you from the beginning for salvation through sanctification by the spirit and faith in the truth. 14and it was for this he called you through our gospel, that you may gain the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.

 

AMP Luke 21:34 But take heed to yourselves and be on your guard, lest your hearts be overburdened and depressed (weighed down) with the giddiness and headache and nausea of self-indulgence, drunkenness, and worldly worries and cares pertaining to [the business of] this life, and [lest] that day come upon you suddenly like a trap or a noose; 35 for it will come upon all who live upon the face of the entire earth. 36 keep awake then and watch at all times [be discreet, attentive, and ready], praying that you may have the full strength and ability and be accounted worthy to escape all these things [taken together] that will take place, and to stand in the presence of the son of man.

 

WHY WOULD THE LORD TELL US TO PREPARE FOR OUR ESCAPE IF IT’S NOT GOING TO HAPPEN?   PRAY, STAY ALERT, BE READY!

 

NAS Rev 3:10 ‘Because you have kept the word of my perseverance, I also will keep you from the hour of testing, that hour which is about to come upon the whole world, to test those who dwell upon the earth.

 

Rev 3:11 ‘I am coming quickly; hold fast what you have, in order that no one take your crown.

 

1 John 2:28 And now, little children, abide in him, so that when he appears, we may have confidence and not shrink away from him in shame at his coming. 29 If you know that he is righteous, you know that everyone also who practices righteousness is born of him.

 

2 John 1:8 Watch yourselves, that you might not lose what we have accomplished, but that you may receive a full reward.