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THE RAPTURE

Dr. David Jeremiah

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Lift Up Rapture Awareness

Our objective is to awaken the Bride of Christ. We encourage you to dedicate special times of prayer for the purpose of praying for people who think they are born-again but are not. That each would check their flasks to make sure they indeed have the indwelling Life of Christ. Without question, the day Christ will gather His Bride is approaching.

SALVATION PRAYER

 

Loving heavenly Father, I take by faith the helmet of Salvation.  I recognize that my Salvation is in the Person of Your Son, the Lord Jesus Christ.  I cover my mind with His; I desire that He put His mind within me.  Let my thoughts be His thoughts.  I open my mind fully and only to the control of the Lord Jesus Christ.  I replace my own selfish and sinful thoughts with His.  I reject every projected thought of Satan and his demons and instead, I request the mind of the Lord Jesus Christ.  Grant me the wisdom to discern thoughts that are from the world, my old sin nature, and Satan’s kingdom.

 

I believe: Jesus is Your Son, He died on the Cross for my sins, and Jesus is God.  I believe in: the Trinity; You, as the Father; Jesus, as the Son; and the Holy Spirit.  I confess that I have been a sinner – totally separated from You.  I choose to accept Your forgiveness for my sins through the power of the blood of Jesus that was shed for me on the Cross.  I now ask that you send the Holy Spirit to live inside my mortal body. (Pause for a moment) 

 

I praise You, heavenly Father, that I may know the mind of Christ as I hide Your Word within my heart and mind.  Open my heart to love Your Word.  Grant to me the ability and capacity to memorize large portions of it.  May Your Word be ever over my mind like a helmet of strength, which Satan’s projected thoughts cannot penetrate.  Cause me to allow the Holy Spirit (the Life of Christ) within me to fulfill the discipline of daily living to appropriate Your Salvation.  These things I lay before You in the precious name of my new Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ.  Amen!

What would you do differently if you knew the Rapture was to occur this year? What would your action list look like? Are you ready?

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By Dr. Stephen Phinney

The next earthly movement is the Great Apostasy, which is active today. The Apostasy will lead up to the Rapture – when Christ will gather His Bride, indwelt Christians, and take them to Heaven.

 

After the Rapture, there will be a seven-year global reign, led by the Antichrist. The last half of this Tribulation is called The Great Tribulation. The first half will be fake peace. The second half will be torturous. When the Tribulation concludes, Jesus will return with His Bride/Church and establish His earthly Kingdom, which will last one thousand years – The Great White Throne of Judgment. The return of Christ to earth between the Tribulation and the reign of Jesus is called the Second Coming.

 

  • During the Apostasy, multitudes will renounce their faith in Christ.

  • At the Rapture, Jesus will call forth His believers. At the Second Coming, He will return WITH His Bride/Saints.

  • At the Rapture, Jesus will NOT return to the earth. At the Second Coming, He will return to the Mount of Olives in Israel to begin His earthly one-thousand-year reign.

  • At the Rapture, Jesus embraces His Bride in the air. At the Second Coming, He will bring judgment for those who have rejected Him.

  • The Rapture will happen once God accomplishes His mission with the Apostasy. The Second Coming will occur seven years from that moment.

 

No human or angel knows the timestamp of the Rapture. However, in Matthew 24 Jesus gives us warning signs of the Second Coming. While the Father alone knows the time, we know His return is approaching as we see the six signs He mentions in Matthew 24. These signs will unfold shortly before, and during, the Tribulation. We see each of them manifesting in our culture & church today.

By Dr. David Jeremiah

Discussion of the End Times and the Rapture can raise questions, apprehension, and fear. "Why do I need to study prophecy?" "It is too complicated, and I don't understand what it means." "It makes me anxious." Even for long–time Christians, prophecy can seem overwhelmingly complex. At first glance, passages written two thousand years ago appear disconnected from modern life. But if we accept this limited perspective, we will miss the rich truth God has provided for us. We cannot understand where we are now if we do not understand where we are going.

As we delve into this challenging subject, let's explore biblical answers to four of the most frequently asked questions about the Rapture.

 

1. What signs indicate that the End Times are near?

The Rapture—the raising of the Church into heaven (1 Thessalonians 4:17)—is the next event on the prophetic calendar. The following four signs suggest the Rapture is near.

The Sign of Deception


Many people will claim to be the Messiah and claim to have the answers for a troubled world. Jesus says to "take heed"—literally to keep our eyes open so we are not fooled. In the End Times, people will be crying desperately for leaders to deliver them, and they will seek mystics and religious leaders who claim to have deeper knowledge.

The Sign of Disputes Among Nations


The book of Revelation tells us that the Tribulation will be filled with war—ceaseless, unending, terrible war—that will escalate until the entire world is involved. As we move toward the End Times, there will be increasing conflicts, border skirmishes, race wars, and national battles.

The Sign of Devastation


Today, millions of people in the world are going hungry, even though God has blessed our planet with abundance. Famine will intensify as the Rapture draws near. Scripture also anticipates increasing earthquakes, which has been confirmed by science. Finally, Christ spoke of pestilence, and our world is already experiencing the spread of tragic, uncontrollable new diseases.

The Sign of Deliverance Into the Tribulation


Just before Jesus returns, there will be an explosion of persecution. This is occurring today with the rise of radical Islam and its aggression against Christians in the Middle East. As we draw closer to the end, many will pay a high price for living out their faith.

2. Why should I avoid determining a date and time for the Rapture?

The fact is, we cannot calculate the day Christ will return for His Church because God has specifically chosen not to reveal it to us.

When the apostles asked Jesus about the future, He replied, "It is not for you to know times or seasons which the Father has put in His own authority. But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you" (Acts 1:7–8).

Only God knows the time, and only He knows when time will run out. Future truth impacts our present responsibility. The knowledge that He is coming soon should put urgency into our step and determination into our service.

3. Will I be a part of the Rapture if my body is cremated?

When Scripture says, "The dead in Christ will rise," it is speaking of the bodily resurrection of believers. At that time, the spirits of believers will be united with their perfect and complete resurrection bodies. "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. 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. Therefore comfort one another with these words" (1 Thessalonians 4:16–18).

If God can accomplish the hard work of calling creation into existence through His spoken words, then it will be no problem for Him to call back the bodies of those who have been swept into the sea, or consumed by fire, or maimed by the attacks of an enemy.

4. What will happen in heaven after the Rapture?

After the Rapture, Christians will come before the Judgment Seat of Christ (2 Corinthians 5:10). This judgment will not determine whether we are able to enter heaven. Our sins have already been forgiven through the substitutionary death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. It will, however, be a time to account for the works we have accomplished on earth, and we will be rewarded accordingly. We will receive positions of authority in the coming Millennium based upon our faithfulness to God while on this earth and for the influence we left behind.

There is so much relevant truth to be discovered in the Bible's prophetic passages! Studying God's plan for the future can help determine what side we will be on when Christ returns. By understanding the Rapture and the events of tomorrow, we will change our view of today!

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Some Facts

The Hebrew Date 2023

Seven-year Reign of the False Christ - the Antichrist.

The Rapture

When we review the Hebrew calendar, we see that either 2022 or 2029 is the end of the Age of Man. Meaning it marks the end of the 6,000-year period of their calendar. For the Jews, it also marks the time of their coming Messiah. For Christians, shortly before the starting of the 7,000-year mark launches the seven-year reign of a false Christ, upon conclusion, activates the thousand-year reign of Christ. If it isn't the Jubilee cycle of 2022/2023, we wait for the next 7-year cycle - 2029. Either one might usher in the Tribulation; only the Lord knows the exact time. In fact, Jesus will not be told the day nor the hour until the Father deems it necessary. 

Since God works on a 7-year cycle, here is a sample scenario. 2029 the Rapture. 2029-2036 the Tribulation. 2036 the 1,000-year reign of Christ. Year 3036 the New Heaven & Earth. 

Nobody knows the times and epochs of God. However, we do know that the seven-year reign of the Antichrist precedes the one-thousand-year reign of Jesus Christ. The period is divided into two parts - the first half is to remove the remaining Gentiles' "great sorrows" and the second half is The Great Tribulation where the Antichrist requires the "mark of the Beast." The first half is focused on Gentiles and the second half is on the Jews.  

While we understand there are three primary views of the Rapture, before the tribulation period, halfway through the reign of the Antichrist, and the group that supports it will occur at the end of Satan's reign - nonetheless, it will happen. We are of the view it will occur moments before the seven-year tribulation.

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