Lift Up Rapture Year
Join us as we set aside 2022 to pray for the day the Lord gathers His Saints unto Himself. Few self-proclaimed Christians have oil (Holy Spirit) in their lamps.
It is time to awaken the Bride of Jesus Christ.
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.
Are you ready?
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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The Hebrew Date 2023
Seven-year Reign of the False Christ - the Antichrist.
When we review the Hebrew calendar, we see that 2023 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, the starting of the 7,000-year mark launches the seven-year reign of a false Christ, which activates the thousand-year reign of Christ. While it is probable the end of 2023 is significant, only the Lord knows just how significant or if the Rapture will occur before this date.
Nobody knows the times and epochs of God. However, we do know that the seven-year reign of the Antichrist proceeds the one-thousand-year reign of Jesus Christ.
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.