Let’s say, the bridge you are about to cross over will collapse when you drive on it? And I, knowing this, decline, refuse, and refrain to say anything to you about the impending, imminent, and immediate danger of driving over that bridge? Let’s say, the frozen lake you are about to play on will not hold your weight once you get to the dangerous part? And once again, I say nothing!…
But praise be to God our Father and our LORD and Saviour Jesus Christ! Because I am here to let you know that I will be definitely someone you can trust and depend on! That is why I started this blog in the first place, to reach out to those that don’t know Jesus, that don’t know the truth, and to those that may be deceived, and not know it? And even to those that don’t believe in what I have been presenting and am currently presenting here. All I can do is present the Word of God, and let God deal with each and every one of you individually. As I have stated my belief, with Scripture, the Word of God, showing that the Word of God gives us the truth, the understanding, the knowledge by revelation through the Holy Spirit when you pray and petition God for it. The Holy Spirit will guide us to all truth! As I offer what I believe in, using the Word of God as evidence, I am trusting and believing that everyone will be so affected by allowing the Holy Spirit to open up your heart, your mind, and your eyes to the truth of God’s Word! I must tell you, that praying to God in the name of Jesus Christ, and asking for understanding, knowledge and truth of His Word, Works! If anyone has ever experienced the receiving of knowledge, truth, understanding, wisdom etc., you know what I am talking about. There is this feeling of a spiritual enlightenment, as if the light goes on in your head, an instant feeling of, I got it! I know it now! I have what I didn’t have before. A feeling that is hard for me to describe, but a certain feeling of joy, and excitement nonetheless! It is a feeling like you have never known or experienced, but like a small portion of receiving the Holy Spirit so to speak. After all, it is the Holy Spirit that we are experiencing in the first place, since it is the Holy Spirit that will guide us to all truth! It is the Holy Spirit that abides in us, therefore, we know that it is of God. There is one God, one Way, one Life, one Word, and one Truth, and God wants us to know Him, and to be in Unity! There isn’t two or three versions of the truth, there isn’t one truth you receive, and a different truth I receive, but we all will receive the same truth of God’s Word! Only One Truth, One Version, One Way and One Life! John 14:6 “Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” Just as this verse says, and we all believe it in unity and as one body in Christ: There isn’t any other way, no other version, no other belief, and no other doctrine that mankind can be saved! Period! Which brings me to the word, rapture? Okay, we all know that the word is not in the Bible, not Biblical, not in the Word of God, and definitely not a word used by God for what that word encapsulates. Okay, the word rapture is just another way of saying “caught up” according to those that believe in the rapture? Those that believe in the rapture say, that the Greek word is; harpazō, här-pä’-zō. The words to describe harpazo are the following: to seize, carry off by force; to seize on, claim for one’s self eagerly; to snatch out or away. This is from Strong’s Concordance. Rapture comes from the Latin word “rapio”. Okay, I get it. I get it that the word rapture is just another way of saying, “caught up”? However, if that is where the word rapture stops, then I probably wouldn’t have a problem with it? But it doesn’t end there! The word rapture encapsulates many other things that absolutely doesn’t relate to the word rapture? Now, when the word rapture is used, it encompasses; the millennium reign, the great tribulation, the antichrist, Armageddon, kingdom age, second coming and perfect age? This is where the word rapture has gone wrong and has sucked people right in to false doctrine! Remember, the word rapture is not in the Bible, and that alone should have been a red flag? Think about it, how many other different words are being used to describe Biblical events other than what original words are being used? None that I can really think about? Perhaps maybe the word trinity, which also isn’t in the Bible, the Word of God? The word trinity eludes or insinuates three separate or different people, persons, Gods? But we know that there isn’t three Gods or even three separate persons, but one God that took upon three entities, in the form of God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit! Not three separate or three different persons, but one God manifested in three forms of Himself. But I digress. There really isn’t any other words used to describe Biblical events than what we always use that is already in the Bible? So why use a word that is not in the Bible, the Word of God, that really doesn’t mean exactly what it is being meant to be used for? It used to be that people would simply say, “when Jesus comes, we’re going to meet Him in the air” or, “when we meet Jesus in the air when He comes, He is going to take us to heaven” or “when Jesus comes for His church, saints, bride, then that’s it, it’s all over, we’re going to be with Jesus forever and ever, and the unbelievers will be judged and on their way to eternal condemnation, to put it mildly? Okay, still not buying this yet? Here is what Paul has said to those that have been “caught up” in false doctrine!
Galatians 1:6-12 “I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel: Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ. But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. As we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed. For do I now persuade men, or God? or do I seek to please men? for if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ. But I certify you, brethren, that the gospel which was preached of me is not after man. For I neither received it of man, neither was I taught it, but by the revelation of Jesus Christ.”
So, did you receive this rapture belief from God from the Holy Spirit? Did you simply learn this from a handed-down tradition from your parents, or from your pastor or teacher or just simply heard it and accepted it as being the true gospel? This rapture belief is not found in the Word of God! Not only did Jesus not preach this rapture belief, but the apostles as well did not preach or teach this rapture belief! You won’t find it! It wasn’t until people interpret the Book of Revelation that we get this false doctrinal belief? There is one truth, however, with the rapture, you get a variety of false beliefs, like, ‘is the rapture before the tribulation, or in the middle or at the end’? Various people believe in the three different versions? How can that be? People don’t even agree when the supposed antichrist is going to come? and where he is going to come from, from what country? You see, there are so many different beliefs, various versions, and none of them make any sense when you actually put it forth to what the word of God actually has said. The rapture events that many believe in, that are to take place bring on such a high volume of distress, worry, fear, anxiety, instability in the Word of God. God did not give us the Spirit of Fear! And that is exactly what this rapture junk does! Why? Because this belief is not Scriptural, is not of God! When you think about certain aspects of the rapture regarding the time of the antichrist, Armageddon, tribulation, etc. you find that this belief gives an additional chance for those people living during that time to actually have a second chance or opportunity to accept God? Not so! What about all those people that are already dead? What about those people that die just moments before that so-called event takes place? What about their second chance? Everyone had, and has their current life to get right with God and that’s it. You either accept or reject God, you either believe or don’t? The rapture belief also brings on the false belief of all the signs that the end of the world is nearing which means Jesus is coming soon? Oh wait, we already know that the end of the world has been coming soon, and that Jesus Himself is coming soon? Now, this rapture belief says that there are signs to look for? These supposed signs tell us that Jesus is coming very, very, very soon and the world is about to end? This allows people to put a timeline or day that Jesus is coming? Remember, no man, not even the angels know when Jesus is coming. Jesus is coming as a thief in the night? He is coming at a time you least expect! But know this, the people that have already died, that was their end of the world. That was their unexpected time that Jesus came for them. Their time came unexpectedly. Which tells us like the parables, that we each must be ready because none of us know what time Jesus is coming for any individual, or for the whole world! So, when one dies, that was their end of the world, done, over, finished. God is not into chaos, and that is what the rapture belief brings, chaos, instability, unbalanced foundation, distraction, which are all the work of Satan! God’s Word is fluid, congruent, without conflict of truth. You’ll see that there are so many examples in God’s Word that shows that everything has been fulfilled, save His second coming! Check out the following verses. The verses are very telling, they say that when Jesus comes back, that will be it, all done, nothing more, only judgment for the unbelievers, and reward and eternal life on the new earth and new heavens for those that have endured to the end.
2Timothy 1:7 For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.
Romans 8:15 For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.
2Corinthinans 7:1 Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.
Matthew 24:27 For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
Matthew 24:36 But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.
Matthew 24:37 But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. Matthew 24:38 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, Matthew 24:39 And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
Matthew 24:42 Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come. Matthew 24:43 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.
Matthew 24:44 Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh.
Matthew 24:50 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,
Matthew 24:51 And shall cut him asunder, and appoint him his portion with the hypocrites: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
Matthew 25:13 Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh.
Mark 13:32 But of that day and that hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels which are in heaven, neither the Son, but the Father.
Mark 13:33 Take ye heed, watch and pray: for ye know not when the time is.
Mark 13:34 For the Son of man is as a man taking a far journey, who left his house, and gave authority to his servants, and to every man his work, and commanded the porter to watch.
Mark 13:35 Watch ye therefore: for ye know not when the master of the house cometh, at even, or at midnight, or at the cockcrowing, or in the morning:
Mark 13:36 Lest coming suddenly he find you sleeping.
Mark 13:37 And what I say unto you I say unto all, Watch.
Luke 12:24 The lord of that servant will come in a day when he looketh not for him, and at an hour when he is not aware, and will cut him in sunder, and will appoint him his portion with the unbelievers.
Luke 17:21 Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you.
Luke 17:24 For as the lightning, that lighteneth out of the one part under heaven, shineth unto the other part under heaven; so shall also the Son of man be in his day.
Luke 17:26 And as it was in the days of Noe, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man.
Luke 17:27 They did eat, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all. Luke 17:28 Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded;
Luke 17:29 But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all.
Luke 17:30 Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed.
Next, we will break down verse by verse, Matthew, Mark and Luke, an excerpt part III.