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It breaks my heart to listen to "Bible teachers" teaching the horrible mid-Trib or post-Trib Rapture theories. I can promise you it is not from the Lord. People are all over the place these days.
I heard someone this week on the radio saying "We're about to enter the 6th Seal of Revelation." Really? I guess I missed 25% of the earth dying during the 4th Seal. 🙁
Properly understanding Bible prophecy from a pre-tribulational, dispensational viewpoint is hugely important. Especially today! You can't just say you're a pan-millennial ("It'll all pan out").
preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort, with great patience and instruction. 2Tim. 4:2
If you're not familiar with dispensational theology, you can't explain the marriage chart at the top of this page! Without applying dispensations to your Biblical understanding, nothing makes sense.
always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks 1Pet:3:15
God has given us great insight into what is taking place in the world today and He wants us to share and teach truth to those Believers and non-Believers who have no clue. Time to be bold!
I hope the nuts-and-bolts Rapture article below is helpful—maybe good to pass along to those in your sphere of influence.
"There is not one problem I have that won't be fixed at the Rapture." - Andy Woods
The Rapture of the Church is a special event when New Testament Believers, who are alive at the end of the Church Age, bypass physical death and go straight to heaven.
The Doctrine of The Rapture brings up lots of interesting questions, like:
What happens to our clothes?
What age/look will our new bodies be? Do we want to live to be 100 if we'll look like that forever?
What happens to our pets (that surely God loves as much as we do)?
What happens to our glasses and contacts?
What happens to our old bodies—are they left behind or do they disappear?
The late Ed Hindson once noted that even if our bodies disappear at the Rapture, what happens to false teeth, dental fillings, false eyelashes, titanium hips or shoulders, toupees, false fingernails and jewelry? His conclusion was that some people would have more left behind than that which was Raptured!
So if you have a room full of Believers, what would the room look like post-Rapture? Surely those God-awful tattoos will remain behind. Surely!
To answer these questions let’s look at what we know...
There are two Raptures that are similar mentioned in the Bible:
1. Enoch (Gen 5:21-24; Heb 11:5)
2. Church Age Saints (1Thes 4:13-18; 1Cor.)
Elijah and John, the Two Witnesses (Rev. 11), were also taken to heaven before death but they will come back to the earth and be killed before being taken up to heaven in front of everyone in Jerusalem. (More on that CLICK HERE)
For the Church Age Saints’ Rapture, there are two Pauline verses most people point to:
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 will rise first. Then we who are alive and remain will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we shall always be with the Lord. 1Th. 4:16-17
Now I say this, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; nor does the perishable inherit the imperishable. Behold, I tell you a mystery; we will not all sleep [die], but we will all be changed, 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 will be changed. 1Cor. 15:50-52
So we learn from those verses that Believers are “changed” at the exact moment of the Rapture. We get our new bodies instantaneously...from our original earthly, sinful, temporal bodies to our new eternal, heavenly bodies.
The Bible compares our new body to upgrading from a temporary tent to an eternal house.
For we know that if the earthly tent which is our house is torn down, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. 2Cor. 5:1
This new body is eternal and sinless as it was washed clean by the cross. This body will be just like the new body that Jesus received upon His resurrection.
...the Lord Jesus Christ; who will transform the body of our humble state into conformity with the body of His glory, Phil. 3:20b-21a
God’s not about to put a new body into old temporal clothes. So we have to assume that our new body comes with a white robe attached…at least those in heaven who were martyred in the Tribulation are wearing white robes:
After these things I looked, and behold, a great multitude which no one could count, from every nation and all tribes and peoples and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes, and palm branches were in their hands; Rev. 7:9
Since God made it so the Israelites’ shoes didn’t wear out as they wandered in the desert for 40 years, I’m guessing that, like our new bodies, our robes will be fashioned by the Lord for eternal use. I’ll bet we won’t even have to iron them—ever!
And do note that we meet the Lord in the air, not on the ground and not in heaven. Therefore we can fly, we can move about at the speed of thought. I’m guessing it’ll take me a while to get used to my new jets.
At the moment of the Rapture, those who have previously died will be Raptured a split second ahead of those who are alive.
... the dead in Christ will rise first. IThes. 4:16
There are other verses that refer to the Rapture of the Church Age Saints:
“If I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself, that where I am, there you may be also.” John 14:3
It’s important to note here that Jesus takes His Church to heaven for the Marriage Supper of the Lamb (Rev. 19:7, 9). Therefore it’s unlikely that just before the wedding Jesus would drag His beloved Church through the horrors of the Tribulation, and then say "Let's get married!" Just saying.
And since we’re going to that Big Dinner and Jesus promised He would again drink wine with us, well, are there restrooms in heaven? CLICK HERE
After these things I looked, and behold, a door [Jesus is the door] standing open in heaven, and the first voice which I had heard, like the sound of a trumpet speaking with me, said, “Come up here,” Rev. 4:1
This verse comes after Revelation chapters 2 and 3, which discuss the good and bad Believers in the Church Age. It signifies that when the Church Age is over, the Rapture happens.
I heard another voice from heaven, saying, “Come out of her, my people, so that you will not participate in her sins and receive of her plagues;” Rev. 18:4
This verse teaches that before the beginning of the Wrath of God, those Believers living in Babylon will be Raptured out so as to not receive God’s Wrath. I’m 99% sure Revelation 18 is referring to the USA as Babylon, even down to its worldwide drug deception and distribution in v. 23 (CLICK HERE for more on this).
So a big question is, what happens to our bodies? Do they disappear or are they left behind on the ground?
To add some additional insight to what happens to our bodies and clothes, we know God is big on consistency. And we can look to the past to see what the future looks like. The Bible says:
That which has been is that which will be, and that which has been done is that which will be done. So there is nothing new under the sun. Eccl. 1:9
In light of that, Enoch was Raptured quickly, and he disappeared.
By faith Enoch was taken up so that he would not see death; AND HE WAS NOT FOUND BECAUSE GOD TOOK HIM UP; Heb. 11:5
Enoch was translated, changed to permanent status in heaven. Jesus was also Raptured up at His ascension, maybe a bit more slowly, but He also disappeared.
And after He had said these things, He was lifted up while they were looking on, and a cloud received Him out of their sight. Acts 1:9
But maybe our best example is when Jesus rose from the dead. His grave linens were found but the body vanished without unwrapping them.
Joseph took the body and wrapped it in a clean linen cloth, Matt. 27:58b
[Peter] saw the linen wrappings only Luke 24:12b
and stooping and looking in, he saw the linen wrappings lying there; but he did not go in. And so Simon Peter also came, following him, and entered the tomb; and he saw the linen wrappings lying there, John 20:5-6
Jesus didn't have to unwrap Himself like Lazarus. His clothes basically imploded as he was Raptured away. We have an excellent, free, point-and-click-to-view, Steeling Conference video on Jesus' resurrection and what happened to His grave clothes by Gary Habermas. CLICK HERE
So using Jesus as the model, Believers’ bodies would disappear at the Rapture and the clothes left behind. Probably mixed in with all the fake body parts. This is how the late Tim Lahaye described the Rapture event in his Left Behind novel series.
We already addressed “Are There Pets In Heaven.” CLICK HERE
And “Are There Restrooms In Heaven?” CLICK HERE
And we had a GML deal with how old we will look in heaven.
GML QUESTION FOR THE DAY
I have often wondered: If we don't age in heaven, do babies that have gone there always stay babies? And what age will we be? I don't want to live to be 100 if that's what I'm going to look like for eternity!
The new body believers receive is different than the one we now have here on earth. Although we will have all the knowledge accumulated on earth (1 Corinthians 13:12), we will be different physically as we are transformed into a body similar to Jesus' resurrected body:
who will transform the body of our humble state into conformity with the body of His glory, by the exertion of the power that He has even to subject all things to Himself. Phil. 3:21
Our new state also will be similar to angels:
. . . in the resurrection they neither marry nor are given in marriage, but are like angels in heaven. Matt. 22:30
Being compared to angels is not too shabby.
But realize we are a higher order than the angels:". . . we will judge angels" (1 Corinthians 6:3).
But the most important parts of us, our spirit and soul, have no mass. Our current sinful earthly containers will be done away with when we die and we'll receive new eternal sinless containers in the future.
I consider it right, as long as I am in this earthly dwelling, to stir you up by way of reminder, knowing that the laying aside of my earthly dwelling is imminent. . . . 2 Pet. 1:13-14
For we know that if the earthly tent which is our house is torn down, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. 2Cor. 5:1
But for a rough idea in human terminology, we think the men will all be around age 21 and the women age 18. (No, we don't have a verse for that! 🙂
If you want to sign up for our free Good Morning Lord! daily (Mon-Fri) Bible study, CLICK HERE. But be warned—don't sip your coffee while you're reading it! You can try it for a few days and then opt out if you can't take the scriptural heat! 🙂
Bottom line: The Rapture will be one exhilarating ride to the top!
Love this verse:
He must increase, but I must decrease. John 3:30
Because of the continued ridiculous one-sided worldwide support rising for "The poor Palestinian People," here is a video camera on an IDF soldier looking for anyone alive after the Hamas attacked and killed 300 youth at a Peace Dance Party. The images are tough to watch. You only need to watch a few seconds to understand the evil that Israel is facing.
50 Countries have been bribed to begin setting up this system to control EVERYTHING. The United States is not yet one of them. Maybe the Globalists/Satanists know it will fully collapse right after the Rapture and be meaningless.
What woman in her right mind would want to marry a man whose DNA would likely damage her babies?
19-minute video (Watch at least the first 5 1/2 minutes)
As the mRNA va((ination contamination issue worsens, it's interesting to see Del Bigtree getting ticked off. Yo Del, you still dont' get it, they're trying to kill 80% of us on the planet. And it's all been prophesied 2000 years ago in the Bible! Wake up to reality!
CLICK HERE (Watch from 47:30 to 54:30 of this Fitts/Mercola interview)
CLICK HERE to watch a great 16-minute video segment of Bigtree and Jaxon explaining the history of population control...it's not just a recent thing.
More families are willing to sacrifice more income to keep their kids out of the Satanists'/Globalists' grasp 8 hours a day. What's most important to the Lord?
5-minute Video (watch at least the first 2 minutes)
This was on CNBC of all places. We can have hope!
Police State Movie
In case there is any doubt in your mind why people are dropping dead all over the world....Dr. Peter McCullough explains that folks dying in their sleep between 1am and 3am is one of two "patterns" of death from mRNA injury.
While the world deals with Ukraine, Israel, Hamas, borders, security, digital dollars, people dropping dead all over the place, WHO continues its push to enslave the world through healthcare.
You are of your father the devil, and you want to do the desires of your father. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth because there is no truth in him. Whenever he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own nature, for he is a liar and the father of lies. John 8:44
More on the future WHO Pandemic Treaty HERE
Gates is funding $600 million for a plan to va((inate 86 million girls against HPV... if he gets this done, few will be able to bear kids in the future...and likely their goal.
How safe is this va((ine? CLICK HERE
In an interview with Canadian industry rag The Metal Voice, Steve Riley friend and W.A.S.P. frontman Blackie Lawless marveled over how so many of his friends have been dropping like flies lately:
“In an 18-month period, I lost 11 people and not one of them to COVID," Lawless revealed. "It was just one thing after another, and 11 people in that short a period of time, I start thinking to myself, 'What's going on here?' This is a wave that personally I'd never seen before. And to be honest, to write eulogies over and over and over, it's draining, because one of the conclusions I came to, and I don't mean for this to sound insensitive: death sucks. There's no other way to describe it. Because as a writer, I learned there's no words that we have that we can say that we can assemble together to make sense out of those losses. It's like love. They say love is the most beautiful of all frustrations because there's not words to describe what it really is. Death is the same way.”
I agree with Lawless. What is going on here? It’s the question of the age, isn’t it? It’s a ‘wave’ that none of us have personally ever seen before. That’s a literal fact. We’ve never seen excess death numbers like this, not in our lifetimes.
It’s also no surprise that Mr. Lawless finds himself amidst a cluster. As celebrities and professional performers, Mr. Lawless and his friends shared the combined burden of multiple jab mandates all directly affecting their ability to work, perform, and travel. Plus the irresistible psychological pressure the federal government beamed at anyone in the public eye, right down to TikTok influencers.
Both articles — the one from Blabbermouth and the other on The Metal Voice— included Mr. Lawless’ complete, extended quote darkly marveling about all the deaths over the last 18 months. That wasn’t an accident. The reporters were letting Lawless say for them what they aren’t allowed to say.
Coffee and COVID / Jeff Childers
Don't believe a word Newsguard says about "facts." It's in place to delude the masses.
Beginning in late 2020 with the COVID vaccine rollout, some doctors have seen an increase in unusual psychiatric illnesses.
Psychiatrist Dr. Amanda McDonald noticed a wave of psychiatric destabilization among her stable patients. They experienced flare-ups, often manifesting with worsened or new psychiatric symptoms.
"I couldn't figure out why," Dr. McDonald told The Epoch Times. "My patients typically stay stable." But many stable patients were suddenly arriving at her office with insomnia, depression, and anxiety "without any sort of rhyme or reason."
She increased some patients’ medication doses or added new drugs to their regimen, but it had little effect.
It's not just the federal government that is in massive un-repayable debt, American citizens are also over their heads. Of course, all this is by design as another clog in the wheel to take down the USA.
Vienna’s $1.8 million celebratory artwork. They were supposed to be celebrating clean water or something. 30 seconds was about all I could watch.
Russel Brand interviews Ed Dowd who says: "The damage by the Covid shots will be talked about for the next 100 years."
Well, yes, the Bible says after the Tribulation, in the Millennium, people will still remember what Satan did to the world.
And it will be in the day when the LORD gives you rest from your pain and turmoil and harsh service in which you have been enslaved, that you will take up this taunt against the king of Babylon [Satan], and say,
“How the oppressor has ceased,
And how fury has ceased!
The LORD has broken the staff of the wicked,
The scepter of rulers
Which used to strike the peoples in fury with unceasing strokes,
Which subdued the nations in anger with unrestrained persecution.
The whole earth is at rest and is quiet;
They break forth into shouts of joy.
Even the cypress trees rejoice over you, and the cedars of Lebanon, saying,
‘Since you were laid low, no tree cutter comes up against us.’
“Sheol from beneath is excited over you to meet you when you come;
It arouses for you the spirits of the dead, all the leaders of the earth;
It raises all the kings of the nations from their thrones.
They will all respond and say to you,
‘Even you have been made weak as we,
You have become like us.
‘Your pomp and the music of your harps
Have been brought down to Sheol;
Maggots are spread out as your bed beneath you
And worms are your covering.’
“How you have fallen from heaven,
O star of the morning, son of the dawn!
You have been cut down to the earth,
You who have weakened the nations!
“But you said in your heart,
‘I will ascend to heaven;
I will raise my throne above the stars of God,
And I will sit on the mount of assembly
In the recesses of the north.
‘I will ascend above the heights of the clouds;
I will make myself like the Most High.’
“Nevertheless you will be thrust down to Sheol,
To the recesses of the pit.
“Those who see you will gaze at you,
They will ponder over you, saying,
‘Is this the man who made the earth tremble,
Who shook kingdoms,
Who made the world like a wilderness
And overthrew its cities,"
Tucker Carlson says, "Here we go again, start another war (Hamas/Israel), send millions of anti-Western refugees to the West... starting to notice a pattern?"
The head of JP Morgan Chase, Jamie Diamond, recently suggested that private property should be seized for the purpose of combating climate change, and that’s precisely what they’ll be able to do with [this new digital banking system] tokenized assets. "So, it doesn’t have to be a CBDC to have the same consequences."
We have to keep our wits about us as we see the Biblically documented Mark of the Beast coming together. But it is a POST-RAPTURE event. We're just seeing it come together prior to the Rapture.
END, Compass eNews, Nov. 9, 2023