Tuesday, June 13, 2017

The Rapture of the Holy Ghost



The rapture of the church of God

What does the word rapture mean?

1:  an expression or manifestation of ecstasy or passion
2a :  a state or experience of being carried away by overwhelming emotion
2b :  a mystical experience in which the spirit is exalted to a knowledge of divine things
3   often capitalized :  the final assumption of Christians into heaven during the end of the age according to Christian theology

Where is scripture we find this experience explained?

We see it best explained in 1st Corinthians 15:

51  Behold, I tell you a mystery: We all shall not sleep, but we shall all be changed,
52  in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.
53  For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.
54  But when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall come to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.
55  O death, where is thy victory? O death, where is thy sting?
56  The sting of death is sin; and the power of sin is the law:
57  but thanks be to God, who giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

So where in the word do we see this Rapture?

The Rapture is the main theme of scripture. It is our blessed hope in Titus 2:13. We see it proclaimed first in Ezekiel 37:

1  The hand of Jehovah was upon me, and he brought me out in the Spirit of Jehovah, and set me down in the midst of the valley; and it was full of bones.
2  And he caused me to pass by them round about: and, behold, there were very many in the open valley; and, lo, they were very dry.
3  And he said unto me, Son of man, can these bones live? And I answered, O Lord Jehovah, thou knowest.
4  Again he said unto me, Prophesy over these bones, and say unto them, O ye dry bones, hear the word of Jehovah.
5  Thus saith the Lord Jehovah unto these bones: Behold, I will cause breath to enter into you, and ye shall live.
6  And I will lay sinews upon you, and will bring up flesh upon you, and cover you with skin, and put breath in you, and ye shall live; and ye shall know that I am Jehovah.
7  So I prophesied as I was commanded: and as I prophesied, there was a noise, and, behold, an earthquake; and the bones came together, bone to its bone.
8  And I beheld, and, lo, there were sinews upon them, and flesh came up, and skin covered them above; but there was no breath in them.
9  Then said he unto me, Prophesy unto the wind, prophesy, son of man, and say to the wind, Thus saith the Lord Jehovah: Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe upon these slain, that they may live.
10  So I prophesied as he commanded me, and the breath came into them, and they lived, and stood up upon their feet, an exceeding great army.
11  Then he said unto me, Son of man, these bones are the whole house of Israel: behold, they say, Our bones are dried up, and our hope is lost; we are clean cut off.
12  Therefore prophesy, and say unto them, Thus saith the Lord Jehovah: Behold, I will open your graves, and cause you to come up out of your graves, O my people; and I will bring you into the land of Israel.
13  And ye shall know that I am Jehovah, when I have opened your graves, and caused you to come up out of your graves, O my people.
14  And I will put my Spirit in you, and ye shall live, and I will place you in your own land: and ye shall know that I, Jehovah, have spoken it and performed it, saith Jehovah.

While these two text explain what is taking place they do not explain the whole thing. In 2nd Thess 4 we see another aspect of this great event:

13  But we would not have you ignorant, brethren, concerning them that fall asleep; that ye sorrow not, even as the rest, who have no hope.
14  For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also that are fallen asleep in Jesus will God bring with him.
15  For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we that are alive, that are left unto the coming of the Lord, shall in no wise precede them that are fallen asleep.
16  For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven, with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first;
17  then we that are alive, that are left, shall together with them be caught up in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.
18  Wherefore comfort one another with these words.

So we will not remain on the earth after this transformation but will be caught up to heaven to be with Jesus, at least for a time. 2nd Thessalonians 2 speaks of this as well:

1  Now we beseech you, brethren, touching the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and our gathering together unto him;

And again in Matthew 24:
31  And he shall send forth his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.



In this verse we see also a clue as to when this event will take place for in the prior verse we see a sequence of events. from verse 15:

15  When therefore ye shall see the abomination of desolation, which is spoken of through Daniel the prophet, standing in what is a holy place, (he that reads let him understand,)
16  then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains;
17  let not him that is on the house come down to take the things out of his house;
18  and let not him that is in the field turn back to take his garment.
19  But woe to those that are with child, and those that give suck in those days.
20  But pray that your flight may not be in winter time nor on Sabbath:
21  for then shall there be great tribulation, such as has not been from the beginning of the world until now, nor ever shall be;
22  and if those days had not been cut short, no flesh had been saved; but on account of the elect those days shall be cut short.
23  Then if anyone say to you, Behold, here is the Christ, or here, believe it not.
24  For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall give great signs and wonders, so as to mislead, if possible, even the elect.
25  Behold, I have told you beforehand.
26  If therefore they say to you, Behold, he is in the desert, go not forth; behold, he is in the inner chambers, do not believe it .
27  For as the lightning goes forth from the east and shines to the west, so shall be the coming of the Son of man.
28  For wherever the carcass is, there will be gathered the eagles.
29  But immediately after the tribulation of those days the sun shall be darkened, and the moon not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken.
30  And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven; and then shall all the tribes of the land lament, and they shall see the Son of man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.
31  And he shall send his angels with a great sound of trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from the one extremity of the heavens to the other extremity of them.

We see this event described in Mark 13 and Luke 21 as well. Each chapter adds a little more insight into the circumstances surrounding the Rapture

Mark 13:

14  But when ye see the abomination of desolation standing where he ought not (let him that readeth understand), then let them that are in Judea flee unto the mountains:
15  and let him that is on the housetop not go down, nor enter in, to take anything out of his house:
16  and let him that is in the field not return back to take his cloak.
17  But woe unto them that are with child and to them that give suck in those days!
18  And pray ye that it be not in the winter.
19  For those days shall be tribulation, such as there hath not been the like from the beginning of the creation which God created until now, and never shall be.
20  And except the Lord had shortened the days, no flesh would have been saved; but for the elect's sake, whom he chose, he shortened the days.
21  And then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is the Christ; or, Lo, there; believe it not:
22  for there shall arise false Christs and false prophets, and shall show signs and wonders, that they may lead astray, if possible, the elect.
23  But take ye heed: behold, I have told you all things beforehand.
24  But in those days, after that tribulation, the sun shall be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light,
25  and the stars shall be falling from heaven, and the powers that are in the heavens shall be shaken.
26  And then shall they see the Son of man coming in clouds with great power and glory.
27  And then shall he send forth the angels, and shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from the uttermost part of the earth to the uttermost part of heaven.

Luke 21:

20  But when ye see Jerusalem compassed with armies, then know that her desolation is at hand.
21  Then let them that are in Judea flee unto the mountains; and let them that are in the midst of her depart out; and let not them that are in the country enter therein.
22  For these are days of vengeance, that all things which are written may be fulfilled.
23  Woe unto them that are with child and to them that give suck in those days! for there shall be great distress upon the land, and wrath unto this people.
24  And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led captive into all the nations: and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled.
25  And there shall be signs in sun and moon and stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, in perplexity for the roaring of the sea and the billows;
26  men fainting for fear, and for expectation of the things which are coming on the world: for the powers of the heavens shall be shaken.
27  And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory.
28  But when these things begin to come to pass, look up, and lift up your heads; because your redemption draweth nigh.

In Matt and Mark we see that Jesus points to a prophecy in Daniel as the beginning of this terrible time. This is a time referred to as Jacob's Trouble in the prophecies of the old testament.

1  And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince who standeth for the children of thy people; and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book.
2  And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt.
3  And they that are wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for-ever and ever.
4  But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.

Jeremiah saw this day:

5  For thus saith Jehovah: We have heard a voice of trembling, of fear, and not of peace.
6  Ask ye now, and see whether a man doth travail with child: wherefore do I see every man with his hands on his loins, as a woman in travail, and all faces are turned into paleness?
7  Alas! for that day is great, so that none is like it: it is even the time of Jacob's trouble; but he shall be saved out of it.
8  And it shall come to pass in that day, saith Jehovah of hosts, that I will break his yoke from off thy neck, and will burst thy bonds; and strangers shall no more make him their bondman;

So what exactly did Daniel say about this abomination of desolation. We can now understand that the Rapture comes after the abomination is set up and those in Judea are persecuted and there are signs in the sun and moon and stars. So what comes first according to Daniel:

Daniel was a prophet who understood dreams and was given visions of the last days of this age. To set a foundation for understanding we begin with his interpretation of a dream King Nebuchadnezzar had of a huge image in Daniel chapter 2. This image is a great clue to understanding our times.

31  Thou, O king, sawest, and, behold, a great image. This image, which was mighty, and whose brightness was excellent, stood before thee; and the aspect thereof was terrible.
32  As for this image, its head was of fine gold, its breast and its arms of silver, its belly and its thighs of brass,
33  its legs of iron, its feet part of iron, and part of clay.
34  Thou sawest till that a stone was cut out without hands, which smote the image upon its feet that were of iron and clay, and brake them in pieces.
35  Then was the iron, the clay, the brass, the silver, and the gold, broken in pieces together, and became like the chaff of the summer threshing-floors; and the wind carried them away, so that no place was found for them: and the stone that smote the image became a great mountain, and filled the whole earth.
36  This is the dream; and we will tell the interpretation thereof before the king.
37  Thou, O king, art king of kings, unto whom the God of heaven hath given the kingdom, the power, and the strength, and the glory;
38  and wheresoever the children of men dwell, the beasts of the field and the birds of the heavens hath he given into thy hand, and hath made thee to rule over them all: thou art the head of gold.
39  And after thee shall arise another kingdom inferior to thee; and another third kingdom of brass, which shall bear rule over all the earth.
40  And the fourth kingdom shall be strong as iron, forasmuch as iron breaketh in pieces and subdueth all things; and as iron that crusheth all these, shall it break in pieces and crush.
41  And whereas thou sawest the feet and toes, part of potters' clay, and part of iron, it shall be a divided kingdom; but there shall be in it of the strength of the iron, forasmuch as thou sawest the iron mixed with miry clay.
42  And as the toes of the feet were part of iron, and part of clay, so the kingdom shall be partly strong, and partly broken.
43  And whereas thou sawest the iron mixed with miry clay, they shall mingle themselves with the seed of men; but they shall not cleave one to another, even as iron doth not mingle with clay.
44  And in the days of those kings shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom which shall never be destroyed, nor shall the sovereignty thereof be left to another people; but it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand for ever.
45  Forasmuch as thou sawest that a stone was cut out of the mountain without hands, and that it brake in pieces the iron, the brass, the clay, the silver, and the gold; the great God hath made known to the king what shall come to pass hereafter: and the dream is certain, and the interpretation thereof sure.

Notice that there were 4 kingdoms: gold, silver, brass and iron. Looking into history today we see that these kingdoms were the Babylonians as gold, the Medes and the Persians were the silver, the Greeks were the brass and the Roman empire was the iron. The fact that the Roman empire was the last before Christ shows us that the EU today is still considered as the Roman Empire, though it has evolved into an empire with religion and state ruling hand in hand. The Papacy is the clay and the government is the iron.

These kingdoms then can be compared to chapters 7 and 8. The difference is that they do not show the clay with the iron in the final image but go directly to the kingdom of God after the 4th kingdom. In chapter 7 we see them described in this way:

4  The first was like a lion, and had eagle's wings: I beheld till the wings thereof were plucked, and it was lifted up from the earth, and made to stand upon two feet as a man; and a man's heart was given to it.
5  And, behold, another beast, a second, like to a bear; and it was raised up on one side, and three ribs were in its mouth between its teeth: and they said thus unto it, Arise, devour much flesh.
6  After this I beheld, and, lo, another, like a leopard, which had upon its back four wings of a bird; the beast had also four heads; and dominion was given to it.
7  After this I saw in the night-visions, and, behold, a fourth beast, terrible and powerful, and strong exceedingly; and it had great iron teeth; it devoured and brake in pieces, and stamped the residue with its feet: and it was diverse from all the beasts that were before it; and it had ten horns.

Then in chapter 8:

3  Then I lifted up mine eyes, and saw, and, behold, there stood before the river a ram which had two horns: and the two horns were high; but one was higher than the other, and the higher came up last.
4  I saw the ram pushing westward, and northward, and southward; and no beasts could stand before him, neither was there any that could deliver out of his hand; but he did according to his will, and magnified himself.
5  And as I was considering, behold, a he-goat came from the west over the face of the whole earth, and touched not the ground: and the goat had a notable horn between his eyes.
6  And he came to the ram that had the two horns, which I saw standing before the river, and ran upon him in the fury of his power.
7  And I saw him come close unto the ram, and he was moved with anger against him, and smote the ram, and brake his two horns; and there was no power in the ram to stand before him; but he cast him down to the ground, and trampled upon him; and there was none that could deliver the ram out of his hand.
8  And the he-goat magnified himself exceedingly: and when he was strong, the great horn was broken; and instead of it there came up four notable horns toward the four winds of heaven.
9  And out of one of them came forth a Little Horn, which waxed exceeding great, toward the south, and toward the east, and toward the glorious land.
10  And it waxed great, even to the host of heaven; and some of the host and of the stars it cast down to the ground, and trampled upon them.
11  Yea, it magnified itself, even to the prince of the host; and it took away from him the continual burnt-offering, and the place of his sanctuary was cast down.

Now in chapter 8 we are told who in history these represent:

19  And he said, Behold, I will make thee know what shall be in the latter time of the indignation; for it belongeth to the appointed time of the end.
20  The ram which thou sawest, that had the two horns, they are the kings of Media and Persia.
21  And the rough he-goat is the king of Greece: and the great horn that is between his eyes is the first king.
22  And as for that which was broken, in the place whereof four stood up, four kingdoms shall stand up out of the nation, but not with his power.
23  And in the latter time of their kingdom, when the transgressors are come to the full, a king of fierce countenance, and understanding dark sentences, shall stand up.
24  And his power shall be mighty, but not by his own power; and he shall destroy wonderfully, and shall prosper and do his pleasure; and he shall destroy the mighty ones and the holy people.
25  And through his policy he shall cause craft to prosper in his hand; and he shall magnify himself in his heart, and in their security shall he destroy many: he shall also stand up against the prince of princes; but he shall be broken without hand.

Now with hind-sight we can see that it was Alexander the Great who conquered the Medes and the Persians, and it was his four generals who divided his kingdom after his death who are said to be notable ones without his posterity. These four have since been modified to include several nations, but we can rest assured that the Little Horn spoken of here will come out of one of the areas once ruled by the four kingdoms. It is good to understand that when the Romans conquered the Middle East they did not take away the kingdoms but rather subdued them and brought them under Roman rule, so these kingdoms remained. So the Little Horn of the last days will come out of one of these four kingdoms.

In verse 9 we see that he waxes great in 3 directions. This should help us to identify what country he comes from. The fact that he waxes great toward the south indicates that he himself is to the north. Then he waxes great toward the east so he is to the west. Then he waxes great toward the pleasant land, (this is Israel), so we know that Israel is not south or east of this country. That places him East of Israel, West of Iran and North of Saudi Arabia. So if we look at a map of the Middle East:
This places the Little Horn in Iraq. While most have taught, including myself, that he is Turkey, Turkey does not fit this description.

Now look at Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. He rose up out of Eastern Iraq. He is waxing great toward the south and Saudi Arabia, toward east and Iran and toward Israel, Syria and Jordan.





Is Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi the Little Horn of Daniel 8?

Lets look again at Daniel 7. Here we are not told of kingdoms but rather of beasts. The first is said to be the Medes and Persians, the second the Greeks and then the four generals once again. But then we have the iron teeth, just as the image in chapter 2 had a kingdom of iron. This then would be the Romans, as in chapter 2. This kingdom has 10 horns. The horns are said to be kings. Today the EU has 28 country members but only 10 of these have any veto power to manipulate the direction the EU takes. These then are your 10 horns. The Little Horn rises among the 10 horns and subdues 3 of the 10. Baghdadi is the head of ISIS. ISIS has spread all over Europe. For ISIS to be the Little Horn they must bring 3 of the controlling 10 nations under the power of Islam.

It appears that England may be the first to fall to Islam. The mayor of London is a Muslim who has opened the door for Islam to come in and subdue England. Are France and Germany next on the list? Remember we only need 3.

The EU seeks to bring the world under control of what is called the New World Order. The Papacy is behind this movement 100%. The United Nations, on the other hand, is also working at bringing about their own form of a NWO. It is the Islamic Caliphate. It is no longer a secret that Islam has taken control of the UN. The EU's NWO plans are to form 10 unions world-wide. They want to divide the planet into 10 regional unions all under the power of the Papacy and the rule of one man in the UN. It seems that the Papacy is blind to the ambitions of the UN to bring about a world-wide Caliphate. They do not understand that in the book of Revelations Rome will be destroyed by the beast by fire in one hour.

So how does all of this affect the Rapture?

Simply because the timing of the Rapture is wrapped around the actions of the 10 horned EU and the Little Horn. One cannot understand one without the other.

In Daniel 9 we read:

24  Seventy weeks are decreed upon thy people and upon thy holy city, to finish transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most holy.
25  Know therefore and discern, that from the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem unto the anointed one, the prince, shall be seven weeks, and threescore and two weeks: it shall be built again, with street and moat, even in troublous times.
26  And after the threescore and two weeks shall the anointed one be cut off, and shall have nothing: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and even unto the end shall be war; desolations are determined.
27  And he shall make a firm covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease; and upon the wing of abominations shall come one that maketh desolate; and even unto the full end, and that determined, shall wrath be poured out upon the desolate.

69 weeks of this prophecy was fulfilled when Jesus was crucified. From the time Nehemiah was given the order to rebuild in 445bc until the cross was exactly 483 years. Each day is to be counted as a year and each week is to be counted as 7 years, just as the prophet said it would be and just as it was for Isaac when he fulfilled his week of years for Rebecca. The last 7 years has never been fulfilled. In verse 27 we see it starts with a prince, (chief) of the people who destroyed the temple and the sanctuary, (Roman soldiers) making a covenant (or agreement) with many nations around Israel. Most prophecy students believe this covenant to be a peace treaty, however, it does not say it is a peace treaty. Another clue here is the word "make". The Hebrew word here can be translated in different ways.

From the Strong's Concordance the word make here originally meant: A primitive root; to be strong; by implication to prevail, act insolently: - exceed, confirm, be great, be mighty, prevail, put to more [strength], strengthen, be stronger, be valiant. With this understanding we see that this could be an existing covenant being made stronger.

From the Strong's Concordance the word covenant here originally meant: From H1262 (in the sense of cutting (like H1254)); a compact (because made by passing between pieces of flesh): - confederacy, [con-]feder[-ate], covenant, league.

The term "covenant" is of Latin origin (con venire), meaning a coming together. It presupposes two or more parties who come together to make a contract, agreeing on promises, stipulations, privileges, and responsibilities. 

Now, understanding this, look at the covenant that has been made by the EU between themselves and many Middle Eastern nations, including Israel. Understand that each nation has different needs so each contract is different based on those needs. The idea of the agreement is to help stabilize the Middle East and bring each country into a common agricultural and educational system with the European Union. The original agreement was signed by the then High Representative of the EU, Jovier Solana, on Jan 1st 2007. The EU operates on a 7 year budget so the agreement was a 7 year agreement. On Jan 1st 2014 this agreement was re-confirmed and modified depending on the needs of each country partner. For Israel the goal became to bring about a peaceful solution to the dispute between the Israelis and the Palestinians by splitting Jerusalem in two and creating a Palestinian state with Jerusalem as its capital. This agreement was originally called the ENPI (European Neighbourhood Partnership Instrument). It was later changed to the EPI (European Partnership Instrument).

This agreement fulfills all of the requirements of the Daniel 9 covenant. It was confirmed by a prince or chief representative of the people who destroyed the city and the sanctuary; it was confirmed for 7 years; and it is with many nations. Is it the Daniel covenant? If it is then the next prophecy to unfold would be in the latter part of verse 27:

 "and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease; and upon the wing of abominations shall come one that maketh desolate; and even unto the full end, and that determined, shall wrath be poured out upon the desolate."

Here seems to be a proper place to mention that the Sanhedrin has been practicing sacrifices in preparation for the third temple. Just saying…

From the Strong's Concordance the word midst here originally meant: From H2673; the half or middle: - half, middle, mid [-night], midst, part, two parts. There are several prophecies that unfold during the last half of this 7 years. Each one is given an explicit time table to be fulfilled. They are as follows:

1)Daniel 7:25  And he shall speak words against the Most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most high places , and think to change seasons and the law; and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and a half time. (a time is one year, times is 2 years and half of a time is half of a year. equaling 3 1/2 years or half of 7 years)

2)Daniel 8:13  Then I heard a holy one speaking; and another holy one said unto that certain one who spake, How long shall be the vision concerning the continual burnt-offering, and the transgression that maketh desolate, to give both the sanctuary and the host to be trodden under foot? 14  And he said unto me, Unto two thousand and three hundred evenings and mornings (2300); then shall the sanctuary be cleansed. This verse is very confusing when studying prophecy. It doesn't seem to fit no matter how you place it in a time table. Students have said it represents another time and event and is not related to the end, but the chapter says it is for the time of the end. However, let’s look at the word "two thousand" here.

From the Strong's Concordance the word midst here originally meant: Properly the same as H504; hence (an ox’s head being the first letter of the alphabet, and this eventually used as a numeral) a thousand: - thousand. (1000)

Proof that this is a true understanding is that the 2 witnesses are told to give the court to the gentiles for 42 months, not 2300 days. 2300 days equals about 6 1/4 years and this has no place in the time table.

So where do they get the two from? Let’s see how it will fit prophecy if we translate it in accordance with the Strong's Concordance:

Daniel 8:14  And he said unto me, a thousand and three hundred evenings and mornings; then shall the sanctuary be cleansed. (1300)

Lets continue:

3)Daniel 12:11  And from the time that the continual burnt-offering shall be taken away, and the abomination that maketh desolate set up, there shall be a thousand and two hundred and ninety days. (1290)

4)Daniel 12:12  Blessed is he that waiteth, and cometh to the thousand three hundred and five and thirty days. (1335)


5)Revelation 11:1  And there was given me a reed like unto a rod: and one said, Rise, and measure the temple of God, and the altar, and them that worship therein. 2  And the court which is without the temple leave without, and measure it not; for it hath been given unto the nations: and the holy city shall they tread under foot forty and two months. (1260)

6)Revelation 12:6  And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place prepared of God, that there they may nourish her a thousand two hundred and threescore days. (1260)

7)Revelation 13:5  and there was given to him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and there was given to him authority to continue forty and two months. (1260)

The possible order of these events might be as follows:

1)Daniel 7:25  And he shall speak words against the Most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most high places , and think to change seasons and the law; and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and a half time. (a time is one year, times is 2 years and half of a time is half of a year. equaling 3 1/2 years or half of 7 years)

2)Revelation 11:1  And there was given me a reed like unto a rod: and one said, Rise, and measure the temple of God, and the altar, and them that worship therein. 2  And the court which is without the temple leave without, and measure it not; for it hath been given unto the nations: and the holy city shall they tread under foot forty and two months. (1260)

3)Revelation 12:6  And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place prepared of God, that there they may nourish her a thousand two hundred and threescore days. (1260)

4)Revelation 13:5  and there was given to him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and there was given to him authority to continue forty and two months. (1260)

5)Daniel 12:11  And from the time that the continual burnt-offering shall be taken away, and the abomination that maketh desolate set up, there shall be a thousand and two hundred and ninety days. (1290)

6)Daniel 8:14  And he said unto me, a thousand and three hundred evenings and mornings; then shall the sanctuary be cleansed. (1300)

7)Daniel 12:12  Blessed is he that waiteth, and cometh to the thousand three hundred and five and thirty days. (1335)

So what do you suppose the 1335 blessed day represents?

If it is the last thing to transpire, I would have to say it represents the Blessed Hope (Rapture) and therefore the two witnesses don't start their ministry until 175 days after the abomination is set up. However, my goal here is not to find the exact timeline but to reveal when the bible says the Rapture will come. Remember Jesus words, "If the man had known the hour that the thief would come and break in, he would have watched" Paul said, "We are not children of the darkness that that day come upon us as a thief. We are children of the light." Are you a child of light? Do you study prophecy as light that shines in a dark place until the morning star arises in your heart? Is your lamp full of this light?

Read 2 Thessalonians 2:1-8.

Understand that the great trumpet of Matt 24:31 is the last trumpet found in 1st Corinthians 15 and the 7th trumpet found in Rev 11. It comes at the end of the final 3 1/2 years. Study these scriptures and get that in your heart.

However, there is good news. Read 2 Thessalonians 2:1-8 again with me:

1  Now we beseech you, brethren, touching the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and our gathering together unto him;
2  to the end that ye be not quickly shaken from your mind, nor yet be troubled, either by spirit, or by word, or by epistle as from us, as that the day of the Lord is just at hand;
3  let no man beguile you in any wise: for it will not be, except the falling away come first, and the man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition,
4  he that opposeth and exalteth himself against all that is called God or that is worshipped; so that he sitteth in the temple of God, setting himself forth as God.
5  Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things?
6  And now ye know that which restraineth, to the end that he may be revealed in his own season.
7  For the mystery of lawlessness doth already work: only there is one that restraineth now, until he be taken out of the way.
8  And then shall be revealed the lawless one, whom the Lord Jesus shall slay with the breath of his mouth, and bring to nought by the manifestation of his coming;

Have you ever notices Revelation 3:9-10?

9  Behold, I will bring of the synagogue of Satan, who say they are Jews and are not, but do lie. Behold, I will make them to come and adore before thy feet. And they shall know that I have loved thee.
10  Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I will also keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon the whole world to try them that dwell upon the earth.

The hour of temptation is the time when they tell you that you must receive the mark of the beast or you can't buy or sell and if they catch you they will kill you. You will have to stand for your faith or suffer the penalty of those who receive the mark. How then can Jesus keep some from that hour if the rapture is at the end of the 7 years?

Notice 2 Thessalonians 2:1  Now we beseech you, brethren, touching the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and our gathering together unto him;

That is the rapture, yes?

2 Thessalonians 2:3 for it will not be, except the falling away come first, and the man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition,

So this man of sin has to be revealed BEFORE the Rapture, Correct?

6 And now ye know that which restraineth, to the end that he may be revealed in his own season.

7 For the mystery of lawlessness doth already work: only there is one that restraineth now, until he be taken out of the way.

8 And then shall be revealed the lawless one, whom the Lord Jesus shall slay with the breath of his mouth, and bring to nought by the manifestation of his coming;

Did you see it?

The man of sin MUST be revealed BEFORE the Rapture, BUT, He who lets MUST be taken out of the way BEFORE the man of sin is revealed.

The order then is:

1)He who lets is taken out of the way,
2)then the man of sin is revealed,
3)then the gathering at the last great 7th trumpet, the Rapture.

So who is He who now lets? Is it not the Holy Ghost? He never forces anyone. He guides you but you choose which way to go. He lets you do as you will. You can follow Him or you can ignore Him.

So how does the Holy Ghost restrain the wicked one then? By your prayers God holds back the wicked.

So it is the Holy Ghost who will be taken out of the way. Jesus sent Him, the comforter, the Spirit of Truth at Pentecost. But God is going to take the Holy Ghost back into heaven before the Wicked One is revealed. Let me prove this with another scripture.

Revelation 12:
1  And a great sign was seen in heaven: a woman arrayed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars;
2  and she was with child; and she crieth out, travailing in birth, and in pain to be delivered.
3  And there was seen another sign in heaven: and behold, a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his heads seven diadems.
4  And his tail draweth the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth: and the dragon standeth before the woman that is about to be delivered, that when she is delivered he may devour her child.
5  And she was delivered of a son, a man child, who is to rule all the nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and unto his throne.

Many argue that this child is Jesus, however, Jesus was already an adult and in heaven when John received the Testimony of Jesus and he was told in chapter 4 that the things he was shown would come hereafter, in the future. Rev 2 tells us that those who overcome Jezebel will receive a rod of iron to rule the nations , just as Jesus received. Rev 13 tells us that the beast only reigns for the final 42 months, so he wasn't around when Jesus was crucified, and Satan did kill Jesus whereas the child is caught up before the devil can devour him. Then there is the mother of the child. There is no record of Mary going into any wilderness for 1260 days.

No this child is not the bride of Christ either. The woman is the bride of Christ.

This child is the Holy Ghost filled believers around the globe. It is not all believers because many believers are taught that you already have the Holy Ghost if you believe or that the Holy Ghost was only for the disciples. However, remember when Paul went into a certain city and asked if they had received the Holy Ghost. They said they had never heard of the Holy Ghost and so he prayed with them and they received the Holy Ghost. These were believers who had never heard of the Holy Ghost.

 Have you received the Holy Ghost?

Behold I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice I will come into them, I and the Father. We will be your God and you will be our people.

Those who preach another gospel do not have the Holy Ghost. It is up to you, the individual, to seek Him while He may be found. You are His temple, but you have to invite Him in. He will not force His way on you. It is not in His character.

The woman in Rev 12 is the 144 thousand Jews and the thousands of gentiles seen with them who do not have the Holy Ghost. He says He will never leave you nor forsake you, so if you have received Him and have not grieved Him then you will be caught up with Him and the child when He who lets is taken out of the way. If you haven't received Him it is not too late. He is still here until the abomination is set up. Call on Him in Jesus name. He loves all of us and wants to take us with Him. Time is short.

If the EPI is the covenant then we are almost in the middle of the 7 years. If it is not the covenant why would you wait anyway. God’s word is still true. God wants to wash you in the blood of Jesus and fill you with His Holy Ghost. You need the Holy Ghost! Salvation is through believing, but He who lets is for the asking.