Page 10: The Rapture

Corrections made on June 7th, 2017

1) Like all scripture we must be ready to accept new revelation of the word as we grow in understanding. If we don't remain teachable then we run the risk of being bound to false doctrine. Everyone has false doctrine. However, we personally don't know our errors until the Holy Ghost reveals them through study or through other Christians. Below is what I believe at this point. If you have good reason to doubt it please comment so I can receive correction if necessary. 

The Rapture is a very touchy issue in the body of Christ. There are more opinions expressed than there are scriptures. Many of the opinions take scripture way out of context and do not draw on common sense. I personally believe what I see to be a true understanding; however, there is a possibility that I am in error. I will explain and you be the judge.


My position on the rapture is totally different from any I have heard taught. I have recently corrected what I understood so you may want to read this again if you already read it.

Now there are many misconceptions in the study of prophecy including in the area of the rapture. The worst of these misconceptions is that there is a 7 year great tribulation period. There is absolutely no evidence to support this teaching whatsoever and teaching it only causes other scripture to be taken out of context and confused. The pre-tribulation rapture is partly founded on the concept of a 7 year tribulation period so a pre-tribulation rapture teaching would not exist without the teaching of a 7 years of great tribulation.  There will always be tribulation, but the scriptural great tribulation period is what we are looking at.

The great tribulation starts only after an abomination is seen standing where it should not be (temple grounds). There are 2300 days spoken of in Daniel 8:13-18. I have looked at this 2300 days for years and tried to understand how it fits with other scriptures concerning the end times. It simply doesn't fit. HOWEVER, the word they are translating for two thousand is אֶלֶף in Hebrew pronounced 'eleph or eh'-lef, 
hence (an ox’s head being the first letter of the alphabet, and this eventually used as a numeral) a thousand: - thousand. All other words related to this word seem to indicate that it is indeed thousand or one thousand. 

Why they translate it as two thousand is hard to understand, but when we translate it as one thousand it suddenly fits all other scripture concerning the last days of this age.

These are as follows:
First this little horn of Daniel 8 is also in Daniel 7 and here it says he will persecute the saints for a time, times and half a time. That is 1260 days. This would be parallel the 1300 days. Understand that the beasts may exist before this time starts but they only reign over Israel or Judea for this period of time. 

Second is the 7 year covenant of Daniel 9. The abomination is set up in the middle of the 7 years. That too is 1260 days.

Third is Rev 13 where the beast rains for 42 months. Again it is equal to 3 1/2 years.
Forth is the woman in the wilderness for 1260 days. This is the believers, both Jew and Gentile, who come to understand they have been duped after the child is caught up. (The child is all the Christians who are filled with the Holy Ghost when He is taken out of the way.)

Daniel 12 speaks of 1290 days concerning the abomination so it is clear that the woman comes out of the wilderness 30 days before the end. (1290 minus 1260) Daniel 12 also speaks of 1335 days as a blessed day. This can only point to the last trumpet after the 2 witnesses are raptured.  

Each of the times indicated above begin when we see the abomination spoken of by Daniel the prophet stand where it aught not according to Jesus words in Matthew 24:15. This is not necessarily in the temple. It could be on the site where the temple will be built. When we try to understand prophecy we have to be very careful not to read into the word or assume things that are not written. 

2)Here is a good example of this. The Daniel 9:27 covenant does not say peace treaty. It is a covenant or agreement between nations. This is explained on my page describing the covenant. There is no scripture to indicate it is a peace treaty. The idea is based on the scripture in Thessalonians that says, 'When they cry peace and safety, sudden destruction comes upon  them." Ezekiel 7:25 actually says, " When terror comes, they will seek peace in vain. 26 Calamity upon calamity will come, and rumor upon rumor." The cry of peace and safety could easily be when the Jews are taken out of Judea in the middle of the 7 years. Then they won't fight anymore so the Palestinians will cry, "Peace and Safety finally". 

3)The great trumpet in Mat 24:31, the last trumpet in 1st Cor 15:51,52 and the 7th trumpet in Rev 11 are all one and the same trumpet. You can prove this by realizing that the circumstances surrounding each are the same. After the 2 witnesses are raptured the 7th trumpet sounds and the kingdoms of this world become the kingdoms of our Lord and savior. After the asteroid hits in Mat 24:29 the sign of the son of man appears and the great trumpet sounds. The first 4 trumpets in Rev 8 describe the asteroid hit and this matches the  signs in Matt 24:29-30 (Stars falling) just before the great trumpet gathering. 

The word last is very descriptive and you only need cast down imaginations that try to tell you it does not mean the last trumpet, or that the word feast was left out, to realize the truth and balance all scripture. Thess 4:16 is just a repeat of 1st Corinthians 15:51,52 but leaves out the word last. All of the other circumstances are the same.

It is such a blessing that Jesus is patient with us but sometimes I wonder.

This being said I am sure I have added no extra thought yet to this issue; however, as I hinted to earlier, I see another rapture. It is the child of Revelation 12. Please read this carefully even if you already dismissed it as a rapture.

It has been taught by most that the child in this scripture is Jesus and that the mother is Israel, or some say the mother is the church. But scripture has to make sense and neither of these do. 

First: Jesus was NOT caught up as a child, he was a full grown man. And he was crucified so Satan did manage to devour him, though he rose again.

Second: If the child HAS to be Jesus then the woman would have to be Mary to be his mother and there is no evidence that Mary went into a wilderness for 1260 days after the resurrection of Christ. Notice that it does not say she overcame by the blood of the lamb and the word of her testimony but it says THEY overcame by the blood of the lamb... that is plural.

Third: Then there is the Beast with 7 heads, 10 horns and 7 crowns. This beast does not even come into existence until just prior to the last 42 months of this age, so how could it try to devour Jesus 2000 years ago and chase the mother into a wilderness for 1260 days?

The beast in this scripture is the apostate church. The 7 crowns on the heads instead of 10 crowns on the horns, as in Rev 13, points to this. (It has a wound like a sword wound in one of the "heads" - and yet lives that is seen in Rev 13. So this wound is in the Apostate church, not in the beastly kingdom with 10 horns)

So the number of crowns show which part of the beast it is referring to.

So who is the child then?

I believe this child to be part of the body of Christ. The word child must be symbolic because it is not Jesus and because the other entities in this chapter are all symbolic. If it is part of the body then it will only be those who are obedient at the time that this "catching away" happens. Ephesians and Galatians 5 both make it obvious that if the rapture took place today many Christians who are unrepentant would not make it. It is foolish to think otherwise. Paul says don’t be ignorant of this fact.

Some will argue that the child rules with a rod of iron so it must be Jesus, however Rev 2:26-27 says those who overcome Jezebel will receive a rod of iron and rule the nations just as Jesus did? Jezebel destroyed the prophets. Today there is a spirit in the church working hard to destroy the voice of the prophets. However, we are told in 2nd Peter 1:19 to study prophecy as light that shines in a dark place until the day dawns and the 'morning star' arises in our hearts. Those who overcome Jezebel are also given the 'morning star'.

Chapter 12 reads: (KJV) 

Rev 12:1  And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars:

Rev 12:2  And she being with child cried, travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered.

Rev 12:3  And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads.

Rev 12:4  And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth: and the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered, for to devour her child as soon as it was born.

Rev 12:5  And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and to his throne.

Rev 12:6  And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place prepared of God, that they should feed her there a thousand two hundred and threescore days.

Rev 12:7  And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels,

Rev 12:8  And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven.

Rev 12:9  And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.

Rev 12:10  And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night.

Rev 12:11  And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.

Rev 12:12  Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time.

Rev 12:13  And when the dragon saw that he was cast unto the earth, he persecuted the woman which brought forth the man child.

Rev 12:14  And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent.

Rev 12:15  And the serpent cast out of his mouth water as a flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away of the flood.

Rev 12:16  And the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed up the flood which the dragon cast out of his mouth.

Rev 12:17  And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.

Here is what I believe is the proper interpretation based on the reasons I have explained:

Rev 12:1  And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman (the bride of Christ) clothed with the sun (clothed in the light of prophetic understanding which is the testimony of Jesus 2nd peter 1:19) , and the moon under her feet (she is in darkness as she is disobedient in many ways, Satan is the prince of darkness) and upon her head a crown of twelve stars (these are the 12 apostles; our foundation is built on the apostles and the prophets of which Christ is the chief cornerstone):

Rev 12:2  And she being with child cried, travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered. (there are Christians in every denomination who are getting on fire for truth and Jesus; their mother is the church who gave birth to them)

Rev 12:3  And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads. (the apostate church with 7 world religions under the Pope as the chief. It is one of these heads that will receive the deadly wound yet live, most likely the Pope. This could point to Pope John Paul the first who was shot and survived. It does not necessarily mean the  final Pope.)

Rev 12:4  And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth: and the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered, for to devour her child as soon as it was born. (The apostate church tries to stop the true obedient just before their rapture. The new Pope Francis is already speaking out against those who will not join him with the cause to save the planet. He says it is a danger to seek a personal relationship with Jesus. Research Easter 2015, Pope and Lucifer.)

Rev 12:5  And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and to his throne. (those who overcome Jezebel and the spirit to quench prophecy and obey the voice of the Spirit will rule with a rod of iron)

Rev 12:6  And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place prepared of God, that they should feed her there a thousand two hundred and threescore days. (disobedient Christians will be confused because they believed the lie that they did not have to repent because they were under the blood; there are 3 ½ years left before the true rapture of the bride and they must be prepared and ready. This will also bring the great falling away as many believed the lie that they would not be here and it is aliens that takes the child)

Rev 12:7  And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels,

Rev 12:8  And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven.

Rev 12:9  And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.

Rev 12:10  And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night. (God has thrown Satan out permanently; until now he has gone before the throne and accused the brethren as he did to Job, but for the last 3 ½ years the bride will not have this problem)

Rev 12:11  And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.

Rev 12:12  Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time.

Rev 12:13  And when the dragon saw that he was cast unto the earth, he persecuted the woman which brought forth the man child. (because the bride will not join the apostate church they are persecuted by the false religion who are in great fear for the planet and the environment and war so demand to be accepted as the true church with one religion but many faiths)

Rev 12:14  And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent. (this is a secret that you will understand should the Lord show you)

Rev 12:15  And the serpent cast out of his mouth water as a flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away of the flood.

Rev 12:16  And the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed up the flood which the dragon cast out of his mouth. (so many earthquakes and disasters will begin to distract the false church that they give up the search but the next verse tells us that there will be Christians who try to stand and testify against the false church as a witness for GOD)

Rev 12:17  And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ. The fact that these have the testimony of Christ reveals that they are Christians who understand prophesy for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.

Now I must explain the rapture in correlation to the beast who ascends out of the pit and 2nd Thess 2. The beast who ascends from the pit is the "wicked man of sin who sits in the temple". The "one who lets" is the Holy Ghost filled child of Rev 12. The day of Christ is the rapture of the bride of Christ.
IMPORTANT!
Understand that many churches do not teach on the infilling or receiving the Holy Ghost. But it is imperative that believers receive the Holy Ghost to enter into the first rapture. When He who lets is taken out of the way He is taken back into heaven to be with Jesus. But He can only take those who have Him with him. Remember in the book of acts when the one group of Christians (believers) were asked if they had received the baptism of the Holy Ghost they said they had not even heard of the Holy Ghost. So you can be a believer as the Father draws you but until you receive the baptism of the Holy Ghost you are not complete. You are saved, but you are missing He who lets spoken of in Thess. 2.

Let me explain, here is the scripture:

2Th 2:1  Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him,
2Th 2:2  That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand.
2Th 2:3  Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;
2Th 2:4  Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God. 


If you look at Isaiah 13:9-13 you will see that the day of the Lord is the day that the star hits:

Isa 13:9  Behold, the day of the LORD cometh, cruel both with wrath and fierce anger, to lay the land desolate: and he shall destroy the sinners thereof out of it.
Isa 13:10  For the stars of heaven and the constellations thereof shall not give their light: the sun shall be darkened in his going forth, and the moon shall not cause her light to shine.
Isa 13:11  And I will punish the world for their evil, and the wicked for their iniquity; and I will cause the arrogancy of the proud to cease, and will lay low the haughtiness of the terrible.
Isa 13:12  I will make a man more precious than fine gold; even a man than the golden wedge of Ophir.
Isa 13:13  Therefore I will shake the heavens, and the earth shall remove out of her place, in the wrath of the LORD of hosts, and in the day of his fierce anger.   


So the day of the Lord is the asteroid hit, but the day of the gathering of the believers in 2nd Thessalonians is the day of Christ. We can see then that the day of the Lord and the day of Christ are 2 different days. The Father is in charge of creation, in these verses, while the son is in charge of the church.

Notice in Thess. the man of sin must be revealed before the Day of Christ (the rapture of the bride). However, the man of sin in verse 8 is revealed only AFTER he who lets in verse 7 has been taken out of the way: (the rapture of the child)

2Th 2:5  Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things?
2Th 2:6  And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time.
2Th 2:7  For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way.
2Th 2:8  And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming:
 


This seems very contrary, unless there are 2 raptures as I showed before. He who lets is the Holy Ghost and is removed when the child is caught up in Rev 12, before the wicked sits in the temple. However, the woman in Rev 12 is the bride and according to 2Th 2:3 above the rapture is after the man of sin, the son of perdition, is revealed.

One verse says the man of perdition is revealed before the gathering while the other says he is revealed after he who lets is taken out of the way. So the "he who lets" cannot be "our gathering together unto him" 
 
I believe that the above is a true understanding of the rapture; one around the time when the abomination is set up and another at the last trumpet of Rev 11 and 1335 days later according to Danial 12:12. You be the judge but pray your judgement is righteous.

We are promised that he will keep us from the hour of temptation that comes upon the world. However, only if we are obedient! Rev 3. This is the child.

Luke 21:36  Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man. This too is the child.

Rev 3 tells us that the obedient will not suffer the temptation that the world suffers. This has to be the taking of the mark. So these believers will not be here for the final 3 1/2 years. They would be the child. 

Now read I Thess again. There are 2 raptures there. One is the gathering, the bride of Christ, and one when He who lets is taken out of the way. He who lets is the Holy Ghost filled child.

The timing of either of the raptures is dependent on when the covenant is confirmed. I was convince this was the EPNI that was made on Jan 1st 2007 but when Dec 31st. 2013 rolled around, 7 years later, the abomination had not appeared, so that was not the covenant. However, that was a 7 year covenant and it was renewed on Jan 1st, 2014. It was strengthened then and therefore could begin the 7 year countdown again. I will be watching. The child should be caught up in the middle of these 7 years. That is around June 2017. I hope that you, the reader, and I will be with that child. Get the Holy Ghost! Seek Him while He can be found.