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Sunday, June 14, 2015

An Invitation to Go to Un-Church?


We Went To Church!??







WHAT? The writer that advocates seeking God outside of the walls of a church building found himself in church the other evening?
 -No, it was not a relatives wedding, baptism, children's program, fund raiser, Church Drama, food drive, Ordination Service, Revival Service, Prophecy/ Healing/ Miracle Crusade, Bible Study, Men's Meeting, Staff Meeting, Easter Service, Pastor Appreciation Month, or even the normal routine Sunday meeting.

There were no Big Names, Special Speakers, Doctor of Divinity, mega-church pastors with an entourage, no Italian-suited Apostles, Bishops, Prophets, Purpose Driven Promoter or other titled potentates of Celebrity Christendom. No robed choir and no "worship  team"  was seen.
There was no parking lot, vestibule, no Starbucks in the lobby, no lobby, no pastors office, no display cabinets, nothing was for sale although we did have a chicken dinner, no CD's/DVD's or even a lowly cassette around. 

 There was no pulpit, stage, tele-monitors, microphones, deacons, offering collectors, Special Singers, and not even a pew! There were no ushers, tithe envelopes, no suited orators, no program, no Bulletins, no Classes, no Staff meeting, no song books, no choreographed order of "service". No "special speaker" was flown in and put up in a hotel.

It was unscheduled. There was no one man in charge dominating the gathering.

How in the Name of Denominational Covering can you have church without all that stuff? A REAL church ought to at least have a storefront building you say?  If you don't have that "stuff" and at least a titled Chief Ruler, it's not really a church?

Where were we and what went on that we dare call it .....church?

First let me explain what "church" is. Church is from the Greek word "ekklesia" . What in the world does that mean? Although it was incorrectly translated as "church", it literally means "assembly, congregation, the CALLED OUT ones".   Hence, nobody in God's Word "went to church".  (http://www.biblepages.net/ega061.htm  


Jesus spoke in terms of those whom He called out of apostate Judaism.The folks we gathered with were all ex-"church" goers who had "come out from among them" from various sects of Christianity. No one even gave it a thought that we were conducting a "church" meeting, somehow that small formality was even omitted.
  
There were 11 people there. Matthew 18:20 For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them. Jesus was among us.
There were two people confirmed healed and several demons cast out that were afflicting pain in several of them. At one point it appeared a pet dog was manifesting a devil and we rebuked the spirit and the dog immediately became quiet..

We had a meal together, testified, taught, edified one anothers' faith, prayed for one another, and shared the Word of God. 1Cor 14:26 What is it then, brethren? When ye come together, each one hath a psalm, hath a teaching, hath a revelation, hath a tongue, hath an interpretation. Let all things be done unto edifying.

 We were in agreement and like-minded even though we barely knew each other and came from very different backrounds.Phil 2:2 Fulfil ye my joy, that ye be likeminded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind..

Oh yes, we met in a house.

Acts 5:42 ... and in every house, they ceased not to teach and preach Jesus ChristActs 16:32 And they spake unto him the word of the Lord, and to all that were in his house.Rom 16: 5 Likewise greet the church that is in their house.

 No one announced we would have a "church" meeting, "go to church", or "meet at the church". As we drove home it dawned on us, we were "the church" tonite !!! We were together most of the day, from 3pm to after 11.   It was not until later that we realized we had been to "church" because NONE of the typical "stuff" of a traditional church were evident!  

The simplicity of it all points out to us how far the modern American church has strayed from the simple gatherings of the disciples as in the book of Acts.
Yes friends, it was true and what we experienced was a picture of what "church" is going to look like for millions of Christians who "come out from among them", i.e. the fallen, competitive, sectarian, self-serving apostate kingdoms and religions of Christianity. 
 No one was "puffed up", but all were "built up".

 It was the best "church service" we have been to and completely devoid of what we now recognize as completely unnecessary clutter, tradition, and ridiculous formality orchestrated every Sunday.
 I can't wait for it to happen again.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

66 Reasons Tithing is FLAT WRONG (updated




66 Reasons Tithing is FLAT WRONG,
-the systematic take-down of a false doctrine.
These are truths about tithing you won't hear in churches that teach money tithes.



Tithing and Abraham

1. His tithe was one time tithe from the chief spoils of war, not his own wealth. Gen. 14:20-Heb. 7:4)
2. He gave back the other 90%. Gen. 14:21-23. Tithe teachers seem to miss that detail as they seek to justify money tithes from followers.
3. There is no scripture he ever tithed again from his own wealth, or from captured war booty.
4. Before he met Melchizedek, Abram was rich in cattle, silver, and gold, but paid no tithes on his own wealth in scripture. Genesis (13:2 )
5. Nowhere did the apostles command churches to tithe like Abraham, as a continuing practice.
6. Abraham lived before Moses who delivered the Old Testament laws. But God's own law never gave Abraham as an example for paying tithes from income, money, or produce.
7. Abraham never made a tithe covenant.  After tithing once to Melchizedek, Abraham did not tithe from the goods and money given to him from Abimelech. Gen. 20:14-16
8. Abraham and God did make a continuing covenant including circumcision. -but not one for tithing. (Gen. 17:10-12)
9. His son Isaac never tithed in scripture.
10. His grandson Jacob pledged to tithe, but the Bible never says if he gave one or who he gave it to, and God never commanded him to do so.



Israel and the tithe.
11. The law of Moses defined the ordinance of tithing. (Lev. 27:30, Numbers 16, Deut. 14:23, Mal 3:7. The ordinances were specific in what was to be tithed. The law itself stated nobody was to change, add or take away from what the law itself said, under a strong curse penalty. 
Deut 27:26 Cursed be he that confirms not all the words of this law to do them. ..
12. God defined the tithe in ordinances and commands under law, as farm products!
 Leviticus.27:30-31 And all the tithe of the land,  of the seed of the land, or of the fruit of the tree,  is the Lords: it is holy to the Lord.
 Deuteronomy 14:23   And you will eat before the Lord thy God, in the place which he shall choose, … the tithe of grainof new wine, of oil, and the first of your herd and flock; ....  and the law was not to be altered.

13. The lawful tithe was FOOD from both farm products and clean animals from inside the holy land of Israel.
Zech 2:12 And the LORD shall inherit Judah as his portion in the holy land, and shall yet choose Jerusalem.) Produce from outside the land of Israel was unclean and unacceptable for tithes.
14. Strangers, foreigners, fishermen, wage earners and tradesmen, had no command to tithe.
(Numbers 18:28 Thus also offer a heave-offering to the LORD of all your tithes, which ye receive of the children of Israel;)
 Never were non-Jews told to tithe anything.

15. The tithe was to provide food for the Levite priests, sojourners, widows, orphans.
Deuteronomy 26:12 When you make an end of tithing all the tithe of the increase in the third year,  which is the year of tithing, then you shall give it to the Leviteto the sojournerto the fatherless, and to the widowthat they may eat within thy gates,  and be filled.
Numbers 20:21 and to the children of Levi, behold, I have given all the tithe in Israel for an  inheritance, in return for their service, the service of the tent of meeting.

16. The (edible) tithe was also brought into the temple storehouse and was eaten and used by the priests, ministers, porters, and singers
The Levite priests were to give and distribute the tithes to others, which was a tithe of the tithe. (1/10th of 1/10th).
 Nehemiah 10:38 And the priest the son of Aaron shall be with the Levites,  when the Levites take tithes: and the Levites shall bring up the tithe of the tithes to the house  of our God, to the chambers, in the treasure-house.

Neh. 13:5  and had prepared a great room, where before they laid the meal-offerings, the frankincense, and the vessels, and the tithes of the grain, the new wine, and the oil,  given by commandment to the Levites, and the singers, and the porters; and the heave-offerings for the priests.

 -do churches who teach tithes pay singers and doorkeepers?

17. The tithe was never for the benefit of one man.
18. The Levite Priests that had the command to receive tithes could not own land, thus they could not grow food.
 Deuteronomy 18:2 And they shall have no inheritance among their brethren:
 The LORD is their inheritance,  as he hath spoken to them.

NOTE:  Even if and when a farmer SOLD crops or livestock, he did not pay monetary tithes on that which was sold.  God never required monetary tithes from anyone.




The Tithe In Malachi: 






19. In Malachi it was the Levite priests that God rebuked over robbing tithes and offerings.
      Mal. 2:1  O ye priests, this commandment is for you.
20. In Malachi the prophet rebukes the priests, the religious leaders, for not  providing for the "the hireling in his wages, the widow, and the fatherless...."
21.  The hireling and his wages were not commanded to tithe.
22.  In Malachi 3:7-10, the passage often used to gather church tithes, "ordinances" are referenced, the priests rebuked for not correctly tithing and offering.
(7) From the days of your fathers you have turned away from my ordinances,  and not kept them. Verse 9 states the Levites were "robbing God" in tithes defined in the ordinances!
23. Neither tithes or offerings as commanded and defined by God in the law and were monetary or from income.
Tithes: Lev. 27:30, offerings: Exodus 29.
24. Malachi 3:9 therefore is not a reference to tithing from income.
25. Malachi 3:9 is never quoted in the New Testament to any church or given as an ordinance to the churches as in Acts 15 when the apostles and elders ruled on what law they were or were not to observe.. 












The seed tithe:
26. The "seed tithe" was a yearly and third year tithe. It was seed, not money. Deut. 14:22)
27. The "seed" tithe could be changed "IN TO money", and taken to the feast.
28. The tithe exchanged into money could buy "whatever thy soul desires" - for the tither and his family.
      Deut. 14:26  and thou shall use the money for whatever your soul desires, for cattle, sheep, or for wine, for strong drink, or whatever… you shall eat before the LORD and rejoice, you and your household.
29.  The every "third year" tithe of seed was commanded for the benefit of the Levite, stranger, orphans, and widows, and was not money from income earned.
Deut. 14:28   At the end of every three years you shall bring forth all the tithe of the  increase in the same year,  and lay it up within thy gates
29   and the Levite, because he has no portion or inheritance, and the sojourner, and the fatherless, and the widow, that are within your gates, shall come, and shall eat and be satisfied; that the LORD your God may bless you in all the work of your hand.

30. The tithe itself was never defined as money by the Lord, nor were the Old Testament tithes  ever re-defined by an apostle or Jesus as 10% of income paid in money.

Tithing in In the New Testament:


31. Jesus affirmed tithing was as defined by God in the law, and was "of the matters of the law". 
Matthew 23:23
32. Jesus did not mention Abraham paying tithes before the law.
33. Jesus and the apostles never said paying a tithe from income was blessed but did say "GIVING" is blessed.
34. Jesus did say He required disavowing ownership of all  we have,
       or we could not be disciples.   Luke 14:33
35. Jesus affirmed to Jews under the law, that they were to keep the law as it was written. Mat. 23:23
36. Jesus affirmed the tithe as it was given in the law, and not as 10% of income.
37. At His death, Jesus delivered the New Covenant through His apostles by the Holy Spirit.  Hebrews 9:17  a testament is of force where there has been death:  for it has no authority while he that made it lives.
       (that is why Jesus affirmed tithing, and Moses laws while he lived)

38. At the cross, Jesus annulled, discharged, abolished, blotted out, and canceled the ordinances of the Old Covenant.
 Eph. 2:15 Col. 2:914, 2Cor 3:14 Heb 8:15–are some of the verses affirming the passing away of the ordinances. There are many more.

39.  The tithe ordinance and command under the law was never changed into a tithe from wages, sales, or paid in money in the New Testament, nor was a church building ever called "the storehouse".

Ministers and Tithes:

 40. In Hebrews 7, it was pointed out that men here, the Levites, had a command to take tithes from their brethren, "according to the law". Tithes were defined in the Old Covenant Law.
Heb 7:5 And the sons of Levi that receive the priest's office have commandment to take tithes of the people according to the law.


41. There is no New Testament "office" of a priest and the “foregoing commandment” was CANCELED. Heb. 7:
18  For there is a dis-annulling (canceling) of the foregoing commandment because of its weakness and unprofitableness
42. The “foregoing” tithe commandment in Hebrews 7 was not from income, nor was it money. -it was the lawful tithe that was “commanded” for Levite priests to take from their brethren.
43. The tithes in Hebrews 7 were not transformed into money and set aside
       for New Testament ministers anywhere in the New Testament.
44. The church assembled in Acts 15 to deal with people that were troubling the churches and Christians, "subverting their souls", in that they were teaching Christians to keep Old Testament law, including the tithe ordinance.

45. The apostles and elders stated "they gave no such command" to observe the Old Covenant ordinances which included tithes, and they forbid the legalists from going beyond the apostles teaching.
46. In no fewer than 30 passages in Acts where money, giving, offerings, work, and alms are mentioned, there is not mention of tithing. See “Tithing in Acts?”
47. In Galatians 1:7 Paul warned of those bringing New Testament Christians back under Old  Testament law, which he called "bondage" in Gal.5:1, and was what he warned about: "which is not another gospel only there are some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ."
: "pervert" means "to twist or change", as in changing the meaning of a word  into something God did not say..
-Such like the agricultural "tithe" was or is from income, or a pastor is the equivalent of a Levite priest..

Giving or Tithing?

48. In none of the New Testament scriptures was "tithe" included in passages regarding "collection"s, gatheringgiving, ministering, sacrifice, or offering.
49. Those who command and teach tithing from income are perverting the gospel because tithing as defined in God’s law, and tithing 10% from income are not given to any church or saint.
50. God forbid changing, twisting, adding to, or diminishing from the gospel.
51.  No pastor, prophet, apostle, or minister in scripture ever testified of paying or receiving tithes from income.
52.  No prophet, pastor, apostle, or minister has a scriptural command to take tithes from their brethren according to Old Testament law, or New Testament command.
53. No teacher, preacher, pastor, apostle, or prophet has authority to pervert the OT tithe into NT doctrine. -Paul warned in 1Cor 4:6 ... "that you learn  not to go beyond that which is written that none of you be puffed up... against the other"
54. Paul and the other apostles gave us the New Testament commands of the Lord.   There was no command, ordinance, quoting of tithe laws, or reminders to  "pay tithes".  Their words are the Words of God and the commands to Christians.

Jesus said in Matthew 28:20 make disciples, teaching them to observe all  whatever I commanded you ...   
and the gospel story continues into Acts 1: 
..... :1 concerning all that Jesus began both to do and to teach, 
(2)  until the day he was received up, ==> after that he (Jesus) had given commandment  through the Holy Spirit to the apostles he had chosen:

Did you catch that?
The "commandment" of Jesus to New Testament saints after the resurrection came through Spirit-filled apostles, who would teach what Jesus wanted us to observe. 




Then "after that", What did the apostles teach?:




55. The church in Acts continued in what the Holy Ghost filled apostles taught.
      Acts 2:42 And they continued steadfast in the apostles teaching, fellowship, in the breaking of bread and prayers.
56.  The church received the teaching and commands of the Lord through the apostles.  2nd Peter 3:2 that ye should remember the words which were spoken before  by the holy prophets, and the commandments of the Lord and Saviour through your apostles:
57. The church was told to remember their teaching, and they never taught tithing to the church.
58. The church acknowledged the apostle’s writings as Christ’s commandments.
Since the apostles never commanded tithing, it is not a commandment of the Lord.   1Cor 14:37  If any man thinks himself to be a prophet, or spiritual, let him know that the things which I write to you, are the commandment of the Lord.

59. The churches were expected to continue in the apostles commands and not go beyond that.
 2Thess 3:4 And we are confident in the Lord that you are doing and will continue to do the things we commanded you. NLT

60. The early Jewish church knew what the Lord had commanded we are not to add to His Word,  diminish from it, or pervert the meaning of it.
 Galatians 1:7 which is not another gospel only there are some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ.
Deuteronomy 16:19 you shall not twist justice: you shall not respect persons; nor  take a bribe;  for a bribe blinds the eyes of the wise, and pervert the words of the righteous


Yes, money tithes are twisted judgment and bring “respect of persons” toward those that tithe more than others.

61. Since the commands of the Lord given through the apostles do not include tithing from  income, those who  teach tithing from income are perverting His Word and need to be corrected.
Deuteronomy 12:32 What I command you,  observe to do: you shall not add to, or diminish from it


62. The original church in Acts never mentioned any tithing, rather they "had ALL things common", sharing, and meeting each others need.
Acts 2: 44  And all that believed were together, and had all things common; (45) and they sold their possessions and goods, and parted them to all  according as any man had need. <= Does that sound like tithes to you?

We find it strange how churches teach tithing but in the Book of Acts the disciples worked, gave, supplied each other, sold property, and ministered to the needs of others but not once is any form of tithing attached to any of those actions by the NT writers!

63.  NONE of the churches that teach tithing do as they did in Acts 2:44-45.
2 Corinthians 2:17 For we are not as many, which corrupt the word of God: but as of sincerity, but as of God, in the sight of God speak we in Christ.
64. When Tithes and offerings are recorded for charitable contribution tax deductions by every church organizations and ministry, and as such, are reported to the government for a tax deduction, you have your reward.
     Matthew 6:1 Take heed that ye do not your righteousness before men,
     to be seen (observed) of them:  else ye have no reward with your Father who is in heaven.
65. Matthew 6:1 Take heed that ye do not your righteousness before men,
 to be seen (observed) of them: or ye have no reward with your Father in heaven.
The context for "your righteousness was giving alms, not tithes. Alms are merciful and compassionate voluntarily bestowed by the giver, and not by duty to a percentage under law.
65. The tax deduction is a reward from man for reported tithing.
        The reward comes from man and not from God.
        Reported tax-deductible tithing is seen by a church administrator, bank, tax authorities to  whom it is reported, and any official that looks at your tax forms.

What the New Testament DOES say:

66. "GIVE and it shall be given..."
Luke 11:41  But rather give alms of such things as ye have
Acts 20:35   I have showed you all things, how that so laboring ye ought to support the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he said, It is more blessed to give than to receive.
2 Corinthians 9:7   Every man according as he purposes in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loves a cheerful giver.
Ephesians 4:28 Let him that stole steal no more: but rather let him labor, working with his hands, that he may have to give to him that needs.
Matthew 6:1   Take care not to do your alms before men, to be seen of them: otherwise ye have no reward
Luke 11:41 But rather give alms of such things as ye have; and, behold, all are clean unto you


Words used such as “give”, “alms”, “gatherings”, and “collections” are never defined as a 10% tithe in the New Testament. Therefore it is “perverting the gospel” to insert someone’s idea or tithe definition into any of the text’s where those words are used

If God meant tithe a “tenth”, surely at least one of the apostles would have mentioned tithing to someone
, but…… There is not one single instruction to any church or saint under New Covenant scripture, to pay a tithe to anyone.

Monday, March 30, 2015

Leaving LEFT BEHIND On the Shelf


Should we leave "Left Behind" on the shelf as with other fables?








Lets see how the dead in Christ are raised first, then the living are caught up with them.
1.  WHO is "caught Up"? 

      Let’s first look at the order and just who goes up when  "The DEAD IN CHRIST rise first.  
           a. 1st Thessalonians 4:16  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;   
            b 1Corinthians 15:22 For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ shall all be made alive.    
            c. 23     But each in his own order: Christ the first fruits; then they that are Christ`s, at his coming.
            d. 42     So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in corruption; and raised in incorruption:  
            e. 51     Behold, I tell you a mystery: We all shall not sleep (in death), but we shall all be changed,
            f.  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, and we shall be changed.

So it is the dead that are raised first, and the dead are raised in the "first resurrection" according to scripture. Understanding when the first resurrection takes place, and who is in it should simplify this.

 2.  The "first resurrection" is after the tribulation. Rev. 20:5-6
 3.  The "dead in Christ" must include the "dead in the Lord" who die during the tribulation because they refused the mark of the beast.
 4. There is ONE body of Christ and the body of Christ includes both Jews and gentiles  (Eph. 2) The body of Christ at first was a Jewish church. Later gentiles were grafted in.  The Jewish church gave recognition to the gentiles and Jews having one faith, one covenant, and there is "no difference between" them.
       a. Acts 15:9 9 and he made no distinction between us and them, cleansing their hearts by faith.
       b. Eph. 2:14  For he is our peace, who made both one/ that he might create in himself of the two one new man, so making peace;  16  and might reconcile them both in one body unto God through the cross
      c. 1 Cor 12:13   For in one Spirit were we all baptized into ONE BODY, whether Jews or Greeks, whether bond or free; and were all made to drink of one Spirit.

4.  There is One body, One Covenant, and the idea that God is rapturing a Jewish-gentile church out and turn to the Jew, and then they tribulation Jews then go and evangelize the whole world including the gentiles is preposterous.  But it does sell a lot of books and movie tickets.

 5. The church of Jesus Christ is called by a number of names: bride, body of Christ, church, saints, elect, election, disciples, a holy nation, and Christians.    It was created with Jews first and then gentiles, and became the "ONE body" of Christ.

6. Christ said after 3 days He would raise His body. He said He would raise the dead. His own physical body would be raised, and so would His corporate body.
     a.  John 6:54     He that eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life: and I will raise him up at the last day.   
      b.  John 2:19  Jesus answered and said to them, Destroy this temple,  in three days I will raise it up.
      c.  2Corinthians 4:14  knowing that he that raised up the Lord Jesus shall raise up us also with Jesus,
           and shall present us with you.            
7.  The dead are raised at the "last day", as Christ said four times in John 6.   
            a.   John 6:39    And this is the will of him that sent me, that of all that which he hath given me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up at the last day.
             John 6:40  …..every one that sees the Son, and believes on him,  should have eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day.
             John 6:44        no man can come to me, except the Father that sent me draw him: and I will raise him up in the last day.
             John 6:54 He that eats my flesh and drinks my blood hath eternal life: and I will raise him up at the last day

How might the dead be raised? -will it be by the Word, a voice, a shout and will it be "COME FORTH!!" as with Lazarus, i.e the sound of the trump??? 

Trust Not in Big Name Ministry’s that sell their errors.
Jer. 14:13 
 Jeremiah 14:13Then said I, Ah, Lord! the prophets say to them, You shall not see the sword, neither shall you have famine; but I will give you assured peace in this place.
 8. The Temple of the Lord, there or where?
Jeremiah 7:4     Trust ye not in lying words, saying, The temple of the LORD, the temple of the LORD, the temple of the LORD are these.  
As He said this THREE TIMES, we find there were two physical temples built, and a third built “without hands”.
11  Is this house, which is called by my name, become a den of robbers in your eyes? Behold, I, even I, have seen it, sas the LORD. 12  But go ye now unto my place which was in Shiloh, where I caused my name to dwell at the first, and see what I did to it for the wickedness of my people Israel. 13  And now, because ye have done all these works, says the Lord, and I spoke unto you, rising up early and speaking, but ye heard not; and I called you, but ye answered not:
14  therefore will I do to the house which is called by my name, where you trust, and to the place which I gave to you and to your fathers, as I did to Shiloh.

So is God's "house":  a building or a body?
 1 Peter 2:5        you also, ... are built up a > spiritual house to be a holy priesthood, to offer up  > spiritual sacrifices

Notice the words,  "spiritual house"... "spiritual sacrifices".
 Can unconverted Jews (with the Vatican and Freemasons) build a temple made with hands, and offer rejected sacrifices, but somehow it will become "holy"? 
How a building can be God’s house when God said the very opposite! 

Accordingly, there is ONE spiritual house and it is a body in which there is "neither Jew nor Greek".  God is not going to raise the dead in part and turn to the Jews and have a second "first resurrection" which the "Pre-Trib" teaches.. The "kicker" being that there are also saved gentiles that come out of "great tribulation"!
Rev. 7:9 After these things I saw, and behold, a great multitude, which no man could number, out of every nation and of [all] tribes and peoples and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, arrayed in white robes, and palms in their hands.
:13 
And one of the elders answered, saying to me, These that are arrayed in white robes, WHO ARE THEY, and WHERE did they come from?  :14 And he said to me, These are they that came of the great tribulation, and they washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.

 9. What body would be raised up on the "THIRD DAY"?
 (Coincidently, it is now the beginning of the third millennial "day" since Jesus prophesied a dual prophecy when He said "destroy THIS temple and in THREE DAYS I will raise it up". -but He spoke of the temple of His body.”)

 One body He would raise in three regular days, the other body He would raise up in 3 millennial days
That time is written of as the "first resurrection”  after the tribulation:
 Rev. 20:4  And I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for their testimony about Jesus and for proclaiming the word of God. They had not worshiped the beast or his statue, nor accepted his mark on their foreheads or their hands
They all came to life again, and they reigned with Christ for a thousand years. 
:5  This is the first resurrection (The rest of the dead did not come back to life until the thousand years had ended.) 
6 Blessed and holy are those who share in the first resurrection

Is that now obvious?  The "first resurrection" is after the tribulation, the dead are raised, which is what 1Thessalonians 4 says "the dead in Christ rise first, then we which are alive and remain to the coming of the Lord...

“Left Behind and the Pre-trib is a deadly deception that sells well but is contrary to God’s Word.