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Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Rapture Resolved by Resurrection

Rapture When? The Simple Truth  (2)
The Apostle Paul preached a POST-tribulation "gathering" (aka "rapture"). 
1. because it says in ... 1 Thess 4:16-18 says the dead are raised FIRST.
: WHEN are the dead raised?

Use the key to see the "rapture", "our gathering" including the "alive and remain" living and the preceding dead in Christ. 

Again, in 1 Cor 15:51-52 see the Resurrection.
 "Behold, I tell you a mystery; we will not all sleep, but we will ALL be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the ***LAST*** TRUMPET; for the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed."
  "ALL" are "changed" on the same day.

Jesus taught on the resurrection four times in John 6 when He
said  He will raise ALL who have believed on Him on the last day. (John 6:39,40,44,54). 

Those are "raised" < i.e. "changed" > on the same day.
There is only ONE (first) resurrection of the saints in Christ..
 Jesus is gathering His elect, His people, after the tribulation (Matt 24:29-31).  There is not a separate gathering for one group of Jews after a "raptured" church, because John SAW martyred saints from all tribes tongues, and nations that "came out of great tribulation".
Rev. 7: 
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; 10 and they cry with a great voice, saying,
Salvation unto our God who sits on the throne, and unto the Lamb.
13 And one of the elders answered, saying unto me, These that are arrayed in the white robes, who are they, and from where came they? 14 And I said to him, My lord, you know. And he said to me, These are they that come out of the great tribulation, and they washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.

The last trumpet is sounded on the last day, and Jesus said was after the tribulation (Matt 24:29-31). Both Paul and Jesus agree on the timing and it is not pre-tribulation, but POST.

When you see the correct order and time of the resurrection, when "we shall be changed", the when and who fall right into place.

The "pre-trib" explanations and reasonings, are all answered. 

The "first resurrection" in Revelation 20:4-6.
Who is in the "first resurrection" after the tribulation?

Here is the simple truth:

Rev. 20:4   And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them:
 === > and I saw the souls of them that had been beheaded for the testimony of Jesus
and for the word of God, and such as worshipped not the beast, neither his image, and received not the mark upon their forehead and upon their hand;
and they lived, and reigned with Christ a thousand years.

5 …….. This is the first resurrection.
The rest of the dead lived not until the thousand years should be finished.
6)   Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection
over these the second death hath no power; but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years.

The first resurrection  of  “them that are fallen asleep” that is near simultaneous with the "harpazo" of 1Thess. 4 and 1Cor. 15  is in Rev 20 and includes the martyred tribulation saints!

That's right, there is only ONE "first resurrection" of those "in Christ" and it includes them that refuse the mark during the tribulation. All are "raptured" together in the "first resurrection.
Therefore there simply cannot be a "pre- or mid trib rapture" because all living and dead in Christ are gathered  at the same time, "in a moment, and in the twinkling of an eye..".

And that is the simple truth.


  1. Rory, it continues to amaze me that no matter how much scripture we quote proving that there will be no rapture, there are still millions out there who would rather believe in the fantasy that they will be "raptured" out of here. The Rapture is a doctrine that "tickles men's ears".

  2. Amen!!! Much easier to understand than dispensationalism!!!

  3. I got into a major debate with the pastor of my church and other ministers over this issue. If they could have ran me out of the church they surely would have. This is something that I've studied over the past couple of years and I found it heartbreaking that I was led astray for so long. We truly need to study the word for ourselves and not fall for everything. Since I made my stance I've been kind of an outcast amongst the ministerial team but I know what I know and they know as well. They attempted to use the verses that are commonly used to promote tithing and I was able to shoot them all down with the use of the Word of God. We have to get people out of this modern day bondage that has been placed on them but the clever wording of prosperity preachers.