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Sunday, September 1, 2013

The simple Rapture Timing Truth

The simple Rapture Timing Truth

Let’s begin with two of the most direct and specific textual pillars used by the “pre-trib” advocates.

Question: Is this the “rapture” here in 1Corinthians 15?
42)   So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown a perishable body, it is raised an imperishable body; …….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.

and is THIS also the rapture in 1 Thess?
1Thess. 4:13 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, and remain, shall together with them (the dead in Christ) be caught up in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.

It is all about the "pre-trib"rapture they say, correct?

 Anastasis Strongs 386
def: a raising up, a rising from the dead , that of Christ that of all men at the end of this present age
the resurrection of certain ones history who were restored to life

Perhaps you just noticed the mention of “them that are fallen asleep” (-them that have died in Christ),  precedes the phrase  “caught up in the clouds”.
The resurrection of the dead is the raising up of our physical bodies which “sleep” in physical death.
 ( the spirit of a saint is with the Lord, only our physical body sleeps. Jesus modeled this in His death when His physical body was in the tomb).

The raising of the dead (our physical bodies) is mentioned throughout Old and New Testaments:

Job 19: For I know that my redeemer lives, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth: And though after my skin worms destroy this body, yet in my flesh shall I see God:
Luke 20:37  But that the dead are raised, even Moses showed, in the place concerning the Bush

Luke 20:35          But they that are accounted worthy to attain to that world, and the resurrection from the dead, neither marry, nor are given in marriage
John 11:24          Martha said to him, I know that he (Lazarus)  shall rise again in the resurrection at the last day.

The “FIRST” RESURRECTION  immediately precedes the gathering to Christ.

-as stated in the supposed “pre-trib rapture” verses in 1Thess. 4 up above (read them again).

The “pre-trib” rapturists believe Christians will escape martyrdom, the “mark of the beast”, and the events of “great tribulation but let’s set these in order.

Now that we have shown that them that are asleep in Christ are raised immediately before those that are alive and remain to the coming of the Lord, and that the dead are raised in the resurrection on the “last day”…………….

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!

There is not a 2nd resurrection of beheaded saints after the tribulation because the dead in Christ rose first at the supposed “pre-trib” rapture! There is not a "FIRST resurrection" part 1 and 2.

The "first resurrection” includes those refusing the mark and the martyrs.
 If the “first resurrection” is before the tribulation, then the “first resurrection” that includes martyred saints who refused the mark cannot be first because the first rising of “them that are asleep” were raised before the “first resurrection”.

Therefore there can be no pre-trib rapture. In the "rapture" the "dead in Christ rise "first" just as the dead in Christ that refused the mark are raised together in the "first" resurrection...

This is the simple unmovable truth and the "first resurrection".
No lie is of the truth. The "pre-trib rapture" is not true and our prayer is the Lord will open your eyes to the truth and deliver you from the writers and sellors of the pre-trib rapture error...

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