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There is NO PRE-TRIB RAPTURE

Repeatedly throughout his ministry, Jesus taught that whoso believeth in Him would be raised up on the LAST DAY. Some of the popular verses quoted in Paul's letters as evidence of the rapture even state LAST TRUMP and DEAD SHALL RISE FIRST - That's the resurrection of the saints, folks:

1 Corinthians 15:52 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. 1 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: 17 Then we which are alive [and] remain shall be caught up together with them 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.

More words from Jesus: The rapture cannot happen until after the abomination of desolation, followed by great tribulation: Matthew 24:14 "And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come. 15 When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:) 16 Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains:" ... 21 "For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be. 22 And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened. 23 Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here [is] Christ, or there; believe [it] not. 24 For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if [it were] possible, they shall deceive the very elect. ... 26 Wherefore if they shall say unto you, Behold, he is in the desert; go not forth: behold, [he is] in the secret chambers; believe [it] not. 27 For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. ... 29 Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall 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 earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. 31 And he shall send 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."

Don't be deceived.

Bride of Christ is the New Jerusalem

There are comparisons between the relationship of the bridegroom to the bride as God relates to His people in Isaiah 49 & Isaiah 62 and between husband and wife in Ephesians 5:23. Just so there's no confusion about this point, the angel shows John in Revelation 21 that the Bride of Christ, the Bride of the Lamb, is the New Jerusalem.

Revelation 21:9 "And there came unto me one of the seven angels which had the seven vials full of the seven last plagues, and talked with me, saying, Come hither, I will shew thee the bride, the Lamb's wife. 10 And he carried me away in the spirit to a great and high mountain, and shewed me that great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God, ... 21:12 And had a wall great and high, [and] had twelve gates, and at the gates twelve angels, and names written thereon, which are [the names] of the twelve tribes of the children of Israel: ... 21:14 And the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and in them the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb. "

The bride is the restored Zion promised in Isaiah, for both Jews and Gentile believers in Christ.

The Marriage Supper of the Lamb occurs on or after the Last Day

Revelation 7:9-17 and Revelation 19:1-9. Those worshippers in chapter 7 who won't be hungry or thirsty or see the sun or feel itsheat, and will have all their tears wiped away - sounds like they went through the bowl judgements, otherwise why would they be comforted by not seeing the sun?

Revelation 16:8 "And the fourth angel poured out his vial upon the sun; and power was given unto him to scorch men with fire."

The only place that mentions the sun burning people is the fourth vial. If the Marriage Supper happened earlier, there wouldn't be people who came through the tribulation arrayed in fine white linen celebrating there. By the way, do you go to church on Sunday? Celebrate Christmas? Well, you shouldn't

The Revelation of Jesus Christ is NOT a Metaphor - It Is an Urgent Message to the Church

Revelation is the only book in the Bible with an explicit blessing for reading and hearing it. Now, knowing that most people who read the Bible are church folk, it seems a little bizarre to think that the entire middle of the book, chapters 6 through 18, don't apply to to them. How are we blessed by reading about trials and tribulations that will befall others? After all,

2 Timothy 3:16 All scripture [is] given by inspiration of God, and [is] profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: 17 That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.

So it makes sense that we're supposed to learn something useful out of ALL of Revelation, especially with the specific promise of blessing. In addition, there are curses promised to those who add or take away from the word, and Jesus explains that He sent His angel to testify to the churches. (Revelation 22:14-22:19).

We are admonished to study the book, and "keep those things which are written therein", and watch and "keep our garments", lest we walk naked and they see our shame, and "keep the sayings and prophecy of this book" and "keep His commandments". If we don't read and know what the prophecies are, how can we keep (guard, observe, discern, hold fast to) them? For example - Revelation chapter 13 gives us insight into the beast and some advice on how to handle ourselves in the end times. This information might might come in handy in the near future:

Revelation 13:18 "Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number [is] Six hundred threescore [and] six." Also - in 13:10 - "He that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity: he that killeth with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints."

One item of note in the letter to Philadelphia - Jesus commends them for keeping the word of His patience, then promises to keep them from the time of testing that will come on the earth. (read the Letter to the Church at Philadelphia). There is a verse that implies the resurrection may not occur until right before the great earthquakes (7th bowl of wrath) Revelation 16:15 Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed [is] he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame.

You have a choice. Take the time to study Revelation and be blessed and equipped with wisdom and patience for the trials that will come, or pretend that it's all just symbols and allegories and be found speechless, without your garment when the Lord returns.

The time is short. Don't be deceived. Read your Bible.

 

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