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These Last Days News - November 25, 2016

Is Church too Pre-trib Rapture-Dependent?

RAPTURE
"Remember, without prayers and atonement, the world will become devastated. The Third World War will leave no earth upon the land. There will be no earth, there will be no human beings; but a grouping would have been taken up into Heaven, My child and My children, to await the terrible devastation that falls upon mankind."
 
- Jesus, May 28, 1983

“And as in the days of Noe, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. For, as in the days before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, even till that day in which Noe entered into the ark: And they knew not till the flood came and took them all away: so also shall the coming of the Son of man be. Then two shall be in the field. One shall be taken and one shall be left. Two women shall be grinding at the mill. One shall be taken and one shall be left. Watch ye therefore, because you know not what hour your Lord will come.” St. Matthew 24:37-42

EDITOR'S COMMENT:  Christians are divided on the timing of the Rapture.  There is a Pre-trib Rapture where the saints are Raptured before God's judgments, a Mid-trib Rapture where the saints are Raptured mid point of God's judgments, and a Post-trib Rapture where the saints are Raptured at the end of God's judgments.  The problem today is a large number of Christians believe in a Pre-trib Rapture.  They are unprepared for the coming hard times and persecution. 

WND.com reported by Joseph Farah on June 11, 2015:

The Christian church in America lies quiet, paralyzed, apparently moribund in the face of a wildfire of anti-Christian cultural and political trends sweeping the nation.

I could go on and on.

Why is the church asleep and abdicating its role as “salt and light” in what was the greatest Christian country in history?

A handful of Christian leaders boldly stand up to proclaim the truth – Jonathan Cahn, Franklin Graham, Tony Perkins, James Dobson among them. Too many mega-church pastors have thrown in their lot with the world, along with the so-called “mainline denominations.”

The situation is worse than I could have ever imagined.

So I’ve been asking myself why. I suspect there are many reasons. But I can’t help but wonder if the American church is just too rapture-dependent.

As a new believer nearly 40 years ago, I accepted the idea that born-again Christians would be raptured out of this world long before the world got Revelation-style ugly. I defended against attacks that the pre-tribulation rapture eschatological view would leave Christians tolerant of the growing apostasy in their midst. Now, I’m not so sure.

Maybe it’s because I am repulsed at the way the pre-trib rapture doctrine is preached with such self-assurance, certainty, fervor. I have come to believe it is leaving far too many believers unprepared for what is happening right now as other Christians are already being slaughtered around the world.

So let’s look at one of the most popular “rapture” verses in the Bible – in historical context.

Let’s look at Paul’s books of 1 Thessalonians and 2 Thessalonians. It is in the first letter we read about the miracle of the rapture. It comes in the context of a first-century church already under persecution American Christians could scarcely imagine. Here’s what Paul writes in 1 Thessalonians 5:13-18:

But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him. For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep. 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: 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. Wherefore comfort one another with these words.

Notice the preface to the famous rapture verses. Paul is telling believers facing serious persecution not to worry about those believers who have already died. They, he explains, will rise first when the rapture comes. That’s the context. He doesn’t suggest the rapture provides a get-out-of-tribulation-free card. He also promises only that this event will occur at “the coming of the Lord,” not years before.

Now let’s look at the epistle of 2 Thessalonians 2:3-8, where more information is provided about this time and this event:

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; 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. Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things? And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time. For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way. 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:

Here Paul talks about the coming of the Lord, just as he did in 1 Thessalonians, but says it will not come until the Antichrist is revealed. Yet, I hear pre-tribulation rapture teachers confidently say they will never live to see the “son of perdition” come to power and never live to see him sitting in the Temple of God. So where is the unequivocal scriptural promise that believers will escape the tribulation?

I don’t see it. In fact, in two epistles held up as critical pre-tribulation rapture evidence, what is presented, at best, is ambiguity about the timing.

It’s time for America’s Christians, spoon-fed speculation as doctrine, to realize wrath has always been part of the Christian life. As Paul writes in 1 Thessalonians, we are not appointed to wrath, but to salvation. Salvation is the promise, not a wrathless life. Jesus died on the cross. So did many of His apostles. All but one were killed for their faith, and the exception was imprisoned for much of his life. First-century Christians were crucified and set on fire to light the streets of Rome. They were fed to hungry lions in the Colosseum for the entertainment of the crowds. Christians are facing widespread persecution around the world today.

Don’t think it can’t happen to you.

Be sober and prepared, as Paul urges in these letters.

And pray unceasingly with the vigor Paul demonstrates throughout his writings was part of his life and the lives of the Thessalonians.

If America’s Christians simply did that, with humility and repentance, it would rock our world like the first century believers rocked their world.

RAPTURE
"I give you great grace of heart, My children, to know that many shall be taken from your earth before the great Chastisement.... Many of your news medias shall state that they have been carried off by flying saucers. Oh no, My children! They were carried off into a supernatural realm of the Eternal Father to await the return of My Son upon earth." - Our Lady of the Roses, December 7, 1976

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VISION OF ZACHARIAH, CHAPTER 5
"Then I turned, and lifted up mine eyes, and looked, and behold a flying roll. And he said unto me, 'What seest thou?' And I answered, 'I see a flying roll; the length thereof is twenty cubits, and the breadth thereof ten cubits.'"
     Veronica - The angel who is showing the vision is with him. The flying roll is approximately 35 to 40 feet long. The width, half the length (a cubit is the distance from the elbow to the fingertips).
     "Then He said to me, 'This is the curse that goeth over the face of the whole earth: for everyone that stealeth shall be cut off on this side according to it: and everyone that sweareth shall be cut off on that side according to it.
     "'I will bring it forth, saith the Lord of hosts, and it shall enter into the house of the thief, and into the house of him that sweareth falsely by My name: and it shall remain in the midst of his house and consume it with the timber thereof and the stones thereof.'"
     Veronica - The flying roll flies over the earth and kills people on both sides. The flying roll destroys their houses. The houses are burnt and consumed.
     The size of the flying roll would be about the size of the new multiple warhead ICBMs or orbital bombs, the ones that will carry ten H-bombs each. - March 23, 1970

THE DAYS SPOKEN OF AND WRITTEN OF BY THE PROPHETS OF OLD
"Already, in many of My Son's churches, side by side, are they sacrificing My Son, and also satan sacrifices unwilling victims to his black mass. My children, you must fight to retain the divinity of My Son, and not have satan encroach upon it. It is a war far worse than man has ever seen in history. These are the days spoken of and written of by the prophets of old.
     "We send among you now many present latter-day prophets to bring you the Message from Heaven. We say unto you now, prepare your household, for the sword is descending upon mankind! As you sow, so shall you reap.
     "You have sown in the hearts of your children corruption, greed, avarice, vanity, materialism, humanism, modernism, loss of morals; and now what will you get but murder within the home! Sin has become a way of life. Life will have no value. Charity has grown cold in the hearts of most. My children, I repeat again: Only a few will be saved in the final count. The rapture is approaching." - Our Lady, October 1, 1977

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