FIRST READ BEFORE YOU JUDGE !
My friend Pieter v Oudshoorn receives teachings from the Father through divine encounters and God instructed him on the doctrine of the “RAPTURE”
SEH-lah, you prayed a number of times on this subject. I have already told you that it is nowhere to be found in the Written word of JHWH.
I have told you before that when man “applies” his mind to the Word of JHWH instead of reading it and believing it, he is in his own flesh and is attempting to apply his own fleshly desires to the Word so that he may fulfil his fleshly dreams, his own desires.
Those desires are mostly only intended to live a life as the dreamer desires. They seem to imagine always that there is a built in “out” hidden in the plans of JHWH. As there was an “out” with Abraham, Daniel, Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego.
The easiest way to determine if such an event as the RAPTURE is real, is to see if the Living Word Himself said anything about it.
In His ministry, he covered every subject that is of importance. Do you not think that he would have said to man that He would fetch all of them, or at least those who are/were in Him, maybe a day before, or halfway through and during, or as a prise immediately after the great tribulation?
Do you not think that if JHWH planned such a shocking event that He would make it known so that those who do not believe, may come to another realisation when they see the event factually occur and that there was to be no more denial to be found anywhere?
Do you not think that He would do it in a way that will shock the remainder of the human race, so as to cause massive rolling repentance meetings?
Do you not think He would have warned mankind that chaos will ensue the day after He emptied the earth of the saved?
He would cause the disappearance of men and woman causing havoc in the lives of those who remain behind?
You need to remember this truth SEH-lah. When Father inspired the writing of the Written Word, your WRITTEN WORD, He inspired the writing of it in the original Hebrew and Greek, for those were the languages spoken by the Sadducees and Pharisees and not in Latin.
If you do some study SEH-lah, you will find that the laws of man were to be found in the Latin tongue. The Roman Empire was the representatives of the evil one, the world ruler who attempted to subject the whole world to the false gods of the Romans. Their language was Latin.
That is why the enemy of the Father JHWH still speaks Latin today. The language of Man versus the language of JHWH. Satan dons his crown and he grabs his sceptre and he acts as if he is JHWH on earth. He becomes the god to whom a whole people pray and seek. See their desires for his blessing as if he is a god.
How do you find the meaning of what JHWH says and wants His people to know in the language of the false god?
LESSON: RAPTURE – THE LIE OF SATAN.
(Latin – Rapare/Raptum –grabbing/stealing/removing/rape/plunder/hijack/heist stealthily)
SEH-lah, do I have to say anything more? You can study the meaning of the word in any language, even in Greek and Hebrew. It is always indicative of a criminal act. Now I ask you in all sincerity? When is JHWH capable of criminal behaviour?
Man has made a new religion of this issue and I again ask you, where does the very name of this theology originate from?
What is the Rapture?
Man have asked a number of questions, because one man invented or claimed to have had revelation insight into a scripture, read outside of the context of the words spoken!
• Is the Rapture mentioned in the WRITTEN WORD?
• When is it claimed will the Rapture occur?
• What is claimed will happen at the Rapture?
• Who will be “stolen” and who will be left behind when the Rapture occurs?
• Will the Rapture occur before, during or after the Great Tribulation?
• Does man claim that the occurrence of recent events mean the Rapture is near?
WHAT THE OWN “I” NEED! (Selfish “ME”)
What is the Rapture?
The word RAPTURE never appears in the Written Word. It is not part and parcel of the language that the Lord has ever used. Somewhere the belief originated that the faithful will be seized away from the earth to meet YAHUSHUA in the air. Even though this is true, the manner in which the fleshly man has interpreted is, is even further removed from the truth and is even less likely to be found in the Word.
The Apostle Paul penned down only what JHWH told him, would happen. That much is true. Every man and woman and child whose name is written in the book of life, will meet the Lord YAHUSHUA in the sky, as He returns on the clouds.
But the religion built upon the time and the manner in which it will happen is to distract the children of JHWH to keep themselves busy with senseless argument on an event that is not scriptural and of no consequence.
SEH-lah, when man starts on by investigating issues of importance to their carnal mind, they often do so as to not be “uninformed”, but to appear learned and knowledgeable. Remember, knowledge is to know facts.
To know what exists. Wisdom is to be able to see what is, to be able to apply what is, as it is, to believe what is, as it is, to teach and preach what is, as it is.
We have to see what the Word says about those who have died before those who will see the returning of the Lord with their own eyes. This is so that you may not grieve as those do who have no hope, because they know only false teachings and false or no gods.
For since you believe that YAHUSHUA died and rose again, you also believe that He will come again as He went to the Father to prepare the house with many rooms, for the children of JHWH to reside in forever. JHWH will bring with him those who have died in the flesh, but lives in the spirit through YAHUSHUA at His Bosom, to take them to together with those who are still living to His Home.
1 Thessalonians 4:13-17 For this we declare to you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive, who are left until the coming of the Lord, will by no means precede those who have died. For the Lord Himself, with a cry of command, with the archangel’s call and with the sound of God’s trumpet, will descend from heaven, and the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive, who are left, will be caught up in the clouds together with them to meet the Lord in the air; and so we will be with the Lord forever.
You see SEH-lah, doubts had arisen among the Thessalonian Christians regarding the fate of those Christians who had died before Christ returned. Fears arose that they would die before the return of YAHUSHUA and that they would miss out on the glorious events of his second coming and the resurrection. The Apostle Paul had to assure them in this way that God would save those who had already died, as well as those still living.
The Apostle did not provide any details. Nor is a similar event mentioned anywhere else in the Written Word.
SEH-lah, you may ask any question regarding this RAPTURE, details or timing, and you will find no answers in the WRITTEN WORD. What does this mean? It simply means that every teaching and every interpretation on the rapture is pure conjecture and carnal invention of fruitful imaginations and not truth. There are only theories and carnal interpretations. No substantial truth.
The Word has many references in the New Testament on the resurrection of the dead. Sinner and believer alike. The sinner will be resurrected to an everlasting death and the believer to an everlasting life in YAHUSHUA, through YAHUSHUA. It describes the gathering of the faithful and the separation of the unfaithful on the day that YAHUSHUA returns in detail. The resurrection is the only event that His children have to look forward too.
Matthew 16:27 For the Son of Man will come in the glory of His Father with His angels, and then He will reward each according to his works.
Matthew 24:30-31 Then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in heaven, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. 31 And He will send His angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they will gather together His elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.
Matthew 25:30-33 cast the unprofitable servant into the outer darkness. There will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’
The Son of Man Will Judge the Nations
31 “When the Son of Man comes in His glory, and all the holy angels with Him, then He will sit on the throne of His glory. 32 All the nations will be gathered before Him, and He will separate them one from another, as a shepherd divides his sheep from the goats. 33 And He will set the sheep on His right hand, but the goats on the left.
Matthew 26:63 -64 63 But YAHUSHUA kept silent. And the high priest answered and said to Him, “I put You under oath by the living God: Tell us if You are the Christ, the Son of God!” 64 YAHUSHUA said to him, “It is as you said. Nevertheless, I say to you, hereafter you will see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of the Power, and coming on the clouds of heaven.”
Mark 12:18-27 The Sadducees: What About the Resurrection? 18 Then some Sadducees, who say there is no resurrection, came to Him; and they asked Him, saying: 19 “Teacher, Moses wrote to us that if a man’s brother dies, and leaves his wife behind, and leaves no children, his brother should take his wife and raise up offspring for his brother. 20 Now there were seven brothers. The first took a wife; and dying, he left no offspring. 21 And the second took her, and he died; nor did he leave any offspring. And the third likewise. 22 So the seven had her and left no offspring. Last of all the woman died also. 23 Therefore, in the resurrection, when they rise, whose wife will she be? For all seven had her as wife.” 24 YAHUSHUA answered and said to them, “Are you not therefore mistaken, because you do not know the Scriptures nor the power of God? 25 For when they rise from the dead, they neither marry nor are given in marriage, but are like angels in heaven. 26 But concerning the dead, that they rise, have you not read in the book of Moses, in the burning bush passage, how God spoke to him, saying, ‘I am the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob’? 27 He is not the God of the dead, but the God of the living. You are therefore greatly mistaken.”
Mark 13:26-27 26 Then they will see the Son of Man coming in the clouds with great power and glory. 27 And then He will send His angels, and gather together His elect from the four winds, from the farthest part of earth to the farthest part of heaven.
Luke 17:26-35 as it was in the days of Noah, so it will be also in the days of the Son of Man: 27 They ate, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, and the flood came and destroyed them all. 28 Likewise as it was also in the days of Lot: They ate, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they built; 29 but on the day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven and destroyed them all. 30 Even so will it be in the day when the Son of Man is revealed. 31 “In that day, he who is on the housetop, and his goods are in the house, let him not come down to take them away. And likewise the one who is in the field, let him not turn back. 32 Remember Lot’s wife. 33 Whoever seeks to save his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life will preserve it. 34 I tell you, in that night there will be two men in one bed: the one will be taken and the other will be left. 35 Two women will be grinding together: the one will be taken and the other left.
John 5:21 For as the Father raises the dead and gives life to them, even so the Son gives life to whom He will. 22 For the Father judges no one, but has committed all judgment to the Son, 23 that all should honour the Son just as they honour the Father. He who does not honour the Son does not honour the Father who sent Him. Life and Judgment Are Through the Son 24 “Most assuredly, I say to you, he who hears My word and believes in Him who sent Me has everlasting life, and shall not come into judgment, but has passed from death into life. 25 Most assuredly, I say to you, the hour is coming, and now is, when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God; and those who hear will live. 26 For as the Father has life in Himself, so He has granted the Son to have life in Himself, 27 and has given Him authority to execute judgment also, because He is the Son of Man.
John 5:28-29 Do not marvel at this; for the hour is coming in which all who are in the graves will hear His voice 29 and come forth; those who have done good, to the resurrection of life, and those who have done evil, to the resurrection of condemnation. 30 I can of Myself do nothing. As I hear, I judge; and My judgment is righteous, because I do not seek My own will but the will of the Father who sent Me.
1 Corinthians 4:5 5 Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord comes, who will both bring to light the hidden things of darkness and reveal the counsels of the hearts. Then each one’s praise will come from God.
1 Corinthians 6:14 14 And God both raised up the Lord and will also raise us up by His power.
1 Corinthians 15:12-32 The Risen Christ, Our Hope; 12 Now if Christ is preached that He has been raised from the dead, how do some among you say that there is no resurrection of the dead? 13 But if there is no resurrection of the dead, then Christ is not risen. 14 And if Christ is not risen, then our preaching is empty and your faith is also empty. 15 Yes, and we are found false witnesses of God, because we have testified of God that He raised up Christ, whom He did not raise up; if in fact the dead do not rise. 16 For if the dead do not rise, then Christ is not risen. 17 And if Christ is not risen, your faith is futile; you are still in your sins! 18 Then also those who have fallen asleep in Christ have perished. 19 If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men the most pitiable.
Philippians 3:20-21 20 For our citizenship is in heaven, from which we also eagerly wait for the Saviour, the Lord YAHUSHUA Christ, 21 who will transform our lowly body that it may be conformed to His glorious body, according to the working by which He is able even to subdue all things to Himself.
Colossians 3:4 4 When Christ who is our life appears, then you also will appear with Him in glory.
2 Peter 3:8 – 10 8 But, beloved, do not forget this one thing, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. 9 The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.
The Day of the Lord
10 But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night, in which the heavens will pass away with a great noise, and the elements will melt with fervent heat; both the earth and the works that are in it will be burned up.
Revelation 1:7 7 Behold, He is coming with clouds, and every eye will see Him, even they who pierced Him. And all the tribes of the earth will mourn because of Him. Even so, Amen.
SEH-lah, read these passages extremely carefully. Not once is there any indication that the believers will be caught up in the clouds, or disappear without trace and without the unbelievers knowing what has transpired. It describes wondrous events that humans with their limited knowledge cannot comprehend. Therefore, man sits down and applies his carnal, fleshly, non-sanctified mind to interpret something which is to be read and believed with your whole heart, all your power and all your mind.
We read just now from 1 Corinthians 2:6-10 and 13:9-12 and not once do any of these passages refer to an event where every being on earth will be swept into the sky and in full view of everyone disappear, or do these scripture even hint to the fact that a secret and clandestine disappearance of believers will happen in the night? It is a figment of the imagination of carnal man who fears that he or she will not be able to stand through the tribulation and therefore grabs hold of only a single fragment of a single verse, to build an escape route, so as to calm down their fear filled spirit, instead of preparing themselves for the truth that is inevitable.
SEH-lah, why is man so inclined to lie to himself? Why do they not want to face truth and prepare for what is to come? Is it because they are so afraid, or is it because they are really not understanding what they read:
At first I thought he was asking me a rhetorical question. Then I saw that he was waiting for an answer. This was surprising in two ways. Firstly, I immediately realised that he was not all knowing. He was NOT GOD! Certain things are not known to him either. He must be able to understand the working of the Word in and through man, but he does not understand MAN! For those things are only known to the Creator Himself. Secondly, I have the answers to some things they wonder about!
“Master I think that it is even more than that. Yeas, man is scared stiff. When he is scared he either fights or he takes flight, but man is inherently lazy. Why work at something which can be ignored? Especially if it is possible to quote from a higher authority to say that this specific portion of hard work is not necessary, because we will miss it!
Also, man wants to know that there is a plan “B”. that is, where I have come to understand from Your teaching, that the ego of man, his own self, needs protection. The moment he can somehow convince himself that all is not as bleak as it seems, he clings to the fact/hope that there will be a way out. A get out of jail free, card!”
He looked at me and said: “Now the absolutely illogical and almost thoughtless stupidity in the things that man sometimes do, when the obvious to me, is right in front of his face, is suddenly clear.”
He looked as if he was instantly filled with sorrow. I said: “Sir, it is obviously the fact that sin is present in the life of man. It is not a smooth road to travel for man. Sin is all around us. We are automatically drawn towards the wrong side of life. When the enemy came and destroyed our innocence and our immediate walk with Father, he set the scene for us to stumble rather than run.”
SEH-lah, I have had insight into everything that man has written down in books over the ages. I have seen the works of so-called knowledgeable and the information that they have penned down, without consulting the High Lord JHWH on what they write. They call it “reference works” or even “encyclopaedias or Dictionaries. Some of these works are simply collections of knowledge. Some of them attempt to be explanatory. Even in those works, man has not found any real right of existence for the RAPTURE theology.
Why then, if man has researched the scriptures, has collected the available information and compiled sheets reflecting facts only, do they still believe such misinterpretation and such direct and immediately dangerous lies being told? Are you inherently intent on self-destruction?”
“Master, it is the bane of the sin nature and the flesh of man. You taught me that man is prone to make of himself his own most important god. He becomes his own idol. That is why man is almost on an automatic course of destruction. That is why we have to first come to the realisation that we are filled with sin and that we are inherently devoid of Holiness and in need of change.”
SEH-lah, it is time for mankind to realise that their time is very limited and that the end has already been called in. The need to be equipped is immediate, for any delay is too long.
Many hundreds of years ago, some men who sought wisdom from the scriptures started a movement of belief which they called the theory of dispensation. Men studied the end time prophecies as they are to be found in the Written Word. They decided, in their carnal wisdom, to attempt, to literarily interpret the Word of JHWH.
The End Time prophecies as written down in the Word of JHWH is given an interpretation that is very much based in carnal thought. However, they called them theories. As you as a man with high intellect knows, any theory is a thought in the mind of man that is awaiting an event to prove that it is in fact correct. Some theories, such as the theory of Quantum Physics, will forever stay theories, because JHWH is excluded from possibility in the process of the execution of the experiment to prove the theorem to be of any real value.
My own research of the DISPENSATIONAL THEOLOGY THEOREM
The most important thing to remember is that all the researchers and all the theologians who compiled the SCHOFIELD WRITTEN WORD declare it to be a THEORY only.
SCHOFIELD: 1869 -1909: In Dispensational theology, the Rapture is the centrepiece of YAHUSHUA’ second coming. Depicted as a glorious, dramatic event with YAHUSHUA coming to literally take believers up into the sky. There are several theories about the timing of the Rapture:
o Pre-tribulation rapture: When John ascends to heaven REVELATION 4:1-2. After these things I looked, and behold, a door standing open in heaven. And the first voice which I heard was like a trumpet speaking with me, saying, “Come up here, and I will show you things which must take place after this.” 2 Immediately I was in the Spirit; and behold, a throne set in heaven, and One sat on the throne.
In this theory, Christians will be taken up before the Great Tribulation: Daniel 9:24-27: and Revelation 7:14 is quoted in this theorem, but it is almost impossible to stretch the imagination as far as the theory wants to take the argument. It is based on these two scriptures that it is theorised that the Christians will be spared from the complete tribulation and its’ suffering.
DAN: 9:24 – 27
24“Seventy weeks are determined for your people and for your holy city, to finish the transgression, to make an end of sins, To make reconciliation for iniquity, To bring in everlasting righteousness, To seal up vision and prophecy, And to anoint the Most Holy.
25 “Know therefore and understand, that from the going forth of the command to restore and build Jerusalem until Messiah the Prince, there shall be seven weeks and sixty-two weeks; the street shall be built again, and the wall, even in troublesome times.
26 “And after the sixty-two weeks Messiah shall be cut off, but not for Himself; and the people of the prince who is to come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary. The end of it shall be with a flood, and till the end of the war desolations are determined.
27 Then he shall confirm a covenant with many for one week; But in the middle of the week He shall bring an end to sacrifice and offering, and on the wing of abominations shall be one who makes desolate, even until the consummation, which is determined, is poured out on the desolate.”
REV: 7: 14
14 And I said to him, “Sir, you know.” So he said to me, “These are the ones who come out of the great tribulation, and washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.
o MID-TRIBULATION RAPTURE:
• When the two prophets ascend to heaven Revelation 11:11-12 11. Now after the three-and-a-half days the breath of life from God entered them, and they stood on their feet, and great fear fell on those who saw them. 12 And they heard a loud voice from heaven saying to them, “Come up here.” And they ascended to heaven in a cloud, and their enemies saw them.
o POST-TRIBULATION RAPTURE:
At the end of the seven bowls Revelation 16:17-21:
Seventh Bowl: The Earth Utterly Shaken: 17 Then the seventh angel poured out his bowl into the air, and a loud voice came out of the temple of heaven, from the throne, saying, “It is done!” 18 And there were noises and thunderings and lightning; and there was a great earthquake, such a mighty and great earthquake as had not occurred since men were on the earth. 19 Now the great city was divided into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell. And great Babylon was remembered before God, to give her the cup of the wine of the fierceness of His wrath. 20 Then every island fled away, and the mountains were not found. 21 And great hail from heaven fell upon men, each hailstone about the weight of a talent. Men blasphemed God because of the plague of the hail, since that plague was exceedingly great.
THE RAPTURE IN POPULAR CULTURE:
(THIS QUOTATION I CUT AND PASTE FROM “POPULAR THEOLOGY) 2012: THE EARTH UTTERLY SHAKEN: [NOT MY OWN WORK, NOR PART OF THE TEACHING RECEIVED FROM TRUTH/WISDOM/KNOWLEDGE]
The Rapture and other ideas about events surrounding the second coming of Christ have spawned a whole industry in recent years. Hal Lindsey’s 1970 book The Late Great Planet Earth and the Left Behind series by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins have been at the forefront. Besides the many books, there are websites, TV evangelists, lecture series, movies and videos. Some of these feature imaginative and vivid embellishments of WRITTEN WORD prophecies mingled with contemporary political and social theories. Most of these works go well beyond anything revealed in the WRITTEN WORD and are properly classified as fiction – not as WRITTEN WORD prophecy.
IS THE RAPTURE SUPPOSED TO HAPPEN SOON?
Over the past 2000 years, countless groups and individuals have compared events of their time to WRITTEN WORD prophecies and come to the conclusion that YAHUSHUA would be returning soon. Some have set a specific date and led their followers into the wilderness to wait for Christ to come. Every one of those predictions turned out to be wrong, but that has not deterred people from making modern-day predictions that YAHUSHUA will be returning in the near future. Most mainstream WRITTEN WORD scholars, however, do not think current world affairs are evidence of the imminent return of Christ.
SEH-lah, YAHUSHUA, Himself, said: Matthew 24:36 “However, no one knows the day or the hour when these things will happen, not even the angels in heaven or the Son himself. Only the Father knows.
YAHUSHUA also said that you should not believe anyone who claims to be the Messiah or anyone who claims to know when He is coming again. The second coming of YAHUSHUA will be sudden, unexpected and unmistakable, like lightning flashing across the sky:
SEH-lah we are going to spend a lengthy time in the Word now. But as we read, we will explain that which read to be understood. Explanation will not be in any other way, than to read what is being said. Now read the following:
Matthew 24:23-51, 23 “Then if anyone says to you, ‘Look, here is the Christ!’ or ‘There!’ do not believe it. 24 For false christs and false prophets will rise and show great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect. 25 See, I have told you beforehand. 26 “Therefore if they say to you, ‘Look, He is in the desert!’ do not go out; or ‘Look, He is in the inner rooms!’ do not believe it. 27 For as the lightning comes from the east and flashes to the west, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be. 28 For wherever the carcass is, there the eagles will be gathered together.
The Coming of the Son of Man
29 “Immediately after the tribulation of those days the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light; the stars will fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken. 30 Then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in heaven, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. 31 And He will send His angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they will gather together His elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other
The Parable of the Fig Tree
32 “Now learn this parable from the fig tree: When its branch has already become tender and puts forth leaves, you know that summer is near. 33 So you also, when you see all these things, know that it is near: at the doors! 34 Assuredly, I say to you, this generation will by no means pass away till all these things take place. 35 Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will by no means pass away.
No One Knows the Day or Hour
36 “But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, but My Father only. 37 But as the days of Noah were, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be. 38 For as in the days before the flood, they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, 39 and did not know until the flood came and took them all away, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be. 40 Then two men will be in the field: one will be taken and the other left. 41 Two women will be grinding at the mill: one will be taken and the other left. 42 Watch therefore, for you do not know what hour your Lord is coming. 43 But know this, that if the master of the house had known what hour the thief would come, he would have watched and not allowed his house to be broken into. 44 Therefore you also be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.
The Faithful Servant and the Evil Servant
45 “Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his master made ruler over his household, to give them food in due season? 46 Blessed is that servant whom his master, when he comes, will find so doing. 47 Assuredly, I say to you that he will make him ruler over all his goods. 48 But if that evil servant says in his heart, ‘My master is delaying his coming,’ 49 and begins to beat his fellow servants, and to eat and drink with the drunkards, 50 the master of that servant will come on a day when he is not looking for him and at an hour that he is not aware of, 51 and will cut him in two and appoint him his portion with the hypocrites. There shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
Mark 13:21-23, 21 “Then if anyone says to you, ‘Look, here is the Christ!’ or, ‘Look, He is there!’ do not believe it. 22 For false christs and false prophets will rise and show signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the [a]elect. 23 But take heed; see, I have told you all things beforehand.
The Coming of the Son of Man
24 “But in those days, after that tribulation, the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light; 25 the stars of heaven will fall, and the powers in the heavens will be shaken. 26 Then they will see the Son of Man coming in the clouds with great power and glory. 27 And then He will send His angels, and gather together His [b]elect from the four winds, from the farthest part of earth to the farthest part of heaven.
MARK 13:32-37: No One Knows the Day or Hour
32 “But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. 33 Take heed, watch and pray; for you do not know when the time is. 34 It is like a man going to a far country, who left his house and gave authority to his servants, and to each his work, and commanded the doorkeeper to watch. 35 Watch therefore, for you do not know when the master of the house is coming; in the evening, at midnight, at the crowing of the rooster, or in the morning; 36 lest, coming suddenly, he find you sleeping. 37 And what I say to you, I say to all: Watch!”
Luke 17:20-37: The Coming of the Kingdom
20 Now when He was asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God would come, He answered them and said, “The kingdom of God does not come with observation; 21 nor will they say, ‘See here!’ or ‘See there!’ For indeed, the kingdom of God is within you.” 22 Then He said to the disciples, “The days will come when you will desire to see one of the days of the Son of Man, and you will not see it. 23 And they will say to you, ‘Look here!’ or ‘Look there!’ Do not go after them or follow them. 24 For as the lightning that flashes out of one part under heaven shines to the other part under heaven, so also the Son of Man will be in His day. 25 But first He must suffer many things and be rejected by this generation. 26 And as it was in the days of Noah, so it will be also in the days of the Son of Man: 27 They ate, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, and the flood came and destroyed them all. 28 Likewise as it was also in the days of Lot: They ate, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they built; 29 but on the day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven and destroyed them all. 30 Even so will it be in the day when the Son of Man is revealed. 31 “In that day, he who is on the housetop, and his [d]goods are in the house, let him not come down to take them away. And likewise the one who is in the field, let him not turn back. 32 Remember Lot’s wife. 33 Whoever seeks to save his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life will preserve it. 34 I tell you, in that night there will be two men in one bed: the one will be taken and the other will be left. 35 Two women will be grinding together: the one will be taken and the other left. 36 Two men will be in the field: the one will be taken and the other left.” 37 And they answered and said to Him, “Where, Lord?” So He said to them, “Wherever the body is, there the eagles will be gathered together.”
SEH-lah, we have to be very clear on these scriptures. In most of the scriptures YAHUSHUA is teaching his disciples that He is returning and that the children of God will have to withstand the tribulations attached to being a child of the Truthful, the one and only God, JHWH. Remember the close relationship that He had with these men. He was teaching them in the intricate love of the Father. He Himself can do no wrong. He is incapable of sin. To not reveal everything that needs to be known is as good as lying. Lying is the speciality of the evil one. He is the owner of the lie and the sole perpetrator of the lie. JHWH the triune God cannot lie. Why would YAHUSHUA keep secret a planned event which will safeguard the saints from harm? In great contrast, He is teaching them to be prepared to have to face and battle through the great tribulation. Through the greatest test of all time. He never teaches that JHWH will become like a thief and fight evil with evil. He warns His disciples that these trying times are coming. He warns them to be well prepared, because the hardship will be great.
He teaches them that if the Father does not have mercy on the human race and shorten these times, even the saints may be tested beyond capacity and may again become lost and fall from His Grace!
MAT: 24: 22 22 And unless those days were shortened, no flesh would be saved; but for the elect’s sake those days will be shortened.
SEH-lah, nowhere in the Word does YAHUSHUA give the instruction to His children to try and determine the day and date of the last day. He emphasises that fact that the important thing is not to know when or how the end will come, but to be spiritually prepared when it does.
Matthew 25:1-13: Then the kingdom of heaven shall be likened to ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom. 2 Now five of them were wise, and five were foolish. 3 Those who were foolish took their lamps and took no oil with them, 4 but the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps. 5 But while the bridegroom was delayed, they all slumbered and slept.
6 “And at midnight a cry was heard: ‘Behold, the bridegroom is coming; go out to meet him!’ 7 Then all those virgins arose and trimmed their lamps. 8 And the foolish said to the wise, ‘Give us some of your oil, for our lamps are going out.’ 9 But the wise answered, saying, ‘No, lest there should not be enough for us and you; but go rather to those who sell, and buy for yourselves.’ 10 And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came, and those who were ready went in with him to the wedding; and the door was shut.
11 “Afterward the other virgins came also, saying, ‘Lord, Lord, open to us!’ 12 But he answered and said, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, I do not know you.’
13 “Watch therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour in which the Son of Man is coming.
Matthew 24:42-44 42 Watch therefore, for you do not know what hour your Lord is coming. 43 But know this, that if the master of the house had known what hour the thief would come, he would have watched and not allowed his house to be broken into. 44 Therefore you also be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expected.
Luke 21:31-36, 31 So you also, when you see these things happening, know that the kingdom of God is near. 32 Assuredly, I say to you, this generation will by no means pass away till all things take place. 33 Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will by no means pass away.
The Importance of Watching
34 “But take heed to yourselves, lest your hearts be weighed down with [a]carousing, drunkenness, and cares of this life, and that Day come on you unexpectedly. 35 For it will come as a snare on all those who dwell on the face of the whole earth. 36 Watch therefore, and pray always that you may [b]be counted worthy to escape all these things that will come to pass, and to stand before the Son of Man.”
1 Thessalonians 5:2-3: For you yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so comes as a thief in the night. 3 For when they say, “Peace and safety!” then sudden destruction comes upon them, as labour pains upon a pregnant woman. And they shall not escape.
SEH-lah, we have had a good look at the reasons why there are no indications of YAHUSHUA warning or pacifying the children of JHWH that they do not have to become frightened or have to be at the ready to face the tribulation. However, he continuously warns the whole of mankind, that they have to be ready, wear the whole of the armour of God and that they should know the Word off by heart for the comes a time when they will not be allowed to read and carry the written word around.
WHAT DOES THE WRITTEN WORD SAY ABOUT THE SECOND COMING OF YAHUSHUA?
The redemption work of JHWH is ongoing. If you read the Old Testament with the leadership of the Holy Ghost, you will find that throughout time He has lead Israel towards truth and righteousness.
If you are wise and if you have insight in the heart of the Father, as you have been shown over the past two years, then you will realise that the second phase of the redemption work started, with the first coming of YAHUSHUA. The birth of the Christ. What has happened between that time and today, is the preparation for the second coming. The final coming. If the rapture teaching was correct, would the teaching of the RAPTURE not then rely on the fact that there will be three comings of Christ? Once only half way to come and collect the saved in the sky? And thereafter to come and sit upon the judgement throne? Can the people of earth not count SEH-lah, or are they so blinded by their own self and their short-sighted desire to be safe all the time, that they refuse to hear the truth?
I tell you today, that when He comes again to earth, it will be to judge, to separate the saved from the evil. It will be once and it will be final. He will not have an almost event and an event. He is a God of certainty and if He says I will come once again, He means ONCE again. Not TWICE again.
YAHUSHUA left no doubt that He will return again to complete His mission of salvation for mankind:
John 14:1-4 “Don’t be troubled. You trust God, now trust in me. There are many rooms in my Father’s home, and I am going to prepare a place for you. If this were not so, I would tell you plainly. When everything is ready, I will come and get you, so that you will always be with me where I am.”
SEH-lah, we have read most of the scriptures tonight already. Write them again for the children to read. Do not spoon-feed them, let them take the Word and let them dig into it by themselves. It is a certainty that man remembers better when he had to expend energy to find a treasure, than when he wins a prize.
Matthew 23:39, Luke 18:8, John 14:18,
John 14: 28-29, Acts 1:11, Acts 3:20-21,
1 Corinthians 11:26, Philippians 4:5, Colossians 3:4,
1 Thessalonians 1:10, 1 Thessalonians 2:19, and 3:13, and 5:23,
2 Thessalonians 2:8, 1 Timothy 6:14-15, Titus 2:13,
Hebrews 9:28, James 5:7-9, 2 Peter 1:16,
1 John 2:28, and 3:2, Revelation 3:11, and 22:12, and 22:20.
WHEN WILL YAHUSHUA COME AGAIN?
The WRITTEN WORD tells of many events that will occur before the Second Coming of YAHUSHUA. It also has many indications of which signs will be seen near the end. It is foretold that there will be wars, famines, earthquakes, false prophets, persecutions, and an increase in wickedness.
SEH-lah, the reason why the Father is teaching you and the 12 gross times 1000 sons of Yahushua to lead the end time children of the Lord JHWH, is that the Good News, the Salvation message must first be preached to all nations. The temple at Jerusalem would be destroyed. As happened already a mere 70 years after the cross death and resurrection of YAHUSHUA
Many of the followers of the Living Word expected Him to return within their lifetimes, and that expectation was supported by several passages such as:
Luke 21:32-33 “Truly I say to you, this generation will not pass away until all things take place. Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will not pass away.”
But then, when you study the written word in depth SEH-lah, and I need you to make sure of my words, you have to study the Word, not interpret it.
Read it to remember it.
Read it to know it.
Read it to be able to bring it to remembrance and then make it your own.
On the other hand, passages such as this one place the Second Coming much farther in the future: Matthew 24:14 “And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in the whole world for a witness to all the nations, and then the end shall come.”
Remember SEH-lah, we are now discussing the Second Coming and no longer the RAPTURE debate. There is not any completely satisfactory resolution of the differences in the WRITTEN WORD regarding the when and where as to the second coming. No solution regarding the discrepancies has ever been found, and the timing of the Second Coming has been a subject of great dispute and even discord and war within Christendom from the beginning.
YAHUSHUA, Himself, said no one would be able to predict exactly when He would return: Mark 13:32-33. “No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. Be on guard! Be alert! You do not know when that time will come.”
One thing is certain. The second coming, when it happens, will be swift and unexpected: Matthew 24:43-44 So you also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him.
Over the past 2 millennia, there have been countless attempts by man to interpret their immediate current events according to the signs in the WRITTEN WORD. There have been innumerable predictions that the Second Coming was imminent. You know how you reacted when the prediction was that the world would end on 12 December 2012. Then it was followed by another on 1 July 2016. Both were wrong as was all those predictions before it. All have been wrong.
Related verses: Matthew 16:27-28, and 24:1-51 and 26:24,
Mark 9:1, and 13:1-36, and 14:62,
Luke 9:26-27, and 21:5-36,
2 Thessalonians 1:7-10,
2 Peter 3:8-14,
Because no one knows when YAHUSHUA will come again for the final judgment, we must always be prepared. YAHUSHUA’S Parable of the Ten Virgins Matthew 25:1-13 speaks directly to the need for the soul of man to be prepared for the final judgment. YAHUSHUA said the same on a number of other times and he pertinently made the same point repeatedly.
Related verses: Matthew 24:42-51,
Mark 8:38, 13:33-37,
Luke 9:26, and 12:35-47, and 21:34-36,
1 Thessalonians 5:2-3,
2 Timothy 4:8,
Hebrews 9:28, 1 Peter 1:7 – 13, and 4:13,
2 Peter 3:10-14
The belief that man lives one life and then he dies, cannot be further from the truth. SEH-lah, as sure as you are alive today, so I assure you that everyone who has ever lived will be brought back to life in some form to face the final judgment along with those still living:
Let us read the following:
John 5:25-29 Most assuredly, I say to you, the hour is coming, and now is, when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God; and those who hear will live. For as the Father has life in Himself, so He has granted the Son to have life in Himself, and has given Him authority to execute judgment also, because He is the Son of Man. Do not marvel at this; for the hour is coming in which all who are in the graves will hear His voice and come forth — those who have done good, to the resurrection of life, and those who have done evil, to the resurrection of condemnation.
I went and tabled all the related verses as I was instructed afterwards. All the related verses were given to me by WISDOM. I did not Google, nor did I follow hyperlinks, nor did I study references according to the reference Bible links. Not only those hereunder, but also all of the verses quoted as “Related verses” above.
Acts 4:2, and 17:18, and 29-32, and 23:6; and Acts 24:15-16, and verse 21,
Romans 4:17, and 5:17, and 6:5 – 8 and Romans 8:11, and 11:15,
1 Corinthians 6:14-15, and 15:23,
2 Corinthians 1:9, and 4:14, and 5:1-10,
Philippians 3:10-11 and verse 21,
1 Thessalonians 4:13-18,
2 Timothy 2:18,
Hebrews 6:2, and 11:19, and verse 35,
Tell every ear willing to hear that while mankind is still living, or until YAHUSHUA comes again, they have every opportunity to repent. There is a teaching doing the rounds that repentance is harmful to the psyche is man. I tell you that there is no healing without the acknowledgement of wrongdoing, thereafter the repentance from the wrongdoing and lastly, to permanently change your ways from evil to good. That will not exclude any man from being judged. All will be judged.
It is a fact, without the possibility of a pardon or a “free lot” that everyone, the still living and the resurrected dead, will face God’s judgment. In that day, even those who profess their personal attachment to Christianity as a religion, will be judged by the deeds they have done in life. No good deed will however buy or secure them a place in heaven.
Without the Blood of Yahushua, without the recognition of their sinful nature, without repentance and the subsequent turning from their wicked ways and the following of the Son of God, there is no salvation. Matthew 7:21-23, and 2 Corinthians 5:10 proclaims: Those who have lived righteous lives will be granted eternal life; those who have lived evil lives will be condemned to eternal punishment
Matthew 5:29-30, and 25:31-46, Mark 9:43-48.
The apostle Paul put it this way:
2 Corinthians 5:6-10 Therefore we are always confident and know that as long as we are at home in the body we are away from the Lord. We live by faith, not by sight. We are confident, I say, and would prefer to be away from the body and at home with the Lord. So we make it our goal to please him, whether we are at home in the body or away from it. For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that each one may receive what is due him for the things done while in the body, whether good or bad.
The righteous who are granted eternal life will receive new spiritual bodies. Even though those new bodies will resemble the old earthly body, it will be completely different, because it will be eternal. Never to age again. Never to get ill or to hurt or to become lonely again. It is and will be perfect in YAHUSHUA and the Father JHWH.
So will it be with the resurrection of the dead.
o The body that is sown is perishable
o It will be raised imperishable
o It is sown in dishonour and in sin,
o It is raised in glory;
o It is sown in weakness,
o It is raised in power;
o It is sown a natural body
o It is raised a spiritual body. 1 Corinthians 15:42-44
RELATED VERSES: Matthew 7:1, and 21-27, and 16:24-27,
John 3:16-21, and 5:21-30,
Acts 10:39-43, and 17:29-31,
1 Corinthians 4:5, and 15:23,
2 Timothy 4:1-8,
James 2:12-17, and 4:11-12, and 5:7-9,
1 Peter 4:1-6,
Revelation 2:20-23, and 20:11-15, and 22:12-13
SEH-lah, let us just look at what the written word says about salvation?
We are dealing with the end times, with the possibility of ending in the everlasting life or the everlasting death. There will be a New Heaven and a new Earth.
The final result of the Second Coming will be fulfilment of all the promises of the kingdom of God. Not only will the evil one be destroyed, there will be no more sin, suffering or death.
REVELATION 20:10 And the devil, who deceived them, was thrown into the lake of burning sulphur, where the beast and the false prophet had been thrown. They will be tormented day and night for ever and ever.
MATTHEW 13:40-43 “As the weeds are pulled up and burned in the fire, so it will be at the end of the age. The Son of Man will send out his angels, and they will weed out of his kingdom eve