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DISBELIEVING THE RAPTURE IS AKIN TO CALLING GOD'S WORD UNTRUE. (PART ONE)

My being imperfect like most other people doesn't give us an impetus to toy with God's Word. God alone gives us knowledge to understand the part of His Word He desires us to understand on this side of eternity. I beseech us not to take the RAPTURE LIGHTLY, just like every other of God's Word that must always comes to pass,so long He said It.

I'm not a theologian nor desires to be one,so I'm having no business here with pre tribulation or after, but strictly the RAPTURE,though they are tied together.


In 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18, Paul says, “But I do not want you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning those who have fallen asleep, lest you sorrow as others who have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will bring with Him those who sleep in Jesus. For this we say to you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive and remain until the coming of the Lord will by no means precede…”—or “go before”—“…those who are asleep. For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we…”—Paul includes himself—“…who are alive and remain shall be caught up…”—there’s our word “harpodzo” or “raptured”—“…together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord.” Then Paul closes with, “Therefore comfort one another with these words.”

But,a lot of us don't believe as the word,*Rapture* doesn't appear directly in the Bible. As a result,even apostle Peter was compelled to WARNED us;

In 2 Peter 3:3-4, Peter says, “Scoffers will come in the last days, walking according to their own lusts, and saying, ‘Where is the promise of His coming? For since the fathers fell asleep…”—or literally “died”—“…all things continue as they were from the beginning of creation.’”

In other words, they were saying, “There’s no ‘coming again’( which in effect is the RAPTURE) of the Lord! It hasn’t happened yet. It won’t happen in the future.”
They were mocking the concept or the doctrine of the return Christ Jesus. And as far as we can see and decipher, the scorners and mockers which Peter spoke about has arrived. Yet,Peter made it clear that our ever Compassionate God wants to save as many He can;

8. But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.
9. The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; BUT IS LONG-SUFFERING TO us-ward, NOT WILLING that ANY should PERISH, but that ALL SHOULD come to REPENTANCE. (2Pe 3: 8-9)

As Christians, we believe in the Incarnation, that God became a man in Christ; we believe in the Crucifixion, that Christ Jesus died on the Cross for our sins; we believe in the Resurrection, that Christ Jesus rose victoriously and bodily from the grave; we believe in the Ascension, that Christ Jesus ascended back into heaven; and we believe in the exaltation, that Christ Jesus is seated at the right hand of God the Father.

But that’s not the end of the story; as some or all the mockers would have us believe. WE ALSO BELIEVE IN THE RETURN OF CHRIST JESUS. He is coming again. We focus so much on His BIRTH and on His DEATH and on His RESURRECTION, but we forget that He is ASCENDED, EXALTED AND WILL COME AGAIN.

And of course the main architect of these schemes to make us disbelieve the coming back of our LORD AND SAVIOUR,is the devil,(Jn.8:44),whom has released his agents, comprising of his demons,and willing human agents,because he is the father of lies,and is seriously threatened because he knows his time is but a little while away, though we can't know the actual date or time. Seekers can only guess.

IT'S THE ONLY TRUE EXPLANATION FOR THE INCREASE OF *SUPPOSED KNOWLEDGE,* ALL IN THE DEVIL'S BID TO DISTRACT US FROM THE GLORY THAT AWAITS TRUE BELIEVERS AND WRECK AS MUCH HAVOC IN THE LIVES OF MEN AS HE CAN BEFORE THE FINAL MOMENT...THE SOUNDING OF THE TRUMPET.

Christ Jesus promised to come again. In John 14:2-3, ChryJesus said, “I go to prepare a place for you, and if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself, that where I am, there you may be also.”

I believe His promise. Christ Jesus always keeps His promises. If He promised He is preparing a place and He promised that He would come to “receive” us, I believe that’s a revelation of the rapture of the church. He said that He will take us to His “Father’s house,” and I believe His promise will be fulfilled.

This is what we call “the rapture of the church.” It was first revealed in John 14 by our Lord Himself. Then it was revealed by Paul the Apostle as the “mystery” of the body of Christ being “caught up to meet the Lord in the air.”
But there are some who say that the word “rapture” is not in the Bible, so they therefore argue that the doctrine of the rapture is not Biblical. I would also argue that the Bible does not have the word “Trinity” in it, but we believe in the Trinity. The word “providence” does not appear in the Bible, but we believe in the providence of God. So the fact that the word “rapture” does not appear in the Bible doesn’t mean it’s not a doctrine found in the Bible.

Like I began with, I'm not a theologian nor desires to be one... BECAUSE,THE WORD OF GOD SUPERSEDES CHURCH HISTORY (EVEN THOUGH CHURCH HISTORY IS IMPORTANT) BUT, IT'S GOD'S WORD FIRST.

We aren't done yet on this, I believe the Lord Himself will pilot us to it's conclusion, because many are being deceived... remember ;
9. The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; BUT IS LONG-SUFFERING TO us-ward, NOT WILLING that ANY should PERISH, but that ALL SHOULD come to REPENTANCE. (2Pe 3: 8-9)
May His Grace and Mercy speak for us until then,Amen!
THAT I MAY KNOW HIM![PHP.3:10] πŸš₯πŸš₯πŸš₯πŸš₯πŸš₯πŸš₯πŸš₯πŸš₯πŸš₯πŸš₯πŸš₯πŸš₯πŸš₯πŸš₯πŸš₯πŸš₯ DISBELIEVING THE RAPTURE IS AKIN TO CALLING GOD'S WORD UNTRUE. (PART ONE) πŸš₯πŸš₯πŸš₯πŸš₯πŸš₯πŸš₯πŸš₯πŸš₯πŸš₯πŸš₯πŸš₯πŸš₯πŸš₯πŸš₯πŸš₯πŸš₯ My being imperfect like most other people doesn't give us an impetus to toy with God's Word. God alone gives us knowledge to understand the part of His Word He desires us to understand on this side of eternity. I beseech us not to take the RAPTURE LIGHTLY, just like every other of God's Word that must always comes to pass,so long He said It. I'm not a theologian nor desires to be one,so I'm having no business here with pre tribulation or after, but strictly the RAPTURE,though they are tied together. In 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18, Paul says, “But I do not want you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning those who have fallen asleep, lest you sorrow as others who have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will bring with Him those who sleep in Jesus. For this we say to you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive and remain until the coming of the Lord will by no means precede…”—or “go before”—“…those who are asleep. For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we…”—Paul includes himself—“…who are alive and remain shall be caught up…”—there’s our word “harpodzo” or “raptured”—“…together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord.” Then Paul closes with, “Therefore comfort one another with these words.” But,a lot of us don't believe as the word,*Rapture* doesn't appear directly in the Bible. As a result,even apostle Peter was compelled to WARNED us; In 2 Peter 3:3-4, Peter says, “Scoffers will come in the last days, walking according to their own lusts, and saying, ‘Where is the promise of His coming? For since the fathers fell asleep…”—or literally “died”—“…all things continue as they were from the beginning of creation.’” In other words, they were saying, “There’s no ‘coming again’( which in effect is the RAPTURE) of the Lord! It hasn’t happened yet. It won’t happen in the future.” They were mocking the concept or the doctrine of the return Christ Jesus. And as far as we can see and decipher, the scorners and mockers which Peter spoke about has arrived. Yet,Peter made it clear that our ever Compassionate God wants to save as many He can; 8. But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. 9. The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; BUT IS LONG-SUFFERING TO us-ward, NOT WILLING that ANY should PERISH, but that ALL SHOULD come to REPENTANCE. (2Pe 3: 8-9) As Christians, we believe in the Incarnation, that God became a man in Christ; we believe in the Crucifixion, that Christ Jesus died on the Cross for our sins; we believe in the Resurrection, that Christ Jesus rose victoriously and bodily from the grave; we believe in the Ascension, that Christ Jesus ascended back into heaven; and we believe in the exaltation, that Christ Jesus is seated at the right hand of God the Father. But that’s not the end of the story; as some or all the mockers would have us believe. WE ALSO BELIEVE IN THE RETURN OF CHRIST JESUS. He is coming again. We focus so much on His BIRTH and on His DEATH and on His RESURRECTION, but we forget that He is ASCENDED, EXALTED AND WILL COME AGAIN. And of course the main architect of these schemes to make us disbelieve the coming back of our LORD AND SAVIOUR,is the devil,(Jn.8:44),whom has released his agents, comprising of his demons,and willing human agents,because he is the father of lies,and is seriously threatened because he knows his time is but a little while away, though we can't know the actual date or time. Seekers can only guess. IT'S THE ONLY TRUE EXPLANATION FOR THE INCREASE OF *SUPPOSED KNOWLEDGE,* ALL IN THE DEVIL'S BID TO DISTRACT US FROM THE GLORY THAT AWAITS TRUE BELIEVERS AND WRECK AS MUCH HAVOC IN THE LIVES OF MEN AS HE CAN BEFORE THE FINAL MOMENT...THE SOUNDING OF THE TRUMPET. Christ Jesus promised to come again. In John 14:2-3, ChryJesus said, “I go to prepare a place for you, and if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself, that where I am, there you may be also.” I believe His promise. Christ Jesus always keeps His promises. If He promised He is preparing a place and He promised that He would come to “receive” us, I believe that’s a revelation of the rapture of the church. He said that He will take us to His “Father’s house,” and I believe His promise will be fulfilled. This is what we call “the rapture of the church.” It was first revealed in John 14 by our Lord Himself. Then it was revealed by Paul the Apostle as the “mystery” of the body of Christ being “caught up to meet the Lord in the air.” But there are some who say that the word “rapture” is not in the Bible, so they therefore argue that the doctrine of the rapture is not Biblical. I would also argue that the Bible does not have the word “Trinity” in it, but we believe in the Trinity. The word “providence” does not appear in the Bible, but we believe in the providence of God. So the fact that the word “rapture” does not appear in the Bible doesn’t mean it’s not a doctrine found in the Bible. Like I began with, I'm not a theologian nor desires to be one... BECAUSE,THE WORD OF GOD SUPERSEDES CHURCH HISTORY (EVEN THOUGH CHURCH HISTORY IS IMPORTANT) BUT, IT'S GOD'S WORD FIRST. We aren't done yet on this, I believe the Lord Himself will pilot us to it's conclusion, because many are being deceived... remember ; 9. The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; BUT IS LONG-SUFFERING TO us-ward, NOT WILLING that ANY should PERISH, but that ALL SHOULD come to REPENTANCE. (2Pe 3: 8-9) May His Grace and Mercy speak for us until then,AmenπŸ™‡πŸ™!
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