Hope To The End ......... Former Raptures in History

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MARK 13: 35

Believing that every morsel of the Word of God is highly significant, it can be perceived that
four translations (Resurrections/Raptures) occur within the New Testament Church, based upon  Mark 13:35
"Watch ye therefore; for ye know not when the Master of the House (Jesus) cometh:
"at even (evening)......First Translation took place on Easter Sunday
evening-- Matthew 27:52,53;  Luke 24:51 and John 17:24
"or at Midnight.......The Midnight Rapture- Resurrection
(also called "Second Watch) Matthew 25: 1--12
"or at the Cockcrowing.......Third Translation ( Rapture-Resurrection)
(also called ‘Third Watch  Luke 12: 38
"or in the Morning......Fourth Translation
(a Transfiguration; and Resurrection on the Last Day   John 11: 24

Let’s take a closer look at these 4 Translations / Resurrections

1. EVENING TRANSLATION


THE BARLEY SHEAF

THE BARLEY HARVEST
FIRSTFRUITS ------
1 Corinthians 15:20
"now is Christ (Jesus) risen from the dead, and become the Firstfruits of them that slept".....
Christ the Firstfruits; afterward they that are Christ's at His coming"


On the
EVENING of the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ, it is recorded that:
"The graves were opened; and many of the bodies of Saints which slept arose,
And came out of the graves after His resurrection,  (on Sunday )
And went into the Holy City, and appeared unto many." Matthew 27: 52, 53

Although their graves were opened Crucifixion evening, they did not appear bodily until Sunday, after Our Lord’s Resurrection. (Christ being the First Fruit, (1 Corinthians 15: 20 + 23 )...they being the "Bikkurim First-Sheaf" Leviticus 23: 12.

Later---- on Resurrection Sunday
EVENING , Christ ascended with His Sheaf of the first Translation. How do we know that He ascended that evening? Because Luke tells us so in Luke 24:50-52
 
( They ascended from Bethany LUKE 24: 50,51--- which is not the same as the top of the Mt. of Olives of Acts Ch. 1 , where Christ ascended 40 days later.
Bethany is a little hamlet further down the slope. Luke
again refers to this Sunday evening ascension- translation  in Acts 1:2.



The Next Resurrection/ Rapture :
2. THE MIDNIGHT RAPTURE Matthew 25: 1-12 .... the BRIDE of Christ Jesus
BEGINNING OF THE WHEAT HARVEST ---"BREAD
OF THE FIRSTFRUITS" Leviticus 23:20

The Rapture of the Church is considered to be at "Midnight", based on Matthew 25: 6.
"and at
Midnight there was a cry made". Christ also used the term "midnight" in Mark 13:35.
So that specific term is used twice in the Gospels.

It is also called "Mid-Night" because it occurs at Mid-Trib. We are already" in the midst ", the interim time between the tribulation and the GREAT tribulation. It is our belief that the Midnight Rapture will occur just before the Great Tribulation, and possibly simultaneously with World War 3, the Magog War ( 2 Thessalonians 1: 7,8.)
Let's see what the Scriptures say about this rapture:


1 Thessalonians 4: 13-19
"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 (precede) 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."

The "trump of God" can also be called  "Tekiah Gedolah" , meaning a very long sounding. Please see
http://hopetotheend.com/elul.html
We see this as the "last trump" in a series of 7 trumpets in Revelation 8-11.
It is sounded once only as described in Revelation 10:7 and Rev. 11:15

This Rapture is also called
"the Day of Christ"...".our gathering together unto Him"
2 Thessalonians 2: 1, 2 ( KJV Authorized,
only ) ... Philippians 1:6 "day of Jesus Christ"

DAY OF CHRIST = RAPTURE......for those who go
DAY OF THE LORD = JUDGEMENT.....for those who remain
These are both simultaneously on the same day, just opposite sides of the coin....see 2 Thessalonians 1: 7-10

Enoch is an example of the Midnight Rapture : Genesis 5:24 and Hebrews 11: 5, 6

WE ARE TO KNOW WHEN THE MIDNIGHT RAPTURE WILL TAKE PLACE

"But of the times and the seasons, brethren, ye have no need that I write unto you.
For yourselves KNOW perfectly that the day of the Lord ( judgement ) so cometh as a thief in the night.
( for those who are left behind ,  Rev. 3:3)
"For when they shall say 'Peace and safety' ( security ); then sudden destruction cometh upon THEM, as travail upon a woman with child;
and they shall not escape."

"But ye brethren are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief.
Ye are all children of light, and the children of the day. We are not of the night, nor of darkness." 1 Thessalonians Chapter 5:1-5.
(The sons of the prophets KNEW the exact day that Elijah would be raptured—2 Kings 2 )


The Apostle Paul tells us that this Midnight Rapture will occur after a
"falling away"( from Biblical Faith...Apostasy ; division within the church ),
and secondly, the “man of sin” has to be revealed before we go. ( not called "antichrist" just yet )
( 2 Thessalonians Chapter 2 ). Please see http://hopetotheend.com/2Thess2.html
In other words, the Church will be here to see the rise of the man of sin, sitting in the temple of God, showing ( demonstrating ) himself as God.
We cannot be raptured until that event takes place.

Falling Away
Concerning the Apostasy, we already see mainstream churches compromising dogmas and doctrines (TRUTH ) because of ecumenism and inclusiveness. There is now
Universalism ). "Go with the flow" . Would if the "flow" leads below ?

The Jewish people too are falling away from a Biblically prophesied Messiah, and are now looking for a political "messiah".

As far as the man of sin arising, that most likely will take place below the Jerusalem temple where he most likely will blasphemously sit on the newly found Ark of the Covenant ( mercy seat ) thus showing himself as God ( visual ). There does not have to be a re-built Temple, since all he would have to do is go below the temple area by way of the tunnel Robertson’s Arch, (SW corner of the wailing wall ) that leads to an inner chamber, where many believe the Ark was hidden.

"Behold, he is in the secret chambers” believe it not”---
Matthew 24:23--26
For more on the "Ark of the Covenant" Please see Jeremiah 3:16


So since no props are needed and the stage is already set, this man could perform this act at any time. However there will be a set of circumstances bringing this about, to be sure.

When these two events take place (apostasy and blasphemy) , then the Midnight rapture can eventually take place, but not before then.

The Compromised will be left behind:
"If therefore thou shalt not watch, I will come on thee as a thief
and thou shalt not know what hour I will come upon thee"....Revelation 3:3 and Rev. 16:15.
In this verse to the Sardis Church ( Revelation 3:3) , God is making a distinction between those who are alive in Christ ( living a professed Christ-like lifestyle )
and those who are not ( keeping it a secret ) . God is making a distinction between committed Believers and compromised Believers.
Those who are alive in Christ (active, professing, obedient Believers) will know when Our Lord is coming to rapture them away.

The inhibited Christian had not been watching closely and--- like the five unwise virgins of
Matthew 25 who did not have their lamps ready--- the inhibited will not be ready for our Lord's coming. Therefore the Midnight Rapture will come upon the compromised Christian as a thief. He did not watch, so he did not know. God will then separate the committed from the compromised.

Likewise, lukewarm pastors too will not know when the Midnight Rapture occurs, if they too have not diligently studied their Bibles, being guided only by the Holy Spirit, and not by others and
if they have not sufficiently warned of the days to come:
of the antichrist, the false prophet, the 666 Mark of the Beast;
or if they have not taught correctly the Rapture AFTER the blasphemy in the Temple
. (sitting as God ).
Please see Ezekiel 33 and Ezekiel 34:  Isaiah 56: 10 ; Jeremiah 23 and Matthew 23.

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"Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come. ( unless of course you watched )
But know this, that if the goodman of the house ( pastors, shepherds and ALSO heads of households )
had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched, ( and therefore known )
and would not have suffered his house to be broken up." Matthew 24:42

Luke 12:39, 40
"And this know, that if the goodman of the house had known what hour the thief would come, he would have watched ( and therefore known ) and not have suffered his house to be broken through.
Be ye therefore ready also: for the Son of man cometh at an hour when ye think not . (for those not watching ).

For those who are watching, Our Lord comes at a time we will know to look specifically for Him. 1 Thessalonians 5: 1- 6
"But of the times and the seasons, brethren, ye have no need that I write unto you.
For yourselves know perfectly that the Day of the
Lord ( judgment, Rev. 6:17 ) so cometh as a thief in the night
( to the compromised and the unbelieving )
For when they shall say, "Peace and Safety"( Security ) ; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape
( the compromisers and the unbelievers shall not escape;

But the watching, obedient, professing-Bride ascends at the Midnight Rapture. Please see http://hopetotheend.com/midnight.html . It is very orderly, 1 Corinthians 15:23.
We are to pray to be found worthy to escape all these things coming upon the world-- Luke 21: 36.


Please keep in mind that when Scripture speaks of "the Day of the
Lord", that speaks of judgment to come. When Scripture speaks of the "Day of CHRIST", that speaks of our Midnight Rapture.
 2 Thessalonians 2:2,
KJV only. The  newer Bible versions changed the "Day of Christ" to the "Day of the Lord", thus making it mean the opposite. This conformed to wishful thinking.

"But ye brethren are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief.
You are all the children of the light, and the children of the day :
we are not of the night, nor of darkness.
Therefore let us not sleep, as do others, but let us watch and be sober."
( and know )

We will know the day, as that day approaches, and it is our belief that we will even know the hour:
THE MIDNIGHT HOUR @ hopetotheend.com/midnight.html

THE DAY OF CHRIST

This Midnight Rapture then is the Day of Redemption for watching Believers.
"And grieve not the Holy Spirit of God whereby, ye are sealed unto THE DAY OF REDEMPTION"
Ephesians 4:30
That Day of redemption is also called
"The Day of Christ" 2 Thess. 2:1, 2 ( KJV ONLY )...the day of our gathering together unto Him" . "The day of Jesus Christ" Philippians 1:6

In
1 Peter 4:18, Peter tells us that the righteous will scarcely be saved. And Jesus tells us to pray that we be counted worthy to escape all these things (Great Tribulation) that are coming upon the world ( Luke 21:36 ) . So we must not be over confident of our position in Christ.
If we find ourselves here the morning after, what hope will there be?


Left Behind: The newly-emboldened BODY of Christ -- the Pre-wrath Rapture ( Rev. 16:15 )
3. COCKCROWING : THE HARVEST RAPTURE.....the Third Watch
........


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PRE-WRATH RAPTURE http://www.fivedoves.com/letters/july2011/bruceb77.htm

The Midnight Rapture is mentioned mid-way in the Book of Revelation ( also called "The Apocalypse" ) .
It is found in
Revelation 10:7 and continued in Rev. 11:15.
It is not to be found in Revelation 4 where John is called to "Come up hither". That verse means exactly what it says....that John was called up to heaven to receive this vision of the latter days. ( Just like Paul was called up hither to receive a vision in 2 Corinthians 12: 1- 4 )


The reference for the Cockcrowing Rapture is found much later in Scripture in Rev. 16:15
"Behold, I come as a thief.”
( This pre-wrath rapture is not known ahead of time , and could come at any time during the Great Tribulation)
Blessed is he that watcheth , and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame." Rev. 16:15
"Garment"  means being clothed in the white robe of Salvation; being Born Anew. Matthew 22.

This pre-wrath Rapture is clearly shown between the 6th bowl ( or vial ) judgement and the seventh bowl ( or vial ) judgement in Revelation 16:15.

It is clearly before Armageddon.
The snatching away of the Great Tribulation saints will be as a thief snatching the spoil from their persecutors.
( The Rapture scenario presented in both Matthew 24: 40,41 and Luke 17:34—36 reveal the fact that this Cockcrowing Rapture is a instantly-simultaneous event around the world, evidenced by night and day translations occurring at the same time. That is vastly different from the Midnight rapture which occurs in a special order.
  1 Corinthians 15:23
There most likely will be a resurrection ocurring at that time.  Rev. 7: 9--17.  We can deduce that all raptures—even, midnight, and cockcrowing--- are a two-fold event: a rapture and a resurrection scenario both.

You may want to ask : "Why would they be raptured within the Great Tribulation"?
Well, only the Lord can answer that one. It may be that their time of trials was needed in order to bring them to a closer and more personal relationship with the Lord Jesus.

But whatever the reason, there is one thing we do know for sure, and that is the fact that the Church Age must close at this time. So there will be a finality, and this Cockcrowing Rapture seems to be that finality. Please see Psalm 45.

For those who are left behind after the
Midnight Rapture, to grind out-- second by second-- the days of the Great Tribulation, hardships, death, persecutions and martyrdom abound.
When the politically-correct government solidifies, left-behind Christian Believers will be put in jail for having, or sharing or teaching their beliefs-- whether in a classroom or in the home or anywhere. It is most probable that the Authorized KJV Bibles will be outlawed. So many Christian things that we take for granted ( assembly, observances etc. ) will become outlawed, most likely.

"Behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison" Revelation 2:10
"he that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity" Revelation 13:10

It is better to go to jail and gain heaven, than to deny Our Lord and forfeit one's eternal future.
Being raptured from prison is embedded in Acts 12 : 5--10. (The 2nd and 3rd wards representing the 2nd and 3rd heavens…an analogy ).

Those left behind are not left without a Blessed Hope.
We are to
"Hope unto the end" ( I Peter 1:13.)

The apostle Peter is an example of the Cockcrowing Rapture.
Peter did not profess Christ when it would be politically incorrect : Matthew 26: 34
and 69 -- 75; ... Mark 14: 66; .. Luke 22: 55;... John 18:16 .
Later, Peter became emboldened to preach Jesus Christ to all -- Acts 2:14-- 40.


Anyone who is Left Behind after the Midnight Rapture , repenting and becoming alive in Jesus Christ, and remains alive bodily, and has never taken
the 666 mark, will be raptured within the Great Tribulation.
These Great Tribulation saints would constitute the "multitude which no man could number"...
( Rev. 7: 9-17.... "After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds and people and tongues, stood befor the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands"......"these are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb"
These are saints.


This is the Good Harvest spoken of in Revelation 14: 14-16 ).....
"And another angel came out of the temple, crying with a loud voice to Him that sat on the cloud,
'Thrust in Thy sickle, and reap: for the time is come for Thee to reap;
for the harvest of the earth is ripe.
And He that sat on the cloud thrust in His sickle on the earth; and the earth was reaped."
See also
Matthew 13: 48, 49:" So shall it be at the end of the world:
the angels shall come forth, and sever the wicked from among the just."


This final phase of the Blessed Hope is why we are to "hope unto the end".
This translation/ Rapture / Resurrection is also referred to as "the pre-wrath" rapture, for it is between the 6th and 7th vial of God's wrath are poured out on a God-rejecting world. It is before Armageddon.
" O LORD, ... In wrath, remember mercy" Habakkuk 3:2

If Our Lord could term this event "Cockcrowing" in Mark 13: 35
, then that is a Scripturally accurate and acceptable term.

God has a unique plan for each one of us:
"For the
fiches are not threshed with a threshing instrument,
"Neither is a cart wheel turned about upon the
cummin;
"But the fiches are beaten out with a staff,
"And the cummin with the rod.

"Bread
corn is bruised;
because he will not ever be threshing it,
nor break it with the wheel of his cart,
nor bruise it with his horsemen." ISAIAH 28: 27, 28 .


See also Psalm 18: 25,26 ..
"With the merciful, Thou wilt show Thyself merciful;
With an
upright man Thou wilt show Thyself upright.
With the
pure, Thou wilt show Thyself pure;
and with the
froward (aggressive) Thou wilt show Thyself froward"
"for Thou wilt save the afflicted people" ( Psalm 18: 27 )

Please also see Deuteronomy 4: 30, 31; ..... 2 Samuel 24: 14; .... Psalm 103: 17;
Yes, God will bring His own Home--- before the Battle of Armageddon. This will be when the world is darkest just before dawn...the time of Cockcrowing. Rev.16: 15
"I will show mercy unto whom I will show mercy" Exodus 33: 19; Romans 9: 15 + 18


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The Good Harvest is followed by : GRAPES OF WRATH REAPING
The GRIM REAPER: for the unrighteous;  GRAPES OF WRATH; GATHERING OF TARES

The vine of the earth is reaped in
Revelation 14:17--20.     The word "Harvest" is not used in this passage.
"And another angel came out of the temple which is in heaven, he also having a sharp sickle.
And another angel came out from the altar, which had power over fire; and cried with a loud cry to him that had the sharp sickle, saying,
"Thrust in thy sharp sickle, and gather the clusters of the vine of the earth;
for her grapes are fully ripe".
"And the angel thrust in his sickle into the earth, and gathered the vine of the earth,
and cast it into the great winepress of the wrath of God."

Those who have taken the 666 mark of the Beast will be in the Grapes of Wrath Gathering. Rev. 14: 9--11.

This final Reaping is the Gathering of the Tares ( weeds ) that is also described in
Matthew 13:37--40.
"the tares ( weeds ) are the children of the wicked one ( satan ).
The enemy that sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end of the world ( end of this age ).

The Son of Man shall send forth His angels and they shall gather out of His kingdom all things that offend, and them which do iniquity;
And shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth"
See also John 15:6  )

Even though there are two gatherings at the end of the age, there will still be people left who are not gathered in both of those two gatherings. They will not be believers in Jesus Christ, but they will be believers in good works. They will not have taken the 666 mark of the beast. So what is their outcome?
They become the "surviving-millennials" , re-populating the earth during the Kingdom age, in the Lord's Millennium.
They still have a spiritual-decision to make.


For more information on that group, please see: hopetotheend.com/ch7p1.html
The "surviving-seekers" are Group #5 in that article.
Here is an excerpt:
"The wait-and-see crowd still remain....
(Matthew 25:34-40). They practiced righteousness during the Great Tribulation.

"Against all odds, there will be a group of survivors who successfully entrench themselves for the last 3 1/2 years subsisting on nature. These are the Millennials. These Millennials belong to the Brotherhood of Survival, who remained outside the economic 666 System of the Beast.

Their lives consisted in :
"Doing Justly... loving Mercy...and walking humbly with God." Micah 6: 8
They aided and assisted one another, and they helped the Jews, in each wilderness area, to survive too.... (despite infra-red searching devices, and all monitoring satellites and technology...Echelon, GPS, LEO satellites and mesh-networking , Iridium ( spies in the skies) and ubiquitous rfid )


Our Lord will well reward them, at His return, for their acts of compassion under dire conditions:
"Come ye blessed of My Father, and inherit the Kingdom prepared for you
from the foundation of the world." Matthew 25:34-40


Then Our Lord will tell them how they fed and clothed and visited Him.
The Millennials will be surprised, and ask when they did that .
And our Lord will say, "When you did it unto the least of My brethren (all Godly people, and in particlar the Jews), you did it unto Me." Matthew 25: 31-40.
Truly, the meek shall inherit the earth. (Matthew 5:5)

( These are not Born-again Believers in Jesus as Lord, as we see it. Yet they do believe in compassion.
They still have to make a personal choice in their 1,000 year lives: to believe on the Lord Jesus Christ as the Son of God for personal salvation.).

The very fact that these survivors made it against all odds and the System ( by the grace of God ) proves that the gates of hell shall not prevail. Antichrist never was over these people. Manipulative Science and Technology were never over these people. Wicked Commercialism and Idolatrous Religion were never over these people.
Common Sense and Wisdom guided them, and actually God Himself brought them through. ( Matthew 6: 25-34 )

These surviving Millennials will prove that God can provide no matter what! (Jehovah Jireh)
During the Kingdom age they will have the option to be under the Lordship of Jesus Christ, or not. "
End of excerpt from Chapter 7


Here is an excerpt from HOLD ON
..... Fourth Watch...Mark 6: 48-51

"For those who lived "justly, loved mercy, and walked humbly with their God" [Micah 6:8] and yet held off professing Jesus until they saw him, they will inherit the kingdom of Christ's reign [Matthew 25:34 ]. They will still have to come under His Lordship.
They are the Millennial survivors who are not translated, but go on with life, to re-populate the earth and eventually die. [Isaiah 65:20].

Then they will be resurrected after the 1,000 years are over. [Rev.20:5]
They are like Thomas the Apostle who, on the eighth day, have the option of acknowledging Jesus as God and Lord.


 

4. MORNING TRANSLATION
THE REMNANT...GLEANINGS

GLEANINGS OF JOY...the OLIVE HARVEST
"They that sow in tears shall reap in joy" Psalm 126:5
"Sorrow is but a guest of the night, and JOY comes in the MORNING" Psalm 30:5


The Morning-Transfiguration concerns the Jewish Remnant who--- having been cocooned for 3 1/2 years---

are now ‘metamorphosized’ or Transfigured into incorruptible bodies right here on earth.

I Corinthians 15: 51, 52
"Behold, I show you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,
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.
For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality."

This Transfiguration occurs "at the last trump"...the Final Translation. ( the final change)
This last trump here  is named "SHOFAR HaGADOL".  http://hopetotheend.com/elul.html
It is the final trumpet of the 2020
+ years of the pre-Millennial dispensation of "teshuvah, return."
It is also the actual RETURN ( "parousia") of the Lord to planet earth.

This is not an upward Rapture. This is a Transfiguration.
An example of this would be Jesus' Transfiguration on the Mount.
Matthew 17; Mark 9; and Luke 9:28-36.

Mark 13: 27 says that these Gleanings comes from the earth and will be reunited with the elect from the uttermost parts of Heaven
( the Resurrection of the Just ) . What a reunion!

Of all the groups
( the Barley Sheaf, the Wheat Wave Offering, the Harvest and the Gleanings) just studied, this patient Remnant must have yearned longer than any for
"that BRIGHT AND MORNING STAR...
" the ROOT AND OFFSPRING OF DAVID." Revelation 22: 16

How patiently they waited for Yeshua H’Mashiach--Jesus-- as:
"a LIGHT that shineth in a Dark Place, until the Day Dawn,
and the DAY-STAR arise in your hearts." Second Peter 1: 19

One can almost hear them sing---even now--
" Baruch haba b' Shem Adonai"
"Blessed is He Who comes in the Name of the Lord."
"I believe with perfect faith in the coming of the Messiah, and though He tarry, nevertheless do I believe."--- Maimonides

For the Nation of Israel, this is their Day of Redemption... "and so all Israel shall be saved"
Romans 11: 26.

Zechariah 12:10; Matthew 24:30,31

"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.
And He shall send His angels with a great sound of a trumpet, ( Shofar HaGadol ) and they shall gather together His elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other."
(and Rev. 1:7).

"And it shall come to pass in that day, that the GREAT TRUMPET
(Shofar HaGidol) shall be blown, and they shall come....and shall worship the LORD (Jehovah...the great I AM) in the holy mount at Jerusalem."

Isaiah 27 :13.

ZEPHANIAH 3:14-17
"Sing, O daughter of Zion; shout, O Israel; be glad and rejoice with all the heart, O daughter of Jerusalem.
The LORD hath taken away thy judgements,
HE hath cast out thine enemy:
the KING OF ISRAEL , even the LORD, is in the midst of thee: thou shalt not see evil any more.
In that day it shall be said to Jerusalem: "Fear thou not"
and to Zion:"let not thine hands be slack".

The LORD thy God in the midst of thee is mighty; HE will save, HE will rejoice over thee with joy:
HE will rest in HIS love, HE will joy over thee with singing."....

I will make you a name and a praise among all people of the earth." ZEPHANIAH 3: 14-17


See also Psalm 5:11; PSALM 47;
Isaiah 12; Is. 1:26; Is. 11:12 ; Is. 33: 20; Is. 40:2; Is. 49:22; Is. 60:10;
Ezekiel 20:40; Ezek. 36:8. Jeremiah 30:19; Jer. 31:13
Zechariah 1:17; Zech. 10:6; Zech. 14:11; Malachi 3:4.

Watch ye therefore: for ye know not when the Master of the House cometh,
at even, (occurred at Easter evening 33 AD)
or at Midnight, ( before Great Tribulation )
or at the cockcrowing, ( during the Great Tribulation  )
or in the morning:( Millennial dawn )
Lest coming suddenly He find you sleeping. [ not watching ]
"And what I say unto you
I say unto all, WATCH’ " Mark 13:37


Additional quotes on God's mercy:***
"showing mercy unto thousands of them that love Me, and keep My commandments"   Deuteronomy 5:10

"For Thou LORD art good, and ready to forgive, and plentious in mercy unto all them that call upon Thee"-- Psalm 86:5...Ps.103:8.....Ps. 145:8

"turn unto the LORD your God, for He is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness"---- Joel 2:13

"For I know that Thou art a gracious God. and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness" Jonah 4:2

Also:    Exodus 20:6; 33:19 ; 34:6,7           Deuteronomy 4:31 ;           2 Chronicles 30:9 ;
Nehemiah 9:17 + 31 ;         Psalm 37:26;          Psalm 136;          Daniel 9:4 ;           Romans 9:15 + 18 ;

James 5:11.


Index to all Articles on the Rapture ( complete list of articles )

Enoch and Elijah ...raptures proven in History and in Scripture

2 Raptures and 2 Translations ...." evening, midnight, cockcrowing and morning" .... Mark 13:35

2 Thessalonians 2 man of sin sitting in temple first, before the rapture     (Part 1 )

More on 2nd Thessalonians at       http://hopetotheend.com/2Thess2.html   (part 2 )

Knowing the Time and Season ( and eventually the day )

The Seventh Trumpet     The Rapture of the Bride

The Midnight Hour explaining 24 midnights across the globe

The Blessed Hope

Coming to Terms words that concern  the  raptures

The Cockcrowing Rapture    Rev.16:15

The Maiden on the Shore by J A Seiss ..." I come quickly"

more articles at Index


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