We must be
looking up, hastening that day, occupying till He comes, keeping our
eyes on Jesus (Hebrews 12:2) and being ready with purified lives.
THE THESSALONIAN LETTERS
Most people believe that the Rapture must be tied to an Israeli Feast Day. But that need not be so.
The Thessalonian Letters tell us very clearly that first there will come an :
1. Apostasy "falling away" ..... a DECLARATION made by apostate religion;
(Includes Israel forsaking her true Messiah, and instead preferring a political messiah.)
2. and then will come "the man of sin" sitting in the temple as God ...a DEMONSTRATION
3. and there will also be an announcement of "Peace and Safety"...a PROCLAMATION
before we can go in the Rapture. All three must take place first......then the Resurrection- Rapture
graphic by Bill Lane
these are the days of "Preparing for Our Lord's Coming"...
"We picture a maiden whose lover left her for a voyage, promising on His return to make her His beloved Bride.
Many told her that she would never see Him again. But she believed his word. And evening by evening she went down to the lonely shore, to hail and welcome the returning ship which was to bring again her Betrothed. And by that watchfire she took her stand each night, praying that the winds would hasten on the sluggish sails….that He, Who was everything to her, might come."
"Even so, our Blessed Lord, Who has loved us unto death, has gone away to the Holy Land of Heaven, promising on His return to make us His happy and eternal Bride. Some say that He is gone forever, and that here we shall see Him no more. But His last word was,
"Yea, I come quickly".
"And on that dark and misty beach sloping out into the eternal sea, each true believer stands by the love-lit fire, looking and waiting, and praying and hoping for the fulfillment of His word: and calling ever from the soul of sacred love,
"Even so, come Lord Jesus".
"And one of these nights, while the world is busy with its gay frivolities, and laughing at the maiden on the shore, a Form shall rise over the surging waves, as once on Galilee, to vindicate forever all this watching and devotion, and bring to the faithful and constant heart a Joy, and Glory, and Love unsurpassed."
--- from "The Apocalypse" by J.A. SEISS
Plague of Darkness for 3 days in Exodus 10:21; then 42 days later departure ( 6 weeks later ) .
Also see Zephaniah 1: 14, 15.
The Bridegroom Soon Will Call Us
Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
How the New-Agers will explain our disappearance
There is a crown of righteousness awaiting for all those who LOVE HIS APPEARING 2 Timothy 4:8
"Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast,
that no man take thy crown" Rev.3:11
( let NO ONE dissuade you from the soon-coming rapture of Believers )
We must feed our faith, and starve our doubts.
“Father, I want those you have given me to be with me where I am,
and to see my glory, the glory you have given me because you loved me before the creation of the world.”
Sorrow looks back. Worry looks around. Faith looks up.
"and unto them that LOOK FOR HIM shall He appear"....Hebrew 9:28
The Rapture...Warren Doud http://www.realtime.net/~wdoud/topics/rapture.html
Possible TIMELINE for the Rapture hopetotheend.com/6seals.html
Scripture Verses http://whatsaiththescripture.com/Promises/Promises.HIS.Coming.html
"Cast not away therefore your confidence, which hath great recompense of reward.
For ye have need of patience that after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise.
For yet a little while, and He that shall come, will come,
and will not tarry." Hebrews 10: 35-37
Index of Articles on the Rapture: ( complete list of
ALL articles on the rapture )
Enoch and Elijah ...raptures proven in History and in Scripture
2 Raptures, and 2 Translations Mark 13:35 …. evening / midnight / cockcrowing / and morning
The Seventh Trumpet ... the Midnight Rapture ; Part two http://hopetotheend.com/trumpet2.html
The Blessed Hope ...false doctrine of immanency; we don’t go till the man of sin show ( 2 Thess. 2 )
Coming to Terms .... explaining the words that concern the raptures
2 Thessalonians 2 .... man of sin sitting in temple first, before the rapture
The Cockcrowing Rapture ..... 2nd Rapture … ." one will be taken and the other left "
"I tell you in that night there shall be two men in one bed
( living in shelters , or work camps, or prisons) the one shall be taken and the other left"
"Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken and the other left"
"Two women shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken and the other left." Matthew 24: 40, 41
The Maiden on the Shore by J A Seiss ..." I come quickly"
Please see Index for more articles on the Rapture