The Rapture is a Lie!
The rapture theory didn’t come into existence till 1830. It was started by a young, 15 year old woman named Margaret MacDonald. She had a vision of the church being raptured before the tribulation began. While reciting her dream, she did say at first it felt evil. That didn’t matter to the 2 pastors who ran with the story and taught it to their congregation. The 2 pastors were: Edward Irving (1792-1834) her Scottish Presbyterian pastor and John Nelson Darby (1800-1882), a minister of the Church of Ireland. This new teaching started to spread like wildfire.
Our Father is against the “any moment” doctrine:(Chapter 13 is written to both prophets and prophetess- both male and female preachers..those who teach falsely)
Eze 13:18 And say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Woe to the women that sew pillows to all armholes, and make kerchiefs upon the head of every stature to hunt souls! Will ye hunt the souls of my people, and will ye save the souls alive that come unto you?
“hunt souls”= Figure out a way to salvation… God is saying “Do you think man can do that?”
“Pillows” is “keseth” in the Hebrew. The root word of Keseth is “Kasah”- it means “to cover” To cover every digit in God’s out reached fingers and hands of salvation to God’s children.They cover up God’s saving hands with their lies and false teachings. They cover up every knuckle of God’s saving plan.
Eze 13:19 And will ye pollute me among my people for handfuls of barley and for pieces of bread, to slay the souls that should not die, and to save the souls alive that should not live, by your lying to my people that hear your lies?
They claim to be preachers of God’s house, but they lie….and they do it for a salary..the money.
Eze 13:20 Wherefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I am against your pillows, wherewith ye there hunt the souls to make them fly, and I will tear them from your arms, and will let the souls go, even the souls that ye hunt to make them fly.
The pillows are the lies which cover God’s truth… His saving plan.
Fly= rapture. God is against this!
The rapture theory will lead people straight into the arms of Satan, believing he is Christ.
There is nothing in God’s Word to support the rapture theory, though many pastors will use verses to show the rapture. Their interpretation is wrong and this should be no surprise, for God warned there would be a famine in the end times (Amos 8). Not a famine of food, but for hearing His Word.
Most that is taught today are straight out lies!
No one alive, at the end, is changed until the last trump: 1Co 15:52 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. “last” meaning farthest one out… the 7th trump.
Christ does not return until then. He is not returning twice. There is no secret return of Christ, and then he returns again. Scripture does not support this.
Christ returns one time, and one time only! I’ve heard some say, “Oh yes, there is. That’s what the verse means when he comes as a thief”.
They are referring to these verses:
Rev 3:3 Remember therefore how thou hast received and heard, and hold fast, and repent. 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.
Rev 16:15 Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame.
When does a thief come? When you least expect them. Many won’t be expecting Christ, for they will think he’s already here. It will be satan they’ll be worshiping, satan who is the Antichrist (instead of Jesus). Though they will do it in ignorance, for they didn’t study and keep watch, they still do it.
We are to keep our garments, (Rev 19:8) which are made up of our righteous acts. They won’t be wearing much if they committed apostasy. We are to remain true to the True Christ. Christ is returning for a virgin bride. You’re not a virgin anymore (spiritually), if your found worshiping satan when Christ returns.
They use these verse to support a rapture:
Luk 17:34 I tell you, in that night there shall be two men in one bed; the one shall be taken, and the other shall be left.
Luk 17:35 Two women shall be grinding together; the one shall be taken, and the other left.
Luk 17:36 Two men shall be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left.
Luk 17:37 And they answered and said unto him, Where, Lord? And he said unto them, Wheresoever the body is, thither will the eagles be gathered together.
Luke 17:37 is translated incorrectly. Bullinger has it correct: Luk 17:37 And they answered and said unto Him, Where, Lord? And He said unto them, “Wheresoever the carcass is, thither will the vultures be gathered together.”
I will say, though I’m not big on the NIV, even they had this verse correct.
When the disciples ask Jesus “where”, they are not referring to the ones who are left, but to those who were taken. And it is not a rapture.
The field is the world. We are to remain working in the field until Christ returns.
The bed….think of the marriage bed. Christ is coming for a virgin bride. If you left that bed, you’ve then hopped into bed with satan, worshiping him. (the AC) We are suppose to stand against the false messiah, not be a harlot with him or any of his angels.
“The carcass’- Think on Rev 11:8. The two witness are killed and their body lay in an open area. The whole world rejoices at their death. Why do you think that is? It is because they will be saying who their “Jesus” is, which is satan himself. The world will hate them as they will also hate God’s elect, whom God will speak through when satan is here playing Jesus:
Luk 21:15 For I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which all your adversaries shall not be able to gainsay nor resist.
Luk 21:16 And ye shall be betrayed both by parents, and brethren, and kinsfolks, and friends; and some of you shall they cause to be put to death.
Luk 21:17 And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake.
Mar 13:11 But when they shall lead you, and deliver you up, take no thought beforehand what ye shall speak, neither do ye premeditate: but whatsoever shall be given you in that hour, that speak ye: for it is not ye that speak, but the Holy Ghost.
That “hour” is satan’s hour of temptation. Will you be temped by him? Or do you know the false Christ comes first, that it is SATAN claiming to be Christ?
Matthew 24 is about the end of this age and the signs that would be:
Mat 24:3 And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world?
I’m bringing out these verses in Matthew 24 because I’ve heard rapturists use these verses:
Mat 24:37 But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
Mat 24:38 For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark,
Mat 24:39 And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
Mat 24:40 Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left.
Mat 24:41 Two women shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken, and the other left.
Mat 24:42 Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come.
Those verses are in no way speaking of a rapture. I’ve heard some say..”see, Jesus takes us away”. The flood that took the people away was not a good thing! They were destroyed by the flood! Just as those who were taken by the flood are also “taken”….which is not likened to a rapture, but a destruction. Being “taken” is not a good thing according to Christ. Also, think of the flood that comes out of the serpent’s mouth (Rev 12)…it’s a flood of lies. You don’t want to be “taken” by that flood.
And the other verses are saying the same thing in Luke 17, which is not a rapture.
And The Favorite verse rapture believers use: 1Th 4:17 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.
The rapturists, like to use this verse as proof of a rapture. They take clouds to mean literal clouds and air to mean the sky… Well, then they have to take the rest of the verse literal. It would read, in the english, that we remain in the air-sky with Christ FOREVER. That alone should make one think, that maybe that is not what the verse is saying.
Clouds= large group as used in verse: Heb_12:1 Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,
Air= Greek ἀήρ aēr ah-ayr’ From ἄημι aēmi (to breathe unconsciously, that is, respire; by analogy to blow); “air” (as naturally circumambient): – air. Compare G5594.
God’s Holy Spirit, Spirit in the Greek= πνεῦμα pneuma pnyoo’-mah From G4154; a current of air, that is, breath (blast) or a breeze; by analogy or figuratively a spirit, that is, (human) the rational soul, (by implication) vital principle, mental disposition, etc., or (superhuman) an angel, daemon, or (divine) God, Christ’s spirit, the Holy spirit: – ghost, life, spirit (-ual, -ually), mind. Compare G5590.
That verse means we will be gather to Christ in a large group, all in our spiritual, ‘breath of life’ bodies and will remain with him forever. And we know Christ is coming here, his feet will touch the Mount of Olives.
Rapturists claim it means, we’ll be caught up in the sky, in the clouds, to be with the Lord, but they forget about the part “so shall we ever be with the Lord”. Either they believe that we will forever be in the sky with the Lord, or, they are busting that verse apart, making it part literal, but not doing so with the conclusion of that verse.
They can’t have it both ways…but that’s what they do to “make it work”.
I’ve also heard this verse used:
Rev 3:10 Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.
“Keep” in the Greek-
tēreōtay-reh’-oFrom τηρός teros (a watch; perhaps akin to G2334); to guard (from loss or injury, properly by keeping the eye upon; and thus differing from G5442, which is properly to prevent escaping; and from G2892, which implies a fortress or full military lines of apparatus), that is, to note (a prophecy; figuratively to fulfil a command); by implication to detain (in custody; figuratively to maintain); by extension to withhold (for personal ends; figuratively to keep unmarried): – hold fast, keep (-er), (ob-, pre-, re) serve, watch.
Christ is speaking to those who kept his word, his truth. He keeps them from the hour of temptations with TRUTH. You won’t be tempted if you know who the Antichrist is, which will be satan himself. We won’t find him tempting, but an abomination.”figuratively to keep unmarried”- To keep us spiritually virgins!! The fake is coming first i.e. SATAN!! He’ll be playing Christ….
Antichrist, in the Greek= ‘Instead of Christ’
We are to be a virgin bride for the True Christ. If you worship SATAN, thinking he is Christ, you didn’t wait for the True Husband, which is Jesus Christ… you married yourself [spiritually] to the fake, which will be SATAN himself!!
Idolatry= spiritual adultry
Christ doesn’t “keep” them from them from the hour of temptation by rapturing them. He “keeps”, “guards” them with Truth.. His Words.
Christ is the living Word of God.
Eph 6:11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
Eph 6:12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
Eph 6:13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
Eph 6:14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;
Eph 6:15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;
Eph 6:16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.
Eph 6:17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:
The gospel armor is used to stand against satan. It is not a jet-pack to rapture away.
Christ is returning here, to earth, to stay.
Act 1:9 And when he had spoken these things, while they beheld, he was taken up; and a cloud received him out of their sight.
Act 1:10 And while they looked stedfastly toward heaven as he went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel;
Act 1:11 Which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven.
Act 1:12 Then returned they unto Jerusalem from the mount called Olivet, which is from Jerusalem a sabbath day’s journey.
Zec 14:3 Then shall the LORD go forth, and fight against those nations, as when he fought in the day of battle.Zec 14:4 And his feet shall stand in that day upon the mount of Olives, which is before Jerusalem on the east, and the mount of Olives shall cleave in the midst thereof toward the east and toward the west, and there shall be a very great valley; and half of the mountain shall remove toward the north, and half of it toward the south.
Rapture teaching will lead Christians into believing the first supernatural being, to appear, will be Christ come to rapture them away. But we are told, through our Father’s Word, that the Antichrist (son of perdition i.e. satan) comes first.
2Th 2:1 Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him,
2Th 2:2 That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand.
2Th 2:3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;
2Th 2:4 Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.
2Th 2:5 Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things?
Satan is the son of perdition. He’s the only entity that’s been named and judged-sentenced to death by God.
“falling away” in 2 Thess, means ‘apostasy’ in the Greek: G646
Feminine of the same as G647; defection from truth (properly the state), (“apostasy”): – falling away, forsake.
Apostasy…..do you know what the prime word is? It is:
Neuter of a (presumed) adjective from a derivative of G868; properly something separative, that is, (specifically) divorce: – (writing of) divorcement.
That’s right…. DIVORCE: -(WRITING OF) DIVORCEMENT
That’s what the falling away from the truth and following the fake one i.e. satan (the Antichrist) when he appears, here on earth….de facto!! he and his cronies will imitate Christ returning with the saints!!!
God speaking to and about satan:
Eze_28:18 Thou hast defiled thy sanctuaries by the multitude of thine iniquities, by the iniquity of thy traffick; therefore will I bring forth a fire from the midst of thee, it shall devour thee, and I will bring thee to ashes upon the earth in the sight of all them that behold thee.
No one who has lived in the flesh has been sentenced yet. The Great White Throne judgment doesn’t take place until the end of the millennium, a 1,000 years after Christ returns.
We are to remain virgins to our True Husband:
2Co_11:2 For I am jealous over you with godly jealousy: for I have espoused you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ.
Our husband…. Bridegroom is Christ. How happy do you think he’ll be when he returns and his bride is committing idolatry with satan (the Antichrist)?
Idolatry= spiritual adultery=whoredom
Jer 3:8 And I saw, when for all the causes whereby backsliding Israel committed adultery I had put her away, and given her a bill of divorce; yet her treacherous sister Judah feared not, but went and played the harlot also.
Jer 3:9 And it came to pass through the lightness of her whoredom, that she defiled the land, and committed adultery with stones and with stocks.
Jer_13:27 I have seen thine adulteries, and thy neighings, the lewdness of thy whoredom, and thine abominations on the hills in the fields. Woe unto thee, O Jerusalem! wilt thou not be made clean? when shall it once be?
Eze_16:33 They give gifts to all whores: but thou givest thy gifts to all thy lovers, and hirest them, that they may come unto thee on every side for thy whoredom.
And do you think, if you’re committing idolatry (whoredom) when Christ returns, that your salvation will still be intact? No, you weren’t faithful and didn’t wait for the true Christ, your true husband. You will not be considered a virgin, to be a bride for Christ.
Christ does not return until AFTER THE FALLING AWAY AND THE SON OF PERDITION IS REVEALED.
All these following verses speak of the same thing- Christ returning after the tribulation:
Mat 24:29 Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken:
Mat 24:30 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.
Mat 24:31 And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.
1Th 4:17 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.
1Co 15:52 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.
“last” in the Greek- farthest out
7th trump in Rev is the farthest one out, no more after that
Mar 13:24 But in those days, after that tribulation, the sun shall be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light,
Mar 13:25 And the stars of heaven shall fall, and the powers that are in heaven shall be shaken.
Mar 13:26 And then shall they see the Son of man coming in the clouds with great power and glory.
Mar 13:27 And then shall he send his angels, and shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from the uttermost part of the earth to the uttermost part of heaven.
Mat_24:13 But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.
Mar_13:13 And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake: but he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.
We are to remain a chaste virgin. You do that by studying our Father’s Word and waiting upon our True Rock… True Husband… the True Christ.
Your choice….you can either be a chaste virgin for Christ, or commit whoredom with satan when he’s here playing Christ…. When satan’s here as the Antichrist (in the Greek “instead of Christ”)
Just as Christ left, so He is returning to the Mount of Olives.
Mat 24:13 But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.
To endure in God’s truth and not fall away to the false one.To endure to the END, not until you’re raptured.