“The Rapture – 201”…Blog [2/?]
*** (1Thessalonians 4:13-to-18) But we do not want you to be ignorant, brothers; about those who have died; so that you may ‘not’ grieve like other people; who have no hope.
(1Thes 4:14) For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again; even so it is through Jesus; that God will bring back with Him; those who have died.
(1Thes 4:15) For this we declare 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 those who have died.
(1Thes 4:16) With a shout of command; with the archangel's call; and with the sound of God's trumpet; the Lord Himself will come down from heaven; and the dead in Christ will rise first.
(1Thes 4:17) Then we who are alive and remain; 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.
(1Thes 4:18) So then; encourage one another with these words.
Does the Bible teach a ‘Rapture’ of the Church…? Continuing with this discussion… are ‘You’ sure about the facts of Your salvation…? The first of these blogs… challenged the reader… with the “Facts of Eternal Salvation” – “Romans 8:9!” Sorry NO… not a temporary salvation… where One… never really knows “IF–or–IF NOT”… they are in Christ…! Those Who… ‘Preach & Teach’… that one can lose the Holy Spirit: After they have been Born Again; by the Holy Spirit of God = Are False Teachers; Lying workers of Satan…! One Question: “How can a Finite Sinful Human… Gain Eternal Salvation… and then; LOSE that Salvation… from a Holy Infinite GOD”…? “IF” you “Cannot…‘Earn’ Salvation by Good Works”… “HOW THEN”… can ‘One Lose IT’… with ‘Bad’ Works”…?
“IT IS WRITTEN”....
(Hebrews 10:10-to-18) By this will we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ = ONCE FOR ALL.
(Heb 10:11) And indeed every priest stands daily ministering and offering often the same sacrifices, which can NEVER take away sins.
(Heb 10:12) But this Man [CHRIST JESUS], after He had offered One Sacrifice for sins = FOREVER, = sat Down on the right of God,
(Heb 10:13) from then on expecting = UNTIL = His enemies are made His footstool.
(Heb 10:14) For by ONE Offering He has Perfected = FOREVER = those who are Sanctified.
(Heb 10:15) The Holy Spirit Also is a witness to us; for after He had said before,
(Heb 10:16) "This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, says the Lord; I will put My Laws into their hearts, and in their minds I will write them,"
(Heb 10:17) also He adds, "their sins and their iniquities I will remember no more."
(Heb 10:18) Now where Remission of these is, = THERE IS = NO MORE = OFFERING FOR SIN.
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The Next Question… deals with “WHEN”… the Rapture will “Occur”…? Every time there is a massive earthquake or some other natural catastrophe… people post all sorts of Bible verses… about the Last Days; especially from… ‘Matthew& Isaiah & Joel’. Remember… “9-11”… when so very many thought it was the End of Days…? Churches were… ‘Packed with Unbelievers’… who soon left and forgot their fear of God. When did the “Last Days” start…? Most do not know… but try and Force Circumstances… into the Bible verses… to validate their Error…! Christ Jesus the Messiah of Israel… started the “Last Days!” When did He come…? Over 2,000 years ago…! So we have been in the “Last Days”… since then. Where and when did this ‘Confusion’ come from… about the Return of Christ and His Kingdom…? Simply read… Out Loud… John 21:21-22-23! If they were confused… how much more… “All” those since then!
*** (John 21:21-22-23) When Peter saw him, he said; “Lord, what about him?”
(John 21:22) Jesus said to him; “If it is my will for him to remain until I come; how does that concern you? You must keep following Me!”
(John 21:23) So the rumor spread among the brothers that this disciple wasn't going to die. Yet Jesus didn't say to him that he wasn't going to die but; “If it is my will for him to remain until I come, how does that concern you?”
*** (Daniel 9:24-25) Seventy weeks are decreed as to your people and as to your holy city; to finish the transgression and to make an end of sins; and to make atonement for iniquity; and to bring in everlasting righteousness; and to seal up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the Most Holy.
(Dan 9:25) Know therefore and understand; that from the going out of the command to restore and to build Jerusalem; to Messiah the Prince; shall be seven weeks, and sixty-two weeks. The street shall be built again, and the wall, even in times of affliction.
*** (Luke 21:24) And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away captive into all nations: and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles; until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled.
*** (Romans 11:25) For I would not, brethren; that ye should be ignorant of this mystery; lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel; until the ‘fullness’ of the Gentiles; be come in.
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HOW does this ‘Prophecy’ problem: “The Rapture”… come about? “MOST”… who call the Blessed Name of Christ Jesus… and ‘SAY’ they are His… seldom if ever… “Read & Study” the Holy Word of GOD… “FOR THEMSELVES!” When they want to know about something… they “Never Pray; Seek & Ask God”… but ‘Desire’… “Instantaneous Knowledge and Understanding”… thinking themselves to be… ‘Spiritual!’ So they go to the “Radio & TV & Internet” and look for a ‘Prophecy Teacher’… and follow him. There is a very popular one… who has changed his prophecy teaching… “5 times/in over 20 years”… and still has a following. No one ever challenges his ‘False’ teaching…! “IF the Holy Word of GOD = Will NOT Change”… why does his teaching change? What difference does it really make… “When our LORD will Return”…? He Promised He Would… “What more do You need”…? Are you ‘doing’ something… or ‘planning’ to do something… “You Should NOT Be Doing”…? Or… are you about your… “Father’s Business”…?
*** (Mark 1:17) And Jesus said to them, Come after Me and I will make you fishers of men.
“Fishers of Men – 101”…Blog.
*** (Luke 24:44-to-49) Then He [Jesus] said to them; “These are my words that I spoke to you while I was still with you; that everything written about Me; in the law of Moses; the Prophets; and the Psalms; had to be fulfilled.”
(Luke 24:45) Then He opened their minds; so that they might come to understand; the Scriptures.
(Luke 24:46) He said to them; “Thus it is written; that the Christ was to suffer and to rise from the dead on the third day,
(Luke 24:47) and that repentance and forgiveness of sins; is to be proclaimed in His name to ‘all’ the nations; beginning at Jerusalem.
(Luke 24:48) You are witnesses of these things.
*** (Jeremiah 1:8) Be not afraid of their faces: for I am with thee to deliver you; says the LORD.
*** (Ezekiel 2:7) And you shall speak My Words to them; whether they will hear or whether they will forbear; for they are rebellious.
*** (2Timothy 4:1-to-5) Therefore I solemnly witness before God and the Lord Jesus Christ, who is going to judge the living and the dead according to His appearance and His kingdom,
(2Tim 4:2) preach the Word, be instant in season and out of season, reprove, rebuke, exhort with all long-suffering and doctrine.
(2Tim 4:3) For a time will be when they will not endure sound doctrine, but they will heap up teachers to themselves according to their own lusts, tickling the ear.
(2Tim 4:4) And they will turn away their ears from the truth and will be turned to myths.
(2Tim 4:5) But you watch in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, fully carry out your ministry.
*** (Romans 12:4) For as we have many members in one body; and ‘All’ members = have “NOT” = the same office:
“Be Still – 101”…Blog.
Those ‘Truly’ Born Again… by the Holy Spirit of God… “ARE” about their Father’s Business…! Those who are “NOT”… are on that “Merry–Go–Round… of Prophecy. Perhaps I may ask you a Question…? Before you studied when the Lord will return… “Did–You”… go to the Scriptures and see what “CHRIST JESUS” meant in… (Luke 24:44) Then He [Jesus] said to them; “These are my words that I spoke to you while I was still with you; that everything written about Me; in the law of Moses; the Prophets; and the Psalms; had to be fulfilled.” And… (Luke 24:46) He said to them; “Thus it is written; that the Christ was to suffer and to rise from the dead on the third day”…? Isn’t that more important knowing what was Fulfilled about Him… then when He will return…? IF you do NOT KNOW… what was Fulfilled… why then are You so concerned about His return…?
God, the God of the Bible; Set Aside… “His People Israel”… and gave to the Church; what He had intended Israel to Do! And what did He give Israel to Do…? To be a witness… for Him… throughout the World! Over & Over Again… they rejected Him & His Prophets… and finally His Son; Whom they Crucified! He, Christ Jesus… Rose Again… and the Gospel was then given to the Church = until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled! Right now… ‘You’… need to be about Your Father’s business…! (Luke 24:48) You are witnesses of these things. Are You…? Or Not…?
*** (2Peter 3:15-16) And think of the long-suffering of our Lord as salvation as our beloved brother Paul also has written to you according to the wisdom given to him
(2Pet 3:16) as also in all his letters, = speaking in them of these things; = in which are some things hard to be understood, = which the unlearned and unstable = pervert, = as also they do the rest of the = SCRIPTURES, = to their own destruction.
Continued next blog…
Love; in Christ, Roger / Ezekiel 3:18-to-21.