Summary: The rapture in prophecy, what does it meen to us.
The Rapture, A comming event., Part 2 of 3 parts. So far we see in looking back, the church could not have been raptured, because just these few things, required for the rapture have not taken place yet. We are thou, close, because the birth pains that Jesus spoke of, have allready started.The pre trib. view, 1st. Thes,4:16-17, 1st Cor. 15:50-56, shows that Jesus will rapture His church before the tribulation begins.,thus fulfilling the scriptures of Rev. 3:10 and others. Remember that we are not appointed to wrath. Why is this study so important for us? We according to the word are not going to be here during the 70th week of Daniel, but remember, maby some of our children, frends and loveones, that arnt saved may be. The hafe to know what will happen and what to do and not to do.To coin a phrase, its for those who are left behind. Most Bible students make the mistake when they studdy prophecy, they try to use 1 verse to build a doctrine. Its good to keep in mind that sometimes a difference of opinion is determined weather you take the prophecyes, litterally or metaphorically. So for our purposes we will take all litterally. Jesus said in Rev. 3:10, Sence you have kept my command to endure patently, I will also keep you from the Hour of trial that is going to come upon the whole world.... Since here, Jesus, is speeking to the entire church, and the church is still here, the rapture hasnt taken place. Some try to use Matt.24:34 and other single passages to build a doctrine, where they ere is where the prophecyes,spoken of by Jesus had to be fulfilled first. The generation that sees these things come to pass, will be the generation, that will see the rapture. In Matt. 24:4 thru, Jesus speeks of many things that hafe to occure, 1. The gospel must be preached throu out the world. 2. Vers. 6 an 7 are two different refferences things that must take place. 3. Look at verse 8, All these are the begining of sorrows, so sence these are only the begining, all else has to take place. Lets go to Paul in ,1st Thess. Paul mentions the rapture in every chapter. Lets remember that when Paul wrote these letters, that there was a time lasps, between the time they were written and the time that they were delievered. In 1st Cor. Paul writes, Give no offence to the Jew or to the Greeks, which are the church of God.... This passage could be used alone to prove that the rapture hasnt taken place. Remember ,the Church that Jesus is comming back after will be comprised of both Jews and Gentiles, One Church, Joined together, in Revelations it is called, The General Assyembly and Church of the First Born. This subject is very important, dont be decieved, people need to here that time is almost over and it will be time for them to give an account of themselves. End of Part 2. Thank you.