The rapture doctrine says that Christians will be taken off to
the third Heaven either just prior the 'Tribulation Period' or afterwards when
Yahweh sends plagues on the earth. The idea of a rapture is said to have
originated with a Spanish CATHOLIC Jesuit priest named Ribera, in 1580 A.D.*
during a time of much bloodshed in Europe as Roman
catholicsPersecuted and Murdered *
their opponents. This doctrine said that Christ was going to come and secretly
snatch away the Church before a great seven-year tribulation, when the
"Anti-Messiah" would rule the world. This futuristic interpretation of
the book of Revelation, along with the future coming of the Anti-Messiah,
was designed to take the pressure off the Roman catholic Pope, who was
universally regarded as being the anti-Messiah by His opponents (his
opponents were definitely on the right track).
Read "The Rapture of the Wicked", by Stephen E. Jones or "The
Rapture of the Saints", by Duncan McDougall.
True Believers do not Kill or Murder their neighbors or their enemies.
While Revelation does describe a great many future events,
involving The Anti-Messiah, it is still nevertheless true that the spirit
of the Anti-Messiah, was already on the scene as early as the latter
part of the First Century, A.D.*.
Today, a future anti-Messiah concept complete with a pre-tribulation rapture,
has become a popular view among Protestant churches too. The idea of going to a
place of safety, whether on Earth or in Heaven, is a concept held by many. BUT...
Is it the truth?
John 4:1-3 Beloved, don't believe every
spirit, but test the spirits, whether they are of G_d, because many false
prophets have gone out into the world. By this you know the Spirit of G_d:
every spirit who confesses*
that Yahshua has come in the flesh is of G_d, and every spirit who
that Yahshua has come in the flesh
is not of G_d, and this is the spirit of the anti-Messiah, of whom you have
heard that it comes.Now it is
in the world already.
Note: Confess or
confesses, as used here, comes from the Greek "homologeo" (Strong's
G3670) which carries with it the implication of
having a "Covenant with
Yahweh". This word, homologeo," is made up
of two other words. "logos"(Strong's 3056)
and "homou"(Strong's 3674).
"Logos" means mental "Intent" OR
"Plan," as in the "Intent
of the Heart" OR "Plan
of Salvation;" and "homou"
means having or being the same, as in being "Spiritually
Identical". In other words, confess or confesses simply does not
mean to make a statement that Yahshua is the "Son of G_d."
It means having and maintaining through your love of Yahweh a Spiritual
Marriage Covenant with Yahweh. It means that when Yahweh looks at you He
sees a reflection of Himself. Everyone who does not have just
such a relationship with Yahweh and His Messiah (to
mankind) is basically "Anti-Messiah" in
their thoughts and actions.
First let us look at the logic of the first three verses of 1
John 4. If someone teaches or
believes that the Messiah is G_d, a god, part of the Trinity or an immortal
prior to his physical birth, then somehow they must rule out as impossible the
only explanation that cannot possibly be wrong. It is totally impossible
for the belief that the Messiah was never anything more than flesh and blood
to violate the principles of the first three verses and therefore fit the
definition of an Anti-Messiah. To say Messiah Yahshua was purely flesh and
blood can in no way be construed to say that he did not come "In The
Every man or woman who was ever born "Flesh" came into
existence "In The Flesh,"
and none of us are G_d, a god, part of the Trinity or immortal.
Additionally, the spirit of the Anti-Messiah or the teaching
or the belief that the Messiah did not come purely "in the
flesh" began before 95AD., and not with this Sabbatarian
Ministry or any other ministry that does not teach the Trinity.
The Trinity is a pagan Babylonian belief, and a Roman catholic Institution,
and is not taught by pristine Scripture. On the other hand, the other two possibilities, that Messiah Yahshua is a
or a demigod (G_d in the flesh)
definitely betrays these false beliefs as teachings of Satan and his
religious-government organizations. The only mystery here is how anyone
can believe such lies.
Daniel 7 (A Dual or Parallel Prophecy)
It is well known to True Believers and others that the saints
shall undergo much tribulation and persecution, even right up to the time that
they receive the Kingdom. (Daniel 7:8,
21-27) "I beheld, and the same horn (little
horn) made war with the saints, and prevailed against
them . . . . And he shall speak great words against the Most High, and shall
wear out the saints of the Most High and think
to change times and laws:*
and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the
dividing of time (three and one-half
7:21,25. Verses 26-27 speak of the time when the
little horn's kingdom (The
Earth) shall be taken away and given
to the saints **.
John 15:20-21 Remember
the word that I said unto you, The servant is NOT greater than his lord. If
they have PERSECUTED ME, they will ALSO PERSECUTE YOU; if they have kept my
saying, they will keep yours also. But all these things THEY WILL DO unto you
for my name's sake, because they know not him that sent me.
1 Peter 1: 7 That the TRIAL
OF YOUR FAITH, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth,
though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honor and glory AT
THE APPEARING of Messiah Yahshua:
and Gregorian Calendars, and Sunday
as a sabbath, Play down the importance of Yahweh's Commandments (Laws
of Love), etc... Of course, it was
the Roman government and their Roman catholic church that caused Yahweh's
Sacred Calendar and Seventh Day Sabbath to be abandoned.
are the meek (True Believers),
for they shall inherit the earth.
How Many Times Will The Saints Go To Heaven?
Rapturists believe that their Christ will first come for his
saints, taking them in a rapture to the third Heaven, and then later come back
with His saints to Earth. Thus, they must illogically believe that
many who have already died and gone to the third Heaven (according
to catholic and protestant doctrines)will
somehow be put back into the grave and be raptured to immortality again
so that the dead saints can go back to the third Heaven and be with Yahshua (again).
This is so ludicrous as to be laughable. But much of the confusion is due to the
fact that the Anglican-catholic King James Bible uses the singular word Heaven
to represent three
distinctly different heavens.
I Thessalonians 4:16-17
says nothing about Messiah Yahshua taking the saints to Heaven. The saints (who
were asleep in their graves) are awakened and given
immortality for the first time, and then rise up to meet Yahshua (WHO
IS ON HIS WAY TO ESTABLISH HIS KINGDOM ON THE EARTH)
in the First Heaven (Clouds
or Atmosphere of Earth).
I Thessalonians 4:14
"For if we believe that Yahshua died and rose again, even so them also
The Grave) in Yahweh will
Proxy) bring with
Supposedly this verse teaches that before Messiah Yahshua returns, the righteous
dead are taken to Heaven and now they are returning from Heaven. No, this is not
the correct meaning! Paul knew that the dead are asleep (I
Thessalonians 4:13-14), and so did Yahshua (John
5:28). The righteous dead remain "asleep" in
their graves, until the coming of the Kurios
of Yahweh! Then they meet with HIM (Yahweh's
Kurios or Proxy) in the CLOUDS (1st
heaven). Then, Once They (Yahshua,
Angels, and the Saints) have ALL gathered together in
the CLOUDS (Matthew 24:30-31),
they return back to the surface of the Earth with The Messiah (Yahshua)
to cast out evil
and establish G_d's Kingdom on this Earth.
A "Rapture Of The Wicked?"
Well, sort of . . .
The Great and Terrible Day of the LORD
immediately follows The Tribulation Period (wrath
of Satan). Matthew
6:9-12, 8:1. It is not a day when we will all be snatched
up into heaven. It will be a time when G_d will shake both the heavens and the
earth and He will separate the wheat and the chaff. Both will be shaken until
only wheat remains. See Isaiah 13:9-13, Hebrews 12:26-28, Amos
I repeat, only the wheat remains,
because it is not the wheat that is
removed or snatched away, but the chaff!
In Matthew 13:47-50,
Yahshua gives another parable of the good and bad fish caught in a net. Verse
49: "So shall it be At The End of The World: the angels shall come forth,
and sever the wicked from among
the just." Thus
if there is to be any rapture at all, it must be a "rapture of the
wicked" to a Place of Desolation.
In Matthew 24:36-42
there is a section used by rapturists to twist the Scriptures to mean the
opposite of its true intent. Verses 40-41 are taken out of context to support
the rapture, as being taken away to a place of safety. However, verses 36-39
speak of the wicked people in Noah's day(An
Anthropomorphic Physical to Spiritual Parallel)
who continued "doing their own thing" and "knew not until the
flood came, and took them all away; so shall,
also, the coming of the Son of man be", verse 39. Those
who are to be "taken" in verses 40-41 do not appear to be raptured to
a place of safety, but taken away to be slain. As we have
seen, "the righteous (wheat)
shall never be removed: but the wicked (chaff
or tares) shall not
inhabit or inherit the Earth," (Proverbs
10:30). The wicked shall be gathered for punishment (Revelation
14:18-20). Yahshua's prayer was not that His servants
would be taken out of the world, but that they would be kept from the evil one (John
17:15, 20). No doubt the Savior wanted His followers
to inherit the Kingdom of Yahweh on The
Coming Paradise), Psalms
115:16. Solomon, also, knew this: "For The Upright
Shall Dwell in The Land,
and the Perfect Shall Remain in it (land),
but the wicked shall be cut off from
and the transgressors shall be rooted out of it (land
or "Promised Land") . . . . Be not
afraid of sudden fear neither of the desolation of the wicked, when it cometh.
For Yahweh shall be thy confidence, and shall keep thy foot from being
taken" (Proverbs 2:21-22, 3:25-26).
The chaff will be blown away, Psalms 1:4.
The Marriage Feast Of The Lamb
Nearly all rapturists falsely teach that after the rapture the
saints will attend the "Marriage Feast of the Lamb" in the third
heaven for a few years while the Great Tribulation rages on the earth. The
Marriage Feast, as described in Revelation
19:7-9, must be to what Matthew
22:1-14, Luke 22:18,
and Luke 14:15-24
are referring. In these passages The Church makes herself ready and partakes of
a feast with the Eternal, but no passage indicates that this marriage feast
takes place in Heaven. This false understanding is due to the false belief that
people go to heaven when they die. Instead, The
Marriage Feast will take place when His Kingdom has been established on this
The Feast of Divorce?
As a result of the Eternal's war against the wicked, many are
slain in the winepress of His wrath. All manner of birds will be called together
to Feast on the dead flesh of those slain by the conquering Messiah. Truly,
the wicked shall be cut off from the earth to be slain and removed (snatched
or "raptured" if you will) from
the Righteous. *
I Thessalonians 5:1-4
Says that the Day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night. Will Messiah
Yahshua return, rapture away His true believers, with the rest of mankind
unaware of what happened? Not at all . . . There will be a lot of noise, and
destruction when the Messiah (and His
Father) return. The whole earth shall see Him
returning. HE will come "unexpectedly,"as
a thief, in full view of all (not
for the day! For the day of Yahweh is at hand, And it will come as destruction
from the Almighty.
you the trumpet in Zion, And sound an alarm in my holy mountain! Let all the
inhabitants of the land tremble, For the day of Yahweh comes, For it is close
at hand: A day of darkness and gloominess, A day of clouds and thick darkness.
As the dawn spreading on the mountains, A great and strong people; There has
never been the like, Neither will there be any more after them, Even to the
years of many generations.
Peter 3:10 But
the day of the Kurios of Yahweh (Lord)
will come as a thief in the night (unexpectedly);
in which the heavens will pass away with a great noise, and the elements will
be dissolved with fervent heat, and the earth and the works that are in it
will be burned up.
The word rapture comes from the Latin "raptus"
meaning to snatch or seize. A similar Greek word is "harpazo"*, meaning to seize, pluck up or
take by force. This
Greek word is used in I Thessalonians 4:17, "caught
up together with them in the clouds." Does this refer
to going to the third Heaven where G_d's throne is? Not hardly!
Corinthians 12:2, 4 and Revelation 12:5 do use "harpazo"
to refer to being caught
G_d's Heaven (the
clouds of the first heaven),
does not infer Heaven, just the act of
At a moment when we are about to perish, the
merciful Eternal will snatch us up to meet with Him (and
His Angels) In The Clouds (first
heaven), as He is returning to defeat our enemies and rid
The Earth of all the wicked*.
20:1-3 I saw an angel coming down out of
heaven, having the key of the abyss and a great chain in his hand. He seized
the dragon, the old serpent, which is the Devil and Satan, and bound him for
one thousand years (The Sabbath
Millennium), and cast him into the
abyss (Tartarus Hell),
and shut it, and sealed it over him, that he should deceive the nations no
more, until the thousand years were finished. After this, he must be freed for
a short time (100 years).
Some Rapturists believe in "two phases" of Messiah
Yahshua's coming: first a "secret" rapture for the saints to take them
to Heaven for 3 1/2 or 7 years, while the Anti-Messiah deceives the nations and
tortures all who won't submit to him. This time they refer to as the
"tribulation" and "Day of the Lord." Then they say the
"second phase" of the Messiah's coming will occur. Yahshua will come
visibly, in power and glory, with the saints, to conquer the Anti-Messiah.
However, the Bible time sequence of last day events does not allow for this
interpretation. Matthew 24, Mark 13 and
Luke 21 parallel the events described in Revelation
6 and 8:
1.) False prophets (deception).......
Matthew 24:3-5 ....... Revelation 6:2
2.) World wars
.................................. Matthew 24:6-7 ....... Revelation 6:3-4
........................................ Matthew 24:7 .......... Revelation
4.) Pestilences (disease)
................ Matthew 24:7 ........... Revelation 6:7-8
signs ........................ Matthew 24:29 .........
7.) Day of The Lord (Elect
gathered) .. Matthew 24:29-31 .. Rev. 6:8-9, 16-19.
It is very clear from the above that the "Tribulation"
and "Day of the Lord"
represent two distinct periods of time, separated by the heavenly
signs. Matthew 24:29
shows that the heavenly signs
happen immediately after the Tribulation,
and Joel 2:31 says
that the heavenly signs
occur before the Day of The Lord.
Pretty easy, huh?
Period is Satan's
wrath. He is angry because he knows his time is short, and
he wants revenge on the faithful believers who keep the Eternal's commandments (Revelation
The "Day of the Lord" is Yahweh's
6:17) during which seven
trumpets of punishment are sounded, culminating in the seventh trumpet of seven
last plagues, Revelation 8, 9, 15, 16, 19.
Notice that the Elect (Chosen
Few) are not gathered before the Tribulation, but during
the Day of The Lord (Matthew
24:29-31). Specifically, the righteous dead are
resurrected at the seventh, or Last
11:15-18 / I Corinthians 15:50-52 / I Thessalonians 4:16-17).
The prophetic time sequence laid out in Scripture allows no such thing as a
"pre-tribulation rapture." Even during the wrath of the "Great
And Terrible Day Of The Lord", the true servants of
Yahweh are not taken to Heaven, but remain on Earth. Revelation
7:1-10 describes 144,000 servants of Yahweh who are
sealed in their foreheads (Shema),
so they will be protected during the wrath of Yahweh on the Earth.
Now, if Yahweh's servants were already
in Heaven, and immortal; why would they have to be sealed for protection?
It is during the "Day of the Kurios" that the feet
of the Kurios (the Messiah)
will stand on the Mount of Olives (on
Ezekiel 9:4-10 (A Dual or Parallel Prophecy)
Yahweh said to him, Go through the midst of
the city, through the midst of Jerusalem, and set a mark on the foreheads of
the men that sigh and that cry over all the abominations that are done in the
midst of it. To the others he said in my hearing, Go you through the city
after him, and strike: don't let your eye spare, neither have you pity; kill
utterly the old man, the young man and the virgin, and little children and
women; but don't come near any man on whom is the mark: and begin at my
Then they began at the old men that were
before the house. He said to them, Defile the house, and fill the courts with
the slain: go you forth. They went forth, and struck in the city. It happened,
while they were smiting, and I was left, that I fell on my face, and cried,
and said, Ah Lord Yahweh! will you destroy all the residue of Israel in your
pouring out of your wrath on Jerusalem? Then said he to me, The iniquity of
the house of Israel and Judah is exceeding great, and the land is full of
blood, and the city full of wrestling of judgment: for they say, Yahweh has
forsaken the land, and Yahweh doesn't see. As for me also, my eye shall not
spare, neither will I have pity, but I will bring their way on their head.
Will the Christians be raptured off the face of the Earth? Absolutely,
and they will be accompanied by all other pagan tradition observing religious
people, and those that do not honor Yahweh's Holy Sabbaths. There are certainly
going to be a huge multitude of extremely shocked and severely disappointed
Christian rapturists when they discover that they are not being raptured into
heaven, but into hell (Hades or the
grave, and ultimately Gehenna