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Synopses of October 20, 2016…………. The Rapture Wrap-up
Over the last couple of years, beginning in 2012, the pre-tribulation Rapture parallels, patterns, pictures, and types have been documented. And all point to a very noisy, loud, full on, joyous, heart warming, momentous, glorious occasions, not some quiet, private celebration between the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Today we take a quick look at the major topics in our wrap-up of the Rapture:
Parties and Other Celebrations
Our documentation began with a look at a celebration like no other in which we discovered that Yahweh loves a parade and loves to show off. Heaven celebrates every single time a sinner repents (Luke 15:10). Heaven celebrated with a triumphal parade when Yeshua won the victory over sin, hell, the devil, and death (Colossians 2:15 and Ephesians 4:8). We then looked at the wedding patterns, first at Mount Sinai, then at the Jewish Wedding Ceremony and found out that it is indeed a dress rehearsal for The Rapture.
Our Findings: We found that all three of these celebrations are very noisy, loud, full on, joyous, heart warming, momentous, glorious occasions, not some quiet, private celebration between the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
We also looked at definitions of the Hebrew words. The term, caught-up, is the Greek word harpazō [ἁρπάζω G726] (1 Thessalonians 4:17). Harpazō, means to be seized or plucked up by force, to catch (away, or up), pluck, pull, or to take by force. This term then became the words rapiemur, rapturo, or raptus in the Latin, which becomes the word Rapture in English. Greek to Latin to English!
The term, departure, or falling away, is the Greek word apostasia (2 Thessalonians 2:3). Apostasia [πoστασα G646] is a compound of two words. Together they mean: a physical standing away from, or separation away from, or a going out from among, never an apostasy, falling way, or rebellion from an ideology.
Our Findings: We found that the apostasia is a physical moving away, and that there are many examples of resurrections and raptures throughout scripture. Many even appear to have “advance notice” of the times and seasons in which they will occur. When The Rapture occurs, it may be that some of you will be simply caught up and some will have to be yanked out of here!
The Departure Before The Tribulation
Scripture reveals a loud return of Yeshua Ha’Mashiach during the final sounding of the last trumpet and the instantaneous transformation of believers into immortality prior to their ascension into the clouds and then into heaven itself. The “gone in an instant” image makes for great reading, for simply good fiction, but is not supported by scripture. Paul informs tells us that this seven year period will not come unless The departure comes first (2 Thessalonians 2:3-4), the temple is rebuilt, and the antichrist is revealed.
Our Findings: We found that the Rapture patterns clearly show that it will be a visible event, that it will take time from beginning to end, and that it will be clearly able to be watched as it transpires, and that it follows a distinct sequence of events.
The Horses, People and Patterns
Enoch was the first to be raptured in the body, and that event set the pattern for all future bodily raptures in scripture Elijah was the second to be raptured and Yeshua was the third. Enoch, Elijah, and Yeshua were all witnessed as they were raptured, all involved advance notice and horses. Numerous people have also been raptured in the spirit. Most come as a surprise and only the person involved is affected – either there are no witnesses or those present have no idea what is happening.
We further found that Yahweh is not a god of disorder and chaos, but a god of order and organization. He establishes a pattern for the raptures: the removal, is always the first in the series of events. A time of continued warning ensues, then the disaster strikes. The pattern is: removal, revelation, ruination. The pattern is: departure, depiction, destruction. We even found that the pre-tribulation pattern is evident in the series of the Moedim. That pattern is: death, burial, resurrection, giving of the spirit, rapture, judgment, millennial reign.
Our Findings: All bodily raptures thus far involve advance notice, horses, and witnesses. Several involve whirlwinds, but not all. This pattern tells us that without doubt the Bride of Yeshua will be raptured by white horses as well. It is safe to declare that when there is no presence of horses, chariots of fire, whirlwinds, or witnesses who see a bodily rapture then it is only a rapture In the Spirit. All raptures follow a set pattern.
The Overcomer and The Crown
The person who overcomes is a person who has prevailed, risen above, triumphed over, or defeated the catastrophes, disasters, heartbreaks, misfortunes, and tragedies of this world. This person has taken Yeshua into his heart – they are faithful and will never deny their faith in Yeshua. This person is charitable, is longingly waiting for Yeshua to appear, prayerful, engaged in service to others. This person is anything but lukewarm, and has washed his robes in the righteousness of Yeshua.
Our Findings: The overcomer is a chosen, peculiar person who Yahweh calls his own possession. The overcomer has triumphed over the world through the blood of Yeshua. The overcomer is faithful and will never deny their faith in Yeshua. The overcomer is zealous for good works, not slothful. The overcomer receives many rewards including eternal life in the times to come. The Crown of Righteousness is only available for those who are longingly awaiting Yeshua’s return.
The Concealment and The Church
This separation of righteous and unrighteous is clearly stated in the scriptures. Numerous examples are noted of righteous people being delivered from calamity or destruction while the unrighteous or evil are punished (Genesis 6; Genesis 18:25-19:29; Joshua 6:22-23; Hebrews 11:31); whereas the unrighteous are kept under punishment for the day of judgment (2 Peter 2:9). Likewise, the image of being hidden behind closed doors or in a secret place for the righteous during Yahweh’s wrath is a reality clearly stated in scripture (Psalm 27:5; Psalm 45; Isaiah 26:20; Matthew 25:1-13). The bride is gone and cannot be found (Song of Songs 6:12-14). Even the Jewish Wedding Ceremony agrees: the bride is concealed behind closed doors for seven days!
Our Findings: We found that scripture is very clear that the Bride of Yeshua will be taken away before the wrath of Yahweh is poured out and will be hidden in the secret places – the door will be shut and no one else can enter. She will be looked for, but cannot be found. These images are a perfect representation of a concealment after the Rapture, which will take place before the Tribulation period.
The Rapture Party
Many assume and teach that the Rapture will be a very quiet, secret event. We have found that just the opposite is true. Scripture is filled with parties: weddings, parades, and angels having a hootenanny when a sinner repents. Celebrations are held for: the feasts, for being chosen, for dedications, for reading of Torah, for giving thanksgiving and praise, for victory in Yeshua, for the captives having been brought to a better, more wonderful captivity, fathers holding parties, and a lot of feasting, thanking and praising.
Yahweh’s parties, the moedim, are the best parties in town. Nobody does them better! Enough meat to feed an army – lamb, beef – roasted, boiled, barbequed, as it were. Loaf upon loaf of breads, some baked with leaven, some without. And the wine – gallons and gallons of wine – the best wine in the world. Yahweh brings the best of the best to his parties, never second rate. The Rapture will be the best party of all, and it hardly sounds like quiet, unnoticed event.
Titus 2:13 – “We look forward with hope to that wonderful day when the glory of our great Lord and Savior, Yeshua Ha’Mashiach, will be revealed.”
The Rapture is real. It is indeed, our blessed hope. The patterns depict a pre-tribulation rapture without any shadow of doubt. The door has been opened and the Bride of Christ has been taken to Heaven, the crowns have been given, the Bride is clothed in white (Revelation 4), and the songs are being sung (Revelation 5). The redeemed whom Yeshua has purchased are present and accounted for. The Bride will be given its Sabbath rest as a result of Yeshua’s shed blood, and sings new songs to confirm this fact while enjoying being in Heaven (Revelation 15:3).