It is the glory of God to conceal a matter but it is the honor of kings to search it out.
Jesus would never leave or abandon his ‘spotless’ bride to the horrors and filth of the Tribulation. Where the ‘spotless’ Bride would surely be soiled, so for what purpose would He do so?
Testing you say, testing for what, we have already proven ourselves staying faithful in this sin filled world and kept the faith and believed and lived for HIM.
Testing is for the lukewarm Christians who were NOT rapture ready as they will be tested and their heads will roll for their faith. Now that is the ultimate test of worthiness.
And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.
Titus 2:13 Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Savior Jesus Christ;
So the question is: How are you suppose to look up and rejoice when you are living in filth, starving and about to have your head chopped off for your faith?
And WHERE is the blessed hope when you are in the Tribulation with all it’s turmoil and misery and you are told by the Post-Tribbers you will have to endure the tribulation and stand
in line waiting to have your head removed for your faith? (Where is the Blessed hope in that?)
1 Thessalonians 4: 16 - 18
16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:
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.
18 Wherefore comfort one another with these words.
‘Caught up’: in the Greek it’s Harpazo and in the Latin it’s Rapturo which is where we get the word rapture from) So yes Rapture IS IN THE Bible.
Harpazo and Rapturo are the same word with the same meaning ONLY in different languages.
And that meaning is: “Remove From Harm’s Way”.
How do you comfort someone about to have their head removed for their faith? How do you comfort someone living in filth, diseased and starving?
Historically God has removed his faithful out of harms way.
Enoch was the first to be raptured for God took him.
Noah and his family and the Great Flood. Lot and his family and the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah.
Jeremiah escaped Babylonian captivity. Also a remnant was spared Babylonian captivity.
God saved the Jews from bondage and delivered them out of Egypt.
How many times has God destroyed the Jews, but saved a remnant of them again and again.
God will rescue his faithful out of harms way, because God is true and faithful and God can not lie.
During the Sept. 23rd Revelation 12 sign in heaven a lot of people were claiming the rapture would occur on Sept. 23rd.
But then I read a persons comment that said: ‘If the rapture is not until Sept. 23rd I guess it’s party time and I will sin all I want and run all my credit cards up buying cars, motorcycles,
boats because when Sept. 22nd gets here I will repent of my sins and someone else will get stuck with the bill, and I will go to Heaven, right?’
WRONG, With an attitude like that, it will take a LOT of praying and repenting to get forgiven, remember God knows your heart and your sincerity.
SO, with that said the same principle applies with the post-trib rapture. People will get the attitude they can do as they wish and repent somewhere in the end of the Tribulation and
then all will be forgiven and they will go to Heaven. Do you see the problem here with the Post-Tribulation Rapture theory?
This ONLY works as a pre-tribulation rapture for that very reason.
Remember Jesus promised to save the faithful from God’s wrath.
1 Thessalonians 5:9 For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ.
This Bible verse clearly states we ARE NOT intended to be included in or be any part of God’s wrath (The Tribulation).
Satan’s 2nd biggest lie is the Post-Tribulation lie: In that (ALL) Christians will have to endure the Tribulation and have their heads chopped off to enter the Kingdom of Heaven.
(NO WHERE in the Bible does it say that or even infer that.)
Our Blessed hope is that Jesus loves us so much that he died for us and that he clearly states in scripture that he will ‘snatch us away’ Rapture us, the faithful believers out of harms way
(the Tribulation) because we have HIS promise of that in the Bible.
Through God’s grace I have seen the Tribulation and there shall be catastrophe on top of catastrophe and each worse than the last. War, famine, pestilence, economic collapse, fire,
asteroid strike, Tsunami’s, earthquakes, volcanoes, no power, no stores open, no food, no water and on top of that you will have all manor of demons, Nephilum and fallen Angles who
will war with man and destroy 1/3 of mankind, SO – It will be, beyond imagination bad and most will not survive the Tribulation.
God will NOT give you a reward IF you do NOT believe in the reward. SO the sad truth is that all those who believe in the post-Tribulation Rapture will have to endure the Tribulation
but they will NOT be raptured they will be slaughtered for their faith.
The sad truth is ‘They Don’t Have To Endure That Torment’.
And most people when tortured (or watching their family being tortured) will cave in and take the Mark of the Beast and then their soul will be damned to Burn in Hell
for eternity, which is exactly what Satan wants. That is why Satan is pushing hard the post-Tribulation Rapture lie.
And that is why these post-tribers so vehemently oppose the pre-tribers they are being influenced, recruited and trained by Satan.
And Satan is good at what he does with lies, confusion, division we see it in our nation, in our homes and now in our churches.
And that to is also part of prophecy as a great falling away must come first before Jesus returns, well now we have that also…
Some churches now don’t even mention repentance, hell, Revelation, wrath of God or mention you are living in Sin.
So technically; yes, you can believe the lie and STILL get to heaven, but you will have to endure Tribulation horrors that are unimaginable and unthinkable.
And then you will lose your head for your faith and along with that you must NOT renounce or deny Jesus as Lord and Savior, as that will be the ONLY way you will get to heaven once you enter the Tribulation.
(If - that is your plan, ‘Good Luck with that one).
(IF you are not in the will and grace of Jesus and Raptured first, then you WILL enter the Tribulation).
And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened.
Remember this verse from the Bible, and it is:
1 Thessalonians 5:9
For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ.
Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of Man.
1 Corinthians 15:52-53
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.
53 For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.
Do you believe EVERY word in the Bible? Then hear this.
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.
1 Thessalonians 1:10
And to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, even Jesus, which delivered us from the wrath to come.
John 3: 17 – 18
17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world, but that through him might be saved.
18 He that believeth on him is not condemned; but he that believeth not is condemned already because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.
John 14: 3
And if I go and prepare a place for you. I will come again, and receive you unto myself, that where I am, there ye may be also.
1 Thessalonians 5: 2
For you know perfectly that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night.
For Jesus is our blessed hope and our Savior. But you must believe in him and repent and believe in God’s saving Grace.
Matthew 25 - the parable of the 10 virgins, 5 wise and 5 foolish who had no oil for their lamps and who were not watching and prepared for the return of the Bridegroom.
That parable speaks directly of the Rapture of the faithful and those who were foolish and not watching and were locked out and left behind.
DO NOT FIND YOURSELF FOOLISH, LOCKED OUT AND LEFT BEHIND,
AS THAT WILL BE A TERRIBLE PLACE TO BE.
Remember with all that is happening: GOD IS IN CONTROL.
Comfort thyselves for where I am you shall be also.
The Church is mentioned 19 times in the first 3 chapters of Revelations after that the church is NOT mentioned because the church is missing, it’s no longer here, because the church has been raptured from this earth.
IF the church was STILL here on this earth don’t you think John the Revelator would mention it just once from chapter 4 through 22 when it was so important it was mentioned 19 times in just the first 3 chapters?
You say the Rapture is not in the Old Testament? Try, Isaiah 26: 17 through 21 or try Psalms 27:5 or Psalms 57:1 and there are other examples of the Rapture of the church.
To believe in a post-tribulation rapture you have to deny scripture.
SO, it’s a simple choice to pray, repent and be in the will and grace of Jesus and believe in the pre-tribulation rapture as that is your, mine and everyone’s blessed hope and our only Salvation.
For God loves us so much that he would not have any of us burn in hell but to seek salvation from his only begotten Son Jesus Christ.
I pray for you all to come to the realization we are almost out of time and NOW is the time to repent and get in the will and grace of Almighty God and his only begotten Son Jesus Christ.
God Bless you and God keep you
Watchman Tony Lamb
I carry my Bible with me where ever I go, out shopping, restaurants, doctors offices everywhere. If you see me out without my Bible it's because I have given my Bible away!
Maybe you should consider 'Picking up your cross (your Bible) and follow Jesus' Remember if you deny Jesus before men Jesus will deny you to the Father.