the Rapture of the Church
Christians that Know God's WORD should watch for Him, according to the Lord, Jesus Christ. We should be aware of the approaching tribulation hour. Things of society will, at the same time, seem to be normal as usual to the unsaved. To the Born again Christian it will be a terrible time of wicked sin just like today. the Bible says "End Times will be like the days of Noah and Lot at the Time of the Rapture."
Lu 17:26 And as it was in the days of Noe, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man.
Lu 17:27 They did eat, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all.
Lu 17:28 Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded;
Lu 17:29 But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all.
Lu 17:30 Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed.
It will be a catastrophic global event. Jesus will call out from the clouds of glory and shout "Come up hither!" We (the Saved Believers of Christ) shall rise into the air, the dead in Christ shall also rise, we (all Born Again Christians) meet the Lord in the air as told in the following scriptures
Revelation 4:1 After this I looked, and, behold, a door was opened in heaven: and the first voice which I heard was as it were of a trumpet talking with me; which said, Come up hither, and I will show thee things which must be hereafter.
Re 4:2 And immediately I was in the spirit; and, behold, a throne was set in heaven, and one sat on the throne.
Revelation 4:1 Come up hither
I Thessalonians 4:16 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:
1th 4:17 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.
In 1TH 4:17 we are caught up or snatched away
1co 15:51 Behold, I show you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,
1co 15:52 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.
1 Cor 15:52 raised from the grave
In Luke and Matthew the bible is clear that some will be taken
Luke 17:34 I tell you, in that night there shall be two men in one bed; the one shall be taken, and the other shall be left.
Lu 17:35 Two women shall be grinding together; the one shall be taken, and the other left.
Lu 17:36 Two men shall be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left.
Matthew 24:41 Two women shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken, and the other left.
Mt 24:42 Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come
only Christians who accept Christ's blood atonement of salvation will be raptured.
the Bible says in John 3:3 we must be born-again believers to see the kingdom of Heaven.
John 3:3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.
Millions of people (those raptured) disappear, they vanish from the planet before the astonished eyes of those left behind. Those who have gone to be with the Lord will be taken back to heaven, where He has prepared a place of eternal dwelling for them
John 14:1 Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.
Joh 14:2 In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.
Joh 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
At this time The marriage supper of the Lamb will occur (Christ's Bride made ready for the wedding), then the Wedding Feast Revelation 19:9 And he saith unto me, Write, Blessed are they which are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb. And he saith unto me, These are the true sayings of God.
Things on Planet Earth will be gearing up for the great end-time tribulation hour. God, the Holy Spirit , according to 2 Thessalonians, chapter 2, will remove as restrainer and the anti-Christ will be revealed during the times following the rapture.
II Thessalonians 2:1 Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him,
2th 2:2 That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand.
2th 2:3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;
2th 2:4 Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God.
2th 2:5 Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things?
2th 2:6 And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time.
2th 2:7 For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way.
2th 2:8 And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming:
In Revelation 3:11 Christ said
Re 3:11 Behold, I COME QUICKLY: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown.
He will come as a thief in the night and no man will know the hour
Matthew 24:27 For as the LIGHTNING cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
The Rapture Video
Friend if you do not want to be left behind
At the time of the Rapture the world may not even know we are missing.
scriptures seem to indicate that the
Day of the Lordwill be a day of gloom and darkness.
a day when men shall cry
when the earth shall shake.
a thick darkness shall cover the earth.
The sun shall not give it's light.
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Lightning at the Rapture
Zephaniah 1:14 The great day of the LORD is near, it is near, and hasteth greatly, even the voice of the day of the LORD: the mighty man shall cry there bitterly.
Zep 1:15 That day is a day of wrath, a day of trouble and distress, a day of wasteness and desolation, a day of darkness and gloominess, a day of clouds and thick darkness
Isaiah 60:1 Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the LORD is risen upon thee.
Isa 60:2 For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the LORD shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee
Psalm 97:2 Clouds and darkness are round about him: righteousness and judgment are the habitation of his throne.
Ps 97:3 A fire goeth before him, and burneth up his enemies round about.
Ps 97:4 His lightnings enlightened the world: the earth saw, and trembled.
Ps 97:5 The hills melted like wax at the presence of the LORD, at the presence of the Lord of the whole earth.
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