1 Corinthians 15:22,23 -
For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive. But every man in his own order: Christ the firstfruits; afterward they that are Christ's at his coming.
These days after the end of the world the most discussed topic is the rapture. Many people are misled that the people from the congregation would suddenly disappear or taken up in the cloud like Paul puts it.
The only rapture that is happening since sometime and more often now is the con preachers or ministry leaders who are disappearing with from the face of churches while leaving the congregation out of money.
Since long I have held back commenting on the rapture but today the Lord wants to send this message out so that His people are not misled or walking in the dark like blind people.
All believers who sleep in Christ will wake up and those who exist during the last day when Christ comes again on the clouds will stand before Him for judgment. They would not be in flesh for the shout of the Lord along with His Angels would have destroyed all physical creation. All from the time of Noah till the last day who have been saved from Hell would stand before His Judgment Throne and those who abide by His Word would enter Heaven and those who do not would be put in the Lake of Fire. This Lake of Fire is even worse than the Hell which the unsaved were put for in Hell they suffered according to their sins, but here there is uniform suffering for rejecting the Prince of Peace even after knowing Him. In all this when is the rapture and who rapture?
The rapture or sudden taking away of people and they disappearing from the face of the earth does happen before the coming of Jesus Christ in His glory. The people who will be rapture are very specifically defined and Jesus puts them as those who were working in the field and again as those at the grinding stone. In today's message they are called the First Fruits and in the book of Revelation they are also called the ones who sing a New Song. In John 17 when Jesus was praying He said as those who were given unto Him and in the Old Testament the Lord says from whom He did not lose even one.
These who rapture are those who are the Elect whom God selected also known as chosen ones to work in His Kingdom.
Throughout history these elect have been coming through in tinkles, but during the end days there would be many of them among us. It is written that among those working in Kingdom at that time nearly half would be the elect. These elect are overcomers of the flesh and examples in each Fruit of the 12 Fruits of the Holy Spirit and therefore called as chosen from the 12 tribes of Princes of God (Israel).
It is only these Elect who exist at that time will rapture or be taken off from the face of the earth. They rapture because they are the first resurrection. These are the few who do not die the physical death and come into their spiritual body as Angels along with the other Elect who sleep in Christ. The numbers of them is given as 1,44,000 and are those who come along with Jesus on the clouds to fight Satan (dragon and beast), the false Prophet and their army. These are the ones who know the Name of the Lord and have authority in the Name.
A clue is also given when the rapture will happen and it after the event of the two witnesses who have power to call wrath from Heaven at their command and whom the world fears. They would be killed and for 3 days their bodies would be lying on the street for no one would have the courage to touch them even though the people would be rejoicing their death. It is at that time the Lord says it is sufficient coming back to life they are lifted up. It is around this time the rapture happens.
Even if there are believers at that time they would not rapture except for those who are the Elect and are the First Fruits in Christ. In the book of Joshua they are symbolized as those were selected to first cross the river Jordan (which means inheritance) while the priest held the Ark of Covenant. These Elect are those who are part of those who truly carry the Cross of Christ and are the ones who gather all believers before Jesus Christ on the Judgment Day, stand beside Him when He judges all believers and they are the ones who will rules over the Angels in Heaven.
[ Prayer Starter ]
Lord, You have created us in this weak flesh with a purpose to overcome the carnal and proving ourselves as worthy to be your Sons with the help of your Spirit. Lord in your mercy You save all your people (Israel) being satisfied with the efforts of a few. Lord, we thank You for your mercy and we pray or the Elect whom You have chosen amongst us that they shine with your glory and be abundantly blessed in doing your work...
This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.
[ Reference Scripturesr ]
40 Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left.
41 Two women shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken, and the other left.
46 Blessed is that servant, whom his lord when he cometh shall find so doing.
47 Verily I say unto you, That he shall make him ruler over all his goods.
48 But and if that evil servant shall say in his heart, My lord delayeth his coming;
49 And shall begin to smite his fellowservants, and to eat and drink with the drunken;
50 The lord of that servant shall come in a day when he looketh not for him, and in an hour that he is not aware of,
51 And shall cut him asunder, and appoint him his portion with the hypocrites: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
1 And I looked, and, lo, a Lamb stood on the mount Sion, and with him an hundred forty and four thousand, having his Father's name written in their foreheads.
2 And I heard a voice from heaven, as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of a great thunder: and I heard the voice of harpers harping with their harps:
3 And they sung as it were a new song before the throne, and before the four beasts, and the elders: and no man could learn that song but the hundred and forty and four thousand, which were redeemed from the earth.
4 These are they which were not defiled with women; for they are virgins. These are they which follow the Lamb whithersoever he goeth. These were redeemed from among men, being the firstfruits unto God and to the Lamb.
5 And in their mouth was found no guile: for they are without fault before the throne of God.
9 For to this end Christ both died, and rose, and revived, that he might be Lord both of the dead and living.
10 But why dost thou judge thy brother? or why dost thou set at nought thy brother? for we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ.
11 For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God.
12 So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God.
5 And now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory which I had with thee before the world was.
6 I have manifested thy name unto the men which thou gavest me out of the world: thine they were, and thou gavest them me; and they have kept thy word.
7 Now they have known that all things whatsoever thou hast given me are of thee.
8 For I have given unto them the words which thou gavest me; and they have received them, and have known surely that I came out from thee, and they have believed that thou didst send me.
24 But in those days, after that tribulation, the sun shall be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light,
25 And the stars of heaven shall fall, and the powers that are in heaven shall be shaken.
26 And then shall they see the Son of man coming in the clouds with great power and glory.
27 And then shall he send his angels, and shall gather together his elect [chosen - not to be mistaken with the Elect] from the four winds, from the uttermost part of the earth to the uttermost part of heaven.
28 Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When her branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is near:
29 So ye in like manner, when ye shall see these things come to pass, know that it is nigh, even at the doors.
12 Now therefore take you twelve men out of the tribes of Israel, out of every tribe a man.
13 And it shall come to pass, as soon as the soles of the feet of the priests that bear the ark of the LORD, the Lord of all the earth, shall rest in the waters of Jordan, that the waters of Jordan shall be cut off from the waters that come down from above; and they shall stand upon an heap.
1 Corinthians 15:50-54
50 Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption.
51 Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,
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.
54 So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.
1 Corinthians 6:2-3
2 Do ye not know that the saints shall judge the world? and if the world shall be judged by you, are ye unworthy to judge the smallest matters?
3 Know ye not that we shall judge angels? how much more things that pertain to this life?
3 And I will give power unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days, clothed in sackcloth.
4 These are the two olive trees, and the two candlesticks standing before the God of the earth.
5 And if any man will hurt them, fire proceedeth out of their mouth, and devoureth their enemies: and if any man will hurt them, he must in this manner be killed.
6 These have power to shut heaven, that it rain not in the days of their prophecy: and have power over waters to turn them to blood, and to smite the earth with all plagues, as often as they will.
7 And when they shall have finished their testimony, the beast that ascendeth out of the bottomless pit shall make war against them, and shall overcome them, and kill them.
8 And their dead bodies shall lie in the street of the great city, which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, where also our Lord was crucified.
9 And they of the people and kindreds and tongues and nations shall see their dead bodies three days and an half, and shall not suffer their dead bodies to be put in graves.
10 And they that dwell upon the earth shall rejoice over them, and make merry, and shall send gifts one to another; because these two prophets tormented them that dwelt on the earth.
11 And after three days and an half the Spirit of life from God entered into them, and they stood upon their feet; and great fear fell upon them which saw them.
12 And they heard a great voice from heaven saying unto them, Come up hither. And they ascended up to heaven in a cloud; and their enemies beheld them.
13 And the same hour was there a great earthquake, and the tenth part of the city fell, and in the earthquake were slain of men seven thousand: and the remnant were affrighted, and gave glory to the God of heaven.
14 The second woe is past; and, behold, the third woe cometh quickly.
15 And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever.
16 And the four and twenty elders, which sat before God on their seats, fell upon their faces, and worshipped God,
17 Saying, We give thee thanks, O Lord God Almighty, which art, and wast, and art to come; because thou hast taken to thee thy great power, and hast reigned.
18 And the nations were angry, and thy wrath is come, and the time of the dead, that they should be judged, and that thou shouldest give reward unto thy servants the prophets, and to the saints, and them that fear thy name, small and great; and shouldest destroy them which destroy the earth.
19 And the temple of God was opened in heaven, and there was seen in his temple the ark of his testament: and there were lightnings, and voices, and thunderings, and an earthquake, and great hail.
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