THE RAPTURE: PRE TRIBULATION OR AFTER
There are many sincere Believers world wide that hold to the Doctrine of a PRE-TRIBULATION catching away of Believers to heaven Before the Tribulation begins. There are 2 schools of thought concerning the Tribulation and what will happen to the Saints during this time.
To understand Scripture, we need to compare Scripture, with Scripture! The Word of Elohim (GOD) does not interpret MAN’S thoughts but HIS thoughts
Isa 55:7 Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the LORD, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.
Isa 55:8 For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD.
Isa 55:9 For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.
Here we see that our thoughts are NOT HIS thoughts. They can NEVER agree! We MUST seek the LORD to understand the way HE THINKS!
All throughout the history of mankind we see that MAN wanted to have a GOD that HE could understand. This is why we see so much IDOL worship. The human nature is NOT Elohim’s nature! They are opposed one of another! We MUST come into agreement with HIS way of thinking, which is HIS will and WORD!
Idolatry is the worship of our OWN thoughts! How do we remedy this? It is WRITTEN:
Isa 1:18 Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.
Yes, leaning to our own understanding is SIN. Sin is a direct result of going our own way and placing our own thoughts ABOVE his! It is called REBELLION! What does Elohim call Rebellion?
1Sa 15:22 And Samuel said, Hath the LORD as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the LORD? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to hearken than the fat of rams.
1Sa 15:23 For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Because thou hast rejected the word of the LORD, he hath also rejected thee from being king.
1Sa 15:24 And Saul said unto Samuel, I have sinned: for I have transgressed the commandment of the LORD, and thy words: because I feared the people, and obeyed their voice.
When we fear man more than the LORD, it brings a snare!
Pro 29:25 The fear of man bringeth a snare: but whoso putteth his trust in the LORD shall be safe.
The GOD of ABRAHAM, ISSAC, AND JACOB, is restoring the FEAR OF THE LORD to his people!
The FEAR of the LORD is the Beginning of WISDOM!
Psa 111:10 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have all they that do his commandments: his praise endureth for ever.
Pro 9:10 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding.
Isa 33:5 The LORD is exalted; for he dwelleth on high: he hath filled Zion with judgment and righteousness.
Isa 33:6 And wisdom and knowledge shall be the stability of thy times, and strength of salvation: the fear of the LORD is his treasure.
You may ask, what does this have to do with the Rapture THEORY? Well, EVERTHING!
When we begin to fear Man more than GOD, we have been trapped by a Snare! This FALSE doctrine of man, of a PRE-TRIBULATION rapture, is a trap of saving one’s life by embracing the word of man. This is FEAR!
Many who put their trust in a man , or man’s interpretation of Elohim’s (GOD’S) word , will surely forsake the LORD when calamity comes via the TRIBULATION! Because many have trusted Man’s doctrine instead of reading and studying the WORD for themselves, will FALL away from SOUND DOCTRINE!
2Ti 4:2 Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine.
2Ti 4:3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;
2Ti 4:4 And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.
Scripture INTERPRETS Scripture! The Ruach, the HOLY SPIRIT is our TEACHER!
Joh 14:26 But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.
Joh_16:13 Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.
Rom 1:25 Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.
This we now see is the reason that we MUST have the RUACH HA KODESH, the HOLY SPIRIT, show us the TRUTH! This is what MAKES us free!
Joh 8:32 And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.
The TRUTH shall MAKE you free. Here we see that this is a process! To be Made free takes some time. Why? Because we have MINDSETS and FALSE DOCTRINES that we have been taught over the years that have brought bondage, rather than freedom!
2Ti 3:12 Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.
2Ti 3:13 But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.
2Ti 3:14 But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them;
2Ti 3:15 And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.
2Ti 3:16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
2Ti 3:17 That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.
There you have it! Knowing the Word, TRUTH, Makes us free from DECEPTION!
Did you notice that vs.:12 says, that ALL who live GODLY, SHALL suffer PERSECUTION!
We might ask ourselves a question, Why is there tribulation and suffering among the believers in the earth? Why didn’t they get RAPTURED from THEIR tribulation. When we think of all the precious Saints who have gone through immense suffering having their bodies torn apart by wild beasts, tortured in prison camps, beheadings, beaten repeatedly, and then say to ourselves we are Special because we are to be Raptured! What must the Father think of us who believe this doctrine!
Rom 2:11 For there is no respect of persons with God.
Now, there is some GOOD news for the Believer in the last day GREAT TRIBULATION!
Jer 31:6 For there shall be a day, that the watchmen upon the mount Ephraim shall cry, Arise ye, and let us go up to Zion unto the LORD our God.
Jer 31:7 For thus saith the LORD; Sing with gladness for Jacob, and shout among the chief of the nations: publish ye, praise ye, and say, O LORD, save thy people, the remnant of Israel.
Jer 31:8 Behold, I will bring them from the north country, and gather them from the coasts of the earth, and with them the blind and the lame, the woman with child and her that travaileth with child together: a great company shall return thither.
Jer 31:9 They shall come with weeping, and with supplications will I lead them: I will cause them to walk by the rivers of waters in a straight way, wherein they shall not stumble: for I am a father to Israel, and Ephraim is my firstborn.
Jer 31:10 Hear the word of the LORD, O ye nations, and declare it in the isles afar off, and say, He that scattered Israel will gather him, and keep him, as a shepherd doth his flock.
Jer 31:11 For the LORD hath redeemed Jacob, and ransomed him from the hand of him that was stronger than he.
Jer 31:12 Therefore they shall come and sing in the height of Zion, and shall flow together to the goodness of the LORD, for wheat, and for wine, and for oil, and for the young of the flock and of the herd: and their soul shall be as a watered garden; and they shall not sorrow any more at all.
Jer 31:13 Then shall the virgin rejoice in the dance, both young men and old together: for I will turn their mourning into joy, and will comfort them, and make them rejoice from their sorrow.
GOOD NEWS INDEED!
The GOD of ABRAHAM, ISSAC, and JACOB will GATHER his FLOCK that have been scattered throughout the world and bring them back to the LAND promised to them!
Just as Elohim delivered Israel out of Egypt, he will Deliver Israel out of the places where he scattered them, because of their going after and serving OTHER gods and FALSE doctrines and commandments of men, and bring them back to the PROMISED LAND!
To be sure, those who will go into that land will be a people who have FORSAKEN other gods and have REPENTED and RETURNED to the ONE TRUE GOD of ABRAHAM, ISSAC, and JACOB!
Deu 6:4 Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD:
The day for making MAN whether they be Pastors, Teachers, Prophets, ect., Gods, IS OVER!
Many FALSE prophets have changed the TRUTH to a lie by adding to or taking away from the PURE word! Listen to this Scripture:
Deu 13:1 If there arise among you a prophet, or a dreamer of dreams, and giveth thee a sign or a wonder,
Deu 13:2 And the sign or the wonder come to pass, whereof he spake unto thee, saying, Let us go after OTHER GODS, which thou hast not known, and let us serve them;
Deu 13:3 Thou shalt not hearken unto the words of that prophet, or that dreamer of dreams: for the LORD your God PROVETH you, to know whether ye love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul.
WOW! Did you get that?? The LORD GOD, ELOHIM, is testing us to see if we love HIM!
As we see now, the very words of our Messiah in this next Scripture to be TRUTH, for he CANNOT lie!
Joh 17:13 And now come I to thee; and these things I speak in the WORLD, that they might have my joy fulfilled in themselves.
Joh 17:14 I have given them thy word; and the world hath hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.
Joh 17:15 I pray NOT that thou shouldest take them OUT of the world, but that thou shouldest KEEP them from the evil.
Joh 17:16 They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.
Joh 17:17 Sanctify them through thy truth,THY WORD IS TRUTH
Joh 17:18 As thou hast sent me into the world, even so have I also sent them into the world.
Joh 17:19 And for their sakes I sanctify myself, that they also might be sanctified through the truth.
Joh 17:20 Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word;
Joh 17:21 That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me.
Joh 17:22 And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one:
Joh 17:23 I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me.
Our Father wants to show the World and ALL his Saints, that he is able to KEEP them while the world is being tribulated. HE GETS THE GLORY!!
When HELL brings it’s fury upon the earth, our Father will keep us in the palm of his hand. He will make a distinction between those that are his and those who BELONG to the world.
2Ti 1:12 For the which cause I also suffer these things: nevertheless I am not ashamed: for I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is ABLE TO KEEP that which I have committed unto him AGAINST THAT DAY.
We are entering the time of JACOB’S trouble. Jacob’s name was changed to ISRAEL! We are Israel! We belong to the WHOLE HOUSE OF ISRAEL! JEW and GENTILE! We have been grafted together into ONE NATION! All has been done through our Messiah’s blood! This is the good NEWS!
Let us FORSAKE all False Doctrines and Teaching of men and follow the ONE TRUE ELOHIM!
Let us remember the Scripture:
Luk 9:22 Saying, The Son of man must suffer many things, and be rejected of the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be slain, and be raised the third day.
Luk 9:23 And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me.
Luk 9:24 For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: but whosoever will lose his life for my sake, the same shall save it.
Luk 9:25 For what is a man advantaged, if he gain the whole world, and lose himself, or be cast away?
Yes, He will catch us away, at the LAST trump, but we will return to this Earth to rule and reign with him for 1,000 yrs., NOT BEFORE!
We win!!! We inherit the EARTH!
Mat 5:5 Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.
Let us PRESS on to our Inheritance and the prize of the HIGH calling he has placed in our hearts. May we stand strong in the LORD and the POWER of HIS might!
Isa 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.
AMEN AND AMEN, SO BE IT!