Back last year Father YHWH began opening my eyes to things I had not seen before. Things that shook the foundations of my faith to the core… one of the them was that there would be no RAPTURE as is taught in mainstream christianity.
For anyone not familiar with the theory it claims that right before the Great Tribulation ( which is spoken about in the OT book of Daniel, Matthew 24 , Revelation) all of the true believers on the earth that believe in Yahushua- “Christians”- would be snatched up to Heaven. How would this be done?? Yahushua would come and blow a trumpet and in a twinkle of an eye we would be gone . And then while the whole earth was going to hell literally and satan was playing God down here via the anti-christ.. we the believers would be in Glory having a huge feast for those 7 years with Yahushua called ” the wedding supper of the Lamb”
Now of course to the believer that sounds absolutely WONDERFUL. I was overjoyed to learn this as that would mean I would escape the hellish Tribulation. But as Yahweh opened my eyes and I began to fervently pray for the truth in all things – He plainly showed me that there was NO rapture and it was a lie designed by satan to keep the “church” lulled to sleep and unprepared for what was coming. Many believers would end up even taking the Mark of the Beast ( Revelation 13) because of the simple fact they had been taught that FIRST the rapture must take place before the anti-christ rises to power and so therefore it could not possibly be the Mark as the believers are still HERE on earth!!
And where is this rapture teaching the greatest ? In the industrialized countries of North America, Europe and Australia…of course the same regions where the Prosperity Gospel is preached ( anyone not familiar with that Gospel – which is NOT the true gospel- it is a combination of occultic teachings about postive confessions, blab it and grab it, God wants to make you rich and prosperous..blah blah blah – it is touted by Tv evangelists .you know the one swith the million dollar mansions ? from money given to their ministries that was supposed to be used to feed the poor and preach the gospel…)
The thought that originally occurred to me when Yahweh began to reveal this to me was this : why should all the believers in the affluent countries NOT ever suffer any persecuetion ( because they dont over here!! ) , be prosperous and THEN get out of here before all poop hits the fan when in other parts of the world our brethren were and are dying daily for their faith?? Isnt it typical that a spiritually fat and lazy christian would think somehow they were special and they would never have to suffer for the gospels sake???Yahushua said in John 15:18-19
18″If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated me first.
19If you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own. As it is, you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the world. That is why the world hates you.”
Yahushua also prayed to the Father before His crucifixtion concerning all His disciples in John 17:15
“My prayer is not that you take them out of the world but that you protect them from the evil one”
Does that sound like a multi-million person pre-trib rapture? Was that what our saviour was asking His Father? No.. he was asking that Father protect us from the evil one DURING the Great tribulation. All hell is going to break loose and many “christians” will be tested and martyred for their faith – thrown in prison, beheaded , tortured all sorts of stuff..
( Rev.2:8–11“And to the angel of the church in Smyrna write, ‘These things says the First and the Last, who was dead, and came to life: 9 “I know your works, tribulation, and poverty (but you are rich); and I know the blasphemy of those who say they are Jews and are not, but are a synagogue of Satan. 10 Do not fear any of those things which you are about to suffer. Indeed, the devil is about to throw some of you into prison, that you may be tested, and you will have tribulation ten days. Be faithful until death, and I will give you the crown of life. 11 “He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. He who overcomes shall not be hurt by the second death.”)
Wouldnt it be like our awesome GOD to keep us here during the trib period to preach to a lost and dying world while everything has gone completely crazy rather than take us out of here ? Only twice in the Bible did Yahweh ever take anyone out ahead of time – Elijah and Enoch – every other one died HERE – most martyred to the Glory of Yahweh! Mainstream Christianity has taught endlessly on how Yahweh wants to give us a nice cushy life and it is not even CLOSE to what Yahushua taught. For us to suffer is to partake in HIS suffering and it is actually a blessing!!
Soo…. if we are to take Yahushua’s words literally ( which we should) in Matthew He clearly says we WILL be here – for the mark, for the anti-christ and all the rest.
Was I floored when i learned this? You BET I was.. i had believed for 10 years I was going to be raptured and if I want to be really honest I put alot of stock and faith into the fact that i was going to get to escape all the wrath. Yahweh confirmed the absence of the rapture through revealing where that theory came from by researching. And I can say learning that truth was terrifying yet LIBERATING at the same time. My faith would be tested to the MAX and it caused me to drop to my knees in repentance for not being a lover of the TRUTH and caused me to draw closer to my Heavenly Father than ever in my christian walk. It puts a whole new perspective on things thats for sure!!!
Okay so lets read in Matthew 24 :3-31 and see what Yahushua says
3 Now as He sat on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to Him privately, saying, “Tell us, when will these things be? And what will be the sign of Your coming, and of the end of the age?” 4 And Jesus answered and said to them: “Take heed that no one deceives you.
5 For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and will deceive many.
6 And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all[a]these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.
7 For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, pestilences,[b] and earthquakes in various places.
8 All these are the beginning of sorrows.
9 “Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and kill you, and you will be hated by all nations for My name’s sake.
10 And then many will be offended, will betray one another, and will hate one another.
11 Then many false prophets will rise up and deceive many.
12 And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold.
13 But he who endures to the end shall be saved.
14 And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come.
15 “Therefore when you see the ‘abomination of desolation,’[c] spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place” (whoever reads, let him understand),
16 “then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains.
17 Let him who is on the housetop not go down to take anything out of his house.
18 And let him who is in the field not go back to get his clothes.
19 But woe to those who are pregnant and to those who are nursing babies in those days!
20 And pray that your flight may not be in winter or on the Sabbath.
21 For then there will be great tribulation, such as has not been since the beginning of the world until this time, no, nor ever shall be.
22 And unless those days were shortened, no flesh would be saved; but for the elect’s sake those days will be shortened.
23 “Then if anyone says to you, ‘Look, here is the Christ!’ or ‘There!’ do not believe it.
24 For false christs and false prophets will rise and show great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect.
25 See, I have told you beforehand.
26 “Therefore if they say to you, ‘Look, He is in the desert!’ do not go out; or ‘Look, He is in the inner rooms!’ do not believe it.
27 For as the lightning comes from the east and flashes to the west, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be.
28 For wherever the carcass is, there the eagles will be gathered together.
The Coming of the Son of Man
29 “Immediately after the tribulation of those days the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light; the stars will fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken. 30 Then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in heaven, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.
31 And He will send His angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they will gather together His elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.
Does that sound like a pre-trib rapture or AFTER at the END of the tribulation we will be gathered??
Whatever it is you have been taught you need to ask Yahweh to confirm or reject what i am saying about this subject… and if I am indeed correct then that means people need to get ready!! Our prosperity isnt going to amount to a hill of beans when the dollar is worth nothing and we can no longer work , buy or sell. Many will be unprepared and when they discover the rapture isnt happening .. many will even lose faith in GOD! How do i know that? because i know what i personally know what i went trhough spiritually when I discovered these things – i was in total SHOCK and confusion. I am thankful however that was over a year ago and now i have totally accepted I will be here and have been preparing as best I can for those days – spiritually, mentally , physically , financially!!
if you are still not convinced here are several links that talk about the origins of Dispensationalism and the Rapture Doctrine…
I pray you come to know the truth and prepare for the days ahead!
Also there was another scripture that blew me away and also blew the rapture theory out of the water… it was this..
I was studying Revelation 20 when i came across this–
4 And I saw thrones, and they sat on them, and judgment was committed to them. Then I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for their witness to Yahushua and for the word of God, who had not worshiped the beast or his image, and had not received his mark on their foreheads or on their hands. And they lived and reigned with Christ for a[a] thousand years.
5 But the rest of the dead did not live again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection.
6 Blessed and holy is he who has part in the first resurrection. Over such the second death has no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with Him a thousand years.
OKAY so this is saying ONLY the ones who are martyred OR outlast and survive the Trib period without getting the MARK get to reign with Christ 1000 years. Any other beleivers throughout history who have died do not get to- ONLY the ones who die and endure the Great Trib . So if that is the case where does that leave millions of raptured Christians??? The reward for being martyred or enduring til the end is to reign with HIM – there is no rewards for getting snatched up ahead of time!!! Think about it!!