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|The Real Truth About The Rapture According To The Bible by unstoppable51(m): 6:18pm On Feb 02, 2019|
From #FeedMeJesus.com, enjoy this Bible exposition on the Rapture.
“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:
“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.
“Wherefore comfort one another with these words.” 1 Thessalonians 4:16-18
You may never have come across the word “Rapture” in the Bible during your study times and of a truth, you will never come across it since the word itself is not used anywhere in the scriptures.
But that does not mean the message or doctrine of rapture is not scriptural since we can trace the message back to the Bible. In case you didn’t actually get what I just said, let me break it down.
The word “Rapture” was gotten from an ancient Latin word “raptus” which means “to snatch away, carry off or abduct.”
It is similar to the Greek word “Harpazo” which means “to seize, to carry off or snatch away by force.”
Now, although “raptus” from where “Rapture” is gotten, is not specifically used in the Bible. It’s Greek counterpart “harpazo” is found all over the New Testament translated as “Caught up” (1 Thessalonians 4:17, Rev.12:5, 2 Corinthians 12:2&4) and also as “caught away” in Acts 8:39.
Other places “harpazo” was used in the Bible includes: Matthew 13:19, John 6:15, John 10:28&29, Acts 23:10 etc. In all these places, it has to do with a forceful movement of something or someone by another.
So why is it important you know about this?
It is important because the Rapture has to do with the experience that awaits all who has put their faith in Jesus Christ as their Lord and Saviour from sin and its penalty, which is death (both spiritual death and the second death).
At the second coming of Christ, He will appear in the clouds and we which are alive at that moment and other believers who had died prior to that time, shall be caught up together with Him in the sky, safe from the tribulation that is coming upon the world.
Now, Here’s Why I Had To Write About This Topic
This message of the Rapture and the second coming of Jesus Christ that was intended (like we saw in our opening scripture) to be used to build hope, comfort and encourage believers to endure persecutions, hardships and whatever it is the world throws at them, has today become the greatest message that is used to manipulate, threaten, enslave and put men in bondage to fear, doubt and unbelief in the finished works of Christ.
Tell the average Christian today, “Jesus is coming soon!” and you have given him a reason to wear a serious face, be moody, sad and overly conscious of what he eats, drinks or wears. You will see the joy of Salvation disappear from him at the speed of light and the fear of Salvation completely overpower him.
Throughout that day, he will be searching for “unconfessed" sins to confess or what and what he needs to do restitution for so he don’t miss the rapture.
In his dreams from that very moment, he will repeatedly see everybody around him going to heaven except him due to reasons that has no real support in the Bible.
The reason for all these fears and torments most Christians experience whenever the word “Rapture” is mentioned is mostly due to lack of accurate knowledge of what the Redemptive works of Christ and the Rapture is all about.
Somewhere along the line, they have been made to believe that unless you are 100% sinless, you will not be raptured.
But can I shock you? That is a lie from religion and the pit of Hell.
The Rapture will never meet ANY man 100% sinless. Regardless of who he is and his episcopal title.
As a matter of fact, the doctrine of sinless perfection is complete hogwash and has no backing from the scripture.
No man born of a woman on this earth will claim to have reached a level in his Spiritual life where he or she no longer sins. No man, I say.
Our only hope or ticket for rapture is our faith in the sacrifice of Jesus Christ. The Bible never minced words about this when it said “…Christ in you, the hope of glory.” (Colossians 1:27)
You may say “But Jesus is coming for a glorious church without spot or wrinkles?”
Yes it true. But do you also know that He (Jesus) is the one that cleanses and sanctifies the church in order to present it to Himself without spots or wrinkles?
The Bible is clear on this. See Ephesians 5:25-27
“Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it;
“That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word,
“That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.”
The apostle Jude in his writing also gave witness to this in Jude 1:24-25
“Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you fautless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy,
“To the only wise God our Saviour, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen.”
The one who has believed in Jesus to save him from sin can never miss the rapture. Why? Because his Saviour being Jesus, is the one that cleanses, sanctifies, keeps and will present him faultless at that day.
No man can do this by himself regardless of how many times he confesses and promises never to sin again.
Does this mean we can now go ahead and sin as much as we want as believers since we will surely not miss the Rapture? God forbid! How can we that are the Lights in the world start walking in darkness?
How can we that have been enabled by Grace and the Spirit of God to say “No” to sin, embrace it again. Like the apostle Paul, I say again “God forbid!”
This truth I just shared with you about the Rapture was what the early Christians knew that made them stand before emperors and to greatly rejoice in the face of lions, fire and death.
While they were being burnt at stakes, history recorded that most of them wore the most beautiful smiles you can ever find, sang at the top of their voices about God’s great love from which nothing (including sin and death) can snatch them from.
Some shouted at the top of their voices with immeasurable joy, proclaiming “Maranatha” which means “Jesus is coming soon!” or “come soon Lord Jesus.” They were SURE their Saviour is coming and will NEVER leave them behind (dead or alive)
Today I say, our Saviour in whom we have redemption through His blood is coming and He will take us who have believed in Him for Salvation along. Having washed us by His blood.
This is the truth of the Rapture and being “rapturable.” Do not let any man enslave you again to doubt, fear, condemnation or whatever, using high sounding religious jargon.
“For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.” Romans 8:15
“For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power; and of love, and of a sound mind.” 2 Timothy 1:7
The Rapture is not something to be afraid of, it is something to eagerly expect. Our Daddy is coming.
Glory to God!
Our redeemer is coming dear friends!
Jesus is coming. Rejoice and be glad!
For more revelational artcles and teachings like this, visit https://www.feedmejesus.com
You will find answers to perplexing questions there like:
Can a Christian Lose His Salvation?
What Will Happen To A Christian Who Committed Suicide? Where Will He Go To?
Who Changed The Unchangeable God?
What Does It Mean To Fall From Grace? and lots more
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|Re: The Real Truth About The Rapture According To The Bible by Immorttal: 8:17am On May 05, 2019|
These thing aint real, wake up and accept the bitter truth in place of a sugar-coated lie you've been fed to since infantry.
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|Re: The Real Truth About The Rapture According To The Bible by AdolfHitlerxXx: 8:20am On May 05, 2019|
I experienced Rapture one day as i was receiving a BJ.
I didn't know the babe had epilepsy, until she crunched down on my....
PS - BJ = Blessing of Jesus.
If you think otherwise, may the Lord save your soul.
|Re: The Real Truth About The Rapture According To The Bible by fimbar25(m): 8:21am On May 05, 2019|
|Re: The Real Truth About The Rapture According To The Bible by HeyCorleone(m): 8:22am On May 05, 2019|
This is how topics in the Christian section should be. Devoid of elements of fear, threats, false punitive statements, and laced with hope, promise and joy of salvation.
|Re: The Real Truth About The Rapture According To The Bible by Codes151(m): 8:22am On May 05, 2019|
The Muslims mod won’t ask for declaration ask Christians before viewing this tread
Marginalization of christians makes I grow large! Imagine a religion that grows larger peacefully
We can all criticize, insult and say otherwise but as Christians, we love and give back love!
But Islamic thread is closed group, no room for critics, maybe just maybe this criticism could expose the dumb mentality embedded in it.
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|Re: The Real Truth About The Rapture According To The Bible by Nobody: 8:25am On May 05, 2019|
Rapture has already happened according to the bible.
U aren't reading ur bible
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|Re: The Real Truth About The Rapture According To The Bible by temmypotter(m): 8:26am On May 05, 2019|
|Re: The Real Truth About The Rapture According To The Bible by Olalekank(m): 8:27am On May 05, 2019|
This is apt
I don't go to church again as the previous one o went to kept on hammering on the same things you mentioned above
|Re: The Real Truth About The Rapture According To The Bible by Topmaike007(m): 8:27am On May 05, 2019|
Codes151:Seun is a scam for putting that thing their
|Re: The Real Truth About The Rapture According To The Bible by namiji2598: 8:28am On May 05, 2019|
we live by grace
|Re: The Real Truth About The Rapture According To The Bible by namiji2598: 8:29am On May 05, 2019|
PrecisionFx:tell me more bro
|Re: The Real Truth About The Rapture According To The Bible by Nobody: 8:30am On May 05, 2019|
I would love to believe u - but my personal encounters with spiritual dimensions wouldn't let me
Sadly, these things are as real as fire
I can't convince u and I'm not trying to...
|Re: The Real Truth About The Rapture According To The Bible by letitrainnow(m): 8:31am On May 05, 2019|
|Re: The Real Truth About The Rapture According To The Bible by namiji2598: 8:32am On May 05, 2019|
Codes151:naso I mistakenly click on those Islamic thread and up till now they have added another new signature to my profile, I tried removing it but e no dey remove self, I DNT know if they have converted me to Islam already it goes like "
" I believe that there is no god/God but Allah and Muhammad is His Prophet."
see me see gobe
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|Re: The Real Truth About The Rapture According To The Bible by MrBONE2(m): 8:34am On May 05, 2019|
|Re: The Real Truth About The Rapture According To The Bible by Nobody: 8:42am On May 05, 2019|
Read up bro
|Re: The Real Truth About The Rapture According To The Bible by Nobody: 8:46am On May 05, 2019|
Over 7 billion sinners go surely rebel and send God to dat hell
|Re: The Real Truth About The Rapture According To The Bible by Houseofglam7(f): 8:47am On May 05, 2019|
There should be a declaration of religion on Christian threads as it is with Muslim threads....
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|Re: The Real Truth About The Rapture According To The Bible by Elvis778(m): 8:53am On May 05, 2019|
Better, free from fear and threats,
but filled with hope.
putting fear into believers and threatening them have always been the ultimate weapon of religion which makes me sometimes question it's credibility.
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|Re: The Real Truth About The Rapture According To The Bible by BenzEne1(m): 8:59am On May 05, 2019|
|Re: The Real Truth About The Rapture According To The Bible by BenzEne1(m): 9:02am On May 05, 2019|
Nobody hol una. After all we don't jump on xtian threads to abuse your religion or clerics.
Put whatever declarations you like. You guys swear the shahadah and insult our religion anyway.
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|Re: The Real Truth About The Rapture According To The Bible by Nobody: 9:03am On May 05, 2019|
Please explain or give the Bible verse. I understand the verse will need some backing that’s why I ask that you explain please I’m eager to know
|Re: The Real Truth About The Rapture According To The Bible by gypsey(m): 9:05am On May 05, 2019|
|Re: The Real Truth About The Rapture According To The Bible by omoadeleye(m): 9:22am On May 05, 2019|
Uhm... Scripted, that means we already know the plot of the rapture and how things will unfold, even if we are not on earth again, what a spoiler.
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