The First Resurrection Rapture !
The “Rapture” has a Biblical name,
“The First Resurrection”
You only need to be BORN AGAIN to take part in the Rapture !
There are 2 parts to the coming of the Son of Man!
The first part, the Rapture, happens IMMEDIATELY AFTER the tribulation.
And then, the second part, Christ’s Second Coming, happens approximately 45 days AFTER the end of the tribulation.
This is why no one on earth will KNOW the day or the hour of the Rapture, AND why no one will KNOW the day or the hour of Christ’s Second Coming!
First, we the Saints will not KNOW the day or the hour of the rapture, until the day the sun and moon are darkened, and the “stars” fall from Heaven, and not until Christ sounds His trumpet.
When those things happen we will KNOW the rapture is about to happen sometime that very day!
Second, at the end of the 45 days after the tribulation, at Jesus’ Second Coming, there will only be a few Saints left on earth who will be looking for Christ’s Second Coming!
This is WHY no one on earth will KNOW when Christ returns to earth for His Second Coming!
If there are any Saints on earth they will have accepted Jesus AFTER the Rapture.
I believe, because of the following verses, that just before the Rapture, there will be unsaved people next to the Saints.
These people will NOT have the mark of the beast, but they will still be unsaved!
These people who will be left behind will act like they are Christians, and they will be with the Saints, but they will NOT be Born Again!
Matthew 24:36-44 KJV
36 But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.
37 But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
38 For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark,
39 And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
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.
42 Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord (JESUS CHRIST) doth come.
43 But know this, that if the goodman of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to be broken up.
44 Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh.
Please take note . . .
Even though we may know the approximate time of the Rapture we will NOT know the exact day or the exact hour of the Rapture.
Even though there will be Saints during the last 45 days, they will NOT know the exact day and hour of Christ’s Second Coming.
WHO IS COMING BEFORE THE CATCHING UP OF THE SAINTS ?
2 Thessalonians 2:3-4 KJV
3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for THAT DAY (THE RAPTURE) (VERSE 1b) SHALL NOT COME, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;
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, shewing himself that he is God.
2 Thessalonians 2:1-2 KJV
1 Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by OUR GATHERING TOGETHER UNTO HIM (THE RAPTURE),
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.
WHAT DAY SHALL NOT COME FIRST, AND WHY?
THE RAPTURE DOES NOT COME FIRST !
THE BEAST BEING REVEALED COMES FIRST !
THEN, THE RAPTURE HAPPENS IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE 7 YEAR TRIBULATION !
THEN, APPROXIMATELY 45 DAYS AFTER THE END OF THE TRIBULATION, THE SECOND COMING OF JESUS CHRIST COMES TO PASS !
Daniel 12:11-12 KJV
11 And from the time that the daily sacrifice shall be taken away, and the abomination that maketh desolate set up, there shall be a thousand two hundred and ninety days.
(1,290 days divided by 30 days = 43 months = 3.6 years)
12 Blessed is he that waiteth, and cometh to the thousand three hundred and five and thirty days (1,335 DAYS).
1,335 – 1,290 = 45 DAYS !
Here is scripture showing clearly that the Rapture happens IMMEDIATELY AFTER the tribulation !
This is NOT the second Coming of Christ !
Matthew 24:29-31 KJV
29 IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE TRIBULATION of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken:
30 And then shall appear THE SIGN OF THE SON OF MAN in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man (JESUS CHRIST) coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.
31 And he (JESUS CHRIST) shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.
Mark 13:24-27 KJV
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 (JESUS CHRIST) coming in the clouds with great power and glory.
27 And then shall he (JESUS CHRIST) send his angels, and shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from the uttermost part of the earth to the uttermost part of heaven.
THE FIRST RESURRECTION IS THE RAPTURE !
THE FIRST RESURRECTION INCLUDES EVERYONE FROM ALL TIME, UP TO THAT POINT, WHO DID NOT TAKE THE MARK OF THE BEAST, AND WHO NEVER WORSHIPED THE BEAST !
Revelation 20:4-6 KJV (THE RAPTURE)
4 And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus (CHRIST), and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with (JESUS) Christ a thousand years.
5 But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished. THIS IS THE FIRST RESURRECTION (THE RAPTURE).
6 Blessed and holy is he that hath part in THE FIRST RESURRECTION (THE RAPTURE): on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of (JESUS) Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years.
The dead Saints are mentioned being RESURRECTED in Revelation 20:4-6, and we learn from 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17 that the living Saints are caught up to Jesus Christ immediately after the dead Saints are resurrected!
Please take note that Revelation 20:4-6 includes ALL Saints from ALL time, not just the tribulation Saints!
Both scriptures mentioned also include the 144,000 Jewish virgin males, whether they are dead or alive!
1 Thessalonians 4:16-17 KJV (THE RAPTURE)
16 For the Lord (JESUS CHRIST) 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:
17 Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord (JESUS CHRIST) in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.
The tribulation is 2,550 days, or 85 months !
1,260 days + 1,290 days = 2,550 days !
2,550 days divided by 30 = 85 months !
The beast enters the third Temple 42 months after he is revealed, and the day the beast is revealed is the day he makes a 7 year covenant with Israel and many other nations, and this starts the tribulation.
God made 2 covenants with Israel, and when Israel makes a covenant with the antichrist this angers Jesus Christ and starts the tribulation!
BILLIONS OF CHRISTIANS WILL EXCLAIM DURING THE 7 YEAR TRIBULATION,
WHY ARE WE STILL HERE LORD ?
. . .