Still Need More Convincing On When The Rapture Takes Place?
Luke Chapter 21 Completely Dissected
Why is there so much confusion over when the rapture happens? Most Christian’s don’t know this, but in Luke Chapter 21, JESUS predicts the end times for us in exact chronological order!!! All we have to do is read the chapter slowly, and carefully and the LORD will tell us exactly when he will come back in the Eastern sky and rapture his Church body!!
Jesus Foretells the Future
Luke 21:5 Some of his disciples began talking about the majestic stonework of the Temple and the memorial decorations on the walls. But Jesus said, 6 “The time is coming when all these things will be completely demolished. Not one stone will be left on top of another!”
*This prophecy was fulfilled in AD 70 when the Roman army completely destroyed the temple. The Roman army set the temple on fire, and in the ensuing heat, the gold inside of the temple melted; As the gold melted, much of it went in between the stones and into the crevices in the walls. The soldiers were then commanded by their officers to separate the stones one from another so as to make sure they had collected all of the GOLD........... Little did the soldiers know, but they were fulfilling prophecy!
7 “Teacher,” they asked, “when will all this happen? What sign will show us that these things are about to take place?”
OK READER - Here are the signs that will happen first, BEFORE THE LORD will come back and rapture us!
8 He replied, “Don’t let anyone mislead you, for many will come in my name, claiming, ‘I am the Messiah,’ and saying, ‘The time has come!’ But don’t believe them.
**(Like Reverend Sun Myong Moon) - Leader of one of the largest churches in the world headquartered out of South Korea - He says JESUS failed in his mission, and he now calls himself the messiah!)
9 And when you hear of wars and insurrections, don’t panic. Yes, these things must take place first, but the end won’t follow immediately.”
*The USA is at war with Iraq and Afghanistan at this time, with our troops also stationed all over the world. NOTICE JESUS SAID (but the end wont follow immediately). Not a day goes by where the world wide news DOESN'T talks about the dangers of the North Korean and Iranian nuclear programs......
Yes the wars and rumors of wars are here right now!
10 Then he added, “Nation will go to war against nation, and kingdom against kingdom.
11 There will be great earthquakes, and there will be famines and plagues in many lands, and there will be terrifying things and great miraculous signs from heaven.
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*Every single year that goes by, there are more earthquakes than the year before. Please click this link and you will learn that there are hundreds of earthquakes every single week on earth right now.
*JESUS also mentions famines................ Most of the world is starving at this time in 2009.
There is massive starvation all over Africa, Asia and many other parts of the world.
SO WE KNOW THAT THE EARTHQUAKES ARE HERE NOW, AND THE FAMINES ARE HERE NOW TOO................. AND NOW WE ARE HEARING TALK ABOUT PLAGUES TOO...
Still no mention of a rapture yet by the LORD!
12 “But before all this occurs, there will be a time of great persecution. You will be dragged into synagogues and prisons, and you will stand trial before kings and governors because you are my followers.
*(JESUS says) There will be a time of GREAT PERSECUTION - This sounds like TRIBULATION TO ME. So here we have TRIBULATION and still NO mention of his COMING or the rapture of the Church………
13 But this will be your opportunity to tell them about me.14 So don’t worry in advance about how to answer the charges against you, 15 for I will give you the right words and such wisdom that none of your opponents will be able to reply or refute you!
*GOD will be with us, and speak through us in a similiar way he did through 40 different people to write HIS Holy Bible..... The LORD will never let us down, and that includes even in front of judges, kings, presidents, congressman and everyone else!!!!
16 Even those closest to you—your parents, brothers, relatives, and friends—will betray you. They will even kill some of you.
*JESUS warns us that even family members will be turning on each other.... I have seen this already happening with multiple Christian people that I personally know! This is evening happening to a lesser extent in my own family!
*JESUS even goes on to say that some of our family members will even kill us.....
Wow that sure sounds like heavy tribulation to me.
AND STILL NO MENTION OF A RAPTURE YET!
17 And everyone will hate you because you are my followers.
*So here we have JESUS saying that everyone will hate us! He still HAS NOT mentioned the rapture yet, but the now he is saying the whole world will hate us.
*People, can you see the world turning against us more and more every month that goes by even right now? Amen, the world is really starting to hate us..........
18 But not a hair of your head will perish! 19 By standing firm, you will win your souls.
If we stand firm to the end, we win our souls. If we DO NOT, we will lose our salvation!
Still No Rapture Yet!
20 “And when you see Jerusalem surrounded by armies, then you will know that the time of its destruction has arrived.
*This happned in type and to a lesser extent in A.D 70 by the Roman army. It will happen again but in a much larger scale, with a huge corporate military coming against Israel in the near future.......
Still No Rapture Spoken of Yet!
21 Then those in Judea must flee to the hills. Those in Jerusalem must get out, and those out in the country should not return to the city.
*JESUS makes it clear that we are allowed to run away. We are NOT allowed to fight back, but we can run if that is what you feel GOD is leading you to do.
22 For those will be days of God’s vengeance, and the prophetic words of the Scriptures will be fulfilled. 23 How terrible it will be for pregnant women and for nursing mothers in those days. For there will be disaster in the land and great anger against this people. 24 They will be killed by the sword or sent away as captives to all the nations of the world. And Jerusalem will be trampled down by the Gentiles until the period of the Gentiles comes to an end.
*JESUS says here we will be KILLED by the SWORD or send away to prisons all over the world.
DOES THE ABOVE SOUND LIKE TRIBULATION TO YOU?
25 “And there will be strange signs in the sun, moon, and stars. And here on earth the nations will be in turmoil, perplexed by the roaring seas and strange tides. 26 People will be terrified at what they see coming upon the earth, for the powers in the heavens will be shaken.
*JESUS says people will be terrified!
UH OH LOOK DOWN BELOW!!!
27 Then everyone will see the Son of Man coming on a cloud with power and great glory. 28 So when all these things begin to happen, stand and look up, for your salvation is near!” (AHHHHHH - FINALLY THE RAPTURE - Garrett)..
*JESUS finally comes on a cloud with POWER and GREAT GLORY AS GOD!!!!!
HERE PEOPLE IS YOUR RAPTURE!
Did everyone NOTICE that we go through the 7 years of tribulation first BEFORE JESUS COMES BACK?
29 Then he gave them this illustration: “Notice the fig tree, or any other tree. 30 When the leaves come out, you know without being told that summer is near. 31 In the same way, when you see all these things taking place, you can know that the Kingdom of God is near. 32 I tell you the truth, this generation will not pass from the scene until all these things have taken place. 33 Heaven and earth will disappear, but my words will never disappear.
*JESUS gives us a parable here telling us that as we see all of the signs taking place above, that HIS return is very near!!! HIS RETURN IS THE RAPTURE!
*We must go through all of the SIGNS JESUS SPOKE OF ABOVE FIRST in tribulation, and JESUS confirms this again in the above parable.
*We also learned above that Heaven and Earth will disappear, but the words of the LORD JESUS are for eternity!
34 “Watch out! Don’t let your hearts be dulled by carousing and drunkenness, and by the worries of this life. Don’t let that day catch you unaware, 35 like a trap. For that day will come upon everyone living on the earth. 36 Keep alert at all times. And pray that you might be strong enough to escape these coming horrors and stand before the Son of Man.”
*JESUS warns us not to allow him to catch us sleeping OR GROWING COLD FOR HIM - AKA - We must stay on fire for the LORD...... We must continue to abide in and HIS Holy Bible day and night the very best we can with the grace that THE LORD will give us!!!
As we can clearly see by slowly dissecting Luke chapter 21 - the church DOES go through the entire 7 year tribulation; Only to find itself raptured at the very very end of the 7 years when JESUS comes back in the clouds, as GOD, and with great POWER and GLORY.
We have to humble ourselves to what the Holy Bible says. Even if our own churches and friends are teaching that the rapture happens before the 7 year tribulation, we must still humble ourselves to GOD’S Holy Bible and utilize the bible in all areas of our life, including in believing what JESUS says about the rapture and all end time prophecy. JESUS says over and over again in the bible that we are raptured at the very end of the tribulation when the last trumpet is blown. The last trumpet mentioned here is the 7th trumpet spoken of in the book of revelations. The 7th trumpet is blown at the very end of the 7 year tribulation.
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Let us make sure that we put aside a lot of time for JESUS and his bible each day so as to work on a loving, intimate and fiery relationship with the LORD.
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