See also Part 1: “Rapture or Not?“
Good morning to all.
You will see here in this link below, Part 1. At the very last in the article I had concluded with Hebrews 11.
Now we will start first with these scriptures to show that Chapter 11 indeed was talking about the ones who have gone on before us.
“Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.
For consider him that endured such contradiction of sinners against himself, lest ye be wearied and faint in your minds.” Hebrews 12:1-3.
To say being a Christian is a most glorious walk is so, but it is a road often times less traveled.
“Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.” Matthew 7:13-14.
We must be born again.
“Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever.” 1 Peter 1:23.
We want to put line upon line and precept upon precept.
“Now I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest keep them from the evil. They are not of the world, even as I AM not of the world. Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth. As thou hast sent me into the world, even so have I also sent them into the world. And for their sakes I sanctify myself, that they also might be sanctified through the truth. Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word” John 17:15-20.
( Here please allow me to say: We must see where the ‘Rapture theory’ comes from for the very first time?
In 1830 a woman named Margaret McDonald claimed to see a series of visions concerning a rapture. It caught on and John Darby claimed it also and others started promoting it. Also others in strong leadership began to back it up.
This video I only found this morning for the very first time but found it very well put together! This reveals a lot with the scriptures this man gave. His name is Dalton Thomas.
Again I just watched this video this morning but please follow along! Please read the first Word posted; all the scriptures and the video. It will help put it all in place. We need to stay with the Word of God. )
Four of Dalton’s conclusions. Please know this is just the ‘gist’ of what he spoke in the video:
- The word rapture is not in the Bible.
- It was never taught in Church history before 1830.
- You don’t find the rapture taught outside of the Western world, basically.
- Message of escape not taught from Jesus’ messages.
“50Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit The Kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption. 51Behold, I shew you a mystery; we shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, 52in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.” 1 Corinthians 15:50-52.
“1Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him, 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.
3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day 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.
5 Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things?
6 And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time.
7 For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way.
8 And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming: 9 Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, 10 And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.
11 And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: 12 That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.
13 But we are bound to give thanks alway to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth: 14 Whereunto he called you by our gospel, to the obtaining of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.
15 Therefore, brethren, stand fast, and hold the traditions which ye have been taught, whether by word, or our epistle.
16 Now our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God, even our Father, which hath loved us, and hath given us everlasting consolation and good hope through grace, 17 Comfort your hearts, and stablish you in every good word and work.” 2 Thessalonians 2:1-17.
God bless you as we seek truth, and expose the error that has slipped into the Church of being “raptured out”.
See also Part 1: “Rapture or Not?“
~ Joyce D. McGuire
My name is Joyce D. McGuire, called as an Apostle of the faith by His grace. I am also a chaplain to the prisons, a Mother in the Kingdom of God and intercessor. To many I am simply Mama Joyce. Some favorite verses are Matthew 11:28-30.