In Part One we examined the assertion that “There is no prophecy or event that must occur before Yeshua can return for his bride,” and found it to be a false narrative. We will now look at the rest of the assertion that “Yeshua can come at any time, he could even come before you finish hearing this sentence,” and once again I am going to upset a lot of people by declaring “That statement portrays a false narrative.”
Everybody thinks that nobody knows the day or hour. Yeshua, said clearly that neither he nor the angels in Heaven know the date, only his father. So where do I get this idea that somebody gets to know ahead of time? From the Prophets, of course.
The Three Prophet’s Advance Notice
Prophet 1: Elijah
2 Kings 2:3, 2:5 – “Do you know that Yahweh is taking your master away from you today? ‘Yes, I know,’ Elisha answered; ‘say no more’.”
Twice, scripture tells us that the day of Elijah’s departure, or rapture, was known to the Sons Of The Prophets, sometimes called the Guild Prophets. Elijah and Elisha also knew, so the total number of people who were in the know is at least 102. Scripture does not indicate where this prophecy about his rapture is recorded, but this definitely sounds like ‘Advance Notice’.
Prophet 2: Yeshua
Luke 9:30-31 – “Suddenly there were two men talking with Yeshua; Moses and Elijah. They appeared in glorious splendor and spoke of his exodus.”
Yeshua received information regarding his exodus from Moses and Elijah well before he was carried into Heaven. Note very carefully that scripture does not say “his crucifixion”, nor “his resurrection”, just his “exodus”, or in other words, his rapture! And there were at least 3 witnesses to this information who Yeshua commanded to keep to themselves – Peter, James, and John (Matthew 17:1-9, Mark 9:2-10, Luke 9:28-36). This also definitely sounds like ‘Advance Notice’.
Prophet 3: Enoch
Enoch 81:6 – “One year you will have with your son, Methuselah, until you give your last commands, teach and testify them to your children, and record these commands for them. In the second year, you will be taken from amidst their presence.”
Jasher 3:31-34 – “And all the sons of men assembled and came to Enoch” and on the sixth day those remaining with Enoch declared “only death shall separate us”.
According to the scroll of Enoch 81:6, Enoch had one full year of advance notice advance before his departure, and likely so did his entire family, friends, and the King’s men who were also present when he was taken (Jasher 3:34). His rapture set the pattern for all bodily raptures thereafter. Total number who knew is undetermined, but again this definitely sounds like ‘Advance Notice’.
Three Days Advance Notice
At Mount Sinai, according to Exodus, the people are commanded to cleanse themselves and prepare for the coming of Yahweh. According to Joshua, prior to the people being brought into the promised land, (a picture of The Rapture when the Bride of Yeshua is taken in their promised land, Heaven), the people must first prepare for three days. These three day warnings definitely sound like ‘Advance Notice’.
The Apostle Paul’s Indication of Advance Notice
Paul, after discussing the resurrection of the dead and subsequent rapture of the living states very clearly: “You, brothers, are not in the dark, so that the Day should take you by surprise . . .” This also definitely sounds like ‘Advance Notice’ will be given.
Yahweh’s Promise of Advance Notice
Amos 3:7 – “Yahweh Elohim does nothing without revealing his plan to his servants the prophets.”
Advance notice is the scriptural norm. In every case the person being raptured knows he will be:
• Enoch had a full year of advance notice (Enoch 81:5-6).
• Elijah and two schools of prophets knew the day of his departure (2 Kings 2:3-5).
• Yeshua knew about his departure prior to his going to Yerushalayim (Jerusalem) to be crucified (Luke 9:30-31).
Yahweh always informs his prophets in advance and Paul states that we will not be caught off guard by the coming of Yeshua to rapture his bride. Yeshua arriving without advance notice does not correspond to the many instances in scripture that state very clearly, precisely, and definitively that advance notice is given. Yeshua showing up without advance notice being given would violate Yahweh’s promise as set forth in Amos 3:7.
The statement that “Yeshua can come at any time, he could even come before you finish hearing this sentence” is a false narrative, so again I am going to upset a lot of people by declaring “That statement portrays a false narrative” – it is complete hogwash, gibberish, codswallop, baloney, fiction. Paul reminds us “Do not be deceived, Yahweh will not be made a fool” (Galatians 6:7). Yahweh commands us – “Listen to Yeshua” (Matthew 17:5, Mark 9:7, Luke 9:35), and Yeshua commands us – “Listen to me” (Mark 7:14) and states that “Everyone who belongs to the truth listens to me” (John 18:37), not to false narratives. Again, Listen to Yeshua, not false narratives.
Prophecy as foretold by the Hebrew prophets continues to unfold in an escalating pattern. The stage is nearly completely set. The great and terrible Day of Yahweh, Joseph’s Trouble, hastens forth and will not delay. Time is short – Yeshua Ha’Mashiach is coming soon – get busy reaching the lost.
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