This article may seem a little blunt to some, so let me start by stating a Biblical principle and patterns, then asking a couple of questions.
The Biblical Principle:
Deuteronomy 4:6, 17:6, 19:15; Matthew 18:16; 2 Corinthians 13:1; Hebrews 10:28; and 1 Timothy 5:19 all repeat the principle that to establish a fact requires two or three witnesses.
● The rapture of Enoch
● The rapture of Elijah
● The rapture of Yeshua
● The Lord’s Prayer
Did Yahweh rapture Enoch before, during, or after the Tribulation Period of his time, the world-wide flood?
Did Yahweh rapture Elijah before, during, or after the Tribulation Period of his time, the destruction of both Northern Israel and Southern Judah?
Did Yahweh rapture Yeshua before, during, or after the Tribulation Period of his time, the destruction of the Temple and world-wide dispersion of the Jews?
If you are not interested in a Pre-Tribulation Rapture, why do you pray the Lord’s Prayer?
Choosing the Pre-Trib Rapture Position
If your answer to the three above questions is “Before”, then you have rightly divided the Word of Yahweh and answered the above questions correctly. Enoch and Elijah are both parallels, patterns, pictures, or types of the Bride of Yeshua. All three were raptured before the Tribulation Period of their respective times. In accordance with the scriptures which state that two or more witnesses establish a fact, the Pre-Trib position meets that requirement. Fact established – the Bride of Yeshua is going to be raptured before the coming Tribulation Period! Scripture calls you a person who will not experience Yahweh’s wrath (1 Thessalonians 1:9-10, 5:9; Revelation 3:10).
And remember – every time one prays the Lord’s Prayer, one prays to be kept from (not safe through) the time of testing or trial (Tribulation Period) and from the evil one – not from just evil!
Here’s the full Rapture Party essay on the prayer: https://raptureparty.net/2020/02/20/temptation/
Choosing the Pre-Wrath/Mid-Trib Rapture Position
If your answer is Pre-Wrath/Mid-Trib then you have wrongly divided the word of Yahweh and also answered the above questions wrongly. Point Blank: This rapture position cannot be supported by scripture, but there are hints as to what those who choose this position will experience. The people who choose this position will not be raptured before the Tribulation Period. They may have salvation, or may receive salvation during this period, but are not those who are called the Bride of Yeshua.
Never the bride, always the bridesmaid, as the saying goes. They are akin to the five virgins who did not have oil in their lamps and who were not allowed to enter the wedding feast (Matthew 25:1-13).
They will suffer thru at least part of the Tribulation Period. Peace on earth will no longer be found. Famine will be rampant, as will pestilence. During the first three years alone they will witness one fourth of the population die – that is nearly two billion people. They will be persecuted, and after the mid point hunted down like animals. Really? You want this horrible experience for your refusal to accept Yeshua’s rapture of his Bride before the Tribulation Period? Scripture calls you a stupid, brainless person who has eyes but does not see, who has ears but does not hear! (Jeremiah 5:21, Isaiah 6:9).
Choosing the Post Trib Rapture Position
If your answer is Post-Trib then you have again wrongly divided the word of Yahweh and again also answered the above questions wrongly. Point Blank: This rapture position also cannot be supported by scripture, but there are also hints as to what those who choose this position will experience.
The people who choose this position will not be raptured before the Tribulation Period. Receiving salvation during this period is not even possible after the mid point for those who accept the Mark of the Beast. They will be hunted down like animals and beheaded. They are akin to the friend who wore the wrong clothing to the wedding feast and got thrown out! (Matthew 22:1-14). They are akin to the people coming out of Egypt who complained that Yahweh brought them out into the desert to kill them and who ended up dying and never seeing the promised land (Exodus 14:11, 16:3; Numbers 16:13).
In addition to the horrors experienced by those who choose the Pre-Wrath/Mid-Trib Rapture Position, if they live through the entire seven years they they will also experience massive earthquakes, islands and mountains disappearing, the sea turning to blood, the living creatures in the sea dying, and a whole boatload of ships being destroyed. They will experience a mountain being thrown into the sea, and darkness all over the world. Locusts will be set loose to terrorize people. The four destroying angels bound under the Euphrates will be set loose commanding and army of two hundred million which will kill another one third of the remaining people on the earth – yet another 1.3 billion people.
Even the sun will burn the people with fire. Really? You want this exponentially more horrible experience for your refusal to accept Yeshua’s rapture of his Bride before the Tribulation Period? Scripture calls you a stupid, brainless person who has eyes but does not see, who has ears but does not hear, too! (Jeremiah 5:21, Isaiah 6:9).
I am going to continue to be a bit blunt, so be prepared: Praying the Lord’s Prayer is a request for Yahweh to keep one out of the time of trial that comes upon the whole earth – in other words, out of the Tribulation Period. Don’t waste his time nor your breath praying this prayer if you choose the Pre-Wrath/Mid-Trib or the Post-Trib stance. Doing so is the height of hypocrisy.
Neither the Pre-Wrath/Mid-Trib nor the Post-Trib stances on the rapture can be supported by the Bible in reference to the rapture of the Bride of Yeshua. Neither conforms to the correct interpretation that the Bride of Yeshua will be raptured before the coming Tribulation Period. The Pre-Wrath, Mid-Trib, and Post-Trib positions can only be supported by misinterpreting scripture, by violently twisting it, by trying to take heaven by force. Yahweh has not appointed the Bride of Yeshua to suffer his wrath (1 Thessalonians 5:9), Yeshua delivers (rescues) his bride from the time of wrath (1 Thessalonians 1:9-10) and scripture states very clearly that the bride is kept from the time of trial that is coming upon the whole world (Revelation 3:10).
The Pre-Wrath/Mid-Trib and Post-Trib stances expose their adherents to devastating emotional, spiritual, and physical horrors that no wise individual would want to experience. The Pre-Wrath/Mid-Trib and Post-Trib stances expose their adherents to devastating emotional, spiritual, and physical horrors that no wise individual would want to experience and do not conform to the rapture patterns of Enoch, Elijah, and Yeshua which establishes the fact that the rapture of the Bride of Yeshua takes place BEFORE the Tribulation Period. All others are raptured at a later time.
Yahweh has given you freedom to choose – be a willing part of the Bride of Yeshua and be raptured before the Tribulation Period, or choose unwisely and suffer the consequences. The choice is yours.
Luke 21:28 – “When these things begin to take place, stand up and lift up your heads, because your redemption is near!”
We are always to be ready for Yeshua to return. The day of the Rapture is near. Are you ready? If not, then get ready. Exercise whatever time you have to repent and trust Yeshua for your eternal salvation. Do not test Yahweh’s patience and wait too long – the dress rehearsals will not continue much longer. May Yom Teruah this year be fulfilled in the resurrection of the dead and the rapture of Yeshua’s Bride.