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The Rapture – Part Fifteen – The Apostasia

2 Thessalonians 2:1-3 – “But in connection with the coming of our Lord Yeshua the Messiah and our gathering together to meet him, we ask you, brothers, not to be easily shaken in your thinking or anxious because of a spirit or a spoken message or a letter supposedly from us claiming that the Day… Continue reading The Rapture – Part Fifteen – The Apostasia

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The Rapture – Part Fourteen – Advance Notices

Advance Notices Are The Norm Personal Advance Notices Will there be a personal ‘Advance Notice’ on The Rapture for the Bride of Yeshua? Surely you jest. Didn’t Yeshua say of that “day and hour no one knows”? Yeshua did, indeed, say that, but in other scriptures, a definite pattern showing ‘Advance Notice’ of rapture-like events… Continue reading The Rapture – Part Fourteen – Advance Notices

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The Rapture – Part Thirteen – The Overcomer

The Rapture Overcomer Matthew 13:44 – “The kingdom of heaven is like a treasure hidden in the field, which a man found and hid again; and from joy over it he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field.” 1 John 5:4-5 – “For whatever is born of Yahweh overcomes the world.… Continue reading The Rapture – Part Thirteen – The Overcomer

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The Rapture – Part Twelve – The Crown of Righteousness

The Rapture Crown  - The Crown of Righteousness 1 Corinthians 9:24 – “In a race all the runners compete, but only one receives the crown.” There are five crowns mentioned in scripture: • The Incorruptible Crown: the crown of self control and victory in the Christian life (1 Corinthians 9:24-27), • The Crown of Rejoicing:… Continue reading The Rapture – Part Twelve – The Crown of Righteousness

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The Rapture – Part Eleven – The Bride Seen in Heaven

The Bride of Yeshua Is Seen In Heaven Revelation gives a clear picture of events to come, their sequence, and whether or not the Bride of Yeshua, commonly referred to as The Church, is in heaven during this period of time. The Sequence of Events Revelation 1:19 – “Write the things which you have seen,… Continue reading The Rapture – Part Eleven – The Bride Seen in Heaven

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Choose Your Consequences

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… Continue reading Choose Your Consequences

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The Rapture – Part Ten – The Integral Part of Horses

The Integral Part of Horses in the Rapture Scripture is filled with narratives about horses and chariots, but few have ever realized that horses may play an integral part in the Rapture of the Bride of Yeshua. Other books mentioned in the scriptures also speak of horses and their part in a person’s rapture. Both… Continue reading The Rapture – Part Ten – The Integral Part of Horses

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The Rapture – Part Eight – Yahweh’s H’s, R’s, and D’s

The Rapture Patterns – Yahweh’s H’s, R’s, and D’s Psalm 104:19 – “He made the moon for the seasons; The sun knows the place of its setting.” Isaiah 45:18 – “Yahweh formed the Earth and made it; he established it; he created it not a chaos . . .” 1 Corinthians 14:33-40 – “Yahweh is… Continue reading The Rapture – Part Eight – Yahweh’s H’s, R’s, and D’s

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The Rapture – Part Seven – Hidden and Concealed

Closed Doors, Hidings, Or Concealments Those who hope in The Rapture are often attacked for looking for the great escape, for the hiding away from calamity. This, some say, is pure fantasy. But the scriptures say that this hope is no fantasy at all, but reality – those who are called up in the Rapture… Continue reading The Rapture – Part Seven – Hidden and Concealed

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The Rapture – Part Six – Gatherings and Great Escapes

Gathering Together and Great Escapes The Gathering Together In The Great Assembly 1 Kings 8:65 – “Solomon held the festival at that time, and all Israel with him, a great assembly” Psalm 22:25 – “From Yahweh comes my praise in the great assembly.” Psalm 35:18 – “Then I will thank Yahweh in front of the… Continue reading The Rapture – Part Six – Gatherings and Great Escapes

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The Rapture – Part Five – Midrash On The Exodus

A Midrash On The Exodus by Paul 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17 – “Yeshua himself will descend from Heaven, with a loud shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the shofar call of Yahweh. The dead in Yeshua will rise first, then we who are still alive will be caught up in the clouds to… Continue reading The Rapture – Part Five – Midrash On The Exodus

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The Rapture – Part Four – Wedding Vows at Sinai

Wedding Vows At Mount Sinai Did you know that the noisy, joyous gathering at Mt. Sinai (Exodus 19) is a picture, pattern, or type of the taking of the bride and the coming rapture celebration? The Courtship After four hundred years of slavery in Egypt, Yahweh began to prepare the Hebrews to leave Egypt. To… Continue reading The Rapture – Part Four – Wedding Vows at Sinai

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The Rapture – Part Three – A Witnessed Rapture

The Importance of a Witnessed Rapture Why is it important that the rapture be witnessed? The witnessed rapture brings glory to Yahweh whereas an instant disappearing rapture allows Satan to steal glory that only belongs to Yahweh / Yeshua. Let’s examine how that works. Proving the Prophecies – Advance Notice of Rapture Enoch and Elijah… Continue reading The Rapture – Part Three – A Witnessed Rapture

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The Rapture – Part Two – Imminency

Imminency, as it Relates to Bible Prophecy Romans 8:23 – “We groan inwardly as we eagerly await our adoption, the redemption of our bodies.” Imminency, as it relates to Bible prophecy, simply means that the return of Yeshua Ha’Mashiach for his bride is anticipated and approaching. It does not mean it will happen instantly. No… Continue reading The Rapture – Part Two – Imminency

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The Rapture – Part One – Rapture Definitions

The Origin Of The Word Translated “Rapture” 1 Thessalonians 4:17 – “Then we who are alive and remain will be caught up together with the resurrected dead in Yeshua in the clouds to meet Yeshua in the air, and so we will always be with him.” One can continue to be obstinate and declare that… Continue reading The Rapture – Part One – Rapture Definitions

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Paul’s Resurrection Thesis

No Resurrection Say the Sadducees Acts 23:6 – “Now when Paul perceived that one part were Sadducees and the other Pharisees, he cried out in the council, ‘Brothers, I am a Pharisee, a son of Pharisees. It is with respect to the hope and the resurrection of the dead that I am on trial’.” During… Continue reading Paul’s Resurrection Thesis

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Let’s Talk About The Witnessed Rapture

Isaiah 1:18 – “Come now,” says Yahweh, “let us talk this over and reason together.” Jeremiah 23:35 – “When you speak with your friend ask, ‘What has Yahweh answered?’ or ‘What has Yahweh said?’.” Luke 24:15 – “While they discussed together and reasoned, Yeshua himself drew near, and went with them.” Over the past twelve… Continue reading Let’s Talk About The Witnessed Rapture

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Seven Rapture Patterns

Interpretive Lenses The best scholars use many different lenses to interpret scripture which include allegorical, archeological, anthropological, cultural, feminist/homosexual, German Higher Critical, Grammatical, Hebrew idioms, Rabbinical sayings, rational, rhetorical, and theological. Another lens is the lens of PaRDeS, or four levels (Pashat, Remez, Drash, Sod). A final lens is the lens I call the ParTy… Continue reading Seven Rapture Patterns

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Instant Rapture Wrap Up

Ezekiel 12:2 – “Human being, you are living among a rebellious people. They have eyes that can see, but they don’t take notice; and they have ears that can hear, but they don’t pay attention.” You have heard it said by many Pastors, Teachers, and Biblical Scholars that “ There is no prophecy or event… Continue reading Instant Rapture Wrap Up

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One Time Events

Ecclesiastes 1:9 – “What has been is what will be, what has been done is what will be done, and there is nothing new under the sun.” You have heard it said, history repeats itself, and that is true to some extent. Previous happenings in history tend to happen again and again, but not in… Continue reading One Time Events

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Not An Instantaneous Event

You have heard it said that the rapture is an instantaneous event that happens at the same time as the resurrection of the dead. But I say scripture presents an entirely different scenario. The instantaneous event paradigm, I believe, is mere tickling of the ears, a misinterpretation that is caused by looking at scripture scripture… Continue reading Not An Instantaneous Event

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Midrash on the Jewish Wedding

John 14:1-3 – “Yeshua said, ‘Don’t let your hearts be troubled. Trust in Yahweh, and trust in me. There are many rooms in my Father’s house; I would not tell you this if it were not true. I am going there to prepare a place for you. After I go and prepare a place for… Continue reading Midrash on the Jewish Wedding

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Imminent Return-Part Three

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 because the dead must be raised first. In Part Two we examined the rest of the assertion “Yeshua can come at any time,… Continue reading Imminent Return-Part Three

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Imminent Return-Part Two

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… Continue reading Imminent Return-Part Two

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Imminent Return-Part One

Near At Hand The Greek words eggus [G1451 ἐγγύς], eggizo [G1448 ἐγγίζω], or tachu [G5035 ταχύ] mean at hand, near, or without delay – in other words: imminent. They are equivalent to the Hebrew word qarowb [H7138 קָרוֹב]. Imminent means impending; hence it could happen immediately, within ten minutes, ten months, or ten years. Imminence… Continue reading Imminent Return-Part One

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Wedding Vows at a Jewish Wedding Ceremony

The Jewish Wedding Ceremony is full of significant rituals and is a perfect prophetic parallel of the coming of Yeshua to take his church to be his Bride, a dress rehearsal for The Rapture.  Several elements are present at every ceremony, including a ketubah [from kathab כְּתָב H3791] (a written contract or marriage agreement), a mikvah… Continue reading Wedding Vows at a Jewish Wedding Ceremony

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Harpazōs

Are there any images of resurrections or raptures (harpazōs) in the scriptures?  Let’s see: In the Older Covenant we have the following pictures or patterns: One man disappeared and nobody knew what happened to him.  One man disappeared while others watched.  One man died and was buried, but nobody knew where.  These I believe are  prophetic… Continue reading Harpazōs

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Gone In A Twinkling Or In A Time

Poof! We’re gone in an instant but our clothes, jewelry, and other worldly items simply fall to the ground. This “in the twinkling of an eye” image of The Rapture being instantaneous has been popularized by numerous books, including Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins’ Left Behind series, and Joel C. Rosenberg’s Dead Heat. But, is… Continue reading Gone In A Twinkling Or In A Time

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The Rapture-A Pregnant Pause

Matthew 27:52 – "Also the graves were opened, and the bodies of many holy people who had died were raised to life." There are several examples in scripture of the dead being raised. 1 Kings 17:22 tells us that "Yahweh answered Elijah’s prayer; and the boy’s breath returned to him and he lived." Similarly, in… Continue reading The Rapture-A Pregnant Pause

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The Rapture Order

Over the past four years we have examined over a dozen topics that point to a pre-tribulation rapture. We have looked at the Rapture Wedding Vows at Mount Sinai and at a Jewish Wedding Ceremony. We have looked at the Rapture Concealments: Gathered, Saved, and Gone. We have looked at the Rapture Harpazōs: Enoch, Moses,… Continue reading The Rapture Order

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The Pre-Tribulation Resurrection / Rapture

In numerous scriptures a period of seven years of tribulation, trial, and judgment is described. It is during this period that the antichrist is revealed and the saints are overcome, as described by the Minor Prophets, Daniel, and Revelation. It is also during this period that scripture tells us that large numbers of people will… Continue reading The Pre-Tribulation Resurrection / Rapture

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A Celebration Like No Other

Every year we celebrate New Year’s Day with parades, fireworks, drunkenness, debauchery, and other works of the flesh.  But modern parades and celebrations can’t even come close to the celebratory parade in Heaven upon Yeshua’s victory over Ha’Satan.   We read about this celebration in Colossians 2:15. The Scripture Colossians 2:15– “Having spoiled principalities and powers,… Continue reading A Celebration Like No Other

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The Rapture Party

Are you looking forward to the Rapture / Resurrection with joy, with a living hope, and overwhelming gladness? Are you expecting a glorious, noisy, stupendous party? Or are you simply expecting to be taken up with nary a whimper, leaving your clothes behind in a crumpled heap? The image of an instantaneous rapture has been… Continue reading The Rapture Party

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The Rapture Wrap-Up

Over the last couple of years, beginning in 2012, the pre-tribulation Rapture parallels, patterns, pictures, and types have been documented. And all point to a very noisy, loud, full on, joyous, heart warming, momentous, glorious occasions, not some quiet, private celebration between the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Today we take a quick look at… Continue reading The Rapture Wrap-Up