Insights, Mistaken Perceptions, The Rapture

Not A Bully

Definition Brutal You have heard it said that when the Rapture happens Yeshua will instantly yank us out of here by the hairs of our head. This teaching is based on a definition of the Greek word harpazo [ἁρπάζω G726] defined by several dictionaries as follows: 1) to seize, carry off by force 2) to… Continue reading Not A Bully

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Seven Rapture Patterns

The Seven Rapture Patterns series has been compiled and is now available for download as PDF files in either Essay or PowerPoint form: The Seven Rapture Patterns Essay: Seven Rapture Patterns Essay The PowerPoint Presentation: Seven Rapture Patterns PowerPoint NOTE: Pastors, Elders, Teachers, Laypeople, Visitors to RaptureParty.net --> Feel free to download and use these… 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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Paul’s Exodus Midrash

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 meet Yeshua in the air.” Did you… Continue reading Paul’s Exodus Midrash

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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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The Word Translated Rapture

1 Thessalonians 4:15-17 – “For this we say to you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive and remain until the coming of the Lord, will not precede those who have fallen asleep. For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel and… Continue reading The Word Translated Rapture

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Wedding Vows At Mount Sinai

The Ten Commandments Are the Ten Commandments a list of do’s and don’ts?  A list of rules to follow?  Was the gathering at Mt. Sinai where the Hebrews placed themselves under a burdensome yoke? Perhaps, perhaps not.  Let us examine this gathering from a different perspective; the perspective of a marriage and the taking of… Continue reading Wedding Vows At Mount Sinai

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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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The Rapture People

Scripture has a lot to say about the Rapture, and about the people who have been raptured. There are two types of rapture: 1) Bodily Rapture, and 2) Spiritual Rapture. People Taken In The Body In every case those who have been raptured In the Body have several things in common: The person being raptured… Continue reading The Rapture People

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The Rapture Horses

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 scripture and the other books clearly show that… Continue reading The Rapture Horses

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The Apostasia or Rapture of the Bride of Christ

Today we will look at another topic linked to the pre-tribulation rapture of the Bride of Christ – that of the apostasia to see if this word has been correctly translated, or if it has been irresponsibly mistranslated. The Word Apostasia 2 Thessalonians 2:3 – “The tribulation will not come until The Departure comes first… Continue reading The Apostasia or Rapture of the Bride of Christ

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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 Rapture Crown

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: the crown of evangelism and soul winning (Philippians… Continue reading The Rapture Crown

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The Rapture Concealment

Zephaniah 2:1-2 – “Gather together before the Day of Yahweh’s wrath comes upon you.” 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… Continue reading The Rapture Concealment

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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