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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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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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 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 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 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