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The Rapture – Part Nineteen – The Jewish Wedding Pattern

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,… Continue reading The Rapture – Part Nineteen – The Jewish Wedding Pattern

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The Rapture – Part Seventeen – Gone in a Time

Gone In A Time The Resurrection takes place in a twinkling of time, but what about The Rapture, itself? Is it also an instantaneous event? I think not. There are too many patterns of The Rapture in scripture that do not fit this image. Exodus 19:10-11 – “Yahweh said to Moses, ‘Go to the people… Continue reading The Rapture – Part Seventeen – Gone in a Time

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The Rapture – Part Sixteen – Gone in a Twinkling

Gone In A Twinkling 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… Continue reading The Rapture – Part Sixteen – Gone in a Twinkling

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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 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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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 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 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 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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Yahweh’s H’s, R’s, and D’s

Psalm 104:19 – “Yahweh 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 not the author of disorder or chaos . .… Continue reading Yahweh’s H’s, R’s, and D’s

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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 both had advance notice that they… Continue reading The Importance of a Witnessed Rapture

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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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Nothing To See Here

For years we have been lied to. I am tired of being lied to. No, not just tired, livid. But take heart, many of the lies that have been perpetrated upon the people of the world are being revealed, as prophesied. Titans / Giants / Nephilim For years we have been told that the Sons… Continue reading Nothing To See Here

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Triune Patterns Revisited

The Three Witnesses Scripture is filled with the patterns and images of three and multiples of three. The length of the ark Noah built was 300 cubits (Genesis 6:15). Noah had three sons from whom all the families of the earth were spread (Genesis 9:19). Yahweh walked through the carcasses of a heifer, she goat,… Continue reading Triune Patterns Revisited

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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

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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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 Rapture Lie

Misperceptions, Rapture, Signs, Wedding Ceremony Amos 3:7 – “Yahweh, does nothing without revealing his plan to his servants the prophets.” You have heard it said that the Rapture is a sign-less event. You have heard it said that it can happen at any moment, without notice. You have heard it said that no one knows… Continue reading The Rapture Lie

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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

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 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