Monday, November 12, 2012

What is the Rapture .....


  
  …in a flash, in the twinkling of an eye , …the dead will be raised.. and we will be changed
 
WHAT IS THE RAPTURE?

 Rapture comes from the Latin word, rapio, which means “a snatching away.” The Rapture, then, is the time when the Lord comes in the clouds of glory, bodily (see Acts 1:11), to take out of this world — also bodily — all those who have died in Christ and who are still living as believers in the Savior. First Thessalonians 4:16-18 describes it: For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God, and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them [the dead in Christ] in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.


ENOCH
In the book of Genesis the first book of the Bible we read the story of a man called Enoch, the Bible says: “Enoch lived sixty-five years, and became the father of Methuselah. Then Enoch walked with God three hundred years after he became the father of Methuselah, and he had other sons and daughters. So all the days of Enoch were three hundred and sixty-five years. Enoch walked with God; and he was not, for God took him.” Gen 5:21-24
So right in the very beginning of the Bible the first Rapture takes place. One moment Enoch is walking around on the earth, BAM!, the next moment, in the twinkling of an eye he standing in Heaven. The New Testament book of Hebrew even backs this up, in Hebrews 11:5 we read:
By faith Enoch was taken up so that he would not see death; AND HE WAS NOT FOUND BECAUSE GOD TOOK HIM UP; for he obtained the witness that before his being was taken up he was pleasing to God.
Can you imagine how thrilling and exciting the Rapture is going to be, ARE YOU READY


 
ELIJAH THE PROPHET
 Elijah was a mighty prophet of God and had been used quite extensively in a Earthly ministry. But now God had decided that his ministry (purpose) on Earth had been fulfilled. It was time to retire, working for God naturally has the best retirement plan and what better place to retire to than Heaven. It wasn’t as if Elijah was completely abandoning his ministry. He had an apprentice, who worked under him that was to replace him. His name was Elisha, not to be confused with his mentor Elijah. Now Elijah, being wise and full of Godly wisdom, knew that God was coming to Rapture him, he also knew that if his young assistant Elisha was to witness this event, that his faith would be greatly strengthened.
 
Seeing is believing, Elisha watched as God Raptured Elijah up into Heaven and we know that Elisha having seen this event with own eyes was greatly encouraged and continued on with own powerful Earthly ministry. Just think, what’s going to happen when all the believer’s are Raptured? In this modern age, I’m sure it will be captured on film or video for all to see and the footage will be shown around the world.
Isaiah 26:19-20:
 But your dead will live; their bodies will rise. You who dwell in the dust, wake up and shout for joy. Your dew is like the dew of the morning; the earth will give birth to her dead. Go, my people, enter your rooms and shut the doors behind you; hide yourselves for a little while until his wrath has passed by.

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