Daily Devotional, Year 2 – April 15 (The Pre-Trib Rapture, Part 2: John 6)

By admin On February 8th, 2015

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Daily Devotional, Year 2 – APRIL 15

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The Pre-Trib Rapture, Part 2: John 6

To read Part 1, Click here… “January 25th (The Pre-Trib Rapture, Part 1)”

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There is a church doctrine which has steadily increased in popularity, since the day that Cyrus Scofield first published his very own study Bible.

Cyrus Scofield - 1920 - Wikipedia - US Public Domain

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Scofield named this doctrine, “The Rapture”, by discovering the words, “caught up” was also the word, “ripere”, which is the Latin root for the word, “rapture”. (Many attribute the name, “Rapture”, to John Darby, and perhaps a few others of his day)

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Thus, Scofield began to promote the idea that Christ would, “Rapture” His Church out of the world, just prior to the prophecies of Revelation being fulfilled.

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PRE-TRIBULATION RAPTURE?

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But while there is no dispute that the Church will indeed be, “caught up together to meet the Lord in the air”, there is currently a heated debate about just when that will happen.http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Question_book_magnify2.svg

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Now, the Bible never speaks of a third coming of Christ, as Pre-Tribulation Rapturists proclaim.

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And so, just when does the Bible say that Christians will be, “caught up together to meet the Lord, in the air”?

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JOHN, CHAPTER 6

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Let’s merely allow the Bible to speak for itself. As a matter of fact, let’s take just one https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Christianity-Jesus_Christ_Died_for_your_Sin.jpgchapter of the Bible which speaks of the resurrection of Believers, four different times.

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You see, in John, Chapter 6, Jesus made this very revealing statement… “And this is the Father’s will which hath sent Me, that of all which he hath given Me I should lose nothing, BUT SHOULD RAISE IT UP AT THE LAST DAY.” John 6:39.

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Now here we see that God’s people will be raised up on the Last Day.

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So why do Rapture theorists insist that the Resurrection of Believers will take place prior to the Tribulation?

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2ND VERSE FROM JOHN 6

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Here is another verse from the same chapter… “And this is the will of him that sent Me,https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Christianity-Jesus_Christ_Died_for_your_Sin.jpg that every one which seeth the Son, and believeth on Him, may have everlasting life: AND I WILL RAISE HIM UP AT THE LAST DAY.” John 6:40

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Here again, this verse encompasses every human who ever believed on Jesus throughout time.

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They will all be raised up on the Last Day. Every last one, if this verse is correct!

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3RD VERSE FROM JOHN 6https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Christianity-Jesus_Christ_Died_for_your_Sin.jpg

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Now listen to the third verse from John 6… “No man can come to Me, except the Father which hath sent Me draw him: and I will raise him up at the LAST DAY.” John 6:44

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Now here is yet another similar confirmation that the Resurrection is on the Last Day, and not just prior to the Tribulation of Revelation!

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4TH VERSE FROM JOHN 6

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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Christianity-Jesus_Christ_Died_for_your_Sin.jpgNow listen to the last verse from John 6 concerning the Last Day… “Whoso eateth My flesh, and drinketh My blood, hath eternal life; and I will raise him up at the LAST DAY.” John 6:54

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So just why did Jesus repeat this “Last Day” truth four different times in just one little section of the Bible?

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Well, one thing is for sure! This chapter makes a clear-cut case for the Resurrection happening on the Last Day, and not 7 years prior, as Pre-Tribulation Rapture advocates insist!

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1ST THESSALONIANS 4:16, 17

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And so, if the Resurrection is on the Last Day, then what about this next passage?

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Here is another passage which speaks of the coming of the Lord… “Behold, I show you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.” 1st Corinthians 15:51, 52

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This passage speaks of “the last trumpet”.

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So how could this possibly be speaking of a Pre-Tribulation event? How could the last trumpet be prior to the tribulation in which 7 trumpets will sound? And how could this resurrection possibly happen 7 years prior to the Last Day? Is the, “last trumpet” not really the, “last trumpet?” And is not the, “Last Day” really the, “Last Day”? Very confusing!

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WRESTLING WITH SCRIPTURE

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“As also in all his (Paul’s) epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest, as they do also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction.” 2nd Peter 3:16

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Do you see the trap that “Pre-Tribulation Rapture” theorists get caught into, when they insist that the Resurrection will happen just prior to the Tribulation of the last days?

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And so, they must begin wrestling with all the conflicting verses which plainly teach that the Resurrection is on the Last Day!

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Now why does all this matter?

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Great question!

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CHURCH FAST ASLEEP!

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The reason that it matters is because this whole notion that Christians do not have to go through this horrific event, known as the Tribulation of the last days, puts many, or perhaps most church-goers to sleep, spiritually speaking!

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After all, why should we worry about putting on our spiritual armor, if we get to miss the entire battle?

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SAD STATISTICS

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Now please don’t scoff at this idea! 

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Statistics by the most notable pollsters show that drunkenness, pornography, divorce/re-marriage, Bible-illiteracy, materialism, TV watching, etc., are at an alarming all-time high in today’s Christendom!

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And so obviously, the Christian community is not being watchful, as the Bible warns us to be… “Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness, Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat?” 2nd Peter 3:11, 12

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The fact is, assuming the pollsters’ statistics are accurate, even if there was this so-called Pre-Tribulation Rapture, very few church-goers would be “caught up”!

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We simply are just not ready!

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TURN OFF THE SMOOTH PROPHETS

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And so, if you dear soul have been listening to those who are lulling the Church into a http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:USMC-06831.jpgfalse sense of security by teaching such heretical doctrines as the “Pre-Tribulation Rapture”, you really need to shut them off and start studying the Bible for your own self!

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Hide God’s precious promises in your heart!

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Listen to Scripture on audio tapes!

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Carry a little Gideon’s Bible in your back pocket and read it whenever you have a spare moment!

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This is how we must get our armor on!

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SOLDIERS OF THE CROSS, ARMOR UP! THE TIME IS AT HAND!

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TO READ PART 3, CLICK HERE…DECEMBER 4 (The Pre-Trib Rapture, Part 3: The Last Trumpet)

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Help me to study my Bible for myself, and let me not by led astray by the errors which have overtaken today’s church-world…

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “The Crown of Revelation 12: What Is “The Time of Jacob’s Trouble”?”, or you can also read…” June 24th (The War Nobody Prepared For!)” 

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THE END

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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THE 5 OFFICES OF ORION

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But like most of the other Signs which this website reveals, Orion too, has much more to say as he changes his position in the sky. And this Soldier in the Heavens puts on different garb, as he presents the five awesome aspects of his various offices. From ‘Orion the Soldier’, and ‘Orion the Reaper’, and ‘Orion the Archer’, and ‘The Cross of Orion’, and last but certainly not least, “Orion, The Good Shepherd”. This amazing constellation presents a very complex revelation of the God’s magnificent love for a fallen planet.

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So read on and discover “things which have been kept secret from the foundation of the world.” Matt. 13:35

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “The Orion Phenomena”

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TOMORROW…

” April 16 (O Sinnerman, Where You going To Run To?)”

 

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