The Untold Story
by TSN, SBC Minister, D. J. Love
The Rapture Doctrine
The rapture doctrine says that Christians will be taken off to the third Heaven
either just prior the 'Tribulation Period' or afterwards when YHVH (The
Creator) sends plagues on the Earth. The idea of a rapture is said to have
originated with a Spanish CATHOLIC Jesuit priest named Ribera, in 1580 A.D.*(see
note) during a time of much bloodshed in Europe as Roman
catholics Persecuted and Murdered**(see
note) their opponents. This doctrine said that Christ was going to come
and secretly snatch away the Church before a great seven-year tribulation, when the "Anti-Messiah" would
rule the world. This futuristic interpretation of the book of Revelation, along with the future
coming of the Anti-Messiah,
was designed to take the pressure off the Roman catholic Pope, who was universally regarded
as being the anti-Messiah by His opponents (his
opponents were definitely on the right track).
* Read "The
Rapture of the Wicked", by Stephen E. Jones or "The Rapture of the Saints", by
** True Believers
do not Kill or Murder their neighbors or their enemies.
While Revelation does describe a great many future events, involving The Anti-Messiah,
it is still, nevertheless, true that the spirit
of the Anti-Messiah, was already on the scene as early as the latter
part of the First Century, A.D.*(see
verse). Today, a future anti-Messiah concept complete with a pre-tribulation
rapture, has become a popular view among all Christian churches too. The idea of going to a
place of safety, whether on Earth or in Heaven, is a concept held by many. BUT... Is
it the truth?
John 4:1-3 Beloved, don't believe every
spirit (mindset), but test the spirits, whether they are of YHVH, because many false prophets
have gone out into the world. By this you know the Spirit of YHVH: every spirit who confesses*(see
note) that Y'Shua has come in the flesh is
of YHVH, and every spirit who doesn't confess*(see
note) that Y'Shua has come in
the flesh is not of YHVH, and this is the spirit
of the anti-Messiah, of whom you have heard that it comes. Now
it is in the world already (some
2000 years ago).
Note: Confess or
confesses, as used here, comes from the Greek "homologeo" (Strong's
G3670) which carries with it the implication of having a "Covenant
with YHVH". This word, homologeo," is made up of two other
words. "logos" (Strong's
3056) and "homou" (Strong's
3674). "Logos" means mental "Intent" OR "Plan," as
in the "Intent of the Heart" OR "Plan
of Salvation;" and "homou" means having or being
the same, as in being "Spiritually Identical" (LIKE
MINDED). In other words, confess or confesses simply does not mean
to make a statement that Y'Shua is the "Son of God." It means having and
maintaining through your love of YHVH a Spiritual Marriage Covenant with
YHVH. It means that when YHVH looks at you He sees a Spiritual Righteousness Seeking reflection
of Himself. Everyone who does not have just such a relationship with YHVH and
His Messiah (to mankind) is
basically "Anti-Messiah" in their thoughts and actions.
1 John 4 Revealed: First
let us look at the logic of the first three verses of 1
John 4. If someone teaches or believes that the
Messiah is God, a god, part of the Trinity or an immortal prior to his physical birth, then
somehow they must rule out as impossible the only explanation that cannot possibly be
wrong. It is totally impossible for the belief that the Messiah was never anything more
than flesh and blood to violate the principles of the first three verses and therefore fit
the definition of an Anti-Messiah. To say Messiah Y'Shua was purely flesh and blood can in
no way be construed to say that he did not come "In The Flesh." Every
man or woman who was ever born "Flesh" came into existence "In The
none of us are God, a god, part of the Trinity or immortal at birth. Additionally, the spirit
of the Anti-Messiah or the teaching or the belief that the Messiah did not come
purely "in the flesh" began before 95AD., and not with this Sabbatarian
Ministry or any other ministry that does not teach the Trinity.
The Trinity is a pagan Babylonian belief and a Roman catholic Institution, and is not taught
by pristine Scripture.
On the other hand, the other two possibilities, that Messiah Y'Shua is a god (God) or
a demigod (God in the flesh) definitely
betrays these false beliefs as teachings of Satan (source
of Human Nature) and its religious-government
organizations. The only mystery here is how anyone can believe such lies, but then again,
it is human nature.
Daniel 7 (A
Dual or Parallel Prophecy)
It is well known to True Believers and others that the saints shall undergo much
tribulation and persecution, even right up to the time that they receive the Kingdom. (Daniel
7:8, 21-27) "I beheld, and the same horn (little
horn) made war with the saints, and prevailed against them .
. . . And he shall speak great words against the Most High, and shall wear out the saints of
the Most High and think to change times and laws:*(see
note) and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and
the dividing of time (three and one-half times)" Daniel
7:21,25. Verses 26-27 speak of the time when the
little horn's kingdom (The Earth) shall
be taken away and given to the saints**(see
John 15:20-21 Remember the word that
I said unto you, The servant is NOT greater than his lord. If they have PERSECUTED ME, they
will ALSO PERSECUTE YOU; if they have kept my saying, they will keep yours also. But all
these things THEY WILL DO unto you for my name's sake, because they know not him that sent
1 Peter 1: 7 That the TRIAL OF YOUR
FAITH, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with
fire, might be found unto praise and honor and glory AT THE APPEARING of Messiah
and Gregorian Calendars, Sunday as
the sabbath, and MIDNIGHT as the changing of the DAY play
down the importance of YHVH's Commandments (Wedding Vows of Love),
etc... Of course, it was the Roman government and their Roman Universal church that caused YHVH's
Sacred Calendar, Seventh Day Sabbath, and dusk (day change) to be abandoned.
are the meek (True Believers),
for they shall inherit the Earth.
How Many Times Will The Saints Go To Heaven?
Christian Rapturists believe that they all go to the third Heaven when they die;
then at some future date Christ will come for his saints, taking them in a rapture from their GRAVE back
to the third Heaven, and then later come back with His saints to the Earth. Thus, they must illogically
believe that many who have already died and gone to the third Heaven (according
to catholic and protestant doctrines) will somehow be put
back into the grave and be raptured to immortality again so that the dead saints can go
back to the third Heaven and be with Messiah (again).
This is so ludicrous as to be laughable. But much of the confusion is due to the fact that
the Anglican-catholic King James Bible uses the singular word "Heaven" to represent three
distinctly different heavens.
I Thessalonians 4:16-17
16) For the Lord (Kurios Proxy) himself shall descend from heaven (sky or low mountain top
clouds) with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the (seventh) trump of YHVH:
and the dead in Messiah (Like Minded) shall rise first:
17) Then we which are alive [and] remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds
(low mountain top ?), to meet the Lord in the air (G-109 low dense air on Earth): and so shall
we ever be with the Lord.
Note: These verses say nothing
about Messiah Y'Shua taking the saints to the third Heaven. The saints (who
were asleep in their graves) are
awakened and given immortality for the first time, and then rise up (from their graves onto their feet)
to meet Y'Shua (Who will be establishing the kingdom of King
David on the Earth) in
the First Heaven (Mountain
top Clouds or Atmosphere of Earth).
I Thessalonians 4:14 "For if we
believe that Y'Shua died and rose again, even so them also which SLEEP (In
The Grave) in YHVH will Y'Shua (YHVH's
Proxy) bring with Him."
Supposedly this verse teaches that before Messiah Y'Shua returns, the righteous dead are taken
to Heaven and now they are returning from Heaven. No, this is not the correct meaning! Paul
knew that the dead are asleep (I Thessalonians 4:13-14),
and so did Y'Shua (John 5:28).
The righteous dead remain "asleep" in their graves, until the coming of the Kurios of
YHVH! Then they join with HIM (YHVH's Kurios or
Proxy) in the CLOUDS (Mount
Then, Once They (Y'Shua,
Angels, and the Saints) have ALL gathered together in the CLOUDS (Matthew
24:30-31), they return back to the flat surface of the Earth with
The Messiah (Y'Shua) to cast
out evil and establish YHVH's Kingdom on this Earth with Messiah
as "King of Kings.".
A "Rapture Of The Wicked?"
Well, sort of . . .
The Great and Terrible Day of the LORD immediately
follows The Tribulation Period (wrath
of Satan or human nature of mankind). Matthew
24:29, Revelation 6:9-12, 8:1.
It is not a day when we will all be snatched up into heaven. It will be a time when YHVH will
shake both the heavens and the Earth and He will separate the Tares and Chaff from The Wheat.
Both will be shaken until only wheat remains. See Isaiah
13:9-13, Hebrews 12:26-28, Amos
5:18, Matthew 13:24-30, 37-43.
I repeat, only the wheat remains,
because it is not the wheat that is removed or snatched
away, but the Tares and the Chaff.
In Matthew 13:47-50,
Y'Shua gives another parable of the good and bad fish caught in a net. Verse 49: "So shall
it be At The End of The World: the angels shall come forth, and sever
the wicked from among
the just." Thus if there is
to be any rapture at all, it must be a "rapture of the wicked" to a Place of Desolation
and Spiritual Darkness.
In Matthew 24:36-42 there
is a section used by rapturists to twist the Scriptures to mean the opposite of its true intent.
Verses 40-41 are taken out of context to support the rapture, as being taken away to a place
of safety. However, verses 36-39 speak of the wicked people in Noah's day (An
Anthropomorphic Physical to Spiritual Parallel) who
continued "doing their own thing" and "knew not until the flood came, and took
them all away; so shall, also,
the coming of the Son of man be", verse 39. Those
who are to be "taken" in verses 40-41 do not appear to be raptured to a place of
safety, but taken away to be slain. As we have seen, "the righteous (wheat) shall
never be removed: but the wicked (chaff
or tares) shall not inhabit or inherit
the Earth," (Proverbs 10:30).
The wicked shall be gathered for punishment (Revelation
14:18-20). Y'Shua's prayer was not that His servants would be taken
out of the world, but that they would be kept from the evil one (John
17:15, 20). No doubt the Savior wanted His followers to inherit the
Kingdom of YHVH on The Earth (The
Coming Paradise), Psalms
115:16. Solomon, also, knew this: "For The Upright Shall Dwell in
The Land, and the Perfect Shall Remain in it (land),
but the wicked shall be cut off from it (land),
and the transgressors shall be rooted out of it (land
or "Promised Land") . . . . Be not afraid of sudden
fear neither of the desolation of the wicked, when it cometh. For YHVH shall be thy confidence,
and shall keep thy foot from being taken" (Proverbs
2:21-22, 3:25-26). The chaff will be blown
away, Psalms 1:4.
The Marriage Feast Of The Lamb
Nearly all rapturists falsely teach that after the rapture the saints will attend
the "Marriage Feast of the Lamb" in the third heaven for a few years while the Great
Tribulation rages on the earth. The Marriage Feast, as described in Revelation
19:7-9, must be to what Matthew
26:29, Matthew 22:1-14, Luke
22:18, and Luke 14:15-24 are
referring. In these passages The Church makes herself ready and partakes of a feast with the
Eternal, but no passage indicates that this marriage feast takes place in Heaven. This false
understanding is due to the false belief that people go to heaven when they die. Instead, The
Marriage Feast will take place when His Kingdom has been established on this Earth.
The Feast of Divorce?
As a result of the Eternal's war against the wicked, many are slain in the winepress
of His wrath. All manner of birds will be called together to Feast on the dead flesh of those
slain by the conquering Messiah. Truly, the wicked shall
be cut off from the earth to be slain and removed (snatched
or "raptured" if you will) from the
* Revelation 19:10-21.
* Ezekiel 39:17-20.
I Thessalonians 5:1-4 Says that the Day
of the Lord will come as a thief in the night. Will Messiah Y'Shua return, rapture away His
true believers, with the rest of mankind unaware of what happened? Not at all . . . There will
be a lot of noise, and destruction when the Messiah returns. The whole
Earth shall see Him returning. HE will come "unexpectedly,"as
a thief, in full view of all (not
* Joel 1:15 Alas
for the day! For the day of YHVH is at hand, And it will come as destruction from the Almighty.
* Joel 2:1-2 Blow
you the trumpet in Zion, And sound an alarm in my holy mountain! Let all the inhabitants
of the land tremble, For the day of YHVH comes, For it is close at hand: A day of darkness
and gloominess, A day of clouds and thick darkness. As the dawn spreading on the mountains,
A great and strong people; There has never been the like, Neither will there be any more
after them, Even to the years of many generations.
* II Peter 3:10 But
the day of the Kurios of YHVH (Lord) will
come as a thief in the night (unexpectedly);
in which the heavens will pass away with a great noise, and the elements will be dissolved
with fervent heat, and the earth and the works that are in it will be burned up.
* Matthew 24:26-30
26 Wherefore if they shall say
unto you, Behold, he is in the desert; go not forth: behold, he is in the secret chambers;
believe it not.
27 For as the lightning cometh
out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man
28 For wheresoever the carcase
is, there will the eagles be gathered together.
29 Immediately after the tribulation
of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars
shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken:
30 And then shall appear the sign
of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall
see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.
The word rapture comes from the Latin "raptus" meaning
to snatch or seize. A similar Greek word is "harpazo"*, meaning
to seize, pluck up or take by force.
This Greek word is used in I Thessalonians 4:17, "caught
up together with them in the clouds." Does this refer to going to
the third Heaven where God's throne is? Not hardly !
* II Corinthians 12:2,
4 and Revelation
12:5 do use "harpazo" to
refer to being caught
up to YHVH's Heaven (the
clouds of the first heaven),
but "Harpazo" does
not infer Heaven, just the act of being snatched.
At a moment when we are about to perish, the
merciful Eternal will snatch us up to meet with Him (and
His Angels) In The Clouds (first
heaven), as He is returning to defeat our enemies and rid The Earth of
all the wicked*.
* Revelation 20:1-3 I
saw an angel coming down out of heaven, having the key of the abyss and a great chain in
his hand. He seized the dragon, the old serpent, which is the Devil and Satan, and bound
him for one thousand years (The Sabbath Millennium),
and cast him into the abyss (Tartarus Hell),
and shut it, and sealed it over him, that he should deceive the nations no more, until the
thousand years were finished. After this, he must be freed for a short time (100
Some Rapturists believe in "two phases" of Messiah Y'Shua's coming:
first a "secret" rapture for the saints to take them to Heaven for 3 1/2 or 7 years,
while the Anti-Messiah deceives the nations and tortures all who won't submit to him. This
time they refer to as the "tribulation" and "Day of the Lord." Then they
say the "second phase" of the Messiah's coming will occur. Y'Shua will come visibly,
in power and glory, with the saints, to conquer the Anti-Messiah. However, the Bible time sequence
of last day events does not allow for this interpretation. Matthew
24, Mark 13 and Luke 21 parallel the events described in Revelation
6 and 8:
Matthew 24:9-13, 21-22
Rev. 6:8-9, 16-19
It is very clear from the above that the "Tribulation" and "Day
of the Lord" represent two distinct periods of time, separated by
the heavenly signs. Matthew
24:29 shows that the heavenly signs happen
immediately after the Tribulation,
and Joel 2:31 says that the heavenly
signs occur before the Day of The
Lord. Pretty easy, huh?
Period is Satan's wrath.
He is angry because he knows his time is short, and he wants revenge on the faithful believers
who keep the Eternal's commandments (Revelation
The "Day of the Lord" is YHVH's wrath (Revelation
6:17) during which seven trumpets of punishment
are sounded, culminating in the seventh trumpet of seven last plagues, Revelation 8, 9, 15,
Notice that the Elect (Chosen
Few) are not gathered before the Tribulation,
but during the Day
of The Lord (Matthew 24:29-31).
Specifically, the righteous dead are resurrected at the seventh,
or Last Trumpet (Revelation 11:15-18
/ I Corinthians 15:50-52 / I Thessalonians 4:16-17). The prophetic
time sequence laid out in Scripture allows no such thing as a "pre-tribulation rapture." Even
during the wrath of the "Great And Terrible Day
Of The Lord", the true servants of YHVH are not taken to
Heaven, but remain on Earth. Revelation 7:1-10 describes
144,000 servants of YHVH who are sealed in their foreheads (Shema),
so they will be protected during the wrath of YHVH on the Earth.
Now, if YHVH's servants were already in Heaven, and
immortal; why would they have to be sealed for protection?
It is during the "Day of the Kurios" that the feet of the Kurios (the
Messiah) will stand on the Mount of Olives (on
Ezekiel 9:4-10 (A
Dual or Parallel Prophecy)
YHVH said to him, Go through the midst of the city, through
the midst of Jerusalem, and set a mark on the foreheads of the men that sigh and that
cry over all the abominations that are done in the midst of it. To the others he said in
my hearing, Go you through the city after him, and strike: don't let your eye spare, neither
have you pity; kill utterly the old man, the young man and the virgin, and little children
and women; but don't come near any man on whom is the mark: and begin at my sanctuary.
Then they began at the old men that were before the house.
He said to them, Defile the house, and fill the courts with the slain: go you forth. They
went forth, and struck in the city. It happened, while they were smiting, and I was left,
that I fell on my face, and cried, and said, Ah Lord YHVH! will you destroy all the residue
of Israel in your pouring out of your wrath on Jerusalem? Then said he to me, The iniquity
of the house of Israel and Judah is exceeding great, and the land is full of blood, and the
city full of wrestling of judgment: for they say, YHVH has forsaken the land, and YHVH doesn't
see. As for me also, my eye shall not spare, neither will I have pity, but I will bring their
way on their head.
Will the Christians be raptured off the face of the Earth? Absolutely, and they will be
accompanied by all other pagan tradition observing religious people, and those that do not honor
YHVH's Holy Sabbaths. There are certainly going to be a huge multitude of extremely shocked and
severely disappointed Christian rapturists when they discover that they are not being raptured
into heaven, but into darkness (Hades or the grave, and
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