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A Christian Homemaker's Priorities

  1. God - Pray. Read from the Bible daily. Live your life for Christ, and joy in the Lord always.

  2. Husband - Be kind to him, appreciate him, and never nag, or try to change him. Read and live the book Fascinating Womanhood.

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Monday, April 2, 2012


The Rapture - What you may not Know

Can we know when the "end" will be?

"But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only." Matthew 24:36

Does this mean Christians will be utterly clueless? Not at all. Jesus said that there would be signs, which will give us an idea of the season (times) when the "end" will happen (we just won't know the specific day or hour):

"So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors." Matthew 24:33

Jesus tells us to watch for the signs of the end:

"Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come." -Matthew 24:42

Will there be a rapture?

The word "rapture" does not appear in the Bible, but it is a term that most Christians are familiar with. Just as the word "trinity" isn't in the Bible, but its truth is plainly taught; such is with the rapture.

I believe there will be a rapture. The question is – When? Various scriptures tell us of the rapture.

As you read through this article, you will be confronted with scripture upon scripture, which should show you, without a shadow of a doubt, that there will indeed be a rapture. Get out your pen and King James Bible, and get ready to hunker down in the Word of God…

Will there be a pre-tribulation rapture?

Three of the most popular scriptures pre-trib rapturists like to use to try to prove pre-trib rapture are the following:

"Behold, I shew 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." 1 Corinthians 15:51-52

"For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep. 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 in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord" - 1 Thessalonians 4:15-17

"After this I looked, and, behold, a door was opened in heaven: and the first voice which I heard was as it were of a trumpet talking with me; which said, Come up hither, and I will shew thee things which must be hereafter." Revelation 4:1

The first two scriptures will be used later to prove that there is indeed going to be a rapture, but that it will not be pre-trib. As for the third scripture, I've always found that a ludicrous scripture for one to use to "prove" pre-trib rapture. I think that those who use Revelation 4:1 are grasping at straws. Revelation 4:1 is speaking specifically to John, to "come up hither," and see the visions. I do not believe it was spoken to the church.

Pre-trib rapturists like say that the word "church" is not mentioned in Revelation after the first three chapters. It isn't, because after chapter three, the topic of the book changes from addressing the seven churches of Asia, to addressing the topic of the end times. The word "church" may not be used, but synonymous terms are, such as "saint," and "elect."

I have yet to find any scriptures that tell me there will be a pre-trib rapture.

Will the rapture happen after the tribulation?

If the rapture were to happen after the tribulation, then what would be the point of having a rapture, since that is when Jesus comes back to the earth? Am I supposed to think that we Christians will be raptured up to heaven, and then immediately come back down onto the earth with Jesus? I don't know how post-trib rapturists can say that there is going to be a rapture at all. I have yet to find any scriptures that tell me there will be a post-trib rapture.

When will the rapture be?

My studies have led me to believe that the rapture will probably happen somewhere in the middle of the tribulation. I believe in mid-trib rapture. As you will see in a few minutes, there are abundant scriptures in the Bible that seem to tell us of a mid-trib rapture. I'm speaking of scriptures that give detail, so that it would be hard to interpret the rapture happening at any other time, besides sometime during the middle of the tribulation. (Remember the Scripture I pointed out earlier in this article - we won't know the exact time of the rapture, but we can know the season.)

I will not go through all of the scriptures that prove mid-trib rapture, else this article will truly turn into a book. For those of you who like to dig deeper, may I suggest that you write down all of the scriptures I'm about to give to you, then you can use a good KJV reference Bible to look up other Biblical references to the following scriptures, and find more mid-trib rapture support for yourself...

"Alas! for that day is great, so that none is like it: it is even the time of Jacob's trouble, but he shall be saved out of it." Jeremiah 30:7

I believe "Jacob's Trouble" is the last half of the tribulation. If you do a careful study of the book of Revelation, you'll notice that the first half of the tribulation isn't nearly as bad as the second half. The first half contains the seven seals and the seven trumpets, which aren't much to wink an eye at, when you read of the second half of the tribulation, where antichrist proclaims himself as "god," and the 7 Vials of God's wrath are poured out. That is going to be the big trouble – Jacob's Trouble. Jacob's Trouble is also referred to as the "Great Tribulation" in the Bible, as opposed to just the tribulation. See Matthew 24:21.

The Bible tells us that those who have the seal of God in their foreheads will be saved from a lot of the troubles in the first half of the tribulation. Revelation only mentions the 144,000 Israelites getting sealed, but Christians are already sealed right now, as you can learn from studying such scriptures as Ephesians 1:13.

Before or at "Jacob's Trouble," or the "Great Tribulation," (the second half of the tribulation) all true Christians will be raptured.

"And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate." Daniel 9:27

The Bible teaches the principle that one should let scripture interpret scripture. By looking up other scriptures that discuss the topic of Daniel 9:27, it is concluded that the "week" is a week of years – 7 years. You can also gather this simply by reading the surrounding context of the above scripture. Daniel 9 talks of the 70 weeks of years. The tribulation is in the 70th week - the last 7 years.

Daniel 9:27 is discussing the 7-year treaty/deal that will be made between the Middle East and many nations.

Daniel 9:27 tells us that in the middle of the 7-year tribulation/treaty, antichrist will cause the sacrifices and oblations to stop. Other scriptures also tell us that when he does this, he will sit in the temple, "shewing himeself that he is god." This is also around the time of Revelation chapter 13, when the mark of the beast will become mandatory. NOTE: "Shewing himself that he is god?" Interesting wordage. Think on that one for a while.

We now have a marker that tells us what is going to happen mid-trib, so we know that if there is mid-trib rapture, that it will happen, around the time of the mid-trib crises of the "abomination of desolation" as spoken by Daniel in such places as Daniel 9:27.

"And he shall plant the tabernacles of his palace between the seas in the glorious holy mountain; yet he shall come to his end, and none shall help him. And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people: and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book." Daniel 11:45-12:1

The "he" that will plant the tabernacle of his palace in the glorious holy mountain is the antichrist. This is mentioning the same thing as Daniel 9:27, which is called the "abomination of desolation," elsewhere in scripture. The "trouble" (AKA Jacob's Trouble) is mentioned as happening after the palace is planted in the glorious mountain. We see that the time being discussed in the above passage is again the middle of the tribulation/treaty.

The above says "Thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book." "The book" is defined in the book of Revelation as "the Lamb's book of life." Only saved, born again Christians have their names in that book.

One of the first possible mentions of the rapture in the New Testament is the below:

"Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man." Luke 21:36

Perhaps Christians will escape during the first half of the tribulation, because they have God's seal (see Eph. 1), just as the 144,000 will get sealed. Christians will escape Jacob's Trouble, because the rapture will happen somewhere in the middle of tribulation, before the seven vials of wrath are poured forth. Under the mid-trib view, the Christians will be raptured before God's full wrath is released, via the Seven Vials of Wrath. Because of this stance, some people refer to the mid-trib stance as "mid-trib pre-wrath."

"Behold, I shew 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." 1 Corinthians 15:51-52

Later we will go to the "last trump" in the Bible – the seventh trumpet in the book of Revelation. In the description of the seventh trumpet, we will read of the dead being raised first, and then the saints. Remember, the Bible identifies "saints" as saved, born again Christians, not some person who was ordained so by any earthly church.

The above passage cannot be referring to the rapture happening pre-trib, because it says it will happen in the last trumpet. Further, the seventh trumpet in Revelation is in the middle of the 7-year tribulation.

"But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him. For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep. 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 in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. Wherefore comfort one another with these words." -1 Thessalonians 4:13-18

The above is another scripture describing the rapture. When will the rapture happen? The above tells us, when it says "with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God." This happens in the seventh trumpet in Revelation, during the middle of the tribulation, as you will see in a moment. But first:

"Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him, That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand. Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;" -2 Thessalonians 2:1-3

When will "our gathering together unto him" be? Ah, yes "for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition" – Answer? Not until the abomination of desolation. Remember when that happens? That's right, in the middle of the 7-year tribulation.

Now let us read of the mid-trib rapture in the seventh trumpet in the book of Revelation:

"And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever...
...And the nations were angry, and thy wrath is come, and the time of the dead, that they should be judged, and that thou shouldest give reward unto thy servants the prophets, and to the saints, and them that fear thy name, small and great; and shouldest destroy them which destroy the earth." Revelation 11:15 and 18

Notice the above tells us that the dead will be raised first, and then the living saints are raptured next. It shows this happening at the seventh trumpet, which is the last trumpet in the Bible, and must therefore be the "last trump" mentioned in 1 Corinthians 15:51-52.

If you keep reading through the book of Revelation, you'll see that chapter 12 is a parenthetical chapter, and then the timeline picks up again with chapter 13, where the mark of the beast is mentioned. This is also where it tells us that anti-christ proclaims himself to be "god" - the Abomination of Desolation. This is where the second half of the tribulation begins.

PS – For further study of interest - it is in the sixth trumpet where the two witnesses are killed and then translated to heaven. (Read the first half of chapter 11). Christians are raptured at the next trumpet - the 7th. If the rapture isn't occurring in the seventh trumpet, then that trumpet is empty. Read it for yourself and see. There is nothing occurring in the seventh trumpet, if you don't read the rapture there.

When is the Rapture? - A Recap

I could have this all wrong, but I don't think so...

The seventh trumpet is the middle of the tribulation, as studying the surrounding chapters before and after Revelation 11 reveals. The rapture has two steps: 1) The dead in Christ are raised and raptured first, and 2) The Christians still living are then raptured:

"For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God {Seventh Trumpet}: and the dead in Christ shall rise first {Step One}: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air {Step Two}: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. Wherefore comfort one another with these words." -1 Thessalonians 4:16-18

The seventh trumpet is the last trumpet mentioned in the Bible. Rapture happens at the Last Trump:

"Behold, I shew 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." 1 Corinthians 15:51-52

One More Thing

There are many more scriptures which I just didn't mention, because it would have made this article too long. However, I ran across a scripture that needs to be in this article.

Before I give you that Scripture, let's review my key rapture verse:

"Behold, I shew 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." -1 Corinthians 15:51-52

Now here's the Scripture I want to show you:

"But in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, when he shall begin to sound, the mystery of God should be finished, as he hath declared to his servants the prophets." -Revelation 10:7

WOW! Did you see that?!!! Amazing!

1 Corinthians 15:51-52 says that the rapture is

1) A mystery of God

2) That it will happen at the last trumpet

3) That the dead Christians shall be raised and raptured first, and then the living Christians

Between 1 Corinthians 15:51-52, Revelation 10:7, and the description of the seventh trumpet in Revelation chapter 11, we can see the parallel with the word "mystery." This particular 'mystery' of God certainly must be the rapture.

Keeping the "mystery" mentioned in 1 Corinthians 15:51-52 in mind, we see it referenced again in Revelation 10:7, where it agrees with the Corinthians passage, that this mystery will happen at the seventh trumpet (the last trump).

Let's see if the seventh trumpet matches the above two Scriptures:

"And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever. And the four and twenty elders, which sat before God on their seats, fell upon their faces, and worshipped God, Saying, We give thee thanks, O LORD God Almighty, which art, and wast, and art to come; because thou hast taken to thee thy great power, and hast reigned. And the nations were angry, and thy wrath is come, and the time of the dead, that they should be judged, and that thou shouldest give reward unto thy servants the prophets, and to the saints, and them that fear thy name, small and great; and shouldest destroy them which destroy the earth. And the temple of God was opened in heaven, and there was seen in his temple the ark of his testament: and there were lightnings, and voices, and thunderings, and an earthquake, and great hail." -Revelation 11:15-19

Let's view this in a chart:

1 Corinthians 15:51-52Revelation 10:7Revelation 11:15-19
"Behold, I shew you a mystery""the mystery of God should be finished"Mystery revealed in the rapture
"At the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound" "in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, when he shall begin to sound""And the seventh angel sounded"
"the dead shall be raised incorruptible"-------"the time of the dead, that they should be judged"
"and we shall all be changed"------- "thou shouldest give reward unto thy servants the prophets, and to the saints, and them that fear thy name, small and great"
"Behold, I shew you...""as he hath declared to his servants the prophets"-------
--------------"and shouldest destroy them which destroy the earth" - the second half of the tribulation, when God pours out His vials of wrath - the worst part of the tribulation. Christians will be raptured before the 7 vials of wrath. The people not raptured are "those which destroy the earth." This isn't referring to 'mother earth' or global warming, but to those which destroyed, or wreaked havoc with the ways of earth and her inhabitants, by leading people astray, against God's will - the unrighteous and wicked at heart are those who "destry the earth." SIN destroys, and is what brought the curse on the earth in the first place.


Build Your Foundation on the Rock of Salvation

"He is like a man which built an house, and digged deep, and laid the foundation on a rock: and when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently upon that house, and could not shake it: for it was founded upon a rock. But he that heareth, and doeth not, is like a man that without a foundation built an house upon the earth; against which the stream did beat vehemently, and immediately it fell; and the ruin of that house was great." -Luke 6:48-49

"The LORD liveth; and blessed be my rock; and exalted be the God of the rock of my salvation." -2 Samuel 22:47

"And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free." -John 8:32

"Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me." -John 14:6

The terms "Christian" and "personal relationship with Jesus Christ" have been bantered around so much, that for many people, they have lost their original savor. What is a personal relationship with Jesus Christ? Is it going to church? Is it being a "good person?" Is it via doing certain rituals, or following certain traditions? No, it is so much simpler than that.

Jesus says:

"Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me." -Revelation 3:20

Let Jesus into your heart and life. Put your faith and trust in Him, and in Him alone.

Why did Jesus Christ come to this earth? He came to pay for our sins. Have you ever broken any of the Ten Commandments? Did you know that Jesus taught in the Sermon on the Mount that just looking at someone with lust in your heart is the same thing as committing adultery in your heart?

Many people will say I'm a good person. Sure, I've stolen a few paper clips in my time, and I've told some lies, but I've never killed anyone, so I'm good enough for heaven. Don't be so sure. Have you ever felt hatred toward someone? If so, then you are guilty of committing murder in your heart:

"Whosoever hateth his brother is a murderer: and ye know that no murderer hath eternal life abiding in him." -1 John 3:15

If you have stolen, lied, lusted after someone, hated someone, loved someone or something more than God, etc., then you have broken at least 5 of the Ten Commandments. Do you really think you'd make it to heaven? Not according to God's Word:

"Know ye not that the unrighteous {sinful} shall not inherit the kingdom of God {or go to heaven when they die}? Be not deceived: neither fornicators {sex outside of marriage, or pre-marital sex}, nor idolaters {loving something or someone more than you love God}, nor adulterers {physically, or in the heart}, nor effeminate {cross dressing}, nor abusers of themselves with mankind {homosexuality}, Nor thieves {even stealing a pen or paper clip makes you a thief}, nor covetous {inordinately desiring wealth or things}, nor drunkards, nor revilers {one who assails with abusive language}, nor extortioners {blackmail, or wresting anything from anyone via force}, shall inherit the kingdom of God." -1 Corinthians 6:9-10 {words in curly brackets are my notes}

But there is good news:

"And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God." -1 Corinthians 6:11

We are all sinners:

"For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;" -Romans 3:23

Even Mary, the woman chosen by God to be a vessel that would carry Jesus in her womb, was a sinner, and in need of a Saviour:

"And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour." - Mary said this in Luke 1:47. Only sinners need a Saviour, and Mary also accepted Jesus Christ as her Saviour.

We are all imperfect, fallible sinners:

"This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth: But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin. If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us." -1 John 1:5-8

The blood of Jesus Christ is what cleanses us from all sins. Jesus came to this earth to die to pay for our sins. You see, Leviticus tells us that 'the life is in the blood,' and that it takes spilt blood to atone for sin.

When we choose to truly believe in Jesus Christ as our Lord and Saviour, and to live our lives for Christ, then Christ's spilt blood cleanses us from our sins:

"Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool." -Isaiah 1:18

Jesus tells us this:

"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God." - Jesus said this, in John 3:16-18

Paul gives us a simple "step by step process" on how to be saved:

"That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed." -Romans 10:9-11

Jesus is our one and only mediator:

"For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;" -1 Timothy 2:5

Jesus is our High Priest:

"Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession. For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin." -Hebrews 4:14-15

We are to follow the Lord and the Bible, not traditions of man:

"But he answered and said unto them, Why do ye also transgress the commandment of God by your tradition?" -Matthew 15:3

Jesus is God:

"And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory." -1 Timothy 3:16

If Jesus isn't the Lord of your life, then I hope that you will let Him into your heart and life this very moment.

"But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us." -Romans 5:8

Have you built your foundation on the Rock of Salvation?

Jesus is the way. If you would like to receive Jesus into your heart and life, then let Him know. Pray to the Lord, telling Him that you accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour, and that you believe that Jesus died on the cross to pay the death penalty for your sins. Tell this to God in your own words, from your heart.

"For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord." -Romans 6:23

Believe, and Receive:

"In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise" -Ephesians 1:13

When you believe on Jesus Christ, you receive the Holy Spirit. You are sealed as a child of God.

If you have accepted Jesus Christ into your heart and life as your Lord and Saviour, and you believe that Jesus died on the cross in your place, to pay the death penalty for your sins, and that Christ rose from the dead three days later, and you are ready to let Him lead your life, and you will live for Him, then you are saved, and born again.

You are now a saved Child of God, with the Holy Spirit living within you. Dedicate your life to the Lord, and live for Him. Please get a King James Bible and turn to the Gospel of John. That is the fourth book in the New Testament. If you don't have a King James Bible, then you can read it for free, online - here.

After you've read the Gospel of John, go on to read Acts, and then Romans. These three books will bring you through the Gospel, the early church, and basic Christian doctrine. After you've read these three, then turn to the beginning of the New Testament, and read it all the way through. After that, read both the Old and New Testaments.

You should also follow the Lord and get baptized in water. A Believer's Baptism doesn't save you. Only faith in Christ saves you. A Believer's Baptism is an outward showing of your salvation. It symbolizes you being born again. When you are lowered under the water, it shows you dying to your old self, and when you are raised up out of the water, it symbolizes you being born again, as a new creature in Christ. This is called a Believer's Baptism, because, according to the Bible, a person is supposed to get baptized after they have believed on Christ. Anyone who was "baptized" before having faith in Christ just got wet - nothing more. You don't need to find a church to get baptized in. Any born again Christian can baptize you in any acceptable body of water - even a public swimming pool.

Find or start a good home church. Here is more information on Home Church, and why you should home church, or find one to join - HouseChurch.org. If you can't find or start a home church in your area, then look for a Family Integrated Church, an Independent Baptist church, or look in your phonebook for a nearby Baptist church.

Immerse yourself in the Bible. The Bible is God's love letter to you. It is also your Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth.

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