The Rapture (Part 7) – The Last Trump

As we continue to explore the Rapture and the many aspects of it, in part 4 we learned that the text in 1 Thessalonians 4:16-18 has a military style. The underlying Greek words hint at military-style orders being given. It is with that in mind that we shall explore the idea of the last trump. …

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The Rapture (Part 2) – What it Is

From the previous post we learned for whom the rapture is inended tobenefit. It is a body called the church. A proper ecclesiology is a necessary foundation to understanding the rapture. Let us now explore what the rapture is. "Let not your heart be troubled. You believe in God. Believe also in Me. In My …

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Pray Toward the Temple, Part Two

“When Your people go out to battle against their enemies, in the way that You send them, and when they pray to You toward this city that You have chosen and the house that I have built for Your name, then hear from heaven their prayer and plea and act for their cause.2 Chronicles 6:34–35 …

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Pray Toward the Temple, Part One

And he said:“O Lord God of Israel, there is no God like You in the heavens or on the earth, who keeps covenants and mercy with Your servants who walk before You with all their heart. You have kept what You promised Your servant David my father. You have both spoken with Your mouth and …

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Jesus Sets the Timing

Do not let anyone deceive you in any way. For that Day will not come unless a falling away comes first, and the man of sin is revealed, the son of destruction,2 Thessalonians 2:3 — Modern English Version (Thinline Edition.; Lake Mary, FL: Passio, 2014) While I was with them in the world, I kept …

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The Locust King

This is what the Lord God showed me: He was forming a plague of locusts when the latter growth was beginning to sprout up, the latter growth after the king’s reaping.Amos 7:1 — Modern English Version (Thinline Edition.; Lake Mary, FL: Passio, 2014) The particular translation I use for reading this verse is striking. There …

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Is 2 Thessalonians 2 a Rapture Text?

2 Thessalonians 2:1–4 (MEV): Now, brothers, concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and concerning our gathering together unto Him, we ask you not to let your mind be quickly shaken or be troubled, neither in spirit nor by word, nor by letter coming as though from us, as if the day of Christ …

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Always be Ready

While the bridegroom delayed, they all rested and slept.Matthew 25:5 — Modern English Version (Thinline Edition.; Lake Mary, FL: Passio, 2014) I cannot help but notice the word delayed. Ten virgins were expecting the bridegroom. They were ready for him, but only five had oil (provision.) The bridegroom was expected, but for some reason delayed …

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Much is Said About ‘This Generation’

When He was asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God would come, He answered them, “The kingdom of God does not come with observation. Nor will they say, ‘Here it is!’ or ‘There it is!’ For remember, the kingdom of God is within you.”Luke 17:20–21 — Modern English Version (Thinline Edition.; Lake Mary, …

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Another Subtle Rapture Hint

Listen! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in and dine with him, and he with Me.Revelation 3:20 — Modern English Version (Thinline Edition.; Lake Mary, FL: Passio, 2014) It's hard to read this verse and not perceive the sudden urgency. Listen! Behold! …

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