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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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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The Reward for the Believer

Then those who feared the Lord spoke to one another. The Lord listened and heard them, and a book of remembrance was written before Him for those who fear the Lord and who esteem His name.Malachi 3:16 — Modern English Version (Thinline Edition.; Lake Mary, FL: Passio, 2014) In the midst of the apocalyptic portions …

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They Shall Come Into the Land Restored from the Sword

And the word of the Lord came to me, saying: Son of man, set your face against Gog of the land of Magog, the prince of Rosh, Meshek and Tubal, and prophesy against him, and say: Thus says the Lord God: I am against you, O Gog, the prince of Rosh, Meshek and Tubal.Ezekiel 38:1–3 …

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The Olivet Discourse: 02 – The Destruction of the Temple Foretold

Continuing from the previous post, there are things to keep in mind. The first is the perspective of the author and the ideas he chooses to convey. Here is the foundation text beginning with the account in Matthew. Jesus departed from the temple and was leaving when His disciples came to show Him the temple …

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Men Fainting from Fear and Expectation

“There will be signs in the sun and the moon and the stars; and on the earth distress of nations, with perplexity, the sea and the waves roaring; men fainting from fear and expectation of what is coming on the inhabited earth. For the powers of heaven will be shaken. Then they will see the …

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Harmonizing the Tribulation of Those Days

"Immediately after the tribulation of those days, 'the sun will be darkened, the moon will not give its light; the stars will fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken.'"Then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in heaven, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, …

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