Monday, 2 April 2018

Blessed Hope or Rapture (BD78)

Dan 12:11 “And from the time that the daily [sacrifice] is taken away, and the abomination of desolation is set up, there shall be one thousand two hundred and ninety days. Blessed is he who waits, and comes to the one thousand three hundred and thirty-five days.”
   Once we see the stoppage of Al Aqsa mosque (daily sacrifice taken away) then in 1,335 days’ time, our Lord will come for His saints at rapture (Blessed Hope).

Did Jesus know His coming?
John 17:5 “And now, O Father, glorify Me together with Yourself, with the glory which I had with You before the world was.”
Before His crucifixion, He prayed that the Father will glorify Him back to His former glory with the Father. So after His resurrection and glorification, He is the Almighty God again and He knows the day and hour of rapture.

Mark 13:32 “But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. Take heed, watch and pray; for you do not know when the time is.”
   There is no doubt that our Lord Jesus Christ did not know the day and hour of rapture then, for He was only a servant in human form. He only knows whatever the Father showed Him.
John 5:19 Then Jesus answered and said to them, “Most assuredly, I say to you, the Son can do nothing of Himself, but what He sees the Father do; for whatever He does, the Son also does in like manner.”

Do we know the time of rapture?
According to the prophecy of Daniel, we know that rapture will be 1,335 days after the stoppage of the Al Aqsa mosque.

EXAMPLE – An Assumption only, IF Al Aqsa mosque stopped on 1st Jan 2019, then
1. Dedication of temple (13-6-22)
2. Rapture will be on (27-7-22)

If stoppage of Al Aqsa is earlier or later, then rapture will also be earlier or later.

Will this contradict scriptures?
1Thess 5:2-3 For you yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so comes as a thief in the night. For when they say, “Peace and safety!” then sudden destruction comes upon them, as labor pains upon a pregnant woman. And they shall not escape.
   At rapture, they (all those of the night and of darkness) will be caught as a thief in the night. But you (who are sons of light and of the day) will not be caught as a thief in the night for you know the day of rapture. Scriptures confirm that we must know the day of the Lord.

1 Thess 5:4-5 But you, brethren, are not in darkness, so that this Day should overtake you as a thief. You are all sons of light and sons of the day. We are not of the night nor of darkness.

Why must we know the Day of Rapture?
Mat 24:43 “But know this, that if the master of the house had known what hour the thief would come, he would have watched and not allowed his house to be broken into.”
   The words of our Lord Jesus are clear that unless we know when rapture will be, we will be caught as a thief in the night. We will lose our rewards (steal), salvation (kill) and inheritance (destroy our sonship).
   John 10:10 “The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.”

Unfortunately mockers and stiff-necked, faithless, lazy, unlearned, blind endtime theologians, pastors and Christians, who are ignorant that God will reveal the day of rapture along with the understanding of endtime prophecies to watchful and godly Christians, will continue to destroy God’s work by persecuting and reviling them.