Raptures – Escalators To Heaven
There seem to be more “raptures” that compete for our attention and acceptance than we can even keep up with … but we are all looking for doorway to those “gates of heaven.”
The problem with “raptures” is that most of them seem to have been “implied” … but the inferences have multiplied into several possible applications:
- Pre-tribulation rapture
- Mid-tribulation rapture
- Post tribulation rapture
- Post-millennial rapture
Some “raptures” have already occurred, and we know of one very important “rapture” that did occur … and of course … that was Jesus Christ’s “rapture” (Acts 1:9).
We know of two more “raptures” that are definitely prophesied to occur when the “two witnesses” will ascend into heaven after they lie dead on the streets for three days (Revelation 11:12).
“Rapture” prophesies have a high expectation value attached to them because no one wants to be “left behind” to go through the absolute horrors that are prophesied for the end time.
Let’s be realistic. It is obvious that people have “sweated and worried over” their rapture prophecy studies … and they have high expectations of their validity … but they cannot all be correct.
We can start with Hebrews 4:12 where the writer says that the word of God is quick, powerful, and sharp … but most of us have a problem with that.
We are not worried about the word of God being honest and true … where prophecy is concerned … we are worried that our interpretations may not be true, correct, or anything close to reality.
So … what is a person to do?
Simple … just stay ready for Jesus Christ to return … and we should be just fine.
Here are two more “rapture” prophesies that seem to apply to the same event … but it is very obvious that these two verses cannot possibly apply to the same event:
- Every eye shall see him when he returns (Revelation 1:7).
- He shall come as a thief in the night (1 Thessalonians 5:2).
It does not matter that all those “rapture” prophesies cannot be correct … but what does matter … is that a rapture will absolutely occur (so just be ready).
But for my money … I believe that there will be two major rapture events … one for the “Christian Gentile Church” (tribulation era) and one for the “Christian Jewish Church” (Millennial-end era).
More insight on these rapture prophesies … and many other topics … can be found in this book: 144,000 Jewish Virgins of The Apocalypse: The Penultimate Prophecy Before The End of Man by Randall Braxton Spell, DD:
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