Rebuttal Of Pretribulational Rapture Arguments

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THE THIRTY-ONE (31) SILENT FACTS ABOUT THE RAPTURE*

1. It is going to be the next greatest event that will shock all the continents of the world. Matt 24:40-42.

We have heard this mantra from pretribs for so long. Well now, what do we have? Coronavirus. And Bill Gates and co are head over heals trying to hybridize all of us with mRNA virus vaccine and chip us with biometric implants in order that we may become cyborgs, and then, they can control us like robots in the most distopian way.

The Six Seals That Precede The Rapture

The Rapture is not the next big event. The Rapture will be preceded by the first six seals of Rev.6:1-14. First, there will be the emergence of false christs, false teachers, false prophets, of course the ultimate false christ, the antiChrist(1,2; Matt.24:4,5). This is the first seal. This will be followed by wars and rumors of war, the second seal(3,4; Matt.24:6,7a). The third seal consists of famine, pestilences, and earthquakes(5,6; Matt.24:7b). The third seal will bring the first half of the 70th week to a close(Matt.24:8).

The second half of the 70th week will begin with the Great Tribulation by the antiChrist which is the fourth seal(7,8; Matt.24:9-28). The fifth seal is martyrs under the altar in heaven(9-11). The fifth seal has no parallel in the Olivet Discourse being entirely a heavenly scene. The sixth seal which is cosmic and celestial disturbances will terminate the killings of believers going on here on Earth under the fourth seal(12-14; Matt.29,30). The fifth being a heavenly scene, does not advance the chronology of the Scroll Of Revelation. The Rapture occurs after the appearance of the Shekinah in the heavens but before the breaking of the seventh seal which is the wrath of God in the Day Of The Lord(Rev.7-8:1; Matt.24:31).

2. It is going to take place suddenly, abruptly, unexpectedly, without warning and without prior notice. 1 Thess 5:2

Another BIG LIE. Do the Scriptures teach that the Rapture will take place suddenly, abruptly, unexpectedly, without warning and without prior notice when it will be preceded by the falling away of some saints from the Faith, the unveiling of the Man Of Sin, the Great Tribulation, and the cosmic disturbances(2 Thess.2:3,4; Matt.24:29-31)?

The Rapture will NOT take place suddenly, abruptly, unexpectedly, without warning and without prior notice. An event preceded by the first six seals mentioned above cannot be sudden. However does the Bible teach that the Rapture will be sudden? Yes, but only in relation to the unbelievers who know nothing about the times and epochs. Believers are children of the day, not of the night nor of darkness. So, that day cannot come upon us unawares, like a thief in the night. “But of the times and the seasons, brethren, ye have no need that I write unto you. For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape. But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief. Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness. Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober. For they that sleep sleep in the night; and they that be drunken are drunken in the night. But let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love; and for an helmet, the hope of salvation. For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ, Who died for us, that, whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with him.”(1 Thess.5:1, 3-10).

The Rapture will occur at the End Of The Ages. Jesus promised to be with us till the End Of The Ages. “And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.”(Matt.28:18-20 KJV). He that endures unto the End(Of The Ages) shall be saved(delivered, rescued). “And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake: but he that endureth to the end shall be saved.”(Matt.10:22, cp 24:13 KJV). The Gospel is to be proclaimed to the whole world then will the End(Of The Ages) come. “And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.”(Matt.24:14 KJV).

The Rapture and the Parousia(Coming Of The Lord) occur at the End Of the Ages. “Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him,”(2 Thess.2:1 KJV). The Scriptures no where separate the Rapture(our gathering together unto Him) from the Coming of the Lord. It is the pretribs that separate the two. When He comes, we are gathered together unto Him. And unto Him shall the Gathering of His people be. Until Shilo comes(His Coming), there is no gathering of His people(Gen.49:10).

During the Olivet Discourse, the question uppermost in he minds of His disciples was: “And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world?”(Matthew 24:3 KJV). We can see that His Coming occurs at the End Of the Ages. There is only One Coming(Parousia). Parousia means coming and consequent presence with. It is not one event, but a cascade of events beginning with the sign of His coming like lightening in the sky from one End of the Heavens to the other. It is the back-to-back sign given in the Sun, Moon, and Stars. It begins with the cosmic and celestial disturbances associated with breaking of the sixth seal(Rev.6:12-14, cp, Matt.24:29-30), and the Shekinah which is the appearance of His coming in the sky. By this He serves notice to the wicked earth-dwellers He is about to punish them for the evils. At this point, the unbelievers will not need anyone to preach to them anymore for them to realise that Jesus is God and the sovereign Lord of the Earth. They will take to their heals(Rev.6:14-17).

Before He pours out His wrath on the unrighteous wicked, He seals the 144,000 from the 12 tribes of Israel to shield them from His wrath which is about to begin, and He rescues and evacuates the saints from the Earth which is the scene of His wrath(Matt.24:31; Rev.7). The saints are not appointed unto wrath but to obtain salvation(rescue) from our Lord Jesus The Christ(1 Thess.1:10, 5:9; Eph.5:6; Col.3:6). The wrath of God begins in Rev.8, and is directed towards the unrighteous wicked who remain.

3. There shall be no second version of the event. 1 Thess 5:4

This guy is a fraud. Does 1 Thess.5:4 speak of there not being a second version of the Rapture? Let’s take a look at this verse of the Scripture.

“But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief.”(1 Thessalonians 5:4 KJV).

If anything, this verse of the Holy Writ contradicts what the author said earlier: it will be sudden, abrupt, unexpected and without prior warning. This verse says exactly the opposite: we brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake us as a thief in the night. We are not in darkness that that day should come upon us unawares. Are we sons of night and darkness that that day should overtake as a thief? We are sons of light and of the day; that day CANNOT come upon us unawares, like a thief in the night. Will the Rapture take place as a thief in the night? Absolutely yes. But in relation to whom? Believers or unbelievers? Unbelievers no doubt. Why? Because they are the sons of night and of darkness. They sleep and are drunken. They are not sons of light. So, that days comes upon them unawares. This is the teaching of our brother Apostle Paul in 1 Thess.5:1-11.

The true believers of every generation since the ascension of our Lord into Heaven have being expecting His coming to take us home. There has not been any generation of saints that did not hope that the Rapture would take place in their time. How can it then be sudden and unexpected?

Truly, there will be no second version of the Rapture. This truth poses an enormous problem for those who espouse the Pretrib Rapture Position. What will happen to the so called Tribulation Saints? Will God organize a second Rapture for them? When will that be? Remember that the Church Age ends with the Rapture. If any believer is left behind after the Rapture, he/she does not belong to the Church. In other words, he/she is not a member of the body of Christ.

4. A greater percentage of Christians may be taken unawares. Matt 24:38-39

Let us look at these two verses too.

“For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark, And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.”(Matthew 24:38-39 KJV).

Are these two verses speaking of the condition in the world or in the Church? Admittedly, the world influences the Church tremendously. Does that mean that the greater percentage of Christians will be taken unawares? It will certainly be so if we continue to be pretribs. And that is what the father of lies wants who is the author of this misbegotten and unbiblical doctrine. Should believers be like the people of Noah’s day, eating and drinking, marrying and being given in marriage. What our Lord is referring here is not normal eating and drinking and marriages but debauchery, homosexualism, sexual erotica, lesbianism, incest, pedophelia, and bestiality. To understand the condition on Earth in Noah’s day, please see my article, …….As it was in the days of Noah,….. Link: https://mtzionheritageministries.com/2019/09/01/as-it-was-in-the-days-of-noah/

Some believers may be taken unawares because of ignorance of the times and the seasons, and false teachings that the Church will be raptured before the antiChrist is unveiled, and that the Church will not enter the 70th week of Daniel to experiences the horrors of the Great Tribulation.

5. Careless Christians who miss the event will have no other similar gracious opportunity. Matt 13:49-50

“So shall it be at the end of the world: the angels shall come forth, and sever the wicked from among the just, And shall cast them into the furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.”(Matthew 13:49-50 KJV).

What this author said here is generally true of the Rapture whenever it takes place. There shall be no second chance. It is supported by the parables of the ten virgins and the wheat and the tares. When the bridegroom arrives and the wise virgins enter, the foolish virgins are locked out for ever(Matt.25:10). His view here though biblically accurate contradicts the views of other Pretribs who teach that after the Rapture, there will be those “left behind” who will become the “Tribulation Saints.” Am yet to find any Scriptures which support the concept of the “Left Behind” or the “Tribulation Saints.”

There will be no other opportunity whether gracious or not. This is confirmed by the parable of the Ten Virgins. Once the five wise virgins have entered, the door will be shut. There will be no secondary entrance(Matt.25:10-13).

6. The event shall have no regard or respect for ecclesiastical titles or church leadership positions. Matt 5:20

Point #6 is right, for God is no respecter of persons, Lord spiritual or temporal(Act.10:34).

7. It shall be a day when the sheep shall be separated from the goats. Matt 25:32-33.

Capital No. Foul. This author does not rightly divide Scriptures. The Sheep And Goat Judgement is not about believers. The believers are not judged but rewarded at the Bema Seat Judgment of Christ. “For if we would judge ourselves, we should not be judged. But when we are judged, we are chastened of the Lord, that we should not be condemned with the world.”(1 Corinthians 11:31-32 KJV). The believers are being judged now, in this day and age, that is, if we do not judge ourselves, in order that we may not be condemned with people of the world. Every believer is supposed to judge himself/herself. If a believer sins and does not judge himself/herself and repent, he/she will be chastened of the Lord till he/she repents. If he/she refuses to repent after the chastening of the Lord, he/she will be treated as one of the people of the world. Heaven does not tolerate a state of permanent disobedience. The Bema Seat judgment of Christ for the saints is not about condemnation or justification but reward of the saints. The saints are already justified. Justification is by faith alone through grace(Eph.2:8). “For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad.”(2 Corinthians 5:10 KJV). Every believer must must appear before the Judgment Seat of Christ.

The Sheep And Goat Judgment is not about the children of Israel either. It is judgment of the unbranded Gentiles who did not take the mark of the Beast. There are three groups of people in the world: the Jew, the Gentile, and the Church of God. “Give none offence, neither to the Jews, nor to the Gentiles, nor to the church of God:”(1 Corinthians 10:32 KJV).

They also did not believe in Jesus else they would have been evacuated from the Earth at the Rapture. Remember that the criterion for condemnation or justification is how they treated the brethren of the Lord during the Great Tribulations. Who are the brethren of the Lord? According to the flesh, Jews, and according the spirit, believers in Jesus Christ. This Judgment occurs either during the 45-day Restoration Period of the kingdom or early in the Millennium, either of which is several years after the Rapture.

8. The day shall differentiate between the Broad Way Christians and the Narrow Way Christians. Matt 7:13-14

Generally true.

9. The day shall separate sincerity from hypocrisy. Gal 5:21

True.

10. The day shall differentiate between those who harbour secret sins from those who abhor secret sins. Gal 5:20-21

True.

11. The day shall separate those whose lives are hidden in Christ from those who are hiding in the church. Luke 13:27

True.

12. The day shall show a glaring, clear, conspicuous, demarcation between Christians who walk on the path of holiness from those who walk on the path of worldliness. Heb 12:14

True

13. It shall be a day of double emotion: joy for some and unimaginable, indescribable, uncontrollable regrets for others. Luke 13:28

True also.

14. It shall be a day of surprises- some “Big names” may miss the flight while some “Less known” may be on board. 1 Cor 1:27

True also.

15. Another surprise may be that a man or woman who had faithfully served the Lord for many years may defile his or her garment a few minutes before the sound of that summoning trumpet and miss the flight while a notorious sinner may surrender his or her life to Jesus within the same time frame and go to heaven. Ezekiel 3:20

True.

16. This event may happen now, today, this week, this month, this year or next year! Matt 24:36

Another BIG LIE. This is how Satan operates, loads of truth, and then One Big Lie to rubbish the truth and confound the simple and befuddle the minds of the foolish.

We have shown that the Rapture will take place after the revelation of the man of sin and apostasy of some professing Christians due to severe persecution and untold hardship during the Great Tribulation, and after the darkening of the Sun, Moon, and Stars following the [Great] Tribulation of those days(2 Thess.2:3,4; Matt.24:29-31). That we do not know the day and the hour(Matt.24:36) does not mean that we cannot know the general time period. In the parable of the fig tree and all the trees, our Lord Jesus the Christ told His disciples: when the fig tree(and all the trees according to the Gospel of Luke) begin to bud, you know that summer is near(Matt.24:32-35; Luk.21:29-33). When the events outlined in the Olivet Discourse begin to happen in the 70th week of Daniel, you know that the coming of the Lord and the accompanying evacuation of the saints draw near.

In relating the Gospel to the feasts of Israel, we see that the Rapture corresponds with the blowing of the trumpet at the new moon, “Yom Teruah.” The rabbis are watching and waiting for the New Moon. They are ever ready waiting and watching for the New Moon. They know the general time period, but they do not know the day and the hour the New Moon will appear. Whenever the New Moon appears, they blow the trumpet. It is the same with the coming of the Lord and the Rapture of the saints. After the [Great] Tribulation of those days(fourth and fifth seals), and the subsequent cosmic disturbances that terminate it(sixth seal), the believers are watching and waiting, looking up; for their redemption draweth nigh. “And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken. And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.”(Luke 21:25-28 KJV). As soon as the Shekinah appears in the heavens, the trumpet is blown with the voice of the archangel. Christ dispatches His angels to gather His saints from one end of the heavens to the other to meet Him in the sky(Matt.24:29-31; 1.Thess.4:14-18; 1 Cor.15:50-52). So, the Rapture CANNOT occur now, today, this hour, this moment, this month, this year, next year, or even in the next three and one half years if you understand the sequential chronology of End Time Events as shown in the graphics below.

Daniel’s 70 Weeks

17. Wise Christians, like the five virgins that took extra oil, are expected to get ready, yes, to get prepared. Matt 25:1-13

Wonderful truth. Why? So that that day will not overtake them like a thief in the night. So that they will be ready and prepared. Yes, true believers are the wise virgins. The foolish virgins are unprepared, but the wise virgins are prepared. How shall we be prepared when we believe that we shall be raptured before the trouble starts. Which student prepares for an examination when his professor has already told him he had made an A+ from his coursework alone and has no need to write the coming examination. Which athlete trains hard for a competition when his/her trainer or manager has told him/her he/she will not compete in the coming event? Or which soldier prepares for war when his commanding officer has told him he will not fight in the war or will be scurried to safety before the war begins?

18. After the event, all those who are bitter against one another, malicious, unforgiving, jealous, arrogant, haters, hypocrites, drunkards, fornicators, adulterers, adulteresses, murderers with weapons and murderers with tongue etc, shall have enough time to continue in their trade. Heb 12:14-15.

No. They will not be at liberty to continue in their trade. What follows the Rapture is the The Day Of The Lord Wrath(Rev.6:12-8:1).

19. When the event is over there shall be revival among those who have chosen to stay behind not because there will be a second chance, no, but because the reality of the event would have struck them like a thunderbolt. But they will have to pay with their own blood. 2 Tim 4:3

Bunch of contradictions. Pretribs generally believe that after the Rapture, the Day of the Lord begins which is the period of God’s wrath to which the Church is exempt(1 Thess.1:10, 5:9, Eph.5:6). They equate the whole of the 70th week with the wrath of God. They do not distinguish the wrath of God(Rev.6:17) from the wrath of Satan(Rev.12:12), both of which occur with the 70th week of Daniel. How can there be revival at the time God is punishing the wicked earth-dwellers? In the Day of God’s wrath, the loftiness and haughtiness of man shall be bowed down and brought low(Isa.2:10-22). Men shall take to the hills and the rocks and the mountains to seek refuge in them from the impending wrath of the Lamb(Rev.6:15-17)?

They believe people can still be saved by paying with their own blood. Another contradiction. Salvation is always by grace through faith, and that not of ourselves; it is the gift of God(Eph.2:8). Salvation is never by martyrdom, though believers have always been called to die for their faith in Christ and more during the Great Tribulation(Rev.12:11, 13:10). Are we Islamic shahids who earn paradise with 72 virgins apiece especially if they take out some infidels with themselves in a Sampsonic suicide? Martyrs are rewarded for their faith in Christ. No one earns salvation. It is always a free gift. Jesus paid the price.

This point is contradicted by the parable of the Ten Virgins. There will be no second chance. There will be no revival. All the true ministers and good Christians are gone. Who will conduct this revival? Besides, the condition on Earth at that time forbids it. After the Rapture is the wrath of God. Everyone left will be scurrying for cover from the wrath of God. “And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains; And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb: For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?”( Rev.6:15-17 ).

20. When the event is over, those who are left behind shall no longer be safe to worship in their gigantic, fanciful and multi-billion Dollars/Naira cathedrals. Instead they shall seek safety in caves, bushes and abandoned and dilapidated but hidden structures. Rev 6:15-17

This brother believes the conditions on Earth will be rosy until after the Rapture, then, Hell will be let lose. This is generally what Pretribs believe and teach, but has no scriptural justification nor basis. We have shown from the scriptures that what follows the Rapture is the wrath of God. The scripture he refers to in order to make his point partains to the response of the wicked earth-dwellers to the cosmic disturbances which precede the Rapture but terminate the Great Tribulation. The Beast marked earth-dwellers are cowering in the caves and rocks and mountains invoking these to fall upon them in fear of the impending wrath of God(Rev.6:14-17) which is about to begin in Rev.8 after the sealing of the 144,000, and the Rapture of the saints in Rev.7.

Even before the rapture, there will be no formal worship because the antiChrist and his acolytes will kill anyone who tries to worship any god other than the antiChrist. “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; Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God. Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things?”(2 Thess.2:1-5).

“And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations.

And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed.

And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live. And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed. And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.”(Rev.13:7, 12, 14-18).

21. When this great event is over, each time those who will miss their flight manage to gather for worship, they will pay attention to only one sermon- whether they gather in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, North or South America; the sermon will only centre on “How to Meet the Divine Standard and Join the Other Saints”. Rev 14:6-7

There will be no true believer left on Earth to preach or teach anyone after the Rapture. Only the two witnesses will have active ministry after the Rapture. Their ministry ends at the end of the 70th week and is limited to the land of Israel(Rev.11:1-14). Even the 144,000 Jews though on Earth after the Rapture are hidden in the Judean and Edomite wildernesses(Rev.12:14).

This point is a Big Lie. There will be no formal meetings to worship any god after the Rapture other than the antiChrist. Also it contradicts the authors earlier point that there will be no second chance which is supported by the parable of the Ten Virgins.

22. It is also worthy to note that those who will be left behind will never have any business with comedians at their altars anymore. No! There shall no longer be gatherings for entertainments. Whenever, they manage to gather, it shall always be for serious religious business only. Luke 21:34

There will be no gathering at all after the Rapture. How can they gather when God is pouring out His wrath on the Earth. Who shall be able to stand? (Rev.6:17, 8-9, 16-20). We have proven that there will be no formal gathering of believers whatsoever after the rapture. First there will be no believers left to gather, and the condition of Earth at that time forbids it. Any believers left behind after the Rapture are not true believers. Like all others, they shall face the wrath of God in the Day Of The Lord.

23. The prayer pattern of those who will be left behind will also undergo a radical change. They will not be praying for things anymore. They will only be praying for strength to withstand the tortures of the Anti-Christ and die bravely to join the other saints. None will be praying for jobs, marriages, etc. Rev 8:3-4

No believer is left behind after the Rapture. Roughly these are the peoples groups left behind after the Rapture:

(1) The branded followers of the antiChrist. They constitute the majority.

(2) The 144, 000 Jews sealed for protection from the wrath of God.

(3) The unbranded Jewish remnants other than the 144,000.

(4) The unbranded Gentiles who will appear at the Sheep And Goat Judgment of the Gentiles(Hebrew: Goyim; Nations) who survived the trumpet and the bow judgments of the wrath of God in the Day Of The Lord.

This point is also utter nonsense. We have shown that those left behind will be running for cover under the rocks and mountains calling on these to fall upon them and hide them from the wrath of the Lamb. Who are the people left on Earth after the Rapture? The first group are the Beast marked unrighteous wicked. The second group are the unmarked unbelievers. They do not believe in the God of Israel nor His Son Jesus The Christ. The third group are the observant Jews who do not take the mark of the Beast. These can pray and look up to the God Of Israel, but they must go through the first six trumpet judgments in order to be purged, purified, and cleansed from the defilement of sin before they can be reconciled to the God of Israel. They are the ones prophet Amos chided concerning the day of the Lord(Amos 5:18-20). The unmarked observant Jewish remnants shall be reconciled to God on day 3 of the 30-day Reclamation Period(Zech.12:10-14). The other group is the 144,000 who will be sealed for protection with the seal of God prior to the Rapture(Rev.7:1-9; 14:1). They will be reconciled to God shortly before the Church is raptured.

24. It is equally worthy of note that some of those who will miss their flight will not be able to endure the torture of the AntiChrist. They will receive the mark of the beast and thereby be doomed forever. Rev 14:9-11

He turns the end time chronology on its heads. He puts the cart before the horse that pulls it. The Rapture occurs after the [Great] Tribulation of those days(Matt.24:29-31, Luk.21:25-28).

Shortly before the Rapture the antiChrist is incapacitated and masterly inactivated by the cosmic and celestial disturbances. “And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming: Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.”(2 Thess.2:8-10). He too will be hiding from the wrath of God. Apart from killing the two witnesses when their ministry is complete, on the last day of the 70th week, and to gather His forces for the final showdown at Armageddon, there is not much he can do(Rev.11:7-10; 16:16). The location of the ministry of the two witnesses is right there on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem which is both the residence and tactical headquarters of the Beast(Dan.11:45).

25. When the ready saints are gone, all our denominational walls of partition will collapse. The man or woman who used to worship in Word Of Fire And Refiners Church, Father’s Church, Omega Fire, Jesus Chapel, Exousia Kingdom Gospel Centre, Deeper Life, for instance, will hide in the same place with those who worship in Christ Embassy, Church of God Mission, Assemblies of God, Word Aflame, Action Chapel, Winners Chapel, Redeemed Christian Church, Lighthouse Chapel etc and nobody will remember to claim superiority anymore because then they will be facing a common enemy. Eph 4:1-6

The denominational walls are going to fall even before we enter the 70th week of Daniel. Who will be talking about denomination during the 70th week or the Great Tribulation. What will matter will be survival. As conditions worsen, the saints will no longer gather in big Churches. Such gathering will be outlawed and forbidden or abrogated. For safety purposes, the saints will avoid such gatherings. They will naturally fade into desuetude, and will eventually be impounded and commandeered by the antiChrist and his acolytes. Some of them will be turned into tribunals where the saints will be hastily tried and unjustly condemned, others into prisons, police stations, military camps and State Security offices. Small cell units of the saints meeting in homes and undergrounds will emerge to meet the needs of the saints for fellowship, worship, warmth and to comfort one another and cater for one another.

This point is utter nonsense though it sounds pious. These walls will long dissolve prior to the Rapture. The preponderance of false christs, false prophets, and false teachers, the ravages of war, famine, pestilences, and earthquakes in the first half of the 70th week, and the horrors of the Great Tribulation itself will dissolve every denominational walls. It will be a matter of survival. In those areas of the world where believers are persecuted, there are no hard and fast denominational walls.

26. When this event is over, each time believers who will miss their flight manage to gather anywhere for worship, there will be an atmosphere of sobriety. This rowdiness we witness today shall be no more. 1 Peter 4:7, 1 Peter 5:8

No believer in Jesus will be left on Earth after the Rapture. Any so called believer left behind after the Rapture has been a false believer all along. The Church Age which began on the Day Of Pentecost terminates with the Rapture.

There will be no gathering of believers on Earth after the Rapture. The Rapture marks the close of the Church Age. What follows is the wrath of God in the Day Of The Lord.

27. There shall also be a radical change in the attitude of those who will miss their flight towards Bible study. What we have now is an attitude characterized by a high degree of nonchalance and indifference, but when the ready saints are gone, those who will be left behind will begin to take their bible study seriously. 2 Tim 2:15

There will be no Christian Bible Study after the Rapture. Why? Because there are neither Christians nor churches left after the Rapture.

28. All the teens and youths who come to church to please their parents will repent after this great event; yes, they will begin to seek God for themselves. Rev 19:5, Rev 20:12.

They will face the wrath of God in the Day Of The Lord(Rev.8,9, 16-20).

29. When the event is over, all those who will do any form of business in the schools, hospitals, banks, etc, will have to bear the mark of beast (666) or be hunted down and killed like common criminals. Rev 13:17

The Mark of the Beast will be enforced before the Rapture. This will be the cause of the apostasy or falling away of the saints from the Faith. To be candid, it has already begun. Some people are already chipped in China, Europe, especially Sweden and Belgium, and America, and there are plans in the works to bring it to Nigeria, the most populous nation in Africa. In these other nations, it is so far by the choice of the individual. But in Nigeria, they do not want to give us the option of free choice. It will be by legislation. The bill is now in the National Assembly. We are the underdogs. But the God of Israel will defeat that bill in the Mighty and Wonderful name JESUS. And still some have the bravado and schuzpa without biblical support and justification though, to insist and urge us to believe that the saints shall be whisked away to Heaven before the antiChrist hangs out his shingles. What a delusion! What the antiChrist will do is to harmonize it and make it compulsory and mandatory worldwide from the midpoint of the 70th week of Daniel.

27-29. These conditions are created by the imagination of the author. We have shown that what follows the Rapture is the wrath of God. The pretribs created these imaginary conditions. They do not exist. Quite the contrary.

Unfortunately, this warning is full of false assumptions. The author has not studiously and critically examined the Pretrib Rapture Position from the Scriptures. Besides, he presents no scriptural bases for his assumptions. How could one be talking to believers on such a crucial issue as the Rapture, and not one verse of the Scriptures is quoted to corroborate his teaching?

30. One of the gains of this reminder is that there may be someone reading this piece today who will take a firm decision to ensure that he/she gets on board that celestial flight travelling to glory. Rev 2:7, 2:11, 2:17, 2:29, 3:6, 3:13, 3:22.

Good advice.

31. However, one of the greatest tragedies of this reminder is that there may be someone too who is reading this piece today but who will see no need to heed this warning. A tragedy indeed! Rev 22:11-12

Good warning.

*PLEASE IF YOU ARE A TRUE MEMBER OF KINGDOM OF GOD’S FAMILY (CHRISTIAN), KINDLY DO THE WORK OF AN EVANGELIST BY SHARING THIS AND SAVE A SOUL TODAY.*

The call to preach the gospel, sponsor soul winning is good and the responsibility of every believer.

Postscript

I do not know whether the author is who he claims to be. Whoever he is, it is evident he has not critically examined the position he espouses. We should not accept any teaching based only on the caliber of the personality of the author but only on the inviolate pillar of biblical accuracy: SOLA SCRIPTURA, SCRIPTURES ONLY.

One of the deceptions of pretribbers is to “make copious Bible references without bringing out the quotes for all to see,” and “interpreting quotes out of context.” I have seen it over and over again in many Pretrib writings. They bank on the unfortunate fact that too many Christians don’t know the Bible, are too lazy to check and crosscheck references and generally hate the subject of the end times.

Too many churches have baby Christians and many of the leaders love it so dishing out milk rather than real adult food as long as the tithes and offerings flow. Don’t agitate the flock. Don’t scare them so that they don’t run away. Someone asked a friend who is a pastor whether he ever preaches and teaches on the End Times. He said, that stuff, who will listen to it. Truly, majority of Christians do not want to hear about the End Times, more so if they are reminded that they will go through the Great Tribulation. It scares them to death. The truth is bitter, and many reject it simply because it is bitter.

Avraham Shallom.

Published by midgdal

I believe the saints will go through the Great Tribulation before being evacuated from the Earth in the rapture.

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