This is a touchy subject for many, but the truth of the Word MUST be put out there. For those who don’t do their own studies and merely follow misguided teachers, this is a much needed truth that needs to get out there. There’s a reason why Jesus told us FIRST AND FOREMOST “DO NOT BE DECEIVED.” It is my belief that this “theory” is one of the great deceptions of the last days.
Let’s go through the lies of this theory and what scripture REALLY SAYS.
1. CHRISTIANS WILL NOT HAVE TO ENDURE THE TRIBULATION PERIOD.
Wrong. The word tribulation in (KJV) scripture is used 22 times. Each definition in Hebrew AND Greek translation means:
– a pressing together
The word “tribulation” is used to describe the persecution of believers. The time of “tribulation” in the last days is a time of great persecution of Jews and Christians; it is NOT God’s wrath.
ONE MUST SERIOUSLY ASK HIM/HERSELF THIS QUESTION REGARDING THIS THEORY: WOULD GOD KILL HIS OWN CHILDREN? OR IS THAT SOMETHING SATAN WOULD DO? SO IS THE TIME OF TROUBLE GOD’S WRATH? OR SATAN’S REBELLION? AND WHICH IS PART OF THE 7 YEAR PERIOD?
As you all know, we are not meant for God’s WRATH – and God’s wrath has NOTHING to do with the “time of trouble” the Bible describes. The time of trouble is Satan’s wrath on God’s people, God’s wrath is AFTER, when Satan has stirred up His wrath THROUGH his killing of God’s people.
GOD HAS A LIMIT (UNTIL HIS WRATH IS PROVOKED) AS SEEN IN THE FIFTH SEAL OF REVELATION:
Fifth Seal: The Cry of the Martyrs
9 When He opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of those who had been slain for the word of God and for the testimony which they held. 10 And they cried with a loud voice, saying, “How long, O Lord, holy and true, until You judge and avenge our blood on those who dwell on the earth?” 11 Then a white robe was given to each of them; and it was said to them that they should rest a little while longer, until both the number of their fellow servants and their brethren, who would be killed as they were, was completed.
Because God is JUST, He is seeking a certain amount of EVIDENCE so to speak against Satan to bind him for 1,000 years. When that amount of evidence is reached, THEN God’s wrath is put forth, and not until.
2. THE LIE OF CHRISTS “IMMINENT” RETURN
Wrong again. Jesus Himself told us of things to watch for – signs in the heavens, signs of things happening on the earth. We are even told in scripture that the “Son of Perdition” must first be revealed and the falling away must happen even prior to that:
“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 worshiped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God.”
-2 Thessalonians 2:1-4
3. THERE WILL BE NO SIGN OF CHRIST COMING TO GET US
Pre-Trib rapture theory believers will tell you that in one second of time – POOF! – we will all be gone and that there is NOTHING that will be revealed prior to our being “taken up”. Is this how God/Jesus has worked in the past? Did Noah suddenly disappear off the face of the earth when God’s wrath came down in flood form? Did Lot suddenly disappear when Sodom and Gomorrah was destroyed? Did Jesus’ ascension into Heaven happen like a vanishing act? Or did multitudes see Him ascend into the clouds?
God isn’t a god of secrets. He makes Himself known loudly, and clearly so as NO ONE can mistake Him for who He is. Trumpets, thunder, lightning, signs in the heavens and on earth….God has never acted silently and mysteriously when coming to His followers; not ONCE in scripture have we seen that.
“Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken:
And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.
And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.”
4. WE WON’T KNOW WHEN HE WILL RETURN FOR US
Tis true, we may not know the exact day or hour, but we are told to WATCH and BE READY. If we aren’t to know the SEASON per say, why would we be told to watch?
“But of the times and the seasons, brethren, ye have no need that I write unto you.
For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night.
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.”
-1 Thessalonians 5:1-6
We are told in the above verses more signs to watch for; the enemy saying “peace and safety”. It also tells us that we are NOT in darkness, that we WILL know the signs of His return. The Parable of the Fig Tree told in Matthew, Mark and Luke also lets us know that we WILL know the signs of the end and of His return.
5. THE 1 THESSALONIANS 4 LIE:
The Comfort of Christ’s Coming
13 But I do not want you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning those who have fallen asleep, lest you sorrow as others who have no hope. 14 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will bring with Him those who sleep in Jesus.
15 For this we say to you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive and remain until the coming of the Lord will by no means precede those who are asleep. 16 For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. 17 Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord. 18 Therefore comfort one another with these words.
The above verses are often used by PTRB’s to ‘prove’ their theory. These verses in context tell us that Jesus WILL RETURN FOR US with the dead in Christ in toe, that it won’t be a simultaneous event of the dead in Christ and us being pulled up at the same time. He is first with the dead in Christ, meaning they will be pulled up at Christ’s second coming, but before us. These verses (ironically) also tell us (again) that Christ returning for us will not be a quiet event;”with a shout, the voice of an archangel, and with a trumpet of god”. So how can PTRB’s say it will be a silent, sudden event?
I could go on and on with scripture about how the Pre-Trib rapture theory just doesn’t match what the bible says, but this is a blog, not a book. There are MANY false teachers out there teaching lies about scripture. We must be vigilant in our own studies, taking the time to know HIS truth, not the wishes of the confused and lost who are teaching and sharing for profit. You won’t find that here on this blog. I will NEVER ask you for money, donations, or anything of the sort because we are not to profit from His Word. Please take that into consideration when listening to others. There’s a difference between asking for a tithe, and asking people to buy books, dvd’s, etc to promote one’s fame and fortune.
Furthermore, I would suggest to all Pre-Trib Rapture believers to do the research on where the theory came from. You might be shocked to find out where it came from and even possibly question it’s satanic origins.
I’m sorry if this blog offends others, but my fear is that those who believe in this theory will be disappointed and fall away BECAUSE of this lie, which would be EXACTLY what Satan would want.
Matthew 24: The Faithful Servant and the Evil Servant
45 “Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his master made ruler over his household, to give them food in due season? 46 Blessed is that servant whom his master, when he comes, will find so doing. 47 Assuredly, I say to you that he will make him ruler over all his goods. 48 But if that evil servant says in his heart, ‘My master is delaying his coming,’ 49 and begins to beat his fellow servants, and to eat and drink with the drunkards, 50 the master of that servant will come on a day when he is not looking for him and at an hour that he is not aware of, 51 and will cut him in two and appoint him his portion with the hypocrites. There shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
Take care of yourselves out there, prepare your houses, keep your oil and your lamps READY. Time is short….KNOW the times, KNOW the Scripture, WATCH and BE READY. Things will get a whole lot worse before they get any better.
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. 12 Blessed is he who waits, and comes to the one thousand three hundred and thirty-five days.
13 “But you, go your way till the end; for you shall rest, and will arise to your inheritance at the end of the days.”
Peace can be found in Him and Him alone. If you haven’t found Him yet, and aren’t living your life FOR HIM, but for yourselves, please, ask Him to come into your heart. Instead of praying and asking Him to do things for you, start asking Him what you can do for Him. Amen?
Peace to you all, today and every day.