THE CHURCH NEEDS TO TEACH ABOUT THE RAPTURE

Many Christians are fast asleep living like people lived prior to the time of Noah’s flood. Those that study Bible prophecy can see the end-time signs. God promised that when the end-time was near, we could see the signs and we could be prepared for the Rapture. Churches must prepare their members for the Rapture. Some reports indicate that only about 50% of their members are Holy Spirit filled Christians.

Daniel 12:4 “But you, Daniel, roll up and seal the words of the scroll until the time of the end. Many will go here and there to increase knowledge.”

For 5,800 years you could not travel any faster that a horse could run. In 1800s, the steam engine changed the speed of travel. This started the industrial revolution. Now we can travel faster than the speed of sound. Knowledge has increased as a result of computers, I-phones, Google and others. Can you not see these as signs or does the average Christian just ignore them?

I Thessalonians 5:2–6 “for you know very well that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night. While people are saying, “Peace and safety,” destruction will come on them suddenly, as labor pains on a pregnant woman, and they will not escape. But you, brothers and sisters, are not in darkness so that this day should surprise you like a thief. You are all children of the light and children of the day. We do not belong to the night or to the darkness. So then, let us not be like others, who are asleep, but let us be awake and sober.”

We must not be caught off guard. We must live holy lives and win everyone to Christ that we can. This was a vision given to our church in the early 1990s. This is when Central Christian Henderson changed from being a traditional church to become a missionary church. Our God-given mission was to win souls for Christ before it was too late. Once the church is raptured and the Holy Spirit withdrawn, few can be saved during the first 3 ½ yeas of the Tribulation. Our attendance exceeded 70,000 at Christmas and 61,000 at Easter.

During the Tribulation, God sends Moses and Elijah as witnesses. From their death and resurrection 144,000 Jewish young men will be converted and spread the gospel until the last day.

It should also be noted that this is the first time in world history that one man is capable of ruling the world. With communication and technology everyone can be tracked. We are seeing experimental implant of RFID chips in people’s hands for identification purposes. In a short time it is possible that everyone will be mandated to have a chip implanted in order to buy or sell. Could you have believed this was possible forty years ago?

Scripture tells us that the Antichrist will make a seven year peace treaty with Israel and allow them to build their Temple. They have everything ready to go and it could be built in a few months.

1. They have found the anointing oil needed to anoint the high priest. It had been hidden under ground for over 2000 years.
2. They now have a Red Heifer to be sacrificed.
3. There is a dam in place on the Euphrates River that could stop the flow of water to allow an eastern army to cross the river toward war.
4. All furniture and utensils are ready for use once the Temple sacrifices begin.

Matthew 24:5–8 “For many will come in my name, claiming, ‘I am the Messiah,’ and will deceive many. You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come. Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places. All these are the beginning of birth pains.” Verse 33 “Even so, when you see all these things, you know that it is near, right at the door.”

Russia has 10,000 ICBMs aimed at America. There are enough nuclear weapons to destroy every nation on earth. Christ comes the second time to put an end to all wars and to rule for 1000 years. Otherwise, man would destroy the world.

2 Peter 3:3–4 “Above all, you must understand that in the last days scoffers will come, scoffing and following their own evil desires. They will say, “Where is this ‘coming’ he promised? Ever since our ancestors died, everything goes on as it has since the beginning of creation.”

A number believe we are close to man having been created 6000 years ago. Some indicate 2017 is a strong indication of the Rapture year if the Jewish calendar is correct. The next 1000 years is a time of rest for God’s people under the rule of Christ. For God one day is as a thousand years. God worked six days and rested on the seventh. Man struggled with sin for 6000 years and then he receives 1000 years of rest because of being redeemed by Christ.

Are you ready for the Rapture?

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  1. Larry and Jane Langston

     /  May 30, 2016

    Amen, yes I believe the Rapture is just around the corner! Perhaps, the final 7 years has already begun. Did you know that on July 29, 2012, President Obama signed a Peace & Safety Agreement with Israel? Also, in January of 2016, President Obama has completely broken any agreement that he had with Israel when he gave $150 billion to Iran who has made it abundantly clear that they will destroy Israel. Also, when President Obama retires from office, he has set his sights on becoming the Secretary-General of the U.N. (one world government). The technology of the mandatory “mark” of every individual on earth is now in place and ready to be implemented. One will not be able to buy or sell without this “mark” which is the “mark of the Anti-Christ.” I believe every Christian will be here to choose where there allegiance really lies. Just how close are we?

    In Christ’s redeeming love & His soon return,

    Jane Langston Bend, Oregon

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  2. Larry and Jane Langston

     /  June 3, 2016

    Excellent article Don. However, John Hagee may very well be wrong for how can the church recognize this diabolical marking system under the leadership of the Antichrist/Satan if the church has already been raptured. After the rapture, what will be left is a “false church” that will give their allegiance to the Antichrist. I believe we are the last generation who will be the “tribulation saints” because May 14, 1948, was the date that Israel was born in a day; Israel is now 68 years old since that time. (See Isaiah 66: 8) Any true believer of Jesus our Lord will refuse to take “the Antichrist’s mark which is the mark of Satan”. We will remain true and faithful to our Saviour who has redeemed us by His blood!!! The unsaved world at large will not even recognize this marking system and what it truly means because “they have already refused the truth of God’s Word the Bible and so they perish”. (See II Thessalonians 2: 1-12)

    It alarms me that very few pastors are properly preparing the body of Christ for what we are soon to face because so many of them do not read “the signs of the times correctly” and/or they falsely believe that the last generation of believers will be raptured before this “marking system” is implemented. Perhaps this is why the Parable of the Ten Virgins is so applicable here because they all named the name of Jesus yet only five of them entered heaven. The remaining five were refused entrance. This should serve as a warning for each one of us to examine our hearts to see if we are truly ready to die for Jesus by remaining true and faithful to Him alone!!!

    In Christ’s love,

    Jane Langston Bend, Oregon

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