There is an PINK Elephant in the Room, that needs to be addressed NOW!!!
End Time events are happening all around us, yet many have paid little to no attention to, what is actually being seen in plain sight.
This Pink Elephant in the minds and hearts of many, has blinded them from seeing something very simple- Christ's Version of what many call "The Rapture"!
The word "Rapture' defined is: a feeling of intense pleasure or joy.
The Doctrine held by millions: The transporting of believers to heaven at the Secret Coming of Christ. Which looks as if He will have a 3rd coming and not a Second Coming, as stated in the scriptures.
Let's find it's Origin. A Doctrine=a belief or set of beliefs held and taught by a "Church building", political party, or other group.
The Doctrine Held by many has it's origin in "The Rapture Theory". Credit for its origin generally goes to John Nelson Darby, a 19th-century theologian. In looking at it's origin- "The Rapture", descended on the scene in the early 1900s.
It was later further coined by "Paul the Apostle's" First Epistle to the Thessalonians in the Bible, in which he was said to have used the Greek word harpazo, meaning "to snatch away" or "to seize," and explains that believers in Jesus Christ will be "snatched away" from earth into the air.
Although this term "Rapture" and widely used, surprisingly is not in the Bible.
Those who accept the "Rapture Doctrine /theory", believe that all non-believers on earth at the time will be "left behind" for the tribulation period. Most Bible scholars agree the tribulation period will last seven years -the final seven years of this age until Christ returns to set up His earthly kingdom during the Millennium.
"The Rapture Doctrine"- in a Nutshell:
At the "rapture" the dead will rise with new bodies and new bodies will be given to living "Believers" as well.
The world will not know that He has been here, and will have no knowledge of Him until He comes with the members of His Body, at the close of the Tribulation.
There is no judgment, no punishment, and it will be a glorious day for all believers.-
Let's look further....
Many have been familiar with these scriptures, that have made up or used to describe the " Rapture Doctrine":
1Thessalonians 4:17- ( Key Words) = "we who are still alive and are left"
1 Corinthians 15:50-52- (Key Words) = "at the last trumpet"
1 Corinthians 15:20-23- (Key Words) = "Christ, the first fruits; then, when he comes, those who belong to him"
1 John 3:2
Revelation 3:3- (Key Words) = "I will come like a thief"-only for those that are not prepared for His 2nd Coming!
1 Thessalonians 2:19-
1 Thessalonians 5:9-
(Please re-acquaint yourself with these same scriptures- perhaps it many address the Pink Elephant -like many others, have in their minds!)
What exactly did Yeshua/ His Angels say about his 2nd Coming ?
(as it is a 2nd Coming not a 3rd one)
His Angels: Acts 1:11-
Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven.
In Matthew Chapter 24- there were a series of questions asked by Christ's disciples concerning His Coming. One question particular is where we should focus. Many believe that the classic scenario will be that "one taken and the other left"- depicting that many will be caught away from the earth and then those that will be left.
Let's take a look: Luke 17:35-37
"Two women shall be grinding together; the one shall be taken, and the other left. Two men shall be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left"-The disciples asked a questions relating to "one taken and the other left".
Again in Matthew 24:40-41
"Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left.
Two women shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken, and the other left"
Now Jesus uses the same illustration of being taken away and being left. That is, those who are taken away will die and those who are left *will remain and live* Does not sound like a description of the rapture. (??)
Perhaps we can plug this scripture in, as we continue and connect a few dots on who is the "alive and remain": 1 Thessalonians 4:16-18
The Element - "As in the Days of Noah":
Christ compared the time of His Coming to the days of Noah. Christ discussed how people in Noah’s time lived life unaware of their impending doom before the flood. Similarly, many people in the end times will be living life unaware of their impending doom before Christ’s coming. Christ also added that some will be taken away while others will be left behind when He comes.
“(37) But as the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. (38) For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, (39) And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. (40) Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left. (41) Two women shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken, and the other left.”
Many assume that the righteous will be taken away, while the wicked will be left behind. But is that assumption, correct?
This next part is extremely KEY- and those that have eyes to see, will see this....
Luke 17- also describes Christ talking about the days of Noah. Luke adds that the disciples asked Christ about the destination of those who will be taken. Christ gave a really interesting answer to His disciples’ question:
Luke 17:26-27, 34-37
“(26) And as it was in the days of Noah, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man. (27) They did eat, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all. […] (34) I tell you, in that night there shall be two men in one bed; the one shall be taken, and the other shall be left. (35) Two women shall be grinding together; the one shall be taken, and the other left. (36) Two men shall be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left. (37) And they answered and said unto him, Where, Lord? And he said unto them, Wheresoever the body is, thither will the eagles be gathered together.”
So who is taken and who is left?
Jesus gives the answer in Matthew 25:31-46. This is called the Goat and Sheep Judgment- also known as "the Judgement of the Nations" And another example is the wheat and the tares. The Tares being removed first and gather to be burned. Matthew 13:24-30
Where?-they wanted to know- Where are they taken to?
Many have not visited this scripture, in fact I myself had never seen it, until I sought for understanding.
Yeshua- Answered. - And he said unto them, Wheresoever the body is, thither will the eagles be gathered together. In Matthew 24:28- he answers it this way....In two of the Gospels (Matthew and Luke)
"For wheresoever the carcass is, there will the eagles be gathered together,"- in other words: , Jesus said that the CARCASS (or the DEAD BODY) attracts VULGURES.
This does not sound like a "catching away" does it?
Can we find other scriptures the Bible about a gathering of birds to prey on a bunch of dead bodies during the end times? Revelation 19:17-18 - describes birds gathering to feast on wicked people who are about to be slaughtered:
“(17) And I saw an angel standing in the sun; and he cried with a loud voice, saying to all the fowls that fly in the midst of heaven, Come and gather yourselves together unto the supper of the great God; (18) That ye may eat the flesh of kings, and the flesh of captains, and the flesh of mighty men, and the flesh of horses, and of them that sit on them, and the flesh of all men, both free and bond, both small and great.” (Revelation 19:17-18)
Is this describing that those taken are wicked people who will be sent to their doom?
Matthew 24:40-41 we discover that these verses were part of Jesus description of the events that would occur at His Second Coming and not "the rapture".
Many assume that the righteous will be taken away while the wicked will be left behind when they read Matthew 24:40-41 and Luke 17:34-36.
The passages above suggest that the wicked will actually be taken first.
I know it’s not easy to accept the idea that the wicked are the ones taken in Matthew 24:40-41 and Luke 17:34-36. It took me over several years, before I was ready to accept a proper view of these passages.
I hope you will not take as long as me to reach the same conclusion I have.
Now let's CLEAR The Pink Elephant in the room! - Prophet Monetcielle