When Exactly Can the Church Expect to Be Raptured?
Mark Chapter 13 Completely Dissected!
Did you notice above it says at the LAST TRUMPET!
Mark Chapter 13
Jesus Foretells the Future
Mark 13:1 As Jesus was leaving the Temple that day, one of his disciples said, “Teacher, look at these magnificent buildings! Look at the impressive stones in the walls.”
2 Jesus replied, “Yes, look at these great buildings. But they will be completely demolished. Not one stone will be left on top of another!”
*This prophecy was fulfilled in AD 70 when the Roman army completely destroyed the temple. The Roman army set the temple on fire, and in the ensuing heat, the gold inside of the temple melted; As the gold melted, much of it went in between the stones and into the crevices in the walls. The soldiers were then commanded by their officers to separate the stones one from another so as to make sure they had collected all of the GOLD........... Little did the soldiers know, but they were fulfilling prophecy!
3 Later, Jesus sat on the Mount of Olives across the valley from the Temple. Peter, James, John, and Andrew came to him privately and asked him, 4 “Tell us, when will all this happen? What sign will show us that these things are about to be fulfilled?”
OK READER - Here are the signs that will happen first, BEFORE THE LORD will come back and rapture us!
5 Jesus replied, “Don’t let anyone mislead you, 6 for many will come in my name, claiming, ‘I am the Messiah. They will deceive many.
**(Like Reverend Sun Myong Moon) - Leader of one of the largest churches in the world headquartered out of South Korea - He says JESUS failed in his mission, and he now calls himself the messiah!)
7 And you will hear of wars and threats of wars, but don’t panic. Yes, these things must take place, but the end won’t follow immediately.
*The USA is at war with Iraq and Afghanistan at this time, with our troops also stationed all over the world. NOTICE JESUS SAID (but the end wont follow immediately). Not a day goes by where the world wide news DOESN'T talks about the dangers of the North Korean and Iranian nuclear programs......
Yes the wars and rumors of wars are here right now!
8 Nation will go to war against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be earthquakes in many parts of the world, as well as famines. But this is only the first of the birth pains, with more to come.
*Every single year that goes by, there are more earthquakes than the year before. Please click this link and you will learn that there are hundreds of earthquakes every single
week on earth right now.
*JESUS also mentions famines................ Most of the world is starving at this time in 2009.
There is massive starvation all over Africa, Asia and many other parts of the world.
SO WE KNOW THAT THE EARTHQUAKES ARE HERE NOW, AND THE FAMINES ARE HERE NOW TOO.................
Still no mention of a rapture yet by the LORD!
9 “When these things begin to happen, watch out! You will be handed over to the local councils and beaten in the synagogues. You will stand trial before governors and kings because you are my followers. But this will be your opportunity to tell them about me. 10 For the Good News must first be preached to all nations.
*(JESUS says) then we will be arrested - persecuted and beaten - This sounds like TRIBULATION TO ME. So here we have TRIBULATION and still NO mention of his COMING or the rapture of the Church……… JESUS did mention that during this tribulation, the gospel would be spread to all nations!!!
11 But when you are arrested and stand trial, don’t worry in advance about what to say. Just say what God tells you at that time, for it is not you who will be speaking, but the Holy Spirit.
12 “A brother will betray his brother to death, a father will betray his own child, and children will rebel against their parents and cause them to be killed. 13 And everyone will hate you because you are my followers. But the one who endures to the end will be saved.
*JESUS warns us that even family members will be turning on each other.... I have seen this already happening with multiple Christian people that I personally know!
NOW ATTENTION!!! LOOK at the verse 13 CAREFULLY- JESUS says - but the one who endures to the end will be saved!! What does he mean by the end? Could he mean the end of the 7 year tribulation? We have already read just above that terrible tribulation is ALREADY HAPPENING and yet there is still NO mention of a RAPTURE yet………
NOW JESUS is telling us that we must endure to the end---- KIND OF BLOWS APART the whole pre - tribulation rapture theory doesn’t it???
14 “The day is coming when you will see the sacrilegious object that causes desecration standing where he should not be.” (Reader, pay attention!) “Then those in Judea must flee to the hills. 15 A person out on the deck of a roof must not go down into the house to pack. 16 A person out in the field must not return even to get a coat. 17 How terrible it will be for pregnant women and for nursing mothers in those days. 18 And pray that your flight will not be in winter.
*JESUS says that the sacrilegious object that causes desecration is standing in the HOLY PLACE!! What is the Holy Place? Well it is definitely NOT a Jewish temple. The bible clearly says that no buildings made by man will ever be holy. So what is the holy place? The bible says in the new testament that the body of a born again believer is now the temple of the Holy Spirit or the temple of GOD. So we have learned that it is our own body that is the Holy Temple mentioned by JESUS. No Jewish temple on earth could ever be holy because the Jew’s have rejected JESUS the Messiah……..The only other building in all the earth that is Holy is a born again believers body. That would include his Body-(outer court) - his Soul - (inner court) and his Spirit - (the holy of holies). The object that causes desecration in a born again believers body, is a evil Antichrist spirit sitting inside of us. The Christian believer’s who are slowly taking the spiritual mark of the beast, GOD will also have them take the physical Mark of the Beast. It is the Mark of the Beast that allows the Antichrist spirits to enter a Christian persons body to desecrate it. The spiritual mark of the beast is when the Christian men and women are studying a false gospel message, a false JESUS, a false way to salvation!!!!
PEOPLE - DO NOT TRUST ANYONE TO TEACH YOU THE BIBLE.... Instead, study it for yourself as much as you possibly can day and night!
SO ABOVE we have the spiritual and physical Mark of the Beast, BUT STILL NO RAPTURE YET-----
JESUS makes it clear that we are now at the half way point of the 7 year tribulation, because we are at the mark of the beast!.
19 For there will be greater anguish in those days than at any time since God created the world. And it will never be so great again. 20 In fact, unless the Lord shortens that time of calamity, not a single person will survive. But for the sake of his chosen ones he has shortened those days.
*JESUS says that the tribulation mentioned above will be so bad, there has never been a time in the past like it, and there will never be a time in the future as bad as it either. That would include Nazi Germany, and all of the other terrible dictators this world has seen..............
*IMPORTANT - JESUS also goes on to say above that unless that time was shortened, not a single person would survive, AND HERE IS THE IMPORTANT PART --- JESUS says - but it will be shortened for the sake of GOD’S chosen ones…. Well who are GOD’S chosen ones??
Of course we born again Christian’s are GOD’S chosen ones. So think about this now. We are going to see such tribulation that the world has never ever seen before or will ever see again, and the days will be so bad that it even has to be shortened for the sake of the Christian’s……….
AS WE CAN CLEARLY SEE FROM THE ABOVE SCRIPTURE - We Christian’s are here during the great and terrible 7 year tribulation.
Let us read further though!!!
21 “Then if anyone tells you, ‘Look, here is the Messiah,’ or ‘There he is,’ don’t believe it. 22 For false messiahs and false prophets will rise up and perform signs and wonders so as to deceive, if possible, even God’s chosen ones(Christian's). 23 Watch out! I have warned you about this ahead of time!
*JESUS warns us that the false prophets of the world will perform great signs and wonders so as to deceive if possible even the CHRISTIAN’S ----- so as we have learned, yes the CHRISTIAN’S are still here on earth going through this terrible 7 year tribulation. In-fact JESUS hints that even some of us could be deceived by the wonders and signs that these evil prophets will do worldwide.
DID YOU NOTICE PEOPLE, THAT THERE IS STILL NO RAPTURE?
24 “At that time, after the anguish of those days, the sun will be darkened,
the moon will give no light, 25 the stars will fall from the sky, and the powers in the heavens will be shaken.
*Here we have supernatural signs occurring with the sun, the moon and even the powers in the heavens will be shaken, but STILL NO RAPTURE------------
26 Then everyone will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds with great power and glory. (AHHHHHH - FINALLY THE RAPTURE - Garrett)...
27 And he will send out his angels to gather his chosen ones from all over the world—from the farthest ends of the earth and heaven.
*JESUS says, and then - so we know this is the VERY END HERE….. JESUS SENDS OUT HIS ANGELS TO COLLECT ALL OF THE CHOSEN ONES FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD!
*They will see JESUS coming on the clouds of Heaven with POWER and great GLORY for he is coming as GOD………….. JESUS then says his angels will gather his chosen ones from all over the world -----
HERE FINALLY IS THE RAPTURE PRAISE GOD!!
So once again, we learn directly from JESUS’ own mouth that we are Raptured at the very end of the 7 year tribulation, NOT before the 7 year tribulation starts like is being taught all over the world---- The Pre Tribulation Rapture are all lies from Satan, and it cannot be found in the bible.
There isn’t a single scripture in the entire bible that teaches a pre tribulation rapture not one!
28 “Now learn a lesson from the fig tree. When its branches bud and its leaves begin to sprout, you know that summer is near. 29 In the same way, when you see all these things taking place, you can know that his return is very near, right at the door. 30 I tell you the truth, this generation will not pass from the scene before all these things take place. 31 Heaven and earth will disappear, but my words will never disappear.
*JESUS gives us a parable here telling us that as we see all of the signs taking place above, that HIS return is very near!!! HIS RETURN IS THE RAPTURE!
*We must go through all of the tribulation first, and JESUS confirms this again in the above parable.
*We also learned above that Heaven and Earth will disappear, but the words of the LORD JESUS are for eternity!
32 “However, no one knows the day or hour when these things will happen, not even the angels in heaven or the Son himself. Only the Father knows. 33 And since you don’t know when that time will come, be on guard! Stay alert!
Look at the word carefully above - (knows). It was present tense, not future tense...........
People type to me all of the time that we cannot know when the rapture will take place because of the above sentence........... Remember people, JESUS is talking in the present tense there, NOT THE FUTURE TENSE.............. We can know when JESUS is coming back now by studying scritpures!!!! Here are a few that tell us exactly when JESUS is coming back -->>
John 6:39 - And this is the will of God, that I should not lose even one of all those he has given me, but that I should raise them up at the last day.
John 6:40 - For it is my Father’s will that all who see his Son and believe in him should have eternal life. I will raise them up at the last day.”
John 6:44 - For no one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws them to me, and at the last day I will raise them up.
John 11:23-24 - 23 Jesus told her, “Your brother will rise again.”
24 “Yes,” Martha said, “he will rise when everyone else rises, at the last day.”
*JESUS didn't correct her!
AS YOU CAN SEE PEOPLE, WE ARE RAPTURED AT THE LAST DAY!
Not the first day which are the lies of satan, but the LAST DAY. Not before the 7 year tribulation begins, but after the 7 year tribulation is over at the LAST TRUMPET BLAST.
Now we read another parable where JESUS explains how it will be when he comes back.
34 “The coming of the Son of Man can be illustrated by the story of a man going on a long trip. When he left home, he gave each of his slaves instructions about the work they were to do, and he told the gatekeeper to watch for his return. 35 You, too, must keep watch! For you don’t know when the master of the household will return—in the evening, at midnight, before dawn, or at daybreak. 36 Don’t let him find you sleeping when he arrives without warning. 37 I say to you what I say to everyone: Watch for him!”
JESUS says here, that after his resurrection, HE went away, but he left us instructions first about the work he wanted us to do..... He also tells us to watch for his return. We do not know what hour he will return; Whether it might be at midnight, or daybreak, or at dawn with the sun rising.
JESUS warns us not to allow him to catch us sleeping - AKA - We must stay on fire for the LORD...... We must continue to abide in and HIS Holy Bible day and night the very best we can with the grace that THE LORD will give us!!!
As we can clearly see by slowly dissecting Mark chapter 13 - the church DOES go through the entire 7 year tribulation; Only to find itself raptured at the very very end of the 7 years when JESUS comes back in the clouds, as GOD, and with great POWER and GLORY.
We have to humble ourselves to what the Holy Bible says. Even if our own churches and friends are teaching that the rapture happens before the 7 year tribulation, we must still humble ourselves to GOD’S Holy Bible and utilize the bible in all areas of our life, including in believing what JESUS says about the rapture and all end time prophecy. JESUS says over and over again in the bible that we are raptured at the very end of the tribulation when the last trumpet is blown. The last trumpet mentioned here is the 7th trumpet spoken of in the book of revelations. The 7th trumpet is blown at the very end of the 7 year tribulation.
Now is the time more then ever for us to fall madly in love with GOD’S SON JESUS….. Let us work on making JESUS the very love of our life from the time we wake up until the time we go to bed each day. Here is a wonderful article that I know will greatly bless you and help you to get closer to JESUS then you ever have before in your life…
Let us make sure that we put aside a lot of time for JESUS and his bible each day so as to work on a loving, intimate and fiery relationship with the LORD.
For a further more in depth study on the rapture of the church that uses bible scriptures only!!! Please go to the following link…………….