“Testify” (Spoken Word of Knowledge on the topic)
In a Nutshell
Harpazo is a Greek word that that has been translated from the New Testament to the more commonly known term: ‘The Rapture.’ Although it is a word that does not appear in scriptures, multiple scriptural verses validate this unprecedented historical event that will ‘forcefully’ whisk the faithful up in the air to be with the Lord forever:
“But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him. For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep. For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. Wherefore comfort one another with these words.” (1 Thess. 4:13-18)
Scoffers and Unbelievers
Recently I have had discussions with a few people who do not believe in ‘The Rapture’. It is, yet and again, another sign of the latter days. We, as the latter-day generation, had already been warned by Apostle Peter more than two thousand years ago that this would be the case – many presently scoff and mock this truth:
“Beloved, I now write to you this second epistle (in both of which I stir up your pure minds by way of reminder), that you may be mindful of the words which were spoken before by the holy prophets, and of the commandment of us, the apostles of the Lord and Savior, knowing this first: that scoffers will come in the last days, walking according to their own lusts, and saying, “Where is the promise of His coming? For since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of creation.” For this they willfully forget: that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of water and in the water, by which the world that then existed perished, being flooded with water. But the heavens and the earth which are now preserved by the same word, are reserved for fire until the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men. But, beloved, do not forget this one thing, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is long suffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance. (2 Pet. 3:1-17)
“It Will Happen”
The intent in posting this message is not to explain ‘The Rapture’ in detail but I am encouraging all who doubt to research this cosmic event in holy scriptures to the the exclusion of misleading religious systems and mindsets that teach Preterism or that we are already living in the dispensation age of the New Millennial Kingdom. Yes, the Kingdom is at hand and we are seated in higher places with Christ but this does not, at all, represent the new millennial age. Nowhere in scriptures is it taught that all the signs we are presently witnessing are part of the new millennial reign. What we are witnessing, instead, are signs preceding the Lord’s return in the clouds and not His second coming when He will establish a thousand year of His new millennial reign. After which time, Satan will be put away permanently.
“Believe It Will Happen” (Spoken Words of Knowledge about the Rapture a few weeks ago.)
No one knows the time nor the day of the Rapture. But, as noted previously in other messages, GOD being ever merciful might well be pausing time to allow as many as are called to come to repentance. Neither does anyone know exactly how it will take place with the exception that the faithful will be taken up by ‘force’. While thinking about all this, the Word “Visual” was spoken. The Rapture might well be an event that will be witnessed visually with physical eyes! And considering the Lord’s authority as the mighty Lion of Judah and Archangel Michael’s empowerment over the fallen ones, it makes sense why this event will require a ‘forceful’ work of strength. Last week I was awakened to hear a loud trumpet sound in the spirit world (it had two tones) – it came from the right side and appeared to be positioned over the East. This is a warning sign of angelic mobilization and it might well point to events coinciding with the Lord’s return. (The Lord does, after all, return with the sound of a trumpet!)
The Pulpit’s Responsibility
It is mind boggling why those in pulpits are not advising their congregations to prepare not only spiritually but also physically for coming days – this should be the subject of the hour! Everyone, regardless of the geographic regions they live in, will be affected. And having the guidance of scriptures and the Holy Spirit will be extremely critical. But GOD still gave us common sense and reason which helps us to discern the times and the importance of preparing. Already there are shortages and interruptions in the food supply chain. War is looming on the horizon. Erratic weather patterns are creating droughts, fires and floods. Clearly, creation is heaving as natural disasters are increasing . The ‘times of sorrow’ can be very intense considering that the period of heavy tribulations will be an unprecedented time of upheaval on earth.(Mat. 24:21) In case you need to leave quickly or ‘bug out’, have a plan ready. In case you have to stay in-house, prepare for that as well. In the event of a nuclear fallout, there are things you can do at home to protect yourself and your family against the winds of radiation. And yet, there are many who do not have the means nor the resources to prepare which is why a church or a believing community who prepares is so essential to provide support, counsel and advice.
The Believer’s Accountability
Finally the most, most, important preparation anyone can do is to prepare to meet the Lord and give an account of their life. And what a day that will be for those who have prepared and are ready! Praise GOD!
Keep the Faith. I pray that you all will be guided with GOD’S wisdom. knowledge and understanding and be fortified with the spiritual and physical gumption to do what is right for you and yours.
I am hearing: “Perfect“. Praise GOD and thank you Lord.
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