Sunday, November 20, 2011

The Pre-Trib Rapture Standard

Gen 71And the LORD said unto Noah, Come thou and all thy house into the ark; for thee have I seen righteous before me in this generation

We know from the gospels that the coming of the Son of man will be exactly like the days of Noah and Lot. What happened in the days of Noah? Did the Lord give us His reasoning for inviting Noah into the ark and leaving the rest outside? He certainly did. The Lord tells us that Noah was seen righteous in his generation before the Lord. That was the standard and it flies directly in the face of everything the "pre-wrath" and "post-trib" teachers of today tell you.

The pre-wrath and post-trib teachers tell you that those who are righteous before the Lord in this generation still "need" to get their teeth kicked in during the tribulation for this reason or that. Show me one place in the bible where the Lord confirms this doctrine of devils? Nowhere. The bible explains to us the mind and reasoning of the Lord. What is the mind and reasoning of the Lord as it concerns us in the days ahead?

Let the bible explain it:

Luke 17:26And as it was in the days of Noe, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man. 27They 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. 28Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded; 29But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyedthem all. 30Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed

As it was in the days of Noe, so shall it be again, the bible says that clearly. What else does the bible clearly tell us?

Gen 71And the LORD said unto Noah, Come thou and all thy house into the ark; for thee have I seen righteous before me in this generation

The righteous in this generation will be called into "the ark" (before the flood). How do we know this is an ironclad guarantee? Because the Lord Himself tells us it will be just exactly like the days of Noah and in those days the righteous in the generation were spared from "the flood."

Why are there so many lies and so much deception concerning this in the world today? Because there are already many different "christs" in the world leading men astray. People say they follow Jesus, but I ask "which one?" If your brothers name is John, is everyone named John your brother? No. How do we know people follow different "Jesus" from the Son of God Jesus? We know from their doctrine. We know because their "Jesus" teaches them a different gospel from what we read in the pages of the bible.

They quote the bible but they twist its message. The righteous in the generation will be spared. Who said that? Jesus did.

The only way any of us will understand the mind of the Lord is to have the Spirit of the true and living God inside of us. If He does not teach us then we are deaf dumb and blind. The beginning of wisdom is the fear of the Lord. No fear of the Lord=no wisdom.

For a long time I myself have not understood what the Lords mission for me was. Perhaps it is just to follow Him one step at a time and that is all I need to know. The writing on this blog started with pointing out the complete and utter apostasy of todays so called christianity. Once the articles were written about that topic the Lord has had me move on never to look back. What has the Lord focused this writer on for most of the time this blog has been in existence? The rapture of the Church and the coming of the Lord.

If there is any subject that stands out to this writer above all others it is the coming of the Lord Jesus. If there is a message that this writer believes stands out above all others it is that we must be watching and ready for the Lord when He arrives. Thats it. Simple yes?

Timing: no man knows the day or hour. This writer has no idea whatsoever when the Lord will arrive for us. What do I suspect will happen based on what I understand today? The Feast of Trumpets is the next fall feast day to be prophetically fulfilled. That feast day points to an unknown day or hour. I do not know this, but I suspect that the Lord will come for us on one of the most 'boring' days of the year. Why? The wicked will not see it coming. If the Lord arrived on Rosh Hashanah some year, the wicked may be ready for it. They can read just like we can. The coming of the Lord will be unexpected. What day of the year would we least expect the Lord to arrive? That's the day He will arrive.

Hypothetically speaking what if the Lord arrived some boring day in February? Nothing special about the day except its boring and nothing special about it, except....that would be the day the Lord chose to arrive. Would that literally meet the requirement to arrive on an unknown day and hour? YES. Remember, the wicked spiritualists who are serious know for sure that the Lord does not lie and what He says will be done, will be done. They are slicing and dicing the Lord's Word for meaning just as we are. Their problem is they do not have the Spirit of God author living inside them to lead them to the truth.

Based on this thinking, we could and should expect the Lord to arrive on a day like today. An ordinary, nothing special about it day on which few if any would expect the Lord to arrive. It will be good for those servants who are watching and ready at the door when their Master arrives for them. That is the loud and clear message I hear the Spirit of the Lord saying today. Let us be watching and ready today, but let us not forget to do it with great patience like the wise virgins who brought oil with their lamps to wait for a Lord who mercifully tarries for those who do not yet "know" Him.

grace and peace