The Rapture - Beginning of the End!

Meeting the Lord Jesus in the air.  "The dead in Christ shall rise first!"
Meeting the Lord Jesus in the air. "The dead in Christ shall rise first!"
Believers both alive and dead will be called instantly and meet Jesus who will then take us to Heaven!
Believers both alive and dead will be called instantly and meet Jesus who will then take us to Heaven!

Welcome Believers and Non-Believers!  I am thrilled that you are here.  Since you did come, I trust this topic has some interest for you...I hope that is the case.

This is the first hub of several that I am writing or have written about prophecy, specifically the prophecy written by the Apostle John.  The entire last book of the Bible, Revelation is what God showed John concerning the last days and the Judgment to come. 

All the information is taken from God's Holy Word.  I am not here to argue, debate, etc. with anyone.  My purpose in writing these is to share the Truth of God's Word with you and to show that these events will take place and are not some imaginary tale thought up to scare people.  This book and the entire Bible were written to reveal God's nature and character to us as much as we can understand.  His love and care for us are unequaled and all He wants is to have a close, personal relationship with us, His Creation and to spend eternity with Him when we leave our earthly bodies. 

The Rapture of God's children - God's Special Effects!

Sin is everywhere and openly practiced.
Sin is everywhere and openly practiced.
Sin is a barrier between us and God.
Sin is a barrier between us and God.
Examples of sin.
Examples of sin.

The Trigger is Pulled!

Many theories about the Rapture are out there, but the only reliable true source about this awesome event is God's Word. As you know, our world is deteriorating rapidly right before our eyes. The economy, crime, horrendous acts like abortion, same sex marriages,  and genocide are running like wildfire over our planet. Even the United States is turning from God, and this nation was founded on Christian principles.  The founding fathers must be rolling in their graves at how their Constitution has been perverted and misused!!!  Just look at how society has changed in the last 50-60 years! Nudity on TV, profanity, immoral lifestyles, homosexuality, war and conflict everywhere, etc. are easily seen. The family unit is all but gone..divorce, drugs, violence, and so much more. Even our grade schools aren't safe.  God is taken out of everything...can't pray in school, remove the Ten Commandments, don't bring a Bible to school...what nonsense!!  Our leaders and judicial system are so corrupt I pity anyone that has to deal with them!   Nature is going crazy too..huge storms, earthquakes, tornadoes are all increasing. This is not by chance, but clear evidence that God is sending us to prepare us for the end of our world as we know it.  We better listen to Him!!

All of these 'signs' and others have been prophesied in the Bible. Many have come to pass, others yet to occur. Most Bible followers believe God will soon come and pour His wrath upon this sinful, wicked world. He is coming, we just don't know when.  God, is the only one who knows the exact date and time...even Jesus doesn't know.  The terrible events aren't going to be done out of hate, though God does hate sin, but is reaching out for the last time to get people to turn from sin and believe, follow, and worship Him.

The event that starts this massive series of events in motion will be the Rapture. This event will be for God's Children only. Believers, those that are already gone from this earth and the ones still alive will be callled by our Savior and leave this earth before the terrible Judgments begin. It will happen in the twinkling of an eye, which means it will be an instantaneous event with multitudes of people just vanishing literally into thin air! Those that are not raptured will be totally confused as to what has happened when all of these other people disappear. The resulting chaos and fear will begin, but it is just a prelude to what will occur, especially during the 7 year Tribulation!  Those left behind have rejected God and are now going to pay the price for their disobedience and sin. 

Signs the Bible tells us that Judgment day is coming.
Signs the Bible tells us that Judgment day is coming.
Believers suddenly vanish to meet Jesus.
Believers suddenly vanish to meet Jesus.
The world will try to explain the how millions of people disappeared without a trace.
The world will try to explain the how millions of people disappeared without a trace.
Chaos and confusion follow when masses of people vanish.
Chaos and confusion follow when masses of people vanish.
Believers going to meet Jesus in the air.
Believers going to meet Jesus in the air.
Most believe when we are Raptured, we go as we came into this world.  No earthly objects will be needed.
Most believe when we are Raptured, we go as we came into this world. No earthly objects will be needed.
The way to Heaven..Jesus will bring his church home to Heaven when the Rapture takes place.
The way to Heaven..Jesus will bring his church home to Heaven when the Rapture takes place.
People are stupid to believe the Rapture is not true.  Use the Bible for the Truth, not some other book!
People are stupid to believe the Rapture is not true. Use the Bible for the Truth, not some other book!
False prophets predicting the end of the world and the Rapture will be plentiful.  This is another sign stated in the Bible that will be happening close to Rapture.
False prophets predicting the end of the world and the Rapture will be plentiful. This is another sign stated in the Bible that will be happening close to Rapture.
We will receive Glorified bodies from our Savior to prepare us for Heaven.  Won't need coffee there.
We will receive Glorified bodies from our Savior to prepare us for Heaven. Won't need coffee there.
Judgment Seat of Christ  - believers will receive their eternal rewards.  The best would be having Jesus, Our Lord, praise us for being a good and faithful servant.  Nothing can top that!
Judgment Seat of Christ - believers will receive their eternal rewards. The best would be having Jesus, Our Lord, praise us for being a good and faithful servant. Nothing can top that!

Going Home!

Many others and I believe this earth is about out of time. Events stated in the Bible signaling the nearing of the ‘last days’ are happening right before our very eyes. Prophecies are being fulfilled that were given thousand of years ago. Although all of these occurrences tell us that time is running out, the one event that will mark the exact beginning of it all, hasn’t occurred…YET. I am speaking of what we Christians call The Rapture, or The Rapture of the Church.

This event will truly be the most startling and shocking event in human history! Before God begins to Judge the earth’s inhabitants for their sinful, evil, and wicked ways, those that are called, God’s Children will be spared the suffering and misery that are to follow. (The seven year Tribulation). How is this going to happen ?

The Bible clearly tells us that Jesus is going to come, and in the ‘twinkling of an eye’, meaning instantaneously, millions and millions of people are simply going to vanish from the face of the earth into thin air! It can happen anytime, so we are to be prepared for this miracle at any time. It could happen when we are driving to work, eating dinner with our families, playing in the backyard with our kids…anytime! When this massive amount of people disappear, the resulting chaos, fear, and confusion will be monumental! Imagine driving down the freeway and ‘bam’, Jesus takes His people home. Cars will be without drivers and accidents will be global on the roads! Airplanes will crash and other catastrophes will happen.  Most people will have no clue as to what is happening.  Of course, those left on earth will try to give a ‘scientific explanation’ to this phenomenon, theories will run wild trying to explain it, but nobody will know. What exactly happened to these people?  But the Bible tells us exactly what happened, but most won't accept it.

In the Bible, God tells us that when Jesus comes back, He is going to take His church, meaning all believers, out of this wicked world. People who have died will rise first and then those that are still alive on earth. Only those that have accepted Jesus as their Lord and Savior and are born-again, ‘saved’ will be involved. They will fly up to meet Jesus in the clouds, where He will take them to Heaven and the Judgment Seat of Christ. There will be great joy in this event, for the believers will see loved ones that have gone before them, but also, the greatest reunion of all…seeing Jesus, our Lord face to face! I can’t even imagine what that will be like, but know I don’t want to miss it….do you? Jesus will appear physically to these believers only, so nobody on earth will see anything...just that people are gone.   Also,  those that are Raptured will have their physical bodies changed in some way, but we will still be able to recognize each other. Our bodies will not be flesh and blood anymore, but like the angels. It states we will neither marry or be given in marriage. (Matthew 22:29-30). Our new bodies are described in I Corinthians 15:35-50. Some people are confused about these 2 Truth, but the Bible tells it clearly.  EVERYONE will see Jesus when He comes back for the Battle of Armageddon, but not the Rapture. When he comes back after Armageddon, all will know He is the King of Kings, and Lord of Lords! When Jesus comes back this time, He will bringing His church and the Heavenly forces with Him to defeat Satan’s forces.

As I just said, after meeting the Lord Jesus in the air, all will follow Him and appear before God. These people, again, are followers of Jesus, so the Judgment Seat of Christ doesn’t mean they will be punished for any sin. All sin has been dealt with at the Cross, so these people are not guilty! This meeting will be only for receiving our rewards; what a believer has done on earth to bring glory and honor to God. Christians call these ‘works’. This will be a great joy to many as they are praised by Jesus Himself for the job they did on earth in His name. All of us long to hear Him say, “Well done, thy good and faithful servant.” (Matthew 25:41). No words ever said to us will be as sweet as those! But for some believers, they will experience shame and regret. (I John 2:28). They are saved and will be in Heaven, but they will suffer loss for not doing as much as they had the chance to do for God's glory. I am not sure exactly what these rewards will be, but the Bible does mention receiving various ‘crowns’. Whatever the rewards are, they will pale in comparison knowing that we will spend eternity in Heaven with God and have perfect bodies, peace, joy, love, no sickness, no pain, etc. What a gift!!

After the Rapture, at some point, we don’t know how long, the 7 year Tribulation period will begin as God begins to release His wrath on an evil, disobedient, and sinful world. All the people left one earth, the unbelievers, will have to endure this mighty display of God’s wrath and also experience Satan’s forces ravaging the earth at the same time. The seven year Tribulation is going to be literally, “Hell on Earth!.” It will begin slowly and progressively get worse as Satan’s evil spreads across the entire planet, while God’s wrath becomes stronger with each Judgment. Demons will be everywhere tormenting those left behind.  God’s anger and Satan’s deception will be clearly evident to all people on earth. People will still refuse and defy God even though they eventually learn the truth and Satan’s lies.

Some people have a problem with this 'wrath of God', but it is plain and simple. God is angry, yes, and cannot tolerate sin. In fact, God HATES sin. Our world has been sinning and grieving God’s heart for thousands of years and He has tolerated it until now. When Adam and Eve committed the first sin and were cast out of Heaven, God has patiently been trying to convince people to turn back to Him, follow Him, and most of all, have a personal, close relationship with Him, like He had with Adam and Eve at the beginning. God loves us so much and wants us to be with Him…we NEED Him and he WANTS us! He made us, so knows exactly what we need to have joy, peace and security. Only God can supply that…nobody else can even come close.

Those that say, “How can a God that loves us, send this death and destruction?” Well, the answer has already been given. He LOVES us and is going to take the most harmful thing in our lives and get rid of it...SIN!  These destructive attacks by God are His way of getting our attention! We have ignored Him up to this point, hence the reason so many people are on earth going through the Tribulation, and had to do something drastic to get us to wake up! Even though people do realize this eventually, most will not turn to God and will follow Satan to their doom. But God, in His infinite mercy will keep trying, even up the the final battle at Armageddon! After that battle, it will be finished. The doors to Heaven will be closed and those left alive that refused God, will face eternal death and suffering!

After this, if interested, I suggest reading the 3 articles I published on the Tribulation Period. These articles will explain the events that begin sometime after the Rapture. Now the world faces God’s wrath and Judgement for seven long years. The first will be the Seal Judgments, followed by the Trumpet, and finally the Bowl Judgments!

God Bless all of you!





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travel_man1971 5 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

Have you seen the movie series, Left Behind? It tackles the Rapture and the Tribulation period. Thanks for refreshing my mind about it. We must really be prepared when Jesus Christ comes again. God Bless!!!


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Knightheart 5 years ago from MIssouri, USA Author

I use the Word of God, what else? My church is a fundamental church that believes the Bible is the ultimate authority and was written by God Himself, through man. I don't see any conflict with Judgment Day. The Rapture will occur first, then a period of time will pass, then the Seal Judgments will begin as does the Tribulation period.


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Ms Dee 5 years ago from Texas, USA

Though the word "rapture" is not used in the Bible, the event, as you say, is described. Apostle Jack, it is in 1Thes. 4:16-17, before the Day of the Lord which is in 1Thes. 5.


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Knightheart 5 years ago from MIssouri, USA Author

Ms Dee: Thank you for coming and reading this hub. After disagreeing with Apostle Jack a few times and trying to explain his error, it was obviously doing no good. I didn't feel like responding to his latest attack or interrogation. After practically calling me a liar, I just stopped messing with him. I know the Truth and what I said here is the Truth. Arguing is pointless, so just let it go. I did not write this to have a debate or to start an argument. After several emails from others saying I should ignore his baiting, I decided that was wise, so took their advice. Until I see Apostle Jack's divinity or seminary degree in Theology, I will go with my church's beliefs, doctrine, and of course, the ultimate source, God's Word. The Rapture IS a separate event then the Day of the Lord. After the Rapture, some time will pass before Jesus opens the scroll, starting the Seal Judgments into motion and the beginning of the Trubulation period. Thanks for your support!


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Knightheart 5 years ago from MIssouri, USA Author

Read Revelation. That entire book describes the Rapture, the 7 year Tribulation period, etc. When the Rapture occurs, there will be a period of time that will pass after that. The Bible doesn't say how long, but there will be a gap of time before the 7 year Tribulation period begins. When the Lamb opens the first Seal Judgment, the 7 Year Tribulation begins. Then the rest of the Seal Judgments, then the Trumpet, and finally the Bowl Judgments will occur. When the last Bowl Judgment is over (21 acts in all), the Tribulation period will be almost complete, but won't end until the Battle of Armageddon. When that is over, the 1000 year reign of Christ will begin. You are too hung up on terms and wording. Get a Bible and read Revelation and the rest of my hubs, starting with the Seal Judgments. Millions of Christians believe what I have written and so does my church. All these people can't be wrong, friend.


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Ms Dee 5 years ago from Texas, USA

The point of Rapture is not the point in time of Christ's second coming, from what I've studied. The Rapture is a meeting of believers (both dead and those still living) with the Lord "in the air." Christ's actual second coming to earth is on the Day of Judgment (of those yet on earth) to come rescue Israel/Jerusalem from an overwhelming attack sure to completely destroy her, otherwise. The passages Apostle Jack refers to, 1 Thess 4 v 13-18, 1Cor 15 v 50-54, do not refer to the Judgment Day or Day of the Lord. As for Mat 24 v 40,41, this part of sermon and teaching of Jesus was to outline for Israel, not the Church, how the end time events would effect them and lead up to the return of their Messiah to call a repentant Israel to faithfulness. (Matthew was writing for the Jews.) These two verses, 40-41, are often mistaken for the Rapture. Instead, here, the one left is the one who will enter Christ's kingdom and the one who is taken is the one taken in judgment, like the example of the time of Noah, in v39, those taken were swept away by the flood. The grammar in the Greek is likening v40-41 to that of v39--swept away, taken away to judgment. This word 'shall be taken' is the same word found in Jhn 19:16 where Jesus was 'taken away' to the judgment of the cross.

Thanks Knightheart for the heads up regarding Apostle Jack's very different beliefs and interpretations.


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Knightheart 5 years ago from MIssouri, USA Author

I am not letting Apostle Jack post here any longer. He obviously doesn't know Scripture at all. I don't know where he is getting the garbage he is spewing, but am not going to allow it on MY hub.

How he can say the Rapture is some made-up event is beyond me. The Scriptures are full of statements saying Jesus will be back before the Apocalypse. It happens FIRST, followed by a period of time until the Scroll is open in Heaven, triggering the Seal Judgments, thus beginning the 7 year Tribulation. Judgment Day happens after the Battle of Armageddon if you want to be technical. There are two Judgments, The Judgment seat of Christ, for the believers, and The White Throne Judgement for those that took the Mark of the Beast and all UNbelievers. I am tired of saying this over and over, so no more on this is going to be allowed in the comments. Hhe can say the pre-tribulation is made up is a lie. We are in the Pre-Tribulation right now if you give it a term. The only Tribulation mentioned in the Bible is the 7 year one that happens in the future...being split into two separate periods of 3.5 yearseach. The first part being called simply the Tribulation and the last 3.5 years the Great Tribulation! I have no idea what Bible, Apostle Jack is using, but it sure isn't my Bible! This topic is CLOSED! I will pray for you Jack, since you are totally believing false prophecy and perhaps a false prophet!


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Ms Dee 5 years ago from Texas, USA

I will be praying with you, Knightheart. Yes, the prophecies in Daniel spell out what you describe here. In case you haven't seen it, there is an excellent study of this on YouTube "Daniel's Timeline", and 12 part series. It is amazing to see the math of all the numbers of years, moons, etc. that lay out the timeline you have described. :)


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Wealthmadehealthy 5 years ago from Somewhere in the Lone Star State

Apostle Jack...I do not know who or what you are an apostle of. It is obvious to me that you are not an apostle for our Lord Jesus. The one who is pretending is you. And what you are pretending is this: That the Word of God is false, that the Word Written will not come to pass. Well, I am here to tell you the Word is true, All that is Written WILL COME TO PASS, and the most important thing in this messed up world we live in is belief in Jesus, plainly stated to all....It is HIS way or the highway, and 99% follow people like you and will end up burning in hell. I do hope you find some other unfortunate person to prey upon here, and we will all continue to pray for you, but you need to understand one thing, all of us believers will stand on the Word and nothing else.

Thank you Ms Dee, I stand with you also. We must continue to pray for those who are so totally lost...it is part of who we are.


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Knightheart 5 years ago from MIssouri, USA Author

Hiya Ms. Dee, Apostle Jack. First, I have to apologize to anyone that I may have offended. As I stated earlier, I did not publish these hubs to start arguments or a debate. The sole purspose of these were to bring people to Christ and to help them understand some very complex events that will happen some day, I believe soon. Just as God desires, I desire that nobody should perish and be doomed to eternal death, but we know that some will never accept the Truth of God's Word. All we can do is try to reveal the Truth to them so they will accept our Lord.

My church did a long study on the book of Revelation, Daniel about the events described by John and the timeline mentioned in Daniel. The teacher has been a Christian for a long time and spends a lot of hours researching and preparing his lessons. I am his neighbor and know he does this! The information I have gotten from him is accurate and based on the Bible. He is very thorough and makes doubly sure what he teaches, especially about prophecy, is backed up in the Bible. It is a very complicated subject which I have tried to make simpler, with the information I got from this brother, so it is understood more easily. I am learning also. I don't pretend to know everything, but believe the Holy Spirit is guiding me to publish these hubs for others' benefit. I know what I have written in all my hubs is true and to be called a false teacher or a 'pretender' was hurtful. I ask Jack to forgive me for the anger and some of the things I have said to him in reaction to the name calling. I am guilty of being UNChristlike, letting the Flesh get involved and dishonoring God, but I am not going to dishonor God anymore. I sinned and that is wrong...period.

Several pastors have read my articles here on the Hub, and with a few minor tweaks, which I am correcting, all that I have written is backed up firmly by the Bible, the source to always go to. Thank you for your support Ms. Dee. You and many others, have been a great help by encouraging me and helping me to stay focused on why I posted these hubs in the first place. To lead people to Jesus Christ and help prepare them for the 'end times'. Anyone willing to tell the Truth as the Bible presents it is a brother or sister in Christ. I thank the Holy Spirit for His inspiration too, for without it none of these hubs would have been published. God Bless you Dee and God Bless you, Apostle Jack! May we all bring glory and honor to our Lord!!! That is all that matters! God Bless!


Mike 5 years ago

We must all consider that we might be wrong. There are parts of the Bible that are very clear (ie: the way to salvation) but there are other parts that are not as clear, this topic being one of them. But whether you believe in the rapture or not, is not as important as your salvation and how you represent yourself. If I were a non Christian reading this blog, I would be turned off by how some of the things were said. They were not said with the love that Christ said was the most important commandment.


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Knightheart 5 years ago from MIssouri, USA Author

Mike: I posted some of what you just said in my previous comment. I stated at the very start of this hub and a few others that I was not posting them to begin a debate or argue over, but it turned out that way. I am guilty too, but after trying to be civil about it, the attacks on me privately and on here were just unacceptable. Many were deleted. After trying to calm things down, it still apparently didn't work. Thanks for your comments and am not going to address this matter any further here or privately. I may just delete most of the comments and move on! Thanks and God Bless you!


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Ms Dee 5 years ago from Texas, USA

Thank you for deleting the ones that were uncivil. We sure don't need that, do we. I'm so glad we have that option! :) Mat 7:6


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Knightheart 5 years ago from MIssouri, USA Author

All of the comments have been removed from Jack. He is planting bad seed and will not tolerate it on my hub. If he wishes to post on his own site, that is fine, but I will not listen to his falsehoods any longer. What has been posted in THIS hub and my others on Revelation are true and from the Bible, not some made up commentary by someone obviously being misled by Satan to draw others away. I will pray for this poor soul and hope someday before the Rapture, he will know and accept the truth. I just pray he doesn't have to learn it by living through the 21 Judgements during the Tribulation years, or in the Battle of Armageddon. Though Salvation is possible through those long years, most will not accept the Truth and believe some other 'Gospel', listening to false prophets and misleading followers of Satan. God Bless all of you and Jack, I will be especially praying for your enlightenment!


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graceomalley 5 years ago

Personal attacks don't add to the discussion. I was just participating in comments on another hub, and there was the same problem with the same hubber. Hubpages is a community where most are able to disagree with civility, and i think we need to keep it that way. I just had a hubber post 3 comments on one of my hubs which insulted not just me, but all women. I reported the hubber, and included a copy of his comments. The HP staff responded within a few hours, and said they had given a serious warning, and one more complaint meant the person would be permanently banned from HP.

I am a Christian, interested enough in the end times to read your hub. I'll be very happy to meet Jesus, whether it be when this body runs out of strength, or after dinner today.

One thought i have about phrophesy & the end times - the 10 lost tribes of Israel. Any thoughts on how this fits in? I don't think i've ever heard anyone address it. Many prophesies were made concerning "Isreal," but 10 out of the 12 tribes of Isreal are gone. Are these prophesies for the 2 tribes left? Are they somehow for decendents of all the tribes, whether they identify themselves as Israel or not?


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Knightheart 5 years ago from MIssouri, USA Author

Hello Graceomalley: Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment. There has been a lot of tension here the last few days, but hopefully, that will end. That is a good point about the lost tribes of Israel and really haven't seen that or remember it in the book of Revelation. I do know that when the New Jerusalem descends from Heaven after the Final Battle, the city will have 12 gates. I just read something about that and if I recall correctly, the gates symbolize the 12 Tribes of Israel and the 12 original Apostles.

I, myself, would like to hear more about the lost tribes myself since I really don't know much about that at all. So much in God's Word...how could anyone ever say they don't need to be in the Word everyday? LOL

Right now I am working on a few hubs to wrap up this prophecy series on Revelation, specifically the Millenial Kingdom, what happens after that period ends, and then a look at eternity after all is said and done. Lots of goodies to learn about...God's Word is a treasure beyond value! Maybe when I am done, I will look into your lost tribes. I would like to know the answers myself! Hehe. Thanks for coming by and God Bless you!

The best is yet to come for us Christians...hurry Jesus!!


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skye2day 5 years ago from Rocky Mountains

knightheat I read your works yesterday.Well done good and faithful servant. I wanted to give thought to what you wrote. I believe you to be right on track with the WORD of God. All Glory to GOD brother.

When we write for the love of Christ we will get slack. 2 Timothy 3:16. God Bless you for moving forward. If one does not believe then there is no reasoning because they are not ready to hear and without the Holy Spirit manifested on them it would be impossible to understand scripture. When we are born again into the Body of Christ and new in Christ the Spirit helps us to understand. I think of before I knew Christ. I was in a church too and the scriptures were like a different language.I was not born again, yet. I did not understand. Not that the Holy Spirit does not have a part in touching hearts of the unbeliever to God because He does. Thank You Our Father. God wants none of His creation to perish!!

Many Children of God that are very mature in the Word have different view points of 'the rapture' Many very studied men of theology and believers as well teach a bit differently on 'the rapture' I would love to believe all of the body of Christ will be lifted out of here before the tribulation. I believed that for many years. Then about one year ago it was brought to my attention by an awesome man of GOD about 60 yrs of study that no where is the name rapture mentioned in Scripture. OK I get that, that is true. Then His belief is, first the Anti Christ will show His face. He comes in very much peace. That is why so many will be decieved. He is goin gto come n sly and tricky. He will say Israel rebuild the temple. He has power to powerful things. He is the ANTI CHRIST Many will be deceived as well as some that do believe. This is the beginning of the 7 yr tribulation. Pastor A teachs Christ needs His church here to stand for Him and be Firm in our standing to reach others and teach. This is where there is division inn households, father, mother kids so on. Pastor A teachs the 144,000 elect need our help. I realize there are many anti Christs now and we truly are getting labor pains. I love what you wrote about good and evil by the way. I love the whole piece. I just cant get a hundrend percent on caught up in the air. In 1886 a female woman deciphered 'rapture' from scripture is my understanding. I just want to be sure that I am 100 percent. I suppose no one is 100 percent on scripture except God Himself. The disciples did not understand. Anyway getting off track. Another topic.

I hope to GOD we are caught up in the air and are no part of the 7 year tribulation. Beautiful and wow alleluia Lord. I see where all of the Pastors of God come from on the teaching this and yes it is absolute we must teach truth. Some teach the pre tribulation coming of Jesus, some teach mid tribulation return of Jesus. Anyway to keep this simple We know where we are going and the sooner the better. Jesus Come quickly, right.

The studied Pastors I know are all I belie and your pastor. So for me for now, the 'caught up in the air' is not real clear. I truly wish my heart would know but some things are left for God.

The good news is Children of God stand firm. Jesus will never Leave nor forsake us!!! Hebrews 3:13. Many will be deceived by anti Christ (s) DO Not be deceived!!

Knightheart I just love ya. You keep on my brother. I know God smiles favor on your works for Him. I know in this time here we have much to do to reach a lost world. I pray that the seeds you plant will touch many hearts to take off any blinders and take the cotton out of the ears to the Good news of salvation. Jesus Christ is the King. Price of Peace. We will be with Him soon. Many are thirsty so we offer water. We too need to keep watered hey!! Hugs Galore Your sister in Christ.

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SirDent 5 years ago

Very good. I love your quote: "the only reliable true source about this awesome event is God's Word." Where else could we find the truth about what is going to happen?

Keep up the good work. :)


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Knightheart 5 years ago from MIssouri, USA Author

Hello SirDent. Hmmm....a fellow knight of God's Kingdom? hehe. Glad to meet you and I appreciate you stopping by and leaving a comment! I appreciate that! It is always good to meed another believer...there are quite a few of us and of course, a few that are not true believers, but wolves in sheep's clothing. It isn't the Apostle Paul and Jesus didn't warn us about these people! Keep in the truth, my friend, and we will never go wrong!!! God Bless you!


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Knightheart 5 years ago from MIssouri, USA Author

Sister Skye: I appreciate your comment more than words can express. You know I care for you deeply as a brother in Christ and want God to continue blessing you, which I know He will! I read your comment over and over and I know there are some differing views on when the Rapture will occur. I think there are 4 theories on that. My church teaches the Rapture as presented here, a mass exodus of believers taken by Christ before the Tribulation period. But what you said also is something to think about for me. Having the church totally gone would cause the Tribulation to be the worst case scenario. Having it be here would lessen it some, but in my mind, God's patience is over and has given all of us centuries and centuries to come to our senses. I can't even imagine believers having to live through that time! It will be bad enough for the Tribulation Saints that just recently became believers for the persecution will be unimaginable. But what you stated does make sense too. So much we don't know. I just remember how difficult this was for John to record. What a blessing that he got to see God's plan from start to finish! But of course, though we know God's Word is absolutely true, we interpret it differently sometimes.

I know the Rapture, that exact word isn't mentioned in the Bible, but the idea of it certainly is as we know. The original translation for this word comes from the Greek or Latin, I forget which. The meaning is 'caught up', thus the reason we say Rapture, being 'caught up' and taken away by Christ.

I truly pray we will be taken by Christ before the Tribulation. I don't want to see the Anti Christ or suffer through his evil. He has done enough to this world already and he will be dealt with. In church, we are going through Ephesian from beginning to end. Paul is talking about us being prepared for Christ's return and our life in Heaven. As a bride prepares for her wedding, we, the Church, Jesus' bride needs to prepare for it also. When the Groom comes, he wants a prepared, beautiful Bride to go with Him to Heaven. What a blessing. When in Heaven, we will be with the Groom at the Marriage Supper of the Lamb. We believe that we will be involved with this great celebration while all hell is breaking out on earth and God is pouring out His Wrath. I know I don't want to see all of that misery, death and suffering and believe we will be focusing on Jesus and not on the Tribulation. Of course, we will be aware of what is happening since we are believer of The Word, but until the Second Coming, I am sure we will not be exposed to the sadness and pain of earthly events.

I love you too, sis. You know I do and always like to hear from you here and by email. You are a blessing to my heart and can't wait to see you in our Heavenly Home so we can finally meet! Keep the faith and I will do the same with all of our other friends here. Hurry Jesus, we need you and want to be with you. We praise you for who you are and how much you love all of us!

God Bless you, sis! Big hugs and brotherly kisses!


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Wealthmadehealthy 5 years ago from Somewhere in the Lone Star State

Hear, Hear...it does state in the Bible the Church will be caught up in the air to meet Him.....if we are a part of His Church, surely we will go up to meet Him, as the Bridegroom comes for His Bride. Thank you for cleaning up the comments of one whom we all should pray for. Blessings to you today and always....


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Knightheart 5 years ago from MIssouri, USA Author

Wealthmadhealthy: Amen and glad that this hub is back to where it should be! We are the Bride and I want to see the Groom and have the Marriage Supper! The food will be out of this world...LITERALLY! LOL Take care and may blessings come your way always!


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Knightheart 5 years ago from MIssouri, USA Author

Travel_Man: Sorry, a few posts had to be removed because someone was stirring up some conflict here.

I never did see the movies, but I did read all of the Left Behind Books. They were really excellent and gave me a good view of what the Rapture, Tribulation, Battle of Armageddon, and the Millenial Kingdom. Of course, I didn't see it which would probably have had more of an impact, but they were good books! I am just glad that I will never see the REAL thing, except the Rapture and the aftermath of the Final Battle.

God Bless you and thanks for posting!


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Knightheart 5 years ago from MIssouri, USA Author

MY DEAR FANS AND FRIENDS: I apologize for the condition the "Comments" section is in. After deleting some misleading posts by another person, they are confusing if you weren't here when that happened. I am again, sorry and am pleased all of you stopped by here! God Bless all of you!


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MercyGrace 5 years ago from USA

Any time God is brought up, some have to argue. All we can do is pray for them.

I will pray as I anxiously await going Home!

Please keep writing them.


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Knightheart 5 years ago from MIssouri, USA Author

MG: I used to let this stuff bother me, but not anymore. There are several great writers on this hub that write topics like this...most you have seen commenting on my hubs. They are great and I am blessed to have them here to encourage me and support me, but most of all, to bring these messages to people as God desires. He gets all the credit, glory, and honor...we His servants, well, I am not even worthy to be His servant, but am so glad He thinks so!

People that argue against God, just don't know Him...how sad. To be close to the Creator of all things and who knows you perfectly, well, if they don't know that God, they are missing life's greatest blessings! I know they are misled by this world's ways and the Prince of the Air...our enemy, Satan. You are right that we need to pray that their eyes will see the Truth before God's patience and Grace runs out. I long for the Rapture too...to be gone from here and in our real Home...with Our Lord. See you at the Marriage Supper of the Lamb! Along with all of my other good friends here!

God Bless you and may God bring peace and comfort to you in these horrific end times.

KH


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MercyGrace 5 years ago from USA

Thanks KH,

I agree with you completely. I feel very sorry for those who don't know the Lord. I pray they open their eyes and hearts before they are hardened. You are beautifully spreading His word.

I am grateful He thinks I'm worthy even when I don't feel it. I will look forward to meeting you above the sun.


Jesse B 4 years ago

I will always love the God and will die for the Lord


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Knightheart 4 years ago from MIssouri, USA Author

Hi Jesse!

God's greatest desire is for us to have a real relationship with Him, so clear and easy. Anyone in their right mind would never hesitate to accept this perfect gift...to be close to the Creator of the Universe! Nothing can top that! May God bless and keep you!


Deb Welch 3 years ago

I realize this Hub was written quite awhile ago but still prevalent. I believe Satan has many people thinking being part of a Rapture has something to do with the flesh in all areas. It does not. Jesus God is of the Spirit not of the wiles of the flesh - you enter into Heaven as a child not as a sex addict or a fast flesh groupie into all worldy fads and like such. This Hub was well-written and in-depth - I knew most of what you had said but not all - I guess no know actually knows the 'straight skinny' except Jesus God. The video gave me the 'willies'. It would become a dangerous world to have disappearances without explanation. Then there are the UFO missing people - I wonder if this is connected. Voted Up, Useful, Awesome and Interesting. God Bless and Happy New Year.


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Knightheart 3 years ago from MIssouri, USA Author

Hello Deb and thank you for your comments. This article is more important now that ever, since we are now closer to the Rapture we believers are praying for to happen.

That video still gets to me...and just imagine what will happen when millions and millions just vanish in a blink of an eye!! I can't imagine the chaos and lunacy that will follow. Remember that all the believers will be gone, and those left will try to make sense of a supernatural event. I do believe some will realize the truth, but most will accept the answer some media group will dream up...UFOs, terrorist attack, but nobody will be able to explain the mass disappearances of millions with no trace at all. No earthly explanation will fit! Anyway, all I know is that Jesus WILL come and take His own Home and we won't even know the chaos that we leave behind. Thank God we will be spared the horrors of the very initial day of terror and the future Tribulation and destruction of our planet! Come Soon Jesus!

Thanks for stopping by, sister.


Rayne123 3 years ago

The first time I watched that video it made me jump


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Knightheart 3 years ago from MIssouri, USA Author

Hi Rayne! I am glad you stopped by and I know what you mean about that video. It had the same effect on me. But what would be even worse is to have it happen in reality! To witness the Rapture and be left behind like some of those people would be the worst thing that could ever happen. I can't even imagine the feeling of knowing you knew the truth and ended up facing the wrath of Almighty God and the horrible years yet to come. Makes me shiver! I hope you are saved and know your eternal destiny. If not, I pray you will seek God's free gift of Salvation...the best decision any human could make! Take care and be well!

KH


Rayne123 3 years ago

Well I will not repeat myself at the sake of sounding boring, but I did write you a bit of myself in your other hub I commented on.

I do know God punishes not only the day of judgement, but now the day is now. He may not pour out his fearful wrath until the day of judgement however that does not mean he will take people down if they anger the Lord before that faithful day.

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