When Does Rapture Take Place? Is it on May 21, 2011 or October 21, 2011?
RAPTURE is Biblical and God said it will happen soon. God carries out His Word, none of His Word fails. Man's words can fail. God did not say that Rapture was going to happen on May 21 (Only man said that). God did not say it was going to be on October 21, 2011 - Only a man said that. Jesus warned us that before the Rapture many false prophets will come and they will lead many astray. In the Gospel of Matthew 24, Jesus already warned us 3 times that false prophets were going to come and we should not follow them.
Rapture: Setting Dates is Wrong
False prophets will set the date and the hour. Jesus said "But concerning that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father only. Therefore, stay awake, for you do not know on what day your Lord is coming." (Matthew 24:36.
To my friends who were waiting for the RAPTURE on May 21 and it did not happen, have hope in God again, believe in the RAPTURE it is going to happen soon. Remember satan always counterfeits what the Father has planned to do. Have hope in God again, though man can disappoint us, God will never disappoint us. Trust, believe and follow God only. No man is above God's words. If anyone sets the date while the Bible tells us that no one knows the day or the hour, run away from them as fast as you can. Do not eat that teaching.
Rapture is a Mystery
"Behold, I tell you a mystery; we shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet; for the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we shall be changed." (1Corinthians 15:51-52)
Rapture is a mystery. A natural man in his own knowledge and human understanding cannot understand the whole truth about the rapture. The good news is that Jesus spoke to the disciples (His follower who are under discipline) "To you has been given the mystery of the kingdom of God". Discipline (obedience, faithfulness...) must be found in you before God reveals mystery to you. God will not reveal His mystery to false prophets. A carnal mind cannot grasp nor understand the secrets hidden in the book of Revelation and in the Word of God as a whole. In order to understand the book of Revelation, it has to be through Jesus Christ.
Revelation 1:1 "The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave Him to show to His bond-servants, the things which must shortly take place; and He sent and communicated it by His angel to His bond-servant John." Here we see that it was the revelation of Jesus Christ. He himself came to John and gave Him the revelation. John was chosen because He was found to be a bond-servant, a true Disciple of Jesus Christ.
True Prophets VS False Prophets
CHARACTERISTICS OF A TRUE PROPHET SINCE THE OLD TESTAMENT DAYS ARE:
- Centralises holiness
- Rebukes sin
- Preaches repentance
- Always foresees the coming of the Messiah
- Everything he says must be found in the scriptures
- Everything he prophesies in the name of the LORD must come to pass
- Always builds God's kingdom rather than earthly empires
- Is rejected by his people
- Speaks and does what the LORD commands him to speak and do
- Is provided for by the LORD
- Is known by God and cast out demons / devils in Jesus Name
A true prophet is known by his fruits/deeds. It is only the Holy Spirit who can help you to discern what is from God and what is from the devil. The devil can not rebuke sin. The devil can not send a messenger to preach repentance and holiness. The devil cannot cast out a devil in Jesus name. Only Jehovah Yahweh, the God of Israel can do that.
Beware of End Times False Teachings and False Doctrines
These are the very last days! In this last hour, false teaching are being spread throughout the world. False doctrines are being taught about the end times. Many are interpreting the Revelations that they do not understand. It is wisdom to not stick to the doctrines, rather we must hold unto the Lord. God does not want us to love doctrines and idolize them than God. Beware of those who hold to their doctrines and when you share something contrary to their doctrines, they get irritated and they often attack those who do not hold their doctrines. Anger and lack of peace follow – that’s how you see their fruit. Always look for the 9 fruit of the spirit in your teachers, if you do not see them my friend, beware of their prophesying. “Gal 5:22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,
Gal 5:23 gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.”
God Reveales His Secrets to True Prophets and We Must Listen to Them
My brothers and sisters, the bond-servants of the Lord will receive revelations regarding the end times. God will reveal it to His true prophets, "And so we have the prophetic word made more sure, to which you do well to pay attention as to a lamp shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the
morning star arises in your hearts. But know this first of all, that no prophecy of Scripture is a matter of one's own interpretation, For no prophecy was ever made by an act of human will, but men moved by the Holy Spirit spoke from God." (2Pe 1:19-21). We must then listen when true prophets speak.
My friend, our task is to do well to pay attention to the prophetic word of His coming. The Father said "This is My beloved Son with whom I am well-pleased - LISTEN TO HIM. " At this hour, the Holy Spirit is asking us to Listen very well to the Son. Unfortunately, in this last hour, there are many who are depending upon their own knowledge to understand the book of Revelation and the rapture. The Holy Spirit is calling us to humble ourselves, empty our doctrines so that he can teach us His way. The one who is dear to our Lord is not the one who knows it all or who has made up their minds on what to believe or not. The one who is dear to our Lord is not the one who is pretrib, mid-trib, post trib etc... God is searching for the one who will listen to the Son Well. "This is My beloved Son with whom I am well-pleased. Listen to Him (Matthew 17:5)" When He finds such a one, God will reveal great and mighty things.
In the prophecy the Lord gave us through brother Vincent at the beginning of this year, we were warned that there was a group that was going to come and say things such as: 'the Lord will come, but not now'. As I pray and watch, I see that there are many lies and false teachings being thrown against those who are waiting for the Lord. That the Rapture will not happen till the end of 7 years tribulation. Since devil could not keep you from believing that the Lord is coming soon, now he is coming against you with a new plan, saying 'yes, Lord will come but NOT NOW!" The plan of the enemy in sending such messages is that when you hear that type of message and believe it, a bad seed is already sown and it is in this way may have relaxed and let their guard down. We should not allow this. Even when Jesus spoke to us about 2,000 years ago, He did not teach us a message that makes us relaxed. He said "I AM COMING QUICKLY". There are many teachings that are telling us that we have much time, there are many years to come! Oh, I have heard the Lord my sisters and brother- That's not what the Lord is saying.
WHEN DOES RAPTURE TAKE PLACE?
- As of right now, there is no prophecy that has to be fulfilled in order for the rapture to take place.
- Though nobody knows the day or the hour, the Lord told us that we could know the season. According to the sign we see now, this is the season and there are scriptures with undeniable evidence that shows when the rapture takes place.
ACCORDING TO MATTHEW 24, RAPTURE TAKES PLACE when it is like the days of Noah. What does this means?
1. This means that it will be a time when wickedness has reached its climax and I don't know what part of the world you are living in, here in the USA, wickedness has already reached its climax
2. This also means that RAPTURE takes place when life is going on as normal (people eating, drinking, marrying and given in marriage). This type of lifestyle will not be happening during the GREAT TRIBULATION! At that time, people will be hiding to save their lives, they would not be able to buy so there is no food to eat and they won't be able to sell. THERE WONT BE ANY PARTYING GOING ON during great tribulation. Read the Bible, it is no joke... and I have seen it through a vision God gave me in 2009. Japan Tsunami or Earthquake in Haiti cannot be compared to awfulness of the GREAT TRIBULATION.
- In the book of Matthew, after the Lord tells us when the rapture will take place (like the days of Noah), in Verse 40-41, He gives us further information. He tells us how the RAPTURE will happen, that One will be taken and the other left.
One will be taken and the other left.
There is a holy man of God (a pastor) who was visited by angels for many times in the 70’s. He wrote a book called "Angels on Assignment" which you can read online, link attached at end (I personally know the ministry of this man of God and he is a true witness and the encounter He had with angels and visits to the throne room of God were all real. This is what the angels told him regarding the RAPTURE & Tribulation:
Angel Michael said that
"The tribulation is going to be a terrible time of the outpouring of God's wrath upon this world.
"People say that for God to be fair to others who have been in tribulation, all must sufferer tribulation. He told me so lovingly, 'there's nothing we can earn by our suffering, nothing we can add to our salvation. We are saved because of the suffering of Jesus! It would be totally CONTRARY to the nature of God to cause His people to dwell in His wrath!" He then reminded me of that beautiful Scripture in 1 Thessalonians 5:9, where He said, 'God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ.'
"He reminded me then of something that I didn't know before. That a little word spelled 'TAKEN' used in Matthew 24, when He was speaking about this time, the Rapture, that one shall be taken and the other left. There are people that have said that this means the unbeliever taken in death. But what he told me is that God prepared a word for this usage only, not to be used again. Used only once in the entire Bible, and that word is the Greek word, Paralambano*
*"Although various forms of Paralambano do occur in other places in the New Testament, the present indicative passive of Paralambano (paralambanetai) occurs only in this passage which refers specifically to the coming of Jesus for His people." which means, 'called to one side in an affectionate manner.' And in that great calling, He is calling us as His bride to be with Him during that greatjoining of Christ to His church. 'Called to His side in an affectionate manner.' Then Jesus spoke to me and said that word was, 'Laid on the shelf, never to be used again.' I looked this up afterwards and it is true, it's used once. Paralambano if you care to look it up, you may.
2 PROPHECIES THAT WERE TO TAKE PLACE BEFORE THE RAPTURE HAVE BEEN FULFILLED
In 2 Thessalonians, there are two prophecies given to alert us & signal the coming of the rapture... that at the moment we see these 2 signs, rapture can then take place ANY MOMENT. Those 2 signs are
1. APOSTASY. The Bible tells that first of all you will see apostasy - the great falling away. This prophecy has been fulfilled but globally since 2008, it was rampant all over the world. If you look back, you will find out that many pastors, including some who led us to the Lord have backslidden or they are believing strange doctrines. Some even who have Christians mega churches are now writing books that there is no place such as hell.
Yes, Apostasy started. The Lord started showing me this openly in 2008 while the elections in America were going on. There used to be a time when it was ok to watch any TV news but starting 2008 especially, most of medias openly became the mouth of the devil - calling wrong 'right', calling 'right' wrong.
2. REVELATION OF MAN OF SIN: This was the next prophecy to be fulfilled before the rapture, if you don't have a revelation about who this is, watch and pray because it has been fulfilled. The Lord gave me 2 visions of the man of sin in November 2008 and then another one in January 2009.
"Now we request you, brethren, with regard to the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and our gathering together to Him, that you may not be quickly shaken from your composure or be disturbed either by a spirit or a message or a letter as if from us, to the effect that the day of the Lord has come. Let no one in any way deceive you, for it will not come unless the apostasy comes first, and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son of destruction," (2Th 2:1-3)
RAPTURE DOES NOT TAKE PLACE WHEN DURING THE GREAT TRIBULATION...
- The RAPTURE as we know it does not take place After antichrist is activated, manifested and given power to act because of the Restrainer. Anti-Christ is now restrained from officially working or acting (2 Thes 2:6-7), remember that he will only be given power to act for 3 1/2 years!
- The RAPTURE as we know it does not take place after mark of the beast is given because then babies and all minor children will be forced to take it because of the decision that would be made by their parents and we know this is contrary to God's nature. We know that anyone who gets this mark is forever lost, God loves the children and He would not allow babies and other children to perish like that.
- Rapture does not take place after 7 years tribulation because in Revelation 3:10, the church of Philadelphia was promised to be raptured and to be kept from the hour of testing.
- In Matthew 25:31-46: Here we see that there is judgment, we see in it, unrigtehous are still mingled with righteous and the Lord has to separate them on that day of judgment. This makes it evident that no rapture of the saints could have taken place at the time of Christ's second coming to the earth (after tribulation). During rapture, the saints are TAKEN UP AND MEET LORD IN THE AIR.
I hope this note help you to understand more about the rapture.
GOD BLESS YOU ALL, STAY ON THE ALERT, PRAY AND WATCH - JESUS IS COMING FOR THOSE WHO ARE WAITING FOR HIM - MAKE SURE YOU ARE FOUND WORTHY TO STAND BEFORE HIM WHEN HE COMES. MAKE SURE THAT YOU REPENT AND KEEP UP WITH REPENTANCE. CHRISTIANS WHO DO NOT KEEP UP WITH REPENTANCE WILL GO THROUGH THE WRATH OF GOD (SEE MATTHEW 3:7-8). HERE IS A NOTE ON HOW TO REPENT .
THE RAPTURE IS GETTING READY TO TAKE PLACE VERY VERY SOON! BE READY! IT IS ANYTIME NOW, IT CAN HAPPEN ANYTIME NOW!
Here are some notes from a man who was visited by angels for many times in the 70’s. He wrote a book called Angels on Assignment. It was a true witness and encounter. This is what the angels told him regarding the Tribulation:
"I met with Gabriel's angels who have been assigned to these tasks. All of them were wearing the same type of garment that he wears, and will be extremely active during the Great Tribulation. God let me see at that time, and made reference that what I was looking at in this tremendous activity of angels was not something that He had assigned for them at that particular moment, but it was part of His great plan and purpose. We may not have been aware of it, but the angelic hosts - and I have discovered this in recent months - have been just as active when it hasn't been a time of tribulation. They have been active in God's great unfolding plan. This is just another phase of his plan. They have been active all along.
"I was allowed to visit briefly with Michael, who also has an important role to fill during that time. Jesus stated that even the Great Tribulation would not separate men and women from his love. That millions will be saved during that time by their own death, in standing for God in those days.
"He wanted me to carry the message to people who were discouraged and worried about their loved ones, wondering whether God really cared in bringing them as they were, refusing and rejecting. Some may feel at that time of the trumpet sound that many of these people have not made their start for God, but God's love still reaches them! They're going to seal their redemption by their own death during that time.
"They will die for their stand and be united at the resurrection, at the close of those days of sorrow, with their loved ones who have been taken in the Rapture when He returns for those that are His. There's going to be a great reunion as God's great body moves out into the millennial days. Hallelujah! Then He gave the reference, Revelation 7:9-16. John was allowed to see the same group of people. And John said to the angel, 'Who are these?' These are they who have by the sacrifice of their own life sealed their redemption.'
"The Holy Spirit isn't going to be totally gone, because the Spirit has seven different offices that He fills. His office for the church, that phase will be with us because He'll never leave us! But the Spirit of the Lord is still going to be working, fulfilling God's plan in another great phase of His work.
"These people who have heard but refuse are going to be brought up short. I have preached many times that if you can't live for God now, you would never be able to in that day … but God said I was wrong. His love cannot be separated or destroyed even by tribulation! He let Paul see this and he described it in Romans 8: 'Shall tribulation separate you from the love of God? No!'
"This is not telling or encouraging men and women to go through those awful days of God's wrath. No, this is telling us that God loves people so much that He has made a plan for their rescue from this earth. Those that remember His Word and His promise and take their stand and let God know which side they're on. The tribulation is going to be a terrible time of the outpouring of God's wrath upon this world.
"People say that for God to be fair to others who have been in tribulation, all must sufferer tribulation. He told me so lovingly, 'there's nothing we can earn by our suffering, nothing we can add to our salvation. We are saved because of the suffering of Jesus! It would be totally contrary to the nature of God to cause His people to dwell in His wrath!" He then reminded me of that beautiful Scripture in 1 Thessalonians 5:9, where He said, 'God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ.'
"He reminded me then of something that I didn't know before. That a little word spelled 'taken' used in Matthew 24, when He was speaking about this time, the Rapture, that one shall be taken and the other left. There are people that have said that this means the unbeliever taken in death. But what he told me is that God prepared a word for this usage only, not to be used again. Used only once in the entire Bible, and that word is the Greek word, Paralambano*
*"Although various forms of Paralambano do occur in other places in the New Testament, the present indicative passive of Paralambano (paralambanetai) occurs only in this passage which refers specifically to the coming of Jesus for His people." which means, 'called to one side in an affectionate manner.' And in that great calling, He is calling us as His bride to be with Him during that great joining of Christ to His church. 'Called to His side in an affectionate manner.' Then Jesus spoke to me and said that word was, 'Laid on the shelf, never to be used again.' I looked this up afterwards and it is true, it's used once. Paralambano if you care to look it up, you may. God said it, God did it. There is coming a time, real soon on God's calendar, it's almost here. I don't know how eternity relates to time but on God's calendar the countdown is almost finished. He tells us that we are to comfort one another with these words. For a long time, I used to scare people half to death with these words. But I don't scare them half to death with these words anymore because the Lord has allowed me to see that there are three barriers that stand between man and God, and even if we got rid of every sin, we could still not approach Him because we still have human fault, human failure. But He said that by the covering of the Blood of Jesus Christ that sin is atoned for, that human fault is covered, that human failure is no longer there.
"He gave me a beautiful verse of Scripture, Colossians 1:22, where He said that because of the body of His death, we have been accepted, holy, unblameable and unreproveable in His sight. All three barriers are gone. When your faith is in the blood of Jesus, it's not your performance. For too long we have felt that our acceptance was based on our performance, but it isn't. It's based on His performance.
When your faith is in what He has done, you are covered, whether you wake or whether you sleep you are the Lord's. You can live tomorrow with a song in your heart, not worried four or five times a day whether you're going to make it or not. Hoping Jesus comes during a revival meeting or that you die instantly during that meeting so you can finally be taken with Him. Oh, no! The Lord wants you to know that He has so much invested in you that He is going to protect that investment. And he's not going to let you out from under that covering without a lot of effort. This is what He said, 'That man had made it hard to get in and easy to get out, but that God's great plan was to make it easy to come in and hard to get out.' Hallelujah!"
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His biography is here http://www.angelsonassignment.org/sequel/face2face.html