As my Pastor always say "we thank the Lord for everything". Truly, we ought o give thanks always no matyer the condition we found ourselves. God is faithful... What a fast month of July.
Now, in our previous teaching, i have taken time to lay a detailed foundation on what is Rapture. For those that miss it, kindly click here. Therfore lets move faster as the time is very short, even the leaders of this world and the people of the false prince to come also knows that time is short....
Let me start with this quote from German Chancellor in her opening address to the G-20 leaders (except Nigeria leader) in Germany on July 7, 2017....The G20 (Group of Twenty) is a summit for 19 countries, both developed and developing, plus the EU. In her summit opening statement, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said: "We are all aware of the great global challenges." "We know that time is short and therefore solutions very often can only be found if we are ready to compromise and work together without bending over backwards too much because, of course, we can express different views on some issues."
The World leaders are looking out for solution to the great global challenges, and this is how the Antichrist will rise bringing the solutions, and the world, including the foolish Christians and the Jews will also accept this satan incarnate man. Watch and Pray always.
Now, to the topic of today.... Which is - Has there be Rapture before and How many will take place? In this teaching we shall also touch a little on Paradise and the Two Witnesses in the book of Revelation. I believe Holy Spirit has make me to put this traching in a simpler and detailed form, for our better understanding. So make sure you carefully read the full teaching, read along with your Bible. God bless your Heart.
Has Rapture Taken Place Before?
Yes, there has been raptures before in the bible.
How Many Rapture will Take Place?
Accoding to the scripture, there is going to be Six raptures, four raptures had taken place already, and there are two more to come. Three of them took place in the Old Testament. There are three raptures of the New Testament. One has come to past and it remain two. Three raptures of the Old Testament, all of them has come to past.
The Six Rapture The Bible Reveals To Take Place.
The Six Rapture The Bible Reveals To Take Place.
(1) THE FIRST RAPTURE
This was when ENOCH was caught away to heaven before the Flood came in Noah’s days (Genesis 5:24)
And Enoch walked with God after he begat Methuselah three hundred years, and begat sons and daughters: And all the days of Enoch were three hundred sixty and five years: And Enoch walked with God: and he was not; for God took him.
By faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death; and was not found, because God had translated him: for before his translation he had this testimony, that he pleased God.
(2) THE SECOND RAPTURE
This was when ELIJAH was taken away alive in a chariot of fire (II Kings 2:11) leaving his mantle to Elisha.
2 Kings 2:1,11
And it came to pass, when the LORD would take up Elijah into heaven by a whirlwind, that Elijah went with Elisha from Gilgal. And it came to pass, as they still went on, and talked, that, behold, there appeared a chariot of fire, and horses of fire, and parted them both asunder; and Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven.
(3) THE THIRD RAPTURE
This was when the Old Testament Saints (Abraham, Sarah, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, and others) rose up from the dead during the time when Jesus shouted with a loud voice at the cross of Calvary. The graves of those saints were opened and their glorified bodies arose and appeared unto many.
MATTHEW 27:50-53 - ”Jesus, when he had cried again with a loud voice, yielded up the ghost. And, behold, the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom; and the earth did quake, and the rocks rent; and the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints which slept arose, and came out of the graves after his resurrection, and went into the holy city, and appeared unto many.”
In order for these Old Testament saints to be transported beyond the curtain of time, their sins had to be totally blotted out. The blood of bulls and goats in the Old Testament never had the power to do that. It just covered their sins temporarily and they always had to offer a sacrifice every year in order to maintain their cleanliness before God. They had to wait for that “Perfect Sacrifice” to come, the “Lamb of God” Himself who takes away the sins of the world. Jesus’ precious Blood finally released them from the guilt of sin. All of mankind’s sin problem was settled when Jesus died at the cross (John 3:16).
Now , a quote from William Branham Sermon explains better...
"Notice, it was the loud voice of Jesus that awakened the Old Testament saints just exactly like the loud voice wakened Lazarus. See? The loud voice awakened. And the Old Testament saints ascended up at His loud voice when He screamed and give up the ghost. why? Because The sacrifice, their propitiation of their sins that they'd waited on... Believing that perfect Lamb was coming, they'd offered the sacrifice of the lamb. And when He died and yielded up the ghost, He screamed with a loud voice, and the Old Testament saints awoke. Watch the shout and the voice over here, the same thing at His coming. See? Yielded up the ghost, and when He did the sacrifice was perfect, and paradise emptied out; and the Old Testament saints came to the earth again, walked around on earth, and entered in with Him at His rapture. David said over there, "Lift up, ye everlasting gates, and be ye lifted up." He led captives and give gifts unto men. When the Old Testament saints went in with Him, they said, "Who is this King of righteousness?" "The Lord of glory, mighty in host--mighty host." Here they come in, marching. Jesus led captivity captive. And here He comes with the Old Testament saints, and the--went into the new gates up there, and said, "Lift up, ye everlasting gates, and be ye lifted up, and let the King of glory come in." The voice come from the inside, said, "Who is the King of glory?". "The Lord, mighty in battle." The gates flew open. And Jesus the Conqueror led captives, them that had believed on Him, and the Word had come to them. There the Old Testament saints laying in there waiting. He led captivity captive, ascended on high, took the Old Testament saints, and went in. Three Rapture happened in the Old Testament to them that are prepared, who the Word of the Lord came to. See? The Word of the Lord came to Enoch. The Word of the Lord came to Elijah. He was a prophet. Now, the Word of the Lord is Jesus." End of Quote.....
The Old Testament saints has gone into their waiting place in the paradise when the paradise was moved higher, now in the third heaven. Talking about paradise, this is the right time to explain a little about the paradise... This will be a degression but it is needed.
Paradise - God's Wisdom
Without wasting time i will just take a quote from the writting of Neal Frisby ,this quote is enough for the wise ...
“Let us discuss the different sections of Paradise. For there are many mysteries and secrets concerning the place of the saints! . . . We know the apostle Paul was caught up into the third heaven; and he saw the most amazing things in this section of Paradise! And he was actually forbidden to tell all he had seen!– It was so marvelous, evidently the Lord did not want Satan or the world to know anything about this particular area! The Scriptures say, Paradise, a place of many mansions! And it is prepared by the hands of the Lord Jesus himself!” (Luke 16:22) “Lazarus suffered many things, but at death he went to Paradise!– You know according to the Scriptures there is a section of Paradise for those who have gone on beforehand and are in a waiting place!– When a person dies they are immediately in the presence of the Lord! (Eccl. 12:7– II Cor. 5:8) “Angels carry the righteous at death to Paradise! (Luke 16:22)– The repentant thief found a place in Paradise with Jesus . . . Verily I say unto thee, today shalt thou be with me in Paradise! (Luke 23:43)– Also the Tree of Life is in the section of Paradise called, The Midst of Paradise of God!” (Rev.2:7)– “The obedient to enter the gates of the city of Paradise!” (Rev. 22:14) “So we see in another section of Paradise is a beautiful Holy city!– One can hardly describe the magnificent splendor within its walls of living glory. Colorful beyond our imagination! Sparkling and glowing place prepared of God’s wisdom! – You know at last the people of God will feel right at home!” “The book of Revelation did not describe all of the secrets and things about Paradise, for it is saved to be revealed to His chosen people! And my, what a revelation they will receive. The Scriptures say, it has not entered into the heart and thoughts of man what he has prepared for those who love Him!” End of Quote......
I believe this short article above on paradise explain many things to you, in our consequent teaching we will dig deeper into the teaching of the Paradise proper, thus is just to sensitize your spirit.
(4) THE FOURTH RAPTURE
This took place when our Lord Jesus Christ himself finally ascended up into the heavens, as it is written in the Book of ACTS 1:9 to 11-
“And when he had spoken these things, while they beheld, he was taken up; and a cloud received him out of their sight. And while they looked stedfastly toward heaven as he went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel; which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven.
(5) THE FIFTH RAPTURE
This is that which is spoken of in I THESSALONIANS 4:16-18 and I CORINTHIANS 15:51-54, which concerns all the true Bible-believing Christians who had lived from the Day of Pentecost, along with the living saints that are still in our age, the Laodecian Church Age. All these saints are bound to meet the Lord in the air comes rapture time. They are the ones who are spoken of in “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”.
Only the wise virgins are considered in this FIFTH RAPTURE. These are those who have received “OIL” in their lamps, which is the “Baptism of the Holy Ghost,” by heeding and believing this End Time Message and hearing what the Spirit speaketh of this age. This “OIL” is the basic requirement for one to go in the Rapture. This End Time Message has now been made available on-line, satellite, TVs, Radio, mobile , soft copies, hard copies e.t.c. to give the elect of God the required “OIL” for the Rapture. (And thats what we are doing on end time hub). Believe it and be worthy to be able to escape the wrath of God that’s to be poured out upon this wicked and adulterous generation. The time is at hand, church. The time is at hand. Dont wait any longer.
See, how do you know the rapture’s going on? First thing you know it’ll be past, one disappearing here, and there, and judgment will strike the world. You say, “Well, I thought this...” “It’s too late now.” You remember, they didn’t know it until the day they entered into the ark, and then it was too late. The foolish virgin didn’t know until she come back and found the wise virgin gone. Then she was left for the tribulation period. Many people are expecting the coming. But when He comes this time, hardly none but those who are ready will know when He comes. There’ll just be an absence of people. They won’t know what happened to them. They’ll just be caught away in a moment. And that... They’ll just come up missing, changed in a moment in a twinkling of an eye. So just be ready for that. It’d be horrible some morning to miss a loved one, no one can find them. Wouldn’t it be too bad to know it’s done past and you missed it? So just keep before God.
I want to live so close to Him that I know He’s going to take me when He comes; I believe it. So if there—if everybody else misses it, I’m going to be there by His grace, ‘cause He promised me that, and I know that I’ll be there, ‘cause He can’t lie, and I know my soul and life bears record, and I try to live daily just like He was coming. If there’s going to be eight, I’ll be one of that eight. What about you? And to many that has been made to believe a lie by their so called false pastors and teachers in sheep clothing, they will all shed their blood at the great tribulation. This teaching is to convince you that God is the same today, tommorrow and forever, what He has done before in the Past, He will surely do it again. So, you better accept the engrafted Word of God with meekness and run for your life, as my Pastor always warn us.
(6) The Sixth Rapture
THE SIXTH RAPTURE
This will transpire when the Two Witnesses (Moses and Elijah) of Revelation 11 will have come to Israel to call out the 144,000 Jews back to the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Remember that the Jews were blinded to this truth until the fullness of the Gentiles be fulfilled. Moses and Elijah will come to Israel to testify to them about Jesus Christ being their true Messiah. They will show signs and wonders following their ministry.The AntiChrist will hate these two prohets and will kill them, but God will raise them up again after three days and be caught up into heaven. Make no mistake about it.
In the Book of Revelation Here it is written in REVELATION 11:3-12:
“And I will give [power] unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred [and] threescore days, clothed in sackcloth. These are the two olive trees, and the two candlesticks standing before the God of the earth. And if any man will hurt them, fire proceedeth out of their mouth, and devoureth their enemies: and if any man will hurt them, he must in this manner be killed. These have power to shut heaven, that it rain not in the days of their prophecy (Elijah): and have power over waters to turn them to blood, and to smite the earth with all plagues, as often as they will (Moses). And when they shall have finished their testimony, the beast that ascendeth out of the bottomless pit shall make war against them, and shall overcome them, and kill them. And their dead bodies [shall lie] in the street of the great city, which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, where also our Lord was crucified. And they of the people and kindreds and tongues and nations shall see their dead bodies three days and an half, and shall not suffer their dead bodies to be put in graves. And they that dwell upon the earth shall rejoice over them, and make merry, and shall send gifts one to another; because these two prophets tormented them that dwelt on the earth. And after three days and an half the Spirit of life from God entered into them, and they stood upon their feet; and great fear fell upon them which saw them. And they heard a great voice from heaven saying unto them, Come up hither. And they ascended up to heaven in a cloud; and their enemies beheld them.”
Now, as soon as this Church, the Bride is drawed together, she’s taken up. And the JEWS is called by the TWO PROPHETS, Elijah and Moses. These two prophets, what will they do? It’s Moses and Elijah. They’ll rise on the scene. They’ll tell those Jews their mistake. And out of that Jewish bunch that’s there now to be the 144,000, God will call with these prophets... What is it? The Spirit of Elijah off of this Gentile church will just continue right on into that Jewish church, go right on in and call Moses with him. Hallelujah. You see it? And he’ll preach the same message of Pentecost to those Jews, that they rejected the Messiah. Amen. You see it? It’ll be the same Pentecostal message that these Jews will preach right over to them. And they’ll hate those Jews so bad till they’ll kill them. And they were hated by all nations, and in the midst of the week... Because that they’d raised up a great powerful 144,000... They had the Holy Ghost, talk about doing miracles; They stopped the heavens, and it didn’t rain in the days of their prophecy, smote the earth with plagues as oft they wanted to. They give plagues and everything else. And have power over the waters to turn them to blood and to smite the earth with plagues as oft as they will... What is it? What can bring these things but the Word? They can do nature anyway they want to. With the power of God, the Word of God, they just condemn nature. They can send earthquakes, turn the moon into blood, the sun can go down or anything at their command. Amen. And now here’s these two prophets standing here with the Word of God to do anything to nature they want to, and they shake the earth. And it shows exactly who does it. It’s Moses and Elijah, ‘cause there’s their ministry reimpersonated again: both men.
But remember, the church is in glory. Amen. The wedding supper’s going on in heaven. Yes. Now, notice. That’s where we seen her coming back to the millennial temple over here at the end of the Jewish age—the anointed. Here He come riding on a white horse; those followed Him on white horses (horse, powers), dressed in white, vesture dipped in blood, wrote on Him, “The Word of God.” He cometh, the mighty Conqueror (Yes, sir.) to set up the millennium temple. Glory. There He meets that 144,000 jews. I believe in our series on post rapture, the two witnesses will be expantiate better by the Holy Spirit. Now we see, Rapture is not a new doctrine, it has been since the time of old. There is nothing new under the sun. Rapture is the perfect way of escape God use to deliver His 100% Word Bride before any great persecution. So,like wise He shall do very soon before the Great tribulation and the Antichrist Horrors. Christ is coming Soon, Are you ready?
Brethren, the fifth rapture is the one we are talking about in this Rapture series... It is God's Promise and it will surely come to pass, there are many prerequisites and conditions needed in other to go up in this fifth rapture. This we shall see in our next article...
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