www.rapturealert.com
Christ is Coming Again:  The Rapture Rev 1:7  Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him,
Revelation 4:1 <ul><li>Rev 4:1  After these things I looked, and behold, a door  was  opened in Heaven. And the first voic...
The “Trumpet” (Shofar) <ul><li>The “trumpet” in the Bible </li></ul><ul><li>refers to the custom of </li></ul><ul><li>blow...
Sounds of the Shofar <ul><li>Behold, I show you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,  </li></ul...
Jesus’ Promise: John 14:1-3 <ul><li>At the Last Supper, Jesus told Peter He would deny Him 3 times, and then followed it w...
<ul><li>“ In My Father's house are many mansions; if  it were  not  so , I would have told you.  I go to prepare a place f...
1 Thessalonians 4:16 - 17 <ul><li>“ For the Lord Himself shall descend from Heaven with a shout, with the voice of the arc...
1 Thessalonians 4:16 - 17 <ul><li>This passage clearly defines what we mean by “Rapture”.  While it is true that the word ...
The word “Rapture” <ul><li>The word “rapture” comes from the Latin version of the Bible.  </li></ul><ul><li>1Th es.  4:17 ...
Signs that the Rapture is near <ul><li>In Matthew 24, Jesus gave some signs that His coming to Rapture the believers is ne...
Signs that the Rapture is near Type of Fig tree of the kind Jesus was talking about grows abundantly in Israel.  It is a s...
Israel: The Key to Jesus’ Olivet Discourse (Matt. 24) <ul><li>The “Fig Tree” began to put forth leaves on May 14 – 16, 194...
1. Spiritual Deception and False “Christs” <ul><li>Mat 24:4  And Jesus answered and said unto them,  Take heed that no man...
1. Spiritual Deception and False “Christs” Maytreya (pronounced mahy-tray-ah) is one of many gurus among the New Age, occu...
2. Apostasy and corruption in the Church <ul><li>1Ti m  4:1  Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times s...
<ul><li>2P eter  2:1  But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you...
2. Apostasy and corruption in the Church <ul><li>The mainstream Christian church has become a spiritual wasteland in gener...
2. Apostasy and corruption in the Church <ul><li>and many are condoning and even promoting homosexuality, which God expres...
2. Apostasy and corruption in the Church <ul><li>They not only promote it as being good and pure and righteous but they ac...
Some Other Modern Apostate and False Religious Leaders/Practices <ul><li>De Jesus says he learned he was Jesus reincarnate...
Some Other Modern Apostate and False Religious Leaders/Practices <ul><li>Other church and cult groups reject the deity of ...
War and Terrorism <ul><li>Mat t  24:6  And ye shall hear of wars and rumors of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all ...
“ and there shall be  [widespread]  famines …”
“ and there shall be  [widespread]  famines …” <ul><li>In hundreds of nations the world over, of millions of people are st...
[Widespread] drought that causes some of the famines
“ and pestilences  (Pandemic Diseases)” <ul><li>AIDS </li></ul><ul><li>Resistant TB, Polio, Necrotizing fasciitis and Ente...
“ Widespread Mega Earthquakes” <ul><li>Since 1948, earthquakes have increased in frequency and intensity including the one...
“ Widespread Mega Earthquakes” <ul><li>229,866  people lost, including dea d or  missing  </li></ul><ul><li>2 million peop...
Severe Persecution of Christians – Matt. 24:9-10 <ul><li>A Salvation Army worker was attacked with a machette by armed mob...
Severe Persecution of Christians – Matt. 24:9-10 <ul><li>Christian Church burned out by Muslims in Iraq </li></ul>www.bbc....
Severe Persecution of Christians – Matt. 24:9-10 Salvation Army Banned from Target Stores in Minniappolis.  Other Christia...
Severe Persecution of Christians – Matt. 24:9-10 <ul><li>Most of the photos available of Christian Persecution outside the...
As in the days of Noah and Lot: Matt. 24:37-39 <ul><li>Mat 24:37  But  as the days of Noah   were,  so shall also the comi...
As in the days of Noah and Lot: Matt. Luke 17:28-30 <ul><li>Luk e  17:28  Likewise also  as it was in the days of Lot; the...
Characteristics Jesus Pointed Out and from Genesis Account <ul><li>The people were willfully ignorant of the warnings of N...
Characteristics Jesus Pointed Out and from Genesis Account <ul><li>In Genesis we read that there was mating between demons...
Characteristics Jesus Pointed Out and from Genesis Account <ul><li>Noah was instructed to build an ark  (an oblong box-lik...
And it rained 40 days and 40 nights and the flood covered the whole earth.  Everyone was killed who was not in the Ark wit...
Painting from a 1908 eye witness account of Noah’s Ark on Mt. Ararat http :// s8int . com God provided the Ark for escape ...
SO WHAT!? <ul><li>It’s about the Judgment of God, once again, for the earth’s being filled with violence and sin, perversi...
<ul><li>We do not know the day nor the hour, but we know it is about to happen and very soon.  </li></ul><ul><li>The signs...
“ Come” say the Spirit and the Bride <ul><li>But God has provided an escape for those who are in Christ Jesus through acce...
“ Come” say the Spirit and the Bride <ul><li>If you are not under the Blood of Jesus, you will have to face the judgment a...
<ul><li>Revelation   22:17   “ And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him tha...
<ul><li>Don’t be among the mockers and scoffers of today.  They will have to go through unimaginable hell during the Seven...
Song “Higher Ground” from Kleinwood Church of Christ Annual Singing: www . kleinwood . com www.ask-jesus.org www.raptureal...
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    1. 1. www.rapturealert.com
    2. 2. Christ is Coming Again: The Rapture Rev 1:7 Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him,
    3. 3. Revelation 4:1 <ul><li>Rev 4:1 After these things I looked, and behold, a door was opened in Heaven. And the first voice which I heard was as it were of a trumpet talking with me, saying, Come up here </li></ul>
    4. 4. The “Trumpet” (Shofar) <ul><li>The “trumpet” in the Bible </li></ul><ul><li>refers to the custom of </li></ul><ul><li>blowing the shofar (made of </li></ul><ul><li>animal horns and used for </li></ul><ul><li>various purposes from calling </li></ul><ul><li>assembly, to sounding alarms, </li></ul><ul><li>to celebrating the Feast of </li></ul><ul><li>Trumpets at Jewish New </li></ul><ul><li>Year time). </li></ul>Jewish Man blowing a shofar www . music . iastate . edu / antiqua / shofar . htm
    5. 5. Sounds of the Shofar <ul><li>Behold, I show you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, </li></ul><ul><li>In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. </li></ul><ul><li>1 Corinthians 15:51-52 (KJV) </li></ul>
    6. 6. Jesus’ Promise: John 14:1-3 <ul><li>At the Last Supper, Jesus told Peter He would deny Him 3 times, and then followed it with the assuring promise… </li></ul><ul><li>“ Let not your heart be troubled. You believe in God, believe also in Me. </li></ul>
    7. 7. <ul><li>“ In My Father's house are many mansions; if it were not so , I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. </li></ul><ul><li>“ And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself, so that where I am there you may be also. ” </li></ul><ul><li>John 14:1-3 </li></ul>Jesus’ Promise: John 14:1-3
    8. 8. 1 Thessalonians 4:16 - 17 <ul><li>“ For the Lord Himself shall descend from Heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ shall rise first. </li></ul><ul><li>“ Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air . And so we shall ever be with the Lord. ” </li></ul>
    9. 9. 1 Thessalonians 4:16 - 17 <ul><li>This passage clearly defines what we mean by “Rapture”. While it is true that the word “Rapture” does not occur in the Greek, a form of the word from which we get our word “Rapture” does occur in the Latin Vulgate translation of the Bible. </li></ul><ul><li>“ R apiemur ” from “rapere” meaning to “catch-up, to snatch away” is a translation of the Greek word (“harpazo”) that has the same meaning. </li></ul>
    10. 10. The word “Rapture” <ul><li>The word “rapture” comes from the Latin version of the Bible. </li></ul><ul><li>1Th es. 4:17 deinde nos qui vivimus qui relinquimur simul rapiemur cum illis in nubibus obviam Domino in aera et sic semper cum Domino erimus </li></ul><ul><li>Latin Vulgate </li></ul>
    11. 11. Signs that the Rapture is near <ul><li>In Matthew 24, Jesus gave some signs that His coming to Rapture the believers is near </li></ul><ul><li>Mat 24:32 Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh: </li></ul><ul><li>Mat 24:33 So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors . </li></ul>
    12. 12. Signs that the Rapture is near Type of Fig tree of the kind Jesus was talking about grows abundantly in Israel. It is a symbol of Israel in this parable
    13. 13. Israel: The Key to Jesus’ Olivet Discourse (Matt. 24) <ul><li>The “Fig Tree” began to put forth leaves on May 14 – 16, 1948 when Israel again became a nation. </li></ul><ul><li>Without Israel’s existence as a nation, all other signs are not significant, because the end-times prophecies involve Israel in a major way. </li></ul>
    14. 14. 1. Spiritual Deception and False “Christs” <ul><li>Mat 24:4 And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you. </li></ul><ul><li>Mat 24:5 For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many. </li></ul>
    15. 15. 1. Spiritual Deception and False “Christs” Maytreya (pronounced mahy-tray-ah) is one of many gurus among the New Age, occult groups. He claims to be the reincarnation of Jesus, the Buddah, and several other chief gods of different religions. And his teaching is, “All religions will be the one” under him.
    16. 16. 2. Apostasy and corruption in the Church <ul><li>1Ti m 4:1 Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; </li></ul>
    17. 17. <ul><li>2P eter 2:1 But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction. </li></ul>2. Apostasy and corruption in the Church
    18. 18. 2. Apostasy and corruption in the Church <ul><li>The mainstream Christian church has become a spiritual wasteland in general with it’s PC “gospel” of tolerance, “love” of everyone, not offending anyone. </li></ul>
    19. 19. 2. Apostasy and corruption in the Church <ul><li>and many are condoning and even promoting homosexuality, which God expressly said was abominable to Him. </li></ul>
    20. 20. 2. Apostasy and corruption in the Church <ul><li>They not only promote it as being good and pure and righteous but they accept the false claim that those practicing it are supposed to have been born that way. Thus, they try to make God responsible for their abominable lifestyles. </li></ul>
    21. 21. Some Other Modern Apostate and False Religious Leaders/Practices <ul><li>De Jesus says he learned he was Jesus reincarnate when he was visited in a dream by angels . </li></ul><ul><li>&quot; The prophets, they spoke about me…I am what they have been expecting for 2,000 years, &quot; de Jesus says . </li></ul><ul><li>CNN </li></ul>Jose Luis de Jesus Gi: Note- “666” on his shoulder
    22. 22. Some Other Modern Apostate and False Religious Leaders/Practices <ul><li>Other church and cult groups reject the deity of Jesus Christ, promote Yoga, Labyrinth Walking and other Hindu practices as part of “Christian” worship. Still others have abandoned the Bible in favor of group consensus and secular humanist/socialist ideas and “cause” activism. They are too many to even begin to mention them in this presentation. But personal research from such sites as www.olivetreeviews.org will help you see them. </li></ul>
    23. 23. War and Terrorism <ul><li>Mat t 24:6 And ye shall hear of wars and rumors of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. </li></ul><ul><li>Mat t 24:7 For [tribe] shall rise against [tribe] , and [nation] against [nation]… </li></ul><ul><li>This would include terrorism. </li></ul>www.bbc.com www.bbc.com
    24. 24. “ and there shall be [widespread] famines …”
    25. 25. “ and there shall be [widespread] famines …” <ul><li>In hundreds of nations the world over, of millions of people are starving to death - far more than the stretched resources of the developed world can do much to alleviate. While a lot of the famine is the result of droughts, a lot of it is man-made by warring within the countries and using starvation as their weapon to try to bring the population into submission.. </li></ul>
    26. 26. [Widespread] drought that causes some of the famines
    27. 27. “ and pestilences (Pandemic Diseases)” <ul><li>AIDS </li></ul><ul><li>Resistant TB, Polio, Necrotizing fasciitis and Enterococcus (that is totally resistant to all antibiotics) </li></ul><ul><li>A coming avian (bird) flu pandemic </li></ul><ul><li>A host of other diseases like tic-borne diseases, mosquito-borne diseases, all potentially lethal. </li></ul>
    28. 28. “ Widespread Mega Earthquakes” <ul><li>Since 1948, earthquakes have increased in frequency and intensity including the one on Dec. 26, 2004 which had the following effects: </li></ul>See: Matt. 24:7 and Luke 21:11
    29. 29. “ Widespread Mega Earthquakes” <ul><li>229,866 people lost, including dea d or missing </li></ul><ul><li>2 million people homeless. </li></ul><ul><li>The earth’s rotation was stopped for a fraction of a second </li></ul><ul><li>Islands and other land masses were moved several 100 meters out of their original place. </li></ul>
    30. 30. Severe Persecution of Christians – Matt. 24:9-10 <ul><li>A Salvation Army worker was attacked with a machette by armed mobs in Pakestan </li></ul><ul><li>Three teenage girls were beheaded in Indonesia just because they were Christian </li></ul>www.davidmorrison.typepad.com
    31. 31. Severe Persecution of Christians – Matt. 24:9-10 <ul><li>Christian Church burned out by Muslims in Iraq </li></ul>www.bbc.com
    32. 32. Severe Persecution of Christians – Matt. 24:9-10 Salvation Army Banned from Target Stores in Minniappolis. Other Christians have been arrested for sharing their faith publicly or for protesting homosexual events of “Gay Pride” www.davidmorrison.typepad.com
    33. 33. Severe Persecution of Christians – Matt. 24:9-10 <ul><li>Most of the photos available of Christian Persecution outside the US and Europe are too graphic, they include beating to death with clubs and kicking and stomping the victims to death, dragging behind motorcycles or cars, shooting into and bombing church buildings with congregation inside and beheading by crazed gangs. Some of them can be found at www.davidmorrison.typepad.com </li></ul>
    34. 34. As in the days of Noah and Lot: Matt. 24:37-39 <ul><li>Mat 24:37 But as the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. </li></ul><ul><li>Mat 24:38 For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark, </li></ul><ul><li>Mat 24:39 And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. </li></ul>
    35. 35. As in the days of Noah and Lot: Matt. Luke 17:28-30 <ul><li>Luk e 17:28 Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded; </li></ul><ul><li>Luk e 17:29 But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all. </li></ul><ul><li>Luk 17:30 Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed. </li></ul>
    36. 36. Characteristics Jesus Pointed Out and from Genesis Account <ul><li>The people were willfully ignorant of the warnings of Noah that judgment for sin and wickedness that was coming. The kind of violence we see in the streets, schools, and shopping malls today filled the earth in Noah’s day. </li></ul>
    37. 37. Characteristics Jesus Pointed Out and from Genesis Account <ul><li>In Genesis we read that there was mating between demons and human women that produced monsters. All flesh (human and animal alike) was corrupt – except for Noah and his family. And the people thought only of ways to pervert themselves more and more. God had no choice but to destroy every living thing. Genesis 6:1-13. </li></ul>
    38. 38. Characteristics Jesus Pointed Out and from Genesis Account <ul><li>Noah was instructed to build an ark (an oblong box-like craft) and put 2 of every kind of common animals and 7 of the domestic animals in it along with food for them to eat for a year. </li></ul>
    39. 39. And it rained 40 days and 40 nights and the flood covered the whole earth. Everyone was killed who was not in the Ark with Noah. They knew it was coming for 120 years but did not believe. When the rain began, it was too late. God had shut the door and would not open it until the flood was dried up a year later. http :// s8int . com
    40. 40. Painting from a 1908 eye witness account of Noah’s Ark on Mt. Ararat http :// s8int . com God provided the Ark for escape of those who were ready for the judgment on the earth of that day
    41. 41. SO WHAT!? <ul><li>It’s about the Judgment of God, once again, for the earth’s being filled with violence and sin, perversion and corruption and rebellion against and hatred of God. </li></ul><ul><li>It’s coming and it’s coming very soon. </li></ul>
    42. 42. <ul><li>We do not know the day nor the hour, but we know it is about to happen and very soon. </li></ul><ul><li>The signs are there pointing to this time we are living in right now (beginning on May 14-16, 1948) as the time frame for His coming again. </li></ul>
    43. 43. “ Come” say the Spirit and the Bride <ul><li>But God has provided an escape for those who are in Christ Jesus through accepting His invitation of Salvation through His Blood payment for our sins and asking Him to save us. </li></ul><ul><li>That escape is called the Rapture </li></ul>
    44. 44. “ Come” say the Spirit and the Bride <ul><li>If you are not under the Blood of Jesus, you will have to face the judgment and wrath of God in the destruction of the earth as we know it now. </li></ul><ul><li>The decision is yours. Repent of your sins and receive God’s pardon for your sins now, before it’s too late. Ask Jesus to come into your heart as Savior and Lord and you will be ready and then begin looking for His return. </li></ul>
    45. 45. <ul><li>Revelation 22:17 “ And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely .” </li></ul>“ Come” say the Spirit and the Bride
    46. 46. <ul><li>Don’t be among the mockers and scoffers of today. They will have to go through unimaginable hell during the Seven Years of Tribulation and then eternal hell afterward. </li></ul><ul><li>Heaven is yours to gain and Hell yours to lose by your decision now. </li></ul>“ Come” say the Spirit and the Bride
    47. 47. Song “Higher Ground” from Kleinwood Church of Christ Annual Singing: www . kleinwood . com www.ask-jesus.org www.rapturealert.com Luk e 21:28 “ And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh. ”

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