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What, when, how and for whom the rapture?
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  • 1. RAPTURE PRESENTED BY JOY JOSEPH MUNDUKOTTACKAL KONKANI CHRISTIAN (BRETHREN) ASSEMBLY
  • 2. RAPTURE
    • What is Rapture ?
    • Is there the word Rapture in the Bible?
    • Answer: No
    • Why then widely used ?
    • … ..Then we which are alive and (1 Thessalonians 4: 17)
    • remain
    • shall be caught up together with them in the clouds,
    • to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be
    • with the Lord.
    • “ Caught up” - is the rapture.
  • 3. RAPTURE
    • Have you ever seen how Magnet works ?
    • If brought over a mix of sand and other materials;
    • the Magnet will snatch away all Iron filings
    • (Things only of Magnetic attraction will be caught up)
    • Rapture can be compared to this
    • At the coming of the Lord to clouds, ( All who belongs to him )
    • Dead in Christ will be risen first
    • The living in Christ will be changed ( Together caught up )
    • (Will be caught up together to meet the Lord in the clouds)
  • 4. RAPTURE
    • 1 The. 4:16-17 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God:
    • and 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:
    • and so shall we ever be with the Lord.
    • 1 Cor.15: 52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump:..we shall be changed.
  • 5. RAPTURE
    • Rapture (of the church) was a mystery .
    • Resurrection was not a mystery. (Job.19: 25-27)
    • (Was known to the men in other ages past.)
    • Living in Christ changed and caught up
    • Translation of the saints was a mystery. (1.Cor.15: 51)
    • (Was not known to the men in other ages past.)
    • Apostle Paul revealed this mystery.
    • 1 Corinthians 15: 51 Behold, I shew you a mystery;
    • We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,
  • 6. RAPTURE
    • Theories on rapture
    • 1. Pre- tribulation rapture
    • Church will be caught up before tribulation
    • 2. Mid- tribulation rapture
    • Church will be caught up at the middle of tribulation
    • 3. Post- tribulation rapture
    • Church will pass thru tribulation and then caught up.
    • Partial rapture ( As parts but not church as a whole )
    • Is a modern school of thought
    • ( Of some “modern movement” have no scriptural support )
  • 7. RAPTURE
    • What is rapture ?
    • It is the Lord’s return to the clouds (1.The.4: 17)
    • The Lord’s return for the saints (Heb.9: 28)
    • Blessed hope of every believer (2.Tim.4: 8)
    • The coming to meet his bride the church (Rev.19: 7)
    • We (church) will be caught up (1.The.4: 17)
    • Before the tribulation begins (1.The.1: 10)
    • Can be any moment from now (1.Cor.15: 51-52)
  • 8. RAPTURE
    • THERE ARE TWO PHASES OF HIS COMING
    • 1. COMING FOR HIS SAINTS (RAPTURE)
    • 2. COMING WITH HIS SAINTS (REVELATION)
    • WHAT IS RAPTURE ? (Heb.9: 28; Acts.1: 11)
    • Coming to the clouds (1.The.4: 16; 1.Cor.15: 22)
    • WHAT IS REVELATION ? (I.The.3: 13; Rev.66: 15)
    • Coming to the earth (2.The.1: 6; Jude 14-15; Zec. 14: 4)
    • (In the epistles 2. Pet; 2.The. etc, more of revelation we read)
  • 9. RAPTURE
  • 10. RAPTURE
    • It is the Lord’s return to the clouds
    • 1 The.4: 16-17 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with
    • a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God:
    • and 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: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.
    • 1 The.1:10 And to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from
    • the dead, even Jesus, which delivered us from the wrath to come.
    • Following the rapture, in heavenly places will have
    • 1. The judgment seat of Christ and rewarding ( 2.Cor.5: 10 )
    • 2. Marriage of the Lamb ( Rev.19: 7 )
    • 3. The Marriage supper ( Rev.19: 9; Lk.13: 28-30 )
    • On earth will have the 70 th week ( 7 years Period )
  • 11. RAPTURE
    • WHY THE TRUMPET SOUNDS
    • ( Read Num. 10: 1-10 – The use of Trumpets )
    • Numbers 10:2 Make thee two trumpets of silver; of a whole piece shalt
    • thou make them: that thou mayest use them for the calling of the
    • assembly , and for the journeying of the camps.
    • The trumpet of God ( v.3 ) To gather together
    • The shout ( V.5 ) Command to start journey
    • The voice of the archangel –To clear the way for rapture
    • ( Rev.12:7; Dan.10: 13 )
    • The people of the world may hear but may not understand
    • ( May take time to realize - John 12: 28-30 )
    • World will come to know many are missing.
  • 12. RAPTURE
    • THE LORD’S RETURN FOR THE SAINTS (Heb.9: 28)
    • Only His own will see him.
    • 1 John 3:2 Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear
    • what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be
    • like him; for we shall see him as he is.
    • (At the revelation all will see him- Rev.1: 7; Zec.14:4 )
    • We shall be with him (1.The.4: 17)
    • 1 The.4:17 Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together
    • with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we
    • ever be with the Lord.
    • Shadows: Meeting of Isaac and Rebecca- ( Gen.25: 65- 67 )
    • World may not understand-( Jn.12: 28-30; Acts. 9: 7 )
  • 13. RAPTURE
    • Blessed hope of every believer (2.Tim.4: 8)
    • Titus 2:13 Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the
    • great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;
    • Romans 8:19 For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God.
    • Philippians 3:20-21 For our conversation is in heaven; from whence also we
    • look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ: Who shall change our vile
    • body, that it may be fashioned like unto his glorious body, according to
    • the working whereby heis able even to subdue all things unto himself.
    • 1 Thessalonians 4:17 Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall
    • we ever be with the Lord .
  • 14. RAPTURE
    • The coming to meet his bride the church (Rev.19: 7)
    • 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with
    • a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and
    • 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: and so shall we ever be
    • with the Lord.
    • Titus 2:13 Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the
    • great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;
    • Hebrews 9:28 So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto
    • them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation.
    • Revelation 22:17 And the Spirit and the bride say, Come.
  • 15. RAPTURE
    • We (church) will be caught up (1.The.4: 17)
    • 1 Thessalonians 4:17 Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air:
    • Shadows in the Bible
    • Genesis 5:24 And Enoch walked with God: and he was not; for God took him. (Heb.11: 5)
    • 2 Kings 2:11 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.
    • Revelation 11:12 And they heard a great voice from heaven saying unto them, Come up hither. And they ascended up to heaven in a cloud; ( the two
    • witness during tribulation )
  • 16. RAPTURE
    • RAPTURE BEFORE THE TRIBULATION (1.The.1: 10)
    • (As bride of Christ, will not be allowed to pass thru it)
    • Church is espoused to Christ (2.Cor.12: 2)
    • Church is the bride of Christ (Rev.22: 17)
    • Church is the object of Christ’s love (Eph.5: 25)
    • Church is waiting for His return (1.The.1: 10)
    • Will not deliver his turtle dove to the w. beast (Ps.79: 19)
    • Church is not the object of his wrath.
    • 1 The.5: 9 For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by
    • our Lord Jesus Christ,
    • 1 The.1: 10 And to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, even Jesus, which delivered us from the wrath to come.
  • 17. RAPTURE
    • Can be any moment from now ( 1.Cor.15: 51-52 )
    • 1 Corinthians 15:52 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.
    • Hebrews 10:37 For yet a little while, and he that shall come will come, and will
    • not tarry. ( Lk.12: 40 )
    • 2 Peter 3:9 The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward , not willing that any should
    • perish, but that all should come to repentance.
    • Revelation 22:20 He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen.
  • 18. RAPTURE
    • It will be sudden- means how much time will take?
    • 1 Corinthians 15:52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump:
    • for the trumpet shall sound.
    • (Twinkling of an eye, may be only fraction of a second)
    • Example
    • Acts 9:3 And as he journeyed, he came near Damascus: and suddenly there
    • shined round about him a light from heaven
    • Luke 12:40 Be ye therefore ready also: for the Son of man cometh at an hour
    • when ye think not.
    • ARE YOU READY FOR THE RAPTURE ?
    • IF NOT……
  • 19. RAPTURE
    • You can be sure of your part in rapture
    • Admit you are a sinner (Rom. 3: 23)
    • But Know God loves you (John. 3: 16)
    • Christ died on the cross for you (Rom. 5: 8)
    • You can have the forgiveness of sin (Acts.10: 43)
    • You can have eternal life by believing (Jn.20: 31)
    • You can become a child of God (Jn.1: 12)
    • You can have assurance of salvation (1.Jn. 3: 1-2)
  • 20. RAPTURE
    • On that bright and golden morning when
    • the Son of Man shall come,
    • And the radiance of His glory we shall see;
    • When from every clime and nation
    • He shall call his people home-
    • What a gath’ring of the ransomed that will be!
    • What a gath’..ring! What a gath’..ring!
    • What a gath’ring of the ransomed
    • In the summer land of love!
    • What a gath’..ring, What a gath’ring
    • Of the ransomed in that happy home above
  • 21. THE RAPTURE
    • Hope the brief study on
    • THE RAPTURE been a blessing.
    • Any questions, comments or suggestions
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