THE PRE-TRIBULATION RAPTURE! IS ALEX JONES WRONG?
October 20, 2012 in Politics
I’ve been researching BIBLE PROPHECY for over 35 years now. I know Alex Jones believes those who follow the PRE-TRIBULATION RAPTURE belief are delusional at best but is he really correct? If one is referring to Satan’s ‘Lukewarm Church’ then by all means Alex is right on. However, if one is referring to GOD’S TRUE CHURCH’ then Alex is dead wrong.
The true PRE-TRIBULATION Christian ventures into the world and spreads the gospel. He or she also keeps all the 10 Commandments as set forth by our Lord and Savior Yeshua (Jesus Christ). The true Christian also prays for divine protection in fending off the overwhelming evil forces of Satan who KILLS, STEALS and DESTROYS all that’s good in the world.
Why has humanity become so very evil in these ‘END TIMES’ of ours? Empty headed humans have chosen to accept fame and fortune instead of following Almighty God’s Commandments. Therefore, Satan has unleashed his DEMON’S to further destroy all that’s good in the world. Humanity is doomed and Bible Prophecy declares 2/3rd’s of humanity will be destroyed in the Tribulation that’s right at our doorstep.
The following are 15 biblical proofs of a Pre-Tribulation Rapture:
Proof #1:Revelation 19:11-21 doesn’t mention a resurrection.
The Rapture is a resurrection of those “in Christ” (1 Thess. 4:13-18). In Rev?. 19:11-21, which is the clearest picture of the second coming of Christ and there is no mention of a resurrection? The Rapture isn’t mentioned because it doesn’t happen at the second coming.
Proof #2 Zechariah 14:1-15 doesn’t mention a resurrection.
This is an Old Testament picture of Jesus returning to earth at the second coming. Again, no mention of a resurrection.
Proof #3: Two different pictures are painted.
In the Old Testament, there were two different pictures painted of the Messiah—one suffering (Isa. 53:2-10, Ps. 22:6-8, 11-18) and one reigning as King (Ps. 2:6-12, Zech. 14:9,16). They predicted two separate comings of the Messiah—the 1st coming as a suffering Messiah and the 2nd coming (still future) as a reigning King.
In the New Testament, we have another picture added. Again, we have two pictures painted which don’t look the same. These two different descriptions of Jesus’ coming point to two separate events we call “the rapture” and “the second coming.”
Proof #4: The Known Day and the Unknown Day.
Matthew 25:13 says Jesus will return at an unknown time, while Revelation 12:6 says the Jews will have to wait 1,260 days for the Lord to return. The 1,260 days begins when the Antichrist stands in the Temple and declares himself to be God (Matt. 24:15-21, 2 Thess. 2:4) This event will take place at the mid-point of the seven year Tribulation (Dan 9:27). The Antichrist has authority to rule for 42 months, which is 1,260 days (Rev. 13:4) and will l be destroyed by Jesus at His second coming (Rev. 19:20, 2 Thess. 2:8). The known and unknown days must happen at different times, meaning they are two separate events.
Proof #5: A door open in heaven (Revelation 4:1).
The door in heaven is opened to let John into heaven. We believe John’s call into heaven is prophetic of the Church being caught up at the rapture (see proof #6). In Revelation 19:11, heaven is opened again, this time to let the armies which are already in heaven out. This is the Church, which has been Raptured at a previous time, following Jesus out of heaven at the second coming.
Proof #6: “Come up here.” (Revelation 4:1).
A voice called for the apostle John to “Come up here,” and immediately he was in heaven. This could be a prophetic reference to the Rapture of the Church. The words “Come up here” are spoken to the two witnesses who are killed in the middle of the Tribulation, who are resurrected and ascend into heaven (Rev. 11:12). Therefore, the phrase “Come up here” could mean the Church is Raptured in Rev. 4:1. The word “Church” is mentioned 22 times in Rev. 1-3, but is not mentioned again until Rev. 22:17.
Proof #7: The Holy ones are already with Jesus in heaven (Zech. 14:5, Rev. 19:14).
The armies in heaven, clothed in fine linen, follow Jesus out of heaven at His second coming (Rev. 19:14, Zech. 14:5, Col. 3:4). These are not angels because Rev. 19:8 tells us the fine linen is the righteousness of the saints. In order to come out of heaven we first have to go in, indicating a previous rapture.
Proof #8: Kept from the hour of testing (Rev. 3:10).
Revelation 3:10 says we will be kept out of the hour of testing which will come upon the whole earth (the Tribulation). Some have wrongly believed “keep” means to keep through, or protect through the Tribulation. Suppose you approach a high voltage area with a sign that says, “Keep Out.” Does that mean you can enter and be protected? No, it means you are forbidden from entering the area. But this verse also says He will keep us from the hour of testing. It is not just the testing, but the time period. If a student is excused from a test, he still may have to sit in the class while others take the test. But if he is excused from the hour of testing, he can go home. The Church will be called home before the hour of testing.
Proof #9: Angels don’t resurrect people when they gather them for judgment.
When the angels are sent forth to gather the elect at the second coming (Matt. 24:29-31), some have wrongly interpreted this as the Rapture. There is one huge problem with this interpretation. If we are resurrected at this time, why would we need angels to gather us? In the resurrection, we will be like the angels (Matt. 22:30), able to travel in the air at will. Obviously, these people who are gathered are not resurrected, therefore it can’t be the Rapture. No one would claim the wicked are Raptured at this time, yet Matthew 13:39-41, 49 says the angels will not only gather the elect, but also the wicked. This gathering is not a resurrection.
Proof #10: Both wicked and righteous both can’t be taken first.
First Thessalonians 4:13-17 says the righteous are taken and the wicked are left behind. Matthew 13:30, 49 says the wicked are taken first and righteous are left behind. This points to two separate events, the Rapture and the second coming.
Proof #11: Jesus returns from the wedding.
When Jesus returns to earth at the second coming, He will return from a wedding (Luke 12:36). At the Rapture, Jesus is married to His bride, the Church. After the wedding, He will return to earth.
Proof #12: Jesus will receive us to Himself, not us to receive Him (John 14:2-3).
Jesus said He would prepare a place for the Church in heaven, then He would come again to receive us to Himself. Why would Jesus prepare a place for us in heaven and then not take us there? At the Rapture, He will come to receive us to Himself, “that where I am (heaven), there you may be also.” If the Rapture occurred at the same time as the second coming, we would go up to the clouds and then immediately come back to earth. That would contradict John 14:2-3.
Proof #13: The one who restrains is taken out of the way.
In 2 Thess. 2:6-7, Paul says “the one who restrains will be taken out of the way” before the Antichrist can be revealed. We believe this refers to the Rapture because the (not the LUKEWARM CHURCH) Church is clearly the biggest obstacle to the Antichrist becoming a world ruler.
Proof #14: The separation of the sheep and goats (Matt. 25:31-46).
If the Rapture occurred at the second coming, why would the sheep and the goats need to be separated immediately after the second coming? A Rapture at the second coming would have already separated the sheep and the goats. With a Pre-Tribulation Rapture, the people saved after the Rapture will need to be separated after the second coming.
Proof #15: Who will populate the Millennium?
If the Rapture occurs at the second coming and the wicked are cast into hell at that time, who will be left to populate the millennium? Only people in their natural (non-resurrected) bodies will be able to have children (Matt. 22:30). With a Pre-Tribulation Rapture, the people saved after the Rapture who are alive at the second coming will populate the earth during the Millennium.
In reality, there are 3 Rapture’s! 144,000 male virgin Jews will be Raptured in the Middle of the Tribulation after they’ve witnessed to the world about the saving grace of Yeshua (Jesus christ).
“Then I looked, and there before me was the Lamb, standing on Mount Zion, and with him 144,000 who had his name and his Father’s name written on their foreheads. And I heard a sound from heaven like the roar of rushing waters and like a loud peal of thunder. The sound I heard was like that of harpists playing their harps. And they sang a new song before the throne and before the four living creatures and the elders. No one could learn the song except the 144,000 who had been redeemed from the earth (RAPTURED). These are those who did not defile themselves with women, for they kept themselves pure. They follow the Lamb wherever he goes. They were purchased from among men and offered as firstfruits to God and the Lamb. No lie was found in their mouths; they are blameless.”
WILL YOU BE LEFT BEHIND?
Let’s now examine the requirements for an individual to be “INSTANTLY SNATCHED AWAY IN THE RAPTURE?”
1. Accept Jesus Christ as your Eternal Lord and Precious Savior
2. Abide by the 10 Commandments:
* “Thou shalt have no other gods before me” ( Exodus 20:3).
* “Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image” ( Exodus 20:4).
* “Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain” ( Exodus 20:7).
* “Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy” ( Exodus 20:8).
* “Honour thy father and thy mother” ( Exodus 20:12).
* “Thou shalt not kill” ( Exodus 20:13).
* “Thou shalt not commit adultery” ( Exodus 20:14).
* “Thou shalt not steal” ( Exodus 20:15).
* “Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour” ( Exodus 20:16).
* “Thou shalt not covet” ( Exodus 20:17).
3. Spread the gospel throughout the world!
I’m (Jesus) The Way, the Truth, and the Life:
1 “Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me.
2 In My Father’s house are many mansions;[e] if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.[f]
3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also.
4 And where I go you know, and the way you know.”
5 Thomas said to Him, “Lord, we do not know where You are going, and how can we know the way?”
6 Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except THROUGH ME!
It doesn’t matter if you believe what’s been written here or not. Almighty God has given you and I ‘FREE WILL.” You and your family have the choice to believe anything you want. However, ‘SPIRITUAL LAWS’ will determine the positive and negative affects in you life. I’m sure you’ve heard the old sayings;
WHAT GOES AROUND-COMES AROUND, GOOD OR BAD KARMA AND WHAT YOU SOW-YOU SHALL ALSO REAP!
Satan’s minions have brainwashed virtually all of humanity into believing Lucifer is the real god and the God of the Holy Bible is an impostor. This is one of the main reasons why Christian’s have been ridiculed and murdered throughout the world. Remember what I mentioned earlier! Satan’s goal is to KILL—STEAL—and—DESTROY all of humanity.
We must not accept things as they are through blind faith. Each of us must do our own research to flush out the truth wherever it exists. They only way we can decipher fact from fiction is through the indwelling of the Holy Spirit.
Don’t take for granted what the mainstream media, politicians, business leaders or the lukewarm preachers tell you. Virtually of of them work for Satan and will feed you with nothing but lies. My wife and I read Psalm 91 every morning and evening because we know Satan has consumed America.
If you don’t believe it look at the movie and music industry. They constantly churn out a constant negative feed of demonic images and sounds to manipulate the hearts and minds of counbtless human beings. If it wasn’t for the Holy Spirt even the very elect would be deceived as stated in:
For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect. Matthew 24:24
Another revealing Bible verse is: 2nd Thessalonians 2:11
And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie (cast by Satan):
HOPE FOR THE BEST AND PREPARE FOR THE WORST RIGHT NOW!
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