Wishful Thinking

last wordThere are many voices predicting the soon rapture (catching away) of the Church. Some say “It must happen before the Antichrist is revealed!” but, what do the Scriptures say about it?

Paul wrote to the Thessalonians what is probably the clearest truth about this rapture (catching away) –

“But I do not want you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning those who have fallen asleep, lest you sorrow as others who have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will bring with Him those who sleep in Jesus. For this we say to you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive and remain until the coming of the Lord will by no means precede those who are asleep. For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. 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 thus we shall always be with the Lord. Therefore comfort one another with these words.” – 1 Thes. 4:13-18 Continue reading

Sheep and Goats

spurgen quoteIn a recent article (The Hour of Trial-it’s coming) I referred to turmoil that will be unleashed on the earth as God separates the sheep from the goats. Revelation reveals how to be kept from this time of trial –

“Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.”– Rev. 3:10

This was the promise to the Church of Philadelphia but, why are they the only one of seven churches to be given this promise? Jesus Himself gives this answer – Continue reading

The Comparison of the Seals, Trumpets, and Bowls of Wrath of Revelation

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As many of the end-time events are described in the Book of Revelation, I put forth this series, named Revelation for Beginners. In this series, I only attempt to present an outline of the events described. I hope and pray it is enough to encourage you to continue studying the Book of Revelation. Many, over the years, have presented their theories and understandings about these events and I do not wish to prove or disprove any of them  but instead present a straightforward outline of events described. Before beginning this article, I will present a movie of basic comparisons between the Seals, the Trumps, and the Bowls of Wrath which Revelation presents. In this article, I have not included the letters to the seven churches Jesus dictated or the judgment on the great whore of Babylon, which I have covered in other Revelation postings. After the movie I will give more information I hope will be helpful. Continue reading