The Pre tribulation Rapture deception is a false hope that many cling to. The tribulations that once strengthened the true Church, are now avoided at all costs.
According to this Rapture theology, the Elect are gathered before the return of Messiah the Savior who is the image of Yahweh. However, according to the Word of Yahweh, this option is actually not at all possible.
Flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of Yahweh, nor does corruption inherit incorruption (1 Cor 15:50).
Luke 22:18 For I say unto you, I will not drink of the fruit of the vine, until the kingdom of Yahweh shall come
Pre tribulation Rapture deception
Our Savior said, “when you see these things come to pass then look up for your redemption is at hand.” These things represent the events of the great tribulation. Those Sealed, are Saved after this end time period of immense deception. If there was a secret rapture, this mysterious group is not saved, nor do they take part in the first resurrection (Rev 20:2-6).
When we are absent from the body, we are present with Yahweh (2 Cor 5:8). However, at the end of this age, we shall be with Him in a transformed spirit, soul and body (1 Thes 5:23).
1 Cor 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
The timing of when the Elect are changed is obviously at the end of the tribulation period, which has a duration of three and one-half years.
The article that dispels the myth of a 7 Year Tribulation is entitled, He shall Confirm The Covenant with Many.
Rev 10:7 But in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, when he shall begin to sound, the mystery of Yahweh should be finished, as he hath declared to his servants the prophets
Rev 11:15 And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become [the kingdoms] of Yahweh, even of Messiah himself; and he shall reign for ever and ever
Rev 10:7, refers to Rev 11:15, which is the seventh trumpet. This is also a reference to the last trumpet mentioned in 1 Cor 15:52.
The last trump is at the end of the Great Tribulation, and those who have been sealed, shall be changed, and put on incorruption and immortality. The Pre tribulation Rapture deception prevents believers from spiritually preparing for this time of trouble.
Luke 21:28 And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.
Our Redemption and Salvation are one in the same and are realized at our Savior’s second coming. His first coming was to allow for our Salvation, and the second will be to reward the Elect with Salvation.
How To Escape Yahweh’s Judgment
Contrary to the Pre tribulation Rapture deception teaching, Yahweh our Messiah descends from heaven with the Elect, He does not take anyone up to Heaven (1 Cor 15:42-53, 1 Thes 4:13-17).
1 Thes 4:16 For Yahweh himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of Yahweh: and the dead in Messiah shall rise first
Yahweh does not bring the Saints and Angels with Him to earth, to turn around and take them away. These reign on earth with Him. The Pre tribulation Rapture deception story quickly loses credibility in light of properly translated scriptural evidence.
Eph 1:10 That in the dispensation of the fulness of times he might gather together in one all things in Messiah, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; even in him
If we truly were taken to heaven by means of a secret rapture no one in the Heavens would need to be gathered.
1 Thes 4:17 Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the cloud, to meet Yahweh in the air: and so shall we ever be with Yahweh
This verse above is the primary one used by those who teach of a Pre tribulation Rapture. After the tribulation, Yahweh returns with the clouds, and all eyes shall see Him (Rev 1:7). There is no secret gathering, and He returns in a very visible manner. It also should be noted that our Savior returns to this earth a second time, and nowhere in scripture is it ever implied that He ever returns to the Heavens with a group of believers that have been raptured.
Mark 13:24-26 But in those days, after that tribulation, the sun shall be darkened, also, the moon shall not give her light, even the stars of heaven shall fall, likewise the powers that are in heaven shall be shaken. And then shall they see the Son of man coming with the clouds with great power and glory.
- We are not taken up to the kingdom of heaven, but rather Yahweh establishes His kingdom on earth.
Thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven (Matt 6:10).
- Wherever our Savior is there the Elect will be also, these are the ones left behind.
Those taken are condemned to hell, to await the second death (Rev 19:20, 20:6, 20:10-15).
- The elect will reign with Messiah for a thousand years.
There is only one resurrection for those who are accounted worthy to reign with Him. If the Church is raptured, prior to Messiah’s return, they do not take part in the resurrection. The resurrection unto eternal life occurs when Satan is bound in the bottomless pit, after the Great Tribulation (Rev 20:3-7, John 11:25, Luke 20:35-36, 1 Cor 15:42-4).
John 5:29 And shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation
The Pre tribulation Rapture deception requires a third advent of our Savior, which will not occur.
Heb 9:28 So Messiah 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
The Words of Truth that Yahweh revealed to His Elect, do not allow for the possibility of a Pre tribulation Rapture. This false teaching is just not a part of the true Gospel message.
We need to receive Yahweh’s Word in our hearts as well as our minds. As well, it is essential to allow Yahweh’s Holy Spirit to dwell within us, so as to understand his Word. This indwelling does not automatically happen just because we know of Him.
To claim that all who accept Messiah are automatically born-again is another misguided and deadly deception of the false teachers. To be born-again is synonymous with the Baptism of the Holy Spirit, and when this gift has been received the understanding of the Word of Yahweh becomes possible. Once we have this understanding, the Pre tribulation Rapture deception is easily recognized as another false teaching.
Matt 7:21 Not every one that saith unto me, Yahweh, Yahweh, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven
Yahweh’s Children Will Endure Until The End
He that endures until the end shall be saved, to teach that Salvation occurs at any other time is also a terribly destructive lie (Mark 13:13).
1 Peter 1:9 Receiving the end of your faith, even the salvation of your souls
The infilling of the Holy Spirit is our connection with Yahweh, that teaches, guides and shows us things to come.
1 John 4:13 Hereby know we that we dwell in him, and he in us, because he hath given us of his Spirit
The true followers of Yahweh, that are Spirit-filled, will come to realize the truth regarding the Pre tribulation Rapture deception teachings.
But if the anointing which ye have received of him (Yahweh) abides in you, then ye need not that any man teach you; but as the same anointing teaches you of all things, and is the truth, and is not a lie, likewise even as you are taught, ye shall abide in him (1 John 2:27).
This anointing then purifies the Elect who are set apart, and able to deny the lusts of the flesh, and love for this world. It enables them through Faith, to take up their cross and follow Yahweh.
When we are born-again, which is the Baptism of the Holy Spirit, we are Sealed unto the day of Redemption. Those who are Spirit-filled and walk in the truth will not partake of the Pre tribulation Rapture deception. As well they also know that their Salvation takes place when Yahweh their Savior returns. True believers wait for their eternal Inheritance which is Salvation, Redemption and Deliverance. This is destined to be revealed at Yahweh’s Second Coming.
John 15:19 If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you
This hatred of those, who have separated themselves from the things of this world, will only grow in intensity as we approach the end of this age. We must put on the armor of Yahweh, so we can endure a multitude of tribulations.
Eph 6:13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armor of Yahweh, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand
Those who are deemed worthy to enter into the kingdom of Yahweh will go through much tribulation. But, through Him, we are able to endure until the end and obtain Salvation.
The Rapture Teaching Involves A Great Falling Away
2 Thes 2:3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition
People fail to realize Satan is the god of this world, and that he has used incredible deceptions to blind many. Sadly, once the Pre tribulation Rapture deception is revealed to be another false gospel message, there will be a great falling away.
Matt 25:31-34 When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory: And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats: And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left. Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world
Upon his return, our Savior will reward His Elect with Salvation. Do those who have been taught to trust in the rapture, and an instantaneous Salvation have Yahweh’s Spirit of truth residing within them?
If not, how then can they follow, or truly know Yahweh’s Word?
Salvation is not possible without Yahweh’s Spirit residing in us, and this occurs when we also dwell within Him (John 15:4-10). His wrath is to be poured out on those who have the spirit of this world and have rejected His promises (1 John 2:15).
When we study Isaiah chapter sixty-five in its entirety, we get a better picture of both the wrath and rewards of Yahweh.
Also, it should be noted that nowhere in scripture is it implied that we receive resurrected bodies to inhabit a kingdom in heaven.
John 14:2 In my Father’s house are many mansions…
- In John chapter fourteen, and verse two, our Savior tells His disciples that many (souls) abide in His Heavenly Realm.
- The souls that belong to Yahweh, reside in the heavenly realm.
There is not yet, nor shall there ever be a fleshly presence in the heavens, according to scripture.
According to the rapture theory, Christians are physically (or in the flesh) taken to Heaven. The problem with this theory is that there is not a single (unadulterated) verse in the scriptures that supports it.
- These souls shall be clothed with the garments of salvation, upon His return (Isa 61:10, Exe 3:19, Mat 10:28, 16:26, 1 Peter 1:9, 4:17-18, Luke 21:28, Eph 1:13-14, 4:30, 1 Cor 3:13-14).
These verses do not support the theory of a mysterious group that is supposedly raptured away, without having been Saved?
- He also tells us that He goes to prepare a place for our souls. Yahweh’s third Creation is New Jerusalem, ready to be revealed after the millennium kingdom He will soon establish on earth.
This New Jerusalem is brought down from the Heavens for us to reside in. It will be a glorious and perfect city designed just for the Elect.
- Then He declares, that where I am you may be also. This is not in the heavens, as He returns to reign on earth for 1000 years.
There are many verses that speak of the Kingdom of Yahweh (Mat 21:43, Mark 9:1, Mark 14:25, Luke 11:20, Luke 13:29, Luke 17:21, Luke 19:11, Luke 21:31). And thus our prayer will be answered, thy kingdom come thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
So then the return of the Messiah is when Satan, who is the god of this world, will be conquered by the King of Kings. It is absolutely imperative to realize that unless you are born-again, you are not of Him, and will die in your sins. One particular piece of our armor referred to in Ephesians chapter six is the helmet of our Salvation.
1 Thes 5:8 But let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love; and for an helmet, the hope of salvation
Our hope is that we may endure until the end and be Saved (Mat 24:13). It is this assurance of Salvation that we have through Messiah that allows us to stay the course, and avoid the need for false hopes such as the pretribulation rapture escape clause.
Dan 2:44 And in the days of these kings shall Yahweh of heaven set up a kingdom, which shall never be destroyed: and the kingdom shall not be left to other people, but it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand for ever.
The day is fast approaching, wherein Yahweh’s Kingdom on earth will be established.
The Snatching Away Doctrine Is Illogical
Many will witness for Yahweh during the Great Tribulation that is three and a half years in duration. These believers are His Church, are many will be beheaded for refusing to follow the opponent of our Messiah (Rev 20:4, 1 John 2:18).
Obviously, this truth contradicts the false teachings with regards to a Pre tribulation Rapture. Yahweh’s Church is indeed present during the Great Tribulation.
Rev 6:9-11 And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of Yahweh, and for the testimony which they held: And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, Yahweh, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth? And white robes were given unto every one of them; and it was said unto them, that they should rest yet for a little season, until their fellow servants also and their brethren, that should be killed as they were, should be fulfilled
We all will experience tribulations if we carry our cross, and are a true witness for Yahweh.
The rapture teaching suggests that the Church is taken away before this time of trouble. The fearful, who mistakenly believe that they shall be taken away, are in for a sad awakening once it is revealed they must endure under the reign of the Beast and the false prophet.
The Children of Yahweh have always suffered for their faith (Acts 9:16, Rom 8:17, 35, 2 Thes 1:5, 2 Tim 2:12, 1 Peter 3:14, Rev 2:10).
The fear of what the wicked ones may do to our flesh, is nothing compared to the fear that will overwhelm those who have lived for the flesh.
Mat 10:28 And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell
All that miss the calling of Yahweh, unto deliverance from eternal destruction, will perish as a result of not truly being born again (John 3:15, 5:42, 10:28, 15:13, Luke 16:13, 1 Thes 1:9, Rom 13:10).
Luke 21:17 And you shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake
John 17:15 I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest keep them from the evil
Messiah Himself declares that the rapture will not transpire, as He does not take the Elect out of the world during the Great Tribulation.
There are several promises hidden to most in Luke 11:2-4, and none of them allude to a pre tribulation rapture.
- Deliver us from all evil
- Thy Kingdom come, on Earth as it is in Heaven
We are not taken up to Heaven, but our Messiah will once again come down from the Heavens, to reign as King of Kings forever.
John 3:13 And no man ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven
The Pre tribulation Rapture teachers claims that after Revelation chapter three, the Church is no longer mentioned, as proof for this early gathering of the church.
But if the Church is taken away, what do we make of these martyrs that are referred to as brothers and fellow servants? Daniel chapter seven speaks of the Saints who have to contend with the beast. This is further proof that the Church does indeed go through this time of trouble.
Isaiah 11:4 But with righteousness shall he judge the poor, and reprove with equity for the meek of the earth: and he shall smite the earth with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips shall he slay the wicked
Also, compare Isaiah 11:4, with Mat 5:5, 2 Thes 2:8, Isaiah 11:4, and Job 4:9.
We will finally have righteousness on earth as well as justice, peace, and everlasting joy.
Isaiah 11:8-9 And the sucking child shall play on the hole of the asp, and the weaned child shall put his hand on the cockatrice’ den. They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain: for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of Yahweh, as the waters cover the sea
What a time of change, a new beginning, and transformation.
Those who become Spirit-filled ambassadors of Yahweh will uncover the truths regarding the time of tribulation that is fast approaching – and prepare accordingly.