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In Defense of The Rapture

The Christians teach of an end times 'rapture theory' which has gained mainstream popularity via the 'Left Behind' book series. There has even been a major film produced on it starring Nicolas Cage. They teach of a sudden, unexpected ‘snatching away’ of all Christian believers on a day ‘which no one knows’. They say these believers will be whisked away to heaven where they will live with Messiah for 7 years; while the rest of us non-believers will have to endure The Great Tribulation. To be fair to the Christians, I must admit, that the 'New Testament' does describe a SINGLE 'rapturo' event....

"For the Master Himself will descend from Heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel and with the trumpet of Yahuwah. And the dead in Messiah will rise first. Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Master in the air...." --1 Thessalonians 4:16-17


This is the single verse that Christians use to support their rapture theory. Folks understand, this event occurs AFTER the 3 1/2 years of Great Tribulation and at the very end of the 'Day Of Yahuwah'. It shall be a 'Kingly procession' of sorts similar to when Messiah arrived in Jerusalem for Passover (Matthew 21:8-10); however, this one shall occur IN THE AIR and it IS NOT the ‘rapture’!


Now you may be wondering WHY am I talking about ‘the rapture’ of all things. Well I was inspired to write this bcuz of a video I recently saw from one of our brothers who I believe is with the ‘Kingdom Preppers’. In this video titled 'The Bible Unlocked: The Rapture Deception', I COULD NOT BELIEVE what our brother claimed! He started out slamming the Christian rapture SAYING it is false but NOT PROVING it to be false! He then read this passage of Scripture….


"Then two men will be in the field; ONE will be taken and the other left. Two women will be grinding at the mill; ONE will be taken and the other left. Watch therefore, for you do not know what day/hour your Master is coming." --Matthew 24:40-42


His interpretation of that verse was that the person 'taken' was KILLED?! AM I TRIPPING?? HOW ON EARTH could our brother come up with THAT?! It was ALMOST LAUGHABLE! And the video has tens of thousands of views!! WHAT IS WRONG WITH OUR PEOPLE?! We have ourselves used this verse to PROVE that only A FEW shall be saved just as Messiah Himself prophesied!


"....for WIDE is the gate and BROAD is the way THAT LEADS TO DESTRUCTION and there are MANY who go in by it. Because NARROW is the gate and DIFFICULT is the way which LEADS TO LIFE; there are FEW who find it." --Matthew 7:13-14


"For many are called, but few are chosen." --Matthew 22:14


So CLEARLY our brother is not a ‘fan’ of the ‘New Testament’; however, it doesn’t appear that he’s much of a ‘fan’ of the ‘Old Testament’ either because Jeremiah tells us…..


"...I will TAKE YOU, ONE from a city and TWO from a family and I will bring you to Zion." --Jeremiah 3:14


NOT KILL YOU, but bring you HOME!! Uuugghh!! Anyhoo…..


Now many Hebrew Yahshar’elites will probably tell you that ‘the rapture’ is a false Christian doctrine; however, we are here to tell you, that A RAPTURE SCENARIO DOES EXIST WITHIN SCRIPTURE! Not only does it exist within the ‘New Testament’ but more importantly; it exists within the so-called ‘Old Testament’! Now before all of you turn in your ‘membership cards’, allow me to clarify; there shall be no Christian rapture, well at least not in the traditional sense.


You see the problem with nearly ALL who rail against ‘the rapture’ scenario is; they don’t truly understand what a rapture is! The idea stems from the true meaning of the Latin word rapturo; simply meaning to be 'caught up'. Therefore, in the simplest sense of the word, only three were ever 'caught up'; that being Messiah, Elijah/EliYahu and Enoch. They were all 'caught up' into the Heavens and the Christians FALSELY believe that they shall be as well. However, Scripture demonstrates something totally different for the rest of us.


The phrase 'caught up' found in 1st Thessalonians is actually derived from the Greek 'Harpazo'; Strongs #726 meaning: 'to seize, carry off by force, to claim for one's self eagerly, to snatch out or away'.


Once you study Scripture, you will discover that a rapture/harpazo actually occurred more than once within the pages of the so-called ‘Old Testament’! Notable examples are Noah's family during the Flood, Lot's family from Sodom/Gomorrah and the Children of Yahshar'el out of Egypt.


Therefore a rapture by definition and as demonstrated within Scripture, is simply when Yah physically removes/protects (to seize, to snatch out or away, to carry off by force) those whom He has declared to be righteous (to claim for Himself eagerly) from His impending judgments.


1) YAH physically removes (to seize, to snatch out or away, to carry off by force)…..

“….thou shalt come into the ark, thou and thy sons and thy wife and thy sons' wives with thee.” -- Genesis 6:18


2) Those whom He has declared to be righteous (to claim for Himself eagerly)….

“But Noah found grace in the eyes of Yahuwah…..a righteous man, perfect in his generations, Noah walked with Eloah.” -- Genesis 6:8-9


3) From His impending judgments…..

“And Yahuwah said unto Noah, ‘ The end of all flesh is come before Me; for the earth is filled with violence through them and behold, I will destroy them with the earth’.” -- Genesis 6:13


We can see the same regarding the saving of Lot and his family….


a) YAH physically removes (to seize, to snatch out or away, to carry off by force)…..

“When [Lot] hesitated, the men grasped his hand and the hands of his wife and of his two daughters and they brought him out and set him outside the city.” -- Genesis 19:16


b) Those whom He has declared to be righteous (to claim for Himself eagerly)….

“turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah into ashes…and delivered righteous Lot, who was oppressed by the filthy conduct of the wicked (for that righteous man, dwelling among them, tormented his righteous soul from day to day...)” -- 2 Peter 2:6-8


c) From His impending judgments…..

"And the men said unto Lot....we will destroy this place, because the outcry against them is waxen great before the Face of Yahuwah and Yahuwah hath sent us to destroy it...Then Yahuwah rained upon Sodom and Gomorrah brimstone and fire from Yahuwah out of heaven and He overthrew those cities and all the plain and all the inhabitants of the cities even that which grew upon the ground." --Genesis 19:12-25

Understand that Yah will NOT, Yah CANNOT execute judgment upon sinners without FIRST removing / protecting the righteous!


"Abraham still stood before Yahuwah and Abraham came near and said, 'Would You also destroy the righteous with the wicked? Suppose there were fifty righteous within the city; would You also destroy the place and not spare it for the fifty righteous that were in it? Far be it from You to do such a thing as this, to slay the righteous with the wicked, so that the righteous should be as the wicked; far be it from You! Shall not the Judge of all the earth do right?....Then he said, 'Let not Yahuwah be angry and I will speak but once more; suppose ten should be found there?' And He said, 'I will not destroy it for the sake of ten [righteous ones]'." --Genesis 18:22-32


Hence our belief that the ‘wise’, faithful & obedient Yahshar’elites will be ‘raptured’ to a ‘place of safety’ before the Great Tribulation begins!


a) YAH physically removes (to seize, to snatch out or away, to carry off by force)…..


"Now when the Dragon saw that he had been cast to the earth, he persecuted the Woman who gave birth to the male Child. But the Woman was given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness to her place, where she is nourished for [42 months], from the presence of the serpent....Then the Woman fled into the wilderness, where she has a place prepared by Yahuwah, that they should feed her there one thousand two hundred and sixty days[42 months]." --Revelation 12:13-14, 6


b) Those whom He has declared to be righteous (to claim for Himself eagerly)….


“On the day when I act, says Yahuwah the Almighty, they will be My treasured possession and I will spare them, just as a father has compassion and spares his own son who serves him. You will again see the distinction between the righteous and the wicked, between those who serve Yahuwah and those who do not.” --Malachi 3:17-18


c) From His impending judgments…..


“Come My people, enter your chambers and shut your doors behind you. Hide yourself as it were, for a little moment, until My anger is past. For behold, Yahuwah comes out of His place to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their sins…” --Isaiah 26:20-21


"Because you have kept My command to persevere, I also will keep you from the hour of trial which shall come upon the whole world, to test those who dwell on the earth." --Revelation 3:10


The ‘hour of trial’ spoken of here is the 3 ½ year Great Tribulation. Scripture tells us that the 'official' beginning of the 'end' will NOT occur UNTIL the Two Witnesses confirm the 'Good News'/Covenant with Yahshar'el. It shall be our last calling to repentance and awakening.


"And this Gospel of the Kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations and then the end will come." --Matthew 24:14


"And I will give power to My two witnesses and they will prophesy one thousand two hundred and sixty days (42 months), clothed in sackcloth." -Revelation 11:3


"And they asked Him, saying, 'Why do the scribes say that Elijah must come first?'. Then He answered and told them, 'Indeed, Elijah is coming first and restores all things'." --Mark 9:11-12


We believe that the arrival of the Two Witnesses shall coincide with the commencement of the Great Tribulation. It is no coincidence that both events are prophesied to continue for 42 months/3 ½ years.


"...and he was given authority to continue for forty-two months...It was granted to him to make war with the saints and to overcome them...." --Revelation 13:5-7


"The holy people will be delivered into his hands for [3 1/2 years]." --Daniel 7:25


"And the Dragon was enraged with the Woman and he went to make war with the rest of her offspring, who keep the commandments of Yahuwah and have the testimony of Yahushuwah." --Revelation 12:17


Additionally, it is no coincidence that the 'chosen' shall be taken to a 'place of safety' for a period of 1,260 days/42 months/3 ½ years.


"Now when the Dragon saw that he had been cast to the earth, he persecuted the woman who gave birth to the male Child. But the woman was given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness to her place, where she is nourished for [42 months], from the presence of the serpent....Then the woman fled into the wilderness, where she has a place prepared by Yahuwah, that they should feed her there one thousand two hundred and sixty days[42 months]." --Revelation 12:13-14, 6


But 'hold the horses'!! How can the Dragon persecute and make war with the 'Woman'/Saints IIF Yah has taken them to a 'place of safety'?! What would be the point in a 'safe place' if you aren't really SAFE there?! If you haven't already, be sure to check out our series The Book Of Revelation Decoded. Clearly, Yah says we shall be away "from the presence of the serpent". So how can he/she persecute and overcome us, IIF we are protected and 'hidden' away??


There are only two possibilities here:

1) Scripture is speaking of ONE GROUP but TWO separate TIMES

2) Scripture is speaking of ONE TIME but TWO separate GROUPS


IIF it is two separate TIMES, Scripture is saying we will be persecuted and OVERCOME by the Adversary for THREE AND A HALF YEARS!! Surely, this 'overcoming' implies enslavement and/or DEATH!! However, if we are DEAD, what's the point in having a 'safe place'?? Who shall survive to make it there?? Therefore we believe it is speaking of two separate GROUPS as Yah has consistently promised to protect His faithful and OBEDIENT people.


“On the day when I act, says Yahuwah the Almighty, they will be My treasured possession and I will spare them, just as a father has compassion and spares his own son who serves him. You will again see the distinction between the righteous and the wicked, between those who serve Yahuwah and those who do not.” --Malachi 3:17-18


“Come My people, enter your chambers and shut your doors behind you. Hide yourself as it were, for a little moment, until My anger is past. For behold, Yahuwah comes out of His place to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their sins…” --Isaiah 26:20-21


“Then the woman fled into the wilderness, where she has a place prepared by Yahuwah, that they should feed her there one thousand two hundred and sixty days.” --Revelation12:6 (3 ½ years or approx. 42 months)


Once again, a rapture is when Yah physically removes/protects (to seize, to snatch out or away, to carry off by force) those whom He has declared to be righteous (to claim for Himself eagerly) from His impending judgments!


Now if the 'righteous' suffer right alongside the 'wicked'; clearly there is NO distinction between the two! We proclaim that the Great Tribulation shall be judgment against disobedient Yahshar’elites and the Day Of Yahuwah shall be judgment/punishment against the whole world! Understand Yahshar'el, once the 2 Witnesses show up 'judgment' upon Yahshar'el will have officially begun again!


"For the time has come for judgment to begin at the House of Yahuwah and if it begins with us first, what will be the end of those who do not obey the gospel of Eloah?" --1 Peter 4:17


"After these things I looked, and behold, a great multitude which no one could number, of all nations, tribes, peoples and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes...Then one of the elders answered, saying to me, 'Who are these arrayed in white robes and where did they come from'? And I said to him, 'Sir, you know' So he said to me, 'These are the ones who come out of the Great Tribulation and washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb'." --Revelation 7:9-14


"For many are called, but few are chosen." --Matthew 22:14


We are currently living 'under the curses' and during this time Yah has 'suspended' judgment upon us; that is why you and our brothers/sisters in Christianity can continue to break His Sabbaths and still live to see another day!


"In those days and in that time [after the Great Tribulation], says Yahuwah, The Children of Yahshar'el shall come, they and the Children of Yahudah together; with continual weeping they shall come and seek Yahuwah their Eloah. They shall ask the way to Zion, with their faces toward it, saying, 'Come and let us join ourselves to Yahuwah in a perpetual covenant that will not be forgotten'." --Jeremiah 50:4-5


We believe and teach that there shall be two latter day 'raptures'. We believe the first (Matthew 25:1-13, Revelation 3:10, 12:6,13-14) shall occur sometime during this 400th year memorial of our enslavement in North America. We believe the second (Isaiah 49:22, Jeremiah 31:1-9, Revelation 7:9-14) shall occur near or at the end of the 3 1/2 year tribulation period.


The first, much smaller group (Spring/Summer Harvest) shall be spared from the Great Tribulation (the 3 1/2 years period of the 2 Witnesses testimony and the reign of the Beast).

The second, much larger and final group (Fall Harvest) shall be spared from the Day Of Yahuwah; which begins with the opening of the Sixth Seal and onward. Be sure to check out our end-times prophecy series Planet X The Day Of Yahuwah and The Book Of Revelation Decoded


I hope you heed our warnings and begin to observe His True Sabbath Days that we may greet you face to face in the Firstfruits/Spring Harvest!!

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