Otherwise comically known to me as: The Rupture of the Rapture! LOL
After having written one hundred and sixty articles at Ezine Articles plus quite a few here on my blog about The Truth – Yashua Messiah (The Lord Jesus Christ), you may be wondering if there is anything mainstream Christianity (the Cainite-Judeo-Christian Religion) teaches that I am in agreement with? No, hardly anything? Why is that? Why, because 98% of their pastors, ministers, teachers and misinformed wretched laity are not qualified to teach The Word of God. They’re not qualified because they, being solely men of meaningless religion, rely on Judaism, i.e. graceless obedience to The Law aka salvation by works, religious fabrications, myths, fables, lies and fanciful stories, mostly handed down to them by their whore mother i.e. The Mother of Harlots in Rome (Babylon).
The crucial problem for Protestant mainstream denominational (demon-inational divided) Christianity or Churchianity is that it has never truly severed its spiritual roots and connections with The Whore in Rome (Babylon). What links them together, like an umbilical cord, is the pagan heathen trinity, so Protestant mainstream Christianity, as the Whore’s daughter, remains continually contaminated by her deceptions and all her evil sins. This means, too, that mainstream denominational (demon-inational divided) Christianity has adopted similar evil habits to her mother with similar myths, lies, fabrications, fanciful stories and fables of her own, from which forms part of what the Holy Scriptures call the “traditions of men” both modern and old.
These vain traditions, in turn, render the Word of God to none effect and it is in these very things that Protestant mainstream Christian pastors, teachers and their followers place their faith instead of reading and studying the Holy Scriptures for themselves and allowing Yashua Messiah (The Lord Jesus Christ) to teach them directly through His Holy Spirit – read it for yourselves here and let it sink in:
1 John 2:27 (KJV) But The Anointing (of The Holy Spirit) which ye have received of Him (Yashua Messiah) abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same Anointing teacheth you of all things, and is Truth, and is no lie, and even as IT hath taught you, ye shall abide in Him. (Brackets and emphasis mine)
Many of these alleged teachers are cloned, brainwashed and conditioned in so called Bible Colleges and Seminaries so there tends to be unanimity in their flawed understanding of The Word of God. One of their repetitive failures is to erroneously assume things that are not even written in The Holy Scriptures and then give them jargon type names or headings in order to try and give them some sort of sales pitch validity; totally laughable of course, but that is exactly what they do and have done with this perverted idea of The Rapture – which, incidentally, I will unravel and expose for the fraud that it is before I even get to part two.
Moreover, there is no better example of this ‘assuming of things’ than with this Rapture idea and, as far as I know, it is only mainstream demon-inational (divided) Christianity that teaches it. It is not something taught by the Roman Cult and, again, as far as I know, it is not taught by any of the other wretched cults either. So where does it come from or originate? Well, for a start, up until circa 1830 no one would have even heard of The Rapture, so if you were to have asked a Christian say from the 16th century this question: When Yashua Messiah (The Lord) returns will you be raptured? He or she would have looked at you blankly and scratched their head in bewilderment not knowing what the blazes you were talking about! The reason for this would be because it’s not in the Holy Scriptures – DOH!!
Likewise the same scenario would apply if we had mentioned The Trinity to first century believers, and they too would have wondered what you were talking about. In fact, they would have had you thrown out of The Congregation of God as a counterfeiter or a blasphemous Hellenising philosopher; and quite right too. These examples of man’s tinkering with the Word of God are just expressions of his puffed up intellectual vanity. Vain, belligerent religious men cannot resist it; they have to add their useless ego driven penny-worth to Holy Scriptural things and they add it to something that needs no additions i.e. The Truth – Yashua Messiah (The Lord Jesus Christ). All The Lord requires is proper understanding of His Grace filled Gospel Message of The Kingdom of God.
So who fabricated this rapture nonsense? Answer: a man by the name of John Nelson Darby who taught that the return of Yashua Messiah (The Lord Jesus Christ) to this earth would come in two stages or two phases, which is a blatant lie and not Scripturally sound or correct. This theory is based upon the misinterpretations of Matthew 24:37-44 and Luke 17:26-36 and in combination with 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17 which I will copy here:
1 Thessalonians 4:16-17 (KJV) 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: 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. (Emphasis mine)
I will be returning to these non-rapture “First Resurrection” Holy Scriptures in Part 2.
OK, so let’s have a closer look at the Holy Scriptures which these silly mainstream Christians interpret as their Rapture. First in Matthew’s account:
Matt 24:37-44 (KJV) But as the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of The Son of Man be. 38 For as in the days that were before The Flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark, 39 And knew not until The Flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of The Son of Man be. 40 Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left. 41 Two women shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken, and the other left. 42 Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come. 43 But know this, that if the good man of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to be broken up. 44 Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not The Son of Man cometh.
Then in Luke’s account we have:
Luke 17:26-36 (KJV) And as it was in the days of Noah, so shall it be also in the days of The Son of Man. 27 They did eat, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark, and The Flood came, and destroyed them all. 28 Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded; 29 But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all. 30 Even thus shall it be in the day when The Son of Man is revealed. 31 In that day, he which shall be upon the housetop, and his stuff in the house, let him not come down to take it away: and he that is in the field, let him likewise not return back. 32 Remember Lot’s wife. 33 Whosoever shall seek to save his life shall lose it; and whosoever shall lose his life shall preserve it. 34 I tell you, in that night there shall be two men in one bed; the one shall be taken, and the other shall be left. 35 Two women shall be grinding together; the one shall be taken, and the other left. 36 Two men shall be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left.
Before we get started on expounding the detail of these verses we need to set the two-fold stage for this prophetic passage of Holy Scripture and the message Yashua Messiah (The Lord Jesus Christ) is giving us here. Once we have done that The Rapture humbug will have already been disproved.
In the first instance we are dealing with two groups of people – those who are saved and those who are lost, i.e. Noah and his family who were saved or redeemed and the rest of mankind and hu-man kind on the earth at that time who were lost and were taken. We are then projected forward in time to The Lord’s return to this earth in the future in the last days, but the two groups involved now have changed considerably. We are still dealing with those who have been saved and chosen but the others are not lost in the same way as those in the days of Noah. In the verses that follow in Matthew 24:45-51 The Lord tells us who He is referring to:
Matt 24:45-51 (KJV) Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his Lord hath made ruler over His household, to give them meat in due season? 46 Blessed is that servant, whom his Lord when he cometh shall find so doing. 47 Verily I say unto you, That he shall make him ruler over all his goods. 48 But and if that evil servant shall say in his heart, My Lord delayeth His coming; 49 And shall begin to smite his fellow servants, and to eat and drink with the drunken; 50 The Lord of that servant shall come in a day when he looketh not for Him, and in an hour that he is not aware of, 51 And shall cut him asunder, and appoint him his portion with the hypocrites: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. (Emphasis mone)
Now notice this crucial passage of Holy Scripture. The ‘lost’ here are not as the lost were in Noah’s days, both these groups of people are now servants. We have wise and faithful servants and then we have evil servants. Evil servants are servants who were once wise and faithful, but have gone astray, so these people are not the lost as in the unsaved in Noah’s time, they are people who were/are called by the Father to His Son, but stop believing. They stop believing and turn on their former brothers and attack them as many attack me on my travels across cyber space. This is the backdrop to this passage of Holy Scripture and those that are ‘taken’ or separated from those that are ‘left’ are all servants of Yashua Messiah (The Lord Jesus Christ) – good and bad, so this episode has nothing to do with separating believers from unbelievers or the saved from the unsaved. As I said earlier, just by setting the stage from Matthew 24, I would prove the Rapture was just erroneous humbug.
In the second instance we must understand that ‘taken’ means ‘taken’. If ‘taken’, as in the days of Noah means ‘taken’ as in The Flood, or in a fearful sense for punishment, then it means exactly the same thing in the end times events. ‘Taken’, therefore, in Matthew 24:40 therefore means the exact opposite of what Rapture people would have us believe and, in turn, means being ‘left’ is not as they would have us believe either. Notice again what it says in 1 Thessalonians 4:17:
1 Thessalonians 4:17 (KJV) 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. (Emphasis mine)
Those that are alive and REMAIN!!!!!!! – these people are NOT TAKEN!!!!!!! They are alive and they are LEFT!!!!!!! – they remain and will then be resurrected to join the dead who have just preceded them from out of their graves. If we then add in the principle meaning of The Parable of The Wheat and Tares it is the tares that are taken and burned and the wheat that is left (it remains) and is stored in The Lord’s barn.
Moreover, before I get into the meat of these Holy Scriptures, you will notice immediately the meaningless KJV additional words, written in italics, which also confirm mainstream Christianity’s penchant for wanting to add things which are wholly unnecessary and in some cases perverted.
Notice in verses 41 of Matthew’s account and in verse 35 in Luke’s account: two ‘women’ and in the Greek manuscripts there is no mention of women at all, just ‘two grinding at the mill’ and ‘two in the field’ not two men. There is definitely no mention of ‘two men in a bed’ but rather ‘two in one bed’. I will leave you to ponder on the mindsets of the evil individuals that corrupted the Holy Word of God in such a vile manner. Needless-to-say I do not have to expound further on the fact that the King James Version of Holy Scriptures is far from perfect, far from inerrant, and don’t think you can fool yourself and escape these errors by putting your faith in modern translations either for, they are a hundred times worse than the KJV!!
OK, we will now deal with the major errors of these two passages of Holy Scripture. First up is the context of previous verses where Yashua Messiah sets the tone by mentioning the comparison of our present last days with that of those days leading up to The Flood, where, and notice, the wicked were ‘taken’ or Yashua Messiah (The Lord) ‘took them all away’. In the Greek manuscripts this word is ‘airo’ pronounced ‘ah’ee-ro’ which means:
From Strong’s Concordance: G142 airo – ah’ee-ro – a primary verb; to lift; by implication to take up or away; figuratively to raise or remove.
In Luke’s account it uses the word ‘destroyed’, but either way it means The Lord removed them from His sight – they were ‘taken’ – literally to their deaths. Yet in the end time verses that follow, the same word ‘taken’ is used as well. Moreover, the Rapture people would have us believe that it means something completely different i.e. people being taken or lifted up to be with The Lord – not taken to be destroyed or punished in anyway but, rather, taken to heaven. I presume this is what they believe and want us to believe, but do the Holy Scriptures say that? All will be revealed in Part 2.
Unravelling The Satanic Rapture Deception – Part 2 of 2.
Carrying straight on from Part 1 let’s now have a look at the Greek rendering for this word ‘taken’ as written in Matthew’s and Luke’s accounts – again from Strong’s Concordance:
Taken – G3880 – paralambano par-al-am-ban’-o. From G3844 and G2983; to receive near, that is, associate with oneself (in any familiar or intimate act or relation); by analogy to assume an office; figuratively to learn: – receive, take (unto, with).
Now, as we can see, the ‘taking by lifting up’ definition or meaning of this word has gone. In fact, I could and will be bold enough to state it has nothing to do with ‘lifting up’ at all. It’s all about receiving, being near and having associations with something and even assuming an office or position of some kind so what does this mean when ‘taken and lifted up’ in Noah’s time was a direct reference to being ‘taken’ or ‘lifted up’ by the flood waters. Now where and how do the Rapture people square this Greek word ‘Paralambano’ with ‘taken’ as in ‘lifted up’ into the heavens to be with The Lord? If this is what this word ‘taken’ is supposed to mean then something is: 1) very seriously wrong with the translation and/or 2) interpreted by them in total error and to compound it they read into it things that plainly aren’t there. Let’s make it plain, if this word ‘taken’ was supposed to mean taken it would have been ‘airo’ pronounced ‘ah-ee-ro’ which as I explained earlier means to ‘lift up’ or ‘raise’ or to ‘take away’.
It could also have been this word: G522 – Taken – apairo – ap-ah’ee-ro – From G575 and G142; to lift off, that is, remove: – take (away).
As used in Matthew 9:15:
Matt 9:15 (KJV) And Jesus said unto them, Can the children of the bride chamber mourn, as long as the Bridegroom is with them? but the days will come, when the Bridegroom shall be taken (apairo – lifted up) from them, and then shall they fast. (Brackets and emphasis mine)
Again Strong’s G522 – apairo – ap-ah’ee-ro from G575 and G142; to lift off, that is, remove: – take (away).
Here we can see the Greek word ‘apairo’ is an even better word for describing what they, the Rapture people, believe to be the meaning of Matthew 24:40, but as we can see from the proof and evidence I have provided, this word ‘taken’ from the Greek word ‘paralambano’ as used in Matthew 24:40 does not fit nor does it agree with what they say it means at all.
Now having said all this we are now left with the ‘problem’ of what Matthew and Luke are really saying and what the real meanings of these two accounts are. To gain the right understanding we need to take into account what Yashua Messiah (The Lord) says in the first instance regarding these comments about people supposedly being taken and left and, too, what He says afterwards in verses 45-51, which I covered in detail above.
Matt 24:37 But as the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of The Son of Man be.
As the days of Noah were. What were the significant issues of Noah’s days? Well that’s easy to answer, is it not? The whole story is about redemption and salvation for Noah and his family and death and destruction for all evil hu-mankind and mankind who were ‘taken’. OK, so if it’s about salvation where does that fit into Yashua Messiah’s prophecy in Matthew 24:40 and these last days? As already stated we’re dealing with two different sets of people – the lost and saved in Noah’s case and two groups of called people in the last day’s case i.e. faithful servants and wicked servants. Let’s be clear here, the lost and unsaved cannot be classified as servants whether good or bad, because they have not become servants of Yashua Messiah – they are completely cut off from Him.
If we now recap we have this word ‘paralambano’ in Matthew 24:40-41 which doesn’t mean to be ‘taken by lifting up’, but instead means something different, i.e. to draw near to in order to receive or to associate with something with oneself in familiarity or be intimately involved with and be taken away by it and to assume an office. The thing is what are these people drawing near to? What are they associating themselves with that could amount to some kind of office? This sounds like becoming involved with something worldly like organised religion and being taken away by it and, of course, that’s exactly what it does mean.
However, what about the other word i.e. ‘left’ that the Rapture people interpret as being damned and those people heading for hell fire? The answer to that question resides in knowing what the word ‘left’ means, because we are now dealing with a word that is grossly misinterpreted and mistranslated. This conundrum leaves us with a very interesting word study to fathom the real meaning of ‘left’. As is very often the case with the flawed KJV English it fails to translate Koine Greek words accurately and correctly and to give them the justice they deserve so to speak. So much so we find that the word ‘left’ doesn’t mean ‘left’ at all.
From Strong’s Concordance:
Left – G863 – aphiemi – af-ee’-ay-mee; from G575 hiēmi and (to send; an intensive form of eimi (to go)); to send forth, in various applications: – cry, forgive, forsake, lay aside, leave, let (alone, be, go, have), omit, put (send) away, remit, suffer, yield up.
And from ‘aphiemi’ we get:
G859 – aphesis – af’-es-is – from G863; freedom; (figuratively) pardon: – deliverance, forgiveness, liberty, remission.
From the Bible Hub we get this and I quote:
“Cognate: G859 áphesis (from 863 – aphíēmi, “send away, forgive” ) – properly, “something sent away”; i.e. remission (“forgiveness”), releasing someone from obligation or debt. See 863 (aphiēmi).”
Now does this sound like those that are supposedly ‘left’ have a problem, ‘cos it looks to me like they are pretty good people having been forgiven. They have freedom and deliverance and they are sent forth. Sent forth to do what I might ask? Preach the Word of God no doubt having been forgiven their sins, given their freedom and redeemed through remission of their sins?
Furthermore, as we can now plainly see, this word means a lot more that just being ‘left’ and we know that we have good and evil servants in this equation with the good servants being sent forth to do His will.
To complete this section let’s recap once more so that we are sure about what we have learnt here. 1) ‘Taken’ means taken as in Noah’s time, but in the last days it is referring to those led astray (wicked servants) and ‘taken’ by the satanic Christian Religion in all its guises. This is a ‘something’ that has received these deluded wretches near to it, they have become intimate with it having been drawn to it. 2) The word ‘left’ means the very opposite of what we have been led to believe.
As promised I will now return to 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17. What are these verses describing? Answer, the same events as these which I will paste below the Thessalonian verses:
1 Thessalonians 4:16-17 (KJV) 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: 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.
1 Corinthians 15:51-52 (KJV) Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, 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.
Both these passages of Holy Scripture are describing the First Resurrection which will occur when Yashua Messiah returns to this earth to take His Throne – King David’s Throne here on this earth to rule for one thousand years. This is a one-off event, not a ridiculous two stage Rapture event and will occur after the Tribulation is over. The days will be cut short for The Elect’s sake, so be encouraged – not many years to go now.