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Edition 275. September 2nd 2015
Who goes in the rapture and who stays?
Who goes in the rapture and who stays?
►Before I even get into this edition, I must address the issue of the rapture taking place this month. Yes it may, there is a lot of evidence supporting it. It is not a done deal though. It may be the following year or two later. (I very much doubt it would go much more than that.) We will let the signs speak and show us and continue watching as commanded.
In this edition, I’m not referring to unbelievers in the general sense as none, not one will be in the rapture – that goes without saying. So, essentially I’m dealing with the truly saved and those who think they are. The Bible speaks in numerous places of the false Christians (seed) sown amongst the true seed.
We need to be careful here because there are people like backsliders, who are still saved although they may not be exhibiting any fruits at the moment. We also don’t know who will be saved by calling on the Lord at the last minute. But there is more than enough in the scriptures to generalise on the issue.
There is a somewhat weighty belief out there that that not all believers will go in the rapture. I don’t want to get into that now, except to say that it may well be true which means that it’s wise to get radical fast.
The great distinction...you had better know this well:
The Bible says “God is love”. If Satan is a counterfeiter, as he is, then “Satan is love” too.
There are distinct characteristics of those in the true love of God, and those in the counterfeit love of Satan.
You must know these issues for your spiritual good and to prevent yourself from being deceived and so that you can help others.
Those in the true love of God will go in the rapture. Professing Christians in the love of Satan will not go in the rapture although both are closely associated with the church!
The definition of Godly love is succinctly displayed in this one verse. It is one of the most hated in the Bible. In fact many governments have ruled against this verse being applied.
Proverbs 13:24 “He who spares the rod hates his son, but he who loves him, disciplines him promptly (Lit=early in life).”
The true love of God and our Lord has within it discipline, correction, rebuke, forgiveness, the command to repent, training in righteousness and holiness.
Hatred as defined in the verse above has these things removed. True hatred is full of love without discipline, it tolerates evil, has no rebuke or correction, It’s forgiving without required repentance.
True love, the love of God offers you a cross to die upon, even though you have already been saved through His cross. It encourages you to take up the cross of daily denial of self. It offers you a cross which is the great eliminator of sin and evil. It is the great purifier and cleanser. It delivers you into holiness.
The love of Satan has no cross. It is all embracing and accepts everything.
The love of Satan requires you to love sin.
If we submit to the rebuke, correction and discipline of God early in our spiritual lives we will have a strong, powerful foundation of God’s love to build upon and move forward from.
Examples of the love of Satan:
Our modern humanist-orientated church will tell you that our Lord forgave the woman caught in adultery. But those of the true love of God see it differently. The woman was forgiven while being commanded to repent at the same time! There’s a huge irreconcilable difference!
Our modern humanist–orientated church will tell you: “For God so loved the world.” And therefore we must simply demonstrate unconditional love to everyone. But those of the true love of God see it differently:
John 3:16-19 “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him should not perish, but have eternal life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved. He who believe in Him is not condemned; but he who does not is condemned already...and this is the condemnation, that light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil, for everyone who does evil hates the light...”
Do you see the subtle, all important eternal difference? God does not love the unsaved world unconditionally! Read the full context of the in the verses above again. The condition for the gift of eternal life is to come into the full belief of the crucified Son who took away the condemnation of hell placed on everyone right from the days of Adam, which sends all to hell that are outside of the true Light!
So, John 3:16 and onwards is actually a discourse on true love or hell! Oops! Isn’t that a surprise?
There is a very easy way to make Yeshua and His word loved and acceptable to the world. - Just stop being judgmental. Take the true God and His doctrine out of yours. Don’t separate between right and wrong. Make the values of the Bible grey. Take sin out of the modern gospel experience. Take the cross out.
It is only the application of the cross that purifies and cleanses you, delivering you into pure resurrection holiness, always on the far side of the cross.
The false Christian never or rarely identifies biblical sin or condemns it.
You need to be growing in our Lord to see Satan’s kingdom and his plans. It is only as we really diligently study the word of God led by the Spirit of God that we see Satan. It’s no surprise then that one of Satan’s chief operations is to keep you away from God and His word and off track, full of sin.
The further from God you are, the less you can see of God or Satan. The further from God you are the closer to self you are. Self, the world and the demonic are the areas in which Satan operates.
Today the big keywords in the modern church are relevance, tolerance and rationality.
Satan would have you believe that happiness comes as you surrender to his ways. But look at the bitter, devastated lives of those who have done just that! Satan’s freedom is enslavement disguised.
When you come into what you were created for, you rest and of course get a ticket to the rapture!
We are the lawful heirs of this earth and in fact the created universe. Satan is the lawful heir of eternal suffering in hell. Both are coming soon.
The big statements of the satanic Christian:
If you as a believer are not taking up your own cross and applying it to all areas of your life, you are giving the devil access to these areas through which you will be defeated.
These are the statements of the much of the modern church and all of the false church. They are the statements of Satan:
●“Has God said?” This was the question Lucifer put to Adam and Eve. Question God! Exalt yourself above Him!
● “Do what thou wilt.” This is the big statement of the founder of the church of Satan.
● “Just be yourself.” This is the cry of modernism.
● “Be at peace with the world.” This is the chant of all false religions and the inter-faith movement.
● “We must allow everyone to follow the dictates of their inner being and nature”. This is the summarised version of all modern psychology from Freud to Skinner to Rodgers – all of them.
●The modern cry is: “Tolerance, relevance and respect of human rights! Values and virtues today are variable with no absolutes, no old-fashioned division between light and dark and right and wrong.”
Today there is no more restraint. And the consequences are the exact opposite of those intended. There is no single passage of scripture where this is more succinctly displayed as Hosea 4:1-10. Here we see the consequences of “No more truth, mercy, or knowledge of God in the land:” They break all restraint with killing, bloodshed, stealing, adultery, swearing. The land mourns as animal species become extinct. People question the prophets (God’s word). False religion and her prophets (“your mother”) arise, which God then kills and the “people are destroyed for lack of knowledge (of God). Then we see mass starvation and other consequences.
The real big giveaway when looking into what is of Satan, is that he is full of good and evil, but his good has all correction, discipline, rebuke, warning removed. His love is all encompassing and requires you to accept and love sin and that which is unholy.
Satan’s deceptive power is aimed at getting people to believe his lie. The biggest lie is that there are no consequences to sin and evil. In fact anything in relation to human behaviour isn’t really sin, it’s just choice!
A person who is spiritually undisciplined is the most problematic of believers. According to Matthew 28:20, true discipleship involves, “teaching them to observe all things I have commanded.” Try that with an undisciplined person. They are all over the place, not surrendered in most areas of their lives. They’re a disaster.
By casting down or watering down the word of God, Satan and his followers in the church cast down the very identification of sin, repentance and the way to get free and into God’s presence!
1 Corinthians 2:12-14 “We have received not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God...These things we speak not in words which man’s wisdom teaches, but which the Holy Spirit teaches, comparing spiritual things with spiritual. The natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him, nor can he know them for they are spiritually discerned.”
2 Corinthians 10:12 “For we dare not class ourselves with those who commend themselves, but they, measuring themselves by themselves and comparing themselves among themselves are not wise.”
So many people have lost their beautiful independent character to a dead, invisible almost mechanical force, moulding them into a controlled machine. They see and do what their machine-operator wants them to. They dare not question him and step out of the production line.
“I’m okay Jack”, (apologies to Jacks) because all my friends and associates believe and do the same things! Group-speak is the dangerous voice of today! Crowd psychology is the subtle, satanic force operating in the lives of the great majority of people in this world including many Christians.
Either everything in life gets filtered through self, your intellect and reason or everything gets filtered through the word of God.
Comparing yourselves amongst yourselves makes you a mind-control victim and a pure idiot!
The deadly progression:
2 Corinthians 11:3-4 “As the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness, so your minds have become corrupted from the simplicity that is Messiah. For if he who comes preaches another Jesus, who we have not preached, or if you receive a different spirit, or a different gospel...”
Galatians 1:6 “I marvel that you are turning away so soon from Him you called you in the grace of Messiah, to a different gospel...but if we or an angel from heaven preach any other gospel to you than what we have preached to you, let him be accursed.”
Note in these verses above we see a terrible, deadly progression. The so-called Christian starts off by giving himself to “another Jesus” then “another spirit”, then “another gospel”.
This is the road to the great tribulation and ultimately hell! When you as a believer go right off-track you are grave danger – all three forces are at work – a different god, a different spirit and a false gospel.
My friends this is so real today. This is the lot of a great part of the so-called church today.
Prepare for the tribulation!
The Bible uses the phrase “Many and few” numerous times in reference to believers. In most cases it is the “many” that are rejected, are lost and are in trouble with God. The “few” are almost always the ones who are right with God and on the right, narrow road.
Can you go to heaven as a true believer, but with sin in your life or false beliefs or doctrines? Yes of course you can, although every inch of sin will be gone forever as soon as you get to heaven.
But can you go to heaven with big, large sins in your life with no intention of repentance. I believe that is a sign of false belief, a counterfeit Christian, a fraud. You see a fruit tree does not need to produce many good fruits right from day one, but it must certainly does need to start producing fruit as a sign of the born-again root pretty soon in its life.
Note that fruits are all similar. An orange tree produces oranges, not oranges and homosexuals.
Let’s have a look at one of major, prolific sins of our era. This is no small issue like, should women wear hats in church! This sin is condemned throughout the Bible in a most severe manner. It brought total destruction on cities and was one of the sins of the days of Noah resulting in the destruction of the world.
Yet, incredibly, today it is accommodated and supported by many so-called Christians.
The promise and warning of the rainbow:
There is a very powerful message in the rainbow for all homosexuals and those especially so-called Christians who support the LGBT agenda.
Here is the message: The rainbow is a promise of God that He will not destroy the world again by a flood. The rainbow appeared in the sky after the judgement of God, not before! There is no promise of God in any rainbow before judgement fell.
The rainbow is a sign that God judges sin. It is also a sign that judgement upon the world is coming again and very soon, but not though water. It will be through fire this time!
Please read and understand the following verses in the New Covenant epistles (teaching for the church age) and note the gravity and seriousness of them.
Romans 1:22-28 “Professing to be wise they became fools...therefore God gave them up to uncleanness in the lusts of their hearts...for this reason God gave them up to vile passions. For even their women exchanged (lesbianism) the natural use for what is against nature. Likewise the men, leaving the natural use of the women, burned in their lust for one another...God gave them over to a debased mind, to do those things that are not fitting.”
Three times in these few verses on homosexuality God gives them up and gives them over to a debased mind. Don’t forget all the Old Covenant examples where God didn’t just give them up but destroyed entire cities because of this issue.
So professing Christian, you think the LGBT agenda is harmless because your worldly heroes think so! You big fools! How do you justify the verses above? HOW DO YOU JUSTIFY THOSE VERSES?
True Christian, do you know why it’s so difficult to deal with these LGBT types and their so-called Christian supporters? It’s because God has empowered their delusion. God has given them over to the devil.
LGBT will soon have to be written LGBTPT with the “P” standing for “Pets” and the additional “T” standing for “Threesomes.” There is new legislation on the table in the US to allow people to marry their pets! Talk about a slippery slide to hell! A bill is on the table to approve marriage of threesomes, of course in the name of human rights!
If you embrace LGBT you will not go in the rapture and you will take the mark, because you are of the spirit of this world.
It is a basic human right to reject God and His word if your life is your own. If you don’t know it already my Christian friends, “your life is not your own, you have been bought with a great price.” (1 Corinthians 6:20.)
So, who goes in the rapture and who stays?
The Bible calls so-called believers “unprofitable servants” and the “five foolish virgins.” They will not go in the rapture.
The most unpopular job on the planet right after the rapture will be that of a left-behind Christian minister. Their left-behind congregations will want to kill them for not telling them the truth!
The following few verses have great gravity associated with them. They speak volumes with such clarity, yet you don’t hear them preached today:
Jeremiah 2:21 “I have planted you a noble vine, a seed of the highest quality. How then have you turned before Me into the degenerate plant of an alien vine.”
Jeremiah 6:17-19 “I set watchmen over you saying, ‘Listen to the sound of the trumpet!’ But they said, ‘We will not listen.’ Hear O earth! behold I will certainly bring calamity on this people, even the fruit of their thoughts, because they have not heeded My words, nor My law, but rejected it.’”
2 Chronicles 36:15-16 “The Lord God sent warnings to them by His messengers, rising up early, because He had compassion on His people and on His dwelling place. But they (His people) mocked the messengers of God and despised His words, and scoffed at His prophets, until the wrath of the Lord arose against His people, till there was no more remedy.”
It is only those of the true church, born–again of the Spirit of God who will go in the rapture. It is only those whose salvation experience can be measured and compared with the doctrines of the Messiah in the Bible who will go. It is only for those who are separate from the spirit of the world and the false church.
If you can identify yourself with the strong major doctrines of Messiah you are on the right track. If you are a new believer, this is the path you must take. If you find yourself accepting some doctrines of the Bible and rejecting others that you don’t like, you are in trouble and your very foundation is cracked, broken and flawed.
If you find yourself supporting the major issues that the Bible is extremely strong against, like homosexuality – you are not a true believer and you will not go in the rapture.
If you profess to be a Christian but you don’t have the biblical fruits to show it, I would hate to be in your shoes.
There is a 100% chance of Bible prophecy coming to pass. There is zero chance of it all not coming to pass.
That does not mean that there is a 100% chance of the rapture taking place next month!
Hebrews 12:14 “...Without holiness no one will see the Lord.”
Psalm 96:9 “Worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness! Tremble before Him all the earth.”
I took this picture while driving along in the mountains of Kwa Zulu / Natal. This is the Sterkfontein Dam.
Shalom and grow in grace!