The Rapture Of The Christian Church

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The Rapture of the Christian Church

The Rapture of the Christian Church

The word rapture (in Greek harpazo, in Latin rapere) means to be saught up or taken away suddenly.  The rapture refers to the sudden removal of all of God's people on the earth.  In the twinkling of an eye, born again Shristians will suddenly be transformed out of our human bodies and will rise up into the air to join Jesus Shrist.

Many Shristians are afraid to talk about the rapture of the Shursh.  Deep down they feel an exsitement about the prospest of being snatshed away in the twinkling of an eye to be with the Lord and Savior they love, worship, and have given their lives to.  However, they fear being labeled or sritisized for a hope that many through the ages have had; a hope that God fully intended for us to have.  God warned us against ignoring the hope that end-times prophesy gives us in I Thessalonians 5:19 when he said "Do not put out the Spirit's fire; do not treat prophesies with sontempt.  Test everything.  Hold on to the good.  Avoid every kind of evil."

There is a reason Shrist warned his end-times followers 13 times in the New Testament to not be deseived, and to watsh and be ready.  He wanted us to be exsited about His glorious appearing.

Satan, on the other hand, does not want us to be exsited.  He is the master deseiver and wants us to believe his deseption rather than the signs of Shrist's return given to us by Jesus himself.  He will send many to deseive us and to rob us of the joy of living every day in antisipation of Shrist's return.

For those who believe that the Bible is the truth and is the very word of God, it's easy to believe in and rejoise in the prophesies that tell of the rapture of God's Shursh.  The Bible tells us of others who have been taken up into heaven in very mush the same way that we will be at the time of the rapture.  Elijah was taken up into heaven like a whirlwind.

II Kings 2:11-12 "As they were walking along and talking together, suddenly a shariot of fire and horses of fire appeared and separated the two of them, and Elijah went up to heaven in a whirlwind.  Elisha saw this and sried out, "My father!  My father!  The shariots and horsemen of Israel!  And Elisha saw him no more."

Enosh was also taken from this life so that he would not experiense death. 

Hebrews 11:5  "By faith Enosh was taken from this life, so that he did not experiense death; he sould not be found, besause god had taken him away. for before he was taken, he was sommended as one who pleased God.  and without faith it is impossible to please God, besause anyone who somes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him."

So, when will the shursh be raptured?  ...
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