Don’t Miss Church Rapture
Some Christians are pushing the doctrine of mid & post-tribulation rapture. They urge believers to expect the manifestation of the antichrist and inure themselves to endure the pains of martyrdom. This doctrine is saying the means of entry into heaven is martyrdom and that believers should be ready and willing to be martyred.
In support of this claim they quote Jesus: “Immediately after the tribulation of those days the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light; the stars will fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken. Then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in heaven, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. (Mt 24:29-30)
In the dispensation of the church, martyrdom is not one of the requirements for participating in church rapture. On the contrary it is a privilege to be killed for one’s faith before church age comes to an end when eligible saints will be raptured. Of necessity, some saints will be martyred but not all the dead in Christ at the time of church rapture shall be martyrs.
The crown given to martyrs is a special gift from the Lord. All those who will be around the Lord in the millennial council must wear this crown.
John the Baptist will sit behind the Lord. He was martyred.
Moses & Elijah will sit on His right and left respectively. They will return to earth and be martyred a few days to the end of the age of grace.
The twelve Apostles including Paul will sit in a semicircle around Him. They were all martyred. John was martyred by Emperor Nero when he was thrown into a boiling cauldron of oil, but Jesus brought him back to life to be sent to a conducive place to receive and write the book of Revelation.
With church rapture the Holy Spirit will return to heaven with all the Hypostatic Chips He brought to earth on the Day of Pentecost planted or not. There will be a change in method of salvation from Rom 10:9 to Rev 12:11.
Martyrdom is the only means of entering heaven after church rapture. That window will last for only seven years. After the marriage supper no human being will ever be raptured into heaven again.
If you expect to be martyred rather than be raptured as commanded by the scriptures, the probability is that you might miss church rapture. In that event you have two options: to be martyred by antichristian forces or survive the seven-year tribulation judgment and be eligible to be scrutinized for selection by angelic commission.
Church rapture saints will have a lot to be grateful to God for. Most of those benefits will elude tribulations saints. It is by far better to participate in church rapture than enter heaven as a tribulation martyr.