Focus On Rapture



Saints have seven attributes according to 1 Pet 2:9-11: a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, special people, proclaimers of praise of God, sojourners in foreign land and  pilgrims but not all saints will be in the same class.

The theocratic structure Israel adopted in their wilderness wanderings was the pattern of the Altar in heaven that God showed Moses on Mount Sinai. With a king at the top, Israel had a High Priest, Chief Priests and Levites of different ranks and following as well as Nethinim and the ordinary Israeli citizens.

Four raptures of the Tribulation period of seven years will be used to select those who will reign with Christ on earth during the kingdom age, the millennium. The next rapture will concern the Church only. It is the next event in the Prophetic Calendar and it will kick start the Jewish heptad, the last seven years of the dispensation of grace.

The church in its present state is composed of wheat and tares representing true professors of Christ and hypocrites. The rapture of the church, which is imminent, will be the occasion to select eligible members of the Church that will constitute the Body of Christ in heaven.  Not every born again Christian will quality to participate in the rapture of the church. Christians who miss this rapture can never be part of the Bride and Wife of Christ.

The Bride of Christ, a higher order of raptured saints will be selected at the Judgment Seat of Christ. “Therefore we make it our aim, whether present or absent, to be well pleasing to Him. For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that each one may receive the things done in the body, according to what he has done, whether good or bad” (2 Cor 5:9-10).

This event will take place shortly after church rapture. Thus, you must be raptured first before you can appear before the Judgment Seat and you must be “well pleasing” to the Lord to be raptured in the first place. Thereafter your activities on earth will be subjected to fire judgment. After the Judgment Seat distribution of rewards, saints will fall into different categories and orders in the similitude of the nation of Israel in the wilderness.

The Bride will become Christ’s wife when Jesus presents glorified saints to God the Father. Seven years later the event will be celebrated at the Marriage Supper of the Lamb just before Christ, His wife, other raptured saints including tribulation martyrs and holy angels descend to earth for second coming activities.

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