Harvest, Rapture, Judgment!
Harvest, Rapture, Judgment!
April 1, 2018
Israel will be 70 years old on May 14, and there will be a grand celebration in Israel. Do you think it is time for the Church to depart? “No”, I say emphatically, “NO”! Are your loved ones saved? Personally, my sister and I stand daily for our unsaved family and friends on Matthew 18:18,19.
18 “Assuredly, I say to you, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.19 “Again I say to you that if two of you agree on earth concerning anything that they ask, it will be done for them by My Father in heaven.
Find a family member or friend to agree with, for the salvation of ALL your family, including the farthest aunt, uncle, cousin etc. If you don’t have a prayer partner to agree with you, agree with the Holy Spirit!
We are actually in the time of Isaiah 60, and God is blessing Israel and the Body of Christ concurrently. We have been given a President who understands that God will bless those who bless the Jews (Genesis 12:3). God is elevating Christians and Jews together, especially America and Israel, as we bring in the end time harvest! Isaiah said it this way:
Isaiah 60:1-4 (NKJV)
60 Arise, shine;
For your light has come!
And the glory of the Lord is risen upon you.
2 For behold, the darkness shall cover the earth,
And deep darkness the people;
But the Lord will arise over you,
And His glory will be seen upon you.
3 The Gentiles shall come to your light,
And kings to the brightness of your rising.
4 “Lift up your eyes all around, and see:
They all gather together, they come to you;
Your sons shall come from afar,
And your daughters shall be nursed at your side.
Remember, there are three people groups on the earth right now, and every human being belongs to only one of these groups at any given time. Those groups are the Jews, the nations or the church.
1 Corinthians 10:32 (NKJV)
32 Give no offense, either to the Jews or to the Greeks(nations) or to the church of God,
If you choose to be part of the Church, here is your destiny:
- Walk into greater joy and power as you grow in love and learn to appropriate what Jesus died to give you.
- Be raptured before the Tribulation begins.
- Enjoy the seven year celebration in heaven, while the earth is being judged.
- Rule and reign over the entire universe with Jesus forever (Matthew 24:47; Revelation 3:21; 21:7).
After the final gentile is brought to the Lord, the “fullness of the gentiles” (Romans 11:25) is concluded. We are believing God for an additional one billion souls, at least. At that time, the Church will be caught away to meet the Lord, and the Tribulation will begin. Sister Jeannie Wilkerson prophesied that we would sense the time of the rapture, as it got close.
Sister Jeanne Wilkerson:
“Before the day of the Rapture comes, you need to begin to automatically gravitate toward the spirit realm because at the time of the Rapture, you will be drawn by the irresistible power of the living God. It will so captivate you-so magnetize you-that you won’t be able to hold yourself back. And this former life will look like absolute rubbish in comparison!”
Glory Watch Magazine, Summer/Fall 2003
The following are some of the reasons I believe in a pre-Tribulation rapture:
REASON #1. The primary proof of a pre-Tribulation rapture, given by the “experts,” is this. We are raptured before the Tribulation begins because the Church is not appointed to wrath. Coincidentally, that truth is revealed in Chapter 5 verse 9 of TWO separate books of the Bible: Romans 5:9 and 1 Thess. 5:9. Please look these verses up for yourself, to lock them into your thinking.
REASON #2. Jesus Himself told the Apostle John on the Isle of Patmos that we (the Philadelphia/faithful Church) will be kept from the hour of trial. Rev 3:10 “Because you have kept My command to persevere, I also will keep you from the hour of trial which shall come upon the whole world, to test those who dwell on the earth.” Notice also that the WHOLE WORLD is being tested. Furthermore, throughout the Book of Revelation the term “earth dwellers” always refers to unsaved people.
REASON #3. The seven year Tribulation is specifically a time for God to work with the Jews. Both the Angel Gabriel and the Apostle Paul make that point. Let’s listen first to Gabriel, who is God’s chief messenger angel and speaks for God Himself. (Remember that the Tribulation is called “Daniel’s seventieth week.”) Daniel 9:24 “Seventy weeks are determined for your people and for your holy city…”
The Church was NOT present during the first 69 weeks of Gabriel’s prophecy, and it will not be here during Daniel’s 70th week either. Gabriel specifically said it was a time frame for God to work with Daniel’s people (Jews) and his holy city (Jerusalem).
Next, let’s listen to the great Apostle Paul. Remember, we are making the point that scripture teaches the 70th week is a time for God to deal with the Jews. Romans 11:25 “…blindness in part has happened to Israel until the fullness of the Gentiles has come in. And so all Israel will be saved…”
Here we see God’s plan. The final gentile is won to the Lord, we are caught away, and after we disappear the blinders come off of eyes of the Jewish people.
REASON #4. The rapture is our “escape doctrine.” Some scoffers have used that term derisively. Never do that. This “escape doctrine” is not to be ridiculed, since the LORD HIMSELF used the word “escape” (words in red), in Luke 21:36: “ Watch therefore, and pray always that you may be counted worthy to escape all these things that will come to pass, and to stand before the Son of Man..”
REASON #5 Revelation 11 makes it quite clear that we receive our reward while the earth is being judged. They are simultaneous events. Revelation 11:18:
The nations were angry, and Your wrath has come,
And the time of the dead[saints], that they should be judged,
And that You should reward Your servants the prophets and the saints[that’s us],
And those who fear Your name, small and great,
And should destroy[concurrently] those who destroy the earth.”
After we receive our rewards, we return to the earth with the Lord. It is literally a new day. The 7th one thousand year day we call the Millennium. The Jews call it the long awaited “Kingdom Age.” The lion will lay down with the lamb, and men will learn war no more. Hallelujah!