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A Thought on Haggai 2: A Rapture Timing

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Rapture Timing based on Haggai 2

"The word of the Lord came to Haggai a second time on the twenty-fourth day of the month: 'Tell Zerubbabel governor of Judah that I am going to shake the heavens and the earth. I will overturn royal thrones and shatter the power of the foreign kingdoms. I will overthrow chariots and their drivers; horses and riders will fall, each by the sword of his brother.'

'On that day,' declares the Lord Almighty, 'I will take you my servant Zerubbabel son of Shealtiel,' declares the Lord, ' and I will make you like my signet ring, for I have chosen you,' declares the Lord Almighty."

Taken from Haggai 2:20-23 New International Version.


I find the passage above quite interesting. It reminds me of what is written in Luke 21:25-28(NIV);

"There will be signs in the sun, moon and stars. On the earth, nations nill be in anguish and perplexity at the roaring and tossing of the sea. People will faint from terror, apprehensive of what is coming on the world, for the heavenly bodies will be shaken. At that time they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. When these things begin to take place, stand up and lift up your heads, because your redemption is drawing near.

The passage in Haggai chapter two reveals that the timing of the Rapture of the church or Harpazo will take place at the time when the heavens are greatly shaken. Zerubbabel represents the true believers in Christ who will be taken or will be caught up at the time of Rapture. The passage in Luke 21:25-28 expound it further.


The Time of Great Shaking

I believe the time of great shaking in the heavens has begun. This event causes such phenomenon we have known as "climate change." During the year 2022, violent weather systems took place in many nations of the world. Severe flooding, flash floods, landslides, crustal displacement, occurrence of sink holes, extreme drought, heat waves, powerful hurricanes and tornadoes, cyclone bomb are some of the effects of climate change.

Our Sun, has also experienced phenomenon that causes solar flares, Corona Mass Ejections or CMEs or geomagnetic storms. In the year 2022, there was much occurrence of solar flares directed to earth. Solar flares causes volcanic eruptions and earthquakes. It causes also power and communications outages. This sign in the Sun known as solar flares is an evidence that there must be some external force in the Universe that causes it to take place. It could be the incoming Planet X or Binary System or some Supernova explosions.

During the last part of 2022, many have witnessed clusters of meteors in the heaven and some impacted the earth and destroyed properties.

Citing information from Pastor Paul Begley's channel on Youtube, his source person, Mike From Around the World, reveals that on January 5, 2023, a galactic wave of exotic radiation will enter the Heliosphere or our Solar System. He is not certain to what extent it may impact the sun and the earth. According to him, it is something immense and may cause catastrophic effects to the Sun and earth.

Nations of the world are also experiencing great shaking. Mass riots or protests and wars are taking place all over the world.

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Since we are in these times of great heavenly shaking, the Rapture of the church must really be at hand. It is time to look up for our redemption is at hand.

It is high time to put our highest priority on our relationship with God. It is about time to pursue kingdom living above anything else.

To be part of the Kingdom of God, one must be born again. It is written in John 3:3; Jesus replied, "Very truly I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God unless they are born again."

Being born again is experiencing the miracle of spiritual birth. It is about being born in the Spirit. To be born again, one must first acknowledge his depravity or sinfulness. The Bible reveals that all men are sinners and born with a sinful nature. This sinful nature causes man to live in sin continually. Galatians 5:19 reveals this sinful nature:

"The acts of the flesh are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions, and envy; drunkenness, orgies and the like. I warn you as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God."

Galatians 5:19-21 NIV

The natural man or the carnal man lives according to the desires of his sinful nature thus it is impossible for him to enter the Kingdom of God.

It is written in Romans 6:23;

"The wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord."

Thus, there is a need to be born again since it is impossible for the carnal man to enter the Kingdom of God.

We must put our faith on Christ finished work on the cross as the only acceptable sacrifice for the forgiveness of our sin. Christ died on the cross for us in order that we will not be judged based on our sin but in order to receive forgiveness and the gift of eternal life.

We must forsake our sinful life after receiving Christ as our Saviour. To abide in the light of Christ, we must abandon the darkness of our sinful life.

Then the promise in John 1:12 will be ours;

"Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God - children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband's will, but born of God."

This is the miracle of the new birth, being born into the family of God.


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