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The Coming Rapture

"Jerry retired Trucker- Author- Ph.D. in Philosophy/ Life Coach from Kingdom Ambassadors Global Univ. & Currently MHC Life University"

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Scriptural References

(1 Thessalonians 4:16-17 - (16) "For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first, (17) "Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord."

(Revelation 3:10) - "Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the Earth."

(Mark 13:32) - "But of that day and that hour knoweth no man, no, not the Angels which are in heaven, neither the Son, but the Father."

(1 Corinthians 15:52) - "In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed."

(Matthew 24:27) - "For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be."

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Looking through a Keyhole at the Rapture

Beloved, this message is about a controversial subject called the rapture or the calling out of the church on Earth, which is to take place just before the event known as the great tribulation which is referred to in scripture as the "hour of temptation" that shall come on the world try those that dwell upon the earth.

Saints, the coming great tribulation can better be described as a seven-year period of intense distress and suffering as the coming world leader known as the Antichrist will spearhead the one world government which will make a decree that no one person on earth may buy or sale unless they take his mark which is called, the mark of the beast.

Dear saints, this bothers me because a good many theologians today have made the statement that they no longer believe that the rapture will take place and teaching it, is a deception to Christians who hold to this belief, but beloved, what are they going to do with the quote from the Apostle Paul instructing us to comfort one another with these words which were the words concerning the Lord coming after his church which can be found in the book of first Thessalonians chapter four, verses thirteen thru eighteen.

(1 Thessalonians 4:13-18) (13) "But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope." (14) "For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him." (15) "For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep." (16) "For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:" (17) "Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord." (18) " Wherefore comfort one another with these words."

Saints of God, for one to make such bold statements that there is only going to be one general resurrection where everyone will be resurrected at the same time does not line up with this scripture found in (Revelation 20:5-6) (5) "But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished. which states that "the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years are fulfilled."

Church what are they going to do with the scripture found in Isaiah the sixty sixth chapter speaking of a portal being open during the one thousand year reign of Christ which allows us to view the suffering bodies screaming in torment that are still in hell suffering until death and hell will give up the dead to stand before God in what is described as the the white throne judgement?

(Isaiah 66:23-24) (23) "And it shall come to pass, that from one new moon to another, and from one sabbath to another, shall all flesh come to worship before me, saith the LORD." (24) "And they shall go forth, and look upon the carcases of the men that have transgressed against me: for their worm shall not die, neither shall their fire be quenched; and they shall be an abhorring unto all flesh."

Beloved, this causes me to wonder if these ministers have conducted a thorough study on the subject including running the proper scriptural references which all point to a glorious event known as the rapture of the church where God will move the good people that have accepted Jesus from the earth, and he will do it before allowing the bad people that have no use for God in their life to be tried in what we refer to as the coming great tribulation which is described by the word of God as the "hour of temptation" which will come on the world to try them that are in the world.

(Revelation 3:10) "Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the Earth."

Saints, I remember taking the pulpit in a tent revival to preach on this subject when God showed up and got everybody's attention; yes beloved, it was in the early 1990's and I remember it well, because there was a singer there that evening that had allowed Satan to infiltrate his heart with, thoughts of malice, jealousy and hate including instinctive thoughts to commit murder including burning the home of two of my most faithful supporters who that evening was at this tent revival meeting.

Church, the Lord had just used me and a local pastor who had stopped by a local radio station asking if I would ride with him thirty miles to visit a hospital and pray for a woman on life support who had attempted suicide by overdosing on pills.

Beloved, we visited the woman in ICU and was informed that they were going to unplug her because her body was rejecting the life support and we were only allowed four minutes to pray over her.

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Saints, the morgue was there to get the body but saints of God and fellow peers, Jesus had other plans and decided to give her another chance at life; surprising all of us including the medical staff that he still has power to raise the dead. Hallelujah!

Beloved, my 18 wheeler with the lighted crosses on the grill was parked at the tent revival and it was visible to the interstate allowing those traveling the interstate to view the truck parked in the field at the revival.

Saints, most drivers either knew or had heard stories of the truck driver that goes by the CB radio call sign the "guardian angel," and were making themselves known by sounding their air horns as they went by expressing their support for our services.

Church, I had no idea that God had made plans to scare the devil out of all of us attending this meeting, but just as I took the pulpit that evening, the wind got up outside the tent which caused us to wonder if we should dismiss the service.

Beloved, I remember opening my bible to the fourth chapter of first Thessalonians using for a subject title message: "Looking through a Keyhole at the Rapture."

Church, did you know that without warning, a small twister appeared before my pulpit twisting in a circle the loose pages, paper etc. that it had drawn from nearby bibles and songbooks. Yes, beloved, God was putting on a show and display of his power and to be honest with you, I actually had thoughts that the rapture of the church was taking place right before my very eyes and remember beloved, the woman on life support had just been brought back from the dead so at this point, I could believe God for anything; but this beloved, is not why God showed up demonstrating his power in this service.

Beloved saints, there was a singer attending this service that needed deliverance from the demonic realm which caused him to entertain thoughts of doing physical harm to a husband and wife that had a reputation of helping everybody that came to them with a need and God was not going to allow this singer to leave this service with the evil intent of doing physical harm to these beautiful people.

Saints, God managed to scare all of us out of our wits, especially the man with the evil thoughts which afterward caused his Holy Spirit to flood the place in revival.

Beloved saints, after all the repentance with around ninety people flooding the altar that night and with the wind dying down, I was able to continue my message on the rapture of the church.

Beloved, I used one of the old skeleton keys in my message on the coming rapture which was the key to fit most houses in the early 1950's, and church, in the message I described how the people back in the early 1900's would place a rubber band over the door handle of their home which would apply pressure on the skeleton key that would be left in the lock for the purpose of keeping an intruder from attempting to unlock the door by pushing the key out.

Beloved, my message was centered around the thought that if you removed the key from the lock, you could look through the keyhole and catch a partial view of what is visible in the room behind the door.

Beloved, I attempted to use this illustration of looking through this keyhole as a partial view of what we can see by observing world history including current events which the bible describes as signs, yes beloved, the very signs Jesus described as birth pains which shall occur just before he comes for his church.

Saints, I do wish to stop here and emphasize that people have risen before drawing large crowds in their midst convincing them to stock up because the rapture of the church was going to occur on a certain day because they have studied church history and have mapped all the signs but beloved the scripture plainly states in (Mark 13:32) "But of that day and that hour knoweth no man, no, not the Angels which are in heaven, neither the Son, but the Father."

Beloved, the Lord in (Matthew 24:5-14) spoke of wars and rumors of wars going on to describe natural disasters taking place and even speaks of them increasing in density but he spoke that the end is not yet for men's hearts will fail them for fear of the things coming upon the earth, for the very powers of heaven shall be shaken. (Luke 21:26)

Church, the bible warns us to be ready and be watchful which does not mean to hide out in a cave with weeks of food or stand gazing the skies but it means to be prepared for his coming by maintaining a relationship with him, living a surrendered life by submitting to the guidance of his Spirit and keep our heart in servitude toward other believers as one that is prepared to meet the Lord when he comes for his church.

Where are the Dead

Saints, the word “rapture” refers to a “carrying away” or a “snatching away," and the english word “rapture” comes from the Latin noun "raptura" which in the Greek means "the catching up" that is used in reference to the description found in (1 Thessalonians 4:17) concerning the event we call the rapture of the church, where Christ is described as descending from Heaven with a shout to remove his people from the Earth, and dear saints, this event is described as being accompanied by the sound of a trumpet, including the voice of the archangel as spoken of in the word of God. (1 Corinthians 15:52) & (1 Thessalonians 4:16)

Saints, I personally believe the trump of God being sounded in this event could mean that the father will be present at this event and according the the bible, those that are asleep in Jesus, "which simply means that their bodies are described as being asleep" shall be resurrected.

Beloved reader, did you know that when Christ paid the ransom for our souls, he also paid a future ransom for our bodies which at his appearing shall be changed into a glorified body, however beloved, because we are eternal spirits, we will never lose consciousness when our soul and spirit leaves our body?

Beloved, did you know that the body that is made from the minerals of the earth, may decay and return to the earth but because we are made up of matter which may change form but can never be destroyed, when the rapture takes place, our body will come back together and be changed into a glorified body that will never grow old and beloved, the bible teaches that we that are alive and know Christ as our Savior, will be changed, yes beloved, in a moment and the twinkle of an eye which is faster than one can notice, we will be out of these mortal bodies and enter a glorified body to be caught up to meet the Lord in the air.

Beloved, reader, the Apostle Paul assures us that those that have died in the Lord, are not forgotten, for when this awesome event takes place, Christ will bring the souls including the spirits of those that have left this world and entered paradise back with him when he returns to get his bride, which is described as the church.

Saints, when the Lord rides the clouds to get his bride, the souls of the departed dead will return with him and enter the graves where they were buried and because matter can never be destroyed, God will call it all back together to come out of the grave in victory and power of the first resurrection.

Yes dear saints, the word declares that the dead in Christ shall rise first, then we which are alive and remain shall be changed (the splitting of the atom) and be resurrected, yes saints,those that have died in the Lord will come forth with a body like his glorious body to meet him in the air and so shall they ever be with the Lord.

Beloved, what a glorious event as the dead in christ are being raised in the victory and power of his spoken word to celebrate their new life with him as he takes them along with the raptured saints into the gates of glory.

Church, can you picture in your mind of the precious children, mothers, fathers, grandmothers, and grandfathers, including the sailors that may have went down in a watery grave, yes beloved, that went down in a foreign war with a prayer of trust in their heart, and let us not forget those that may have been burned up in buildings or even vaporized by an explosion, having the matter of their bodies come back together in a glorified state and come forth out of those graves celebrating the victory and power of their new life to meet the Lord at his coming?

Beloved saints, what a glorious sight to behold this event on God's time schedule we describe as the rapture of the church, and we can only imagine what it will be like to meet our departed loved ones as their bodies come forth in a glorified state confirming the word of God found in first Corinthians the fifteen chapter which describes the body going down in weakness but being raised in the power, which beloved, is the power of the resurrection in which the bible describes as the first resurrection, on such the second death (eternal judgement) hath no power!

(Revelation 20:5-6) (5) "But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection." (6) "Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years."

Saints, the bottom line is that the bible is clear concerning to separate events in history where the dead will be raised, and it clearly describes those that have died since the rich man which are confined in the torments of hell, will be left there until after the thousand year reign of Christ on earth and after God puts a stop to the army Satan has managed to deceive thinking they can overthrown the government of Christ only to have God destroy everything with fire.

Beloved the bible describes this event as being like the heavens departing like a scroll to make an entrance into the white throne judgement where the resurrected dead that have been in the flames of hell will stand before God and give an account of the life they lived on earth.

Saints, at this judgement, we that made it out in the rapture, will be the jurors in this judgement and watch as these people that have been resurrected from hell, along with fallen angels, will stand before God and give an account of their life and sins before God only to hear him say, "depart from me, ye workers of iniquity, I never knew thee" and be cast into a liquified lake of fire which is the second death,

Beloved, the second death will be an eternal separation from God including being confined to everlasting torment with a mind that will never cease to remind them of the many opportunities they had to accept Christ but chose to rebel like Satan, accepting his deception that they could be their own savior.

Are You ready

Dear saints, nowhere in the bible does it say that Christians will have to go through the tribulation because the seven-year tribulation especially the last three and one half years which will is described as the hour of God’s wrath on the kingdom of darkness.

Beloved, just as God sent the angel to remove Lot and his family except for his wife who looked back and was turned into a pillar of salt, we that have accepted Jesus, have been spared in the plan of God from going through the tribulation period for remember beloved, the Angel informed Lot that he could not do anything until they were removed to safety, then the impending judgement fell on the wicked cities. (Genesis 19:22)

Beloved, Peter speaks in (2 Peter 2:9) that "the Lord knows how to deliver the godly out of temptations and to reserve the unjust under punishment for the day of judgment," and beloved the word “temptations” mentioned in this verse is the same greek word for tribulation.

(Matthew 22:11-13) (11) "And when the king came in to see the guests, he saw there a man which had not on a wedding garment:" (12) "And he saith unto him, Friend, how camest thou in hither not having a wedding garment? And he was speechless." (13) "Then said the king to the servants, Bind him hand and foot, and take him away, and cast him into outer darkness; there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth."

Beloved, the Lord is pointing out in this parable that the wedding guest had entered the Kings wedding, but stubbornly refused to put on a wedding garment, which were handed to the guests at the door, but notice the words, "Cast him into outer darkness", and beloved may I ask you how it would affect you if I told you that the Greek word here "outer darkness" actually means the darkness of tribulation.

What if I Miss the Rapture

Beloved, do you really want to take the chance when the word of God is clear concerning the calling out of the church from this world before the great tribulation can begin which is referred to in the word of God as "the hour of temptation which shall come on all the world to try them that are in the word." (Revelation 3:10) - "Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the Earth."

Saints of God, the word is also clear stating that "blessed and Holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection, on such he second death hath no power, but they shall be priest of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years which is the millennial reign as found in (Revelation 20:1-6)

Beloved, the word is clear that those that reject the truth will be sent a strong delusion that they shall believe a lie and be damned, therefore how in the world do they think or get some new revelation that almighty God hath told them that they will not make the rapture but be left here to help persuade people not to take the mark of the antichrist.

Church, are they really serious because if they are looking for an excuse to not live a surrendered lifestyle in the day of God's grace, especially when they have the help of God's Holy Spirit, how do they expect to live it when all hell is breaking lose on those around them with everything so corrupt that no one is left worthy to preach the gospel and God has to mercifully send an Angel fly over "preaching the warning for people not to receive the mark, for in the day they do, they will be damned for all eternity in the lake of fire. (Revelation 14:9-10)

Beloved, the bottom line is on this wise, the word states in (Jeremiah 12:5) "If thou hast run with the footmen, and they have wearied thee, then how canst thou contend with horses? and if in the land of peace, wherein thou trustedst, they wearied thee, then how wilt thou do in the swelling of Jordan?"

Saints, did you know that in medieval days, the people taught their horses to bite the legs of the horses that their enemy would be riding and if people are experiencing fatigue in dealing with demons and small headaches now, how are they going to be overcomers when they are face to face with fallen angels in the trying period known as the great tribulation?

The Coming Tribulation

(2 Thessalonians 2:8-12) (8) "And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming:" (9) "Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, (10) "And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved." (11) "And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:" (12) "That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness."

Beloved saints, we are coming to a time in church history referred to in the word of God as Rachel weeping for her children that is called the great tribulation which consists of seven years that will come on the world to try them that are in the world and this follows what we call the rapture of the church.

(Daniel 8:23-25) (23) "And in the latter time of their kingdom, when the transgressors are come to the full, a king of fierce countenance, and understanding dark sentences, shall stand up." (24) "And his power shall be mighty, but not by his own power: and he shall destroy wonderfully, and shall prosper, and practise, and shall destroy the mighty and the holy people." (25) "And through his policy also he shall cause craft to prosper in his hand; and he shall magnify himself in his heart, and by peace shall destroy many: he shall also stand up against the Prince of princes; but he shall be broken without hand."

Church, the bible is plain that the man speaking dark sentences described in the book of Daniel will be the coming antichrist which will come on the scene speaking dark sentences causing all both rich and poor including the free and bond to receive a mark in their right hand or forehead swearing allegiance to his name and power, however beloved, this cannot happen until after God removes his people to safety in what we call the rapture of the church.

(Daniel 11:37) (37) " Neither shall he regard the God of his fathers, nor the desire of women, nor regard any god: for he shall magnify himself above all." (38) "But in his estate shall he honour the God of forces: and a god whom his fathers knew not shall he honour with gold, and silver, and with precious stones, and pleasant things."

(Revelation 13:17-18) (17) "And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:" (18) "And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name."

Beloved, the orchestrated events of our day clearly warns us that the arrival of the Antichrist is very near and when he comes, he will make a peace treaty with Israel for the rebuilding of their temple and in the midst of that three and one half years, he will break the treaty and turn on them even entering the temple proclaiming himself to be God.

Saints, this will cause the Jews to reject him and flee in terror to what scholars believe to be a mountain city named Petra which is located in Jordan however this man which is possessed by Satan, will send armies after them but the earth will swallow the armies as Michael the archangel for Israel will stand up in defense for God's chosen people.

Beloved, the first three and one half years of tribulation will be the wrath of satan coming against the people of God but the last three and one half years, will be consisted of the wrath of God being poured out on the kingdom of Satan.

Saints, after the end of this period in time known as the great tribulation, the Lord will descend from heaven with his saints to put a stop to the battle described as Armageddon where the kings of the east will cross the euphrates river with a two hundred million men army to face the antichrist and his adjoining armies.

The Lord will destroy them with the brightness of his coming and place his foot upon the Mount of Olives which is located in Bethany and living waters will flow into the dead sea and beloved, the San Andreas fault which runs through California also makes its way through the Mount of Olives just waiting on the footprint of the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords.

Beloved, the Lord will enter the east gate which was sealed shut as described in (Ezekiel 44:2) which occurred in AD 1540-41 by the Ottoman empire then later the turks and others buried their dead there hoping to keep the Lord from fulfilling the prophecy that the coming messiah would enter through the closed east gate to enter the temple and sit upon the throne of David where he will rule with a rod of iron or swift judgement upon sin for one thousand years.

My Conclusion

Saints, there is a lot more I could bring forth concerning the rapture of the church, the coming seven-year tribulation and the One thousand year reign of Christ upon the throne of David, followed by the white throne judgement where the wicked dead will be resurrected from hell to stand before God and give an account of the life they lived while on earth then beloved, our God shall make a new heaven and new earth wherein dwelleth righteousness.

Beloved, back in the 1970's, the European Union came together acceptinting the treaty of Rome as their foundation and they also started building their own army with the elite of the world funding their schmeish plans in an attempt to form a one world government including a one world religion.

Church this one world system is nothing more than the revived Roman empire and they actually came forth in a statement declaring that all they needed to be complete is to find a man that can bring it all together and they went so far as to say, "Give us such a man, be he a god or a devil, and we will accept him."

Beloved, I believe the Lord has blessed my memory to present enough evidence to show that we are living in exciting times as we watch bible prophecy being fulfilled at an accelerated pace right before our very eyes, and one of them was when a President of the United States had an administration that was censoring and attempting to confiscate the sermons of ministers that are supposed to be living under a founding document known as the bill of rights and the constitution which guarantees them free speech including the right to worship God without the interference of big government looking over the shoulder.

Saints, this same President had the white house changed with lights installed which would show forth the color of the rainbow which was a sign of God's promise to not destroy the earth again with water, which was a direct slap in his face honoring his covenant by displaying gay pride which is a lifestyle he clearly forbids throughout his word.

Beloved, this same leader had a portrait made in the white house featuring a large wooden crossbow without arrows lying on a table sending a signal to the Muslim world that the Mahdeen (world leader) (Antichrist) is near and this photo can still be found by doing a search for a crossbow photo in the white house on the internet.

Saints, I am in no way calling this former leader the antichrist for according to God's word, he cannot be revealed until the restraint "the Church" is removed therefore beloved, the sign of the times are upon us and those that miss the rapture will be sent a strong delusion by God to believe a lie and be damned for all eternity.

In closing saints, let us be watchful and not miss the our hour of visitation which will be an all out heaven sent revival that is now upon us which will usher in millions into the kingdom of God making the way for Christ to come after a church that hath made herself ready to meet the Lord at his coming.

International Evangelist
Dr. Jerry W. Hulse Ph.D
Miracle Life Church International

Will there be a Rapture of the Church

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2022 Jerry W Hulse

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