Are you are a born again Christian who believes in the Rapture? You know, the blessed hope event right before the 7 years of tribulation when that trumpet voice calls up all believers to meet Jesus Christ secretly in the air above the Earth to go to Heaven to be with Jesus forever! If you believe in this secret coming of our Groom Jesus coming for His Bride and His other coming at the end of the world when he stops Armageddon, then you believe in 3 comings of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

#1)The first time Jesus came was 2000 years ago to save the world from their sin.Paul wrote I Thessalonians 1:10 with the Son from Heaven whom he (the Holy Spirit) raised from the dead, deliver us (the Church of believers) from the wrath to come; on the right John says I, (Jesus) will keep thee from the hour of temptation. The first scripture describes the rapture as a deliverance from out of the tribulation a little different but the same. Paul

In Heaven Jesus was known as THE WORD . When God spoke, THE WORD listened and made what God spoke. It could be more stars, a new galaxy, a bigger solar system, a nebula the size of our sun, moons for the planets, or a unique solar system with nine planets including a special blue one to put different life.

The Bible says, In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God, and the Word was God and the Word became flesh and dwelt among men. John 1:1,4

After 4,000 years, the sins of man had multiplied to the tipping point again.God promised He would not destroy the Earth with another flood. So, this time He would send THE WORD to save mankind on the blue planet. The archangel Gabriel was sent to announce to a virgin Jewish girl in Israel that she had found favor with God to bear His Son and call him Jesus. Mary accepted this blessed news with her whole heart. God miraculously reduced THE WORD into a tiny seed/sperm. The Holy Spirit over-shadowed Mary and placed the seed/sperm inside Mary’s womb where the Savior of the world was conceived. Bible scholars say this happened in mid December because Jesus was really born mid September.

John 14:3 “And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, you may be also.

#2) The second coming is when He comes secretly to gather millions of believers in the air above the Earth to go to Heaven to be with our Lord forever.

The poster above has two different scriptures from the Bible decribing the Rapture. The apostle Paul wrote he delivers us (the Church of believers) from the wrath (tribulation) to come; and the apostle John wrote I (Jesus) will keep thee from the hour of temptation.

God does not want His believer children going through all the horrible stuff that the wicked will have to go through. Remember when some teachers punished the whole class because a few people being bad? Well, God is not like that. He has planned to take us out and I will be sharing the scriptures.

The next time Jesus comes to Earth it will be the secret snatch or THE RAPTURE. Only the believers will hear the trumpet sound and the loud voice of the archangel alerting His Bride to meet Him discreetly in the air.

At the end time His feet does touch the ground and every eye will see Him. But, in the Rapture Jesus’ feet do not touch the ground and only the believers see Him. The dead Christians rise and get their new bodies first; then those who are alive are next. Jesus takes His Glorious Church home to Heaven for rewards, to see your mansion, see old friends and loved ones and eat at the supper of the lamb.

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 about that day or hour (of the return of Christ) no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.”

God does not want His Son nor the angels to know the hour He will come to get His Bride, the Church. I think it has something to do with Satan not finding out. I believe Jesus wants the believers to escape quietly and quickly because He must take a lot of believers through the second heaven where Satan and his minions rule. Jesus wants to pull the wool over his eyes.

At THE RAPTURE or the BLESSED HOPE there will be millions of Christians, young children, and babies disappearing. People won’t see or know what happened and why so many loved ones, friends, babies, and children are missing. The emotional trauma will cause much chaos, fear, vehicle accidents, confusion, rioting, stealing, murder, and rebellion. With not enough military to control the wild masses they probably will have to establish martial law

After THE RAPTURE there is a seven year Tribulation period.Why seven years? You can find it in Daniel 9:24 where God allowed the Jews 70 weeks (70x7=490 years) to finish the transgression and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness. When 483 years passed Jesus died on the cross. There are still 7 years left to finish the transgression. These last 7 years will start counting down after the Rapture to Armageddon when Jesus returns with his believers.

Titus 2:13 “waiting for our blessed hope, the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ.”

I Thessalonians 4:16–17 “For the Lord himself will descend from heaven with a cry of command, with the voice of an archangel, and with the sound of the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first.Then we who are alive, who are left, will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we will always be with the Lord. Therefore encourage one another with these words.”

#3) The third coming is at the end of tribulation with Jesus and His saints riding on white stallions behind Him, and every eye will see Him coming to judge the Earth with the sword of His mouth as He pours out the wrath of God on a wicked, satanic world before He establishes His Millennial Kingdom.

THE THIRD COMING of Jesus is after the seven years of Tribulation. The Antichrist will be preparing his armies against the 3rd coming of Jesus. He will have hybrid armies both human and animal, machine soldiers, laboratory giants, fallen-angel lizards using flying saucers to scare and control people, etc. The antichrist who is possibly part man/part demon will think he has enough of an arsenal to defeat Jesus and His trillions of warrior angels. The saints of God will not be involved with this short battle, but watching from the grandstands in the sky.

Over 2,000 years ago when Christians were being hunted down like animals and thrown to the lions, the apostles thought they were living through tribulation and that the return of Christ would be soon. The first believers had no idea that God couldn’t send Jesus to rapture His saints until after 2,000 years. The gospel of Jesus Christ was in its infancy in 70 A.D. and billions of unbelievers had not heard the gospel yet.

The future return of the Lamb of God has been a serious topic of discussion among evangelicals for the last 100 to 200 years. Since 70 A.D. every believer thought there was only one return of God’s Son. While comparing the return scriptures on paper, an elderly pastor saw that the rapture and the second coming were not one coming but two comings. He explained to his co-pastors that the 2nd COMING of Christ isTHE RAPTURE; and the 3rd COMING of Christ will be His coming to stop ARMAGEDDON then set up His Millennial Kingdom Reign in Jerusalem.



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Kathy M. Storrie