National Solar Observatory Cover-Up: What We Know So Far


Several people have been emailing and messaging me about the apparent closure of the National Solar Observatory in Sunspot, New Mexico, so I thought this would be a good opportunity to address the situation.  These sorts of stories come out from time to time and I usually steer clear because they turn out to be unsubstantiated rumors.

This one is not.  However, although it is really happening, we would do well not to jump to any conclusions without knowing more.  The public is in the dark.

Here is what we know:

  • Last Thursday, September 6th, the National Solar Observatory in Sunspot, New Mexico, was evacuated and closed, with the only reason given being “security concerns.”
  • The Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA) claims to have ordered the evacuation.
  • The local sheriff’s office in Otero County (in which Sunspot is located) is claiming that the FBI was involved in the sudden closure.  Sheriff Benny House was quoted in the local news saying “the FBI is refusing to tell us what’s going on.”
  • The observatory entrance is currently marked off with crime scene tape and Sheriff House has further said, “There was a Blackhawk helicopter, a bunch of people around antennas and work crews on towers, but nobody would tell us anything.”
  • Multiple reports suggest the local post office was also evacuated.
  • There are rumors that other solar observatories and/or webcams have been shutdown, including:
    • – AXIS 232D Network Dome Camera located in Sydney Australia
    • – Webcams located at SOAR Observatory – The Southern Astrophysical Research Telescope located in Chile
    • – BRT Tenerife Telescope Webcam located in Spain
    • – Webcam located at Mauna Kea observatory at the University of Hawaii
    • – Hilo Webcam from the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope observatory in Hawaii
    • – Webcam at JAT Observatory in Fairless Hills, Pennsylvania

I haven’t yet been able to substantiate the rumor that those other observatories and webcams were closed, but all of the other points above have been confirmed by numerous media reports.

Some of the less conspiratorial explanations include the possibility that Chinese or Russian hackers were using the observatory’s antennae to spy on nearby White Sands Missile Range or that government officials wanted to prevent photography of top secret aircraft or missile testing.

But, again, the public is still in the dark.  At this point it’s all just speculation.

We know that there have been an unusually large number of near-earth objects in the past 2–3 weeks and the Revelation 12 “Sign of the Dragon” may be occurring in about three weeks.  Could this be related?

There is also speculation that the sun may have launched an unusually powerful solar flare towards the earth, and there is, for whatever reason, some attempt to cover it up.  There was in fact news stories a few days ago about a large coronal hole facing the earth and a G2 geomagnetic storm occurred on September 11th, just a few short days ago.

From the prophetic side of things, many of us have wondered what might bring the Church into immediate danger precipitating our miraculous deliverance to Heaven (Rev. 12:5).  Might there be a threat to the earth?

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What does the Bible say about the bride and the marriage of the Lamb?

The marriage of the Lamb is one of the greatest events in the Bible. But who is Jesus’ bride?

 Brian Janz


The marriage of the Lamb (Jesus) is one of the greatest events prophesied in the Bible. But who is Jesus’ bride?

“Let us be glad and rejoice and give Him glory, for the marriage of the Lamb has come, and His wife has made herself ready.” Revelation 19:7.

Who will be in Jesus’ bride?

The bride is the church.Many people use the word to denote the entire body of Christians, and others to describe a certain denomination or group or even the physical building that Christians gather in. The Bible makes it clear that the true church of Christ is made up of all those who deny themselves, take up their cross, and follow Him. (Ephesians 2:19-22; Matthew… More of Christ.

The church is made up of everyone who is on the way to becoming completely free from all sin, as Jesus is. It is those who have started down the path that will lead them to divine nature. (2 Peter 1:4) Some people may be farther along this way than others. Some people may have just begun. But everybody who walks this way is a member of the body of Christ.The body of Christ is made up of all of those who give their lives to serve God in order to come to the fullness of Christ. They work in the ministry that He has appointed them, which differs from person to person, for the edification of themselves and others to bring all to unity. It is made up of… More. They are preparing themselves to be the bride of Christ. The bride of Christ are all those who have purified themselves as He is pure and have been conformed to His image. (Romans 8:29) They cleanse and purify themselves of all sin and are true followers of Christ. The Bride is another term for the church of Christ…. More. They are making themselves ready.

They are the ones who love Jesus. They are His followers. They are those who ache with longing to be with their Lord and Master. They are those who have made a decision to serve Jesus with all of their heart, all of their soul, all of their being. They are the ones whom Jesus cleanses and purifies; they will be a glorious church without spot or wrinkle. In a word, holy. (Ephesians 5:25-27)

A bride is somebody comparable to her bridegroom. This is why it is written in 1 Peter 1:15“But as He who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct.” The bride of Christ are those who will shine with a brightness and a purity and a holiness just as He who called her is holy.

“And to her it was granted to be arrayed in fine linen, clean and bright, for the fine linen is the righteous acts of the saints.” Revelation 19:8. The bride of Christ makes herself ready for Him. Every second she has on this earth is used to prepare herself for her bridegroom. Her fine linen is not something given to her during the marriage feast but it is something she has made herself during her time on earth by walking in righteousness.

“Many are called, but few are chosen.” Matthew 22:14. The bride is the same as the church, but there are not many who are truly counted among this number. Many invitations are sent out, but not many choose to answer.

Make yourself ready

Rightly understood, the bride is not an elite cadre of special Christians that only a few get to be a part of. The bride will be few in number, but this is not because only a few invitations were sent out. It is because few people choose to answer. To be a part of the bride you need to answer that call, and start following Jesus on the way He Himself has gone.

This time on earth is a time of engagement for Jesus and His bride. They have an intense love for one another, and long to be reunited. The bride wants to be near Jesus, her heavenly bridegroom. She will do everything and anything, she will pay whatever it costs, in order to be worthy of Him and be with Him.

Jesus will fetch His bride as soon as she is ready. Time is short, but there is still a time of grace for the bride to prepare herself, and it’s still possible to heed the call. (Read more about the rapture here)

Answering the call to be in the bride is the first step. It’s as simple as deciding, “I want to serve God with all my heart.” The way to go after this is described in Colossians 3:1-17. The bride sets her mind on things above. The bride is patient, humble, longsuffering, and does everything in the name of the Lord Jesus. The only thing she wants is to hasten the day of His return. (2 Peter 3:12)

The bride is so in love that she would pay any price to put off all sin, everything that is not Christ-like. She denies all such thoughts and puts them to death. (Colossians 3:5) And in this way the life of Christ can show forth in her. In this way she becomes a helper comparable to Him. With all of her very being she aches to be with Christ and knows that the way to do that is to become like Him. To become purified and cleansed as He is pure, and be transformed into divine nature like His. (1 John 3:2-3) Nothing less than perfection is acceptable. Any thought, any temptation that is not pleasing to Christ is immediately put to deathIs to overcome the temptations to sin that arise when our lusts and desires draw us to react in ways we know to be evil (i.e. pride, hatred, evil-speaking, envy etc.) It is the act of denying those thoughts and refusing to agree with them. The lust to sin is not only suppressed, but it actually dies. (Romans 8:13; Colossians… More! Sin is not an option for her! She wants to be with her bridegroom.

So she becomes holy as He is holy. These are the righteous acts of the saints as described in Revelation 19:8.

The marriage of the Lamb

Finally, when the bride is ready to meet the bridegroom, Jesus will return to fetch His beloved. After so many years of tribulation, Tribulations or trials refer to any event or situation that comes your way that tempts you to sin; that gives opportunity for sinful thoughts and temptations to rise up in you. The tribulation or trial arises when your mind to serve God struggles against your lusts to sin. It also often refers to difficult situations that test your ability to… More they can finally be united! All the heavens will rejoice in celebration of this event and there will be a tremendous marriage feast! (Revelation 19:7-8)

Now the bride can be with the bridegroom. The long night is over. Now she has been perfected. She is perfectly united with Jesus in will, in purpose, in nature. Never to be parted for all of eternity. (1 Corinthians 6:17)

They are standing there in heaven; a throng of warriors and heroes dressed in pure white – an army that has paid the price and given everything to be cleansed and purified and transformed into Christ’s image. They are shining brighter than the sun, shining with a purity equal to Christ Himself. They are holy. They are His.

The heroes of the Old Testament and the martyrs of the great tribulation, amongst others, are of course servants of God and have fellowship with Christ. But the bride of Christ has a very special calling. She is seated beside Him; she is equal with Him. She has suffered the same sufferings as He has on earth and now she has her reward. It is a reward far greater than any given to anybody else in heaven or on earth. She is set above angels, above cherubim, above all of God’s creation, to be a partner and a helper to God’s very Son Himself.

The bride’s job in eternity will always be beside the bridegroom. “And the Spirit and the bride say, ‘Come!’ And let him who hears say, ‘Come!’ And let him who thirsts come. Whoever desires, let him take the water of life freely.” Revelation 22:17. She is there beside Christ, drying tears, and erasing sorrows.

There is no greater reward than this. And there is no greater use of our time on earth than to prepare for the day of His coming, in earnest expectation. To be so in love with Jesus Christ that the lives we live here on earth are worthy of the bride He wants to marry. (Click to Source)
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 Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready.

And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints.

And he saith unto me, Write, Blessed are they which are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb. And he saith unto me, These are the true sayings of God. (Revelaton 19:7-9King James Version (KJV) Public Domain




We Wait. We anticipate.


I had to pull a comment from the last post and give it some exposure as it is SO ENCOURAGING. While watching for The Lords return surely takes patient endurance (Rev 3:10Col 1:11-12) which is made clear by scripture… endurance and patience is much easier to sustain when done in a group of like minded believers. Perhaps that’s why the writer of Hebrews encourages us to continue to meet together (Heb 10:25). It is by meeting together, or more appropriately, commenting together, the Holy Spirit has a chance to multiple His blessing exponentially to people all across the earth. Thank you guys for being so faithful in contriubuting and reading the comments on this site… we are a family and it as because of you and HIM! With that said, here is the comment from Just Learning… read and be encouraged!

We wait. We anticipate. And then we wait some more. Most of the time, I’m on the edge of my seat. All past ‘high watch’ dates have come and gone…and I don’t mean they don’t have significant meanings, even if we don’t realize it at the time…but it’s never ‘The Event’ we long to see. At least so far! So, we put our noses back into the scriptures, sharing our thoughts, discoveries and dreams with each other. Then we wait more. Over and over. Sometimes growing tired. Very tired and weary.

But, Galatians 6:9 says, “And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.” That is a great promise, isn’t it? Just the words “for in due season” is enough to help me take a deep breath and relax between contractions. We all know that we are in that “due season”.

My point is this: Once we are “caught up”, everything will be different…much different! Our weariness will vanish and we’ll have all the strength we can imagine. It will be via His strength. The body will be gloriously reconnected to the head. It is still a cloudy thought for me to even think of. It’s like looking through a glass , darkly. I seem to do that a lot, but it’s getting a little clearer every day!

Once we are with Him, will we then still be anticipating the next event? (I know that ‘event’ is not a good descriptive word, but I can’t think of another.) The Marriage Supper of the Lamb? What an event that will be!! (I sometimes joke about just being able to help set up some of the millions of folding tables and chairs for that great feast, and still having the energy to clean up afterwards. Ha!) How about anticipating the 2nd Coming? Have you picked out a name for your horse, yet? Are you looking forward to riding? (or rather flying?). Then, the Millennial Reign will really be something to experience! I know it is sure to happen, but right now, it still seems like a dream.

When in His presence after the Rapture, I think we will know what’s next… and will be anticipating it. But, will we experience the same highs and lows, anxiousness, weariness, etc. that we sometimes feel currently? Of course not! We will be thrilled (another inadequate choice of words), but not at all anxious. We’ll be able to enjoy every moment! Surely it won’t feel like it’s taking forever, as I sometimes think while ‘waiting’ for Him to come and get us. (Actually, ‘forever’ will be reality for us!) Neither will it feel like time is flying by too quickly. It will be perfect! Right now, looking back at my life, I’d describe it as the “days felt long, but the years certainly felt too short.” They flew by. That description is about to change!

The emotional ups and downs; the anxiety and disappointments; the shouting with joy and then the tears that sometimes follow; the wondering if we are right are wrong; our attempt to correctly balance our time and thoughts between anticipation of His return vs. ‘occupying’; ….these will ALL DISAPPEAR in the TWINKLING OF AN EYE.

I am ready for that. And you?  (Click to Source)

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The Growing Denial of the Rapture!


It’s absolutely amazing to reflect upon the growing denial that the rapture of the Church is imminent. Somehow, it is becoming more and more fashionable to reject the most amazing and encouraging promise in all Scripture. Yet the promise is there, and clearly presented: At some time approaching the beginning of the seven-year tribulation, the Church – the Body of Christ, living and dead – will be instantly borne aloft, to be forever home with the Lord. Then will come the “wrath of the Lamb” (Rev. 6:16).

John, recording one of the most intimate scenes to be found in Scripture, recalls how Jesus told His disciples that He was leaving them for a little while, and that they couldn’t follow Him.

We all know the story. Peter argued that if allowed, he would accompany his Lord wherever He went, and would lay down his life for Him. Jesus’ answer is classic. He told the overly-enthusiastic Peter that before the cock crowed the next morning, he would stoutly deny that he was even one of the Lord’s disciples.

And then, Jesus responded by making a marvelous statement for the ages … to Peter and by extension, to all of us:

2 In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. 3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also” (Jn. 14:2,3).

The Apostle John faithfully recorded these words. Today, we read them with the emotion that was felt when they were initially uttered. This amazing promise began with the disciples, then spread through the infant Church: The one thing Jesus made very clear is that He will return at some point to take His followers home.

Later, other Apostles (chiefly Paul) were progressively given more and more details about this process and the timing of its conclusion. From the first century until the moment that one reads these words, His promise to return for His own is the central feature of the Church.

And speaking of the Church, there is the marvelous opening of the Book of Revelation. It begins by laying out the future pathway of the Church, illustrating its future history in the Letters to the Seven Churches. A very special promise is made to the Philadelphian Church:

“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. 11 Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown” (Rev. 3:10-11).

The “hour of temptation” mentioned above can be translated “hour of testing” or “hour of trial.” Theologians down through the ages have taught that this is a metaphor for the Tribulation, which will be the period of ultimate testing for Israel, not the Church.

“1 Behold, the day of the LORD cometh, and thy spoil shall be divided in the midst of thee. 2 For I will gather all nations against Jerusalem to battle;” (Zech 14:1,2).

Jerusalem is the center of the Tribulation’s battles, not the Church. Notice that Zechariah speaks of “all nations.” The Tribulation is global. Israel is the target. The Church is to be kept from the horrors of judgment, or to put it biblically, “I will come again and receive you unto myself.” What a promise!  (Click to Source)


Trump Will Meet With Kim Jong-Un, Anthony Kennedy May Retire


North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has reportedly requested a direct, face-to-face meeting with President Trump to talk about complete denuclearization.  In a shocking announcement, the President has agreed to a meeting “by May”—presumably to occur shortly before Israel’s 70th anniversary on May 14th.

In the meantime, North Korea has agreed to suspend all missile and nuclear tests while conceding that U.S.-South Korean military exercises will continue.  The sudden, concessionary tone from Kim Jong-un has startled geopolitical analysts, showing that Reagan-esque “peace through strength” is the only effective method of international diplomacy, but time will tell.  One thing is for sure—the last 30 years of Democrat and Neocon policies have done absolutely nothing to dissuade the North Korean leadership.  All the while hundreds of thousands—including untold numbers of Christians—continue to languish in labor camps.

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In other news, rumor is continuing to boil that Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy may retire this summer, which would be a vacancy that could fundamentally transform SCOTUS from socially liberal to socially conservative (Kennedy was the deciding vote on gay marriage and numerous other issues).  For the nation’s sake I pray he does.  I also pray that he stands up for religious liberty in the upcoming, monumentally important case involving a Christian baker in Colorado who refused to bake a cake for a gay wedding.  If he sides with the court’s four liberals, Christian liberty will be stifled like never before.

Please pray with me.


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I also want to bring attention to another rapidly developing story that is being largely ignored—the situation for the minority white population in South Africa has suddenly deteriorated and some reports are suggesting they may be in imminent danger.  Please, please pray for this situation immediately.  We have readers in South Africa.  They and their families need your prayers.

Last week the Parliament of South Africa voted to allow the bureaucratic seizure of land owned by white farmers without compensation.  To further inflame tensions, the leader of the racist EFF party has called for violence against whites in the country, setting off alarm bells about a Rwanda-repeat.

I want to hear from our South African friends if you have any news about this.

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Lastly, speculation is building about the significance of March 20th, the presumed start of the next biblical year.  I would be remiss not to mention this.  There is an incredible plethora of numbers, patterns, and day counts pointing to this day, and it’s a day that signals not only the end of the year in which the Revelation 12Sign occurred, but also the beginning of the year in which Israel will celebrate its 70th anniversary.  That is significant in and of itself.

That being said, I think we can make a mistake by suggesting numbers, patterns, and day counts can only find their significance in the rapture.  To the contrary, every day is significant and controlled by God, and some days more significant than others, but sometimes it takes time to realize what that significance is.  For example, the Super Blood Moon in September 2015 didn’t signal the rapture, but the entrance of large numbers of Russian and Iranian troops into the biblical boundaries of Northern Israel.  Likewise, the blood moon in April 2014 did not pinpoint the rapture, but marked a significant number of geopolitical developments and armed conflicts, including the rise of the Islamic State’s caliphate and the civil war in Ukraine.

While I believe the rapture is imminent (probably this year), I’m not sure exactly how this will all play out. (Click to Source)

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RUMORS OF WAR: Hamas to Swarm Israel’s Border, Sparking Fear of New ‘Passover War’

Hamas to Swarm Israel’s Border, Sparking Fear of New ‘Passover War’

Hamas using civilian protest as cover for mass military operation against Israel

Hamas militants

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BY: Adam Kredo

The Palestinian terrorist group Hamas is planning a mass demonstration along Israel’s border on Friday, prompting fears of a new war with the Jewish state ahead of the Passover holiday, according to regional experts and U.S. officials who say they are closely monitoring the situation.

On the heels of a recent military exercise that observers described as “unprecedented,” Hamas leaders have called for some 100,000 Gaza Strip resident to engage in six weeks of mass demonstrations along the Israeli border as Jewish families gear up for the Passover holiday, which begins Friday evening.

Regional experts closely tracking the situation say the demonstrations are meant as cover for a mass military campaign to swarm Israel’s border and stoke violence against the Jewish state.

The situation is being closely monitored by Trump administration officials, who outlined concerns that Hamas could use civilian protesters as human shields as cover for attacks on Israeli forces.

Tension are high ahead of the mass demonstration, dubbed the Great Return March, with the United Nations already imploring Israel to not attack children or other civilians.

Officials with the U.N. Relief Works Agency, or UNRWA, a body routinely cited for its anti-Israel bias, have already endorsed the demonstrations, stoking further concerns the U.N. is setting the stage to blame Israel for any violence that could erupt. UNRWA has offered medical facilities to any Palestinian who may be injured during the weeks of protest.

State Department officials told the Washington Free Beacon that they are aware of the upcoming protests and will be tracking the situation closely.

“We are aware of calls by Hamas asking people to march along the Israeli border over the coming weeks,” one U.S. official told the Free Beacon.” We will monitor the situation and developments closely.”

The State Department emphasized that it still considers Hamas a terror group and is aware of its routine use of human shields during terror operations.

“Our position on Hamas has not changed,” the official said. “It is a designated Foreign Terrorist Organization. Any use of human shields is absolutely unacceptable.”

Omri Ceren, a managing director at The Israel Project, a D.C.-based organization that works on Middle East issues, warned that Hamas is using civilian protests as cover for a massive military operation that could launch another regional war.

Evidence suggests Hamas has already prepared to flood Israel with armed assets during the demonstration and has even positioned equipment such as tractors to shift the ground and erect fortifications.

“Hamas is trying to trigger a Passover War and the U.N. seems eager to help them,” Ceren said. “Hamas is preparing thousands of civilians to rush Israel’s border, tear down the defensive fence, and provide cover as Hamas fighters flood into Israel.”

While Israeli military officials have planned to use as little force as possible to control any violent eruption, things could get out of hand quickly, Ceren said.

“The Israelis will do everything possible to prevent escalation and avoid casualties, but this is the kind of thing that could go really bad really quickly,” he explained.

“Meanwhile the U.N. is supporting Hamas and setting up Israel to get blamed for anything that happens to Hamas’s human shields,” Ceren said. “American lawmakers were already inclined to view the U.N. as biased and unhelpful when it comes to Israel and this can cement that view.”

U.N. officials have moved to put the onus for preventing violence on Israel in recent days.

Nickolay Mladenov, U.N. special coordinator to the Middle East peace process, urged Israel to show restraint during the demonstrations, even if violence erupts.

“The use of force by Israel must also be calibrated. Israel must uphold its responsibilities under international human rights law and humanitarian law,” Mladneov was quoted as saying. “Lethal force should only be used as a last resort, with any resulting fatalities properly investigated by the authorities. I once again urge the security forces to exercise maximum restraint to avoid casualties.”

“I call on all sides to exercise restraint and to take the necessary steps to avoid a violent escalation,” he was quoted as saying. “It is imperative that civilians, in particular children, not be targeted and that all actors refrain from putting children at risk at any time.”

Observers have been warning that Hamas is not seeking a peaceful protest, but a military campaign in the guise of civilian demonstration.

“The plan is to build to a crescendo day by day until May 15, the day after Israel’s Independence Day, when Hamas hopes tens of thousands of Gazan civilians, interspersed with some military folks, will storm the security barrier, an action that could provoke a forceful response from Israeli security,” Tzippe Barrow, a Jerusalem-based correspondent for CBN News warned in a recent report. (Click to Source)


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What Is That Rapture Word? | The Two Resurrections Explained

What Is That Rapture Word? | The Two Resurrections Explained
by Scottie Clarke


The concept and doctrine of the rapture is nothing new. It was not first brought forth by John Darby or anyone in the 1800’s. It was first taught by Messiah Himself and later expounded upon by the apostle Paul. John even gave us more revelation about it finalizing the scriptures.

The English word “rapture” is not the resurrection word as it is commonly misunderstood to be, nor is it the word for changing to incorruptible bodies. It is merely a transportation word that is linked exclusively to the living who are caught up to meet the resurrected believers and Messiah in the clouds after the resurrection of the dead. A careful reading of 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17 will show this.

Verse 16 shows the resurrection of the dead in Messiah. Verse 17 shows that at that time there will be living believers who are “caught up” or “caught away” immediately after them to a great assembly in the clouds.

The English terms “caught up” or “caught away” in 1 Thess. 4:17 is G726 harpazo, which means to seize, carry off by force, claim for one’s self eagerly, to snatch out or away.

Long before English bibles, harpazo was translated by Saint Jerome in the second century for the Latin Vulgate to “rapio” or “raptus” which is where the English word “rapture” obviously derived from. These Latin words mean basically the same, but of course the contextual meaning is what the original Greek offers us in “harpazo”. So this is nothing new.

The first clear reference to this is in John 11:25-26. Lazarus’ sister Martha was speaking with Messiah just after Lazarus had died. The conversation was about his resurrection.

In verse 25 Messiah states that He is the resurrection and the eternal life. He said, “he who believes in Me, though he dies, he shall live.” This is a direct link to 1 Thess. 4:16 from Paul regarding the resurrection of the dead in the end times.

The next thing He said in John 11:26 is, “And everyone that is living and believing in me shall never die at all.” Read that again. This is a direct link to 1 Thess. 4:17 from Paul about believers who are alive on earth at the moment of the above resurrection before the Tribulation.

Review John 11:25-26 against 1 Thess 4:16-17. Messiah taught the resurrection AND rapture before Paul did! Martha had no idea what He was talking about, but it had to be written for us.

So the word we use (rapture) only refers to the living as a transportation word into the clouds to meet them all in the air as G726 shows. This word is not about being changed to incorruptible bodies either, but of course Paul went into that for us in 1 Corinthians 15:51-53. Here a little, there a little. It really is hiding all throughout the scriptures for us to find.

This goes into the greater study of the harvest He is gathering (Mt. 9:37) which is foreshadowed in the old testament. It is called the First Resurrection (Rev. 20:4-5) which is in three parts, first fruits, main harvest and the gleanings.

The second resurrection is the Great White Throne judgement unto death (Mt. 25:11-12; Rev. 20:12-15). It consists of everyone else who ever lived but denied Him (2 Tim. 2:12). They go to the lake of fire.

The harvest of the field begins with a grain offering (First Fruits, Lev. 23:10) which are those who were raised from the dead on the same day Messiah was (Mt. 27:52-53; John 5:25) They are known as the 144,000 (Rev 14:4). He took them to the Father as the grain offering on that Festival Day before returning to prove Himself to His disciples that evening and remaining with them for 40 days.

The main harvest is just before the Tribulation and consists of all believers living and dead in these last 2000 years.

Lastly, there is the gleanings of the field which means “left over” or even “left behind” (Lev. 23:22). Many will become believers during the Tribulation. These are the final part of the harvest. They are harvested at the end of the Tribulation (Rev. 7:9-17; Rev. 14:15-16; 20:4-6). We call them Tribulation Saints.

So there was a resurrection to life which ended the dispensation of the law and began the dispensation of grace (first fruits).

There will be a resurrection AND rapture to life to close the age of grace before the Tribulation dispensation (main harvest).

There is a resurrection to life which closes the Tribulation dispensation before the dispensation of Messiah’s millennium reign (gleanings).

And finally there will be a resurrection unto death to close the millennium reign dispensation before eternity. Resurrections always begin and end a dispensation.

There is even a small resurrection directly in the center of the Tribulation dispensation which is of the Two Witnesses (Revelation 11:11-12) which changes this dispensation from bad to worse. Everything is with absolute precision.

Additionally, the precision of these resurrections to life also include the Feast days.

The First Fruits were taken on First Fruits. The Main Harvest will be taken on the Feast of Trumpets. The Two Witnesses will likely also be taken on First Fruits and the Gleanings will be taken on the Feast of Atonement.

I cannot say it enough. Study the Feast Days. NOTHING IS RANDOM OR “WHENEVER”.

Again, the first resurrection to eternal life is in three distinct parts before the millennium reign. The second resurrection to eternal death stands alone finalizing the millennium reign (Dan. 12:2; John 5:25, 28-29).

So the word “rapture” is exclusively for the blessed group that Messiah talked about in John 11:26, “And everyone that is living and believing in Me shall never die at all.” As this relates directly to the very verse that Paul talked about in 1 Thess. 4:17 using this word.

“Then we, the living who are left over, shall be caught away (G726 harpazo) together with them in the clouds to meet the Master in the air – and so we shall always be with the Master.”

I hope this brought clarity on the subject. Thank you for reading and for your support.

Scottie Clarke March 9, 2018

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