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1 Corinthians 15: 51, 52

 51Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed

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. 

Paul talking to the Christians at Corinth, saying listen my brothers, we are not all going to die, but we are all going to be changed, the dead are going to be raised first - spiritual and glorified, then we Christians who are alive will be changed too.

Art used by permission by Pat Marvenko Smith, copyright 1992.
To order prints visit her "Revelation Illustrated" site.

Matthew 25

1 Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridgroom.

2 And five of them were wise and five were foolish.

3 They that were foolish took their lamps, and took no oil with them:

4 But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps.

5 While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept.

6 And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him


7 Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps.

8 And the foolish said unto the wise, Give us of your oil; for our lamps are gone out.

9 But the wise answered, saying, Not so;  lest there be not enough for us and you: but go ye rather to them that sell, and buy for yourselves.

10 And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage: and the door was shut.

11 Afterward came also the other virgins, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us.

12 But he answered and said, Verily I say unto you, I know you not.

13 Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh.

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.


1 Thessalonians 4: 15-18

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.


 1 Thessalonians 5:1-6 .... you brothers are not in darkness that that day should overtake you as a thief....  Paul talking about the Day of The Lord, which takes place during:

The Seven Year - End of The World - Peace Deal     Or Also Known As:  Daniel's 70th Week



Rapture Watchman Article

Here are like top 5 Indicators of the times we are living in:

  1. Apostasy in the Church - It seems Church's have left sound doctrine and maybe for good.

  2. Matthew 24 - Earthquakes - 6.0 Magnitude plus -

   The Years:

  1890-1900= 1
  1900-1910= 3
  1910-1930= 4 (20 year space of time)
  1930-1940= 5
  1940-1970= 13 (30 year space of time)  
  1970-1980= 56
  1980-1990= 310
  1990-1994= 747

  • From: 9/26/07 - 9/30/07  ( 4 days ) There were 12 - 6.0 plus Earthquakes = Sign of Jesus Return

    • has this amount of 6.0 + Earthquakes from 2000-2007:

      • 1,198  = triple the amount of all the 6.0 + Earthquakes from 1890-1990 (100 years) combined

  1. Matthew 24 - Where there would be wars and rumors of wars - Well there's been WWI and WWII, if there is a WWIII, there will be no more World.

  2. Iran intent on acquiring Nuclear Power - the no-brainer is to get a Nuclear Weapon to destroy Israel - This has got End of The World Overtones all built in

  3. Knowledge Explosion: Daniel 12:4

But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro (car and air travel is the normal interpretation of this) and knowledge shall be increased.

Well let's talk about:  "and knowledge shall be increased."

This is all taken from Hal Lindsey - - on his show "The Hal Lindsey Report" - 8/3/07 -

                                   The 'Exponential' Knowledge Explosion 

  • More new information will be generated this year than in the previous 5,000 years - Is that crazy or what

  • The Technical Knowledge Explosion is governed by Moore's Law which says computers will get twice as smart every 18-24 months

    • "Technical Knowledge I would maybe say is "Technology"  or maybe just "Computer Stuff"

  • Listen to this:    .......... At this Exponential Rate, It's estimated before too long, that the Sum Total of Human Knowledge will Double every 72 Hours

  • The Amount of New Technical Information is Doubling Every Two Years.

  • By 2010 it is predicted to double every 72 Hours.

  • Predictions are that by 2013, a Super Computer will be built that exceeds the computation capability of the human brain

  • By 2049 a $1,000 Computer will exceed the Computational Capabilities Of The Entire Human Species

All Theses facts are mind numbing and a direct fulfillment of The Angel's Words To Daniel.

So where do we go from Here?????????????????????

I've got the perfect Answer -- The Rapture!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Lol's

But I just thought of one other thing that I want to quickly make note of : )

This is an observation of the times taken from the TV.

Have you noticed on tv, like the History/National Geographic/Discovery channels - I guess these shows are on - that they've like all but used up every adjective to describe a Catastrophe?

They've described everything problematic using one or more of the four Adjectives below after the Bullet points to describe such things as these: Solar Storm, Flooding, Earthquake, Storm, Tornado, Volcano?, Tsunami, Comet, - I'm sure I've probably left out some disasters too - There was probably an Asteroid show in there somewhere too.  - lol's

  • Mega - The History Channel has a New Series or something called Mega Disasters:

    • Some recent shows: East Coast Tsunami, Methane Explosion - Some upcoming shows: Mega Drought, New York Earthquake, Super Swarms (locusts), Gamma Ray Burst, Glacier Meltdown

  • Ultimate

  • Perfect (Disaster)

  • Super

So all this just in it's own right, shows we are at the end, because they don't have any more powerful words to describe a catastrophe ( lol's - yeah but not really).  Uh-oh I think I just came up with a new word - Powerful

The Ultimate, Super, Perfect and Mega Disasters will all happen after the Church is Raptured and all the judgments in the Book of Revelation start to take place.

Art used by permission by Pat Marvenko Smith, copyright 1992.
To order prints visit her "Revelation Illustrated" site.  


All-right Ready for a really cool Rapture Article!

This is taken from a posting of mine from the Public Forums/Briefing Discussion at:  on 10/13/07 - I have the following as a Rapture article at this site too.
(revised 1/6/8 & 5/17/08)

I was listening to a John MacArthur cd today called the Abomination of Desolation. Good cd, part of the Jesus is Coming 9 CD Wallet. He was talking about Israel going to lean on someone for peace, and then how the Anti-Christ would betray Israel, and turn on them at the Abomination of Desolation.

This is so true and this is so close to being a reality. Look at the Dynamics in the Middle East and Israel, Israel I think is beside herself in not knowing at all what to do, She is stumped. The Anti-Christ is going to make Her the deal of the century sooner or later, and deliver Israel from all their troubles and grant them peace, however we all know it will be a covenant of death that God says will be annulled.

I know everyone always says about Israel, never again, in referring to the Holocaust, but when Israel makes their peace deal with the Anti-Christ and he enters the new temple in Jerusalem and says he's God (Abomination of Desolation) There is going to be another Holocaust for Israel. It is going to happen again.

As far as the Rapture, I have to tell you, I've always been a bit skeptical about the Rapture, but the last two months I guess I would say, I'm fully convinced it is going to happen.

There is nothing anyone could do I think that could convince me otherwise. For maybe 7 years I've always thought the Rapture to be hard to believe. But with the major fundamental foundation of Daniel's 70 Weeks Prophecy - of knowing the exact time Jesus will return - compared to this verse in Matthew 24:44, "Therefore, be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh." (Matthew 24:44) (Rapture)

Here are Two distinct/different Times:

  1. One Return of Jesus is Knowable!!! 7 Exact/knowable/specific/identifiable/countable Years from the Signing of a Peace Deal by The Anti-Christ with Israel.

  2. One Return of Jesus is Un-Knowable!!! This return of Jesus is likened as to a thief striking, occurring at an  Unknown Time!   Read This Article for a lot of verses in Watching for Jesus to Return.

And also in comparing the Rapture to Matthew 25 (The Kingdom of Heaven) with the Parable of the Ten Virgins, of whom five virgins (Christians) were waiting for the Bridegroom (Jesus) - Jesus said that no one knows the day and the hour of His Return. This always makes people to go and run and hide and say, "See no one knows when Jesus is going to return, so who cares." However stopping here, and not going further/digging deeper into the Word, is paramount to spiritual suicide.

If we stop right there, we would never understand the times. We would never take Jesus Words literally in Matthew 24 when He says: when You see and hear of Wars and rumors or Wars, earthquakes, famines... know that My return is Near - ( All these thing increasing with intensity ).

Let me paint the most Beautiful gem deep foundation that I can :)

Pat is a good artist, huh :) lol's

Art used by permission by Pat Marvenko Smith, copyright 1992.
To order prints visit her "Revelation Illustrated" site.  

Jesus said that no one knows the day and hour of his return, only God knows. This may cause people to possibly to de-rail spiritually speaking of looking for Jesus to return, which is wrong, because Jesus says to look for Him to Return.

Digging deep, we look at Matthew 25

The Church/Jesus relation is analogous to a Bride/Bridegroom relationship, in the Parable of the Virgins, in keeping the Bride/Groom relationship between Jesus and the Church, The BrideGroom (Jesus) does not know when He is to go and get His Bride (The Church) to bring to the New Heavenly Holy City Jerusalem I would say, because the Father is the one who would tell the Son when to go and get the Bride. So that is why Jesus said he didn't know when he was going to return, only His Father did. (In The Parable of The Ten Virgins, When the Bridegroom goes to get His Bride at an un-announced time, it is the Father who tells the Son when to go and get the Bride - The Parable is likened to a Jewish Wedding in this is how this happens and this exclaims a Kingdom of Heaven Spiritual Truth)

So this is why the Rapture is totally real, totally important in having the right footing in living the Christian life. Otherwise the Christian life would just become aimless. We always have to be on the alert, with oil in our lamps, in watching for Jesus to Return "Therefore, be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh." (Matthew 24:44) This is the Rapture.

I can say this with 1000% certainty, Because we know the exact date Jesus is going to return to earth. We know this because God has laid out a specific period of time of working out Israel's Final Restoration which will occur at the end of the 70th Week of Daniel's Prophecy, given to him by the Archangel Gabriel. The 70th Week begins when the Anti-Christ signs a 7 Year Peace Deal with Israel and "The Many" Finishing/Finalizing, Human History/and Israel's Restoration.

7 Years!!!!! That's a specific amount of time, starting right at the signing of a peace deal. Versus being commanded to watch for Jesus to return, and to be ready.

If there's not a Rapture, we can all just sit back and wait for the Anti-Christ to just sign a 7 Year Peace Deal, then we can get out our calendars, and mark off 7 years to the Day, and that will be when Jesus will be back. So we'll definitely know the time of Jesus Return. I think what I'm trying to say is: we shouldn't marginalize the Rapture!

From a Spiritual Point of View, The Rapture can't be marginalized, because it is the most vital part of a Christian's walk and life with the Lord, in always keeping loyal and faithful, and if not for anything else, it's a blessed-hope, and that blessed hope is a purifying hope, and staying loyal and pure is fundamental.

The Rapture helps us to understand the times and gives us the proper orientation towards Biblical Truth, in knowing that we are definitely living in the end of days, And most likely the end of the end of days.

With all the evidence from: Knowledge explosion, to air travel, to earthquakes, to WWI and WWII, And to the Sleeping Giant of them all, - Nuclear Weapons - that can destroy the whole world:

The Teaching of The Rapture keeps the Bible/Bible Prophecy in Proper Focus :)

God's Blessings!



Apart from the above we have this:

Isaiah  26:20 Come, my people, enter thou into thy chambers, and shut thy doors about thee: hide thyself as it were for a little moment, until the indignation be overpast. 21 For, behold the Lord cometh out of his place to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity: the earth also shall disclose her blood, and shall no more cover her slain.

Art used by permission by Pat Marvenko Smith, copyright 1992.
To order prints visit her "Revelation Illustrated" site.  

These two verses are way awesome.  What the above verses are saying is this:  God is saying to the People/Jesus Bride, He Just Raptured, Go to Your Mansions in the New Heavenly Holy City Jerusalem, while I judge/destroy the earth for their rebellion/sin and failure to embrace my Son as their Salvation for Eternal Life.

The Rapture is real and it is going to happen!      


One other cool thing, is that a lot of people may say, well the Rapture is all made up, the word is not even in the Bible. This is bad scholarship to say this and a bad theological interpretation.

Let's look at where the word Rapture comes from in the Bible:

1Thessalonians 4: 16-18

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 will 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.

Let me quote Todd from from his article, which is linked to in the Rapture Section.

The word “rapture” comes from Paul's "caught up" remark in verse 17. The words “caught up” are translated from the Greek word harpazo, which means "to carry off," "snatch up," or "grasp hastily." The translation from harpazo to “rapture” involved two steps: first, harpazo became the Latin word raptus; second, raptus became the English word “rapture.”

So to be honest we can just translate verse 17 this way:  17 Then we which are alive and remain shall be Raptured up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.


God is Love : )


God's Blessings to All!