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The gift is in the rapture.
«The gift/present is in the rapture/abduction (and it/He will frighten (reversed) )…»
“...Of the Church”
“When you have taken the children of Israel out of Egypt” (yellow squares)
“For all the diaspora of Juda who is in Babylon” (in purple box)
« Day (reverse) of the desolation (thin red shape), the rapture/abduction...”
“...Of the Church” (yellow squares)
“And David fled, and escaped that night” (thin blue shape)
For insult, for a wall, there is 15th of Iyar, snatched omen.
« Dreadful, the abduction is a sign” - Since extended to "for insult, for a wall, there is 15th of Iyar, snatched omen/sign"
“He/it will give birth as sign for me...” (thin green circles)
“In the day of His wrath...” (thin blue shape)
Celestial, the rapture.
« Celeste : the rapture/abduction »
“And in that day His feet will be on the Mont of Olives...” (yellow squares)
For the living, the rapture of God.
« For the living/alive the rapture/abduction of God »
“The night” (thin blue shape)
“Word of God” (thin red shape)
“Babylon is fallen” (thin green shape)
The rapture we shall bring nearer.
« The rapture/abduction, we shall bring nearer/closer/approach”
Passages from the Bible possibly referring to the “rapture/abduction” :
1 Thessalonicians 4:15 : “For this we say to you in the word of the Lord, that we who are alive and left remaining until the coming of the Lord shall not precede those who have fallen asleep.
16 For the Lord Himself will descend from Heaven with a shout of command, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trumpet of God; and the dead in Messiah shall rise first.
17 Then we who are alive and left remaining shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and thus we shall always be with the Lord.
18 Therefore encourage one another with these words.”
1 Thessalonicians 5:1 : “Now as to the times and the seasons, brethren, you have no need of my writing to you.
2 For you yourselves know with exactness that the Day of the Lord will come just like a thief in the night.
3While they are saying, "Peace and security " then perdition will come upon them suddenly like birth pains upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.
4But you, brethren, are not in darkness, that the day should catch you like a thief...”
Matthew 24:37 : "For the coming of the Son of Man will be just like the days of Noach.
38 "For just as in those days which were before the flood, they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noach entered the ark,
39 "and they did not understand until the flood came and took them all away by violence; so shall the coming of the Son of Man be.
40 "Then there shall be two men in the field; one will be taken alongside, and one will be left alone.
41 "Two women will be grinding at the mill, one will be taken alongside, and one will be left alone.
42 "Therefore keep watch, for you do not know which day your Lord is coming.
43 "But know this, that if the housemaster had known in what watch of the night the thief was coming, he would have been on the watch and would not have allowed his house to have been broken into.
44 "Therefore you also must be ready; for the Son of Man is coming at an hour when you do not think He will.”
Other ones, less clear though :
Matthew 24:15 : "Therefore when you see the ABOMINATION OF DESOLATION which was spoken of through Dani'el the prophet, standing in the Holy Place -- let the reader understand --
16 "then let those who are in Yehudah escape to the mountains;
17 "let him who is on the housetop not go down to take things that are in his house;
18 "and let him who is in the field not turn back to get his garment.
19 "But woe to those who are with child and to those who nurse in those days!
20 "But pray that your flight may not be in the winter, neither on a Shabbat
This article is about the Christian raising up of the faithful. For other meanings, see below.
In some variants of Christian eschatology, the rapture is the literal raising up of the faithful believers before the last days.
Supporters of this doctrine are most commonly found among fundamentalist and conservative Protestants, especially in the United States. Some other Christian groups disagree with such interpretations of the Bible.
According to this belief, believers will suddenly disappear from Earth in the "twinkling of an eye", while all others will be left behind to endure the tribulation. In some Christian circles this is known as a pre-trib doctrine, because the rapture rescues the faithful from Earth before the tribulation, rather than after, as some other Christians believe. The resurrection of the dead will occur at the same time. Almost all Christians believe that believers will be taken up to heaven, but the essence of the term "rapture" is that in some way non believers will be left behind for at least some period of time before the world finally ends, and this teaching revolves around the scripture passage in the gospels which says (a paraphrase) "a brother will be taken, and a father left, a sister etc.", as well as a passage from Paul's First Epistle to the Thessalonians talking about believers "meeting Christ in the air". These verses were not really paid much attention to before the Protestant reformation, and consequently most Christian denominations who have beliefs concerning a rapture are those that appeared after the reformation.
Supporters for this belief generally cite three primary sources in the New Testament :
Generally, an elaborate set of predictions about the end times are constructed from these sets of verses, together with various interpretations of the Book of Revelation and the predictions of Christ's return in Matthew 24:30-36. In general, believers in the rapture consider the present to be the end times, and offer interpretations of the various symbolisms in the book of Revelation in terms of contemporary world events. They believe that, because of the presumed imminence of the end of the world, they have a unique ability to correctly understand these symbols, which had seemed so cryptic to Christians in earlier times.
Criticism of the rapture are usually based on the idea that it is a relatively new theory in the history of Christian belief, and also on the principle that anyone left behind who had knowledge of the theory but didn't believe in Christ would essentially have full proof to be convinced of the necessity of believing and thus everyone left behind would essentially be forced to believe (this would prevent any type of Anti Christ from having any credibility).
Belief in the rapture became popular in some Christian circles during the 1970s, in part thanks to the books of Hal Lindsey, including The Late Great Planet Earth. Many of Lindsey's predictions in that book, which assumed that the rapture was imminent, were based on world conditions at the time. The Cold War figured prominently in their predictions of Armageddon, and other aspects of 1970s global politics were seen as having been predicted in the Bible. Lindsay believed, for example, that the 10-headed beast cited in Revelation was the European Economic Community, which at the time consisted of ten nations.
Many Christians continue to believe in the rapture, with their interpretations of biblical eschatology having been updated to reflect changes in world conditions.
There was a 1991 film starring Mimi Rogers called The Rapture which was about one woman's experience of the rapture.
Rapture is a major component of the premise of the Left Behind books and its various spin-offs. Again these books greatly revived belief in this concept.
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