Sunday, June 30, 2013

Timing of the Rapture Pt.6

How close we are we to the rapture?  We’re one day closer. J  The rapture could happen at any moment; it is imminent.  The apostle Paul thought it would happen in his day.

1 Thessalonians 4:15
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.

1 Corinthians 15:51
Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,

Paul would have never guessed that it would be 2,000 years, because he didn’t know how many it would take for the fullness of the gentiles to be come in. 

Romans 11:25
For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in.

Only God knows that.  So how close are we to the catching away?  Obviously, if Paul expected it to happen in his day, we are very close—much closer than in Paul’s day.  It could be today; it could be 100 years from now.

I think that God is on a 7,000-year schedule that he established in Genesis with the seven days of creation, with the seventh day being the Sabbath rest – the Kingdom rest for the earth.

Genesis 2:3
And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made.

Hebrews 4:10
For he that is entered into his rest, he also hath ceased from his own works, as God did from his.

Six thousand years of human history and one thousand years of rest.

2 Peter 3:8
But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.

To be continued…

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