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In our text the meaing is different, however. The English word ‘rapture’ is derived from the Latin rapere, meaning to seize. It corresponds to the Greek verb harpanzo, which Paul uses here, and which expresses suddenness and violence, as when the centurion ordered his troops to take Paul by force in order to rescue him from possible lynching. (Acts 23:10) Just so those still alive at the Parousia will be ‘swept up’ (JBP) or ‘snatched up’ (Best, pp. 180, 197-199) together with them in th clouds. The parallel between versus 15b and verses 17 is impressive. According to verses 15b ‘we who are still alive, sho are left…’ will not precede the Christian dead. According to verse 17 ‘we who are still alive and are left’ will be caught up together with them. The negative and positive statements dovetail. So far from forestalling them, we shall join them. The purpose of this violent action (whose agency is not identified) will be not only to unite the Christian living with the Christian dead (together with them), but also to unite them with Christ (to meet the Lord). Once more Paul’s concern is revealed, namely that the living, the dead and the Lord will be together. The truth that the redeemed with meet the Lord is expressed by another technical term (apantesis). ‘When a gifnitary paid an official visit (parousia) to a city in Hellenistic times, the action of the leading citizens in going out to meet him and escort him back on the final stage of his journey was called the apantesis.’ (Bruce, p. 102) 
Many details of this heavenly ‘meeting’ are omitted. For example, there is no reference in verse 17 to the Christian living being ‘changed’ (as in 1 Cor. 15:51-52), any more than there was in verse 14 to the Christian dead being ‘raised’. Both are assumed. Further, it is not clear how literally we are to understand our being caught up…in the clouds. We know from Jesus himself that his coming will be personal, visible and glorious, but we also know from him that it will not be local (‘There he is!’ ‘Here he is!’) but universal (‘like the lightning, which flashes and lights up the sky from one end to the other’) (Lk. 17:23-24). Presumably, therefore, our going to meet him will also transcend space. As for the ‘the clouds’, they are to every Bible reader a familiar and easily recognized symbol of the immediate presence of God – a the Exodus(Ex. 13:21; 14:19), on Mount Sinai(Ex. 19:16; 24:15), filling the tabernacle(Ex. 40:34-35), during the wilderness wanderings(Ex. 40:36-3, at the transfiguration of Jesus(Mk. 9:7), at his ascension(Acts 1:9), and at his glorious appearing (Dn. 7:13; Mk. 13:26; 14:62; Rev. 1:7). The reference to ‘the air’ may be equally symbolic, for it was thought of as the dwelling-place of the devil and his demons (Cf.Eph. 2:2). ‘The fact that the Lord chooses to meet his saints there, on the demons’ home ground so to speak, shows something of his complete mastery over them’(Morris, NICNT, p.146) 

The last time the church is spoken of and the word itself even used is in the beginning of Revelation it is never spoken of again, only Israel and the Nations are spoken of, why? because the Church is gone….caught up! having met the Lord in the air 
Bobby Stott says as He thinks, just as we all do i will finish with words from an old hymn 
Christ Returneth 
It may be at morn, when the day is awaking 
When sunlight thro’ darkness and shadow is breaking, 
That Jesus will come in the fullness of glory, 
To receive from the world “His own”. 
Chorus 
O Lord Jesus, how long? 
How long ere we shout the glad song? 
Christ returneth, Hallelujah! 
Hallelujah! Amen, 
Hallelujah! Amen 

It may be at midday, it may be at twilight, 
It may be, perchance, that the blackness Of midnight 
Will burst into light in the blaze of His glory, 
When Jesus receives “His own”. 

While hosts cry Hosanna, from heaven descending 
With glorified saints and the angels attend 
With grace on His brow, like a halo of glory, 
Will Jesus receive “His own”. 

Oh, joy! Oh delight! should we go without dying’ 
No sickness, no sadness, no dread and no crying; 
Caught up through the clouds with our Lord into glory, 
When Jesus receives “His own”
 Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ; 
Titus 2;13 http://keepingthefaith.forumwise.com/keepingthefaith-post-22772.html

 

Ce ne spune Biblia despre cea de a doua venire a Domnului Isus ?

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Soon, the Father will say to His Son “Get your Bride”…17017191_1227953807318031_1538331871737344696_o15965383_1653047801662121_4587685296324283013_n

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READY OR NOT, CHRIST IS COMING AGAIN

Below is a copy of a post on Facebook from Cathy McCoy.  In all of human history, there is but one person who literally fulfilled ALL of the Old Testament’s prophecies concerning the First Coming of Israel’s Messiah:  Jesus!  After His Resurrection, and prior to His Ascension, Jesus appeared to two of His discouraged disciples (Lk. 24:13-35), and during the brief encounter, “He said unto them, O fools, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken:  ought not Christ to have suffered these things, and to enter into His glory?  And beginning at Moses and all the Prophets, He expounded unto them in all the Scriptures the things concerning Himself” (verses 25-27).  The web site, Good News Dispatch, had this to say about the probability of one man fulfilling just eight of these prophecies:  “1 times 2.8 x 105 x 103 x 102 x 103 x 103 x 105 x 103 x 104) gives us 2.8 x 1028, or for simplicity sake 1 x 1028 or 1 in 10,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000.”  Can you even imagine what the odds would be for Him having fulfilled all twenty-six of these? 
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Because the Bible has proven itself to be 100% accurate, I am absolutely convinced that the Bible’s prophecies concerning Christ’s Second Coming, will also be literally fulfilled! 

ARE YOU READY?

MONDAY, JUNE 13, 2016
REPOSTED FROMM
https://skipslighthouse.blogspot.com/2016/06/ready-or-not-christ-is-coming-again.html?showComment=1465895088864#c2782005561414483239

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UN BUCHET DE GANDURI DESPRE O SORA SCUMPA -SORA ELLA BORANESCU CARE A FOST PROMOVATA IN GLORIE PE 2 MARTIE 2012

 

SORA ELLA BORANESCU A FOST SALVATA DINTR-O VIATA DE PACAT SI STRICACIUNE IMPREUNA CU O PRIETENA DE A DANSII DE PACAT DOAMNA IEFTIMESCU CARE AU VENIT LA O ADUNARE DE EVANGHELIZARE IN CAROL DAVILA CAND A VORBIT SOTUL MEU HOREN BRASOV (CARE VORBEA FOARTE RAR DEALTFEL NUMAI CAND LIPSEA CINEVA ) DATORITA RUGACIUNII MAMEI ACELEI PRIETENE CARE ERA O SORA SCUMPA IN ADUNAREA NOASTRA, SORA NEGREA .PRIETENA EI ,SORA IEFTIMESCU A BENEFICIAT DE AVANTAJUL UNEI MAME CREDINCIOASE PAMANTESTI ,DAR SORA ELLA S-A ALIPIT CU TOTUL DE NOI SI AM FOST CA O FAMILIE PANA A PLECAT LA DOMNUL.

PENTRU MAI MULT DE 5 ANI CAT AM STAT IMPREUNA IN ACEEASI ADUNARE IN ROMANIA PANA AM EMIGRAT AM AVUT CONTINUA PARTASIE IN CASA NOSTRA SI NE VIZITA FOARTE DES UNDE SE INTALNEA CU FRATI DE ELITA CA DE EXEMPLU: FR. MARCU MARCU DE LA FAGARAS SAU NIKY DUGAESESCU DE LA TIMISOARA SAU MULTI ALTII CARE VENEAU FARA TELEFOANE SAU ANUNTURI CACI NU EXISTA TELEFOANE CELULARE SI NICI CHIAR DE CASA .DUHUL SFANT ERA CEL CARE COORDONA TOATE INTALNIRILE SI PARTASIILE NOASTRE !INTALNIRILE ERAU PERFECTE SI DIVINE PENTRU CA ERAU PUR SI SIMPLU ARANJATE DIVIN ,NU DE MANA SI MINTE OMENEASCA .

-SORA ELLA BORANESCU A FOST O SORA CREDINCIOSA CU TOATA INIMA PENTRU DOMNUL ISUS ,A IUBIT MULT PENTRU CA I S-A IERTAT MULT.

-A IUBIT CUVANTUL LUI DUMNEZEU SCRIPTURA SI A STUDIAT-O SI A EXPLICAT-O LA CEI CARE.NU INTELEGEAU.

-A TRAIT O VIATA DE CREDINCIOASA IN CURATIE SI INTEGRITATE FINANCIARA MORALASI SPIRITUALA!NU A FACUT COMPROMISURI

-A FOST O AVIDA CITITOARE A CARTILOR CRESTINE SI A FOST INSUFLETITA DE DORINTA SA LE DEA SI LA ALTII CHELTUINDU-SI SI BANII DE MANCARE

-A AJUTAT PE MULTI SARACI CU CARE SI-A IMPARTIT PAINEA .EA NU PUTEA MANCA CEVA BUN DACA NU IMPARTEA SI CU NOI SAU CU ALTI FRATI SARACI

-A AVUT UN DAR DEOSEBIT DE DISCERNAMANT SPIRITUAL ,SAU DE DEOSEBIREA DUHURILOR.

-A AVUT SIRA SPINARII SI A AVUT CURAJUL SA CONFRUNTE PE CEI CARE SE NUMEAU CRESTINI SI CONTINUAU SA TRAIASCA IN PACAT ,SAU AVEAU O INVATATURA NESCRIPTURISTICA ,BINEINTELES PE CEI DIN ADUNARE SAU ANTURAJUL EI .

-SORA ELLA BORANESCU NU A OCOLIT NECAZURILE CI LE-A TRANSFORMAT IN OCAZII DE A-L SLAVII PE DOMNULSI A DEPUNE MARTURIE DESPRE BUNATATEA SI INDURAREA DOMNULUI .

-S-A OCUPAT MULT DE MARTURISIREA DOMNULUI ISUS LA SUFLETE SI LA FOSTII EI COLEGI DE SERVICI SI ASA A FOST DATA AFARA DE LA SERVICI PENTRU CA NU LASA PE NIMENI NEEVANGHELIZAT, DAR A CONTINUAT CU TOATA FIINTA SI VIATA EI SERVICIUL IN SLUJBA DOMNULUI

-A AJUTAT O VADUVA TANARA CU 6 COPILASI MICI ,S-AMUTAT LA DANSA SI AAJUTAT LA CRESTEREA SI INGRIJIREA COPIILOR SOREI RODICA CONSTANTINESCU CARE MERGEA IN ADUNAREA BAPTISTA DIN IULIU VALAORI

-SORA ELLA S-A OCUPAT DE CRESTEREA CELOR NASCUTI DEJA DIN NOU ,PE CARE DUMNEZEU I-A ADUS PE DRUMUL VIETII EI.

-A AVUT O VIZIUNE CLARA A BIBLIEI SI A POZITIEI POPORULUI EVREU CA UN CEAS IN PLANUL LUI DUMNEZEU SI A IUBIT POPORUL EVREU EA NEFIIND EVREICA.

-A DEPISTAT DEVREME DUHUL DE APOSTAZIE INFILTRAT IN ADUNARI SI A CONFRUNTAT CU MULT CURAJ PE CEI CARE CADEAU PRADA ACESTUI DUH,FIE DIN PREDICATORII RATACITI PE LA CATE VREUN AMVON ,ORI SURORI CARE ERAU INFLUENTATE DE MULTE INVATA TURI GRESITE VIZITAND ADUNARI RATACITE .

-A AVUT O INTELEGERE SI O VIZIUNE CLARA A TRUPULUI DOMNULUI ISUS –BISERICA LUI –TAINA ACEASTA ESTE MARE –

-A IUBIT LEGATURA FRATEASCA ,SI PE FRATI SI SURORI CU TOATA INIMA ,CASA EIFIIND DESCHISA PENTRU RUGACIUNE SI STUDIUL CUVANTULUI PENTRU CANTARI DE SLAVA SI MULTUMIRE.

-A IUBIT VENIREA DOMNULUI ISUS SI L-A ASTEPTAT CU DOR !

-SA NE RUGAM CA CAT MAI MULTI SA II URMEZE EXEMPLUL SI SA UMPLE GOLUL LASAT SI SUFLETELE CARE AU INTALNIT-O SA CUNOASCA ATINGEREA DIVINA!

DOMNUL SA FIE LAUDAT !NUMELE LUI SA FIE GLORIFICAT PRIN MARTURIA DEVIATA A SOREI ELLA

FAPTELE EI O URMEAZA SI LA JUDECATA DE RASPLATIRE VOR FI MULTE COROANE CARE VOR FI ASEZATE LA PICOARELE DOMNULUI ISUS DIN PARTEA EI!

MARANATA!

PE CURAND IMPREUNA LA DOMNUL ISUS !

DACA CINEVA MAI ARE O MARTURIE DE DEPUS PENTRU SLAVA DOMNULUI ISUS SI NUMAI ALUI RUGAM SA CONTINUE ACEASTA POSTARE

Virginia Brasov

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