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Dave Hunt – Second Coming Of Jesus

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Dave Hunt gives a detailed explanation on the meaning behind the Pre-Tribulation Rapture, Prophecy and what manner of character Christians ought to be before the return of Yeshua.

2 Peter 3:11-12
(11) Since everything will be destroyed in this way, think of the kind of holy and godly people you ought to be
(12) as you look forward to and hasten the coming of the day of God, when the heavens will be set ablaze and dissolved and the elements will melt with fire.

@filoIII What Dave Hunt said was logical: verses 30 & 31 tell us that those on earth will all see the return. Who is with Christ at THAT return? His people “from the four WINDS, from one end of HEAVEN to the other”! They were with Him in heaven. Before Revelation prophesies the tribulation and the curses on the earth, check where [7:15] the 144000 Israelites and the Great Multitude ALREADY ARE. Verse 14 also tells us they were washed in Christ’s Blood, not their own martyr’s blood.

 

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Topical Bible Study: Rapture

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Introduction:

 The Rapture. Harpazo. The “taking out”. Who stays? Who goes? When will it happen? Pre-Tribulation? Post-Tribulation? Somewhere in the middle?

Join Bible teacher and scholar Chuck Missler as he examines in detail the many beliefs about this pivotal event in prophecy. He will clear up some common misconceptions, as well as explore some provocative possibilites regarding the Church, the anti-Christ and the nation of Israel.


**STUDY RAPTURE**

Radio/Conferences

66/40 – The Rapture
Where does this strange view come from? Is the term “rapture” even in the Bible?

Study The Rapture in Real Audio
Chuck Missler takes a in-depth look at what the Bible says about the Rapture, in Real Audio format.

Rapture: The Great Escape?
by John Ankerberg, from the Steeling the Mind Conference ’98

Thy Kingdom Come: Christ’s Millennial Reign
Chuck Missler and Albert Israeli explore mysteries of the Kingdom teachings, including the detailed Millennial Temple and the confinement and release of the Evil One.

Articles

Rapture Questions Continue:
Our Blessed Hope

Pattern is Prologue: The Rapture, Part 2:
The Wedding Model

A Concluding Review:
The Harpazo

The Great Snatch?
Chuck Missler takes a look at the Biblical accounts and prophecies regarding The Rapture.

Ephraem The Syrian
Chuck Missler examines the origins of the Pre-Tribulation rapture theory.

Date Setting?
Chuck Missler examines the perils in trying to set exact dates for Christs return, as well as signs and trends to look for in current events.

This Generation Shall Not Pass…
Chuck Missler answers the question, ‘Who is Jesus referring to when he says, ‘…this generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled‘?’

Pentecost in May
Chuck Missler examines the historic traditions and prophetic implications behind the many Feasts of the Jewish faith. What significance do they have for us as Christians?

Thy Kingdom Come: The Millennium
Starting with Origen and continuing with Augustine, the Church grew to allegorize the prophecies concerning the earthly reign of the Messiah. However, the Bible treats the Millennium as the literal thousand-year rule of Christ from Jerusalem.

The Rapture Myth
John Loeffler addresses the attacks on the Western Church during these days of ‘tolerance’, and the dangers of believing the Rapture will rescue us from any tribulation or suffering.

Other Web Sites

Pretribulation or Prewrath?
by Ron Graff

According To Prophecy – Pre-Trib Research Study Group

The Harpazo Network

Lambert Dolphin – Eschatology


**FOR A MORE IN-DEPTH STUDY**


Revelation – MP3 Commentary – Chuck MisslerChuck Missler takes a verse-by-verse look at the Book of Revelation in this all-new updated commentary. Learn about the past, present and future of the Church.Available in these formats:

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 The Promise of Victory: Over Death

Dr. David R. ReaganPDFBy

In our quick, overview look at God’s Plan for the Ages, we are looking at the four major prophesied triumphal events on the horizon that we as born again children of God can look forward to. In our last segment we addressed the Second Coming and the Millennium. We will now look at the fourth event — Heaven.

Heaven

The final stage of God’s Plan for the Ages will come at the end of the Millennium, when we will be presented with our Heavenly home.

The Redeemed will be removed from this planet to the New Jerusalem which Jesus has been preparing for us. And I suspect that from that vantage point, we will be able to watch the greatest fireworks display in history as God superheats this earth to burn away the pollution of Satan’s last revolt.

Out of that fiery inferno will come a new heaven and a new earth that will serve as our eternal abode.

That’s right, Heaven will be on a new earth. We will be lowered down inside the New Jerusalem to the new earth, and God Himself will come to earth to live among us.

Here’s how it is described in Revelation 21:

1) Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the first earth passed away…

2) And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, made ready as a bride adorned for her husband. 3) And I heard a loud voice from the throne, saying, “Behold, the tabernacle of God is among men, and He will dwell among them, and they shall be His people, and God Himself will be among them,

4) and He will wipe away every tear from their eyes; and there will no longer be any death; there will no longer be any mourning, or crying, or pain; the first things have passed away.”

5) And He who sits on the throne said, “Behold, I am making all things new.” And He said, “Write, for these words are faithful and true.”

6) Then He said to me, “It is done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give to the one who thirsts from the spring of the water of life without cost.

7) “He who overcomes will inherit these things, and I will be his God and he will be My son.”

Notice the one to whom all these promises are made: the overcomer. In 1 John 5 we find a definition of an overcomer:

1) Whoever believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God…

5) And who is the one who overcomes the world, but he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?

If you have put your trust in Jesus as your Lord and Savior, then you are an overcomer, and you are an heir of all these promises.

According to Revelation 22:4, we will “see God’s face” — which means we will have intimate fellowship with our Creator eternally.

And Revelation 22:3 says we will “serve Him forever.” Yes, we are going to have meaningful and fulfilling things to do in service to our Creator.

Conclusion

In summary, let’s look at an overview of God’s Plan for the Ages as illustrated in Figure 2.

The Sequence of End Time Events
  • The end times began on Pentecost in about 30 AD when the church was established.
  • We have now been in the Church Age for 1900 years plus.
  • The Church Age will come to a halt with the appearance of Jesus in the heavens, followed by the Rapture of the Church Age Saints, both the living and the dead.
  • The Church Age will be followed by the Great Tribulation which will last 7 years.
  • We will be in Heaven with the Lord during the Tribulation, but we will return with Him at the end of the Tribulation to reign with Him over all the world.
  • Then will come the Millennial reign of Jesus, lasting 1,000 years.
  • The final stage of history will be the eternal state or Heaven when we will live eternally in glorified bodies in a New Jerusalem located on a New Earth.

The Glory of the Victory

Now I hope you can better understand the meaning of two great passages written by the Apostle Paul.

First, Romans 8:18: “I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is to be revealed to us.”

He repeats this sentiment in 1 Corinthians 2:9-10 where he writes: “No eye has seen, no ear has heard, nor has the mind of Man conceived what God has prepared for those who love Him.” But in the next verse, he adds that these glorious things have been revealed to us through His Spirit — speaking, of course of His Word.

In like manner, the Apostle Peter referred to the events we have surveyed as “God’s precious and magnificent promises” (2 Peter 1:4).

Application

When you consider the details of God’s Glorious Plan for the Ages, how can you possibly be passive or apathetic?

We are promised victory, and it will be achieved with: The Rapture, The Second Coming, The Millennium, and Life Eternal with God in Glorified Bodies on a New Earth.

Clouds of darkness may be gathering around us, but the Light is about to break through.

It is the worst of times, but it is the best of times, for the signs of the times are shouting the good news that Jesus is coming soon!

In response, you and I should be shouting, MARANATHA! Come quickly, Lord Jesus!

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The Promise of Victory: Over Wrath

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Let’s take a quick, overview look at God’s Plan for the Ages. There are four major prophesied triumphal events on the horizon that we as born again children of God can look forward to: The Rapture, The Second Coming, The Millennium, and Heaven.

The Rapture

Our first promise of victory is the Rapture of the Church.

This is an event that is often confused with the Second Coming — but they are not the same. A careful study of the Scriptures reveals that the return of Jesus is going to be in two stages — first, the Rapture, and then later, the Second Coming.

The fact that these are two separate events can be easily demonstrated.

There are only two detailed descriptions of the Lord’s return in the New Testament — 1 Thessalonians 4 and Revelation 19.

And these two passages are as different as night and day. The two passages have nothing in common except that they both focus on Jesus Christ.

Figure 1 illustrates how different they are.

Rapture vs. Second Coming

How can these passages be reconciled? I believe the only way to reconcile these two accounts is to conclude that they are talking about two different events and that the Lord’s return will be in two stages — first, the Rapture, and then the Second Coming. First Thessalonians 4 describes the Rapture of the Church. Revelation 19 presents the Lord’s return to this earth.

Solving Another Problem

This reconciliation solves another problem.

The Bible says repeatedly that the Lord’s return is imminent — that is, it can happen at any moment (Matt. 24:36 & 44). But how can it be imminent if there is only one future coming?

The Point: If there is only one future coming, then the Lord’s return is not imminent because there are many prophecies that must be fulfilled before He can return to earth:

  • 7 Years of Tribulation
  • The Rebuilding of the Temple
  • The Revelation of the Antichrist
  • The Killing of the Two Witnesses
  • The Desecration of the Temple
  • The Institution of the Mark of the Beast
  • The Salvation of the Jewish Remnant

The Point Again: The only way the Lord’s return can be imminent is for there to be a Rapture that is separate and apart from the Second Coming — and which can occur at any moment, without the fulfillment of any prophecies.

Another Problem Solved

This reconciliation also solves another problem.

The Bible says that no one can know the date of the Lord’s return. But the date of the Second Coming can be calculated precisely. The book of Revelation says it will take place exactly 2,520 days or 7 prophetic years from the day the Tribulation begins.

Therefore, the statement about not knowing the date must apply to the Lord’s appearing in the Rapture. Again, the solution is two future comings — an Appearing and a Return.

In the next installment of “The Promise of Victory,” we’ll look at the triumphs of the Second Coming and the Millennial Kingdom.

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The Promise of Victory: Over Chaos

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In his great novel about the French Revolution, called A Tale of Two Cities, Charles Dickens began his story with some of the most memorable words in all of English literature:

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair…

These words have never been truer than they are today. Everywhere we look, in every direction, the world appears to be falling apart.

  • We are racked by wars and rumors of wars.
  • Immorality and violence are rampant.
  • Our money is being devalued and debased.
  • Our educational systems have been hijacked by Humanists and Atheists.
  • Our political systems are gridlocked by value wars and corruption.
  • All of nature seems to be reeling out of control, producing one calamity after another.
  • Our churches are being destroyed by rampant apostasy.
  • True Christianity is under attack from all sides, and Christians are being marginalized as intolerant bigots.

Yet, despite all this economic, social, political and religious chaos, it is the best of times because all these developments are a fulfillment of end time prophecies that point to the imminent return of Jesus!

Jesus Himself said that society would become as immoral and violent as in the days of Noah. And He said that when we see that happening, we are to “look up and be watchful, for our Redemption will be drawing near” (Luke 21:28).

Those of us who have committed our lives to Jesus may see all that is dear to us disintegrate before our very eyes, but we are going to win in the end.

We may suffer terrible persecution, but we are going to win in the end.

We may see the collapse of the dollar and the fall of the United States as a world power, but we are going to win in the end.

How can I be so confident? Because the Bible promises us ultimate victory, and I know for certain the Bible is true.

Our Promised Victory

What is our promised victory? Let me summarize it for you.

  1. We are promised that at any moment now we will be taken out of this world in the Rapture of the Church.
  2. We are promised that God will then pour out His wrath on the wicked world leaders who currently thumb their noses at Him.
  3. We are promised that Jesus will then return to reign over all the world in glory and majesty from Mount Zion in Jerusalem, and all the earth will be flooded with peace, righteousness, and justice.
  4. We are promised that we will ultimately be given an eternal home on this planet after it has been refreshed and perfected by God.
  5. We are promised that we will live eternally on that new planet in glorified, immortal bodies in the presence of our Creator and Savior.

Again, how can I be certain of these victorious promises? Because the Bible tells me so. And the Bible can be trusted as the infallible Word of God.

How do I know that?

Because it is the only book in the world that contains fulfilled prophecies.

And, because all the prophecies concerning the First Coming of the Messiah were literally and precisely fulfilled, we can be confident that all the prophecies about the Messiah’s return and triumph will be literally and precisely fulfilled.

In the next installment of “The Promise of Victory,” we’ll look at the four major prophesied triumphal events on the horizon that we as born again children of God can look forward to.

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