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Some weeks ago I wrote in my blog a commentary I called “The End Is Not Yet.” It began as follows:

Even those who operate issues and events from Christian and even prophetic perspectives are painting a picture that the world is now almost certainly already in an era not unlike that described as the biblical apocalypse.

Aside from the fears about the millions who might die from coronavirus are the just-as-feared economic ramifications of the now officially declared pandemic.

As the weeks progress, I continue to get many emails that want me to reconsider my pre-Trib position regarding the Rapture.

Realizing most who come to Rapture Ready comprehend the term, to make sure everyone fully understands what is meant by the term “pre-Trib Rapture,” I’ll try to make it clear.

The Rapture is the instant (in the twinkling of an eye—that is, a time that cannot be measured) when Jesus Christ will call all believers of the Church Age (Age of Grace) to Himself. Paul the apostle prophesies that stunning event:

Behold, I shew you a mystery; we shall not all sleep [die], but we shall all be changed, 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. (1 Corinthians 15:51–52)

Paul further explains:

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: 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. (1 Thessalonians 4:16–17)

This promise from God of deliverance from history’s most terrible time (Revelation 3:10) is for all who believe in Jesus Christ for their salvation (Romans 10:9–10). Those who have trusted Christ for salvation of their souls and who have died during the Church Age and all who are alive when the great event of Rapture takes place will go instantaneously to be with Jesus when He shouts “Come up here!” (Revelation 4:1).

In that second of time, all of these saints will be lifted into the clouds and will return with their Lord Jesus to the Father’s House, where He has been preparing “dwelling places” for us (John 14:1–3).

Back on planet earth, terrible things will be taking place. Ultimately, history’s last and most terrible dictator will arise and implement his rule of terror upon most all of earth’s inhabitants. This will be the Tribulation.

So, Christians will be removed, as we have seen, before that Tribulation takes place. Thus we term it the “pre-Trib Rapture.”

This is why Paul writes just after telling of this glorious going home: Wherefore comfort one another with these words” (1 Thessalonians 4:18).

So the emails continue to indicate that some are now beginning to doubt this rescue. More are trying to get me to read theories that the Rapture is delayed until sometime into the Tribulation—which these contend we’ve now entered.

One such email begins: “I know many have been soured on the subject of what is known as ‘the rapture,’ but 1 Corinthians 15:52 makes this a biblical event, despite the confusion around the subject. In this message, I have included a link to the book, in magazine format, that I wrote after God showed me how 1 Corinthians 15:52 would actually occur. This is worth your reading, because it will shake and wake the Church!”

Not to be rude or pompous, but the title of his book, Delayed Rapture, told me all I needed to know. I have long ago ceased to chase after these alternate theories or debate them. There simply isn’t enough time to devote to things contrary to what the Scripture plainly teaches. It is so important at this late date at the end of the age to just plainly teach and believe what God’s Word says on this most important matter.

While we are not in that dreaded Tribulation era, as many believe, issues and events coming at us minute by minute in the news show how close we must be to that moment of Rapture and the beginning of that era of horror which will certainly follow.

One such indicator in the news of where we stand that isn’t talked a lot about today was sent to me by a friend who helps keep me up to date on breaking news.

The Tribulation, in large part, will come upon the earth because of God’s desire to bring about a remnant of believers from the House of Israel—His chosen people.

They are “chosen” because He brought into the world through them the Savior—Jesus Christ—in order to be the slain Lamb who takes away the sins of the world.

God has promised to save one-third of the Jewish race as a remnant to be His chosen nation, Israel, during the millennial reign of Jesus on the throne of David.

That one-third will come from the Lord bringing Jewish believers through the time of Jacob’s trouble (Jeremiah 30: 7). This will be the last half of the seven-year Tribulation era.

So the article my friend sent is an important one dealing with the Jews, as God begins preparing that people for this horrific time to come.

Brooklyn, NY: Rabbi Chaim Yaakov Frankel, also known as the Rime over Rebbe, issued an unequivocal order last week for Jews in the diaspora to leave their homes and immigrate to Israel before a civil war breaks out in the United States reports Bhadrei Haharedim.

Rabbi Frankel is an heir of Menachem Mendel of Rimanov—who was among the early promoters of the Hasidic movement in Poland.

He has been active recently years on social media, especially with his lectures on YouTube, which are usually on the subject of the coming of Moshiach.

But while on a visit to South-American and French Jews who have moved to Florida, Rabbi Frankel was unusually specific about the urgent need to return to Israel and aliyah now: “Leave while it’s possible. Things will get worse and it will be difficult to move from one country to another” the rabbi said.

“After World War II, the survivors came and asked why the Gedolim and the Rebbes (rabbis) did not order European Jews to leave while there was still time and emigrate to Israel or the United States before the war broke out,” Rabbi Frankel told the audience attending his lecture. “Truth be told, they (the rabbis) said and then some, they begged the Jews to flee the scorched earth, but part of the decree was that the Jews didn’t listen.”

“Today,” he continued “Listen to me well, dear Jews, whoever can afford to rise and ascend to the Holy Land should it as soon as possible, and this includes large parts of South America and most of Europe. The US will also become a dangerous place mired in war, and it is still too early to tell which US state will survive, but many parts will be destroyed and poisoned, and a civil war will break out within the US. And states will secede from the federal government. (David Sidman, “Fearing Civil War, Prominent NY Rabbi Suddenly Urges American Jews to Leave for Israel,” Breaking Israel News, April 29, 2020)

Most who study Israel and its end-times juxtaposition within the nations of the world believe God will move most into Israel for the coming Tribulation. The prophecy seems wrapped up in the following.

Thus saith the Lord; Refrain thy voice from weeping, and thine eyes from tears: for thy work shall be rewarded, saith the Lord; and they shall come again from the land of the enemy. And there is hope in thine end, saith the Lord, that thy children shall come again to their own border. (Jeremiah 31:16–17)

There can be little doubt that God’s hand is moving, especially upon His chosen people of the House of Israel. But, the end still is not yet.

We are witnessing spectacular stage-setting for that time of Tribulation and Jacob’s trouble. But the apocalyptic play has not yet begun. It won’t begin until God first raises the curtain with the Rapture of His other chosen people—all believers of the Age of Grace.

And when you see all these things begin to come to pass, then look up and lift up your head; for your redemption draweth nigh. (Luke 21:28)


21 Comments

  1. jlfcpa60 says:

    Terry, I don’t put all of my hopes on anything but Jesus, and Him crucified as Paul would say. But like you I believe in a pretrib rapture. My problem is that I am not sure what trials we will face as a nation because of the murder of now 65 million innocents through abortion and the legalizing of same sex marriage. I just think to believe that as a nation we will not suffer trials short of the type in the tribulation could be dangerous and devastating to some. After all, we see entire Christian villages in Africa being slaughtered because of their faith. The bible says to whom much is given, much is required so I believe as a nation, we may have a level of suffering ( and let’s face it, we have lived in the lap of luxury and scarcely know what it’s like to miss a meal; even the poorest if us) which we are not prepared for.

    • NiCole Rodgers says:

      jlfcpa60 Thank you for the reminder to FIX our eyes on Jesus the author and finisher of our Faith – watch and pray ! too believe that we may have many trials before our Lord comes for His Church – an opportunity to demonstrate our faith that results in praise and glory and honor to our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. 1 Peter 1:3-13 is filled with Promises – but also Instructions for faithful Followers of Lord Jesus:

      3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His great mercy has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,
      4 to obtain an inheritance which is imperishable and undefiled and will not fade away, reserved in heaven for you,
      5 who are protected by the power of God through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.
      6 In this you greatly rejoice, even though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been distressed by various trials,
      7 so that the proof of your faith, being more precious than gold which is perishable, even though tested by fire, may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ;
      8 and though you have not seen Him, you love Him, and though you do not see Him now, but believe in Him, you greatly rejoice with joy inexpressible and full of glory,
      9 obtaining as the outcome of your faith the salvation of your souls.
      10 As to this salvation, the prophets who prophesied of the grace that would come to you made careful searches and inquiries,
      11 seeking to know what person or time the Spirit of Christ within them was indicating as He predicted the sufferings of Christ and the glories to follow.
      12 It was revealed to them that they were not serving themselves, but you, in these things which now have been announced to you through those who preached the gospel to you by the Holy Spirit sent from heaven—things into which angels long to look.
      13 Therefore, prepare your minds for action, keep sober in spirit, fix your hope completely on the grace to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ.

  2. Ed Wood says:

    Terry, you have often said that it will be “business as usual” when the Rapture occurs. I still believe you are right about that, despite this “Covid Kink” which has disrupted most of the world, the democracies seeming to be hit especially hard.

    Based on that, I think it unlikely that until we do get back to a reasonable semblance of normalcy (not a “new normal” which is nothing but a euphemism for “abnormal” – can’t begin to tell you how I loathe that term!), will the rapture take place.

    Here’s a possibility as to how that may happen.

    Just as Covid 19 unexpectedly and rapidly turned our lives upside-down, I think it is possible an unexpected event may cause a rapid return to maybe even a “super-normal” where conditions cause the world economies to accelerate even past their recent historic highs. Perhaps some miraculous medical cure will suddenly emerge from a totally unexpected source.

    If this does happen, I also believe that it would be a perfect time for the rapture. When this event happens, I expect the result will be much more tumultuous than what we are seeing now. In fact, what we ARE seeing now shows just how easily most people are willing to give up their freedom unquestioningly to their respective governments.

    Now that people have been “softened up,” it stands to reason that they’ll be even more easily subjugated in the future – perfect conditions to usher in the coming Antichrist.

  3. RuthL says:

    I watched a small excerpt from my former pastor of 10 years ago–he was preaching on John 14. He said “Jesus is gathering ALL of humanity into the Father’s house. He is saying there is more than enough room for everyone. You can choose to enter the house of love or the house of fear. We gradually move from the house of fear to the house of love through spiritual formation. Jesus as ‘THE WAY’ is not a once-upon-a-time prayer for salvation.”

    This is from a once seemingly orthodox pastor. Yes, Jesus is not the author of fear, but this pastor is totally distorting this passage. This is the kind of preaching that is preparing the harlot Bride of AntiChrist. Not that I could ever get through to him (I’ve tried to before), but I responded with this. (mostly for others who would read my comment):

    You’re putting words in Jesus’ mouth. House of fear?
    Jesus said that where He was going, those who believe in Him would go also, because He would come again from that place He was going to receive them unto himself. Where was He going? After his death, resurrection, and ascension, He was going to Heaven, the Father’s house. That after the “fullness of the Gentiles,” He would come for the Church, and afterward turn his attention back to the Jews who, in the main, rejected him at his first coming. Hosea 5:15 “I will go away and return to My place until they acknowledge their guilt and seek My face; In their affliction they will earnestly seek Me.”

    Rom 11:25 “…that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fullness of the Gentiles be come in.” And Acts 15:14-15 “Simon has declared how God at the first visited the Gentiles to take out of them a people for His name. And with this the words of the prophets agree, just as it is written: ‘After this I will return And will rebuild the tabernacle of David, which has fallen down;”

  4. Karen says:

    I likewise believe that Jesus will return for us prior to the beginning of the Tribulation period, which I have come to see as when the AC confirms or strengthens the covenant with Israel and her surrounding neighbors (Dan.9:27). Prior to this particular covenant being “confirmed,” the church of Jesus Christ is being tested, purified and made ready for the Lord’s return. Recently I began to wonder about something I was beginning to see as a possible scenario when the COVID-19 vaccine arrives.

    The following is a bit lengthy. But it is my musings as of 5/6/20. If Terry has any insights as to why this scenario could not take place prior to the rapture, please do share this with me. I’m no longer afraid of such …. if indeed the purpose of God is to bring many to saving faith prior to the rapture, through such a quarantine …. I am all in…. I am willing to endure such a test for the glory of God and the salvation of others. Do I WANT to see this that I share below be the unveiling of the future? No — not in my flesh. But I simply ask you to read and consider — WHAT IF?

    MAY 6 2020 CONSIDERATIONS — WHAT IF?

    I have wondered if those of us who have a conscience towards God that would not permit us to receive a mandated ID tracking vaccine? I’ve wondered if we’ll all be quarantined together in various locations. What conversations and demonstrations of the power of God would come forth through those who know Him, who are strong in faith and shall be yielded to His Spirit to do exploits (Dan. 11:32)? I’ve thought about such things as what will remove the disparity between those who God has yet to bring into His family. Just pondering this again today — COULD we indeed have to be imprisoned (though THEY call it quarantined)?

    Could we indeed have to be tested in such a manner before our Lord Jesus comes for us? Am I being personally prepared by the Spirit of God for such a test? If judgment begins at the house of God, could a trying of our faith prior to that trying, that time of testing that will come upon the whole earth — Will God first try us as believers?

    I Peter 4:16-18
    …16 But if you suffer as a Christian, do not be ashamed, but glorify God that you bear that name. 17 For it is time for judgment to begin with the family of God; and if it begins with us, what will the outcome be for those who disobey the gospel of God? 18 And, “If it is hard for the righteous to be saved, what will become of the ungodly and the sinner?”…

    Recently as I was inquiring of the Lord IF INDEED the thoughts I was having were the preparation of His Spirit? Was there anything from the Scriptures that attested to the church having to enduring such a test PRIOR to the rapture? I remembered that there is no mention of the church after Revelation 4 until Revelation 19 — when the saints return with Jesus to the battle of Armageddon ….

    Then this passage from Revelation 2 — which is before the door opened in heaven and John heard “COME UP HITHER” recorded in Revelation 4 —

    Rev. 2:10 came to mind as I was thinking on these things ….

    Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer: behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison (quarantine?), that ye may be tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten days: be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life.

    So, I like to think that God will do what He has promised. That His Holy Spirit, the Teacher, the Revelator, the Comforter — He will guide us into all truth and SHOW US things to come …. preparing us so that nothing comes upon us unawares.

    The crown of life … a crown that those who endure to the end of their fiery tests…. a crown that God said we were to see that NO MAN takes from us.

    The Crown of Life is referred to in James 1:12 and Revelation 2:10; it is bestowed upon “those who persevere under trials.” Jesus references this crown when he tells the Church in Smyrna to “not be afraid of what you are about to suffer… Be faithful even to the point of death, and I will give you the crown of life.”

    James 1:12

    Blessed is the man (or woman) that endureth temptation: for when he (or she) is tried, he (or she) shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him.

    Is THIS the CROWN that Paul speaks of when writing Timothy, as reserved for all those who LOVE HIS APPEARING?

    2 Timothy 4:7-8

    …7 I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. 8 From now on the crown of righteousness is laid up for me, which the Lord, the righteous judge, will award to me on that day— and not only to me, but to all who crave His appearing.

    Hey — if I was in prison and knew that Jesus was going to come take me out after I had been patiently waiting 10 days for Him to come? I KNOW I sure would LOVE TO SEE HIM!

    So, here is where my mind is at this time ….

    WHAT IF?????

    WHAT IF, PRIOR to the revealing of the Antichrist …. the man coming on the scene, or being revealed publicly? WHAT IF the workings of the spirit of antichrist have such a plan up their sleeves? WHAT IF the government of the nation in which we live mandates, compels all citizens to be vaccinated against “THE VIRUS?” WHAT IF you or I have a conscience towards God that prohibits us from receiving such a mark? (It will have a MARK, a tattoo, don’t you know?)

    What will THEY do with us? THEY think THEY will force us to change our minds, to reprogram, redirect, to take over the mind of Christ within us….? How will THEY think to do this? By putting us in a camp together? Do THEY have this plan that THEY are given permission from God to bring about? And then, when THEY are acting on this plan? THEY begin to say ….

    “Now we ALL have peace and safety because all of THEM (those who would not receive the vaccine) — THEY are removed from the rest of the public as no one will be permitted to freely move about, to work for any employer, to buy anything from any one WITHOUT the vaccine. THESE foolish people have refused to receive the vaccine. So we’ve now quarantined them and have complete control over them to prevent them to return to interact publicly with those who HAVE received THE VACCINE. Until they submit to the laws put in place and receive their vaccine, they will never return to be of any danger to the rest of us. We now have peace and safety.”

    THEY have no belief that THEY have just fallen into the snare that THEY were used to bring to pass. Just like Judas fell, just like Haman fell. THEY will experience swift destruction as WE ARE TAKEN OUT after enduring to THE END of OUR TEST.

    I Thess. 5:2-4

    …2 For you are fully aware that the Day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night. 3 While people are saying, “Peace and security,” destruction will come upon THEM suddenly, like labor pains on a pregnant woman, and THEY will not escape. 4 But you, brothers, are not in the darkness so that this day should overtake you like a thief.… WE SHALL ESCAPE!

    And then? WE SHALL EVER BE WITH THE LORD, hidden with Him while the remainder of the earth-dwellers are now left to what they chose …. to endure unknowable horrors, famines, wars, the things that Revelation has clearly declared as a means of God’s final call to REPENT and Call upon the Name of Jesus because GRACE THROUGH FAITH has been given to BELIEVE the Lord’s report and accept His gracious gift of salvation by faith in the finished work of Jesus Christ upon Calvary’s cross.

    By rapture!!! Remember Paul and Silas were delivered by the power of God that set them free from their chains and destroyed the prison walls. While imprisoned, they praised God at midnight and they were freed. PRAISE GOD, REJOICE IN THE LORD ALWAYS! Do not fall into the snare of murmuring and complaining against anything God has permitted to take place in order that we may be proven, we may partake of HIS patience, and we may be delivered by His power for HIS GLORY!!!

    Oh, and what will we possibly experience during our imprisonment? Quarantine? THEN the “if two or more of you gather together?” THERE I WILL BE IN THE MIDST OF YOU? Were THEY able to destroy the three Hebrew children in the furnace? No — THEY SAW God with them (Emmanuel) 🙂

    God not only delivered them, they came out with not even the SMELL of smoke upon them. Is it indeed not only possible, but POSSIBLY the very plan and will of God that WE SHALL COME OUT REJOICING WITH THE PLENTIFUL HARVEST OF SOULS OF MEN AND WOMEN AND CHILDREN THAT GOT SHUT IN WITH US? Those born again at the very last closing hour prior to the Day of the Lord, prior to the beginning of the 7-year Tribulation period?

    So, I simply record my own personal cogitations as a record and witness should these things BEGIN TO COME TO PASS. Be not afraid of SUDDEN fear. For God has not given us a the spirit of fear. But God has given us HIS SPIRIT — to work in us and through us His power, His love, His very mind of Christ.

    Only think about the future as God has revealed it to be …. He will be with us, He will deliver us from EVERY EVIL WORK and preserve us UNTO His heavenly Kingdom. WHAT IF Jesus comes to take us all out of the places THEY have designed to put us? WHAT IF we have to be there for 10 days….enduring to the end, being patient in waiting for our Lord to come and save us, to take us to the place He has gone to prepare for us? To come at a time when MOST think not?

    Yet God will never ever leave us or forsake us. Instead? God prepares us, equips us and then enables us through Christ Jesus to partake of HIS VICTORY — for He overcame the world and all of us in Christ Jesus likewise have overcome by faith.

    We are crucified with Christ. But NEVERTHELESS we live…. and the life we now live? We don’t live by some puny shadowy faith. The life we NOW LIVE? We live by the very faith OF THE SON OF GOD. He is the VINE … we are THE BRANCHES. All that is in Christ …. all power over all the power of THE ENEMY?

    That same power that raised Christ from the dead dwells in us. And He shall indeed quicken our mortal bodies. He shall renew our minds to only permit the mind of Christ in our every thought. Being conformed to His image, for as a man or woman thinks? He or she becomes!

    Romans 8:29

    29 For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.

    For if we abide in Him? If we live, and move, and have our very being IN HIM? Then we must always permit THE MIND OF CHRIST to have place in our thoughts.

    Bringing EVERY THOUGHT captive … unto the obedience of Christ. Was Jesus ever afraid? NEVER! He was tempted at all points as we are, yet He NEVER gave into the devil. He NEVER allowed fear to prevent Him from doing the will of God, OUR FATHER! Therefore He can help, aid, assist every one of us when we are tempted to be afraid, when we are tempted to compromise. For He is our HIGH PRIEST … and He is able to aid us and keep us from falling into temptation!

    He is the same …. yesterday, today and FOREVER! His mind never changes. His will NEVER changes. NOT ONE OF HIS PROMISES will ever fail any one of HIS children who will steadfastly hold fast to the confession of our hope without wavering. For faithful is He who promised who also SHALL DO IT!!!!!

    THE LORD SHALL DELIVER US FROM EVERY EVIL WORK….AND SHALL preserve us UNTO HIS HEAVENLY KINGDOM!

    JESUS IS COMING SOON. Whatever He has appointed us to suffer, He will see to it that we have grace to endure, to be faithful even to the point where we may be tempted to think we are going to die.

    But instead of death shall come THE RAPTURE … we shall all then see Jesus coming for US … and then we shall all be changed. And then? DESTRUCTION shall come upon THEM.

    By the words of thy lips, I have kept myself from the path of The Destroyer.

    Psalm 17:4

    Concerning the works of men, by the word of thy lips I have kept me from the paths of the destroyer.

    So be it God unto every single one of your saints that YOU CHOSE to live during these last days, during these closing hours of His-Story — YOUR STORY! In Jesus’ Name

    • Mark D Kuhn says:

      Where are the people in the tribulation who refuse to take the mark in your plan??

      • Terry James says:

        Millions will be martyred, many by beheading, the prophecy tells us.

        A great number of these martyred saints stand before the Throne of God (Read Revelation 6: 9-11).

        Some, both Jews and Gentiles, will survive the Tribulation to go into the Millennium to repopulate Planet Earth under Christ’s 1000 year Reign.

    • Melinda Peets says:

      Great thinking! Only God knows if your theories are true revelation or not but it sounds like you’re definitely focused on the kingdom and not so much the worries of the world.
      Yes, it was long but I read l the way through. Thank you for sharing. I’ll bet many people around you need to hear your thoughts out loud. Go plant seeds and let God do the rest.
      Praise be to Our Lord and Savior! Our King of kings, Lord if Lords! ✝️ 🩸💝

  5. Phil Seward says:

    Hi Terry. I believe in the Pre-tribulation Rapture of the church and believe it is very near. Can you explain to me Luke 21:36. Watch and pray always that you may be accounted worthy to escape all these things. J.D. Farag declares all believers will go in the rapture, which I have always believed. But this verse makes me wonder. I’m guessing there are lots of believers in Christ that don’t pray that they be accounted worthy to escape these things. I know many who actively worship, pray, and serve, but aren’t particularly thinking about whether Christ is coming any time soon. They are happy if he does, but not losing any sleep if he doesn’t. Not really thinking about it. So do all believers go in the rapture, or only those who are watching for his return and praying they be counted worthy to escape? Thanks. Phil

    • Terry James says:

      I’ve written a few articles on this topic. Here are a couple of links to articles that address your question:

      https://wp.me/p3bg6P-8r

      https://wp.me/p3bg6P-8r

    • RuthL says:

      What about those who died already and are in Heaven? Surely God is not going to leave them without glorified bodies at the Rapture. They won’t just hang out in Heaven as 2nd class citizens without a glorified body.

      • Terry James says:

        Believers’ souls go directly to be with Christ in Heaven upon death. There is a spiritual body that no one can explain. They are not disembodied spirits.

        Upon the Rapture all of those souls –spirits—will be instantaneously united with their Resurrected bodies –which will be like Christ’s Resurrected, Glorified Body– and will be with Christ when He Calls (Rev. 4:1)

      • RuthL says:

        Yes, I totally agree, Terry. The idea that there are “less-deserving” Christians alive on earth who aren’t going to be included in the Rapture, would mean there are “less-deserving” Christians already in Heaven as well.
        I don’t think we would say any of those in Heaven won’t get resurrection bodies and just remain without them until some later date. But if we were to say that any believer alive on earth is going to be excluded, then there would also be those in Heaven who are also excluded. Simply makes no sense that anyone in Heaven is excluded. So apply the same rule to those alive on earth…to me it means that any Christian who is alive on earth is included in the Rapture.

  6. Steve Schommer says:

    Hi Terry. You mentioned in your article (excellent if I may say so) that you provided a link to your book “in magazine format”. I can’t seem to find it, can you point me to it?

    YBIC, Steve

    • Terry James says:

      Hi Steve, I think you misunderstood. It was the emailer who provided a link to his book “Raptured Delayed”:

      One such email begins: “I know many have been soured on the subject of what is known as ‘the rapture,’ but 1 Corinthians 15:52 makes this a biblical event, despite the confusion around the subject. In this message, I have included a link to the book, in magazine format, that I wrote after God showed me how 1 Corinthians 15:52 would actually occur. This is worth your reading, because it will shake and wake the Church!”

  7. joshua says:

    Shavuot – Pentecost has a profound and symbolic meaning in what our pre-trib rapture is concerned: the fulness of the Gentiles with a remnant of jews comprising Ecclesia, the New Man in CHRIST JESUS.
    two Loafs of Bread waved by the SPIRIT. The Church Age began and will certainly end at the apppointed time.

    Shavuot? Wouldn’t be odd. Indeed our hearts crave for that glorious day at the door.

  8. Anne says:

    Wouldn’t it be just like God to snatch us out of here while Christians are being denied access to churches and places of worship under an extended quarantine time at home on the same day that the Church started in an closed upper room. Maranantha! Come Lord Jesus we are ready!

    • joshua says:

      Indeed. The Apostles were still quarantined by fear even though comforted by the promise of the SPIRIT. It would be perfect if it were next Shavuot sunset 28th May till sunset May the 30th.

  9. Christy Benoist says:

    Thank you again..again Terry! Anxiously WATCHING & waiting. (Occupying as best I can.) Sometimes I wonder why He hasn’t snatched us up yet…but then I’m reminded..His ways are much much higher than our ways..He is patient! He wants more precious souls saved. After all..it’s eternity. We’re here but fora fleeting moment, as it were. But He is always faithful in my life, as I’m certain He is in your life. I regret I haven’t recorded the innumerable times & ways He’s come through & answered fervent..sometimes “contrite spirit” prayers, yet I remember MANY..enough to trust His promise to rescue us from the “wrath to come”, come on a Christ rejecting &,Jesus hating sinful world. MARANATHA MARANATHA MARANATHA. In Jesus, Christy

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"The Lord gave the word: great was the company of those that published it" (Psalm 68:11).

Terry James Prophecy Line

Current Issues and Events through the Lens of Bible Prophecy

Prophecy Depot Ministries

Current Issues and Events through the Lens of Bible Prophecy

Serve Him in the Waiting

The Good News behind the Bad News

Prophecy in the News

Current Issues and Events through the Lens of Bible Prophecy

The Christ in Prophecy Journal

Current Issues and Events through the Lens of Bible Prophecy

Prophecy News

Current Issues and Events through the Lens of Bible Prophecy

PROPHECY UPDATE

Current Issues and Events through the Lens of Bible Prophecy

Bible Prophecy Blog

Current Issues and Events through the Lens of Bible Prophecy

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