Matthew 24 Rapture

PREVIEW: In Matthew 24:27-51, Jesus talks about His second coming and admonishes those alive at that time to be watchful and to be faithful servants. It is important to understand whether this is the rapture of the church to meet the Lord in the air or the second coming of Jesus Christ to the earth. Subscribe to our channel. In Matthew 24 the Lord portrays His gathering of the saints as an event that will take place "immediately after the tribulation of those days" (Matthew 24:29). Matthew 24:29-31 says, “Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken: And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of. The word for the English word ‘taken’ in the above passages of Matthew 24 is the Greek word ‘paralambanō’. Matthew 24:29-31 seems clear, however: “Immediately after the distress of those days the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light; the stars will fall from the sky, and the heavenly bodies will be shaken. SHOULD PRETRIBULATIONISTS RECONSIDER THE RAPTURE IN MATTHEW 24:36–44? Part 2 of 3. First, next to the book of Revela-tion, it contains the largest prophetic passage in the NT. THE SECOND COMING OF CHRIST, IS NOT THE RAPTURE OF THE CHURCH: In the 24th chapter of Matthew, the apostles come together to ask Jesus about His return, which we know to be the Day of the Lord, and the end of the world. (Left Behind- Tribulation) 36Two men shall be in the field (World) the one shall be taken. In the rapture event that is described in 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17 and 1 Corinthians 15:51-54 only the raptured believers see him. According to Jesus' own words in Matthew 24:29-42, His return takes place "…immediately after the tribulation of those days. So without any further ado, let's dive in and breakdown Matthew 24 and I'll share some other things I've discovered as well. Jesus, as it turns out, has plenty to say on this subject and uses no parables. But as always the Scriptures tell the truth of the matter. ii) Matthew 24:36 iii) Matthew 24:38 iv) Matthew 24:42. All through Matthew 24 are scriptural time clues that we, as Bible believers, need to be aware of. *NEW* "Mind Map" of Sermons by Topic. The Rapture is not in Matthew 24. 24:9-10), but it fits well with the end of the Church age, just prior to the rapture; hence the warning in 2 Thessalonians 5:3-11. That’s how rapture enthusiasts interpret these passages. Verses 42-44 of Matt. For most futurists, the Great Tribulation spoken of in Matthew 24 and the book of Revelation does not refer to the fall of Jerusalem or to the continuing problems of the church in all ages, but is a period just prior to Christ's return, usually of seven years in duration. But difficult things are better faced squarely, than to be naive and overcome by them. Matthew 24:30-31 describes the second coming of Christ and not the rapture. matthew 24: advent. 5 On account of these similarities with other well-known rapture passages, many are confident that the rapture is in view in Matthew 24:31 and thus also in Matthew 24:40-41. So maybe after 17 or 24 to 30 numbers. In Matthew 13, Jesus tells the disciples a couple of parables. The discourse may be divided into two parts, Mt 24:1–44 and Mt 24:45–25:46. 12:6-7) Gospel of the Grace of God (Acts 20:24, 1 Cor. Some believers who are alive on this earth in the end times will be living with and / or close to unbelievers. Certainly we have here references to a time of horror and suffering, and 24:21 even speaks of “great tribulation” (but not “the Great Tribulation”). Here is the order of events from Jesus in Mt. mention of any return or rapture before the tribulation given in Matthew 24. Then he mentions the sound of a trumpet and lastly a gathering of the elect. (For scriptural support, see Revelation 3:10, Matthew 24, Mark 13 and Luke 17). Matthew 24 and the Great Tribulation Brian Schwertley Introduction A section of Scripture that has perplexed many interpreters and caused a multitude of speculations and differing opinions is Matthew 24. However, after the Rapture, the church age will end and those left living on the 7 year Tribulation Period, and afterwards until Christ Returns to set up His 1000 year kingdom on Earth, will have the Holy Spirit working with them as it was. But as always the Scriptures tell the truth of the matter. 1) In Matthew 24:42 Jesus instructs us to “Watch therefore, for you do not know what hour your Lord is coming. Matthew 24:36 as the transitional verse (see below). What is mentioned is a 'beginning of sorrows' that precedes everything thing, and rightly dividing can certainly place that in the tail end of the Church Age. Τότε] then, when the second advent will have thus suddenly taken place. And it clearly takes place 'AFTER the tribulation of those days'. 19 And woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days! 20 But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the sabbath day: 21 For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be. Matthew 24:21-22: For then there will be great tribulation, such as has not been from the beginning of the world until now, no, and never will be. 1 (Spr 1998): 9-37, ATLA Religion. The Chinese Room, the studio behind Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture and Dear Esther as well as Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs, have laid off their development team and are “going dark” for a bit while they figure out “what happens next”. Jesus' disciples, in Matthew 24:3, asked Jesus for the sign of His coming, and of the end of the world. I can see it both. (Matthew 24:9) for then there will be a great tribulation, such as has not occurred since the beginning of the world until now, nor ever shall. Williams, "Rapture of Resurrection," Presbyterion 24, no. The passages that best details the Lord’s Glorious Appearing is Jesus’ own description of His coming in Matthew 24:27-31 and the description given in Revelation 19:11, 14, and 20:6. ' 30"Then will appear the sign of the Son of Man in heaven. Matthew 24:1-9, is addressed to those just before the Tribulation Period starts. Matthew 24:29-31 Is it possible there will be two raptures? First, Jesus says Immediately after the tribulation. 1:11-12, 2:1-9, Eph. It is usual for prophets to speak of things as near and just at hand, to express the greatness and certainty of them. Wrath of God, great shaking or earthquake, etc. Appreciation for the transcription work goes to Marilyn Fine. Matthew 24 flows directly from Matthew 23, which consists of the famous woes to the Pharisees, and ends with this passage: “O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the city that kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to it! How often would I have gathered your children together as a hen gathers her brood under her wings, and you were not willing!. While speaking broadly about the end of the age, it's likely this chapter references both the Rapture and the Second Coming. 15:1-4) Faith Alone (Eph. The Rapture Is Coming! A Lesson in Bible Prophecy from Matthew chapter 24 I'm not looking for the undertaker, I'm looking for the uppertaker! by David J. From our Series "35 Most Asked Questions Concerning Bible Prophecy" this clip answers the question: In Matthew 24, is Jesus referring to the Rapture or His S. In fact, many of the points of view of the partial rapture adherents are also held by posttribulationists. Those who teach that Matthew 24:36-25:30 pertains to the second coming sometimes object that the Church did not exist when the discourse in Matthew 24-25 was spoken, and conse-. Search for "Post Trib Moment #4 - The Rapture in Matthew 24" on Amazon. And if those days had not been shortened, no human being would be saved; but for the sake of the elect those days will be shortened. The disaster is believed to be so intense that no human (Christian or non-Christian alike) would remain alive, except that God shortens the duration of the disaster for the sake of the believers. We need to go back into Matthew 24 and follow it back to verse 29: 2 Cor. (Matthew 24:9) But there also is good news. ' 30"Then will appear the sign of the Son of Man in heaven. 1:7, 1:13, 2:8-9) Pre-Millennial (Rev. At the heart of the PreWrath position is the insistence that Matthew 24 does not speak of any details regarding the wrath of God. Examine the Rapture, a pivotal event in Bible prophecy. And it clearly takes place 'AFTER the tribulation of those days'. 24:27; 24:37; 24:39) I think it is indisputably true that no one today could possibly ever come up with even the idea of a pre-Trib rapture if they hadn't been previously taught it. i) In chapter 4, the rapture occurs, and the church is caught up to meet the Lord. Matthew 24:7-8 (KJV) For nation shall rise against nation, and king dom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. (Matthew 24:9) But there also is good news. Then the sun shall be ashamed, and the moon confounded, when God shall appear, Isa. Matthew 24:37 But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. She was lifted up to the sky with angels and saw heaven, the throne, and Jesus. Summary of The Day of the Lord and preliminary events (Matthew 24:4-14) 2. Following Jesus' command to "watch" for the signs of the end times. But living out the increasingly violent Braxton Hicks contractions (i. (Which is interesting in and of itself, since this is the longest discussion given by Jesus of the end times. Jesus taught in Matthew 24 that the tribulation must come first, then the rapture in Matthew 24:31. And unless those days were shortened, no flesh would be saved" (Matthew 24:19-22). The most abused verse on the subject of the end times is Daniel 9:27 , and it is a linchpin in the Pre-tribulation Rapture theory: "Then he shall confirm a covenant with many for one week; but in. It is important to understand whether this is the rapture of the church to meet the Lord in the air or the second coming of Jesus Christ to the earth. To not see that the warnings by Jesus in Matthew 24, and Paul in 2 Timothy 3, is to turn a blind eye to the word of God. On Sunday March 24, 2013, EBible Fellowship is hosting a Fourth Sundays Day in the Word. So without any further ado, let’s dive in and breakdown Matthew 24 and I’ll share some other things I’ve discovered as well. The word "most" suggests that more than half of Christians who once followed Jesus will turn away from the faith and rebel against his lordship in their lives. WALVOORD Matthew 24 is a crucial passage in the debate between pre-and posllribulationists. “Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left” ( Matthew 24: 40 ). God's Word and promises will still work after the rapture because Jesus said, "Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will never pass away" (Matt. 7% Disagree 16 vote(s) 59. Matthew 24: 22-28 So, if the rapture in Matthew 24:29-31 happens during the distress caused by the abomination, in Matthew 24:15-21, then what does Matthew 24:22-28 refer to? That's easy because there are two groups in Matthew 24, just like there are two groups in Revelation 7, and they must match. The Rapture of the Church - Is it Biblical? When I look around other websites dealing with the end times and Bible prophecy, there is one particular teaching that is proclaimed in the majority of these websites, and that is the "rapture" teaching. Certainly we have here references to a time of horror and suffering, and 24:21 even speaks of “great tribulation” (but not “the Great Tribulation”). Matthew 24:30-31 describes the second coming of Christ and not the rapture. For many of our brothers and sisters in the Middle East, Africa, Asia and elsewhere it has been nothing short of terrifying. i) The coming of Jesus is always near. The rapture will occur without warning, when people are unaware, like in days of Noah (Matthew 24:37) and they are going about business as usual. A normal reading gives no impression of a departure. 24:4-11, Mark 13:5-8, and Luke 21:8-11 Jesus identified a number of signs that would point to the approaching end of the age. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. 20-24, 35-58, 51-53). At the heart of the PreWrath position is the insistence that Matthew 24 does not speak of any details regarding the wrath of God. There are no specific events that are supposed to happen before the rapture takes place. So this description that Jesus gives in Matthew 24 must be part of the second coming event, just before arriving on the white horses. Matthew 24:7-8 (KJV) For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. For example, Matthew 24:37-44 is one passage most commonly assumed in popular imagination to describe a rapture: 24:37 For as the days of Noah were, so will be the coming of the Son of Man. Study Guide for Matthew 23 ← Prior Chapter. It is also not necessary for there to be a Rapture to fulfill these verses. 24:30 signals the Second Coming, with more detail contained in Matt. Matthew 24:12 (KJV) And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold. Let me tell you why. This passage appears to be the Bible’s perfect description of the Second Coming of our Savior Jesus Christ. I am waiting on my Lord to return. Through the conversion of the nations of the world, God’s enemies will be destroyed. It has been very helpful in answering my questions on the events in Revelation. THE TIME OF JACOB'S TROUBLE. Further Discussion Matthew 24 I've shown that the rapture can be proven with Revelation but most post-tribs would rather go back to Matthew and point to the first phrase of Matthew 24:29 (top of this page). Therefore, Be Ready for the Rapture! (Matthew 24:40-44) III. Here is the order of events from Jesus in Mt. Call us at 888-634-2038. This is not His Rapture of the saints, but His return in the glory of His coming kingdom. 15:1-4) Faith Alone (Eph. Matthew 24:32. (Matthew 24:32-34). ” If He had intended to come seven years before the end to take the Christians out of the world why would He promise to be with the church until the ‘end of the world’?. For the sake of those post-rapture Christians, the tribulation will end before the destruction of everything. Anderson teaches that Matthew 24:29-31 speaks concerning the Rapture (which he understands to mean a PreWrath Rapture). 20-24, 35-58, 51-53). Matthew chapter 24 again: “ For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. Matthew 24:28. In fact it would occur in their generation (Matthew 23:36; 24:34). This would be especially true of the post-tribulation position. Some believe it describes the rapture of Christians from the earth and others believe it describes events that occur at the Second Coming of Christ. latest splendid weekly prophecy video update from "all aboard the tribulation express" from the insp. Matthew 24:12 (KJV) And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold. And if those days had not been shortened, no human being would be saved; but for the sake of the elect those days will be shortened. PRETERIST MATTHEW 24 BOOKS - Matthew 24: First-century Fulfillment or End-time Expectation? by Stanley Paher at ARMAGEDDON BOOKS Bible prophecy bookstore. But difficult things are better faced squarely, than to be naive and overcome by them. Before they do this, however, God takes some (but by no means all!) believers to a " place of safety " where he will protect them until his Son. 24:27; 24:37; 24:39) I think it is indisputably true that no one today could possibly ever come up with even the idea of a pre-Trib rapture if they hadn't been previously taught it. I have been going through your Revelation Commentary a. Many people are dying all over the world because of these events. Matthew 24:13 But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved. we call the Rapture and the Second Coming. And it will end with suddenness and brilliance. Matthew 24:29-31 New American Standard Bible (NASB) The Glorious Return. To sinners, that choose their portion in this life, all comfort will be eternally denied; as they shall not have a drop of water, so not a ray of light. " She is the author of The Rapture Exposed: The Message of Hope in the Book of Revelation (Westview Press, 2004). We are gradually entering this danger zone; and this must be a caution for all believers. After that, people will still come to Christ. Sermons from Faithful Word Baptist Church. I don’t see a rapture in these phrases. This certainly sounds like a post-Tribulation Rapture. 19-20) Pre-Tribulation Rapture (1 Thes. It's not there. A) Matt 24:29 "But immediately after the tribulation of those days the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light, and the stars will fall from the sky, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken, 30 and then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in the sky (see also Mark 13:24 and Luke 21:25. Some believers who are alive on this earth in the end times will be living with and / or close to unbelievers. Acts 2:20 The sun will be turned to darkness, and the moon to blood, before the coming of the great and glorious day of the Lord. First of all, people have found a way to socialize and get married in the worst of times. The second coming will be visible to all (Matthew 24:29-31). Matthew 24 defines, then, the first through third seals as the "beginning of birth pains. Matthew 24:29-31 seems clear, however: “Immediately after the distress of those days the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light; the stars will fall from the sky, and the heavenly bodies will be shaken. For them, however, the rapture in vv 40-41 must be one and the same with the Second Coming of Christ in vv 29-31, i. 1111, Matthew 24 and the Ra p ture!!. (Matthew 24:21). The Lord makes it very clear that no one but the Father knows that. Christ will return with a shout, an angel voice, and God’s trumpet. Matthew 24:31 is about the gathering of those who remain alive, as per 2 Thess 4:17, when Jesus Returns. The second coming includes the removal of unbelievers as an act of judgment (Matthew 24:40-41). There will be thee Bible studies and one Q&A session. Then the sun shall be ashamed, and the moon confounded, when God shall appear, Isa. Q46 : Matthew 24, Luke 17 and the Rapture. There's a great deal of disagreement among Christians regarding the timing of the rapture as it relates to the Tribulation period which is commonly held to be seven years long (Daniel 12:1; Matthew 24:15–31; Revelation 7:14). 24:29–35; Acts 2:20; Rev. Matthew 24:14, “And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come. Intro: The Disciples asked the Lord when they could expect the end of the world to come, v. These events are parallel to the seal and trumpet judgments of Revelation 6, 8-9. All these are the beginning of sorrows. Summary of The Day of the Lord and preliminary events (Matthew 24:4-14) 2. People who used to have love for Christ will stop. THE SECOND COMING OF CHRIST, IS NOT THE RAPTURE OF THE CHURCH: In the 24th chapter of Matthew, the apostles come together to ask Jesus about His return, which we know to be the Day of the Lord, and the end of the world. Pastor Brain McDonald | "After The Rapture" | Matthew 24:35-39. If you read through any one - or all - of those three chapters in the Bible, looking for the things that accompany the Rapture: a shout of the Lord, the voice of the archangel, or a trumpet sound, you won't find anything like the Rapture. But in this particular program I highlighted this cause and effect action. 24:36-44 including the first warnings that people on Earth will not know the exact day or hour of the Second Coming in advance. By reading Matthew 24:22-31 we know that the elect will be present until the time that Jesus sends his angels to gather them together unto Him (the rapture). But living out the increasingly violent Braxton Hicks contractions (i. Fold the paper in half, matching the two long ends; Starting on the fold, cut slats roughly 1 inch apart from each other, and ending 1-2 inches from the. I would like to hear your thoughts on this issue. Matthew 23-25 concerns the condemnation, judgment and reward of the Old Covenant people. 24, it is hard to "get" that the Lord Jesus Christ is speaking to MEMBERS of the body of Christ. Fleeing or Rapture? Are any Christians going to be protected from the Beast during 42 months of the Great Tribulation and Day of the Lord? Did Jesus tell Christians that they would need to flee or that they would be part of a secret rapture? Does Jesus come before the Great Tribulation or after the Day of the Lord?. Matthew 24:44 leaves Christians with a stern warning to be ready for we do not know the hour of His coming. (Matthew 24:9) But there also is good news. American King James Version × shows us that if Jesus Christ does not intervene in world affairs, the human race will be faced with extinction. Let me give you some background. Bob Faulkner. John Hoole – July 15, 2012. "Then will appear the sign of the Son of Man in heaven. As Jesus says: Matt. 1:15; Matt. It doesn't make sense that God would remove the wicked tares, when in both cases of Noah and Lot God removed the righteous. The disagreement is in regard to when the rapture will occur. Financial and personal pressures were too much, see, so they’re taking a break. i) In chapter 4, the rapture occurs, and the church is caught up to meet the Lord. Matthew 24:27-31. Immediately after the tribulation - Sun, moon, stars darkened. the birth pangs) mentioned by our Lord in Matthew 24, Mark 13 and Luke 21 is actually quite uncomfortable—and that is from an American perspective. They appear to be one event. i) Matthew 24:36 d) We are not waiting for a prophecy to be fulfilled before the rapture can take place. Reagan: I can think of a couple of other things that would bring people to the Lord, in fact, there are three others that come to mind right now. And if those days had not been shortened, no human being would be saved; but for the sake of the elect those days will be shortened. The Rapture is not in Matthew 24. Should Pretribulationists Reconsider the Rapture 49 Nevertheless, a few, but only a few, pretribulationists argue that the Rap-ture is taught in Matthew 24, specifically in 24:36-44. (Matthew 24:9) for then there will be a great tribulation, such as has not occurred since the beginning of the world until now, nor ever shall. However, when we come to Mathew 24:36-42, I believe we are talking about the rapture of the Church as a sign to Israel and if not to Israel as a whole, to the 144,000 Jews involved in evangelizing people during the Tribulation. It is important to see that this trumpet that is sounded in verse 31, before the angels gather His elect, is the last trump of this age and not the 7th trump of the judgments (Rev. And Jesus went out, and departed from the temple: and his disciples came to him for to shew him the buildings of the temple. 24:40 begins with "then". they will meet Jesus initially in the clouds, then be with Him in Jerusalem. His coming in power and glory will be ushered in by signs (Matthew 24), but His coming into the air for His Church could happen at any moment. At the heart of the PreWrath position is the insistence that Matthew 24 does not speak of any details regarding the wrath of God. Most of Matthew 24 is chronological, until you get to verses 29-31, the rapture, which post-tribs call the second-coming. The objection is often heard, however, that the term "rapture" is not a Biblical term. In the Book of Revelation, chapters 2 and 3 cover the Church Age, but then there is no mention of the Church until after the Tribulation/Day of the Lord chapters 6-18. 1)“[Referring to Mat. It is important to understand whether this is the rapture of the church to meet the Lord in the air or the second coming of Jesus Christ to the earth. But as always the Scriptures tell the truth of the matter. John Hoole - July 15, 2012. We too are in a similar situation. Pre Trib is the only correct view. Rapture Not in Matthew 24 www. Jesus, as it turns out, has plenty to say on this subject and uses no parables. Niemelä The Pastor and the Professor at Crosspoint Community Church 11-7-17 Introduction Disclaimer: Few of my fellow dispensationalists see the rapture in Matthew 24 1. For instance, recently a group dedicated to the Pre-trib Rapture, Dispensationalism and Once-Saved-Always-Saved posted a blog purporting to show how Jesus’ teaching in Matthew 24 must only refer to Israel and has nothing to do with the Church as “Matthew 24 is not about the Church which didn’t even. Financial and personal pressures were too much, see, so they’re taking a break. the birth pangs) mentioned by our Lord in Matthew 24, Mark 13 and Luke 21 is actually quite uncomfortable—and that is from an American perspective. We are gradually entering this danger zone; and this must be a caution for all believers. PRE-Tribulation rapture is not in Matthew 24:40-41. Harrison, "The Time of the Rapture as Indicated by Certain Passages: Part III: The Time of the Rapture in the Light of Matthew 24," Bibliotheca Sacra 115 (April-June 1958): 109-19; John MacArthur Jr. If you read through any one - or all - of those three chapters in the Bible, looking for the things that accompany the Rapture: a shout of the Lord, the voice of the archangel, or a trumpet sound, you won't find anything like the Rapture. The Book of the Revelation of Y'shua does not support the idea of a Rapture. The heavenly signs that Christ told us to watch for in Matthew 24:29, that indicated His Second Coming to the earth, take place at the start of Hanukkah in 2020, thus showing that Daniel's 70th. they knew nothing about the church age or the rapture. Then, in verses 36-51, Jesus makes a plea for men to be ready to meet Him when He does come. Matthew 24:6-8 And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. This is a remarkable idea. the birth pangs) mentioned by our Lord in Matthew 24, Mark 13 and Luke 21 is actually quite uncomfortable—and that is from an American perspective. All these are the beginning of sorrows. the Rapture. For many of our brothers and sisters in the Middle East, Africa, Asia and elsewhere it has been nothing short of terrifying. The postmillennial view is that Christians are used of God to put His enemies into submission. Matthew 24 - NIV: Jesus left the temple and was walking away when his disciples came up to him to call his attention to its buildings. ii) Matthew 24:36 iii) Matthew 24:38 iv) Matthew 24:42. i) In chapter 4, the rapture occurs, and the church is caught up to meet the Lord. ” If He had intended to come seven years before the end to take the Christians out of the world why would He promise to be with the church until the ‘end of the world’?. Matthew 24:21. By Thomas D. Let me give you some background. In Matthew 24, did Jesus refer to the Rapture? In Matthew 24, did Jesus teach a coming before the time of judgment and a coming after the time of judgement? Well, let's take a look… As we see in 1 Thes. So maybe after 17 or 24 to 30 numbers. There will be thee Bible studies and one Q&A session. The ones who are taken, as it says in Matthew 13, are the evildoers. Pastor Brain McDonald | "After The Rapture" | Matthew 24:35-39. When will the rapture be, when the worlds enters instability. And the Rapture is the fulfillment of that promise of the Lord Jesus. Now, compare Matthew 24:30,31 with 1 Thessalonians 4:16,17, the latter which clearly is a Rapture passage: At that time the sign of the Son of Man will appear in the sky , and all the nations of the earth will mourn. Why? It hasn't been revealed yet folks. What is mentioned is a 'beginning of sorrows' that precedes everything thing, and rightly dividing can certainly place that in the tail end of the Church Age. After that, people will still come to Christ. The Antichrist will. ” (Matthew 24:27). Matthew 24:28. Curtis) Among Pre-millenialist there are those who hold different positions as to when the rapture will happen; some are Pre-trib, some Mid-trib and some Post- trib in their position on the rapture. Pastor Brian McDonald | "Living And Dying For Another" | Philippians 1:19-26. 1 Thessalonians 4:17 is the only undisputed passage describing the rapture event. 1:11-12, 2:1-9, Eph. Not only Jewish believers, but all believers, both Jews and Gentiles are lifted off the earth. For, further on, in Matthew 24, Jesus says, “Immediately after the tribulation of those days the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light…and they will see the Son of man coming on the clouds of heaven…and he will send out. If the return of Jesus to rapture His followers is a truly unexpected event which takes the world by surprise, then by definition most of the world can not be waiting in anticipation. Hank Hanegraaff, the host of the Bible Answer Man broadcast, talks with John who wants to know if the one taken and one left behind in Matthew 24 is about the rapture. 24:40 begins with "then". LaHaye and others argue for the latter, pointing to passages such as 1 Thessalonians 4:15-18, 1 Corinthians 15:51-53, and Matthew 24 as clear evidence for the pretribulation Rapture (those. To not see that the warnings by Jesus in Matthew 24, and Paul in 2 Timothy 3, is to turn a blind eye to the word of God. Instability has started, the liberal media, the left party, and the lukewarm church is doing all it can to make America unstable by calling President Trump a tyrant, hot-tempered, and can't be trusted. But the assembling is the “rapture” and “the day of the Lord” is the glorious second coming. 24:50 the master of that slave will come on a day when he does not expect him and at an hour which he does not know,. When that event takes place, all the saved will be removed from the earth to meet Christ in the air, and all the unsaved will be left on the earth. A while back I posted a study showing why the phrase "No one Knows The Day or Hour" was meant for the 2nd Coming, not the Rapture. 8 All these are the beginning of sorrows. Does Matthew 24:36-41 talk of the Rapture of the Church, or of Christ's Second Coming? This passage will be explained in much further detail in our current Matthew study. We need to go back into Matthew 24 and follow it back to verse 29: 2 Cor. Note the details carefully! Rapture of the Church. In the last few weeks, the news from the USA riots should give us an idea of the demonic activities unfolding. they will meet Jesus initially in the clouds, then be with Him in Jerusalem. Matthew 15:24 - I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel, so Israel is the world John 3:16 is talking about which is why in Isaiah 45:17 it said Israel shall not be ashamed nor confounded WORLD without end. In the first, Matthew follows his Marcan source (Mk 13:1–37) closely. i) The coming of Jesus is always near. There are many that still hold to the view that emerged in the Medieval church (Catholic and Protestant) that the "Second Coming" of Christ and the "Rapture" are somehow the same. But I think they’re missing the point. (Matthew 24:29-31) "But immediately after the tribulation of those days THE SUN WILL BE DARKENED, AND THE MOON WILL NOT GIVE ITS LIGHT, AND THE STARS WILL FALL from the sky, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken, and then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in the sky, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the SON OF MAN COMING ON THE CLOUDS OF THE SKY with power and great glory. John Hoole - July 15, 2012. ” God will raise up 144,000 Jewish soul-winners, who are redeemed at the. Matthew 24:24 Verse Concepts end times prophecy Possible For People math Deception Possibilities For People Antichrist Deception In The End Times Satan, As Deceiver Adding to the Bible Being Mislead Miracles, Nature Of Signs Of The Times. I believe this is the Rapture event and that it takes place immediately before the Great Tribulation starts, which I believe has been shortened to only 1/3 of the days, in fulfillment of the 4 th trumpet judgment. Matthew 24:7-8 (KJV) For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. This trumpet will sound at the second advent of Christ, which Matthew states is “immediately AFTER the tribulation of those days” (Matthew 24:29) and is 1,260 days after the seventh trumpet judgment. Supporting this is the reference to “gathering” the elect in Matthew 24:31. Here I will be reading the whole chapter of Matthew chapter 24 giving commentary Israel, Magog, and the Rapture - Duration: 47:27. Revelation 6:12. But in this particular program I highlighted this cause and effect action. I have heard this saying “No one Knows the time or the hour” is a Jewish idiom (expression) used by Jesus which some say refer to the Feast of Trumpets. In verse 9 he starts, “Then you will be handed over…” and then in verse 10 he states, “At that time many will turn away from the faith…”. 24:1-51 Messianic Advent. Matthew 24:31 is the rapture, while Matthew 25:31 is the second coming. 15:23) ONE EVENT. Let’s think about that for a moment. So with that, let's look at our top reasons why Matthew 24 is not talking about the Rapture of the Church. Matthew 24:14 " And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come. Does Matthew 24:36-41 talk of the Rapture of the Church, or of Christ's Second Coming? This passage will be explained in much further detail in our current Matthew study. 4) The rapture will be secret and instant (1 Corinthians 15:50-54). Matthew 24:41 Matthew 24:41 Two women shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken, and the other left. Here there is a gathering (same word) but it is clearly a post-tribulational context. Hank Hanegraaff, the host of the Bible Answer Man broadcast, talks with John who wants to know if the one taken and one left behind in Matthew 24 is about the rapture. The Rapture and Matthew 24. Ice is Executive Director of The Pre-Trib Research Center. Mike on the Wall posted a comment · Apr 09, 2019. While speaking broadly about the end of the age, it's likely this chapter references both the Rapture and the Second Coming. John Hoole - July 15, 2012. The second coming includes the removal of unbelievers as an act of judgment (Matthew 24:40-41). In fact it would occur in their generation (Matthew 23:36; 24:34). This article is a lightly edited transcript of Dr. Matthew 24:40-41 NLTMany people have used this passage to suggest a secret rapture, where people will suddenly just disappear and be ta “Two men will be working together in the field; one will be taken, the other left. Mid tribulation rapture view events can be hard to behold. be fulfilled = may have begun to arise, or take place: referring specially to the first "sign" in Matthew 24:4 , in response to the first question in Matthew 24:3 ; not the same word as in Luke 21:24 , but the. Many people who believe in a pre-tribulation Rapture mistakenly believe this verse is proof of the Rapture. This is particularly problematic since other avenues for proving the imminency of the rapture, whether historical or deductive, have been inconclusive at best. Matthew 24:43 'But know this, that if the goodman of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to be broken up. "Translation" is also another word that is used to describe the process by which the bodies of the righteous are changed from mortal to immortal. Hank Hanegraaff, the host of the Bible Answer Man broadcast, talks with John who wants to know if the one taken and one left behind in Matthew 24 is about the rapture. The bright sky blinded those who Jesus said weren't righteous. 24:29–35; Acts 2:20; Rev. Matthew 24:7-8 (KJV) For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. MATTHEW 24:29-31 (Jesus) 29 Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken; 30 And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall. 24:30 signals the Second Coming, with more detail contained in Matt. Both pre-tribbers and post-tribbers wrongly look for the rapture in Matthew 24. Not the angels in the heavens, nor the televangelist end-times 'prophets'. Some believers who are alive on this earth in the end times will be living with and / or close to unbelievers. The Lord makes it very clear that no one but the Father knows that. Persecution of the Jews and death (verse 9) will be the result of the Beast's rise to power. Pastor Greg Laurie 745,980 views. Keep your Bible in a safe place because when the Antichrist's government takes over, he will eventually try to destroy all the Bibles. I find it fascinating that at the end of Matthew 24 and into 25, we read of three parables; two dealing with the physical second coming and one highlighting the Rapture. Lately I've been receiving questions again about various rapture positions. The Tribulation Period is designated to exercise God’s indignation towards the nation of Israel, not for trying the church. Supporting this is the reference to "gathering" the elect in Matthew 24:31. Matthew 24 Resources. " She is the author of The Rapture Exposed: The Message of Hope in the Book of Revelation (Westview Press, 2004). The Rapture in Matthew 24 A defense of the PreWrath rapture position stands or falls with the conclusion that Matthew 24 deals with this important event. The rapture theory may be seen beginning with verse 45. The doctrine of the rapture is unquestionable a Biblical doctrine. In the 24th chapter of Matthew, the apostles come together to ask Jesus about His return, which we know to be the Day of the Lord, and the end of the world. Hank Hanegraaff, the host of the Bible Answer Man broadcast, talks with John who wants to know if the one taken and one left behind in Matthew 24 is about the rapture. Matthew 24:27 is describing Christ’s second coming with vengeance toward Israel’s enemies at the end of the 7 year tribulation period, not his coming for his church. Learn to divide the word of truth. PRETERIST MATTHEW 24 BOOKS - Matthew 24: First-century Fulfillment or End-time Expectation? by Stanley Paher at ARMAGEDDON BOOKS Bible prophecy bookstore. 24:30 signals the Second Coming, with more detail contained in Matt. Rapture Or Sheep And Goat Judgment? Question: I was wondering, if you could tell me, when scripture says in Matthew 24:40-41 about the " one taken and the other left…" if this is about the Rapture or the sheep & Goat Judgement? Answer: I believe Matt. A careful examination of these texts will show that there is enough reason to. Yet the proponents of Premillennialism believe that these events are yet to come, or are unfolding before us, and claim that Jesus was talking about their version of the “rapture” when He described one person being taken and another left (Matthew 24:40-41). Indeed, Jesus himself said to stay on the alert because we do not know the hour of his coming. Matthew 24:3 NASB (also parousia throughout the chap. Graves all over the planet will break open. 24:9-10), but it fits well with the end of the Church age, just prior to the rapture; hence the warning in 2 Thessalonians 5:3-11. White Did you know that not a single one of these…. PRETERIST MATTHEW 24 BOOKS - Matthew 24: First-century Fulfillment or End-time Expectation? by Stanley Paher at ARMAGEDDON BOOKS Bible prophecy bookstore. If you read through any one - or all - of those three chapters in the Bible, looking for the things that accompany the Rapture: a shout of the Lord, the voice of the archangel, or a trumpet sound, you won't find anything like the Rapture. they knew nothing about the church age or the rapture. By Thomas D. Jesus seems to imply in Matthew 24 that the desolation occurs immediately after the abomination is set up. ” If He had intended to come seven years before the end to take the Christians out of the world why would He promise to be with the church until the ‘end of the world’?. Then he mentions the sound of a trumpet and lastly a gathering of the elect. The disaster is believed to be so intense that no human (Christian or non-Christian alike) would remain alive, except that God shortens the duration of the disaster for the sake of the believers. 11, the “blessed hope” (Titus 2. Notice the entire passage of Matthew 24 pertains to the destruction of the Temple (vss 2-3). ” Who was taken in the Great Flood?. The Book of Revelation simplified for you! Warnings end-times, or last days and signs of the times (Matthew 24). 3 it says, “And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world?". For many of our brothers and sisters in the Middle East, Africa, Asia and elsewhere it has been nothing short of terrifying. Matthew 24: 40-41 is not referring to the Pre-Tribulation Rapture, yet many others Scriptures do. many of the world Assad and Cannes really bad adopted. 10/19/10: does matthew 24:29-31 teach that the rapture is 'immediately' after the great tribulation? 10/14/10: THE UNSAVED ARE "QUENCHED AS TOW" 10/6/10: DO THE 7 TRUMPETS ALL SOUND AT THE SAME TIME?. Harrison, "The Time of the Rapture as Indicated by Certain Passages: Part III: The Time of the Rapture in the Light of Matthew 24," Bibliotheca Sacra 115 (April-June 1958): 109-19; John MacArthur Jr. ” Two problems with the Protestant “Left Behind” interpretation: First, in the passages from Luke 17 and Matthew 24, Jesus’ coming is compared to the days of Noah and the days of Lot. Chris - in Reply on Matthew 24:8 That His original Design displayed in the Garden of Eden (Genesis 1 & 2) would once again be restored in the future. Matthew 24:1-31. The word "rapture" comes from the Latin word "rapio" which means to take away by force. Grace Theological Journal 6. Recent Topics. Note the four "tills" (Matthew 10:23; Matthew 16:28; Matthew 23:39; Matthew 24:34), and compare what is certain with what is uncertain. When the End Begins: Refuting a Rapture in Matthew 24-25 (The Rapture Commentary Series Book 2) - Kindle edition by Stauffer, Douglas, Ray, Andrew, Quatro, Rick, King, Randy. By reading Matthew 24:22-31 we know that the elect will be present until the time that Jesus sends his angels to gather them together unto Him (the rapture). The word for the English word ‘taken’ in the above passages of Matthew 24 is the Greek word ‘paralambanō’. Those who refused to obey were left outside and were lost. Where am I going wrong?. Proof #4: The Known Day and the Unknown Day Concerning the return of Jesus, the Bible presents a day we can't know and a day we can know. Matthew 24:29-31. Play! | MP3 | RSS: Text-Featuring a sermon is a less expensive way to bring this sermon to the attention of thousands on the right bar with optional newsletter inclusion. He is not surprised by anything that is happening, as the bible specifically tells us what the time just before the end of this age will be like. In fact, unless those days were cut short, no flesh would be saved; but on account of the chosen ones those days will be cut short. Clearly, "the dead in Christ shall rise first" at the Rapture, as we just read in 1st Thessalonians 4:16. The heavenly signs that Christ told us to watch for in Matthew 24:29, that indicated His Second Coming to the earth, take place at the start of Hanukkah in 2020, thus showing that Daniel's 70th. Matthew 24 By Craig C. Jerusalem, we have a problem. I wonder if I might ask a question about Matthew 24:36 where Jesus answered his diciples question. latest up-to-date prophecy news from the team! the latest excellent update from the always inform obama, the muslim brotherhood, and his role in isl "when will the rapture happen" by vernon grey. Yet in Matthew 24:36 (where He introduces "the days of Noah" discussion) Jesus once again emphasizes that no one knows about the timing, which is consistent with other references to the fact the timing of the Rapture is not known. Matthew 24:13, "And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come. ” Matthew 7:15. "Mid-tribulation Rapture" is what Pre-tribulationalists call the view that the Rapture occurs in the middle of Daniel's 70th week. June 18, 2016 June 18, 2016 / Aaron Eggman A prewrath rapture chart that chronologically depicts Jesus’ Coming as found in Matthew 24. We learn: 1) The sign of the end of the age is cosmic disturbances which occur after the tribulation, the persecution of the Christians. At Revelation 7:14, "the Great Tribulation" (Greek: τῆς θλίψεως τῆς μεγάλης, literally, "the tribulation, the great one") is used to indicate the period spoken of by Jesus. In addition, based on my findings in this study, the Pre-Tribulation view of the Rapture is also scripturally unsound. He was very adamant about that point in Matthew 24, and further stressed that he would come at an hour when we do not expect it. Remember, the Rapture has no preceding signs and will happen without any warning at all. « Matthew 24:40-51 – In the Twinkling of an Eye Matthew 24:36-39 – Looking Forward By Looking Back » Scott Richards Latest Tweets RT @BeholdIsrael : Let's make sure our words and actions put forth a clear message that Jesus is coming soon, and that all need to be…. Matthew 24 Jesus explains His return For the days of Noah, begin at verse 36. For the sake of those post-rapture Christians, the tribulation will end before the destruction of everything. No Comments on Rapture Timing & Matthew 24:20 Sticky post "When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place…Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains…But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the sabbath day" (Matthew 24:15-20). Pastor Greg Laurie 745,980 views. Just before the Flood, people were going about their daily business when disaster came upon them suddenly. ' 30"Then will appear the sign of the Son of Man in heaven. The word "most" suggests that more than half of Christians who once followed Jesus will turn away from the faith and rebel against his lordship in their lives. WALVOORD Matthew 24 is a crucial passage in the debate between pre-and posllribulationists. Speaking of the resurrection and catching away Paul said all who belong to Christ will be gathered into him at his Coming (1Cor. Let me tell you why. Taken from the book, “The Saints Go Up The Wrath Comes Down: A Pre-Wrath Perspective on the End TImes” by Aaron Eggman. The Lord makes it very clear that no one but the Father knows that. As low as $30/day. 16:27; 24:3, 37, 39) Then. Two women will be grinding at the mill; one will be taken, and one will be left. However, Jesus was primarily discussing the destruction of Jerusalem (Matthew 24:2-3). We learn: 1) The sign of the end of the age is cosmic disturbances which occur after the tribulation, the persecution of the Christians. There are no specific events that are supposed to happen before the rapture takes place. Does the Bible show us a Secret Christian Rapture? In Matthew 28:20 Jesus said “ …and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. 1:15; Matt. The postmillennial view is that Christians are used of God to put His enemies into submission. What Satan had done to the Earth & to mankind, causing us to spurn God's Love & Fellowship, would no longer occur again as he, with all unbelievers, would be relegated to the Lake of Fire forever. Re: 1611 KJV and Matthew 24 Rapture by mark s on Fri Nov 26, 2010 6:09 pm Observe the asterisk at the beginning of verse 31 and the two verses it cross-references to in the margin: 1 Cor 15:52 and 1 Thess. The rapture being secret would be like sneaking up on someone while banging on pots and pans! 3. 5! MUST WATCH: Debunking the Narrative (With Prof. All these are the beginning of sorrows. ' 30"Then will appear the sign of the Son of Man in heaven. If one denies that Matthew 24:36-25:30 pertains to the rapture, an enormous problem results, since Matthew 24:36-25:30 contains the only explicit biblical support for imminency. Those who teach that Matthew 24:36-25:30 pertains to the second coming sometimes object that the Church did not exist when the discourse in Matthew 24-25 was spoken, and conse-. (Matthew 24:9) But there also is good news. The following files are in mp3 format. Then the sun shall be ashamed, and the moon confounded, when God shall appear, Isa. Rapture Watcher About. Jesus gave us a timeline of the major events of the Last Days in His teaching on the Mount of Olives in Matthew 24. The Mysteries of Matthew 24:27 Unveiled Biblical Prophecies of Revelation Have Been Fulfilled—Learn the Truth About the Rapture and the Second Coming of the Lord Faith Guide More. Matthew 26:36-44, an appropriate text for the first Sunday in Advent, clearly falls in the latter category being a discussion of the return of Christ and the events that will accompany that return. I am going to comment on this chapter as you read it. We cannot know the day or hour. (Matthew 24:37-49) Once we understand the context of Jesus' teaching, we can see that he was actually saying something very different than what believers in the rapture think. The Lord’s use of the birth sequence underscores his emphasis in Matthew 24:4-14 on the end of the age. Matthew 24:14, “And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come. Mark 13 & Luke 21) The passage says nothing about a reign of Jesus on earth for 1000 years, hence it cannot be used to prove premillennialism. The salvation promised in Matthew 24:13 is deliverance from the Beast. the birth pangs) mentioned by our Lord in Matthew 24, Mark 13 and Luke 21 is actually quite uncomfortable—and that is from an American perspective. Let’s look at the second part of the deceiving distraction they inject into Matthew 24. Verse 31 describes the gathering of Christians who came to faith during the tribulation to join the other believers for Christ’s one thousand year kingdom on earth. Grace Theological Journal 6. Missionary Evangelist Robert Breaker shows from the word of God that the only biblical view of scriptures is the PRE-TRIBULATION Rapture of the Church*, as he RIGHTLY DIVIDES the word of Truth, and then reads Matthew 24, being careful to show it in it's proper context, proving that it's written to JEWS and NOT to the Church*. Keep informed and enjoy our Biblically based articles and messages. No, there are many passages which speak of the pre-Tribulation rapture of the Church, but Satan is preparing his children to explain away the rapture, even today!. A Case for pre Tribulation Rapture Church age believers will be rescued from the Tribulation Period on earth. The focus of Matthew 24 is the earth, and it does not mention the rapture at all. I would like to hear your thoughts on this issue. Go to bottom of page. Matthew 24 The Destruction of the Temple and Signs of the End Times 1 Jesus left the temple and was walking away when his disciples came up to him to call his attention to its buildings. Summary of The Day of the Lord and preliminary events (Matthew 24:4-14) 2. These events will take place after the rapture, will involve only believers, and will take place in Heaven. Last week we talked about the 'Judgment Seat of Christ' and the 'Marriage of the Lamb'. For eight years I have been studying the Bible. Suddenly, "For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. It is also not necessary for there to be a Rapture to fulfill these verses. It is not a 'rapture to heaven, but a horizontal transportation of those Christians who have stood strong in their faith thru all that will happen before His Return. J esus said in Matthew 24:6 “And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. The second is drawn from Q and from the evangelist’s own traditional material. 2) The sign of Christ's coming is the heavens being lit up by the Shekinah glory of Christ. Matthew 24:40-41 tells us about the nature of the rapture. The Times (Matthew 24:36-44) 1. The second reference is Matthew 24:14, which Jesus says, "And this gospel of the kingdom will be proclaimed throughout the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come. " So, we can illustrate the seals and the timing to look like the diagram below… Now, back to Matthew 24, the next event in the passage is the sign of the Day of the Lord - the sixth seal!. Matthew 24:12 (KJV) And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold. c) Only God the Father knows the exact time of the rapture. John Hoole - July 15, 2012. Add Image Add an image. Well, you need to say to them: “Not so fast, folks. 24 - greatest tribulation ever , then the heavenly signs of Joel and Peter (and the rest of the prophets), then His coming in the clouds, then the last trumpet, then the Rapture on the Last Day which is the Day of the Lord. Have you been misled on this issue? Rapture theory teachers denying Matthew 24 is for us is truly a theft in progress. Even Daniel when he saw these things in the future, found it difficult. One source of confusion over these two end times events stems from verses found in Matthew chapter 24. I guess snatching people looks better on the screen. Oh I know there are many who disagree with that, especially if they do not believe in the Rapture at. For it is one of the most important matters in this last hour. Two women will be grinding at the mill; one will be taken, and one will be left. So without any further ado, let’s dive in and breakdown Matthew 24 and I’ll share some other things I’ve discovered as well. Keep your Bible in a safe place because when the Antichrist's government takes over, he will eventually try to destroy all the Bibles. From our Series "35 Most Asked Questions Concerning Bible Prophecy" this clip answers the question: In Matthew 24, is Jesus referring to the Rapture or His S. "Post-Trib Moments" Post Trib Moment #4 - The Rapture in Matthew 24 (TV Episode 2012) on IMDb: Movies, TV, Celebs, and more. Focus on the Great Tribulation (final 3 1/2 years of the Day of the Lord) (Matthew 24:15-35) B. He founded The Center in 1994 with Dr. Why? It hasn't been revealed yet folks. Thus, this article represents an examination of Matthew 24:40-41 as a potential rapture passage and seeks to dissuade readers from connecting Christ's statement in Matthew 24:40-41 to the rapture. " Those that "received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved" must be those who rejected the gospel of grace prior to the rapture. the rapture of the church [29] Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken:. Once the seven year peace treaty is signed, all Christians will be aware of what is going on. Matthew 24:29-31 New American Standard Bible (NASB) The Glorious Return. The Research Center was founded a few years ago by Tim LaHaye and Mr. "Then there shall be two men in the field; one will be taken, and one will be left. Heber a 10 years ago timelines BC certain across the streets plus a sign of his coming Myanmar a-b and son. From our Series "35 Most Asked Questions Concerning Bible Prophecy" this clip answers the question: In Matthew 24, is Jesus referring to the Rapture or His S. Pastor Bob. Matthew's gospel was published long before that destruction, so that others might have taken the advantage of it; but their perishing through their unbelief of this, was a figure of their eternal perishing through their unbelief of the warnings Christ gave concerning the wrath to come. Depicting the meaning and the timing of the rapture according to Matthew 24 whether pre-trib, mid-trib or post-trib. the Rapture. All these are the beginning of sorrows. Ice, Published on 05/08/09. Before they do this, however, God takes some (but by no means all!) believers to a " place of safety " where he will protect them until his Son. It is not directly about the Rapture but we know believers are Raptured prior to the Tribulation Period so it contains signs for us today. Should Pretribulationists Reconsider the Rapture 49 Nevertheless, a few, but only a few, pretribulationists argue that the Rap-ture is taught in Matthew 24, specifically in 24:36-44. Matthew 24:6-7 6 And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. POST-Tribulation rapture is not in Matthew 24:29-31. One shall be taken (Rapture) and the other Left Behind as shared in Matthew 24:41, Luke 17:35-36. Matthew chapter 24 and Revelations chapter 6 – Next, we will compare the two most important chapters in the Bible relating to the Tribulation, side by side. " Ben Witherington makes the point that the context is Jesus speaking about the days of Noah, and the people "taken away" were the evil doers, and Noah and his family were "left behind. A Defense of the Pretribulational Rapture in Matthew 24:36–44 John F. 5 On account of these similarities with other well-known rapture passages, many are confident that the rapture is in view in Matthew 24:31 and thus also in Matthew 24:40-41. A young girl saw a vision of Rapture. The passage has been quoted in movies and displayed on websites. (2) The position which says that Matthew 24:36 ff. (Left Behind- Tribulation) 36Two men shall be in the field (World) the one shall be taken. We will be taken in human form, not in spirit form. The Three Questions of Matthew 24 A Featured Article by Jack Kelley As Jesus was sitting on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to him privately. Go to bottom of page. , The MacArthur New Testament Commentary: Matthew 24-28 (Chicago: Moody, 1989), 70-72;. Alan Kurschner Six years ago, I did a six-part series responding to John F. These differences are of great importance. But as always the Scriptures tell the truth of the matter. Sixthly, The sun and moon shall be then darkened, because there will be no more occasion for them. During the course of my studies, I haven't decided whether Matthew 24:31 describes the rapture of the church or the gathering of Hebrews back to the land of Israel. 2 And Jesus said unto them, See ye not all these things? verily I say unto you, There shall not be left here one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down. For example, Matthew 24:37-44 is one passage most commonly assumed in popular imagination to describe a rapture: 24:37 For as the days of Noah were, so will be the coming of the Son of Man. These verse describe the Rapture. many of the world Assad and Cannes really bad adopted. Topics include: Antichrist, Armageddon, 666, Tribulation, Rapture, Millennium, Israel, Second Coming, Mark of the Beast, Revelation, Daniel, and much more!. In the 24th chapter of Matthew, the apostles come together to ask Jesus about His return, which we know to be the Day of the Lord, and the end of the world. To not see that the warnings by Jesus in Matthew 24, and Paul in 2 Timothy 3, is to turn a blind eye to the word of God. (Isaiah (Matthew 24:6-10; Luke 17:31). Sermons from Faithful Word Baptist Church. 24 effectively calls only the second half of Daniel's 70th week the Tribulation and the first half "The Beginning of Sorrows. These verse describe the Rapture. , The MacArthur New Testament Commentary: Matthew 24-28 (Chicago: Moody, 1989), 70-72;. Matthew 24:6-7 6 And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. In the rapture event that is described in 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17 and 1 Corinthians 15:51-54 only the raptured believers see him. King James Bible believing (Ps. For many of our brothers and sisters in the Middle East, Africa, Asia and elsewhere it has been nothing short of terrifying. The secret rapture theory claims that believers will suddenly disappear leaving their loved ones behind as in the Left Behind movie. The idea that it can happen at any moment contradicts all of the scriptures documented in this post. He is Christopher. Who are "the elect" referred to in Matthew 24:31? Dr. According to Jesus’ own words in Matthew 24:29-42, His return takes place "…immediately after the tribulation of those days. Scripture nowhere encourages us to try to determine the date of Jesus' return. Here I will be reading the whole chapter of Matthew chapter 24 giving commentary Israel, Magog, and the Rapture - Duration: 47:27. But I think they’re missing the point. the birth pangs) mentioned by our Lord in Matthew 24, Mark 13 and Luke 21 is actually quite uncomfortable—and that is from an American perspective. Matthew 24 - 25: Three Parables from Jesus. He is concerned that when He returns, people will be so focused on—and thus distracted by—the secular concerns of life that they will be unprepared for the climactic events of His return.