On This Page:
Þ Testing a “two-fold” return of Jesus against Scriptural declarations of “That Day” [Singular]
Þ Testing the two main verses, separated from each other, the meaning, and sequence of the passage, which they use to support the “two-fold” return of Jesus
Þ The Rapture Timeline: Before, During, or After “the Great Tribulation?”
TESTING JESUS’ SO-CALLED “TWO-FOLD RETURN” AGAINST SCRIPTURAL DECLARATIONS OF “THAT DAY” [SINGULAR]
As said, the word ‘rapture,’ which is nowhere to be found in the Bible in the context of Jesus’ return, was unknown to believers prior the Jesuit Manuel Lacunza, Apostolic Church father Edward Irving, “prophetess” Margaret MacDonald, and the Plymouth Brethren’s obvious conspiracy to disseminate the doctrines of the “Israeli Timeline.”
In fact, the truth of the entire Bible was, and always will be all about “the gathering of the saints” at “the return of Jesus on That Day,” [singular,] (Mt. 24:27-31; Mark 13:26-27; Luke 21:25-28; 1 Ths. 4:13-18; 5:1-6.)
Hence, throughout Scripture, Jesus and His Bible writers always spoke of “That Day,” “This Day,” “The Day,” “His Day,” “The Great Day,” “The Last Day,” “His Appearing,” “His Coming,” “His return;” all singular.
Even in the Old Testament, which is an “example” to New Covenant believers, (1 Cor. 10:11,) That Day of Jesus’ return was never a two-fold return. It was always “The Day” of His single, visible return on the clouds “just as He went into heaven,” [singular; Acts 1:9-11,] at His Midnight Cry, [singular; 1 Ths. 4:16-20; 5:1-11; 1 Cor. 15:51-55,] and at the “gathering together” [singular; Mt. 24:30-31,] of His bride, [singular; Mt. 25:1-13,] who, at Jesus’ almighty call when the seventh and last trumpet sounds, [Rev. 11:15; singular,] will attend the Marriage Feast with the Bridegroom in heaven, [singular; Rev. 19:6-9; Ps. 50:5.]
¨ Jesus prophesied “That Day” even in Daniel 7:13. Daniel said, “I was watching… and behold, One like the Son of Man, coming with the clouds of heaven!” No mention of a two-fold return of Jesus here either.
TESTING THE MAIN VERSES, SEPARATED FROM EACH OTHER AND THE MEANING AND SEQUENCE OF THE PASSAGE, WHICH THEY USE TO SUPPORT THE SO-CALLED “TWO-FOLD RETURN” OF JESUS
The context of Scriptural truth will prove that masonic agents alienated the two connected verses in Matthew 24:27 and Matthew 24:30 from each other to support the rapture dogma. This was another lever to turn Jesus’ believers into followers of their “two-fold” rapture-return doctrine. The first verse, (Matthew 24:27,) is about Jesus’ return “as” a lightning strike and the second verse, (Matthew 24:30,) begins to describe the sequence of His return on the clouds. Note that, apart from rumbling in the clouds, lightning always flashes unexpectedly and brightly. Yet, they separated these two connected verses into two completely different ‘returns:’ one a so-called ‘secret’ return and the other one a ‘visible’ return. They did that to destroy the similar meaning of these two verses and the sequence of Jesus’ return in this passage. They treated the two connected verses in Lu. 17:24 and Lu. 21:27, (identical to those in Matthew 24:27-30,) in the same way. However, once linked to the passages again, these verses in Matthew and Luke say exactly the same thing.
The context of Jesus’ warning concerning His return begins in Luke 17:23 and in Matthew 24:26, the two verses that precedes the “lighting strike,” which are also similar in the two Gospels. He commanded, “If they say to you, ‘Look here!’ Or ‘Look there!’ do not go after them or follow them.” [The reason is that this ‘running to and fro’ after global deception and the false ‘miracles,’ as we witness in our day, (Dan. 12:4,) distract believers from getting ready for Jesus’ return, which is at hand.] Then Jesus continued in the next, similar verses in Luke 17:24 and in Matthew 24:27, “For as the lightning that flashes, [quickly and visibly as natural lightning does,] out of one part under heaven shines, [clearly for all tot see,] to the other part under heaven, [globally all at once,] so also the Son of Man will be in His Day,” [singular.]
¨ Except for “dark lighting,” which consists of powerful radiation pulses that only occur in the clouds and do not reach the earth, lightning flashes like the almighty one that Jesus described here, cannot be “invisible” and do not occur “in secret.” Additionally, the comparison and sentence structure in these two verses in Luke and Matthew, (“as lightning;” “so also” will be His return,) make it clear that this is an allegory of Jesus’ actual return on the clouds, as clearly described in the sequence of the following, similar verses, (Lu. 21:27; Mt. 24:29-30.)
¨ It is most important to note that in both these identical verses in two different Gospels, (Luke and Matthew,) this lightning bolt “flashes” visibly and “shines” globally. Yet, these two parallel verses were robbed of their meaning and the context of these matching passages in Luke and Matthew, to sound like Jesus’ “secret, unseen, first return;” the so-called ‘rapture.’ However, even the footnote in the Pentecostal Spirit Filled Bible 1991 version stated, “The Lord’s coming [singular] will be as sudden [not secret] and as visible as lightning.” Jesus actually said His return will be an unexpected, once-off, worldwide event for everyone on earth to see all at once. But it will be as unexpected not secret as a “thief in the night” and as a bright lightning strike that flashes from the one end of the earth to the other.
Masonic agents then changed Jesus’ description of the way in which Jesus will return, into their alleged “second part” of the rapture dogma; (His so-called “third, visible return,”) when He will supposedly come to “collect those who were ‘left behind’ at the rapture.”
¨ But again, Luke 21:27 and Matthew 24:30 fully agree that this is another deception, while Mark adds his voice in Mark 13:24-27. He wrote, “Immediately after the great tribulation…” global, spiritual darkness through deception will descend upon the whole earth like never before, which will manifest on the physical plane as great cosmic disturbances.
¨ Matthew 24:30, “Then the sign of the Son of Man, [as described in the allegory of the lightning strike,] will appear in heaven. And all the tribes of the earth will mourn as they see Him coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory, [just as the angels promised He would return visibly on the physical clouds at His ascension in Acts 1:9-11.]”
¨ Matthew 24:31, “And [at this once-off ‘appearing,’] Jesus will send His angels with a great sound of a trumpet, [the seventh or last trumpet call,] and they will gather together His [inseparable, holy body or bride] from the four winds; [the whole earth;] from one end of heaven to the other,” (1 Ths. 4:16-18; 5:1-6; Rev. 11:15.)
THE RAPTURE TIMELINE: BEFORE OR DURING THE SO-CALLED ‘7-YEAR’ TRIBULATION?
Jesus announced in Matthew 24:21-22, “There will be great [escalating] tribulation, such as has not been since the beginning of the world until now, and never shall be. And unless those days were shortened, no flesh would be saved. But for the elect’s sake, [the true believers; His bride,] those days will be shortened.” And only after this warning, Jesus described His return on the clouds as in the allegory of the lightning strike and what will happen during His actual “appearing” on the clouds, (Mt. 24:27-31.) [See the discussion above.]
Where is the timeline of ‘the rapture’ or even ‘the rapture’ itself even suggested anywhere in this? Jesus did not say He will ‘steal,’ abduct or secretly pull His bride out of suffering, (Rev. 19:6-9.) Instead, He promised to “shorten the suffering on earth” and then loudly and globally call her to their Marriage Feast in heaven, (1 Ths. 4:13-18! Mt. 24:26-31.) So, either Jesus is lying or the masonic inventors of the rapture dogma added to His words and are lying — and we know that “God is not a man that He can lie!”
Why would Jesus warn us so seriously just before His declaration about the “Great Tribulation” and His return that will follow the Great Tribulation, not to run after false preachers who call themselves “prophets, [gods,] and christs;” doing false signs, miracles, and wonders to attract huge numbers of followers, if believers will be ‘raptured’ before or during this danger and anguish? (Mt. 24:26-31; Dan. 12:4.) Instead, Jesus said that global deception will mark the “Great Tribulation,” along with all the other destructive signs that have been manifesting during our time. It is significant that one can hardly find any truth nowadays by browsing the internet; and the sermons and books we find in churches are no better. All “light” is being snuffed out by the explosion of the most incredible deceptions, and replaced with false “light” or church dogma of all sorts. Even more horribly, most of those who seem to preach truth also give their masonic signs to show their allegiance to the goat-god of lust and power, the god of the masonic lodge called “Baphomet,” (Mt. 24:29.)
We don’t have to guess if and when the escalating “great tribulation” will take place, and when Jesus will return, as described in Matthew 24:21-31. In the Gospels and Epistles of His New Testament Covenant Jesus told us everything we need to know about the times we are now living in.
We see a multilevel fulfillment of Jesus’ prophesies unfolding before us. Great, global deception is the greatest “sign” of all; the rise of false ‘christs and gods;’ relentless war, utter lawlessness, and chaos across the whole world; enormous natural disturbances, and from across the whole world there is a great flight of believers from an allegorical “Judea to the mountains” while they must leave everything behind like Lot did when he had to flee from Sodom… (Mt. 24:15-28.)
Since the dawning of the last century, most of the planet have indeed been living in a worldwide, escalating “Great Tribulation” as there “have never been before.” It has already nearly destroyed the world through two world wars, and communism and other destruction march unhindered across the entire planet; while it is escalating in our day. All this is evidenced in Matthew, Mark, Luke, Revelation, and the rest of New Testament Scripture, which, in Scriptural context, all state that Jesus will return [singular] for His true believers “after the great tribulation.”
¨ Mark 13:24-27, “...But in those days, after the tribulation, [during great spiritual darkness when no one will be able to find the truth, (Mt. 25:1-13,) ] they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds with great power and glory. And then He will send His [mighty, supernatural] angels to gather together His [bride] from the four winds, from the farthest part of the earth to the farthest part of heaven…”
Again, this is not the so-called “third coming of Jesus after the so-called ‘rapture.’” This is That One Day when He will return on the clouds exactly as He promised He would in Acts 1:9-11.
¨ Matthew 24:26-31, (verse 29,) “Immediately after the tribulation of those days… (verses 30-31, the... Son of Man will appear in heaven... And gather together His elect [His bride] from one end of the earth to the other, (1 Ths. 4:16-18.)”
¨ Revelation 19:1-9, ‘After these things… [the seven scales, seven bowls and six trumpet judgments, when the seventh and last trumpet sounds, Rev. 11:15; 19:6-9,] I heard the voice of a great multitude… saying, “Alleluia!... for the marriage of the Lamb has come, and His wife has made herself ready… ” (1 Ths. 4:16-18.)
¨ Luke 17:20-37; 21:7-28, “[After all these things that are already happening,] which are like the days of Noah and Lot… and make men’s hearts fail with fear... (Luke 21:34,) Take heed to yourselves, [speaking to the bride of Christ!] lest your hearts be weighed down with carousing, drunkenness, and cares of this life, and That [One] Day come on you unexpectedly [like a thief or as in the allegory of the global lightning strike,]” (Lu. 17:24; Mt. 25:1-13.)
There is absolutely no “rapture before or during the Great Tribulation” here either, because “the rapture” does not exist.
Then Jesus added in Matthew 24:25, “Heaven and earth will pass away, (2 Pt. 3:10-14,) but My words will by no means pass away.”