Complete PREVIEW of the RAPTURES! Pre-Trib / Mid-Trib / Post-Trib / Pre-Wrath Explained
Hi it’s steve here from discover ministries bringing you the hebrew roots of endtime prophecy i’ve been studying and teaching end-times for about 20 years in bible schools and churches and one of the traps that I noticed students and sometimes even pastors fall into is to mix up the end times with the rapture to assume that n times in the Bible means a study about when is the rapture going to be my channel on YouTube is not about when the rapture is going to be but uh for the sake of students and also pastors who invite me to speak they want to know what is my position on the rapture I’m going to give you a comprehensive a complete preview of all the raptures in the Bible and hopefully that prevents this website from becoming a soapbox for people’s favorite rapture theory and rapture position please be friendly towards each other concerning this topic let’s take a look at what the Bible says and you’re free to disagree but let’s go through some of these slides here I’ve got a picture of a saint being raptured at both Enoch and Elijah in the Old Testament were raptured the word rapture simply means in plain English the translation the physical bodily translation of a human being while they’re alive to another location usually we refer to heaven we get translated or rapture alive physically to heaven so it’s not that exactly the same as the resurrection all right okay now let’s go through the timeline here these are the most significant events in biblical history starting from creation right here Noah’s Flood the law of Moses being given Israel and Judah being a kingdom which got divided and then both of them deported there’s the all essential the cross of Jesus Christ the church age the tribulation which gets divided right in the middle by the midrib and then Great Tribulation this is a period of seven years and then the new heaven and new earth alright we’ve had a timeline there let’s put some dates there alright we’ve got the beginning of creation from a biblical count 6,000 years ago Noah’s Flood about 5,000 years ago the law was given around a thousand six hundred years ago right there Israel and Judah they were deported at 722 BC and then 586 BC respectively the church age started after the Ascension of Jesus Christ that’s about a 32 ad and then the subsequent arrival of the Holy Spirit the church age has lasted about 2,000 years you can obviously see this line is not drawn to scale this timeline there’s the tribulation a seven-year period and then the millennium which is a thousand years leading to eternity alright now what I want to show you is before every single major event in the Bible that we’re talking about on this timeline you will find a pattern and the pattern is somebody gets raptured so before Noah’s Flood Enoch was raptured Methuselah died having been the oldest living man in the world and then Enoch was raptured before Noah’s Flood that’s something the Bible clearly teaches and then I’m just going to go through these quickly and then we’ll come back and explain them with scriptures Moses was raptured that’s how he went up to heaven and saw the tabernacle or the temple up there and came back down and gave the pattern for the Jews to build to follow before Israel was deported into slavery Elijah was raptured and then before the church age started Jesus Christ our Lord was raptured he was physically taken alive to heaven of course there’s the dissension of the Holy Spirit on the day of Pentecost right there on the red arrow and then before this great period called Daniels 70th week or jaded time of Jacob’s trouble the church gets raptured alright during the midpoint of the tribulation two witnesses are raptured and then at the end of the tribulation all the tribulation Saints get raptured so there you have the pre-trib mid-trib and post-trip view they’re all there in fact they’re all right from a certain perspective there is a pre-trib rapture there is a mid-trib rapture and there’s a post-trib rapture just depends who you’re talking to and which group you want to be in but to me you know the end times it’s not about when these raptures will occur because no matter which side is right the difference between them is really about three and a half years and so I’m not really sure why when we’re talking about you know the history of humanity for 6,000 years why people are so opinionated and so dogmatic about something that’s just you know whether you’re right or wrong you talking about three and a half years which in most our lives is like that you know it just goes by so so quickly then after the tribulation Saints a rapture then Jesus comes back a second time he defeats the Antichrist Satan the beast and the false prophets are then reverse raptured that’s my term for them going alive down to the pit and to the lake of fire after a thousand years Satan is released and then he meets with God the Father there’s a coming of God the Father on the earth and God the Father defeats Satan all right so you see those raptures there if you count them there’s one two three four five six seven now there might be actually eight there if you count within this period there might also be another rapture of the 144,000 it’s debatable it could be in the midpoint it could be at the end but it seems like because it’s located early in the book of Revelation is probably in the midpoint but there’s room for people to to discuss that and debate that if they wish all right now let’s go back through this timeline and let me give you some scriptures okay these are the complete raptures in the Bible number one you’ve got Enoch undoubtedly raptured translated Genesis chapter 5 verse 24 and Enoch walked with God and he was not for God took him that’s just an amazing scripture and Anaka is such an interesting figure in the Bible there’s a whole book called The Book of Enoch which Jude alludes to and it talks about his rapture also about the days when the sons of God came down very interesting stuff all right Moses was raptured not many people know this but let’s take a look at the scriptures here Moses in Exodus 19 verse 3 and Moses went up unto God and the Lord called him out of the mountain in verse 40 God said to Moses and see to it that you make them according to the pattern which was shown you on the mountain now according to Jewish rabbis many prophecy teachers where was Moses taken according to them Moses then just go up on a physical Mountain in the middle east he actually was raptured up to the Mount of God which is in heaven we get an indication of this in the New Testament in Hebrews chapter 5 verse so I Hebrews chapter 8 verse 5 the rider says they serve at a sanctuary that is a copy and shadow of what is in heaven this is why Moses was warned when he was about to build the tabernacle see to it that you make everything according to the pattern shown you on the mountain in other words what he made on earth is a copy of what he saw in heaven so he must have been translated to see that tabernacle that temple in heaven another interesting bit here in Exodus 19 verse 13 is the presence of the trumpet before the rapture there’s the sound of a trumpet it’s a long blasts and Exodus 19 goes through this over and over that there was such a long blast that people were afraid and it says here when the trumpet sounded long they shall come up to the mount so an indication of the future rapture even in this verse when the last trumpet of the feast of trumpets sounds they even the people not just the leader not just Moses they shall come up to the Mount of God all right we’ve got Elijah rapture this is in 2nd Kings chapter 2 verse 11 suddenly a chariot of fire appeared with horses of fire and separate the two of them that’s Elijah and Elijah they were talking they got separated by the chariots of fire and Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven and then Jesus Christ of course was raptured Acts chapter 1 verse 11 angel and angel spoke to the Apostles men of Galilee why do you stand looking into heaven it’s Jesus who was taken up from you into heaven will come in the same way as you saw him go into heaven all right so there’s the rapture of the Lord so we’ve got at least three clear raptures Moses may not qualify as you know a perfect rapture in the sense that he went up but then he came back down and he died the other ones they didn’t die they went up alive and they remained alive in fact if you think about it Enoch may have the distinction of being the first human being who arrived in heaven everyone else was in Abraham’s bosom or paradise awaiting for Jesus to finish his Redemption but it seems that if Enoch was raptured that means that he went straight from Earth he went straight to heaven he wasn’t raptured down he was raptured up and so was Elijah so these two had a great distinction because they serve as a model for the rapture in the end time it’s happened before it was and again history is prophecy history repeats itself and that’s why we study history alright and then we have 50 days after the ascension of Jesus that so I fifty days after the resurrection of Jesus ten days after the Ascension we have the Holy Spirit coming down on the day of Pentecost and that’s recorded in Acts chapter two verse one and four should say Acts chapter two when the day of Pentecost had fully comes suddenly there came a sound from heaven and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues and then we have the rapture of the church before the tribulation starts we have several scriptures for this first Thessalonians 5 verse 9 for God hath not appointed us unto wrath but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ wherefore comfort yourselves together and edify one another even as also you do so God says clearly this is a comforting message it wouldn’t be a comfort if we had to go through the horrific events that that are contained in the seven-year tribulation period he says no we’re not appointed to that day of wrath at time of wrath another scripture revelation 3 verse 10 God promised the faithful Church of Philadelphia because you have kept my command to persevere I also will keep you from the hour of trial which shall come upon the whole world to test those who dwell on the earth so there certainly is a promise at least to a group of Christians that they will be preserved they will be kept away from this hour of trial that comes upon the whole world that’s an idiom for the tribulation and this also is a scripture where some people might use to debate whether every Christian goes or whether you know those who were obedient to Christ save and obedient will go so their scriptures for both sides I hope everyone goes but let’s not let’s not play around let’s try to obey the Lord as best we can and be faithful to him and expect to be raptured among the faithful now this is one of the great scriptures in the Old Testament I believe speaking about the rapture I really like it it’s in a home verse 2 of chapter 1 the Bible says the Lord avenge us and his furious the Lord will take vengeance on his adversaries and he reserves wrath for his enemies so clearly God’s wrath is not towards his sons and daughters he reserves wrath for his enemies so another great scripture that seems to indicate we’re not here during the time of wrath Romans chapter 5 verse 9 much more then having now been justified by his blood we shall be saved from wrath through him and this term wrath you know it gets people excited because they think well that that means it’s a pre-wrath rapture well the word wrath the time of RAD actually refers to the whole tribulation period so if you’re a pre-wrath believer then technically you are a pre-tribulation believer alright then I won’t dispute about all those positions as I said because I believe they’re all partially right we have a mid-tribulation rapture for sure we have the two witnesses who appear and and and they preach the Word of God during the tribulation and then they get killed that all this power but then God allows them to be killed and people rejoice that they died evidently this is on CNN and BBC and the whole world sees and exchanges gifts but here’s the twist in verse 11 of chapter 11 now after 3 and a half days the breath of life from God entered them and they stood on their feet and great fear fell on those who saw them and they heard a loud voice from heaven saying to them come up come up that here and so there’s a rapture and they ascended to heaven in a cloud and their enemies saw them this is a public event I’ve evidently televised as well in the same hour there was a great earthquake in a tenth of the city fell and in the earthquake seven thousand people were killed a very detailed description of the event the mid-tribulation there’s a lot of details about the mid-tribulation but this is very easy if you’re watching this during the tribulation time and you see an earthquake with 7,000 people are killed you should fall on your knees and repent and believe in the Lord Jesus Christ and believe the Bible immediately because this is very very clear what’s going to happen there’s a also an ascension of two people in front of everyone I just don’t understand how people don’t believe the rapture and and everything the Bible predicted when it happens right in front of their face now just to touch on a side note for a second a lot of people wonder who are the two witnesses there are a lot of good candidates here but um let’s take a look at who has been raptured you know announcement raptured Moses in a figure was raptured and Elijah also was raptured and so two good candidates for for the two witnesses are Enoch and Elijah because both of them have not yet died the Bible says that it is appointed unto man to die once and after that the judgment so Enoch and Elijah certainly could be good candidates the problem with Enoch though is he’s actually a Gentile and he’s a very good picture of the the church which is a mainly comprised of Gentiles so the church gets raptured before the catastrophe Noah’s Flood is the catastrophe back in those days the tribulation would be the catastrophe from which we get raptured we escaped that time of catastrophe so Enoch seems to be a picture of the church so he to maintain that picture he should remain in heaven the other good candidates are Moses and Elijah obviously Moses and Elijah were present at the Mount of Transfiguration so they’ve already made some some long-distance trips it would be logical that they would come back also people like the fact that Moses and Elijah they were to come back to witness to the Jews during the time of Jacob’s trouble they would represent the law and the prophets Moses the law Elijah the prophets that’s really great as well there’s one more candidate that seems to get overlooked I just put this out as a suggestion that Elijah certainly is one because it’s predicted in Malachi that he’s going to come back before the Messiah’s revealed to the Jews Elijah seems pretty set nobody disputes that but another person that I think would really fit the bill well is the Apostle John the Apostle John has a interesting mention where Jesus says you know what is it to you if I want him to remain on earth till I come back so it’s a very strange illusion the Apostle John is also the only apostle who did not die as a martyr he died peacefully and so he actually asked Jesus you know can I have it can I you know be baptized with the baptism that you’re baptized with and Jesus says are you able to take that is a baptism suffering he says yes and so he actually has never taken that cup of suffering which is to die as a martyr so John comes back I think it’s a really great picture a great representation for the Jews who are not yet saved to listen to Elijah representing the Old Testament and then John representing the New Testament and after all you think about it John wrote the book of Revelation who better for God to send to explain the book of Revelation than the the author himself John inspired by the holy spirit so I think that’s a really good candidate again I’m not dogmatic about any rapture position I think there’s more to end times than than the rapture but um we definitely got to people that are raptured and ascend publicly into heaven in Revelation 13 at revelation 11 that makes the mid-tribulation rapture then we have the rapture of the tribulation Saints there’s a few scriptures for this the first one refers to the 144,000 we believe Jewish servants Jewish ministers evangelists if you want to call them that in Revelation 14 which is just right at the midpoint of tribulation it says then I looked and behold a lamb standing on Mount Zion and with him 144,000 having his father’s name written on their foreheads and I heard a voice from heaven so now the scene is in heaven revelation 13 the Antichrist was just you know revealed and and and and then now 14 there’s a scene in heaven so it’s it begs the question why is there a scene in heaven it seems like these 144,000 got raptured at the time that the Antichrist was revealed at the time that he’s about to start the Great Tribulation another batch goes up and avoids the worst part of the tribulation so and I heard the sound of the harpist playing their harps and they sang as it were a new song before the throne so there’s the location and no one could learn that song except the 144,000 who were redeemed from the earth it seems that they were snatched away translated from the earth and before before the end of the tribulation so that may be a midpoint tribulation maybe a post tribulation rapture I lean towards the midpoint in this because the location is revelation 14 and there’s even another one revelation 7 that mentions this group being raptured it says in in chapter 7 verse 14 these are the ones who come out of great of the Great Tribulation and wash their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb therefore they are before the throne of God why they there they were snatched out of the Great Tribulation didn’t seem like they they had to go through it all right and then post tribulation Saints being raptured at the end of the tribulation revelation 20 verse 4 then I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for their witness to Jesus and for the word of God who had not worshiped the beast or his image and had not received his mark on their foreheads or on their hands they lived and reigned with Christ for a thousand years and the post-trib people get you know this group of people confused they think it’s them they think it’s us but actually there are probably millions of people who put their faith in Jesus Christ during the tribulation they will see that the scripture has been verified Christians were vindicated they know that there was a rapture and now they fall on their knees repent and put their trust in Jesus Christ as their Savior so there’ll be tons and tons of believers in the tribulation they did not get raptured so at the very end some of them were martyred some of them were beheaded and they will get translated up and received their new physical body all right another scripture that refers to these tribulation Saints being raptured Matthew 24 often quoted by the Post tripperz Matthew 24 verse 30 then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in heaven and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn and they will see the Son of man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory again this is not the pre-trib rapture this is not when the church got raptured because when that event happens it says it will happen in the twinkling of an eye no one will see it but here is a very public dissension of Jesus Christ public return of Jesus Christ and he will send His angels with a great sound of a trumpet and they will gather together his elect from the four winds from one heaven from one end of heaven to the other so you can see there are two groups of people at the second coming the angels are sent forth there is a trumpet there are many many trumpets in the Bible is not the last Trump of the Feast of Trumpets this is a trumpet of gathering right there trumpets and for war trumpets for gathering and assembling the last trumpet at the end of the feast of trumpets is another trumpet and there are also seven trumpets of judgment in the book of Revelation these are completely unrelated trumpets different trumpets all right so there’s a trumpet sound they gather the angels gather two groups of people the elect from the four winds that refers to the earth the four winds and then also from one end of heaven to the other so those other people the Saints that were resurrected and raptured before the tribulation you see there two groups of people there so clearly you’ve got both the pre-tribbers and the post rivers in in one verse and I just think one day and God’s gonna we’re all gonna have a big laugh about this debate that separates us by three and a half to seven years I think every position had some scriptures had some validity because there are pre-trib rapture mid-trib rapture and post-trib rapture they’re all there in the Bible there’s no need to argue about it and then the second coming of Jesus Christ represented by the red arrow there revelation 1 verse 7 behold he is coming with clouds I don’t think that’s just you know maybe that’s vapor it is included but the Bible says that there are cloud of witnesses all right so I believe that’s referring to the Saints now show you another scripture that backs it up he’s coming with clouds with us and every eye will see him even they who pierced him even the Jews and all the tribes of the earth will mourn because of him even so amen and Jude chapter 1 verse 14 seems to identify the clouds clearly now Enoch the seventh from Adam prophesied about these men also saying behold the Lord comes with ten thousands of his Saints that’s all of us were all going to come together with him whether we got raptured at the pre-trib mid-trib post-trib and then when the Lord comes there’s going to be what I call a reverse rapture alright revelation 19 verse 20 then the Beast was captured and with him the false prophet who works signs in his presence by which he deceived those who received the mark of the beast and those who worship his image these two these two were cast alive into the lake of fire burning with brimstone so two human beings are so wicked that they get an early ticket to the lake of fire everybody else goes to a detention center called hell but these two goes straight to the lake of fire and the lake of fire may very well be the surface of the Sun it looks pretty much like a lake of fire if you ever look at pictures of the Sun so these guys get sent there immediately early ticket all right so we can consider that a rapture because it’s a physical translation of a human being while they’re alive it’s just that the destination is not very not very pleasant all right we also have a sort of rapture of Satan then I saw an angel coming down from heaven having the key to the bottomless pit this is a different location this is the center of the earth the center of the earth is is a bottomless pit it’s a pit but has no bottom and a great chain in his hand and he laid hold of the dragon that serpent of old who is the devil and Satan and bound him for a thousand years and he cast him into the bottomless pit and shut him up and set a seal on him so that he should deceive the nation’s No More till the thousand years were finished but after these things he must be released for a little while all right Satan will get released for a little while a little while usually refers to three and a half years in the Bible have you wonder why does he get released check out my two other videos actually put two different videos on YouTube so that people can can get some possible answers for that all right God always has a good reason for what he does he says he’s got to do it if he’s got to release Satan it’s got to be a good reason find out why okay then Satan is released so he’s raptured from the bottomless pit back up to the surface of the earth this is in Revelation 20 starting at verse 7 now when the thousand years have expired Satan will be released from his prison and will go out to deceive that’s what he does every problem in the world comes from deception so somebody has to get deceived before their suffering and sin in the world and he goes out to deceive but he meets his end in Revelation 20 verse 9 there is a coming of God the Father himself God the Father would defend the Lord Jesus Christ and defeat Satan in this non-battle revelation 20 verse 9 and fire came down from God out of heaven and devoured them that Satan and all the armies to gather together to fight the Lord Jesus Christ at the end of the millennium alright so we have a complete picture there of all the raptures even the reverse raptures revelation 20 verse 10 the devil who deceived them was cast hears his destiny was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone where the beast and the false prophet are so they’ve been there for a thousand years and they’re still there and they will be tormented day and night forever and ever all right hell is forever that’s a scary thing hell is forever so we really need Jesus to rescue us from Hell let me give you a pictorial or a graphical summary of what we’ve just covered I think you’ll enjoy this these are some of the preview of some of the future events coming up the Lord is coming to meet us in the air this is gonna happen in the twinkling of an eye it will happen on the Feast of Trumpets which is Rosh Hashanah the beginning of their civil new year it usually falls around September each year so we’re looking forward to a September event glory to God an autumn event for the northern hemisphere and he’s coming through the atmosphere bang there he is he meets us and the Dead get resurrected this is not a rapture really this is a resurrection for those who have already died but we who are alive and remain we get caught up to meet him in the air all right this is not him coming to touchdown on the Mount of Olives and defeat the Antichrist at Armageddon no this is the first phase of his second coming by the two phases some people are left behind hopefully if you’re watching this video you’ll make the right decision to trust him before you get left behind after that the world’s gonna go through some major catastrophe some very strange events we’ve had a near pass by of an asteroid I believe we’re gonna have more you’re gonna have more during that Tribulation Period some of those rocks meteors bits of asteroids are gonna make it down to populated areas on the earth it’s going to wreak on this planet there’s probably going to be a nuclear exchange in the Middle East that’s coming up that will fulfill the Ezekiel 39 cleaner there’s an Ezekiel 38 war in which Israel soundly wins and then there’s a cleanup of some radioactive material read that in these Ezekiel 39 it’s a three thousand-year-old prophecy before nuclear weapons were invented God knows everything there’s going to be a tabernac or a temple built in Jerusalem it’s a speculation that it’s gonna be on the Temple Mount it it can be it might be it might not be because whether you build it even if you could build it on the Temple Mount the Orthodox Jews would still consider that defiled because there’s a Gentile monuments next to it so it may be an Old Testament type Tabernacle where it’s a movable thing and it’s somewhere where the Jews might consider clean enough to to offer sacrifices doesn’t matter where it is doesn’t matter whose Theory you follow the Bible says there’s going to be a tabernacle and that’s going to get defiled by the Antichrist the Jews are gonna receive two witnesses that are going to be mighty convincing like I said it could be Elijah and John representing the Old Testament and the New Testament that would be awesome they’re gonna come and they’re gonna preach they’re gonna do signs and wonders and unfortunately they get killed and they’ll get raptured three days later thank God at Jerusalem and Israel gonna go through a hard time in fact if you’re watching when you see the Antichrist defiled at tabernacle setting up the abomination of desolation that Daniel talked about Jesus said fleet get out get out there’s a place in Petra where the rocks will you know hide you and keep you safe and the Lord Jesus will keep you safe during this period of time a lot of people going to be deceived the Bible says that you know the beast and the false prophet are gonna they’re gonna work signs by which they will deceive those who receive the mark of the beast in their hand or in the forehead by you know this mark they they say if you don’t receive this you won’t be to buy and sell and and then some people worship the image of the beast so many people won’t believe that this is really a dangerous thing to do don’t do it don’t receive the mark of the beast don’t follow the Antichrist don’t follow anyone who pretends to be a hero follow Jesus who came for you God came for you without sin he lived without sin he died without sin he died for our sins but unfortunately many people won’t believe that and and so many people will be lost that’s such a tragedy you know the Bible says to the gate to the way to hell is wide and the way to life is narrow and it’s difficult for people to find but thank God John said at the end of all that now I saw heaven open and behold a white horse a white horse and he arrives on it is called the Word of God he’s the living and true son of God and I he’ll come he’ll come for you if you believe him even in the tribulation he will come for you and it won’t be that long so you’ve got to endure he who endures to the end will be saved that would be the toughest time to be a believer in the Messiah then they will look on me whom they have pierced Zechariah predicted he predicted that those tribulation Saints will see his nail pierced hands his nail pierced feet they’ll look upon and some of the Jews they will ask one shall say unto Him what are these wounds in thy hands and then he shall answer those with which I was wounded in the house of my friends he still calls every Jew his friend even though he was wounded you know there’s no no deeper wound than to be wounded by your friend to be betrayed by someone close to you and that’s what the Messiah suffered he suffered that he understands if you’ve been betrayed now he said in mark chapter thirteen see I have hold you all things beforehand but these things John said I have told you that when the time comes you may remember that I told you of them right John records Jesus saying he wants us to know the future he told us the future so that you’ll remember you saw this video you heard the Word of God you’ll remember it happened according to what the word predicted so that you know there’s only one true and living God who knows the future his name as Jesus his name is Yeshua if you want to become a Christian all right it’s simple to become a Christian you must repent of your sins and then pray a humble prayer to God here’s an example you might want to pray this right now with your own lips loud enough that you can hear yourself and God will answer make sure you’re wrapped you’re ready make sure you’re wrapped you’re ready have you missed the rapture make sure you get in the safety of salvation make sure that you’re ready to meet the Savior when he comes back to rule and reign how you do that just pray this prayer pray this prayer with a humble heart say dear God I’m sorry for my sins I believe Jesus is your son he is sinless and he died on the cross to pay for everyone’s sins including mine I believe Jesus conquered death and the devil and rose again on the third day Jesus please be my Lord my Savior forever thank you for accepting me in Jesus name Amen I’m so glad that you prayed that prayer God heard you and he answered you we’re gonna see each other not up in the air we’ll see see you in heaven all right god bless you…
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