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Eenie Meenie Miney Mo Pre-Trib Mid-Trib Post-Trib; When Do We Go?

This has been on my heart for some time as I have read many rapture theories ad nauseum. I have read about the pre-tribulation heresy stating that anyone believing that we are not going to experience tribulation is a heretic. I have seen pre-tribulation and post-tribulation theories as well. All detailing scripture after scripture to prove their point is in fact correct. What I haven’t noticed in the ones that I have read is the conditions for being taken.

Beloved, now we are children of God, and it has not yet been revealed what we shall be. But we know that when He shall be revealed, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is. And everyone who has this hope on him purifies himself, even as that One is pure.
(1Jn 3:2-3)

While I am looking forward to the day that I will be with the Lord, I am concerned that my life is right before the Lord and I am asking the Lord on a daily basis to purify me. In fact, today as I prayed that I saw, in a vision, a hand holding a ladle full of molten gold over a fire and I saw the impurities being scraped off of the top.

If we have the hope within us of one day being with the Lord, then we need to live as in the world but not of it.

But of that day and hour no one knows, no, not the angels in Heaven, nor the Son, but the Father. Take heed, watch and pray, for you do not know when the time is. As a man going away, leaving his house, and giving authority to his servants, and each man’s work to him, and commanded the doorkeeper to watch. Then you watch, for you do not know when the lord of the house is coming, at evening, or at midnight, or at cockcrowing, or early; lest he come suddenly and find you sleeping. And what I say to you, I say to all. Watch.
(Mar 13:32-37)

In addition to stating that not even He knew when He was coming back, He issues the following command, “watch”. In addition to watching, He also says not to be found sleeping. I found that command strange until I read the following passage in Romans:

Therefore let us not sleep as the rest do, but let us watch and be calm. For those sleeping sleep in the night, and those being drunken are drunken in the night.
(1Th 5:6-7)

Therefore watch; for you do not know what hour your Lord comes. But know this, that if the steward of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched and would not have allowed his house to be dug through. Therefore you also be ready, for in that hour you think not, the Son of Man comes. Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his Lord has made ruler over His household, to give them food in due season? Blessed is that servant whom his Lord shall find him doing so when He comes. Truly I say to you that He shall make him ruler over all His goods. But if that evil servant shall say in his heart, My Lord delays His coming, and shall begin to strike his fellow servants, and to eat and drink with the drunken, the Lord of that servant shall come in a day when he does not look for Him, and in an hour which he does not know. And He shall cut him apart and appoint him his portion with the hypocrites. There shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
(Mat 24:42-51)
I had a dream about the Rapture a year ago which I will re-post again here below.

I had a dream, 05/24/2012, and in the dream, I saw Jesus standing with a winnowing fork in His hand. A winnowing fork is what is used to separate the wheat from the chaff like John the Baptist describes in Matthew 3:12 and Luke 3:17. However, in this case I did not get the sense in the dream that this had to do with final judgment bur rather had to do with who would be taken and who would be left behind. I saw in the dream the rapture occurring and I saw people in two’s as is described in Matthew 24:40-41 where it talks of two men in the field, one taken and one left and two women with a hand-mill, one taken and the other left. In the very next verse Jesus gives a warning that must be heeded by all which is to be watchful because you do not know the day not the hour of the Lord’s return, As I previously stated, I saw people in two’s as the rapture occurred and as the ones being taken began to ascend towards heaven, those being left behind grabbed onto their shoes, I saw tennis shoes on those being taken and am not quite sure of the meaning, because they knew what was happening and that they were being left behind. The last thing that I heard was Luke 21:36 being quoted, ” WATCH THEREFORE AND PRAY ALWAYS THAT YOU MAY BE COUNTED WORTHY TO ESCAPE ALL THESE THINGS THAT WILL COME TO PASS, AND TO STAND BEFORE THE SON OF MAN.”
We are warned to keep watch and not sleep.

To be concerned about post, pre, or mid tribulation rapture is to take your eyes of the Lord and focus instead on an event. While the event, the rapture, is of extreme importance, heeding Jesus command to watch and not to sleep, I feel, is of greater importance.

Watch and Pray

When You Come Together …….. The Body Of Christ

1 Corinthians 14:26 NIV

What then shall we say, brothers and sisters? When you come together, each of you has a hymn, or a word of instruction, a revelation, a tongue or an interpretation. Everything must be
done so that the church may be built up.

The Lord showed me a vision 02/26/2013 and in this vision I saw people gathered around an oval table. The table was low to the ground so that you had to sit on the floor. The people I saw sitting there around the table each had a piece of a puzzle. As they all worked together, the image  on the puzzle began to take shape and when they were finished, the picture was of Jesus Christ. He was the center of the meeting. Each one had to do his part in finishing the puzzle and it was not left to one person to do the work of the group. This is how real relationships are built and what church done Jesus’ way should foster.

This is church.

The only reason for the gathering of believers was to re-assemble the body of Christ with each part, I.e., the foot, the hand, the eye, etc. doing its part so that the church, Christ’s body on earth may be edified and that Christ may be glorified.

They did not gather because of a charismatic leader, I.e., a pastor.

They didn’t gather because of church programs.

They didn’t gather because of the worship team.

Whom Do You Seek? “Why do you look for the living among the dead”,?

I had a vision last night, September 1, 2012 of a church building. Outside of the building standing in front of the doors  were 2 men dressed in white robes, angels I presume.  When people would come up to the doors of the church building, the men in the white robes would ask them whom do you seek. When those coming up to the church would say Jesus of Nazareth, the men in the white robes would reply, “He is not here, He has risen”.

The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay.(Mat 28:5-6 NIV)

In their fright the women bowed down with their faces to the ground, but the men said to them, “Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here; he has risen! Remember how he told you, while he was still with you in Galilee: (Luk 24:5-6 NIV)

  “However, the Most High does not live in houses made by human hands. (Act 7:48)

The institutional church is breathing its last and this vision that I saw above goes along with a dream I had in May of 2010.

In the dream, I saw a wooden coffin and inside the coffin, I saw a church with 2 very large pillars outside.  also  saw the lid of the coffin resting on the knuckles of 2 hands and the  hands in turn were resting on the coffin like one would do just before nailing  it shut. So, as you can imagine, there was very little light left in the coffin  because of the lid of the coffin being almost on the coffin. Getting back to the  church I saw inside the coffin, I saw thousands of people coming out of the  church and jumping out of the coffin as fast as they could. However, there were  2 groups of people who refused to leave, in fact; they had their fists held in  the air. These 2 groups were standing by the 2 very large pillars I had seen  earlier in my dream. These pillars I was told had names. The name of the first pillar was  religion and the name of the second pillar was politics.

The interpretation of the dream was given by a by a brother in the Lord, Guy Walton, and is as follows:

A coffin is what you bury the dead in. The coffin in your dream is religious tradition holding the church (the people in the church) in captivity from following Jesus. The two large pillars outside are the gods of the church. The hands belonging to the knuckles in which the lid of the coffin rested on were the hands of the Lord holding the lid from closing all the way till those who were going to leave this traditional church made it out. The hands which were resting on the coffin like they were about to shut it was the hands of the spirit of anti christ who was shutting out the light through lies and deception. This will be a time as the parrabel in Matt 25 of the kingdom of heaven shall be likened to ten virgins. The foolish virgins will be those remaining in the coffin and refusing to repent from their gods of religious politics and accept the life of Christ. Those coming out of the coffin are those who recognize the end is here and they came out from among them as God said to do in 2 Cor. 6:14-18. The door is about to shut and be sealed.

Some additional things the Lord showed me John 5:25 NIV84

25 I tell you the truth, a time is coming and has now come when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God and those who hear will live.

Those who hear are the ones coming out of the casket. The people who standing by the pillars refusing to leave are the ones of whom Jesus says that they are trying to kill Him because there is no room in their hearts for His word. Which is why they did not leave the church in the coffin and why they will try to kill any move of God that would cause people to want to leave the coffin. They prefer the darkness of the coffin where their deeds go unexposed John 3:19-21 NKJV

And this is the condemnation, that the light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.  For everyone practicing evil hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his deeds should be exposed.  But he who does the truth comes to the light, that his deeds may be clearly seen, that they have been done in God.

Filthy Rags or Robes of White

On August 22, 2009 I had a dream. In this dream I saw the angels clothing the people of God in white robes. However, there were among these people others who were clothed in filthy rags. These refused to remove the garments of rags that they were wearing and put on the white robes that were being offered. In fact, they were offended that the white robes were being offered to them in the first place.
What I gathered from the dream is that those that refused the white robes and instead wanted to keep their filthy rags were the ones who trusted in their own works of righteousness which blinded them and filled them with arrogance and pride.

All of us should take a lesson form the following parable that Jesus tells about the wedding guest that didn’t have a wedding garment.

“When the king came to see the guests, he saw a person who was not dressed in the wedding clothes provided for the guests. He said to him, ‘Friend, how did you get in here without proper wedding clothes?’ “The man had nothing to say. Then the king told his servants, ‘Tie his hands and feet, and throw him outside into the darkness. People will cry and be in extreme pain there.’ “Therefore, many are invited, but few of those are chosen to stay.”
(Mat 22:11-14 GW)

Where Were You When God Called You?

1Co 7:17 Only, let each one [seek to conduct himself and regulate his affairs so as to] lead the life which the Lord has allotted and imparted to him and to which God has invited and summoned him. This is my order in all the churches.
1Co 7:20 Everyone should remain after God calls him in the station or condition of life in which the summons found him.
1Co 7:24 So, brethren, in whatever station or state or condition of life each one was when he was called, there let him continue with and close to God.

I believe that Christians have an escapist mentality. And it is the church where they run to be “separate and holy” from the world. We act more like political prisoners who have escaped our captors and are seeking asylum than we do Ambassadors for Christ spreading the good news of the kingdom. We, with good intentions, want to rescue people from the world in which they live in. Yet, if this were God’s will ,wouldn’t we be raptured the moment we became Christians. But then who would tell the prostitute, the drug addict, the gang banger, about Jesus if we take the very ones with whom they could relate to out of their “world”? We are to be in the world, but not of it. God’s call on Moses life came while he was in Egypt and although he fled for his life from Pharaoh, God sent him back from whence he was called to rescue a nation.
 
Joh 1:14 And the Word (Christ) became flesh (human, incarnate) and tabernacled (fixed His tent of flesh, lived awhile) among us; and we [actually] saw His glory (His honor, His majesty), such glory as an only begotten son receives from his father, full of grace (favor, loving-kindness) and truth. [Isa. 40:5.]
 
For we Christians to regain credibility with the world, we who have “The Word” dwelling within us must be in turn willing to become flesh and dwell in the “world” God has placed us in . We should be a reflection of the Lord’s Glory just as a mirror reflects light 2Co 3:18 And all of us, as with unveiled face, [because we] continued to behold [in the Word of God] as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are constantly being transfigured into His very own image in ever increasing splendor and from one degree of glory to another; [for this comes] from the Lord [Who is] the Spirit..Php 2:15 so that you may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation. Among these you shine as lights in the world, We are the light of the world, the city set on a hill. It was never God’s intention that we remain hidden and unseen.Mat 5:16 Let your light so shine before men that they may see your good works and glorify your Father who is in Heaven.

It is not Jesus’ will that we should be removed from the world in which we live in as much as we would sometimes wish , Joh 17:15 I do not ask that You will take them out of the world, but that You will keep and protect them from the evil one. But it is His desire that His Father protect us from the evil one.

 
Joh 17:16 They are not of the world (worldly, belonging to the world), [just] as I am not of the world.
 

Children’s Hospital

I had a dream 1/18/2010 In this dream I was in what looked like a children’s hospital,
and I was in the ward for terminally ill children. I was kneeling by
the bedside of a small boy when all of a sudden the power of God hit
the place like a bomb went off and terminally ill children began jumping out of their beds
completely made well. The doctors and nurses as you might imagine were
freaking out. One of the children who was healed was a little Jewish
boy. His mother and father approached me to complain that I had
prayed over their child using Jesus’ name to which their son replied
that I never prayed for him but it was Jesus himself who healed
him.

A Walk of Faith

I had a dream on August 12, 2011.  In this dream I could see myself walking along a rocky path; one that would be easy to trip and fall on if you didn’t watch where you were going. In this dream my eyes were also bandaged so couldn’t see where I was going. The Lord was standing in front of me and He was holding both of my hands. I had to listen to the Lord for each step I took so that I wouldn’t fall. What was cool was that as I was walking forwards, the Lord was waking backwards and yet He never turned around to see where He was going, His attention was set on directing my steps so that I wouldn’t stumble or fall. What I see as the meaning of this dream is that this is the beginning of a  faith walk that will rewrite require a hearing ear and an obedient heart.

Here are some things that the Lord is showing me.  My eyes in the dream were bandaged which leads me to believe that my eyesight was damaged. We humans judge by sight and not as the Lord judges which is by the heart. When you are blind, you can not judge by what you see but must rely on the one with the sight to tell you what He (Jesus) sees. I said in the dream that I had lost my eyesight in exchange for His. When you are blind, hearing becomes vital to your survival. In the above dream, I was on a very rocky road and had to Listen to the Lord to know where to place my feet. It is a hard thing when your eyes tell you one thing but the Lord’s tell you something completely different . It is about faith in the Lord’s eyes, faith in His judgements as opposed to yours, and faith in His ability to lead and guide and not leaning to your own understanding of things.

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