The Bridegroom Comes

How to Claim the Bible's Richest Promise--

"He will make [us] ruler over all that He has!"

The Real Gospel for the End-Time is Different Than We Expect!

Gospel means 'good news,' and there are lots of sincere people teaching 
what they believe is the gospel, but in most cases, it's only part of the story 
that goes something like this: Christ died for our sins and if we invite Him 
into our hearts, He will save us. That's essential, but there's more...

There's also a changing aspect of the gospel. In Noah's day, it meant being 
saved from destruction. In Moses' time, it was deliverance from slavery
. 
C
hrist offered eternal salvation. This changing aspect of truth (and Christ 
is the Truth) makes present truth easy to miss. Human nature clings to the 
familiar and tends to oppose what's new.

For us, the gospel is better than any of the above because it's all of them 
and more. If we meet the conditions in Luke's wedding parable, "He will 
make [us] ruler over all that He has," but those parables show we are 
asleep with lights out, Matthew 25:5.

We are like Pilgrim on our way to the Celestial City. Christ said, Strive 
to enter the narrow gate. We want to be among the wise virgins that get 
into the wedding...

A Clarion Call to the 'Wise Virgins'-The Time is Fulfilled;  
the Kingdom of God is at Hand; Repent and Believe the Gospel.

Weddings are important because they affect destiny as three wedding 
parables show. They are also a measure of maturity. Christ is looking 
for a mature bride spiritually and wise people consider a matter before 
answering;
[2] Here are 7 points for how we may be ready and qualify.

1. Three parables show they are not understood In the best known
parable of 10 virgins of Matt 25, they were all asleep with lights out.
In Matt 22, the wedding invitation is scorned--there's something most 
Christians don't understand! Peter asked, Is this for us or for all? Lk 12:41. 
These responses suggest we can't trust what most people think (rapture?)

2. All three parables show a sudden event beyond which there's no time 
to get ready. 
The man without a wedding garment had no time to 
change. He was thrown out, Matt 22:13. The women who ran out of oil 
and came a little late to the wedding and were not admitted--they were told, 
"I know you not." Matt 25:12.

3. The sudden event is an earthquake that "shakes terribly the earth." 
Isa 2:12,21 and it initiates the end-time "day of the Lord " that will be 
like the "night of the Lord" in Exod 12. 25 references to "day of the Lord' 
suggestthat it will be a bigger event than most preachers realize.  

4. Three texts show that 'watch & pray' is protective, but we needto know 
when because the Greek word, gregoreo, means be awake--and we can't 
be awake every night.

5. Wedding parables have links to Passover --Luke 12:35-37 has triple 
Passover imagery. "Loins girded" is found in Exod 12:11 at Passover. 
"Watching was only commanded at Passover, Exod 12:10; Matt 26;38-41 

Christ's closing parables show an important modification, poorly translated 
in Matt 25:13,14 where the Greek word, eido, means be aware, consider or 
understand. Christ was saying, You  don't understand because it's like
a man traveling to a far country. Matthew 25:13,

 If Isaelites took a long trip and couldn't get back to Jerusalem for Passover,
they were to keep it a month later. Passover was when God executed executed
judgment, and Christ's closing parables clued us for judgment like 9-11--yes
Numbers 9:10,11 provided for Passover a month later also "as days of Noah"

And the next parable begins "Then shall two be in the field, one taken and the
other left. "Then" means at the same time as Noah's Flood--Passover timing
in hte 2nd month according to the provision in Numbers 9:10,11, because Noah
had contact with a dead body--he buried Methuselah whose name meant, At his
death it will come.

6. King's servants share the invitation to wedding feast--we must invite 
people--it's Our wedding. Women tend to understand this better than men!

 7. The Feast at Passover is unleavened bread, not crackers--but Bible 
teachings, Matt 16:12 It's because God got an ignorant Bride at Sinai. 
To prevent this happening to Christ, 7 topics with a 7-fold emphasis in 
the Bible are the basis of a prenuptial wedding feast of betrothal.

We consider these topics for the 7 days of unleavened bread, Lev 23. 
Bible weddings also took a week, Gen 29:27. If we agree with them, 
we make a covenant to be faithful to them--that's our "engagement."

Bible covenants were linked to 7[s, like the 7 ewes Abraham gave Abimelech
in Genesis 21:27,28. The initiator of the covenant gave 7 of something. When 
God made a covenant with Israel, He gave them 7 holy convocations, Lev 23.

Seven times, God promised Abraham the land (Gen 12:1-17:8) As a burning 
lamp, God went between the sacrifice indicating responsibility to the covenant
and in telling us to have our lamps burning (Luke 12;35), He wants us to be 
the initiator and to take the responsiblity by giving Him the topics that He has 
emphasized 7 times in Scripture.

The Bride is like the queen in chess--most strategic and valuable player. 
Part of God's plan for end-time is to restore truths that rabbis, pastors and
 
priests have changed Christ said Elijah would restore all things, Matt 17:11.
The Bride of Christ has this role represented by the covenant of those things.

What are the "all things that need to be restored? Elijah comes in the 
context of the law in Mal 4:4,5 with statutes and
  judgments. They have 
a 7-fold emphasis in Ezek 20:11-24 where they are linked to sabbaths 
as a sign of God's people and a mark of end-time truth.

These are examples of the 7 topics to be considered for the 7 day 
wedding feast of betrothal that is also the Feast of Unleavened Bread. 
If we are faithful to our vow, the wedding consumation will be in heaven.

If we are okay with those topics and wish to live for God and be Christ's 
bride, we make a solemn vow to be His bride and to do everything we 
can for those truths to be restored. They 
can be read online, like at 
http://GodsName1stSeal.wordpress.com or...

They can also be considered in The Earthquake & 7 Seals, an ebook 
on Amazon/Kindle as 
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00WCK05MY  
If you don't have a Kindle. If you don't want that, you can get the pdf at
http://MayJudgmentDay.com

 

Reasons for no rapture 
before the 2nd coming!

Many scholars are no longer convinced. The rapture is not clearly taught in the Bible and because of this, it's easy to jump to a mistaken conclusion. For example, Christ says that "when He comes and knocks," we should "open to Him immediately." Luke 12:36.  If you have been taught to believe in a rapture, it may be easy to think that's what Christ means here. But several points don't fit rapture teaching. Why would Christ say, "Have your loins girded, have your lights burning" if He were going to rapture us, even from sleep? We don't need to sleep with our clothes or lights on. This is about something else.

1. When Christ said, "One shall be taken, and the other left" (Matthew 24:39-40), He wasn't talking about a rapture. Luke gives more details. The disciples asked, "Where, Lord? And He said unto them, Wheresoever the body is, there will the eagles be gathered." (Luke 17:37). With this additional information, it suggests that those who are taken are not raptured to heaven; they become the dinner for vultures. "One shall be taken and the other left" should not be understood as a rapture.

2. A pre-tribulation rapture is contrary to God's way of dealing throughout history. History supports that "we must through much tribulation enter into the kingdom." Acts 14:22. Our belief that it won"t happen to us is based on a few texts that can be explained to mean something else. Everyone in history lived through trouble and died, except for Enoch and Elijah (discussed below).

3. Christ said, "As it was in the days of Noah" (Luke 17:26). Noah wasn't raptured; he came through the storm. Enoch was raptured before Noah was even born, so his being taken to heaven had nothing to do with avoiding the Flood or tribulation.

4. Writing of the second coming, the apostle Paul says, "we shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, in a moment, in a twinkling of an eye, AT THE LAST TRUMP[ET], 1Corinthians 15:51,52. There are seven trumpets and this event is clearly at the end, NOT BEFORE the trumpet plagues of Revelation 8 and 9.

"By their fruits ye shall know them." The fruit of rapture teaching is a lack of Bible study in Revelation, thinking "we won't be around." But Revelation is the only book that Christ promises a blessing for reading and "keeping those things that are written therein." Revelation 1:3. Revelation uses symbols and imagery that we can decode from other parts of Scripture if we study and become familiar with the Bible.

Continued from 1s column--If there's an earthquake ('knock') at 2nd Passover, we should open 'immediately' with the 7-day Feast of Unleavened Bread that begins then, but it's about Bible teachings, not crackers, Matt 16:12

There are 7 topics that have a 7-fold emphasis as a mark of end-time truth.

 Church leaders have leavened the Bread to make the Bible easy to swallow, but there are things that need to be restored as Christ said in Matt 17:11, speaking of Elijah who comes in the context of statutes & judgments, Mal 4:4,5.

The statutes and judgments have a 7-fold emphasis in Ezek 20:11-24 where they're linked to sabbaths as examples of truths that need to restored before Christ comes, Matt 17:11.

The annual sabbaths were like a wedding rehearsal. Practicing them is a focus for readiness, and we are invited to consider those Bible truths at [2nd] Passover.  

If Christ's 'knocks' with an earthquake, we are to open immediately. The first topic may be considered here... http://GodsName1stSeal.wordpress.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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