Friday, September 12, 2014

One of the strongest verses in the Bible concerning the Rapture of the Church

2 Peter 3:9-10...the Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness; but is longsuffering to "us-ward", not willing that any should perish, but that all would come to repentance. But the day of the Lord will come...
  • First...The Day of the Lord will come (Judgment and Wrath upon an unbelieving world)
  • Second...God is longsuffering to us-ward now
  • Third...Us-ward is "us"...saved members of the body of Christ that will escape Tribulation
  • Forth...God does not want members of the body of Christ to perish during the Great Tribulation. The Rapture or the calling up of the Church is God's Provision of escape from Great Tribulation
  • Fifth...Those who perish are those who do not repent now and accept Christ as personal Lord and Saviour
  • Sixth...That sinners (through the longsuffering of God now) would repent and accept Christ thus escaping the Tribulation by the Rapture of the Church...before God's Wrath and Judgment comes on the great and terrible day of the Lord's return
The Rapture of the Church is a blessing of God's Grace that allows believers (us-ward) to be caught up to meet with Christ in the air. This calling up will include those dead in Christ and those who are alive. These people in the Rapture will be translated like Enoch in the twinkling of an eye. Right now God long-suffers toward us-ward, before the Rapture of the Church. Through preaching now God provides repentance and Salvation for men and women and is willing that none should perish.

This very strong verse from the Bible on the Rapture of the Church was taken from Saint Peter's second Epistle chapter 3 from the ninth and tenth verse.

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