Rapture Rebuttal from The Threshing Floor
Take them NOT OUT of the world.
We do not want to be taken but rather left. They knew not and the flood came and TOOK them away. If one does a word study on left and taken applying the full weight of scripture, they will find they do not want to be the one that is taken. I assure you of this.
The rapture goes against the FULL WEIGHT of scripture. When hirelings take a few verses from the Scriptures then convolute them, to come up with a pleasant fleshly message, this message will be the complete opposite of what the bible teaches us. That is why first off, NO VERSE IS OF ANY PRIVATE INTERPRETATION. In other words you can't take one verse in scripture and beat down 20 other verses in scripture. They do this with Matthew 13-33 for example. False prophets try to extract a reading that is not in harmony with the scriptures. God will reveal through the Holy Spirit His true meaning of His word if we desire to receive the love of the truth. 2 Thes 2
This is why we are to study to show ourselves approved. We study and rightly divide the word of God.
2 Peter 1:20
Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation.
2 Timothy 2:15
Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy
14 I have given them thy word; and the world hath hated them, because they are not of the world,
even as I am not of the world.
15 (((I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world))), but that thou shouldest keep
them from the evil.
16 They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.
17 (((Sanctify them through thy truth))): thy word is truth.
18 As thou hast sent me into the world, even so have I also sent them into the world.
19 And for their sakes I sanctify myself, that they also might be (((sanctified through the truth))).
VS-- 15 Jesus prays that we should NOT be taken out of this world.
VS --17 This verse is huge, the sanctification through the TRUTH is our purging process. This can not happen if we are raptured or taken out of the world.
VS-- 18 we are sent into this world just for that very purpose. We are to be in the world but NOT of the world.
VS-- 19 This is for OUR SAKES. Just as God cursed the ground for Adams SAKE. Adam went through this purging process as well. This is how we are SANCTIFIED. One part of the sanctification is, if one is still believing in lies then that person is not yet sanctified.
GEN ch 3
17 And unto Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: (((cursed is the ground for thy sake))); in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life;
18 (((Thorns also and thistles))) shall it bring forth to thee; and thou shalt eat the (((herb of the field)));
VS 18 Thorns Thistles (serpents scorpions) the herb is the (MULTITUDES) who are led through the fire. (purging)
This on a physical layer of reading is in order to grow food, Adam would have to deal with thorns and thistles, to get to the herb out of the ground to eat. ---(thorns and thistles) 2 parts cut off. The herb is LEFT for consumption and nutrition. When the 2 parts are cut off (the unrighteous), then the third part the RIGHTEOUS are consumed in Christ. As we are joined with HIM at the wedding feast.
John ch 18
37 Pilate therefore said unto him, Art thou a king then? Jesus answered, Thou sayest that I am a king. To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world, that I should bear witness unto the truth. (((Every one that is of the truth heareth my voice))).
38 Pilate saith unto him, (((What is truth?))) And when he had said this, he went out again unto the Jews, and saith unto them, I find in him no fault at all.
39 But ye have a custom, that I should release unto you one at the passover: will ye therefore that I release unto you the King of the Jews?
40 Then cried they all again, saying, Not this man, but Barabbas. Now Barabbas was a robber.
Notice in verse 38-- What is truth?-- Jesus does not even bother to even answer pilot. Because he just told him in verse 37. THEY HEAR NOT THE TRUTH!!!
Now back to John 17. This is why Jesus prayed NOT to take them out of the world. Some of them through tribulation (fire) will hear the truth. These are the multitudes who come to the truth. This is not possible if they get RAPTURED. The purging process is trials and tribulation.
Explanation is in John 18-40.
They STILL TODAY as well as then do not want Jesus (TRUTH) - They want their own comfortable religion in exchange for Jesus. They want BARABBAS!!! The rapture is just another version of the multitudes wanting Barabbas. They only want to keep the name Jesus, they LOVE NOT THE TRUTH of the real JESUS CHRIST of the FINISHED WORKS ON THE CROSS.
Why are we so special that we don't get the same suffering the world has received for 6000 yrs? Even starting with Adam. I can tell you why for the same reason they told Jesus in the temple (we are not in bondage) we are of Abraham. (the Rapture crowd thinks they are pure and not in need of any trials) they have no sin. Jesus tells them they really are in the church of Laodocia in REV CH 3-17. (naked)
Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked:
INSTEAD THEY SHOUT-- GIVE US BARABBAS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
THEY WANT ANY THING EXCEPT THE TRUTH.
I would suggest reading Foxes book of Martyrs. Where was there Rapture?
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The Third Great Awakening