5. Fifth stage:
REMOVAL OF GREAT HARVEST SAINTS OF PAST
are all those saints who have come to the Lord since His ascension,
but did not qualify for the most holy.
Their ingathering from the earth is not done secretly but openly and visible
Ex 7:12 (serpents); 19-21 (waters turned
to blood); Ex 8:5-7, 14 (frogs); Ex 8:22-24; 9:4-7, 26; Ex 10:23; 11:7;
Only the day and hour in which He shall appear
no one knows8.
Mt 24:30-31; Mk 13:26-27, 32-37; Mt 13:37-43;
Rev. 12:12; 13:6; see also a.
removal is just prior to the seven bowls of wrath, and parallels the pattern
of G-d’s judgment on Egypt, when He delivered Israel from bondage.
Israel shared in the early, “minor” plagues, but as of the fifth plague,
the swarm of flies, G-d set His people apart. None of the subsequent plagues
touched them, because G-d had separated them from Egypt.
are gathered from the four winds, from the ends of the earth to
the ends of heaven. Their ingathering is accomplished by the Lord's
angels and announced with a loud trumpet call.
The 5th stage [holy]
of the First Resurrection is completed!
Henceforth G-d's holy and eternal priesthood of
the firstborn from the dead, Messiah's fellow priests and kings, are separated
from the earth. During the period that still elapses they prepare and consecrate
themselves for their priestly duties while awaiting the return to
earth together with Yeshua.
6. Sixth stage: REMOVAL
OF THE HOLY TRIBULATION SAINTS
are those who passed through a period of great trial, during which they
withstood the “beastly" system of a one-world government in power
at that time. They also withstood its "image" and the all-powerful number
of its name. They are true overcomers and conquerors - after having
missed their first chance.
are removed from the earth immediately preceding the judgment of the seven
bowls of wrath.
Jeremiah 7:16; 11:14; 14:11
their rapture the temple of the Tent of Witness is seen opened
and filled with smoke from the glory and power of G-d. Henceforth no one
can enter UNTIL the seven plagues of wrath are ended. From that time
onward neither prayers nor intercession of the saints are mingled anymore
with the incense from the Golden Altar. G-d will not listen to any intercession,
for no one can come near Him to intercede or plead with Him. The
time of the fiery trial is about to be released following the catching
up of these holy Tribulation saints.
The 6th stage [holy]
of the First Resurrection is completed!
7. Seventh stage:
REMOVAL OF THE "REAR GUARD"
"LAST TRUMPET" SAINTS
Rev. 16:15; 6:17; Zeph. 1:14-18; Joel 2:1-2,
removal takes place DURING the effects of the sixth bowl of wrath, and
immediately precedes the final and ultimate judgment of G-d upon the wicked,
prominently referred to as the GREAT DAY OF THE L-RD.
Jer. 30:4-8, 3; Dan. 12:1-3, 7; 11:27; 12:9; Rev.
11:2-3; 12:6, 14; Dan. 12:11-12 75
have endured every aspect of the period of Tribulation generally believed
to be lasting seven years. At this point I will not go into the details
of the precise timing of the end except to state that the battle over Jerusalem,
the great earth- quake and the shaking of everything as we know it will
take place during the last or final 45 days9.
Matthew 20:6; 1 Thessalonians 1:10c; 5:9;
are the "eleventh hour” or “one minute before sundown" (saints of
Yom Kippur), the last stragglers still belonging to the Body of Messiah,
many of whom were saved in the last moment, and others who
waited almost too long. They will be spared the Day of the L-RD, for none
who are His are destined for wrath.
1 Thess. 4:15-17; 1 Co 15:51-52; Mt 24:31; Jn
5:25; 1 Thess. 5:6
are the Last Trumpet saints. Because according to Paul in His first
letter to the Thessalonians, the Lord will descend from heaven with a cry
of command, with the archangel’s call, and with the sound of the trump
Isa. 26:20-21 [Ex 12:22]; Rev. 16:16-21; 17:1-2;
6:12-17; 18:1-19:1-5; Isa. 13:1-22;
rapture is NOT simultaneous with the Lord's final Return. Paul explains
that the Lord will meet with this group of saints, still belonging to the
Fruit from the dead, in the air. It will be His last Coming "like a
thief". What that means is that neither His shout, nor the archangel's
call, nor the sounding of the trumpet will be heard or seen except
for those who are destined to take part in this last catching up --- IF
they have kept alert11 and ready
for this moment.
As with all of the previous groups heaved out,
the procedure is the same: the dead in Messiah rise first, then those who
are alive and belonging to that consecration of "rear guard" saints. Together
they meet the Lord in the air. So far, the Lord's foot has not touched
the earth during any of the raptures. He has stayed on His invisible
"highway" above the earth, or He has been seated on clouds.
24:1-5, 17-23; 34:1-8; 47:1-11; Jn 5:25, 28-29;
Rev. 19:6-9; 20:4-5; 2 Pe 2:4-9; Is 26:19
The 7th stage [holy]
of the First Resurrection is completed!
f. the removal
of these "last remainder" saints --- one shall be taken up, another left
behind --- will complete the setting up of the whole Tent
of Meeting with all its furnishings and utensils. The Body of Messiah
is now completely assembled in heaven. The Bride and the Bridemaids
now their chambers to prepare for the upcoming Marriage Supper of
the Lamb, while the winepress of G-d's long restrained fury will be overflowing.
The removal of these last saints fulfills the
prophetic pattern of the tribe of Dan, whose name means judgment.
At this stage not one righteous person alive remains
on the earth. Either they were heaved out; or are awaiting the Lord's Return
in their graves; or are hidden away in a secure place to survive the fierce
destruction and fiery rage, as Noah and his family survived the flood.
Only unrepentant sinners and the wicked remain,
i.e. mortal men from the House of Israel and the nations.
it is afternoon in Israel, it is morning in the States. Israel is 8 hours
ahead of US time. Even from East to West Coast are 4 hours difference.
What is today in Europe, is tomorrow in Australia. From East
to West and North to South the time of day and night differs. In one place
saints will be deep asleep in their beds, while in another place saints
will be already working. Hence, whether He comes as a thief in the night
or visibly to all, the time of His coming can not be known to anyone but
G-d alone. Therefore He admonishes us to be always watchful and on the
Revelation 16:18; 6:12; Isaiah 24:19-20, 1-3; 13:13; Psalm 18:15; Hebrews
In order to understand this trumpet correctly and the archangel's call,
it is very helpful to understand the proceedings of the Feast of Trumpets
(Rosh Hashanah) and Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur) [Lev. 16:29-34;
23:24-32; 25:9; Nu 29:1-8]. In particular the closing moments of Yom
Kippur most vividly illustrate the final days of this age:
At the last hour before sundown the congregation no longer sits down. All
are standing, praying final urgent prayers. At the precise time of sundown
the call goes forth for the sounding of the last shofar blast. This is
the signal for the closing of the gates to the ark, wherein is kept the
Word of G-d - the scrolls of the Tenach.
All stand in utter silence, as the awe of the moment fills the house of
worship. Finally, at the precise instant of the sun's descent, the shofar
sounds in a very long and loud blast. While the trump of G-d sounds
the beginning of judgment, the gates to the ark are closed. There remains
no more time for repentance, atonement, forgiveness or escape [1 Thess.
5:2-3]. There comes only one thing now: judgment!
Matthew 24:42-44; 25:13; Mark 13:33, 35-37; Luke 12:37-40; 21:36
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