Sunday 19th June, Today’s Article: The Rapture Isn’t A Hoax (Rhapsody of Realities Today)

THE RAPTURE ISN’T A HOAX For soon and very soon, “The One who is appearing will come without delay (Hebrews 10:37 TPT).

Some people believe the Rapture of the Church is a hoax. Their argument is that the word “rapture” doesn’t appear anywhere in the Bible, and even Jesus never talked about it. Well, there are many
things Jesus didn’t say much about. For instance, His disciples were with Him for the few years He ministered on earth, yet they knew nothing about the Gentiles receiving salvation. Though He had taught
them many things, they couldn’t find anything that gave them a clear understanding that the Gentiles were to be brought into salvation.

In fact, when Peter went to the house of Cornelius, the Roman Centurion, and the other disciples heard about it, they were angry with him. He had to explain to them his experience with the Spirit of God and how, without his (Peter’s) permission, the Holy Spirit came
upon the Gentiles while he was still speaking to them. James then opened the Scriptures and found where the prophets said the Gentiles would come into salvation. This was their first clue, until the mystery
and revelation of the Body of Christ was given to the Apostle Paul.

It’s the same thing with the Rapture. You may not find the word “rapture” in any verse because at the time of writing, Paul described it as a mystery: “Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep,
but we shall all be changed” (1 Corinthians 15:51). In 1 Thessalonians 4:17, the Scripture says, we shall be “caught up.” The Greek word is “harpazo,” which means to seize and take away. The Latin version translation is “raptura”, which in English is “rapture”; so it’s erroneous for anyone to suggest it’s not in the Bible.

Let no one deceive you; the Rapture is going to take place anytime soon. It’s closer than it’s ever been. It’s going to happen so fast that those who aren’t prepared and looking forward to it won’t have time to
prepare and will be left behind. That had better not be you. Hebrews 9:28 says, “…Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many, and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation.”

PRAYER

Dear Father, I thank you for the honour of revealing to me deep insights from your Word. Thank you for making known to me by your Spirit the reality of the Rapture, and how close it is. I’m committed to
preparing others for it, as I eagerly await the soon return of the Master. Amen.

FURTHER STUDY:

2 Peter 3:3-4 NIV; 1 Corinthians 15:51-52; 1 Thessalonians 4:15-18

1-YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN: Acts 8:9-40 & 2 Chronicles 33-34

2-YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN: 2 Corinthians 6:1-10 & Isaiah 5-6

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About the author

Rev. Chris Oyakhilome D.Sc., D.D, the President of LoveWorld Inc. , a dynamic, multifaceted, global ministry, is the author of Rhapsody of Realities, the world’s #1 daily devotional, and more than 30 other books. He’s a dedicated minister of God’s Word whose message has brought the reality of the divine life to the hearts of many.

 

Millions have been affected by his television broadcast, “Atmosphere For Miracles,” which brings God’s divine presence right into people’s homes. The scope of his television ministry extends throughout the world with LoveWorld satellite television networks delivering qualitative Christian programming to a global audience.

 

At the world-renowned Healing School, he manifests the healing works of Jesus Christ and has helped many receive healing through the operation of the gifts of the Spirit.

 

Pastor Chris has a passion to reach the peoples of the world with God’s presence—a divine commission he’s fulfilled for more than 30 years through various outreaches, crusades, as well as several other platforms that have helped millions experience a victorious and purposeful life in God’s Word.

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