According To The Biblical Timeline; A Catastrophic Comet Will Not Strike The Earth In September, 2015

COPYRIGHT WARNING

Recent rumors that a 2.5 mile wide Comet or Asteroid will strike the earth in September 2015, have caused many to be concerned. Self appointed prophets have claimed that God told them this event would take place.

According to the Prophetic Timeline of the Bible, this cannot happen.

Before the events described in the Book of Revelation, which speak of “A mountain burning like fire,” striking the earth and the death of two-thirds of the people of our planet,—during 21 separate judgements of God, certain specific events must take place first.

One: The beginning of the Tribulation period must commence first, marked by a seven year peace plan. The Arab nations that surround Israel will agree to a peace settlement for a term of seven years. During this time, Israel will rebuild the temple upon the temple mount, in just three years.

Two: At the mid-way point of the seven years, a world ruler will command the world to worship him as God. This will fulfill the words of Daniel and Jesus, as the “Abomination of Desolation, occurs. This event will begin the Great Tribulation, which will take place during the last three and one half years of the seven year Tribulation. It is at this point that Revelation chapter 6, verses 3, through Revelation chapter 19, are fulfilled.

During this time, the 21 judgments described in the Book of Revelation will be poured out on the kingdom of the antichrist. In chapter 8 of the book of Revelation, John sees “A mountain burning like fire,” that strikes the earth. This will undoubtably be a comet or asteroid of immense size that strikes the earth.

Then the second angel sounded: And something like a great mountain burning with fire was thrown into the sea, and a third of the sea became blood. —Revelation 8:8

Three: Before the Tribulation begins, Jesus will return in the outer atmosphere of the earth to remove those who love Him, from the earth, before the tribulation begins.

While it is true that the last of the Blood Moon’s will occur during September, 2015, and this most certainly concerns Israel and some event of tremendous importance; it is impossible that the earth will be destroyed in September by a massive Comet. The Bible does not predict this. Jesus never spoke of any event like this. None of the prophets of the Old Testament ever described the end of the world, prior to the Time of Tribulation which shall come upon the whole world.

It is quite possible that the Rapture and the Tribulation could begin sometime during September 2015. The Fifth, Sixth, and Seventh, feasts of Israel, which are unfulfilled by Jesus at the present time, could be fulfilled by the Rapture and beginning of the Tribulation Period in September, 2015.

When Jesus arrived on the earth the first time, He perfectly fulfilled each of the first Four Feasts of the Lord, on the specific days they should be fulfilled, in the specific manner they should be fulfilled.

At Jesus return to earth—during the Rapture, He will fulfill the Feast of Trumpets. The beginning of the Seven Year Tribulation will be the fulfillment of the Day of Atonement. The Feast of Tabernacles may find its fulfillment as God begins to deal with Israel once again, during the seven years Jesus described in Matthew, chapter 24 and 25.

Signs In The Heavens

There have been startling events that have been taking place in the heavens during the past two years that appear to be a portent of something incredible that is about to occur. While the United States has drastically accelerated her abandonment of God, the Lord has been preparing a message in the heavens to speak to world.

God said that one of the purposes of the universe is to speak to man.

The heavens declare the glory of God; And the firmament shows His handiwork. Day unto day utters speech, And night unto night reveals knowledge. —Psalms 19:1-2

Then God said, “Let there be lights in the firmament of the heavens to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs and seasons, and for days and years. —Genesis 1:14

One of the purposes of the Sun, the moon, and the stars is for “signs,” to inform the people of earth that God is about to do something spectacular.

A recent occurrence in astronomical phenomenon has revealed a startling reality. Science and the Bible have come together in proving the existence of God and His sovereign plan for the people of earth.

Most people are familiar with the reality of solar and lunar eclipses. We see their manifestations each year and they have become a common reality on the earth.

A Phenomenon that is not often observed, is the rare occurrence of the total lunar eclipse. When the Sun, the earth, and the moon align, the earth is completely obscured by the sun and the resulting alignment casts a red color upon the moon. This phenomenon is known as a “blood moon.”

Lunar Eclipse

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A “Blood Moon”
Total Lunar Eclipse taken from Bantayan Island, Philippines
Copyright, Robert Clifton Robinson

In a rare exhibition of the blood moon, on extremely rare occurrences, four of these manifestations may occur consecutively—called a “Tetrad.”

There have been four Tetrad’s, producing four consecutive blood moons, in the past five hundred years.

1493-1494 during the time Columbus discovered America
1949-1950 when Israel once again became a nation
1967-1968 when Jerusalem became the capital of Israel once again
2014-2015 Today

The Tetrad of four blood moon’s in 2015 will occur on specific Jewish feast days:

Passover 2014
Tabernacles 2014
Passover 2015
Tabernacles 2015

The first three total lunar eclipses (Tetrad’s) were of such profound magnitude that they changed the entire course of the world. Some scholars feel that all three, including the discovery of America, was a profound event that affected the ability of Israel—to once again, become a nation in 1948. Some Rabbi’s describe the occurrence of the blood moon as events which are specific for the nation of Israel.

We should notice that the occurrence of four blood moons (Tetrad), has taken place during specific feasts of Israel and during important events of world-wide importance. The significance of these astronomical events, which are confirmed by science, during the religious holidays of Israel, are not matters of happenstance. We might believe that one or two occurrences are coincidences, but when the past four occurrence of four blood moons, over the past 500 years, has taken place during feast days of Israel, we are compelled to acknowledge that there is a supernatural purpose for these events.

See:The Seven Feasts of Israel

If this theory is true, then an event of equal importance to the first three occurrences of the Tetrad of blood moon’s, will occur this year, before the end of September, 2015, during the feast of Tabernacles: September 27-October 8.

The beginning of the feast of Tabernacles on September 27, 2015, which is also the  likely date that Jesus first came to earth, when He was born in Bethlehem.

See:Signs In The Heavens; When Jesus Was Born

There was also a “Blood Moon,” during the crucifixion of Jesus.

See: “Signs In The Heavens: During Jesus Crucifixion

We wonder what these final two blood moons will mean for Israel and the world, as they are completed in just three months. It is for certain that on or before, September 27-October 8, something of profound importance will take place that effects the nation of Israel, and perhaps the entire world.

I will follow this article with others that detail the meaning of signs in the heavens with actions by God, concerning Israel and the world.

What Is Ahead?

In seeking to understand what this fourth Tetrad of blood moon’s might mean, we are taken back to the first point of our discussion: All four of the Tetrad’s concern Israel as a nation.

When Daniel was told by the angel Gabriel that the prophecy of chapter 9, concerns “your people.” Gabriel was describing the time when the world would be thrust into the seven year Tribulation. See Prophecy 309

This seven years, concerns the nation of Israel. It is not intended for the church of Jesus. God was specific in His statements that this is a time when God will turn from the Gentile nations of the world—back to Israel. During this time, the Jews will believe that Jesus is their Messiah and there will be a national awakening to Him and a time of great mourning (Zechariah 14) when they will remember that Jesus was crucified under the leadership of the corrupt Sanhedrin and the Roman government.

The first three Tetrads of blood moons, all concerned the nation of Israel. It is for certain that this last Tetrad will also be specific for Israel.

What could be the possible occurrence that takes place by the end of the fourth blood moon, near the end of this coming September?

It is quite possible that the beginning of the seven year Tribulation, which concerns Israel, will be the event that is marked by this final blood moon.

In Ezekiel 38 and 39, the Bible describes an attack by foreign nations, against Israel, either just prior to the beginning of the Tribulation, or just after it begins. See: Prophecy 59

Since Jesus church is “not appointed to wrath,” and the Tribulation period is the time when God pours out His wrath on the world that has rejected Jesus sacrifice for their sins—while He is dealing once again with Israel, the church cannot be present on the earth once the wrath of God begins.

For God did not appoint us to wrath (The Tribulation), but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ... —1 Thessalonians 5:9

This would require the Rapture of the church to take place, either just before the attack on Israel, or shortly thereafter.

See: The Rapture of the Church

We do not know the day or the hour of the Lord’s coming for His church, but we do know the times and the seasons. Daniel was told that the “wise” would understand these things, but the world, will not understand (Daniel 12:10).

It is time to live for Jesus as you never have before. It may be that the Lord is about to come for His church and the Terrible time of Tribulation is about to begin.

When Jesus came to earth the first time, He fulfilled four of the feasts of Israel, Passover, Unleavened Bread, Firstfruits, and Pentecost, in His first arrival here on the earth.

See: The seven feasts of Israel

Between the fourth feast and the fifth, there is a four month period of time called “The Harvest,” when there is a gathering. This may be the time when the church is gathering all the souls of those who will believe in Jesus as their Savior.

Jesus saidDo you not say, “There are still four months and then comes the harvest’? Behold, I say to you, lift up your eyes and look at the fields, for they are already white for harvest! —John 4:35

The fifth feast is Trumpets, a likely time for the Rapture to take place.
The six feast is Atonement, a likely time for the beginning of the Tribulation Period.
The Seventh feast is Tabernacles, a likely time when all god’s people are gathered together in heaven.

Notice in the following, that the final three feasts described above, all happen in September this year. When is the final blood moon? September 27 of this year!

Seven feasts of Israel
Passover (fulfilled by Jesus)
Unleavened Bread (fulfilled by Jesus)
First Fruits (fulfilled by Jesus)
Pentecost (fulfilled by Jesus)
Trumpets 2015, September 13
Atonement, 2015, September 22-23
Tabernacles 2015, September 27-October 8

See the article on this web site: The seven feasts of Israel, for detailed information on how Jesus perfectly fulfilled the first four feasts, on the precise day they should be fulfilled.

The Timing of These Events

We might also consider that for the first time in the history of the United States, our president has all but abandoned Israel. It is uncertain whether president Obama would come to defense Israel should an attack be launched against this tiny country.

The leaders of the Muslim nations that want Israel wiped off the face of the earth, know that our president is militarily weak and will not stand with Israel in the event of a crisis. Whether or not this is actually true, it is important to realize that in the minds of Arab leaders who want to destroy Israel, they believe that this is true.

The book of Ezekiel, chapters 38 and 39, describe a time when the nations that surround Israel will have a thought that they may have success in taking Israel by military force. Ezekiel describes a supernatural event by God that will destroy these invading armies.

At that moment, Israel will understand that God has intervened for their nation, much as He has in times past—during the taking of Israel back as their country in 1948, and again during the capture of Jerusalem as their capital, in 1967.

The timing of the fourth blood moon in a Tetrad of three other blood moons, all occurring on feast days of Israel, makes it certain that God is speaking once again to Israel and to the world. Something profound is about to happen that concerns the nation of Israel, which will ultimately affect the entire world.

The Tribulation Period

The world is quickly moving towards the period of History for which the Book of Revelation, Daniel, and the prophecies of Jesus in Matthew 24, were written about. The world as we know it will suddenly and violently be changed–in an instant.  Isaiah the Hebrew prophet, wrote more than 2,700 years ago, that when these events begin, an event of profound magnitude will signal the beginning of the end. Isaiah used the figurative language of a woman who is in labor to signal the birth pains of earth as she is about to bring forth the final judgments of God.

 As a woman with child Is in pain and cries out in her pangs, When she draws near the time of her delivery, So have we been in Your sight, O LORD. We have been with child, we have been in pain; We have, as it were, brought forth wind; We have not accomplished any deliverance in the earth, Nor have the inhabitants of the world fallen. Your dead shall live; Together with my dead body they shall arise. Awake and sing, you who dwell in dust; For your dew is like the dew of herbs, And the earth shall cast out the dead. Come, my people, enter your chambers, And shut your doors behind you; Hide yourself, as it were, for a little moment, Until the indignation is past—Isaiah 26:17-20

The dead shall live and arise, others will be hidden in a secret chamber by God–until the time of His indignation and wrath have been completed. The language of Isaiah is clear: these are the events of the Rapture and the seven year Tribulation period in which two-thirds of the people of earth will perish by 21 judgements of God.

Jesus used the same figurative language of Isaiah in John chapter 16, to inform us of the timing for Isaiah’s prophecy. At the end of the present age, when God has determined to bring His judgement, the time immediately preceding this judgment will signal its commencement by “birth pangs.” Paul in 1 Thessalonians 4, described this beginning of judgment–by the Lord’s removal of His church from the earth, in the event commonly referred to as: The Rapture.

Now Jesus knew that they desired to ask Him, and He said to them, “Are you inquiring among yourselves about what I said, ‘A little while, and you will not see Me; and again a little while, and you will see Me’? Most assuredly, I say to you that you will weep and lament, but the world will rejoice; and you will be sorrowful, but your sorrow will be turned into joy. A woman, when she is in labor, has sorrow because her hour has come; but as soon as she has given birth to the child, she no longer remembers the anguish, for joy that a human being has been born into the world.” —John 16:19-21

 For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord. —1 Thessalonians 4:16-17

Both Isaiah 26:17-20 and John 16:10-21 speak of a woman who is in labor, in context with the return of the Lord during the last days. As a woman nears the hour of her child’s birth, her contractions grow closer and closer together. Suddenly, the baby is born and a new life has come into the world. In the last days, the labor and distress of the world will grow steadily more severe like the birth pains of a woman ready to give birth until suddenly, Jesus will remove His church from the earth, as described in 1 Thessalonians Chapter 4.

the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, …the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air…

In the 190th Old Testament Prophecy from Isaiah 26:17-20 describes first, the Messiah’s Rapture of His church; the dead shall live. Second, the condition of the world just before the Rapture; a woman with child in pain, ready to give birth. Then Isaiah speaks an Old Testament allusion to the Rapture: Come, my people, enter your chambers, And shut your doors behind you; Hide yourself, as it were, for a little moment, Until the indignation is past.

My people — those who belong to Jesus.
Your chambers — in heaven, during the Tribulation.
Hide yourself, for a little moment — protected in heaven from the wrath that is taking place on the earth during the seven year Tribulation.
Until the indignation is past — until the Tribulation has concluded.

The word indignation is an Old Testament code word for the seven-year Tribulation period.

 And he said, “Look, I am making known to you what shall happen in the latter time of the indignation; for at the appointed time the end shall be.” –Daniel 8:19

This period of God’s Indignation (anger or wrath) is spoken of by Jesus in Matthew Chapter 24, Daniel Chapter 9, and the Book of Revelation Chapter 6.

Jesus predicts a future Tribulation period

For then there will be great tribulation, such as has not been since the beginning of the world until this time, no, nor ever shall be. –Matthew 24:21

First, there will be three and one half years of peace: The Tribulation.
Then, three and one half years of wrath: The Great Tribulation.

The First 3 ½ Years: The Peace Agreement.

 Then he shall confirm a covenant with many for one week; (seven years, Genesis 29:27) —Daniel 9:27

The second 3 ½ years: The Abomination of Desolation.

But in the middle of the week (3 ½ years) He (the antichrist) shall bring an end to sacrifice and offering (at the new temple). And on the wing of abominations shall be one who makes desolate, Even until the consummation, which is determined, Is poured out on the desolate.”

This abomination will occur when the new world ruler, the antichrist (the beast), will enter the new temple in Jerusalem and sit as God before the whole world.

Let no one deceive you by any means; for that Day (day of the Lord, the Tribulation) will not come unless the falling away (Apostasy and Rapture) comes first, and the man of sin (Antichrist) is revealed, the son of perdition, 4. who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God or that is worshiped, so that he sits as God in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God. (The abomination) —2 Thessalonians 2:3-4

The second beast, the false prophet, will command the world to worship the first beast.

Then I saw another beast coming up out of the earth, and he had two horns like a lamb and spoke like a dragon. 12 And he exercises all the authority of the first beast in his presence, and causes the earth and those who dwell in it to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed. —Revelation 13:11-12

The Seven-year Tribulation begins with peace

Now I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seals; and I heard one of the four living creatures saying with a voice like thunder, “Come and see.” 2 And I looked, and behold, a white horse. He (the antichrist) who sat on it had a bow (Peace; Genesis 9:13); and a crown (conquer) was given to him, and he went out conquering and to conquer. (He conquers with peace in the beginning, 3 ½ years) —Revelation 6:1-2

The seven-year Tribulation will begin at a time when the nations that surround Israel, sign a peace agreement with Israel, for seven years. A bold new ruler will emerge on the world scene to unite the world together. Securing a new global government, banking system, and religion, for the first three and one half years, the earth will experience peace. Israel will rebuild their third temple on the Temple Mount and reinstitute the temple sacrifices.

In the middle of the Tribulation, the abomination of desolation occurs as the beast announces to the world that he is God, and the second beast commands the world to worship the first beast, the antichrist, who is now in-dwelt by satan himself.

This abomination will occur at the half-way point of the seven years. From this point onward, until the conclusion of the last half of the seven years, this period is referred to as The Great Tribulation (Matthew 24:21). During this time, the wrath of the Lamb, (Jesus Christ, Revelation 6:16), is poured out on the kingdom of the beast, and all those who worship him.

 Then the fifth angel poured out his bowl on the throne of the beast, and his kingdom… —Revelation 16:10

The last 3 ½ years: The Great Tribulation

Another horse, fiery red, went out. And it was granted to the one who sat on it to take peace from the earth, and that people should kill one another; and there was given to him a great sword. —Revelation 6:4

During the last three and one half years of the Great Tribulation, twenty-one judgments of God: seven seals, seven trumpets, and seven bowls, each increasing in severity, are poured out on the earth. This wrath begins at Revelation 6:4 and continues through Revelation Chapter 18. It is interesting that the church is not seen on the earth during this period of time, as she has already been taken to heaven at the Rapture. The church is seen in Revelation Chapters 4 and 5, singing the song of redemption to the Lord, wearing crowns and worshipping the Lord together in heaven.

The twenty-four elders (leaders of the church) fall down before Him who sits on the throne and worship Him who lives forever and ever, and cast their crowns before the throne, saying: 11.“You are worthy, O Lord, To receive glory and honor and power; For You created all things, And by Your will they exist and were created.” —Revelation 4:10-11

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The Tribulation period, described by the Old Testament scriptures as the “Time of Jacob’s trouble—echoed by the words of Jesus: “If those days were not shortened, no flesh would survive,” are about to begin.

As I write these words, recent news on the internet have described a massive comet, over 2.5 miles in diameter, that is due to strike the earth in September, 2015.

A massive impact by a comet this large, would be an Extinction Level Event. The Book of Revelation describes “a great mountain burning with fire that was thrown into the sea.”[1] Before this event can happen the Tribulation Period must begin, the introduction of the antichrist, and the rebuilding of the temple at Jerusalem, must first take place.

The Tribulation Period is specifically directed at the nation of Israel.

The occurrence of four blood moons in 2014 and 2015; all on important feast days of Israel, requires an event of profound importance that concerns Israel.  At the conclusion of the final blood moon on the feast of Tabernacles in September, it is certain that an event that will effect the entire world, will take place.

“Dead or Alive,” coming September 1, 2015.

You might also be interested in:
The Rapture of the Church
The Tribulation
The Battle of Armageddon
The Book of Revelation MP3 Commentary
God Will Help Israel Escape the Antichrist’s Armies
How Jesus Controlled the Earlier and Later Fulfillment of Prophecy
Waiting to Receive Jesus Will Cost Your Life During the Tribulation
God Tells Us the Precise Day Israel Would Become a Nation and Jerusalem Her Capital

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2 thoughts on “According To The Biblical Timeline; A Catastrophic Comet Will Not Strike The Earth In September, 2015

  1. It’s Ironic. You scoff at the idea of a cataclismic event yet you’ve subscribed to the non-biblical rapture theory. And besides there is the possibility of said event occuring without complete annihalation of the earth. Remember, the Holy Bible also tells us the Christ said the Earth shall not end

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    1. Fat Daddy,

      Thanks for taking time to make your commentary on this article.

      One of the points that critics make concerning Jesus return, is their claim that the Rapture is not mentioned anywhere in the Bible—by terminology, or example. When I hear someone say this, I am always amazed. I know that they didn’t come to this conclusion by reading and studying the Bible themselves. This opinion came by what they have heard someone else say or teach. If we simply read the Bible, we will come away with the conviction that Jesus will return for His church at a time—just prior to the beginning of the seven-year Tribulation.

      Dead or Alive

      The description of this event is found in Paul’s epistle to the church at Thessalonica where he describes the Lord descending from heaven with a shout, to raise to life those who have died believing in Him—as well as those who are alive at this moment—to rise to meet Him in the air.

      “But I do not want you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning those who have fallen asleep, lest you sorrow as others who have no hope. 14 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will bring with Him those who sleep in Jesus. 15 For this we say to you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive and remain until the coming of the Lord will by no means precede those who are asleep. 16 For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. 17 Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord. 18 Therefore comfort one another with these words”. —1 Thessalonians 4:13-18

      In these 6 verses of 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18, Paul says:

      •He does not want us to misunderstand the doctrine of the Rapture; for this reason, he defines it.
      •Paul’s explanation includes a description of what has happened to all those who have died believing in Jesus as their Savior. When Jesus comes, He will be bringing with Him, those who have already died. It is important to notice that those who have died have been with the Lord in heaven, not in purgatory or in soul sleep.
      •Jesus will descend from heaven; a shout will be given, similar to the announcement made at the beginning of a traditional Hebrew wedding, signaling the arrival of the Bridegroom.
      •First, those who have already died, their new bodies will rise from the grave or wherever they were placed after death. (We know today that a single cell contains all of the genetic DNA code that is necessary to build an entire body.)
      •Remember, Jesus said He is bringing “with Him” all those who have already died. This confirms the scripture: “To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord” (2 Corinthians 5:8). Apparently, Jesus is bringing with Him all the spirits of those who have died believing in Him and have been with Him in heaven since their death. At the return of Jesus, their spirits will be reunited with their new glorified body. This group will rise first to meet Jesus in the air.
      •Then those of us who are alive when Jesus returns will also rise, having received our new bodies as we ascend to meet Him. This will be a body in character with the body that Jesus had after His resurrection. (A complete description of this new body is given in 1 Corinthians 15.)
      •It is important to understand that the living Christians will be transported while still alive, unlike the dead in Christ. These living believers are a unique group of people who will never taste death.
      •Both groups of believers will “meet Jesus in the air,” in the clouds, above the earth. The Rapture is not the “second coming,” which is commonly spoken of, that will not occur until the end of the seven-year Tribulation.
      •At the Rapture, Jesus is coming for His church (1 Thessalonians 4:17). At the second coming, Jesus is coming with His church (Revelation 19:14).
      •The fact that Jesus returns at the end of the seven-year Tribulation with His church is one of the proofs that the Rapture has already taken place before the Tribulation begins.

      Then we which are alive and remain (here on the earth) shall be caught up… —1 Thessalonians 4:17

      The Greek word for “caught up” is Harpazo.

      Harpazo means “to be snatched away or taken away by force.”[1] It is a word in the Greek language that is used to describe a general who takes hostages by force. Harpazo is also used in the New Testament as translated—by force.

      When Paul was being questioned by the Sadducees and the Pharisees, the captain of the Roman Guard sent soldiers to rescue him and to take him by force from the mob of people, before they tore Paul to pieces.

      Now when there arose a great dissension, the commander, fearing lest Paul might be pulled to pieces by them, commanded the soldiers to go down and take him by force (Harpazo) from among them, and bring him into the barracks. —Acts 23:10

      When Jesus comes for us at the Rapture, we will be taken away by the force of God’s Spirit, at the call of Jesus.

      Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up (Harpazo) together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord. —1 Thessalonians 4:17

      When this verse was translated from Greek into Latin, the word that the translators used here for “caught up” was the Latin word “Rapturo,” which is where the English word “Rapture” originated from. This is why we use the word “Rapture” to describe the event of Jesus’ return for His church, as described by Paul in 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18.

      “We’ll be ‘caught up’ (Rapturo) with them (together with our loved ones) in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.”

      Once again, this event is not the Second Coming of Jesus that is commonly spoken of. At the Rapture, we meet Jesus in the air, the atmosphere above the earth; not “tera firma,” earth itself.

      Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. —1 Thessalonians 4:17

      Jesus is coming for His church prior to His return at His second coming, when He will be returning with His church.

      The American Heritage Dictionary suggests that the word “Rapture” may be defined as the “Transporting of a person from one place to another, especially to Heaven.”[2]

      So, when someone tells you that the word “Rapture” is not in the Bible, you now understand that the Latin word Rapturo came from the Greek translation of the New Testament word Harpazo—translated from 1 Thessalonians 4:17, the phrase: “caught up.”

      For detailed information regarding the event described as the “Rapture,” see the article:

      https://robertcliftonrobinson.com/2014/09/23/the-rapture-of-the-church/

      Also, regarding your comment that the Bible does not say that the world will end:

      After God has allowed sufficient time for all those who will come to Jesus and be saved, He will then conclude this present age. Peter wrote that this earth and the universe itself that we live in is going to pass away with a great noise. All of the elements of the universe will melt with a fervent heat, and everything on the earth will be burned up.

      2 Peter 3:10-13 …But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night, in which the heavens will pass away with a great noise, and the elements will melt with fervent heat; both the earth and the works that are in it will be burned up. Therefore, since all these things will be dissolved, what manner of persons ought you to be in holy conduct and godliness, looking for and hastening the coming of the day of God, because of which the heavens will be dissolved, being on fire, and the elements will melt with fervent heat? Nevertheless we, according to His promise, look for new heavens and a new earth in which righteousness dwells.

      The Lord asks an important question: “Since all these things will be dissolved, what manner of persons ought you to be in Holy conduct and godliness?”

      Finally, I did not “scoff at the idea of a cataclysmic event,” I simply stated that the event that is rumored to happen in September; a comet striking the earth, cannot take place before the Tribulation begins, as the Bible does not describe such an event.

      When the Tribulation begins, at the mid-way point, chapter 8 of Revelation does describes a “mountain burning with fire,” that will strike the earth. This is undoubtably a large object from space, like an comet or asteroid. During the Tribulation Period, two-thirds of the population of the earth will die in twenty-one separate judgments of God.

      The problem with the September comet prediction is that is is too soon.

      Jesus said that “heaven and earth would pass away,” (Matthew 24:35), and Peter confirmed this fact in the text above from 2 Peter 3:10-13: “The heavens will pass away with a great noise, and the elements will melt with fervent heat; both the earth and the works that are in it will be burned up…”

      It is very possible that these events will begin next month in September, with the commencement of the Tribulation Period. This of course, would be preceded by the removal of Jesus church from the earth, because Paul wrote that: “we are not appointed to wrath, but to obtain salvation.” and Jesus confirmed these words when He stated in Revelation 2:10:

      “Because you have kept My command to persevere, I also will keep you from the hour of trial which shall come upon the whole world, to test those who dwell on the earth.” Revelation 3:10

      These events are detailed in my new upcoming book: “Dead or Alive,” to be published at the end of August, 2015.

      Rob

      [1] New Testament Greek Lexicon, Strong’s Number: 726
      [2] The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition copyright ©2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved. Retrieved: http://ahdictionary.com/word/search.html?q=Rapture&submit.x=0&submit.y=0

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