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In the last paragraph I read "For His bride He  comes secretly to "rapture"" and I wanted to ask when do you think this will occur?

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Biblical Question:

In the last paragraph I read "For His bride He  comes secretly to "rapture"" and I wanted to ask when do you think this will occur?


Our Question:

Dear Pastor Reuben,

     I was reading your page on "JEWS, GENTILES & THE CHURCH" and I have a question that I will not linger on by replying to any answer you give me unless directly requested to do so.

     In the last paragraph I read "
For His bride He  comes secretly to "rapture"" and I wanted to ask when do you think this will occur?

Thanks,
Roger


Pastor Reuben's Answer:

Shalom Roger,

The Believers’ Hope

 

The imminent return of the Lord

            The early Believers stood firm that Jesus could come at any moment.  Today many have lost that urgent sense of expectation—and the fire, passion, and motivation such a hope inspires.  But He is coming, and we can renew our strength, witness and excitement for the future!

 

Yochanan/John 14:1-3    Mattityahu/Matthew 24:44

Luke 12:35-40   I Thessalonians 4:16-18; 5:9-11

 

A Believer’s Hope

 

The imminent coming in the air to take all Believers to

join Him, then  His subsequent (unknown time frame)

physical return to the Mount of Olives.

Z’kharyah/Zechariah 14 (especially verse 5)

 

            Often I discuss the coming of the Lord Jesus for us and frequently with Christians tired of the changing world moving away from the real God.  They are tired as many I talk to state, “things are so depressive, so bad politically, financially and morally”.   Even in the Church things are moving away from the Bible.  Some say, too flippantly I think, that they really want the Lord to return.  Others say they pray for His coming, to be today if not sooner!  Yes He will soon come for us but “at any moment”.  So the question now is “are our attitudes and actions  reflecting our unconscious answer that we are willing to leave this earth right now...or is there something standing between us and our Lord at the moment?”

 

            Now I am increasingly hoping for His coming for His Body of Messiah, the Church.  Come Lord Yeshua/Jesus!   I believe there is no condition that must be met before He will do just that: no revealing of the Anti-Christ, 7 year signed peace treaty nor the start or finish of the Tribulation is needed.  Yes, like those near Him during His first coming who were told He would return for them, I too look daily as the times are heatedly getting worse all around us.  Are you?  Are you ready?  Really?  Ready?

 

            As a full time minister and missionary I think our opportunities to share the Gospel hope (www.menorah.org/savior.html)has never been keener, more listenable.  Not that most people have changed their hearts toward God but in that more are seeing that they and the human race have not been able to change the world into a better place.  Things are not getting better.  So how close are we?  No one knows nor can tell of Jesus’ coming for the Believers, the real Christians, the Messianic Body of Believers in Him, The Church.  Yes we can tell that He will come to set up an earthly 1,000 year Kingdom and rule Himself after the end of the 7 year period where the Anti-Christ rules after brokering a 7 year so called peace agreement.  But that coming of Christ is not the coming the early Believers nor I am excitedly looking to!  I see the coming changing  times  as what the Lord Biblically warned us about and told us to look for and that such would usher in His advent/coming/return for His talmidim/disciples.  

 

            In the twinkling of an eye, so fast will be our leaving into His presence.   At the start of this brief and inadequate article on the imminent return and taking of the Believer then alive on earth to be with Him eternally, I give some Scripture references.  Please take time to prayerfully read them.  If you are not sure that if He came today that you would be taken, ask for the forgiveness of your sins and for Jesus to be your Lord and Savior.  That is all it takes for an honest heart to come home to God and live eternally in His glory.  This is not just an offer to escape the present troubles as it is the very same offer that was initiated 2000 + years ago.  (www.menorah.org/savior.html)

 

John chapter 3 ends with, Whoever trusts in the Son

has eternal life. But whoever disobeys the Son will not see

that life but remains subject to God's wrath.

 

            To disobey is to reject Jesus’ freedom free-gift atoning offer from our sin and certain eternal death that He paid for by His own sacrificial death.  Yes there is true hope, one way, God’s way!

 

            I pray for the Believers especially to be refreshed in remembering this thoroughly Biblical prophecy and real lasting hope.  God’s sovereign plan for His followers should today until Jesus comes, renew our love and commitment to the Lord.  Let’s look up for our redeemer to come.  Let’s be changed in the way we think, speak and live.  His future is our promised hope.

 

            Thank you for your support and prayers.  Menorah wants to continue until we join the Lord to be a faithful  resource and referral ministry about the Messiah, helping others to know Him, the Bible, Biblical Jewish roots of Christianity, Israel, Jesus (Yeshua), and God's plan of eternal redemption/salvation.

 

God bless and keep you,

 

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 Pastor Re’uben


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