Joshua 24:15 “And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.”
Where do you stand on this day? Today was the day of the so called “rapture”. It didn’t happen. As I write this, it’s 5:00 pm on a Saturday afternoon on September 23rd. Its already 3:00 am in Jerusalem on the 24th. This “rapture” (if you don’t have a clue) was based off of a false interpretation and reading of Revelation 12. You see, if you can’t understand that this book is to be read symbolically and to be taken literal when need be, you will get yourself in all sorts of trouble. You will be predicting verses happening right alongside your newspaper and t.v. news. You can’t do this.
This book is signified by signs and John is told to write down the things he sees that are past, present and future. It’s all in the first Chapter. This by all means does not make this book chronoligical. John is seeing this book layed out in segments of historical events. It is being recapitulated and there are reference after references that can be found in the Old Testament. This book is as relevant to the first Christians as it is for us. On that note you cannot have a preterist view and say this entire book is irrelevant and Jesus came back at 70AD. That is ridiculous.
If you can’t understand that then you will get yourself in all sorts of trouble as we are seeing today. There was no “rapture” because its not scriptural first off. There is a resurrection on the last day. Jesus doesn’t come back multiple times. I don’t want to get in the views of these people who made this claim for today but you can reference my past articles and see their views. And when you view a pre or mid “rapture” and start placing it here or there, than all you are doing its butchering scripture and going down a path of falsehood.
People seem to forget that Scripture is the WORD OF GOD. This is not to be taken lightly. You are not to add to it or take away from any of it. And this means you saying something is going to happen (like today) and saying “thus saith the Lord”. By doing this, you are directly disobeying what Jesus told us not to do. I am so frustrated that people playing with God’s word like this.
After today my wife told me I just need to let it go. But I can’t and I won’t. God’s word is Holy and pure and breathed from the mouth of God Himself to holy men that would have a reverant fear for Him. His words are made for reproof and made to cut to the heart. Is this really something that needs to be played with and tossed around with our tounges? Are prophecies, whether they be in the past or in the future, supposed to be treated lightly? Do we take a prophecy like the birth of Jesus and then claim a double fulfillment or say it never happened? Do we read the stars like diviners and predict the “rapture” of the Church to happen on a certain day? Look what Paul and Peter have to say.
Hebrews 4: 12 For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
1 Peter 1:20-21 Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.
These people that have been making this claim about today for the last few years are to be marked if they do not repent and return back to the Father. But the problem is, is that you already have these “9/23 rapture” proponents back peddling and making excuses. They will only repent if the Holy Spirit convicts them too. Scottie Clarke, the guy who allegedly came up with this whole theory 6 years ago, is now saying the 24th of September looks more feasible for “something” to happen. Really?
So this guy dedicated thousands of hours in 6 years time to concoct and convince hundreds of thousands of people that their is a rapture coming on 9/23, and can change his view and stance within 24 hours. And don’t say he never predicted a raptute for 9/23 because he did. He made tons of videos pointing to a rapture of the Church and even went so far as to change how certain scriptures should be read. Fur example, the man-child is the church and being born again means you are raptured. He’s a fraud and whether he or any of his followers like it, he’s a false prophet. He is using God’s word that can pierce the heart to say “thus saith the 23rd according to this Rev 12 scripture”. That’s what he did folks.
Titus 3:10-11 A man that is an heretick after the first and second admonition reject; Knowing that he that is such is subverted, and sinneth, being condemned of himself.
They are reprobates and heretics for a few reasons. They have been outright warned and corrected with God’s word and they have decieved thousands. Matter of fact, Unsealed.org has almost 120k followers on Facebook. Do the math. This never came to pass so they should be marked. I understand my wifes point about letting it go but I asked her this. If someone was verbally attacking and making claims that our daughter said this or that, wouldn’t we come to her defense? Why sure we would. Why? Because we love her and those are false accusations that are being somehow falsely connected to her. We should think this same way about scripture.
I will not stand by any longer and let men and women cheapen God’s word to something that’s on a magazine stand or a newspaper next to the toilet. And I’m not talking kjv onlyism here. Don’t get it twisted. I’m talking about the God breathed Hebrew/Greek text of scripture. Where has the love of God’s word gone? Where has the defense of scripture gone? Where has the love of the Truth gone? If you love your sons or daughters enough to come to there defense then why wouldn’t you defend God’s Holy Word? Where has the reverant fear of God gone?
I for one won’t sit around and let this happen anymore. Jesus died for me when I didn’t deserve it. He loved me when no one else did. And He will NEVER forsake me no matter how bad it gets, spiritually or physically. The least I can do is come to the defense of a Holy God when others want to cheapen Him to their errand boy. You can call me dogmatic, you can call me names but you will never ever say that I don’t love my Saviour and Messiah Jesus and that I won’t die for Him. His words are Truth and He is the way, the truth and the life. I will leave you with this…where do you stand on this day?
“We also have the awesome responsibility of opposing every false way. The Bible instructs Christians to defend the gospel (Phil. 1:16), to contend earnestly for the faith (Jude 3), to reprove, rebuke and exhort (2 Tim. 4:2), and to give answer to those who inquire about our hope (1 Pet. 3:15). Elders of Christ’s church must convict the gainsayers and stop the mouths of deceivers (Tit. 1:9-11).
It is a fundamental fact that one can preach the truth, and nothing but the truth, the entirety of his life, and not be right with God — if he does not also stand against error. It is not enough just to be positive.
In our defense of the faith, however, we must maintain the highest level of integrity. Our argumentation must be honest and it must be sound. Any person who knowingly employs a fallacious argument in defense of some biblical truth is unworthy of the name of Christ. Truth does not need the support of misapplied scripture and invalid reasoning. It can stand on its own.” (https://www.christiancourier.com/articles/712-defending-the-faith-with-a-broken-sword-part-1)