Wednesday, March 4, 2009

But Of That Day And Hour Knoweth No Man

This statement (Mat.24:36) was made by Jesus to his disciples
about 2,000 years ago. He said it in the present tense, "knoweth
no man."  Nowhere does He say, or even infer,  that no one
would ever know.

(all verses quoted are KJV, for an instant reference in the               
English Standard Version, place cursor on chapter/verse).

Jesus speaking in the present tense of His day, said these words,
and they are true today, but when the covenant of Daniel 9:27 is
signed, we will know to within a few days, or weeks at the most.
See the following:

I Thes.5:4

 "But ye, brethren, are  not  in darkness, that that day
 overtake  you  as a thief."  
 It won't happen to us!

"If therefore thou shall   not watch,  I will come on thee
as a thief, and thou shalt not know what hour I will come
upon thee."   
So, if we  watch  this  won't  happen to us!

"It is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom
of heaven, but to them it is not given."  Them is everyone
that is  not  a Christian!

I Thes.5:3-4
3) "For when they shall say, peace and safety; then sudden
destruction cometh upon them and they shall not

Again, the   them   are the  they   not  us!

4) "But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day

should overtake you as a thief."  It won't happen to us!

Second of all, it is important to note that the dead in Christ shall
rise first. Why is this important? Because this is the "resurrection"
and nowhere in the Bible is there a mention of what we call "The
Rapture" without the resurrection happening first.

Let's look at I Corinthians 15:51-52, "We shall not all sleep (die),
but we shall all be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an
eye, at the last trump; for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead
shall be raised incorruptible, and then we shall be changed"
(raptured). There you have it. The dead shall be raised, and then 
we will be changed. First the resurrection (on the last day)
then the 

How do we know the resurrection is on the last day?...

(paraphrased).... The words of Jesus:

John 6:40,
"...that every one that believeth on Me, may have
everylasting life: and I will raise him up at the
last day."

John 6:44,
"No man can come to me, except the Father which
has sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day."

John 11:24, "Martha said unto Him, I know that he shall rise  

again in the resurrection at the last day." So, the resurrection
happens on the last day, and the rapture can
not happen before
the resurrection.

Revelation chapters 8, 9 and 10 deal with the 7 trumpets of the

tribulation. Lets look at Rev.10:5, 6, 7, KJV (paraphrased) "And

the angel which I saw...sware by him that liveth for ever and
ever that there should be time no longer...when the 7th angel
shall begin to sound, the mystery of God should be finished..."

So, when the 7th angel sounds his trumpet he states that "
should be time no longer,
" that sure sounds like the last day
to me. Then what does he state next? "The
mystery of God
should be finished."
What is this mystery of God that happens

at the last trump? Actually, Paul already told us what the mystery
was in I Corinthians 15:51-52, (put the cursor on that scripture).
First, the resurrection, then the rapture (we shall be changed),
both at the last trump, on the last day, at the very end.

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