Father God still is working on completing the radical job that He initially began inside every Christ Jesus follower. Furthermore, because of Creator God’s hands-on operation, there is NOT one believer who can take any credit for (or brag or boast about) the work Almighty God already has done, is doing, or will continue to do in or through him or her. That’s why every Christ Jesus follower/believer ONLY should brag or boast in (blow a trumpet for) Father God and Him alone!
Maranatha . . . . the Lord is coming! Now to those believers in Christ who live their lives in “light” of the knowledge that He can come at any moment, Maranatha reminds these believers that while they must remain prepared they also must keep their spiritual eyes on the eternal Holy Spirit’s supernatural activities—they must keep looking for the in the air and on a cloud Jesus Christ who will be coming for His true Bride!
In the ancient Greek city-states, it was the sound from a herald’s blown trumpet that called forth/summoned the different groups of Greek citizens to their own ekklesia (a word in the ancient Greek cultural that depicted the basic idea of an “assembly”). Every different ekklesia was held in a local community meeting place where each assembly (ekklesia) of Greek citizens discussed their own city-state’s various political concerns. These facts are why if the last days alive believers in Christ Jesus are going to be alert AND prepared for God’s promised last-trumpet summons, which will call them to come up hither, then it is vital that every one of today’s believers in Christ Jesus takes part in the process of recapturing the first-century followers of Christ’s cultural commission of going into the world as they knew it to both evangelize their world and disciple all the NATIONS. For the Word of God is crystal clear about this display of a global influence being exactly what God always intended for every one of His Household of Faith children to achieve.
Traditionally there are three main harvested crops in Israel: Barley, Wheat, and Grapes. In the last days and end times, these three crops symbolize three raptured Firstfruits’ Harvests of Souls. Respectively, these raptured Firstfruits’ Harvests of Souls are: Barley Overcomers (Bride of Christ), Tribulation Wheat Believers (Martyred Saints), and Grapes “New Wine” (Filled with the Holy Spirit 144,000).
The Holy Bible is a Jewish book—an Israel and Jerusalem-centric Middle Eastern book. Too many Americans tend to forget this truth, especially when they try to explain away the obvious, in respect to where the Antichrist will arise, what ethnic group he belongs to, and of which “religion” he will embrace.
The only English definition of Rapture that should matter to believers in Christ Jesus is: “The transporting of a person from one place to another, especially to heaven, by supernatural means.” The second issue that should matter to believers in Christ Jesus is whether or not there is a solid precedent for future Raptures, mainly the Rapture of the Bride of Christ. The Word of God gives Enoch’s Translation/Rapture as that solid precedent. Lastly, believers in Christ Jesus need to know if what happened to Enoch is what the Word of God says will happen to the Bride of Christ. The answer is YES, because it will be with the Bride of Christ as it was with Enoch: 1. A literal physical removal (an act of the Holy Spirit); 2. A sudden disappearance of faithfully righteous man; and 3. An impending godly judgment/wrath!
The ORIGINAL texts of the New Testament, in which the Rapture concept is found, are Greek NOT English. Therefore, just because the English word Rapture is not in any particular English translation of the Holy Bible that doesn’t mean that the concept of a Rapture is not in the Holy Bible, because it most definitely is there, and this concept begins with Enoch’s Translation.
The old adage of ‘you are what you eat’ certainly is applicable in the natural as well as in the spiritual sense. Bottom line is that excessive sugar and excessive junk food in a spiritual diet have the potential of negatively changing believers’ overall spiritual health!
In order to remain spiritually strong and spiritually healthy, we must EXERCISE our individual spiritual Faith muscle! It’s our responsibility to build our own Faith muscle! If our own Faith is weak, flabby, atrophic (wasting away, withering), or false, then it is our own fault – NOT God’s!
When the apostle Paul says believers are not meant to go through God’s Orge (Wrath), the apostle Paul means exactly that. God allowed His Son to experience His Orge and Thumos, which He poured out against sin and evil—He allowed Jesus the Christ to be beaten beyond recognition, crucified on a Cross, and resurrected from the grave just so that the Lord’s Bride, every saved and justified believer who is allowing God’s Holy Spirit to change him and her from the inside out, until he or she becomes like Christ Jesus, would be SAVED from all of the Wrath (Orge) to come.