Truth about the Rapture

           Let me first say, I am not attacking any person or ministry I am attacking what I now believe to be a false doctrine that is popular in many Church circles.

          My hope is that this will enlighten folks to the truth before it is too late.

          As far as I can tell there are only four passages in the bible that teach us plainly, openly, and directly about the rapture so I am only going to use those four.

        The first of these passages is found in Mathew 24.

Now, this is Jesus talking. Red letters in my Bible. I think He is the highest authority qualified to teach about the rapture. Pay attention to the text.

Matthew 24:29-31

“Immediately after the tribulation of those days the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light, and the stars will fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken. 30 Then will appear in heaven the sign of the Son of Man, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. 31 And he will send out his angels with a loud trumpet call, and they will gather his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.

          Look at the opening phrase of verse 29. “Immediately after the tribulation of those days…”  Jesus is speaking to His disciples, and the Church, about what we will experience and go through before we (the Elect) are gathered from the four winds, or as we like to call it, “raptured.”

          Just to make sure we understand what Jesus is referring to when He said, “the tribulation of those days,” we will read everything in chapter 24 leading up to verse 29 so we are clear on what tribulation Jesus is talking about.

Matthew 24:3-28

As He sat on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to him privately, saying, “Tell us, when will these things be, and what will be the sign of your coming and of the end of the age?” And Jesus answered them, “See that no one leads you astray. For many will come in my name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and they will lead many astray. And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not alarmed, for this must take place, but the end is not yet. For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and there will be famines and earthquakes in various places. All these are but the beginning of the birth pains.

“Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and put you to death, and you will be hated by all nations for my name’s sake. 10 And then many will fall away and betray one another and hate one another. 11 And many false prophets will arise and lead many astray. 12 And because lawlessness will be increased, the love of many will grow cold. 13 But the one who endures to the end will be saved. 14 And this gospel of the kingdom will be proclaimed throughout the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come. 15 “So when you see the abomination of desolation spoken of by the prophet Daniel, standing in the holy place (let the reader understand), 16 then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains. 17 Let the one who is on the housetop not go down to take what is in his house, 18 and let the one who is in the field not turn back to take his cloak. 19 And alas for women who are pregnant and for those who are nursing infants in those days! 20 Pray that your flight may not be in winter or on a Sabbath. 21 For then there will be great tribulation, such as has not been from the beginning of the world until now, no, and never will be. 22 And if those days had not been cut short, no human being would be saved. But for the sake of the elect those days will be cut short. 23 Then if anyone says to you, ‘Look, here is the Christ!’ or ‘There he is!’ do not believe it. 24 For false christs and false prophets will arise and perform great signs and wonders, so as to lead astray, if possible, even the elect. 25 See, I have told you beforehand. 26 So, if they say to you, ‘Look, he is in the wilderness,’ do not go out. If they say, ‘Look, he is in the inner rooms,’ do not believe it. 27 For as the lightning comes from the east and shines as far as the west, so will be the coming of the Son of Man. 28 Wherever the corpse is, there the vultures will gather.

          I am not sure that I could help by elaborating on the stark clarity of the above text. However, I will make a few comments. In verse 15. The abomination of desolation spoken by Daniel standing in the holy place. This I believe is an obvious reference to the antichrist and his actions after his rise to power. After his rise to power, vs, 21 says there will be great tribulation, and those days being shortened for the elect’s sake. False prophets trying to lead astray the Elect. This sounds like tribulation to me. I know some pre trib doctrine say that the “elect” are the 144 thousand, and that is true but it is also the church He is talking about the ones chosen for the high honor of living in this extraordinary time.

Lets look at the other verses.

2 Thessalonians 2:1-12

Let no one deceive you in any way. For that day will not come, unless the rebellion comes first, and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son of destruction, who opposes and exalts himself against every so-called god or object of worship, so that he takes his seat in the temple of God, proclaiming himself to be God.  (Note: We are going to see this great falling away and the Anti-Christ and his abomination of desolation with our eyes!) Do you not remember that when I was still with you I told you these things? And you know what is restraining him now so that he may be revealed in his time. For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work. Only he who now restrains it will do so until he is out of the way. And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord Jesus will kill with the breath of his mouth and bring to nothing by the appearance of his coming. The coming of the lawless one is by the activity of Satan with all power and false signs and wonders, 10 and with all wicked deception for those who are perishing, because they refused to love the truth and so be saved. 11 Therefore God sends them a strong delusion, so that they may believe what is false, 12 in order that all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness.

1 Thessalonians 4:13-17

Now concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our being gathered together to him, we ask you, brothers, not to be quickly shaken in mind or alarmed, either by a spirit or a spoken word, or a letter seeming to be from us, to the effect that the day of the Lord has come. (Note: according to Paul, the “the coming of our Lord, our being gathered to Him, and the day of the Lord” are the same day.)

But we do not want you to be uninformed, brothers, about those who are asleep, that you may not grieve as others do who have no hope. 14 For since we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so, through Jesus, God will bring with him those who have fallen asleep. 15 For this we declare to you by a word from the Lord, that we who are alive, who are left until the coming of the Lord, will not precede those who have fallen asleep. 16 For the Lord himself will descend from heaven with a cry of command, with the voice of an archangel, and with the sound of the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. 17 Then we who are alive, who are left, will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we will always be with the Lord. 18 Therefore encourage one another with these words.

1 Corinthians 15:51-52

Behold! I tell you a mystery. We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, 52 in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we shall be changed.

          These last two passages speak about a trumpet blast but 1 Corinthians makes it clear WHAT trumpet. Is it the seventh trumpet in Revelation 11? Or is the trump of God different than the seven trumpets in Revelation like many of the pre-trib doctrines try to explain away? It is The LAST trumpet! Meaning there will be NO OTHER TRUMPETS AFTER THIS ONE. PERIOD! So, this is CLEARLY the seventh trumpet in Revelation 11. If it is not, then the trumpet would have to come after the seventh trumpet or it would not be THE LAST.

        To even start believing in this foolishness we first had to learn it from another man. Maybe a father or a pastor, or some teacher we trust, we just didn’t learn it from the bible. No matter what theological gymnastics we use we can’t get around this being the Last Trumpet. We can use other

passages of the Bible to imply or infer a pre trib rapture, we can even try and project or convey our interpretation of prophecy onto these text, BUT WE WILL NOT FIND IT IN ANY TEXT!

Here is a letter from Corrie Ten Boom. I think she is uniquely qualified to comment on tribulation and persecution. This is not to add weight to the text. She is just a saint that I admire. I think it is a worthy read.

Corrie Ten Boom’s Letter

          In 1974 Corrie Ten Boom wrote a letter to warn Christians about the false teaching of the pre-tribulation rapture.

          This is a portion of that letter. If you would like to read the entire letter click here: (Corrie Ten Boom’s letter of warning)

 “There are some among us teaching there will be no tribulation, that the Christians will be able to escape all this. These are the false teachers that Jesus was warning us to expect in the latter days. Most of them have little knowledge of what is already going on across the world. I have been in countries where the saints are already suffering terrible persecution.

In China, the Christians were told, “Don’t worry, before the tribulation comes you will be translated – raptured.” Then came a terrible persecution. Millions of Christians were tortured to death. Later I heard a Bishop from China say, sadly,

“We have failed. We should have made the people strong for persecution, rather than telling them Jesus would come first. Tell the people how to be strong in times of persecution, how to stand when the tribulation comes, to stand and not faint.”

I feel I have a divine mandate to go and tell the people of this world that it is possible to be strong in the Lord Jesus Christ. We are in training for the tribulation, but more than sixty percent of the Body of Christ across the world has already entered into the tribulation. There is no way to escape it. We are next.

Since I have already gone through prison for Jesus’ sake, and since I met the Bishop in China, now every time I read a good Bible text I think, “Hey, I can use that in the time of tribulation.” Then I write it down and learn it by heart.

When I was in the concentration camp, a camp where only twenty percent of the women came out alive, we tried to cheer each other up by saying, “Nothing could be any worse than today.” But we would find the next day was even worse. During this time a Bible verse that I had committed to memory gave me great hope and joy.

If you are reviled for the name of Christ, you are blessed, because the Spirit of glory and of God rests on you. Make sure that none of you suffers as a murderer, or thief, or evildoer, or a troublesome meddler; but if anyone suffers as a Christian, he is not to be ashamed, but is to glorify God in this name. (1 Peter 4:14-15)

I found myself saying, “Hallelujah! Because I am suffering (for the name of Christ), Jesus is glorified!”

In America, the churches sing, “Let the congregation escape tribulation”, but in China and Africa the tribulation has already arrived. This last year alone more than two hundred thousand Christians were martyred in Africa. Now things like that never get into the newspapers because they cause bad political relations. But I know. I have been there. We need to think about that when we sit down in our nice houses with our nice clothes to eat our steak dinners. Many, many members of the Body of Christ are being tortured to death at this very moment, yet we continue right on as though we are all going to escape the tribulation.”


22 responses to “Truth about the Rapture

  1. As the Prophet Elijah who was taken away into Heaven before the 1st coming of Christ, did you really think that Elijah would return as a Christian? O you foolish ones. You who professed to be wise has become fools.

    Because of your foolishness, you are already judged and marked for condemnation.

    4 And I heard another voice from heaven saying, “Come out of her, my people, lest you share in her sins, and lest you receive of her plagues. 5 For her sins have reached to heaven, and God has remembered her iniquities. 6 Render to her just as she rendered to you, and repay her double according to her works; in the cup which she has mixed, mix double for her. Revelation 18:4-6

    If you think that I have quoted scriptues out of Context, then read this about COVID-19 as mentioned in the Bible

    12 One-third of you shall die of the pestilence, and be consumed with famine in your midst; and one-third shall fall by the sword all around you; and I will scatter another third to all the winds, and I will draw out a sword after them. Ezekiel 5:11-12 NKJV

    After your beheading in the Great Tribulation, your entire family shall die of famine says the Lion of the Tribe of Judah.

    For your information, by declaring to you that I AM John of PATMOS, if you read PATMOS in the reverse means SOMTAP for Son of Man, The Almighty Prince.

    In the book of Ezekiel, God does not call the prophet Ezekiel by his name but instead, He called him “Son of Man.” prophesy.

    11 And he said to me, “You must prophesy again about many peoples, nations, tongues, and kings.” Revelation 10:11 NKJV

    I AM done answering you. I AM glad you are publishing our conversation here as proof because on that Day, many shall repent and seek My forgiveness because they have seen your foolishness and your dramatic ending into the Eternal Lake of fire.


    • EZ 13:1-9
      The word of the Lord came to me: 2 “Son of man, prophesy against the prophets of Israel, who are prophesying, and say to those who prophesy from their own hearts: ‘Hear the word of the Lord!’ 3 Thus says the Lord God, Woe to the foolish prophets who follow their own spirit, and have seen nothing! 4 Your prophets have been like jackals among ruins, O Israel. 5 You have not gone up into the breaches, or built up a wall for the house of Israel, that it might stand in battle in the day of the Lord. 6 They have seen false visions and lying divinations. They say, ‘Declares the Lord,’ when the Lord has not sent them, and yet they expect him to fulfill their word. 7 Have you not seen a false vision and uttered a lying divination, whenever you have said, ‘Declares the Lord,’ although I have not spoken?”

      8 Therefore thus says the Lord God: “Because you have uttered falsehood and seen lying visions, therefore behold, I am against you, declares the Lord God. 9 My hand will be against the prophets who see false visions and who give lying divinations. They shall not be in the council of my people, nor be enrolled in the register of the house of Israel, nor shall they enter the land of Israel. And you shall know that I am the Lord God.


      • You have well quoted the scriptures because your name Jack also means John, so that this is now a battle between I the prophet Elijah and the prophets of Baal who worships the Abomination of Desolation (Acts 13:6 NKJV), SO by my words of prophecy, I shall command fire from Heaven to consume this earth on 24th September 2021 as according to Genesis 19:24 NKJV

        Then the Lord rained brimstone and fire on Sodom and Gomorrah, from the Lord out of the heavens.
        Genesis 19:24 NKJV

        Because calling out fire from Heaven is my heritage.

        These have power to shut heaven, so that no rain falls in the days of their prophecy; and they have power over waters to turn them to blood, and to strike the earth with all plagues, as often as they desire.
        Revelation 11:6 NKJV

        We shall see How God Answers to whom.

        And Elijah came to all the people, and said, “How long will you falter between two opinions? If the Lord is God, follow Him; but if Baal, follow him.” But the people answered him not a word.
        I Kings 18:21 NKJV


  2. And quit talking like you are the voice of God. You look like a fool


  3. I don’t need your forgiveness.
    However, I do forgive you.
    I know the truth of what I am saying is hitting you right between the eyes. Be blessed. I pray God opens your eyes.


  4. And now, not only you have called me a Liar but you have also called the Holy Spirit a Liar by denying the authority of John 20:22-23 NKJV

    5 having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away! 2 Timothy 3:5 NKJV

    I’m glad that we have had this conversation. As John of Patmos, this is what was written by Me 2000 years ago.

    5 And if anyone wants to harm them, fire proceeds from their mouth and devours their enemies. And if anyone wants to harm them, he must be killed in this manner. Revelation 11:5 NKJV

    Because you have cursed me by calliing Me a Liar, now you shall receive the full extent of Judgement during the Great Tribulation which shall come to a doorstep near you. You and your entire family upto 7 generations shall not escape My wrath.


  5. Hi Jack,

    it is in my responsibility to inform you that the prophecy of Abomination of Desolation has already been fulfilled on 24th May, 2021 right herein the Lion City which corresponds to Daniel 8:9 NKJV, towards the South, towards the East, towards the Glorious Land which is in South East Asia. You now have only less then 14 days to get yourself prepared for the coming Great Tribulation.

    All evidences has already been presented on my blog because I AM John of Patmos, the one who wrote the book of Revelation. All it takes is two seconds of your time by clicking onto my profile and investigate for yourself the claims that I AM making. However, if you choose to ignore my message, so be it. I shall not intrude into your blog again but the warning has been given.


    • Dear sir.
      The spirit of the prophet is subject to the prophet.
      Therefore, you are a liar and false prophet, full of sin and every evil work. Pride has darkened your mind and seared your conscience Your ministry is the work of Satan. Stop cooperating with familiar spirits and repent.
      Sincerely, Jack @


      • Today you have rejected Salvation. So by the authority that has been given to me because all His promises are Yea and Amen, after Christ rose from the dead and the Holy Spirit, I shall now exercise my gifts as the John of Patmos and the Prophet Elijah and that is, I shall not forgive you up to 7 generations from your left to the right, from the top to the bottom because you have called me a Liar>

        22 And when He had said this, He breathed on them, and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit. 23 If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained.” John 20:22-23 NKJV


        • Sir,
          The only thing I rejected was a false prophet.
          You are NOT John the apostle. Nor are you the “I AM.”
          It took less than a minute viewing your blog to identify exactly who and what you are.
          You have ZERO authority over ANYONE who chooses not to believe your foolishness. ZERO!
          So, curse away if you will. It will only come back on you.
          I only allowed this conversation to be posted at the direction of the Lord.
          Maybe He wants others to see your error.
          Maybe He wants others to see what it looks like when a true prophet rebukes a false one.
          Maybe He has other reasons.
          Maybe He actually wants me to help you.
          You certainly do need help.
          Humility is the first step friend.
          Sincerely, Jack


          • I shall CURSE YOU into the eternal lake of FIRE. And the Scriptures I shall accord to you is Matthew 7:21-23 NKJV…. I DO NOT KNOW YOU… YOU WHO PRACTICE LAWLESSNESS!


            • I DO know you though.
              your comments about not forgiving me and cursing me are a dead give away. you are anti Christ.
              You are demonized.
              Christ already forgave me. You can’t curse whom God has blessed.
              And you don’t use the sword of God’s word to cut people up.
              Now, If you would care for more public correction and rebuke. please continue to comment while I pray for you.
              Sincerely, Jack


              • Oh Yes! As the Prophet Elijah, I have come to curse the earth.

                6 And he will turn
                The hearts of the fathers to the children,
                And the hearts of the children to their fathers,
                Lest I come and strike the earth with a curse.” Malachi 4:6 NKJV


                • Would you like help or not youngster?


                  • I AM has already given you enough help. Moreover you are practicing Lawlessness by worshipping the Abomination of Desolation.

                    Therefore I have already marked you with the Mark of the Beast. by calling Me a Liar.

                    4 and the LORD said to him, “Go through the midst of the city, through the midst of Jerusalem, and put a mark on the foreheads of the men who sigh and cry over all the abominations that are done within it.” Ezekiel 9:4 NKJV

                    Even if you cry help during the Great Tribulation, none shall come to you because you are too proud to investigate the evidences that I have already presented.

                    4 “Behold the proud,
                    His soul is not upright in him;
                    But the just shall live by his faith. Habakkuk 2:4 NKJV


                    • Guess not…


                    • Let Me tell you what are your sins besides calling Me a Liar.

                      2 Do not forget to entertain strangers, for by so doing some have unwittingly entertained angels. Hebrews 13:2 NKJV

                      You have underestimated Me by calling Me a Nobody. That is one of your biggest mistakes.

                      But even if you come to seek for forgveness later on, it is too late.

                      You shall be a participant in the Great Tribulation and fulfill the prophecies of Ezekiel 5:10 NKJV by turning into a flesh eating zombie. And you shall be beheaded by your own family member because of your practice of lawlessness and abominations.

                      10 Therefore fathers shall eat their sons in your midst, and sons shall eat their fathers; and I will execute judgments among you, and all of you who remain I will scatter to all the winds. Ezekiel 5:10 NKJV


                    • LOL! oh, this keeps getting better..


                    • Sir,
                      Anyone. I mean ANYONE that focuses on, and highlights the so called “sins” of others, pointing them out and passing judgment, is obviously SIN CONSCIOUS! That is a dead giveaway that YOU HAVE SIN IN YOUR OWN LIFE! That is exactly what the blood of Jesus washed us from!
                      Have you even read the New Testament?
                      You had best judge yourself friend.

                      Sincerely, Jack


                    • I have noticed that the devil loves to quote a lot of scripture…
                      out of context that is.
                      Here is the deal.
                      You are sad because you “don’t fit in” at church.
                      The leadership won’t recognize your “gift.” so you are not even connected to a local body in any meaningful way.
                      You probably are less than 10 years old in the Lord but think you are a mature Christian.
                      You don’t have intimacy with God so you believe He is a heavy handed fire and brimstone tyrant.
                      You only read the bible to strengthen your foolish doctrinal positions. Not to simply know Him.
                      About right so far?
                      Sincerely Jack


  6. Hi Jack, It’s so refreshing to see someone speaking this truth. You did it in such a clear and brief way. The Pre-Trib myth is such a danger to the body of Christ. It causes the church to sit back, do nothing, and wait for their escape. Instead, looking to the return of Christ, we should be preparing for the challenging times in the Last Days. I recently published a book on this subject, The Third Watch – It’s Later Than You Think. I’ll see if I can e-mail you a PDF of it. Thanks for sharing this much needed teaching.


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