What MUST Happen Before the Rapture!
by Richard Billingsley
There has been a lot of speculation and preaching that the Rapture of the Bride can happen at any moment. But most do not realize is that Jesus declared that before He returns there must be a Final Restoration of understanding of scriptures. That restoration is manifesting itself right now and it is showing us that many of the things we believe about the last days and the Rapture are based in interpretation of scriptures that violate very important commandments given by God warning us not to do the very things we did anyway, which corrupted our understanding of Bible Prophecy and blinded us for centuries. Those who have been reading and following my teachings know the reasons for the things I teach. But those who are new to this ministry probably haven't taken the time to study why I teach these things.
The Final Restoration
This Final Restoration is going to shake much of the Church and as planned by God it is going to create a division. A division between those who will cling to the traditions of men and those who will cling to the truth of the scriptures, those who seek after and desire to possess everything God has to offer and those who think their religion will save them.
Events before the Rapture
After the Rapture
After the Rapture of the Bride there will be a short period of silence or calm because of the shock of what has just happened. Those Christians who were left behind will be crying out for God to come and take them. While the rest of the world will be thinking that those troubling Christians are finally and gone and now we can do what we have always dreamed of.
The Tribulation and The Return
The following 3 1/2 years will be nearly impossible to endure, but those who do endure to the end will be saved.
The book of Revelation is not one continuous story but actually seven stories told from different perspectives about the last days. Four of those stories tell the same story and when studied in parallel they create a Tribulation of only 3 1/2 years (IE. The 1st Trumpet and the 1st Bowl are the exact same event). When studied in this way we also find that the Rapture is mentioned in three different stories and all three line up as the exact same event. Shutting down the arguments for a Pre, Mid and Post Tribulation Raptures. These and a multitude of other revelations can be found in other teachings on the Rich Insight Ministries website: www.richinsight.org
At the end of those 3 1/2 years Jesus will return and claim his possession of the Earth and the Judgment Seat of Christ will begin and last for 45 days. Only those who have shown kindness will be allowed to enter in and the rest will be sent to Hell to await the Great White Throne judgment at the end of the Millennial period.
This article is not intended to be an in-depth teaching it is a simple and basic outline of what is going to happen before the Rapture can occur. Use the "Print Friendly" button at the top of the page to print this teaching and share it with your friends, especially your church family. To learn more and get the details and scriptures supporting what is outlined here; one can study the other in-depth, detailed articles on this website. Print off and use to the following resources for more information when sharing this article:
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