Thursday, May 19, 2011
"Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves." Matthew 7:15
There is a man named Harold Camping, who proclaims that God will "rapture" His people on May 21, 2011, and judge the whole world on October 21, 2011. He has also used mathematical predictions applied to the Bible to predict dates for the end of the world. His current end times prediction is that the Rapture will be on May 21, 2011 and that God will completely destroy the Earth and the universe five months later on October 21. He had previously predicted that the Rapture would occur in September 1994.
Harold Camping's website: http://www.familyradio.com/index2.html
Harold Camping's Bio http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harold_Camping
From the Seeds of Grace:
Harold Camping says millions will die on May 21, 2011 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b9acwNHKvoo
"Harold Camping proclaims the rapture will happen on May 21, 2011. He say's if you don't believe "his" prediction with all your heart, then you will be left behind to face the wrath of God. Moreover, according to the Jewish tradition of that day, the betrothal was a common form of wedding. In this tradition we see that the "FATHER" of the bridegroom was the only one who knew at what time he would send out the BRIDEGROOM (Jesus) his son to take the BRIDE (true church/saints) to live with Him. So Jesus was giving a parable of His return and applying it in an applicable context to the culture of that day. What a wonderful God! Yes, Christ is coming back, but he doesn't reveal the date of his coming because even he doesn't know, only the Father knows the exact timing when to send back his Son to catch up the saints. Please watch out for these false prophets, there will be plenty more as the real day approaches."
Seeds of Grace http://www.youtube.com/user/seedsofgrace
Jesus said in Matthew 24, that no man knows the day or the hour of His return, and He warned of false prophets in these last days, but, He also tells us to look for the signs of the times.
Matthew 24 http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew+24&version=KJV
As a Christian I must account for the Bible's reference to the Marriage Supper of the Lamb, when all true believers in Jesus Christ will be united together with Him. Revelation 19:7-9 "Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready. And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints. And he saith unto me, Write, Blessed are they which are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb. And he saith unto me, These are the true sayings of God."
Even though the word rapture is not found in the Bible, the word means to be caught up or snatched away quickly, and that future event is recorded in 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18
"But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him. For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep. For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. Wherefore comfort one another with these words."
And also in 1 Corinthians 15:50-58
"Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption. Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, 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 we shall be changed. For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory. O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord."
After this catching away of the Church, or the Bride of Christ, or the Saints, Jesus returns to Earth with us true believers as recorded in Revelation 19:11-16
"And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war. His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself. And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God. And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean. And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God. And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS."
Remember the last time Jesus Christ appeared on Earth is recorded in Acts 1:9-11
"And when he had spoken these things, while they beheld, he was taken up; and a cloud received him out of their sight. And while they looked stedfastly toward heaven as he went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel; Which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven."
This message is not being widely preached in today's churches, so many Christians are being deceived and misled, and false prophets and false teachings have corrupted the Christian movement.
The only true way to separate the truth from the lies is for each individual person to have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, by talking to Him in prayer, and reading His Words in the New Testament everyday, and He will reveal Himself to you.
The Word of God says "Call on the Name of the Lord ( Jesus Christ ) and you will be saved." and "Faith comes by hearing, and hearing, by the Word of God."
In John 1:1-14, Jesus is called the Word of God.
If He is real, and you are sincere and honest with yourself, you will know and believe, and if not, then you will remain a non- believer.
What do you have to lose...
Peace and Maranatha
Posted by Extreme Pacifist at 12:42 PM