The Rapture, Where is THAT in the Bible?

The word Rapture is a word you will NOT find in the Bible. The reason for this is; Satan the adversary of all Truth, interwove YEAST among the teachings of the Word of God. He devised a teaching that tells people “you will be plucked up and removed from any of the punishments that God has predestined for this earth.” This is FALSE, and I am about to break it down for you in such a way that you will not be able to nay-say or refute. Ready for it? lol!
The church fathers used the word Harpazo G726 to build their false teachings upon, and it means: to seize, or carry off by force or to be caught up into the spiritual realm. Not a physical snatching away to heaven.
This word Harpazo is used exactly 13 times in the New Testament. I am about to break down every verse it is used in and in WHAT CONTEXT it was written in.
13 occurrences of this word, WHY am I not surprised?

Matt 11:12 “From the days of John the Baptist until now, the Kingdom of heaven suffered violence inflicted upon them, BUT the violent are *carried off by FORCE!”
*So as you can see here the violent are to be being carried off by FORCE, those that have oppressed the KINGDOM of heaven with violence, are repaid with violence by being carried off in the spirit of Elijah, which was on John the Baptist, BY FORCE.

Mat 13:19  “When any one heareth the word of the kingdom, and understandeth it not, then cometh the wicked ones, and *takes away by force that which was sown in his heart. This is he which received seed by the way side.”
The enemy or wicked one is plural. Jesus uses the word birds in Mat 13:4 in the parable, not a single bird, so it translates as *the birds (Hello Twitter) that comes to take away by force the kingdom from you. THEY are the ones that are sent to distract you with the cares of this world and take away by force the kingdom Truth planted in your heart.

John 6:15 “When Jesus therefore perceived that they would come and *take him by force, to make him a king, he departed again into a mountain himself alone.”
Here Jesus uses the word Harpazo to show these people want their bellies full and their desires met, THAT is why they want ME to be their KING, not because I AM the Son of God. That is why he would depart to a place of solitude away from people until that desire to *take Him by FORCE and make him king passed. It was for all the wrong reasons.

John 10:12  “But he that is an hireling, and not the shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, seeth the wolf coming, and leaveth the sheep, and fleeth: and the wolf *carries off by force, and scattereth the sheep.”
The WOLF, the worker of evil, the enemy *carries off by force the sheep of God’s flock and scatters them.

John 10:28  “And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man *carry them off by force from out of my hand.”
No MAN can *carry THEM off by force from out of HIS hand.

John 10:29 “My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father’s hand.”
No MAN can *carry THEM off by force from out of HIS hand.

There are exactly 6 occurrences in the New Testament where the word Harpazo G726 is spoke by Jesus HIMSELF. 6 the number of man.
THESE are the verses I want us all to pay special attention to, because they are HIS WORDS.

Acts 8:39  “And when they were come up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord *carried off Philip, that the eunuch saw him no more: and he went on his way rejoicing.”
The word Harpazo is used in the context of being urgently called away, like being forcefully and quickly pulled away from an intense conversation with someone. The eunuch saw him no more when he came up out of the water. We don’t know how LONG the Holy Spirit had him under that water. It was enough time for Philip to be *carried off by the Holy Spirit to another spiritual assignment.

Acts 23:10  “And when there arose a great dissension, the chief captain, fearing lest Paul should have been pulled in pieces of them, commanded the soldiers to go down, and to *take him by force from among them, and to bring him into the castle.”
Are you beginning to see a consistent THEME running here of what this word HARPAZO means?

2 Cor 12:2 “I knew a man in Christ above fourteen years ago, (whether in the body, I cannot tell; or whether out of the body, I cannot tell: God knoweth;) such a man was *carried off to the third heaven.”
The Third Heaven is the Spiritual Realm. There are 3 realms the Bible speaks of. The 1st heaven is THE SKY and the entire expanse of the SKY we see, and the 2nd heaven is everything beyond what we can see in outer space and the universe. The 3rd heaven is the SPIRITUAL REALM it is where we are seated with JESUS in HEAVENLY PLACES, that the Bible speaks of in Eph 2:6. So, Paul is telling us of an experience where he was carried off quickly and forcefully into the Spiritual Realm and saw un-expressible things that he could not speak of.

1Thes 4:17  “Then we which are alive and remain shall be *carried away together with them in the *cloud, to meet the Lord in the *air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.”
The word cloud nephelē G3507 is singular and not plural. Also it used in verses that use it in a non literal way. Example:
“Since we have such a GREAT CLOUD of witnesses” Heb 12:1

“These are wells without water, CLOUDS that are carried with a tempest; to whom the mist of darkness is reserved for ever.” 2 Pet 2:17

“These are spots in your feasts of charity, when they feast with you, feeding themselves without fear: CLOUDS they are without water, carried about of winds; trees whose fruit withereth, without fruit, twice dead, plucked up by the roots;” Jude 1:12

So, as I have just proven here is that just because is SAYS cloud, does not mean it is referring to an ACTUAL cloud.
I would also like to draw attention to the use of the word AIR in the verse above in 1 Thes 4:17.
AIR in Greek is the word aēr G109 and it is used in scriptures when they are describing the lower denser air of the atmosphere that surrounds the earth, distinguished apart from the higher and rarer air. Which is described in Greek as the word ouranos G3772 and means: the vaulted expanse of the sky with all things visible in it, the universe, the world.

So as you can see there is NOT one single occurrence in the Scriptures that supports a teaching that people are going to be Raptured out of harms way and the Judgments spoken of in God’s Word to purge His people and bring forth good fruits, WORTHY of REPENTANCE.
THERE IS SPACE TO REPENT all the way up to chapter 16 of the book of Revelation. The shaking is to bring about our REPENTANCE.
Rev 16:9  And men were SCORCHED with great heat, and blasphemed the name of God, which hath power over these plagues: and they repented NOT to give HIM GLORY.

This is enough evidence that the teaching of the un-biblical Rapture is a doctrine of demons.

7 thoughts on “The Rapture, Where is THAT in the Bible?

  1. Hello Joe, this is Troy from chosenremnant.com. First I would like to say how nice of a site you have created, it’s very pleasing to the eye and easy to navigate. I read your testimony in the Encounter, and was moved to read what appears to me to be what Paul describes what he encountered…this is very cool. I have never experienced anything along that line, but the Lord obliviously chose to reveal Himself to you that way, and use you for a specific ministry. God is Great! You mentioned how His voice was like a whisper. This is exactly how He speaks to me through the spirit. They are short sentences like you described and in a whisper, or very quiet voice. I read this particular post, and I must say, you are right on target. The rapture is a false doctrine that has deceived much of the church…and frankly has lulled them to sleep, thinking all is well…no harm will come to me, when in fact it has left believers unprepared for what is about to come upon the scene. I would really enjoy sharing notes with you and staying in touch on where we are at in our ministries. The Lord in my ministry, wanted me to start at the reformation period, and begin to show that right from the start the deceptions began. Then go through the Protestant “church” period to show how satan has subtlety crept in with false doctrines that has caused the “church” to fall away from the very truths of scripture. Anyway I look forward to reading much more that you have written. Also let me know if you have an email that I can contact you by. May the Lord continue to bless your ministry and your search for truth!

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    1. Hi Troy, this is Joe’s wife, I run the website and write the articles. He told me all about you, and I too, went to your website and I feel like we have so much to share with one another. You most definitely hear the Lord, and the things the Lord has revealed to you, He has also revealed to us. You are such a refreshment to our souls. Your voice is strong and your understanding clear. We are both so very blessed to have made contact with someone that knows the Lord in a way that we do. Praise God and thank you again. Joe will send you his email via reddit direct message.

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      1. Thank you for the wonderful compliment. It is very refreshing to be in contact with like minded believers. I believe that the Lord causes his children to cross paths for a particular reason, and I’m excited to watch what His plan is for our ministries crossing…it’s exciting. I have read a few more of your posts, and they are right on target with what me and my wife believe, and they are very well written. I look forward to our future correspondence. I will look for Joe’s email address on Readit. Thanks so much again!

        Troy

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  2. I agree that the rapture as described by mainstream christianity is a false teaching, but I do still believe (and of course I may be wrong) there will be some sort of rapture where the believers are taken from the earth, likely at or towards the end of the 70th week. Could you tell me how you reconcile the following passage as it relates to your belief on the rapture?

    Matthew 24:29-31:

    (29) Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken:
    (30) And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.
    (31) And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.

    Also, could I know which bible version you use? I use the KJV but am not convinced that it is the only or best choice; however, there is a distinct difference in your Matthew 11:12 and what is in the KJV, as well as what is listed in my interlinear greek/english book.

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    1. The description of Mat 29-31 is explained by Jesus in the story of the Tares and Wheat. Mat 13:24-30 The messengers or angels rather are the ones separating them. This is depicted in Jude 1:15. You should check out the articles “angels” and “are we to judge” too. They touch on this. I only use the original Hebrew, Greek and Aramaic of the Bible not translations of others. I am a theologian. Thank you so much for reading the articles.. A wonderful free Bible app to access the original languages of the Bible is e-sword.net.

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      1. I’m don’t understand how the tares and wheat parable gives any alternate understanding of the elect being gathered together. Could you go more in depth on how the parable describes something other than a “rapture” or more generically a gathering together, as described in Matthew 24?

        Also, I’m not sure what it means for you to be a theologian. Is this a gift given by the Father? Does the KJV and my interlinear bible contradict the original text in that verse?

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      2. If you read Jude 1:15 you will see that as it was prophesied by Enoch, there is coming a separation. The Saints of God are the ones doing the judging. See for yourself. There is no rapture.. your keep trying to reconcile a nonbiblical concept with the bible. I showed you every time the word “harpizo” was used, the word man has taken to create the rapture doctrine. Being a theologian means you don’t follow others translations, you study the Languages yourself and do your own translations. Its there for YOU to do your own translation as well. Once you know the languages, you can clearly see where modern man took liberties in their wording. I believe firmly, that just as the Lord was meticulous concerning what materials were used for the Ark and the Arc, HOW MUCH MORE will He have been specific in the very words He had men choose to reveal His most holy Truths?

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