THE CATCHING AWAY
Brothers, please allow me to tie the catching away of the Church with biblical truth.
2nd Thessalonians 2: 3-17 3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;
Brothers know that apostacy is any man of God who deceives one of God's children. They deceive you by teaching false doctrine. Note in verse 3 above that there must first come a falling away before the antichrist comes. A falling away of the Church will come, and it will come from believers believing false teachers.
4 Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.
The antichrist will stand in the temple at mid tribulation and exhalt himself to be God. It is at this time when the Holy Spirit of God will move upon all the Jews, and they will know that it was them who pierced the side of the true Son of God, Jesus our Lord and Savior.
5 Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things?
6 And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time.
Brothers, it is us the true Church who is the with holder of the antichrist in this day. We are keeping the antichrist from appearing even now, and we will continue to keep him from appearing until we are taken out of the way in the catching away of the Church.
7 For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way.
You and I who make up the Church in this day will hinder the antichrist from coming. The word letteth here in the old english language means to hinder.
8 And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming:
Once we are caught up by Jesus then no one can hinder the antichrist from going about his plans to put himself up as God.
9 Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,
10 And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.
11 And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:
12 That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.
When we are caught away to meet Jesus in the air. Then the darkness that is the antichrist, the false prophet, and satin himself will go about trying to consume any, and all good which includes those who are left behind, but have now received the conviction of the Holy Spirit of God and been saved, and born again during the tribulation period. Many of these new saints of God will be killed for their believe in Jesus Christ as Savior, and made marters to others.
13 But we are bound to give thanks alway to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth:
14 Whereunto He called you by our gospel, to the obtaining of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.
My brothers in Christ Jesus we are called by the gospel of Christ just as the Church of Thessolonica was, and which Paul was speaking to in his day.
15 Therefore, brethren, stand fast, and hold the traditions which ye have been taught, whether by word, or our epistle.
We must stand fast and hold not to traditions of men who seek to deceive the Church, but rather the traditions which you have been taught by the Holy Word of God in our Holy Bible.
16 Now our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God, even our Father, which hath loved us, and hath given us everlasting consolation and good hope through grace,
17 Comfort your hearts, and stablish you in every good word and work.
Be established in God's word. Do not let any man deceive you. Confirm every word in scripture. Do not take my word for anything nor any other mans word as he speaks about the word of God. Please never fail to seek the truth of any scripture that you are told of. Pray to God the Father for the Holy Spirit that he has sent to live inside you to teach, and to show you the truth of His word, and pray this in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior.
Now allow me to prove to you by God's Holy Word that there will be a catching away of the Church before the antichrist is revealed on this earth.
John 6:44 No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day.
Here we are told that God the Father who sent Jesus must draw every man to Jesus' saving grace by the very blood that he shed, and died on the cross to give us eternal life. Do you see that it is the Holy Spirit of God who brings conviction to each of those who are lost, and through his conviction and the preaching of God's Holy Word we accept, and know Jesus as our Lord and Savior.
This has always been the case since Jesus was born a man on this earth, and it will always be the only way to salvation. The bible tells us that the 144,000 Jewish virgin men at mid tribulation will bring many unto Christ, there will be more than can be numbered in heaven who came out of the great tribulation saved, born again because of the Holy Spirits conviction, and the teaching of the gospel by the 144,000 Jewish men who are chosen of God.
I say that to say to you that the bible is very clear in the New Testament that the Holy Spirit of God will never be removed from earth, and that includes the tribulation period. For if He were the with holder, the hinderer, he that letteth in the old English translation of the KJV of this bible then no one could be saved during this period.
Brothers we the Church have been the one who hender' the antichrist from being revealed since the day of Jesus Christ. We must be the one caught away, not the Holy Spirit who must remain after us so that millions more may be saved during this awful tribulation period. Praise God!!!!!!
John 16: 7 Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you.
8 And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment:
9 Of sin, because they believe not on me;
10 Of righteousness, because I go to my Father, and ye see me no more;
11 Of judgment, because the prince of this world is judged.
Praise the Lord our God! The Holy Spirit of God was sent by Jesus and the Father to convict us of sin. If not for that conviction we would all have condemned our selves to an eternal Hell as will those who both now and during the tribulation period shall do if they do not accept Jesus.
This is the first message of several on the subject of the Catching Away of the Church.
God Bless you my brothers in Christ.
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