A Case for the Rapture

Acts 2: 14-16,

Joel 2: 28-31, Joel 3:14-15

Mark 13: 24-25

Isaiah 13: 9-12

Mathew 24:29-31

Luke 21:25-28

Revelations 6:12-17, Revelations 7:9 & 7:13-15, Revelations 8: 12


 

Acts 2: 14-16

 

Then Peter stood up with the Eleven, raised his voice and addressed the crowd: “Fellow Jews and all of     you who live in Jerusalem, let me explain this to you; listen carefully to what I say. These people are not drunk, as you suppose. It’s only nine in the morning! No, this is what was spoken by the prophet Joel:

 

‘In the last days, God says, I will pour out my Spirit on all people.

Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your young men will see visions,your old men will dream dreams.

Even on my servants, both men and women, I will pour out my Spirit in those days, and they will prophesy.

I will show wonders in the heavens above and signs on the earth below, blood and fire and billows of smoke.

The sun will be turned to darkness and the moon to blood before the coming of the great and glorious day of the Lord.

  

Peter confirms the event as a fulfillment of prophesy.

 

Joel 2: 28-31

 

‘In the last days, God says, I will pour out my Spirit on all people.

Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your young men will see visions,your old men will dream dreams.

Even on my servants, both men and women, I will pour out my Spirit in those days, and they will prophesy.

I will show wonders in the heavens above and signs on the earth below, blood and fire and billows of smoke.

The sun will be turned to darkness and the moon to blood before the coming of the great and glorious day of the Lord.

 

Joel 3:14-15

 

For the day of the Lord is near in the valley of decision.

The sun and moon will be darkened, and the stars no longer shine.

 

Mark 13:24-25

“But in those days, following that distress,“ ‘the sun will be darkened,and the moon will not give its light;

the stars will fall from the sky,and the heavenly bodies will be shaken.

“At that time people will see the Son of Man coming in clouds with great power and glory.

And he will send his angels and gather his elect from the four winds, from the ends of the earth to the ends of the heavens.

 

Isaiah 13: 9-12

See, the day of the Lord is coming. A cruel day, with wrath and fierce anger to make the land desolate

and destroy the sinners within it. The stars of heaven and their constellations will not show their light.

The rising sun will be darkened and the moon will not give its light. I will punish the world for its evil,

the wicked for their sins. I will put an end to the arrogance of the haughty and will humble the pride of the ruthless.

I will make people scarcer than pure gold,

  

Mathew 24:29-31

 

“Immediately after the distress of those days ‘the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light;

the stars will fall from the sky, and the heavenly bodies will be shaken.’

“Then will appear the sign of the Son of Man in heaven. And then all the peoples of the earth will mourn when they see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven, with power and great glory.  And he will send his angels with a loud trumpet call, and they will gather his elect from the four winds, from one end of the heavens to the other.

 

Luke 21:25-28

 

There will be signs in the sun, moon and stars. On the earth, nations will be in anguish and perplexity at the roaring and tossing of the sea. People will faint from terror, apprehensive of what is coming on the world, for the heavenly bodies will be shaken. At that time they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. When these things begin to take place, stand up and lift up your heads, because your redemption is drawing near.”

 

Revelations 6:12-17

 

I watched as he opened the sixth seal. There was a great earthquake. The sun turned black like sackcloth made of goat hair, the whole moon turned blood red, and the stars in the sky fell to earth, as figs drop from a fig tree when shaken by a strong wind. The heavens receded like a scroll being rolled up, and every mountain and island was removed from its place.

Then the kings of the earth, the princes, the generals, the rich, the mighty, and everyone else, both slave and free, hid in caves and among the rocks of the mountains. They called to the mountains and the rocks, “Fall on us and hide us from the face of him who sits on the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb! For the great day of their wrath has come, and who can withstand it?”

John  recognized God on His Throne separate from The wrath of the Lamb.

  

Revelations 8: 12

 

The fourth angel sounded his trumpet, and a third of the sun was struck, a third of the moon, and a third of the stars, so that a third of them turned dark. A third of the day was without light, and also a third of the night.

 


Revelations 7:9 & 7:13-15

 

After this I looked, and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne and before the Lamb. They were wearing white robes and were holding palm branches in their hands.

Then one of the elders asked me, “These in white robes—who are they, and where did they come from?” I answered, “Sir, you know.”
And he said, “These are they who have come out of the great tribulation; they have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.
If this is not the church than who are they?

 

This is why I am thinking. The following scriptures are talking about the same event.

 

Acts 2: 14-16, Joel 2: 28-31, Joel 3:14-15, Mark 13:24-25, Isaiah 13: 9-12, Mathew 24:29-31, Luke 21:25-28

Revelations 6:12-17  Revelations 7:13-15 Revelations 8:12

 

They are referencing the event about the sun the moon and the stars(heavens). I originally thought that they were referring to the second coming. However what I noticed is that they are referring to a time when people are taken away and some are left behind. So it is not likely to be the second coming. It must be a rapture or the rapture.

Luke makes reference to expecting your redemption.

Mathew 24 says When you see the abomination that causes desolation standing in the holy place  THEN…  (Sun Moon Stars)  Then Redemption. Jesus stated that "this is what the Prophet Daniel was talking about".

Daniel 8 13 makes reference to the same thing abomination) only he ads that it includes the daily sacrifice. This will all be 2300 days.

Daniel 8: 17 says the vision concerns the time of the end. It was not to be understood until the end.  What end?

So according to Mathew, the abomination that causes desolation is prior to the Sun Moon And Stars event which is the event or (events) prior to the Rapture

So as I read each reference I noticed similarities as well as extras. Some of the extras are earthquakes, sea roaring, asteroids hitting and more. Many of the things people have talked about.

Daniel 12:11-12 From the time that the daily sacrifice is abolished and the abomination that causes desolation is set up, there will be 1290 days. Blessed is the one who waits for and reaches the 1335 days.

Days ?…..……….1290 days……………...45 days?………….Gone?…………

Daily Sacrifice    Abomination  ——— Sun Moon Stars——Rapture ——Wrath of God on the earth.

According to Daniel the Total is 2300 days. Whatever is left of the 6.3 years appears to be the wrath of God being poured out until the second coming.

 

John 5:24-29

“Very truly I tell you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be judged but has crossed over from death to life. Very truly I tell you, a time is coming and has now come when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God and those who hear will live. For as the Father has life in himself, so he has granted the Son also to have life in himself. And he has given him authority to judge because he is the Son of Man.

“Do not be amazed at this, for a time is coming when all who are in their graves will hear his voice and come out—those who have done what is good will rise to live, and those who have done what is evil will rise to be condemned.