THE MOST DIRECT MANIFESTATION OF THE RAPTURE/TRANSLATION
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The brightness of our revelations depends upon the correctness of our doctrines (our building blocks)
THE RAPTURE/ TRANSLATION
(1 Thes 4:13-18) But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep [Gk: deceased: be dead], that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope. (1 Thes 4:14) For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep [Gk: deceased: be dead] in Jesus will God bring with him. (1 Thes 4:15)) 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 [Gk: precede, go before] them which are asleep [Gk: deceased: be dead]. (1 Thes 4:16) For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel [Michael: Jude 1:9], and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: (1 Thes 4:17) Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up [Gk: seized] [raptured, translated] together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. (1 Thes 4:18) Wherefore comfort one another with these words.
(Luke 9:28-36) And it came to pass about an eight
days [symbol of a new beginning] after these sayings, he [Jesus] took Peter and John and James, and went up into a mountain to
pray. And as he prayed, the fashion [Gk:
view] of his countenance [Gk: appearance] was altered [“transfigured”
Mat 17:2; “transformed” Rom 12:2],
and his raiment [Gk: clothing] was
white and glistering [Gk: to lighten forth, radiant] . And, behold, there talked with him
two men , which were Moses [representing “the dead in Christ” 1 Thes
4:16] and Elijah [representing those which are “alive and
remain shall be caught up [raptured,
translated] together with them in
the clouds” 1 Thes 4:17] [3,4,5]:
Who [who] appeared in glory, and spake of his decease [Gk: exit, fig. death] which he should accomplish at
1. (Mat 17:2,3) And [Jesus] was transfigured [Gk: transformed (metamorphosed)] [Rom 12:2] before them [Peter, James and John]: and his face did shine as the sun, and his raiment was white as the light. And, behold, there appeared unto them [Peter, James and John] Moses and Elijah talking with him.
2. Commentary: “two men” = clearly two witnesses of Jesus Christ; perhaps the “two witnesses” of Rev 11:3, but Enoch and Elijah, both of whom have never died, are also candidates, except, Moses would then experience his second death.
34:5,6) So Moses
the servant of the LORD died there
a. (Heb 9:27) And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:
4. (2 Kings 2:9-12) And it
came to pass, when they were gone over [the
a. Commentary: Elijah was the second man to be raptured (translated), and Elijah never died.
5. (Gen 5:21-24) And Enoch [Heb: initiated, dedicated: disciplined, trained up] lived sixty and five years, and begat Methuselah [who lived 969 years]: And Enoch walked with God after he begat Methuselah three hundred years, and begat sons and daughters: And all the days of Enoch were three hundred sixty and five years: And Enoch walked with God: and he was not [Heb: nothing]; for God took [Heb: seized] him.
a. Commentary: Enoch was the archetype (first) man to be raptured (translated), and Enoch never died.
b. Commentary: being raptured (translated) from earth to heaven is like an earthly language being “translated” into a heavenly language, Jehovah God’s language: the Word of God. That is what we are becoming, the Word of God, by being raptured (translated) “here a little, and there a little.” (Isa 28:9,10)
(Isa 28:9,10) Whom shall he teach knowledge? and whom shall he make to understand doctrine [i.e., God’s language]? them that are weaned from the milk, and drawn from the breasts [ready (willing) for meat]. For precept must be upon precept [vertical revelations, first God to man], precept upon precept; line [horizontal revelations, then godly man to man] upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little: