(obviously being “revealed in his time” 2 Thess 2:6).


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The depth of our revelations depends upon the correctness of our doctrine.

Doctrinal differences translate into “position” in the eternal Kingdom of God;

but the “heart” gets us there.


(1 Thes 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 [who are not brethren] 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 [Gk: precede] [go before] 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 [as one unit], to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. Wherefore comfort one another with these words.

  1. Commentary: common biblical words not found in the KJV Bible: trinity, rapture, millennium, hades.

  2. rapture = Dict: 1. ecstatic joy or delight; joyful ecstasy. 2. an utterance or expression of ecstatic delight. 3. the carrying of a person to another place or sphere of existence.

  3. ignorant = Gk: not to know (through lack of information): not understand.

  4. asleep = Gk: put ot sleep, to slumber, fig. deceased: be dead.

  5. hope = (to anticipate, usually with pleasure); expectation or confidence: - faith, hope.

  6. caught up = Gk: seized (in various applications): - catch (away, up), pluck (up), pull (up), take (by force) /// to take for oneself, to prefer. [rather like wheat being harvested]


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THE RAPTURE (standing up, a spiritual experience) PHYSICALLY PORTRAYED

(Eze 37:1-6) The hand of the LORD [Heb: Jehovah] was upon me, and carried me out in the spirit of the LORD [i.e., in the hand of the Holy Spirit], and set me down in the midst of the valley which was full of bones [Heb: a bone (as strong); by extension the body, fig. the substance: X life, strength], And caused me to pass by them round about: and, behold, there were very many in the open [exposed] valley; and, lo, they were very dry [Heb: to be ashamed, confused or disappointed; failing, withered]. And he said unto me, Son of man, can these bones live [Heb: live, revive: quicken, recover, repair, restore (to life), be whole]? And I answered, O Lord GOD, thou knowest. Again he said unto me, Prophesy upon these bones, and say unto them, O ye dry bones, hear the word of the LORD. Thus saith the Lord GOD unto these bones; Behold, I will cause breath to enter into you, and ye shall live: And I will lay sinews [Heb: tendons] upon you, and will bring up flesh upon you, and cover you with skin, and put breath in you, and ye shall live; and ye shall know that I am the LORD.

(Eze 37:7-10) So I prophesied as I was commanded: and as I prophesied, there was a noise, and behold a shaking, and the bones came together, bone to his bone. And when I beheld, lo, the sinews and the flesh came up upon them, and the skin covered them above: but there was no breath in them. Then said he unto me, Prophesy unto the wind [a type and shadow of the Holy Spirit], prophesy, son of man, and say to the wind, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe upon these slain, that they may live. So I prophesied as he commanded me, and the breath came into them, and they lived, and stood up upon their feet, an exceeding great army [Joel 2:1-11].

(Eze 37:11-14) Then he said unto me, Son of man, these bones are the whole house of Israel: behold, they say, Our bones are dried, and our hope is lost: we are cut off [Heb: destroyed, divided] for our parts. Therefore prophesy and say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, O my people, I will open your graves, and cause you to come up out of your graves, and bring you into the land of Israel [the Promised Land]. And ye shall know that I am the LORD, when I have opened your graves, O my people, and brought you up out of your graves, And shall put my spirit in you, and ye shall live, and I shall place you in your own land: then shall ye know that I the LORD have spoken it, and performed it, saith the LORD.

(Judg 7:7-8) And the LORD said unto Gideon [Heb: feller (warrior) /// to fell a tree (anything): cut asunder, hew down] [a type and shadow of Jesus Christ], By the three hundred men [saved shepherds, front-line combat troops of the army] that lapped [were “vigilant” (1 Pet 5:8) and did not bow down to drink and thus bow down to the evil Midianites across the stream (water of the Holy Spirit)] will I save you, and deliver the Midianites [Heb: brawling, contentious, discord, strife] [a type and shadow of the unsaved] into thine hand: and let all the other people [saved sheep, rear back-up troops of the army] go every man unto his place [“unto his tent” v.8, in the rear of the army rather than “return” (v.3) to his home as did the 22,000 unbelievers]. So the [300] people took victuals [Heb: food] [(support) in a time of famine] in their hand, and their trumpets [voice = (prayers)]: and he [Gideon (Jesus Christ)] sent all the rest [the 9,700 support troops] of Israel every man unto his tent, and retained those three hundred men: and the host of Midian was beneath him [or, the 300 raptured men were above the Midianites] in the valley.

  1. retained = Heb: to fasten upon; hence to seize, be strong: catch, cleave, retain, seize, take (hold).


(1 Kings 18:38) Then the fire of the LORD fell, and consumed [Heb: to eat: devour][take to Himself] the burnt sacrifice [a type of the High Priest, a type of Jesus Christ], and the wood [“in order” a type of us], and the stones [a type of the twelve tribes], and the dust [a type of infant children?], and licked up the water [a type of the Holy Spirit] that was in the trench.

(1 Kings 18:44,45) And it came to pass at the seventh time, that he said, Behold, there ariseth a little cloud out of the sea [of humanity], like a man's hand [the Hand Ministry: the “five smooth stones” 1 Sam 17:40 & “apostle, prophet, evangelist, pastor, teacher” Eph 4:11,12 – increasingly without sharp edges]. And he said, Go up, say unto Ahab, Prepare thy chariot, and get thee down, that the rain stop thee not. And it came to pass in the mean while, that the heaven was black with clouds and wind, and there was a great rain. And Ahab rode, and went to Jezreel.


(Rev 7:1-4) And after these things I saw four angels standing on the four corners of the earth, holding the four winds of the earth, that the wind should not blow on the earth, nor on the sea, nor on any tree. And I saw another angel ascending from the east, having the seal of the living God: and he cried with a loud voice to the four angels, to whom it was given to hurt the earth and the sea, Saying, Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads. And I heard the number of them which were sealed: and there were sealed an hundred and forty and four thousand [144,000] of all the tribes of the children of Israel.

(Rev 7:9,10) After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands; And cried with a loud voice, saying, Salvation to our God which sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb.


(Rev 12:3-6) And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads. And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth: and the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered, for to devour her child as soon as it was born. And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and to his throne. And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place prepared of God, that they should feed her there a thousand two hundred and threescore days [3 ½ years].

(Rev 12:14) And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle [“I (Jehovah) bare you on eagles’ wings” Exo 19:4; the Bible; on the wings of the OT & NT ], that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time [3 ½ years], from the face of the serpent.