Rapture of Christ

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Why is there so much confusion over when the rapture happens? Most Christian’s don’t know this, but in Mathew chapter 24, JESUS predicts the end times for us in exact chronological order!!! All we have to do is read the chapter slowly, and carefully and the LORD will tell us exactly when he will come back in the Eastern sky and rapture his Church body!!!

Matthew Chapter 24

Jesus Foretells the Future

1 As Jesus was leaving the Temple grounds, his disciples pointed out to him the various Temple buildings.

2 But he responded, “Do you see all these buildings? I tell you the truth, they will be completely demolished. Not one stone will be left on top of another!”
(This prophecy was fulfilled in 70 AD!)

3 Later, Jesus sat on the Mount of Olives. His disciples came to him privately and said, “Tell us, when will all this happen? What sign will signal your return and the end of the world?”
(Ok Reader! JESUS will give us the signs of what will happen first before his return)

4 Jesus told them, “Don’t let anyone mislead you,

5 for many will come in my name, claiming, ‘I am the Messiah.’ They will deceive many.
(Like Reverend Sun Myong Moon) - Leader of one of the largest churches in the world headquartered out of South Korea - He says JESUS failed in his mission, and he now calls himself the messiah!)

6 And you will hear of wars and threats of wars, but don’t panic. Yes, these things must take place, but the end won’t follow immediately.

7 Nation will go to war against nation, and kingdom against kingdom.
The USA is at war with Iraq and Afghanistan at this time, with our troops also stationed all over the world. NOTICE JESUS SAID (but the end wont follow immediately)

7 - cont. - There will be famines and earthquakes in many parts of the world.

8 But all this is only the first of the birth pains, with more to come. JESUS says this is just…...

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