Who is on First
Who is on Second
Who will be raptured first?
Who will be raptured second?
Shabbat Shalom April 3-4, 2020
Since the beginning of the antichrist systems, the Great Harlot began a global fake Bible interpretation claiming that a secret Rapture will occur and the Christians will be lifted up in the air, then a Millennium of Jewish rule begins, which will end up with more raptures (see attached graph). The daughters of the Great Harlot who are young, sweet, and attractive Harlots teach exactly the same doctrine.
The Great Harlot and her daughters Harlots claim falsely that they have the Holy Spirit and that they are the Bride of Christ, hence they are infallible, which is false.
The Jesuits who are planning to rule the world by the arms of the Illuminatis, the Free Masons, and other Orders. They were joined by the global Zionists in teaching the same doctrines believing in one world in a global government where each group thinks they will be the absolute rulers of the earth.
The Global Zionists use God’s Word as a pretext to justify their domination and rule over the earth under their Messiah (who is not Jesus Yeshua) for a thousand years, the Millennium.
The dominant Church teachings on the Millennium, the Rapture, Kingdom Power, Prosperity Kingdom, and the Third Temple are NOT scriptural.
Yes, there is a Millennium, and yes, there is a rapture (taken up in the air), but they are very different from the common Christian and Global Zionists’ teaching.
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In this article (study) we will examine the correct biblical teaching in answering the question:
“Who will be raptured first? And, who will be raptured second?”
We will provide ten evidences and we hope that you study the Scriptures with us to examine every teaching.
The term “Rapture” is partially in the Bible. The Bible teaches of being “Taken up in the Air.” But, because Christians are completely accustomed to it, we will use the term rapture, but with a difference.
➤➤ First let us read the words of Matthew 24 and then discuss the facts therein.
Matthew 24:1-3 “Then Jesus went out and departed from the Temple, and His disciples came up to show Him the buildings of the Temple. And Jesus said to them, "Do you not see all these things? Assuredly, I say to you, not one stone shall be left here upon another, that shall not be thrown down." Now as He sat on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to Him privately, saying, "Tell us, when will these things be? And what will be the sign of Your coming, and of the end of the age? ...”
Observation 1: This is a key question: Tell us, when ...
Jesus answered this question in the following verses in Matthew 24:4-26.
➤➤ Then, Jesus began to describe the gathering of the elect (the true believers - faithful Messianic Christian believers in Matthew 24:31
“And He (Jesus - the son of man - the Son of God) will send His angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they will gather together His elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.”
Observation 2: But, notice that there is no reference here about the non-believers. The false dominant Church teaching assumes that the believers will be raptured while the non-believers will be left behind. This cannot be concluded from this verse which does not make any reference to the non-believers or a sequence of events.
➤➤ The next verses will clarify who will be taken up in the air first and who is on second?
Matthew 24:37-39 “But as the days of Noah were, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be. For as in the days before the flood, they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, and did not know until the flood came and took them all away, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be.” And, Matthew 24:44 “Therefore you also be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.”
❏ EVIDENCE 1: Jesus said in Matthew 24:39 “until the flood came and took them all away.”
The term took them all away refers to the non-believers being taken away, raptured to judgement and to their death. Jesus made it clear that they were not just drowned, but “taken away.” Noah and his family were not taken away, but rather they remained “left behind.” Thus, the faithful believers are left behind.
Observation 3: The Second Coming of our YHWH Yeshua Jesus will be unexpected by the non-believers. Noah and his believing sons believed and were expecting it, but they did not know which day and which hour. They were prepared. The non-believers continued their daily life without heeding to the warnings of YHWH given to them through Adam, the sons of God (the faithful believers) and Noah who called them to repent and to go with Noah in the Ark.
Observation 4: There is nothing wrong in eating, drinking, marrying and giving in marriage.
Observation 5: Some Bible teachers teach a false doctrine that eating, drinking, marrying and giving in marriage led God to express His wrath by the global flood.
Observation 6: Some Bible teachers teach falsely that the reference to marrying and giving in marriage relates to the hybrid people (half-gods, half-demons, giants, Nephilim, Anakim, seed of Satan, seed of the serpent, ...etc.) They say that these hybrid giants were engendered as their mothers married demons (the Watchers). This is also a false doctrine and there is no biblical or genetic/biological support. It is a Jewish Kabalist doctrine originated from the Jews who were exiled in Babylon before the time of Ezra. It is supported by the man-made apocrypha “The Book of Enoch”.
➤➤ In the next verses, Jesus describes two categories of people, one group will be taken up in the air while the other will be left or remains. This is the core of our study today:
Matthew 24:40-41 “Then two men will be in the field: one will be taken and the other left. Two women will be grinding at the mill: one will be taken and the other left.”
These verses do not tell us who will be taken up and who will remain.
➤➤ Let us examine Luke 17:32
Luke 17:32 Remember Lot's wife.
❏ EVIDENCE 2: Luke 17:32 indicates that Lot’s wife was taken out (up) to judgement while Lot, the righteous remained. She was taken out (up) for punishment. God turned her into a pillar of salt because she was a false believer who loved the world.
➤➤ Let us examine Luke 17:33ff
Luke 17:33-34 “Whoever seeks to save his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life will preserve it. I tell you, in that night there will be two men in one bed: the one will be taken and the other will be left.” (This is the English translation which is faulty.)
Before we examine this verse, we need to know that it has a wrong and false translation from the original Aramaic and from the original Hebrew into Greek and English. Here is the exact transliteration of the original text for those who can read Aramaic or Hebrew:
Aramaic: “Trin nehwon behada ‘arsaa.” Hebrew: “Yeshkebou shnaïm bematta ehat.” When it is correctly translated, it should say: “Two lying down in one bed: the one will be taken ....”
The word “two,” refers to a husband and a wife. It could never refer to two men in one bed because it is a vial abomination abhorred by God and clearly written in the Scriptures under the penalty of death by stoning.
(Please, in your Bible, cross out the word “men” and keep the word “two” to be correct with the original text.)
This also means that in marriage, if one spouse is unbeliever or a false Messianic Christian believer, then they shall not be taken up or remain together when the Lord Jesus comes.
This verse does not indicate who will be taken up first or second.
➤➤ Let us examine Luke 17:35
Luke 17:35 “Two women will be grinding together: the one will be taken and the other left.”
This verse does not indicate who will be taken up first or second.
➤➤ Let us examine Luke 17:36
Luke 17:36 “Two men will be in the field: the one will be taken and the other left.”
This verse does not indicate who will be taken up first or second.
➤➤ Let us examine Luke 17:37
Luke 17:37 “And they answered and said to Him, "Where, Lord?" So He said to them, "Wherever the body is, there the eagles will be gathered together."”
❏ EVIDENCE 3: This verse (Luke 17:37) is decisive.
The disciples asked: where do the first ones who are taken up or away go?
Jesus answered they go to face God’s wrath and judgement. Wherever the body is, there the eagles will be gathered. This is confirmed from the book of Revelation which contains seven visions of the end times events.
➤➤ Let us examine the sixth vision of John in Revelation 19
Revelation 19:11-18 Now I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse. And He who sat on him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He judges and makes war. His eyes were like a flame of fire, and on His head were many crowns. He had a name written that no one knew except Himself. He was clothed with a robe dipped in blood, and His name is called The Word of God. And the armies in heaven, clothed in fine linen, white and clean, followed Him on white horses. Now out of His mouth goes a sharp sword, that with it He should strike the nations. And He Himself will rule them with a rod of iron. He Himself treads the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God. And He has on His robe and on His thigh a name written: KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS. Then I saw an angel standing in the sun; and he cried with a loud voice, saying to all the birds that fly in the midst of heaven, "Come and gather together for the supper of the great God, that you may eat the flesh of kings, the flesh of captains, the flesh of mighty men, the flesh of horses and of those who sit on them, and the flesh of all people, free and slave, both small and great.”
❏ EVIDENCE 4: Revelation 19:18 describes the supper of the great God which is a reference to God’s wrath, judgement and death of billions of men and women who are non-believers (the winepress) and a billion of false Christians (the tares). Their bodies and flesh will be given to the vultures (the birds - the eagles).
Therefore, it is clear that those who are taken up first, are subject to God’s judgement and wrath. Remember the words, "Wherever the body is, there the eagles will be gathered together." This question by the disciple clarifies that those who remain (left behind) are the faithful believers who will not be killed and will not be given to the birds (vultures - eagles) to eat them.
➤➤ Let us examine the conditions at the time of Noah.
6-7 Noah was six hundred years old when the flood waters were on the earth. So Noah, with his sons, his wife, and his sons' wives, went into the ark because of the waters of the flood ...
11 In the six hundredth year of Noah's life, in the second month, the seventeenth day of the month, on that day all the fountains of the great deep were broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened ...
17 Now the flood was on the earth forty days. The waters increased and lifted up the ark, and it rose high above the earth ...
21 And all flesh died that moved on the earth: birds and cattle and beasts and every creeping thing that creeps on the earth, and every man ...
23 So God destroyed all living things which were on the face of the ground: both man and cattle, creeping thing and bird of the air. They were destroyed from the earth. Only Noah and those who were with him in the ark remained alive.
24 And the waters prevailed on the earth one hundred and fifty days.
❏ EVIDENCE 5: from Genesis 7:21 and 7:23 we see that all the non-believers were killed in the flood, while the faithful Messianic believers: Noah, his three sons and their wives, REMAINED.
The English translation says, “remained alive,” but the Hebrew reads “remained” only. Thus indicating that those who were lifted out (taken out or up) were the non-believers who were judged and killed.
The faithful believers, the sons of God, remained. When you read it in Hebrew, it is evident that it relates to the taking out (taking up - rapture - removal) of the non-believers first while the faithful Messianic believers remain.
➤➤ Let us examine Matthew 13
Matthew 13:24-30 “Another parable He put forth to them, saying: "The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field; but while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat and went his way. But when the grain had sprouted and produced a crop, then the tares also appeared. So the servants of the owner came and said to him, 'Sir, did you not sow good seed in your field? How then does it have tares?' He said to them, 'An enemy has done this.' The servants said to him, 'Do you want us then to go and gather them up?' But he said, 'No, lest while you gather up the tares you also uproot the wheat with them. Let both grow together until the harvest, and at the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, "First gather together the tares and bind them in bundles to burn them, but gather the wheat into my barn."”
Matthew 13:36-38 “Then Jesus sent the multitude away and went into the house. And His disciples came to Him, saying, "Explain to us the parable of the tares of the field." He answered and said to them: "He who sows the good seed is the Son of Man. The field is the world, the good seeds are the sons of the kingdom, but the tares are the sons of the wicked one.”
Observation 1: The sons of the kingdom are called throughout the Scriptures “sons of God”.
Observation 2: The sons of the wicked one are called by Jesus “sons of the Devil,” and in Genesis 3, they are called “the seed of the serpent, the Devil”. They are not a hybrid: half-human-half-demon. They are normal humans who worship Satan openly or secretly and many of them believe (by feelings or assent) that they are normal believers in Christ.
Matthew 13:39-42 “The enemy who sowed them is the devil, the harvest is the end of the age, and the reapers are the angels. Therefore as the tares are gathered and burned in the fire, so it will be at the end of this age. The Son of Man will send out His angels, and they will gather out of His kingdom all things that offend, and those who practice lawlessness, and will cast them into the furnace of fire. There will be wailing and gnashing of teeth.”
Matthew 13:43 “Then the righteous will shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. He who has ears to hear, let him hear!”
❏ EVIDENCE 6: Matthew 13:39-42 indicates clearly that the “tares” who are the false believers, the false Christians and the false Jews, will be taken up first. They will be thrown in the Lake of Fire with their father, the Devil. These are humans who worship demons and also pretend or think that they worship Jesus at the same time.
The word “Then” is a temporal adverb which explains that in the sequence of events; the rapture (taking up and out) of the non-believers will occur first and the faithful believers will remain. Then, (i.e., after that), the faithful believers will be gathered to be with the Lord YHWH Jesus second.
Jesus made the sequence very clear as to who will be taken up first and who will be taken up second.
➤➤ Let us examine Revelation 14
Revelation 14:13-20 “Then I heard a voice from heaven saying to me, "Write: 'Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on.' " "Yes," says the Spirit, "that they may rest from their labors, and their works follow them." Then I looked, and behold, a white cloud, and on the cloud sat One like the Son of Man, having on His head a golden crown, and in His hand a sharp sickle. And another angel came out of the temple, crying with a loud voice to Him who sat on the cloud, "Thrust in Your sickle and reap, for the time has come for You to reap, for the harvest of the earth is ripe." So He who sat on the cloud thrust in His sickle on the earth, and the earth was reaped. Then another angel came out of the temple which is in heaven, he also having a sharp sickle. And another angel came out from the altar, who had power over fire, and he cried with a loud cry to him who had the sharp sickle, saying, "Thrust in your sharp sickle and gather the clusters of the vine of the earth, for her grapes are fully ripe." So the angel thrust his sickle into the earth and gathered the vine of the earth, and threw it into the great winepress of the wrath of God. And the winepress was trampled outside the city, and blood came out of the winepress, up to the horses' bridles, for one thousand six hundred furlongs.”
❏ EVIDENCE 7: The removal (taking away - rapture - taking up) of the tares (false Christians and false Jews) and the pressing the winepress (the non-believing peoples) will occur prior to the glorification of the faithful believers according to the fifth vision of John in the book of Revelation. The reference to the “sickle” means that Jesus YHWH sent his angels to remove the tares and throw them in the fire and He will press the winepress.
The harvesting of the earth will take away the weeds (natural) and the tares (planted by the devil) before harvesting the good wheat which represent the faithful believers.
➤➤ Let us examine the reference to the resurrection of the people in the Last Day as mentioned in the seventh vision of John in Revelation 20.
Revelation 20:7-15 “Now when the thousand years have expired, Satan will be released from his prison and will go out to deceive the nations which are in the four corners of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to battle, whose number is as the sand of the sea.”
Observation 1: The release of Satan from the Abyss (bottomless pit) is the beginning of a great tribulation.
Revelation 20:9-11 “They went up on the breadth of the earth and surrounded the camp of the saints and the beloved city. And fire came down from God out of heaven and devoured them. The devil, who deceived them, was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone where the beast and the false prophet are. And they will be tormented day and night forever and ever. Then I saw a great white throne and Him who sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away. And there was found no place for them.
Observation 2: The Judgement of the non-believers (the tares and the winepress) begins first before the reward of the faithful Messianic Christian believers.
Revelation 20:12 And I saw the dead, small and great, standing before God, and books were opened. And another book was opened, which is the Book of Life. And the dead were judged according to their works, by the things which were written in the books. The sea gave up the dead who were in it (this refers to the resurrection of all the dead), and Death and Hades delivered up the dead who were in them. And they were judged, each one according to his works. Then Death and Hades were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. And anyone not found written in the Book of Life was cast into the lake of fire.”
Observation 3: While some Bible teachers differ, we believe that
❶ The First Death is the death of our spirits when Adam’s wife and Adam sinned and worshiped Satan instead of YHWH.
➀ The First Resurrection is the regeneration of our spirits as we become alive from the dead which is the work of God by His grace through faith only.
❷ The Second Death is the death of the non-believers and false believers in the Lake of Fire.
➁ The Second resurrection is the resurrection of the faithful Messianic Christian believer in their NEW glorified inter-dimensional bodies just as Jesus rose from the dead in His glorified inter-dimensional body, being able to walk through physical walls.
Revelation 21:1-2 “Now I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away. Also there was no more sea. Then I, John, saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.”
❏ EVIDENCE 8: There will be ONE last physical resurrection of everyone, those who died in true faith in the Messiah and those who refused to believe or who were false believers. One resurrection, then the judgement. The non-believers and the false believers will be judged first along with the living non-believers who will be taken up and away (raptured first), then the faithful believers will receive their glorified bodies and they will be lifted up in the air, while Jesus YHWH creates the New Earth and the New Jerusalem descends from heaven.
➤➤ Let us discuss God’s promise of inheritance of the land.
Some people regard such promise (covenant promise) as spiritual. Others regard it as purely literal. Let us study the following verses and learn a little more.
Genesis 15:7 “Then He said to him, "I am the LORD, who brought you out of Ur of the Chaldeans, to give you this land to inherit it."”
Observation 1: God made the promise and it is unconditional.
Genesis 28:4 “And give you the blessing of Abraham, To you and your descendants with you, That you may inherit the land In which you are a stranger, Which God gave to Abraham.”
Exodus 32:13 “Remember Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, Your servants, to whom You swore by Your own self, and said to them, 'I will multiply your descendants as the stars of heaven; and all this land that I have spoken of I give to your descendants, and they shall inherit it forever.'”
Leviticus 20:24 “But I have said to you, "You shall inherit their land, and I will give it to you to possess, a land flowing with milk and honey." I am the LORD your God, who has separated you from the peoples.”
Observation 2: The promise which God gave to Abraham is in full force and validity to all the True Israel, who are also called “true children of Abraham, not by blood,” and they are also called “sons of God.”
The Harlot decided that she is entitled to inherit the land because she pretends to be the Bride of Christ. Therefore, the Pope of Rome owns territories in and around Jerusalem. The promise was made to the True Israel (the sons of God) and to no one else.
Observation 3: The Church cannot replace Israel. But, remember, the promise is given to the True faithful Israel not the political Israel. The majority of the Jews today reject YHWH who is the Messiah Jesus. We pray for their regeneration, redemption, and repentance. At the same time, no one can claim to have replaced them.
At the Second Coming of Christ, the true Israel will remain in the land.
Exodus 23:30 “Little by little I will drive them out from before you, until you have increased, and you inherit the land.”
Observation 4: The non-believers and the false believers will be removed and taken up and away.
Psalm 25:13 “He himself shall dwell in prosperity, And his descendants shall inherit the earth.”
Observation 5: This is a beautiful poetry and confirmation of God’s promise that the true Israel shall inherit and remain the land. Remain is synonymous with “left behind.”
Psalm 37:9 “For evildoers shall be cut off; But those who wait on the LORD, They shall inherit the earth.”
Psalm 37:22 “For those blessed by Him shall inherit the earth, But those cursed by Him shall be cut off.”
Observation 6: In these verses, it is clear that those who will be removed, (cut off - taken up and away), are the evildoers (the non-believers and false believers). This event will happen first at the Second Coming of Christ.
Psalm 37:11 “But the meek shall inherit the earth, And shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace.”
Matthew 5:5 “Yeshua Jesus said: Blessed are the meek, For they shall inherit the earth.”
Psalm 37:29 “The righteous shall inherit the land, And dwell in it forever.”
Observation 7: God’s promise is definitive and decisive. It cannot and will not be changed. This should direct our understanding of the taking up in the air (rapture) as to who is on first and who is on second.
Isaiah 49:8 “Thus says the LORD: "In an acceptable time I have heard You, And in the day of salvation I have helped You; I will preserve You and give You As a covenant to the people, To restore the earth, To cause them to inherit the desolate heritages.”
Observation 8: the reference here is to the Day of Salvation, which is the Day of the war at the Valley of Jehoshaphat, immediately after the Armageddon alliance plots against Jerusalem.
This verse explains clearly that the inheritance of the earth will be at the Last Day where the true faithful believers remain (i.e., will be left behind).
Isaiah 57:13 “When you cry out, Let your collection of idols deliver you. But the wind will carry them all away, A breath will take them. But he who puts his trust in Me shall possess the land, And shall inherit My holy mountain.”
Isaiah 60:21 “Also your people shall all be righteous; They shall inherit the land forever, The branch of My planting, The work of My hands, That I may be glorified.”
Observation 9: These verses speak also of the Last Day. It is clear that the wicked and the false believers who worship God and idols (demons) at the same time, will be “carried away but the wind (a breath). Those who will be raptured first are the idol worshipers. While the true faithful believers shall remain (will be left behind to inherit the earth.)
Revelation 21:7 “He who overcomes shall inherit all things, and I will be his God and he shall be My son.”
❏ EVIDENCE 9: From the latter verses and observations, we conclude that:
(A) God’s plan for the true faithful Messianic Christian believer is to inherit the land, and
(B) God’s plan for the non-believers is to be taken away, far away for judgement.
It will be strange and contradictory to God’s plan to see the faithful believers leave while the non-believers inherit the land at the time of the rapture “the taking up in the air.”
❏ EVIDENCE 10: Lack of contrary evidence.
There is NO real or true evidence to a secret rapture of the believers first while leaving behind the non-believers.
Please examine all the proposed Church evidence of the common rapture theories and you shall find them made as Hollywood movies storylines. They are montage (cut and paste) of verses which are not related to each other, but they are pasted together as film montage storyline.
Please, study them and verify to yourself. We know that when you study the Scriptures alone (with the Holy Spirit in prayer), you shall find that there is no secret rapture and the faithful believers will NOT be left behind.
The coming of the Lord Jesus will be very loud and it will begin with the taking up and away of the non-believers to the judgement of the Lake of Fire first.
I predict that you will reject the common dominant theories of the Church regarding the rapture.
Finally, I like to repeat the words of a born again Messianic believer, Rabbi Ackerman, who said: “I want to be left behind.”