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Seven Raptures in the Bible

by

Tommy H. Heffner Sr

 

 

 

 

1. ENOCH

Gen 5:24 And Enoch walked with God: and he was not; for God took him.
(TYPE OF LIVING SAINTS AT CHURCH AGE RAPTURE. HE DIDN'T DIE AND HE NEVER DIES)

 

 2. MOSES

Deut 34:5,6 So Moses the servant of the LORD died there in the land of Moab, according to the word of the LORD. 6 And he buried him in a valley in the land of Moab, over against Bethpeor: but no man knoweth of his sepulchre unto this day.

Jude 1:9 Yet Michael the archangel, when contending with the devil he disputed about the body of Moses, durst not bring against him a railing accusation, but said, The Lord rebuke thee.
Mark 9:4 And there appeared unto them Elias with Moses: and they were talking with Jesus.
(TYPE OF DEAD SAINTS AT THE CHURCH AGE RAPTURE. HIS BODY WENT UP AFTER HE WAS BURIED)

 

3. ELIJAH

2 King 2:11 And it came to pass, as they still went on, and talked, that, behold, there appeared a chariot of fire, and horses of fire, and parted them both asunder; and Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven.
(HE WENT UP WITHOUT DYING, BUT HE WILL DIE IN THE TRIBULATION.)

 

4. O.T. SAINTS AT THE RESURRECTION

Matt 27:50-53 Jesus, when he had cried again with a loud voice, yielded up the ghost. 51 And, behold, the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom; and the earth did quake, and the rocks rent; 52 And the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints which slept arose, 53 And came out of the graves after his resurrection, and went into the holy city, and appeared unto many.
("FIRST FRUITS" COMPARE FEAST OF UNLEAVENED BREAD)

Deut 16:16 Three times in a year shall all thy males appear before the LORD thy God in the place which he shall choose; in the feast of unleavened bread, and in the feast of weeks, and in the feast of tabernacles:
and they shall not appear before the LORD empty:

1 Cor 15:21-23 For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead. 22 For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive. 23 But every man in his own order: Christ the firstfruits;
afterward they that are Christ's at his coming.

Eph 4:8-10 Wherefore he saith, When he ascended up on high, he led captivity captive, and gave gifts unto men.
9 (Now that he ascended, what is it but that he also descended first into the lower parts of the earth? 10 He that descended is the same also that ascended up far above all heavens, that he might fill all things.)

 

5. BRIDE OF CHRIST
 

Rev 4:1 After this I looked, and, behold, a door was opened in heaven: and the first voice which I heard was as it were of a trumpet talking with me; which said, Come up hither, and I will shew thee things which must be hereafter.

(THIS IS A PICTURE OF RAPTURE AFTER THE LAODICIAN PERIOD, WHICH WE ARE IN NOW)

Deut 16:16 Three times in a year shall all thy males appear before the LORD thy God in the place which he shall choose; in the feast of unleavened bread, and in the feast of weeks, and in the feast of tabernacles: and they shall not appear before the LORD empty:
("HARVEST" COMPARE WITH THE FEAST OF WEEKS. 1 COR. 15:49-53; 1 Thess. 4:13-18; Ps. 50:5; Song of  Solomon 2)

 

6. MOSES AND ELIJAH (SEE Rev. 11:3-12)

Rev 11:12 And they heard a great voice from heaven saying unto them, Come up hither. And they ascended up to heaven in a cloud; and their enemies beheld them.
(REFERENCES FOR WHO THE TWO WITNESSES ARE) Num. 16:35; 2 Ki. 1:10; Mal. 4:4-6; Matt. 17:3

 

7. POST TRIBULATION SAINTS

 

 

Deut 16:16 Three times in a year shall all thy males appear before the LORD thy God in the place which he shall choose; in the feast of unleavened bread, and in the feast of weeks, and in the feast of tabernacles: and they shall not appear before the LORD empty:
("GLEANINGS" COMPARE WITH THE FEAST OF TABERNACLES) THIS GROUP IS THE TRIBULATION. SAINTS AT THE END OF THE TRIBULATION.

Rev 14:14-16 And I looked, and behold a white cloud, and upon the cloud one sat like unto the Son of man, having on his head a golden crown, and in his hand a sharp sickle. 15 And another angel came out of the temple, crying with a loud voice to him that sat on the cloud, Thrust in thy sickle, and reap: for the time is come for thee to reap; for the harvest of the earth is ripe. 16 And he that sat on the cloud thrust in his sickle on the earth;
and the earth was reaped. (SEE ALSO Matt. 24)

 

by Tommy H. Heffner Sr

 

 

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