Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries
The secret of the mystery. Part 195. The Rapture will be the end of the age of no prophecy, Part 5.
Friday, March 2, 2007
Point 3. The Imminence of The Rapture.
Imminency = impending, or threatening to occur immediately.
Imminency is used technically for the fact that no prophecy has to be fulfilled before the Rapture occurs.
Many signs were given to the nation Israel which would precede the Second Coming - a totally different event than the Rapture.
1TH 1:10 and to wait for His Son from heaven, whom He raised from the dead, that is Jesus, who delivers us from the wrath to come.
The multitude of signs given to Israel to stir them to expectancy would then also be for the church, and the church could not be looking for Christ until these signs had been fulfilled.
We would be looking for world wars, famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in several places at the same time.
MAT 24:7 “For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and in various places there will be famines and earthquakes.”
The Increase in Travel and Knowledge:
DAN 12:4 “But as for you, Daniel, conceal these words and seal up the book until the end of time; many will go back and forth, and knowledge will increase.”
The Church-age began with an event prophesied - the baptism of the Spirit -
Our Lord prophesied this in the upper room discourse and just before He ascended.
The Church-age terminates with the Rapture, which was also prophesied.
No prophecy between the baptism of the Spirit and the Rapture means that the Rapture is imminent.
Before the Second Advent occurs, there are many prophecies which must occur, the Rapture, the events of the Tribulation, and this is the message behind Rev 6-19.
Patience is a system of thinking Bible doctrine, a system of concentration, the application of doctrine to experience.
The Corinthian church was made up of losers, yet Paul thanked God concerning them because they were the beneficiaries of phenomenal grace, were in union with Christ, and most of all, were “enriched by Him.”
Each had a portfolio of invisible assets; his very own personal sense of destiny, the operational power needed to execute the PPOG; the indwelling of the Father, Son, and Spirit; and the 100% available divine omnipotence of the Father, Son, and Spirit.