© 18 November 2016 Revive Israel Ministries
Timing of the Rapture
Yeshua's foundational teaching on the end times is found in all three synoptic gospels (Matthew 24, Mark 13, Luke 21). He summarizes and interprets the teachings of all the Israelite Prophets. The Apostles based their writings on the subject from what Yeshua taught.
In Matthew 24, Yeshua spoke twice (v. 31, 40) about a supernatural event in which believers will be lifted into the air by angels (Rapture). In addition, the Scriptures speak of a horrible time of trouble (Tribulation), in which:
Some teach that believers will be lifted up by the angels before this time of difficulty, or in the middle of it. However, no verses point to a "pre" or "mid" tribulation rapture; all verses clearly describe this event as taking place "afterwards."
Let's be prepared and victorious in the end times!
End Time General Consensus
Eschatology is teaching on the Last Days and the Age to Come.
A consensus has developed in the doctrine of eschatology in the Christian world. We could almost call these points truisms today, though not all are aware of them. Here is the general consensus:
The Last Days began with the coming of Yeshua and continued to progress with his death, resurrection and the giving of the Holy Spirit on the day of Pentecost (Shavuot). The Kingdom of God has come, but its full manifestation will come with the second coming of Yeshua.
Cataclysm and Intervention
The Last of the Last Days now refers to the events that will take place shortly before the Second coming of Yeshua. This time will include a very difficult trial for God’s people, as they are resisted by the powers of darkness. In Jewish thought this time is called the birth pangs of the Messiah (Sanhedrin 98). Classical Jewish eschatology pretty much tracks with the Church on this issue of a great trial at the end of this age. I call this view Cataclysm and Intervention.
However, at the end, God’s people will be delivered and we will enter into the Age to Come. This broad consensus is even reflected in the Roman Catholic Catechism that states,
Before Christ’s second coming the Church must pass through a final trial that will shake the faith of many believers. The persecution that accompanies her pilgrimage on earth will unveil the “mystery of iniquity” in the form of a religious deception offering men an apparent solution to their problems at the price of apostasy from the truth. The supreme religious deception is that of the Antichrist, a pseudo-messianism by which man glorifies himself in place of God and of his Messiah come in the flesh. 675
The Church will enter the glory of the kingdom only through this final Passover, when she will follow her Lord in his death and resurrection. The kingdom will be fulfilled, then, not by a historic triumph of the Church through a progressive ascendancy, but only by God’s victory over the final unleashing of evil... 677
What About Israel?
Our teaching is very much in accord with this consensus, but we believe it is missing the end times piece connected to Israel and the Jewish people. Concerning Israel, the Hebrew Scriptures constantly give reference to a final battle (Joel 3, Isaiah 25-27, Ezekiel 38, 39, and so many more) connected to the Jewish people in Israel. Let us just reference one.
Zechariah 12, 14 - Here we read of the invasion of the nations and the battle for Jerusalem. This leads to an amazing time of repentance after the battle, and Israel looks upon Him whom they have pierced (12:10) which classically is looked at as Israel turning to Yeshua. At the end of this great battle the nations all turn to God and worship God annually in Jerusalem at the Feast of Tabernacles (Sukkot).
Thankfully, we are seeing Israel and the Jewish people becoming a general consensus in the church’s end time theology in our day -- just as they were a central focus for the Hebrew prophets as they spoke of the events of the end times.
Global Gathering Jerusalem
In this video Tal Haroni, from our Revive Israel team shares about the powerful experience she had last week by being part of the worship team during the Jerusalem Global Gathering. Watch in English, HERE!
The Holy Spirit Anointing
In this message Asher shares on the anointing of the Holy spirit. The same anointing that was on the prophets to write the scriptures is on us to read and understand the scriptures. Watch in English, HERE!
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