Sunday School notes on Rapture

Rocky Rivera

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I know this is a little late, but here's are the notes I made on the Sunday school lesson I'm giving my kids regarding the Rapture and why it's so close.. Please let me know if I left anything out..

//The Rapture
1 Thessalonians 4:15-18
For this we say to you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive and remain until the coming of the Lord will by no means precede those who are asleep.
For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first.
Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord.
Therefore comfort one another with these words.

//Did Jesus mention the Rapture?
John 14:1-4
Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me.
In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.
And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also.
And where I go you know, and the way you know.

***Galilean weddings***
The couple is bethroed, engaged together, and it was as binding as the actual legal marriage
The only difference is that until the wedding, the couple cannot live together and cannot engage in sexual activity.
The groom goes off to build a house for them to live in
When he is finished building the house, NOT BEFORE, the groom's father will tell his son to get the bride
The bride must be ready to go at any time, and so she spends her time making her wedding dress
Like the Galilean bride, the bride of Christ is also making her wedding dress.

//Revelation 19:8
And to her it was granted to be arrayed in fine linen, clean and bright, for the fine linen is the righteous acts of the saints.

//Matthew 24:36
But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, but My Father only.

When the time comes to get the bride, the father will tell his son to go and get her
Usually it was in the middle of the night
They would sound the Jewish trumpet (called a shofar) to WAKE THE BRIDE

Christians throughout the ages have always believed that Christ would come in their lifetime, and He did not.

//The last days of the Last Days began when Israel was reborn as a nation in 1948
Isaiah 66:8 (KJV)
Who hath heard such a thing? who hath seen such things? Shall the earth be made to bring forth in one day? or shall a nation be born at once? for as soon as Zion travailed, she brought forth her children.
Isaiah 66:8 (NKJV)
Who has heard such a thing? Who has seen such things? Shall the earth be made to give birth in one day? Or shall a nation be born at once? For as soon as Zion was in labor, She gave birth to her children.
and also Isaiah 66:7-9
“Before she was in labor, she gave birth;
Before her pain came,
She delivered a male child.
Who has heard such a thing?
Who has seen such things?
Shall the earth be made to give birth in one day?
Or shall a nation be born at once?
For as soon as Zion was in labor,
She gave birth to her children.
Shall I bring to the time of birth, and not cause delivery?” says the Lord.

Back in 1980, there was no technology in place to monitor every human being in society, much less control all the buying / selling / commerce
Cash was widely used, credit cards were only used for emergencies, and checks were the only other alternative.
Nowadays, most people use either credit cards or apple pay just the same way as nearly everyone uses digital photography and not the old film tech.

If you were to transport the Internet back to 1980, and it crashed, nobody would care except some high level government bureaucracies
Nowadays, people cannot live without the Internet.
With the Internet, super high speed broadband connections, satellite tech, cell phones, SMART DEVICES, social media, governments all over the world have no problem monitoring all their citizens
They can literally control all the buying and selling which also points to the Mark of the Beast

Bill Gates has spoken of developing a vaccine which leaves a mark on a person that will indicate they have taken the vaccine
Google is working on a "smart tattoo" which will turn skin into a "living touchpad"
There is talk of developing nanomachine technology along with a vaccine, that when injected into a person, a cellphone can be used at a distance to tell if that person has received the vaccine
--probably through NFC readers

//The Great Reset
Joe Biden's campaign motto, "Build Back Better", is the same slogan used by the architects of the World Economic Forum and the Great Reset
In other words, Joe Biden is not just a globalist that merely supports them, but he is in active league with them
Also, given his diminishing mental acuity, he is merely just a useful idiot -- a puppet that is easily controlled.
They have set 2030 as a target goal for the full worldwide implementation of the Great Reset.

//The United States has fallen
America is far from perfect, but she has been an oasis of freedom and capitalistic opportunity in a world mired in socialism, communism, and Islamic caliphates.
The installment of Joe Biden as president and the takeover of America by anti-American, pro-Communist agents means the Republic has fallen
Because Joe Biden stole the election by fraud, and with Dominion machines in place, we do not even have the right to vote.
Father God has judged America by allowing the election to be stolen.
Donald Trump was like us, a very flawed man, but he stood for America first -- not other countries first. His election was a miracle wrought by God to grant the
nation a reprieve of sorts, and to temporarily halt the progress of the One World Government

//This generation shall not pass away
***Matthew 24:32-34***
Now learn this parable from the fig tree: When its branch has already become tender and puts forth leaves, you know that summer is near.
So you also, when you see all these things, know that it is near—at the doors!
Assuredly, I say to you, this generation will by no means pass away till all these things take place.
Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will by no means pass away.

In this verse, Israel is the fig tree. After the Romans destroyed Jerusalem in 70AD, the Israelites were dispersed and scattered themselves all over the world.
But after Hitler's Final Solution, the surviving Jews decided they needed a home of their own, away from those who would persecute them,
and so they decided to return to their ancestral homeland -- the land of Canaan, given by God to the descendants of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob

//But how much time is a Biblical generation?
Israel was reborn in May 14, 1948

//Psalm 90:10
The days of our lives are seventy years;
And if by reason of strength they are eighty years,
Yet their boast is only labor and sorrow;
For it is soon cut off, and we fly away.

Therefore, a Biblical generation is seventy years
A Biblical calendar is only 360 days, NOT 365

70 years after May 14, 1948 is May 12, 2017 (25,200 days)
80 years after May 14, 1948 is March 21, 2027 (28,800 days)

April 21, 2021 is three Biblical years after May 12, 2017
# of days from May 14, 1948 to May 23, 2021 (Pentecost) is 26,672 days

But since it is 2021 now, we have seven years until 2028...the exact timeframe for the Tribulation
A Biblical year is 360 days, not 365
Therefore, an Gregorian calendar timeframe for the Tribulation is 6 years, 11 months

But now Father has taken our "trump" toy away, and given us a leader the nation does deserve
because Daniel 4:17 says,
This matter is by the decree of the watchers, and the demand by the word of the holy ones: to the intent that the living may know that the most High ruleth in the kingdom of men,
and giveth it to whomsoever he will, and setteth up over it the basest of men.

The basest of men means the lowest of the low. Was not Barack Hussein Obama a black man? And compared to Trump, is not this Joe Biden seen as worthless in your eyes?

//1 Corinthians 15:52
In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.
Question is, what is the first trump?

//World Economic Forum meeting
Special meeting of the WEF to take place in May 25 thru 25 in Singapore. The Antichrist just might be there

The architects of the Great Reset desire to impose a "health dictatorship" upon the world. They have tasted the newfound power over the people granted by this latest "crisis", and they're
not willing to give it up at all.


Daniel 2:40
40 And the fourth kingdom shall be as strong as iron, inasmuch as iron breaks in pieces and shatters everything; and like iron that crushes, that kingdom will break in pieces and crush all the others.
Whereas you saw the feet and toes, partly of potter’s clay and partly of iron, the kingdom shall be divided; yet the strength of the iron shall be in it, just as you saw the iron mixed with ceramic clay.
And as the toes of the feet were partly of iron and partly of clay, so the kingdom shall be partly strong and partly fragile.
As you saw iron mixed with ceramic clay, they will mingle with the seed of men; but they will not adhere to one another, just as iron does not mix with clay.
And in the days of these kings the God of heaven will set up a kingdom which shall never be destroyed; and the kingdom shall not be left to other people; it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand forever.
Inasmuch as you saw that the stone was cut out of the mountain without hands, and that it broke in pieces the iron, the bronze, the clay, the silver, and the gold—the great God has made known to the king what will come to pass after this.

*** Some say that the final kingdom (Beast kingdom) being of clay and iron means an economic model that mixes Communism with capitalism ***, iron (capitalism) does not mix with clay (communism)

//Daniel 7:23
Thus he said, The fourth beast shall be the fourth kingdom upon earth, which shall be diverse from all kingdoms, and shall devour the whole earth, and shall tread it down, and break it in pieces.


//Fullness of the Gentiles (the last Gentile believer before the Rapture)
Romans 11:25
For I do not desire, brethren, that you should be ignorant of this mystery, lest you should be wise in your own opinion,
that blindness in part has happened to Israel until the fullness of the Gentiles has come in.

//God has blinded Israel
Romans 11:7-10
“God has given them a spirit of stupor,
Eyes that they should not see
And ears that they should not hear,
To this very day.”

***The Holy Spirit restrains***
//2 Thessalonians 2:7
For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work; only He who now restrains will do so until He is taken out of the way.

The Holy Ghost is restraining the full force of evil. He does that through indwelt believers, commanded to be salt and light.
In order to remove His restraining influence on the world, He takes believers out of the world.
The Holy Spirit will still be present during the Tribulation (Hour of the Beast), but He will allow evil to fully run its course.

//American gun owners?
The Second Amendment was written with the intent to allow Americans to protect themselves from crime, as well as hunt game
Its ultimate purpose was a check against a tyrannical government.
Therefore, American gun owners are the final wall against any government, including its own, that might turn tyrannical.
Most Christians in America proudly own firearms, and the Rapture would absolutely devastate American patriotic strength against a tyrannical government.


//PENTECOST (Jewish Shavuot) on May 23
The Holy Spirit came upon the newly christened apostles in the Upper Room

//Luke 24:49
Behold, I send the Promise of My Father upon you; but tarry in the city of Jerusalem until you are endued with power from on high.”

Jesus told them not to begin the ministry until The Power (Holy Spirit) had come upon them

The Christian Church began in a house church when The Holy Ghost came upon believers
The Church Age will end when the Holy Ghost takes believers to Heaven