Satan Hates the Pre-Trib Doctrine
Maybe you have noticed over the past two decades or so that there has been a snowballing movement attacking the truth of the doctrine of the Pre-Tribulation Rapture. I would suggest to you that this is not by accident, or merely a chance occurrence. Whole web sites have arisen in the last fifteen years to attack the teaching as if it was some sort of arsenic poison akin to the Jesuit Cup of Borgia and the Christian world needs to be warned away.
It has been true that Roman Catholicism has opposed the teaching of the Pre-Tribulation Rapture as long as I have been alive and even longer before that. Last year Pope Francis even attacked "Fundamental" Bible-believing Christians since this is a central concept of Biblical Dispensationalism. Pope Francis even debunked the idea that Jesus Christ was coming back any time soon. But the vultures circle the church as if they might swoop down and devour the leaders of the Pre-Tribulation doctrine. If you are in any of the mainline denominations, as a pastor or leader, holding the Pre-Tribulation doctrine, you can expect to be attacked internally by your denominations leaders as well. I have been counseling two young pastors caught up in this problem within their denominations.
We even have our detractors in the church at large that through smoke and mirrors attempt to undermine the doctrine of the Pre-Tribulation Rapture. Some of those come in the form of rebuttals to various posts that I have written about. Satan employs the fools in his agenda, a fact confirmed by Holy Writ itself. Scripture talks about the "fools" 42X and the "fool" 62X. The majority of the times the term is used, it is in a negative or derisive manner.
Because Lucifer/Satan hates this doctrine, his demons and minions work overtime on putting it down and we do not really need to ask why? Satan or Lucifer wants you to focus on the coming Tribulation, to sow seeds of doubt and cause needless fear and anxiety, and in put one into unbelief. I'm aware of over two dozen web sites that exist and still continue to put down the Pre-Tribulation Rapture. There are only a couple web sites that are committed believers to the propagating of the Pre-Tribulation Rapture. Think about it, Lucifer/Satan not only wants to steal, to kill, to destroy; he wants to rub salt in the wounds that he inflicts upon those so naive to the Word of God as to be unable to distinguish between God's Grace and His wrath. Wrath is coming, of that I would not argue against, but it is for Israel and for a disobedient world that refuses to acknowledge Jesus Christ as Lord, but rather chooses to be under the enchantment of the demons of the world of the occult! Those who bad-mouth the Pre-Tribulation Rapture are always believers in “Replacement Theology”. This is Anti-Semitic right from the pit of Hell. God’s Master Plan differentiates between Israel and the Church, and the Tribulation is not for the Church.
From my point of view, Lucifer or Satan has in fact proved the doctrine of the Pre-Tribulation Rapture as much for us as all of the evidence that I have posted in the last several years. Clearly, their attacks have been full of lies. Nevertheless, they do include some elements of truth, ever so small but which is always the point of deception. That there will be an "evacuation" of the Earth is certain as we learn from Scripture: "Then we who are alive and remain will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air" -(1st Thessalonians 4:17). The truth of that verse is proven by the lies that are being told by the "alien" and his minions. The worst thing you could be doing is watching the apostate Jim Bakker program and the many false teachers he hosts. In effect, they are getting the world ready for what is coming so that when it does happen people will not likely consider that the Biblical Pre-Tribulation Rapture was an option for explaining the missing. The enemy undoubtedly will have a counter explanation ready for when that happens; after all, he has undoubtedly read the Bible too.
It does not upset me if others do not believe as I do regarding these events, but some folks really get uptight about these matters. I have the "Blessed Hope" and they can't prove me wrong! So put that in your pipe and smoke it. Where does all this venomous hatred come from? It's not from geniuses with an ear to God. The answer is quite obvious. The likes of someone like Jim Bakker, or John Little, and Rick Wiles of 'TruNews' radio, or Michael Snyder, or Steve Quayle host of the sensational! None of these false teachers have an ounce of Hermeneutics, and with little Bible understanding, bring derision upon themselves for their ignorance [lack of knowledge] of a sealed book to them. Their sole basis to refute the Pre-Tribulation Rapture is Matthew 24, which only deals with the Second Coming. As I have stated in other previous posts, Jesus Christ had no reason to even mention the mere idea or the reality of a Pre-Tribulation Rapture. Jesus was addressing the Jews of His day concerning Matthew 24. I have a post on Matthew 24 coming your way. Anyone trained in proper Bible exegesis will tell you there are three questions that always have to be asked when reading a passage when seeking an understanding. They are known as the three "W's". 1. Who is speaking? 2. Who is being addressed or spoken to? and 3. What is being spoken about? God left the task of revealing the plans, and destiny for the Bride/Church to the Apostle Paul.
Paul first revealed the Pre-Tribulation Rapture in the Greek text of 2nd Thessalonians 2:3! Since none of the critics of the Pre-Tribulation Rapture are Greek language-trained or able to understand Greek, how can they claim there is no Pre-Tribulation Rapture?? They simply can't! I explained all of this in my series of posts: "Pre-Tribulation Truth, parts -2 and -3". I explained the background on the missing "Definite Article" missing in the English KJV Bible, that it is found in the Greek Textus-Receptus text, and that it means a specific event - "The Departure". In Greek, when the "Definite Article" "the" is used before a subject it speaks to a specific unique event happening. While the importance of the "Definite Article" in Greek is lost in the English language; however, it does not diminish its use and purpose in the Biblical Greek Textus-Receptus. When used in the Greek, a "Definitive Article" adds enhanced emphasis or importance!
The answer to the initial question a few paragraphs above is quite obvious as I stated above. Lucifer/Satan hates God's Truth and will continue to fight against God and His chosen ones until he takes his last breath. The minions of the Adversary are more than eager to propagate lies from the pit of hell thinking they are doing God's bidding, when in reality they are confirming the truth of Paul's doctrine on the Pre-Tribulation Rapture.
Their line of attack is consistent none the less, and by that I mean, right from the get go, they repeatedly deny the Church began in Acts 2. I have written extensively in previous posts on the issue of "Supersessionism" or "Replacement Theology". They indwell the minds of the Preterists into believing that all prophecy was fulfilled by the time of the destruction of the 2nd Temple. They even denied there would be a third temple, until I shared my personal experience of having seen the cut stones in railroad gondola cars placard with railroad marking signs "Destination Kearney, NJ, for export to Israel", and these cut stones, between 2 and 5 stones to a railroad car, were part of an order for 60,000-tons of Bedford, Indiana limestone cut stones for the coming Third Temple. Need I remind you that they were bought and paid for by the Grand Orient Lodge of Freemasonry, in the UK; and the Grand Orient Lodge of Boston, MA, acted as the intermediary agent in the entire transaction, from purchase, to logistics, to the actual shipment and delivery to Israel. Those stones are stored somewhere very close to Jerusalem today awaiting their assembly.
If you notice virtually every post that I put up on Five Doves for readers will be routinely met with rebuttals the next week by another so-called Messianic Jew, who is deeply involved in the world of Kabbalah. It does not matter whether it is the series of posts I was doing on "History Not Taught in the Public School" or the early Christian leaders that taught the rudiments of a Millennium, or of a Rapture, or the Greeks did not teach the Pre-Tribulation position; you can bet your bucks, the next week, faithfully, and predictably so, there will be several posts attacking my posts. That’s fine, but keeps in mind this individual is associated with the likes of those in the Hebrew Roots movement that would have Christians to come under their sway if you really want to know what the Bible has to say. The Hebrew Roots movement is not made up of 100% messianic Jewish believers. Many seek to captivate the Christian that is seeking truth. They become easy pickings for the likes of Michael Rood, James Trimm's Jewish School and the International Beit Din, of which my critic is associated with, and now, from what I have read elsewhere, I am not sure said individual is even a Christian given his ties to the Kabbalah and what he teaches. The Texas State's Attorney General prosecuted this group and fined them $175,000 several years ago for issuing bogus Masters and Doctorate degrees in the “Hebrew Roots” movement. These folks have messianic complexes as they would have Christians blindly accept their spoon-fed interpretation of Kabbalah. To embrace the Hebrew Roots theology without a full review and understanding of its teachings, would be blindness on our part and lead to ignoring the many warnings we find in the Word of God, like 2nd Timothy 3:13-17. I soon stop posting articles on Five Doves shortly after these distracted readers.
Paul wrote to the Colossians, "As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in Him: Rooted and built up in Him, and stablished in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving. Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ. For in Him dwelleth all the fullness of the Godhead bodily". -(Colossians 1:6-9).
To believe or not believe in the Rapture will not save anyone, including me. Only absolute belief and trust in the Lord Jesus Christ will save any of us. It is His Blood sacrificed for us that makes those who believe on Him as a child of God. His works save those who believe on Him!
I would remind the reader that Matthew 27:25 states: "Then answered all the people, and said, His blood be on us, and on our children". Kabbalah is a Jewish system of black magick which originates in ancient pagan Babylon. Freemasonry, at the inner core, is a Jewish sex cult. The primary Masonic symbol, the square and compass (which is a representation of the Satanic Jewish Star of David) is seen and found throughout Masonic temples and lodges as well as many Jesuit Roman Catholic churches. The Kabbalah is based largely upon the Zohar, and is esoteric (which simply means that you can't understand it by reading it, someone has to explain it to you). I remind you the New Testament message requires no one to interpret its meaning, it is as plain as day. Jesus Christ did not mask His message of truth with subterfuge and deception or smoke and mirrors. Neither did the Apostle Paul, and he did not mince words about the Judaizers seeking to put new believers under the Old Testament Mosaic Law.
I noted above that the Jewish Star of David (the six-pointed hexagram) is Satanic. The true symbol of Biblical Judaism is the Menorah, not the symbol on the Israeli flag today. The Satanic Masonic Rothschild's were responsible for the substitution of the Hexagram instead of the Menorah. The Menorah originally was to have been the official symbol of the flag of the State of Israel, until Rothschild money intervened and was instrumental in the Hexagram being selected by the Israeli Knesset.
I remind you that it is the fringe elements (Hebrew Roots included) that want to distract the Christian from the truth by playing up the Apocrypha, the Pseudepigraphal writings, with but one purpose, to distract and to deceive. Once they have you hooked, they have you buying their writings, books, tapes, and you soon shift your reading to their writings and no longer on the Word of God. With 50+ years in the ministry, I have become like the seasoned bank teller, trained to identify the genuine from the counterfeit.
I do not apologize for my Dispensational understanding of the Bible nor the Pre-Tribulation Rapture. You all know from my posts, what my pedigree or theology is, but I can't say that for my detractors who hide their theological stance in the shadows. They rely on your innocence and lack of theological savvy to deceive you and discredit my posts.
Should fear of the “seven years” of Tribulation be used to hopefully bring people to a saving knowledge of Christ Jesus? Absolutely! That is one reason among others that Lucifer hates for us to be knowledgeable of God's end-time prophesies. He wants to lull as many as possible into thinking they'll be okay, or it will not be that bad, and the Church won't be removed anyway. He wants you to believe that you can be saved in the Tribulation and that it will not matter. Many will be saved, and many will die a horrible death. Is that what you want? Their agenda is to mute or negate the Pre-Tribulation Rapture, in any manner or means they can devise or use. The fact Lucifer would want to deceive everyone about the Pre-Tribulation Rapture, is directly tied to the fact those left behind will face 58+ events that the Bible describe coming after the Born-Again Christian has been taken from the earth.
My faith is not in the Rapture. It is in Jesus Christ, and I know that Jesus Christ did not lie when he said, "Let not your heart be troubled: ye 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 unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also. And whither I go ye know, and the way ye know". -(John 14:1-4).
The Rapture just happens to be God's “insurance policy” for the genuine "Born-Again" believer in the Bride/Church! However, it is part and parcel of God's Master Plan of Redemption and Deliverance. You see, it does not matter what name is added to the list of those "coming out" and saying they are now against the Pre-Tribulation Rapture. It could be Charles Swindoll, himself and say he changed his mind about the Pre-Tribulation Rapture (he is president of Dallas Theological Seminary), for those not familiar, where the school is or was the standard-bearer of the Pre-Tribulation Rapture doctrine. If Charles Swindoll himself were to change his view, I would not flinch as the Apostle Paul was given the doctrine directly from the Lord Himself! The fact is Rick Wiles of "TruNews" came out of the closet and attacked the Pre-Tribulation doctrine proves nothing short of revealing he is not a Bible scholar, nor trained in the Greek language, and is nothing more than a confused believer. He is just another ignorant [lack of knowledge] voice being deceived and deceiving others with himself.
I simply remind Bible-believing Christians to not panic, its steady as you go! Your faith will not go un-rewarded. I have believed for fifty years things would go right down to the wire before we are "harpazo" or snatched out of this evil world. Go back and read again all of my posts in the "Pre-Tribulation Truth" series, or my newer series on “Deliverance before Judgment”, the series I did last year on the "Theme of the Bride" and all the other related articles. We are told continuously not to be looking for the Antichrist but to be looking for the Messiah Himself! In 2016, both Australia and Germany announced they were going to require “microchipping” of their citizens. That fact should be a reminder of just how close we are to the Pre-Tribulation Rapture. Seven years ago I wrote about the plans for “microchipping” humanity. It was found on page 1014, of H.R. 4872, and that everyone would receive a Class II, Implantable RFID chip. It was law six years ago and takes effect in 2017.
Keep looking up, be listening for the trumpet call,