Revelation 4:1-2 (NKJV)

 How the book of Revelation is divided (Rev. 1:19)

1).Write the things which you have seen” (Chapter 1)

2).and the things which are” (Chapters 2-3)

3).and the things which will take place after this” (Chapters 4-22)


1ST. What does the word “Rapture” mean? (1 Thes. 4:16-17)

  •        Decent” (v. 16), “For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven” (Acts 1:11) (Mt. 24:30) Also (v. 17), “in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air
  •        Description” (v. 16), “with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God” (Mt. 24:31) (1 Cor. 15:52)
  •        Dead” (v. 16), “And the dead in Christ will rise first

Two Resurrections(Jn. 5:28-29)

A. “Resurrection of Life” (consist only of believers)

1st Section (some saints resurrected w/Jesus) (Mt. 27:51-53)

2nd Section (comes here Rapture) (1 Thes. 4:16-17, Rev. 4:1)

Two things will happen at the “Rapture”:

Dead in Christ will rise first” (1 Cor. 15:52-53)

Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in clouds…”

3rd Section (tribulation Saints)

B. Resurrection of Condemnation” (consist of lost people) It is calledGreat White Throne of Judgement” (Rev. 20:11-14)

  Phillip (Acts 8:39), Paul (2 Cor. 12:2)

2ND. When will the “Rapture” take place?

A.  “Imminent return of Christ

Jesus (Mt. 24:42, 44) (Mt. 25:13)
Paul (Phil. 3:20)
Author of Hebrews (Heb. 9:28)
James (Jam. 5:8)
Peter (1 Pet. 4:7)
John (1 Jn. 2:18a) “Little children, it is the last hour…”

B.  Why I believe Rev. 4:1-2 is the “Rapture” of the Church

Church is missing

Phrase” (“behold a door standing open in heaven”)(1 Thes. 4: 16-17)

Removal of the Holy Spirit” (Rev. 4:2), “I was in the Spiritand a throne set in heaven” (2 Thes. 2:7)

What Jesus said” (Rev. 3:10, 1 Thes. 5:9, 1 Thes. 1:10)

3RD. What are the results of the “Rapture”?

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