I truly believe we are living in the "last days." That doesn't mean the world will come to an end. It means that this age will end, the "Church Age." At any time, the rapture could happen.
Many of you have read books or seen movies like "Left Behind" and you have been told that all the Christians on earth will suddenly disappear and chaos will ensue. I don't believe it is going to happen quite like that because God is NOT the author of confusion and the Bible never says that we will be taken in a momen, in the twinkling of an eye. They Bible says we will be CHANGED in a momen, in the twinkling of an eye. Read it closely and don't always fall for what you heard when it doesn't line up with the Word of God!
In this lesson, a part of my "Doctrines of Christ" series, I share what the Bible says about the rapture. I talk about why some Christians don't believe their wil be a rapture and why I believe their will be. I also give what I believe to be revelation from God about how I believe the rapture will occur.
The Lord has been dealing with me and leading me to talk to my Christian brothers and sisters about this topic. Baptism in the Holy Spirit changed my life when it happened to me. I was eighteen years old and, at the time of this writing, that was thirty-seven years ago!
I believe in what is referred to as the "pre-tribulation" rapture of the Church. The rapture is an event where Jesus will come back to take all true believers off of this earth. At that very time, the Anti-Christ will step into power and broker a seven year peace deal with Israel and her enemies. Most Jews do not believe Jesus is the Messiah but during this seven years, they will come to know Jesus as their savior and God will begin, once again to deal with Israel as His chosen people. The Church will be in heaven with the Lord having a great feast and receiving crowns for the things we have done for the Lord. The Great Tribulation, the last three and one half years will be a terrible time on the earth such as men have never seen. Great Tribulation is actually translated as "Jacob's Trouble." Jacob is Israel. God changed his name as we see in the Old Testament. The Bible also tells us that the Church is NOT appointed unto wrath.
While I believe the Church will be taken off of this earth before all the really bad stuff starts, we will still see continued persecution of the church. The Lord has been showing me that persecution is going to get worse, even in the United States before Jesus raptures us! The world is changing exponentially! Sin is getting worse and worse but with that God's glory will increase also. Jesus told the disciples to WAIT before beginning the Great Commission until the Comforter (the Holy Spirit) was sent. Then Jesus ascended to Heaven and a few days later, He poured out the Holy Spirit on the 120 believers in the upper room of the temple, baptizing them in the Holy Spirit. This same baptism is for EVERY believer in Christ until He returns! If you have not experienced this blessing, let me encourage you to seek God. Ask Jesus to baptize you in the Holy Spirit and then accept it by faith. Please, if you have not experienced this blessing, forget all you have ever heard about it and read the articles below. Don't let Satan decieve you and make you think this is not for today or it is not important to your Christian walk!
Jay McMullan - May 31, 2015
What is the baptism in the Holy Spirit and why is is so important that all believers receive this blessing from the Lord? Why did Jesus tell the disciples and the rest of the people at His ascension to WAIT for the promise of the Holy Spirit when they had already been saved?
by a Brother in Christ in Oklahoma - Click Here and receive this blessing from Jesus Himself!
There seems to be a lot of division in the body of Christ over homosexuality. What does God really think? What does the Bible say and is it relavent in today's society? Click Here
1 Thessalonians 5:12, 13
Dear brothers and sisters, honor those who are your leaders in the Lord’s work. They work hard among you and give you spiritual guidance. Show them great respect and wholehearted love because of their work. And live peacefully with each other.
Paul admonished us to know those who labor among us. How fitting it is for us to start with getting to know him! I had wanted to do a study on the life of Paul for many years. The Lord chose Paul to give us much of our revelation of the "Church Age" or the "Age of Grace". Paul's epistles, or letters to the churches make up half to two-thirds of the New Testament. He was an incredible man and we owe a debt of gratitude to his faithfulness and servitude to our Lord! This was taught in the Truth Sowers Life Group at First Baptist Church in Orlando, Florida in 2012/2013 and is still ongoing at this time. Click Here for the lessons.
There are certain laws that apply to the natural world and to the spiritual world. As Christians, The Word teaches us how to walk in these spiritual laws and how to live victorious lives. This series was taught in the Truth Sowers Life Group at First Baptist Church in Orlando, Florida in 2012.
Click Here to discover how you can walk in this incredible spiritual kingdom! Textual outlines and audio lessons are available!
Have you ever wondered what the secret to prayer is or why it doesn't seem like God is answering your prayers? God WANTS to answer your prayers. Follow these steps listed out in scripture and see God move! Click Here.
I was asked by a Mormon missionary once if I felt like God could forgive a murderer. The Bible tells us that God can and will forgive any sin except for one. What is that sin that God will not forgive? Click Here to find out.
What was it? Was it a disease, an eye problem? Let's take look at what the Bible tells us REALLY was Paul's thorn! Click Here to read the full article.
What happens if a Christian is divorced and has a call to the ministry on their life? There are many churches that will refuse to allow a person to operate in a ministeral position if they have been divorced. Is that doctrinal? This is an extrememly controversial subject so let's forget what man's opinion is and take the Word of God and see what it has to say. Click Here to read the full article.
Why does the Book of Hebrews say that one of the fundamental doctrines of Christianity is that of baptisms? What does it mean to be baptized and how does baptism apply to believers? Read our three part series.
1. The Three Baptisms for the Believer
2. The Baptism into the Body of Christ
3. The Baptism into Water
4. The Baptism into the Holy Spirit
5. Testimonies of People Who Have Been Baptized in the Holy Spirit
To hear an audio teaching on the "3 Baptisms of the Believer" Click Here
This is a fundamental doctrine of the Mormons or Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Mormons as young as eight years old are baptized daily in their temples, sometimes for as many as one hundred people in each session. What does the Bible say about this practice? Is it an ordinance of the Church? Click Here to read the full article.
Most Christians, and probably you, are duped into thinking you are praying in faith when you are really praying in doubt and unbelief. We say we believe but do we really? What is the secret to praying in faith. Jesus gave us the answers, let's live by them! Click Here to read the full article.
This topic covers the doctrine of "Eternal Security" and what the Bible really says about who can and cannot lose their salvation. Click Here to read the full article.
Is sin really what we think it is? This article gives you a clear view on what God considers to be sin. Click Here to read the full article.
Jesus said, "Ye must be born again". What did he mean. Darrel Mayo exposes one of the greatest truths of the gospel. Click Here to read the full article.
What is it that sets the Bible apart from other books? Are there any facts that can prove the Bible is true? Click Here to read the full article.
You may have recently heard a person claim to be a prophet. Do prophets still exist today? What do they do? How can we tell if a person is really a prophet?
In a six part series, we expose the New Testament Prophet and their ministry.
Click for chapters 1 through 6
Chapter 1 - Introduction to the Ministry Gifts
Chapter 2 - The Purpose of the Ministry Gifts
Chapter 3 - The Prophet
Chapter 4 - Characteristics of the Prophet
Chapter 5 - Judging the Prophet
Chapter 6 - How the Ministry Gifts Should Relate to One Another
Are you sick and tired of being sick and tired? This is a series of steps for people who have had enough and are ready to do what it takes to rise above emotional roller coasters and depression. CAUTION!!! Do Not Read This unless you are seriously ready to get serious with your spiritual life! Click Here to read the full article.
My job brought me to Utah in June 1993. I had heard of Mormons and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints but I did not know what they taught or who they were. Even before I moved to Salt Lake City, I began to study this interesting faith's message and doctrine with an open mind. In this study you will find the questions I asked and the answers I found. Other pages will be completed as time allows.
1. - What is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and how did it begin?
- What is meant by the term "Eternal Progression"?
2. - What does the Mormon church teach about families?
- How big is the LDS church and do they pay their clergy?
3. - Why does the LDS church have Temples along with regular church buildings?
- How is the leadership of the LDS church set up?
Can the Bible and modern science co-exist? Just where do dinosaurs fit in? We take a look at what the Bible really has to say and see if modern science proves out the Word of God or if it is "Anti-Christ". Click Here to read the full article.
Are Calvinists and the Reformed theologists correct in what they teach? Take a closer look at this poisonous doctrine that is being taught and embraced in some Christian churches.
Scriptures that Refute the Doctrine of Election
What are the basic doctrines of Christianity? What, exactly, does the Bible teach? Is the Bible clear or is there confusion which leads to so many different denominations? In this series, I take a look at what the Bible teaches, not what man teaches. Click Here to go to the series.
Jesus spent most of his time on Earth teaching His disciples about the Kingdom of God and that is available HERE & NOW! This series will teach you how to reach into God's Kingdom to take what you need and it will expose spiritual laws that will work for you or against you. Click Here to go to the Series.
"Nothing but confusion can arise by reading certain meanings into scripture that do not apply to a particular age. In each dispensation, God has a definite and different immediate purpose, all working toward the ultimate purpose of ridding the universe of all rebellion so that all free moral agents will be willingly and eternally subject to God. Christ, and the Holy Ghost, as originally planned, with God all in all forever." (1 Cor 15:24-28; Rev 21 - Rev 22. Finis Jennings Dake. Click Here for the Series.
Most of what we worry about never comes to pass yet we spend hours and hours of our lives in agony worrying about what might be. God's love is perfect and casts out fear! Learn to walk in His love and fear will have no place in your life! With Jesus Christ in your life, you do NOT have to live in fear!
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Can the people of this great nation that was established and blessed by God continue to walk in sin and export sin to the rest of the world without fear of judgment from God? Let's take a look at what the Bible has to say about nations that disregard sin and ignore our holy God.
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Answer to an Atheist
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Fallen Angels, Their Past, Their Present and Their Future
God Has Raised You Up, in this Time, For His Purpose
God is a God of Change!
God's Way of Provision for His People
Holding to Your Convictions
Is it God's Will that Some are Sick?
Is Something Missing in Your Life?
Jesus is Coming Back Soon
Keeping the Sabbath
My First Church in Lamar, Colorado
Names of God in the Old Testament
Power Over Demons
Prayers Answered - Scriptures
Praying the Prayer of Faith or is it of Doubt and Unbelief?
Scriptures on Prosperity and Finances
Standing Up for Your Convictions
The Prayer of Faith
The Two Ifs
The Word Becomes Meat