Wednesday, January 1, 2014

The Error of Rapture Date Setting

"The Lord is coming right away."  That is the message, and we must sound the alarm for people to prepare.  But many go beyond that and overreach by date-setting.  As I have stated previously The Timing of the Rapture, Jesus really meant that no man knows the day or hour, and we must not veer to the left or right of that, or else we will get into error.

“But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father." (Mt 24:36)

We can know the season, according to Mt 24:32-33, and I believe we are in the season right now.  That is enough for us to know. When we set dates and they do not happen, it only creates confusion, and does not glorify God.  It also gives the pagans an opportunity to mock.    

Superstitious Infatuation with the Date
I would like to quote from brother Yong Doo Kim, whom I love and respect, and have written about in my blog, Baptized by Blazing Fire.  He stated in his book:

"Many people are endlessly crying out that we are in the end time. Therefore, in order to discern this evil generation, people are gathering around gifted people. The people are wondering when the Lord will return. But most clear and certain is the fact that the gifted people do not know the answer to that question. It is only up to God. With the Lord’s statement in Matthew Chapter 24, we can indirectly discern the end time apocalyptic phenomenal events."

"As a matter of fact, when I visited heaven, I asked Apostle Paul a question. Paul humbly directed me to deeply read through the four gospels which have the statements of the Lord rather than the epistles of Paul. He pointed out and said that the four gospels are more beneficial. The end time apocalyptic phenomenal events in Matthew Chapter 24 would be the place to go for the answer."

"In some instances, there are people prowling around to determine the final day. But this infatuation to find the determined final day is clearly superstition. The best route for Christians is to be ready at all times. We must prepare ourselves spiritually on a daily basis."

"The Lord made some statements to me. He said that when the pastors do not prepare the congregations for rapture beforehand, the result will be that they will all be left behind. The believers who are left behind will vent out their anger on their pastors. They will be angered for not being raptured. The believers will take their revenge on pastors who had taught them in error during their lives. The pastors will die brutally by hands of their church members who were left behind. This event will occur throughout the world in all places and churches. As a pastor, I am truly in fear."

The Lord Jesus told brother Kim that His coming is "very near."  He recorded this in Baptize by Blazing Fire (Book 5).  Immediately afterward, brother Kim asked the Lord a related question.  I will quote directly from the book:

Brother Yong-Doo Kim
"Pastor Kim: My beloved Lord, thank you for your grace. Someone has stated that You will come when his/her grandchild is a teenager, specifically mid teens. Is he/she deluded?"

"Jesus: My beloved servant, if I disclose the date of my coming to some of my servants, then chaos will come upon the world. As I have stated in the Bible, I will come like a thief and no one will know. However, for those who are spiritually awaken, they will know that my coming is soon. They will not know the exact date but will know the season. They will suddenly realize the urgency of the coming. In that season, it will only be a matter of time."

"It will not be years and days of prophesying that the gates of heaven are opening or if the arch angels are blowing the trumpets, when I come for My bride, it will happen abruptly. For those spiritually awakened, when you are in a moment of prayer, suddenly, you will know and feel it spiritually through the spiritual realm that I am coming. All who are waiting and awakened will feel it together."

"I do not state the date to any single person, otherwise, the world may become chaotic and disorder may follow. Therefore, a date will not be given. Only the Father knows the date. My beloved servants, if you only love Me and you are abiding in Me, you will never be bewildered for not knowing the date."

Putting it All Together
As far as I am aware, the Lord has been indicating to His sons and daughters for at least four years that He is "coming right away."  I recall when He gave Angelica Zambrano this message in 2009, saying, "I am no longer at the door; I am beyond the door.  I will come soon; My coming is near."  He also told her, "...Do not tell My people that I am coming soon.  Tell My people that I am coming right away." Later the Lord repeated again, "Tell My people that I am coming right away and that I am coming for a holy people.  Tell My people that only the holy ones, only the holy ones will see Me! 

It is still true today, and we must be ready when it suddenly happens.  But don't assume you are ready, because very few will actually make it to heaven in the rapture.  As Jesus said, "But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it."  (Mt 7:14).

The Lord said to sister Angelica, "My people have left Me and gone back to worldly things...Tell My people to return to the old paths." Only the holy ones will see Him.  Only the holy ones will live in heaven. He said to Angelica, "I am coming for a holy people, ready, without blemish, without wrinkle and without defilement..." There will be no idolators, drunkards, adulterers, fornicators, greedy or swindlers in heaven.  Therefore, let us all seek the Lord now while there is time, and not seek the date of His return.

"Seek the Lord while he may be found; call on him while he is near." (Is 55:6)

He is coming, but not for those that are half-hearted.  He will return only for a people that is seeking Him in spirit and in truth.  There is a promise for those who seek Him with all their hearts:

"You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart." (Jer 29:13)

Let's keep our eyes focused on Him, not the calendar, since everyone who has ever claimed to know the rapture date has been wrong.  Adore Him.

"Fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God." (Heb 12:2)

If you are not living your life for Jesus, keeping His Word, then I urge you to repent now before it's too late.  Return to the old paths! Live your life completely and solely for Him from this day forward, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.

Attribution notice:Most other Scriptures taken from The Holy Bible, New International Version® NIV®, unless otherwise noted.

Author's note: You must take responsibility for your own actions. Nobody knows the day or the hour, and in no way am I date setting. This is only to provide you with information, so that you can make your own decisions, for which you will be accountable to God.

I also encourage you to read Rapture Revelation to Rachael Mushala, Rapture Revelation to Zipora Bitrus, The 311 MomentThe Timing of the Rapture, Rapture Dream: State of Watch - December 2013, The Day of Our Lord’s Wedding is at Hand,  Rapture Revelation to Ayodelle Sawyerr, and Rapture Revelation to Linda Ngaujah

You may also visit our Signs of the Times Directory, and access my complete blog directory at Writing for the Master.

Do You Want to Know Him?
If you want to know Jesus personally, you can. It all begins when you repent and believe in Jesus.  Do you know what God's Word, the Bible says?

“Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of God, and saying, ‘The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.’” (Mar 1:14b-15).  He preached that we must repent and believe.

Please see my explanation of this in my post called "Do You Want to Know Jesus?"
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Len Lacroix is the founder of Doulos Missions International.  He was based in Eastern Europe for four years, making disciples, as well as helping leaders to be more effective at making disciples who multiply, developing leaders who multiply, with the ultimate goal of planting churches that multiply. His ministry is now based in the United States with the same goal of helping fulfill the Great Commission. www.dmiworld.org.

Rapture Revelation to Angelica Zambrano

Angelica Zambrano
In 2009, the Lord took an Ecuadorean young lady, named Angelica Zambrano, to heaven and hell.  I have written about her testimony in my articles, Angelica Zambrano Hell and Heaven and Angelica Zambrano Second Visit to Hell. Among many other things, He showed her how the rapture will happen.  She states:

"Daughter, you have to return to Earth...Daughter, I am going to show you something: How I am coming to Earth for a holy people.  I am going to show you how the day of the Rapture will be."  

We walked to a place with a giant screen, and I saw people in it.  I could observe the whole world.  Then suddenly I saw thousands of people disappearing.  Pregnant women had their pregnancy disappear, and they looked like they had gone crazy screaming.

Children had disappeared from all over.  Many people were running from here to there, screaming, "This can't be, this can't be!  What's happening?"

I saw those who had known the Lord, but were left behind. (Matt 24:40-41) They were saying that Christ had come, the Rapture happened.  They screamed and wanted to kill themselves, but they couldn't.  The Lord told me, "Daughter, in those days, death will flee; Daughter, in those days the Holy Spirit will no longer be on Earth."  (Revelations 9:6) There were accidents but I didn't see a single dead person: all of them were alive, although injured.

After the Rapture, I observed enormous traffic with thousands of people.  He told me, "Daughter, look, this is how everything will happen."   I then saw people running from one place to another, shouting, "Christ came, Christ came!"  They would plead, "Lord, forgive me, forgive me, take me with You!"

But sadly the Lord said, "It will be too late.  The time to repent is now...Daughter, go tell humanity to seek Me, for during that time there will no longer be opportunity.  (Isaiah 55:6)  Daughter, it will be too late for all those that stay behind." When Jesus observed how people were left behind, He began to weep and said, "Daughter, I will go to Earth as it says in 1 Thes.  4: 16-17 : “For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God; and the dead in Christ shall rise first; Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air; and so shall we ever be with the Lord.”

But not everyone will go with the Lord, only those who are doing His will (Matthew 7:21) and living a holy life.  For the Lord told me, "Only those that are holy will enter the Kingdom of Heaven, (Hebrews 12:14), No one knows, neither the day nor the hour in which I will go for My holy people, not even the angels know it." (Matthew 24:36)

On the screen I saw people running around.  Magazines and TV news said that “CHRIST HAD COME.”  The screen closed, and Jesus finished by saying, "I will go for a holy people."   This was all He showed me.  After that, He brought me back here to Earth.

With angels gathered round, we began to descend these beautiful stairs; white steps with flowers surrounding them.  I was crying all the way down, pleading with Jesus, "Lord, please, don't leave me here.  Take me with You!" He responded, "Daughter, the nations, your family are waiting for you...Daughter, you must enter that body.  You must receive life, Daughter, so you can go and testify what you have seen.  Many will not believe you; many will believe you, but I am your faithful witness.  I am with you.  I will never leave you."

Angelica Testifying Before an Audience Later
The Lord told me, "Daughter, in those days the Holy Spirit will no longer be on Earth.  In those days, He will no longer be on Earth." (2 Thes. 2:7)  And I saw enormous traffic, with accidents.  Many people wanted to kill themselves, but Jesus said, "They shall seek death, but death shall flee from humanity.  Death will no longer be during that time."(Revelations 9:6)  I saw people watching TV and magazines that read, "Thousands and Thousands have Disappeared." Many already knew that Christ had come for His holy people.  Those who knew the Lord, but were left behind, went crying through the streets, wanting to kill themselves, but they could not do anything.

While in Heaven, Jesus said, "I will come for a holy people and I will come soon for My church."  But two weeks ago the Lord told me, "Daughter, I take pleasure in what you are doing, that you are fulfilling what I have given you, but do not tell My people that I am coming soon.  Tell My people that I am coming right away." Again the Lord said, "Tell My people that I am coming right away and that I am coming for a holy people.  Tell My people that only the holy ones, only the holy ones will see Me!...And do not be silent: Keep on declaring what I have told you."

Confirmation
Later, the Lord used Angelica's testimony to bring two Zambian sisters, named Rachael and Zipporah Mushala, back to Himself.  They repented and returned to the Lord.  Afterward they received the baptism with the Holy Spirit, and began to have dreams and visions from the Lord.  I have written about them in my articles, Rachael Mushala Testimony of Hell.  and Zipporah Mushala's testimony of hell.  Rachael states:

"The Lord then told us that He was the One who showed Angelica Zambrano heaven and hell and that her testimony is true. He said, 'Many people say there is no hell because the Lord is a merciful God. It is true that God is merciful, but He punishes those who turn away from Him. How can they talk about My judgments, when they don’t even know Me? When they’ve never even known My power? There is a real hell and you have to warn mankind. Let them make their own choice.'"

"He said, 'I have taken many people to heaven and hell to come back and testify, but why does humanity not believe? Why do you doubt their testimonies? Hell is a terrible place and it is not My wish that anyone should end up there.'”

Putting it All Together
If you are not living your life for Jesus, keeping His Word, then I urge you to repent now before it's too late.  Return to the old paths! Live your life completely and solely for Him from this day forward, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.

Attribution notice: Scripture quotation taken from the NASB

Author's note: You must take responsibility for your own actions. Nobody knows the day or the hour, and in no way am I date setting. This is only to provide you with information, so that you can make your own decisions, for which you will be accountable to God.

I also encourage you to read The Messiah Is Coming, Rapture Revelation to Rachael Mushala, Michael Shigaba's End Time Message for Mankind, Rapture Revelation to Zipora Bitrus, The 311 Moment, Rapture Dream: State of Watch - December 2013, The Day of Our Lord’s Wedding is at Hand,  Rapture Revelation to Ayodelle Sawyerr, and Rapture Revelation to Linda Ngaujah

You may also visit our Signs of the Times Directory, and access my complete blog directory at Writing for the Master. 

Do You Want to Know Him?
If you want to know Jesus personally, you can. It all begins when you repent and believe in Jesus.  Do you know what God's Word, the Bible says?

“Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of God, and saying, ‘The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.’” (Mar 1:14b-15).  He preached that we must repent and believe.

Please see my explanation of this in my post called "Do You Want to Know Jesus?"
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Len Lacroix is the founder of Doulos Missions International.  He was based in Eastern Europe for four years, making disciples, as well as helping leaders to be more effective at making disciples who multiply, developing leaders who multiply, with the ultimate goal of planting churches that multiply. His ministry is now based in the United States with the same goal of helping fulfill the Great Commission. www.dmiworld.org.