Pro and Con 1224

Posted 7-16-05

Incoming e-mail, Re: Judgment Seat of Christ and Feast of Trumpets

I have noticed a possible connection between the time that Paul called "The Judgment Seat of Christ" (see Romans 14:10 and II Cor. 5:10) and the Feast of Trumpets. If this connection is correct, we may have discovered the time (the day) of the Rapture/translation since the appearing before the Judgment seat of Christ would be at the same time.

Remember this verse:
Ps 126:1 Paul makes an analogy in the NT as being 'dragged down' by the body of this death......in effect held captive by this mortal body.....but to be delivered from this body of death at the time of putting on immortality.

Notice these verses from Nehemiah chapter 8. It is at the time of the return from Babylonian captivity.

8:4 And Ezra the scribe stood upon a pulpit (Hebrew, elevated stage) of wood, which they had made for the purpose

8:5 And Ezra opened the book in the sight of all the people; (for he was above all the people;) and when he opened it, all the people stood up:
(notice Ezra was in the sight of all the people....just like Christ will be at His Judgment seat....He will be elevated !!)
This sounds like a court scene where when sentence is read the subjects stand up. Many traditions in modern day law are derived from the Bible, as many know.

WHEN DID THIS READING OF THE LAW TAKE PLACE?

8:2 And Ezra the priest brought the law before the congregation both of men and women, and all that could hear with understanding, upon the first day of the seventh month. This "first day of the seventh month" is the Feast of Trumpets !!

Notice also that those present were those of "understanding". Does this hint at the type of individuals present at the Judgment Seat of Christ....those of understanding.....those who knew the Day of Christ was near and had enough understanding to "be looking for HIM"?

8:9 And Nehemiah, which is the Tirshatha, and Ezra the priest the scribe, and the Levites that taught the people, said unto all the people, This day is holy unto the LORD your God; mourn not, nor weep. For all the people wept, when they heard the words of the law

Will there be weeping at the Judgment Seat of Christ and will He "wipe away all tears"?

What will happen after this Day's events?

8:10 Then he said unto them, Go your way, eat the fat, and drink the sweet, and send portions unto them for whom nothing is prepared: for this day is holy unto our Lord: neither be ye sorry; for the joy of the LORD is your strength.

Will those who are at this Judgment be re-commissioned to "go and prophecy again before many peoples, nations, and tongues and kings"? Rev. 10:11

Will this be the start of the 1000 year Millennial reign of Christ through His saints? Daniel says the Kingdom will be given over to the saints. (Daniel 7:22)

And notice that the very next verses in this passage mention the keeping of the Feast of Tabernacles, a picture of the Millennium:

8:14 And they found written in the law which the LORD had commanded by Moses, that the children of Israel should dwell in booths in the feast of the seventh month

......and there was very great gladness (see verse 17)

8:18 Also day by day, from the first day unto the last day, he read in the book of the law of God. And they kept the feast seven days; and on the eighth day was a solemn assembly, according unto the manner

We need to remember that the events in the Old Testament are written for our instruction. The analogies may not be exact, but similar enough to teach us important things, including the dates on which they DID and WILL happen.

Romans 14:10 "the judgment seat of Christ", word in Greek is "bema" which means:

"a raised place mounted by steps, a platform".

Bakers Biblical Dictionary refers to this seat as follows:
" It is used of a raised platform on which the judge sat during judicial proceedings (and from which he pronounced his verdict) or of the seat itself."

This is identical language to the OT passage of an "elevated stage of wood". The NT word means "raised platform". So it is safe to say the two descriptions are identical.

Does this reading of the law in the OT by Ezra picture the Judgment Seat of Christ? If so, then the Day for this happening may very well be on the Feast of Trumpets. When Ezra read the law the people "understood" what it meant. At the judgment seat of Christ we will "know" even as we are now known....see I Cor. 13.

By "understanding" and "knowing" the people wept. I believe those before the Judgment Seat of Christ will also weep....before being sent out to those "for whom no portion is prepared".

8:10 Then he said unto them, GO your way, eat the fat, and drink the sweet, and send portions unto them for whom nothing is prepared: for this day is holy unto our Lord: neither be ye sorry; for the joy of the LORD is your strength.

My reply

Thanks for adding more details. Whatsoever "things were written aforetime were written for our learning" (Rom. 15:4).

> > I have noticed a possible connection between the time that Paul called "The Judgment Seat of Christ" (see Romans 14:10 and II Cor. 5:10) and the Feast of Trumpets. If this connection is correct, we may have discovered the time (the day) of the Rapture/translation since the appearing before the Judgment seat of Christ would be at the same time.

It is the Pre-Wrath Rapture, and you are right, it is on the Feast of Trumpets. The Judgment Seat of Christ is that same day.

This Feast of Trumpets is the first day of Christ's millennial reign. It is 7 months before the Second Advent (Eze. 39:12,13). It is the day of the Pre-Wrath Rapture.

A "great sound of a trumpet" is heard, the Sign of the Son of Man is seen in Earth's atmosphere, and all saints are called to the General Assembly in Heaven.

Heb 12:22-24 says, "ye are come unto mount Sion, and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels, To the GENERAL ASSEMBLY and church of the firstborn, which are written in heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect, And to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant".

Mt. 24:30,31 tells us that the saints already in Heaven are gathered. It says, "then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory (this is not the Second Coming; in this Sign, he is seen sitting on his throne, Rev. 6:16). And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of HEAVEN to the other." These are the saints that were taken to Heaven in the Pre-Trib Rapture.

At the same time, the Tribulation saints are raptured. Mark 13:26,27 says, "And then shall they see the Son of man coming in the clouds with great power and glory (the Sign of the Son of Man). And then shall he send his angels, and shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from the uttermost part of the EARTH (the Rapture of the Tribulation saints) to the uttermost part of HEAVEN" (those caught up before the Tribulation).

Rev. 11:15-19 summarizes the events of this day that is like no other day--ever. It is the day of Christ's Coronation, the 2nd Rapture, the Marriage of the Lamb, the Judgment Seat of Christ, and God's Wrath.

Rev. 11:15-19 says, "the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever. And the four and twenty elders, which sat before God on their seats, fell upon their faces, and worshipped God, Saying, We give thee thanks, O Lord God Almighty, which art, and wast, and art to come (the Second Advent is 7 months future, Eze. 39:12,13); because thou hast taken to thee thy great power, and hast reigned. And the nations were angry (Gog's army is attacking Israel), and thy wrath is come, and the time of the dead, that they should be judged (at the Judgment Seat of Christ), and that thou shouldest GIVE REWARD UNTO THY SERVANTS THE PROPHETS, AND TO THE SAINTS, and them that fear thy name, small and great; and shouldest destroy them which destroy the earth. And the temple of God was opened in heaven, and there was seen in his temple the ark of his testament (with its two stone tablets): and there were lightnings, and voices, and thunderings, and an earthquake, and great hail." The two asteroids of Rev. 8:8 and 10 impact Earth. They will be dashed to pieces like those two stone tablets Moses broke when Israel worshipped the golden calf.

> > Will those who are at this Judgment be re-commissioned to "go and prophesy again before many peoples, nations, and tongues and kings"? Rev. 10:11

I think that was particularly for John, but Christ "hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on (epi, over) the earth" (Rev. 5:10).

> > Will this be the start of the 1000 year Millennial reign of Christ through His saints? Daniel says the Kingdom will be given over to the saints. (Daniel 7:22)

Yes. This will be the first day of the Millennium.

> > 8:18 Also day by day, from the first day unto the last day, he read in the book of the law of God. And they kept the feast seven days; and on the eighth day was a solemn assembly, according unto the manner

> > Does this reading of the law in the OT by Ezra picture the Judgment Seat of Christ?

I think it follows it. The Judgment Seat of Christ will be on Trumpets, and the reading of the law will be on Tabernacles, the feast of seven days, followed by an eighth-day solemn assembly.

> > If so, then the Day for this happening may very well be on the Feast of Trumpets. When Ezra read the law the people "understood" what it meant. At the judgment seat of Christ we will "know" even as we are now known....see I Cor. 13.

It seems to be on the Feast of Tabernacles following the Judgment Seat of Christ on the Feast of Trumpets. Agape

His reply

There is a problem with the concept that the Judgment Seat of Christ is only at the Pre-Wrath rapture.

In Revelation chapters 4 and 5 those who are in the Pre-trib Rapture are seen in heaven having already received their rewards.....BEFORE...... the wrath of God takes place.

Notice that the 24 elders (word only used in the NT for humans) "had on their heads crowns of gold". Paul said "henceforth there is laid up for me a crown that I shall receive at that day".

The Judgment Seat of Christ is where we will receive "the things done while in this body". See II Cor. 5:10.

Clearly the saints in Revelation chapters 5 & 6 have received their crowns.....and this is not at the pre-wrath rapture. Best wishes

PS: Notice also that Ezra started reading the law on Trumpets and then ALL THE CONGREGATION OF ISRAEL WAS INVOLVED by the time the reading continued at Tabernacles. See text of Neh. 8 and compare verses 3 and 17-18. The reading started on Trumpets and continued at Tabernacles. This pictures the word spreading during the time of the Millennium.

It appears the Bema judgment for the Pre-trib rapture is on Trumpets comparing these verses with the sequence given in Revelation chapters 5 and 6 where the saints/elders have ALREADY received their rewards/crowns.....before the wrath of God starts.

My reply

> > There is a problem with the concept that the Judgment Seat of Christ is only at the Pre-Wrath rapture.
> > In Revelation chapters 4 and 5 those who are in the Pre-trib Rapture are seen in heaven having already received their rewards.....BEFORE...... the wrath of God takes place.

Crowns are not the only kind of rewards we will get, but let's look at the different kinds of crowns first.

THE CROWN OF LIFE
James 1:12 says "Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is TRIED, he shall receive the CROWN OF LIFE, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him."

Rev 2:10 says, "Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer: behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that ye may be TRIED; and ye shall have tribulation ten days: be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a CROWN OF LIFE."

THE CROWN OF GLORY

In 1 Peter 5:1-4, Peter said, "The elders which are among you I exhort, who am also an elder (the 24 elders are the 12 patriarchs and the 12 apostles), and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, and also a partaker of the glory that shall be revealed: Feed the flock of God which is among you, taking the oversight thereof, not by constraint, but willingly; not for filthy lucre, but of a ready mind; Neither as being lords over God's heritage, but being ensamples to the flock. And WHEN THE CHIEF SHEPHERD SHALL APPEAR, ye shall receive a CROWN OF GLORY that fadeth not away."

The Sign of the Son of Man will APPEAR on 'THAT DAY,' the Day of the Lord, the Day of God, the first day of the Millennium. The crown of glory will be given on the very day of the Pre-Wrath Rapture.

Isa 17:7 says that when Damascus is taken away from being a city (v.1), "At THAT DAY shall a man look to his Maker, and his EYES shall have respect to the Holy One of Israel." That will be when the Sign of the Son of Man is seen in the sky.

Rev. 6:14-16 says of THAT DAY, "the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places...and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains; And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the FACE OF HIM THAT SITTETH ON THE THRONE (the Sign of the Son of Man seen in the sky), and from the wrath of the Lamb. For the GREAT DAY OF HIS WRATH is come".

Eze. 38:19-23 says, "in the fire of MY WRATH have I spoken, Surely in THAT DAY there shall be a great shaking in the land of Israel (the mountain sized asteroid will impact the Mediterranean Sea); So that the fishes of the sea, and the fowls of the heaven, and the beasts of the field, and all creeping things that creep upon the earth, and all the men that are upon the face of the earth, shall shake at my PRESENCE (min paniym, FACE ABOVE, i.e., the Sign of the Son of Man), and the mountains (asteroids of Rev. 8:8 and 10) shall be thrown down, and the steep places shall fall, and every wall shall fall to the ground....And I will plead against him with pestilence and with blood; and I will rain upon him (Gog), and upon his bands, and upon the many people that are with him, an overflowing rain (shower, a tsunami), and great hailstones, fire, and brimstone. Thus will I magnify myself, and sanctify myself; and I WILL BE KNOWN IN THE EYES OF MANY NATIONS, and they shall know that I am the LORD."

THE CROWN OF RIGHTEOUSNESS

In II Timothy 4:7,8, Paul said, "I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: Henceforth there is laid up for me a CROWN OF RIGHTEOUSNESS, which the Lord, the righteous JUDGE, shall give me at THAT DAY (Day of the Lord, Day of the Judgment Seat of Christ): and NOT TO ME ONLY, BUT UNTO ALL THEM ALSO THAT LOVE HIS APPEARING" (i.e., the Sign of the Son of Man).

The Tribulation saints are part of that "ALL," and they are caught up on the Day of the Lord.

THE CROWN OF REJOICING, OFTEN CALLED THE SOUL WINNER'S CROWN

In I THESS. 2:19,20, Paul said, "For what is our hope, or joy, or CROWN OF REJOICING? Are not even ye in the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ at his coming? For ye are our glory and joy."

Phi 4:1 says, "Therefore, my brethren dearly beloved and longed for, my joy and CROWN , so stand fast in the Lord, my dearly beloved."

THE INCORRUPTIBLE CROWN

I Cor. 9:24-27 says, "Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth THE PRIZE? So run, that ye may obtain. And every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a corruptible CROWN; but we an INCORRUPTIBLE. I therefore so run, not as uncertainly; so fight I, not as one that beateth the air: But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway."

The 24 elders do get crowns at the first Rapture (Rev. 4:4,10), but nothing in Rev. 4 and 5 says that the rest of the saints get them at that time. We have them coming though. Rev. 3:11 says, "Behold, I come quickly (i.e., at the Rapture, 2:5): hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown."

JUDGMENT SEAT OF CHRIST

There is only one Judgment Seat of Christ. All saints, "small and great" get their rewards at the same time. Therefore, the Tribulation saints are there.

1Co 3:11-15 says, "other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ. Now if any man build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble; Every man's work shall be made manifest: for THE DAY (one day) shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man's work of what sort it is. If any man's work abide which he hath built thereupon, HE SHALL RECEIVE A REWARD. If any man's work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire."

II Cor. 5:10 says, "For we must ALL appear before THE (tou) JUDGMENT SEAT OF CHRIST; that EVERY ONE may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad." It isn't judgment seats, plural, it is THE judgment seat, singular. All those caught up in both Raptures will be present.

Rev. 11:17,18 says, "We give thee thanks, O Lord God Almighty, which art, and wast, and art to come (at the 2nd Advent 7 months later, Eze. 39:12,13); because thou hast taken to thee thy great power, and hast REIGNED (i.e., it is the day Jesus receives his kingdom). And the nations were angry (Gog's army is attacking Israel), and THY WRATH IS COME, and the time of the dead, that they should be JUDGED (at the Judgment Seat of Christ), and that thou shouldest GIVE REWARD unto thy servants the prophets, and to the saints, and them that fear thy name, SMALL AND GREAT; and shouldest destroy them which destroy the earth."

On the Day of God's Wrath, everyone is judged. The saints in Heaven are judged and given their rewards. The non-believers on Earth are judged. Fire and brimstone falls.

> > Notice that the 24 elders (word only used in the NT for humans) "had on their heads crowns of gold". Paul said "henceforth there is laid up for me a crown that I shall receive at that day".

Paul is one of the 24 elders that do get crowns on the day of the first Rapture. The elders are the 12 patriarchs and the 12 apostles.

Heb 9:27,28 says, "it is appointed unto men once to die, but AFTER THIS THE JUDGMENT" (either the Judgment Seat of Christ after the First Resurrection is complete, or the Great White Throne Judgment at the end of the Millennium). John 5:22 says, "the Father judgeth no man, but hath committed all judgment unto the Son."

The first day of the Millennium is a day of judgment, and it includes the Tribulation saints. The Judgment Seat of Christ follows the last rank that is raised up in the first resurrection.

Rev. 20:4-6 says, "I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and JUDGMENT WAS GIVEN UNTO THEM: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years. But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection. Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years."

All saints are gathered to the General Assembly in the heavenly New Jerusalem on the first day of the Millennium. Heb. 12:22-24 says, "ye are come unto mount Sion, and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels, To the GENERAL ASSEMBLY and church of the firstborn, which are written in heaven, and to God the JUDGE of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect (changed, made immortal, at the 2nd Rapture, I Cor. 15:51,52), And to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant". Rom. 2:5 says, "But after thy hardness and impenitent heart treasurest up unto thyself wrath against THE DAY OF WRATH AND REVELATION OF THE RIGHTEOUS JUDGMENT OF GOD".

I think the Coronation of Christ, the Marriage of the Lamb, and the Judgment Seat of Christ all take place in Heaven on the Day of God that is the first day of the Millennium. Both Heaven and Earth keep respectful silence while the judge is seated."

Rev. 8:1-6 says, "And when he had opened the seventh seal (end of the shortened Tribulation), there was SILENCE IN HEAVEN about the space of half an hour. And I saw the seven angels which stood before God; and to them were given seven trumpets. And another angel came and stood at the altar, having a golden censer; and there was given unto him much incense, that he should offer it with the prayers of ALL SAINTS upon the golden altar which was before the throne. And the smoke of the incense, which came with the prayers of the saints, ascended up before God out of the angel's hand. And the angel took the censer, and filled it with fire of the altar, and cast it into the earth: and there were voices, and thunderings, and lightnings, and an earthquake. And the seven angels which had the seven trumpets prepared themselves to sound."

Hab. 2:20 says, "the LORD is in his holy temple: let ALL THE EARTH KEEP SILENCE BEFORE HIM."

> > It appears the Bema judgment for the Pre-trib rapture is on Trumpets

I think the Judgment Seat of Christ is on Trumpets too, but following the Pre-Wrath Rapture on the Feast of Trumpets that is the first day of the Millennium. Agape

His reply

"...They are sitting....clothed in white with crowns of Gold on their heads. To any honest reader of these verses the only conclusion is that they have ALREADY been at the Bema Judgment Seat of Christ...."

My reply

Maybe I didn't make it clear enough. Forget for a minute that the 24 elders (12 patriarchs of Israel and 12 apostles of Israel) are seated on thrones with crowns on their heads, and that the saints that sing "a new song" are "out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation" are not said to be wearing crowns even though they are "made unto our God kings and priests" (Rev. 5:9,10). Let's back off and look at the big picture.

There are two Raptures:

(1) At the first "trump of God," the PRE-TRIB RAPTURE takes place (I Thess. 4:13-18)
-----a. The "voice of the archangel" Michael is heard
-----b. The "dead in Christ shall rise"
-----c. The living saints "shall be caught up"
-----d. We "meet the Lord in the air"
-----e. So "shall we ever be with the Lord"
-----f. It is NOT "a time of trouble" such as never was since there was a nation"
-----g. Jesus will NOT be seen from Earth, we will meet him in the clouds
-----h. Jesus receives the little book with seven unbroken seals

(2) At the "last trump", the PRE-WRATH RAPTURE takes place (I Cor. 15:51,52)
-----a. The archangel "Michael" will stand up
-----b. Many "that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake" at the "RESURRECTION OF THE JUST"
-----c. It IS "a TIME OF TROUBLE, such as never was since there was a nation"
-----d. "AT THAT TIME thy people (the 144,000) shall be delivered" (malat, escape, leap out)
-----e. At that time a great multitude that can't be measured will be caught up too (Rev. 7:9)
-----f. THEY WILL BE JUDGED WHEN HE APPEARS (in the Sign of the Son of Man)
-----g. He'll APPEAR after the sixth seal is broken, and "THE GREAT DAY OF HIS WRATH IS COME"

Concerning the Pre-Wrath Rapture on the Day of God's Wrath, Dan 12:1,2 says, "And AT THAT TIME (when the False Prophet 'shall come to his end,' 11:45) shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people (the Hebrews): and there shall be A TIME OF TROUBLE (the asteroids of Rev. 8,10 will impact Earth), such as never was since there was a nation even to THAT SAME TIME: and AT THAT TIME THY PEOPLE SHALL BE DELIVERED (malat, escape, leap out, i.e., be raptured) , every one that shall be found written in the book. And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake".

Rev. 7:14,15 says, "These are they which came out of GREAT TRIBULATION, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. Therefore are they before THE THRONE OF GOD".

Jesus will judge ALL the living believers that have been raptured and ALL the resurrected dead in Christ AT HIS APPEARING. When he appears is when the Sign of the Son of Man is seen in the sky on Tishri 1, the Feast of Trumpets, at the end of the shortened Tribulation.

Mt. 24:29-31 says, "Immediately after the tribulation of those days (the Great Tribulation) shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken (sixth seal): And THEN SHALL APPEAR THE SIGN OF THE SON OF MAN IN HEAVEN: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and THEY SHALL SEE THE SON OF MAN coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. And he shall send his angels with a great sound of A TRUMPET, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of HEAVEN to the other." These that are already in Heaven were caught up in the Pre-Trib Rapture.

Mark 13:25-27 says, "And the stars of heaven shall fall, and the powers that are in heaven shall be shaken. And THEN SHALL THEY SEE THE SON OF MAN COMING IN THE CLOUDS (it's the Sign of the Son of Man) with great power and glory. And then shall he send his angels, and shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from the uttermost part of the EARTH (the Pre-Wrath Rapture) to the uttermost part of HEAVEN."

Rev. 6:12-17 says, "I beheld when he had opened the SIXTH SEAL, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood; And the stars of heaven fell unto the earth, even as a fig tree casteth her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind. And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places. And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains; And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and HIDE US FROM THE FACE OF HIM THAT SITTETH ON THE THRONE (literally in Heaven and in the Sign of the Son of Man seen in the sky above Earth), AND FROM THE WRATH OF THE LAMB: FOR THE GREAT DAY OF HIS WRATH IS COME".

Christ will judge the living and dead AT HIS APPEARING in the Sign of the Son of Man ON THE SAME DAY HE RECEIVES HIS KINGDOM.

II Tim. 4:1 says, "I charge thee therefore before God, and the LORD JESUS CHRIST, WHO SHALL JUDGE THE QUICK AND THE DEAD AT HIS APPEARING AND HIS KINGDOM."

Luke 14:14,15 says, "THOU SHALT BE RECOMPENSED AT THE RESURRECTION OF THE JUST. And when one of them that sat at meat with him heard these things, he said unto him, Blessed is he that shall eat bread IN THE KINGDOM OF GOD."

1 Cor 15:23 says, "in Christ shall all be made alive. But every man in his own order" (tagmati, rank). The Raptures are ranks in "the first resurrection" (Rev. 20:5). When the First Resurrection is complete, the Judgment Seat of Christ takes place.

All saints appear at the Judgment Seat of Christ at the same time. II Cor. 5:10 says, "we must ALL appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that EVERY ONE may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad."

There is one day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God.

Rom. 2:5-8 says, "But after thy hardness and impenitent heart treasurest up unto thyself wrath against THE DAY OF WRATH AND REVELATION OF THE RIGHTEOUS JUDGMENT OF GOD; WHO WILL RENDER TO EVERY MAN ACCORDING TO HIS DEEDS: To them who by patient continuance in well doing seek for glory and honour and immortality, eternal life: But unto them that are contentious, and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, indignation and wrath,

I am amazed at how much this Messianic Jew understands.
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The Shofar will Sound
Congregation Yeshuat Yisrael
http://www.yeshuatyisrael.com/end1.htm

Rosh Hashanah (Day of Blowing the Trumpet) is prophetically seen as A RAPTURE HOLIDAY.

Themes of Rosh Hashanah- The Feast of Trumpets

Teshuvah (repentance)
Rosh HaShanah (Head of the Year, Birthday of the World)
Yom Teruah (THE DAY OF THE AWAKENING BLAST [Feast of Trumpets)...
Yom HaDin (THE DAY OF JUDGMENT)...

HaMelech (THE CORONATION OF THE MESSIAH)...
Yom HaZikkaron (the Day of Remembrance or memorial)...
THE TIME OF JACOB'S TROUBLE

The birthpangs of the Messiah, Chevlai shel Mashiach)...
THE OPENING OF THE GATES...
Kiddushin/Nesu'in (THE WEDDING CEREMONY)
THE RESURRECTION OF THE DEAD (RAPTURE, NATZA...
THE LAST TRUMP(shofar)...
Yom Hakeseh (the hidden day)...
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Agape


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