Revelation 11 destroys the false dogma of a rapture!
The Two Witnesses
Beginning at the 5th Seal which is the Great Tribulation the gentile Beast power shall have control of Jerusalem for 3 ½ years, but – NOT them that worship “therein – the temple” — the Saints are the temple of God. Those that “worship therein” are not “given” unto the gentiles to tread under foot. God’s saints are not taken into captivity.
The two Witnesses shall prophecy for 1260 days but are killed during the 2nd Woe which is the 6th Trumpet of the 7th Seal. See verse 14.
They lie in the street for 3 ½ days before being taken up and then there remains whatever time is required for the 7 Last Plagues to take place and the 7 Last Plagues are in the 7th Trumpet of the 7th Seal. The 7th Trump is the last trump of the 7 Trumpet plagues of God!
Are they standing before Satan, who – IS – the god of this earth, they are “confronting” the god of this world? The Creator God is God of the heavens “and” of the earth.
The 2 witnesses will travel – at will – throughout the entire world and if any would try to stop them, the two will devour their enemies with fire.. and the two will come directly before the Beast and the False Prophet just like the first two witnesses Moses and Aaron came before Pharaoh.
Pharaoh is a forerunner, a “type’ of the Beast as Moses is a type of Christ, Moses is the physical forerunner of the spiritual i.e. Jesus Christ and Egypt represents sin thus the children of Israel came out of SIN.
The final two witnesses will, as did Moses and Aaron, cry out “Let My people go”. The remnant of both the house of Israel and the house of Judah will be in captivity for 3 ½ years beginning at the Abomination of Desolation.
The two witnesses will go to the Captives and teach the captives –the reason- they are in captivity –because the physical House of Israel has refused to obey GOD. The 144,000 and the Great Multitude are brought to repentance and are taught God’s WAY by the two witnesses.
The Witnesses Killed and Raised
In a legal proceeding the witnesses testify against the accused, the two witnesses will testify against the Beast, the false prophet and Satan, when their testimony is complete the Beast kills them.
Jerusalem is symbolically a spiritual type of Sodom and Egypt because it is and has been filled with sin.
The ‘breath’ of life; physical life; not eternal life ‘entered into them’. God’s spirit did not raise them from death to immortal life. The breath of life entered – they are still flesh and blood. The word for spirit means spirit, wind and breath. They will not precede those in the first resurrection but will join them in it.
The first resurrection can not take place until after the 7 Last Plagues are poured out thus the 2 witnesses can not be resurrected to immortal life as yet, they will not be resurrected before the rest of God’s Saints but will join with all the HOLY ONES of God rising to meet Christ in the air.
They went in a cloud up into the sky. It does not say to God’s throne and it does not say where they are to be taken just that they ascended up to heaven in a cloud. There are three heavens; the clouds are in the first heaven still considered earth.
This event occurs as the 6th Trump (2nd Woe) ends: verse 14 states the 3rd Woe which is the 7th trumpet is next.
They are killed and then come back to life before the 3rd woe i.e.before 7th trump is even opened which means they have not prophesied for 1260 days.
Will they begin before the abomination of desolation? They must prophesy for 1260 days.
13 And the same hour ( at the very time they are taken up) was there a great earthquake, and the tenth part of the city fell, and in the earthquake were slain of men seven thousand: and the remnant were affrighted, and gave glory to the God of heaven.
This is Jerusalem where the 2 witnesses are to be killed thus – AS- they rise a great earthquake destroys 10% of the city of Jerusalem and 7000 die. Who gave glory—since it is over run by the gentiles then it appears the remnant of the gentiles were afraid and acknowledged God. The Jews are in captivity.
The 2 witnesses are taken up in a cloud at the end of the 2nd Woe which is the 6th Trumpet of the 7th Seal. And it is AS the 7th Seal “opens” that the 144,000 are sealed with God’s Spirit. The 2 witnesses will have completed teaching the 144,000 and they now become the last of the converted Firstfruits of God. Rev. 14: 4.
The Seventh Trumpet IS the 3rd Woe.
The 7th Trumpet is the time the kingdoms of earth will become the Kingdom of God and THE Kingdom of HIS Christ.
The 24 Elders are not men – verse 18 states; “now is the time of the dead”. The 24 Elders are at God’s Throne in Heaven before the first resurrect had occurred — and no man has or will ever come to the Throne of All Mighty GOD in the third heaven. The 24 Elders are angelic beings.
Verse 18 states “It is the time of the Dead” — “time to give reward unto thy Saints”!!! The time of the FIRST RESURRECTION And to destroy them which destroy the earth.
The enemies of Christ are destroyed in that Battle of that Great Day of God All Mighty at the return of Christ to this earth as King of kings.
The 7th Trumpet announces the return of Jesus Christ and the first resurrection — and– the 7th Trumpet contains the Seven Last Plagues which will be poured out upon the gentiles and these plagues fill to the full or complete the Wrath of God.
It is at the end of the 7 Last Plagues as the 7th Plague is poured out that Jesus Christ returns and the First Resurrection takes place.
How does God reward His servants?
With positions of authority ruling with Jesus Christ on His Throne as kings and lords.
At His return, Christ brings positions as kings and lords with which He rewards the Saints of God and they will rule with Him for 1000 years on the earth. Revelation 5: 10; 20: 4 -6. Christ is KING of kings and LORD of lords.
Now! All “7’ Seals have been opened, —and at the end of 7th Trump (the last trump) found in the 7th Seal – NOW – IS — the time of the dead —— all 7 Seals have been opened — AND NOW the dead are to rise to immortal life in the FIRST RESURRECTION.
Where is the rapture??? All 7 Seals have been opened.
No pre-tribulation, no tribulation rapture nor post tribulation rapture has occurred and here we are at the end of the 7th Seal and at the end of the 7th Trump (the last trump) as the 7th of the Seven Last Plagues is poured out —the dead in Christ are raised from death which IS THE FIRST RESURRECTION!
Those waiting for a rapture — are waiting in vain.
Seven Angels with Seven Last Plagues
The Seven last Plagues fill to the full the Wrath of God, these 7 finish and complete God’s Wrath on the gentiles.
The first resurrection can not take place until after the 7 last plagues are poured out.
This is the Return of Jesus Christ and the First Resurrection.
At the end of the 7th Seal which is The Day of the LORD
At the end of the 7th Trump:
all 7 Trumpets are The Wrath of God;
At the end of the 7th of the 7 Last Plagues – Jesus Christ returns meeting the Saints of God in the clouds and Christ and ALL the Saints then set foot on the Mount of Olives.
1 Corinthians 15
Our corruptible flesh and blood bodies must be changed to incorruptible Spirit; to the very SAME incorruptible Spirit body as our Savior Jesus Christ – Phil. 3: 21 Who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto his glorious body,
Paul is speaking in 1 Corinthians 15: 51 – 55 of the first resurrection of God’s First Fruits. At the return of Jesus Christ the Saints of God are Born Again into immortal spirit with the same “spirit” body as Jesus Christ.
Philippians 3: 21
The satanic dogma of a rapture to heaven is another lie of Satan! But you still refuse to believe Jesus Christ don’t you??