Rapture…So, what happens when you die? Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was, and the sprit shall return unto Elohim, who gave it. Gen 3:19 and Ecc 12:7
o The Rapture Theory was invented (note the word invented) by John Nelson Darby. Before 1830, this theory was not taught in any church or synagogue. It is said that a gentile women who was sick and hallucinating, said she saw some things or had an outer body experience which brought forth this theory. Darby theorized that Jesus would return secretly (second coming) to rapture his true followers, leaving everyone else behind at the mercy of the antichrist, he would destroy the antichrist and those that had been taken up in the clouds would be saved and live in heaven. However, this is a misunderstanding of 1 Thess 4:13-18
o Luke 17:34-37… I tell you, in that night there shall be two men in one bed; the one shall be taken, and the other shall be left. 35 Two women shall be grinding together; the one shall be taken, and the other left. 36 Two men shall be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left. 37 And they answered and said unto him, Where, Lord? And he said unto them, Wheresoever the body is, thither will the eagles be gathered together.
o Referencing the eagle, we find Job 39:2-30… Doth the eagle mount up at thy command, and make her nest on high? 28 She dwelleth and abideth on the rock, upon the crag of the rock, and the strong place. 29 From thence she seeketh the prey, and her eyes behold afar off. 30 Her young ones also suck up blood: and where the slain are, there is she. Eagle- The Old World vultures found in Africa, Asia, and Europe belong to the family Accipitridae, which also includes eagles, kites, buzzards, and hawks. Old World vultures find carcasses exclusively by sight. (Wikipedia, 2014). We know that Eagles are unclean fowls, according to the law. Eagles are birds of prey and scavengers.
o John 3:13-21…. And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven……
o Rev 20:1-6; 11-15…..
And I saw an angel come down from heaven, having the key of the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand.2 And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years,3 And cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should deceive the nations no more, till the thousand years should be fulfilled: and after that he must be loosed a little season.
4 And 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.
5 But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection.6 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.
And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them.
12 And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.
13 And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works.14 And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.15 And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.