Welcome to another wonderful day of God’s knowledge been made manifest as we proceed on our study: DEBUNKING THE MYTH OF RAPTURE 2, please feel free to comment,write to us via our ‘WRITE FOR US’ link at the top of the right hand side on this website as our study proceed so that we can know your view in this subject God bless you.
Back To Our Poplar Text: 1 Thessalonians 4:15-18 which says:
“For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep.1 Thessalonians 4:15 (KJV)
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: 1 Thessalonians 4:16 (KJV)
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. 1 Thessalonians 4:17 (KJV) wherefore comfort one another with these words”. 1 Thessalonians 4:18
THE KNOWLEDGE OF GOD’S PRESENCE
Having this thorough knowledge of His presence makes the presence tangible. This is what the Greek referred to as Epiphanea translated ‘Appearing of the Lord‘ in 1Jn 3:2 KJV. We see Him, we know Him then we become like Him, just as He is. That’s a dimension of His coming. He comes. The last dimension is the blessing of His manifest presence, His nearness to us known as Parousia in Greek. Jesus said, “I am with you always...where two or three are gathered together in His name”. God cannot lie! How often have we robbed ourselves of the reality of His nearness, His Presence.
We do not appropriate the gains of His presence because of ignorance. We limit His power and presence,we seem to be blinded with our ideas, doctrines, creeds, activities and His presence eludes us but He keeps COMING and showing up in our meetings but we do not see Him, we do not perceive Him. We have a believe of a futuristic coming. Oh Yeah! Perhaps the consummation of His coming to close this age. But what do we make out of His presence now?
Jacob said, “God is in this place yet I did not know it” Which place? He called the place Bethel – (House of God, the gates of heaven). Isn’t that our problem today? The church is God’s house, individually we are God’s house as well but we don’t know that God is in us, God is with us. Angels ascending and descending. Oh that we might know this. Paul said, “I bow my knees…” (the Jews stand to pray). The weight and all importance of this matter made him to bow his knees in prayers. What did he pray? “that the eyes of our understanding be enlightened”… that we should have a thorough understanding in our mind about the Lord’s Christ, that we might come to know Him in an intimate way, a personal way in our experience. Not necessarily reading scriptures and Christian literature but by revelation. So, he continued the prayer saying, “…that God will GRANT, BESTOW upon us the Spirit of Wisdom and Revelation in the knowledge of Him.” That’s it! When that is done, the power is manifested because of the presence, resurrection becomes imminent.
May the Lord help us in Jesus name. Amen! Please login for more unveiling truth as we proceed.