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Food for Thought About the Rapture of the Church

by Paul Kane

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The time between Enoch’s departure and the start, the first day, of the Flood is 531 years according to The Bible in the Book of Genesis. Could that be an indication of the time between the Rapture and the Return of the LORD to the Earth?

There is no Biblical reference that says the Great Tribulation, Daniel’s Prophesied 70th Week/Shemitah, begins directly following the Rapture.

I also believe that the knowledge of the timing of the Harpazo, The Rapture, of the Body of Christ, has on it a Spiritual Padlock of sorts. This is NOT, so much, to keep us from knowing the time of our “Blessed Hope”, Titus 2:13, as it is to keep Satan from being able to plan for it.

Meanwhile, in the New Age community, which has made a re-appearance from the 1970’s, plenty of chatter about “The Cleansing”. New Agers believe in a reverse Rapture. These pagans calling themselves New Ager’s, channeling their familiar spirits, which are nothing more than demons, call the Departure of the Body of Christ… the “cleansing.” The Pagan New Ager’s describe this event as a time when all of those who will not accept the Anti-Christ consciousness will be removed to another dimension and/or be destroyed.

“Prepare yourselves,” wrote alleged UFO abductee and contact for the “Galactic Federation”, (so called), Aleuti Francesca, “for the day now closely approaches and those who are not so prepared must vanish from the face of this your Earth. Those who align themselves with the things of the Old must be destroyed with that age of decay and darkness.”

The teaching of this “cleansing” is an obvious tactic of Satan who will want several excuses for The Rapture of The Body of Christ after the event takes place. The LORD God wants Satan to be completely fooled by the event of the Rapture, just like he was fooled by the unfolding and revealing, to the Apostle Paul (and NOT the 12 Disciples), of The Mystery, The Body of Christ, after Our LORD’s Resurrection and ascension.

“But we speak the wisdom of God in a Mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory, Which NONE of the Principalities of this world knew: for had they known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory” 1 Corinthians 2:7-8 , and then, “And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it” Colossians 2:15

Let’s circle back again to the time between Enoch’s Harpazo/Rapture and the start, the first day, of the Flood is 531 years according to The Bible in the Book of Genesis. I believe this could that be an indication of the time between the Rapture, the coming of Christ into the air to call home the Body of Christ, and the Return of the Christ physically to the Earth. Let me state again, there is nowhere in the Bible that says that the Great Tribulation begins immediately following the Harpazo, the Rapture.

The Average lifespan for a person before the Flood was 929 years, also according to The Bible in the Book of Genesis, (That’s Adam to Noah, not including Abel or Enoch). Then, according to the Psalms (Psalm 90:10), man’s lifespan is three score and ten years (70 years.)

Since we know the length of time between Enoch’s Rapture and the First Day of The Flood Judgment (531 years), and we know the average Antediluvian lifespan, and we also know what the Bible says is the lifespan of man today, we can use a little algebra to determine what would likely be the comparative span of time between The Rapture of the Body of Christ, and the Day that the LORD returns physically to the Earth for the Final Conflict.

So here we go:

929 / 531 = 70 / X

531 x 70 = 37,170 / 929 = 40 years

With all of that said, there could be a span of time of 40 years from the Rapture to the physical appearance of The LORD returning in Glory to the Earth. 33 years (The amount of time of the LORD’s First Advent) + 7 years (Daniel’s 70th week) = 40 years.

Not that it matters to the Child of God as we will be home, in Heaven, with The LORD. Search all these things out for yourself!

In Ephesians 1:13 the Holy Spirit through the Apostle Paul declares that men are saved and sealed by hearing and BELIEVING the Word of Truth, the Gospel of your Salvation. Therefore, here, now, is declared unto you the Word of Truth, the Gospel of your Salvation: “that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; and that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures” 1 Corinthians 15:3-4. BELIEVE today. The time is short.

10 thoughts on "Food for Thought About the Rapture of the Church"

  1. Jessica S. Tooma says:

    Many are waiting to “escape”.
    But that is not on the Father’s Heart.
    What is on His heart is bringing the lost to himself, through Jesus Christ, through the Body of Christ. The Body of Christ has to move in the same manner, and greater, than the first church. God hasn’t changed his program.
    The time for revival is coming. The rapture is not yet. The Church as to work in the GREATEST HARVEST OF ALL TIME.

    1. The Harvest always represents Judgement in The Bible.

    2. Janelle Templeton says:

      I have always understood the harvest to be indicative of both judgement and salvation. As in a wheat harvest, there is an obvious separation and tares are burned, wheat is saved/stored. Revival often comes through pruning/hardship/judgement when a fear of the Lord is restored. Revival is a humbled, repentant response to the Voice of God, and thus we all need it daily.

  2. Kathy S says:


  3. Gay says:

    We know so much yet so little. Best to live out your days as fruitful as possible. Only we can really change the atmosphere we all live in and can make it a better world for all. God is in us and has given us the spirit so that we can bless the world with his love and grace. Just believe
    Everything else will fall in place.

  4. Lo La says:

    Will it not be a moment of rapture for the soul to recognize the returned Christ?

    1. “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.

      Wherefore comfort one another with these words.” 1 Thess. 4:16-18

      This is a physical event

      1. Lo La says:

        The Holy Scriptures are replete with such metaphors, the essence of which only the spiritual eye can appreciate: Rashh-i-‘Ama’.

  5. 5D says:

    I’m a Bride of Christ making myself ready (oil in my lamp) for when the Lord returns. The Spirit and the bride say come! Even so, come Lord Jesus, come!

  6. Darrin Williams says:

    Excellent article! Love the chart! Where can I purchase the Biblical timeline chart? Knowing and using proper hermeneutics is fundamental! Thank you again!

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