Today’s scripture(s) verse:

Matthew 28:16-20

The Great Commission

Then the eleven disciples went away into Galilee, to the mountain which Jesus had appointed for them.  When they saw Him, they worshiped Him; but some doubted.  And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth.  Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen.

Last couple of days we have been looking at the Raptured Church.  We are presenting some evidence of the Church being Raptured prior to the tribulation period.  As we all know, Jesus gave the Great Commission to the Church, to preach the Gospel of Christ to all the earth, Matthew 28:16-20 (listed above). Now, we must also remember, that each, and every prophesy spoken must be fulfilled, and one such prediction was never fulfilled, and could not be fulfilled till now, and that is that Israel, the Jew, would teach the gentile nations about God.  They can only do this after the Church is raptured.  So when we look at Revelations 7 we find 12,000 from each of the 12 tribes of Israel being saved and sealed for a total of 144,000, Jews, of which went out and preached the Gospel of Christ. Why?  Because the Church is raptured and no longer able to preach.  The next thing that happens is that there is a great multitude of people that are saved and receive white robes, they are saved out of the tribulation, and “These are the ones who come out of the great tribulation, and washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.”  Revelation 14, says the lamb is standing with the 144,000 that have been redeemed and are the first fruits to God and the Lamb.  If you think about this you will easily see that the Church has been removed and these 144,000 are the first fruits from the tribulation.  More next time.