Are you rapture ready? Some might say, “The word Rapture is never mentioned in the scriptures!” This is true, however in many biblical stories, we see an escape for the righteous; the ones who heard the call from above, and were in fact, ready. Does this mean the whole Church; every ‘believer’ in Messiah is whisked away secretly at any moment? More importantly, what will history say about you when the time comes? Will you make the cut? According to scriptures, most will not.
For many are called, but few are chosenMatthew 22:14
For the duration of the study, we will be using the word escape instead of rapture.
“By faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death; and was not found, because Elohim had translated him: for before his translation he had this testimony, that he pleased Elohim”Hebrews 11:5
We find an immense blessing by using, calling upon, singing and praying using the Hebrew names.
Elohim = ‘God’
YHWH = Yahuah (the Father)
Yahusha = The Son Elohim (our savior)
“By faith Noah, being warned of Elohim of things not seen as yet, moved with fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house; by the which he condemned the world, and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith”Hebrews 11:7
Abraham was delivered from Nimrod, Moses and all of Israel from Pharaoh and Egypt. The angels could not bring destruction to Sodom & Gomorrah until Lot escaped. How about Elijah fleeing death and being snatched up to Elohim? Let’s not forget Jacob, David, Gideon, Samson and many others were delivered.
And YHWH shall help them, and deliver them: he shall deliver them from the wicked, and save them, because they trust in him.Psalm 37:40
Some might say deliverance, or an escape doesn’t apply to the end times ‘great tribulation’
For as a snare shall it come on all them that dwell on the face of the whole earth. Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of manLuke 21:36
Even though we may have inherited many lies, our Messiah never spoke any falsehoods.
The prophets foretold this as well:
For thus says YHWH; Behold, the end is come. Behold, the day of YHWH! although the rod has blossomed, pride has sprung up, and will break the staff of the wicked one, and that not with tumult, nor with haste. The time is come, behold the day: let not the buyer rejoice, and let not the seller mourn. For the buyer shall never again return to the seller, neither shall a man cleave with the eye of hope to his life. Sound ye the trumpet, and pass sentence on all together. There shall be war with the sword without, and famine and pestilence within: he that is in the field shall die by the sword; and famine and pestilence shall destroy them that are in the city. But they that escape of them shall be delivered, and shall be upon the mountains: and I will slay all the rest, every one for his iniquitiesEzekiel 7:9-16
Isaiah as well:
For, behold, YHWH will come as fire, and his chariots as a storm, to render his vengeance with wrath, and his rebuke with a flame of fire. For with the fire of YHWH all the earth shall be judged, and all flesh with his sword: many shall be slain by YHWH. They that sanctify themselves and purify themselves in the gardens, and eat swine’s flesh in the porches, and the abominations, and the mouse, shall be consumed together, says YHWH. And I know their works and their imagination. I am going to gather all nations and tongues; and they shall come, and see my glory. And I will leave a sign upon them, and I will send forth them that have escaped of them to the nations, to Tharsis, and Phud, and Lud, and Mosoch, and to Thobel, and to Greece, and to the isles afar off, to those who have not heard my name, nor seen my glory; and they shall declare my glory among the GentilesIsaiah 66:15-19
Quick note; most of us have been taught that “all foods have been declared clean” which would include pork (swine – pig). I would highly encourage you to test what you’ve been taught by the doctrines of men. Our mission is to get you ‘escape ready’.
Through the prophet Daniel:
And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which stands for the children of your people: and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time: and at that time your people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book. And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt. And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever. But you, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased“Daniel 12:1-4
WE WERE CALLED TO WATCH AND BE READY
Remember therefore how you have received and heard, and hold fast, and repent. If therefore you shall not watch, I will come on you as a thief, and you shall not know what hour I will come upon youRevelation 3:3
Messiah told us plainly, that if we aren’t watchful (looking for, anticipating his return), we would be caught unaware, and perhaps not ready at his arrival.
But as the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left. Two women shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken, and the other left. Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Master does come. But know this, that if the good man of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to be broken up. Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man comes. Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his Master has made ruler over his household, to give them meat in due season? Blessed is that servant, whom his Master when he comes shall find so doing. Verily I say unto you, That he shall make him ruler over all his goodsMatthew 24:37-47
Messiah did boldly proclaim no one would know the day or hour, however, Paul alluded that those who were watchful, would know ‘the season’.
What does it mean to be a child of the light? We will answer that a little later.
But of the times and the seasons, brethren, ye have no need that I write unto you. For yourselves know perfectly that the day of YHWH so comes as a thief in the night. For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction comes upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape. But you, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief. Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness. Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober. For they that sleep sleep in the night; and they that be drunken are drunken in the night. But let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love; and for an helmet, the hope of salvation. For Elohim has not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Master Yahusha the Messiah1st Thessalonians 5:1-9
SIGNS OF THE TIMES
And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken. And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draws nigh.Luke 21:25-28
If you’ve been paying attention, the Creator of Heaven and Earth has been giving us sign after sign. Are you awake yet?
This massive sign was a precursor to many thousands waking up to Truth!
Two solar eclipses that intersect and make the Alef-Tav
No coincidence! A sign in the heavens that matched Revelation 12:1-2 perfectly
And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of your coming, and of the end of the world? And Yahusha answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you. For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Messiah; and shall deceive many. And you shall hear of wars and rumors of wars: see that you be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. All these are the beginning of sorrowsMatthew 24:3-8
Behold, the days come, says YHWH Elohim, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of YHWH: And they shall wander from sea to sea, and from the north even to the east, they shall run to and fro to seek the word of YHWH, and shall not find itAmos 8:11-12
— Feb. 6, 2023: In Turkey and Syria, a magnitude 7.8 earthquake kills more than 20,000 people.
— June 22, 2022: In Afghanistan, more than 1,100 people die in magnitude 6.1 earthquake.
— Aug. 14, 2021: In Haiti, a magnitude 7.2 earthquake kills more than 2,200 people.
— Sept. 28, 2018: A magnitude 7.5 earthquake hits Indonesia, triggering a tsunami and killing more than 4,300 people.
— April 25, 2015: In Nepal, more than 8,800 people are killed by a magnitude 7.8 earthquake.
— March 11, 2011: A magnitude 9.0 quake off the northeast coast of Japan triggers a tsunami, killing more than 18,400 people.
— Jan. 12, 2010: In Haiti, over 100,000 people are killed by a magnitude 7.0 quake. Government estimates put the number at a staggering 316,000 dead
Why does YHWH allow such devastation?
The straight answer comes from a book that is almost completely unknown to the Christian world.
And the sun stood still, and the moon stayed, until the people had avenged themselves upon their enemies. Is not this written in the book of Jasher?Joshua 10:13
“But in the latter days of Methuselah, the sons of men turned from YHWH, they corrupted the earth, they robbed and plundered each other, and they rebelled against Elohim and they transgressed, and they corrupted their ways, and would not hearken to the voice of Methuselah, but rebelled against him. And YHWH was exceedingly wroth against them, and YHWH continued to destroy the seed in those days, so that there was neither sowing nor reaping in the earth. For when they sowed the ground in order that they might obtain food for their support, behold, thorns and thistles were produced which they did not sow. And still the sons of men did not turn from their evil ways, and their hands were still extended to do evil in the sight of Elohim, and they provoked YHWH with their evil ways, and YHWH was very wroth, and repented that he had made man.Jasher 4:4-7
And on that day, YHWH caused the whole earth to shake, and the sun darkened, and the foundations of the world raged, and the whole earth was moved violently, and the lightning flashed, and the thunder roared, and all the fountains in the earth were broken up, such as was not known to the inhabitants before; and Elohim did this mighty act, in order to terrify the sons of men, that there might be no more evil upon earth. And still the sons of men would not return from their evil ways, and they increased the anger of YHWH at that time, and did not even direct their hearts to all this.Jasher 6:11-12
And the fourth angel poured out his vial upon the sun; and power was given unto him to scorch men with fire. And men were scorched with great heat, and blasphemed the name of Elohim, which has power over these plagues: and they repented not to give him glory. And the fifth angel poured out his vial upon the seat of the beast; and his kingdom was full of darkness; and they gnawed their tongues for pain, And blasphemed the Elohim of heaven because of their pains and their sores, and repented not of their deedsRevelation 16:8-11
WHY MOST WILL MISS THE ESCAPE
Not every one that says unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that does the will of my Father which is in heaven. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in your name? and in your name have cast out devils? and in your name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, you that work iniquityMatthew 7:21-23
Let us reason together. Do unbelievers call him Master (Lord)? Do unbelievers prophesy in his name? Do unbelievers cast out devils, or do works in his name? Hardly. Messiah is addressing ‘believers’ in him. He said many will come to him, yet he will deny them. Just because you believe in him does not grant you the escape.
“I never knew you: depart from me, you that work iniquity“
Here is how we know that we know him, if we keep his commandments1st John 2:3
It’s just that simple.
The scriptures are clear. We ‘know him’ when we keep the commandments, The same ones he kept. After all, we are called to ‘follow him’. Why should we be surprised if we are called to imitate him? How much sense would it make for the disciple not to follow what the Master does? If he kept the commandments, so should we! He’s our example after all.
“Do not think that I came to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I did not come to abolish, but to fulfill“
Why do his people say he came to do the exact opposite?
As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you: continue ye in my love. If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father’s commandments, and abide in his loveJohn 15:9-10
“Because you have kept the word of my patience, I also will keep you from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth” Rev 3:10
The truth is, mainstream Christianity has left the teachings of Messiah.
He that has my commandments, and keeps them, he it is that loves me: and he that loves me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.John 14:21
Right about now you may be thinking of some verses Paul wrote about grace, seeming to be in opposition to the law. Let’s remind ourselves of the only scripture that warns us not to misuse other scripture:
Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of Elohim, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat? Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwells righteousness. Wherefore, beloved, seeing that you look for such things, be diligent that ye may be found of him in peace, without spot, and blameless. And account that the longsuffering of our Master is salvation; even as our beloved brother Paul also according to the wisdom given unto him has written unto you; As also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest, as they do also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction. You therefore, beloved, seeing you know these things before, beware lest you also, carried away with the error of lawless people and lose your own stability.2nd Peter 3:12-17
Here are some verses from Paul you may not be aware of:
For it is not the hearers of the law who are righteous before Elohim, but the doers of the law who will be justifiedRomans 2:13
But this I confess unto you, that after the way which they call heresy, so worship I the Elohim of my fathers, believing all things which are written in the law and in the prophetsActs 24:14
Wherefore the law is holy, and the commandment holy, and just, and goodRomans 7:12
For we know that the law is spiritual…Romans 7:14
This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfill the lust of the fleshGalatians 5:16
What about his most famous passage?
For by grace are you saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of Elohim: Not of works, lest any man should boast. For we are his workmanship, created in Messiah Yahusha unto good works, which Elohim has before ordained that we should walk in them.Ephesians 2:8-10
Paul certainly conveyed the truth that we are saved by grace, yet we are ordained (appointed, commanded, determined, established, ordered) to walk in good works (law/commandments).
Do we then make void the law through faith? Elohim forbid: yea, we establish the law.Romans 3:31
#1 REASON MOST WILL NOT ENTER: LAWLESSNESS
THEN shall the Kingdom of YAHUAH be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom. And five of them were wise, and five were foolish. They that were foolish took their lamps, and took no oil with them: But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps. While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept. And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom comes; go ye out to meet him. Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps. And the foolish said unto the wise, Give us of your oil; for our lamps are gone out. But the wise answered, saying, Not so; lest there be not enough for us and you: but go ye rather to them that sell, and buy for yourselves. And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage: and the door was shut. Afterward came also the other virgins, saying, Master, Master, open to us. But he answered and said, truly I say unto you, I know you not. Watch therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of Man comes.Matthew 25:1-13
The key to unlocking this parable is contained in the book of Proverbs.
My son, keep your father’s commandment, and forsake not the law of thy mother: Bind them continually upon your heart, and tie them about your neck. When you go, it shall lead you; when you sleep, it shall keep you; and when you wake up, it shall talk with you. For the commandment is a lamp; and the law is light; and reproofs of instruction are the way of lifeProverbs 6:20-23
To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in themIsaiah 8:20
But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that you should shew forth the praises of him who has called you out of darkness into his marvelous light1st Peter 2:9
The lawless will not enter, just like the rebellious Israelites of old didn’t enter the promised land after they had been ‘saved’ by the blood of the lamb in Egypt.
Take care, brothers and sisters, that there will not be in any one of you an evil, unbelieving heart that falls away from the living Elohim. But encourage one another every day, as long as it is still called “today,” so that none of you will be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin. For we have become partakers of Messiah if we keep the beginning of our commitment firm until the end, while it is said, today if you hear His voice, do not harden your hearts, as when they provoked Me. For who provoked Him when they had heard? Indeed, did not all those who came out of Egypt led by Moses? And with whom was He angry for forty years? Was it not with those who sinned, whose dead bodies fell in the wilderness? And to whom did He swear that they would not enter His rest, but to those who were disobedient? And so we see that they were not able to enter because of unbelief.Hebrews 3:12-19
What is sin?
Whosoever commits sin transgresses also the law:1st John 3:4
As I live, says YHWH Elohim, surely with a mighty hand, and with a stretched out arm, and with fury poured out, will I rule over you: And I will bring you out from the people, and will gather you out of the countries wherein ye are scattered, with a mighty hand, and with a stretched out arm, and with fury poured out. And I will bring you into the wilderness of the people, and there will I plead with you face to face. Like as I pleaded with your fathers in the wilderness of the land of Egypt, so will I plead with you, says YHWH Elohim. And I will cause you to pass under the rod, and I will bring you into the bond of the covenant: And I will purge out from among you the rebels, and them that transgress against me: I will bring them forth out of the country where they sojourn, and they shall not enter into the land of Israel: and you shall know that I am YHWH.Ezekiel 20:33-38
This is that moment where many say, Lord, Lord, open to us!
He that commits sin is of the devil; for the devil sinned from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of Elohim was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.1 John 3:8
#2 REASON: THE LOVELESS WILL NOT ENTER
Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see YHWHHebrews 12:14
The creator of Heaven and Earth is preparing his kingdom to be inhabited with his people. He has made it clear, that people who don’t love his or her neighbor will not enter. I don’t blame him, why would he (or even you or I) want to spend eternity with people filled with hate, contention, strife, debate, slanders, envies, jealousies etc…?
He that loves his brother lives in the light, and there is none occasion of stumbling in him. But he that hates his brother is in darkness, and walks in darkness, and knows not where he goes, because that darkness has blinded his eyes1 John 2:10-11
Whosoever hates his brother is a murderer: and you know that no murderer has eternal life abiding in him. Hereby perceive we the love of Elohim, because he laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren1 John 3:15-16
And whatsoever we ask, we receive of him, because we keep his commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in his sight. And this is his commandment, That we should believe on the name of his Son Yahusha Messiah, and love one another, as he gave us commandment. And he that keeps his commandments dwells in him, and he in him. And hereby we know that he lives in us, by the Spirit which he hath given us1 John 3:22-24
Beloved, if Elohim so loved us, we ought also to love one another. No man has seen Elohim at any time. If we love one another, Elohim dwells in us, and his love is perfected in us.1 John 4:11-12
If a man say, I love Elohim, and hates his brother, he is a liar: for he that loves not his brother whom he has seen, how can he love Elohim whom he has not seen? And this commandment have we from him, That he who loves Elohim love his brother also1 John 4:20-21
Applying all diligence, in your faith supply moral excellence, and in your moral excellence, knowledge, and in your knowledge, self-control, and in your self-control, perseverance, and in your perseverance, godliness, and in your godliness, brotherly kindness, and in your brotherly kindness, love. For if these qualities are yours and are increasing, they do not make you useless nor unproductive in the true knowledge of our Master Yahuhsa. For the one who lacks these qualities is blind or short-sighted, having forgotten his purification from his former sins. Therefore, brothers and sisters, be all the more diligent to make certain about His calling and choice of you; for as long as you practice these things, you will never stumble; for in this way the entrance into the eternal kingdom of our Master and Savior Yahusha will be abundantly supplied to you.2 Peter 1:5-11
LOVE FULFILLS THE LAW
Is it true? Does love actually fulfill the law? Yes, however we have to be extremely careful with our definition of love. After all, the world preaches love too. Do we (people) determine what love looks like? Or does YHWH?
Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loves another has fulfilled the law. For this, You shall not commit adultery, you shall not kill, you shall not steal, you shall not bear false witness, you shall not covet; and if there be any other commandment, it is briefly comprehended in this saying, namely, you shall love thy neighbor as yourself. Love works no ill to his neighbor: therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.Romans 13:8-10
Paul connects the love of one’s neighbor to what the law commands. This is how we love. For more on this specific point, see this video:
Why would Messiah proclaim the two greatest commandments come from a law which is ‘done away with’? The truth is, you’ve been lied to probably your entire life. Yes, the devil is crafty and has infiltrated the church system. It’s time to come out of the deceptions and into his truth.
Take some time and invest into your future. Your life (and family) depends on it. Read the Word, pray, ask Him for the truth, fast if you need to, but the time of ignorance is over. Messiah’s return is near so don’t delay!
“Hear, my elect,” says YHWH. “Behold, the days of tribulation are at hand, and I will deliver you from them. Do not fear or doubt, for Elohim is your guide, You who keep my commandments and precepts,” says YHWH Elohim, “do not let your sins pull you down, or your iniquities prevail over you.” Woe to those who are choked by their sins and overwhelmed by their iniquities, as a field is choked with underbrush and its path overwhelmed with thorns, so that no one can pass through! It is shut off and given up to be consumed by fire2 Esdras 16:74-78 1611 KJV
If you’d like more information about the truth, I would start here. Most have no idea their true identity in Messiah, as it has been hidden on purpose. Once you realize who you are, everything changes.