Walt (21 Dec 2011)
"RE: the rapture is not going to occur as you have been taught"
I'm still wondering what the above means.> > Marilyn Agee, are you to say that when we have put on incorruption that we are still subject to death until we have put on immortality?No, because we are promised immortality, we just haven't actually been made immortal yet.> > I am confused. isnt death a form of corruption?Yes. But there are bodies terrestrial (corruptible) and bodies celestial (incorruptible).> > I find your work very compelling and I have read it over many times trying to get exactly what you are saying. Thanks for the post.I appreciate your kinds words.Basically, as I understand the scriptures, we become incorrupt at EITHER Rapture but actually become IMMORTAL ONLY AT THE SECOND RAPTURE when the entire Body of Christ is completed. That is what happens in the blink of an eye. Here are the scriptures. See what you think.THE FIRST-TRUMP RAPTUREThank God we have hope. 1Th 4:13-18 says, "I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep (i.e., the dead in Christ), that ye SORROW NOT, even as others which have no hope. 14 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so THEM ALSO WHICH SLEEP IN JESUS (i.e., the dead in Christ) WILL GOD BRING WITH HIM (i.e., at the First-Trump Rapture, my husband Ed, in his celestial body, will come with Christ). 15 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 (Old English for precede) them which are asleep. 16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God (i.e., the first trump): and THE DEAD IN CHRIST SHALL RISE FIRST (i.e., Ed will get his resurrection body): 17 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. 18 Wherefore comfort one another with these words."It is very comforting now to think that I will be caught up together with Ed to meet Christ in the air. I had a dream years ago of Ed and I walking to the huge open door of a large warehouse-like building in heaven. A boy I had brought to the Lord ran up to me and hugged me. He made it by the skin of his teeth. He was killed when he stepped on a mine soon after he accepted Christ. Inside the building were long tables with white tablecloths and benches. We were served food.THE RESURRECTION OF THE DEAD...IT IS RAISED IN INCORRUPTION AT EITHER RAPTURE; THERE ARE ALSO CELESTIAL BODIES, AND BODIES TERRESTRIAL1Co 15:35-44 says, "But some man will say, How are the dead raised up? and with what body do they come? (i.e., with a celestial body, v. 40, a spiritual body, v. 44) 36 Thou fool, that which thou sowest is not quickened, except it die: 37 And that which thou sowest, thou sowest not that body that shall be, but bare grain, it may chance of wheat, or of some other grain: 38 But God giveth it a body as it hath pleased him, and to every seed his own body. 39 All flesh is not the same flesh: but there is one kind of flesh of men, another flesh of beasts, another of fishes, and another of birds. 40 THERE ARE ALSO CELESTIAL BODIES, AND BODIES TERRESTRIAL: but the glory of the celestial is one, and the glory of the terrestrial is another. 41 There is one glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars: for one star differeth from another star in glory. 42 So also is THE RESURRECTION OF THE DEAD. IT IS SOWN IN CORRUPTION (i.e., a terrestrial body); IT IS RAISED IN INCORRUPTION (i.e., a celestial body): 43 It is sown in dishonour; IT IS RAISED IN GLORY: it is sown in weakness; IT IS RAISED IN POWER: 44 It is sown a natural body (i.e., a terrestrial body); IT IS RAISED A SPIRITUAL BODY (i.e., an incorruptable celestial body). THERE IS A NATURAL BODY, AND THERE IS A SPIRITUAL BODY."ALL (INCLUDING PAUL) SHALL BE CHANGED AND ACTUALLY BECOME IMMORTAL AT THE LAST-TRUMP RAPTURENow, we are promised immortality. Then, we will actually become immortal.1Co 15:48-54 says, "As is the earthy, such are they also that are earthy: and as is the heavenly, such are they also that are heavenly. 49 And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly. 50 Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption. 51 Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but WE SHALL ALL BE CHANGED, 52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, AT THE LAST TRUMP: for the trumpet shall sound, and THE DEAD SHALL BE RAISED INCORRUPTIBLE, AND WE (INCLUDING PAUL) SHALL BE CHANGED. 53 For this corruptible must put on incorruption (i.e., this happens at both Raptures), AND this mortal must put on immortality (i.e., this happens ONLY AT THE LAST-TRUMP RAPTURE, when the Body of Christ is complete). 54 So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory."