Joe Callaway (23 March 2011)
"RE: Bruce Warner"


 
 
I've been perusing this forum for about 3 months. I want to say hi to everybody, and reply to a post.
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Welcome to the Doves, Joe!
John


 
Hi Bruce,
 
 I believe that those 'lukewarm Laodiceans' who are 'spewed or spit' out of Christ's mouth at the 'moment of rapture' are immediately 'spewed or spit' directly into the 'time of the wrath of God' on earth which begins the second-half of the '70th Week of Daniel'.
 
I'd like to show you something from my studies on this...
Let's start with Revelation 3:17 Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked:
 
As Christians we are imputed with the righteousness of Christ, clothed in His righteousness. See Romans 4:20-25 and also Romans 5:17-19. These people are naked, they are of the group Jesus spoke of in Matthew 7:21-23, these people think they are saved, and even quote works to Jesus. Jesus professes "I never knew you" yet Jesus knows His sheep. These people are not, nor ever was saved. Notice what Jesus is doing...

Revelation 3:20-21 Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me. To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne.
 
Jesus is actually standing outside of  the Laodicean Church, and calling people to come out of it. Also, He makes a promise to the overcomers. How does one become an overcomer?
 
1 John 5:4-5 For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith. Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God?
 
These Laodiceans are called lukewarm, because they're focused on carnal things, riches, goods, etc etc. Victims of the ecumenical movement and the so-called prosperity gospel, which in reality is another Gospel. See 2 Corinthians 11:4, and Galatians 1:8-9.
 
So those who do not repent and open their eyes to their true condition will of course go through the Tribulation, seeing how they're just as lost as the unbelievers. Thank you for your time.