Carol Garza (26 Oct 2011)
"Re: Group Discernment/Randy's disappointment/RAPTURE  DAY!!"

Hi Everyone,
I would like everyone to take a look at 2 Kings chapter 1.  I am going to highlight some verses and share w/you some insight I believe the Holy Spirit has been speaking to me about the day of the rapture for many years now.
With certainty, we ARE in the Season of our Glorious Lord’s return !  The signs of His imminent return are IN OUR FACE day in and day out.  We look at certain time frames w/high expectancy..Feast of Trumpets, in particular, dreams, visions etc...
But in reading Elijah’s rapture experience, the Spirit has always had me pay close attention to the event unfolding.
When the Lord was about to take Elijah up to heaven in a whirlwind, Elijah and Elisha were traveling from Gilgal. 2 And Elijah said to Elisha, “Stay here, for the Lord has told me to go to Bethel.”
1st clue:
Here, they were talking and walking together as the LORD was about to take Elijah up to heaven in a whirlwind.  (The entire chapter is telling so re-read it y’all!)
2nd clue:  (very, very IMPORTANT !!)
Then the group of prophets from Jericho came to Elisha and asked him, “Did you know that the Lord is going to take your master away from you today?”
--People knew the Lord was going to –rapture- Elijah on the day he was going to go up.--
3rd clue:
“Of course I know,” Elisha answered. “But be quiet about it.”
4th clue:
Elijah said to Elisha, “Tell me what I can do for you before I am taken away.”
5th clue:
As they were walking along and talking, suddenly a chariot of fire appeared, drawn by horses of fire. It drove between the two men, separating them, and Elijah was carried by a whirlwind into heaven.
Here’s the 64,000 question:  How did they know Elijah was going to be taken up?  What were the ‘signs’?
Answer (imho):
The Holy Spirit revealed the day to all of them.  I truly believe the day we are going to be raptured, the Holy Spirit in us will reveal it to each and everyone of us inwardly all at the same time.
Knowing we ARE in the season, we are studying the outward signs w/a fine tooth comb.  Nothing wrong w/that.  However, I have not been told inwardly by the Spirit “this is the day!”  NONE of us have had the inward registration all at the same time.  Those who have said, I know in my heart He is coming in this time frame or were told in a dream/vision have all been wrong. That has been wishful and hopeful anticipation
Read this 2 Kings chapter 1 again.  It was a regular day.  Yet everyone knew Elijah was going to be taken up on that given day.  The prophets, Elisha and Elijah himself knew the day and as it got closer, they knew the hour.
Let us continue to watch and pray to be accounted worthy to ESCAPE ALL the things that are about to come to pass.  The LORD bless us and anoint us all with more Wisdom, Insight, understanding, patience,  supplying all of our needs as the day draws near in Christ Jesus.
Carol G