(10 Sep 2011)
"Re: Joe Chappell"
The letter from Joe Chappell about the rapture and the final
harvest compelled me to respond.
I used to be sooooo on fire for a great final harvest of souls
before the rapture. I don't recall how I became
disillusioned about that particular harvest. But
eventually I was led to believe that this harvest may occur
after the church is gone, after the rapture. Not that we should
give up soul-winning by any means...just that I'm not so sure
we'll see any more great worldwide harvests in this
For one thing, in a previous letter I stirred up a bee's nest
with my comments about the scripture in 2 Thessalonians
regarding the "falling away" being the rapture rather than
apostasy! I still tend to believe it refers to the
rapture. But if it is apostasy, you can't have apostasy
AND revival at the same time...it's a contradiction of
terms!!!! I DO see a great many churches, especially the
mega-churches, who are completely turned around and backwards in
their doctrine and their feel-good preaching. I do not
believe God will honor those with any great harvests or
revivals. How can He? They are false.
But if you'll read Revelations 7 about the 144,000 sealed Jews,
you'll see that in Verse 9, there is suddenly a great multitude
from every nation, tribe and tongue standing before the throne
of God. I BELIEVE THESE 144,000 VIRGIN JEWS ARE THE ONES
WHO ARE GOING TO BRING IN THE END-TIME HARVEST. It appears
that this group of on fire for God people are God's chosen,
sealed servants, for bringing salvation to every last person
left alive who can be saved. Shortly after we see these servants
sealed by God, you then see the great multitude from the
Tribulation hour before the throne!
I'd like to know what some of you other Doves think about this