By John Aggson Sr.

Please check out how all these Scriptures fit together so perfectly. Like pieces to a great end time puzzle, they go together to form an even greater overall picture: (Areas to study closely are “CAPITALIZED”)

1Thessalonians 4:16) For the Lord Himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: AND THE DEAD IN CHRIST SHALL RISE FIRST. 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.”

The “raising of the dead” (verse 16) is known as the “RESURRECTION,” and when the Saints rise up into the air to meet the Lord, or are “caught up,” (verse 17) this is known as the “RAPTURE.” According to this passage, both of these things happen together simultaneously as one big event! The words “caught up” come from the Latin word “Raptio” from which we get our modern word “Rapture.” Well this SAME “RESURRECTION EVENT” is spoken of in verse 5 of Revelation 20:4-6.

Revelation 20:4) And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and JUDGMENT was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the Word of God, and which had not worshiped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years. 5) But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished. THIS IS THE FIRST RESURRECTION. 6) Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the FIRST RESURRECTION: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with Him a thousand years.


Amos speaks of this coming event, and says that in the end time, there will be a “famine” for “hearing the Words of the Lord;” and that people will travel all over the world searching for the Word of the Lord, and shall not find it!? (Amos 8: 11 & 12) This is something we should all take quite seriously and begin doing in earnest.


Most are totally unaware that the “post-trib” / “pre-wrath” view is what the Church believed FIRST for nearly 1800 years!!! This “pre-trib” teaching is the “JOHNNY-COME-LATELY;” a mere 170 - 200 years old!

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