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God’s principle governing how a prophet returns from heaven has been clearly explained- twice. Both Jesus and Elijah came down from heaven… although not in the way that most people expected. Jesus’ coming down from heaven the first time he appeared was not a fleshly occurrence. Neither was John’s. Today we have the exact same circumstances that we had two thousand years ago. Two thousand years ago people were expecting to see a spectacular, supernatural event which no one could mistake or misinterpret, very far from God’s notoriously secretive ways. Why in the world should the second coming of the promised messiah be different from these two instances when the Bible is consistent?
Why are most Christians expecting to see Jesus Christ literally, visibly, spectacularly and unmistakably return from heaven, even when Jesus Himself compared his second coming to that of a THIEF’s COMING IN THE NIGHT?
What is particularly worthy of note on the “thief in the night” illustration in scripture is that it has often only been interpreted by theologians in the context of non-expectancy, which is of course typical of a thief’s coming at night, but almost non-stressed alongside it is the fact that it also buttresses the general un awareness of presence until after departure.
Consider it for a second, the coming of a thief and the operations during his raid are generally not known in the vicinity until after the thief’s departure. Could this be a way of the messiah telling us that we wouldn’t know He was here until after He leaves with His people?
To further strengthen this ideology is Jesus’ statement in Matt 24:38-39 “…Until the day Noah entered the ark… THEY DID NOT KNOW until the flood came and took them all away, so will the coming of the son of man be” ...this is a statement of firm assurance by the saviour Himself that WE WOULDN’T KNOW HE WAS HERE until after he leaves with His people.
We do not know for sure at this point how it is he would leave with his people as some would want to ask, this is also a super mystery beyond human comprehension, but perhaps at the completion of his mission, when its time for the messiah’s departure from the earth and there happens to simultaneously be “numerous disappearances” of God fearing people around the world, Viewed as a worldwide shocking phenomenon, then you can be sure that the rapture has already taken place unknown to the world, Just as Jesus said it would be. Those left behind will then remain to face the deadly beast and his mark because the end is yet to come and then you’ll know that all that is written here is true but until then many will only argue in disbelief as man always has.
So while the popular belief among Christian circles is that the second coming of Christ would be grand, spectacular and attract the whole world, the two scriptures above portray the exact opposite that The whole world would not know that the “Christ” was here to rapture His people no more than the people of Sodom knew that Noah’s ark had already rescued the chosen few, until they themselves were swept away. And the present human race will be swept away by the great tribulation to come, the beast worship and its mark which is already being rumoured in Christian circles as being under-way.
For those wondering why TB Joshua himself has said nothing about this, now you know the reason, the man in the synagogue who himself is the anointed one will say nothing relating to this, because it is meant to be a spiritual secret and the last day’s super mystery -the coming of the promised messiah. He wouldn’t admit it but Jesus did not say by their words you shall know them, he said by their fruits you shall know them.
Yet, some will say, didn’t the bible say the trumpet would sound, the sky would fall apart with angels flying everywhere to the four corners of the earth and all the other signs?, well yes the bible did say so, but Angels are spirits would they suddenly develop flesh so as to be visible to every eye, the bible says absolutely nothing about all these things being totally visible to the ordinary eye or heard with the ordinary ears.
After all Jesus added in Matthew 24:41 that “two women would be grinding at the mill, one would be taken and the other would be left”, yet no one ever asked why at all women would be at the mill grinding if they actually heard a trumpet sound loud throughout the world, saw the sky falling apart and Jesus physically dropping down from the sky to rapture his people as is widely believed.
Many would question this theology as a pastor did on this site and also say didn’t the book of revelation say “all eyes shall see Him?” well of course it did, but it never said all minds will know and understand its Him. There’s a big difference between what you’ve seen and what you understand about what you’ve seen. You can have a perfect view of something and not even have a single clue of what it is or all about because we cannot see enough.
Next Post: Who is the Man in the Synagogue? continuation of who is TB Joshua: watch this space!