Wednesday, November 26, 2014


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Many appear to be unaware that salvation from everlasting death through Yahshua (i.e. Jesus) and qualifying for the Rapture as His Bride are two different things. This is because some of those who are saved are saved as though through the fire due to their spiritual waywardness. Furthermore, if these wayward souls do not learn to repent fully and turn away from sin before the Rapture, these believers in Yahshua will NOT be taken in the Rapture, but will be left behind to be spiritually refined in the fires of the Great Tribulation.

There are ample Scriptures to prove this, including the following one, which I think best summarizes how Yahshua is going to judge the Seven Churches of Revelation:
1 Corinthians 3:9-17 ~ "For we are God’s fellow workers; you are God’s field, you are God’s building.10 According to the grace of God which was given to me, as a wise master builder I have laid the foundation, and another builds on it. But let each one take heed how he builds on it. 11 For no other foundation can anyone lay than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ.12 Now if anyone builds on this foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw, 13 each one’s work will become clear; for the Day will declare it, because it will be revealed by fire; and the fire will test each one’s work, of what sort it is. 14 If anyone’s work which he has built on it endures, he will receive a reward. 15 If anyone’s work is burned, he will suffer loss; but he himself will be saved, yet so as through fire. 16 Do you not know that you are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you? 17 IF ANYONE DEFILES THE TEMPLE OF GOD, GOD WILL DESTROY HIM. For the temple of God is holy, which temple you are."
So, as Temples of the Holy Spirit, believers are called to keep our temples or bodies clean by fleeing from sin and living holy lives. Otherwise we risk being physically destroyed by being removed from God's protection!

Now, looking at the larger picture being painted in the Book of Revelation by the Seven Churches, it is clear that these churches are filled with different types of believers, Of the seven, one is signaled out as so disgusting to Yahshua that He is going to spew them out of His mouth, meaning that they will not be protected from the Tribulation. This is the Laodicean Church, or the one whose description portrays it as a modern "Health and Wealth" or "Name It and Claim It" type of church.

But they are not the only church that Christ is not fully pleased with. In fact, only two groups of believers in these churches or congregations are not criticized for their failures and need for improvement. Furthermore, it is only these two that are signaled out as worthy of great rewards for their faithfulness. One is the Church of Smyrna, which is a church made up of the souls of those who are heavily persecuted for Yahshua's sake, and who become martyrs for the faith.

The second Church, and the only one offered the promise of escape from the Great Tribulation via the Rapture, is the Church of Philadelphia, or Church of Brotherly Love, which is also identified as the Bride of Christ described in Revelation 21. This can be seen by comparing Revelation 3:12 with Revelation 21:2-12. This church is filled with believers who grasp onto Yahshua with all their might, and - although they may have little strength - they refuse to let Him go, and they persevere in their faith through every trial. For this reason, these are the ONLY believers who are deemed fully worthy of the Rapture escape, and only they will be taken when the time comes:
Revelation 3:10-11 ~ "Because you have kept My command to persevere, I also will keep you from the hour of trial which shall come upon the whole world, to test those who dwell on the earth. 11 Behold,I am coming quickly! Hold fast what you have, that no one may take your crown." 
This Scripture is clear that it is only those in the Church of Philadelphia that are being offered the ability to escape the Hour of Trial, which is the Great Tribulation. Those in the other churches that are lacking - and sadly there are many - WILL BE LEFT BEHIND to be refined as through the fire, just as Paul taught in 1 Corinthians 3. Through the Seven Churches, we are all being warned that those taken in the Rapture are only going to be a select few, and we must all make every effort to be ready when Yahshua comes for us!

This means examining our hearts for their intent, asking Yahweh God for forgiveness where needed and forgiving others, and fully repenting by turning away from sin and weaning out the bad things that the Holy Spirit lets us know that God disapproves of. If believers remember to do this, then they will have no cause to worry that they will be left behind when the Rapture comes.



Helena Lehman of the
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