What a Wonderful Time
for us to be Raptured
Isaiah 9:6 For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.
7 Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this.
From my dear brother Tom Gaston:
Isaiah 9:6 is a prophecy about Jesus and His birth. Encoded in this one verse is….”The Nativity” and “Christ.”
Notice that the phrase…”THE RAPTURE“…goes right down across the search term “Christmas.” And also the Hebrew term “Holiday” joins “THE RAPTURE.”
The encoded abbreviated date…..”Dec. 25th” joins the search term “Christmas.” The phrase…”At night“…is encoded there.
And the phrase….22nd day…is also encoded there next to the month of Tevet. This year the 22nd Tevet lands on December 25th / Christmas.
Who knows, the Lord may show up during Christmas eve or Christmas day? What a “witness and a sign” from the Lord to the world that would be if the Rapture took place at the time when Christians were celebrating and remembering their Savior’s birth and entry into the world. I don’t look at the “pagan side” of the Christmas holiday as many others do, but instead I just push that all aside and with sincerity of heart remember Christ’s birth. My wife Jerry and I don’t get caught up in all the “gift giving” and all that worldly activity. I don’t condemn people for giving thoughtful gifts to others, but that should not be our main focus during this season.
Some Christians get all stupid and caught up in “legalistic thinking” in how it is really a pagan holiday which robs them of the joy of remembering Christ’s birth. And many believe that Christ would NEVER COME on a “pagan holiday” for His Church. I consider this “very narrow and small thinking” on their part because even though Christmas has pagan aspects to it, yet God knows that true Christians are remembering His “birth” apart from the pagan side of how Christmas orginially got started. And the real truth of the matter is that in all reality in the “back of the minds of most of the lost people” in this world, they too know that the Christmas story has to do with Christians celebrating and remembering Christ’s birth, even though they don’t know nor acknowledge Christ as their Savior. The world for the most part knows the “central truth” or the “orignal traditional story about Christmas” which is celebrated by believing Christians, though they themselves manyNOT participate nor acknowledge it.
Therefore, I just think that Christmas would be a “perfect time” for Christ to show upUNEXPECTEDLY as it would be “shouting volumes of truth” to the world concerning Christ whom they have rejected. It would be like Jesus saying…….See, I told you that I am real, that I am authentic, that I am the true Christ that came and walked the earth, who died for you and who arose and ascended back into heaven. And now I have come back for my people just like I had promised that I would! I Am that I Am! And I just proved it!
The world would be dumbfounded and in shock if the Lord came DuringChristmas while we Christians were remembering Christ’s birth into the world. And to be truthful here I really think that it would not only be a shock to “lost the world“, but it would definitely shock to a whole bunch of Christians who never even gave a “thought” to the fact that Christ may possibly come back on this very day on some future Christmas season? Again, I think it would be a perfect time for Christ to make a HUGE DIVINE STATEMENT OF TRUTH concerning Him. It would be a direct message to the wicked of this world showing that they have rejected The one and only true Lord and savior of the world!
Christ in His “first advent” came to His “own people” Israel ( the nativity ) who later rejected Him as their messiah “nationally” as a people. Therefore, will Christ come a “second time” once again for “a people” ( His Church ) during the nativity season, who have not rejected Him, but who have received Him as Lord and Savior during the season in which Christians are celebrating Christ’s “nativity” which has to do with His first advent?? An interesting parallel and contrast isn’t!
Oh how I wish that we would all be “home for Christmas” this year brother Andrew!
Will Jesus become the “Grinch who stole Christmas” in the year 2013??? I can only hope so!!!!
God’s blessings to you and your precious family!
Until He comes!
In Christ, Tom Gaston