Is there really a Pre Trib Rapture? Part Two


The many believers who believe in a Pre Tribulation Rapture get their idea about Pre Trib Rapture primarily from one specific Scripture written about by the apostle Paul in 1 Thessalonians 4:16,17. Let’s first look at that Scripture to see what it says, and then see what we can learn from it in a much greater depth.

1 Thessalonians 4:16 The Lord shall descend from Heaven with a Shout, with the Voice of an archangel and with a Trumpet of God, and the dead in Messiah shall rise first; 4:17  Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up (raptured) together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord (Yeshua) in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord. 

Sadly to say, to use this Scripture as a basis for a pre Tribulation rapture theory is totally taking it out of context, as you will see. This Scripture talks about Lord Yeshua’s returning to earth from Heaven with His Bride (His Wife) and the rest of His believing armies, along with all of His holy angels. When He uses His Voice once again, and for the last time as a Shofar, this causes the great gathering to come together in the heavens of all of His elect believers, especially those believes who were still alive on earth to then join, coming into His Presence in the air with the rest of the believers who are returning with Him coming back from Heaven.  

Yeshua’s Wedding had already happened in Heaven when the seventh angel had sounded the seventh trumpet, on the mystery Fifth Feast of Trumpets one year prior.  (Revelation 10:7, 11:15) And now Yeshua is returning to establish His Millennial Kingdom on the earth. But He will first save His elect who are still alive on the earth. For God has deliberately shortened the days of the Great Tribulation on earth for the sake of His elect.  See Matthew 24:22 and Mark 13:20. He did this by releasing His Wrath upon the evil ones on earth long before His return. Revelation 6:15-17, 11:18 

Ephesians 1:10  “… that in the dispensation of the fullness of the times, He might gather together in One all things in Messiah, both which are in Heaven and which are on earth, in Him.” 

The same scene in 1st Thessalonians 4:16, 17 of Yeshua sounding His Shofar is also seen in six other Scriptures in the Bible. This last Shofar call of Yeshua is the Last Trump and the Great Trump! We will now look at the other six Scriptures. And we will look into the history that preceded this most amazing End Time scenario.  

Zechariah 9:14 The LORD shall be seen over them, and His arrow shall go forth as the lightning, and the Lord GOD (Yeshua) shall blow the Shofar. [His Shofar is sounded on the Feast of Battle!] 9:15 The LORD of hosts will defend them 9:16 The LORD their God will save them in that day, as the flock of His people. For they shall be like jewels of a crown, lifted like a banner over His land.

It is Yeshua Himself sounding this Last Shofar while in battle!

Isaiah 27:12, 13 And it shall come to pass in that Day, that a Great Shofar (the Shofar Gadol) shall be blown! They shall come who were about to perish in the land of Assyria, and the outcasts in the land of Egypt; and they shall worship the LORD in the Holy Mountain (Mount Zion) at Jerusalem.

Isaiah 18:3 All inhabitants of the world and dwellers on the earth, whenHe blows a Shofar (Trumpet), you hear it!

Matthew 24:27-31 “For as the lightning comes from the east and flashes to the west, so also will be the coming of the Son of Man. 24:28 For wherever the dead body is, there the eagles will be gathered together. 24:29 Immediately after the Tribulation of those days the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light; the stars will fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken. 24:30 Then the Sign of the Son of Man will appear in Heaven, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn. And they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with Power and Great Glory. 24:31 He will send His angels with a Great Sound of a Trumpet, (the Shofar Gadol, or the Great Shofar) and they will gather together His elect from the four winds, from one end of Heaven to the other.” That Sign is Yeshua seated at the right hand of Power, next to His Father on His Throne.

Mark 13:24-27 “But in those days, after that Tribulation, the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light; 13:25 the stars of heaven will fall, and the powers in the heavens will be shaken. 13:26 Then they will see the Son of Man coming in the clouds with great Power and Glory. 13:27 He will send His angels, and gather together His elect from the four windsfrom the farthest part of earth to the farthest part of Heaven.”

This gathering of all of Yeshua’s elect will be a total gathering of all the believers coming from Heaven and all those still alive on earth who will be gathered into Yeshua’s Presence in the air as the Great Shofar is sounded as He returns from Heaven. This is like the parable of the gathering of eagles in the heavens, in Matthew 24:28 and Luke 17:37; first spoken about by God in Exodus 19:4.

1 Corinthians 15:51-54 Behold, I tell you a mystery: We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed 15:52 in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the Last Trumpet. For the Trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. 15:53 For this corruptible must put on incorruptionand this mortal must put on immortality. 15:54 So when this corruptible has put on incorruption, and this mortal has put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in Victory!

What is Paul talking about? That all the believers in Yeshua, when He sounds that last Great Shofar blast, will all be instantly gathered to Him, and also be changed into their glorified bodies!

There is one more important Shofar Scripture. It was the first time that Lord Yeshua used His Voice as a Shofar in the Bible. That Shofar call was called the First Trump! It was sounded above Mount Sinai. It happened fifty days after the Israeli people had left Egypt.  That was when God first spoke from Heaven to His Israeli people and gave them the 10 Commandments. He also entered into a Covenant with Israel and with a mixed multitude of peoples who had also come out of Egypt (Deuteronomy 29:10-15) with the people of Israel. The sounding of that First Shofar over Mount Sinai was also when God first entered into a Marriage betrothal with Israel and the nations!

Exodus 19:4 “‘You have seen what I did to the Egyptians, and how I bore you on eagles’ wings and brought you to Myself. 19:5 Now therefore, if you will indeed obey My Voice and keep My Covenant, then you shall be a special treasure to Me above all people; for all the earth is Mine. 19:6 And you shall be to Me a Kingdom of priests and a holy nation.’  These are the words which you shall speak to the children of Israel.” 19:9 And the LORD said to Moses, “Behold, I come to you in the thick cloud, that the people may hear when I speak with you, and believe you forever.” 19:11 And let them be ready for the third day.  For on the third day the LORD will come down upon Mount Sinai in the sight of all the people. 19:13 “When the Trumpet (the Hebrew word is Yuval, for Jubilee) sounds long, they shall come near the mountain.” 19:16 Then it came to pass on the third day, in the morning, that there were thunderings and lightnings, and a thick cloud on the mountain; & the sound of the Shofar was very loudso that all the people trembled who were in the camp. 19:18 Now Mount Sinai was completely in smoke, because the LORD descended upon it in fire. Its smoke ascended like the smoke of a furnace, and the whole mountain quaked greatly. 19:19 And when the blast of the Shofar sounded long and became louder and louder, Moses spoke, and God answered him by Voice. 19:20 Then the LORD came down upon Mount Sinai, on the top of the mountain. And the LORD called Moses to the top of the mountain, and Moses went up.     

Psalm 47:6 God ascended with a teruah, the LORD with the sound of the Shofar …

That first Shofar call by God had its origins in an event that had taken place over 400 years prior, when Abraham was asked by God to take his son Isaac, and offer him as a sacrifice on Mount Moriah.

Genesis 22:2 Then He said, “Take now your son, your only son Isaac, whom you love, and go to the land of Moriah, and offer him there as a burnt offering on one of the mountains of which I shall tell you.” 22:7 But Isaac spoke to Abraham his father and said, “My father!” And he said, “Here I am, my son.” Then he said, “Look, the fire and the wood, but where is the lamb for a burnt offering?” 22:8 And Abraham said, “My son, God will provide for Himself the Lamb for a burnt offering.” 22:10 And Abraham stretched out his hand and took the knife to slay his son. 22:11 But the Angel of the LORD (Yeshua) called to him from Heaven and said, “Abraham, Abraham!” So he said, “Here I am.” 22:12 And He said, “Do not lay your hand on the lad, or do anything to him; for now I know that you fear God, since you have not withheld your son, your only son, from Me.” 22:13 Then Abraham lifted his eyes and looked, and there behind him was a ram caught in a thicket by its horns. So Abraham went and took the ram, and offered it up for a burnt offering instead of his son. 22:15 Then the Angel of the LORD (Yeshua) called to Abraham a second time out of Heaven, 22:16 and said, “By Myself I have sworn, says the LORD, because you have done this thing, and have not withheld your son, your only son, 22:17 that in blessing I will bless you, and multiplying I will multiply your descendants as the stars of the heaven and as the sand which is on the seashore; and your descendants shall possess the gate of their enemies. 22:18 In your Seed (Yeshua) all the nations of the earth shall be blessedbecause you have obeyed My Voice.”  

God spoke this over what is now Mount Zion hill in Jerusalem!

The two shofars (horns) of that ram which was used to spare Issac so that the nation of Israel could be created, would represent two times Yeshua would use His voice as a Shofar into Creation for Yeshua’s plans for His Body and His Bride to come forth from Israel and from the nations. Also for Yeshua to launch His 1000 year millennial Reign with His Wife on earth, so that in Abraham’s Seed all the nations of the earth would be blessed.  That at the end of this Age, in the fullness of time, God will transform Saved mankind into eternal New Creations, giving each one a glorified body; & creating His Glorious Bride from among His Saved Body!

On which of the Feasts of the LORD will this happen?

Yeshua, the King and Great High Priest of Heaven, after His Wedding with His Bride on the mystery Fifth Feast of the LORD one year later (Deuteronomy 24:5; Isaiah 34:8; Isaiah 63:4). He leaves the Holy of Holies in Heaven with His Bride and the rest of the Body of believers, with all His holy angels on the Sixth Feast of the LORD, Yom Kippur, on that most Holy Day of the Jewish biblical calendar, Day of Atonement, the same day the high priest enters and leaves the Holy of Holies in the Jerusalem Temple!  

Yeshua returns from Heaven to earth on the Day of the LORD!

From the time the Wedding had ended in Heaven the Wrath of God had begun to be released on to the earth to destroy God’s enemies, so that the days of the anti Christ’s murdering of God’s elect would be shortened. See Matthew 24:22 and Mark 13:20, and also Revelation 11:18.  

But that Day of Atonement is only Atonement for those who have repented and accepted Yeshua and the Sacrifice of His life  for all of their sins. For that Day, the Day of the LORD, is also the Day of Final Judgment for all His enemies who have refused 

to accept Yeshua as their Lord and Savior, and refused His Blood Sacrifice for their sins.  They are those who are totally opposed to Father God and to His Son Yeshua. For on that Day Yeshua will personally destroy all His enemies still alive on earth, and who are ready to battle Him at His return. They will be cast into Hell!

That will be the Day when Yeshua first saves all His electwho are still alive on the earth, who have accepted Him as their Lord and Savior, and Messiah, and who belong to Him. They will be gathered to Him in the heavens at His return. 

And all that will happen on God’s true biblical Year of Jubileeon the day of Yom Kippur, as it was written in Leviticus 25:9. On that day Yeshua will also remove all the sins of the world. “Behold the Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world.” 

Leviticus 25:9-12 “Then you shall cause the shofar of the Jubilee to sound on the tenth day of the seventh month; on the Day of Atonement you shall make the shofar to sound throughout all your land. 25:10 And you shall consecrate the fiftieth year, and proclaim liberty throughout all the land to all its inhabitants. It shall be a Jubilee for you; and each of you shall return to his possession, and each of you shall return to his family. 25:11 That fiftieth year shall be a Jubilee to you; on the tenth day of the seventh month (Yom Kippur); in it you shall neither sow nor reap what grows of its own accord, nor gather the grapes of your untended vine. 25:12 For it is the Jubilee; it shall be holy to you; you shall eat its produce from the field.”  

That most special Day when Lord Yeshua returns to earth will occur on the year following seven Shemitah cycles of seven years, on that fiftieth year, the long awaited year of Jubilee!

Three Biblical Proofs that these Revelations are correct …

The first biblical proof was the first teaching that God gave to His Aaronic priests, that when two silver trumpets were sounded together at the same time, that this would cause the whole camp of the 12 tribes of Israel to be gathered together to Moses and into the Presence of God at the Tent of Meeting.  

Numbers 10:1 And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, 10:2 “Make two silver trumpets for yourself; you shall make them of hammered work; you shall use them for calling the congregation and for directing the movement of the camps. 10:3 When they blow both of them, all the congregation shall gather before you at the door of the Tabernacle of Meeting.” 

Lord Yeshua does not exist within time. When He next uses His Voice as a Shofar, this will be as He returns from Heaven to earth with His Bride and the rest of His believing armies, to set up His Millennial Kingdom on earth. This will be the second time that His Shofar will be sounded into Creation. And like His instructions first given to His Aaronic priests, this will cause the total gathering of His Body to instantly come together into His Presence in the heavens; for those still alive on the earth will be instantly gathered together with those coming from Heaven, as Yeshua returns to earth sounding His Last and Great Trump!  

The second biblical proof are the two horns of that ram on Mount Moriah (Mount Zion hill in Jerusalem), representing the two times Yeshua would use His Voice as a Shofar into Creation.

Yeshua also uses His Voice twice like a Trumpet in Revelation:

Yeshua confirmed these Revelations about this Truth a third time by using His Voice twice as a Trumpet in the Book of Revelation.

(1) Revelation 1:10, 11, 1(John) was in the Spirit on the Lord’s day, and heard behind me a Great Voice as of a Trumpet, saying, “I Am the Aleph and the Tav, the First and the Last.”  

(2) Revelation 4:1 And the first Voice which I heard was like a Trumpet speaking with me, saying, ‘Come up here, and I will show you things which must take place after this!’

This teaching is the full Revelation of the Mystery of the Shofar of God, which the Holy Spirit has been giving to me over the last forty years, showing the ten places in the Bible where Yeshua uses His Voice as a Shofar, and what this means!

To be ‘Raised Up’ in the Last Day!

In the book of John chapter six there are four places where Yeshua promised to raise up the believers in Him in the last day. Yeshua’s teachings about being raised up in the last day definitely go against all the Pre Trib Rapture theories …

John 6:38 “For I have come down from Heaven, not to do My own will, but the will of Him who sent Me. 6:39  This is the will of My Father who sent Me, that of all He has given Me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up at the last day!”  

John 6:40 “And this is the will of Him who sent Me, that everyone who sees the Son and believes in Him may have Everlasting Lifeand I will raise him up at the last day!”  

John 6:44 “No one can come to Me unless My Father who sent Me draws him; and I will raise him up at the last day!” 

John 6:54 “Whoever eats My flesh and drinks My Blood has Eternal Life, and I will raise him up at the last day!” 

What does it mean to be raised up at the last day? It means that on that special Day when Lord Yeshua returns from Heaven with His Bride and the rest of His believing armies, and with all His holy angels, that when He sounds that Last Shofar blast, called the Great Trump, that then all the believers still alive on earth will suddenly be raised up into His presence in the air with all  the other believers coming with Yeshua down from Heaven.  

Is what Yeshua wrote about of being raised up at the last day the same thing that Paul talked about in 1 Thessalonians 4:16, 17, when he taught the dead being raised first, and then those still alive being ‘caught up‘ together with them in the clouds? Absolutely!  

All believers who have died for the last 2000 years have gone to be with the Lord Yeshua in Heaven; it was only their bodies which had died. For their soul’s and their spirit’s had gone on to Heaven. But as they return back to earth with Yeshua, when Yeshua sounds that Last Trumpet, called the Great Trump, then they will not only suddenly be gathered together in the air with the other believers who are still alive on earth, being caught up with them and with Yeshua at His return, but most amazingly, all of them will instantly receive their glorified bodies!

John 11:25 Yeshua said to her, “I am the Resurrection and the Life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live. 11:26 And whoever lives and believes in Me shall never die.  

Do you believe this?” 

2 Corinthians 5:8 We are confident, yes, well pleased rather to be absent from the body and to be present with the Lord

Hebrews 9:27 And as it is appointed for men to die once, but after this the Judgment … 

Revelations 20:4 And I saw thrones, and they sat on them, and Judgment was committed to them. Then I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for their witness to Jesus and for the Word of God, who had not worshiped the beast or his image, and had not received his mark on their foreheads or on their hands. And they lived and reigned with Messiah for a thousand years. 20:5 But the rest of the dead did not live again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first Resurrection. 20:6 Blessed and holy is he who has part in the first Resurrection. Over such the second death has no power, but they shall be priests of God and Messiah, and shall reign with Him a thousand years

When Yeshua and His Bride and the rest of His Body return with Him from Heaven and back to earth, they will be bringing the Kingdom of Heaven with them as they return down to earth.

“Your Kingdom come. Your will be done on earth as it is in Heaven!” Matthew 6:10

This is the Truth, and the full meaning of that biblical scene in 1 Thessalonians 4:16, 17, regarding being caught up (raptured) into the Presence of Yeshua in the air, at His return from Heaven.

This paper has proven that a Pre Trib Rapture really does not exist. When you see the following Signs below begin to happenyou also will absolutely know that there is no Pre Trib Rapture.  

But why wait until then, when you can know the Truth, and be set free now? Matthew 24:24 “For false christs and false prophets will rise and show great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect.” That means everyone of us can be deceived …

And you shall know the Truth, and the Truth shall make you free!” John 8:32

What I believe is just ahead for Yeshua’s Messianic Body and Church believers on the earth is that we are now at the door of the world’s greatest End Time Revival and the greatest Harvest of souls that the world will ever see will begin soon from Jerusalem. Yeshua wants ‘all hands on deck’ to help bring in this Harvest. For this is what we have long waited for.  On June 16, 1999, I was given two visions by God of this coming Great End Time Revival, starting from the ben Hinnom Valley located in Jerusalem.

… the Ezekiel 38-39 Gog Magog War with Russian and Iran and other nations comes against Israel which the God of Israel wins.

Then ‘the man of sin’ will surface, to try to restore world peace.

… the Israeli Orthodox religious Jews begin building their temple  on Jerusalem Mount Zion hill, for doing animal sacrifices to God; 

They will also soon begin seriously persecuting Messianic Jews.

… a great outpouring of God’s Holy Spirit will begin falling on the believers praying and crying out in the ben Hinnom Valley in Jerusalem, which will lead into the World’s Greatest End Time Revival and the greatest Harvest of souls ever seen.

“… you have come to the Kingdom for such a time as this …” Ester 4:14

You will Arise and have Mercy on Zion; For the time to favor her, yes, the set time, has come! Psalm 102:13

“ … but truly, as I live, all the earth shall be filled with the Glory of the LORD!Numbers 14:21