If you enjoy studying end-time Bible prophecy (eschatology), you won’t want to miss this book. Most scholars that discuss the rapture try to defend their positions on the timing of the rapture (pre-tribulation, mid-trib., post-trib., pre-wrath, etc.). But while they are busy standing their ground and defending these positions, most have overlooked the most important element, being ready. Christ said that He would come suddenly, when we least expect Him. He commanded all of His followers to keep watch and be ready for His unexpected return. The question is, what does it mean to be ready?
Most Bible teachers, prophecy scholars and even pastor’s tell us that Jesus is going to return suddenly someday to rapture His Church. But will all believers be ready when Christ suddenly appears in the clouds? What’s the point of Christ repeatedly warning us all to keep watch and be ready, if everyone is simply going to be raptured anyway? Are we missing something here? Christ said that He would spit the lukewarm believers out of His mouth, so what will become of them? What will happen to the five foolish virgins, and the servant that hid his talent in the earth?
After solving two ancient mysteries in the Bible, author Robert Hunt reveals many new clues about the resurrection/rapture that have been hidden and overlooked in God’s Word for many centuries. The first mystery is in the Old Testament book of Daniel, which is over 2500 years old. It holds the keys to understanding the second mystery found in the New Testament, which is almost 2000 years old.
Daniel 12:1-4 (KJV)
And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people: and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book. 2And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt. 3And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever. 4But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.
It is commonly believed by most scholars today that verse (4) above points to man’s advancing in modern technology. However, this is a false assumption that is based solely on the second half of the verse alone: (many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased). They have completely neglected and ignored the first half of the verse: (shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end:).
No wonder the rapture has become so controversial. This oversight has led our knowledge of the rapture right down a dead-end road. You see, Daniel was given a very telling prophecy about the time of the end here. After he was told about an unprecedented time of trouble (tribulation), he was given a glimpse of the resurrection, from the words of an angel. Puzzled, he pressed for more information, when he was suddenly told:
Daniel 12:8-9 (KJV)
And I heard, but I understood not: then said I, O my Lord, what shall be the end of these things? 9And he said, Go thy way, Daniel: for the words are closed up and sealed till the time of the end.
So this mystery concerns the words to the prophecy itself, and has nothing to do with modern technology. In other words, Daniel was told to seal up or preserve these words, because more would be said about this in the distant future, when knowledge would be increased or added to. This prophecy was not given to Daniel for his own understanding. It was stopped, incomplete and to be continued in the distant future, when knowledge would increase at the time of the end. So Daniel was to preserve the words he was given, because they will be useful for understanding what will be said in the future.
Centuries later the New Testament was written and Daniel’s question was finally answered. The words to his prophecy were continued, yet these words were concealed inside of another prophecy in the New Testament and have been overlooked for nearly 2000 years. What do they mean for believers living at the time of the end? Find out in WHO WILL BE READY WHEN THE TRUMPET SOUNDS?
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