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 one of the most important elements. 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? Who are the saints that will be overcome by the beast (Rev. 13:7)? What will happen to the lukewarm believers? Who are the men that will want to die, but death will flee from them (Rev. 9:6)? Why won’t these men be able to die? Many believers will be killed for refusing to take the mark of the beast (Rev. 13:7-18), yet these martyrs will also return to reign with Christ at the second coming (Rev. 20:4). So it should be obvious that not every believer will be ready when our Lord suddenly appears.
No verse or passage of scripture in the Bible says that all believers will be raptured, but God’s Word contains many clues. However, some scholars have misinterpreted some of these clues, which has led to many assumptions, misconceptions and myths. The rapture is so mysterious and controversial that some born again believers don’t even believe it will happen. But it’s not a matter of - if there will be a rapture, but when will it happen and who will be ready? This book takes a very deep look into this mystery and provides solid biblical answers to these puzzling questions and more.
After solving two ancient mysteries in the Bible, this book 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 is alluding to man’s advancement in modern technology. However, this is a false assumption that is based only 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 into 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: “Go thy way, Daniel: for the words are closed up and sealed till the time of the end.” To put it simply, 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.
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.
Centuries later Daniel’s question was finally answered, as 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 GO THY WAY, DANIEL: The Struggle for the Increase of Knowledge. This book is a wake-up call for lukewarm believers. A must read for all believers who are watching and waiting for the return of their Lord and Savior.
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