THE EVENTS BEFORE, DURING, AND AFTER THE CATCHING UP OR “RAPTURE” OF THE CHURCH OR EKKLESIA The sequence of the main events leading to the making of the new heavens and the new earth (Rev. 21:1-7) so that all of the true Christians (Ekklesia) can reside in that New World wherein dwells righteousness (2Pet. 3:8-13; Rev. 21:1-7) is as follows:
  1. The preaching of the Gospel of Jesus and His entire kingdom to the whole world (Mark 16:15-20; Matt. 24:14); the discipling of all nations to Jesus (Matt. 28:19-20) and the building of the church or Ekklesia (John 17:1-24) in these last days before the second coming to earth, of God the Son Jesus Christ in His glorified manhood, of which second coming no one but God the Father knows (“Oida” in Greek = is in charge of) the determination of (Matt. 24:35-36) exactly when it is to take place; but it is Christ Jesus, who having the knowledge (“gnosis” = the information about) of all things (John 2:24; 21:17) being not only the power and wisdom of God (1Cor. 1:24) but also being the Son who fulfills all of the Father’s purpose and doings (Eph. 3:11; John 5:19) will also perform His second coming.
  2. The second coming of Jesus is to be accomplished by Him in the following stages or phases:

2:1 The catching up (rapture) or the first phase as the event described in 1Thess. 4:16, 17, 18; 1Cor. 15:22-23; John 5:20, 29 (the resurrection of life);

2:2  At the end of the seven years great tribulation as described in Revelation between Chapters 4 and Chapter 19:10, (also Joel 2:1; Isaiah 2:10-22; Matt. 24:1-42; etc.).  Jesus will carry out the second phase of His second coming which second and last phase is His “Apocalypse” (Rev. 1:7) and Epiphania” (personal appearance, Titus 2:13-14) to conclude the battle of Armageddon, between the armies of the Anti Christ on the one side, and, on the other side, the Israelites, into the Victory of Jesus (Zech. 14:1-10; Rev. 19:11-21; 20:1-6), and then an angel of Jesus will bind and imprison Satan into the bottomless pit for the duration of 1,000 earth years; the Anti Christ and his false prophet are the first once to be cast into the lake of fire and brimstone (the second death, Rev. 19:20; 20:40).

  1. In that 1,000 earth years Christ Jesus will personally and visibly reign on earth and make Jerusalem the capital of His worldwide government.  This is the millennial, perfect, or “Golden Age” reign of the Lord Jesus Christ (Zech. 14:5-21; Isa. 65:18-25; etc).  During this millennial age all of the holy ones of God and all the people on earth shall regularly present themselves to Jesus in Jerusalem to worship Him there (Zech. 14:5-21).  Jesus Christ will then be the direct, exclusive and permanent object of angelic and human worship, prayers, and services.
  2. At the end of the millennial reign of Jesus on earth Satan will be released again, then he will deceive many people whom he will organize as his army to fight against the Lord Jesus Christ and his hosts in the LAST war, at the battle of Gog and Magog where Satan and his army shall be defeated and finally vanquished (Rev. 20:7-9).  Then Jesus will sit at His great white throne to judge everyone in all of creation (Rev. 20:10-15), resurrecting (John 5:28-29) and casting into the lake of fire all of the wicked and all who rejected Christ (Rev. 21:8, 27; 22:3-5; 1Thess. 4:16, 17, 18).  The faithful ones are included in the first resurrection whom Jesus will forever keep to Himself with all of the holy angels (Psalm 148::1-6; Rev. 5:11-12) since both of them are the only ones who have kept their names written in His book of life (Rev. 21:1-7; 22:3-5; etc.) that they might forever partake of and enjoy His Eternal Life while serving Him forever in the New Heavens and New Earth (Rev. 22:3-5) wherein dwells righteousness and they shall behold the face and glory (Rev. 22:3-5; John 17:24) of Him who is the Almighty, Lord, God, the Son, Incarnate, Perfect Man, and All in All.  That is why in these last days the wise, righteous, and faithful saints will lead many to Christ (Messiah) Jesus (Yahweh Shua) who alone is their righteousness (Dan. 12:1-3, 10; Rom. 10:4; 1Cor. 1:30; Jer. 23:6); so that as many people as possible will be called, chosen, and faithful to Jesus, the Lamb who is King of kings and Lord of lords (Rev. 17:14).

If you want to be included in the Lamb’s Book of Life, repent, turn away from your sins and commit your entire life to Jesus.  “Nor is there salvation in any other for there is no other Name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved (Acts 4:12).

By:  Rev. Carmenia Mendoza

THE EVENTS BEFORE, DURING, AND AFTER THE CATCHING UP OR “RAPTURE” OF THE CHURCH OR EKKLESIA by Rev. Carmenia Mendoza is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.
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