The Rapture Ready Saints should be the happiest people on earth. Actually they are the final company of the Bride of Christ and will reign with Him forever. Once we are Raptured we will be a part of Him and everything He does for eternity. He said to His disciples, “Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.” (John 14:1-3)

To consider eternity as His chosen company of the highest rewarded saints is breathtaking. The first thing we see of these honorable souls is sitting with Him on thrones before the Father’s Throne. We will be dressed in spotless white, crowns on our heads and preparing for the honor of serving in His Judgment of this earth. “And round about the throne were four and twenty seats: and upon the seats I saw four and twenty elders (Symbolic of the multitude from the two Testaments) sitting, clothed in white raiment; and they had on their heads crowns of gold.” (Revelation 4:4) The Seven Years of tribulation on earth is the dark side, but the glorious side is the Bridal celebration in Heavenly Jerusalem. These two events are simultaneous.

You do not understand shouting until you consider the great city of God with the Bride finally beginning her reign with Him. All the saints of God from the ages will be one company of Heaven’s honored guests. The angels will surely serenade us as we arrive with our new bodies. As we move among the multitude we will find Abraham and Sarah and the greats of faith, maybe gathered in conversation as they are loved by those that stood strong by their inspiration. The shouts will be overwhelming. “And I beheld, and I heard the voice of many angels round about the throne and the beasts and the elders: and the number of them was ten thousand times ten thousand, and thousands of thousands; Saying with a loud voice, Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and blessing.” (Revelation 5:11-12)

After seven years in heaven and all the rewards are given, the Bride Of Christ will mount their white stallions with Him and start our descent to the earth. Simply knowing that we are going to defeat the vast army of the Antichrist will be exciting. There will not be one wounded saint, not one member of the Bridal Army knocked from their horse. The victory over the false church and the sad crowd of religious servants to Satan and His Antichrist will be complete. The saints, with His angel, will gather the wicked together for their judgment and eternity in the Lake of Fire.

But remember the “Battle of Armageddon” is just the beginning. Do not miss one of these special broadcasts, “It’s Time To Start Shouting.” I’ve been saved for 60 years and the hardest workers in the House of God have always been the ones on fire with expectancy of His returning. A dear man called this Broadcast and quoted this Scripture as a reminder of being ready when He returns. “And now, little children, abide in him; that, when he shall appear, we may have confidence, and not be ashamed before him at his coming.” (I John 2:28)

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  1. Thank you Pastor Joseph,
    Although we know the theory we need reminding of this amazing time which is nearly upon us. The shout will be one of excitement and victory and relief. “The dead in Christ shall rise first and we the living who remain shall be caught up to meet Him in the clouds”
    Let us not get too bogged down with our problems and worries but cast our care upon Him and keep looking up – encouraging each other as we do so……
    God bless you for your faithful words………..

  2. jesus christ is risen indeed. happy resurrection day jesus conquered death hell
    and the grave. praise god

  3. I have a question about the rapture. Why didn’t any of the post apostolic writers such as Irenaeus mention the rapture as happening before the tribulation, for he wrote extensively about the last days and the church? Certainly such an important doctrine would not have escaped their notice, especially since Polycarp, who was a long-term disciple of John, was also a mentor to Irenaeus.

    The apparent absence of their knowledge of the pretrib rapture bothers me a lot; I mean, the doctrine came from someone before our time, who was it then that came up with it?


  4. Of the 7 years your 2 and 1/2 years late in being raptured. Were less then a year away from the altar being set up and being shut down. Those truly in Christ know that Christ is to return at the Feast That No Man knows the Day or Hour {Trumpets}. Jesus told us the year of his return. See at video teachings; Daniel’s Timeline [prophecy]. Also the sign in the heavens at

  5. I don’t understand why some people still insist on believing that the rapture will take place after the tribulation period. The Bible does not teach that at all. Some people will be very surprised when it’s proved to be true.

  6. Mike Littlefield Evangelist

    Pray for our ministry of street preaching, sometimes the spiritual opposition can be strong, but praise God souls are getting saved. God bless !

  7. Sounds wonderful to me. I can’t wait to meet all the old testament saints and chat about their history. But, most of all, I can’t wait to first see the face of the One calling me home.

    Happy Resurrection Day to all!

  8. Pastor Joseph, I hope you and everyone here is having a blessed Resurrection Sunday!

    Note to Stan:

    I believe that the idea of the Pretribulation Rapture as actually been present in the Bible all along. Rather than being a “new idea,” I think it is more a case of it being lost along the way, but being rediscovered in these “Latter Days.”

    Space does not permit an exhaustive examination here, but I’ll try to give you a place to start.

    Jesus said his coming would be unexpected (Matthew 24:36-44). However we also see an account of his coming where the whole world experiences it at the end of the seven-year Tribulation period (Daniel 7:25-27; Revelation 19). The only explanation which makes these two accounts possible is if they are describing two different events.

    The first “coming” is for his saints of all ages of history, to gather them together in the air (1 Thessalonians 4:13-18). At the latter event he returns to the Earth WITH the armies of heaven which include these saints accompanying him (Zechariah 14:4-5; Revelation 19:11-14). You will note that at this time he steps upon the Mount of Olives, whereas in the first case, he does not come all the way back to Earth.

    Consider that there are also two direct historical precedents to the Rapture:
    Enoch (Genesis 5:22-24; Hebrews 11:5 and Elijah (2 Kings 2:9-11).

    I hope these brief examples not only demonstrate the a Pre-trib Rapture is the most likely explanation that resolves what would appear to be contradictory accounts in Scripture, but that the idea of this has been there all along, but somehow very much lost over the centuries until recent times.

    This is not really a surprise, Stan, if you look at most of organized religion today to see how many other Scriptural truths have been similarly lost, even the fundamentals of salvation!

    Regarding Bible Prophecy, most of the “church” either ignores it, is ignorant of it, or actively dismissive of it.

    I think that’s pretty sad in a time when we really need it the most!

    Hope you had a blessed Easter – Resurrection Sunday!

  9. Thank you brother for the words of encouragement, I can’t wait but we have to, will keep fighting the good fight and pray for His soon Return, He did Rise, He is coming soon, you bet!


    Dear Joe Chambers, It seems that you forgot that it Easter (or Resurrection Sunday as conservative ministers call it) time. We mst not forget that JESUS DIED FOR US ON THAT CROSS MADE OF HEAVY WOOD. AND SPIKES WERE HAMMERED INTO HIS HANDS AND FEET. If you want to put up a realistic cross in the church yard MAKE IT OF RAILROAD TIES. HAMMER SOME RAIL SPIKES INTO IT AND SET IT UP IN CHURCH YARD. And hang some purple cloth on it. The question is WOULD JESUS BE CRUCIFIED TODAY IN WASHINGTON DC if he was born as an American Citizen descended from America’s founders? Yes! the modern day Pharisees (politicians, regulators, bureaucrats, liberal judges, special interest groups, lawyers, and other POWER MAD folks that insist on telling us how we should live our lives. THE BELTWAY CROWD WOULD CRUCIFY JESUS). If you don’t believe, then why did the liberals on the committee CRUCIFY CLARENCE THOMAS for being a Christian? They would have done the same thing to Jesus. That is our SANHEDRIN. The Federal Regultors would give Jesus a hard time for healing folks. They would accuse Jesus of “PRACTICING MEDICINE WITHOUT A LISCENSE!” or “OF USING TREATMENTS NOT APPROVED BY FDA!”. These people are surely the MODERN DAY PHARISEEES. I could just hear Jesus saying to the Power Mad folks in Washington. the real Pharisees. ( a/k/a)Mathew 23:3-4) “WOE UNTO YOU POLITICIANS, BUREAUCRATS, REGULATORS, JUDGES, LAWYERS, SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS, AND OTHERS IN POWER, FOR YOU PASS HARSH, IMPOSSIBLE TO MEET DRACONIAN MANDATES AND LAWS (There are more than 80000 pages in the Federal Register a list of Federal laws(Congres exempts themselves from Laws that they appy to to others (it is this highest level of HYPOCRISY That Jesus condemns the most)) UPON OTHERS THAT YOU WILL NOT APPLY TO YOURSELVES! O YOU HYPOCRITES1 YOU RATTLE SNAKES! YOU GENERATION OF VIPERS! Wherefore I will send you Prophets, and wise men, and you will brutally beat them, and you kill them. AND YOU SHALL BE HELD GUILTY (by God) OF OF ALL THE BLOOD OF A LL THE FROM ABEL UNTO THE MOST RECENT SAINTS WHOM YOU MURDERED!” in Matthew 23:37 I can just hear Jesus saying “O WASHINGTON! WASHINGTON! YOU THAT KILL THE PROPHETS, STONES THOSE SENT UNTO YOU! I WANTED TO GATHER YOUR CHILDREN TOGETHER EVEN AS A HEN GATHERS HER CHICKENS UNDER HER WINGS, BUT YOU WOULD NOT ALLOW THAT. BEHOLD! YOUR HOUSE IS LEFT UNTO YOU DESOLATE!” If Jesus said these verses to the “POLITIALLY CORRECT” (POLITCAL CORRUPNESS OF SATAN REALLY) Liberals, they would SURELY WANT TO CRUCIFY JESUS FOR DEFYING THEIR “POLITICAL CORRECTNESS” (CORRUPNESS) DOGMA. They would nail him to a cross made of RAILROAD TIES AND WOULD HAMMER RAIL SPIKES into his hands and feet. Jesus almost would surely CURSE A CHERRY TREE ON THE WASHINGTON MALL LIKE HE DID THE FIG TREE IN JERUSALEM. then it withers away on the spot. Here is what he could say in the CHERRY TREE DISCOURSE ((a/k/a) Olivet Discourse.) He could say this to the Americans “WATCH OUT! MANY SHALL STEAL MY IDIENTITY SAYING ‘I AM CHRIST and fooling many. And you shal see TV news of WARS, RIOTS (local wars), REVOLUTIONS, ISAMIC TERROR ATTACKS. These thing will get worse and worse as time goes on. And nations shall rise against nations, and races shall fight each other. And EARTHQUAKES SHALL GET BIGGER AND BIGGER IN MORE AND MORE PLACES. This happens everywhere. And shall be PERSECUTED FOR MY NAME’S SAKE for defying the LIBERALS “POLITICAL CORRECTNESS” DOGMA. In Mathew 24:15-16 He would say to America THEN WHEN GOVERNMENTS SHALL DECLARE SATE OF EMERGENCY AND DECLARE MARTIAL LAW (See Dan 9:27. Mat 24:15-16. Mark 13:14), THEN LET THOSE IN THE CITIES AND SUBURBS OF EASTERN AMERICA FLEE UP INTO THE APPALACHIAN MOUNTAINS, AND THOSE IN WESTERN STATES FEE INTO THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS. FOR IN THOSE DAYS SHALL BE A GREAT HOLOCAUST (Like the Nazi German Gulags) LIKE THERE NEVER WAS BEFORE, AND WILL NEVER BE REPEATED AGAIN AFTER THAT. And except those days shall be brought to an end very quickly, there should no flesh be saved. But for the sake of the saints, those days will be ended quickly. When the Lord comes, it will be like lightning firing out of the east.”

    In previous Enai I send you 2 attached Word documents titled THE CHERRY BLOSSOM GOSPEL – JESUS CRUCIFIED IN WASHINGTON DC BY LIBERAL ELITISTS. You might want to use that in future articles. It is realistic.


    Keith Black

  11. Dennis McLelland

    Hi Pastor:

    Great article. But I have a question. John the Revelator arrives in heaven in Rev 4:1, which is before the resurrection of the old testament saints. How can twelve of the 24 elders represent the Old Testament saints if they aren’t yet resurrected?

    Also, how can they be kings and priests if that is reserved for the Church? All 24 elders have crowns and white robes. They were given at the Judgment SEat of Christ. How do the 12 OT saints get their crowns and robes at the Judgment SEat?