In His sermon on the mount, Jesus said, Blessed, are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God (Matthew 5:9). What does that mean to you in your everyday life? It means that if you will turn your thoughts to God, He will take control. Then, regardless of the conditions around you, you have His abiding peace, joy, patience — whatever you need at the moment — to draw on. The Apostle Paul tells us that He [Jesus] is our [way of] peace (Ephesians 2:14). It’s only when we follow after Him that the walls… Read more Guidelines for troubled times →
The meaning or definition of the rapture is the idea that the coming of Jesus will take place in two separate stages.
(Please note: the following paragraph cannot be supported from the Bible). The first will be a secret rapture—or carrying away of the saved to heaven—at the beginning of a seven-year period of tribulation, during which the antichrist will appear. The second phase occurs at the close of this time of tribulation when Jesus will return to Earth in triumph and glory. Rapture and the Bible Jesus promised that He would return to Earth to take His people to be with Him. He said, “Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God,… Read more The meaning or definition of the rapture is the idea that the coming of Jesus will take place in two separate stages. →