#659: Hello again folks! Whether you are Pre-Trib; Mid-Trib; Post-Trib or [like me] Pre-Wrath; the mass media news stories regarding the [so-called] 'predicted' rapture time and date as espoused by one Harold Camping as 18:00 [in various time zones] on Saturday 21-May-2011 have certainly grabbed the attention of many.
But I will not join the chorus and ridicule this man. The Biblical test of a True Prophet of God is 100% accuracy and Mr. Camping has already failed this in 1994 when he falsely prophesied a similar event. Hence I an not in the least surprised. In other words; he is a false prophet and one of many to appear in these Last Days But what this gentleman has done [as did 'Pastor' Terry Jones when he threatened to burn a koran or two] is have the True tenets of Christianity [and by extension its eschatology] misunderstood and mocked by a deceived and lost world:
So; on one hand the world now has visibility of an event that is coming its way in reality; in yet future days. But on the other hand; many non-believers will now mock; ignore and frankly be totally inattentive to the coming chaos as detailed in Revelation [the book of 'revealings']. Sadly; many folks in their churches of 'Churchianity' are also ignorant and are not taught about future days Truthfully.
Hence any True prophet or prophecy will be mocked and ignored too; specifically those in the Word. Is it any wonder then that the LORD said "when these things occur" - folks being married and being given in marriage et al - the REAL event WILL take them by surprise in a 'Peter and the wolf' sort of fashion. They will then believe yet another lie and be further deceived by those 'leaders' left behind.
Indeed; those raptured or 'caught up' [rapizo] will be taken "in the twinkling of an eye" and that the LORD will come like "like a thief in the night". The terminology used here speaks of suddenness and speed and secrecy. It will not be pre-advertized on Twitter or Facebook or CNN or BBC news bulletins or most folks calendars. So when most folks wake up on Sunday morning still in one piece; they will lump True Christians in with the ilk of Harold Camping et al; making it just that bit harder to witness the Truth but at the same time leading some to rely ever more on the leading of the Holy Spirit than their own soulish endeavour and enthusiasm.
And as I always say folks: DECEPTION is the name of the game in the Last Days. Real Bereans [Acts 17:11] are truly needed; watchmen must warn; evangelists must compel; DO NOT BE DECEIVED and watch that periphery!
God bless you and God bless Israel ... KJS ... 21-May-2011