In the Old Testament God, or rather the Angel or God or his trusted messengers descended in clouds, they are described in detail in Ezekiel but generally they are hidden from sight in clouds. A very effective camoflauge for physical craft. In ancient times we see the ancient gods depicted in winged sun discs which again back up the “wheels” story of the bible, however the watchers or angels that were using these crafts had their technology taken from them and they were cursed and bound to this planet. But they are hell bent on returning to the skies and have influenced man over the centuries, but that story is another day’s work.
The rapture is essentially a time when the ‘elect’ will be essentially harvested just as Jesus spoke of in the Gospels using his analogy of separating the wheat from the chaff or separating the goat from the sheep. It is a time when the dead will rise and be given new immortal bodies and those alive will be lifted up to the heavens and transformed also to be taken to Jesus’ Father’s house, where he is preparing rooms for the chosen ones. The chosen ones are those who give glory to Jesus and God and believe his message about paradise, the New Earth and those who try to love their neighbour as themselves. Simple enough. It is those who revel in evil and those that reject Jesus that will be left behind here to perish on this planet without any further intervention by God until the planet is burnt up by the Sun as it turns into a red giant. The lake of fire.
The elect will be gathered by the angels who come from the four winds led by Jesus. This will happen after the antichrist sets up the disastrous abomination, the nephilim god on the throne in Jerusalem. The Beast of the Pit. A disgusting time that we must go through so that the final battle occurs and the game ends and the trustworthy can travel to the new earth.
Here are some passages in the bible that describe the rapture and my comments on the passages (in bold):
After he said this, he was taken up before their very eyes, and a cloud hid him from their sight.
They were looking intently up into the sky as he was going, when suddenly two men dressed in white stood beside them. “Men of Galilee,” they said, “why do you stand here looking into the sky? This same Jesus, who has been taken from you into heaven, will come back in the same way you have seen him go into heaven.”
Jesus was the first to go through the transformation and was taken up to the sky, he will come back in the same way so that the rest of us will be taken in a similar fashion and be given glorious bodies.
“At that time the sign of the Son of Man will appear in the sky, and all the nations of the earth will mourn. They will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of the sky, with power and great glory. And he will send his angels with a loud trumpet call, and they will gather his elect from the four winds, from one end of the heavens to the other.
This speaks of the same event, Jesus coming back and sending the angels out to reap the crop.
Two men will be in the field; one will be taken and the other left. Two women will be grinding with a hand mill; one will be taken and the other left.
Later in Matthew 24 it descibes how one will be taken and another left. We don’t know the ratio but it seems like 50/50 from this.
Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me. In my Father’s house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am.
In John it speaks of Jesus preparing rooms in his fathers house, this is where the elect will be taken.
1 Corinthians 15:51-52
Listen, I tell you a mystery: We will not all sleep, but we will all be changed— in a flash, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed.
As well as being taken the bodies of the elect will be changed into something different, something immortal and glorious.
But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ, who, by the power that enables him to bring everything under his control, will transform our lowly bodies so that they will be like his glorious body.
In Philippians again it speaks of a bodily transformation of some shape or form, perhaps our bodies are changed through some technology or our very souls are transferred into new bodies. This technology is beyond our understanding but we can speculate about it based on humanity’s technological achievements in the past 100 years.
1 Thessalonians 4:16-17
For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever.
Thessalonions again speaks of the same event, us being risen into the air and brought into the clouds to be with the Lord forever.
So where are all the elect going to go and how do they get there?
I believe that we will be taken up in some sort of UFO type crafts that are can hide in clouds or generate clouds. The angels themselves are individuals that have already gone through a transformation to make them imperishable as stated in Corinthians and glorious as stated in Philippians. We may need such bodies to withstand space travel and possibly different gravitational forces, different atmospheres etc., possibly a vacuum. Our bodies energy systems might be completely transformed and become more self sufficient rather than having to rely on the bondage of minerals, air, water, heat etc.
We will be taken to the Holy City, New Jerusalem which is described in great detail in revelation:
Then I saw “a new heaven and a new earth,” for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea.
Current Earth is destroyed, and the water boiled by the red giant lake of fire.
I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Look! God’s dwelling place is now among the people, and he will dwell with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God.‘He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death’ or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.”
This is described in the passages above, the elect are brough to the dwelling place where Jesus has been preparing rooms for them. And the bodies will be transformed, no more death, pain etc.
One of the seven angels who had the seven bowls full of the seven last plagues came and said to me, “Come, I will show you the bride, the wife of the Lamb.” And he carried me away in the Spirit to a mountain great and high, and showed me the Holy City, Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God. It shone with the glory of God, and its brilliance was like that of a very precious jewel, like a jasper, clear as crystal.
The Giant City descends from the heavens. This sounds like some sort of mother ship or floating city.
The angel who talked with me had a measuring rod of gold to measure the city, its gates and its walls. The city was laid out like a square, as long as it was wide. He measured the city with the rod and found it to be 12,000 stadiain length, and as wide and high as it is long. The angel measured the wall using human measurement, and it was 144 cubitsthick. The wall was made of jasper, and the city of pure gold, as pure as glass. The foundations of the city walls were decorated with every kind of precious stone. The great street of the city was of gold, as pure as transparent glass.
To delve into just how big the New Jerusalem is and how many rooms there are in Jesus’ Father’s House, please read this.
I did not see a temple in the city, because the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are its temple. The city does not need the sun or the moon to shine on it, for the glory of God gives it light, and the Lamb is its lamp.The nations will walk by its light, and the kings of the earth will bring their splendor into it. On no day will its gates ever be shut, for there will be no night there.The glory and honor of the nations will be brought into it. Nothing impure will ever enter it, nor will anyone who does what is shameful or deceitful, but only those whose names are written in the Lamb’s book of life.
So it needs no light, no moon, it is totally self sufficient, death star anyone?
- After the reign of the Antichrist there will be a rapture when Jesus comes with his angels from the skies
- 1 will be taken up and 1 left behind and brought to the New Jerusalem, the floating city, where Jesus went after his death
- The dead who have been risen along with the bodies of the elect will be transformed to become glorious and imperishable like Jesus
- We are taken to a New Earth???
- Our Earth is destroyed, the seas boil away and the planet is consumed bu the Sun (lake of fire)