We Still Expect The Rapture To Occur Imminently

 Editor: Rita Williams – Cephas Ministries – July 19, 2019


Matthew 24:42-43 “Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come. But know this, that if the goodman of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to be broken up.”

I always thought of Matthew 24:42 when the archangel Michael contended for the body of Moses. The devil was reluctant to give him up. I read that the actual event will be forceful because it has to be quick. Whether that is the case or not remains to be seen.

Here is my testimony about the “prophecy” by Christine in the UK that the Rapture was to take place on July 17, 2019 at 6am

She called people like us Overcomers, which never occurred to me and do agree with thinking back about all I had to overcome and still do.

1 John 4:4 “Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.” It is not us who overcomes but the Holy Spirit in us who is the Overcomer.

1 Corinthians 14:4 “He that speaketh in an unknown tongue edifieth himself; but he that prophesieth edifieth the church.” 1 Corinthians 14:8 “For if the trumpet give an uncertain sound, who shall prepare himself to the battle?”

She certainly was edifiing So what went wrong? For me nothing went wrong. I’m glad I’m still here. I hope you experienced that as well.

God doesn’t want to lose anyone who believes in being the Bride of Christ. You really don’t believe that He will let us down?? He is as anxious as we are to come together with His bride. What is more exciting than that?

To tell the truth, I was watching everything that occurred in Christine’s messages.

The following message was the foundation of the “prophecy”

Matthew 12:38-41 “Then certain of the scribes and of the Pharisees answered, saying, Master, we would see a sign from thee. But he answered and said unto them, “An evil and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be given to it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas: “For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale’s belly; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.

The men of Nineveh shall rise in judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it: because they repented at the preaching of Jonas; and, behold, a greater than Jonas is here.” (The name Jonas is the prophet Jonah (Bible change))

Matthew 16:4 “A wicked and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be given unto it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas. And he left them, and departed.” Jesus repeated it again which meant we can depend on the fact that it had to do with the prophet Jonah.

Problem is what did this event have to do with the Rapture, in other words ‘escaping’. Failure # 1

Next we were told to expect a regime change in the US. She claimed that President Trump would be replaced by former President Obama. She proved that a partial third term was already voted on in Congress. Obama didn’t happen. Failure # 2

She was very concerned with others plagiarizing her ministry. I thought that was strange, most ministries want their material to be distributed by others. It even got to a point where she took her youtubes off limits completely. Failure # 3

Many believers were mislead in 2017 by a number of combinations that came together like this one referring to the Rapture that it was supposed to happen on September 23, 2017 which turned out to be a lie.

It was based on the tetrad of blood moons like Christine’s. In her testimony were 7 blood moons, which really occurred. In 2017 model the blood moons fell on Israel’s Feast days, which seemed certain to be significant.

Christine built her model on the same blood moons only showed them to be 6 month apart and used terms that ordinary Christians were unfamiliar with like night and day watches, timeline, partial solar eclipses and total eclipses lining them up as one day.

She believes that the Book of John did not include the Passover that the other three Apostles wrote about. What does the Bible really say about that? Doesn’t the Scripture sound like Jesus was describing Passover in the Book of John?

John 13:18 “I speak not of you all: I know whom I have chosen: but that the scripture may be fulfilled, He that eateth bread with me hath lifted up his heel against me. John 13:21 When Jesus had thus said, he was troubled in spirit, and testified, and said, Verily, verily, I say unto you, that one of you shall betray me.” That certainly was present tense. John 13:26 Jesus answered, He it is, to whom I shall give a sop, when I have dipped it. And when he had dipped the sop, he gave it to Judas Iscariot, the son of Simon.”

Christine claimed that God held this passover back to rapture His church since Jesus was crucified and resurrected, that the church, the Body of Christ, needed to go through that as well. She said that we would have to go through horrible abuse like Jesus. We know that didn’t happen. Failure # 4

The lady seemed to know much about that particular area in the Gospel, I was impressed and she could hold her listeners through the whole chat and lifestream sessions.

She offered communion several times and I was shocked with the second round since she offered a grape as wine which got my attention. It seemed rather inappropriate unless she was trying to show the parallel incomplete Passover without explaining what it meant. Failure # 5

She used beautiful Christian music from the Hillsong Ministry, which is considered to be in apostasy. Apparently she is not aware of problematic organizations. Failure # 6

Strangely enough she tied the Rapture time to the rooster that crowed in Mathew 26:34 “Jesus said unto him, “Verily I say unto thee, That this night, before the cock crow, thou shalt deny me thrice.” (Cock is another Bible change)

Why use Peter’s denial as a signal of the Rapture at 3 am immediately changing to 6am? She wanted as many as possible to get a stuffed rooster (Mascot) and they did, even from other countries. Amazon ran out of them. Failure # 7

She insisted that the Rapture would happen at the time she gave us and when it didn’t occur she came on again and stated that she had missed the timing due to miscalculation and extended the time to August 1, 2019. Failure # 8

Timing is one way I identify if the Holy Spirit is behind an event. He is never off if He is behind this “prophecy”.

She said a number of times that she would quit the web during this whole episode and did not go through with her threats. That is what happened on July 17, 2019. In fact she has it now going as far as September 2019 and will keep entertaining members of her group. If we do have the Rapture she will of course be the one to credit with the discovery. True or not, we won’t know. She seems to have such faith that God will not let her down.

What came up in my mind was when Jesus was tempted by Satan that Jesus should throw himself off the mountain,  and God’s angels would catch Him.  Jesus said “Get thee behind me Satan, thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God.” 

There were a lot of accusing people who came against her “prophecy” with Scriptures which made her so angry and hurt that she had to apologize to the viewers the following day. Failure # 9

My problem was the following: since there is only one pre-tribulation Rapture what happened to the dead who rise first, the sound of a trumpet and clouds that receive the living? 1 Corinthians 15:52 “In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.”

Failure is what Satan is about since he wants no one to get back to heaven and Jesus warned us over and over not to trust without checking if it lines up with what is written in the Bible. 2 Peter 1:20 “Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation.”

1 John 2:27 But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him.

Notice the following Scripture is in present tense: We are already translated into His Kingdom!!

Colossians 1:13 “Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son:” The Holy Spirit could not enter people like He does today, but Enoch had faith (a gift of the Holy Spirit) and pleased God. Hebrews 11:5 “By faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death; and was not found, because God had translated him: for before his translation he had this testimony, that he pleased God.”

Don’t be disappointed. God is forever testing to see where we are spiritually. I participated, even though I knew there were problems. I wanted to check myself to see what needed to be completed or changed. I went on quite a trip with all that had to be done if I were to leave and how I felt about going off not knowing what is next, away from a comfortable home with bills paid.

I kept my emotions in check to not be smattered and it worked out fine. I got a lot done and am ready for the next opportunity. God knows us and is giving us time to get our affairs in order just as He does when we are about to die. There is usually a time to spend with family members and get ready for the final exit.

2 Peter 3:17-18 “Ye therefore, beloved, seeing ye know these things before, beware lest ye also, being led away with the error of the wicked, fall from your own stedfastness. But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and for ever. Amen.

Source: KJV Bible

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