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1 Keep In Touch With Us… WWW.JOHNMUNCY.COM Schedule - Ministry Updates Free Downloadable Messages email = johnmuncy@aol.com Friend Us @ facebook.com/johnmuncy (over 300 free videos) youtube.com/johnmuncy Schedule - Ministry Updates Free Downloadable Messages email = johnmuncy@aol.com Friend Us @ facebook.com/johnmuncy (over 300 free videos) youtube.com/johnmuncy

2 PLEASE NOTE: This presentation 1.Does not include video files 2.Includes slides at the end of the presentation that John didn’t have time to cover, so will NOT be addressed in the audio for this week.

3 The Book Of Revealing Part #2

4 When the 14.5 million lbs. Space Shuttle took off, it rose very slowly. But within one minute, its speed was at 1,300 MPH, and within another minute, its speed went to more than 3,200 MPH, burning 11,000 lbs. of fuel per second! When the 14.5 million lbs. Space Shuttle took off, it rose very slowly. But within one minute, its speed was at 1,300 MPH, and within another minute, its speed went to more than 3,200 MPH, burning 11,000 lbs. of fuel per second!

5 Jesus Gave Us The Outline Of The Book Of Revelation In Revelation 1:19

6 The Things Which Thou Hast Seen (Chapter 1) The Things Which Are (Chapter 2 - 3) The Things Which Thou Hast Seen (Chapter 1) The Things Which Are (Chapter 2 - 3)

7 Let’s Stop Right There For A Quick Refresher!

8 “The Things Which Thou Hast Seen”

9 We are living in the age or Dispensation of Grace, sometimes called the CHURCH AGE. You and I are experiencing the time of God’s grace being extended to the whole world! This time makes up “the things which are”

10 Jesus Dictates Messages To Seven Real Churches, While At The Same Time, Addressing Seven Different Types Of Churches And Churches Ages…

11 Chapters 2 & 3 Are Really The Last Message Of Christ To The Church! As far as importance, these two chapters in Revelation are the Christians most important, because they are the last mention of the Church and have at least four different applications…

12 A Local Application These where seven actual churches in Asia Minor (present day Turkey). A Church Wide Application Every church has issues that the Lord addresses in these seven letters.

13 A Personal Application Each letter addresses issues in the life of every single believer down through the church age. A Prophetic Application The chronological order of the letters seem to match certain time periods throughout church history.

14 The Things Which Thou Hast Seen (Chapter 1) The Things Which Are (Chapter 2 - 3) The Things Which Shall Be Hereafter (Chapter 4 - 22) The Things Which Thou Hast Seen (Chapter 1) The Things Which Are (Chapter 2 - 3) The Things Which Shall Be Hereafter (Chapter 4 - 22)

15 The Things Which Shall Be Hereafter Revelation 4:1 AFTER THIS* I looked, and, behold, a door was opened in heaven: and the first voice which I heard was as it were of a trumpet talking with me; which said, COME UP HITHER, and I will show thee things which must be HEREAFTER*. * Greek “meta tauta”

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17 Just how many millions Perrotta doesn’t specify, but it can’t have been too many, because the phones still work and Starbucks still dispenses coffee by the grande. Nor do all (or even most) of the missing qualify as Christians; those raptured away include Hindus, Buddhists, Muslims, Jews and even atheists.

18 “When 2% of the world’s population abruptly disappears without explanation, the world struggles to understand just what they’re supposed to do about it. Three years later, the new HBO drama series THE LEFTOVERS is the story of the people who didn’t make the cut.”

19 A Very Important Change Has Taken Place At Revelation 4:1 The Focus Of The Rest Of The Book Of Revelation Is Taken Off The Church And The Believer And Is Now Placed On The Jewish Nation Of Israel And Its People!

20 A Very Important Change Has Taken Place At Revelation 4:1 In Matthew, (the Gospel devoted to the Jewish people), there are 92 references to the Old Testament; In Hebrews, (the Epistle devoted to the Jewish people), there are 102 OT references; But in Revelation, there are 285 OT references! This helps demonstrate the Jewish nature of the rest of the book of Revelation after 4:1.

21 A Very Important Change Has Taken Place At Revelation 4:1 Suddenly, a Jewish theme along with Jewish terminologies begin to appear starting after 4:1 We immediately read terms like "the Lion of Judah" or "the Root of David“, which are Jewish OT forms such as “saints”, “holy people” are used rather than the NT form; “church”. We are later introduced in chapter 7 to 144,000 Jewish converts, 12,000 from each of the 12 Tribes of Israel, clearly Jewish

22 A Very Important Change Has Taken Place At Revelation 4:1 The events of the seals, trumpets, and vials are a partial repetition of the plagues upon Egypt and are for the same purpose – that of judging Gentiles for their mistreatment of Israel. The main reason and the concentration of the Great Tribulation is two-fold… 1) The judgment of the nations of the world 2) The time of preparation for the full and complete restoration of Israel

23 A Very Important Change Has Taken Place At Revelation 4:1 The Great Tribulation is known as “the time of Jacob’s trouble” (Jer. 30:7; Gen. 32:28) This 7 year time span is known as Daniel's 70th Week, which relates to God’s dealings with Israel and Jerusalem only (Daniel 9:24,27). The focus of the actual physical return of Christ and the Battle of Armageddon (Rev. 16:13-16; 19:11-21) both surround the rescue and the protection of the nation of Israel.

24 This Places Us In A Change Of Position And Perspective On Future Events In chapters 1-3, the words “church”, “churches” are used 20 times! However, after chapter 3, the church is NEVER ONCE MENTIONED AGAIN until you get to the closing statements of Jesus in Revelation 22:16, when Jesus reminds John that these things were to testify to the churches. Something VERY OBVIOUS has caused the church to go missing as reflected in 4:1…

25 The Second Coming Of Christ

26 The Great Catching Away

27 The Two Events: “Second Coming Of Christ” And “The Catching Away” Compared Christ comes for His own He comes in the air Only His own see Him Precedes “great tribulation” Afterwards Satan remain free Christ comes with His own He comes to the earth Every eye shall see Him Concludes “great tribulation” Afterwards Satan bound

28 Is followed by the revealing of the Antichrist and his attempt to rule the world An event filled with hope and comfort Is followed by the destruction of the Antichrist and Christ begins His rule on world An event filled with judgment and woe The Two Events: “Second Coming Of Christ” And “The Catching Away” Compared

29 Catching up of all believers Imminent, could take place any moment, no signs Never mentioned in OT Includes believers only No catching up of any one Follows definite predicted series of events; many signs Repeatedly mentioned in OT Includes everyone The Two Events: “Second Coming Of Christ” And “The Catching Away” Compared

30 Jubilation on the other Rejoicing on the other Crowning on the other Thanks on the other Worship on the other Judgment on one hand Rage on one hand Cursing on one hand Threats on one hand Woes on one hand The Two Events: “Second Coming Of Christ” And “The Catching Away” Compared

31 One popular theory attacking the rapture is the claim that the concept of the rapture was invented by John Nelson Darby in the 1830’s, and was based on a vision that a fifteen- year old girl named Margaret Macdonald had…

32 But just because John Darby made this teaching popular does not mean that he was the first person to teach the rapture. No more than Martin Luther preaching salvation by grace through faith was the first to teach this great doctrine.

33 But, John, the word “RAPTURE” doesn’t even appear in the Bible!

34 Well, neither does the word “Bible” ever appear in the Bible! But we still say Bible!

35 If that’s the standard, then we shouldn’t be able to say Trinity, Grandfather, Homosexual

36 The word “rapture” is derived from the Latin word “raptus,” also related to the Latin word “rapiemur,” the word for “caught up” translated in 1 Thess. 4:17 in the Latin Vulgate.

37 The Latin Vulgate is a Latin translation of the Bible from late 300’s AD; the work of Jerome

38 The fact is, we have confirmation that the doctrine of “the catching up” was taught at least 1500 years BEFORE Darby and has been faithfully preached about throughout church history from sermon records going back to the 300’s!

39 Here is an excerpt from a sermon by Ephraem of Syria (306-373 AD), entitled, “Sermon on the Last Times, the Antichrist, and the End of the Word.”

40 “For all the saints and the elect of God are gathered, prior to the tribulation that is to come, and are taken to the Lord lest they see the confusion that is to overwhelm the world because of our sin.”

41 It’s important to remember that the Catholic Church dominated a great deal of church history. The Catholic Church persecuted, tortured and killed over 100 million “non-Catholic” Christians, burning many of them at the stake with their Bibles and their books chained about their necks.

42 Many of the early church documents were destroyed to stop the so-called “heretics” The Catholic Church rejects that justification is by grace alone, through faith in Christ alone, they reject the teachings of the rapture, tribulation, the antichrist, etc. and hold to “replacement theology”

43 Consider these examples of “Rapture Theology” being taught long before Darby…

44 In 1744, a Baptist minister named Morgan Edwards spoke of a Rapture prior to Christ’s coming to the Earth in his sermon, in which he said…

45 “The dead saints will be raised, and the living changed at Christ’s “appearing in the air” (1 Thess. 4:17)…will He and they abide in the air all the time? No: they will ascend to paradise, or to some one of those many “mansions in the Father’s house” (John 14:2), and disappear during the foresaid period of time.” Morgan Edwards, 1744

46 In his 1738 commentary on the New Testament, Philip Doddridge speaks of the Rapture as imminent. In his 1748 commentary on the New Testament, John Gill also speak of the Rapture as imminent.

47 (1792) James Macknight (1763) and Thomas Scott (1792) taught that the righteous will be carried to Heaven, where they would be secure until the time of judgment was over.

48 In his 1687 book, titled, “Approaching Deliverance of the Church”, Peter Jurieu taught that Christ would come in the air to rapture the saints and return to Heaven before the battle of Armageddon.

49 Ultimately, it really doesn’t matter what these men taught, what is important is what THE BIBLE teaches!

50 Like ALL truths found in God’s Word, we must faithfully teach and preach it from generation to generation…

51 Revelation 3:10 Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee FROM THE HOUR OF TEMPTATION*, which shall come upon ALL THE WORLD, to try them that dwell upon the earth. *adversity Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee FROM THE HOUR OF TEMPTATION*, which shall come upon ALL THE WORLD, to try them that dwell upon the earth. *adversity

52 Matthew 24:21 For then shall be great tribulation*, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be. *Thayer Definition: oppression, affliction, tribulation, distress, straits For then shall be great tribulation*, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be. *Thayer Definition: oppression, affliction, tribulation, distress, straits

53 Luke 21:34-36 And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and so that day come upon you unawares. For as a snare shall it come on ALL THEM that dwell on the face of THE WHOLE EARTH.

54 Luke 21:34-36 Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to ESCAPE ALL THESE THINGS that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.

55 When Our Lord Jesus Returns, We Will Be Gathered Up To Meet Him

56 2 Thessalonians 2:1 Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, AND by our gathering together* unto Him, *episunago ̄ ge ̄ “a complete collection; specifically a Christian meeting (for worship): - assembling (gathering) together”

57 How Would Jesus Treat His Bride? 1 Thessalonians 5:9 For God hath NOT appointed us TO WRATH, but to obtain SALVATION [rescue or safety] by our Lord Jesus Christ,

58 Misunderstanding Of Eschatology Is The Result Of Misunderstanding Of Ecclesiology I’m convinced that the majority of the confusion about eschatology (doctrine of future things) is because of the confusion of ecclesiology (doctrine of the church). Understanding the Church and its place and purpose in the plan of God is crucial to understanding end times events. The Church and Israel are separate!

59 A HARD FACT FOR US TO SWALLOW Prophecy Is Not Mainly About The Church

60 A HARD FACT FOR US TO SWALLOW Prophecy Is Mainly About The Nation Israel

61 “I heard was as it were of A TRUMPET talking with me; which said, COME UP HITHER, and I will show thee things which must be hereafter. And immediately I was in the spirit…”

62 The Blessed Hope!

63 The Difference Of A Spiritual Body And A Natural Body Is As The Difference Between This Man And The Shadow He Casts

64 The “Atomic” Change At The Rapture As Fast As A Blink Of The Eye… 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. *atomos uncut, that is, (by implication) indivisible (an “atom” of time): - moment.

65 BEAM ME UP, SCOTTY! Many people struggle with the concept of a “rapture”, but science is getting closer to “teleportation” on a subatomic level.

66 In Quantum Physics, It Is Now Possible To Literally Remove Something And Make It Reappear Somewhere Else.

67 Quantum Level – String Theory “Incredibly Tiny Vibrating Strands Of Energy”

68 It’s interesting how many people love science fiction. Sci-Fi is just now catching up with the Bible, which has talked about this stuff for thousands of years!

69 Don’t Be An Ignoramus 1 Thessalonians 4:13 But I would not have you to BE *IGNORANT, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope. *Greek agnoeo, from which we get the word, agnostic. “I am an agnostic.” (ignoramus)

70 Don’t Be An Ignoramus 1 Thessalonians 4:14-15 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with Him. For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we* which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep. *Paul believed in the immediacy of this event

71 Don’t Be An Ignoramus 1 Thessalonians 4:16 For the Lord Himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump* of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: *This is NOT the same as the 7th trumpet of Rev. 11:15- 13:18. One is the trump of God, the other the trumpet of the 7th angel. One is a trumpet of blessing, the other a trumpet of judgment. One is to announce an event that will take place in a moment, the other is to announce many events which are to follow for many days.

72 Don’t Be An Ignoramus 1 Thessalonians 4:17-18 Then we which are alive and remain shall be CAUGHT UP* together with them in the clouds, TO MEET THE LORD IN THE AIR: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. WHEREFORE COMFORT ONE ANOTHER WITH THESE WORDS. *Harpazo to seize, to snatch out or away, carry off by force, to eagerly claim for one’s self

73 This is where we get the word, “harpoon”, a long spear-like instrument used to seize, to snatch out or away, carry off by force

74 As You Dig Further Into The Root Words Of “Harpazo”, You Will Find That It Means: “to take for oneself, to prefer, choose” 1) to raise upwards, elevate, lift up; to raise from the ground, take up: as in stones; to draw up: as in a fish 2) to take upon one’s self and carry what has been raised up, to bear

75 As You Dig Further Into The Root Words Of “Harpazo”, You Will Find That It Means: 3) to bear away what has been raised, carry off; to move from its place; to take off or away what is attached to anything; to remove; to carry off, carry away with one; to take away from another what is his or what is committed to him, to take by force; to take from among the living, either by a natural death, or by violence; cause to cease

76 Genesis 5:24 And Enoch walked with God: and HE WAS NOT; FOR GOD TOOK HIM.

77 The Apostle Paul’s Experience With “Harpazo” 2 Corinthians 12:2-4 I knew a man in Christ above fourteen years ago, (whether in the body, I cannot tell; or whether out of the body, I cannot tell: God knoweth;) such an one CAUGHT UP to the third heaven.

78 The Apostle Paul’s Experience With “Harpazo” 2 Corinthians 12:2-4 And I knew such a man, (whether in the body, or out of the body, I cannot tell: God knoweth;) How that he was CAUGHT UP into paradise, and heard unspeakable words, which it is not lawful for a man to utter.

79 Acts 8:39-40 And when they were come up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord CAUGHT AWAY Philip, that the eunuch saw him no more: and he went on his way rejoicing. Philip’s Experience With “Harpazo”

80 Acts 8:39-40 But Philip was found at Azotus*: and passing through he preached in all the cities, till he came to Caesarea. (*to move from one place to another) Philip’s Experience With “Harpazo”

81 The Forgotten (2004) Told that their children never existed, a man and woman soon discover that there's a much bigger enemy at work.

82 A perfect example of a “harpazo” type of snatching away; taking away, found in a Sci-Fi movie, “Forgotten” from 2004

83 Genesis 5:24 And Enoch walked with God: and HE WAS NOT; FOR GOD TOOK HIM.

84 Hebrews 11:5 By faith Enoch was translated* that he should not see death; and was not found, because God had translated* him: for Greek = “metatithemi” to transport, carry over, change, remove

85 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.

86 A “thura” (portal) was opened…

87 John 14:1-3 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.

88 John 14:1-3 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.

89 Revelation 19:7-8 Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honor to Him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and His wife hath made herself ready. And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints.

90 Revelation 4:2 And immediately I WAS IN THE SPIRIT: and, behold, a throne was set in heaven, AND ONE SAT ON THE THRONE.

91 Revelation 4:3 And He that sat was to look upon like a jasper and a sardine stone: and there was a rainbow round about the throne, in sight like unto an emerald.

92 Revelation 4:4 And round about the throne were four and twenty seats: and upon the seats I saw four and twenty elders sitting, clothed in white raiment; and they had on their heads crowns of gold.

93 Revelation 4:5 And out of the throne proceeded lightnings and thunderings and voices: and there were seven lamps of fire burning before the throne, which are the seven Spirits of God.

94 Revelation 4:6 And before the throne there was a sea of glass like unto crystal: and in the midst of the throne, and round about the throne, were four beasts full of eyes before and behind.

95 Revelation 4:7 And the first beast was LIKE A LION, and the second beast LIKE A CALF, and the third beast had A FACE AS A MAN, and the fourth beast was like A FLYING EAGLE.

96 Revelation 4:8 And the four beasts had each of them six wings about him; and they were full of eyes within: and they rest not day and night, saying HOLY, HOLY, HOLY, Lord God Almighty…

97 Revelation 4:8-9 …WHICH WAS, AND IS, AND IS TO COME. And when those beasts give glory and honor and thanks to Him that sat on the throne, who liveth forever and ever,

98 Revelation 4:10 The four and twenty elders fall down before Him that sat on the throne, and worship Him that liveth forever and ever, and cast their crowns before the throne, saying,

99 Revelation 4:11 Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honor and power: FOR THOU HAST CREATED ALL THINGS, AND FOR THY PLEASURE THEY ARE AND WERE CREATED.

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101 Other Than The Lord God Almighty, We See: 7 Lamps – The Seven Spirits Of God 4 Different Worshipping Creatures 24 Elders With White Robes And Crowns

102 Who Are These 24 Elders Representing?

103 These are not angelic beings, since those are already indicated for us. The fact that they sit on thrones indicates that they reign with Christ. Nowhere in Scripture do angels ever rule or sit on thrones. The Church, however, is repeatedly said to rule and reign with Christ White garments are commonly found referred to being worn by believers, symbolizing Christ’s righteousness imputed to us at salvation. These are not angelic beings, since those are already indicated for us. The fact that they sit on thrones indicates that they reign with Christ. Nowhere in Scripture do angels ever rule or sit on thrones. The Church, however, is repeatedly said to rule and reign with Christ White garments are commonly found referred to being worn by believers, symbolizing Christ’s righteousness imputed to us at salvation.

104 Who Are These 24 Elders Representing? The wearing of the golden crowns by the elders also indicates that these are men, not angels. Crowns are never promised to angels, nor are they ever seen wearing them. Some people mistakenly believe these twenty-four elders represent Israel, but at the time of this vision, Israel as a whole nation had not yet been redeemed. They will show up in a short time, very clearly! The wearing of the golden crowns by the elders also indicates that these are men, not angels. Crowns are never promised to angels, nor are they ever seen wearing them. Some people mistakenly believe these twenty-four elders represent Israel, but at the time of this vision, Israel as a whole nation had not yet been redeemed. They will show up in a short time, very clearly!

105 Who Are These 24 Elders Representing? The elders cannot represent tribulation saints for the same reason – not all had yet been converted at the time of John’s vision. The most likely option is that the elders represent the “caught up” redeemed saints which are singing songs of redemption. They are wearing white robes and the crowns of victory and have gone to the place prepared for them by their Redeemer. The elders cannot represent tribulation saints for the same reason – not all had yet been converted at the time of John’s vision. The most likely option is that the elders represent the “caught up” redeemed saints which are singing songs of redemption. They are wearing white robes and the crowns of victory and have gone to the place prepared for them by their Redeemer.

106 Who Are These 24 Elders Representing? In 1 Chronicles 24 King David appointed 24 priests to represent the entire priesthood. 1 Peter 2:9 calls believers a “royal priesthood.” And who normally sits on thrones? Kings! He has made us “kings and priests” according to Revelation 1:6 Both the Old Testament and New Testament saints are represented by the 12 tribes and the 12 apostles, as seen on the foundations and the gates of the New Jerusalem. In 1 Chronicles 24 King David appointed 24 priests to represent the entire priesthood. 1 Peter 2:9 calls believers a “royal priesthood.” And who normally sits on thrones? Kings! He has made us “kings and priests” according to Revelation 1:6 Both the Old Testament and New Testament saints are represented by the 12 tribes and the 12 apostles, as seen on the foundations and the gates of the New Jerusalem.

107 These Represent Saints Of Both Testaments


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