By Barbara Saint-Phard
I find it quite disturbing to see the many arguments going around that 3 RAPTURES DEBATE. Those so-called mature Christians who should have known better but so lack in DISCERNMENT when to remain silent. Many are so quick to JUDGE and CONDEMN instead of coming together for all
Truth’s sake. For the sake of avoiding Confusion among the babes in Christ, let’s just put it as: the 3-Phases of the End-time Harvest.
The Books of Matthew and Revelations confirmed INDEED 3 PHASES of the END-TIME HARVEST COMMONLY KNOWN AS:
1. Barley Harvest~The Rapture of the Church
2. Wheat Harvest~The first half of the Tribulation
3. Grapes Harvest~The 2nd half of the 7-year Tribulation
Question: What is the END-TIME HARVEST, some have been asking?
Answer: The 3 End time Harvest is simply 3 SEPARATE TIME PERIOD where Christians WILL BE TAKEN INTO HEAVEN. (DEAD or ALIVE)
Let’s examine careful what the Bible has to say about the 3 END-TIME HARVEST….
1. Among those Christians, will be included those who have been preparing for the GREAT day of the Lord, who purged themselves and prepared their hearts in anticipation for Christ’s kingdom to be taken into their heavenly home, include also those dead in Christ currently sleeping in the grave.
2. Falling into the 2nd category will be the LUKEWARM CHURCH~those who will be left behind to go into tribulation & eventually die for Christ.
In these 2 groups of people, Many will be taken to their heavenly home at 3 SPECIFIC TIME FRAME, the book of Revelation CONFIRMED.
1. Barley harvest~
Which is what is known as the Rapture of the CHURCH, also known as the RAPTURE of the Saints, also the RAPTURE of the Bride consisting of those group of people who are sleeping in the grave, have died in Christ and those who are preparing their hearts as of right now for Christ’s coming…those people who have surrendered fully to Jesus, those people who have been living a life of moment by moment Repentance, Righteous living, Holiness, Truth and total surrender to the lord Jesus. Those people who had washed their garments clean and made them white in the blood of the lamb will BE FOUND WORTHY to go in THE RAPTURE.
1Thessalonians 4:16-17 describe amazingly that event: For the Lord himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. 17 Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the lord.
Those are also the people who were wise enough to prepare…they will NOT GO into the 7 year-TRIBULATION period.
It is noted that EVERYONE, ALL TRUE CHRISTIANS HAVE to go to some type of Tribulation, a period where we all MUST be tested, purged and refined to the acceptable standards established by God, the standard of Gold.
This period in time, marked the Beginning of Sorrows, famine, natural disasters, plagues, persecution and Martyrs of some Saints, the rise of Evil & Anti-Christ spirit– ISIS, Boko-haram, Lord resistance army & more to come spreading to all the ends of the earth…
2. The WHEAT Harvest~
In this group of people is the LEFT-BEHIND CHURCH. These people will be the LUKEWARM CHURCH who were NOT ready during the Rapture of the Bride. While these people knew God and kept his law but they were not faithful & zealous enough at the time the rapture will take place but at a LATER TIME through FAITH, PERSEVERANCE & ENDURANCE…they will make it. They Must also go through the first half of the great tribulation period.
Referring Scriptures: Matthew 13:24-30 the parable of the wheat and the tares.
Revelation 7:13-14~ the multitude from the great tribulation. (first 3 and a half years of the great tribulation) Then one of the elders answered, saying to me; who are these arrayed in white robes, and where did they come from? 14 And I said to him, “sir you know. so he said to me, these are the ones who come out of the great tribulation, and washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the lamb.
It is also the period of the 144,000 SEALED of the tribes of Israel. Rev 7:1-8. The trumpet sound & judgement.
3. The grapes harvest~
The second coming of Christ (2nd half of the 7-year tribulation)
This group of people are going to have to endure the most distressing, persecution time in Christian’s history. They are the most heart-harden people who at last will COME to Christ during the 2nd half time of the 7-year tribulation. These people must NOT TAKE the Mark of the Beast under no circumstances, they MUST profess their FAITH in Jesus to the authorities as they are being tortured and put to death, they Must have to endure severe torture, resist until the end and die for Christ.
This will be also the Reign of the Anti-Christ and the coming of the 2-witnesses unto the scene. This period will be marked by the bowl of judgement of God, the Fall of Babylon, the Beast, the false prophet and Satan cast into Hell. 1000 year reign with Christ.
Rev 14:14-15, 17-19