Being new to the heresy, I am thankful for the Robert Breake video teaching here shared with you because he correctly divides the Word and handles this very well. He does suffer from the KJV only error, as I learned in another of his video presentations into the seven raptures in scripture. Go HERE for scholarly explanation of the actual translation information.
Dan Stanley in the “Pre wrath” camp in regard to the rapture goes through his less well presented teaching and concludes with “when the pretrib preachers can show me from scripture that Jesus is talking exclusively to Jews in Matthew 24, then I will believe in the pre-tribulation rapture.”
OK: Here goes: From the text of Matthew itself:
Matthew 10: 5:
“These twelve Jesus sent out with the following instructions: “Do not go among the Gentiles or enter any town of the Samaritans. 6 Go rather to the lost sheep of Israel. 7 As you go, proclaim this message: ‘The kingdom of heaven has come near.’ …” (NIV)
Matthew 15: 24:
“He answered, “I was sent only to the lost sheep of Israel.” (NIV)
Paul also makes this line of demarcation clear in Romans 15: 8:
“For I tell you that Christ has become a servant of the Jews on behalf of God’s truth, so that the promises made to the patriarchs might be confirmed 9 and, moreover, that the Gentiles might glorify God for his mercy.” (NIV)
So who was Jesus speaking to in Matthew 24 according to the scriptures themselves?
The Gospel of John is unique in its focus on the work of the Spirit most notably in Jesus’ laying out his revelation in John chapters 14-17. This confuses Dr. Bart Ehrman and the entire camp whom believe the scribes and impostors changed the gospel.
Jesus was a Jew under the law. Because he died his blood provides atonement. The Jews who rejected Jesus refused to be delivered from that law. God fulfilled the law in Jesus. Those who will not abandon it for the atonement disgrace Jesus’ blood.
The law, boys and girls was given exclusively to Abraham’s children in the desert by Moses. It does not afford righteousness. It indicts sin in sinful man. That is why Paul pronounces God’s curse on anyone teaching it in Galatians.
Paul also says this:
I Timothy 1: 5-7:
“The goal of this command is love, which comes from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith. 6 Some have departed from these and have turned to meaningless talk. 7 They want to be teachers of the law, but they do not know what they are talking about or what they so confidently affirm.” (NIV)
Paul said in Romans through faith in Christ we uphold the law. Those who claim they obey the law are hypocritical liars. For starters there is no temple or Levite Priests in Aaron’s office right now. And there will not be as long as Jesus’ bride remains in the earth.
Robert Breake divides the Word very well. On the abomination that causes desolation he has more prayer and understanding yet to gain. Jesus and Daniel both use the language “set up” concerning the abomination. It is an altar like the one sitting in court of the Gentiles right now, with all sorts of blaspemous things written on it, and it is a wing of the temple to come, in which the Son of Perdition will declare himself to be God. John calls him the Anti-Christ, Paul calls him the Man of Lawlessness.
Jesus in Matthew 24, as Daniel before him is speaking exclusively to Jews in Matthew 24 and Daniel in 12: Matthew 24:
“So when you see standing in the holy place ‘the abomination that causes desolation,’ spoken of through the prophet Daniel—let the reader understand—16 then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains.” (NIV)
Rhetorical question: How many of you Gentile Christians are waiting in Judea ready to flee?
Missionary Evangelist Brother Robert Breake critical of prewrath.
While I would shave a small point or two and add a point here and there this man does an excellent job with the covenants (they’re not dispensations, there are two covenants and the Jews have refused the covenant in Jesus’ blood) and the reason there absolutely WILL be a Pre-tribulation rapture is because the law will include sacrifice again in a temple and this temple sacrifice is anathema because our sacrifice, Christ Jesus, has been made once for all.
One point further in Matthew 24, Jesus does indeed say “one shall be taken the other left.” He says “Keep Watch.” Because both Gentiles and believing Jews will be “caught up.” The Greek word is HARPOZO. Google it.
Enoch is our snapshot. Before the beginning of the narrative of the flood and Noah, i.e. the Wrath of God, in the flood, killing all except Noah and his sons wives and the dinosaurs along with all the other animals in the Ark, on the evil in the world we find Enoch being taken up. WAKE UP!
“When Enoch had lived 65 years, he became the father of Methuselah. 22 After he became the father of Methuselah, Enoch walked faithfully with God 300 years and had other sons and daughters. 23 Altogether, Enoch lived a total of 365 years. 24 Enoch walked faithfully with God; then he was no more, because God took him away.” (NIV)
Next we see Noah and the worldwide flood.
Enoch is the presage of the Rapture, which occurs right after the Anti-Christ is revealed. I Thessalonians 4:
“Brothers and sisters, we do not want you to be uninformed about those who sleep in death, so that you do not grieve like the rest of mankind, who have no hope. 14 For we believe that Jesus died and rose again, and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him. 15 According to the Lord’s word, we tell you that we who are still alive, who are left until the coming of the Lord, will certainly not precede those who have fallen asleep. 16 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. 17 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. 18 Therefore encourage one another with these words.” (NIV)\
Jesus to Martha in John 11: 22-27:
“Lord,” Martha said to Jesus, “if you had been here, my brother would not have died. 22 But I know that even now God will give you whatever you ask.”
23 Jesus said to her, “Your brother will rise again.”
24 Martha answered, “I know he will rise again in the resurrection at the last day.”
25 Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; 26 and whoever lives by believing in me will never die. Do you believe this?”
27 “Yes, Lord,” she replied, “I believe that you are the Messiah, the Son of God, who is to come into the world.” (NIV)
Thank you for visiting me. I am humbled to have many readers all over the world. I repeat Jesus’ words. “Keep Watch.” Thank you for reading my posts. If you have any questions please leave them below and I will answer you. Please leave any comments there also. Thank you again. Maranatha. Chris.