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What is the Rapture and who is it for?

The Rapture is not an easy escape from a world going into tribulation. The Rapture is a calling for a future work. Salvation is for 'whosoever will', but the Rapture is a people who have been purged and prepared to rule and reign during the millennium.

JEHOVAH.JIREH.1.title LOUISVILLE.MS 64-0402 William Branham E-81 081 But if you could just realize that the very One that you serve and separated yourself from the world to serve, the very One that you love, the very One that's going to stand in the judgment--you in the judgment with Him to be judged, if His Presence can come right here and show that He's here... Now, His corporal body can't do it. When that comes, time's over. "As the lightning cometh from the east unto the west, so shall the coming of the Son of man be." But His Spirit in the church has come.

723-177 072 Where is that one that's going to sow that seed for that end-time church? Where is that ripening seed, that promised Elijah? And immediately after his days shall the great tribulation set in and burn the earth. And then at the return of the church and the Bride, the Bride and Christ shall walk out upon their ashes in the millennium, when the earth is purified by fire. And there they shall reign. And the heathens that's never heard the Gospel shall be raised in that time, and the sons of God will be manifested. If he's to reign, he's got to have something to reign over; he's got a domain. "And they ruled and reigned with Christ," and Christ ruled with a rod of iron the nations.

SIXFOLD.PURPOSE.GABRIEL.VISIT.DAN.title JEFF.IN DA 45-88 61-0730E 98 058 Revelation the 20th chapter, and let's see. And I saw an angel come down from heaven, having the keys to the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand. ... he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years, And cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should deceive the nations no more, until the thousand years should be fulfilled: and after that... must be loosed a little season.

QUESTIONS.AND.ANSWERS.title JEFF.IN COD 64-0823M William Branham 970-222 125 Now, there you are, to the question awhile ago. See? At the judgment seat... Jesus, the church, the Bride, was raptured, went up into glory, and was up there and was married, returned back to the earth, and lived a thousand years. At the end of the thousand years Satan was loosed out of his prison, that is bound by an Angel with a chain, not a log chain, but a chain of circumstance; all of his subjects was in hell. All that was resurrected on the earth was redeemed and Jesus with them. He couldn't work on nothing; but at the end of the thousand years, the second resurrection... "Blessed and holy is he that has part in the first resurrection over which the second death has no power." Now notice, in this second resurrection, when they come up, then Satan's loosed out of his prison for a little season; then the judgment is set. Now, watch. Jesus with the Bride, as King and Queen, set at the throne, white throne judgment; and the books were opened, the books of the sinners. And another Book was opened, which was the Book of Life; and every man was judged thus by the Bride. "Know ye not (taking these little matters before the law)--know ye not that the saints shall judge the earth?" See, see? All right.

ZECHARIAH 14:17 17 And it shall be, [that] whoso will not come up of [all] the families of the earth unto Jerusalem to worship the King, the LORD of hosts, even upon them shall be no rain.

QUESTIONS.AND.ANSWERS.title JEFF.IN COD 64-0823E 1045-233 117 The church, the lukewarm, the anything outside of the elected Bride will go through the tribulation period. They will not raise in the first resurrection: "The rest of the dead lived not for a thousand years," just the foreordained, predestinated, elected Bride, God's own elections. "Who is it, Brother Branham?" I don't know? I can't tell you who it is, but I know it's going to be there, 'cause the Lord said they would. See? They are the ones that'll go up from the tribulation, but the rest of them will go through the tribulation, go down, and everything will be killed before the millennium. Then the--the righteous shall come out in the millennium and live a thousand years.

QUESTIONS.AND.ANSWERS.title JEFF.IN COD 64-0830M 1093-Q-340 083 340. Does the millennium have to do with the one thousand years? Could it not be a generation? No. A generation allotted in the Bible is forty years. But the Bible said, "And they lived and reign with Christ one thousand years." It will be one thousand years upon the earth, 'cause one thousand years upon the earth is only counted a time, for parable like to God, as one day. One thousand years upon on the earth is only one day with God, as God counting time. How many understands that now? So it's that Sabbath day when the church will no more labor against sin. And Satan is bound for a little season, a thousand years, 'cause his subjects is all in hell, and his... The church that's on earth is redeemed and right in the Presence of Christ, so he has nothing he can work on. So it's not a chain, as I said, a log chain; it's a chain of circumstance; he has nothing he can do. He's helpless and hopeless, just waiting for the resurrection of the subjects; then they're separated as the sheep from the goats.

7-1 018 And we know that history is closing out. The world's history will soon be over. Then we're going to step into a new day, to the great Millennium. That as one believer, I believe in the--in a Millennium, a Millennium reign with Christ, a thousand years upon the earth; the physical return of the Lord Jesus to take a physical people, glorified by His cleansing Blood.

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30-2 098 Notice, this is still not referred to, this millennium reign, the thousand years is not the new earth. See? The millennium reign is a different reign. That's what we go into, the millennium, but that isn't the new earth, and the new heaven. No, no, that's just a rest place (See?), a rest period, not at all the New Heavens and new earth. For, see, in the millennium we have things that would not go into that. It's a type of the old seventh day out of Eden, the seventh day after He made the world. The seventh day He rested in Eden.

46 023 Now, we all know that Solomon's age was the millennium almost of the Old Testament. It was the greatest time of all Israel ever had, was under the reign of Solomon; no wars to speak of, and they had a great time. God gave Solomon, which was a son of David, gave him a gift of discernment, and now, he could discern the thoughts in the people's heart.
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Are you RaptureReady or not? The Rapture of the Church has started. The Raptured in the Millennium. You must be saved to be rapture ready before the Rapture. William Marrion Branham teaches pre- Rapture salvation in the Scripture and millenium. We must be Rapture learn what the Bible and prophecy says. For opens many thoughts on salvation rapture then millennium. To be rapture ready is key to the rapture or the body change according to Bible Scripture.

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