a reply to: 2012newstart
Perhaps the Rapture happens in Revelation 4, as many scholars say. The sooner the better! The term "on orbit" seems useful, although we don't know how
far from earth it will be. May be to a nearby star system to be as nearest as possible for the next events that will require the raptured people to
get involved too. We don't know on which planet Elijah went with his NONRESURRECTED BODY taken up in a space vehicle leaving behind flames. We don't
have to assume all the raptured people will be instantaneously transformed as Jesus in resurrection. Perhaps they won't be, all of them at the same
time. Perhaps some of them will be indeed. I don't know . And I pretend nobody knows. We know of the First Resurrection spoken by Revelation some
chapters later, to occur on planet Earth. Perhaps some if not all raptured people will wait in their normal mortal bodies in spaceships (or landing
on other planets) until the First Resurrection happens at the Second Coming of Jesus in glory on Earth.
The picture becomes simpler when you look at it from cosmic perspective. It might be harder to imagine at first time, but later it becomes more and
more clear, and you find words said in the holy text with their more real meaning than just symbols.
A reread of the holy books is absolute must for any church that wants to bring the Gospel beyond earth. And here we reach the point not only of our
rescue, but also of our mission. Because Jesus' last words in his resurrected body said minutes before he ascended to heaven, were: go to the entire
world/universe/cosmos and preach the gospel, baptize them ... The word cosmos is used in Greek in Marc 16. The meanings of the words change gradually
with newer translations to mean only "earth". It is not only wrong, it is changing the meaning that was put AT THAT TIME of writing the Gospels!
Having a mission makes the things even more complicated. Because as you see 1/3 of all stars follow Satan, and 2/3 God and Jesus. Perhaps we don't
have to preach to those 2/3, or who knows. Perhaps our mission comes to completely another time periods, or eons, when the rest 1/3 will have to
repent. It will take time. Perhaps during the Millennium. I can say more, but I feel it doesn't fit here. The Universe is not about to end
I find it important to say these things online and define them as good as possible, for those theologians who might feel called to be missionaries in
space tomorrow, and to follow the Lamb wherever He goes. Sure not only on the planet that may turn soon in a pre-historic place of lava flows as
result of nuclear war. That will make a big pause in prophecy, enlarging the pause of Daniel 69-70. Nobody likes when the prophecy doesn't follow
scripts and goes out of the frames, as the sands of time. But it is what it is. Until now we had many occasions to pretend the end times are "now" all
those years, 2 world wars, rising of Hitler and Stalin. And yet we don't have them. The generation is about to die off. Perhaps the lifespan of the
last generation that saw Israel restored will be prolonged for those who are raptured in the spaceships. Whether it will be momentous or prolonged
event, does it matter. God can do it in a minute or in an hour or in 48 hours. I don't know. I know it will happen and only then the events will start
rolling towards the end times. It is not guaranteed for any Church to be there, unless her pastors decide so. Jesus guaranteed for His church and now
we have dozens big ones and thousands small ones. To say Jesus meant the Catholic church is not very wise and perhaps the name Catholic will be
abandoned right after the landing of the first ships. If the Catholic church wants to have any leading position among its brethren from other
churches. The processes in Rome are deep, I hope they are successful, but for now remains only hope. Tomorrow other bishops may jump into the ships,
and then the churches on Sirius and Orion will be established by them.
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