reply to post by DISRAELI
Sorry for the interjection Disraeli but if I may, maybe we can sharpen one another. I need your take on a couple of verses (not by Paul minus Titus)
that would otherwise lead me believe that I should watch for the coming of the Lord in order to escape that which is coming upon the world. I do
understand that the word "Harpazo" is only written once, but per the coming of Christ:
Titus 2:13 "Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our saviour Jesus Christ."
Hebrews 9:28 "...and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation."
James 5: 7-8 "Be patient therefore, brethren, unto the coming of the Lord. Behold, the husbandman waiteth for the precious fruit of the earth, and
hath long patience for it, until he receive the early and latter rain. Be ye also patient; stablish your hearts: for the coming of the Lord draweth
1 Peter 1:7 " That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto
praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ:"
1 Peter 1:13 "Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation
of Jesus Christ;"
1 Peter 4:7 "But the end of all things is at hand: be ye therefore sober, and watch unto prayer."
Revelation 2:25 "But that which ye have already hold fast til I come.
Revelation 3:3 "Remember therefore how thou hast received and heard, and hold fast, and repent. If therefore thou shalt not watch, I will come on
thee as a thief, and thou shalt not know what hour I will come upon thee.
Matthew 24 - particularly all of it but noting verse 40+
Matthew 25 - Parable of Virgins - v13 "watch"
Luke 21:36 "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."
*I have not included Jesus stories/parables of the bridegroom feast but which are of much importance when considering the harpazo and the gift
received by those wise virgins looking for and prepared for his coming in the midnight hour.
Nevertheless, I understand you may not find all or any of the above to be relevant but for me, there is too much evidence for there being a special
gift awarded to those whom the Master finds in faith at his coming described as being quick like the flashing of lightning as from the east to the
In the days when the sun does not shine and the moon does not give off her light, when the son of perdition is revealed unto the world, when the
abomination that causes desolation is set up in the temple of God (imo the image of beast 1 by beast 2), when I see these things begin to come to
pass, then I must look up, and lift up my head; for I know our redemption draweth nigh.
I cannot deny what I read with my own two eyes. I believe the Harpazo is a very real and very special gift for those who are watching.