Is the Rapture Foretold in the Traditional Galilean Wedding Ceremony?

Recently I purchased and I watched with my son a streaming version of the video Before the Wrath. Let me start by saying I didn't really know anything about the video other than it was recommended by several of the sites I follow. I honestly thought it was a movie from a Christian studio. There are scenes that are acted out, but they are only there to help the viewer visualize the topic of the video. In reality, Before the Wrath is a video Bible Study. It's not a documentary, although it references many ancient resources.  Instead, it is a fascinating, forward-looking comparison of the traditional Galilean wedding ceremony with the wedding of the Bride of Christ and the Marriage Supper of the Lamb. It wasn't an entertainment movie, it was something far more important. Instead, it was an eye-opening, deep dive into a cultural aspect of Galilean life during biblical times that I didn't know anything about. The video includes expert insights from Jack Hibbs, Amir Tsarfati, Jan Markell, JD Farag and a few more.

Since I found the video so fascinating and important I wanted to write something about the topic and post it to my website. Consider this article my "book report.". While this article is shorter than 80-minute video and I'm summarizing key points, there's a lot to cover. So grab your cup of coffee and let's dig in. What we are discussing here is central to the purpose of the church at End Times, our understanding of the Rapture, and how the church relates to Jesus in eternity.  But first, let me give credit where credit is due. Everything I learned here I learned from watching the video multiple times and I claim no original knowledge here.  If you want to know what Heaven is like, or if you want to know why it is important to know about Heaven today, I can help with the articles referenced here at these links. But if you want to know where I got my information for this article, all credit goes to the maker fo the video and the theologians contained within. I highly recommend it. If you like what you read here, you will really appreciate the video.

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Beginning of Sorrows - Tracking the Rapture and Tribulation Events

  • 26 April 2020 |
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Where are we tracking against the Rapture and the Tribulation according to the prophetic timeline in the Bible?  The Beginning of Sorrows.  That's where we are.

3 As he sat on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to him privately, saying, “Tell us, when will these things be, and what will be the sign of your coming and of the end of the age?” 4 And Jesus answered them, “See that no one leads you astray. 5 For many will come in my name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and they will lead many astray. 6 And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not alarmed, for this must take place, but the end is not yet. 7 For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and there will be famines and earthquakes in various places. 8 All these are but the beginning of the birth pains.  Matthew 24:3-8 ESV

The King James Version (KJV) of the Bible popularized the phrase beginning of sorrows as you can see here.

All these are the beginning of sorrows.  Matthew 24:8 KJV (emphasis added)

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Paradox or Purpose? - The Grace vs Works Conundrum, Rewards and Heaven

  • 14 July 2019 |
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Have you ever been reading and come across Bible passages such as 2 Corinthians 5:10 which clearly state believers will be judged for their actions and felt confused? I know I have. I mean surely we are saved by grace, but there are all these passages referencing works, even in the New Testament. What are we to think or believe about this?

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What is Heaven Like? Does the Bible Provide Any Clues?

  • 03 March 2019 |
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Whenever we lose a loved we talk about them going to Heaven. Sometimes we may paraphrase by saying they've gone to a "better place" or to their "next life", but what does that really mean? Is it possible to know anything about Heaven now or will everything be new and completely different than Earth when we get there? Read on to find out!

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