Two Trains – Chapter 3

Two Trains

Chapter 3. The Rapture of the Church & Bema Seat Judgement

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Future Date Rapture: 

Jesus Returns for His Church – The Church Age Ends 

The Fullness of the Gentiles Has Come –  Romans 11:25

Revelation 4:1 John is called up, modeling the rapture: Come up hither …”

1 Corinthians 15:51-52 The final trumpet of the Church Age is sounded:

Behold, I tell you a mystery: We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed

1 Thessalonians 4:16-18 In like manner, the Church is called up to meet Christ in the air:

For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus, we shall always be with the Lord. Therefore comfort one another with these words.

The saved church dwells in the New Jerusalem:

John 14:2-3; Hebrews 11:10; Revelation 21:1-4

My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you?  And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am.”

Bema Seat Judgment – 5 Crowns

Incorruptible crown – Crown of rejoicing – Crown of life – Crown of righteousness – Crown of glory

The Saved Church is Given Rewards For Works

2 Corinthians 5:10For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that each one may receive the things done in the body, according to what he has done, whether good or bad.

2 Timothy 4:8 “Finally, there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will give to me on that Day, and not to me only but also to those who love His appearing.

Revelation 4:10-11 “They cast their crowns before the throne …”