Sunday, February 9, 2014

Bill Salus & Al Gist: Rapture/Harpazo, The 70th Week, Antichrist and Salvation Before and After and The Restrainer

9 February 2014: Included here are a pair of linked Prophecy Update MP3 files in which you will hear Bill Salus and Maranatha Evangelistic Ministries Pastor All Gist discuss several Bible prophecies from Chapter 9 of the Book of Daniel, and The Revelation of Jesus Christ with an emphasis towards an exceptionally sound teaching of Paul's letter to the Thessalonians regarding the times in our immediate future, the Harpazo/Rapture, specifically 2 Thessalonians 2:1-12.

This topic has been discussed at length on Eschatology Today between July 2011 and September 2013 in the topic 'Daniel's 70th Week and the Harpazo' and the total of 53 comments which follow. The MP3 files linked below are an awesome addition for this teaching and you will be blessed to hear them both in their entirety.

Here is the key Scripture for reference:

2 Thessalonians 2:1-12 
21st Century King James Version (KJ21)
Now, brethren, concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our gathering together to Him, we ask you, not to be soon shaken in mind or troubled, either by spirit or by word or by letter, as if from us, as though the day of Christ had come. Let no one deceive you by any means; for that Day will not come unless the falling away comes first, and the man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition, who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God or that is worshiped, so that he sits as God in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God. Do you not remember that when I was still with you I told you these things? And now you know what is restraining, that he may be revealed in his own time. For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work; only He who now restrains will do so until He is taken out of the way. And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord will consume with the breath of His mouth and destroy with the brightness of His coming. The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders, 10 and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved. 11 And for this reason God will send them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie, 12 that they all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness.

Part I: Is There a Second Shot at Salvation? (26 minute MP3 audio file will load automatically)

Part II: Is There a Second Shot at Salvation (30 minute MP3 audio file will load automatically)


hartdawg said...

Just to refresh my memory, what's your personal thought on salvation after the rapture for those who heard and rejected the gospel? Will they have another chance? I have many friends that I care about in that category. I'm not sure if you answered this in the past or not

Sean Osborne said...

The Word of God is unequivocal about this; there is no "if," "and" or "but" about it.

Romans 10:13
" For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved."

The night of the Last Supper we find Peter taking the very first Communion with the Lamb of God in the flesh, and exactly as our Savior declared to his face this Peter denied his Savior the Lamb of God three times before the rooster crowed the next morning. Yet Peter having denied the Son before men and the Father was saved

Who can deny this?

Let's find the repeat of the above verse in the Act of the Apostles, on the Day of Pentecost:

Acts 2:17-21
"And it shall come to pass in the last days, says God,
That I will pour out of My Spirit on all flesh;
Your sons and your daughters shall prophesy,
Your young men shall see visions,
Your old men shall dream dreams.

And on My menservants and on My maidservants
I will pour out My Spirit in those days;
And they shall prophesy.

I will show wonders in heaven above
And signs in the earth beneath:
Blood and fire and vapor of smoke.

The sun shall be turned into darkness,
And the moon into blood,
Before the coming of the great and awesome day of the Lord.

And it shall come to pass
That whoever calls on the name of the Lord
Shall be saved.

Any further questions about what I believe?

hartdawg said...

That answer gives me comfort because I have some friends who will likely be left behind. It'll take something like the rapture to get to them. I called my pastor and asked him this same question (this was last night after evening service) here was his answer:
The people Paul was referring to in 2 Thessalonians 2 are people who are set in their rebellion towards God and would never repent no matter how many times they heard the Gospel so God will give them over to a strong delusion. We see this pattern elsewhere in scripture as well. We see it with pharoah, we see it with ahab when he was enticed to go into battle, we see it with the Israelites when they complained for meat...he went on to say that the context is not the rapture anyway and the timing of this passage is the middle of the tribulation. Then he mentioned revelation 7:9-10 with a multitude which no man can number. Then he gave a very stern warning about how awful the tribulation will be. He basically said yes, there's hope for your friends, but if they don't come to Christ before the rapture, it'll be much harder to after the rapture. Then he said do everything you can to get them saved before the rapture.
That's my pastors answer to that question.

Sean Osborne said...


Awesome Bro, it gives me comfort to know that what the Spirit spoke with authority through me gave you comfort! Direct and to the point, the question was known before it was written and the Scripture response came back in the same instant as I read your question. I did not have to look it up or think about it, it was just there for me to type out on the keyboard. Praise God! Personal pronouns aside, that was a response from the Spirit!

He's another Word:

There is only One way to the Father and that is through the Son;

No one comes to the Son unless called by the Father, and the Father has called all to His Son Christ Jesus.

In the end then, those who reject the Son will have also rejected the call of the Father.

John 6.