Sunday, December 25, 2022



1 John 3:23

King James Version

23 And this is his commandment, 

That we should believe 

on the name of his Son Jesus Christ, 

and love one another, 

as he gave us commandment.

What does the Bible say, about believing in JESUS?

What happens if we do?

Here's where SPIRIT led me:

Matthew 8:13

King James Version

13 And Jesus said unto the centurion, 

Go thy way; 

and as thou hast believed, 

so be it done unto thee. 

And his servant was healed 

in the selfsame hour.

Mark 16:16

King James Version

16 He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; 

but he that believeth not shall be damned.

Mark 16:17-18

King James Version

17 And these signs shall follow them that believe; 

In my name shall they cast out devils; 

they shall speak with new tongues;

18 They shall take up serpents; 

and if they drink any deadly thing, 

it shall not hurt them; 

they shall lay hands on the sick, 

and they shall recover.

John 3:16

King James Version

16 For God so loved the world, 

that he gave his only begotten Son, 

that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, 

but have everlasting life.

John 6:35

King James Version

35 And Jesus said unto them, 

I am the bread of life: 

he that cometh to me shall never hunger; 

and he that believeth on me shall never thirst.

John 6:40

King James Version

40 And this is the will of him that sent me, 

that every one which seeth the Son, 

and believeth on him, 

may have everlasting life: 

and I will raise him up at the last day.

John 7:38

King James Version

38 He that believeth on me, 

as the scripture hath said, 

out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.

John 11:25-26

King James Version

25 Jesus said unto her, 

I am the resurrection, and the life: 

he that believeth in me, 

though he were dead, yet shall he live:

26 And whosoever liveth and believeth in me 

shall never die. 

Believest thou this?

John 12:44-45

King James Version

44 Jesus cried and said, 

He that believeth on me, 

believeth not on me, 

but on him that sent me.

45 And he that seeth me 

seeth him that sent me.

John 12:46

King James Version

46 I am come a light into the world, 

that whosoever believeth on me 

should not abide in darkness.

John 20:31

King James Version

31 But these are written, 

that ye might believe 

that Jesus is the Christ, 

the Son of God; 

and that believing 

ye might have life 

through his name.

1 John 5:1

King James Version

5 Whosoever believeth 

that Jesus is the Christ 

is born of God: 

and every one that loveth him that begat 

loveth him also that is begotten of him.

Revelation 20:4

King James Version

4 And I saw thrones, 

and they sat upon them, 

and judgment was given unto them: 

and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded 

for the witness of Jesus, 

and for the word of God, 

and which had not worshipped the beast, 

neither his image, 

neither had received his mark 

upon their foreheads, or in their hands; 

and they lived and reigned with Christ 

a thousand years.

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Saturday, October 8, 2022



Matthew 24:40

King James Version

40 Then shall two be in the field; 

the one shall be taken, 

and the other left.

I just learned something new today.

That "analambano", a Greek word used in the Bible, means "to take up, "to receive up".

ana = up + lambano = take

(Source: Sermon Index)

For pronunciation, click here.

For purposes of this RAPTURE blog, we shall use it in that context.

Here are verses that speak of "alambano":

Mark 16:19

King James Version

19 So then after the Lord had spoken unto them, 

he was received up into heaven, 

and sat on the right hand of God.

Acts 1:1-2

King James Version

1 The former treatise have I made, O Theophilus, 

of all that Jesus began both to do and teach,

2 Until the day in which he was taken up, 

after that he through the Holy Ghost 

had given commandments unto the apostles 

whom he had chosen:

Acts 1:9-11

King James Version

9 And when he had spoken these things, 

while they beheld, 

he was taken up; 

and a cloud received him out of their sight.

10 And while they looked stedfastly toward heaven 

as he went up, 


two men stood by them in white apparel;

11 Which also said, Ye men of Galilee, 

why stand ye gazing up into heaven? 

this same Jesus, 

which is taken up from you into heaven, 

shall so come in like manner 

as ye have seen him go into heaven.

Acts 1:21-22

King James Version

21 Wherefore of these men 

which have companied with us all the time 

that the Lord Jesus went in and out among us,

22 Beginning from the baptism of John, 

unto that same day that he was taken up from us, 

must one be ordained to be a witness with us 

of his resurrection.

Acts 10:9-16

King James Version

9 On the morrow, 

as they went on their journey, 

and drew nigh unto the city, 

Peter went up upon the housetop 

to pray about the sixth hour:

10 And he became very hungry, 

and would have eaten: 

but while they made ready, 

he fell into a trance,

11 And saw heaven opened, 

and a certain vessel descending upon him, 

as it had been a great sheet knit at the four corners, 

and let down to the earth:

12 Wherein were all manner 

of fourfooted beasts of the earth, 

and wild beasts, 

and creeping things, 

and fowls of the air.

13 And there came a voice to him, 

Rise, Peter; 

kill, and eat.

14 But Peter said, 

Not so, Lord; 

for I have never eaten any thing 

that is common or unclean.

15 And the voice spake unto him again the second time, 

What God hath cleansed, 

that call not thou common.

16 This was done thrice: 

and the vessel was received up again into heaven.

2 Corinthians 12:2

King James Version

2 I knew a man in Christ above fourteen years ago, 

(whether in the body, I cannot tell; 

or whether out of the body, I cannot tell: 

God knoweth;) 

such an one caught up to the third heaven.

1 Timothy 3:16

King James Version

16 And without controversy 

great is the mystery of godliness: 

God was manifest in the flesh, 

justified in the Spirit, 

seen of angels, 

preached unto the Gentiles, 

believed on in the world, 

received up into glory.

That's how believers will be taken up, on a day GOD decides:

1 Thessalonians 4:16-17

King James Version

16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven 

with a shout, 

with the voice of the archangel, 

and with the trump of God: 

and the dead in Christ shall rise first:

17 Then we which are alive and remain 

shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, 

to meet the Lord in the air: 

and so shall we ever be with the Lord.

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Wednesday, August 31, 2022



The LORD JESUS said:

Matthew 7:13-14

King James Version

13 Enter ye in at the strait gate: 

for wide is the gate, 

and broad is the way, 

that leadeth to destruction, 

and many there be which go in thereat:

14 Because strait is the gate, 

and narrow is the way, 

which leadeth unto life, 

and few there be that find it.

Are you born again?

Have you heard about it?

Have you been converted?

If not, what are your apprehensions?

Do you know it's a good day to be born again now?

Don't vacillate.

Surrender to GOD.

Surrender to His greater knowledge.

Get to know the CROSS.

Where the LORD JESUS died.

Get to know why He died.

This is the narrow road we take.

The narrow gate we enter.

Where JESUS promises us ETERNAL LIFE.

But you must believe in the LORD.

Acts 16:31

King James Version

31 And they said, 

Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, 

and thou shalt be saved, 

and thy house.

Acts 4:12

King James Version

12 Neither is there salvation in any other: 

for there is none other name under heaven 

given among men, 

whereby we must be saved.

Psalm 62:1-2

King James Version

62 Truly my soul waiteth upon God: 

from him cometh my salvation.

2 He only is my rock and my salvation; 

he is my defence; 

I shall not be greatly moved.

Why would you not want to walk that narrow path?

And enter that narrow gate?

When past that is JESUS.

Welcoming you in His arms.

The things of the world will destroy us.

But JESUS will save us.

Through His WORD.

Through His leadership.

Live by the Bible.

A born again is instructed by the SPIRIT of GOD.

Never again will you lose your way.

SPIRIT teaches us about JESUS.

For He is the WAY back to GOD.

His is the only path to take.

Let's all be with JESUS, during the RAPTURE:

1 Thessalonians 4:17

King James Version

17 Then we which are alive and remain 

shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, 

to meet the Lord in the air: 

and so shall we ever be with the Lord.

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Friday, August 19, 2022

TRANSLATING "translated"


Hebrews 11:5

King James Version

5 By faith Enoch was translated 

that he should not see death; 

and was not found, 

because God had translated him: 

for before his translation he had this testimony, 

that he pleased God.

This is a very curious verse.

What did it mean to be "translated"?

Who was Enoch?

Scripture tells us more:

Hebrews 11:5

Amplified Bible

5 By faith [that pleased God] Enoch was caught up and taken to heaven so that he would not have a glimpse of death; and he was not found because God had taken him; for even before he was taken [to heaven], he received the testimony [still on record] that he had walked with God and pleased Him.

Hebrews 11:5

Amplified Bible, Classic Edition

5 Because of faith Enoch was caught up and transferred to heaven, so that he did not have a glimpse of death; and he was not found, because God had translated him. For even before he was taken to heaven, he received testimony [still on record] that he had pleased and been satisfactory to God.

Hebrews 11:5

Christian Standard Bible

5 By faith Enoch was taken away, and so he did not experience death. He was not to be found because God took him away.[a] For before he was taken away, he was approved as one who pleased God.

Hebrews 11:5

Common English Bible

5 By faith Enoch was taken up so that he didn’t see death, and he wasn’t found because God took him up.[a] He was given approval for having pleased God before he was taken up.

Hebrews 11:5

Complete Jewish Bible

5 By trusting, Hanokh was taken away from this life without seeing death — “He was not to be found, because God took him away” — for he has been attested as having been, prior to being taken away, well pleasing to God

Hebrews 11:5

Contemporary English Version

5  Enoch had faith and did not die. He pleased God, and God took him up to heaven. This is why his body was never found.

Hebrews 11:5

Disciples’ Literal New Testament

5 By faith Enoch was removed[a], so as not to see death: “And he was not found because God removed him” [Gen 5:24]. For before the removal, he has been attested to have pleased God.

Hebrews 11:5

Easy-to-Read Version

5 Enoch was carried away from this earth, so he never died. The Scriptures tell us that before he was carried off, he was a man who pleased God. Later, no one knew where he was, because God had taken Enoch to be with him. This all happened because he had faith.

Hebrews 11:5

Expanded Bible

5 It was by faith that Enoch was taken to heaven so he would not ·die [experience/L see death]. He could not be found, because God had taken him away [Gen. 5:22–24]. Before he was taken, ·the Scripture says that he was [L he was commended as] a man who truly pleased God.

Hebrews 11:5

Good News Translation

5 It was faith that kept Enoch from dying. Instead, he was taken up to God, and nobody could find him, because God had taken him up. The scripture says that before Enoch was taken up, he had pleased God.

Hebrews 11:5-6

J.B. Phillips New Testament


5-6 It was because of his faith that Enoch was promoted to the eternal world without experiencing death. He disappeared from this world because God promoted him, and before that happened his reputation was that “he pleased God”. And without faith it is impossible to please him. The man who approaches God must have faith in two things, first that God exists and secondly that it is worth a man’s while to try to find God.

Hebrews 11:5

Living Bible

5 Enoch trusted God too, and that is why God took him away to heaven without dying; suddenly he was gone because God took him. Before this happened God had said[a] how pleased he was with Enoch.

Hebrews 11:5

New Living Translation

5 It was by faith that Enoch was taken up to heaven without dying—“he disappeared, because God took him.”[a] For before he was taken up, he was known as a person who pleased God.

Yehudim in Moshiach 11:5

Orthodox Jewish Bible

5 By Emunah Chanoch was taken up, was translated, not to see mavet, V’EINENNU KI LAKACH OTO ELOHIM ("and he was not, because G-d took him [up]" Gn 5:24). Before Chanoch was raptured in his aliyah l’Shomayim, he received solemn eidus (testimony) that he had been pleasing to Hashem.

In SUMMARY, being "translated" by GOD means:

caught up and taken to heaven

transferred to heaven

taken away

taken up

taken away from this life

God took him up to heaven


carried away from this earth

taken to heaven

taken up to God

promoted to the eternal world

God took him away to heaven

taken up to heaven


That being that, Enoch was raptured by GOD.

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