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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