THE SIXTH DAY RAPTURE, THE SHABUA PRINCIPLE
OLORD, mystrength, and my fortress, and my refuge in the day of affliction, the Gentiles shallcome unto thee from the ends of the earth, and shall say, Surely our fathers have inherited lies, vanity, and things wherein there is no profit. Jeremiah 16:19
The average Christian is not aware that the vast majority of doctrines and teachings on the Rapture originate out of opinion, and/or taking scripture out of context. The Sixth Day Rapture, The Shabua Principle deals with several false doctrines concerning the end-time and the rapture. Listed below are only a few. The following information is a small taste of what you will find in the book.
Here are five prominent doctrines that are not true!
#1 THE RETURN OF CHRIST IS IMMINENT
One of the most popular ideas preached in the pulpit today is that Christ could come at any moment, that there are no prophecies that need to be fulfilled before He returns. This sentiment is best expressed by John Hagee in the following excerpt.
“As far as I’m concerned I could disappear off this television set while I’m talking to you.”
There are millions of Christians that claim to believe this idea, unfortunately many live a life that does not reflect an attitude that they could stand in front of God in the next second. Even Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins, who made millions on their Left Behind series don’t actually believe Christ is coming back soon. In an interview with Glen Beck, Glen asked Tim and Jerry whether they thought Christ would return in their lifetime and their initial response was shocking. Tim said “maybe not in my lifetime” and Jerry said a definite “NO”. (See the Video)
Apparently Glenn caught them off guard and they gave an honest answer. Later in the interview they did state that Christ could come at any minute. I suppose that is the right thing to say after you made millions promoting that very concept.
The book, The Sixth Day Rapture, The Shabua Principle proves there are several prophecies that must be fulfilled before Christ returns and it is for that reason Christ will not come in the near future. This book is dedicated to separating fact from tradition and presenting the Word of God only. You will find hundreds of scriptures presented “precept upon precept… line upon line” instead of opinions
#2 WE WILL BE RAPTURED IN THE TWINKLING OF AN EYE
For 1800 years the Church fathers taught that the Christians that would be taken up in the rapture would be actually looking into the heavens expecting the Lord to come with 10,000 angels. There was no teaching of an instantaneous arrival and departure so quick that no one else on the earth would see it. However, in the 1800’s the idea of a secret rapture was presented based upon 1 Corinthians, chapter fifteen and by the turn of the century many ministers were preaching the “twinkling of an eye” rapture. The problem is the scripture does not state, nor infer that the rapture happens as suggested,
1 Corinthians 15:51 “Behold! I tell you a mystery. We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,
The context of this scripture is that we are “changed” not raptured in the twinkling of an eye. The scriptures are very clear, they are about our bodies becoming immortal, ceasing to be perishable like a loaf of bread, it is not about an instantaneous transport to the heavens. Sometimes the ministers seemed very interested in my observation, while others seemed to be irritated. Fewer than not, some were actually appreciative.
#3 THE CHURCH WILL BE RAPTURED LIKE A THIEF IN THE NIGHT
This is another tradition concerning the rapture that goes hand in hand with the “twinkling of an eye” rapture. It came about by NOT studying the whole chapter in 1st Thessalonians, chapter one. In 100% of the messages that are preached promoting the “Church is raptured as a thief in the night” the minister basis the concept on the first three verses only.
1 Thessalonians 1:1 :But of the times and the seasons, brethren, ye have no need that I write unto you. 2 For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night.
The problem with the teaching that the Church will not be aware of the rapture before it comes is that it is contrary to several bible scriptures two of them immediately follow verse three of the aforementioned scriptures.
If we stop with the first three scriptures as most ministers do it appears that the Church will be raptured like a thief. However, when we read all five verses in context we see Paul is clearly telling us that since we are the Bride of Christ, the Church we will not be unaware or His return. We will not be overtaken as a thief, that happens only to those that are lost, those in darkness.
#4 THE GREAT TRIBULATION LASTS 7 YEARS
This is a doctrine that has been around for a very long time, yet is not based upon any scripture at all. Cyrus Scofield, wrote in his commentary bible (Published in 1909) that the Bible does not promote a seven year Great Tribulation period. He went on to state that it has become “customary” in religious circles to refer to this period of time as the Great Tribulation. In other words, it has no biblical basis but has become a Church tradition.
The Sixth Day Rapture, The Shabua Principle lays out the seven year foundation and then fills in the time period with prophesied events that take place within the seven years. For instance, the book of Revelation states clearly that the Antichrist rules for 3 ½ years culminating in his death at the very end of the seven years. This places his rise to power in the middle of the seven years which is backed up by the book of Daniel. Christ tells us in Matthew, chapter 24 that when the abomination of desolation happens (by the antichrist at the beginning of his reign) the Great Tribulation begins. This means the Great Tribulation is 3 ½ years long, not seven years.
#5 THE 70TH WEEK OF DANIEL IS CALLED A “HEPTAD”
The book “The Sixth Day Rapture, The Shabua Priniciple” is based upon a foundational error taught by nearly every minister and theologian. The doctrine and placement of the rapture is based upon a single seven year period referred to by most as the 70th week of Daniel. It is the last seven years concerning Israel, her return to God, the Great Tribulation, the wrath of God and the rapture. Nearly 100% of the writers use the Greek word for this seven year period (called a week), which is heptad, meaning simply a seven year period. Why they chose the Greek word for week instead of the Hebrew word Shabua they lost a foundational truth that affects the timing of all events concerning the 24th chapter of Matthew and the book of Revelation.
The word God used concerning this seven year period Shabua means a seven year period of which the seventh year is a Sabbath year called a “shmita” and also referred to as the “year of the redeemed.” It cannot be stressed enough that the seven year period called a Shabua has to be looked at with its Jewish correlation. To refer to this period as simply a period of seven takes away the fundamental intention God had for creating this term.
It is the deletion, whether intentional or not that has led to the various rapture doctrines and their timing in association to this seven year period. The Shabua Principle is a blueprint or formula that God created in relationship to Israel and her last days destiny. Using this Principle or blueprint, it is easy to understand the exact timing of the rapture in relationship to the rise of the Antichrist.
The Sixth Day Rapture, The Shabua Principle contains 392 pages of scripture and no fluff. This book is for people that recognize the importance of preaching the end-time, the rapture and the book of Revelation without error.
Revelation 22:18-19 For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book: And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.