WORKSHOP ON THE RAPTURE N°1


This teaching is the 1st part in a series of nine. Please read the other 8 parts.


Beloved, peace be with you! I bless the Lord who has chosen to revive us before the sound of the trumpet, according to His word in Matthew 25:1-13: The parable of the virgins. "... But while the bridegroom was delayed, they all slumbered and slept. And at midnight a cry was heard: 'Behold, the bridegroom is coming; go out to meet him!' Then all those virgins arose and trimmed their lamps..."


In order to better prepare ourselves for the Rapture, the Lord granted us in 2012 the grace to carry out a study on the Rapture. This study, organized in the form of workshops, and made up of twelve questions among which nine to be treated in groups and three individually, led us to discover or understand what the Lord expects of those who desire to be raptured. Here are the twelve questions that constituted the study:


Questions to be answered in groups


1) The Rapture of the Church will soon take place: according to the Bible, why do we think that the Rapture will happen soon?

2) Why will many Christians miss the Rapture?

3) Can one believe with all his heart to be ready without actually being ready?

4) What to do in order to be ready for the Rapture?

5) What is the meaning of first love, how to remain in one’s first love, how does one know that he has lost his first love?

6) Who is an overcomer?

7) Can someone know with exactitude that he will be raptured? If yes how?

8) Is the fact that God shows the Rapture to someone a proof that the person will be raptured?

9) Does the fact of belonging to the sound doctrine a guarantee that one will be raptured?


Questions for personal meditation


10) What is my actual position before God?

11) If I had died last year, would I have been with the Lord? And if the Lord had returned last year, would I have been raptured?

12) Are there still things that can make me miss the Rapture?


The study was first of all done in groups in the form of workshops; the various reports can be consulted on our website on the rapture page in the Workshops section. It has also been the subject of our conferences during the first three weeks of September 2012. While waiting to put at your disposal a more detailed study on the Rapture, I found it necessary, considering its urgency, to propose to you a rough transcription of these conferences. I therefore crave your indulgence to the talking style and to the structure of the text which in some places may be inconsistent. I also plead with you to tolerate any mistakes that are found in it.


May the Lord bless you!


1) The Rapture of the Church will soon take place: according to the Bible, why do we think that the Rapture will happen soon?


According to the Bible we believe that the Rapture will happen soon for the following reasons:


Wars and rumours of wars: Mat 24:6 "And you will hear of wars and rumours of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet."


Today, we see wars, earthquakes, calamities, and a widespread destruction of the planet: we have for example the war in Iraq, Syria, Libya, Ivory Coast, etc.... international tensions are being multiplied.


Question: There have been wars and rumours of wars in the past, like the first and second World War, but it was not yet the end. Thus we see that war is not something new and may not be an indicator of an imminent end, what therefore makes us believe that we are the generation that will hear the sound of the trumpet? Why is it that the war factor is a sign that announces the end?


Answer: Mat 24:33-34 "When you see all these things..." Unlike the past when wars were sporadic, in recent years, we see that the world is constantly at war. It happens that no day passes without we hearing of war or a threat of war somewhere on earth. So it is then the frequency of these wars, hurricanes, earthquakes which give the warning signal. In addition to the war element, all other elements help us understand better.


In addition, the domination of the antichrist is already in place. We can see it in the destabilization of Syria, Libya, Ivory Coast. The infamous group that will help satan to destroy the world is already functional. At first, they did these things in secret, but now everything is bare. Their time is over, and because they also want to reign like God, they want to do all to reign before their time finishes, even when their projects are already exposed, they continue. They destroyed Libya while presenting Gaddafi as a dictator, Libya now has become unbearable. Everyone knows now that it is a group of satanists who want to destroy the world in order to reign. They know that if they are slow to develop their unhealthy projects, they will not reign. They will ensure that this series of wars do not end.


The war of Armageddon, which will be nothing else than the third world war, is already being prepared thoroughly. The president of Russia had already given orders to his officers to begin preparing for the third world war. What is happening in Syria is simply absurd! Those who believe they are gods of the world are preparing the ground for the war and uprooting from their paths all that can be a thorn.


After Syria, it will be Iran ... If it is the third world war which should be called the war of Armageddon, and if it should happen during the tribulation, then we must be on an alert. The trumpet will soon sound!


All these countries are revamping their arms, their stocks. France went to Libya and Ivory Coast and massacred thousands of Libyans and Ivorians to test her weapons. They destroyed a prosperous country (Libya) just to test their weapons. They spent time storing nuclear weapons saying that they are "responsible" countries and that they were preventing "irresponsible" countries from obtaining them. A day comes when you will see the true face of satan. They believe that they will use these weapons to destroy others but they should quickly stop deceiving themselves, because no one will escape destruction.


Matt 24:6 "See that you are not troubled." We cannot get to the rapture without seeing these things. Let us therefore not be troubled.


Get prepared knowing that the Lord may come this year. Let’s live so as to be surprised instead if the Lord does not come this year. If you live by being sure that you will not be there in January 2013, you are almost sure that if the Lord comes, you will raptured. But if you adopt the position of those who think that they have always said that the Lord was coming, and you do not prepare yourself, you will be surprised.


Redouble efforts my beloved brethren, fight fearlessly and relentlessly because it is in a second that you will forget all the misery that we have lived on this earth and enter into the glory of the true and living God.


The effective existence of the mark of the beast, Revelation 13:16-17 "He causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hand or on their foreheads, and that no one may buy or sell except one who has the mark or the name of the beast, or the number of his name." On June 24th 2012, an advertisement for the promotion of this mark (RFID chip) was officially launched in the United States. The chip will be compulsory from the 1st January 2013.


The cruelty of man: Man has become inhuman, cruel. The number of crimes and horrors have increase in a dizzying manner: the news has become a real film of horror, we see today heinous crimes committed in full sight of all, people completely void of understanding; the more time passes, the more man’s cruelty is manifest. Satan and his agents are relentless; they are furious and want to win the few they can still win before being destroyed by the Lord.


The days are becoming more and more difficult on earth because of the wickedness of men 2Timothy 3:1-5 "But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: 2For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to their parents, unthankful, unholy, 3unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, 4traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, 5having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away!"


The behaviour of the children of this generation simply makes one wonder. Rebellion, revolt, perversion, depravity, vices of all kinds: that is the daily life of the children of this generation. They have become as the word of God tells us, disobedient to their parents. And with the abominable laws which are voted, parents who still have a bit of decency in them and have the delicacy to call them to order or correct them, will eventually end up either in jail or lose the right over their children.


Prophecies are being fulfilled before our eyes.


The righteous Lot continually tormented his righteous soul. Parents torment their soul from day to day by seeing what has become of the fruit of their wombs, a real perverse and adulterous generation. About ten years ago, children were still children, now they have become unbearable, a band of hooligans and thieves.


Abomination has reached an alarming level


A few years ago, all Western laws considered homosexuals as insane. But today, these same laws condemn anyone who is hostile towards them. They take to the streets and are even honoured for their bravery. A real abomination! A real shame!


Recently again, people marched in a country to protest against the dictatorship in place, some had the nerves to go naked, things that a normal person would never have dreamed of.


Marriage should be undefiled: This word is totally meaningless to the abominable of today. At present, about nine out of ten marriages end up in divorce. In the past, it was shameful to say that one was divorced. Today, it has become shameful to say that one is still married. Note that the days we live in are really serious. That's the state of things, beloved. Do we believe that we are at the end of the times? The answer is simply Yes.


The spread of the Gospel: Mat 24:14 And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come. Thanks to the effusion of social networks and new technologies, we are witnessing nowadays a very rapid spread of the Gospel. Some preachers even have private jets and have the means to go around several continents over a period of time to preach the Gospel. No matter who preaches the word, the most essential thing is that it is preached; whether it is preached by trees or by men, it is preached all the same. If there is something that can delay the return of the Lord now, it is not the fact that the Gospel is not preached enough, but we are the ones who are not ready. Let’s get ready and the Lord will come for us.


Apostasy: It is saddening to know that faith has completely disappeared from the earth.


The love for false doctrine: The law of majority does not walk with the Lord. When all would turn aside to fables, the word of God will not change by an iota. The love for false doctrine has reached an alarming level, but we should remain on what we recognize as true. The sound doctrine of Jesus Christ, 2Tim 4:5 "But you be watchful in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, fulfil your ministry." The truth remains truth; lies will never become truth. Even if all around us stand for lies, it should not change anything on us.


2Tim 4:2 "Preach the Word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage, with great patience and careful instruction." The Lord had foreseen it when he said preach the Word in season and out of season. For the time will come when people will not endure sound doctrine. False doctrine is so widespread that you wonder if it is not you who are wrong. The Lord tells us in His Word: But you... be sober in all things, do not fall into the trap of believing that as the multitude believe in false doctrine, it has become true. Democracy does not walk with God; it is not the multitude which counts. With the Lord, if a hundred vote for false doctrine, it is the true doctrine that will reign. God tells you what the multitude will do, but He says you do this or that. There is no law of majority in the things of God. 2 Tim 3:5 "... from such men turn away."


False doctrine, false prophets: Matt 24:11: people massively accept false doctrine.


Clothing Deviance: we see the wearing of trousers by women. Even older women nowadays only dress in trousers. It is astonishing that in France, the law banning the wearing of trousers by women is still in force. If even the worldly laws condemn the wearing of trousers, it is not the so-called sisters who would find it difficult to discard them. And with all these ornaments of prostitutes, they believe to be ready for the rapture. What nonsense, beloved!


2) Why will many Christians miss the Rapture?


Beloved, we must do everything to come back to our first love. The research of our first love should be the main goal of our warfare. The assurance I can give you is that if you can reach your first love, you will be raptured. Nevertheless, we can list some points for which many will miss the rapture.


Negligence (Parable of the Ten Virgins): If we want to work for God with the intention of recovering all what we have done, or to be rewarded for everything we have done, work without any grain of negligence. We need to watch, not only to believe that the Lord is coming soon, but especially to work for the Lord without negligence because the Bible tells us in Jer. 48:10 A curse on him who is lax in doing the Lord's work! ...


Question: How do we understand the response of the wise virgins to the foolish? And the foolish said to the wise, 'Give us some of your oil, for our lamps are going out.' But the wise answered, saying, 'No, lest there should not be enough for us and you; but go rather to those who sell, and buy for yourselves.' What to do in order not to fall into the trap of the foolish virgins?


Answer: You should join Noah in the process of building the ark, be part of the team of the wise virgins, and go together with them to the market to buy oil. Know that even if the wise virgins wanted to compromise by giving their oil to the foolish, the Lord would not have permitted it. Know that during Noah’s time, it is the Lord Himself who closed the doors of the ark.


Many Christians will miss the rapture because they will not be ready.


What are therefore the reasons why people will not be ready?


There are ignorance, seduction, attachment to earthly things. Let’s take the example of the fire outbreak that just happened in Spain. During the fire outbreak, the police took good care to evacuate people from their homes before the fire consumes houses. A gentleman already rescued, returned to retrieve something in his house and died there. Attachment! There are people on this earth whom unfortunately we cannot save. And that is what will happen to many Christians in the next few days, because they are attached to the things of the world. In 1Tim 6 the Lord tells us that we came on earth with nothing and we shall leave without taking anything.


Many Christians will miss the rapture because they would not have put God's Word into practice as it is written.


To be ready, it's left to every Christian to put himself in the required condition and escape from false doctrine. If we who are of the sound doctrine are struggling in order to be ready, what will become of those who remain in the false doctrine? 1Peter 4:18 "And, "If it is hard for the righteous to be saved, what will become of the ungodly and the sinner?" God has blessed us with audio and written Bibles, with teachings ... It's left to everyone to do everything he can to hold on to the Word of God.


Grace be with you all who have Jesus Christ as Master!




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