This is a continuation of the series about Rapture. In this article, we will explain about a case of a flawed understanding of resurrection in TPM’s Burial Service. TPM teaches that the Elites in their Church will be resurrected and caught up SEVEN YEARS before the END of Tribulation(TPM’s Order of Resurrection). Therefore, it is quite natural for us to assume that their Center Pastors(of their 144,000) would be considered as one of the Elites who will be receiving a special resurrection. I scanned through youtube videos and got one funeral video of Pastor I G John who expired 4-5 months back. I have cut a small portion of the service to highlight a section where the Mumbai Centre Pastor is quoting from 1 Cor 15:51-54
51 Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, 52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. 53 For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.54 So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.
Does the TPM Clergy know when this event occurs?
While you listen to the video, please also note the portion highlighted in the above verse. This is because these highlighted portions in the scripture clearly negate the presence of a Secret Rapture.
The Mystery and the Last Trump
Paul is unambiguous about the Mystery that would be happening at the Last Trump. He speaks about this Mystery because he has received a Revelation from the Lord.
I did not receive it from any man, nor was I taught it; rather, I received it by revelation from Jesus Christ. Gal 1:12
God does not leave us clueless when he communicates to us. We see that Paul receives a revelation about THE LAST TRUMP. However, we do not see any inference about the earlier TRUMPETS in Paul’s Writings. That is because the Lord has plans to reveal the details of the earlier Trumpets for us in the book of Revelation. In the book of Revelation, we see that there is a sequence of Seven Trumpets. So it is Natural that the revelations of Paul and John will sync up as the source of both the revelations is from the Lord Jesus Christ(Rev 1:1). It would not be an exaggeration to say that the Abundance of Revelation in Paul (2 Corinthians 12:7) was brought to completion by John.
The Series of the Seven Trumpets are starting to sound from Rev 8:6
6 And the seven angels which had the seven trumpets prepared themselves to sound.
This series ends with the Seventh Trumpet (THE LAST TRUMP as mentioned by Paul) which culminates in ushering the Millenial reign of Christ. I am sure some of you might be wondering if Admin has gone bonkers. Let us check some scriptures which confirm the same. The SEVENTH TRUMPET is being blown at the END OF TRIBULATION.
Just before the blowing of the Seventh Trumpet (The Last Trump), note what is being said.
7 But in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, when he shall begin to sound, the mystery of God should be finished, as he hath declared to his servants the prophets. Rev 10:7
Now, do you know what was that Mystery which was declared to God’s Servants the Prophets? Read 1 Cor 15:51 (Our Key Verse) and know that Paul presents the Rapture as the Mystery. Did you understand it now?
Now let us see what happens after the Seventh Trumpet(The Last Trump) is blown.
15 And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ, and he shall reign forever and ever. Rev 11:15
The Mystery(Rapture) has been fulfilled and the World Kingdoms are Taken over by our Lord.
This same event is mentioned by Paul in 1 Thess 4:16-17
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.
Notice how the scriptures in 1 Corinthians, Revelation and 1 Thessalonians Fit exactly like the pieces of a Jigsaw Puzzle. This also synchronises with the events mentioned in Daniel 7, Check the comparisons below.
Death is Swallowed Up in Victory
We have seen in our previous articles that just before the return of the Lord we will be seeing cosmic signs where the Sun and the Moon will be darkened. Click here to read an article that explains the cosmic events which will usher in the Day of the Lord.
Keep that in mind while we discuss this saying of “Death is Swallowed Up in Victory“, Clearly we see that Paul is quoting from an Old Testament scripture where he says that ……then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory. 1 Cor 15:54
Should not we check the portion that Paul is quoting from while he explains this Mystery? There is a portion in Isaiah where he is Describing a Special Day (The Day of the Lord) when this event will happen.
8 He will swallow up death in victory, and the Lord God will wipe away tears from off all faces; and the rebuke of his people shall he take away from off all the earth: for the Lord hath spoken it. Isa 25:8
Now we need to check when will this Particular Day occur. For that, we need to roll back a few(8) verses. And lo we see the Sun and moon again getting ashamed to show their light.
23 Then the moon shall be confounded, and the sun ashamed, when the Lord of hosts shall reign in mount Zion, and in Jerusalem, and before his ancients gloriously. Isa 24:23
This event occurs after the Tribulation and not before it.
29 Immediately “AFTER THE TRIBULATION” of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken:
30 And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.
31 And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other. Matt 24:29-31
TPM holds erroneous doctrines and has duped many people claiming to be making them ready for the coming of the Lord. In the process, many people have lost their savings, children, families and many more. They claim to be experts of Zion. I wonder which Zion are they speaking about. The Lord Who blows his trumpet out of Zion will come only in the Day of the Lord and not Seven years before the End of Tribulation.
Blow ye the trumpet in Zion, and sound an alarm in my holy mountain: let all the inhabitants of the land tremble: for the day of the Lord cometh, for it is nigh at hand; 2 A day of darkness and of gloominess, a day of clouds and of thick darkness, as the morning spread upon the mountains: a great people and a strong; there hath not been ever the like, neither shall be any more after it, even to the years of many generations. Joel 2:1-2.