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Frank DiMora, P.O. Box 732, Lompoc Ca. 93438
Here is another email sent to me concerning who is going to restrain the Antichrist from being revealed, and will we see the Antichrist before we get raptured. I will give my response after you read this email.
What is one of the most important things a Christian can do when it comes to his or her walk with Christ? Isn't it to study to show yourself apporved before Christ? I quote 2 Timothy 2:15 "Study to show yourself approved unto God, a workman that needs not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth." In Acts 17:11 we read the following: 11These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so".
What if during your studing you come to find out that what you heard as truth did not fully match the Word of God. My question is this. Would you hold on to your old view or would you change knowing you have done the right thing in the sight of the Lord Jesus Christ?
In my studing about the timing of the rapture I was taught from day one by many teaching that the Chruch will be taken at the very beginning of the tribulation. I was also taught that the Holy Spirt was the one who was restraining the Antichrist from being revealed. As you can see from my post I have been studing what the Bible really has to say about this restrainer and when the Chruch will be raptured. For years I have wanted to believe the Chruch would not go through part of the tribulation but as of late, in my studies backed solely up by the Word I now think it is time to consider I have missed the mark as so many other have done. Do I want to go through any part of the tribulation? No one in their right mind would say yes. Each day I pray Lord count me worthy to escape all the things that coming to pass and to stand before the Son of man. As a teacher who loves Jesus Christ I have to tell you the truth. During my ministry I have prayer to Jesus on countless number of times asking Him that if I have ever gotten something wrong that would hurt your Chruch in any way, reveal this to me by your Holy Spirit. I am more concerned about bring you the truth than thinking about some of you leaving my posting because you can't handle what the Bible really is teaching. This bring me to this point. I will ask you all to do what I have done. I have a video I want you to watch that is the best teaching I have ever heard on the Pre-Wrath Rapture of the Church. Before you watch the video pray to Christ and ask Him to show you what He wants you to know about this issue. Then, once you have watched the video email me your thoughts on what you learned. I guess it will all come down to this. Can a real Christian confess he or she was wrong on a certain teaching, and are they willing to take the path of truth with Christ if they see they were wrong? Our life is to short and either way we will be with the Lord soon, so the time we have to spread the Word let us search the scriptures to make sure we are on target with Christ.
I have set in my mind to be what Jesus has called me to be. I am to be His children no matter weather He wants me to go through part of the tribualtion or to miss it. If He has set it in His Word that we the believers will pass through part of the tribulation and I pray for His strength and ask Him to prepare me now in pray so that I will not fail Him in whatever I have to endure. If the Lord has shown us the Chruch will pass through part of the tribualtion then now is the time to become a real on fire child of Christ. Now is the time to begin to wear your armor for God, and now is the time to prepare against the works of the devil who will be looking to make you fall away from the faith. I pray for you all that this would never be the case. I now for some of you it will be a hard thing to take even thinking it is possible that we may be called on going through part of the tribulation, but would you rather me tell you the truth or find out later that Frank was wrong. I love you all and have your best interest at heart.
Please email me your toughts.
This is a email I answer a few days ago before I did another study on the rapture of the Church.
Hello Mr. DiMora.
“I would like to start by saying that I love to check out your reports, I probably check for them everyday. You work very hard getting the word out and I think that's awesome. The reason I'm writing you is I just heard you say that you would like to see scripture refuting the fact that the church will see the antichrist. It says in Ephesians 1:13 In whom ye also [trusted], after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise,14: Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory. So Christians are sealed with the Holy Spirit when they turn to Christ. Then in 2 Thessalonians 2:6 And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time. 7;For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth [will let], until he be taken out of the way. 8;And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming: 9;[Even him], whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, So when the Holy Spirit, which we are sealed with, withdraws, wouldn't we be taken too. Also I hear what your saying about we still wouldn't know when the antichrist would be revealed, but putting that before the rapture does in my opinion, take away the essence of the doctrine of imminence.”
What does this verse have to do with the one holding back the Antichrist. These two verses are talking about completely different issues. One is dealing with being sealed as a believer and being saved in Christ, and 2nd Thessalonians 2:6 is speaking about the Antichrist being held back by a restraining force that is unnamed and was only revealed to the Church in Thessalonians by Paul, but it is not revealed to us in the text who the restrainer is.
Having been sealed to salvation in Christ has nothing to do with who is the (He) who is holding back the Antichrist revealing.
There have been many beliefs on who the restrainer is, but from my looking into the text, the scriptures, I have only found one person who is mentioned that has the restraining power over Satan that correlates to the time of the revealing of the Antichrist, and this is Michael. We have seen Michael’s holding power in the Old Testament. Please watch this video which gives you the verses on this issue. http://youtu.be/PBVXLLnPesQ
In John Macarthur commentary on 2 Thess. 2:6 he says this. “while the Thessalonians already been taught and thus knew what was restraining the coming of the Antichrist. Paul does not say specifically in this letter thus many suggestions have been made to Identify the restraining force in verses 6-7. These include:
1. Human Government
2. The preaching of the Gospel
3. The binding of Satan
4. The providence of God
5. The Jewish State
6. The Church
7. The Holy spirit
8. Michael the Arch Angel.
Let it be known that I am not dogmatic on this, but we have to be willing to search out the truth no matter what our personal interruption of the text may be. Many are now asking me if I still believe the Church will be in the tribulation or taken. I have always known based on the Word that the Church will not take part of the tribulation, (God's wrath). Yes, we may see the Antichrist in the very beginning, but then be taken away from him to be with the Lord in heaven for the 7 years, or the last three and a half years of the tribulation? As you can now see from the teaching in the video it appears the Word of God is showing it will be three and a half.
Again I must say this, one thing we all need to take with us as I conclude this answer, and it this, this is not a salvation issue. Let us not let it divide the love of the Brothers and Sisters in Christ. Both you and I, if we are in Christ shouldn’t be looking for the Antichrist anyway, we are to keep our eyes on Jesus. Let the unsaved look for the man of sin since it will be them that have to deal with him, not us. God bless you all