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The Rapture of Children Revealed

Because God does not desire to ever see a child suffer, it is entirely probable that at the rapture of the Church, He will also rapture out not only the saints or believers, but also all children under the age of accountability. This age was established by God as those under the age of twenty through His prophet Moses (Numbers 32:11; Deuteronomy 1:39). This sudden rapturing of children will add an extra intensity of panic in an already chaotic situation that will be taking place simultaneously around the world. Parents left behind will surely mourn the sudden disappearance of their children. However, their sorrow will be somewhat relieved when they come to realize how horrific the tribulation period is and thus may come to actually appreciate and even praise God that their children did not go through this terrible ordeal with them.

Jesus at Age of Thirty Three

However, the Bible never mentions that there are babies or children in Heaven. So, if the spirit of a dead child goes to Heaven, why are they not mentioned? We know that Jesus was 33 years old when He was crucified. Since Jesus had a literal, figurative and prophetic purposes behind most of what He said and did during His ministry, there must have been a reason that He allowed Himself to die at this specific age. And, it was also at this age that He was resurrected as an immortal and raptured into heaven. He began His ministry at the age of 30 as this was traditionally the age for a rabbi to begin his career (Luke 3:23). And, like most people in their early thirties, He was at the peak of His mental and physical abilities. Therefore, many scholars believe that all resurrected and raptured people will be given bodies that conform to this age to include perfect health. This also suggest that the raptured children may be transformed during the rapture to this age. However, even though all people will be morph to become this age, everyone will continue to have the same skin, hair and eye colors along with the same facial features that they had in life. Only now they will be tremendously healthy in thirty year old bodies!

Ezekiel in Valley of Bones

But, is it possible to turn the body’s aging clock forward or backward? The answer is yes for two reasons. First, scripture tell us, “All things are possible with God” (Matthew 19:26) and, “… is anything too hard for God?” (Genesis 18:14; Jeremiah 32:17, 27; Luke 18:27). Secondly, modern science has recently learned how to genetically turn off the ageing gene. But the problem is, when they turn off this gene in lab mice, they quickly develop cancer and die. But, if God can raise up from the dust of the ground and the waters of the oceans a person’s molecules and reassemble them to recreate their original bodies, He can surely make the old a little younger and the young a little older (Revelation 20:12-13). God showed the prophet Ezekiel that He was perfectly capable of performing this type of miracle (Ezekiel 37:1-14). In the case of Ezekiel, God was telling him that He could literally raise up the dead regardless of the condition of the body. The Law of Conservation of Mass literally verifies the basis for this claim when it states that matter can be changed due to physical or chemical effects but it cannot be created nor destroyed. God was figuratively telling Ezekiel that He would bring back and revitalize the Jewish nation of Israel which He has now done. And, He was prophetically telling us that He would perform this very miracle at the rapture of the righteous.

Jesus Turns Water to Wine

Jesus gave us a prime example of God rearranging molecules and running time forward when He performed His first miracle at a wedding in Cana (John 2:1-12). He attended what may have been a family wedding during which the wine had run out. His mother asked Him to do something to alleviate the embarrassment of this situation for the host. Jesus had the house servants fill six large stone ritual purification urns with water. The water in the urns instantly turned into approximately 150 gallons of wine. When the host of the wedding tasted the wine, he declared it to be the “best wine” of the celebration. This means that not only did Jesus cause the molecular structure of water to recombine to become wine, but he also caused the wine to instantly age so that it went from being inexpensive new wine to high quality aged wine. Thus, Jesus showed that he could command both the elements and time.

Therefore, it is completely possible that the young on earth time, are instantly matured into adults in eternal time. This would explain how it is that at death, the spirits of children go to heaven yet at the same time, only adults are ever seen there.

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We are all ignorant children who want to go on making mud pies in a slum because we cannot imagine what is meant by the offer of a vacation by the sea. We are far too easy to please – C. S. Lewis There are enough veiled references in the Bible

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