Category Archives: Rapture

SCRIPTURE TEACHES THE RAPTURE AND THE VISIBLE SECOND COMING ARE DISTINCT EVENTS – HERE IS THE EVIDENCE

The most contentious debate among evangelicals is not hard to identify.  It consists of whether or not the occurrence of the Rapture of the Church stands as a distinct event from the visible Second Coming of Christ, sometimes referred to as “The Glorious Appearing.”

Indeed, even in the verse where the phrase “the glorious appearing” originates (Titus 2:13), the (1) return of Christ to resurrect the dead “in Christ” and to translate the believers alive at that time appears conflated with (2) the visible return of Christ in glory at the very end of the age at the conclusion of … Read More

IS SANCTIFICATION NECESSARY FOR GLORIFICATION?

Today, I want to share a review of our new book, THE REVEALING,  by a friend, pastor, and great scholar of the Word, Douglas Riggs.

I am honored to have his commendation and to share with you why he believes the book is essential reading for all Christians who are serious about deepening their spiritual lives by daily walking closer to the LORD. Pastor Riggs, zeroes in on a number of the key verses that testify to our purpose and destiny as children of God. Thanks, Doug Riggs.  Blessings to you and the Morning Star Community.

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AFTER THE RAPTURE: Does the Church Still Have a Mission on the Earth?

The following article co-authored by Gary Huffman and myself was published in the August 2017 edition of The Prophecy in the News Magazine.  It is drawn from our new bestselling book, THE REVEALING:  UNLOCKING THE HIDDEN SECRETS ON THE GLORIFICATION OF GOD’S CHILDREN.  

In the book, we propose a very different scenario for what happens AFTER the Rapture.  Instead of just “going to heaven” to be with the “Lord” and with loved ones that have gone before us, we still have an assignment.  Our brothers and sisters from Judah, from Israel, and the remnant living around the world are still … Read More

AFTER THE RAPTURE: DOES THE CHURCH STILL HAVE A MISSION ON THE EARTH?

By Gary L. Huffman and S. Douglas Woodward

The Manifestation of God’s Glory in the Church During the Tribulation

Although not explicitly stated in Scripture, the Feast of Tabernacles constitutes a feast of glory. Thus, the fulfillment of the Feast of Tabernacles would be the period when God’s glory manifests. And we recall that at Tabernacles, God symbolically dwells with the Jews in separated booths. God’s dwelling with each believer comprises a vital part of Jewish tradition just as it is in the Christian tradition.

In Joel 2:23, we learn at Tabernacles both the former rain and the latter rainRead More

THE SEPTEMBER 23 SIGN IN THE HEAVENS – WILL THE RAPTURE HAPPEN THEN?

Considerable speculation exists that Revelation 12:1-2 prophesies a unique and significant sign that will appear on the Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah (aka The Feast of Trumpets), this Fall. 

To be precise, the event transpires on September 23, 2017.  Many speculate that because this arrangement of constellations and “wandering stars” (i.e., the constellation Virgo, the sun, the moon, along with a “crown of 12 stars” in Leo) must constitute a magnificent milestone fulfilling Bible prophecy since it has not appeared for thousands of years in this specific alignment. (The arrangement includes nine principal stars in Leo plus three planets, Mars, … Read More