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HARPAZO: The Intra-Seal Rapture of the Church
by James Jacob Prasch
Copy-Edited by D. E. Isom
When it comes to books devoted to eschatology in general and the Rapture specifically, they often either read like a formal academic argument written solely for the benefit of scholars or employ the use of fiction to avoid directly handling the underlying biblical text. As with Jacob's previous books and exhaustive list of sermons covering nearly every area of theology, Harpazo presents the doctrine of the Rapture and Resurrection in the strictest biblical sense possible, leveraging the handling of Scripture in the same manner as passed along to us by Christ through the Apostles and Early Church of the 1st century.
Often the typical format of such books is to spend more time explaining and refuting all the positions the author does not subscribe to rather than focus exclusively on what they believe and have derived from Scripture. Harpazo may be unique in the complete absence of charts and seemingly endless trips to sidebars to constantly compare alternate interpretations the author does not subscribe to in the first place. Jacob was asked to continue to employ in an expanded book format the same exegesis of Scripture which is present in all of his teachings regardless of whether or not they are eschatological. After all, "The Apocalypse" means "unveiling", and that "lifting of the curtain", so to speak, as we approach the ever nearer Return of Christ is the Holy Spirit's revelation of Scripture as already given, not a new opinion by man..
The Gospels are clear that immediately in the wake of His Resurrection, Christ not only imparted the Holy Spirit to His disciples, but directly instructed them in how He was the fulfillment of the whole of Scripture. (Lk. 24:27, 44-45) In other words, the interpretation of all of God's Word, every Book of the Old Testament included, was re-cast as Christological, having not just a literal, primary meaning for the times any Scripture was originally given, but an added meaning for either Christ's First Coming, Second Coming, or both. Like every doctrine and theology, the Rapture and Resurrection are illustrated through many scriptural people, places and events throughout the whole of God’s Word and not simply limited to a single biblical reference.
Using the Early Church hermeneutics of typology to illustrate and illuminate doctrine, Jacob shows how there are many raptures and rescues in Scripture which combine to teach what is going to ultimately take place in the Parousia—the Second Coming of Christ. Likewise, there is a wealth of similar events and patterns throughout Scripture which teach us what to expect from related issues such as the Two Witnesses, the role of the 144,000 and Israel yet to come, the pattern of judgments in Revelation and how they actually replay Old Testament and historical parallels, and a wealth of other such End Times teachings already established in the canon of Scripture.
Jesus Himself established this hermeneutic by categorically teaching that the Last Days would be realized in the character of the days of Noah as well as Lot. The Apostles in their writings not only confirmed these specific examples but built upon them. The question for believers in the Last Days is not whether or not some kind of "new" revelation or word from God has been revealed, but how what has already been given is, in these final hours, being unveiled to believers by the Holy Spirit. What Daniel was told to seal until the end, John was told would be ultimately unsealed.
Some of the chapter titles in Harpazo will sound familiar to those already acquainted with Jacob's teachings, but he has never tied everything together overall to this degree before. This book is not about creating another End Times chart, but making a good faith effort to draw together in one place what the whole counsel of God's Word is teaching not just for a single event or prophetic fulfillment, but the overall doctrinal basis by which believers are supposed to act and behave as they are putting His Word into practice. Whereas many limit their teaching on the Rapture to just the drama of the physical event itself, one of the remarkable differences presented in Harpazo is the believer's place in the Rapture and Resurrection and their active role in preparation for it. Recognition of the nearness of His Return invokes a responsibility to live accordingly.
Those expecting an academic treatment of eschatology or hoping for a formal rebuttal of alternative positions will not find such in Harpazo. But those placing a priority on what God's Word is saying more than the word and opinions of man will derive tangible benefits from the book regardless of which "ism" or eschatology currently held. Jacob presents us with a thorough proactive exegesis of Scripture by concentrating on what Scripture affirms rather than a reactive rebuttal of the beliefs of man, which all too often actually fall outside biblical boundaries.
Electronic version is now available as an Ebook and is available at Amazon for $9.99.
Harpazo will not be available until after the first of the year. Contact David Nathan at email@example.com
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This book was written to accompany Jacob's part in the film, "The Daniel Project". Jacob expands on that documentary and explains more fully about the world in which we live today and what it may mean in the light of those Biblical prophecies.
People are looking for answers, instinctively knowing that whilst great efforts are made to bring peace in our troubled world, all is not well. An increase in natural and man made disasters, geo-political tensions and an economic crisis create the sense of a gatherng storm which has become a part of us all.
Since 1948, hundreds of ancient predictions, written thousands of years ago, are now unfolding before us. News agencies from around the world beam satellite images into our homes that could have come straight from the pages of the Bible.
According to Daniel and other Biblical prophets, only the wise will understand how to read the signs and respond - as people around the world will continue to be so busy with their lives; buying and selling, planting and building, unaware of the terrible events that will overtake them.
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The Daniel Project
The Daniel Project documentary film made for TV and cinema is also available as a special edition boxed DVD set featuring Jacob Prasch, Dr. Siam Bhayro, Doug Harris, Rabbi Glick and others. The special Bonus DVD includes an interview with Jacob Prasch explaining "The Way of Escape" which is especially crucial viewing for non-believers.
Details including trailers can be seen at www.thedanielproject.tv.
If you have already seen this film you can support it and help the international distributor obtain public television viewings by leaving a review on the Facebook "Reviews" page atwww.facebook.com/thedanielproject.
This documentary simply presents the facts and leaves the viewer to make up his or her own mind.
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- 5/15 - David Lister requests prayer for his cousin David Smith who has been diagnosed with Parkinson Disease. David is a believer and is trusting the Lord through this trial. May the Lord give David and his family peace and strength.
Update: Carol was diagnosed with Auto-immune disease & the white blood cells are attacking her retina. She will be on chemo for a year. This is all coming. from her blood disease.Please pray for a complete healing
We began to pray immediately and tried to inform as many to stand in the gap for him. He was flown to Sir Charles Gardner Hospital and when they did some further tests he responded to a pain test so they decided to operate that night, thankfully the Lord brought him through the surgery , he has swelling on the brain and cranial pressure which has been of great concern and they have been monitoring the situation constantly.
Many have joined in praying ,since Sunday there has been some movement on his part and trying to open his eyes but he is under sedation.
We keep looking to the Lord continually and seeking to encourage our Son and his wife and his two brother's who our feeling the strain but trying to rest in the Lord.
Moriel requests prayer for believers attacked in Vietnam. Our friends in Vietnam have informed us of a brutal attack on a Vietnamese Mennonite church last Monday June 9th. The police were involved in the attack against believers, including children, who were gathered for a summer bible camp. Please pray that the believers who were attacked may recover physically, emotionally and grow stronger spiritually through this persecution.
Update May 26: Debbie is home from the hospital and on a few new medications. Please continue to pray for Debbie as this is upsetting her daily routine and regiment to manage her Complex Regional Pain Syndrome. Also, pray for the issue of long term care & lack of insurance.
Update: April 11 - The cancer is growing and the Alzheimer's disease is accelerating along with the cancer. She probably won't even know when she is really sick. The Alzeimer's is an extreme case & hard on mother & Carol mentally. We ask prayer for Carol for strength as well./li>
Repeated Debate Challenge
Jacob Prasch wishes to repeat his challenge to publicly debate Anglican Stephen Sizer on Sizer's contentions that Zionism is apartheid and that the modern state of Israel does not fulfill biblical prophecy. As an Anglican in a church ordaining homosexual clergy and with a Druid Arch Bishop of Canterbury now calling for Britain to integrate elements of Islamic Sharia, anti Zionists like Sizer in a church with a pro Islamic hierarchical agenda must be challenged.
We are compelled by the evidence to regard Sizer as hypocritical and biblically ignorant and would relish the opportunity to demonstrate this in public debate before a video camera in a properly moderated format.
It is also difficult for us not to additionally suspect Sizer of being a pseudo-academic fraud, but he at least deserves the opportunity to demonstrate otherwise in a public forum.
In view of the widespread persecution of Arab, Persian, Asian, and African Christians throughout the Moslem world it is nothing short of ludicrous that Sizer continually targets Israel as the perpetrator of injustice when Israel is the solitary country in The Middle East assuring the rights and security of its Christian population.
Our expectation is that Sizer will continue to run as usual. This however simply serves to underscore the indefensible implausibility of his pseudo-scholarly and pseudo-biblical antics.
ISRAEL - Land of the Bible
Sunday 12 April 2015 thru 23 April 15 2015
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Price includes 12 days touring in an air conditioned bus, 12 days guiding with an English speaking guide, accommodation, breakfast and dinner each day, entrance fees
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