Rapture is the creation of the Tree of Life by uniting the past, the present, and the future to form the Axis Mundi (the Holy of Holies). The first part of the rapture is unifying Heaven (the future) and the underworld (the past).
The Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. (1 Thessalonians 4:16) "NIV"
The Lord: God
The Lord himself will descend from heaven: God (Heaven) will come down
The dead in Christ will rise first: the underworld (the grave) will ascend
Hell (the grave) and heaven are two extremes known as Yin and Yang respectively. Yin is darkness and Yang is light.
Rapture means that the light comes from the distant future, the darkness comes from the past, and the light and the darkness are united to form the present light.
Present = Future + Past
= Yang + Yin
= Light + Darkness
= Yang (Light)
God's kingdom is made up of human beings. Therefore reconciling the past, present and future is uniting the people dwelling on the things of the past, the people living in the present, and the people of the future. The people dwelling on the past are the dead in the graves, and the people of the future are the light of the world. Hence, uniting the past and the future is uniting darkness and light. Since darkness cannot persist where there is light, the darkness of the past is destroyed by the light of the future.
The destruction of the darkness is the destruction of death. The darkness (death) is swallowed up by Light (Life).
“Death has been swallowed up in victory.” (1 Corinthians 15:54) "NIV"
Once the future and the past are united, the Axis Mundi is established in the present. For it was necessary that death (darkness) is conquered before bringing God's people into the kingdom.
After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever. (1 Thessalonians 4:17)
We who are still alive: God's people that dwell in the present
Them: the past and the future
Caught up with them in the clouds: the present will be united with the past and the future in the clouds
'The air' implies a mid-point between the sky and the earth.
This implies the establishment of the kingdom of Heaven via the creation of the Tree of Life. The future is the crown of the tree, the past is the root of the tree, and the present is the trunk of the tree.
The rapture is the gathering together all people and all things from the past, present and future to form the Axis Mundi; the stable, indivisible and indestructible kingdom of heaven.
That in the dispensation of the fullness of the times He might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven and which are on earth—in Him. (Ephesians 1:10) "NKJV"
The dispensation of the fullness of times: the end of time
Gather together in one all things in Christ: reconcile and unite the whole world around Christ (the Axis Mundi)
Both which are in heaven and which are on earth: unite heaven and earth around Christ
In him: to form the Ish-Man
There will be a sudden change.
In a flash, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed. (1 Corinthians 15:52) "NIV"The human body will be transformed and every person will change from the former person into a new person.The former person is mortal, and the new person is immortal. Therefore the rapture is a change from mortality to immortality.
For the perishable must clothe itself with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality. (1 Corinthians 15:53) "NIV"The kingdom of Heaven is the Axis Mundi, and every human is admitted into the kingdom when he/she is transformed into a human Axis Mundi. This implies a change from the former self to an Ish-Man. This is the meaning of being born again.
Jesus answered, “I am telling you the truth: no one can see the Kingdom of God without being born again.” (John 3:3) "GNT"
To become an Ish-Man, one must be born of water and the Spirit.
No one can enter the Kingdom of God without being born of water and the Spirit. (John 3:5) "NKJV"
Being born of water implies the baptism of repentance represented by the transverse cross; it is the baptism of John. Being born of the Spirit is the baptism of faith represented by the cross, and this baptism is the baptism of Jesus.
Therefore the ways into the Axis Mundi are:
- Repentance (Transverse Cross)
- Faith (the Cross)
Whoever repents of the former way of life and believe that the axis Mundi is the kingdom of heaven, and confesses it, will become an Ish-Man.