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the sudden removal of Christian believers from the Earth before the Tribulation and the return of Jesus Christ
The act of carrying, conveying, transporting or sweeping along by force of movement; the force of such movement; the fact of being carried along by such movement

With the rapture of great winds to blow About earth's shaken coignes.

The act of kidnapping or abducting, especially the forceful carrying off of a woman
Rape; ravishment; sexual violation
to cause others to experience rapture
Extreme pleasure, happiness or excitement

My heart filled with rapture then, and it fills now as it has each of the countless times I have recalled those dear words, as it shall fill always until death has claimed me. I may never see her again; she may not know how I love her--she may question, she may doubt; but always true and steady, and warm with the fires of love my heart beats for the girl who said that night: I love you beyond all conception..

In some forms of fundamentalist Protestant eschatology, the event when Jesus returns and gathers the souls of living believers. (Usually "the rapture.")
to be experiencing rapture
to take part in the Rapture
píti (q v ); further s bojjhanga
The state or condition of being rapt, or carried away from one's self by agreeable excitement; violence of a pleasing passion; extreme joy or pleasure; ecstasy
a ) In premil hypothesis, the End Times assumption of all Christians from earth, with non-Christians being left behind, b ) More loosely, the General Resurrection ( SEE: Raputure Theology COMPARE: General Resurrection )
Fulfilment of desire, great happiness It doesn't last, and on ending usually leads to one of the lower worlds
{i} ecstasy, bliss, extreme joy; state of being carried away with emotion; belief that at the end of the age both living and dead Christians will be caught up to heaven to be with God (Christianity)
The sudden transporation of all true Christians to heaven, which is supposed to take place around the time of the Second Coming of Christ
the supernatural "catching up" of all believers into the air to meet Yeshua/Jesus, as alluded to in First and Second Thessalonians, especially 1 Thess 4: 17 See Rosh Hashana article
The teaching that those Christians who are alive at the beginning, middle, or end of the tribulation period will be transformed (resurrected) and caught up to meet the Lord Jesus in the clouds (1 Thess 4: 16-5: 2; 2 Thess 2)
The resurrection of Church Age believers ending the present dispensation
A seizing by violence; a hurrying along; rapidity with violence
A "carrying away" in either body or spirit In Premillennialism, the removal of the church from the world prior to the Second Coming The word "rapture" does not occur in the English Bible; it is rather taken from the Latin word rapere, which is used in the Latin Vulgate to translate the Greek word harpadzo ("caught up") in 1 Thessalonians 4: 1 7
The method by which Christ will take his people to heaven at the second coming We will be changed in the "twinkling of an eye" Then the dead in Christ will rise up from the graves (resurrected) and with the righteous living their bodies will be (changed) Both groups will rise to meet the Lord in the air and go to heaven One variation of this is the secret rapture - In this scenario, the process will happen but no one will see it But millions of people will suddenly be missing or disappear at the same time The rapture is also closely tied with the end Especially the time of trouble or Tribulation Depending on when the rapture occurs in relation to the tribulation The following terms have become popular in the premillennialist viewpoint and tells when the Church will be raptured: pre-tribulation rapture - before the great tribulation mid-tribulation rapture - during the great tribulation post-tribulation rapture - at the end of the great tribulation
A English term translated from the Latin meaning to be quickly snatched away
a state of being carried away by overwhelming emotion; "listening to sweet music in a perfect rapture"- Charles Dickens
The Latin equivalent of the Greek "ecstasy," standing apart from oneself, the transporting of a person from one place to another, especially to heaven, hence a technical term for the resurrection of the just at the end of times, based on Revelation 20: 4-6
To transport with excitement; to enrapture
The rapture is the catching up of the saints to meet the Lord upon His return to the earth Paul speaks of this in his first letter to the Thessalonians (1 Thessalonians 4: 17) In Dispensationalism the rapture marks the end of the Church age and the beginning of the great tribulation which immediately precedes the coming of Christ to establish the millennial kingdom In Reformed theology the rapture of the saints immediately precedes the final judgement and restoration of all things
a state of elated bliss
pîti: joy, delight, bliss, rapture It is one of the seven limbs of wisdom, providing the bursts of energy, stimulation, and positive feeling that all meditators need to go on with this arduous practice
refers to the snatching away of believers at some point before, during, or at the second coming of Jesus Christ (1 Thess 4: 16-17) (1 Cor 15: 51) (John 14) (Rev 3: 10)
A spasm; a fit; a syncope; delirium
The word "rapture" means "the carrying of a person to another place or sphere of existence " When Christians say "rapture" they are referring to being carried away to heaven
The belief that true believers in Christ will be taken bodily into heaven just prior to or during the Tribulation period, and thus be spared the horrible fate awaiting those left behind on earth The rapture is an integral part of the premillennial dispensationalist systems which have dominated Christian prophecy belief in the second half of the 20th century, as it proposes faith in Christ as the only route to salvation
In some forms of fundamentalist Protestant eschatology, the event when Jesus returns and gathers the souls of living believers. (Usually "the rapture.")"
Rapture is a feeling of extreme happiness or pleasure. The film was shown to gasps of rapture at the Democratic Convention = delight
The state or condition of being full of rapture

The rapturous emotions on the pulpit.

plural of rapture
{i} expression of great enjoyment and ecstasy, expression of great happiness, expression of excitement
If you are in raptures or go into raptures about something, you are extremely impressed by it and enthusiastic about it. They will be in raptures over the French countryside
feeling great rapture or delight
{s} joyful, ecstatic, blissful
Ecstatic; transporting; ravishing; feeling, expressing, or manifesting rapture; as, rapturous joy, pleasure, or delight; rapturous applause
A rapturous feeling or reaction is one of extreme happiness or enthusiasm. The students gave him a rapturous welcome. expressing great happiness or admiration - used especially in news reports
in an ecstatic manner; "he reacted ecstatically to my plan to travel to Africa"
ecstatically, joyfully, blissfully
In a rapturous manner