After-Effect of Ecclesia Rapture

When the rapture of the ecclesia takes place it will take seven years before Christ returns to the earth in Person. In those seven years significant events will take place both in heaven and on the earth.

Events in Heaven

  1. Assemblage of raptured saints in the atmospheric heaven.
  2. Issuance of Identification plates with names written on both sides.
  3. Judgment Seat of Christ for the presentation of crowns and other rewards.
  4. First Banquet at the second heaven. “You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies …” (Ps 23:5). This event will take place in the second heaven where Satan’s headquarter is located.
  5. Presentation of saints as a group to the Father at the third heaven where God is seated on His throne.
  6. Marriage of the Lamb.
  7. Preparation for Kingdom Rule.
  8. Marriage Supper of the Lamb. This event will take place on the last day of the Tribulation Period.

Events on the Earth – First 3½ years

  1. Manifestation of the Antichrist as a man of peace.
  2. Confirmation of a covenant between Israel and her Arab neighbors based on the “Abraham Accords Peace Agreement” by the ‘Man of Peace’ who is the Beast according to Daniel 9:27.
  3. Emergence of 144,000 Jewish Evangelists scattered all over the world.
  4. Introduction of the number of the Beast as a credit card system ostensibly to control the economy and ration scarce food supply.
  5. Rebuilding of the Jewish Temple and reinstatement of temple worship.
  6. Israel persuaded to give up her nuclear arsenal.
  7. Battle of Gog: Russia and her allies invade Israel. The invaders will be destroyed supernaturally.
  8. Destruction of a fourth of the world population. “So I looked, and behold, a pale horse. And the name of him who sat on it was Death, and Hades followed with him. And power was given to them over a fourth of the earth, to kill with sword, with hunger, with death, and by the beasts of the earth.” (Rev 6:8)

Events on the Earth – second 3½ Years; wrath of God unleashed on earth

  1. Two Special Witnesses Moses and Elijah appear on the scene from heaven, takeover from the 144,000 evangelists the preaching of the gospel of the kingdom for the remaining one thousand two hundred and sixty days.
  2. The First Beast as Antichrist occupies the rebuilt Jewish Temple in Jerusalem declaring that he is “God” and demands to be worshiped after erecting an abomination in the rebuilt Temple.
  3. Rapture of the 144,000 Jewish Evangelists alive from Jerusalem.
  4. The Second Beast known as False Prophet enforces worship of the First Beast by making the Mark of the Beast compulsory. Public execution for those who reject the Mark on the forehead or right hand begins.
  5. Antichrist destroys the World Church that helped bring him to power.
  6. Environmental changes take place around the world. Revelation judgments bring the wrath of God on man and creation.
  7. Destruction of one-third of the remaining world population.
  8. Assassination of the Two Special Witnesses.
  9. Signs in heaven.
  10. Resurrection and rapture of the Two Special Witnesses.
  11. Rapture of tribulation martyrs; a great multitude.
  12. Sign of the Son of Man in heaven coming with the ‘clouds’ representing the saints and holy angels.
  13. Christ lands on the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem to confront an assemblage of world forces at the plain of Megiddo in Israel for the Battle of Armageddon.

This is an excerpt from “HEAVEN: Twelve Imperatives for Entry.” The eBook and paperback versions of this book can be accessed at this link:

The Chosen Ones Are the Ecclesia

In Mt 16 Jesus said: “And I also say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it.” (Mt 16:18)  The word ‘church’ means so many things to many people.


The term translated church in the English Bible is the Latin ‘Ecclesia’ and Greek ‘Ekklesia’ and means the “gathering of those summoned” or the assembly of citizens in a city-state. It often refers to a formal assembly of people, especially in a political or religious context. In modern usage, ecclesia is not the same as church.


A church in modern usage is an ecclesial community headed by a bishop or someone recognized as the equivalent of a bishop, e.g. a General Overseer, Prelate or Patriarch. Here, church is denominational, and also a mixed multitude. This is the norm in the organized church-system or churchianity that you have in the world today.


Acts 1:

6 Therefore, when they had come together, they asked Him, saying, “Lord, will You at this time restore the kingdom to Israel?”

7 And He said to them, “It is not for you to know times or seasons which the Father has put in His own authority.

8 “But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” (NKJV)


Before His ascension into heaven, the Disciples asked Jesus a legitimate question:  “will You at this time restore the kingdom to Israel?” Jesus did not rebuke them for asking the question. Rather He said to them: “It is not for you to know times or seasons which the Father has put in His own authority.”


God had planned even before the foundation of the world to reward Jesus with the gift of sons of God for His meritorious sacrifice on the Cross. Secondly, the vacuum created by fallen angels must be filled. God chose to use sons of men to replace the fallen angels. In the redemption program, there was need to transform sons of men into sons of God for habitation in heaven. In the original plan of creation mankind was not created to live in heaven.


Lk 20:

34 And Jesus answered and said to them, “The sons of this age marry and are given in marriage.

35 “But those who are counted worthy to attain that age, and the resurrection from the dead, neither marry nor are given in marriage;

36 “nor can they die anymore, for they are equal to the angels and are sons of God, being sons of the resurrection.


With the rejection of her Messiah by the Jews, God decided to call-out people from the Gentile and Jewish nations to fulfill this role. Hence the charge to the disciples was to go into the whole world and preach the gospel of grace of God with a view of making disciples of those who believe the message and are saved.


The assignment was given a time-span of two days or two thousand years. The duration is about to expire.


The number of those to be called out is limitless, but the number of those to be chosen among the called is finite.  “For many are called, but few are chosen.” (Mt 22:14)  It’s also hierarchical in structure as of kings, lords, chief priests and the priesthood.


According to the Apostolic doctrine, the church is made up of those baptized into Christ through hearing of the gospel of grace of God and believing in the finished work of Jesus Christ on the cross of Calvary. When those saved through the preaching of the gospel come together with one heart and one soul for fellowship, in the breaking of bread, in prayers and edification of one another, they constitute a local gathering of the church of Jesus Christ. This is the ecclesia.


The church is one. The head is the Lord Jesus Christ. The builder is God the Holy Spirit. When the building is completed, the church will be taken up to heaven. It will cease to exist on earth just as there was no church on earth before the Day of Pentecost.


The true church is the Body of Christ. It is the ecclesia. “For as the body is one and has many members, but all the members of that one body, being many, are one body, so also is Christ.” (1 Cor 12:12) Jesus said He will build His church by revelation; the church will be made up of those chosen to be in the Body of Christ.


The present-day church is mostly the called-out ones but the ecclesia is made up of the chosen ones.


To many ‘church’ is a place, a geographical location; a building; a denomination; a board of incorporated trustees; a mixed assemblage of worshippers; a gathering of saints of God; privately-owned corporations; and registered and unregistered religious partnerships.


In recent times, whenever I am studying the word of God, I prefer to read ‘ecclesia’ wherever I come across the term ‘church’ in the New Testament Bible. It makes more sense to me. You cannot be in the body of Christ without being part of the ecclesia, the called AND chosen ones.


If you are part of the ecclesia you will know because “the Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God.” (Rom 8:16)


~Collins Enyeribe


Rapture is the only means of entering heaven in a glorified state during the dispensation of grace.

Of the four remaining raptures, two are Jewish and person-specific. The other two are the rapture of Ekklesia saints and great tribulation martyrs.

The rapture of great tribulation martyrs is a second chance option for those left out of the Ekklesia airlift to heaven. Therefore, the Final Word is to quality to be included in the rapture of the called-out ones, which is the next most important event in the prophetic Calendar.

“But as it is written: eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor have entered into the heart of man the things which God has prepared for those who love Him.” (1Cor 2:9 NKJV)

~Collins Enyeribe

House Church of Jesus Christ

“… the foolishness of God is wiser than men …”  (1 Cor 1:25)

The church of Jesus Christ is one. It’s united. It’s different from what is mostly known as church in the world today.

The original Apostles understood what the Lord meant when He said: “I will build my church.”

If the original Apostles were alive today they would not recognize organisations of men as the church of Jesus Christ; neither would they understand a building or a denomination registered by civil authority as the church of Jesus Christ.

The word “church” can be used to refer to the universal Ekklesia, representing dead and living saints of God. It can also be used to refer to the living members of the called-out ones – the militant church worldwide. The commonest use of the word “church” refers to the local congregation of believers.

The Holy Spirit is the builder and overseer of the church. He oversees the militant church through the five-fold ministry of Apostles, Prophets, Evangelists, Pastors and Teachers.

The Holy Spirit also oversees the activities of house churches through nine appointive posts. During the apostolic age, every member of a house church was bestowed with at least one appointive post for effective participation in the early church movement.

God in His ‘foolishness’ did not include EVANGELIST & PASTOR in the appointive posts He designed for operating a house church. He must have foreseen the damage those who appoint themselves as “pastors” in particular are causing in the local assemblies today.

Evangelists have no role to play in the local church. It is frivolous to try to evangelize a born again Christian. Evangelists are required to “go ye” and preach to unbelievers and not “come to our church” and hear the gospel. A mixed multitude is not part of the church of Jesus Christ.

The house church was considered by God to be so critically important for building the Body that it is one of two places the Holy Spirit manifests His presence since He arrived as the representative of the Godhead on earth.

The five-fold ministry of Apostles, Prophets, Evangelists, Pastors and Teachers was designed for the equipping and edifying of the militant church that is the living church worldwide.

The original five-fold appointees were not restricted to specific locations or regions rather their coverage was the known world of their time. They travelled and did the work of ministry as led by the Holy Spirit. As they did so they added to the church the fruits of their labour.

House churches were set up as occasion demanded. There must be at least two born again Christians to constitute a house church.  The Holy Spirit dwells in the midst of two or more people infused with the image of God otherwise known as Hypostatic Chips.

In carrying out the Great Commission the original twelve deployed their apostolic, prophetic, evangelistic, pastoral and teaching gifts to draw people to faith in Christ. Those so drawn were put in clusters under the temporary care of overseers to nurture them to stand on their own.

Overseers did not belong to the local church but moved from one house church to another house church as it was considered expedient for disciplining new converts.

Originally, there was no clergy-laity dichotomy in the local assembly. They were all brethren.

The purpose of the house church was to function as nursery to nurture and grow believers from babyhood to maturity in Christ. That’s God’s designed method of growing in grace.

The Holy Spirit Himself was in charge of house churches. The joy of fellowship was the fact that the Holy Spirit was totally in control of proceedings.

“And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ, till we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ.” (Eph 4:11-13)

In the days of the Apostles those with pastoral calling had no direct role to play in the local house church other than to transmit messages and divinely-received teachings to them through overseers sent to establish new converts in the faith.

For the house church established by the Holy Spirit and enrolled mostly through fruits of evangelism qualified men and women were given appointments in the church. “And God has appointed these in the church” Apostles, Prophets, Teachers, Workers of miracles, Healers with – gifts of healing, Helpers, Administrators, Speakers with tongues & Interpreters of tongues.

In the early church, every member of a house church was endowed with at least one of these nine gifts to function in the local assembly. They were not ordained by ‘anointed’ men of God. They simply stirred the gift bestowed to them and carried out the enablement in the local assembly of believers.

They did not carry the titles like bracelets. Some functioned in more than one appointive position.

The twelve Apostles appointed from the men who followed them overseers of house churches. They were required to move from house church to house church establishing the new appointees in their roles in the church and strengthening them to continue in the grace of God.

~Collins #Reinventing Apostolic Standards

Mandate of Followers of Christ

God is a planner. He has objectives. He has a pattern for everything He does. He declares the end from the beginning.

God works by mandates. As Creator He speaks the Word; the Word goes into action in the power of the Holy Spirit to produce the expected result.

God gave His Son a mandate for planet earth. The mandate of Jesus has three distinct assignments in two comings spanning over three dispensations with three finishing points.

The first assignment as the “Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world” has taken place.


The second assignment in His second coming is to sit on three thrones of glory to judge Christians, Gentiles and Jews in that order.

The third assignment in His second coming is to reestablish God’s literal kingdom with earth dwellers, rule the earth for 1,000 years with a rod of iron in order to restitute all things to conform to the decree of the Godhead and render account to the Father to resume His position as all in all.

On completion of His first coming assignment and before He ascended into heaven where He came from Jesus gave His followers a mandate for His church.

The mandate Jesus gave to His followers is expressed in what is known as the Great Commission. This is my paraphrase of that mandate.

“As My Father sent Me, so I send you to go into all the world and preach the gospel of grace of God to every creature baptizing those who believe in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, making them disciples with signs following by teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you to teach and do.”

The original Apostles understood what the Lord meant when He said “I will build my church.” They complied with the demands of the mandate without wavering.

The church of Jesus Christ has one foundation. It has no fractional units. It’s different from what is mostly known as church in the world today. The church of Jesus Christ is people, the Ekklesia, called-out from Jewish and Gentile nations.

The original Apostles of the Lord followed the mandate given by the Lord Jesus Christ in making disciples of all nations. Few congregations in the world today measure up to the standard set by the original apostles, which the Lord commanded that we should imitate.

If the original Apostles were alive today they would not recognize many church organisations as the church of Jesus Christ; neither would they understand a building or a denomination registered by civil authority as the church of Jesus Christ.

Jesus Christ is the head of His church, which is a mystical body. The builder of the church is the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit builds the church in the following manner:

By the implantation of a Hypostatic Chip in the heart of individuals after hearing the gospel of grace of God, conviction of sin and manifestation of godly sorrow that produces repentance leading to salvation, not to be regretted.

By taking charge of ‘families of God’ operating as cell fellowships of those infused with Hypostatic Chips. In times of severe persecution, cell fellowships cell become alternate family units for mutual support and the propagation of the faith.

The basic qualification for joining the church of Jesus Christ is the fulfilment of the Lord’s command to be born again. “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.”  (Jn 3:3).

In view of the monumental falling away and apostasy happening in the organised church lately, it’s my considered opinion that this is the time to return to the twelve Apostles’ doctrine and fellowship standards in order to fulfil the Lord’s mandate to believers and in anticipation of His soon return.