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Friday, 29 April 2016

jacob prasch moriel ministries: the rapture, the holy spirit and the restrainer: some difficult questions about the intra-seal position - 2 Thessalonians 2:1-12

Now concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our being gathered together to him, we ask you, brothers, not to be quickly shaken in mind or alarmed, either by a spirit or a spoken word, or a letter seeming to be from us, to the effect that the day of the Lord has come. Let no one deceive you in any way. For that day will not come, unless the rebellion comes first, and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son of destruction, who opposes and exalts himself against every so-called god or object of worship, so that he takes his seat in the temple of God, proclaiming himself to be God. Do you not remember that when I was still with you I told you these things? And you know what is restraining him now so that he may be revealed in his time. For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work. Only he who now restrains it will do so until he is out of the way. And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord Jesus will kill with the breath of his mouth and bring to nothing by the appearance of his coming. The coming of the lawless one is by the activity of Satan with all power and false signs and wonders, and with all wicked deception for those who are perishing, because they refused to love the truth and so be saved. Therefore God sends them a strong delusion, so that they may believe what is false, in order that all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness. (2 Thessalonians 2:1-12).

I have been working on this project for some months in order to present all the arguments against Intra-Seal together in one place. The final transcript has now been uploaded onto Amazon as it is much too long for a blog post. Some new insights into Intra-Seal are included which bring further clarity to the inherent problems associated with this deceptive teaching. My existing Intra-Seal posts are virtually excerpts from the publication and they will remain on the blog. I have retained this post because I have quoted the remarks made by Jacob Prasch in the comments section below. At this point in time, my arguments are as exhaustive as I can manage, though perhaps there will be more to say on this subject in the future. I have priced the publication at the minimal cost available on Amazon: $0.99.

The Intra-Seal Rapture Deception Exposed   
As devised and taught by Jacob Prasch

Below is the description I have uploaded to Amazon:

The purpose of the publication is to expose Jacob Prasch’s systematic denial of the gospel and the ministry of the Holy Spirit during the 70th week of Daniel. 

The Intra-Seal theory is relatively new in the world of rapture theories. Jacob Prasch seems to have brought it into the public domain at around the time he wrote his book “Shadows of the Beast” in 2011.

The timing of the rapture is a highly contentious subject amongst premillennialists, some even go so far as to suggest that if you do not believe their particular view, then you are not a genuine Christian. My aim is not to alienate those who believe a different view to myself, though no doubt this publication will offend some people. The truth is often offensive when it conflicts with our presuppositions. The Apostle Paul asked the Galatian Church: “Have I then become your enemy by telling you the truth?” (Galatians 4:16).

The main flaw of pretribulationism is the timing of the rapture. All other pre-trib scriptural errors flow from this basic misconception. In contrast to pretribulationism, the problems surrounding Intra-Seal are not associated with the timing of the rapture at all, rather Intra-Seal is an attack upon the gospel itself, and as such I view it is a highly dangerous deception.

I have attempted to unravel the various false assertions of the Intra-Seal theory and compare them with the scriptures as follows: 

  • Eschatology: The apostasy and the Man of Lawlessness in Bible prophecy.
  • The identity of the restrainer of 2 Thessalonians 2:6-7 defies an unequivocal position.
  • Evidence that the restrainer is the Archangel Michael.
  • When precisely is the restrainer taken out of the way?
  • The murky history of the pre-tribulation rapture theory.
  • A summary of the Intra-Seal deception.
  • Two interim periods… The invalid parallel between the 70th week of Daniel and the period between the resurrection of Jesus Christ and Pentecost.
  • The reversal of Pentecost as Prasch relates it to the 70th week of Daniel.
  • Is the metaphor of “the night” relevant to the period between the resurrection of Jesus Christ and Pentecost?
  • The invalid comparison between the tribulation saints and the church in Smyrna.
  • The seven spirits of God - the omnipresence of the Holy Spirit.
  • Birth Pains as defined in the gospel of John are a defective eschatological motif. (John 16:16-24).
  • Does “The Shattering Of The Power Of The Holy People” refer to Israel or the church?
  • Does the Age of Grace come to an end during the 70th week of Daniel?
  • The recapitulation of the seven plagues and their timing.
  • The timing of the Two Witnesses of Revelation 11:1-14.
  • More Intra-Seal lies related to Michael and the term katechó (restrainer).
  • Further issues: Prasch’s maniacal handling of the 70th week of Daniel.
  • Why does it matter? Intra-Seal is much more than a timing issue.
  • God is not the author of confusion. (1 Corinthians 14:33).
  • Conclusion: Can we reasonably write off the gospel and the ministry of the Holy Spirit during the 70th week of Daniel? 


Thursday, 28 April 2016

Trinity Life Church Leicester ex Director Northamptonshire PCC Adam Simmonds 'deliberating caution' over alleged data leak

Nothing is covered up that will not be revealed, or hidden that will not be known. Therefore whatever you have said in the dark shall be heard in the light, and what you have whispered in private rooms shall be proclaimed on the housetops. (Luke 12:2-3)


Those who have been following my posts about Adam Simmonds will know that there have been many concerns about his involvement with Trinity Life Church in Leicester. Simmonds influence upon the leadership decisions of TLC may have brought them material prosperity, but from a spiritual point of view, their involvement with him has been disastrous (1 Timothy 6:10; Matthew 6:24). As usual TLC remain tight lipped about Simmonds who was a Director and Trustee of the church for a number of years, positions that he no longer holds apparently!

"A police and crime commissioner is considering whether to accept a caution or face prosecution over allegations of misconduct, the BBC understands.
The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) passed the findings of an inquiry into Northamptonshire PCC Adam Simmonds to prosecutors.
The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) is awaiting his response before making its decision public.
Conservative PCC Mr Simmonds declined to comment.
His spokesman said: "Adam will not be commenting at this time regarding any story around the IPCC investigation."
The IPCC investigated claims Mr Simmonds breached the Data Protection Act by allegedly disclosing "sensitive" information relating to a criminal investigation to third parties in 2013 and committed an offence of misconduct in public office.
A spokesman for the police watchdog said: "The investigation is complete and a file was provided to the Crown Prosecution Service.
"The CPS has now given its decision which has been communicated to Mr Simmonds."
A CPS spokesman revealed to the BBC it had written to Mr Simmonds and was awaiting his response.
If Mr Simmonds declines a caution, he could face a trial.
The matter was referred to the IPCC by the Northamptonshire Police and Crime Panel.
Mr Simmonds is not standing for re-election in the forthcoming PCC elections."