Moses and the Rapture

We know that Moses was resurrected because he appeared with Elijah in the presence of the transfigured Yeshua on Mount Tabor.

He is a type of those who will be resurrected in the Rapture.

The Death of Moses

Deuteronomy 34:4  And the LORD said unto him, This is the land which I sware unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, saying, I will give it unto thy seed: I have caused thee to see it with thine eyes, but thou shalt not go over thither.
5  So Moses the servant of the LORD died there in the land of Moab, according to the word of the LORD.
6  And he buried him in a valley in the land of Moab, over against Bethpeor: but no man knoweth of his sepulchre unto this day.
7  And Moses was an hundred and twenty years old when he died: his eye was not dim, nor his natural force abated.
8  And the children of Israel wept for Moses in the plains of Moab thirty days: so the days of weeping and mourning for Moses were ended.

Michael the Archangel disputes with Satan over Moses’ body

Jude verse 9  Yet Michael the archangel, when contending with the devil he disputed about the body of Moses, durst not bring against him a railing accusation, but said, The Lord rebuke thee.

The Resurrected Moses appears with Messiah and Elijah on Mount Tabor

Matthew’s account

Matthew 17:1  And after six days Jesus taketh Peter, James, and John his brother, and bringeth them up into an high mountain apart,
2  And was transfigured before them: and his face did shine as the sun, and his raiment was white as the light.
3  And, behold, there appeared unto them Moses and Elias talking with him.
4  Then answered Peter, and said unto Jesus, Lord, it is good for us to be here: if thou wilt, let us make here three tabernacles; one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elias.

Mark’s account

Mark 9:2  And after six days Jesus taketh with him Peter, and James, and John, and leadeth them up into an high mountain apart by themselves: and he was transfigured before them.
3  And his raiment became shining, exceeding white as snow; so as no fuller on earth can white them.
4  And there appeared unto them Elias with Moses: and they were talking with Jesus.
5  And Peter answered and said to Jesus, Master, it is good for us to be here: and let us make three tabernacles; one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elias.

In the KJV, the NT translators use Greek form of Elijah, which is Elias. The two are versions of the same name.

In these two passages, we have Elijah who was raptured alive, and Moses who had died (as the Deuteronomy and Jude passages show), but who was resurrected.

Moses was not allowed to enter the Land with Joshua. Caleb, and the second generation of Israelites. Yet the Lord prevented Satan from claiming dominion over Moses’ body, resurrected him, and centuries later, the Lord graciously allowed him to enter and see the Land in his resurrected body, and in the company of Elijah and Messiah Himself.

In this Moses is also a type of those who will be included in the Rapture.
We know that the dead in Christ shall rise first.

1 Thessalonians 4:15  For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent (old English for “precede”) them which are asleep.
16  For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump (shofar) of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:
17  Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.


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