Harpazo a Scientific Perspective
"For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first. 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. Wherefore comfort one another with these words." 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18
For many years science fiction writers have tinkered with the idea of teleportation. The Star Trek series popularized the idea with the phrase, ‘Beam me up Scotty." Not long after bumper stickers were seen on some Christian vehicles read, "Beam me up Jesus."
Prophecy students have pondered the possibility that this science fiction notion might someday be used to provide a possible explanation for the Rapture to the earth’s masses. In the past it was recognized there would be serious reservations by the scientific community as to the plausibility of such a fanciful idea.
When the notion of "quantum teleportation" was presented to Albert Einstein he rejected it and referred to the concept as "spooky." Science has now proved Albert Einstein’s rejection was premature and the spooky is starting to take place.
Not too distant in the near future a supernatural event will transpire that our scientific establishments are becoming more aware of its biblical significance.
Researchers from Tokyo and Mainz have made significant progress in reliably replicating the controversial anomaly of quantum teleportation. Work in 1998 verified the initial that quantum teleportation of light clusters was possible, and in August 2004 increased the distance of teleportation to 600 meters using optical fiber. The longest distance yet claimed to be achieved for quantum teleportation is 143 km (89 mi) in May 2012 between the two Canary Islands of La Palma and Tenerife off the Atlantic coast of North Africa.
The research results from Tokyo and Mainz are significant because they have demonstrated control of the process so much so that they can teleport photonic quibits from one location to the next with a success rate of 79 to 82%. This new progress will usher in new possibilities such as quantum communication. Your cell phone could no longer transmit radio frequencies to a tower, but instead form a quantum entanglement condition that allows your voice to be teleported at great distances to another device with the matching entanglement.
On a June 11, 2002 Colorado Springs Gazette article which headlined, "Researchers ‘teleport’ laser beam…Technique may be used someday to move matter," reported that, "Australian scientists said Monday they successfully "teleported" a laser beam encoded with data, breaking it up and reconstructing an exact replica a yard away.
Their work replicates an experiment at the California Institute of Technology in 1998, but the Australian team thinks its technique is more reliable and consistent…At this state, the process perfected by Australian physicist Ping Koy Lam and his 12-member team only can teleport light by destroying the light beam and creating a copy at the receiving end from light particles known as photons.
"We have taken a beam of laser light…and completely destroyed it and then made measurements of the destroyed laser beam and then took the measured results to the other side of the lab and reconstructed an exact replica of what we have destroyed," Lam said. Teleporting a laser beam involves destroying and replicating billions of photons. Lam said he thinks the process, called "quantum teleportation," which takes a nanosecond - one billionth of one second - soon will be used for teleporting matter.
Teleporting a living person likely would be virtually impossible, scientists said. "In theory, there is nothing stopping us, but the complexity of the problem is so huge no one is thinking seriously about it at the moment," Lam said."
So now during the 21st century scientists have proven to their satisfaction that in theory there is nothing stopping the teleportation of human beings - the only problem is that it would take greatly advanced technology to achieve it.
One of the features of quantum teleportation – the only form of teleportation that allows the creation of a perfect copy of the original someplace else – is that the original is destroyed. Does this matter? One argument says it doesn't because a perfect copy is as good as the original. At the atomic level, all particles are identical.
Also, the stuff in our bodies is constantly being replaced anyway. Even without teleportation, atoms and molecules are continually streaming into and out of your body, so that over time every bit of matter of which you're made is exchanged. According to one estimate, you're completely replaced at the cellular level about every seven years.
So teleportation wouldn't do anything qualitatively different from what happens in the normal course of events. It just happens to replace all of your particles in one fell swoop rather than over a period of time. Another argument insists that teleportation, far from being an efficient form of travel, is equivalent to death.
A person who believes in the soul may also believe that, whereas the physical body can be teleported, the soul cannot. But even leaving the soul out of it, it's possible to argue that becoming a perfect clone means becoming someone else.
Perhaps non-quantum forms of teleportation will be developed and applied to human beings. Then the original would not need to be destroyed, thus raising the specter of multiple nearly-identical copies of a person being created. Would each of these new individuals have the same rights as you part ownership in all your belongings, some share in your spouse?
A non-destructive teleporter could be used as a replicator, for virtual medicine (manipulating the stored data to create a copy better than the original), travelling into the future (creating a copy many years after the information was stored), or making backup copies (creating a copy from recently stored information if the original was involved in a mishap.)
To a world soon to be overwhelmed with satanic deception, the idea that a super advanced alien race of beings is using its vast knowledge to make people disappear may well be the answer they cling to.
Not too distant in the near future the Harpazo (Rapture) is going to actually occur. The credible lie that technologically advanced aliens are able to perpetrate such an incredible feat of quantum teleportation is now soundly placed within the realm of accepted science.
In the Word of God there are a several interesting teleportation episodes first one is found in Genesis 5:24 “And Enoch walked with God: and he was not; for God took him.” And in 2 Kings 2:1- 11 “v1, “When the Lord was about to take Elijah up to heaven in a whirlwind, Elijah and Elisha were on their way from Gilgal.” And v11, “As they were walking along and talking together, suddenly a chariot of fire and horses of fire appeared and separated the two of them, and Elijah went up to heaven in a whirlwind.”
According to the Bible, Enoch and Elijah are the only two people God took to heaven without them dying. Enoch is described as a man who "walked with God for 300 years" (Genesis 5:23). Elijah was perhaps the most powerful of God's prophets in the Old Testament. There are also prophecies of Elijah's return in Malachi 4:5-6, “Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the great and awesome day of the Lord comes. And he will turn the hearts of fathers to their children and the hearts of children to their fathers, lest I come and strike the land with a decree of utter destruction.” Some speculate that they were taken in preparation for a role in the end times, possibly as the two witnesses in Revelation 11:3-12.
Jesus makes an interesting correlation between Old and New Testaments regarding the Harpazo in Luke 17:26, “And as it was in the days of Noah, so it will be also in the days of the Son of Man” And in verse 17:36 “Two men shall be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left.”
In the New Testament there are a couple of interesting teleportation episodes; in the gospel of John 6:16-24 says: "When evening came, his disciples went down to the lake, where they got into a boat and set off across the lake of Capernaum. By now it was dark, and Jesus had not yet joined them. A strong wind was blowing and the waters grew rough. When they had rowed three or three and a half miles, they saw Jesus approaching the boat, walking on the water; and they were terrified. But he said to them, "It is I; don’t be afraid." Then they were willing to take him into the boat, and immediately the boat reached the shore where they were heading." The lake mentioned here is the Sea of Galilee which averages about 6 miles across. So according to the text above the disciples rowed about 3 1/2 miles across, placing them somewhere in the middle. Then Jesus appears, walking on water (which is another miracle) and once they took Him into the boat they immediately appeared at the shore. The greek word for immediately is “eutheōs” which means instantaneously. In today’s terms it means without lapse of time; without delay; at once. So Jesus instantly teleported the boat, the twelve disciples another 2 1/2 miles to the shore!
The next example is with Philip and the eunuch. Philip was given instructions to go south to a desert road that goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza and he eventually ran into the Ethiopian eunuch, he ministered to him and he got saved. I want you to see what happened next, “When they came up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord suddenly took [Harpazo] Philip away, and the eunuch did not see him again, but went on his way rejoicing. Philip, however, appeared at Azotus and traveled about, preaching the gospel in all the towns until he reached Caesarea.” (Acts 8:39-40) Azotus is a coastal city about 19 miles north of Gaza which Philip was transported via The Holy Ghost Highway.
The Apostle Paul gives us insight of another teleportation that is about to occur in the near future. “But let me tell you a wonderful secret God has revealed to us. Not all of us will die, but we will all be transformed. It will happen in a moment, in the blinking of an eye, when the last trumpet is blown. For when the trumpet sounds, the Christians who have died will be raised with transformed bodies. And then we who are living will be transformed so that we will never die. For our perishable earthly bodies must be transformed into heavenly bodies that will never die.” (1 Cor. 15:51-53)
In conclusion, this mysterious event known as the Rapture is most clearly presented in Paul's first letter to the Thessalonians, in which he encourages the grieving Christians that, at the Harpazo "the great teleportation," they will be reunited with those who have died in Christ before them.
The term harpazo simply means the snatching away from danger. To those who have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and are called by His name, Christians, this event is our blessed hope! Jesus the Lamb of God died for all of our sins and rose again, offering Himself as the perfect sacrifice for remission of all sins. For those who accept Christ and follow His commandment to love God and love each other, Jesus will remove us from God’s final Judgment on a Christ rejecting world.
The day is approaching soon when we will hear these words, “The Spirit and the bride say, "Come!" And let him who hears say, "Come !" Whoever is thirsty, let him come; and whoever wishes, let him take the free gift of the water of life.” Revelation 22:17 Are you ready?