| | The first time the Departure is mentioned ?
Hi to all and the DEPARTURE/RAPTURE is first mentioned in the first book that Paul wrote .
In Gal 1:4 , Who gave Himself for our sins , that He might RESCUE/EXAIREO us from this present EVIL AGE , according to the will of God , even our Father .
The word " deliver " is the Greek word EXAIREO , which means " to pluck out , draw out , to choose out , to rescue , and deliver ."
It is translated " pluck out " in Matt 5:29 and in Matt 18:9 and " rescue " in Acts 23:27 .And look at what the verb tense says to us .
EXAIREO is a verb , and it is in the Aorist tense , third person singular , middle voice , and in the subjunctive mood .
In the Subjunctive Mood , the Aorist tense does NOT refer to time but to a single act of " delivering " or " rescuing " , and the mood indicates this is a possibility , that is , the " rescuing " , could take place at any time .
The middle voice refers to God doing this for Himself . And so the KJV translated this verb " He might ( subjunctive mood ) deliver .
Now it is interesting to see that both both moods , the Indicative and the Subjunctive are used of the Departure/rapture . This means that the Rapture is not only a blessed FACT but also it can take place at any time .
The Subjunctive mood indicates Imminency when referring to the Rapture , and COULD take place at any time .
The Indicative Mood of FACT is used in 1 Thess 4:16and 17 , and in Gal 1:4 and in 1 Cor 11:26 .