1250–1300; Middle English ravishen < Middle French raviss-, long stemof ravir to seize ≪ Latin rapere; see rape1
1. enrapture, transport, enthrall, delight, captivate.
Some "very ignorant" people have criticized us for the name RAVISH saying it means, To Rape, this is not accurate. You wouldn't say to a woman my dear you look ravishing (something I would like to rape). Ravish means to be carried away, captivated by, intoxicated with or enraptured. The word has become confused with rape because a woman could be carried away, of course we assume that they were raped, but don't be ignorant. RAVISH is about being carried away with the joy of the Lord. Enraptured, (read number 1 above) to fill with strong emotion, especially joy!
Proverbs 5:18-20 KJV
18 Let thy fountain be blessed: and rejoice with the wife of thy youth.
19 Let her be as the loving hind and pleasant roe; let her breasts satisfy thee at all times; and be thou ravished always with her love.
20 And why wilt thou, my son, be ravished with a strange woman, and embrace the bosom of a stranger?
Proverbs 5:18-20 NIV
18 May your fountain be blessed,
and may you rejoice in the wife of your youth.
19 A loving doe, a graceful deer—
may her breasts satisfy you always,
may you ever be intoxicated with her love.
20 Why, my son, be intoxicated with another man’s wife?
Why embrace the bosom of a wayward woman?
As you can see RAVISH means to be carried away with something as we will be when the Lord returns.
Matthew 24:29-31 KJV
29 Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken:
30 And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.
31 And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.
Matthew 24:21 KJV
For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.
1 Corinthians 15:50-52 KJV
50 Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption.
51 Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,
52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.