The Post Tribulation / Pre-Wrath Rapture of the Church

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Could Jesus come back tomorrow? Is the Lord’s Return Imminent?

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Matthew 24:36
No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.

Matthew 24:42
Therefore keep watch, because you do not know the day on which your Lord will come.

Matthew 24:43
But understand this: If the owner of the house had known in which watch of the night the thief was coming, he would have kept watch and would not have let his house be broken into.

Matthew 24:44
For this reason, you also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect Him.

Matthew 25:13
Therefore keep watch, because you do not know the day or the hour.

Mark 13:35
Therefore keep watch, because you do not know when the master of the house will return–whether in the evening, at midnight, when the rooster crows, or in the morning.

Acts 1:7

Jesus replied, “It is not for you to know times or seasons that the Father has fixed by His own authority.

1 Corinthians 1:8
He will sustain you to the end, so that you will be blameless on the day of our Lord Jesus Christ.

1 Thessalonians 5:4
But you, brothers, are not in the darkness so that this day should overtake you like a thief.

2 Peter 3:10
But the day of the Lord will come like a thief. The heavens will disappear with a roar, the elements will be dissolved in the fire, and the earth and its works will not be found.

Could Jesus come back tomorrow? Is the Lord’s return imminent?

The Bible says we need to be ready at all times because we do not know the day or the hour that Christ will return.

Pretribulationists argue that if Christ returns at the end of the Great Tribulation then his return will not be imminent or like a thief.

The reference point for God is Jerusalem.  With all that is going on in the Middle East it is quite possible that the Great Tribulation has started and we have missed the signs that Jesus talked about on the Mt of Olives (Matthew 24).

The Western Church is relatively spared from overt hostile persecution.  It tends to be persecuted more by atheists, evolutionists, moral decay and the general Godlessness of society.  The Western Church is more likely to be the Woman who sits on the beast in Revelation Chapter 17 than the persecuted Church of Revelation Chapter 13.

The Bible says that Jesus will not come back until the man of lawlessness has been revealed.  (2 Thess 2:3)  But can we be sure that we have not missed the antichrist’s coming?

We are called to be watchful so that the day of the Lord will not surprise us.

The fact that God does have a schedule for the second coming of Christ does not mean that Christ could not come back tomorrow.  We cannot know for sure where God is up to in his schedule.  He may not have even started to open the seals but maybe he has and is close to the end.

In Matthew 24, the Olivet discourse, Jesus lists the signs of his coming.  These harmonize well with the signs associated with the seals of revelation.

As Jesus told us to watch for these signs, it is unlikely that the rapture would occur before these signs take place.  Otherwise, the people who are told to watch out for the signs (the believers) would never get to see them if the rapture took place before the first seal.

In any case, we need to be awake and sober minded so that the Lord’s coming will not surprise us.

In times of such suffering and persecution we need something to encourage us to persevere.   The degree of suffering and persecution itself will be a sign that the Lord’s coming is near.

The Western Church should not be complacent and think that the Lord’s coming is not near just because it is not being persecuted and put to death like the Church in the Middle East.

1Thess 5:4 says: ‘But you, brothers, are not in the darkness so that this day should overtake you like a thief’.  So the Lord coming like a thief applies to those who are in darkness.

Therefore keep watch, because you do not know the day on which your Lord will come. (Matt 24:42)

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http://www.truthinlove.com/References/144000JewsSealed.html

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http://www.truthinlove.com/analogies/seven_seals.htm

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God fulfills some of his promises during the Millennium

When Christ comes unexpectedly at the end of this Age, He will redeem his people from the Earth.
The dead in Christ will rise first followed by those who are alive in Christ. This is the first ressurrection and the rapture (or the Harvest) at the End of the Age.
Hence, all believers will be called up to be with Christ when he returns and they will remain with Him forever. (1Thess 4:17)
Believers will all stand before The Judgment Seat of Christ and will reign with him for 1000 years in Heaven over the Nations on Earth and will be rewarded for the things that they have done in the Body.
When Christ returns with his army of Believers, he will defeat the Beast and the False Prophet and the Kings of the Earth. He will separate the nations into the Sheep and the Goats.
The Dead outside of Christ will not be raised until after the Millennium.
Satan is bound for the duration of the Millennium and then is released for a brief time before being thrown into to the Lake of Fire where the Beast and the Antichrist were thrown at the Battle of Armageddon before the Millennium started.
At the End of the Millennium, the Dead in Hades and the Sea will be raised for Judgment at the Great White Throne. Those whose names are not in the Lamb’s Book of Life will be thrown into the Lake of Fire which is the second death.
Death itself is thrown into the Lake of Fire.
Finaly, when all things have been put under Christ’s feet, the Son hands the Kingdom back to the Father.
God then makes all things New.
The New Jerusalem descends from heaven as a Bride beautifully adorned for her husband.
God lives with Man on Earth in the New Jerusalem which is composed of New and Old Testament believers.
The Nations are outside but are allowed to bring their glory into the New Jerusalem once a year and are given the Leaves of the Tree of Life for healing.

The Millennium is mentioned six times in the third last chapter of the Bible.
Peter also makes reference to a day being like a thousand years.
God created the world in six days and we are about six thousand years from Adam!
Is Christ about to return? Is the final millennium about to start?

The Bible begins and ends with God creating (or recreating) the heavens and the earth the way He intended it to be.
In the third chapter of the Bible (Gen 3), Satan enters to corrupt mankind and lead man away from God’s purposes.
Not surprizingly, it is in the third last chapter of the Bible (Rev 20) that Satan exits (he is thrown into the Lake of Fire along with Hades and death and all those whose names are not in the Book of Life).
In between the first three chapters and the last three chapters of the Bible, God sets about redeeming man and restoring man to his purposes and in so doing, brings Glory to Himself.

If Satan would like to remove one chapter from the Bible, it would be the third last one; the one in which he is judged and thrown into the Lake of Fire.
This is also the Chapter that deals with the Millennium. The Millennium reveals how God deals with His people and the People of the World (ie the Nations).
If Christians are to go to heaven after Christ returns, it will be during the Millennium.
It is during the Millennium that Christians are rewarded for the things that they have done in the body.
When Christ returns at the beginning of the Millennium, the Nations will be sorted into the Sheep (who were kind to God’s people) and the Goats (who persecuted God’s people).
At the End of the Millennium, all enemies are put under Christ’s feet and Jesus hands the Kingdom back to the Father.
God then lives with man in the New Jerusalem on a New Earth surrounded buy the Nations who refused the Mark of the Beast and were kind to God’s people during the Great Tribulation.

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January 15, 2011 Posted by | Are you ready?, Day of the Lord, Firstfruits, firstfruits are raptured pretrib, heavenly reign of Christ, pagan resurrection, Post Tribulation Rapture, pre-wrath rapture, premillennial view, seccond coming of Christ, synchronous seals and trumpets, synchronous seals and trumpets with nested bowls, the first resurrestion, The rapture is part of the Seventh Trumpet, The second 144000 are the firstfruits, the second coming of Christ, The seven bowls are part of the seventh Trumpet | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

What will happen in the End Times when Jesus Comes Again?


This video describes what will happen to the Church in the End Times.The Church will be persecuted by the Beast for times time and time and a half but will be saved by the return of Christ when he comes unexpectedly at the end of the Great Tribulation.A small number of Christians who have kept themselves pure will be spared from the hour of trial – they are said to number 144000.The rest of the Church will be persecuted by the Beast for 1260 days.After this the Church will be harvested by angel like the son of man and by another angel who is in charge of the fire. The true believers will meet with Christ in the clouds along with the ‘sleeping’ believers who will be raised from the dead. (This is the First Resurrection) False Christians will go to hades to wait for judgement at the Great White Throne. All believers will reign with Christ during the Millennium in Heaven where they will be rewarded for the things that they have done in the Body.After the Millennium is over, those who took part in the first resurrection will decend from Heaven as a bride beautifully adorned for her husband to become the New Jerusalem where God will dwell with Man for all eternity.
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January 15, 2011 Posted by | Are you ready?, Day of the Lord, Firstfruits, firstfruits are raptured pretrib, heavenly reign of Christ, pagan resurrection, Post Tribulation Rapture, pre-trib rapture, pre-wrath rapture, premillennial view, seccond coming of Christ, the first resurrestion, the second coming of Christ | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment