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

http://www.truthinlove.com/References/seven_seals_trumpets_bowls.htm

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

http://www.truthinlove.com/References/last_trumpet.htm

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The pagans (nations / gentiles) who are alive when Christ returns will be separated into the Sheep and the Goats after the Church has been raptured. These Sheep are not Christians.

The pagans (nations / gentiles) who are alive when Christ returns will be separated into the Sheep and the Goats after the Church has been raptured. These Sheep are not Christians. These Sheep go on into the Millennium as the Nations with the 144000 Jews and repopulate the Earth. The Nations will outnumber the Jews 10:1. The Sheep Nations will never become part of the New Jerusalem but they may be allowed to enter it once a year for the Feast of the Tabernacles. The Leaves of the Tree of Life are for the Healing of the Nations.

The pagans (nations / gentiles) who are alive when Christ returns will be separated into the Sheep and the Goats after the Church has been raptured. These Sheep are not Christians. These Sheep go on into the Millennium as the Nations with the 144000 Jews and repopulate the Earth. The Nations will outnumber the Jews 10:1. The Sheep Nations will never become part of the New Jerusalem but they may be allowed to enter it once a year for the Feast of the Tabernacles. The Leaves of the Tree of Life are for the Healing of the Nations

August 25, 2012 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, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Church gets raptured after the Tribulation but before God pours out the Bowls of his Wrath on the Nations.

The Second Coming of Christ is at the End of the Great Tribulation, before the Millennium starts. When Christ comes at the Last Trumpet, He will raise the dead believers and rapture the Church. He will then pour out his Wrath upon the Nations of the Earth who have been left behind. He will bring an Army of believers to Strike down the Beast and the False Prophet and the Kings of the Earth. The Day of the Lord is when God Judges the Pagans who are alive when He returns. He will separate the Nations into the Sheep (who were kind to God’s people) and the Goats (who persecuted God’s people). The sheep will receive an inheritance which was prepared for them from the Beginning; namely to be the nations during the Millennium and in Eternity. The Goats will be those who accepted the Mark of the Beast and persecuted the Church. They will be thrown into the Lake of Fire. The dead outside of Christ will not be judged until the end of the Millennium when they will be raised for Judgment at the Great White Thone (A Second Resurrection – for Pagans). Those whose names are not in the Lambs book of Life will be thrown into the Lake of Fire where the beast and the false prophet were thrown. Satan will also be thrown into the Lake of Fire at this point. Born Again believers from the Old and New Covenant will then dwell together with God in a New Jerusalem. The Throne of God will be on Earth and God will live with His people.

August 13, 2012 Posted by | Day of the Lord, Post Tribulation Rapture, pre-wrath rapture, premillennial view, seccond coming of Christ | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Big Picture of Revelation in the Bible

Revelations is Largely Chronological although the Rapture of the Church (the Great Multitude from every Tribe and Nation) is mentioned in several places.

February 1, 2011 Posted by | 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 with nested bowls, The church in Philadelphia are firstfruits, 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, The seven bowls are the third woe. | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

THE SAINTS ARE HARVESTED (TRANSFIGURED, REDEEMED, RAPTURED) AT THE LAST TRUMPET

The Church, The Bride of Christ is raptured at the Last Trumpet.

The Church, The Bride of Christ is raptured at the Last (seventh) Trumpet.

THE SAINTS ARE HARVESTED (TRANSFIGURED, REDEEMED, RAPTURED) AT THE LAST TRUMPET
1Cor 15:51-53 Listen, I tell you a mystery: We will not all sleep, but we will all be changed–in a flash, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed. For the perishable must clothe itself with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality.

The Great Multitude appear in Heaven after the sixth seal is opened.
The saints will be handed over to the beast and persecuted for 1260 days or 42 months, times time and time and a half.
Christ tells us in Matthew 24 that the rapture will be immediately after the distress of those days.
When the seventh trumpet sounds, Christ’s coming will usher in His Millennial Kingdom and God’s wrath on the Nations is complete.
The rapture, the first resurection and the second coming of Christ are firmly linked.
Christ will defeat the Antichrist when he comes. This will put an end to the Great Tribulation.
The Church is spared from the bowls of God’s wrath which follow the Rapture
This is all consistent with the rapture being at the seventh (or last) trumpet.
The ‘last trumpet’ in 1Cor 15, therefore, corresponds to Seventh Trumpet in Revelation.

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March 23, 2010 Posted by | heavenly reign of Christ, 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 coming of Christ, The seven bowls are part of the seventh Trumpet, The seven bowls are the third woe. | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Seventh Trumpet announces the second coming of Christ to redeem his Church and the Day of the Lord

The Seventh Trumpet signifies the second coming of Christ and the day of the Lord

The Seventh Trumpet announces the second coming of Christ to redeem his Church and the Day of the Lord when God pours out his Wrath upon the pagans

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March 22, 2010 Posted by | Are you ready?, Day of the Lord, Firstfruits, firstfruits are raptured pretrib, heavenly reign of Christ, pagan resurrection, pre-trib rapture, pre-wrath rapture, premillennial view, seccond coming of Christ, synchronous seals and trumpets, synchronous seals and trumpets with nested bowls, The church in Philadelphia are firstfruits, 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, The seven bowls are the third woe. | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Nested Trumpets (between seals 6&7) and Nested Bowls (between trumpets 6&7) is messy and cannot be right because the Bowls are not for the Church and the Church is raptured at the Last Trumpet

Nested Trumpets and Bowls:  The Trumpets are nested between the 6th and 7th seal and the Bowls are nested between the 6th and the seventh trumpet (nested trumpets and bowls)

Nested Trumpets and Bowls - Could this be the Order of the Seals, Trumpets and Bowls?
Remember, the rapture of the church occurs at the last trumpet (1Cor 15:52)
Does the Church suffer the Bowls of God's Wrath?? Surely not!!

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March 17, 2010 Posted by | nested trumpets and bowls | , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Are You Ready for Christ’s Return?

Pre-Trib Post-Trib or Pre-Wrath?

Make sure you are ready for Christ’s return now.  Don’t worry about the timing. 

Make sure Christ is your Lord and that you are in relationship with Him.

Doctrine is important.  It helps to prepare you for what is ahead.

Love your brothers and sisters in Christ.

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From Tic Toc Ministries

November 11, 2008 Posted by | Are you ready?, Day of the Lord, pre-trib rapture, pre-wrath rapture, premillennial view, seccond coming of Christ, the first resurrestion | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Rapture of the Church

GYPSY BIBLE STUDY (rapture)

A good study of the rapture.

November 11, 2008 Posted by | Are you ready?, Day of the Lord, pre-wrath rapture, premillennial view, seccond coming of Christ, the first resurrestion | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment