The timing of the “Rapture” relative to other end-time events…

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The timing of the “Rapture” relative to other end-time events is a subject of great debate. But what is the Rapture? When people talk about the Rapture, they usually are referring to this event, described by Paul. For the Lord himself will descend from heaven with a cry of command, with

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45 thoughts on “The timing of the “Rapture” relative to other end-time events…

  1. Sam Reich says:

    SORRY. THERE WILL BE NO RAPTURE.
    SALVATION THOUGH WILL OCCUR BY THE MEANS OF THE MANCHILD. THE SAVIOUR OF THE SPECIES OF MANKIND AND THE PLANET OVERALL BY THE WILL OF THE FATHER.
    THE QUEST IS WHO IN THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IS GOING TO PUT GOD TO THE TEST?

  2. Brian Simmons says:

    It’s obvious that the rapture occurs at Revelation 4, when the thrones are set in heaven (Dan. 7). This is the “open door” offered to the Philadelphian church. Remember also, in Matthew 25, Christ represents His coming as happening suddenly.. without any warning. This accords nicely with all of the N.T. verses. The “no rapture” club is a sad product of post-war disillusionment.

  3. Martin J. Harris says:

    David Wilkinson, Thanks for sharing this article and your view. Although I do not agree with it, I respect where your studies have led you thus far. May the grace of the Lord continue to guide us all as we seek understanding through His Holy Word.

  4. Jess Placey says:

    David Wilkinson did you wright this article? If so it is one of the best and closest to the truth I’ve ever read. There are a few things missing, but the article stated that it wasn’t exhaustive. The pre-wrath rapture is indeed the only view the Bible supports. Unfortunately way too many are deceived by the pre trib view put forth by dispensationalists like Hal Lindsay and Charles Ryrie. They will be taken by surprise and not be prepared for what coming.

  5. Craig Theisen says:

    David Wilkinson great article , however my view is a post – trib / pre – wrath view. see pined time-line above and view below. Revelation is not in chronological order , but overlapping views culminating with the day of the Lord and the resurrection/rapture at the 6th/7th seal , 7th trumpet and 7th bowl:

  6. Craig Theisen says:

    David WilkinsonThe 6th Trumpet War starts , also called the 2nd Woe Revelation 9 – 11 and gives Israel all the land God promised Abraham in Genesis 15:18-21 .
    The 3rd Temple will be Rebuilt . The antichrist will stop the sacrifice and offering and sit in the Temple as God and set up the abomination of desolation and proclaim himself to be god (revealing himself) , 2 Thessalonians 2:1-5.
    Matthew 24:15-21 : Jesus said “When you see the abomination that causes desolation (antichrist) , spoken of by the prophet Daniel , flee for then there will be great tribulation ( 3.5 years )”
    Matthew 24:29 – 31 Jesus said ” IMMEDIATELY after the Tribulation of those days (3.5 years of the antichrist tribulation) , end of 2nd Woe .
    The sun will be darkened the moon will turn to blood and the stars will fall from the sky. THEN you will see the son of man coming on the clouds with power and glory . And He will send his angels with a great TRUMPET call (The Feast of Trumpets on the 1st of Tishri , The Feast that NO MAN KNOWS THE DAY OR HOUR) and they will gather His ELECT (Born Again Christians) from the four winds (those of us who are alive and remain) , from one end of the Heavens to the other (dead in Christ ) this is the ( Resurrection / Rapture).
    We will be spared from The Hour of Wrath (15 days) God will pour out His 7 Thunders , Revelation 10 on the earth .
    Revelation 19 : We will be in Heaven at the marriage supper of the Lamb and receiving and laying crowns at Jesus feet . 10 days later (The Feasts of Atonement on the 10th of Tishri) we will return with Jesus riding on white horses , dressed in white to The Battle of Armageddon.
    Revelation 20 ( On the 15th of Tishri The Feasts of Tabernacles ) Jesus will make us kings and priest with Him and He will rule and reign for 1,000 years O:)

  7. Craig Theisen says:

    Who is the HE that witholds ?
    By Craig Theisen on Saturday, August 16, 2014 at 6:00 PM
    CORRECT TRANSLATION : For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he just now holds back , until he comes into being in the midst◄ 2 Thessalonians 2:7 ►
    NASB Lexicon
    he who now ἄρτι arti 737 just now
    he is taken γένηται genētai 1096 to come into being, to happen , to become
    out of the way. μέσου mesou 3319 middle, in the midst CORRECT TRANSLATION : For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he just now holds back , until he comes into being in the midst◄ 2 Thessalonians 2:7 ► NASB Lexicon he who now ἄρτι arti 737 just now he is taken γένηται genētai 1096 to come into being, to happen , to become out of the way. μέσου mesou 3319 middle, in the midst

  8. Craig Theisen says:

    The 6th Trumpet War starts , also called the 2nd Woe Revelation 9 – 11 and gives Israel all the land God promised Abraham in Genesis 15:18-21 .
    The 3rd Temple will be Rebuilt . The antichrist will stop the sacrifice and offering and sit in the Temple as God and set up the abomination of desolation and proclaim himself to be god (revealing himself) , 2 Thessalonians 2:1-5.
    Matthew 24:15-21 : Jesus said “When you see the abomination that causes desolation (antichrist) , spoken of by the prophet Daniel , flee for then there will be great tribulation ( 3.5 years )”
    Matthew 24:29 – 31 Jesus said ” IMMEDIATELY after the Tribulation of those days (3.5 years of the antichrist tribulation) , end of 2nd Woe .
    The sun will be darkened the moon will turn to blood and the stars will fall from the sky. THEN you will see the son of man coming on the clouds with power and glory . And He will send his angels with a great TRUMPET call (The Feast of Trumpets on the 1st of Tishri , The Feast that NO MAN KNOWS THE DAY OR HOUR) and they will gather His ELECT (Born Again Christians) from the four winds (those of us who are alive and remain) , from one end of the Heavens to the other (dead in Christ ) this is the ( Resurrection / Rapture).
    We will be spared from The Hour of Wrath (15 days) God will pour out His 7 Thunders , Revelation 10 on the earth .
    Revelation 19 : We will be in Heaven at the marriage supper of the Lamb and receiving and laying crowns at Jesus feet . 10 days later (The Feasts of Atonement on the 10th of Tishri) we will return with Jesus riding on white horses , dressed in white to The Battle of Armageddon.
    Revelation 20 ( On the 15th of Tishri The Feasts of Tabernacles ) Jesus will make us kings and priest with Him and He will rule and reign for 1,000 years O:)

  9. Stephen Steve Ramdhani says:

    It is going to be a visible glorious and powerful Mid-trib Second Coming and Resurrection of the just (Rapture). Lk. 17:29-36, Lk. 21:20-28, Mat. 24:29-31.

    Contrary to popular belief, Rev. 19:11 Coming of Christ is NOT the Second Coming, for it is not “unto salvation” as Heb. 9:28 says, for at that Coming He comes WITH the saints, and not FOR them.

  10. Stephen Steve Ramdhani says:

    Based on Jesus’ teachings in Lk. 17:29-36 and Lk. 21:20-28, Daniel’s 70th week is, the Tribulation / Great Tribulation Period. He comes immediately after the Tribulation, or at the start of Great Tribulation, at the 6th Seal. The saints are in Heaven (Rev. 7:9-17) before the 7th Seal, the 7 Trumpets and 7 Vials come. Rev. 6:12-17.

  11. Craig Theisen says:

    Matthew 24:29 “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: 30And “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. 31And 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”.

  12. Craig Theisen says:

    Matthew 24:29 “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: 30And “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. 31And 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”.

  13. Joe Thorn says:

    Revelation 6:12-17 King James Version (KJV)
    12 And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood;

    13 And the stars of heaven fell unto the earth, even as a fig tree casteth her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind.

    14 And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places.

    15 And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains;

    16 And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb:

    17 For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?

  14. Craig Theisen says:

    Revelation 11:18 And the nations were angry, and “thy wrath is come”, and the “time of the dead”, that they should be judged, and that thou shouldest “give reward unto thy servants the prophets, and to the saints, and them that fear thy name, small and great”; and shouldest “destroy them which destroy the earth”.

  15. Craig Theisen says:

    Revelation 16:19 And the great city was divided into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell: and great Babylon came in remembrance before God, to give unto her the cup of the wine of the fierceness of “his wrath”.

  16. John Prewett says:

    1 Peter 4:12-16 Modern

    12 Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal that is taking place among you to test you, as though some strange thing happened to you. 13 But rejoice insofar as you share in Christ’s sufferings, so that you may rejoice and be glad also in the revelation of His glory. 14 If you are reproached because of the name of Christ, you are blessed, because the Spirit of glory and of God rests upon you. On their part He is blasphemed, but on your part He is glorified. 15 Let none of you suffer as a murderer, or a thief, or an evildoer, or even as a busybody. 16 Yet if anyone suffers as a Christian, let him not be ashamed, but let him glorify God because of it.

    preTrib is a major false prophecy of our era.

  17. Butch Fomby says:

    GOD DELIVERED HIS PEOPLE OUT OF EGYPT…. WHEN I SEE THE BLOOD I WILL PASS OVER YOU….GOD DELIVERED HIS PEOPLE FROM THE FLOOD…NOAH FOUND GRACE IN EYES OF THE LORD….GOD WILL DELIVER HIS PEOPLE FROM THE GREAT TRIBULATION THAT WILL COME UPON THE WHOLE WORLD….THAT’S GOD….BELIEVERS WILL BE AT THE MARRIAGE SUPPER OF THE LAMB IN HEAVEN SAFE AND SECURE WHEN THE GREAT TRIBULATION COMES UPON ON THE EARTH….HALLELUJAH WHAT A GREAT AND MIGHTY GOD WE SERVE….AMEN…

  18. Craig Theisen says:

    The 6th Trumpet War starts , also called the 2nd Woe Revelation 9 – 11 and gives Israel all the land God promised Abraham in Genesis 15:18-21 .
    The 3rd Temple will be Rebuilt . The antichrist will stop the sacrifice and offering and sit in the Temple as God and set up the abomination of desolation and proclaim himself to be god (revealing himself) , 2 Thessalonians 2:1-5.
    Matthew 24:15-21 : Jesus said “When you see the abomination that causes desolation (antichrist) , spoken of by the prophet Daniel , flee for then there will be great tribulation ( 3.5 years )”
    Matthew 24:29 – 31 Jesus said ” IMMEDIATELY after the Tribulation of those days (3.5 years of the antichrist tribulation) , end of 2nd Woe .
    The sun will be darkened the moon will turn to blood and the stars will fall from the sky. THEN you will see the son of man coming on the clouds with power and glory . And He will send his angels with a great TRUMPET call (The Feast of Trumpets on the 1st of Tishri , The Feast that NO MAN KNOWS THE DAY OR HOUR) and they will gather His ELECT (Born Again Christians) from the four winds (those of us who are alive and remain) , from one end of the Heavens to the other (dead in Christ ) this is the ( Resurrection / Rapture).
    We will be spared from The Hour of Wrath (15 days) God will pour out His 7 Thunders , Revelation 10 on the earth .
    Revelation 19 : We will be in Heaven at the marriage supper of the Lamb and receiving and laying crowns at Jesus feet . 10 days later (The Feasts of Atonement on the 10th of Tishri) we will return with Jesus riding on white horses , dressed in white to The Battle of Armageddon.
    Revelation 20 ( On the 15th of Tishri The Feasts of Tabernacles ) Jesus will make us kings and priest with Him and He will rule and reign for 1,000 years O:)

  19. Ben Gregg says:

    Craig Theisen Man you’re really into this. Is it fun just trying to figure out amongst the myriad of beliefs what Revelation, Matthew and Daniel mean or do you really believe these are literal future events?

  20. Kyle Hornsey says:

    This article purports to discuss the Rapture and settle confusion but it does the opposite. The error starts very early where it is claimed that it is the AC who makes the covenant at the beginning of the 70th Week, then goes on to claim the AoD is a person not an image. At the bottom of all this confusion among Christians is the failure/refusal to recognise the profound difference b/w the Church and the nation of Israel, or even that God has not finished with them. Where does that error come from? Failure to understand the basic framework of Scripture in that God deals differently with mankind thru history and failure to understand the profound diff b/w the 3 patriarchs way back in Genesis – as taught by apostle Paul. In other words, the whole paradigm has to be unraveled to start all over again at the beginning. Sadly this proves too much for our pride.

  21. Paul Bortolazzo says:


    1. The Falling Away
    2. A Little Horn
    3. First Seal: The White Horse
    4. He Will Confirm A Covenant
    5. The Temple Of God
    6. Second Seal: The Red Horse
    7. The Great Harlot
    8. Third Seal: The Black Horse
    9. The Woman Having Twelve Stars
    10. The Restrainer
    11. A War In Heaven
    12. The Beast
    13. The False Prophet
    14. Fourth Seal: The Pale Horse
    15. The Great Tribulation: Satan’s Wrath
    16. The Two Witnesses
    17. First Angel: Preaching The Gospel
    18. Second Angel: Mystery Babylon Falls
    19. Third Angel: Do Not Worship The Beast
    20. Fifth Seal: Martyrdom
    21. The Valley of Jehoshaphat
    22. Sixth Seal: Sun, Moon, and Stars
    23. The Sign Of The Son Of Man
    24. The Coming of The Son of Man

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