Walvoord, "The Blessed Hope and the Tribulation: A Biblical and Historical Study of Post-tribulationism," Zondervan,Grand Rapids, MI, 1976, pp. When the reader first heard of Whisenant’s 88 Reasons Why the Rapture Could Be in 1988, is not unlikely that one of the first thoughts that came to mind was, “But didn’t Jesus say, ‘No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father?’” (Matt. There is no mentioning of rapture in Matthew 24 but how about the fact that Angels shall appear sweeping the earth to gather the elect. Paul Karleen offers an insightful evaluation of the pre-wrath view of the Rapture, challenging such pre-wrath assertions as these: The church will be taken after the middle of Daniel's 70th week; There is no biblical evidence for the imminent return of Christ; The Day of the Lord does not include the Millennium; The Tribulation is shortened to less than 3 1/2 years; The archangel Michael. I have noticed a pattern in Prophetic dreams. gospel accounts of Matthew 24, Mark 13, and Luke 21 where Jesus speaks to His disciples about the last days, other passages that refer to a final gathering of God's people are also included by some scholars. The "rapture" is not biblical! God offers protection ON EARTH. The Signs of Matthew 24. From Matthew 24:3-31, Jesus gives a brief and general outline of tribulation from start to finish because His disciples were asking him about it. Though our present day rivals Noah's in corruption and evil, this meaning of Matthew 24:36-39 is actually the secondary interpretation. In Matthew 13, Jesus tells the disciples a couple of parables. 7 reasons Matthew 24 “one will be taken and one will be left” is not the rapture Matthew 24 is one of the most popular chapters for end-times prophecy. The word “rapture” comes from the Latin word “rapio” which means to take away by force. Matthew 24:44 GET RIGHT FOR THE FLIGHT. A careful examination of the Greek words used in Matthew 24:40-41 and Luke 17:34-37 gives us additional information; a form of the Greek word paralambano is used. The day the rapture happens is the same day that the day of the Lord begins. The Rapture of the Church will come at a time only known by God, but it won't be at the Second Coming. The error of this Rapture theory is quite obvious. By Craig C. I can sympathize with aspects of that view, I am now convinced the 70th Week of Daniel was fulfilled from 30-37 AD. I can turn my head, my bod. Matthew 24:13. In Matthew 24:36-25:46, he addresses the topic of the end of the world. THE SECOND COMING OF CHRIST, IS NOT THE RAPTURE OF THE CHURCH: In the 24th chapter of Matthew, the apostles come together to ask Jesus about His return, which we know to be the Day of the Lord, and the end of the world. Never would we have believed society would descend into evil and debauchery such as we're witnessing now. The timing of the Second Coming, however, will be something that can be calculated. Andy Woods: Genesis: 08/23/2020: Fellowship According to Your Identity – Part 1: 1 John 3:1-10 : William Miller: 1 John - Testing Christian Fellowship: 08/23/2020: Fellowship According to Your Identity – Part 2: 1 John 3:11-24 : William Miller: 1 John. The apostle Paul was quite specific in his description of the events of the rapture in 1 Thessalonians 4:16. There is nothing in the Olivet Discourse that even remotely alludes to the rapture. In reviewing the sequence of events in Matthew 24, we find the flight to the place of protection during the Great Tribulation is covered in verses 21-22 with the following verses discussing the false prophets that will abound during that time. Pretribs cannot agree with themselves whether Matt 24:36–44 refers to the rapture of the church or the wicked taken to judgment before the inauguration of the kingdom. Matthew 24:29 teaches that the coming of the Son of man and the rapture are the same event,” contends Baxter. For, further on, in Matthew 24, Jesus says, “Immediately after the tribulation of those days the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light…and they will see the Son of man coming on the clouds of heaven…and he will send out. It has been used to show the differences between the Rapture and the Second Coming. MATTHEW 24:29-31 (Jesus) 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. From Matthew 24:3-31, Jesus gives a brief and general outline of tribulation from start to finish because His disciples were asking him about it. * (I am referring here to a notion some put forth of a systematic 'dual reference' in Matthew 24 pointing to two comings of Christ in the end-times. Many contend this provides the exegetical basis for the theology of a future “rapture,” in which living believers are suddenly taken out of this world and are taken directly to heaven prior to the great tribulation that precedes a millennium believed to be yet in the future. This would be especially true of the post-tribulation position. Two women shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken, and the other left. Was Jesus teaching about The Rapture in Matthew 24? - Duration: 12:50. However, He says that it occurs "immediately after the tribulation of those days" This seems to conflict with the pre-millenialist position. Several videos claiming the rapture will begin on Saturday, September 23 rd, have recently gone viral. The rapture, according to some Christian denominations, is when Christ comes back seven years before the end of the world and "raptures" up all of his followers. rapture) unto him, 2 That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, or by word, nor by letter from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand. Here, He speaks again of the destructive worldwide flood. In the discussion cited, Baxter does not refer to 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18, the undisputed rapture passage, as a baseline for defining. Proponents of the secret rapture theory use Matthew 24:40 to support their teaching. MOST people wrongly divide these verses. 10/19/10: does matthew 24:29-31 teach that the rapture is 'immediately' after the great tribulation? 10/14/10: THE UNSAVED ARE "QUENCHED AS TOW" 10/6/10: DO THE 7 TRUMPETS ALL SOUND AT THE SAME TIME?. In Matthew 24 the Lord portrays His gathering of the saints as an event that will take place “immediately after the tribulation of those days” (Matthew 24:29). “Truly I tell you, not one stone here will be left on another; every one will be thrown down. Detailed Literal End Times Biblical Prophecy Model, based off Pre-Tribulation and Pre-Wrath understanding. A defense of the PreWrath rapture position stands or falls with the conclusion that Matthew 24 deals with this important event. Matthew 24:24-27 These Scriptures are Jesus warning His church of what will precede the rapture. Since the Rapture of the Church was a mystery hidden in God, IF the Rapture is in Matthew 24, the only place that would be is IF verse 30 is divided into 2 with 30a, The Sign of the Sign of Man representing the Rapture at the 6th Seal as per Revelation 6:13-17 and Matthew 24:30b referring to the Second Coming of the Lord. In fact it would occur in their generation (Matthew 23:36; 24:34). 30 Then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in heaven, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the Son. 1:17, 12. 2 And Jesus said unto them, See ye not all these things? verily I say unto you, There shall not be left here one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down. It is not directly about the Rapture but we know believers are Raptured prior to the Tribulation Period so it contains signs for us today. Matthew 24:29-31. In His end times parable of the wise and foolish virgins (Matthew 25:1-13), Jesus shows us clearly that not all believers will be raised up in the rapture. Matthew 24:45-51 teaches the idea of being alert and ready. Remember, the Rapture has no preceding signs and will happen without any warning at all. What on earth is the Lord talking about when he says this: Matthew 24:36 ­ But concerning that day and hour no one. Matthew 24:36. Many Christians have been taught that Mt. After this rapture occurs, there will be no more history on this earth. The rapture is the miraculous transportation of all living Christians to heaven at the return of Jesus. The second coming of Jesus will be sudden, unexpected and unmistakable, like lightning flashing across the sky (Matthew 24:23-51, Mark 13:21-23, 13:32-37 Luke 17:20-37). There is a lot of misinformation about this event, but this passage gives us some definite truths about it. When He comes in the clouds, “every eye shall see him” (Rev. There are certain signs of the rapture in the bible. Matthew 24:21. I want to remind people what Jesus said in verse 6, during what I and Chuck Missler like to call the non. I stand and watch. The Rapture: 08/30/2020: Genesis 005 – Worship the Creator: Genesis 1:14-28: Dr. Matthew 24 - The Rapture IS Coming! The Day and Hour Unknown 36 "No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. Question: “Brother Phiri I heard an Adventist preacher explaining that Matthew 24:39-40 is not about the Rapture. In Matthew 24 and Luke 21 Jesus gave signs of the end times to his disciples. There is nothing in the Olivet Discourse that even remotely alludes to the rapture. 24 ¶ a Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him b deny himself, and take up his c cross, and d follow e me. You have permission to copy and distribute this material. Many evangelicals argue that Matthew 24 teaches rapture but I contend that it does not. Monday, September 7th, 2020; Pastor Chris Oyakhilome; Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord (1 Thessalonians 4:17). Matthew 24 Rapture Reference and Events. Most if not all posttribulationists argue that the Rapture of the church is described in Matt 24:36-44 and that this Rapture coincides perfectly with the return of Christ after the Tribulation period mentioned in 24:29-31. 24 For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shal shew great signes and wonders: insomuch that (if it were possible,) they shall deceiue the very elect. Get your church set-up with online giving, sermon streaming, and more in under 24 hours. Be the first to contribute. Matthew 24:31 is not our rapture. So the events mentioned in Matthew 24, Luke 21 and Matthew 13 cannot be the Rapture. and begins to beat his fellow servants, and to eat and drink with the drunkards. In Matthew 24:29-31, Jesus describes what I assume is the rapture. 1:10) Mid-Acts Dispensational Right Division (2 Tim. By Craig C. QUESTION: Where does the "rapture" fit into Matthew 24? ANSWER: The Rapture has already taken place when these events of Matthew 24 take place, and the CHURCH is in heaven at the Marriage Supper of the Lamb. It has been very helpful in answering my questions on the events in Revelation. Here below is Matthew's account from Matthew 24:29,30,31. And Jesus went out, and departed from the temple: and his disciples came to him for to shew him the buildings of the temple. There are two reasons verses 30-31 do not describe the rapture. Never would we have believed society would descend into evil and debauchery such as we're witnessing now. The word “elect” in the bible refers to both Israel and the Church (Isaiah 45:4, Isaiah 65:9, Matthew 24:31, 1 Peter 1:2. Matthew 24:29 teaches that the coming of the Son of man and the rapture are the same event," contends Baxter. The context is a post tribulation gathering or rapture of Jewish/Believing saints. People attempt to declare that Matthew 24:29­31 is when the rapture occurs. Matthew 24:41. ’” This isn’t a new view, but it is an outdated view that cannot be found in the Bible. Then, in verses 36-51, Jesus makes a plea for men to be ready to meet Him when He does come. Matthew 24:21-22 For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be. After the church is removed at the rapture, all restraints on society will be removed as well. The fact that we nor anyone else can know the day or the hour does not mean that He can come at any time. together (i. “Do you see all these things?” he asked. Therefore, the rapture in Matthew 24:29–31 occurs after the sixth seal of Revelation, but before the seventh seal of God's wrath. Matthew 25:31 'When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory. " And those are the conditions we're witnessing now. This evening we will continue our 'Countdown to the Millennium' series. But what were they left for? For another chance?. God will raise up 144,000 Jewish soul-winners, who are redeemed at the onset of the Tribulation. MOST people wrongly divide these verses. It is important to understand whether this is the rapture of the church to meet the Lord in the air or the second coming of Jesus Christ to the earth. Only the evil and wicked are raptured. 2 And Jesus said unto them, See ye not all these things? verily I say unto you, There shall not be left here one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down. So, two raptures, the wicked before the righteous. During the course of my studies, I haven't decided whether Matthew 24:31 describes the rapture of the church or the gathering of Hebrews back to the land of Israel. One is in the air, for the church – commonly known as the rapture. The End Times are nearing, and the 'Rapture' could happen within 10 years, according to the World Bible Society President. I still have a question, however. Matthew 24:38. Matthew 24 v 27 For just as the lightning flashes from the east and shines and is seen as far as the west, so will the coming of the Son of man be. Several of these questions have to do with the claim that in the Olivet Discourse (Matt. Glenn Beck’s The Blaze published an article with the following title: “Best-selling Christian author looks for answers about the end times, says ‘Israel being reborn’ is ‘God’s super sign. PRETERIST MATTHEW 24 BOOKS - Matthew 24: First-century Fulfillment or End-time Expectation? by Stanley Paher at ARMAGEDDON BOOKS Bible prophecy bookstore. Some believe that this proves Matt. Matthew 24 is by far the most critical passage concerning the timing of the rapture. Wars increase throughout the earth until war is on every land (Matthew 24 and Luke 21) The increase in the wickedness, murder, and crime among men. Matthew 24:45-51 teaches the idea of being alert and ready. In His end times parable of the wise and foolish virgins (Matthew 25:1-13), Jesus shows us clearly that not all believers will be raised up in the rapture. Oct 21, 2014 - Great Tribulation Rapture Timeline, Matthew 24. Post Trib Moment #9 - No Pre-Trib Rapture Taught b Post Trib Moment #8 Simon the Canaanite and Luke 2 Post Trib Moment #7 - Mark 13 is speaking to ALL ( Post Trib Moment #6 - the Elect will NOT be Deceiv Post Trib Moment #5 - No Man Knoweth the Day or th Post Trib Moment #4 - the Rapture in Matthew 24. 24:9-10), but it fits well with the end of the Church age, just prior to the rapture; hence the warning in 2 Thessalonians 5:3-11. The Pre-tribulation rapture view essentially proposes two returns of Christ: one at the beginning of the tribulation to gather the saints and another return of Christ at the end of the tribulation in order to set up the millennial kingdom and judge the wicked. " Ben Witherington makes the point that the context is Jesus speaking about the days of Noah, and the people "taken away" were the evil doers, and Noah and his family were "left behind. Proof #4: The Known Day and the Unknown Day Concerning the return of Jesus, the Bible presents a day we can't know and a day we can know. It is not directly about the Rapture but we know believers are Raptured prior to the Tribulation Period so it contains signs for us today. This is the Lord’s final message on the End of the World, which is only the beginning of eternity! The ‘beginning of sorrows’ speaks of the birth pangs this world will feel both before the rapture and during the first portion of the Great Tribulation. The important thing is not to know when or how the end will come, but to be spiritually prepared when it does ( Matthew 25:1-13 Matthew 24:42-44 , Luke 21:34-36 , 1. The Rapture of the Church will come at a time only known by God, but it won't be at the Second Coming. After this rapture occurs, there will be no more history on this earth. Third, from a negative side, the Olivet Discourse is important becaus e all incorrect rapture systems go ast ray in t his pass age. Lahaye and Jerry B. This passage of Scripture says, ‘For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking…and knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the…. Statements pertaining to Christ's discourse in Matthew 24. A "snatching away" just prior to the rise of the Beast that is empowered by the dragon. Matthew 18:21-22, Daniel 9:24-25. This is obviously a true statement. Lindsey joins those who have erroneously tried to set God's clock. 25 Behold, I haue told you before. In this article we will examine Old Testament and New Testament prophecies predicting the concurrence of the rapture with the second advent of Christ. Wars and rumours of wars. Graves all over the planet will break open. First of all, people have found a way to socialize and get married in the worst of times. Since they are different words, si-. He arrives at this conclusion by comparing Matthew 24:29-31 to Christ’ s return in Revelation 19. I stand and watch. "Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left. 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 (NIV) Brothers and sisters, we do not want you to be uninformed about those who sleep in death, so that you do not grieve like the rest of mankind, who have no hope. 3) The rapture is the removal of believers from the earth as an act of deliverance (1 Thessalonians 4:13-17, 5:9). In Matthew 24:32-34 He told us when it would happen. A ‘biblical numerologist’ who goes by ‘David Meade’—no relation to John—predicted that a rogue planet would appear, the rapture would happen, and the world as we know it would generally come to an end. We are seeing all of the signs that are given in Matthew 24 increasing in intensity. Lately I've been receiving questions again about various rapture positions. So, two raptures, the wicked before the righteous. THE RAPTURE IS CLOSER THAN EVER. There was a great earthquake. Matthew 25:13 says Jesus will return at an unknown time, while Revelation 12:6 says the Jews will have to wait 1,260 days for the Lord to return. They include: • Wars, rumors of wars, nation rising against nation • Earthquakes in various places. The important thing is not to know when or how the end will come, but to be spiritually prepared when it does ( Matthew 25:1-13 Matthew 24:42-44 , Luke 21:34-36 , 1. Jesus is clearly drawing a parallel between the second coming and the days of Noah. Since the Rapture could happen at any time, Matthew 24:14 has nothing to do with the Gospel going out to the whole world before the Rapture. Now the most compelling scripture for a Post-Tribulation rapture are in the words of Jesus our Lord. However, 1. Wars increase throughout the earth until war is on every land (Matthew 24 and Luke 21) The increase in the wickedness, murder, and crime among men. Matthew 24 Explained Rightly Divided Proving Pretribulation Rapture Missionary Evangelist Robert Breaker shows from the word of God that the only biblical view of scriptures is the PRE-TRIBULATION Rapture of the Church, as he. The effect of this removal, in the absence of multitudes of people, will, of course, be evident on earth. The reasons why Matthew 24 :30-31 depicts Rapture 1 Sign of Son of Man appears – Lord Jesus Christ on the clouds ( Rev 14:14) will fix His seat in the air( 1 Thess 4:16) at such a distance from the Earth that every eye can see Him and all the tribes of the mourn. Although no specific target audience is mentioned, various clues make it apparent that Matthew had a believing Jewish audience in mind. In the discussion cited, Baxter does not refer to 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18, the undisputed rapture passage, as a baseline for defining. 24:30 “And then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in the sky, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of the sky with power and great glory. In reviewing the sequence of events in Matthew 24, we find the flight to the place of protection during the Great Tribulation is covered in verses 21-22 with the following verses discussing the false prophets that will abound during that time. Proof #4: The Known Day and the Unknown Day Concerning the return of Jesus, the Bible presents a day we can't know and a day we can know. With many sinners among the vanished, the “true believers. 2) The sign of Christ’s coming is the heavens being lit up by the Shekinah glory of Christ. Sorry…”all dogs to heaven” isn’t biblical. Jesus is clearly drawing a parallel between the second coming and the days of Noah. for KING & COUNTRY Brings Friends & Family "Together" With New Acoustic Version Remix of hit song "Together" features Rebecca St. your username. My understanding of this chapter is built on some years of study and comparing Scripture with Scripture; and reading what others have written. For, further on, in Matthew 24, Jesus says, “Immediately after the tribulation of those days the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light…and they will see the Son of man coming on the clouds of heaven…and he will send out. " Considerations and views about the rapture are not critical to anyone's salvation, but knowing the truth and being prepared to "endure to the end" can certainly help one to make a stronger stand. It is not a 'rapture to heaven, but a horizontal transportation of those Christians who have stood strong in their faith thru all that will happen before His Return. I can see it both. A Look at the Rapture, Part 2: Matthew 24 Published Wednesday, June 18, 2014 Previously, I began this series with an introduction to the issue , and a look at the differences between the Pre-Tribulational and the Pre-Wrath views of the rapture of the church. 2 The Jewish nature of the book is apparent by noting several factors. However, the important focus in this passage is that most of the world is busy with their "normal" daily lives. Detailed Literal End Times Biblical Prophecy Model, based off Pre-Tribulation and Pre-Wrath understanding. Clearly, “the dead in Christ shall rise first” at the Rapture, as we just read in 1st Thessalonians 4:16. There is a rapture of those who believe in Jesus – for the Jew first and also for the Gentile. King James Bible believing (Ps. 26 'If, then, they say to you, "Look, he is in the desert," do not go there; "Look, he is in some hiding place," do not believe it;. The Pre-tribulation rapture view essentially proposes two returns of Christ: one at the beginning of the tribulation to gather the saints and another return of Christ at the end of the tribulation in order to set up the millennial kingdom and judge the wicked. The rapture, according to some Christian denominations, is when Christ comes back seven years before the end of the world and "raptures" up all of his followers. " This is a call to return to the land of Israel (Isaiah 27:13) and is at the time of our Lord's return to earth to establish His millennial kingdom of 1,000 years. The terms “elect” and “election” are used numerous times in the New Testament in reference to the Church. 2) The sign of Christ’s coming is the heavens being lit up by the Shekinah glory of Christ. Matthew 24:37-41 While the Bible never speaks or even alludes to a secret rapture, some have tried to twist Matthew 24:37-41 around to where it sounds like a secret rapture. But it must be kept in mind that the book of Matthew was written to the Jews, and therefore the recording of Jesus’ speech by Matthew has a distinctively Jewish flavor to it as compared to Luke’s record of the same speech. The step-by-step chronology in Matthew 24 of the signs leading up to the rapture and the wrath of God are the exact same signs we see in Revelation chapters 6-8, which are speaking of the 7 seals that need to be opened before the scroll (the wrath of God) can be read; Matthew 24:5; Revelation 6:1-2; The 1st seal corresponds to the first events. " (Matthew 24:40-42, NKJV). In Matthew 24 the Lord portrays His gathering of the saints as an event that will take place “immediately after the tribulation of those days” (Matthew 24:29). ”Lo! I tell you a mystery. In any case, this “great tribulation” is also prior to the return of Christ and the rapture. There is no doubt that the Rapture of the Church is going to be sudden and shall take the unbeliever by surprise. When the reader first heard of Whisenant’s 88 Reasons Why the Rapture Could Be in 1988, is not unlikely that one of the first thoughts that came to mind was, “But didn’t Jesus say, ‘No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father?’” (Matt. ” Matthew 24:40-41. Ward Gasque of Regent University in Canada regarding the “rapture. Although this passage is in reference to the Second Coming of Christ, take a look at what this passage is saying:. I think in order for this world government that is spoken of in Daniel and Revelation to rise, the birth pangs have to become more worse and insane. The Second Coming is unmistakably placed “immediately after the Tribulation” (verse 29), and I was forced to the conclusion that if the Rapture was to be “before” the Tribulation, the Lord Jesus Christ would certainly have given some hint of it at least. American King James Version × with, “Therefore you also be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect. By todd on February 24, 2015 Podcast. Matthew 24:37-42 'But as the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. The Rapture is not found in Matthew 24. A number of non-pretribulationists present Matthew 24:31 as proof that the pre-tribulation rapture position is incorrect. It is true that Pre-Trib promoters quote this verse to promote their Rapture, and some even produce pamphlets doing the same, but the Scofield Bible and re-Trib Textbook clearly say that the, “one taken – one left,” words from Jesus are for the Second Coming only. Those of us who are spiritually. However it’s also been used to eliminate the Rapture and even the Church entirely from what Jesus said. In has been taught that Rapture is found in 1 Corinthians or 1 Thessalonians. Periods of apostasy are seen in the structure of this chapter. Matthew 24:37. Matthew 24:38. Nevertheless, he argues against the predominant pretribulational persuasion regarding the one “taken” in 24:40–41. As Jesus told us to watch for these signs, it is unlikely that the rapture would occur before these signs take place. (Isaiah (Matthew 24:6-10; Luke 17:31). your username. " And those are the conditions we're witnessing now. After this rapture occurs, there will be no more history on this earth. In Matthew 24, the Olivet discourse, Jesus lists the signs of his coming. 25 Behold, I haue told you before. The reasons why Matthew 24 :30-31 depicts Rapture 1 Sign of Son of Man appears – Lord Jesus Christ on the clouds ( Rev 14:14) will fix His seat in the air( 1 Thess 4:16) at such a distance from the Earth that every eye can see Him and all the tribes of the mourn. This event mentioned in Jude 1:14 is not the Rapture, but the Second Coming of Christ, which happens 7-years AFTER the Rapture. " Matthew 24:40-41. Many Christians, who love to apply the entire New Testament to the Church alone, read this. Rather, we are to “keep watch, because we do not know on which day our Lord will come” (Matthew 24:42). But to the believer, to the Christian, certain signs have been given that indicate the arrival of the Lord and the knowledge of those signs bring that believer from out of the darkness into the light so that he will not be overtaken by surprise and the Rapture will not surprise him. There will be a seven year period called the tribulation in which the earth and it inhabitants will be destroyed by God's wrath. 29-31 to claim that these verses gives definite proof that the rapture comes after the tribulation: ‘Immediately after the tribulation of those days, the sun will be darkened and the moon will not give its light, the stars will fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken. It’s also not found in Revelation 19 or Zechariah 14, the other chapters describing the Second Coming. Others say no. Why would He warn people who would not be here? He continues to tell of the gathering His Saints in Matthew 24:1-51, Mark 13:24-27 and Luke 17:22-37,21:5-36. No longer will there be the presence of a people who are filled with the Holy Ghost. 24:22, 24, 31; Mark 13:20, 22, 27). The rapture and resurrection in 1 Thess. Service Type: Wednesday Evening « Matthew 24:40-51. As Bereans, we will look into God's Word for ourselves…. thats pretty awesome. I believe it is. 24:40-42 don't fit the rapture. Go to bottom of page. Here below is Matthew's account from Matthew 24:29,30,31. They will be supernaturally defeated by God himself, in grand Old-Testament style. Both pre-tribbers and post-tribbers wrongly look for the rapture in Matthew 24. Some develop a whole doctrine of what's called "the rapture," being taken away, on verses like Matthew 24:41-44: "one will be taken and one will be left. Matthew 24:29-31. So read Matthew 24 again with this point-of-view in mind. This portion of scripture is commonly referred to as the ‘Olivet discourse’ since Christ “sat upon the mount of Olives” as he spake. But it must be kept in mind that the book of Matthew was written to the Jews, and therefore the recording of Jesus’ speech by Matthew has a distinctively Jewish flavor to it as compared to Luke’s record of the same speech. Thus discovering that the elect in Matthew 24:31 is not the rapture of the (Gentile) church does not invalidate the pre-trib rapture. Matthew 24:29-31 29 “But immediately after the tribulation of those days THE SUN WILL BE DARKENED, AND THE MOON WILL NOT GIVE ITS LIGHT, AND THE STARS WILL FALL from the sky, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken. What is the Rapture? What is the rapture? According to the Bible, there is a generation that will not see death (Mark 13:30). Matthew 24:29-31. Matthew 24:30-31 describes the second coming of Christ and not the rapture. The increase in belief in the occult. Matthew 24:41 Matthew 24:41 Two women shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken, and the other left. Many Christians, who love to apply the entire New Testament to the Church alone, read this. To clinch the argument, verse 29 very plainly says, "Immediately after the tribulation of those days. 29 “But immediately after the tribulation of those days the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light, and the stars will fall from [] the sky, and the powers of [] the heavens will be shaken. Passage: Matthew 24:36-44. yes it does describe a rapture (the word itsrlf coming from Paul's use of the phrase "caught up") the Thessalonians passage is very much in agreement eith Matthew 24:30-31, as you mention. I guess snatching people looks better on the screen. This is obviously a true statement. Jesus' disciples, in Matthew 24:3, asked Jesus for the sign of His coming, and of the end of the world. Now the most compelling scripture for a Post-Tribulation rapture are in the words of Jesus our Lord. My concern is that some in the church are getting there hopes up that they will not have to endure any tribulation. The "rapture" is not biblical! God offers protection ON EARTH. Matthew 24:37-42 (NKJV), "But as the days of Noah were, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be. "But immediately after the tribulation…the sign of the Son of Man will appear in the sky…and He will send […]. Many Christians, who love to apply the entire New Testament to the Church alone, read this chapter and try to make this about the Rapture of the Church. The Second Coming is unmistakably placed “immediately after the Tribulation” (verse 29), and I was forced to the conclusion that if the Rapture was to be “before” the Tribulation, the Lord Jesus Christ would certainly have given some hint of it at least. Actually, it can be proven that the events of verses 29-31 are not the 'end', as post-tribs believe, because the signs in the sun, moon, and stars match the 6 th Seal, in Revelation 6. Matthew 24:3 NASB (also parousia throughout the chap. We learn: 1) The sign of the end of the age is cosmic disturbances which occur after the tribulation, the persecution of the Christians. Rapture deadline passes, world still here; He cited the biblical verse Matthew 24:36, "but about that day or hour no one knows" except God. Beginning of sorrows, abomination of desolation, great tribulation, sign of the son of man, admonition, coming of Jesus. Pretribs also insist on separating the "church" from "Israel" - but when you aren't looking (or thinking) they blithely "prove" pretrib by the Jewish feasts in Leviticus, the stages of a Hebrew wedding (Google "Pretrib Rapture: A Staged Event"), and the one "taken" and the other "left" in "Jewish" Matthew 24!. Matthew 24:36-41 The Second Coming and End Times The coming of the Lord Jesus Christ will be sudden and unexpected to those who are in the earth at the time that he arrives. Only the evil and wicked are raptured. (NIV, Matthew 24:43-44) The Rapture (1 Thessalonians 4:13-17) refers to the departure of faithful Christians (the Church) to meet the Lord in the air. It is important to see that this trumpet that is sounded in verse 31, before the angels gather His elect, is the last trump of this age and not the 7th trump of the judgments (Rev. 25 For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will a lose his life for my sake shall b find it. Let me give you Bible PROOF right from the start why the rapture teaching HAS to be a false teaching. We are going to use a lesson from Jesus Christ Himself to show you why the rapture theory has to be a false one. Then they will be saved, which means they will be physically raptured by Christ. Rapture deadline passes, world still here; He cited the biblical verse Matthew 24:36, "but about that day or hour no one knows" except God. I can turn my head, my bod. 26 But when the blade sprang up, and. In the discussion cited, Baxter does not refer to 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18, the undisputed rapture passage, as a baseline for defining. Clearly, “the dead in Christ shall rise first” at the Rapture, as we just read in 1st Thessalonians 4:16. The Rapture - They Were Preoccupied - Matthew 24:37-44 (NASB) Jesus speaks again about the Rapture in the Gospel according to Matthew. The truth of the Rapture is established as valid on the. Pastor Bob. It is not directly about the Rapture but we know believers are Raptured prior to the Tribulation Period so it contains signs for us today. " Matthew 24: 37 -41. Matthew 18:21-22, Daniel 9:24-25. Jesus says this will occur after the tribulation of those days. Post-tribulationism is not monolithic, but embraces many mutually contradictory views: amillennial post-tribulation, postmillennial post-tribulation,pre-millennial post-tribulational, and post-tribulation. Following Jesus' command to "watch" for the signs of the end times. 1:17, 12. In Matthew 24:36-25:46, he addresses the topic of the end of the world. 3) The rapture is the removal of believers from the earth as an act of deliverance (1 Thessalonians 4:13-17, 5:9). 4) The rapture will be secret and instant (1 Corinthians 15:50-54). In the discussion cited, Baxter does not refer to 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18, the undisputed rapture passage, as a baseline for defining. I still have a question, however. Thread Tools: 2018-12-31, 10:27 #1. Verse 37 in Luke immediately follows the description of the rapture of believers (verses 34-36). But I think they’re missing the point. I have read page after page of theological ramblings on this subject but nothing that is anything more than supposition forced by the rapture theory position. One Will Be Taken. The saved will be sealed and the lost forever lost. So, we cannot say exactly when during the final half of the 70th Week that the rapture will occur – but according to Matthew 24 it will be sometime during the second 3½ years. The context is a post tribulation gathering or rapture of Jewish/Believing saints. 30 And then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in the sky, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn. Jesus compares it to the flood of Noah Matthew 24:37. The Destruction of the Temple and Signs of the End Times - Jesus left the temple and was walking away when his disciples came up to him to call his attention to its buildings. In fact it would occur in their generation (Matthew 23:36; 24:34). The Church did not even exist yet. There is a rapture of those who believe in Jesus – for the Jew first and also for the Gentile. Involves discussion of the Seal 6 Blood Moon, Earthquake Resurrections, and the Rapture in Revelation 12. It is also one that is completely misunderstood. The second is the posttribulation view, which is the belief that the church will not be raptured until the very end of Tribulation; that the Rapture and the second coming of Christ are a single event rather than two separate events as held to by those who adhere to the pretribulation Rapture. After this rapture occurs, there will be no more history on this earth. 1 Thessalonians 4:13–18 is Paul's teaching about what is popularly called the rapture. Matthew 24 Jesus explains His return For the days of Noah, begin at verse 36. It is true that those with the “Mark of the Beast” are singled out for the first vial with its horrible sores, but the remaining vial. For as in the days before the flood, they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, and did not know until the flood came and took them all away, so also will the coming of the Son of. And yet, here we are. We will define all of these terms in a moment. Depicts Matthew 24 having a structure and characteristics simplifying it, scripture dividing itself. A Bible Study by Jack Kelley. 25 Behold, I haue told you before. The Issue of "The Elect": In Matthew 24 and Mark 13, when Jesus taught about the signs of the last days, he refers to "the elect" six times as present in this world (Matt. The Church did not even exist yet. Post Trib Moment #9 - No Pre-Trib Rapture Taught b Post Trib Moment #8 Simon the Canaanite and Luke 2 Post Trib Moment #7 - Mark 13 is speaking to ALL ( Post Trib Moment #6 - the Elect will NOT be Deceiv Post Trib Moment #5 - No Man Knoweth the Day or th Post Trib Moment #4 - the Rapture in Matthew 24. Interpretation of Matthew 24-25: "A sixth argument is based on the Olivet Discourse in Matthew 24-25. God recorded what conditions were like as Noah was building the ark: "Then the Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually" (Genesis 6:5). Examples of such similarities include Christ’s coming in a cloud (Matt. when He reigns from Jerusalem. The important thing is not to know when or how the end will come, but to be spiritually prepared when it does ( Matthew 25:1-13 Matthew 24:42-44 , Luke 21:34-36 , 1. 15:23) ONE EVENT. Matthew 24 v 27 For just as the lightning flashes from the east and shines and is seen as far as the west, so will the coming of the Son of man be. Matthew 24:43. "Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh" (Matthew 25:13). The Day of the Lord. So read Matthew 24 again with this point-of-view in mind. The Destruction of Jerusalem Jesus warns his disciples that the destruction of Jerusalem would be soon. “Truly I tell you, not one stone here will be left on another; every one will be thrown down. This is why verse 1 of chapter 25 begins with the word “Then. Matthew 24, Part 2 — Post-Tribulation Rapture David Brandt Berg We’re continuing the study of Matthew 24 , in which Jesus Himself tells us what’s going to happen during this period of the last three and a half years of world history, the last three and a half years of the Antichrist reign, the Great Tribulation. "But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only" (Matthew 24:36). A Look at the Rapture, Part 2: Matthew 24 Published Wednesday, June 18, 2014 Previously, I began this series with an introduction to the issue , and a look at the differences between the Pre-Tribulational and the Pre-Wrath views of the rapture of the church. Here are some reasons I give about why we should teach our kids about the rapture. It connects the book of Daniel to the book of Revelation and it fills in the gap that will solve the rapture puzzle. No longer will there be the presence of a people who are filled with the Holy Ghost. Exodus 11:5; Isaiah 47:2, etc. Wishful thinking. “Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken Home (English). The rapture theory may be seen beginning with verse 45. Graves all over the planet will break open. Matthew wrote: Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall…appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven (Matthew 24:29-30). Conclusion. Matthew 25:31 'When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory. Now, compare Matthew 24:30,31 with 1 Thessalonians 4:16,17, the latter which clearly is a Rapture passage: At that time the sign of the Son of Man will appear in the sky , and all the nations of the earth will mourn. The employment of female slaves. The rapture theory may be seen beginning with verse 45. scribed in Matthew 24:36–44 and that this rapture is the same event as the return of Christ after the tribulation period as mentioned in verses 29–31. Many evangelicals argue that Matthew 24 teaches rapture but I contend that it does not. Matthew 24: In Case of Rapture. Many Christians, who love to apply the entire New Testament to the Church alone, read this chapter and try to make this about the Rapture of the Church. The “contradictions” in Matthew 24 (and much of the rest of prophecy) are often solved by seeing there are really references to “two” returns of Jesus. Jesus Will Rapture the Church Out of Absurdity 08/12/2013 10:39 am ET Updated Oct 12, 2013 I was driving to work the other day listening to Christian radio when, as is usually the case during my drive, a John MacArthur sermon came on. The first half of the Tribulation is caused mainly by the wickedness of man, and, are connected to the 4 horsemen of Revelation 6:1-11. The Rapture of the Church will come at a time only known by God, but it won't be at the Second Coming. Matthew 24:40 Context. MATTHEW 13:24-30 (Jesus) 24 Another parable put he forth to them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened to a man who sowed good seed in his field: 25 But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way. 12:6-7) Gospel of the Grace of God (Acts 20:24, 1 Cor. The word rapture is never used — at least not in the book — and the ranks of the disappeared seem to have been chosen at random. Was Jesus teaching about The Rapture in Matthew 24? - Duration: 12:50. This is further evidence that Pastor Anderson's PreWrath Rapture theory is wrong and unbiblical. Periods of apostasy are seen in the structure of this chapter. According to The Huffington Post, the man behind these declarations is a Christian researcher named David Meade, who surmised the rapture would occur 33 days after last month’s solar eclipse. I would agree that the Bible much more clearly teaches a "post-Tribulation" rapture than the common evangelical "Left Behind" notion of a pre-Trib rapture. Also the examples of one taken and one left in Matt. The “contradictions” in Matthew 24 (and much of the rest of prophecy) are often solved by seeing there are really references to “two” returns of Jesus. Pay close attention to 34. A great tribulation then comes upon the earth, and the anti-christ makes his appearance. The rapture occurs as the Lord is descending from heaven, when Jesus meets the living saints in the air and together, they come to the earth. In Matthew 24:30-31, after describing the Great Tribulation, Jesus says, “At that time the sign of the Son of Man will appear in the sky, and all the nations will. Then they will be saved, which means they will be physically raptured by Christ. Does Matthew 24 Refer to the Rapture or to Jesus' Second Coming? Many, many sincere Christians, many of whom I have great respect, believe that the Rapture is being presented in Matthew 24; and they believe it's being presented two places in Matthew 24. Matthew 24:32-44 underscores, “You cannot know the exact time of the final apocalypse, so you need to witness with intensity. The central passages dealing with the Rapture are John 14:1-3; 1 Corinthians 15:51-58 and 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18. These harmonize well with the signs associated with the seals of revelation. The Rapture is not found in Matthew 24. Before 1830, Christians had always believed in a single future coming, that the catching of I Thess. The rapture, according to some Christian denominations, is when Christ comes back seven years before the end of the world and "raptures" up all of his followers. It says here. However it’s also been used to eliminate the Rapture and even the Church entirely from what Jesus said. 24:40-42 is a summary of the judgments that will come upon tribulation survivors at the time of the 2nd Coming. Series: Matthew. gospel accounts of Matthew 24, Mark 13, and Luke 21 where Jesus speaks to His disciples about the last days, other passages that refer to a final gathering of God's people are also included by some scholars. i) In chapter 4, the rapture occurs, and the church is caught up to meet the Lord. It is believed that Matthew 24: 31 is especially important. People do not rightly divide the verses in Matthew 24 – those which have to do with Christians and those which have to do with the Jews in the Time of Jacob’s Trouble. Well, if you have read all this and you are still going to rapture, then here it is, the only rapture I can find. Well, of course there always has to be a first time to teach them about it, so that doesn’t hold. No longer will there be the presence of a people who are filled with the Holy Ghost. At the heart of the PreWrath position is the insistence that Matthew 24 does not speak of any details regarding the wrath of God. (Isaiah (Matthew 24:6-10; Luke 17:31). Ward Gasque of Regent University in Canada regarding the “rapture. when He reigns from Jerusalem. Rapture Watch is an independent, non-denominational, Christian outreach which believes in the inerrant and infallible Word of God as recorded in the original language of the Scriptures. According to the two-stage teaching of His coming, both groups would not grow together until the end of the world. Rapture Watcher About. All these are the beginning of birth pains. ” Matthew 25:1-46 then tells four interlocking parables to point the community toward Realm-like qualities of life necessary in the great transition. Read both chapters yourself and see if anything has any reference to the rapture. - Matthew 24:21 (KJV) [emphasis mine] Looking at the Book of Revelation's sequence of events and comparing those verses in Matthew 24 with Paul's harpazó passage in 1 Thessalonians, I became convinced that we were looking at a Mid-Tribulation Rapture. Any interpretation will be based on a "time factor," and I believe Matthew 24:34 ; Matthew 24:36 divide the chapter into TWO TIME PERIODS. Pretribs also insist on separating the "church" from "Israel" - but when you aren't looking (or thinking) they blithely "prove" pretrib by the Jewish feasts in Leviticus, the stages of a Hebrew wedding (Google "Pretrib Rapture: A Staged Event"), and the one "taken" and the other "left" in "Jewish" Matthew 24!. Who will be left behind at the rapture – the foolish virgins. However, the important focus in this passage is that most of the world is busy with their "normal" daily lives. Read the Scripture: Matthew 24:4-14 "What will be the sign of your coming and [the sign] of the close of the age?" This is the question the disciples ask Jesus as he sits on the Mount of Olives with the faithless city spread out below him. The fact that we nor anyone else can know the day or the hour does not mean that He can come at any time. Wishful thinking. For instance, recently a group dedicated to the Pre-trib Rapture, Dispensationalism and Once-Saved-Always-Saved posted a blog purporting to show how Jesus' teaching in Matthew 24 must only refer to Israel and has nothing to do with the Church as "Matthew 24 is not about the Church which didn't even. We encourage you to watch once it's available. Matthew 24:21,22 and Mark 13:19,20 (Jesus speaking) For in those days shall be affliction, such as was not from the beginning of the creation which God created unto this time, neither shall be. I believe the rapture will occur after the tribulation (according to scripture all throughout the Bible, i. Some say Matthew 24 makes no mention of the Rapture, focusing only on the Return, because its focus is on the Jews, not the Church. Proponents of the secret rapture theory use Matthew 24:40 to support their teaching. Proof #4: The Known Day and the Unknown Day Concerning the return of Jesus, the Bible presents a day we can't know and a day we can know. The Post-Trib view sees it differently. " This verse links with a similar illustration in Matthew 24:40 Matthew 24:40 Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left. It’s not there. " And those are the conditions we're witnessing now. {Truth #523} #RAPTURE FACT: That Day And That Hour Knoweth No Man: Mark 13 #rapture #end times {Truth #446} PRAYER 446:. Williams, "Rapture of Resurrection," Presbyterion 24, no. 5 On account of these similarities with other well-known rapture passages, many are confident that the rapture is in view in Matthew 24:31 and thus also in Matthew 24:40-41. After God has removed the Church, He will go back to dealing with Israel. When the Lord wants to show me something I don't move in a dream. Pretribs cannot agree with themselves whether Matt 24:36–44 refers to the rapture of the church or the wicked taken to judgment before the inauguration of the kingdom. Again, this view is primarily held among premillennialists. The Day of the Lord. Matthew 24:37-42 (NKJV), “But as the days of Noah were, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be. So, two raptures, the wicked before the righteous. This is part 3 in a 14 part series entitled Don't Panic - Survival Guide to the Apocalypse. For as in the days before the flood, they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, and did not know until the flood came and took them all away, so also will the coming of the Son of. Any interpretation will be based on a "time factor," and I believe Matthew 24:34 ; Matthew 24:36 divide the chapter into TWO TIME PERIODS. 4:5, 1 Cor. There is no doubt that the Rapture of the Church is going to be sudden and shall take the unbeliever by surprise. From Matthew 24:3-31, Jesus gives a brief and general outline of tribulation from start to finish because His disciples were asking him about it. Jenkins, Left Behind (Cambridge, UK: Tyndale House Publishing, 1996). A number of non-pretribulationists present Matthew 24:31 as proof that the pre-tribulation rapture position is incorrect. And it clearly takes place ‘AFTER the tribulation of those days’. This is a case where one English word overlaps in sense with two different Greek words. The two scripture verses most quoted in defense of the rapture is 1 Thessalonians 4: 17 and Luke 17: 34-35. In Matthew 24, the Olivet discourse, Jesus lists the signs of his coming. 4) The rapture will be secret and instant (1 Corinthians 15:50-54). First of all, people have found a way to socialize and get married in the worst of times. Periods of apostasy are seen in the structure of this chapter. The context of the Matt 24 passage is that of the destruction of Jerusalem by the Roman army, that was fulfilled in 70 A. Two women shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken, and the other left. But what Matthew 24 describes is clearly End Times and clearly has not yet already happened. Walvoord, "The Blessed Hope and the Tribulation: A Biblical and Historical Study of Post-tribulationism," Zondervan,Grand Rapids, MI, 1976, pp. In Matthew 24, Jesus was speaking to the Jews, not the Church, and the prophecies pertain to what the remnant of Jews will experience during the Tribulation. When the Lord wants to show me something I don't move in a dream. Therefore, the rapture in Matthew 24:29–31 occurs after the sixth seal of Revelation, but before the seventh seal of God's wrath. Post Trib Moment #9 - No Pre-Trib Rapture Taught b Post Trib Moment #8 Simon the Canaanite and Luke 2 Post Trib Moment #7 - Mark 13 is speaking to ALL ( Post Trib Moment #6 - the Elect will NOT be Deceiv Post Trib Moment #5 - No Man Knoweth the Day or th Post Trib Moment #4 - the Rapture in Matthew 24. " Matthew 24: 37 -41. In the discussion cited, Baxter does not refer to 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18, the undisputed rapture passage, as a baseline for defining. One of them being the wheat and the tares. Series: Matthew. Matthew 24:44 GET RIGHT FOR THE FLIGHT. Box 680174. Matthew 24: 40-41 is not referring to the Pre-Tribulation Rapture, yet many others Scriptures do. Was Jesus teaching about The Rapture in Matthew 24? - Duration: 12:50. Matthew 24:21-22 “For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be. ” Matthew 25:1-46 then tells four interlocking parables to point the community toward Realm-like qualities of life necessary in the great transition. Making Life Count Ministries P. It is the same perspective during the rapture. The rapture is a mysterious disappearance of people, who leave their clothes here on earth. 24-25) Jesus in effect said the Church will have to endure all of the seven years of Daniel's 70th Week including the Great Tribulation. Others point out that neither church nor rapture occur in Matthew 24 and there are significant differences between Matthew 24:37–40 and 1 Thessalonians 4:13–18. The fact that we nor anyone else can know the day or the hour does not mean that He can come at any time. “Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken Home (English). 9 What does Whisenant do with that verse?. Matthew 24:36-41 The Second Coming and End Times The coming of the Lord Jesus Christ will be sudden and unexpected to those who are in the earth at the time that he arrives. A number of non-pretribulationists present Matthew 24:31 as proof that the pre-tribulation rapture position is incorrect. Question: If Matthew 24:29­31 is the rapture ­ which follows the Abomination of Desolation that gives us exactly 1,260 days till the Lord returns. But it must be kept in mind that the book of Matthew was written to the Jews, and therefore the recording of Jesus’ speech by Matthew has a distinctively Jewish flavor to it as compared to Luke’s record of the same speech. At the heart of the PreWrath position is the insistence that Matthew 24 does not speak of any details regarding the wrath of God. In Matthew 24:4-34, he answers the question about the end of Jerusalem. The rapture is an event where Jesus Christ will appear in the air, the trumpet will sound, and all believers in Christ will leave this planet. Some develop a whole doctrine of what's called "the rapture," being taken away, on verses like Matthew 24:41-44: "one will be taken and one will be left. Jesus spoke of the "end of the world" and the "signs of his coming" in Matthew 24, Mark 13, and Luke 21. Nowhere does Scripture teach a "secret rapture. It is quite possible that we will be changed at one Second Coming independent of a Rapture. Thus discovering that the elect in Matthew 24:31 is not the rapture of the (Gentile) church does not invalidate the pre-trib rapture. ” Isaiah 60:12 A proper understanding of Israel is foundational to […]. Thread Tools: 2018-12-31, 10:27 #1. Matthew 24:24-31 is Christ's Second Coming, Not the Rapture Notice carefully in the following lengthy passage of Scripture (which is the sole basis of Brother Anderson's Pre-Wrath Rapture position, that the angels are commanded to gather the elect (saved) “from one end of HEAVEN to the other. Matthew 24 Explained Rightly Divided Proving Pretribulation Rapture Missionary Evangelist Robert Breaker shows from the word of God that the only biblical view of scriptures is the PRE-TRIBULATION Rapture of the Church, as he. The only logical place in time to place this event (i. Jesus said of the days of Jerusalem's fall in 70 AD:. In His end times parable of the wise and foolish virgins (Matthew 25:1-13), Jesus shows us clearly that not all believers will be raised up in the rapture. First of all, people have found a way to socialize and get married in the worst of times. It is not directly about the Rapture but we know believers are Raptured prior to the Tribulation Period so it contains signs for us today. One is in the air, for the church – commonly known as the rapture. PRETERIST MATTHEW 24 BOOKS - Matthew 24: First-century Fulfillment or End-time Expectation? by Stanley Paher at ARMAGEDDON BOOKS Bible prophecy bookstore. There are two reasons verses 30-31 do not describe the rapture. Walvoord, "The Blessed Hope and the Tribulation: A Biblical and Historical Study of Post-tribulationism," Zondervan,Grand Rapids, MI, 1976, pp. We are told:. Statements pertaining to Christ's discourse in Matthew 24. Wars increase throughout the earth until war is on every land (Matthew 24 and Luke 21) The increase in the wickedness, murder, and crime among men. Two women shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken, and the other left. Some maintain that Matthew 24:37-40 refers to the Rapture, pointing out similarities between the two texts, indicating that the Rapture will occur at the parousia of the Lord. we call the Rapture and the Second Coming. Again, this view is primarily held among premillennialists. We must always hold to a sense of the imminent return of Jesus Christ. The righteous few are gathered together to escape the destruction of the Lord and the wicked are “taken away”(Matthew 24:39). Lindsey joins those who have erroneously tried to set God's clock. 2 Peter 3:8-15 – instead of worrying about when the rapture will occur, Christians should follow Peter’s instruction to repent of their sins, live lives of holiness and godliness, be zealous and at peace, and wait for the Lord’s coming with forbearance. scribed in Matthew 24:36–44 and that this rapture is the same event as the return of Christ after the tribulation period as mentioned in verses 29–31. The Destruction of the Temple and Signs of the End Times - Jesus left the temple and was walking away when his disciples came up to him to call his attention to its buildings. Thus, the Post-Tribulation view is different from the Pre-Tribulation, Mid-Tribulation, and Pre-Wrath view as there is no interval between the catching up of the church and the Second Coming. "But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only" (Matthew 24:36). 14 … but not in the Olivet discourse which parallels similar time frame – ie: post-trib – DoL – pre-wrath. c) Only God the Father knows the exact time of the rapture. The truth of the Rapture is established as valid on the. Does Matthew 24:36-41 talk of the Rapture of the Church or of Christ's Second Coming? This passage will be explained in much further detail in our current Matthew study. together (i. Jesus said of the days of Jerusalem's fall in 70 AD:. Walvoord, "The Blessed Hope and the Tribulation: A Biblical and Historical Study of Post-tribulationism," Zondervan,Grand Rapids, MI, 1976, pp. With the recent focus on Eschatology, talks of the end of the world, and the rapture. The Mid-Tribulational and Pre-wrath Rapture – Matthew 24:42 Jan 17, 2015 | Eschatology What do we mean by “the Tribulation?” (The seven years period of God’s wrath poured out on earth). MATTHEW 24:29-31 (Jesus) 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. These verse describe the Rapture. Famines, pestilences and earthquakes in different places. Why, if Matthew 24 is the rapture of the church, would Jesus interrupt himself with a seemingly unconnected comment about Israel before he launched back into a warning to the church? I mean, I know I get off track and make unrelated comments while I'm preaching, but I assume Jesus doesn't have that problem. This is because the dead have already risen by Luke 17:37. - Matthew 24:21 (KJV) [emphasis mine] Looking at the Book of Revelation's sequence of events and comparing those verses in Matthew 24 with Paul's harpazó passage in 1 Thessalonians, I became convinced that we were looking at a Mid-Tribulation Rapture. ” Clearly, the topic is preparedness for Christ’s second coming. Two are in the field, one is taken the other is left. He comes claiming to be christ, the whole world will whore after Him thinking he's here to "Rapture" them away. As Jesus told us to watch for these signs, it is unlikely that the rapture would occur before these signs take place. 4:5, 1 Cor. Jesus spoke of the "end of the world" and the "signs of his coming" in Matthew 24, Mark 13, and Luke 21. 2 Peter 3:8-15 – instead of worrying about when the rapture will occur, Christians should follow Peter’s instruction to repent of their sins, live lives of holiness and godliness, be zealous and at peace, and wait for the Lord’s coming with forbearance. 5 On account of these similarities with other well-known rapture passages, many are confident that the rapture is in view in Matthew 24:31 and thus also in Matthew 24:40-41. He tells them plainly what will happen in the time of the end. Learn more. The scripture in Matt 24 and in Mark 13 that no man knows the day or the hour have ABSOLUTELY nothing to do with the rapture. PRETERIST MATTHEW 24 BOOKS - Matthew 24: First-century Fulfillment or End-time Expectation? by Stanley Paher at ARMAGEDDON BOOKS Bible prophecy bookstore. Wars and rumours of wars. In Matthew 24 and Luke 21 Jesus gave signs of the end times to his disciples. The church or Bride of Christ will NOT have to go through the Great Tribulation, because that is a time of TESTING. Get your church set-up with online giving, sermon streaming, and more in under 24 hours. 2 And Jesus said unto them, See ye not all these things? verily I say unto you, There shall not be left here one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down. The rapture being secret would be like sneaking up on someone while banging on pots and pans! 3. No longer will there be the presence of a people who are filled with the Holy Ghost. Featured Matthew 24:31 is about the rapture Discussion in 'Eschatology - Endtimes & Prophecy Forum' started by friend of, Jun 4, 2020. Keep informed and enjoy our Biblically based articles and messages.