Many years ago, when I first became a Christian, the denomination I belonged to believed the rapture would take place post tribulation. They believed all Christians alive on the earth at His second coming, along with those who’d died in Christ through the ages, would ascend, meet Him in the air, do a u-turn, and come back to earth for the millennial reign. I remember how we laughed at those who believed in a pre-tribulation rapture, those who believed in the “Great Escape.”
It wasn’t until a few years ago, when I did an in depth study of the subject, that my belief on the rapture was totally transformed. Although I now understand Jesus will come for the Church prior to the wrath of God being poured out on this world, God has shown me it will not be as many believers think. Quite a few Christians I know quickly dismiss the horrors happening around the globe, believing it’s something they’ll never have to contend with, and end any discussion of what may be coming with statements like, “Well, I believe Jesus will be taking us out of here before any of that happens.” I believe our brothers and sisters who are already going through intense tribulation in other parts of the world would disagree.
A little over a year ago, I began to sense things were beginning to move so quickly that, if Jesus didn’t come for His Church soon, the Church would indeed be here through some very tough times. Knowing that before Jesus comes for His glorious Church, a great awakening is to occur, was beginning to confuse me. Read More>>