Unprepared End Time Ministries
The Rapture is NOT imminent. The Rapture has never been imminent. The Rapture does not become imminent until after the Abomination of Desolation Jesus told us to watch for.
Called the blessed hope. The belief that when Christ returns He will gather his followers to Himself in heaven. The bible teaches that those who are saved will get a new spiritual body and live with Jesus for all eternity.
There is much confusion about when the Rapture will occur. I don’t claim to know the day or hour, however, I do know approximately when. It will happen during the 70th week of Daniel, otherwise known as the “Tribulation”. I believe many in this generation will see it. I believe it is less that ten years away.
Jesus said in Math 24: “Therefore when you see the abomination of desolation which was spoken of through Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place (let the reader understand). “Note: we are prompted to understand something significant about that event. Then in Luke 21: He further explained. 25 “And there will be signs in sun and moon and stars, and upon the earth dismay among nations, in perplexity at the roaring of the sea and the waves, 26 men fainting from fear and the expectation of the things which are coming upon the world; for the powers of the heavens will be shaken.” 27 “And then they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory.” 28 “But when these things begin to take place, straighten up and lift up your heads, because your redemption is drawing near.”
Therefore, one unmistakable proof is that the Rapture must happen after the Abomination of Desolation and it will be accompanied by signs in sun moon and stars. The signs will be so fearful that men will be literally scared to death.
An additional proof is evident by the fact that Christians will be martyred in the tribulation as stated in the Book of Revelation. A martyr is a person who has been killed for believing in Christ as the Son of God. Plainly speaking, they are dead. And being dead they are among the dead in Christ, and they are raised first, the Bible teaches. Moreover, the dead in Christ make up the largest share of believers that comprise the body of Christ and thus the “fullness of the gentiles” as Paul wrote in Romans 11. Because the Church is still being added to in the tribulation, it is therefore, impossible for the Rapture to occur before the tribulation begins, or even during the first half for that matter.
The pre-tribulation rapture teaching is one of great error. If one believes in that point of view they are not likely to prepare for the tribulation and that would be a huge mistake.
In my book, the chapter; “What time the Rapture” is devoted to this subject where I present many more proofs and explanation.