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The Great Tribulation Relative To The Time Of Rapture by annyplenty(m): 3:16pm On Oct 25, 2019
THE GREAT TRIBULATION RELATIVE TO TIME OF RAPTURE
Text: Revelation 7:13-17
13 And one of the elders answered, saying unto me, What are these which are arrayed in white robes? and whence came they?

14 And I said unto him, Sir, thou knowest. And he said to me, These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.

15 Therefore are they before the throne of God, and serve him day and night in his temple: and he that sitteth on the throne shall dwell among them.

16 They shall hunger no more, neither thirst any more; neither shall the sun light on them, nor any heat.

17 For the Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall feed them, and shall lead them unto living fountains of waters: and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes.

Introduction
When it comes to the time of rapture relative to the great tribulation, there are 3 major schools of thought among Christians. They are listed below. But before I mention them, let me also state that the two words ‘Tribulations’ and ‘Great Tribulations are used inter-changeably by some Christians for the purpose of preaching.

This teaching is meant to explore from the bible, the correct time-relativeness of the great tribulation to the rapture or vice-versa.
It is almost impossible to teach or preach about rapture without making reference to the great tribulation.

Propositions for the Great Tribulation Relative to The Time of Rapture.
-1. Pre-Great-Tribulation Rapture:
This school of thought believes that the bride of Christ will not witness the great tribulation. It believes that the great tribulation will begin after the rapture of the saints. Such school also believes that during this period of seven years, the antichrist, also, will rule the world.

For this school of thought, the great tribulation and the rule of the antichrist begins simultaneously after the rapture. For them, the bride of Christ will not witness any of the great tribulation and the rule of the antichrist.

-2. Mid-Great-Tribulation Rapture:
This school of thought believes that the bride of Christ would witness a half of the seven year period of the rule of the antichrist before she is raptured. Since the rule of the antichrist is a seven year period, the school thus believes that the bride of Christ will witness half of antichrist’s reign before she is delivered.

-3. Pre-Wrath-Of-God Rapture:
This school of thought believes that the church would witness the early part of the great tribulation but would be raptured out of it before God begins to pour out His fierce wrath and anger upon those that miss the rapture.

For this school of thought, the great tribulation will have begun, then the rapture takes place, and then the seven year rule of the antichrist begins.

This invariably means that the great tribulation may last a little longer than the seven year rule of the antichrist. It even means further that the bride of Christ will witness a part of the great tribulation but will not witness the rule of the seven year rule of antichrist.
For me, I stand with this school of thought for obvious biblical reasons which I will mention after I have first Critiqued the first two schools of thoughts.

Critiquing the Pre-Great-Tribulation Rapture and The Mid-Great-Tribulation Rapture
-1. There may be no tangible bible scriptures that back up the pre-great-tribulation rapture. It is just generally believe that the bride of Christ should not witness the great tribulation.

-2. The believe for the mid-great-tribulation rapture is based on two lengths of time mentioned revelation 11:2-3; forty two months mentioned in verse 2, and a thousand two hundred and three score days mentioned in verse 3.

Although, each of these two periods is equal to three and a half year or half of a seven year period of the rule of the antichrist, there is nothing to suggest that the rapture will take place at the end of those times. Also there may be no scriptural backings for such positions.

Why I support the Pre-Wrath-of-God Rapture
As a sequence of the pre-wrath-of-God rapture, we have the following.

-1. Tribulation begins.

-2. The tribulation intensifies and becomes the great tribulation.

-3. Rapture takes place.

-4. God starts pouring His wrath upon the earth and those who miss the rapture.

Having mentioned the sequence above, now, let me mention the reasons why I stand with the pre-wrath rapture. This view states that the great tribulation will have begun before rapture takes place but not before God starts pouring out his wrath upon the earth.

The followings are the reasons.

-1. The Lord Jesus Christ said it was after tribulation that the rapture will take. Mathew 24:29-31
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 all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with and great glory.

31 And 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.

The disciples asked the Lord, Jesus Christ, the signs of His coming in verse 3 of the book of Mathew, chapter24. By verse 7, He started mentioning the events that will signify His coming, which include earthquakes, wars, pestilences, hatred and others. The summary of all these events is tribulation.

Whether this tribulation mentioned in verse 29 is the great tribulation or not, does not matter much. What matters is that the Lord Jesus said it was after the tribulation the bride of Christ will be rapture. And this invariably means that the bride of Christ will witness some sort of tribulation before the rapture.

These scriptures agree with points 1 and 3 of our sequence above.

-2. The Lord, Jesus Christ, inferred that the elects (the bride of Christ) will see part of the great tribulation. Mathew 24: 20-22,

Mathew 24: 20-22
20 But pray ye that your flight (rapture) be not in the winter, neither on the sabbath day:

21 For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.

22 And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect’s sake those days shall be shortened.

From Mathew 24: 20-22, the Lord, Jesus Christ, inferred that the bride of Christ will see the great tribulation as depicted below.
-1. The Lord, Jesus Christ said there shall be great tribulation such as was not before and after it, verse 21.

This means that the tribulation which the earthquakes, wars, pestilences and the likes that he mentioned in Mathew 24:7 refer to will intensify to a higher degree and become the great tribulation.

-2. Perhaps because of the severity of the great tribulation, the Lord, Jesus Christ said if the days were not shortened no flesh (including the bride of Christ) shall be saved, verse 22a.

-3. The Lord, Jesus Christ then said because of the elects, the days shall be shortened, verse 22b.
The question we should ask is this. Why should the days be shortened because of the elects if they will not witness the days? And the answer is simple; the days were shortened as a form of protection for the elects to be able to withstand those few days of the great tribulation they will witness before the rapture.

While the days are shortened for the protection of the elects, the Lord asked them to pray for their flight (their rapture) because the shortening of days of the great tribulation that the elects will witness is just a temporary protection for them to cope with the great tribulation before they are eventually raptured. The rapture is their permanent escape from the great tribulation.

These explanations agree with points 1, 2 and 3 of our sequence above.

-3. Apostle Paul mentioned that the elects will enter the kingdom of God through much tribulation, Acts 14:22c

22 c. and that we must through much (great) tribulation enter into the kingdom of God.

The adjective, much, can be replaced with another adjective, great. Both of them show or represent a higher intensity or higher degree of tribulation, and that is the great tribulation.

-4. The elects that Apostle John saw in heaven were raptured out of great tribulation, Revelation 7:9-14

9 After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands;
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13 And one of the elders answered, saying unto me, What are these which are arrayed in white robes? and whence came they?

14 And I said unto him, Sir, thou knowest. And he said to me, These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.

-5. Apostle Paul mentioned that the bride of Christ will not see the wrath of God.
1 Thessalonians 5:9
9 For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ,

Apostle Paul, while writing to us about rapture in 1 Thessalonians, chapter four, told us that the Lord we descend with a shout and the dead in Christ shall rise, first, and we that are alive shall be caught up with them.

He continued in chapter five by charging us to watch and be sober so that they can make the rapture because God had not appointed us unto wrath. It can thus be inferred that making the rapture is the way God has provided for us to escape the wrath of God coming upon the earth.

-6. Other scriptures tell us that the wrath of God is meant for the wicked, not the bride of Christ.

Example of such scriptures is Nahum 1:2 which states that God has reserved His wrath for his enemies. His enemies are those which have not repented from sins, not the bride of Christ. The bride of Christ is not appointed to wrath.

Nahum 1:2
2 God is jealous, and the LORD revengeth; the LORD revengeth, and is furious; the LORD will take vengeance on his adversaries, and he reserveth wrath for his enemies.

-7. Wrath of God was not poured on Sodom and Gomorrah until Lot and his family left the city.

There was already much tribulation in Sodom and Gomorrah. There was homosexuality, reveling, street robbery, rape, sex orgy and violence in Sodom. However, the wrath of God was not poured on Sodom and Gomorrah until Lot left the city, genesis 19:22,24-25.

The Lord, Jesus Christ told us in Luke 17:28-30 that as it was in the days of Noah shall it be when he shall come. By this it can be inferred that the bride of Christ, like Lot, will witness tribulation but not the wrath of God.

-8. If all the terrorism, church bombings, kidnappings, earthquakes, flooding, mass shooting, Ebola, HIV, economic recessions, rape, suicides, sexual perversion and the rest we are witnessing do not qualify to be great tribulation, I wonder what else will qualify.

Summary
Through this teaching, it has been scripturally pointed out that the bride of Christ will witness the beginning of the great tribulation but will be raptured out of it. Then after the rapture, the great tribulation will enter into the phase of the seven year antichrist rule and the outpouring of the wrath of God upon the earth.

For the sake of the bride of Christ, the length of the days of the great tribulation that the bride of Christ will experience will be shortened for their protection and sustenance.

This is called the pre-wrath-of-God rapture and is the only stand-point-of-view of the great tribulation relative to the time of rapture that can be scripturally explained

Conclusion
It is possible to escape the wrath of God and the rule of terror of the antichrist through rapture by becoming the bride of Christ. This can be achieved by giving your life to Jesus Christ and preparing for his coming in absolute repentance and holiness. You can see the steps mentioned under the ‘to make the rapture’ below. You can also write for clarification of any of the steps.

Actions
Are you an elect of Christ? Are you truly saved? Are you on the narrow road? Do you want to make the rapture/heaven? If your answers are yes, then,
• Make all efforts to heed the warnings of Jesus Christ.

• Be watchful. Pay attention to what is happening around the World and see whether they match what the scriptures say.

• Be filled with the Holy Spirit and be in the Spirit all the time.

• Fast, consecrate yourself, run away from sin and worldliness.

If your answers are NO, then you can repent today. Accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour. Kindly sincerely and faithfully pray the prayer of repentance below and make a determination never to commit sin again.

Prayer Of Repentance
Lord, Jesus Christ, I am sorry for all my sins. I confess them with my mouth and I ask for mercy. Please forgive me and wash me in your blood. I accept you as my personal Lord and Saviour. Write my name in the book of life. Give me power over sins and fill me with your Spirit and Joy of Salvation. When rapture trumpet sounds, let me make it. Thank you for saving me. In Jesus name, I pray.

Begin to read bible. Begin with the book of John. Pray always. Fast regularly (you can begin with once in a week). Look for a bible believing church where they teach repentance, holiness, salvation and fellowship with them. Pray before you go. Always run away from SINS.

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Re: The Great Tribulation Relative To The Time Of Rapture by Seun(m): 12:45am On Oct 26, 2019
I know that God is not a God of confusion, but this stuff is way more confusing than it should be.
It’s almost as if the writers of the different books of the Bible had conflicting views about what would happen.

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Re: The Great Tribulation Relative To The Time Of Rapture by error4040: 3:36pm On Oct 26, 2019
Since oga Seun is here I am also here grin
Re: The Great Tribulation Relative To The Time Of Rapture by olaboy33(m): 6:16pm On Oct 26, 2019
Seun:
I know that God is not a God of confusion, but this stuff is way more confusing than it should be.
It’s almost as if the writers of the different books of the Bible had conflicting views about what would happen.

I wonder how the holy book which was supposedly from the perfect almighty would contain so many confusion and contradictions.

Imperfection cannot come from perfection.
Re: The Great Tribulation Relative To The Time Of Rapture by annyplenty(m): 2:54pm On Oct 28, 2019
Seun:
I know that God is not a God of confusion, but this stuff is way more confusing than it should be.
It’s almost as if the writers of the different books of the Bible had conflicting views about what would happen.

God did not give the whole of His plans (revelation) to any single bible personality. That was why the bible was not written by any single person. He was giving them the revelation of His plans bit by bit to different people until the last book of the bible. We are the ones that will combine the pieces of the revelations and arrive at the whole plan of God.

Shalom.

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Re: The Great Tribulation Relative To The Time Of Rapture by JMAN05: 3:50pm On Oct 28, 2019
@annyplenty

Where did you get this seven years rule of Antichrist?

You tried in ur understanding, only that it was long. I agree that there is no basis for this belief that the saints will go to heaven before the great tribulation.

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Re: The Great Tribulation Relative To The Time Of Rapture by annyplenty(m): 8:21pm On Dec 26, 2019
Daniel talked about it. He called it one week; one day for a year

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JMAN05:
@annyplenty

Where did you get this seven years rule of Antichrist?

You tried in ur understanding, only that it was long. I agree that there is no basis for this belief that the saints will go to heaven before the great tribulation.

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