Friday, November 25, 2011

The Day of the Lord will "Come as a Thief"

Here’s a Biblical phrase in God’s holy Word that satanically-deceived, pre-tribulation rapture proponents misconstrue and then use to promote their erroneous and dangerous doctrine. They say, “See, Christ is “coming like a thief” which means he will secretly and silently snatch away millions of believers before the Antichrist arrives, and then Earth will continue on through another 7 years (or so) of the Great Tribulation period, until Christ comes back AGAIN at the very end.”  How anyone with a Bible ever believes this nonsense just amazes me.

Listen, a second-grader could read God’s Word and tell you precisely how and when Christ is coming.  For when Christ left this planet almost 2000 years ago, ascending into a cloud, two angels proclaimed: “… this same Jesus, which was taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner …” (Acts 1:11).  And only a little over a month earlier, Jesus had told his disciples: “Immediately AFTER the tribulation (Great Tribulation) of those days … they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together (rapture into the air) his elect (believers) from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other” (Matthew 24:29-31).  How could it not be any clearer?  Jesus Christ is coming back ONE time (not 2 more times!) in the clouds just like he left, at the sound of the last trumpet, gathering the believers into the air, at the VERY END of the Great Tribulation!  Simple. Crystal clear.  Elementary.

So what about this “coming as a thief” phrase?  What’s it about?  Friend, its meaning is easy to understand, too.  All it means is … for those people living in willful sin, meaning they have not repented or turned from their wicked ways — more specifically, they will be the millions and millions of people all over planet Earth who have the “mark of the beast” on their right hand or forehead to be able to buy and sell — Christ’s coming will be like a thief, because their souls will be PLUNDERED on that day!  In other words, they will LOSE (or have stolen from them) everything on that day, including their chance at obtaining eternal life, for their souls will be cast into hell.  It’s going to be excruciatingly terrible and painful for them.  They will have done to them exactly what happens to someone who is sleeping in a house at night, when a thief comes and steals everything they have.  Do you understand?  The Apostle Paul knew precisely the meaning of Christ’s “coming as a thief” phrase, when he wrote: “For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night … but ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief. Ye are all children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness. Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober” (I Thessalonians 5:2-6).  See, to those of us who are living righteously, Christ’s return will NOT be “like a thief” because NOTHING will be stolen (or taken) from us.  Rather, we will gain eternal life!  So again, it’s ONLY to those people living in darkness (willingly doing evil) that Christ’s return will be “like a thief”.

Do you understand now how this phrase “coming like a thief” has NOTHING to do with supporting a pretrib rapture theory?  It simply describes the spiritual nature of what Christ’s coming will be like to sinners on the day of his return.  Amazingly, to the embarrassment of pre-tribulation rapture proponents, a closer look at the use of this phrase “coming like a thief” in Scripture actually PROVES Christ's rapturous return will be at the VERY END of all things!  Listen to Peter: “But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up” (II Peter 3:10).  See, Christ’s “coming as a thief” phrase is used here to refer to the time at the very end of the Great Tribulation, when the surface of planet Earth, Antichrist, and all ungodly beast-marked people are about to be burned during Christ’s return, not 7 years (or so) before!  Additionally, in John’s book The Revelation we find the same evidence, for right before the seventh angel pours out its vial, which is the END of the Great Tribulation period, we read: “Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame … And the seventh angel poured out his vial into the air; and there came a great voice out of the temple of heaven, from the throne, saying, It is done …” (The Revelation 16:15-17).  So please, please folks, don’t listen to Lucifer’s pre-tribulation rapture lies anymore, for he’s out to weaken your resolve to be faithful unto death, if need be, in the not-to-distant future!

Blessings in Christ Jesus,


Approximately 876 Weeks (Sabbaths) Remaining Till Christ's Return!


  1. I don't believe you Gabriel.A second grader couldn't understand it and they don't.It took years for men to study the Word of God and understand it.I believe Jesus is coming for His children which would be the rapture and then the second coming with us after the tribulation.Sorry but I think you are wrong!

  2. Someone is with you ... then they say they are leaving but will be back. No second-grader (or person) in their right mind would ever think the person means they will come back, then leave again, then come back again! That is just plain ole' foolishness! If that is what the person meant, then they would have clearly said that. Like I said, this stuff is elementary. He left in clouds, he'll be back in clouds, just like he said "immediately AFTER the trib".

    1. noah gives a pretribulation rapture picture, did enoch get raqptured mid flood? postflood? no he was taken away before the flood, did one drop of rain fall until noah and his sons were placed on board the ark ? no once the door was shut just like the foolish virgins only the wise were safell on board, jesus said it would be like the days of noah and of lot, the angel told lot that he was not alowed to start destruction until lot was safely way he was taken at first to anotherr city a picture of the belivers raptureed to the heavely city 2nd peter chapter 2 verse 5 through 9 God repeats [in case you forgot genesis] and in specific reference to end times he state oah was saved and he delivered just lot the lord knweth how to deliver the godly out of temptaions and to reserrve the unjust unto the day of judgement to be punished. in christs first comming manhy pharisees did nott decern the times they belived in a oomming messiah but there are 2 distinct types of messainc prophecys which led them to belive in 2 messwaih ben david and messaih ben joeseph becuase they espected a conquerirng king [christ 2nd comming] they didnt see him as the suffering servent 1st comming, it is the same now there are clealy to parts to his 2nd commig if you comapre scripture clearly in typology the types of the bride show you a picture as well joeseph a type of christ married his gentile bride beofe the 7 years of famine that god used to force joesphs isrealite brothers to repeant

    2. 1) The Bible describes the Rapture and Second Coming as different events.
      The Bible must see the Rapture (Jn. 14:1-4; I Cor. 15:51-58; 1 Thes. 4:13-18) and the Second Coming (Zech. 14:1-21; Matt. 24:29-31; Mk. 13:24-27; Lk. 21:25-27; Rev. 19) as separate events, because when the verses are compared they describe two very different scenarios:
      Rapture — believers meet Christ in the air
      Second Coming — Christ returns to the Mount of Olives to meet the believers on earth

      Rapture — Mount of Olives is unchanged
      Second Coming — Mount of Olives is divided, forming a valley east of Jerusalem

      Rapture — living believers obtain glorified bodies
      Second Coming — living believers remain in same bodies

      Rapture — believers go to heaven
      Second Coming — glorified believers come from heaven, earthly believers stay on earth

      Rapture — world left unjudged and living in sin
      Second Coming — world is judged and righteousness is established

      Rapture — depicts deliverance of the Church from wrath
      Second Coming — depicts deliverance of believers who endured wrath

      Rapture — no signs precede it
      Second Coming — many signs precede it

      Rapture — revealed only in New Testament
      Second Coming — revealed in both Old and New Testaments

      Rapture — deals with only the saved
      Second Coming — deals with both the saved and unsaved

      Rapture — Satan remains free
      Second Coming — Satan is bound and thrown into the Abyss
      Since the Rapture and Second Coming clearly are different events that do not occur at the same time, this would rule out a Post-Tribulation Rapture scenario.


    3. There are seven supernatural translation events in God's plan:
      (God does many things in sevens - the number of completion.)

      The seven supernatural translation events:
      The translation of Enoch before the flood
      The taking of Elijah in a whirlwind in the early times of Israel
      The resurrection and ascension of Jesus
      The rapture of the true Church
      The resurrection and ascension of the two witnesses
      The resurrection of the saints at the end of the great tribulation
      The final resurrection and judgment after the thousand year reign
      The ancient Jewish marriage ceremony proclaims a pretribulation rapture picture.
      The groom goes to the bride's house and is betrothed to the bride (the faithful on the earth)
      He pays the purchase price (his blood)
      He returns to his father to prepare a place for the bride ("I go to prepare a place for you")
      Later the groom comes for the bride (rapture)
      He takes her to his father's house and gives her gifts where she is adorned and prepared for the wedding (judgment seat of Christ where crowns are awarded)
      The wedding then takes place before the father and the witnesses (in the father's house)
      The groom appears with his bride (second coming in glory with his saints)
      Then the wedding feast takes place (on earth with invited guests of the bride and groom)

    4. The Church is the Bride of Christ.
      Eph 5:25 Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it;
      Eph 5:31 For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh.
      Eph 5:32 This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the church.
      2Cor 11:2 For I am jealous over you with godly jealousy: for I have espoused you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ.
      The Rapture is likened to a wedding, and from the Bible, we know a wedding lasts a week, we know the rapture will be pre tribulation. The scriptures define a marriage as being a week long event. (Bridal week) = (Tribulation week)
      Judges 14:1-18 ...And Samson made a feast there, as was customary for bridegrooms. ...If you can give me the answer within the seven days of the feast... She cried the whole seven days of the feast.
      Genesis 29:22-28 So Laban brought together all the people of the place and gave a feast. ... Finish this daughter's bridal week
      The time of intimacy (the bride being with the bridegroom sealed away in the bridal chamber) begins at the start of the bridal week, and this is what we look forward to in the pre tribulation rapture.

      The Parable of the 10 virgins contains many themes of the rapture, the marriage, and the feast of trumpets.
      [Mat 25:1] Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom.
      [Mat 25:2] And five of them were wise, and five were foolish.
      [Mat 25:3] They that were foolish took their lamps, and took no oil with them:
      [Mat 25:4] But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps.
      [Mat 25:5] While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept.
      [Mat 25:6] And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him.
      [Mat 25:7] Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps.
      [Mat 25:8] And the foolish said unto the wise, Give us of your oil; for our lamps are gone out.
      [Mat 25:9] But the wise answered, saying, Not so; lest there be not enough for us and you: but go ye rather to them that sell, and buy for yourselves.
      [Mat 25:10] And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage: and the door was shut.
      [Mat 25:11] Afterward came also the other virgins, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us.
      [Mat 25:12] But he answered and said, Verily I say unto you, I know you not.
      [Mat 25:13] Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh.

      At the end of the tribulation, people are in heaven (the bride, the Church),
      and coming down out of heaven, because they have been there for 7 years.


    5. At the end of the tribulation, people are in heaven (the bride, the Church),
      and coming down out of heaven, because they have been there for 7 years.
      [Luke 12:36] And ye yourselves like unto men that wait for their lord, when he will return from the wedding; that when he cometh and knocketh, they may open unto him immediately.
      [Rev 19:1] And after these things I heard a great voice of much people in heaven [the raptured], saying, Alleluia; Salvation, and glory, and honour, and power, unto the Lord our God:
      [Rev 19:7] Let us rejoice and exult and give him the glory, for the marriage of the Lamb has come, and his Bride has made herself ready;
      [Rev 19:8] it was granted her to be clothed with fine linen, bright and pure"--for the fine linen is the righteous deeds of the saints.
      [Rev 19:9] And the angel said to me, "Write this: Blessed are those who are invited to the marriage supper of the Lamb." And he said to me, "These are true words of God."
      [Rev 19:14] And the armies which were in heaven followed him [the raptured] upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean.
      [Mat 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:
      [Mat 24:30] 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 power and great glory.
      [Mat 24:31] 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.
      [Zech 14:5] And ye shall flee to the valley of the mountains; for the valley of the mountains shall reach unto Azal: yea, ye shall flee, like as ye fled from before the earthquake in the days of Uzziah king of Judah: and the LORD my God shall come, and all the saints with thee.
      [Jud 1:14] And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of his saints,
      [Col 3:4] When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory.
      Interesting verse number: 12:12 12 is written all over New Jerusalem, and there are 24 elders in heaven after the rapture in Rev. 4:1.
      [Rev 12:12] Rejoice then, O heaven and you that dwell therein! But woe to you, O earth and sea, for the devil has come down to you in great wrath, because he knows that his time is short!"
      Yes, the Bride is in heaven, coming down out of heaven at the end of the tribulation:
      [Rev 21:2] And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.
      [Rev 21:9] And there came unto me one of the seven angels which had the seven vials full of the seven last plagues, and talked with me, saying, Come hither, I will shew thee the bride, the Lamb's wife.
      [Rev 21:10] And he carried me away in the spirit to a great and high mountain, and shewed me that great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God,

    6. Noah and the Flood
      Type = Enoch was raptured before the Flood Judgment (Genesis 5:24, Hebrews 11:5).

      Parallel = The Church will be raptured before the Tribulation judgments (1 Thessalonians 4:14-17).
      Type = Noah & his family were saved through the flood (Genesis 7:23).

      Parallel = The Jewish remnant will be saved through the Great Tribulation (Revelation 12:6,13-15).
      Type = Noah & his family went into the ark 7 days before the destruction of the unrighteous
      (Genesis 7:10).

      Parallel = The destruction of unbelievers will be at the end of the Tribulation week of 7 years (Revelation 19:17-21, Matthew 25:41-46).
      Type = The earth was changed by the flood (Genesis 7:11).

      Parallel = The earth will be renewed after being changed in the Tribulation (Isaiah 65:17, Isaiah 40:4-5, Revelation 16:20-21).
      Type = Noah was 600 years old at the time of the flood (Genesis 7:6).

      Parallel = The earth will be about 6,000 years old at the time of the Tribulation.
      Type = The days of man, before the flood, were to be cut off after 120 years (Genesis 6:3).

      Parallel = The days of man's toil will end after about 120 jubilees or 6,000 years.
      Type = Rain in the flood judgment lasted 40 days and nights (Genesis 7:12).

      Parallel = The length of a pregnancy is 40 weeks. The Tribulation, likened to a women in labor (Psalm 48:6, Isaiah 21:3 Jeremiah 30:6 & 48:41 & 49:22-24. Micah 4:9-10, Matthew 24:8, Mark 13:8, Romans 8:22, 1 Thessalonians 5:3), will occur about 40 jubilees, or about 2000 years after Christ's First Coming.
      Type = The dove was taken to safety before the flood (Genesis 7:3), but was released again before the flood waters subsided (Genesis 8:8-12).

      Parallel = The Holy Spirit, symbolized by a dove (Matthew 3:16), will be taken out of the world via the rapture of the Church (2 Thessalonians 2:7). The Church, indwelt by the Holy Spirit will be safe during the Tribulation (Psalm 27:5). The Holy Spirit will be poured out again on mankind near the end of the Tribulation (Joel 2:28-29).


    7. Sodom and Gomorrah Destroyed
      Type = Abraham prays for Lot to escape destruction (Genesis 18:16-33, Genesis 19:29).

      Parallel = We are to pray to be counted worthy to escape the Tribulation (Luke 21:36).
      Type = Lot escapes to a city (Genesis 19:20-22).

      Parallel = The Church will escape the Tribulation and go to the heavenly city, the New Jerusalem, or the Father's house (John 14:1-3).
      Type = Lot's wife didn't want to give up her life, so she looked back and lost her life (Genesis 19:26).

      Parallel = Many people will be destroyed during the Tribulation because they don't want to give their life to Christ (Luke 17:30-33).
      Type = Sodom & Gomorrah was destroyed by fire & brimstone (Genesis 19:24-25).

      Parallel = Unbelievers and all evil will ultimately thrown into the lake of fire and brimstone (Revelation 19:20, Revelation 20:10, Revelation 21:8).


    8. Mt. Zion & New Jerusalem: God's bride.
      [Heb 12:22] But ye are come unto mount Sion, and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels,
      [Isa 51:16] And I have put my words in thy mouth, and I have covered thee in the shadow of mine hand, that I may plant the heavens, and lay the foundations of the earth, and say unto Zion, Thou art my people.

      Abraham, Isaac, the servant and Rebekah
      Type = Isaac's birth to his aged mother was miraculous (Genesis 21:2).

      Parallel = Jesus was miraculously conceived and born of a virgin (Matthew 1:23).
      Type = Abraham sent his servant to find a wife for his son Isaac (Genesis 24:1-4).

      Parallel = The Church is the Bride of Christ. The Father sent the Holy Spirit to seek out the Bride through conviction of sin (2 Corinthians 11:1-2, John 16:7-8, Revelation 19:7-9).
      Type = The servant gave gifts to the bride he found, and Rebekah invited him to her home (Genesis 24:22-24).

      Parallel = When a person accepts Christ, the Holy Spirit comes into their heart. They become part of the Bride of Christ and the Holy Spirit gives gifts to them (1 Corinthians 12:7-10).
      Type = Of the gifts the servant gave, there were two bracelets weighing 5 shekels of gold each (Genesis 24:22).

      Parallel = 5 is the number of grace. The Holy Spirit is also known as the Spirit of Grace, and will be poured out a 2nd time at the end of the age (Zechariah 12:10).
      Type = Rebekah went back with the servant instead of staying with her family (Genesis 24:50-59).

      Parallel = The Church will be raptured with the Holy Spirit, instead of staying with the unbelievers (2 Thessalonians 2:6-7).
      Type = There were 10 camels in the servant's company, that brought Rebekah to Isaac (Genesis 24:10).

      Parallel = In the parable of the 10 virgins, 5 wise and 5 foolish, they were to accompany the Bride to meet the Bridegroom. However, in the parable, only the 5 wise, those with the Holy Spirit or Spirit of Grace, went in with the Bridegroom (Matthew 25:1-13).
      Type = Isaac went out to meet Rebekah and the servant coming on camels (Genesis 24:62-65).

      Parallel = Jesus will meet the Church in the clouds at the rapture (1 Thessalonians 4:14-17).
      Type = Isaac married Rebekah and was comforted after his mother's death (Genesis 24:67).

      Parallel = Jesus betrothed the Church by extending salvation to the Gentiles after Israel rejected Him (Romans 11). The nation Israel died in 70AD (Luke 21:20-24). Israel is pictured as the mother of the Messiah. (Revelation 12:1-6).

    9. Jacob's Trouble
      Type = Jacob's "trouble" with his father-in=law Laban, started by Jacob being tricked into marrying Leah instead of Rachel. The wedding with Leah lasted a week. (Genesis 29:23-28).

      Parallel = The "time of Jacob's trouble" will be the final week of years in Daniel's prophecy (Daniel 9:26-27, Daniel 12:1, Jeremiah 30:7).
      Type = Jacob had to finish Leah's honeymoon week before marrying his beloved Rachel (Genesis 29:29-30).

      Parallel = God will take back Israel as His beloved wife after they go through the testing period of the 7 year Tribulation, or a week of years (Hosea 3:1-5, Zechariah 13:9, Daniel 9:24).


    10. Joseph and His Brothers
      Type = Joseph was a shepherd (Genesis 37).

      Parallel = Jesus is our Shepherd (John 10:11).
      Type = Joseph had eleven brothers (Genesis 37:9-10).

      Parallel = Jesus had eleven true disciples; one betrayed Him (John 6:70).
      Type = Joseph had a dream that the sun (father), moon (mother) and eleven stars (brothers) would bow down to him (Genesis 37:9-10). Joseph ruled over Egypt at the right hand of Pharaoh (Genesis 41:37-57).

      Parallel = John, in Revelation, had a vision of a woman (Israel) clothed with sun, with the moon under her feet and twelve stars (12 tribes of Israel) on her head giving birth to the male Child, who would rule all nations with a rod of iron (Revelation 12:1-6) at the right hand of God (Matthew 26:64).
      Type = Joseph's brothers hated him (Genesis 37:4).

      Parallel = Jesus was hated by His brethren and the world (John 15:18-25).
      Type = Joseph's brothers conspired to kill him (Genesis 37:18-20).

      Parallel = The Jewish leaders plotted to kill Jesus (Matthew 26:1-5).
      Type = Joseph was sold by his brothers for the price of a slave (Genesis 37:28).

      Parallel = Jesus was sold and betrayed by Judas for the price of a slave (Matthew 26:14-16).
      Type = Joseph was saved from death and was taken to Egypt (Genesis 37:25-28).

      Parallel = Jesus was saved from death because his parents took him to Egypt (Matthew 2:13-15).
      Type = Joseph was tempted to sin against his master and overcame the temptation (Genesis 39).

      Parallel = Jesus was tempted by Satan and overcame the temptation (Matthew 4:1-11, Mark 1:12-13, Luke 4:1-13).
      Type = Joseph was falsely accused by Potiphar's wife (Genesis 39:14-19).

      Parallel = Jesus was falsely accused before the Sanhedrin (Matthew 26:60-62, Mark 14:55-59) and before Pilate (Matthew 27:12-14, Mark 15:3-5).
      Type = Joseph was put in prison with two men; a baker (bread maker) and a cup bearer (wine giver) (Genesis 40).

      Parallel = Jesus was crucified along-side two other men (Matthew 27:38, Mark 15:27, Luke 23:32-33, John 19:18) and gave up His body (the bread) and poured out His blood (wine) on the cross. (Matthew 26:26-29, Mark 14:22-25, Luke 22:19-20).
      Type = The two prisoners had dreams that Joseph interpreted. One prisoner was released and the other was hung on a tree (Genesis 40).

      Parallel = Barnabas was released (Matthew 27:15-26, Mark 15:6-15, Luke 31:13-25, John 31:39-40) and Jesus hung on a tree (Acts 5:30, Acts 10:39, Galatians 3:13).
      Type = On the "third day" Pharaoh had a feast for all his servants (Genesis 40:2).

      Parallel = On the third Millennium from Christ, God will have a feast for his servants (Revelation 19:9).
      Type = Joseph prophesied through Pharaoh's dream that there would be a 7 year famine (Genesis 41:16-36).

      Parallel = There will be a 7 year Tribulation (Daniel 9:27, Revelation 11:2, Revelation 13:5).
      Type = Joseph was 30 years old when he began his mission for Pharaoh (Genesis 41:46).

      Parallel = Jesus was 30 years old when he began his ministry at His 1st Coming (Luke 3:23).
      Type = Joseph married a Gentile bride, Asenanth before the 7 year famine (Genesis 41:45).

      Parallel = Christ will come for His Gentile bride before the 7 year Tribulation (Romans 10:19-20, Romans 11:11).
      Type = Joseph gave grain to hungry people who came to him to make bread (Genesis 41:57).

      Parallel = Jesus gave bread to hungry people who came to Him (Mark 6:41).
      Type = Joseph tested his brothers and forgave them (Genesis 42-44).

      Parallel = The Jews will be tested in the Tribulation and forgiven (Jeremiah 30:4-11, Jeremiah 50:20).
      Type = When Joseph revealed himself to his brothers they were "dismayed in his presence" (Genesis 45:3).

      Parallel = When Jesus reveals Himself at His 2nd Coming, the Jews will look on Him and mourn (Zechariah 12).

    11. The Destruction of Jericho
      Type = The name "Joshua" in Hebrew is Yeshua, which means "the Lord Is salvation" (Matthew 1:21).

      Parallel = The name "Jesus" is a transliteration of the Greek name for Yeshua.
      Type = The men marched around the city once each day for six days (Joshua 6:3).

      Parallel = Day's of man's toil will be about 6,000 years.
      Type = The seventh day, the men marched around the city seven times (Joshua 6:4).

      Parallel = There will be a 7 year Tribulation at the dawn of the 7th Millennium (Daniel 9:27, Revelation 11:2-3, Revelation 12:6,14 & Revelation 13:5).
      Type = At the last trumpet there was a great shout and the people went up to the city (Joshua 6:5,20).

      Parallel = At the "last trumpet" there will be a "shout" from an archangel and the dead in Christ will rise followed by those alive in Christ where they will go to the New Jerusalem or the Father's House (1 Corinthians 15:52, 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17, John 14:1-3).
      Type = The priests took up the ark of the covenant, which housed the Lord, in the parade around the city. (Joshua 6:7-9).

      Parallel = The Church, whose bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit (1 Corinthians 3:16-17) will be taken up before the Tribulation.
      Type = Rahab, a Gentile, was "hidden" and protected from the destruction because of her faith (Joshua 6:17, Hebrews 1:30).

      Parallel = The Church, mostly Gentile, will be "hidden" and saved from the indignation during the Tribulation (Psalms 27:5, Isaiah 26:20-21, Zephaniah 2:3).
      Type = Jericho was destroyed by fire (Joshua 6:24).

      Parallel = Babylon will be destroyed by fire near the end of the Tribulation (Revelation 18:17-18).

    12. Samson and His Philistine Wife
      Type = Samson took a Gentile bride (Judges 14:1-3).

      Parallel = Christ chose a mostly Gentile bride, the Church (Romans 11:11, 2 Corinthians 11:2).
      Type = Samson's wedding lasted 7 days (Judges 14:17).

      Parallel = Christ will come back for His Bride. They will consummate the marriage at the Father's house during the 7 year Tribulation (Ephesians 5:25-32, John 14:2-3).

    13. Elijah and Elisha
      Type = Elijah was taken to Heaven by the Lord alive and Elisha stayed behind (2 Kings 2:11).

      Parallel = Those in the Church that are alive at the time of the rapture, will not see death and the rest of mankind will stay behind (1 Thessalonians 4:15-17).
      Type = Elisha asked for a double portion of the spirit that was on Elijah (2 Kings 2:9).

      Parallel = God will pour out the Holy Spirit a second time on His servants near the end of the Tribulation (Joel 2:28-29). The first pouring out of the Spirit was on the Church in Acts 2.
      Type = Elisha took up the mantle, continuing the ministry of Elijah after he was raptured (2 Kings 2:13).

      Parallel = The 144,000 servants and the 2 witnesses will "take up" the task of spreading the gospel after the Church is raptured (Isaiah 61:1-6, Revelation 7:1-8, Revelation 11:2-7).
      Type = Elisha cursed the 42 young people that were mocking him, and they were mauled by 2 female bears (2 Kings 2:23-24).

      Parallel = The 2 witnesses will prophesy for 42 months, and they will have the power to devour their enemies (Revelation 11:2-7).

    14. The Fiery Trial
      Type = Nebuchadnezzar made an image, sixty cubits high and six cubits wide. The people were to bow down to worship the image when six specific musical instruments were played (Daniel 3:1-7)
      * Note: Some Bible translations group the musical instruments together and thus list less than six.

      Parallel = The false prophet will require everyone to worship the image of the antichrist, whose number is 666 (Revelation 13:14-18).
      Type = Nebuchadnezzar dictated that anyone that didn't worship the image would be killed (Daniel 3:6).

      Parallel = The false prophet will dictate that anyone who doesn't worship the image of the beast will be killed (Revelation 13:15).
      Type = Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-Nego were Jewish men who were saved through the fiery furnace that was 7 times hotter than normal (Daniel 3:8-25).

      Parallel = The Jewish remnant will be saved through the fiery trial of the 7 year Tribulation (Zechariah 13:9, Revelation 12).
      Type = Nebuchadnezzar's men were killed instead of the Jewish men (Daniel 3:22).

      Parallel = The antichrist's men will be killed at the 2nd Coming of Jesus, instead of the Jewish remnant (Revelation 19:17-21).
      Type = After the three Jewish men came out of the fiery furnace alive, Nebuchadnezzar blessed those who would be kind to Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-Nego. And anyone who would speak against the three Jewish men or their God would be "cut to pieces" (Daniel 3:28-30).

      Parallel = Jesus will bless those who bless his brethren and curse those to eternal punishment who curse his brethren during the Tribulation (Matthew 25:31-46). Everyone that comes against Jerusalem in the last days will be "cut to pieces" (Zechariah 12:3).
      Type = Daniel is not present during the fiery trial of his friends (Daniel 3).

      Parallel = The Church will not be present, but will be raptured to Heaven, before the fiery trial of the Tribulation begins (Luke 21:36).
      Nebuchadnezzar and Belshazzar
      Type = Nebuchadnezzar repented and accepted the God of Daniel after going through a trial period of "7 times." After this trial, his kingdom was restored to him. (Daniel 4).

      Parallel = The people of the nations that will accept Jesus during the 7 year tribulation will enter the Millennial kingdom (Matthew 25:33-40).
      Type = Belshazzar worshiped idols. He did not repent and was slain because he did not humble his heart before God after witnessing Nebuchadnezzar's conversion (Daniel 5).

      Parallel = The people of the nations that will reject Jesus and are against the "brethren," during the 7 year tribulation, will be sent to everlasting punishment (Matthew 25:41-46).

    15. The temple, the antichrist, and 666
      Revelation 13:18 - Here is wisdom. Let him who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man: His number is 666.
      2 Thessalonians 2:3-4 - for that Day will not come unless the falling away comes first, and the man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition, who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God or that is worshiped, so that he sits as God in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God.
      Isaiah 66:6 - The sound of noise from the city! A voice from the temple! The voice of the LORD, Who fully repays His enemies!
      *Note: There's no proof that Scriptural passage numbers have been inspired. That said, 666 in the Isaiah passage which mentions both the temple and God's vengeance on His enemies is interesting nonetheless.
      The 1st temple and 666 - Solomon's reign
      Type =Solomon's name means "peace."

      Parallel = In the end times: "Peace and safety!" Then sudden destruction (1 Thessalonians 5:3).
      Type = Sheba's name means "oath of seven."

      Parallel = There will be a seven year covenant confirmed by the antichrist with the Jewish people (Daniel 9:27).
      Type = Solomon asked for wisdom and knowledge (1 Kings 3, 2 Chronicles 1:10). The queen of Sheba came to test Solomon with hard questions (1 Kings 10:1-3, 2 Chronicles 9:1-2).

      Closing Thoughts
      I thank you for coming down this mental journey with me concerning why I believe in the Pre-Tribulation Rapture of the Church. Hopefully it has confirmed or challenged some of your eschatological ideas. Bear in mind, though, that one's end-time views have no bearing on the doctrine of salvation. What is to be celebrated is that our salvation will one day lead us upwards to be with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ forever and ever.

      All of the following was gathered from various sources, god consistently rescues his own before he pronounces judgment and in typology the types of Christ all marry there gentile bride before the 7 year hardship Christ himself said he would be coming from a wedding and revelations promises the faithful church will be kept from the hour o temptation which shall come upon the whole world god repeats and reminds y he spared Noah and just lot and Enoch was translated before the judgment upon the whole world ,
      It is a very strong argument I can not claim due to this strength I am 100 percent but I will pray and ask God and perhaps you should be open to do the same


    17. Brother (or sister), you are right about God rescuing his righteous before doom and destruction, like in the stories of Lot and Noah, but you are wrong about one thing...the timing!!!

      Notice in both the stories of Lot and Noah that the Lord destroyed the wicked IMMEDIATELY AFTER He led Lot and his family up and out of Sodom or Noah into the ark!!! It was done instantaneous and the Lord didn't wait days or weeks or years!!!

      This is a very important detail you are missing out on. As we know, the Lord is very accurate with his prophecies and every detail gets fulfilled! So the Lord will NOT rapture His Church and then wait around 7 years and then destroy the world. This scenario does not line-up to His prophecies. Instead, the church WILL endure the full 7 year Tribulation period (and there are countless scriptures proving that!) and then in the very end, JUST BEFORE the Lord destroys this planet with fire, he will rapture his righteous house!

      Do you understand what I'm saying? Go back and check out the scriptures and you will see that what I am saying is correct and biblical!

      And yes, all the details are important when it comes to end-times. We can't just play with peoples minds and give them a false hope. Jesus said that we will follow in his footsteps, carry our crosses, be persecuted for his name etc. The Bible says that we will be slain in the last days so there is no denying it! No easy way out folks, sorry! But the Lord will help some of us survive and send countless angels to minister to us and yes, some of us will see the Lord's coming and not die during the hardest period of the history of mankind!

      God bless you all!

  3. good job! I agree with you.

  4. Were you just testing him or did you have a change of heart? If so, I was in the same boat as a very strong pre-trib believer! although I believed very strongly in this view, something was very wrong because every time I read the NT I got confused as passages seemed to contradict each other. Then when I began reading Gabriel's message I discovered that with the POST-trib the NT made complete sense!

    - Jesus will not come 3 times but only twice like the Bible says.
    - If Jesus himself said "immediately after those days" and then followed by talking about the rapture means exactly what said! In the same order and timing he mentioned also! Why should we twist his words and think otherwise, as if calling Jesus a liar and believing our own thoughts instead of HIS words!
    - Lots of other clear examples in the NT.

    Truly folks, think seriously about this cause it is a serious thing! Probably the most awaited event these 2000 years next to Jesus's 2nd advent! This is not just "some peoples opinions" and its ok to have any opinion you like. No, in this case, unlike many unknown matters in the Bible, this one has hard, clear biblical evidence to support it! This is the only trib view which is accurate and the truth! Crystal clear and soooo elementary as Gabriel put it so well.

    May our Awesome Lord continue to open the eyes of many more these last days! May the Lord bless you all and help you see clearly and read his word prayerfully and spiritually in the name of Jesus Christ!