Part 1 of a new series of videos in which I pray I can show you the difference between The Pre-Tribulation Rapture of the Church verses The Second Coming of Jesus Christ which many confuse with being the Post-Tribulation Rapture.
With verses from the Holy Bible I pray you will see the contrasts that make it clear that the rapture of the church is quite different in character and timing from the return of the Lord to establish His kingdom on earth. These verses will clearly show the differences between the rapture and the second coming and will help you to come to the conclusion that the rapture takes place before the Seven-year Tribulation or as we at The Rapture is Imminent like to say, it is a Pre-Tribulation Rapture and not a Post-Tribulation Rapture.
First let us look at the verses dealing with the Rapture. Only Christians will see Jesus return for His Bride.
1 John 3:2 “Beloved, now we are children of God; and it has not yet been revealed what we shall be, but we know that when He is revealed, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is.”
1 Corinthians 15:52 “in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.”
Now to clarify least those who will point at the last trumpet as proof it must be a post-Trib Rapture, the last trump mentioned here is identified in 1 Thessalonians 4:16 as “the trump of God.” 16″For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first.”
You can clearly see that this trump has no relationship with the trumps of judgement in the Book of Revelation. When the trumpet speaks, it is the Word of God, and the Word is God.
At the first Trump God gathered His earthly people to receive His Word. Exodus 19:16 “Then it came to pass on the third day, in the morning, that there were thunderings and lightnings, and a thick cloud on the mountain; and the sound of the trumpet was very loud, so that all the people who were in the camp trembled.”
At the last trump, The Lord gathers His Heavenly people, the Church Age Saints, The Body of Christ, His Bride.
Now the verse that describes The Second Coming. Every eye will see Him.
Revelation 1:7 “Behold, He is coming with clouds, and every eye will see Him, even they who pierced Him. And all the tribes of the earth will mourn because of Him. Even so, Amen.”
Can you see the difference between the two events? We have many more verses to look at in the next videos.
Maranatha! “The Lord Cometh”
Praise The Lord ††† Amen!
Note this video does not imply the world is going to end in 2013
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Americana Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)