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« on: July 07, 2011, 04:34:04 PM »

Matthew 24;37As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man. 38For in the days before the flood, people were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, up to the day Noah entered the ark; 39and they knew nothing about what would happen until the flood came and took them all away. That is how it will be at the coming of the Son of Man. 40Two men will be in the field; one will be taken and the other left. 41Two women will be grinding with a hand mill; one will be taken and the other left.

They were eating and drinking and giving in marriage( description of everyday normal life)
The Lord went one step further to make sure one understood what he was hammering home.
40Two men will be in the field; one will be taken and the other left. 41Two women will be grinding with a hand mill; one will be taken and the other left.(Again a scenario of everyday normal life,that they were working)

The second era of prophecy that backs up this general time era of when the rapture would occur is the following:
I pointed out,...a false peace is coming after the Isaiah 17;1/Psalms 83 war.
When one reads 1 Thessalonians 5;3
For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.

What stands out are the words..."They"......"Them"...and...."They"
It is as though this indicates the Bride was not around when these words were proclaimed by the world.
Pre-trib and post trib are in agreement that a rapture occurs just slightly prior to the Day of the Lord.
The difference is the belief of it's timing
But the problem that post trib has is that a time of normal everyday life cannot fit into the 7 bowl judgements, which occurs just before the return of the Lord to fight Armageddon.

The third area of prophecy that backs up the general time era of when the rapture will occur is Ezekiel 38;11-20
Again a description of everyday normal living,....the world was very much surprised that a surprise invasion against Israel had occurred.
This invasion will occur at an unknown day and hour,...just as the rapture will occur at an unknown day and hour.
But the general time era of Ezekiel 38 will occur when a time of peace and safety is present,..and so will the rapture.
1 Thessalonians 5;4
4But you, brothers, are not in darkness so that this day should surprise you like a thief. 5You are all sons of the light and sons of the day. We do not belong to the night or to the darkness. 6So then, let us not be like others, who are asleep, but let us be alert and self-controlled. 7For those who sleep, sleep at night, and those who get drunk, get drunk at night. 8But since we belong to the day, let us be self-controlled, putting on faith and love as a breastplate, and the hope of salvation as a helmet. 9For God did not appoint us to suffer wrath but to receive salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ. 10He died for us so that, whether we are awake or asleep, we may live together with him. 11Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.

1 Thessalonians 1;10
10and to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the deadóJesus, who rescues us from the coming wrath.
The Bride will not be present on the earth when Ezekiel 38;19 comes to pass,....it is Ezekiel 38;18-20 that activates the Day of the Lord.

Ezekiel 38;
18This is what will happen in that day: When Gog attacks the land of Israel, my hot anger will be aroused, declares the Sovereign Lord. 19In my zeal and fiery wrath I declare that at that time there shall be a great earthquake in the land of Israel. 20The fish of the sea, the birds of the air, the beasts of the field, every creature that moves along the ground, and all the people on the face of the earth will tremble at my presence. The mountains will be overturned, the cliffs will crumble and every wall will fall to the ground.

Ezekiel 38 will not fit in the Armageddon scenario,...nor at anytime during Daniels 70th week.
Ezekiel 38 will occur just slightly prior to the beginning of Daniels 70th week.

I came across the following link,....Bill Salus is saying exactly what I have been trying to get you guys to understand....In that we are at this very moment living in the general time era (season) of when the rapture of the Bride will occur.1 Thessalonians 5;4

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« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2011, 07:27:28 PM »

Amen! - And thanks for the link.

Yes, I also believe that the Rapture could happen at any moment. There are also signs around the world that things are ripe for the ushering in of the Tribulation Period.

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