The church WILL be here on that last day, the church will go though the end time plagues. There is so much talk that God’s church will not have to go through the torment of the end time, no plagues, we will be raptured. The Bible says something different. To study this, there is only one place to go, the Bible.
We will all see his coming, everyone will see it.
All will go through the time of tribulation.
Those who are not saved will be the ones taken/swept away.
Here is a verse that causes most of the misunderstanding:
“But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father alone. “For the coming of the Son of Man will be just like the days of Noah. “For as in those days before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, and they did not understand until the flood came and took them all away; so will the coming of the Son of Man be. “Then there will be two men in the field; one will be taken and one will be left. “Two women will be grinding at the mill; one will be taken and one will be left.
People read this and assume the ones left will be the sinners, the lost, the people who will not go to heaven. This is an uninformed conclusion. This clearly gives us the example of Noah. To understand this we need to go back in the Bible and see what actually happened with Noah and the flood.
Thus He blotted out every living thing that was upon the face of the land, from man to animals to creeping things and to birds of the sky, and they were blotted out from the earth; and only Noah was left, together with those that were with him in the ark.
So who was left behind? Noah and his family where the ones left behind. The evil ones, they were taken away by the flood, they were the ones taken.The sinners will be taken to damnation and God’s people will remain to meet up with Jesus.
So what happens to those left behind? In Matthew there is a little information:
And shall cut him asunder, and appoint him his portion with the hypocrites: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
So, will the rapture be a secret?
Many look at this verse and assume it will be a secret:
1 Thessalonians 5:2
For you yourselves know full well that the day of the Lord will come just like a thief in the night.
But what does that mean? It means that we will not know when, that’s all. Just because someone comes at night does not mean you won’t know when the thief is there, it only means you wont know before it happens, you wont know until it is happening. The following verses give light to this.
For just as the lightning comes from the east and flashes even to the west, so will the coming of the Son of Man be.
Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice, And shall come forth; they that have done good, to the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, to the resurrection of damnation.
“But immediately after the tribulation of those days THE SUN WILL BE DARKENED, AND THE MOON WILL NOT GIVE ITS LIGHT, AND THE STARS WILL FALL from the sky, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken. “And then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in the sky, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the SON OF MAN COMING ON THE CLOUDS OF THE SKY with power and great glory. “And He will send forth His angels with A GREAT TRUMPET and THEY WILL GATHER TOGETHER His elect from the four winds, from one end of the sky to the other.
Matthew 24 says that Jesus will NOT come until AFTER the tribulation. The next verse shows that there will be his people on the earth when he comes.
1 Thessalonians. 4:13-18.
But we do not want you to be uninformed, brethren, about those who are asleep, that you may not grieve, as do the rest who have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will bring with Him those who have fallen asleep in Jesus. For this we say to you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive, and remain until the coming of the Lord, shall not precede those who have fallen asleep. For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trumpet of God; and the dead in Christ shall rise first. Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and thus we shall always be with the Lord. Therefore comfort one another with these words
So lets put those verse together. When Jesus returns, it will be seen by everyone (Matthew 24:27). He will not return until after the tribulation (Matthew 24:29-31). When he returns the dead will come out of the graves, the good and the evil/bad (John 5:28-29). When the good people who are going to heaven come out of the graves, the good/saved people who are still alive will meet up with them (1 Thessalonians. 4:13-18).
This is so clear, I don’t understand how anyone can get this wrong. When Jesus returns, he will have his people alive, still on the earth, and on that day ALL, everyone will see his coming, the dead who are will be condemned, the dead in Christ who will be given immortality, the living who will be condemned and the living who will be given immortality, all will meet up with him. (in
We need to always study Gods word, not just listen to some lost preacher or some movie like “Left Behind”.
Everyone on earth will see the second coming, as the Bible just said in Matthew 24
John 5:28 – 29
Do not marvel at this; for an hour is coming, in which all who are in the tombs will hear His voice, and will come forth; those who did the good deeds to a resurrection of life, those who committed the evil deeds to a resurrection of judgment.
John 5 explains that the good and the bad, the saved and the condemned, will come forth at the same time, when Jesus returns. Also, take not of the possibilities, either “life” or “judgement”, it’s not life or life.