Rapture after Tribulation

If there is anything we need to understand about Prophecy, it's that Jesus doesn't come back until AFTER the Tribulation
and not before. We are not raptured until After the worst period of His-story, and we therefore have to be prepared
mentally and spiritually. So please go over this very basic of all prophetic principles over and over again and from all
scriptures in the Old Testament and New Testament until it is ingrained in your heart. But for an introduction, let's go over
the Lord's very own words that absolutely state this from Mathew 24 of the Gospels. My comments will be in .....
(parenthesis).
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Mathew 24:3   And as (Jesus) sat upon the Mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when
shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy (2nd) Coming, and of the end of the world?

Mat 24:4-8   And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you. For many shall come in my
name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many. And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not
troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom
against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. All these are the beginning of
sorrows. (Jesus is saying, we have to be prepared for all these things because we have to go through them. Why because...)

Mat 24:9-11  Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my
name's sake. And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another. And many false
prophets shall rise, (including the rise of the
Anti-Christ himself) and shall deceive many.  And because iniquity shall
abound, the love of many shall wax cold. (but our faith and love for Him and others has to remain strong)  

Mat 24:13-14   But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved. And this Gospel (this prophecy) of the
kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come. (and not before,
because we have to reach all of the lost sheep of the house of spiritual Israel before the Shepherd returns.)

Mat 24:15  When ye therefore shall see the
Abomination of Desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the
holy place, -whoso readeth, let him understand:- (So let's try to understand this timing and as a visual help as we go along
check the
Daniel Timeline. Why, because the setting up of the Anti-Christ computer in the Temple at Jerusalem is the sign
that the Tribulation of 1260 days has begun. See also
Revelation Timeline)

Mat 24:16   Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains: (Yes, because seeing we have been
Gathered by the
Lord just prior to this, then we are told to flee together in a final
End-Time Exodus with our Two Prophets leading us
through the wilderness.)

Mat 24:21   For THEN shall be GREAT TRIBULATION  such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time,
no, nor ever shall be. (Yes, for when the Abomination of Desolations is set up, and the financial religious MARK of the
Beast in place, then the Anti-Christ will declare war on us and any that don't take His MARK and then shall be Great
Tribulation)

Mat 24:22   And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those days
shall be shortened. (Why because 'it is written' that these terrible time only lasts 1260 days, or three and a half years. For
do notice that we, the elect are still here, and have been forewarned.)

Mat 24:23-26   Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not. For there shall arise false
Christs, and false prophets, (Including the one and only Anti-Christ and His False Prophet) and shall shew great signs and
wonders; (SEE Revelation 13: 13) insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect. (But it isn't possible
if we know His Prophetic Word beforehand) Behold, I have told you before. Wherefore if they shall say unto you, Behold,
he is in the desert; go not forth: behold, he is in the secret chambers; (or in the Holy of Holies) believe it not !!

Mat 24:27   For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the (2nd) Coming of
the Son of Man be.   

Mat 24:29-30  (For) Immediately AFTER the Tribulation of those days (exactly
1260 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: 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. (So when does the Lord return, He distinctly
said to His disciples, AFTER the Tribulation, and THEN He shall come in the CLOUDS.)

Mat 24:31   And He shall send his angels with a great sound of a Trumpet, (The 7th Trumpet of
Revelation. SEE Rev. 10:
7) and they shall gather together his Elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other. (whether they died in
Old Testament Times or the New Testament Period or during the Tribulation. Praise God !! For ....  In a moment, in the
twinkling of an eye, at the last Trump: for the (7th) Trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we
shall be changed. I Corinthinians 15:52)

And so if you want to meet Him in the air, just receive Him today, and accept His
SALVATION, receive His HOLY
SPIRIT, and pray that you make it through the Tribulation until His Coming. For one life will soon be past, and only
what's done for Jesus will last.

In His Service
David
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