SUNDAY RAPTURE THEORY?

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AlwaysCurious

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SUNDAY RAPTURE THEORY

Throughout the church age Sunday has been sanctified to Christ and his bride (the church): the first day of the week, the day of His resurrection- designated the “Lord’s Day” by his beloved disciples. How appropriate would it be for Christ to claim His bride on this special day of the week.
In support of my SUNDAY RAPTURE THEORY I present the following:

Rev 1:10 I (John) was in the Spirit on the Lord's Day, and I heard behind me a loud voice, as of a trumpet,
Rev 4:1 After these things I looked, and behold, a door standing open in heaven. And the first voice which I heard was like a trumpet speaking with me, saying, "Come up here, and I will show you things which must take place after this."
Rev 4:2 Immediately I was in the Spirit; and behold, a throne set in heaven, and One sat on the throne.

The voice inviting John to heaven is the voice of Christ. Many bible students believe that John's entrance into heaven is a PICTURE of the church's being taken home to be with the Lord before the tribulation begins. While every detail of a picture is not necessarily reflected in the real event - I think it’s extremely significant that John’s vision took place on the Lord’s Day.

Mathew 13:10-17 reveals that the Lord taught with PARABLES to impart truth to His followers while concealing truth from those who reject Him.
This same reasoning would also apply to the use of pictures.

I believe the Lord gave us this picture to reveal the truth of a Sunday rapture prior to the start of the Tribulation.
Please stay with me on this a little while longer…

The book of Revelation is divided into three main parts.

Rev 1:19
Write the things which you have seen, and the things which are, and the things which will take place after this.

1. the things which you have seen, (Chapter 1)
The vision of Christ as Judge of the churches.
(Note: These were 7 functioning churches of John’s day - specifically chosen by the Lord
to accurately represent the historical progression of the church age).

2. the things which are, (Chapters 2 and 3)
An outline of the Church Age from beginning to end.

3. the things which will take place after this (Chapters 4 → 22)
Future events from the Rapture to the Eternal State.

There is a definite break at Chapter 4:1 when John enters heaven itself.
This event pictures the Rapture of the church. From this point on, the church is never mentioned as being on earth.


After the church has been translated to heaven, the Lord will once again resume His dealings with the nation of Israel.
The Tribulation, is a seven-year period in which the Lord deals with the Jewish people concerning their rejection of the Messiah.
Jeremiah called it “The time of Jacob’s trouble”.

Jer 30:7 Alas! For that day is great, So that none is like it; And it is the time of Jacob's trouble, But he shall be saved out of it.

Those who turn to Christ during the Tribulation period (tribulation saints) will be saved to enter the glorious Millennial kingdom on earth,
whereas those who refuse Him will face eternal judgment.

Getting back to the Sunday Rapture of the church…

At the split second when Sunday turns to Monday (at the international date line), it is the Lord’s Day in every time zone around the globe.
How wonderfully fitting if the Lord should return for His bride on a Sunday, (the day of His resurrection) to resurrect His sleeping saints -
and clothe them (together with us who are still alive) with immortality.

I believe that the church is wed to (united with) Christ at the Rapture.
Christ and His bride will become one in the twinkling of an eye.
 

Douggg

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Is Sunday a work day ?

Matthew 24:
39 And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.

40 Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left.

41 Two women shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken, and the other left.

42 Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come.

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50 The lord of that servant shall come in a day when he looketh not for him, and in an hour that he is not aware of,

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36 But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.
 

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The OP's Rapture ideas are from men's doctrines. Jesus showed in Matthew 24:29-31 and Mark 13:24-27 that His coming and gathering of His faithful Church will be AFTER... the tribulation.

And per Luke 17:37 and Matthew 24:28, Jesus WARNED that the eagles (actually meant as vultures) will be gathered wheresoever the dead carcase is. That means the 1st one TAKEN is taken by Satan's servants.

Thus those faithful that wait for Jesus' coming after the trib, must be found by Christ STILL WORKING in the field when He comes, doing His Work. This means being left-behind is about the true disciples of Christ Jesus.
 

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The OP's Rapture ideas are from men's doctrines. Jesus showed in Matthew 24:29-31 and Mark 13:24-27 that His coming and gathering of His faithful Church will be AFTER... the tribulation.

And per Luke 17:37 and Matthew 24:28, Jesus WARNED that the eagles (actually meant as vultures) will be gathered wheresoever the dead carcase is. That means the 1st one TAKEN is taken by Satan's servants.

Thus those faithful that wait for Jesus' coming after the trib, must be found by Christ STILL WORKING in the field when He comes, doing His Work. This means being left-behind is about the true disciples of Christ Jesus.
Postrib rapture doctrine is precatholic, and adopted by the Catholics.
Error,by men with incomplete revelation of end times.
Which you defend valiantly, but outside scripture.