So, the divine author of revelation is jesus christ and the human author is the apostle john. The end of the world will be preceded by the rapture, according to scripture in the holy bible but when is the rapture supposed to happen. Although the book of revelation addresses the christian church of the time when it was written, towards the end of the first century ad, some of its passages are timeless enough to be applied today. The timing of the rapture in relation to the tribulation is one of the most controversial issues in the church today. The book of revelation is an unveiling of the character and program of god. So many theories surround the events of the end times, especially the rapture. When is the rapture going to occur in relation to the tribulation. What does the book of revelation say about the rapture.
It is, therefore, no surprise when the reader begins to get the impression that the book of revelation is a very dark, mysterious book that is difficult, if not downright impossible, to understand but to many peoples surprise the book of revelation is not about the rapture. Jul 07, 2018 christ and the churches, the rapture to the second coming, the millennium, and eternity. Mar 22, 2011 tim lahaye made it the cornerstone of his revelation rapture theology. The best place to turn for answers about the rapture is scripture. Does the rapture occur before the tribulation period. A popular argument for a pretribulation rapture is the claim that while the church is mentioned 19 times in the first three chapters of the book of revelation, in chapters 418 there is absolute silence. The book of revelation starts with this is a revelation from jesus christ, which god gave him to show his servants the events that must soon take place. The book of revelation reveals how the rapture of the church will take place. Revelation is from the greek word apokalupsis which means, a disclosure, an unveiling. The rapture of the church by truthinlove 52507 i believe scripture clearly defines when the rapture will happen in relation to other endtime events. This is the belief of those who hold to the idea of the rapture. Rapture in the book of revelation christian truth center. Before we begin our indepth discussion on the rapture and other eschatological matters, we need a foundational discussion first.
How does it fit into the big picture of gods redemptive plan. In chapter 4 verse 1, john sees a door open in the heavens and he is raptured to heaven in what appears to be a symbolic type of the rapture of the church. A new hbo series airing sunday night, the leftovers, attempts to answer that question, sort of. The idea of a pretribulation rapture, where believers disappear and everyone else is left on earth to suffer, is actually a rather new one. Does the rapture take place before the tribulation.
Proof of rapture simple but concrete proof of pretribulation the seals and revelation revealing revelations true timeline introduction the correct interpretation of the seals is important because it straightens out revelations timeline so nothing is contradicted, either within the book or with other books of the bible. May 20, 2007 various individuals will state categorically that there is no mention of the rapture in the bible. Jul 09, 2018 so many theories surround the events of the end times, especially the rapture. What is explicitly described in the book is what will happen when the sixth seal is opened. It describes in detail the events leading up to christs return, then tells us what will happen beyond that time. Prophesies and descriptions of the end times are scattered throughout the biblefrom a jewish scholar in a foreign court daniel, to jesus in the book of matthew, to the elderly semiretired fisherman john revelation. One of them is the resurrection of the righteous dead, along with the translation of all living saints. The book of revelation is the final book of the new testament, a stark account of the apocalypse and a. When the two prophets ascend to heaven revelation 11. Bible topics bible questions signs of jesus second coming. These scriptures alone are enough to prove that the first resurrection and the rapture are the same, but well look at another just in case you have any doubts. Well cover the rapture first, and then move into the rest of chapter 4. From our series 35 most asked question concerning bible prophecy this clip answers the question.
When will the rapture occur according to the bible. But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the son, but only the father. Does the book of revelation teach that the church will be. What is the difference between the rapture and the second. Since we are at the revelation 23 revelation 4 juncture where i believe the rapture is timed in the book of revelation, i thought this would be a good time to address this topic before moving into the rest of revelation.
Christians will be caught into the air to meet christ. The book of revelation implies a pretribulation rapture without specifically mentioning the event. First, in verse 30 jesus says that the nations will mourn his coming. At the end of the tribulation period, both christ and the saints of the ages will come out of heaven revelation 19. Really do you actually thing this is of worldshattering importa. Hocking although the word rapture does not occur in the book of revelation or anywhere else in the english bible, it is a transliteration of the latin. Were going to stand at a high pointas if we were on a mountain overlookand get a panoramic view of the entire book of revelation, the things that we happen in the days and years ahead.
This is not the end of the world, say those who study christian. The end of the world will be preceded by the rapture, according to scripture in the holy bible but when is the rapture. Jan 02, 2020 1 if the rapture and the second coming are the same event, believers will have to go through the tribulation 1 thessalonians 5. The rapture is the doctrine that at the return of christ, all believers will be caught up i. Apr 04, 2018 many people believe that i thessalonians 4.
Will the rapture happen before or after the tribulation. The rapture is an eschatological concept of certain christians, particularly within branches of american evangelicalism, consisting of an endtime event when all. Onethird of the water in the sea became blood 9 onethird of all things living things in the sea died, and onethird of all the ships on the sea were destroyed remember when the explosion happened it looked like a a great mountain of fire thrown into the sea. Following is a very brief summary of what the bible declares will happen in the end times. The rapture is a captivating topic, but what do we actually know about it. What purpose does the rapture serve in the overall purposes of god for creation. Revelation 20 so 2000 years until the rapture from christs departure will be 2032. Depending on what you have read or heard about the rapture or the tribulation. But the apocalypse is not here, doomsday prophesiers say. The book of revelation tells us that the tribulation period is filled with.
Does the book of revelation teach that the rapture will take place before the tribulation. But what does the biblical scripture say will happen. Jesus promises the church of philadelphia that he will keep them from the hour of trial coming to test those who dwell on earth. John the apostle of the church represents the church in the book of revelation. Does the bible say something about this coronavirus. Wondering about the timing of the rapture can cause confusion and anxiety for a lot of people. Here is my blog which supports my view of a prewrath rapture and shows how the rapture is linked with the signs in the sun, moon and stars, and thus would place it at the 6th seal of revelation.
The mystery of the rapture revelation lamb and lion. For ages, people have tried to figure out the exact and time that the prophecy of jesuss return will happen. For those who claim to interpret prophecy literally, revelation 4. This is part of the series of events described in the book of revelation that will occur during the end times. Proof that the rapture happens in the morning, in judea.
Is it some sign that the apocalypse is coming or is it the apocalypse itself. The three primary views are pretribulational the rapture occurs before the tribulation, midtribulational the rapture occurs at or near. Nov 11, 2018 the book of revelation is the final book of the new testament, a stark account of the apocalypse and a prophecy of the world coming to an end. The bible doesnt tell us exactly when the rapture will happen. Tim lahaye made it the cornerstone of his revelation rapture theology.
The word rapture does not appear there, but neither does it appear in i thessalonians 4. The greek name of the bible book of revelation, apoka. They are caught up into the air to be forever with christ, first the dead in christ. There are two reasons verses 3031 do not describe the rapture. At the rapture, the lord will descent bodily in the air for his saints, both for the dead and for the living 1 thessalonians 4. Many people refer to this as the rapture of the church. It is the catching away of all the saints born again christians from earth on a day in the future. When revelation begins to unfold, there will likely be war and famine as part of the first seven seals. In these verses, jesus doesnt say how he will returnsecretly or otherwise. The return of the israelites to jerusalem is heaven not now. Revelation 8 8 then the second angel blew his trumpet, and a great mountain of fire was thrown into the sea.
He sent an angel to present this revelation to his servant john. Church of philadelphia to be kept from the great tribulation period. Progressive revelation, and progressive illumination. Hocking although the word rapture does not occur in the book of revelation or anywhere else in.
There are nearly as many theories on how to interpret the book of revelation, for example, as there are books in the left behind series. Why the rapture is not in revelation the american vision. Where does the rapture fit in the tribulation timeline. But other bible texts make it plain what will happen when jesus returns. Does the bible give us any indication of when it will take place. The second phase occurs at the close of this time of tribulation when jesus will return to earth in triumph and glory. The book of revelationa revealing of the futureis history written in advance. When christ comes again, there are several events that will happen in conjunction with his second coming. The book claims to be a word of prophecy from god the father through jesus christ to his bondservant john for the church 1. The revelation of jesus christ was written by the apostle john. How rapture takes place as revealed in the book of revelation.
The first will be a secret raptureor carrying away of the saved to heavenat the beginning of a sevenyear period of tribulation, during which the antichrist will appear. The majority of the book of revelation relates johns vision of a scroll that is written on both sides and then sealed. The three primary views are pretribulational the rapture occurs before the tribulation, midtribulational the rapture occurs at or near the midpoint of the tribulation, and post. He describes a series of visions that the lord gave him about what will happen in the end times. If they are equally spaced, which is no given, they would happen about every 9 months. When is the rapture going to occur in relation to the. After god reveals what is the church, we see the heaven open and apostle john called to come up. Progressive revelation teaches us that god progressively unfolded his plan of redemption to mankind. The book of revelation, a prophecy of warning and hope. We have compiled bible verses about the rapture for you to read and study. There are two types of communication that are delivered through and because of holy scripture. Be sure to look up and read these scriptures and surrounding passages in your bible. According to, it means revelation, disclosure, uncover, reveal. The two times that it is mentioned are both in the same chapter of the book of revelation.1383 258 1419 962 1087 1531 1056 282 302 1348 94 1001 634 350 826 137 271 636 802 62 490 1064 1437 245 315 1221 1457 1402 983 1170 931 242 1171 496 1469 406 583 669 265 252 539 543 1497