The Book of Daniel Sealed Up Until The Time of the End and the 70th Week Tribulation Period

The book of Daniel is/was sealed up UNTIL knowledge is increased and people run to and fro… Daniel 12:4,10.
The gap theory between 69th and 70th week is hundreds of years old when horse and buggy was still the norm for travel, and it took a century for knowledge to double. Today knowledge doubles in 2 years, and we travel to and fro by every means possible. As you can see the book of Daniel was still sealed up when the gap theory was invented.
Today the 70th week is totally fulfilled. Titus made a covenant with the Roman Empire to squelch the Jewish rebellion in 66 AD. This started a 7 year war (one week) ending with the fall of Masada in 73 AD. This war is called the Roman-Jewish War or Jewish Uprising. In the middle of that week/war Jerusalem was decimated and the temple destroyed ENDING the daily sacrifices and offerings. They are ended today. There is no Scripture to indicate that they will ever return.
As a result of the assumption and speculation surrounding Daniel’s 70th week we have the false unscriptural idea that the great tribulation is a 7 year period of time. We have the false idea that there is a mid point in the great tribulation in which the temple will again be destroyed and the daily sacrifices will again end. There is absolutely no Scripture to support this idea. Today the temple does not exist. Today the temple is not built with hands, and God’s people are the temple of the Holy Spirit. A physical temple may or may not ever be rebuilt. There is a temple that is measured in Revelation, but it’s nature of physical verse spiritual is not indicated. Not to mention… it appears to have been measured in heaven.
Surrounding the nature of the destruction of the temple, Jesus warns, “Let no man deceive you.” Matt. 24, Mark 13, Luke 21. Yet today we have a HUGE assumption, speculation, opinion, and conjecture mainstream thought that Daniel’s 70th week is somehow futuristic with a huge gap of time and no Scriptural support of the idea.
The idea is important for those pushing a separation of the Jews and the church into two bodies of Christ Jesus. This is contrary to the Word of God…Eph 2:10-15, not to mention that there is only one body in Christ Jesus. The unpleasant tribulation gets pushed off on the Jews and the pleasant rose colored ideas are grabbed for themselves, such as the rapture. The truth often hurts, and any ideas that might cause a little pain and discomfort are rejected. Note the sole characteristic of the “stony” soil in the parable of the sower… it has the lack of mindset for tribulation and persecution..Mar, 4:18. They simply didn’t sign up for that!
What is truly amazing is that this false gap of time between the 69th and 70th week is foundational in major doctrines. How interesting that such major doctrines are built upon assumptions that cause divisions in the body of Christ. We are told to avoid such speculations…1 Tim. 2:23.

Rapture Vomit

If God tells the church that He will spew them out of His mouth if they are lukewarm, then obviously the lukewarm church is not rapture material…Rev. 3:14-22.  In fact just about all of the seven churches mentioned in the book of Revelation are filled with the stony, weedy soils, as well as the fertile soil… (Mark 4)  There are those who overcome and those who do not, but only the overcomers are rewarded.  There are those who watch and keep their garments, and those who do not.  Luke 17 informs us of those who don’t watch and warns us to remember Lot’s wife.  She didn’t get rescued, but rather turned into a pillar of salt.  The fact of the matter is that the church is not going to be raptured. Only the saints  When Jesus returns for His bride, we are told that He returns with his saints, not His church…1 Thess. 3:10-13.  The church is not prophesied about after Rev. chapter 3 (although mentioned in Rev. 22:16).  This is because it no longer exists as it once was.  The church represents mixture.  That mixture is purged by persecution and tribulation. Jesus tells us that those who don’t have the mindset for tribulation and persecution are not saved, but immediately stumble… Mark 4:18.  Once the mixture is dissolved, only the saints are left.  The church is not seen in heaven or mentioned in the 1000 year millennium, just His saints.  It is truly amazing how many think that the vomited lukewarm church is some how rapture material….Rev. 3:14-22.

The Post-trib U-turn Rapture

The pre-trib doctrine tells us that the Post-trib doctrine is ridiculous because of a massive u-turn that would be required to take place.  I know that the pre-trib supporters make this claim of the post-trib view, but I don’t find it in the post-trib doctrine.

Here is what happens.  We meet Jesus in the air/clouds… 1 Thess. 4:14-17, Matt. 24:29-31, … where we rendezvous.  Jesus is not headed for heaven but rather for the Mount of Olives… Zech 14:4,5.  Jesus rules and reigns for 1000 years on Earth with the martyred tribulation saints… Rev. 20:4.  Yes, Jesus had gone and prepared a place for us in heaven, that where He is there we may be also…John 14:3, but we are with the Lord, and He is not in Heaven, but on Earth for 1000 years.

Notice that only the DEAD get incorruptible bodies, not the raptured… 1 Cor. 15:51-54.  The raptured get physical immortal bodies like Adam and Eve had in the garden prior to the fall due to sin.  “… by one man’s sin, death entered into the World…”  The bodies that the raptured receive are not glorified heavenly bodies as many brainwash in their teachings.  The raptured do not need glorified heavenly bodies, because they are with the Lord, who is on Earth for the next 1000 years.

The Last Trumpet Rapture

Ya gotta ask yourself what truth do you follow, Scripture or speculation.  Sure that last trumpet spoken of in 1 Cor. 15:51,52 could be speaking of a particular feast time. However, the support to show that is grounded in speculation.

Those who follow the pretrib doctrine tell us that to suggest that the last trumpet is the 7th trumpet is also speculation.  If that is the case then there would be no more supporting Scriptures, but that is not the case. There are several.

To begin Paul tells us a mystery that the Rapture happens at the last trumpet… 1 Cor. 15:51,52.  Prior to the 7th trumpet, the angel declares to John that at the 7the trumpet the mystery of God is finished…Rev. 10:7.  So at this point we have the only two verses in the Scripture that speak of a trumpet and a mystery, but that could only be coincidence, Right?

Jesus informs us that when He comes that His reward is with Him… Rev. 22:12.  We are further told that He rewards everyone according to their work, good or bad.  So we are here by made to understand that the rapture and the time of being rewarded are simultaneous.  At the 7th trumpet several things are recorded to happen.  Jesus rules and reigns forevermore, God judges the dead, and the righteous are rewarded…. Rev. 11:15-18.  So if Jesus rewards when He comes as we are told in Rev. 22:12 and the reward is given out at the 7th trumpet as we are told in Rev. 11:18, then Jesus comes at the 7th trumpet.

But the Scriptural support doesn’t end there.  There is more.  Of course, if you do not like the Word of God, then there is plenty of man’s speculation available to accommodate you.

In the context of the angel speaking to John about the 7th trumpet in Rev. 10:7-11, John is told to eat the little book.  This little book has a message that enables John to “prophesy again” (see verse 11).

The message surrounding the 7th trumpet shows a lot of closure and finished work.  The angel swears that “time is no more” (Rev.10:6 KJV).  Jesus rules and reigns forevermore…Rev. 11:15.  The dead and the righteous are rewarded or judged….Rev. 11:18.  The mystery of God is finished… Rev. 10:7.  All of these events show a finished work.  In other words the end of time as the angel declared.  The angel also declares a dual prophesy… Rev. 10:11, “you will prophesy again…”  The fact is that if Jesus rules and reigns at this point on, the devil, or beast cannot ruling and creating havoc after that.  Therefore, the havoc that is recorded after this time must be a second prophesy, as the angel declared in Rev. 10:11.

Therefore we are to understand that the prophesy of the 7 trumpets that is just concluded in Rev. 11 and the prophesy of 7 bowls or vials are one in the same event… “you will prophesy again…” Rev. 10:11.  Let’s take a look…

At the 2nd and 3rd trumpet and bowl the seas made fowl.

At the 4th trumpet and bowl the sun is effected, trumpet experience darkness, while bowl get scorched by the sun… (Possible pole shift of the Earth.  The bible records the sun standing still in the OT, the Earth is not flat, one side is dark while the other is full of light)

At the 5th trumpet and bowl there is from the pit of darkness evil that causes severe pain.

At the 6th trumpet and bowl, Euphrates river mentioned which causes a great war and loss of lives.

The seventh trumpet and bowl is the rapture…

—trumpet 1 Cor. 15:51,52, “at the last trumpet, a trumpet will sound…” Rev. 10:6,7, 11:15-18,22:12,

—bowl.. Rev. 16:15, “.Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame.”  This is recorded right before the 7th bowl. WOW, Jesus is STILL coming!  The pretrib doctrine believes this verse is misplaced… hmm.

Paul declares it at the last trumpet. Jesus declares it at the last bowl, and the angel tells John that there is a dual prophesy.  The bowls and trumpets show the likeness of the dual prophesy.

So here we see that there are multiple Scriptures to show that the last trumpet and the 7th trumpet are one in the same.  There is no support, other than speculation to suggest otherwise.

Glorified, Incorruptible Bodies Vs. Immortal Bodies

When Adam and Eve were first created they were given bodies that were immortal.  Meaning that they would not die.  With the single act of sin in the garden, they put on mortality and as a result death entered into creation.  Death was foreign prior to the first sin. Often we hear that the raptured will get glorified heavenly bodies.  That is not what the Scripture tells us. The context that Paul speaks about is the difference between the physical body and the spiritual body… see 1 Cor. 15:44.  The physical body is what Paul addresses when Christ returns.

Paul tells us that the DEAD gets glorified incorruptible bodies. 1 Cor. 15:51-54  Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.  For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.  So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory. Look at the distinction that Paul makes… the DEAD get the glorified incorruptible bodies, while the raptured are merely changed.  The raptured get bodies just like Adam and Eve did prior to the fall, where they put on mortality with the single act of sin. The significance of this in relation to the rapture is eye opening.  Firstly, if the raptured don’t get glorified incorruptible bodies, then they cannot be heaven bound.  Rather they meet Jesus in the air (1 Thess. 4) or clouds (Matt. 24:29-31).  Translated from one place on Earth to another.  At this point the raptured are forever with the Lord.  Jesus is not headed back to heaven in a giant u-turn as some suppose, but on His way to the Mount of Olives… Zech 14:4,5 Paul tells the Bride how to get ready on Earth for when Jesus comes for her with all of His saints…1 Thess. 3:10-13.  All of His saints refer to those who have died and risen first.  They are the ones that have been dwelling the the places in heaven that Jesus stated in John 14:2,3, “In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.  And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.”  Jesus is going to be dwelling on Earth for the next 1000 years.  The tribulation saints who were martyred during the tribulation will be ruling and reigning with Him there…Rev. 20:4.   Jesus and His saints will not be returning to those dwelling places in heaven spoken of in John for 1000 years.  So you see, there is no need for the raptured to have glorified incorruptible bodies until then, because they are not heaven bound until the end of the millennium. The word for rapture “harpazo” is used twice in the Word. Once in 1 Thess. 4 and the other in Acts where Philip was translated from the sea where he baptized the Ethiopian Eunuch.  Philip disappeared from one location and reappeared in another on Earth.  That is the definition of a rapture.  Often it is referred to as translated.  At the “rapture” or our gathering together with Him (2 Thess. 2:1), we are relocated from one place on Earth to another.  First the air/clouds, then to the Mount of Olives. Satan is bound for 1000 years.  I do not know if sin is totally absent from the Earth at that time due to the selfishness of the flesh, but the tempter is not present until the end. It appears that sin is not totally absent from what Isaiah states… Is. 65:20  Obviously the choice to sin could “put on” mortality once again, if that were possible for the elect.  However, reproduction and having children is very possible for the elect, who do not have glorified bodies, but rather immortal bodies like Adam and Eve at the beginnings of creation.  Isaiah speaks of this form of immortality in Isaiah 65:20. In Summary:  It is important to understand that without glorified bodies, residence in heaven doesn’t take place.  Only the dead get glorified bodies.  Without them the raptured remain on Earth with Christ for 1000 years.  Methuselah lived 969 years with a mortal body.  Longevity is the correct understanding of immortality that is spoken of by Paul.

The Scripture tells us EXACTLY when the Rapture will occure.

The reason there are so many views concerning the coming of our Lord and our gathering together with Him is due to the amount of speculation.  The truth of the matter is that the Scripture tells us exactly when and how the Rapture will occur.

Paul tells us that the rapture will occur “at the last trumpet.”  1 Cor. 15:51,52.  He describes it as a mystery. The angel declares that at the last trumpet the mystery of God is finished… Rev. 10:7. At the last trumpet, Jesus rules and reigns forevermore… Rev. 11:15.  At the last trumpet Jesus judges the dead, and REWARDS the righteous…. Rev. 11:18. Jesus declares that when He comes, that His REWARD is WITH Him… Rev. 22:12.

Are you getting that?

—-At the last trumpet Jesus comes … 1 Cor. 15:51,52

—-At the 7th trumpet Jesus rewards the righteous, and judges the dead… Rev. 11:18

—-Jesus rewards the righteous and the wicked according to their works when He comes…Rev. 22:12

—-Paul reveals a mystery at the last trumpet… 1 Cor. 15:51,52

—-The angel declares that at the 7th trumpet, the mystery is finished… Rev. 10:7

But the Scripture doesn’t end there…

The angel swore that time was no more… Rev. 10:6.   Jesus rules and reigns forevermore…Rev. 11:15, and that the mystery of God is finished…Rev. 10:7. At this point, there simply cannot have Jesus ruling and reigning forevermore and then have a chronological timing of the beast making war on the saints 2 chapters later. The fact remains that the angel told John that he would prophesy again…Rev. 10:11. At this point we can understand that the trumpets and the bowls are the same events….Note the dual nature of the prophesies. The seas are made fowl..2nd and 3rd trumpet AND bowl… 4th trumpet and bowl the sun is effected, some experience darkness, while others get scorched by the sun. 5th trumpet and bowl From the pit of darkness that cause severe pain… . 6th trumpet and bowl, Euphrates river mentioned which causes a great war and loss of lives. The seventh trumpet and bowl is the rapture…trumpet 1 Cor. 15:51,52, Rev. 10:6,7, 11:15-18,22:12, bowl.. Rev. 16:15. Paul declares it at the last trumpet (1 Cor. 15:51,52). Jesus declares it at the last bowl (Rev. 16:15), and the angel tells John that there is a dual prophesy (Rev. 10:11).

As you can clearly see, Scripture addresses the WHEN of the rapture.  It is at the end of the tribulation.  All other views use speculation in an attempt to place the rapture at different points concerning the tribulation.  Those attempts do not have any Scripture to back their claims.