Why Not Post-Trib?

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Why Not Post-Tribulation Rapture? : 

Why Not Post-Tribulation Rapture?

He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; : 

He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches;

To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God. - Rev 2:7 : 

To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God. - Rev 2:7

Who is this that has ears that can hear the spirit? : 

Who is this that has ears that can hear the spirit?

Only the true church has such ears. : 

Only the true church has such ears.

Can you hear what the Spirit is saying to the church? : 

Can you hear what the Spirit is saying to the church?

These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world. - John 16:33 : 

These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world. - John 16:33

And he that overcometh and keepeth my works unto the end, to him will I give power over the nations: - Rev 2:26 : 

And he that overcometh and keepeth my works unto the end, to him will I give power over the nations: - Rev 2:26

He that endures to the end shall be saved.(referring to great tribulation)- Matt 10:22 - Matt 24:13 - Mark 13:13 : 

He that endures to the end shall be saved.(referring to great tribulation)- Matt 10:22 - Matt 24:13 - Mark 13:13

In your patience possess ye your souls. (referring to Great Trib) - Luke 21:19 : 

In your patience possess ye your souls. (referring to Great Trib) - Luke 21:19

“Here is the patience and the faith of the saints.”“Here is the patience of the saints:”(speaking of the difficulty of the tribulation period)- Rev 13:10 - Rev 14:12 : 

“Here is the patience and the faith of the saints.”“Here is the patience of the saints:”(speaking of the difficulty of the tribulation period)- Rev 13:10 - Rev 14:12

What does all this mean if there is a sneak rapture?Why all the warning and preparation for the church? : 

What does all this mean if there is a sneak rapture?Why all the warning and preparation for the church?

Did you know some of us will be betrayed by family, killed, or beheaded?- Luke21:16 - Matt 24:9 - Rev 20:4 : 

Did you know some of us will be betrayed by family, killed, or beheaded?- Luke21:16 - Matt 24:9 - Rev 20:4

Did you know there will be special protection for the church on earth during tribulation?We would know, but we don’t study prophecy. : 

Did you know there will be special protection for the church on earth during tribulation?We would know, but we don’t study prophecy.

Because the American church expects to be raptured out of our air-conditioned SUV’s, while we are discussing the football game on our iphones. : 

Because the American church expects to be raptured out of our air-conditioned SUV’s, while we are discussing the football game on our iphones.

Jesus himself taught against mid-tribulation rapture very clearly. Please read Matthew Chapter 24. : 

Jesus himself taught against mid-tribulation rapture very clearly. Please read Matthew Chapter 24.

And He didn’t even mention a pre-tribulation rapture. : 

And He didn’t even mention a pre-tribulation rapture.

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Probably because He thinks, if we read His Word, and hear His voice, we should know better ?!?!?!

Jesus warns many will be looking for Christ by themid trib point, : 

Jesus warns many will be looking for Christ by themid trib point,

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And there will be many deceivers at the MIDDLE of the tribulation.

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BUT DO NOT LOOK FOR HIS RETURN UNTIL THE VERY END! MATTHEW CHAPTER 24

Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there: believe it not. …if they shall say unto you, Behold, he is in the desert…he is in the secret chambers; believe it not. - Matt 24:23 & 26 : 

Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there: believe it not. …if they shall say unto you, Behold, he is in the desert…he is in the secret chambers; believe it not. - Matt 24:23 & 26

For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be…. (real obvious, not sneaky like) : 

For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be…. (real obvious, not sneaky like)

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Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light….and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven… - Matt 24:27-30

The day of the Lord is ALWAYS seen singular in the Bible, and ALWAYS seen at the very last trump.One day, one coming, at the very end. : 

The day of the Lord is ALWAYS seen singular in the Bible, and ALWAYS seen at the very last trump.One day, one coming, at the very end.

And He comes with mighty wrath and destruction. There is no room given on earth after His return for 7 or even 3½ more years for the beast to continue to rule. : 

And He comes with mighty wrath and destruction. There is no room given on earth after His return for 7 or even 3½ more years for the beast to continue to rule.

But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; (so, does thief mean sneaky? Keep reading and see.) : 

But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; (so, does thief mean sneaky? Keep reading and see.)

The day of the Lord will come as a thief…in which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise… the elements shall melt with fervent heat…the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up. - 2 Pet 3:10 : 

The day of the Lord will come as a thief…in which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise… the elements shall melt with fervent heat…the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up. - 2 Pet 3:10

A great noise and earth burned up??THIEF IN THE NIGHT ≠ SNEAKY!!!!!IT MEANS SOMEONE WASN’T WATCHING. : 

A great noise and earth burned up??THIEF IN THE NIGHT ≠ SNEAKY!!!!!IT MEANS SOMEONE WASN’T WATCHING.

…(you) know perfectly that the day of the Lord (singular) so cometh as a thief in the night…But ye, brethren are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief. – I Thess 5: 2&4 The earth will be destroyed when he comes, one time, at the very end…. The world would think he comes as a thief, but the church will not be surprised. : 

…(you) know perfectly that the day of the Lord (singular) so cometh as a thief in the night…But ye, brethren are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief. – I Thess 5: 2&4 The earth will be destroyed when he comes, one time, at the very end…. The world would think he comes as a thief, but the church will not be surprised.

Anyone think Jesus’ bride will have preferred treatment and therefore skip tribulation before the wedding? : 

Anyone think Jesus’ bride will have preferred treatment and therefore skip tribulation before the wedding?

What about the souls beheaded for their testimony? - Rev 20:4Are they not invited to the wedding, because of their persecution? : 

What about the souls beheaded for their testimony? - Rev 20:4Are they not invited to the wedding, because of their persecution?

What about our brothers and sisters in Africa and China who are killed everyday for their testimony?Does this make them ‘bloody’ and unacceptable to Christ? : 

What about our brothers and sisters in Africa and China who are killed everyday for their testimony?Does this make them ‘bloody’ and unacceptable to Christ?

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The pretrib rapture theory is a typical modern day American invention of convenience. Research its history and be aware.

And why are we taught rapture in place of ANY hardship that comes?People in Hitler’s time were taught they would be raptured any day too! : 

And why are we taught rapture in place of ANY hardship that comes?People in Hitler’s time were taught they would be raptured any day too!

There is a lot about overcoming in Revelation and in the New Testament.How are we expected to overcome? : 

There is a lot about overcoming in Revelation and in the New Testament.How are we expected to overcome?

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The word of our testimony The blood of the Lamb And loving not our lives unto the death. - Rev 12:11

So what does the Bible say will be given to the one who overcomes? : 

So what does the Bible say will be given to the one who overcomes?

He will eat of the tree of life in the midst of paradise - Rev 2:7 : 

He will eat of the tree of life in the midst of paradise - Rev 2:7

He will not be hurt of the second death - Rev 2: 11 He will be given power over the nations - Rev 2:26 : 

He will not be hurt of the second death - Rev 2: 11 He will be given power over the nations - Rev 2:26

He will eat of hidden manna, be given a white stone, and a new name in that stone - Rev 2:17 : 

He will eat of hidden manna, be given a white stone, and a new name in that stone - Rev 2:17

He will be clothed in white raiment, his name not blotted out of the book of life, and his name will be confessed before the Father and his angels - Rev 3:5 : 

He will be clothed in white raiment, his name not blotted out of the book of life, and his name will be confessed before the Father and his angels - Rev 3:5

He will be made a pillar in the temple of God, the name of his God is written on him, and his new name will be written on him - Rev 3:12 : 

He will be made a pillar in the temple of God, the name of his God is written on him, and his new name will be written on him - Rev 3:12

He will be granted to sit in the throne with Jesus - Rev 3:21 : 

He will be granted to sit in the throne with Jesus - Rev 3:21

He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son. - Rev 21:7 : 

He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son. - Rev 21:7

How can we be offered so much, for overcoming so much, if we will escape it all by the sneak rapture? : 

How can we be offered so much, for overcoming so much, if we will escape it all by the sneak rapture?

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Hear what the Spirit is saying.

So, what are some things that Pre-Trib teaching does NOT encourage? : 

So, what are some things that Pre-Trib teaching does NOT encourage?

- Preparation for trial- Which leads to Holiness,- Discipline/Bible Study- Learning of prophecy : 

- Preparation for trial- Which leads to Holiness,- Discipline/Bible Study- Learning of prophecy

- No overcoming by testimony : 

- No overcoming by testimony - No overcoming by the blood - No preparation to love NOT your life unto the death

And now some benefits of PreTrib teaching: : 

And now some benefits of PreTrib teaching:

- Produces really cool Laodicean Christians- Sell lots of cool books $$$$- Be accepted by the majority- Preachers won’t get kicked off of radio and TV : 

- Produces really cool Laodicean Christians- Sell lots of cool books $$$$- Be accepted by the majority- Preachers won’t get kicked off of radio and TV

- Church leaders do not have to hear complaining or leaving members- Church can sleep ‘til trouble hits- Great falling away may be fulfilled, once rapture does not come as expected : 

- Church leaders do not have to hear complaining or leaving members- Church can sleep ‘til trouble hits- Great falling away may be fulfilled, once rapture does not come as expected

Still not sure? : 

Still not sure?

Just think for a minute how different churches would be…. if we KNEW there was no pre rapture. : 

Just think for a minute how different churches would be…. if we KNEW there was no pre rapture.

How different would YOUR church be? : 

How different would YOUR church be?

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Prayer times? Bible studies? Revival?

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And who would just stop coming to church if we only taught post-tribulation rapture? When Christians around the world still have church even under threat of imminent death?

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Now that sounds like a New Testament church to me. And loving not your life unto the death. A church Christ would not be ashamed of. Where does that leave us?

He who hath an ear let him hear… : 

He who hath an ear let him hear…

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