Rapture on Pentecost ?
Tribulation 98 : Antichrist , Israel , Jerusalem Temple, Rapture
From Marilyn Agee's website:
PRE - TRIB AND PRE - WRATH This theory posits two raptures, rather than examining the possibility that prophecy points to ONE RAPTURE in two phases -- the resurrection of the dead occurs first, then at some later time the remaining faithful are "changed" and meet those resurrected ALREADY IN THE AIR.
Some Christians expect the Rapture before the Tribulation. Others expect it at the end of the Tribulation just before the Wrath of God is poured out. The reason, as I see it after over 36 years of intense Bible study, is because there actually will be two Raptures. The first one is the Rapture of the Church, the second of the Tribulation saints.
Agee's remarkable website examines Israel's feast day of Pentecost as a prophetic type to be fulfilled by the rapture. However, we at watcher believe Israel's Feast of Tabernacles is the obvious allusion to the rapture of the faithful, both dead and remaining.
The Feast of Tabernacles reminds the believer in Christ that his earthly physical body is only a temporary tabernacle.
For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle is taken down, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in heaven. For indeed in this we groan, greatly desiring to be clothed with our dwelling place out of heaven. ( 2 Corinthians 5:1) The book of Job, the oldest book in the Bible also describes the change
over to immortality, as Job himself declares a physical resurrection:
For I know that my redeemer is living,
and He shall rise on the earth at last
and even after they shall corrupt my skin, yet this:
In my flesh I shall see God, whom I shall see for myself,
and my eyes shall behold, and not a stranger's:
though my reins be exhausted in my bosom.
As Jesus was changed at the Transfiguration, so we all
will one day change-over to immortality, (I Thess.
4:15-18). This feast day of the seventh month will be
fulfilled at the rapture and the glorification of the
saints of all the ages.