With much speculation as to the time of the Rapture of the Church, I will try to narrow down the time frame, according to the Bible.
The first thing many will say is that For ye know neither " The Day Or The Hour" True
That does not mean that we cannot know the Year, The Month or even The Week. Let us look at some scriptures that will provide some insight.
Mt 25:13 Watch therefore, for ye know neither " the day nor the hour" wherein the Son of man cometh.
Mt 24:44 Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an " hour " as ye think not the Son of man cometh.
Lu 12:40 Be ye therefore ready also: for the Son of man cometh at an "hour " when ye think not.
Luke 21:34 And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and
so that day come upon you unawares.
35 For as a snare shall it come on all them that dwell on the face of the whole earth.
36 Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass,
and to stand
before the Son of man.
It says in verse 34, not to be overcharged with surfeiting and drunkeness and if we do not, That we will be aware of that coming day.
In verse 36 it says that if we watch and pray, we can escape all the things coming upon the earth.
Verse 34 can be translated to mean that the saints will be taken out of the earth and "escape" the "Great" tribulation period.
Rev 13:7 And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and
8 And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the
The saints will go through the first 3 1/2 years of the tribulation period, but will be Raptured at that point.
Re 7:14 And I said unto him, Sir, thou knowest. And he said to me, These are they which "came out " of great tribulation, and have washed their
robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.
4 ¶ And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you.
5 For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.
6 And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.
7 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers
8 All these are the " beginning of sorrows "
11 And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.
12 And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.
13 But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.
14 And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.
15 When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him
16 Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains: ( the Beast technology wiil be in all the major cities, nowhere to hide. That is why we
are told to "flee into the Mountains" where they cannot see)
21 For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.
22 And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect’s sake those days shall be shortened.
Da 9:27 And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to
cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the
desolate. ( this week refers to a seven year period in which the Beast will break his agreement with the nations after 3 1/2 years, The time of the
Dan 12:1 ¶ And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people: and there shall be a time of
trouble, (The Tribulation Period ) such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time: and at that time thy people shall be
delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book.
2 And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt.
3 And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever.
[wise: or, teachers]
4 But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be
Today we are nearing the end of the "Increase of Knowledge"
which started at about 1900.
The word "Rapture" does not appear in the Bible, but it refers to this event:
49 And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly.
50 Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption.
51¶ Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed¶ 52 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.,
53 For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.
54 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.
55 O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? [grave: or, hell]
56 The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law.
57 But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
58 ¶ Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is
not in vain in the Lord.
In Luke 21 we see that the day will not come upon us unawares, that if we a
re prayful we can escape the things coming upon the earth.
That at the time of the end "Knowledge will be increased"
That the Beast will cause "ALL" to recieve a mark at the middle of the seven year tribulation period.
ALL this means that we have a short time left, the Mark is already here, It has not been forced upon us yet, but everything is in place. Once the
Seven year agreement is made with the Nations and The Beast, we will have approx. 3 1/2 years
This agreement could have already been made behind the scenes or will be made behind the scenes.
At Best We Have Seven Years: