It is hard for me to understand how some bible scholars can hold on to the view that the church of the Lord Jesus will go through the Great Tribulation (PostTrib Rapture)? The Great Tribulation or the Day of the Lord is none other than the wrath of God being poured down upon the sinful ungodly world.
The following verses of scripture clearly say that the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ will be spared from the wrath of God, so are THE REMNANT of the people of Israel from the Great Tribulation or Jacob’s Trouble:
1Thessalonians 1:10 And to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, even Jesus, which delivered us from the wrath to come.
1Thessalonians 5:9 For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ,
Isaiah 11:11 And it shall come to pass in that day, that THE LORD SHALL SET HIS HAND AGAIN THE SECOND TIME TO RECOVER THE REMNANT OF HIS PEOPLE, WHICH SHALL BE LEFT, from Assyria, and from Egypt, and from Pathros, and from Cush, and from Elam, and from Shinar, and from Hamath, and from the islands of the sea.
The first recovery happened since after the end of World War I. They came back to the land of Israel following the Israelis’ Right of Return Policy; and are still returning.
The second recovery talks about THE REMNANT OF THE “RETURNED” ISRAELIS who are already settling in the land of Israel and gathered together and moved to safe haven as described in the following verses:
Revelation 12:6 And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place prepared of God, that they should feed her there a thousand two hundred and threescore days… And when the dragon saw that he was cast unto the earth, he persecuted the woman which brought forth the man child.  And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent.
\When the antichrist is revealed, following the rapture of the “Bride” of Christ; there will be a three and half years period of peace under the leadership of the son of perdition:
Daniel 12:10-11 Many shall be purified, and made white, and tried; but the wicked shall do wickedly: and none of the wicked shall understand; but the wise shall understand.  And from the time that the daily sacrifice shall be taken away, and the abomination that maketh desolate set up, there shall be a thousand two hundred and ninety days.
Then, at the end of the three and half years, all hell will break loose and Jacob’s Trouble or Great Tribulation will commence for ALL people on earth except the REMNANT of the people of Israel as written in the book of Revelation chapter 12 quoted two paragraphs above!
Isaiah 37:31-32 And the remnant that is escaped of the house of Judah shall again take root downward, and bear fruit upward: For out of Jerusalem shall go forth a remnant, and they that escape out of mountZion: the zeal of the LORD of hosts shall do this.
But, the remnant of the people amounts only to a third part of the whole, as the following prophetic verses attest:
Zechariah 13:8-9 And it shall come to pass, that in all the land, saith the LORD, two parts therein shall be cut off and die; but the third shall be left therein.
 And I will bring the third part through the fire, and will refine them as silver is refined, and will try them as gold is tried: they shall call on my name, and I will hear them: I will say, It is my people: and they shall say, The LORD is my God.
Uploaded on August 4, 2011 (Prophecy in the News)
Throughout the Church Age, there has been a deliberate effort to obscure the truth of the rapture. E. SchuylerEnglish pointed out a remarkable linguistic truth. THE WORD APOSTASIA, TRANSLATED APOSTASY IN THE KJV, WAS TRANSLATED AS “DEPARTURE” IN ALL THE PREVIOUS ENGLISH TRANSLATIONS! There will be A “DEPARTURE” before the man of sin appears!…
The above does not refer to the Lord Jesus Christ’s Second Coming, but rather talks about meeting the Lord up in the cloud:
1Thessalonians 4:16-17 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.
Let us look at some of the scripture:
Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him, That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand. (2Thessalonians 2:1-2)
2Thessalonians 2:3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except THERE COME A FALLING AWAY FIRST, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; [KJV]
Another version of this verse wrote as follows:
2Thessalonians 2:3 Let no man deceiue you by any meanes: for that day shall not come, except THERE COME A DEPARTING FIRST, and that that man of sinne be disclosed, euen the sonne of perdition, [GENEVA]
Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God. Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things? AND NOW YE KNOW WHAT WITHHOLDETH THAT HE MIGHT BE REVEALED IN HIS TIME. (2Thessalonians 2:4-6)
For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: ONLY HE WHO NOW LETTETH WILL LET, UNTIL HE BE TAKEN OUT OF THE WAY. (2Thessalonians 2:4-7)
Contextually speaking, when we tie verse 3 [Geneva version] with A FORCE which withholds THE REVEALING of the man of sin or the son of perdition in verse 6, the word DEPARTING and BE TAKEN OUT OF THE WAY, truly confirm a single line of thought which is known as RAPTURE OF THE CHURCH.
Whichever words, falling away or departure is correct, we should steadfastly hold on to the “blessed hope” which is rapture of the Church before THE WRATH OF GOD is poured upon this sinful world.
In the Days of Noah, the Lord God consistently spared those who walked in His ways.
The book of Jasher chapter 4 described the condition of the world in the “Days of Noah”:
18. And their judges and rulers went to the daughters of men and took their wives by force from their husbands according to their choice, and the sons of men in those days took from the cattle of the earth, the beasts of the field and the fowls of the air, and taught the mixture of animals of one species with the other, in order therewith to provoke the Lord; and God saw the whole earth and it was corrupt, for all flesh had corrupted its ways upon earth, all men and all animals.
19. And the Lord said, I will blot out man that I created from the face of the earth, yea from man to the birds of the air, together with cattle and beasts that are in the field for I repent that I made them.
20. AND ALL MEN WHO WALKED IN THE WAYS OF THE LORD, DIED IN THOSE DAYS, BEFORE THE LORD BROUGHT THE EVIL UPON MAN WHICH HE HAD DECLARED, FOR THIS WAS FROM THE LORD, THAT THEY SHOULD NOT SEE THE EVIL WHICH THE LORD SPOKE OF CONCERNING THE SONS OF MEN.
21. And Noah found grace in the sight of the Lord, and the Lord chose him and his children to raise up seed from them upon the face of the whole earth.
So, before the First Great Tribulation (Noah’s Flood), the Lord God did spare ALL MEN WHO WALKED IN THE WAYS OF THE LORD! The method He chose, have no bearing upon their salvation; whether one died or rapture, the end result is the same; we are gathered together with the Lord.
You have been shown how God proves the truth of His Word, time and forever. He shows us the “End” from the “Beginning.” Aren’t you amazed at the Almighty God?
If you are a believer and hope to be gathered together (rapture) with the Lord Jesus Christ, you have to make sure that you have the proper boarding pass. Please review the checklist as given in past article entitled: DO WE HAVE WHAT IT TAKES TO BE GATHERED TOGETHER (RAPTURED) WITH THE LORD JESUS CHRIST? http://wp.me/p3jyMk-8T
If you have not accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour, you have cause to be scared of end time disasters and the prospect of burning forever in the lake of fire.
The way to be saved, all GOD asks is, believe in His Son, Jesus Messiah, whom He had sent into the world to be the ultimate sin sacrifice. There is no other way! This invitation is open to all: atheists, Judaizers, Hindus, Muslims, Buddhists, Taoists, for people of all walk and beliefs.
You need to repent from your erroneous life styles. Find bible believing church and stay away from assemblies as described in: APOSTASY IN THE CHURCH AND FALSE DOCTRINES OF MEN http://wp.me/p3jyMk-ck
Here is how: Romans 10:
 But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach;  THAT IF THOU SHALT CONFESS WITH THY MOUTH THE LORD JESUS, AND SHALT BELIEVE IN THINE HEART THAT GOD HATH RAISED HIM FROM THE DEAD, THOU SHALT BE SAVED.  For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.  For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.  For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him.  For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.
AND HIS NAME IS YAHWEH, NOT ALLAH OR ANY OTHER NAMES!
the voice of one crying in this darkened world.