The Tribulation will not include the faithful and obedient in Christ, there are types and shadows in the Old Testament that support a Pre-Tribulation gathering together of the Saints in Christ.
It is fitting that the The Church of Jesus Christ is birthed in the 69th Week of Daniels 70th Week Prophecy to Israel, The Church of Jesus Christ does not have a role in the Tribulation, meaning it has no reason to be in the Feast of Atonement or 7 Year Tribulation.
(Dan 9:24 Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people and upon thy holy city, to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most Holy).
BETWEEN the 69th Week (Weeks meaning years) and the 70th Week, The Church of Jesus Christ is filing this time gap, those who will come to Christ and be Born Again and Follow him will be saved and preserved in this time gap). Once this time gap has ended, Jesus will come and take his church off the earth so that God can deal with his Church (The Israelites), who have been blinded so that the full number of the gentiles can be engrafted into the Olive Tree.
Before the 70th Week begins, the Holy Church of Jesus Christ that is without Spot or Wrinkles will be taken out of the Way, SO that the blindness of Israel can be removed and there conversion manifested.
There will be a lot going on the tribulation and the bible says in 2Th 2:7 For the mystery of lawlessness (that hidden principle of rebellion against constituted authority) is already at work in the world, [but it is] restrained only until he who restrains is taken out of the way.
The Church of Jesus Christ is presently taking up its role as the restrainer (indwelling Holy Spirit), but once this restraining presence is removed off the earth, the vacuum will be filled with the presence of gross darkness headed up by the anti-christ spirit and the anti-christ himself.
For a person to say that the Church will be in the Tribulation does not understand the big picture of God’s Prophetic seasons, cycles and Feast Days and patterns.
These were already laid out in the Old Testament writings, particularly on Mt Sinai.
Ecc 3:15 That which is now already has been, and that which is to be already has been; and God seeks that which has passed by [so that history repeats itself].
The CHURCH of Jesus Christ…….1Th 5:23 And may the God of peace Himself sanctify you through and through [separate you from profane things, make you pure and wholly consecrated to God]; and may your spirit and soul and body be preserved sound and complete [and found] blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ (the Messiah).
1Th 5:24 Faithful is He Who is calling you [to Himself] and utterly trustworthy, and He will also do it [fulfill His call by hallowing and keeping you].
Jesus will gather together those Saints that have sacrificed, the ways of the old man, to walk in the newness of Life.
RIGHTEOUSNESS is the nature of the conversion of the spirit man, while being RIGHTEOUS is a conversion of the HEART of the HIDDEN MAN OF THE HEART.
The Parable of the 10 Virgins (Matthew 25:1-13) deals with this matter, 5 RIGHTEOUS Believers will go into the MARRIAGE Supper at the gathering together of the Saints.
5 Unrighteousness Believers will not go into the Marriage Supper, simply cause they are in a BACKSLIDDEN state, because sin cannot enter HEAVEN, THE backslidden cannot be let into heaven.
1John 1:9 and Psalm 51 is for the backslidden believer. The backslidden has to return to God through the forgiveness of sin and a conversion of the heart (Meaning his or her direction must change after being forgiven). NO unconfessed sin can enter Heaven Folks, there is no grace for that.
What about the Grace of God? The Grace of God through the Blood of Jesus will atone for the sins and trespasses and shortcomings of those who have sanctified themselves through The Word of God.
The Righteous are PRESERVED.
RIGHTEOUS, -Applied to persons, it denotes one who is holy in heart, and observant of the divine commands in practice; as a righteous man.
These are protected FROM the Wrath of God, Revelation 3:10, Mal 3:16-17, 1 Thessalonians 5:23.