Proof of a Pre-Tribulation Catching Away of the Bride of Christ.
Isa 26:20 Come, my people, enter thou into thy chambers, and shut thy doors about thee: hide thyself as it were for a little moment, until the indignation be overpast.
Isa 26:21 For, behold, the LORD cometh out of his place to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity: the earth also shall disclose her blood, and shall no more cover her slain.
Remember this scripture that speaks about going to prepare a place for us……Joh 14:1 DO NOT let your hearts be troubled (distressed, agitated). You believe in and adhere to and trust in and rely on God; believe in and adhere to and trust in and rely also on Me.
Joh 14:2 In My Father’s house there are many dwelling places (homes). If it were not so, I would have told you; for I am going away to prepare a place for you.
Joh 14:3 And when (if) I go and make ready a place for you, I will come back again and will take you to Myself, that where I am you may be also.
Joh 14:4 And [to the place] where I am going, you know the way.
The Wrath of the Lord will come…..Rom 1:18 For God’s [holy] wrath and indignation are revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who in their wickedness repress and hinder the truth and make it inoperative.
Other scriptures that support a Pre-Tribulation Rapture or Catching Away of the Righteous in Christ……Mal 3:16 Then those who feared the Lord talked often one to another; and the Lord listened and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before Him of those who reverenced and worshipfully feared the Lord and who thought on His name.
Mal 3:17 And they shall be Mine, says the Lord of hosts, in that day when I publicly recognize and openly declare them to be My jewels (My special possession, My peculiar treasure). And I will spare them, as a man spares his own son who serves him.
What event are the Righteous in Christ being spared from? The 7-Year Tribulation. But let’s go to Mal 3:18 to shed a little more light….Mal 3:18 Then shall you return and discern between the righteous and the wicked, between him who serves God and him who does not serve Him.
Where are these Saints returning From? From Heaven, the Place that they went to be spared from the 7 Year Tribulation, the event of The Wrath of The Lord Jesus in the first half of the Tribulation and The Wrath of God in the Great Tribulation which is the Last Half of the 7 year Tribulation.
There is yet more proof of a Pre-Tribulation Rapture….it is found in…..Rev 3:10 Because you have guarded and kept My word of patient endurance [have held fast the lesson of My patience with the expectant endurance that I give you], I also will keep you [safe] from the hour of trial (testing) which is coming on the whole world to try those who dwell upon the earth.
Rev 3:11 I am coming quickly; hold fast what you have, so that no one may rob you and deprive you of your crown.
Rev 3:12 He who overcomes (is victorious), I will make him a pillar in the sanctuary of My God; he shall never be put out of it or go out of it, and I will write on him the name of My God and the name of the city of My God, the new Jerusalem, which descends from My God out of heaven, and My own new name.
Rev 3:13 He who can hear, let him listen to and heed what the Spirit says to the assemblies (churches).
What is the key to going in the Rapture? It is found in….1Jn 5:4 For whatever is born of God is victorious over the world; and this is the victory that conquers the world, even our faith.
1Jn 5:5 Who is it that is victorious over [that conquers] the world but he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God [who adheres to, trusts in, and relies on that fact]?
Remember what Revelations 3:12 says, he who overcomes a life of sin, meaning sin cannot rule over your life, holiness must be ruling in your life. Sin has to be conquered for one to find grace as an OVERCOMER.
An easier term for this would be the word “RIGHTEOUS”.
RIGHTEOUS-Applied to persons, it denotes one who is holy in heart, and observant of the divine commands in practice; as a righteous man.