What about the rapture?
For the most part, people mean by the rapture that God will take us out of here, before things get bad. They mean, before the tribulation.
Trouble with that is the tribulation seems to have started, or is warming up to. Other trouble with the whole concept is that there is no word "rapture" in the Bible.
I do NOT "get from God" that his the second coming of His Son PRECEDES the tribulation. The Father most often is, "with" people in their time of need, He is not prone to taking them out, ahead of time. The Bible says that "in the world you will have tribulation, but be of good cheer, for I have overcome the world." (Talking about Jesus.)
In every case in the Bible, from Abraham to Gideon to Moses, the Father gave the word as to what to do, ahead of time. In the fullness of time the Father's wisdom, and the purpose for His instructions, became apparent. No one understood what was going on until the time came.
That is what I am writing about. About God leading me in the way I should go. I share it because He says to, and so you might find a pattern, and as a testimony of the faithfulness of the Father. What you actually need to do is different than what I am doing.
Most greatly, I share it so that you might begin to develop a relationship of your own with the Only Begotten Son of God, Jesus Christ, and so that you might get your own preparations. Yours are most assuredly different than mine.
I do not intend to argue about the tribulation, only share what the Father is showing me.
18 April 2004