Ray (24 Apr 2022)
"Luke 17:30"


John and Doves,

Luke 17:30 Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed.

This is a rapture verse. Son of man is revealed to the world when the day rapture occurs. When the left behind see millions of Christians
 vanish from the earth, they know that it is the work of Jesus. This is how Jesus reveals himself to the world in the day of rapture.

31 In that day, he which shall be upon the housetop, and his stuff in the house, let him not come down to take it away: and he that is in
 the field, let him likewise not return back.

Jesus forewarns those who partake in rapture not to go back to their house, or while they are working on the field, not to return back. Here's
 a question. If rapture is a nano second event, why will there be time for these people to go back to their house? The reason for them to go back to their house can be varied. They may want to see their loved one before they go with Jesus. Or they may want
 to bring their pets. Anyway, this pause Jesus mentions has appeared in 1 Thessalonians 4:16.

1 Thessalonians 4:16 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:

I see three separate events in this verse. First, there is Jesus' shout in sky. Second, the voice of archangel which is followed by God's
 trump. My perspective is Jesus appears in the sky with a shout. This equates to the midnight cry in Matthew 25. Once we hear Jesus' shout, we know time is up. It's the time to depart this world. We begin to sanctify ourselves and prepare for the rapture. After
 Jesus' shout, archangel's voice is to rush us to meet the Lord in the sky. This archangel doesn't act alone. He brings in millions angels to prepare us, to hurry us to meet the Lord. Then finally, it comes God's trump. Within a split second, our body is changed
 from corruptible into incorruptible. We all meet Jesus in the sky, so shall we ever be with our Lord.

From Jesus' shout in the sky, up until God's trumpet is sounded, I believe there is few minutes in between. These few minutes also give some
 Christians to prepare themselves while they are caught in some indecent act. Some Christians couples may be making out in the bedroom, taking a shower, or in a place not supposed to. God doesn't want them being caught embarrassed when He meets them in the
 sky. This is why a few minutes to sanctify themselves is necessary before they meet God. After all, we learn from old testament that God always prepares His people to meet Him by giving them some time ahead.