I have learned alot in this past year about relooking at what and how I put my faith in the things of God. My "faith" in who God is - his attibutes and his actions also carried a dose of how I thought this attribute would be carried out, or I thought "in this circumstance, God will act in this specific way." I have learned that I have been wrong in putting God into my box of prescribed actions and attributes. With this has come a peace that I cannot "tame" God into acting like I presumed He would, or like I had been taught by other well meaning Christians of how they presumed He would. With this in mind, I look at everything I hold as truth afresh and wait for God to confirm His truth about the matter, not mine.
What has this to do with the split rapture? I guess I am once again in the position to relook my "faith" on the subject and it seems since you have entered thoughts concerning this in your posting, I will ask you. I have looked at this over the years with an open mind to learning the truth of the matter and maybe I have missed something along the way. If a type is to work, it must be consistent with all facets of that depicts. If the types are all consistent with the split rapture, then I will hold onto this as truth, but all types must fit the format. I am concerned about the type of Rebekkah, which is a beautiful picture of the bride of Christ being taken care of by the Holy Spirit (servant) as she travels to meet the bridegroom. The troubling part that doesn't seem to match up with the split rapture is the fact that 10 camels are in view- those that bought the wealth of Jacob to be viewed by his potential bride- are inferred to be carrying Rebekkah and her damsels back to meet the bride groom. While Rebekkah is the only one that arrays herself upon meeting Isaac, and gets off her camel and enters Isaac's mothers tent, the other damsels have made the travel with her and are all there, only left not only on the outside of the tent, but possibly in the field. I had always thought that the travels of Rebekkah and her damsels were the travels each of us as Christians must make on our road to eternity- the ultimate goal being the homeland of Isaac (or Christ's homeland-heaven) with Rebekkahs more intimate call of being the Bride of Isaac (Christ). Not all received the call, but they all traveled together to the primary goal with Rebekkah who ultimately received the higher goal or position of the Bride. Help me.....have I missed something here. Where has my thinking gotten me in trouble with seeing the truth. I thank you already for the work you will put in to help me. Laurie