Eliane B (18 Dec 2010)
"To Bruce Warner - RE: HOW MANY MORE 'GENTILES' WILL 'COME IN' AFTER THE 'FULL NUMBER' GETS IN......"

 

Dear Bruce,
 

I think there will still be partial blindness for Israel (unbelieving Jews) until the timing of second Rapture (probably during Fall Feasts, about 6 1/2 years after the first Rapture) , when the last gentile Tribulation Saint joins the Body of Christ in Heaven.  Only after that will so many Jews notice that Jesus is their Messiah and the one whom they have pierced.
 

I don't think that the fullness of the gentiles corresponds to the first (pretrib) Rapture. Otherwise the veil on Israel would have to be removed just after the first Rapture and in this case Israel would immediately believe in Christ as Messiah, which we know isn't the case. After the beginning of the Tribulation, the book of Revelation shows us that Israel continues to be partially blinded a long time, otherwise they wouldn't be deceived by the False Messiah (Antichrist).
 

Bruce, please consider the possibility of there being two raptures, one pretribulational and another one postribulational (but pre-wrath), which makes all those contradictory passages (pretrib x postrib) in perfect harmony. Some passages refer to the pretrib rapture and others refer to a postrib rapture (but before the pouring of God's Wrath). Remember, there are the days of Noah and the days of Lot. So many types and shadows in Scripture for two separate rescues (raptures).

 

Come Lord Jesus!

 

Eliane