Phil Rogers (14 Dec 2010)
"The "Rapture" at God's Timeline"


The Rapture at God's Timeline
There are those who have come to God's Timeline... looking for what I mean when I simply post a "monthly countdown" to the resurrection/ rapture of the believers in Jesus Christ!
Many of those who are new to the Five Doves since May to June of this year have not been able to see the teaching (past posts in archive not available any longer) of what we have been preaching since 2006.  And still there are those who have been there and then gone to the web site: www.godstimeline.net  looking for the "Rapture" and not finding it!
Like, when you are looking on the Home page for a web page stating: "The Rapture HERE"; or "The Timing for the Rapture"!  And when you don't see it directly, you leave, without finding out where it is and WHY!  The reason why you don't find such web pages stating this concerning the Rapture is best summed up in the following quotes of mine from the Home page.
"This website is dedicated to the Lord Jesus Christ and His soon coming in establishing His Kingdom here on earth!"
"if you are just looking for the “Rapture” and want to start with the “end” or “bottom line”, then you will have no confidence in what God has fulfilled and is in the process of fulfilling of His Word or knowing WHY according to His Word!" 
It seems to me that so many people just want to know "when" and could care less as to "why" the "rapture" happens when it does!  I have come to view these people as with a "You-Tube" mentality!  In other words, tell me in 10 minutes or less what I want to know!  Which is appropriate to a generation of instant gratification!  Now for this purpose of just knowing when the "rapture" is to happen, go to the video chapters on the menu of the Home page and click on Chapter 13. "The Days of Daniel"! 
When page opens up, click on play for the video and move slider over to the 15:00 minute mark!  You only need to listen to the 23:00 min. mark for what you are looking for concerning the "rapture"!
Then go to the Charts at the top of the menu for the chart of "The 70th week and the Days of Daniel", for a clearer view than I could give on the video whiteboard.
This will take only 10 minutes or less of your time in total!
The reason that I teach of the timing for the "rapture" (we who are alive and remain) as being tied to and can ONLY be found by the resurrection of the dead in Christ, is because that is precisely how the Lord gave it!
1 Thess. 4:14  For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him. 
For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep.. 
This seems pretty straight forward to me!  At the "coming of the Lord"  (as a bridegroom for His Bride/ at midnight/ as it were in secret)  those who are alive will NOT prevent or "pre- event" (because there are 2 distinct events happening with the Lord's coming) those which are asleep or dead!  What are the 2 events?
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: 
This is the FIRST event! 
17: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. 
THEN, or afterwards, the 2nd event is that of the living being "raptured"!
Now I don't feel the need to go any further except to say, WHY would I, you, or anyone else be looking for the timing of the Lord's coming to perform these 2 events based on what is secondary (the "rapture) to His coming in the first place?
Why do you think you are NOT finding the timing of the "rapture" in the Word of God?  It is because it is not there!  You are and have been trying to put the cart (the rapture) before the horse (the resurrection)!
I have told you where to find  the 10 min. answer at www.godstimeline..net !  However, it runs way past the 10 min. to explain when the Lord's Day, the Time of Jacob's Trouble & the 70th of week of Daniel started and WHY be the scriptures!
You know when (end of Jan. 2011) and the scriptural reason why to be looking for the resurrection of the dead in Christ instead of any reference to those examples in scripture concerning those who are alive.  It is not there!  It is therefore no wonder that so many people have turned from the Word of God, to extra Biblical sources of divination or understanding!
In Looking for Christ's Coming and Kingdom;
Phil Rogers