Alan T (29 Dec 2011)
"Dispensation of the grace of   God , The Kingdom of Heaven , and the two Raptures"

Dear Doves,
I just felt the need to share some things that may clarify  some confusion and misconceptions about the age we are in, the timing of the rapture of the church, the tribulation, and the catching away of tribulation saints at the end of the tribulation. 1:29 AND 3:16

Pre -Trib Rapture of the Church : The Dispensation of the grace of God by grace through faith of Christ
Primarily only inclusive of doctrine taught by the Apostle Paul in Romans thru Philemon
Accounts of a catching away in the Prophets nor the Gospels can realistically be claimed to be connected to this rapture of The Church, the body of Christ.
Paul even claimed this catching away was a mystery, hidden..possibly never mentioned before.
 1 Cor. 15 :51-57

51 Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,

52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.

53 For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal [must] put on immortality.

54 So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.

55 O death, where [is] thy sting? O grave, where [is] thy victory?

56 The sting of death [is] sin; and the strength of sin [is] the law.

57 But thanks [be] to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

Post-Trib. Rapture of the Tribulation Saints: Gospel of the Kingdom of Heaven by faith, works and personal righteousness bearing fruit meet for repentance.

Primarily only inclusive of doctrine taught in The Gospels, and Hebrews thru Revelation 

This tribulation catching away is pertinent to the tribulation period only, because the Prophets and The Lord Jesus were addressing Jews, Proselyte converts and Israelites about the Kingdom of Heaven.

This event must occur simultanously with the pouring out of God's wrath at the end of the great tribulation. From these accounts it is clear.

Re. 14 : 14-20

"14 And I looked, and behold a white cloud, and upon the cloud [one] sat like unto the Son of man, having on his head a golden crown, and in his hand a sharp sickle.

15 And another angel came out of the temple, crying with a loud voice to him that sat on the cloud, Thrust in thy sickle, and reap: for the time is come for thee to reap; for the harvest of the earth is ripe.

16 And he that sat on the cloud thrust in his sickle on the earth; and the earth was reaped.

17 And another angel came out of the temple which is in heaven, he also having a sharp sickle.

18 And another angel came out from the altar, which had power over fire; and cried with a loud cry to him that had the sharp sickle, saying, Thrust in thy sharp sickle, and gather the clusters of the vine of the earth; for her grapes are fully ripe.

19 And the angel thrust in his sickle into the earth, and gathered the vine of the earth, and cast [it] into the great winepress of the wrath of God.

20 And the winepress was trodden without the city, and blood came out of the winepress, even unto the horse bridles, by the space of a thousand [and] six hundred furlongs.

Matt. 13: 24-30

"24 Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field:

25 But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way.

26 But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also.

27 So the servants of the householder came and said unto him, Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? from whence then hath it tares?

28 He said unto them, An enemy hath done this. The servants said unto him, Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up?

29 But he said, Nay; lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them.

30 Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn.

Matt. 24: 36-42

"36 But of that day and hour knoweth no [man], no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.

37 But as the days of Noe [were], so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.

38 For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark,

39 And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.

40 Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left.

41 Two [women shall be] grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken, and the other left.

42 Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come.

ever in truth, Alan T