HOW LONG IS THE RAPTURED CHURCH IN HEAVEN BEFORE RETURNING WITH THE LORD ?....
How long is the raptured Body of Christ Church present in heaven before returning to earth with the Lord at His Second Coming ? We know that the length of time that the raptured Church is present in heaven is also the same period of time that God's Great Tribulation judgment is occurring on earth and the same period of time that Satan's anti-Christ has authority to continue on earth after receiving his power from Satan.
The answer to that question is given in the following Scriptures according to :
The "Great Multitude" of GENTILES spoken of in Revelation 7:9 are the very same GENTILES spoken of in Revelation 10:11 and are also the very same GENTILES spoken of in Revelation 11:2. They are ALL the raptured GENTILE Body of Christ Church in heaven :
"But the court which is without the temple ( in heaven ) leave out , and measure it not for it is given unto the GENTILES , and the Holy City ( in heaven ) shall they tread underfoot FORTY-TWO MONTHS."
"And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies , and POWER was given unto him to continue FORTY-TWO MONTHS."
SO, THERE YOU HAVE IT :
The length of the Great Tribulation , on earth, is DETERMINED by the length of time His Body of Christ Church is present in heaven, and also by the length of time that Satan's anti-Christ has authority to "continue" on earth, AFTER receiving "his power" from Satan. Therefore, the Scriptures reveal that the length of the Great Tribulation upon the whole world , from beginning to end, is FORTY-TWO MONTHS or 3 1/2 YEARS.
According to Your Holy Word, come Lord Jesus !