Amy VanGerpen (19 Feb 2011)
"Re: Lauren - The Hidden Ones of Psalm 83"

 
Quote from Lauren
Amy, there is a "rapture" but it is HORIZONTAL and its into the wilderness where "we FIND GRACE" Jeremiah 31:2
 
Those scriptures are referring to the remnant who will be "hidden" while darkness covers the earth, Isaiah 28:5-6 and Isaiah 28:19-21
 
That "battle at the gate" in Isaiah 28:6 is the "remnant" holding on while Michael is battling Satan and his angels during what I believe will be  3 days of darkness, before we are sealed and brought into the wilderness!
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Hi Lauren, 
I respectfully disagree with this interpretation.  Let's take another look at the first two passages I shared about the "hidden ones":
 
Psalm 27:5 For in the time of trouble
         He shall hide me in His pavilion;
         In the secret place of His tabernacle
         He shall hide me;
         He shall set me high upon a rock.
 
The hidden ones will be in the heavenly tabernacle, not in the wilderness on Earth.

Isaiah 26:19-21 Your dead shall live;
      Together with my dead body they shall arise
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      Awake and sing, you who dwell in dust;
      For your dew is like the dew of herbs,
      And the earth shall cast out the dead.
      Come, my people, enter your chambers,
      And shut your doors behind you;
      Hide yourself, as it were, for a little moment,
      Until the indignation is past. 
       For behold, the LORD comes out of His place
      To punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity;
      The earth will also disclose her blood,
      And will no more cover her slain.
 
I added verse 19 for context.  This is clearly about the resurrection, not about a flight of people to the wilderness.  As for the verses you quoted above, there is no mention about anybody being "hidden".
 
Blessings and Maranatha!
Amy Van Gerpen