THE CHURCH IS "ALWAYS WITH THE LORD" FROM THE 'RAPTURE' FORWARD
The raptured Church is "ALWAYS WITH THE LORD" from the moment of the fulfillment of the RAPTURE PROPHECY ( Rev 12:10-12 ) forward according to :
1 Thessalonians 4:17
"....And thus we shall ALWAYS BE WITH THE LORD."
The reason that I point this out is because the Church is spoken of THREE TIMES in the 'Book of Revelation' AFTER the RAPTURE PROPHECY:
Revelation 12:10-12 ( the rapture prophecy )
"NOW IS SALVATION, and strength, and the KINGDOM of our God, and the POWER of His Christ...." ( the key word is "NOW" ) "For" Satan "has been CAST DOWN."
The Church is NOT RAPTURED UNTIL Satan "has been cast down ", according to THIS SCRIPTURE ! The Church and Satan are NEVER in heaven AT THE SAME TIME ! The Church is raptured UP AT THE SAME TIME as Satan is cast down.
In each of the THREE TIMES the Church is spoken of in the Book of Revelation AFTER Rev 12:10-12 it is described as ALWAYS BEING IN THE PRESENCE OF THE LORD :
"...and those who are WITH HIM are called , chosen, and faithful."
"And the armies in heaven, clothed in fine linen, white and clean, FOLLOWED HIM on white horses."
"Behold the tabernacle of God is WITH MEN, and He will dwell WITH THEM, and they shall be His people, God, Himself, will be WITH THEM and be their God.....And He said to me, "It is done."
"HE IS BLESSED who reads......the words of THIS PROPHECY, and keeps (believes) those things which are WRITTEN IN IT...."