Bruce Warner (7 March 2012)
"SCRIPTURE TELLS US 'WHEN WE ARE RAPTURED' TO HEAVEN and 'HOW LONG WE ARE THERE' before 'WE RETURN WITH JESUS' AT HIS SECOND COMING......"

Dear Doves,
 
Revelation 11:2
"But leave out the court which is outside the temple, and do not measure it, for IT HAS BEEN GIVEN TO THE GENTILES. And THEY WILL TREAD THE HOLY CITY UNDERFOOT FOR FORTY-TWO MONTHS."
 
This Scripture speaks of Gentiles in heaven. The ONLY WAY Gentiles enter heaven is AFTER they are raptured when the full number has come in, so this Scripture refers to the raptured Gentile Church in heaven. The length of time that the Church is in "the court" in heaven is "forty-two months " (3 1/2  years) then it returns to earth with the Lord at His Second Coming to reign on earth for one thousand years with the Lord.
 
Therefore, because there are "forty-two months" BETWEEN the time the Church enters heaven at the rapture and when the Church leaves heaven with the Lord at His Second Coming; The Church is raptured to heaven 3 1/2 years (ie. forty-two months)  BEFORE the Second Coming of the Lord. That places the rapture at the mid-point of the seven-year long '70th Week of Daniel'.
 
How about them apples ?!
 
According to Your Word, come Lord Jesus!
 
Bruce Warner
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