List of References to the Rapture
and other End Times events
Jesus…who delivers us from, will keep you safe from… the wrath to come, the hour of trial.
For God has not destined us to [incur His] wrath – 1 Thessalonians 5:9
Christ…will appear a second time…not to deal with sin, but to bring salvation – Hebrews 9:28
wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead:
Jesus, who delivers us from the wrath to come – 1 Thessalonians 1:9-10
I will keep you [safe] from the hour of trial – Revelation 3:10
36 “But of that [exact] day
no one knows,
not even the angels of heaven,
nor the Son [in His humanity],
but the Father alone.
– Matthew 24:36
Luke 21:36; Revelation 3:10-11; 1 Thessalonians 1:9-10 World English Bible
36 Therefore be watchful all the time, praying that you may be counted worthy to escape all these things that will happen, and to stand before the Son of Man.”
10 Because you kept my command to endure, I also will keep you from the hour of testing which is to come on the whole world, to test those who dwell on the earth. 11 I am coming quickly! Hold firmly that which you have, so that no one takes your crown.
9 For they themselves report concerning us what kind of a reception we had from you, and how you turned to God from idols, to serve a living and true God, 10 and to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead: Jesus, who delivers us from the wrath to come.
Revelation 3:10 Amplified Bible
“Because you have kept the word of My endurance [My command to persevere], I will keep you [safe] from the hour of trial, that hour which is about to come on the whole [inhabited] world, to test those who live on the earth.”
1 Thessalonians 4:14-18…”17 Then we who are alive and remain [on the earth] will simultaneously be caught up (raptured) together with them [the resurrected ones] in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we will always be with the Lord!
Hebrews 9:28 28 so Christ, having been offered once and once for all to bear [as a burden] [a]the sins of many, will appear a second time [when he returns to earth], not to deal with sin, but to bring salvation to those who are eagerly and confidently waiting for Him.
2 Thessalonians 2:16-17
16 Now may our Lord Jesus Christ Himself and God our Father, who has loved us and given us everlasting comfort and encouragement and the good [well-founded] hope [of salvation] by His grace, 17 comfort and encourage and strengthen your hearts [keeping them steadfast and on course] in every good work and word.
John 14:1-3 “I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also.”
“Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me. 2 In My Father’s house are many [a]mansions; if it were not so, [b]I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. 3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also.
1 Thessalonians 5:9 NASB “For God has not destined us for wrath…”
Luke 21:36…”be found worthy and] to escape all these things that are going to take place“
28 Now when these things begin to occur, stand tall and lift up your heads [in joy], because [suffering ends as] your redemption is drawing near.”
8 You too, be patient; strengthen your hearts [keep them energized and firmly committed to God], because the coming of the Lord is near.
2 Thessalonians 2: verses 1-3…verse 2: “…the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our gathering together to meet Him”
Acts 1:9-11…”two men in white clothing suddenly stood beside them, 11 who said, “Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking into the sky? This [same] Jesus, who has been taken up from you into heaven, will return in just the same way as you have watched Him go into heaven.”
Acts 1:9-11 “…Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking into the sky? This [same] Jesus, who has been taken up from you into heaven, will return in just the same way as you have watched Him go into heaven.”
2 Timothy 3 “Difficult Times Will Come”
1 Corinthians 15:50-55 “…we will not all sleep [in death], but we will all be [completely] changed [wondrously transformed], 52 in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at [the sound of] the last trumpet call. For a trumpet will sound, and the dead [who believed in Christ] will be raised imperishable, and we will be [completely] changed [wondrously transformed]. 53 For this perishable [part of us] must put on the imperishable [nature], and this mortal [part of us that is capable of dying] must put on immortality [which is freedom from death].”
Matthew 24:42; Matthew 25:13; Mark 13:35; Luke 21:36 “…42 “So be alert [give strict attention, be cautious and active in faith], for you do not know which day [whether near or far] your Lord is coming.
Luke 21 (Luke 21:11) “…11 There will be violent earthquakes, and in various places famines and [deadly and devastating] pestilences (plagues, epidemics); and there will be terrible sights and great signs from heaven (Joel 2:31).
2 Peter 3 “… I am stirring up your untainted mind to remind you, 2 that you should remember the words spoken in the past [about the future] by the holy prophets and the commandment of the Lord and Savior given by your apostles [His personally chosen representatives].…”
Isaiah 11:11-16 “the Lord Will again acquire with His hand a second time- The remnant of His people”
Daniel 12:1 [ The Time of the End ] “Now at that time Michael, the great prince who stands guard over the sons of your people, will arise. And there will be a time of distress such as never occurred since there was a nation until that time; and at that time your people, everyone who is found written in the book, will be rescued.
“Arise, my love, my beautiful one,
and come away.”
10 My beloved spoke, and said to me,
“Rise up, my love, my beautiful one, and come away.
11 For behold, the winter is past.
The rain is over and gone.
12 The flowers appear on the earth.
The time of the singing has come,
and the voice of the turtledove is heard in our land.
13 The fig tree ripens her green figs.
The vines are in blossom.
They give out their fragrance.
Arise, my love, my beautiful one,
and come away.”
The Chronological View is another perspective. There are only three instances of being here “in the name of Jesus the Messiah”, starting with His miraculous birth as baby Jesus, in a manger, in poverty. We can look at this as
3 times Jesus comes to earth:
2. Second – comes to Rapture us:
When He comes to Rapture us in the air – so we escape His wrath in the Great Tribulation: 2 Thessalonians 2;verse 2: “…the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our gathering together to meet Him.”
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While they are saying, “Peace and safety [all is well and secure!]” then [in a moment – unforeseen] destruction will come upon them suddenly like labor pains on a woman with child, and they will absolutely not escape [for there will be no way to escape the judgment of the Lord]. – 1 Thessalonians 5:3 [His “worthy” followers will have already “escaped” with the Rapture; but ]