Post-Trib, Pre-Wrath Rapture
The sun shall be turned into
darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and the terrible day of the LORD come.
The Post-Trib Pre-Wrath Rapture
Under Construction: Come back Later
Here is a common statement by pretribulationalists by which they try to prove that the Church is raptured prior to the tribulation; "The first three chapters of Revelation discusses the Church but after this the Church is not mentioned anymore; therefore, the Church is not present during the tribulation."
According to Post-trib teaching the Church is raptured at the opening of the Sixth Seal which occurs in Chapter six of Revelation, therefore, there is no mention of the Church after chapter three because we are raptured out in chapter 6. The Church is not present during the pouring out of God's wrath, the vial and trumpet judgments cover from chapter 7 to 11.
When will the two witnesses, spoken of in Revelations chapter 11, start their ministry?
The Bible doesn't tell us exactly when their ministry begins but it does tell us some other information from which we can approximate the time they begin to witness.
From the following verse in Revelation we can see that the ministry of the two witnesses lasts for 1,260 days or three and a half years.
Revelation 11:3 "And I will give power unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days, clothed in sackcloth."
So now we now how long their ministry lasts; when does it end?
Revelation 11:7,11-12 "And when they shall have finished
their testimony, the beast that ascendeth out of the bottomless pit shall make war against
them, and shall overcome them, and kill them...And after three days and an half the Spirit
of life from God entered into them, and they stood upon their feet; and great fear fell
upon them which saw them.And they heard a great voice from heaven saying unto them, Come
up hither. And they ascended up to heaven in a cloud; and their enemies beheld them."
What is the Seventieth week of Daniel?
"Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people and upon thy holy city, to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most Holy. Know therefore and understand, that from the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem unto the Messiah the Prince shall be seven weeks, and threescore and two weeks: the street shall be built again, and the wall, even in troublous times. And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined. And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate."
There are some who believe that the seventy weeks of Daniel are consecutive, that there is no gap between the 69th and 70th week of Daniel.
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