Reason 251 for the Pre-Tribulation Rapture
NOTE: THE BELOW LINK WAS MYSTERIOUSLY TAKEN DOWN. THE LINK GAVE A DETAILED BIBLICAL LISTING OF SCRIPTURES AND SOUND DOCTRINE THAT SUPPORTED THE PRE TRIBULATION RAPTURE. I BELIEVE THE REASON THIS LINK WAS TAKEN DOWN WAS THAT OPPONENTS OF THE TRUTH KNEW THAT IT PROVED BEYOND DOUBT AND WAS A THREAT. I WILL CONTINUE LOOKING AND UPDATE.
HERE, BELOW, IS REASON 251:
Can one prove the pre-trib Rapture from Revelation 13:9? Let's see.
As I was reading this particular verse, I thought this might be a very powerful hint as to when the Rapture would occur with respect to the time of the tribulation period.
I returned to the beginning of the Book of Revelation and began reading Chapters 2 and 3 again. I notice that at the end of the comments Jesus had for the seven churches, He repeated this phrases: "He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches." This same phrase was repeated seven times, once for each of the seven churches.
Now going back to reading the verse in question - Revelation 13:9, It says: "If any man hath an ear, let him hear." That's it. Nothing more. I said to myself something is missing here. What is missing is the phrase "what the Spirit says to the churches". The context of Revelation 13:9 is the Antichrist, the False Prophet and the Mark of the Beast or close to the middle of the Tribulation period.
The conclusion I got from Rev. 13:9 is that this verse is not addressed to the Church because the Church is not here on earth during this time. It is gone at the Rapture (Rev 4:1) prior toRev 13:9. Therefore Rev. 13:9 must really be addressing the Tribulation Saints and not the Church. Your thoughts? (BobL of Rapture In The Air (RITA) Now member)