My Ways Are Not Your Ways.
Many Christians consider both sides of the debate, Pre and Post tribulation. They come to the logical conclusion, that the 'truth' like all views in life, must be found somewhere in the middle.
In a debating class that is normally the case ascribed to incompatible points of views. Moreover they are what is needed in a society to facilitate: arbitration, laws or peaceful cohabitation. Moderation through temperance and understanding. Unfortunately, this judicial supposition by the logic of men, falls apart in the affairs of God.
I have grown through and believed all three doctrines at one point or another. I had a sincere heart through each of them; yet the one I mocked the most, became my love, burden and passion from our Lord.
When I first became a Christian, I only believed what I was told to think by the all knowing clergy. Thus I believed the lie of the pre-tribulation hypothesis. If I had not dug deeper I would still believe.
In college, I decided based on the flood of scriptures from Jesus, which said that we needed to overcome till death, stay in hiding and we would SEE many things. Jesus' words did not line up at all with the Pre-trib doctrine. I then came to a very logical collegiate assessment that obviously we must see some of it. Thus my intellectual Mid-Trib hypothesis was born. I actually thought I was the first one to believe this.
After reading up on it and listening to like-minded folk, other thoughts were brought up like, the last seven plagues were the worst of all of them, so we must be removed at that point. I felt so much better with this Mid-Trib doctrine, I finally knew the Pre-trib and Post-Trib folk were off their rockers. Ah, finally a good nights sleep for years to come.
After more years than I care to recall and several major life changing events; an ever increasing appreciation towards the things of God developed. It then grew quickly into an insatiable desire, only then the windows were opened.
God kept leading my readings to things that started undermining my most mindful Mid-Trib doctrine. To me, it was slowly becoming a non-committal, politically correct, lukewarm philosophy at it's heart. So I finally made it a point to turn off all popular Christian teachings on the subject and attempt to erase everything I ever learned on prophecy. I made a personal oath, if it clearly contradicted another verse, it was out. I had hoped to approach it as an islander, who had never heard a word on the subject. After all, having left the Pre-Trib prison, it was no longer an insurmountable task to now leave the Mid-Trib doctrine.
The main scriptures that finally convinced me, were as follows:
There are so many more on this site and of course, all over the Bible.
Then the Holy Spirit miraculously showed me that even with the last seven vial plagues, Jesus has not returned yet. It says right between the 6th and 7th vial plagues, "Behold I come quickly" (or not yet), then 7th step, simply says "It is done", the mystery of God, the gathering in the four winds. This understanding showed that the biggest belief of the Mid-Trib doctrine was not true. We are still here, through all the: seal, trumpet, thunder and vial plagues. Amazingly, Jesus was right all along!!! "Immediately AFTER the tribulation - Will I gather mine elect."
The Holy Spirit then showed me the Rapture three separate times in the book of the Revelation. Amazingly enough they were all at step seven of each plague. Seals, Trumpets and Vials, all show this amazing discovery. Glory be to God.
See the Tribulation Matrix imparted to me.
Dearest of God, the Mid-Trib doctrine cannot be true, since it directly violates the words of Christ and the prophets. Nevertheless, I applaud your ear towards the leading of the Holy Spirit; to leave the Pre-Trib lie and at least partially prepare your mind. Having taken the first step, continue onto the full understanding; that God is not a middle of the road sort of God. Why would it be ok for Him to let us endure some wrath? No, we endure none of God's wrath; but see all His glorious God made plagues on the tares. However Jesus and Daniel were crystal clear, some of us will endure the enemy's wrath. There is tragically a common misunderstanding that satan has fabricated; which has lead most into thinking the saints will see no wrath. Beloved for the Holy Spirit teaches the bride knowledge. There are two wraths; God's wrath towards the tares vs. satan wrath towards the wheat. Be not deceived.
Search the scriptures, in them are life and truth.
I thank my God that many are being taught by the Holy Spirit, the only doctrine that does not contradict the Bible. It may make many of you uncomfortable (at first), yet the Post-Trib doctrine is the only one that makes sense. Not to our brainwashed carnal minds, but to our spirit and ever renewing soul.
Comfort each other with the Exodus and the ALL plagues that ALL the Jews went through without being touched by them. Lot and his family were lead away from the destruction to a hiding place. Noah saw ALL the tares killed before his eyes; yet was sheltered and sustained from the torrential storm. Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego; were made to walk in the seven times hotter, fiery furnace untouched, yet while holding the hand of the Son of God.
The message is clear and consistent throughout scripture, through the fire and refined as gold.
Saints will die during these times, for Jesus said it was so. Nevertheless, all the sinner's terrestrial bodies are burned and few rare very elect 'educated' saints will survive; to have only their celestial bodies caught up to meet Him. Therefore beloved, do not fall for any man lies. Protect your minds from the storm that is brewing on the horizon. Prepare Spiritually, Physically, and Mentally. As in the days of Noah, plan for the worse and expect the best.
Come, my people, enter thou into thy chambers, and shut thy doors about thee: hide thyself as it were for a little moment, until the indignation be overpast.