Category Archives: The Rapture

Does Revelation 3:10 Prove a Pre-Trib. Rapture?

By: Nelson Walters

Author of : Are We Ready For Jesus? How to Prepare for His Return  (May 2015)

Because you have kept the word of my perseverance, I also will keep you from the hour of testing, that hour which is about to come upon the whole world, to test those who dwell on the earth. (Rev. 3: 10 NASB)

One of our brothers who is reading through this website had a question about this particular verse and what it says about the timing of the rapture.  I decided to write a post on it so I could share my thoughts on what it says and what it doesn’t say about that topic.

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Vultures and a Corpse

In the middle of the Olivet Discourse is a strange illustration about vultures and a corpse that the church does not fully understand. Matthew 24:28 (NASB) says, “Wherever the corpse is, there the vultures will gather.” It’s my opinion that whenever we don’t comprehend a passage it is likely that a mistaken theology is blocking our understanding. That is the case with this verse. The Church does not grasp this illustration because it refers to the resurrection that will occur after the great tribulation. Their view that the resurrection and rapture occur prior to the tribulation prevents them from seeing what this verse truly means.

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