The Prewrath Rapture


Pre-wrath teaches the Rapture will occur sometime in the last half of Daniel’s 70th week, following the GT, following the Cosmic signs.


The Lord’s 2nd Coming (Gk. = parousia) means an arrival and a continuing presence. It will span a complex series of events that will fulfill all divine purposes.


Jesus the Messiah will arrive in the clouds to resurrect the Dead Saints and Rapture the Living Saints. Jesus initial presence is in the air, the clouds, on His throne, and every eye shall see Him. The Rapture sets off a complex series of events (much like the multiple events of the 1st Coming) specifically the Day of the Lord (God's Wrath) Trumpet and Bowl judgments.


The Olivet discourse in Matthew 24 is when Jesus gave His fullest explanation about His Second Coming. Matthew 24:3-30 events precisely parallel the seals in Revelation 6. The rapture of the church is not pre-trib. It occurs sometime after the Great Tribulation. Jesus does not comment on the Trumpet and Bowl Judgments (God’s wrath) in Mt 24.


Before Jesus answers the disciple’s question regarding the sign of his return, he describes several conditions that must happen first e.g. Beginning of the Birth Pains, Hard labor Abomination of Desolation and the Great Tribulation, and finally, delivery at 2nd Coming (Rapture).


Jesus refers to three events that will proceed His Coming; First, the beginning of the Birth Pains (Sorrows) equating to the first 3 seals of Revelation 6. Second, the Great Tribulation equating to the 4 and 5th seas. Third, Cosmic disturbances equating to 6th seal. Finally, the Rapture event occurs and the day of the Lord’s wrath begins.


The chart below is from Alan Kurschner.