I. What about the Pre-Trublation Rapture? (Introduction)
When most people speak of the "Rapture,"they are thinking "Pre-tribulation Rapture. (i.e. Jesus returningbefore the Great Tribulation) Jesus is coming back, (Matt.24:3, Acts.1:11, 1Thes.4:13-18, Rev.11:15; 19:11-21) the question is when? Before the tribulation? (Pre-Trib)  In the middle of the tribulation? (Mid-Trib) or at the end of the tribulation? (Post Trib.) A. When will the "Rapture" (i.e. the Second Coming) take place?
The apostles doctrine (Acts.2:42) gives the order of events but not the time, because "of that day and hour knoweth no man." (Matt.24:36) This order is revealed in Paul's epistles (i.e. letters) to the Thessalonians. (Gal.1:11-12) "They had undue excitement, and had become shaken in mind, (2Thes.2:1-2) entertaining wrong views as to the nearness of Christ's return."They thought "that the day of Christ [was] at hand!" (2Thes.2:2, 1Cor.15:51-52, 1Thes.4:13-18) 1. Paul had to correct their wrong thinking with a second epistle (Letter)
Paul wrote, "Let no man deceive you (Matt.24:4, Gal.1:11-12) by any means: for that day(the Second Coming (parousia) of the Lord Jesus Christ 2Thes.2:1) shall not come except there come "a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition. Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God." (2Thes.2:4) Paul continues...
Remember...when I was with you  I told you these things?"
(The Thessalonians knewthis order that the antichrist was to be reveal before Jesus returns, when they received the first epistle (1Thes.4:13-18) from Paul) Now the warning in1Thes.5:1-28 takes on a different light because the between us (today) and the Second Coming there will be a falling away and the antichrist will be revealed. (Note: 2Thes.2:5) Therefore, let us not sleep...but let
us watch  and be sober(to be of sound mind, i.e. sane, [figuratively] moderate Rom.12:1-2) walkin the light(Psa.119:105,130) so that day (when they say peace and safety1Thes.5:1-2) shall not over take you. (1Thes.5:6)
Note: The grey color is what the Pre-Tribulation. Rapture doctrine teaches
2. Some see two Second Comings in 2Thes.2:1 They see the "coming of our Lord Jesus Christ" and another "day of Christ."
Paul wrote, "Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming (parousia) of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him...that the day of Christ is at hand. They say that when Paul was referring to "the day of Christ," he was referring to the first of two Second Comings.They say that when the Old Testament Prophets spoke of "the Day of the Lord" (Isa.2:12, Joel.1:15; 2:1, 31 / Acts.2:20, Joel.3:14, Amos.4:18-20, Obed.1:15, Zeph.1:13-15, Zech.14:1, Mal.4:5) they were prophesying about "that day" (2Thes.2:3) spoken of by the apostle. Then it is said that the New Testament writers only spoke of the "Day of Christ" (2Thes.2:1, Phil.1:10; 2:16) which makes two Comings.
However the New Testament writers spoke of the second coming as the "day of our Lord Jesus Christ" (1Cor.1:8), the day of Jesus Christ (Phil.1:6), the day of Christ (Phil.1:10; 2:16, 2Thes.2:2)
Does this mean we have four different second comings because of these four different titles? No. The answer for this is foundin the revelation ofthe name that God gave to Peter on the day of Pentecost. "Let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that God hath made the same Jesus, whom ye have crucified, both Lord and Christ." (Acts.2:36) This is why Paul (who was taught by Jesus Gal.1:11-12) wrote, "Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming (parousia) of our Lord Jesus Christ." (2Thes.2:1) a. The first Coming (The Word made flesh)
When God " the Word became flesh and dwelt among us" (John.1:1-18, Matt.1:17-25)Gabriel told Mary to called Him Jesus. (Matt.1:21, Luke.1:26-31) At the river Jordan Jesus became the Christ (The Messiah Dan.9:26 / anointed one Matt.3:13-17, John.1:35-41, Matt.11:2; 16:16 Matt.16:20; 24:5) Jesus Christ then told His disciples (while He was "confirming the covenant" (Gal.3:16-17, Rom.15:8) "to His own" (John.1:11) "I have yet many things to say unto you," (about my name)John.16:10-15 but ye cannot bear (receive 1Cor.2:14)them now. (Before the Cross)
Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come,he will guide you into all truth." (The truth about my name) John.16:10-15 This is exactly what happened after Jesus Christ was crucified as our Passover Lamb, (1Cor.5:7-8) He was resurrected (Acts.2:30) and glorified, (John.7:38-39; 17:5) sending the Holy Spirit on the day of Pentecost. (Acts.2:1-36) On this dayPeter stands up a proclaims, "let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that "God hath made the same Jesus, whom ye have crucified, both Lord and Christ."(This is the Family name that the Bride will take - Eph.3:14-15)
b. The Second Coming of The Lord Jesus Christ
At the Second Coming Jesus is returning as THE LORD JESUS CHRIST, as KING of KINGS and LORD of Lord's. (Dan.2:31-45, Note.v.44, Rev.11:15; 19:11-21) ONE SECOND COMING. The Prophets and the New Testament writer's all spoke of ONE Day. There is NO record in scripture of a Second Coming before the tribulation.
3. Note the events that would have to be separated from the Second Coming if there was a two stage Second Coming
a. The 7th. Trump (the last of 7 trumpet's that sound)
"And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever. (Rev,11:15,Rev.19:11-21, Dan.2:44-45) Note: It is Jesus (Lord / Christ) that is coming. The apostle refers to this trumpet as "the last trump" (1Cor.15:51-52, 1Thes.4:13-18) It is the last of seven. (Rev.8:1-2, 6-13; 9:1-21; 10:7; 11:15)Wherever you place the Second Coming you must include the 7th. Trumpet, which includes the blowing of the 6 previous trumpets.
If you saythat Jesus could return today, you are also saying all the Seals (Rev.6:1-16; 8:1-4) have been opened, and the first 6 trumpets have blown. (Rev.8:1-13; 11:14-15; 10:7 / Acts.3:19-21) (parousia)
(3. Continued)with the events that cannot be separated from the Second Coming if there was a two stage Second Coming b. The dead in Christ shall resurrect at the Second Coming
There is ONLY ONE resurrectionof the Dead in Christ, at the ONE and ONLY Second Coming. Every dead Old Testament saint (Eph.4:8) and New Testament saint (1Thes.4:13-18) must be in this resurrection. There is no other! (If you place the Second Coming BEFORE the Tribulation, you also MUST include the dead in Christ resurrecting)
(1) It is "resurrection," never resurrections! (a) Therefore "in the resurrection whose wife shall she be of the seven? for they all had her." (Matt 22:28-31, Mark.12:23, Luke.20:33-35)
(b) Thou "shalt be blessed; for they cannot recompense thee: for thou shalt be recompensed at the resurrection of the just." (Luke 14:14-15)
(c) Shall "come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation.(John 5:29, Rev.20:5-15)One resurrection for the those in Christ (the just or justified by Christ's blood -Rom.1:17), and one resurrection for those outside of Christ. (the unjust, without hope - Acts.24:15; Eph.2:1
(d) Martha saith unto him, "I know that he shall rise again in the resurrection at the last day. Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live:" (John 11:24-26)
(e) So "also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in corruption; it is raised in incorruption: (1Cor.15:42-52)
(2) The Pre-TribulationRapture doctrine REQUIRES the "dead in Christ" to rise before the Tribulation
There cannot be any Pre-Tribulation Rapture without the ONE and ONLY resurrection of the dead in Christ. ONLY ONE "gathering" (only one complete collection of the saints).If this ONE and ONLY resurrection takes place before the Tribulation, then there is no other resurrection for the saints that die for their testimony during the 5th. seal and the tribulation time. (Rev.13:10; 14:11-13; 18:24) 3. (Continued)with the events that cannot be separated from the Second Coming if there was a two stage Second Coming
c. Then we (Christians / Saints) which are alive and remain shall be caught up together at the ONE and ONLY Second Coming. (parousia) (1) How will there be any saints "alive and remain" at the end of the Tribulation? (Remember: There is not TWO Second Comings! - REVIEW: I.A.2) THE ONLY Second Coming will be after the 7 Seals have been opened. (Rev.5-9; 8:1-4) After the 3 Woes. (Rev.8:13) After the 7 Trumpets has been blown.(Rev.8:1-13; 9:1-21) After the revealing of the antichrist and all the events surrounding him (Rev.11:1-15; 13:1-18; 14:9-12; 15:1-8; 16:1-16; 17:3; 18:1- 24; 19:11-20)
The answer is found in the identification of the Rev.12 woman because she is the ONLYevent that is preserved and protected from the antichrist. (REVIEW: PHASE 10)
(2) The identification of this Rev.12 Woman? (See FOOTNOTES #12) There are two woman in the Book of Revelation. The first woman(Rev.12:1-2) that John saw was "a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars: And she being with child cried, travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered." The second woman (Rev.17:1-3) that John saw was "The great whore that sitteth...upon a scarlet coloured beast, (antichrist) full of names of blasphemy."
(a) The Rev.12 and 17 woman a both future women When John saw both of these Women he was seeing "things which must be hereafter." (i.e. future to John Rev.4:1) This means, everything before the time that John wrote the Book of Revelation (approx. 96 AD). (Note: This eliminates the man child being Jesus  and the Woman being the Nation of Israel) 
(b) A woman always speaks of a Church (true or false) Christ is the Bridegroom. (Matt.9:15, Luke.5:33-35, Rev.19:7-8) The Church is the Bride (Eph.21-33) There is also another woman in the Book of Revelation (Rev.17:1-18) This is the apostate Church / false / counterfeit Bride. Just "like" the true Bride of Christ. (Isa.14:14, 2Thes.2:1-4)
(c) This futureRev.12 woman is a Godly Woman Becauseshe is clothed with the Sun, standing on the Moon and a crown stars upon her head. All Godly symbols.Plus the dragon (Satan, Devil, Old Serpent Rev.12:9) wants to destroy her and her child. (Rev.12:1-2, 14, Matt.12:25-26) The other Woman (Rev.17) is clearly given over to the antichrist (the beast) (Rev.17:1- because God has sent "them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie" (2Thes.8-11) She is clearly ungodly. She is a counterfeit, ungodly woman / Church / Bride. (d) This future Godly woman / Church is married This conclusion is drawn because she is with child.(Rev.12:1-2) and the ONLY future, married Godly woman is the Bride of Christ. Note howthe serpent has tried to destroy the seed (Gen.3:15) of the woman, (Gen.4:1-8) with Moses (Exod.1:1-22) and Jesus (Matt. 2:16-18)and now he will try again to and destroy the seed of the Rev.12 Woman in the Book of Revelation. (Rom.16:20, Rev.12:1-17; 13:1-3) The great dragon (old serpent, the Devil and Satan Rev.12:9) knows that "the seed" will make war in heaven, (Rev.12:7-10) result- ing in heaven being cleansed, him being cast down to the earth and his head being bruised. (Gen.3:15, Rev.13:1-3) Now Lucifer / Satan (dragon, old serpent, Devil) has lost his position and access before God and knows he does but a short time. (42 months Rev.13:5) after which Jesus returns and destroys him. (Rev.19:11-2, 2Thes.2:8-9) This gives us the PURPOSE OF THE BRIDE. (Much more to come. PHASE 12)
(e) This future (Married) woman / Church is clothed with the Sun The Sun - The source of all life / light. In Joseph's dream the sun was compared to the Father (Jacob)(Gen.1:14-18, Psa.19:1-5, Rom.1:20, Gen.37:9, Rev.21:23, Psa.84:11, Josh.10:13, Matt.17:1-5, Exod.34:29-35 / 2Cor.3:7-18) The Bride for the first(1Cor.15:45) Adam (Eve Gen.2:18-) was clothed with a covering that God gave. (Gen.2:18- 25; 3:7, Heb.4:13) The last Adam (1Cor.15:45, Rom.5:14) wife / Bride, will be a "glorious" (Glory filled) Church. (Eph.2:20-22) (f) The Moon under her feet / Atonement foundation The Moon reflects the Sun (Gen.1:14-18, Psa.19:1-5, Rom.1:20, 1Cor.3:11) The Moon reflects the Sun, (the lesser light (Phil.2:4-8) She is standing (being supported / foundation on the Moon) To be continued.........
(g) Crown of 12 Stars upon her head / 12 Last day apostles
Crown - Conquer (Gen.1:14-18, Psa.19:1-5, Rom.1:20) To be continued......... 12 Stars -To be continued......... Upon her head -To be continued.........
Note: This Rev.12 Woman is the married Bride of the Lord Jesus Christ that had taken place at the opening of the 7th. Seal. This brings about the fulness of the promise that God made to Adam and Eve. (Gen.3:15) God said, "I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.
B. NowPaul's warning is urgent!(1Thes.5:1-9) especially to us today! This is because between our present time and the Second Coming (parousia) is the falling away and the man of sin being revealed. (Note: 1Thes.2:5 REVIEW: PHASE 10)
1.Let no man deceive you by any means (2Thes,2:3, Matt.24:4-5,11)
Let no man decieve you. This is the first thing that Jesus said when the disciples asked about His Second Coming. (Matt.24:4-5,11) John says, the spirit of antichristis already (1st. Century AD) in this world. He writes that "even now (1st. Century AD) there are many antichrists(1John.2:18-20; 4:1-4) but there is still "the" antichrist a man (Rev.13:17) to still to come. (2Thes.2:7-8) 2. That "that day" should not overtake you as a thief
Paul says, (Gal.1:11-12) "we are not in darkness, that that day (when they say, Peace and safety 1Thes.5:3) should overtake you as a thief. (because we will be in the Ark / Bride / Rev.12 Woman) You are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness.
Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober.
For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ if you don't sleep, and if you are watching, and if you are sober. if you are in the Ark!
3. Because there is trouble ahead of the Church
The trouble ahead is the Seals (Rev.6:1-17; 8:1) and the first four trumpets. (Rev.8:1-13 See chart above) This warning (1Thes.5:19) followed (1Thes.4:13-18) which told them about the Second Coming but the Thessalonians had forgotten Paul's warning.(2Thes.2:1-5)
4. Be like Noah(Matt.24:36-37, Heb.11:7)
a. By "faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, b. Moved with fear, preparedan ark to the saving of his house"(Heb.11:7) Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober. For they that sleep sleep in the night; and they that be drunken are drunken in the night. But let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love; and for an helmet, the hope of salvation. For God hath not appointed us to wrath, (because those that are "alive and remain" will be safe in the Ark / the Rev.12 Woman from the destruction) ("Comfort one another" 1Thes.4:18)
The Pre-Tribulation doctrine teaches we miss all this. This doctrine is teaching that the building of the Ark (according to them) will happen in the "twinkling of an eye" (Automatic) The Pre-Trib hangs on the the two separate days. There Day of Christ and the Day of the Lord.
TO BE CONTINUED (There is MUCH more)..................................