The Tribulation Saints
Matthew 24:29-31 says that the rapture happens after the Great Tribulation.
Some will say that “the elect” in this passage applies to the Jews, but there is no scriptural proof of this. However, there is proof that the elect refers to Christians.
The New Testament reveals that every time the word is used, it refers to the church, not to the Jews. In Romans 11:7, it clearly says that Christians are the elect. Even in Matthew 24, Jesus uses the word elect (verses 22 and 24) to refer to the church, not the unbelieving Jewish people. Further support of verse 31 as the rapture of the church are the verses that follow it, which describe, among other things, two being in the field – one is taken, the other left. This is the rapture. Also, 2 Thessalonians 2:1-4 clearly says that the Antichrist will be revealed before the rapture.
2 Thessalonians 2:3 "Let no one deceive you by any means; for that Day (the rapture) will not come unless the falling away comes first, and the man of sin (the Antichrist) is revealed"
There are many unprecedented events happening now. The population explosion is just one that highlights the unusual times we are in. Never before has the gospel reached the whole world, but now it soon will. And when it does, scripture says that the end will come!! Within the last 20 years, the gospel has reached over 90%..... today it's over 99%, virtually reaching the whole world for the first time! The only thing that delays is God's timing. But, unless God slows how fast things are progressing, the end times are coming very, VERY soon! All signs point towards our time and us as actually being the Tribulation Saints. We are living in the last days and years. This is truly amazing times we are living in. We are so close!
Get ready, Jesus really is coming back soon!
Matthew 24:14 "this gospel will be preached in all the world, and then the end will come"
End Times Timeline and the Prophetic Events
Jesus said in Matt 24:14 that the end will come right after the gospel reaches the whole world. We are just now seeing this prophecy fulfilled in our lifetime. Jesus also said that there will be a (the) great tribulation in the end times. Jerusalem has never been surrounded by many armies, but it will happen soon. The third temple must be rebuilt for the Antichrist to be in it.... they are ready to rebuild it today! Even the Antichrist himself is to come before the rapture.... and this will happen when the end has come.