The Thessalonians were having trouble with their beliefs about the timing of the rapture; they thought that either the Day of the Lord/rapture was about to occur or that they were already in the Day of the Lord and they missed the rapture. God through Paul addressed this issue, and Paul told them that the rapture and Day of the Lord could not happen until after the abomination of desolation took place. Now reread the first passage I brought to your attention with those ideas in mind.
1 Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him,
2 That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand.
3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;
4 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. 2 Thes 2
Do you now see that the abomination of desolation must occur before the rapture? I hope so, but the choice is yours; will you choose to believe the rapture will not happen until after the abomination of desolation in accordance with what Paul said above, or will you choose to continue believing the false and dangerous theory that the rapture is the next major prophecy event.
Why is that dangerous? Because it leaves you totally unprepared for Seals 2-5, and especially Seal 5, where you will not be able to buy or sell without taking the mark. Remember, if the Second Coming (when Jesus returns to the Earth at Armageddon) will be in 2017 then we will see Seals 2-5 between now and spring 2014. After Seals 2-5 are opened then Seal 6 and the rapture will be imminent.
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