The Rapture will happen before the antichrist is revealed

The rapture begins with the signing of a 7 year peace treaty by the “he” in Daniel 9:27. The “he” is the antichrist. See Daniel 9:27. To begin the “one week” (7 days of years=7 years) there will be a covenant that will be confirmed. Confirming seems to imply that the document is already in existence and it only needs to be confirmed.

Daniel 9: 27 And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week:… and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.

Let’s talk about the Holy Spirit.  The Holy Spirit indwells God’s people here on earth.  If God’s people are taken from the world at the rapture, then the Holy Spirit will be taken also.

Take a look at 2 Thessalonians 2:7-9.  This verse is kind of hard to understand but it’s talking about the Holy Spirit and how He “lets” His Spirit work in the believers on the earth.

2 Thessalonians 2:7
For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way. 2 Thessalonians 2:8
And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming:

In 2 Thess 2:7-8 it says that the Holy Spirit will be taken out of the way, THEN the wicked one is revealed. Since the Holy Spirit is residing in born again believers here on earth, it has to be the Rapture that takes them and the Holy Spirit away. Only after the Holy Spirit is gone can the wicked one or the antichrist will be revealed.

So that leads me to believe the Rapture will happen before the antichrist comes. Since the antichrist is the one that starts the Tribulation when he signs the document of Daniel 9:27 born again believers won’t be here during the tribulation.

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