The rapture is thought to be the plan of God for the people of God during the Great Tribulation. People would have you to believe that The Most High God needs to steal people off the earth in order to protect them during this time of trouble. This however, is not biblical. The Bible speaks of the Kingdom of God and all things pertaining to the Kingdom of God being on the Earth.
The Lord (Jesus) did not create the earth in vain, it was created to be inhabited (Isaiah 45:18).
FOOD 4 THOUGHT (you do the dishes): God created the Earth for man to live here. That’s probably why man was created out the Earth (dust of the ground); (Genesis 2:4-7).
The Earth is roughly 70% water; the body (made out of the earth) is about 70% water (muscles are made up of close to 75% water).
“When thou art in tribulation, and all these things are come upon thee, even in the latter days, if thou turn to the LORD thy God, and shalt be obedient unto his voice; (For the LORD thy God is a merciful God;) He will not forsake thee, neither destroy thee, nor forget the covenant of thy fathers which he sware unto them” (Deuteronomy 4:30-31).
The saints of the Most High God WILL go through the Great Tribulation and the above scripture is how to survive it. The Lord (Jesus and/or The Father) will NOT steal you off to heaven before, during, or after The Great Tribulation!
“Seek ye the LORD, all ye meek of the earth, which have wrought his judgment; seek righteousness, seek meekness: it may be ye shall be hid in the day of the LORD's anger” (Zephaniah 1:14-18/2:1-3).
The prophet of God speaks of being hid…
“Therefore, behold, I will allure her, and bring her into the wilderness, and speak comfortably unto her… And it shall be at that day, saith the LORD, that thou shalt call me Ishi (husband); and shalt call me no more Baali (Lord)… And in that day will I make a covenant for them with the beasts of the field and with the fowls of heaven, and with the creeping things of the ground: and I will break the bow and the sword and the battle out of the earth, and will make them to lie down safely. And I will betroth thee unto me forever… in righteousness, and in judgment, and in lovingkindness, and in mercies… and I will have mercy upon her that had not obtained mercy; and I will say to them which were not my people, Thou art my people; and they shall say, Thou art my God” (Hosea 2:14-23).
“As I live, saith the Lord GOD… I will bring you out from the people, and will gather you out of the countries wherein ye are scattered, with a mighty hand, and with a stretched out arm, and with fury poured out. And I will bring you into the wilderness of the people, and there will I plead with you face to face. Like as I pleaded with your fathers in the wilderness of the land of Egypt, so will I plead with you, saith the Lord GOD. And I will cause you to pass under the rod, and I will bring you into the bond of the covenant” (Ezekiel 20:33-38).
Many people recite the 91st Pslam not realizing that it is speaking of the place in which the saints will hide (the wilderness) during the Great Tribulation.
“He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty… He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler. Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day; Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday. A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee. Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the reward of the wicked… For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways. They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone” (psalm 91:1-16).
Jesus created Heaven and Earth. He will rule on this Earth at the time appointed. Everything that he created on the earth, including man, will be here when He returns.
Remember, the Lord will do nothing except he reveal his secrets to his servants the prophets. The prophets didn't speak of Rapture, and there won't be one.
St. John 3:13 No one is going to heaven
St. John 7: 33-34 Where Jesus is (Heaven) you CANNOT go
St. John 14:1-3 When you see Jesus it will be when he comes again “I will come again”
Revelation 21:1-2, 10 Even when we meet the Father in ‘New Jerusalem’ it will come DOWN from God, OUT OF HEAVEN!