TRIBULATION SAINTS ARE NOT UNRAPTURED UNREADY SAINTS BUT FAITHFUL REMNANT OF MILITANT LIVING SAINTS.

TRIBULATION SAINTS ARE NOT UNRAPTURED UNREADY SAINTS BUT FAITHFUL REMNANT OF MILITANT LIVING SAINTS.

The Saints on earth during the Great Tribulation are not unraptured unready Saints but faithful Militant Church of enduring or living Saints still occupying in Christ.
The Souls in heaven during the Great Tribulation are not faithful raptured Saints but faithful Triumphant Church of departed or dead Souls already blessed in Christ.

2 Corinthians 5:8-9
(8)  Yes, we are of good courage, and we would rather be away from the body and at home with the Lord.
(9)  So whether we are at home or away, we make it our aim to please him.

 Philippians 1:21-24
(21)  For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.
(22)  If I am to live in the flesh, that means fruitful labor for me. Yet which I shall choose I cannot tell.
(23)  I am hard pressed between the two. My desire is to depart and be with Christ, for that is far better.
(24)  But to remain in the flesh is more necessary on your account.

 Revelation 6:9-11
(9)  When he opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of those who had been slain for the word of God and for the witness they had borne.
(10)  They cried out with a loud voice, “O Sovereign Lord, holy and true, how long before you will judge and avenge our blood on those who dwell on the earth?”
(11)  Then they were each given a white robe and told to rest a little longer, until the number of their fellow servants and their brothers should be complete, who were to be killed as they themselves had been.

Dispensationalists speculate their MODERN THEORY of “rapture” before the Second Comings of Christ, or ?double? or ?split?? Second Coming(s) first for a pretribulation Escapist “first flight” rapture of the faithful mainly partitioned Gentile Church and secondly for the final “second chance” resurrection of the unfaithful mainly partitioned Jewish Saints. This is conjectural hypothesis of human logic and not contextual exegesis of the Divine Logos. A concept of Rapture without Second Coming of Christ for Resurrection of the all His redeemed is strange to the Scriptures and the Church for 1900 years but suddenly true to Dispensationalists since modern and postmodern times.

Dispensationalists theoretically presume that the Souls in heaven found in the Book of Revelation are saints raptured before the Tribulation, but these souls are departed Triumphant Saints who would already be dead in Christ but yet to resurrect meanwhile (Rev 6:9-11; 14:12-13). The modern explanation speculated by Dispensationalists about the Tribulation Saints in the Book of Revelation is that they are unready saints “left behind” to weather the Tribulation storm “with their own blood in absence of the Holy Spirit”! They postulate that the Holy Spirit would have been taken out of the way during their purported pretribulation rapture of some faithful saints of the mainly Gentile Church! This speculative theory lacks any biblical basis because Christ and His Apostles are emphatically explicit that the Coming of Christ and the First ever Resurrection of His Saints will never take place before the Final Great Tribulation (Mat 24:29-31; 1Cor 15:20-26; 2Thes 2:1-4; Rev 20:4-6).

To substantiate their double Church and double Coming theory, Dispensationalists claim that the grammatical usage “KEEP FROM” in Rev 3:10 means the TAKING AWAY of the Church from the world but they forget that the same grammatical usage “KEEP FROM” in John 17:15 is clearly said by Christ not to mean TAKING AWAY from the world! Dispensationalists also claim that the “RESTRAINT” or “RESTRAINER” to be TAKEN OUT OF THE WAY before the REVELATION OF THE MAN OF SIN in 2Thes 2:6-7 is the raptured Church and/or the withdrawn Holy Spirit, but they forget that the context shows that the Church is never to be gathered to Christ until after the revelation of the Man of Sin mentioned in 2Thes 2:1-4, who would be destroyed when Christ comes to gather His Church in 2Thes 2:8.

Therefore, it is not biblically true that Tribulation Saints are unfaithful Christians “left behind” by any modern theorized or speculated pretribulation rapture (2Thes 2:1-3). The Historic Biblical position of the Apostolic and Patriarchal Churches was rather that Tribulation Saints are simply those faithful Christians who would still be living in Christ as the Militant Church by the time of antichristian lawlessness reign. The persecution of the Church under the Antichrist shall precede the only ever FIRST RESURRECTION of any Church saints (Rev 20:1-6); but this shall be more worldwide than similar persecutions found in ancient pre-Constantine Roman Empire, or in former communist Soviet Union USSR and in today’s terrorist Islamic State ISIS territory.

Disregarding every conjectured hypothesis and standing only on contextual biblical exegesis, the sequence of eschatological programme of God for the Church and the world is thus:

OUR WAITING (Our occupying/His redeeming till we overcome at His coming) →→
HIS COMING (the First Resurrection and destruction of the Antichrist) →→
HIS REIGN (the Millennium Reign with the risen Saints) →→
THE END (the Final Conflagration and Judgment) →→
THE ETERNITY (the Eternal Destinies of torment or glory).

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WHATEVER THE CASE, Are you ready to persevere until the coming of the Lord? 

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