- Mar 12, 2015
The body of Christ will not be raptured. We will face persecution. Everyone that does not take the mark of the beast will not be able to buy or sell. Some will be killed others will be put in jail. And it will be like the time of Noah. There will be monsters on the earth. (demons)
If you will take notice, the word "church" is used 19 times within chapters 1 thru 3 and then abruptly disappears from the narrative. You will not see the word "church" from chapter 4 onward. The next time the church is referred to is in Rev.19:6-8 as the bride receiving her fine linen, white and pure at the wedding of the Lamb which takes place in heaven during the time of God's wrath. Then in Rev.19:14, we see the bride/church following Christ out of heaven riding on white horses and wearing the same fine linen that she will have just previously received.
Those referred to as not taking the mark, being killed or taken into captivity, is referring to those white-robed saints which no man can count introduced in Rev.7:9-17, which the elder identifies as the great tribulation saints. These are those who will have come to Christ after the church has been removed and during the time of God's wrath. This group is never referred to as the church.