Many christians believe there is no “rapture” of the bride before the tribulation, and that belief can be attributed primarily to the fact that christianity threw away the Father’s traditions when it was invented as a counterfeit of the true faith, and in those traditions, the Father’s prophetic calendar is revealed.

Often, they have closed their understanding, and cling to what they think they already know, and when presented evidence that shows their current beliefs to be false, they simply deny the truth that is shown to them, or they lift scriptures out of their contexts to try to prove their false beliefs.

Here is just one of the many things shown in scripture that debunk their false teaching about the bride: those who are the bride are sealed by the Holy Spirit as the covenant of marriage to Messiah (Eph. 1:13). So, from the first day He was poured out onto all mankind as the new covenant, which was the fulfillment of the Feast of Weeks (Acts 2), everyone who has received the Holy Spirit is a member of the bride, because they are sealed as such by the Spirit.

Before the Holy Spirit was poured out on that day, nobody was permanently sealed by Him as the covenant, because they were not the bride. At that point, everyone who had the Spirit of Yah knew that He could be removed from them, as He was with Saul and Solomon. David often prayed that the Spirit would not be removed from him. Those who died with the Spirit then (endured to the end) are the friends of the Bridegroom—they are not the bride.

We see in Revelation 7 that there will be 144,000 virgin men who are physical Jews who will be sealed by the Holy Spirit. Now, if EVERYONE who receives the Spirit right now is sealed as the bride, why is it specifically pointed out that those 144,000 will be sealed by the Spirit? If everyone is sealed by the Spirit, then pointing out SOME who are sealed by Him makes no sense.

It is because, when the bride is removed, the seal of the covenant, who is the Holy Spirit, will be removed with her. The Holy Spirit is associated with the bride for eternity. So, if everyone of the bride is sealed right now, and if the bride were still on the earth during the tribulation, then everyone who is saved during the tribulation would be sealed, and it would be wholly superfluous to even mention that the 144,000 physical Jews will be sealed—because everyone who is saved would be sealed.

But, everyone who is saved WON’T be sealed, because they have to “endure to the end” to be saved. They will not be sealed by the Spirit as the bride is. And, while those 144,000 will be sealed as the bride is, they are not the bride, but are the bridesmaids, and we see them again in the New Jerusalem as the pillars (the bride’s support). They are the final fulfillment of the “two being made one,” speaking of the physical Jews and Gentiles (Ephesians 2:14-18).

This is just one of the many pieces of evidence we are given that the bride will, indeed, be removed from the earth before the tribulation begins. And, it will happen on the Feast of Trumpets, which is the first of the Fall feasts, otherwise known as the judgment feasts—Trumpets, Atonement, and Tabernacles.

Are you prepared for that day? If you think you’re prepared because you made a decision, or prayed a “sinner’s prayer,” or changed your life, or because of something you have read in scripture, then you really are not prepared. Those who are prepared have been told by the Holy Spirit—personally, directly, uniquely, and literally—that they are children of Yah.

For more information: Will There Be a Pre-Tribulation Rapture?

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