I have to admit that I've always thought Revelations was the only book that details the end of the world (as we know it). Turns out the books of Mark (my favorite!), Matthew and Luke contained prophecies too, as well as Paul's letters to the Thessalonians and Corinthians. There are also detailed prophecies in Ezekiel and Daniel, among others. I am not a Bible reader before, sad to say, and I'm currently rectifying that mistake these days. Blessedly, the Holy Spirit has guided my Bible studying sessions, and I'm learned so much Truth about who Jesus Christ truly is, His salvation message for us, and of course, about the end-times which involves the rapture and tribulation. Christians today, however, are divided on when rapture will occur-- pre-tribulation, mid-, or post-?
If you follow current events news, I'm sure you've noticed that all the end-times signs have already appeared! All we're waiting for now is for the "abomination" to occur, which I honestly don't have any idea. Some say it's a hateful object on the Lord's holiest ground (Temple Mount? Western Wall?). For daniel11truth.com, it's when the Palestine flag is raised in Temple Mount (current caretakers are Muslims, and Jews have limited access to it). Also worthy to note, ISIS' end-goal is to attack Israel and their invasion may be the abomination. We will know soon enough! Anyway, if you compare the end-times timeline in the first paragraph and my end-times outline in the third paragraph, my notes say that rapture occurs AFTER the tribulation. From Mark alone, I got post-tribulation rapture. Funnily enough, I haven't read a single website that proposes this! All I've read were pre-trib!
Right now I'm not sure why I was shown via my Bible studies that the rapture is post-tribulation. Maybe it's a way for the Lord to warn us to be strong because a LOT of stuff are still going to happen. We might be horrified with the Paris attacks, the plight of the Syrian refugees, the barbarism of ISIS, but these are all nothing compared to what will come. (SCARY!) Pre-tribulation rapture would have been awesome because us believers (yes, I am saved and I will be raptured!) will be spared from the tribulation distress (detailed in Revelations, beginning with the sixth seal). But if my studies are correct then we have lots to do~ strengthen our faith, get more believers, make ourselves self-sufficient (so we can say NO to the mark of the beast!), study God's Word more, and basically prepare for the worst. Thankfully, we "can do all things with Christ who strengthens" us :) AJA!
P.S. I am NOT claiming to be an expert on these matters. Heck, I just started seriously reading the Bible 4-5 months ago! Plus I have looots of questions! Foremost on my mind is that maybe we're in the tribulation period already. No worries though, answers will come with more diligent Bible studies + discernment from the Lord. And yes, I shall be blogging whatever I learned by God's grace <3