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What will those raptured be doing during the Tribulation?

What will those raptured be doing during the Tribulation?

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Nathan Jones

Nathan Jones

As the Internet Evangelist at Lamb & Lion Ministries, Nathan reaches out to the nearly three billion plus people accessible over the Internet with the Good News of Jesus Christ.

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  • Little surprised that many people seem to confuse the Marriage with the Marriage Feast. The Marriage does indeed take place in heaven after the Rapture and before the 2nd Coming. However, in Rev. 19:9 has a future tense to the invitation to the Feast itself. The very next verse begins the 2nd Coming.

  • Nathan, I know the assumptions regarding spousal relationships in Heaven and the connection to Matthew 22:30. Personally I believe this passage is taken out of proper context and wrong assumptions are made. I believe God has a special surprise for us when we get there regarding Love and Marriage. It will probably not be called Marriage but the union will continue for eternity. I have a long explanation but the short version is I believe God is going to pick up where He left off before the fall and there will be a completion of the Adam/Eve union that began, and was perfect, before the fall. Love seems to be His greatest creation and I cannot see Him deleting or diminishing anything He has created. To do so would grant Satan a victory for one battle and I think Satan’s defeat will be total in every category. The book “Heaven Revealed” by Paul Enns has a similar view. He calls it continuity. My view has always been built in me, maybe by the Holy Spirit, that God will complete what He started. I think He deliberately left it out of the Bible because it cannot be explained in terms we could comprehend and we would tend to focus too much on it at the detriment of all the other doctrines. I think it is not clear and it is something we will not know until we get there but like the Rapture we can see it coming if we focus on His character and emphasis on “Love” throughout the Bible. It makes sense when you step away from the scripture in Matthew where Christ was dealing with the unbelief of the Sadduccees, Mosaic Law and the customs of the day. All of which have no place in Heaven. I have great respect for You and Dr. Reagan but as humans you can, and will, be wrong from time to time in your interpretations. I ask you to ponder the possibility because I value your connection with Grace.

    • John, I don’t believe Matthew 22:30 is taken out of context when Jesus said, “At the resurrection people will neither marry nor be given in marriage; they will be like the angels in heaven.” He was very clear that you’ll know and recognize your saved spouse(s) in Heaven, but no longer be married to them. Instead, as a member of the Bride of Christ, we will be spiritually married to Him.

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