Amidst the rhetoric concerning comet Elenin is the idea that the rapture will coincide with her arrival this fall. I have read many such claims at many places on the net that align certain spiritual occurrences with her arrival and thus conclude the rapture may occur during these times. Will the rapture happen this fall? NO
How do I know because of what God's word tells us. First let's briefly describe what happens at the rapture; Christ comes to the clouds for all the world to see, Christians are raptured and then men panic. Anywhere in Revelation that you find a scenario like that? How about Revelation 6.
15. And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains;
16. And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb:
17For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?
So Jesus appears, and everybody hides, and then God's wrath starts. That is a description of the rapture and it happens after the 6th seal is opened.
12. And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood;
13And the stars of heaven fell unto the earth, even as a fig tree casteth her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind.
14And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places.
So if the rapture happens after the sixth seal is opened then we have to see seal 1 to 5 before the rapture can occur. Seal 5 is the worldwide persecution of Jews and Christians by the antichrist, which includes no buying or selling without the mark. That will not happen until after the abomination of desolation. We are not at that point yet so therefore the rapture cannot occur yet.
Want some confirmation? Look at what God told the Thessalonians who were afraid that the rapture was at hand or that they had missed it;
1Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him,
2That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand.
3Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;
4Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.
It plainly states that the day of the Lord and the rapture will not come until the falling away occurs, and the antichrist performs the abomination of desolation. So in light of scripture it is too early in the prophetic timeline for the rapture. After we see the antichrist arise and the abomination of desolation, then look up for your redemption draweth nigh!
Are you 100% sure that you will go to heaven when you die? Read God's Gift of Salvation
Are you prepared for the end times? Read The Coming Epiphany for FREE