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A Reverse Rapture
by Pastor Kevin Sadler
"But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left. Two women shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken, and the other left" (Matt. 24:37-41).
These verses are often mistakenly applied to the Rapture of the Church, the Body of Christ, when in truth they refer to the Lord's Second Coming at the close of the seven-year Tribulation period (Matt. 24:29-30).
The Lord taught His disciples about people's preoccupation with everyday living--eating, drinking, getting married--when judgment suddenly fell on them in the days of Noah. They had received warnings in the form of Noah's preaching and the building of the large ark itself which testified of the judgment to come (Heb. 11:7; 2 Pet. 3:5-6). But they were unconcerned, unbelieving, and did not respond, so they were swept away when the flood came.
The Lord taught His disciples that it will be like this at the end of the Tribulation, when two men will be working in the field, and one will be taken and the other left; two women will be grinding at the mill, and one will be taken and the other left.