Let's Look at the book of Revelation:
Rev 2-3, Jesus speaking to the churches
Rev 4, NO MORE MENTION OF THE CHURCH FOR THE REST OF THE BOOK OF REVELATION,
A DOOR OPEN IN HEAVEN, COME UP HITHER.....
Rev 5, REDEEMED MEN IN HEAVEN-And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation; 10 And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth. Redeemed men Heaven? Where did they come from? THE RAPTURE
Rev 6, THE WRATH OF GOD IS POURED OUT
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: 17 For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?
Gosh, I seem to remember something along the lines of : "even Jesus who delivers us from the wrath to come" or something like that...If the wrath of God shows up in Reveltion 6, and we are delivered from it, seems to me, sometime BEFORE Rev 6, we leave.......
This is a slam dunk case, based just what we've seen here already, if that were'nt enough, we also have the promises of:
Luke 21:36 Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.
Rev 3:10 Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.
We have the examples of Noah and Lot, who DID NOT have to suffer the punishement of the ungodly, but were taken out from among them before the ungodly were destroyed.
Time is very, very, very short, The Lord is coming, be watching, be ready...
Grace and Peace~D