There are so many ways that Luke 21 screams PRETRIB. Here's another one the Lord showed me this morning:
21:34 And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and so that day come upon you unawares.
21:35 For as a snare shall it come on all them that dwell on the face of the whole earth.
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.
Here we see within 2 sentences of us escaping ALL, another clue as to when the rapture will occur. It will happen during times of plenty, specifically plenty of food and drink. When Luke 21:34 says "your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting" what exactly is that saying?
Sufeit means: To feed or supply to excess, satiety, or disgust, To overindulge, Overindulgence in food or drink, The result of such overindulgence; satiety or disgust. So looking back at the scripture it's telling us that during a time when we obviously can overindulge in food and drink, our escape is going to show up.
So here's another arrow through the heart of pre-wrath and post-trib arguments: Rev 6:5-6 , And when he had opened the third seal, I heard the third beast say, Come and see. And I beheld, and lo a black horse; and he that sat on him had a pair of balances in his hand.
6And I heard a voice in the midst of the four beasts say, A measure of wheat for a penny, and three measures of barley for a penny; and see thou hurt not the oil and the wine.
The tribulation opens with FAMINE, among other things. Our escape occurs during a time of PLENTY of food and drink. So when does our "escape" take place? BEFORE THE TRIBULATION. By the way, before the tribulation is the only way we could escape ALL as the bible clearly points out. The pre-wrath view tells us that the bible contains errors because they maintain that we will NOT escape all. Likewise the post-trib view maintains that we will escape NOTHING. So which is right, the bible or the pre-wrath/post-trib view?
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