What’s your “position” on the whole pre-tribulation/post-tribulation rapture timeline?
For many years, my husband and I were firmly set on the pre-tribulation rapture theory. We’d had a number of conversations about it, had looked at some scriptures concerning it, and had settled into a certain understanding. And then, last summer, as I drove over to Orlando for a bit of a break, an unsettling and persistent question came to me: Do you *really* believe the rapture happens pre-tribulation? I knew the question wasn’t just something my bored, driving brain was coming up with. No, I felt it. It was coming from the Lord.
And so, as I normally do when the Lord asks me a question, I assumed the answer wasn’t a simple yes or no. I took a page from the prophet, Ezekiel, and responded, “Only you know the truth, Lord. So what do I need to know? And what should I believe?” What He then showed me changed everything. I am now, firmly, on the post-tribulation rapture wagon, and I’m sharing all about the journey to getting there on this week’s episode.
The Lord showed me two very major things as a result of revealing this post-tribulation rapture understanding to me, and the first one — that believers can have a very different experience than non/pre-believers, even in the midst of corporate/cultural calamity and turmoil — is what I’ll be unpacking for much of this episode (the second “major thing” I’ll get to in a future episode). As believers, we are *blessed* to know a different experience because of Jesus, and there’s a reason for why we need to have this different experience right in the midst of tribulation — in front of non/pre-believers. We’re going to dig into that “why” during this episode.
So are you ready to jump in? If so, I want you to grab your Bible, your journal and a pen, and . . . Let’s Go!
To join the four-week study I mention in the episode intro called — The Tenacious Girl’s Guide to Breakthrough: A Map for Navigating the Journey of Audacious Faith with God, click here. We start April 18th, so get registered ASAP!
Scripture References Mentioned in This Episode:
1 Thessalonians 4:13 —
But we do not want you to be uninformed, brothers, about those who are asleep, that you may not grieve as others do who have no hope.
1 Thessalonians 5:9 —
For God has not destined us for wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ…
2 Peter 2:4-9 —
For if God did not spare angels when they sinned, but cast them into hell and committed them to chains of gloomy darkness to be kept until the judgment; if he did not spare the ancient world, but preserved Noah, a herald of righteousness, with seven others, when he brought a flood upon the world of the ungodly; if by turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah to ashes he condemned them to extinction, making them an example of what is going to happen to the ungodly; and if he rescued righteous Lot, greatly distressed by the sensual conduct of the wicked (for as that righteous man lived among them day after day, he was tormenting his righteous soul over their lawless deeds that he saw and heard); then the Lord knows how to rescue the godly from trials, and to keep the unrighteous under punishment until the day of judgment…
Links to Resources Mentioned in This Episode:
Are you ready to get intentional about the kind of faith that leads to breakthrough? You’re invited to join me for a four-week study starting April 18th called —
The Tenacious Girl’s Guide to Breakthrough:
A Map For Navigating the Journey of Audacious Faith with God
We’ll be studying the book of Ruth as we consider the question —
So, what do you do when the bottom’s falling out, and your surroundings look nothing like you thought they’d look at this point, and you don’t know what the heck to do next?
We’re going to learn how to access audacious faith and hope in God — the kind of audacious faith Ruth exhibited when her world fell apart, and she needed to know her next step to breakthrough.
What’s this study going to look like? Here’s what’s included when we kick off on Monday, April 18th:
- Weekly, live calls via Zoom with Erica — Lesson Teaching, Questions, Discussion (Mon 7pm ET)
- Recordings of All Sessions Available for Replay (within 48 Hours of the Live Call)
- Workbook with Lesson Notes, Journal Prompts, Processing Questions and Note Taking Sheets
- Private Facebook Group Community Where All The Tenacious Girls Are Hanging Out
- BONUS: Virtual Ticket to the REVIVE Woman Conference happening May 13th & 14th!
To sign up for this breakthrough study, head on over to revivewoman.org/breakthrough and grab your seat. And at this price, you might even want to consider snapping one up for your bestie, your sister or your mom. Jump in today, and I’ll see you for our opening session on Monday, April 18th!
Erica co-leads a local church alongside her husband, Doug, in Tampa, Florida called REVIVE Church of Tampa. You can visit the church’s website for more information about who we are, what we believe and how we show up as the Church in the heart of West Tampa and beyond.
REVIVE Church of Tampa streams services live on Friday nights at 7pm ET and Sunday mornings at 11am ET. You can find those livestreams on our church Facebook page:
If you’re interested in joining the online campus of REVIVE Church of Tampa, you are welcome to join our community group on Facebook where we offer weekly discussion around the Friday and Sunday messages as well as discipleship Zoom groups and the opportunity to host others in your home as you stream services. You can find us here:
About this podcast:
Positioned to Prosper is a weekly podcast that covers the ins and outs of what it means to live a lifestyle of breakthrough and victory in your relationships, health, finances and beyond. Your host, Erica Pyle, is no stranger to jumping without the proverbial parachute while maintaining a firm grip on godly wisdom. A self-described slayer of pragmatism and a “walk by faith” kind of girl, Erica is an unabashed believer in the power of God to radically transform lives. Front-footed in faith as she offers straight-up truth, strategies, and wisdom for living victoriously, and equipped with her love for the word of God, her certification as a holistic health coach, and years of experience in personal finance and taxation, Erica is ready to help you get positioned to prosper.