Matthew 24:29  "But immediately after the tribulation of those days THE SUN WILL BE DARKENED, AND THE MOON WILL NOT GIVE ITS LIGHT, AND THE STARS WILL FALL from the sky, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken. 

30  "And then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in the sky, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the SON OF MAN COMING ON THE CLOUDS OF THE SKY with power and great glory.

31  "And He will send forth His angels with A GREAT TRUMPET and THEY WILL GATHER TOGETHER His elect from the four winds, from one end of the sky to the other.

Revelation 6:12  I looked when He broke the sixth seal, and there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth made of hair, and the whole moon became like blood;

13  and the stars of the sky fell to the earth, as a fig tree casts its unripe figs when shaken by a great wind.

14  The sky was split apart like a scroll when it is rolled up, and every mountain and island were moved out of their places.

15  Then the kings of the earth and the great men and the commanders and the rich and the strong and every slave and free man hid themselves in the caves and among the rocks of the mountains;

16  and they *said to the mountains and to the rocks, "Fall on us and hide us from the presence of Him who sits on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb;

17  for the great day of their wrath has come, and who is able to stand?"

 

Revelation 7:1 ¶  After this I saw four angels standing at the four corners of the earth, holding back the four winds of the earth, so that no wind would blow on the earth or on the sea or on any tree.

 

Revelation 7:9  After these things I looked, and behold, a great multitude which no one could count, from every nation and all tribes and peoples and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes, and palm branches were in their hands;

10  and they cry out with a loud voice, saying, "Salvation to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb."

11  And all the angels were standing around the throne and around the elders and the four living creatures; and they fell on their faces before the throne and worshiped God,

12  saying, "Amen, blessing and glory and wisdom and thanksgiving and honor and power and might, be to our God forever and ever. Amen."

13 ¶  Then one of the elders answered, saying to me, "These who are clothed in the white robes, who are they, and where have they come from?"

14  I said to him, "My lord, you know." And he said to me, "These are the ones who come out of the great tribulation, and they have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.

  • But, immediately after the tribulation of those days

 

  • THE SUN WILL BE DARKENED, AND THE MOON WILL NOT GIVE ITS LIGHT, AND THE STARS WILL FALL from the sky, and the power of the heavens will be shaken.

 

  • AND THEN, the sign of the Son of Man will appear in the sky, AND THEN all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and THEY WILL SEE the SON OF MAN COMING ON THE CLOUDS OF THE SKY with power and great glory.

 

  • And He will send forth His angels with A GREAT TRUMPET and THEY WILL GATHER TOGETHER His elect from the FOUR WINDS , from one end of the sky to the other.

 

 

 

  • A great multitude which no one could count, from every nation and all tribes and peoples and tongues

 

I mean no disrespect, but, since when is the Bible unable to count the number of anything?  So, this must be an extraordinarily large number, perhaps from the time of creation?

 

  • standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes, and palm branches in their hands

 

  • and they cry out with a loud voice, saying "Salvation to our God who site on the throne, and to the Lamb.

 

  • THESE ARE THE ONES WHO COME OUT OF THE GREAT TRIBLUATION, and they have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.  (This is just too clear to be misunderstood).

 

Revelation 7:15  "For this reason, they are before the throne of God; and they serve Him day and night in His temple; and He who sits on the throne will spread His tabernacle over them.

16  "They will hunger no longer, nor thirst anymore; nor will the sun beat down on them, nor any heat;

17  for the Lamb in the center of the throne will be their shepherd, and will guide them to springs of the water of life; and God will wipe every tear from their eyes."

 

IS THIS THE RAPTURE?

 

This is very clear: 

These "ones who come out of the tribulation" are now in heaven along with the "great multitude which no one could count, from every nation and all tribes and peoples and tongues"

 

 

Please notice how Chapter 8 of Revelation starts...

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