The post tribulation view of the Rapture which I believe, teaches that The Rapture and Second Coming of Jesus are simultaneous events. They are different but happen at the same time
Although it is not directly stated, but in the pre- and mid-tribulation rapture views, Christ must return half way for a secret rapture before His Second Coming, at the end of the Tribulation period. To the best of my knowledge a separate half return of Jesus is nowhere taught or referenced to in scripture. The following scriptures will establish strong support for my view.
The belief is that God’s Elect from all ages dead and alive will be transformed from mortal bodies into immortal glorified bodies at the Second Coming of The Christ as stated in (I Cor. 15:51-54) and that this will be at the end of the age. As stated in (I Thess. 4:16-17)
These event, I believe, will come at the conclusion of what is referred to as the 70th Week of Daniel, the final seven years of this present age which will be in two 3.5 year periods referred to as the Tribulation and The Great Tribulation. This view was held by some of the early Church Fathers and has been held by some Christians since that time. The doctrine of the Post-Tribulation Rapture is today being embraced by a growing number of evangelical Christians.
This teaching stresses the importance of Christians being prepared to be a faithful witnesses under great persecution as warned by Jesus in
(Matt. 24:21 and prophesied by John in (Rev. 13:10-17). It is important to understand that this Tribulation period is from The Anti Christ and is Not The Wrath of God upon the un believing world that believers will escape as promised in (Rom. 5:8-9) God’s Wrath is for the children of dis-obedience. (Col. 3:6).
Those that go through Tribulation will stand before the Throne of God and will serve Him in His Temple (Rev. 7:9-15).
Post tribulation Note:
In (Matt. 24:29-31) Jesus is quoted as saying that the Rapture would occur after the Great Tribulation of the church He said it this way; “29 Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken:
30 And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.
31 And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.” KJV
Rev. George Pryor Th.M.