I’ve studied the scriptures that pertain to the end times for years now and although there are quite a few clear scriptures that speak of the rapture being a post-trib event tied to the day of the Lord, (2nd Thes. 2:1-4) there is an even more compelling argument from the heart of God.
Jeremiah under the power of the Holy Spirit, expressing the heart of God weeps for Israel. Daniel, carrying the burden of knowing that the 70 years of exile was coming to a close, interceded mightily for Israel. Paul, inspired by the Holy Spirit, expressed a willingness to be “cut off” if it meant the revealing of Jesus to Israel. John, inspired by the same Holy Spirit, speaks of a people who protect Israel during a time of great tribulation, and this people are hated by the anti-Christ. The TenBoom family in Denmark, are an example of Christians being burdened to protect the lives of Jews from the hatred of an evil ruler, even at the cost of their lives. This sacrificial love is truly what it means to witness, to display the heart of God through your actions. Your humility, displayed as a willingness to lay down your life for the benefit of another is a revealing of the heart of God. So God’s heart for His chosen people, which cannot change anymore than any other aspect of God can change, will be displayed during the tribulation through a people who love not their lives unto the death, but willingly, lovingly, display the heart of God to a people who are being, hounded, persecuted and killed by the anti-Christ. We follow the Lamb, who died as a sacrifice for all. He said, “Come follow Me.” There is no compelling argument from the heart of God for a theology of escape. When the ‘church’ is truly aware of the price that was paid for its salvation, and of the blindness imposed on most of Israel by God during this time for our benefit, then we who are moved by so great a love, will be poured out as a drink offering to see Hosea and Gomer reunited. As we are being poured out, He will be pouring into us. What a glorious day! The 'church' has a glorious destiny, to be a suffering servant, like her Messiah for the benefit of another, for the benefit of the ones whom Jesus calls, My brethren!