Revelation 14: 14-20 Yeshua Jesus comes in a cloud with His mighty angels to reap the earth! In Matthew 13: 24-30, 36-43, Yeshua Jesus tells and explains His parable about reaping the earth. The good wheat and bad weeds grow together in the earth. At the time of reaping, Yeshua Jesus commands, “First gather together the weeds and tie them on bundles to be burned, but gather the wheat into My barn.” Yeshua Jesus does this at His second coming, on The Lord’s Day.
1 Thessalonians 4: 15-17 also describes this event. It says Yeshua Jesus will come in the clouds ad says that His people alive on the earth will simultaneously be caught up (raptured is the Latin word for being caught up, originally used in the Roman Catholic Church) together with the resurrected dead in Christ. It also describes this event with the shout of an archangel’s command and the blast of the trumpet of God. Sounds like what we see here in Revelation. 1 Corinthians 15: 52 is also about the sounding of the last trumpet and all believers being transformed into their new resurrected imperishable immortal bodies in the twinkling of an eye. This may take a lot of words to describe, but it happens instantly!
Know that in the original writing of Revelation, there were no chapters and verses…it was one continuous vision. Immediately after we see Yeshua Jesus returning to earth with His angels, all His people are transformed and caught up in the clouds with Him. Then, the angels go to earth to begin to reap the wicked. And at the same time, in heaven, we see the 7 angels with the bowls of wrath, and before God’s throne are all those who were faithful and now are victorious over the tribulation beast! They are singing praises to Almighty God about His holiness, righteousness, justice, power, and authority. The Tabernacle of the testimony (heaven’s court room) is opened and implementation of the verdict for evil begins. God’s glory is so powerful that no one can enter this temple of His presence until His holiness does its purifying work.
1 Thessalonians 1: 10, “look forward and confidently wait for the coming of His Son from heaven, whom He raised from the dead, Jesus, who personally rescues us from the coming wrath and draws us to Himself, granting us all the privileges and rewards of a new life with Him.” Amplified version.
1 Thessalonians 5: 9-11, “For God has not destined us to incur His wrath (that is He did not select us to condemn us), but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ, who died willingly for us, so that whether we are awake (alive) or asleep (dead) at Christ’s appearing, we will live together with Him, sharing eternal life. Therefore, encourage and comfort one another and build up one another, just as you are doing.” Amplified version.
Does this fit the pre-tribulation rapture theory? I do not think so. Study to show yourself approved….do not just believe everything you are told. 2 Timothy 2:15 and Acts 17: 11