Q. I definitely believe the rebirth of Israel is a big sign, however, once again your pre-trib analogy with the following statements from your article is full of holes: You said in your article:
The second clue is that the people he’s telling to flee are in Judea, the name by which the Biblical land of Israel was known during the time of the Lord’s visitation. (Matt. 24:16)
And the third clue is to pray it won’t happen on a Sabbath. (Matt. 24:20) Only observant Jews would be worried about this because they can only walk 1000 paces on the Sabbath, not nearly far enough to even get out of town, let alone into the mountains.
The aforementioned in your article is just one of the several big problems concerning the false pre-trib rapture doctrine theory:
1. Orthodox Jews do not read the New Testament Scriptures, so they would have no way of knowing what Jesus said, so Jesus is definitely NOT speaking to unsaved or Orthodox Jews.
2. Jesus is definitely speaking and warning Jewish believers of the above statements who are in Judea at the time the abomination of desolation occurs because they will be reading the scriptures and watching for the signs that he gave them (and us), which means there is no secret pre-tribulation rapture, or else they would have been gone.
A. Your conclusion can be valid only if there is either no rapture before the Great Tribulation or there is a rapture beforehand and absolutely no one on Earth gets saved between it and the Abomination of Desolation. Neither of these statements can be true.
I believe the rapture occurs before the beginning of Daniel’s 70th week, and during the 3 1/2 or more years between then and the start of the Great Tribulation a great many will be saved, probably because of the enormous sign that the rapture will have been to them and the ministry of the 144,000 witnesses. But note that the Age of Grace ends with the Rapture and the remaining 7 years of the Old Covenant, called Daniel’s 70th Week, will begin.
As for the Sabbath warning, all of Israel will come back under the Old covenant after the Battle of Ezekiel 38 because of the Lord’s miraculous victory over their enemies (Ezek. 39:22). It’s why they’ll want to build a Temple. So whether they come to faith in Jesus after the rapture, or come to faith in God after the Battle of Ezekiel 38, they’ll be under the Old Covenant and will have to pray their flight won’t be on a Sabbath.