Q. How much of a time lapse will there be between the rapture of the church and the signing of the 7 year treaty? There has to be at least enough time to have the seven years of weapon burning correct?
A. I believe the seven years of burning weapons (Ezekiel 39:9) will take place during Daniel’s 70th Week, which follows Ezekiels’ battle. Since the Church has to be gone before the 70th week begins (Romans 11:25), the rapture will have to take place no later than the beginning of Ezekiel’s battle, and will more likely happen earlier. After the 2nd coming, at the end of Daniel’s 70th Week, the world including Israel will have no need of an artificial source of energy (Rev. 21:23-24). As for the specific span of time between events, no one knows.