Q. I recently read an article I found very thought provoking about whenever there was a resurrection from the dead i.e. Christ’s and a “few” old testament saints, the two witnesses in Revelation there followed a great earthquake. (The author) was suggesting that maybe there is evidence that the raising of the dead in Christ and those that remain would be in conjunction with a great earthquake.
As I have pondered that possibility, it seems feasible to me simply because of the unbelievable amount of energy that that event might cause. So my question is, if that is a possibility, do you think that the rapture of the church could coincide with God’s deliverance of Israel in the Gog Magog War of Ezekiel 38 & 39?
A. I too am intrigued by the idea that human resurrections appear to be accompanied by Earthquakes. But there’s another, less speculative reason for the Rapture of the Church to occur around the time of Ezekiel 38. According to chapter 39 verse 22 Ezekiel’s Battle serves as God’s wake up call for the nation Israel, ushering in the beginning of Daniel’s 70th week. Since God’s dealings with Israel and the Church seem to be mutually exclusive, for Him to turn His attention to Israel would require the departure of the Church.