Q. I don’t know about you, but it seems to me the rapture is overdue. What things could cause the Lord to postpone his return, could it be lack of evangelism by the church? Could it be resistance to the gospel by those that are to be saved? Any thoughts?
A. From a purely human perspective, I also believe the rapture is overdue, but we all know it will happen in God’s perfect timing.
Because the rapture is a signless event that doesn’t require any other prophetic event to precede it, I think the only thing holding it up is the Church does not yet contain the “full number of Gentiles” spoken of by Paul in Romans 11:25. As soon as that number is reached we will vanish from Earth to re-appear in our heavenly dwellings in our Father’s house (John 14:2-3).