Rapture Before Ezekiel 38?

Q. In your answer to the “…Rapture seems unfair,” question, you answered, “In OT, people had regular confirmation of God’s existence in the form of mighty acts of deliverance and judgment. After the rapture, God will again show clear evidence of his existence through mighty acts.” Am I drawing an accurate inference from your response to clearly understand that the battle of Ezekiel 38 & 39 can not possibly happen until after, or simultaneously with, the Rapture of the Church?

A. Not being a prophet, I hesitate to say something like “cannot possibly happen”. But I believe God’s purpose for the Battle of Ezekiel 38 is to re-awaken Israel and bring them back into a covenant relationship with Him. When He does the last 7 years of the Age of Law (Daniel’s 70th Week) will play out. In order for this to happen the Church will have to be gone, because Law and Grace are like oil and water. They do not mix.

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