Q. I am trying to determine what those of us who are raptured will be doing during the tribulation. John describes to us what he saw in heaven after being raptured himself. But, this is not entirely clear. What will we be doing? Will we be enjoying the presence of the Lord? Hanging out in the room the Lord has prepared for us? Or, will we be able to see the events taking place on earth? What is your view?
A. There’s no Scripture that describes this except 1 Cor. 2:9 that says, “No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love Him.”
Isaiah 26:20 says that we’re to go into our rooms and shut the doors behind us, and hide ourselves until His wrath has passed by.
In Jewish wedding ceremonies of Biblical times, the bride and groom hid themselves in their room together for 7 days while becoming acquainted, since before the wedding they had never been alone together.
Whatever we’ll be doing, I’m sure it’ll bless our socks off. I don’t think the Lord would have us begin our eternity with Him cowering in our rooms alone.