The rapture is never mentioned in the Old Testament. It was kept a secret until the New Testament. But through our enlightenment provided by the New Testament, we see now that Daniel 9:24-27 clearly shows both the time line and the purpose of the rapture. Many have disagreed with this, but those who have taken the time to closely inspect this passage will have to admit that there is something to what I am saying.
If you are at all interested in this topic, stay tuned to my next several blog posts. But for now, for this particular post, I will just copy the text and let you read it.
“Seventy weeks have been decreed for your people and your holy city, to finish the transgression, to make an end of sin, to make atonement for iniquity, to bring in everlasting righteousness, to seal up vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most holy place. 25 “So you are to know and discern that from the issuing of a decree to restore and rebuild Jerusalem until Messiah the Prince there will be seven weeks and sixty-two weeks; it will be built again, with plaza and moat, even in times of distress. 26 “Then after the sixty-two weeks the Messiah will be cut off and have nothing, and the people of the prince who is to come will destroy the city and the sanctuary. And its end will come with a flood; even to the end there will be war; desolations are determined. 27 “And he will make a firm covenant with the many for one week, but in the middle of the week he will put a stop to sacrifice and grain offering; and on the wing of abominations will come one who makes desolate, even until a complete destruction, one that is decreed, is poured out on the one who makes desolate.”
In the next post I will examine the situation of the prophecy—Daniel’s prayer and God’s immediate answer.