The Rapture will come like a thief in the night. So why are we told that it won’t overtake the church like a thief?
1Th 5:2 For you yourselves know full well that the day of the Lord will come just like a thief in the night.
1Th 5:3 While they are saying, “Peace and safety!” then destruction will come upon them suddenly like labor pains upon a woman with child, and they will not escape.
1Th 5:4 But you, brethren, are not in darkness, that the day would overtake you like a thief;
Because Jesus told us the signs that will proceed the Rapture of the Church (Matthew 24). And Paul clarifies it in II Thessalonians 2:1-4. And the signs line up with the first six seals of Revelation chapter 6.
- 2 Thessalonians 2:1 - 4