By Dan Payne

Dan Payne did a great job on this article! Understanding God has separate agendas and “dealings” with Israel vs with the church, is foundational to the understanding of a pre-trib removal of the church before the “Time of Jacob’s Trouble”.-S.T. Lloyd

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From RaptureReady.com

Hope for Those Who Will Not Be Left Behind

By Dan Payne

For those of us who understand the magnitude of the trouble that is about to rise over the earth, we can find great comfort in the hope of the Pre-Trib Rapture. What follows are eleven “points to ponder” concerning the message contained in certain scriptures pertaining to the Day of the Lord and the Rapture of the true church. True believers will not be Left Behind to endure the Time of Jacob’s trouble. To have a clear understanding of the Pre-Trib Rapture doctrine is to have a clear understanding of God’s dealings with the nation of Israel. It’s through a soft heart toward God that you obtain salvation and likewise it’s through a soft heart toward Israel that you obtain understanding of the Pre-Trib Rapture doctrine. I’ve yet to meet a person who has hope in the Pre-Trib Rapture and at the same time hates Israel. No one can receive salvation through a hardened heart, it’s just impossible. Your heart has to be broken over your sins as the body of Jesus was broken for your sins, in order to receive God’s gift of eternal life. Likewise, those who hold on to a blind hatred of Israel cannot receive God’s gift of understanding via the Holy Spirit. They will not understand that there is indeed a difference between God’s management of the nation of Israel and His management of the true church. Nowhere in the Bible does God say that He has permanently cast aside Israel. In fact, God shares His deep love for the nation of Israel through His Apostle Paul:

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