Mar 1 2004
Question: Are there any more prophecies to be fulfilled before Jesus can rapture the church?
Answer: No, and there never were. Jesus taught that He could come at any moment: “Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh” (Mt 24:44); “Let your loins be girded about, and your lights burning...like unto men that wait for their lord...” (Lk 12:35,36). So did Paul: “For our conversation is in heaven; from whence also we look for the Saviour...” (Phil:3:20); “...ye turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God; and to wait for his Son from heaven...” (1 Thes:1:9,10); “Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ...” (Ti 2:13); “...unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time...” (Heb:9:28).
Obviously, if believers were to watch, wait, look for, and expect Christ at any moment, there could never have been any signs that had to be fulfilled before the Rapture. The signs are for the Second Coming—and they are very much in evidence today, which means that the Rapture must be close.