For, behold, the LORD cometh out of his place to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity: the earth also shall disclose her blood, and shall no more cover her slain. The implication here is that the believers in God are instructed to “shut thy doors” and “hide” until the “indignation” be overpast.The language of a shut door is used several times in Scripture to indicate signify The Lord removing and hiding His people before pouring out a judgment on the sinning world.It is critical to understand the Biblical passages on the Day of The Lord to truly grasp the timing and purpose of the end times themselves and the Rapture (we detail this is in our Part 1 article, The Day of The Lord – The Event That Starts the End of The World).The Apostle Paul confirms this by writing, through inspiration of the Holy Spirit, that the Day of The Lord comes as a He describes the world as thinking it has just achieved global peace and safety.
Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober. The Day of The Lord, described repeatedly in Old Testament Scripture is the event that starts the end of the world.Understanding the Day of The Lord and the numerous Old Testament Scriptures regarding it is essential to understand the end times.Once that is known, the timing of the of the Rapture is much clearer.At the Rapture, believers will be hidden in their “chamber” in Heaven once the Day of The Lord, referred to several times in Scripture as “the indignation” is finished.
Notice verse 21 states: This again alludes to the Day of The Lord – the time when God Himself will arise to punish the sinful world with the trumpet and vial judgments described in the book of Revelation.The Rapture serves as an escape for the Church – those who are true born again believers in Jesus Christ, from the devastating, supernatural catastrophes and punishments that will be sent on the world in the Day of The Lord.