Overview of the Mystery
This author agrees with Dr. McGee’s above perspective.
However, this book is about the end of the age, about which
Scripture prophesies. It is not about the Church Age, which
exists at the time of this writing. In Dr. McGee’s passage, he
spoke of God taking out the present day Church, which is a
As discussed earlier, a mystery and a prophecy are
far from the same thing! Prophecy can have a sign and a time
(date), while a mystery is signless and timeless.
Let us diverge from prophecy momentarily to further exam-
ine the mystery, then return to “Restoration on the third day.”
This Age ends, as has been shown, with the second coming
of Jesus Christ in Rev. 1:7,
“Every eye shall see him.”
physical removal from the earth of the present day Mystery
Church is what is popularly known as the Rapture. God will do
this before He deals with an unrepentant Israel (and remaining
prophecy), and certainly before the Antichrist or lawless one is
revealed (2 Thess. 2:8).
The Mystery Church, with its Rapture, should really be the
subject of another book, but since that will mark the end of the
earthly pilgrimage for all believers as of the time of this writing,
it might interest some to read of educated guesses as to the
approximate time the Rapture will occur. 15
See “Definition of the Mystery.”
It is possible, depending on when this book is read, that the Rapture may
already have occurred. If so, there may be other opportunities to escape
God’s coming, escalating wrath (see “Feast of First Fruits” and “Feast of
Rosh HaShanah” in this chapter).