the trumpets, and the ten days between them have been
known as the Days of Awe. They are a time of testing, as were
the 10 days of Daniel and the other princes’ 10 days of testing.
We saw that a day is a year during the period of the week
of Jacob’s trouble. Thus, 10 days should be 10 years. If we
could determine how long the next church (the Kingdom
Church) was going to suffer under Satan— particularly when
Satan’s evil is no longer restrained—we would have a possible
time for the Rapture of the Mystery Church, the coming of Je-
sus Christ to meet His saints in the clouds (1 Thess. 4:17).
The time of suffering is given:
“Fear none of those things
which thou shalt suffer: behold, the devil shall cast [some] of
you into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall have tribula-
tion ten days: be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a
crown of life”
(Rev. 2:10, KJV).
If we assume that great evil and suffering will break out
when God no longer restrains evil; that God will begin to deal
with the Kingdom Church right after the Rapture of the Mys-
tery Church; that the 10 days in Rev. 2:10 are 10 years; then
the Mystery Church (the present day Church) is taken to heav-
en (John 14:3) 10 years before the end. For example, if the end
is at 2030 A.D., that will make 2020 A.D. the time of the Rap-
ture for the present day Mystery Church.
Type for the Mystery Church
Here are more educated guesses for you. God raised up
other first fruits with Christ when He arose, and we (the born
again believers) are all part of this first resurrection in Christ (1
Cor. 15:20, 23). If God uses the typology here, the dead in