To have an understanding of the rapture, it's essential to also understand the purpose of the tribulation as well as who it's for. The tribulation is also known as "Daniel's 70th week" and "Jacob's Trouble". It's a time meant for the salvation of the Jewish nation - Israel. Learn how understanding who the tribulation is for helps us relate it to the rapture.
Most people have heard of the word "rapture" and have a general understanding that it's a belief Christians hold, being at one point in time, all Christians will be taken off the face of the earth before the "end of the world". To the skeptic, this is one of many "fairy tales" the bible contains, but to the Christian, it's our "blessed hope". However, is the rapture this simple as there are 4 varying views on its timing. Which one is right and what are some key ideas in the bible that references this hope?
“Now learn this parable from the fig tree: When its branch has already become tender and puts forth leaves, you know that summer is near. So you also, when you see all these things, know that it is near—at the doors!" - Matthew 24:32-33