Matthew 24 seems to be the biggest chapter people use to negate a Pre Trib Rapture but the more you study Matthew 24 the more it will actually prove a Pre Trib Rapture.
It’s confusing but remember Jesus is asked two questions that are essentially TWO EVENTS – and Jesus doesn’t stop to differentiate between the two.
Jesus is asked – “And what shall be the sign of thy coming, AND of the end of the world?”
Event 1 – The sign of thy Coming = The Day of CHRIST which is the Blessed Hope.
Titus 2:13 Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;
Event 2 – The end of the World = The Terrible Day of the LORD
Alas for the day! for the day of the Lord is at hand, and as a destruction from the Almighty shall it come. (Joel 1:15)
The Day of Christ and the DAY of the LORD are two separate events.
Now looking at who is Jesus saying will not pass away-
Jesus said: Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh:
33 So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors.
34 Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled. —
Now what is that talking about?
This is a parable — figs are used to describe Israel.
For example Jeremiah 24:3 Then said the LORD unto me, What seest thou, Jeremiah? And I said, Figs; the good figs, very good; and the evil, very evil, that cannot be eaten, they are so evil.
To quote a teaching on this passage – ” Note that Jesus refers to the tender branch, implying new wood and the coming good summer fruit on the new wood. Since the fruit of the fig tree is established in the Old Testament as symbolizing the spiritual state of the people of Israel, many see this coming ‘summer crop’ as the restoration of the people of Israel (generically referred to as ‘Jews’) to their own land. The fruitless dead wood of scattered Israel is replaced by fruit on new wood. It is likened to a people drawn back into their own land and a nation that becomes a sign to the Gentiles. A remnant of this people become ‘the good, sweet crop’.”
And that date when Israel became a nation again, a total MIRACLE, was May 14, 1948, which is the generation Jesus seems to be addressing.
And that is the generation that won’t pass. One generation is 70-80 years per Psalm 90:10 so one generation after May 14, 1948 is between 2018 and 2028, take off the 7 years of the the Tribulation as there will be Jews to observe the Day of the Lord –
Psalm 90:10 10The days of our years are threescore years and ten; and if by reason of strength they be fourscore years, yet is their strength labour and sorrow; for it is soon cut off, and we fly away.
Three score and 10 is 70 years. Fourscore is 80 years.
80 years after May 14th 1948 when Israel became a nation is 2028. Take off 7 years.
And the rapture biblically must be before May 14, 2021.