DIFFERENCE BETWEEN RAPTURE AND SECOND COMING OF JESUS CHRIST.
Rapture will happen at the time of peace and prosperity, in fact false prophets will be preaching more peace and prosperity, and suddenly rapture will take place. “For when they say, “Peace and safety!” then sudden destruction comes upon them, as labor pains upon a pregnant woman. And they shall not escape.” 1 Thessalonians 5:3.
The purpose of the rapture is for Jesus to send His angels to take His children from the world before Great tribulation.
Second Coming of Jesus will happen during Great tribulation. After the rapture, then there will be Great Tribulation, and thereafter the second coming of Jesus Christ. The purpose of the Second coming of Jesus Christ is to judge the sinful world and rescue Christians who refuse to take the evil mark.
Matthew 24:29, 30 “Immediately after the tribulation of those days the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light; the stars will fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken. 30 Then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in heaven, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.”
The Second coming of Christ will return the same way He went to heaven Acts 1:11, “who also said, “Men of Galilee, why do you stand gazing up into heaven? This same Jesus, who was taken up from you into heaven, will so come in like manner as you saw Him go into heaven.” He is coming as a Lion, not as a Lamb, to execute fierce judgments on all who have accepted the 666 mark, on the Anti-Christ and on Satan. Christ will reign on earth for 1000 years with is saints while Satan is bound.
So if you believe the error of Great tribulation before rapture, you need to repent and reject the error and be prepared to make the rapture and meet the Lord as the Lamb, and escape Great tribulation.