I recently watched a wonderful movie on Sabbath , called the Rapture of the church (Galilean wedding custom) , which explains the why of the Rapture and second coming of Christ.
A wonderful sister in Christ recommended this movie. I don’t want to give it all away, but I really recommend that you watch this movie to better understand who makes it to the wedding feast, the parable of the ten virgins and so many other parables that Lord Jesus Christ spoke about relating to His second coming.
I now understand why only the Father knows when the Son returns. Lord Jesus Christ used a lot of parables and often to relate it to people He looked at their cultures. He and His disciples were also Galilean. The way a Galilean wedding is conducted is totally different from western customs. It’s usually the bride who awaits her bridegroom, who goes to his father’s house to prepare a place for them. Only the Father knows and tells his son when the place is ready, up to his standards and then tells his son to go get his bride. The bride on the other hand , takes a year to prepare things like getting materials for her dress etc.
There’s so many fascinating facts, like the bride and her brides maids would sleep in there wedding garments , being ever ready with their lamps trimmed etc…awaiting the sound of the trumpet, indicating that her bridegroom had arrived and that they had to get up and make their way to the wedding feast. Only the bride , bridesmaids and other of the town’s people that were ready when they heard the trumpet, would go to the feast, the others who were foolish were locked out.
The garments I believe are also important and symbolic of how we need to keep our garments clean until the return of our Lord Jesus Christ 🙏🙏🙏 This movie really helped me understand these concepts , and why we should be ever ready. It shows why date setting is really bad. It also shows that preparation does indeed take time. 😊🙏
I will include the link to the movie below. I pray this movie helps you in your understanding of the why of the Rapture of the church and the scripture related to it. Blessings!