Some scriptures that point to a pre-tribulation 'rapture' [first resurrection] or at least midway through the 7 years of tribulation:
and to wait for his Son whom he raised from the dead to come back from heaven. This Jesus is the one who rescues us from the coming wrath.
1 Thess 1:10
For this lawlessness is already at work secretly, and it will remain secret until the one who is holding it back steps out of the way.
--2 Thess 2:7 [This implies the church with the indwelling Holy Spirit will be removed from the earth]
51Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,
52In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.
--1 cor 15
For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep.
16For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:
17Then we which are alive and remain shall be [n]caught up[/b] together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.
18Wherefore comfort one another with these words.
--1 Thess 4
9For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ,
--1 Thess 5
And as it was in the days of Noe, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man.
27They did eat, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all.
28Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded;
29But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all.
30Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed.
And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and so that day come upon you unawares.
35For as a snare shall it come on all them that dwell on the face of the whole earth.
36Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.
three feasts in sept-oct
feast of trumpets --Last trump blown
feast of atonement--so the Messiah was sacrificed once to take away the sins of many people. And he will appear a second time, not to deal with sin, but to bring salvation to those who eagerly wait for him. [Heb 9:28]
feast of tabernacles [marriage supper of the bride]--1 Thessalonians 5:4 But you, brothers, are not in darkness so that this day should surprise you like a thief.