If so many people (the Bride of Christ, disbelievers, and unbelievers) will be dying during the Tribulation Period, then how is Christ Jesus keeping His promise to deliver/save/keep His true Bride from God’s Wrath (cf. 1 Thessalonians 5:9; Revelation 3:10-11), if they aren’t Raptured until mid-Trib or post-Trib? Furthermore, wouldn’t those believers who are snatched off the Earth at mid-Trib also be ESCAPING the most horrific parts of God’s Wrath, since the Word of God describes His Wrath as increasing in intensity throughout the Tribulation Period? So how would believers in a mid-Trib Rapture of the Bride of Christ not be escapists, too? Then too, why would Christ Jesus Rapture His Bride at mid-Trib or post-Trib and then bring them back to the Earth ONLY so that they can be gathered again from the four corners of the Earth, once the Great Tribulation has ended?
We do not have to waste our natural inheritance on lewd, crude, rebellious living in order to be seen as prodigal sons. We also are prodigal sons if we are wasting our spiritual inheritance by not taking advantage of, never utilizing, the immeasurable spiritual riches of His Grace that are at our disposal. The Good News is that it doesn’t matter whether we are visibly lost (unsaved; spiritually dead and wandering in faraway territories) or whether we are lost while at home with God (lost children in the household of Faith). The Divine Truth is that God has placed a great value on every spiritually lost and spiritually sick soul who willingly comes to Him by Grace and through Faith in His Son (Jesus the Christ)—the younger prodigal son. Additionally, God also has placed a great value on every spiritually unfaithful and contentious believer, so much so that He kindly corrects him or her so that he or she also will see (via His Holy Spirit and His Word) his or her true identity and relationship (condition and position) in God’s family—the older prodigal son. Lastly, once we who are like the younger and older wayward prodigal sons repent and turn to God with either a contrite reborn heart/spirit or a repentant renewed mind, we both are welcomed back home.
The Creator intended for Adam to pass on to his offspring God’s Likeness, Image, and Nature. When Adam failed, because of sin, God sent His only begotten Son to restore in mankind EVERYTHING Adam had lost, which was God’s spiritual DNA (Divine Nature and Authority, which include but are not limited to His Power and His Will). These Divine Truths are why it is only by way of the Holy Spirit that God’s Kingdom on Earth is able to manifest righteousness, peace, and joy, and this manifestation happens only when those individuals who have God’s spiritual DNA are functioning as the holy, righteous, and spiritually wealthy royal kings and queens God has raised them in Christ Jesus to be.