The reasons why so many Christians who say they are saved, born-again believers of Yeshua will miss the pre-Tribulation Rapture are because they will not take to heart the Scriptures that warn them about their need to get prepared, stay ready, and stay alert – keep looking out for Yeshua’s Return – and because they don’t believe in a pre-Tribulation Rapture.
Believers in Christ know that the moment the Vine no longer abides in them and they no longer abide in the Vine is when they also no longer can be fruitful Vineyard workers. That is why the Vine and Vineyard motivate Christ followers to continue to stay present in the Vine and the Vineyard—to continue to remain connected to the Vine and Vineyard—because they are these believers’ sources for love and joy.
While the traditional definition of witness usually describes the testimony someone gives in court (the legal sense), a witness, in the historical sense, also is a spectator. Moreover, a witness, particularly a Christian witness, pertains to a suffering martyr—someone who experiences a violent death, AFTER proving the strength and realness of his or her Faith by bearing TESTIMONY to the Truth.