How can Psalm one help us understand and explain the rapture of the Church? Well, reading the Psalm, there are a few clues provided we won’t have a rapture of the church the way we believe it to be. Some of us believe we are going to have what we call a pre-tribulation rapture, others, mid-tribulation rapture, and yet others, post tribulation rapture.
What are your thoughts? From the point of view of Psalm one, and Revelation one verse three, there will not be a pre-tribulation rapture, a mid-tribulation rapture, nor a post tribulation rapture. What we will instead have is a rescue.
For example, when reading Psalm one, we should ask the question, “Why was it important for the righteous to avoid the counsel of the ungodly, and why was he so eager to meditate on the word of God?” And with further reading of the Psalm with those questions in mind, we will find the answer to those questions.
What we see is after meditating on the word of God day and night the righteous brings forth fruit in his season, that he is considered to be like a tree planted by rivers of water. And with understanding, we can realize the righteous avoided the counsel of the ungodly because of the season of judgment he saw coming.
Studying the word or law of God, he received information God was going to judge the earth, and upon realizing this truth, he prepared himself against the day. Therefore, when the season of judgment came, he was able to survive the wrath of God against sin. He was like a tree planted by rivers of water and so was able to stand in the face of judgment.
On the other hand, the counsel of the ungodly was to reject the law of God, therefore, he wasn’t able to stand in the judgment, he was not able to bring forth fruit in season. He is described to be like chaff which the wind drives away. And because of his unpreparedness, he was separated for destruction.
But with all of that said, we do not see any reference to the rapture occurring, instead, what we see is the warning of God to the world. However, only the righteous man responded and because of his obedience and his diligence in preparing for the judgement he escaped with his life…