If you did not already know, the rapture is the first of the resurrections and will include the Church age saints both the living and the dead.
For 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: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. Wherefore comfort one another with these words. 1 TH 4:16-18
But, we would not have the ability to resurrect were it not for our Blessed Hope.
Now upon the first day of the week, very early in the morning, they came unto the sepulchre, bringing the spices which they had prepared, and certain others with them. And they found the stone rolled away from the sepulchre. And they entered in, and found not the body of the Lord Jesus. And it came to pass, as they were much perplexed thereabout, behold, two men stood by them in shining garments: And as they were afraid, and bowed down their faces to the earth, they said unto them, Why seek ye the living among the dead? He is not here, but is risen: remember how he spake unto you when he was yet in Galilee, Saying, The Son of man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and the third day rise again. And they remembered his words. Luke 24:1-8
Even the Old Testament Saint, Job was aware of a pre-tribulation rapture.
O that thou wouldest hide me in the grave, that thou wouldest keep me secret, until thy wrath be past, that thou wouldest appoint me a set time, and remember me! Job 14:13
The last resurrection occurs at the end of the millennium during the Great White Throne of Judgment. This is for those who did not believe.
And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them. And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works. And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works. And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire. Rev. 20:11-15
Will you resurrect unto life or unto death? Time is short. Put your trust in the Lord Jesus.
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Amen my brother, look forward to that day when our Lord calls His bride after the Father tells the Son that it is time to bring His bride home as was the Jewish tradition of the time of Jesus Christ, and then to walk creation with glories bodies for a 1000 years. All Glory be to Him who is worthy, our Lord and King and Savior!! He is Risen!!!