The rapture of the Church is a part of end time events.
The second coming of Christ is a part of end time events.
One is just before the Tribulation, and one is at the end of the Tribulation.
From the time of the defeat of the Antichrist and False Prophet at Armageddon to the beginning of the Millennium, there seems to be a 75-day gap.
Many events happen in this time.
Satan is bound and thrown into the pit for 1,000 years
The judgement of the nations
The resurrection of the faithful who had died in the Tribulation
The Bible, many times, talks about the first resurrection. There are many different events that are included in the first resurrection.
Two categories of resurrection
The First Resurrection
" Jesus is in the first resurrection.
" Rapture of the Church is in the first resurrection.
" The faithful who died in Christ in the Tribulation are in the first resurrection.
" The faithful who die in the Millennium are part of the first resurrection.
" The First Resurrection applies to all resurrection events of the faithful and it is the time they receive their glorified bodies. They stand before the Judgment Seat of Christ for shame or glory.
The Second Resurrection
" The Second Resurrection applies to those who died unfaithful to Christ.
" They will stand before the Great White Throne Judgment.
" All those who died in Old Testament times, all those in the Church age, and all those who died faithful in the Tribulation time will have received their glorified bodies and will rule and reign with Christ for 1,000 years.
" There will be believers who survive the Tribulation, who will go into the thousand-year reign, but will not yet have glorified bodies.
In that 75 days between Armageddon and the beginning of the Millennium:
In the thousand-year reign:
" Jesus will rule from Jerusalem.
" The Temple will be rebuilt.
" Resurrected saints will reign with Christ.
How will our positions be determined? Consider the parable of the talents.Matthew 25:21
The earth and life will be put in order.Isaiah 35:1-3
" Water and food will be available.
" Animals will live together in peace.
" Life time will be extended.
" Sickness will be removed.
" Wealth will be for all.
" Mental health will be restored.
" Government will be righteous and bring global peace.
" Spiritual life in Christ will flourish.
" Righteousness will be in the earth.
" Justice will prevail.
The sin nature will still be a part of those without a glorified body. After the battle, there will be a new heaven and a new earth. Read Revelation 19-21