“And immediately after the distress of those days the sun shall be darkened, and the moon shall not give its light, and the stars shall fall from the heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken. And then the sign of the Son of Aḏam shall appear in the heaven, and then all the tribes of the earth shall mourn, and they shall see the Son of Aḏam coming on the clouds of the heaven with power and much esteem. And He shall send His messengers with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together His chosen ones from the four winds, from one end of the heavens to the other.” Mattithyahu (Matthew) 24:29-31
When are the elect gathered? After the days of tribulation, not before.
Let’s examine the Scriptures more closely to see who is left and who is taken. In Matthew 24:37-42, Yeshua says,
“And as the days of Noaḥ, so also shall the coming of the Son of Aḏam be. For as they were in the days before the flood, eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noaḥ entered into the ark, and they did not know until the flood came and took them all away, so also shall the coming of the Son of Aḏam be. Then two shall be in the field, the one is taken and the one is left. Two women shall be grinding at the mill, one is taken and one is left.
“Watch therefore, for you do not know what hour your Master is coming.”
Mattithyahu (Matthew) 24:37-42 TS2009
So, who is left behind? The righteous (Noah and his family). Who is taken? The wicked.
Also, let’s examine the parable of the wheat and the tares in Matthew13:24-30 to see if there is a second witness to this.
“Another parable He put before them, saying, “The reign of the heavens has become like a man who sowed good seed in his field, but while men slept, his enemy came and sowed darnel among the wheat and went away. And when the blade sprouted and bore fruit, then the darnel also appeared. And the servants of the master of the house came and said to him, ‘Master, did you not sow good seed in your field? From where then does it have the darnel?’ And he said to them, ‘A man, an enemy did this.’ And the servants said to him, ‘Do you wish then, that we go and gather them up?’ But he said, ‘No, lest while you gather up the darnel you also uproot the wheat with them. Let both grow together until the harvest, and at the time of harvest I shall say to the reapers,
“First gather the darnel and bind them in bundles to burn them, but gather the wheat into my granary.”
Mattithyahu (Matthew) 13:24-30 TS2009
What harvest is being spoken of? The end time harvest. Again, who is taken? The tares (the unrighteous).
Consider the words of Yeshua as He explains this parable to His disciples. Matthew 13:36-43 says:
“Then, having sent the crowds away, Yeshua went into the house. And His taught ones came to Him, saying, “Explain to us the parable of the darnel of the field.” And He answering, said to them, “He who is sowing the good seed is the Son of Aḏam, and the field is the world. And the good seed, these are the sons of the reign, but the darnel are the sons of the wicked one, and the enemy who sowed them is the devil. And the harvest is the end of the age, and the reapers are the messengers. As the darnel, then, is gathered and burned in the fire, so it shall be at the end of this age. The Son of Aḏam shall send out His messengers, and they shall gather out of His reign all the stumbling-blocks, and those doing lawlessness, and shall throw them into the furnace of fire – there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.
“Then the righteous shall shine forth as the sun in the reign of their Father. He who has ears to hear, let him hear!”
Mattithyahu (Matthew) 13:36-43 TS2009
So again, we see the tares (unrighteous) being taken and the wheat (righteous) being left to shine forth.
Let’s look at another witness to this. Luke 17:23-37 says:
“And they shall say to you, ‘Look here!’ or ‘Look there!’ Do not go after them, nor follow. For as the lightning that flashes out of one part under heaven shines to the other part under heaven, so also the Son of Aḏam shall be in His day. But first He has to suffer much and be rejected by this generation. And as it came to be in the days of Noaḥ, so also shall it be in the days of the Son of Aḏam. They were eating, they were drinking, they were marrying, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noaḥ went into the ark, and the flood came and destroyed them all. And likewise, as it came to be in the days of Lot: They were eating, they were drinking, they were buying, they were selling, they were planting, they were building, but on the day Lot went out of Seḏom it rained fire and sulphur from heaven and destroyed all. It shall be the same in the day the Son of Aḏam is revealed. In that day, he who shall be on the house-top, and his goods in the house, let him not come down to take them away. And likewise the one who is in the field, let him not turn back. Remember the wife of Lot. Whoever seeks to save his life shall lose it, and whoever loses his life shall preserve it. I say to you, in that night there shall be two in one bed, the one shall be taken and the other shall be left. Two women shall be grinding together, the one shall be taken and the other shall be left. Two shall be in the field, the one shall be taken and the other shall be left. And they answering, said to Him, “Where, Master?” And He said to them, “Where the body is, there also the vultures shall be gathered together.”
Luqas (Luke) 17:23-37 TS2009
Again, who is taken? The wicked. Who is left? The righteous.
Consider even Proverbs 10:29-30 says:
“The way of יְהֹוָה is a stronghold for the perfect, But ruin to the workers of wickedness. The righteous is never shaken, While the wrong shall not dwell in the earth.”
Mishlĕ (Proverbs) 10:29-30 TS2009
After looking at what the Scriptures say about this topic, are you really certain you DON’T WANT to be “Left Behind”?