Mat 24:37 But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
Mat 24:38 For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark,
Mat 24:39 And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
Mat 24:40 Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left.
Mat 24:41 Two women shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken, and the other left.
Mat 24:42 Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come.
Mat 24:37 – 42 is talking about the same thing, “taken” is taken away by the flood. This is the new testament and we know God promised to never destroy the earth with a flood. What is this talking about?
Rev_12:15 And the serpent cast out of his mouth water as a flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away of the flood.
Rev_12:16 And the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed up the flood which the dragon cast out of his mouth.
It’s talking about the flood that comes out of the dragon’s mount. This is a metaphor for the deception that comes out of the Dragon, or specifically Satan when he is sitting in the temple.
2Th 2:3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;
2Th 2:4 Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.
The term Dragon refers to Satan when he is sitting in the temple of God shewing himself that he is God.
Isa 14:13 For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north:
Isa 14:14 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.
The temple of God after the cross became a spiritual Temple.
1Co_3:16 Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?
1Co_3:17 If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are.
2Co_6:16 And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.
The temple of God is the heart of the professing Christian.
Isa 28:13 But the word of the LORD was unto them precept upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little; that they might go, and fall backward, and be broken, and snared, and taken.
Those who put hope in being “taken” have already been taken, taken away by the flood coming out of the mouth of the dragon.
IIsa 28:15 Because ye have said, We have made a covenant with death, and with hell are we at agreement; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, it shall not come unto us: for we have made lies our refuge, and under falsehood have we hid ourselves:
People who belive they will be taken, that the “overflowing scourge will pass bty them are making lies thier refuge and are hid in falsehood.
This goes right back to 2 Thes 2 where we see those who “love not the truth” in other words those who are “making lies thier refuge, hiding themselves in falsehood” the ones who have, “that man of sin the son of perdition”, living in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God, in other words, thier heart.
“taken” is H3920
A primitive root; to catch (in a net, trap or pit); generally to capture or occupy; also to choose (by lot); figuratively to cohere: – X at all, catch (self), be frozen, be holden, stick together, take.
Taken means to be caught in a net, a trap, a snare.
Luk 21:35 For as a snare shall it come on all them that dwell on the face of the whole earth.
The snare is deception, this is why we must abide in Christ, abide in the truth, which is the opposite of making “lies our refuge”
Isa 26:20 Come, my people, enter thou into thy chambers, and shut thy doors about thee: hide thyself as it were for a little moment, until the indignation be overpast.
Isa 26:21 For, behold, the LORD cometh out of his place to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity: the earth also shall disclose her blood, and shall no more cover her slain.
Enter into thy chambers. Hide yourself in Christ, the “Ark” of the covenant to protect yourself from the flood that has swallowed up the woman, the church in these last days.