Knowing that he which raised up the Lord Jesus shall raise up us also by Jesus, and shall present us with you.
 For all things are for your sakes, that the abundant grace might through the thanksgiving of many redound to the glory of God.
 For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day.
 For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory;
 While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.
 For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.
 For in this we groan, earnestly desiring to be clothed upon with our house which is from heaven:
 If so be that being clothed we shall not be found naked.
 For we that are in this tabernacle do groan, being burdened: not for that we would be unclothed, but clothed upon, that mortality might be swallowed up of life.
 Now he that hath wrought us for the selfsame thing is God, who also hath given unto us the earnest of the Spirit.
 Therefore we are always confident, knowing that, whilst we are at home in the body, we are absent from the Lord:
 (For we walk by faith, not by sight:)
 We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.
I am beginning to think that no Post-Tribber believes 2 Corinthians 4:14-5:8.
Post-Tribbers do not believe that the Body of Christ experiences "light affliction", they believe we will face "affliction, such as was not from the beginning of the creation which God created unto this time, neither shall be." (Mark 13:19)
Post-Tribbers do look at the things which are seen and they walk by sight and not by faith because they are looking for the dozen or more signs given by Christ in Matthew 24:3-12. They will not look for Christ until these signs begin to come to pass (Luke 21:28). Meanwhile Paul was looking for Christ to come in Titus 2:13.
Many people quote 2 Cor. 5:7 as a daily devotional kind of verse, but that statement is actually a doctrinal point contextually referring to the rapture of the Body of Christ.
There are many verses that prove a "Post Trib" rapture:
- Ezekiel 11:16-20, 20:33-38, 28:25-26, 34:1-31, 36:16-38, 37:1-14, 37:21-28, 39:23-29
- Jeremiah 23:1-8, 30:1-31:9, 31:31-34, 32:36-42, 33:1-18, 50:18-20
- Isaiah 10:20-23, 26:19, 51:11, 54:5-9
- Micah 2:12, Hos. 1:11, etc.
Of course when you tell the Post-Tribber brethren these things they will start shouting "Hyper dispensationalism!", "you follow Darby who invented the Pre-Trib rapture in the 1830's!", etc. But they will never answer these questions....
1.) How could the Body of Christ go into Daniel's 70th Week when the gospel that is preached during that time is "the gospel of the kingdom" (Matt. 24:13-14) and not the gospel of the grace of God (Acts 20:24, 1 Cor. 15:1-4)??? And please, don't tell me that those gospels are the same thing because we both know that they are not (Matt. 16:21-23, Mark 9:9-10, 9:31-32, Luke 9:44-45, Luke 18:31-34, John 20:6-10). The gospel of the kingdom requires works by the way...
2.) Why do you call Daniel's 70th Week "the tribulation"? Is it ever called that in the Bible? Wouldn't it be just as Biblical to call it "the wrath"? (Compare Luke 21:21-23 with Matt. 24:16-21)
3.) Why did Paul call the rapture he looked for a "mystery" given to him "by the word of the Lord" (1 Cor. 15:51, 1 Thes. 4:15) if he was preaching the same ol rapture spoken by the prophets since the world began? (in contrast to the mystery of the Body of Christ which was kept secret since the world began)
4.) If it is okay for the the Body of Christ to go into Daniel's 70th Week, why did God stop the clock at the 69th Week before He started the Body of Christ? Why didn't He just let the prophetic clock keep on moving???
5.) The overcomers of Daniel's 70th Week sing the song of Moses (Rev. 15:3) which is a song involving the Jews being punished by God's anger and them being scattered among the nations (Deut. 32:21-26). The song goes on to talk about how God will be merciful to the land of Israel (Deut. 32:43-45). The song plainly states that it is about Israel (Deut. 32:45), so why would we believe that Daniel's 70th Week is about the Body of Christ? (the replacement theology crowd can't swallow this, but believe it or not the Body of Christ is not Israel--1 Cor. 10:32, 12:13, Gal. 3:28., Eph. 2:14-16, 3:1-9, etc.)
We must rightly divide the word of truth on this matter (2 Tim. 2:15). This is not just a simple issue of when the rapture occurs, if that were all it was I would not care as much. But this is a gospel issue, a doctrinal issue, that needs to be understood. A different gospel is preached in the time of Jacob's trouble and if you believe that you will be in that time then you will eventually get messed up on what the gospel is. Notice how Post-Tribbers will say that the gospel of the kingdom is the same as the gospel of the grace of God even though they have read Matt. 16:21-23, Mark 9:9-10, 9:31-32, Luke 9:44-45, Luke 18:31-34, and John 20:6-10 where the word of God plainly says that Christ and His 12 apostles were not preaching the death, burial, and resurrection of Christ as the gospel. The 12 apostles did not understand that and it was hid from them. In the present dispensation if that message is "hid" from you then you are lost! (1 Cor. 1:17-18, 2:2, 15:1-4, 2 Cor. 4:3)