I understand the Bible prophesies very well, having intensively studied them for many years and written over 755 articles on that subject.
The Prophetic Word makes a coherent and logical story, with a proper sequence of events as written, all gained from the over a quarter of the Bible that is unfulfilled prophecy. God’s Plan for His creation and for mankind makes a complete picture, from Adam until the New Heavens and the New Earth for Eternity.
God made man in His own image and for the reason of having a people who have chosen to love and serve Him, despite them having the choice of disobeying the simple list of rules He gave them. Only at the end of the 7000 years He decreed for this experiment, will the final Judgement be made as to who will receive immortality and who will not, be made. Daniel 7:9-10, Revelation 20:11-15
In this narrative, it is nowhere said that people go to live in heaven, other than a few special individuals – Elijah and the two Witnesses.
Paul informs us in 1 Thess. 4:17, that when Jesus returns, He will gather His faithful people to where He is, that is on earth, in Jerusalem. Zechariah 14:3 Exactly as Matthew 24:30-31 states. [They will be transported through the earth’s atmosphere; that is, the clouds.]
The other truths are what the Lord’s faithful Christian people will actually do before Jesus returns. That is a whole subject that I have many articles showing the many prophesies detailing God’s Plans for them.
Suffice to say, God’s holy people are seen in the Holy Land at the time the ‘Beast’ becomes the dictator of the whole world. Daniel 7:25, Revelation 13:7
Therefore I reject and refute any contentions of a ’rapture to heaven’ and the Christians being part of Jesus’ army at His Return. o