Rapture is for those who are In Christ The rapture is exclusively for those who are in Christ - those who have accepted His death on the cross to redeem them - whether they are dead or alive, whether they are Jews or Gentiles. The rapture is not for the nation of Israel as a whole, or the inhabitants of the earth who have rejected Jesus as their Savior (Messiah) - they are not in Christ. We meet the Lord In The Air Jesus' feet do not touch the earth when He comes to take us to heaven. We (those who are "in Christ") will meet the Lord in the air the dead in Christ will rise with resurrected bodies, and we who are alive will be changed in a moment. 1 Thessalonians 4:15 -17 For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep. For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.