Sure, why not? The forehead is a literal place.
They're not nearly as full of symbolism as some people think. Some is obvious, of course, but when it's not, one should think "literal".
They are chocked full of symbolism and even in places where it wouldn't appear that symbolism is being used also.
First, the great trib was not the test that Jesus was speaking of because they didn't live during the great trib, so for heaven sake use a at least a little common sense here.Sure
Rev. 3:10 Because you have kept My command to persevere, I also will keep you from the hour of trial which shall come upon the whole world, to test those who dwell on the earth.
The great trib will be that hour of trial.
He was most likely speaking of a time of persecution by which they would be tested and that he would deliver them through therefore.
That was spoken to that church in particular, so do tell, did any of them get raptured?
You cannot apply that to mean something different than what it meant to that church that Jesus spoke it to dude and if they didn't get raptured out of the test, then neither are you going to be either.
Jesus will come in the air in the rapture; He will call us to Him, not Him coming down to us.That's the rapture, when He will call all the pre-trib saints to Him. Then comes the trib, with trib saints saved by Jesus, who will be here when He returns, seen my all, after the trib, as per Matt. 24:29-31. At that time He will call the trib saints, including the 144K Israelis He earlier had sealed with a mark on their foreheads.
I am not refuting the rapture but only a pre trib rapture that the Bible never speaks of and I gave you ample evidence right from 1 Corinthians 15:22-26 and 51-58 that the rapture will not occur until the last trump when all enemies are finally subdued under the feet of Jesus so that the last enemy of death can also be subdued under the feet of Jesus.
It is only then, that no more of God's people will have to suffer physical death, for the reason why we die is because of the enemy of sin dude and that is what all enemies including sin within the believer will have to be put under the feet of Jesus before the rapture can take place.
Remember, that same Paul also wrote in 1 Thess. 5:2-3 that "we shall be caught up together...in the clouds, then "sudden destruction comes upon THEM." (Not us!)
You are speaking of 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 and that doesn't remove what Paul added in 1 Corinthians 15:22-26 that he didn't include in 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18.
Therefore, both of these texts together have to be considered in order to see the truth about this and especially Paul's words in 1 Corinthians 15:22-26 and 51-58.
I am afraid that it isn't that cut and dry however, for if you have been led astray by any kind of false teaching at all, you will not be able to endure what is going to take place.What will happen, will happen. Que sera, sera. Nothing we can do to change it or escape it, but we can escape the BAD things by coming to Jesus NOW, calling on His name, asking Him to forgive our sins & save us from their penalty. "whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved." (Acts 2:21)
Furthermore, God has ordained that we go through it to separate those who are not right with him from them who are and also to get those who are complacent to repent and return to their first love.
You better start learning the truth about these things because there will be no pre trib rapture to take you out of here when the persecution starts.
For the persecution is the only tribulation that the true church will have to endure, for God will protect all of his saints from his judgments on the wicked and just like he always has before, however many who think they are saved are not saved and they will be subject to the judgments even though they profess faith in God.