to me, the rapture event occurs when the two prophets are raptured, and Jesus is seen in the sky by the whole world, presumably on TV. then the great day of wrath comes. The great Tribulation being a time of persecution and the first 3 1/2 years reign of the beast over the kings of the earth. I think many many Christians, as in religious church attenders, will NOT be raptured as in the ten virgins some were ready and some were not, one person was taken one was not scripture. Also those that receive the mark of the beast, ie Christians, will taste the wrath of God. But can you be saved after the rapture occurs? I think the 144,000 jews are converted after the appearance of Jesus, and I don't think the Jews will accept the mark of the beast, especially if he is an Islamic hitler. Though the wrath of God is poured out on earth I think there will still be about 2 billion people surviving but does the mark of the beast cancel salvation, it cancels rapture and would lead to eternal shame because you valued your material security and health above faith in Christ. Better not get that mark, starving is a better option. nearly one in seven people now have a tattoo so the tattoo shops are there for you....it will be so easy for you to accept and so hard to believe.